Paleo Recipes?

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April 17, 2013 by Flora Dawn

My husband was diagnosed with Celiac several years ago. I started this blog as a way to record my successful recipes and possibly help others looking for gluten-free recipes that actually taste good. I’ve always loved to cook and learn about food, so a food blog seemed like a great way to learn and share. I post a lot of dessert recipes, because frankly that is what we missed since going gluten-free.

But times change.

Over the last couple of years my husband has continued to have serious health issues and it appears that eating gluten-free (at least they way we are eating gf) is not working.  So at the recommendation of his physicians he is going to be eating following the Paleo Diet for the next three months. I am no expert on Paleo, but I’ll be learning lots I am sure. I do know it seems restrictive but it’s gluten-free!

This isn’t something I am really excited about, but you do what you gotta do, especially when it comes to your health. So ready or not Paleo here we come. My whole family will probably not be eating strictly Paleo, because my oldest daughter has tree nut and egg allergies, but we will be trying to eat as many meals together as possible because I hate cooking multiple meals.

This brings me to my question: Would you like me to blog my Paleo experience and recipes?

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts or suggestions.

 

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12 thoughts on “Paleo Recipes?

  1. Patti says:

    I’m impressed that you have a doctor who recommended it! Kudos to him! We follow a modified version of Paleo that includes modest amounts of dairy and “safe starches” which consists of white rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes and tapioca. There are a few others, but those are the ones we eat. It is a little easier to follow than strict Paleo and I also think there are a few benefits to it. If you want to learn more, check out perfecthealthdiet.com or the book, “Perfect Health Diet” by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet.

    Having said that, my understanding is that many celiac sufferers also have problems with dairy so he may be better off trying dairy free.

    The topic of safe starches is highly debated in the Paleo world, but the bottom line is that there are people who have issues (such as low thyroid, decreased mucus production causing dry eyes and bowel problems, etc.) with eating very low carb, which is easy to do with strict Paleo. The plan we follow is more moderate carb. It stresses avoiding food toxins and eating nutrient dense foods.

    I wish you all the best. And I would obviously LOVE to see you blog about your experiences!

    Patti

    • admin says:

      Patti thanks for the information. He does have an issue with dry eyes/tear production already so the starch issue is something to think about.

      I was a bit surprised about the Paleo suggestion from and MD, but I guess if you see enough specialists with enough health issues someone is bound to think outside the box 🙂

  2. Karla says:

    Paleo is not so bad. Ive been on the Paleo diet for about a year and my health has improved. My son isnt because of other dietary issues, so I dont use almond flour, but coconut flour and some flax for baked goods. Have you checked out Mark’s Daily Apple Blog? There are some free reader created cookbooks and many of the recipes are quite good.

    The Practical Paleo Cookbook and Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook are also very good. My 9 year old son is a big fan of the Eat Like a Dinosaur Cookbook and often helps me make recipes that he can have from that.

    • admin says:

      Karla, Thanks for the suggestions. I was having trouble figuring out what cookbooks to look at so I really appreciate the ideas! My 6 year old would love the Eat like a Dinosaur one 🙂

  3. Cheryle says:

    Definitely yes to your question. Please blog about Paleo. Do I need to subscribe again to get e-mail updates on Paleo?

  4. Flora says:

    Cheryle, I misunderstood your question. You do NOT need to subscribe again. I will be blogging here just like usual, only I will put Paleo or something in the post title. Sorry if I caused confusion with my initial reply.

  5. Marie says:

    Yes, please blog about Paleo. My husband and I are on the Paleo diet because of our chiropractor’s recommendation (whom we trust more than our MD). We have been feeling better, but we do cheat on rare occasions and have other gluten free foods not normally allowed. Thanks for asking our opinions!

  6. Amy says:

    Definitely! I would love to hear about your family’s progress and use some of your recipes.
    My kids are all GF, but have just started having stomach issues again. I think I need to continue to improve the quality of our GF diet…and suspect we may have one who can’t handle dairy at all.

  7. Michelle says:

    I would love to read about your Paleo journey!

  8. Jill says:

    I’d love to learn more about Paleo eating and how it can help me as a celiac. So far, I’ve not been terribly impressed with my eating choices in Paleo, so would love to hear about successes that your family enjoys. Paleo appears to be so very restrictive, something that’s been hard for me as a celiac. It’s not so much sweets as things like English muffins and garlic bread! Thanks for being willing to share what you learn. I really do appreciate all you do for us.

  9. Margaret says:

    Yes, I would like to hear about your adventures in paleo cooking/eating!

  10. Doreen Piazza says:

    Absolutely, bring on the Paleo Diet:-) I love your site…Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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