03 March 2012

So, what's primal eating like?

More veggies than you are thinking, I'll warrant.  Just thinking from dinner last night to lunch today, how's this for variety of food?

Chicken roast in crock-pot with chunks of:
Onions, celery, turnips, and carrots
Collard greens
Celery slices with cream cheese
Apple and strawberry slices

Roasted sweet potato (topped with butter, kosher salt, and cinnamon)
Paleo pancakes (made of coconut flour, 1/2 banana, six eggs, raw honey, salt, cinnamon)

Green smoothie (strawberries, blueberries, Kale, spinach, banana)
Eggplant Parmesan
Lebanese salad (a wondrously garlicky fresh cabbage salad)

Throw in some handfuls of nuts and an indulgence of 85% dark chocolate.  Good grief, what is there NOT to like in such a wonderful spectrum of foods?  Infinitely better than straight low-carb; but everything (save the cheese) was made from scratch, from whole food.  Even the tomato sauce for the eggplant was home made from last summer's tomatoes (thank you, Louis!).

I'd sure encourage anyone who is struggling with weight, with energy, with allergies, with darned near every result of eating the standard American diet, to TRY this and rediscover REAL FOOD!  Your body and your mind will thank you...


Christopher Gillespie said...

Completely agree.

Terry Maher said...

I don't think Paleolithic Man had crock pots or kosher salt. Hell there weren't even any Jews in modern Man until Abraham, and kosher had to wait until Moses!

William Weedon said...

Primal in this use means pre-food-industry more than caveman, Terry. I agree that the dish would have worked as well in an iron pot over an open wood fire - it would have been fabulous, in fact. But Sisson's approach isn't about mimicking ancient man, but eating an ancient diet in a modern world and feeling free to use every modern convenience of it in preparing whole foods well.

Anonymous said...

Amen! My husband and I have been Primal for about 2 years, and we've never felt better (we had been vegetarian for years).

I thought I could never give up bread, pasta or grains, but it is amazing how great we feel without them. We don't even miss them anymore. We have had several auto-immune issues clear up since going Primal. My diet is more on the lower-carb ketogenic side to control my migraines, and it has been a great help.

Glad that you're helping to get the Good Word out, in all senses of the term.

Terry Maher said...

Paleolithic Man didn't have iron pots. Iron production began in the Bronze age. Paleolithic Man may or may not have had the Paleolithic Diet of contemporary origin. There seems to be no archaeological consensus on that.

Paul said...

There is much more variety, flavor and beauty for the eye and palate in going back to the Garden for our food than the standard processed American diet that is making us all sick.

Jim Huffman said...

I don't want to imitate ancient man, but the Lebanese salad you mentioned is certainly worth imitating -- and easy, too. We thinly slice half a head of cabbage (but who's measuring?) then pour over it the juice of one lemon, some olive oil, some salt, pepper, pepper flakes, a teaspoon of sugar (yes ...) and some sliced tomato. Let it sit for a few minutes, and even cavemen will envy you.