4 days of Paleo! I can’t believe it. This has got to be a record for me. I’ve attempted Paleo before and usually after like, a day and a half I say F it….give me some cheese!! For some reason (so far) it doesn’t seem that bad? I have no clue why. Maybe because we live in the middle of the mountains so there are literally no temptations around me (as long as I don’t buy any). I have been tempted to steal a bite of my daughter or husband’s tortilla…but I’ve stayed strong. I know…I’m sure you’re impressed right now.
Anywho…..maybe part of the reason it has been feeling “easy” this time around is I’ve been trying some new recipes which makes things fun and interesting. A couple months back I bought the book Against All Grain by Danielle Walker. It’s pretty awesome! She has pretty easy recipes and beautiful pictures. I need pictures in my cookbooks. I just want to say, I have Julia Child’s cookbook and haven’t cooked one recipe from it: no pictures! Come on Julia Child get with the program! (<—I’d like to think that’s not really why I haven’t cooked anything…..one day I will I swear).
Ok, back to Against All Grain.
She has a similar recipe (they might actually be exactly the same) in this cookbook but I followed her recipe off her blog for Paleo porridge.
This recipe calls for 3 different types of nuts: cashews, almonds, and pecans (half cup of each). I’m sure you could try one or 2 nuts if that’s what you had but I just happened to have all three on hand.
First up: soak the nuts overnight. Easy enough.
Once you’re ready for your porridge, just add all the ingredients (your nuts, 1 banana, 2 cups coconut milk, and cinnamon)to a food processor or high speed blender and process until smooth.
Next, you can microwave your porridge or cook it on the stovetop. I cooked mine on the stovetop for a couple minutes stirring frequently so it wouldn’t burn. Then I topped with some raisins and ate it up!
I’m not a huge fan of the word “porridge.” It makes me think it’ll be like, slop or something. This ain’t no slop though. This was really, really good. 1 banana gave it plenty of sweetness and it turned out nice and creamy.
It technically makes 4 servings so I made myself a small-ish bowl (this is a very high fat meal so it’s filling), my daughter had some, and even my husband joined in. I had some leftover and made it for breakfast again this morning and it was still yummy.
It’s definitely a nice change from having eggs everyday (though I love my eggs).
I want to get another Paleo cookbook and can’t decide between Danielle’s other book, Meals Made Simple:
Or Well Fed (recommendation from a friend…and tons of positive reviews):
Such big decisions. Life is hard.
Anyone have a Paleo recipe you absolutely love?