Desi Paleo

Spiced Roasted Orange Chicken

Posted by in Chicken, Healthy Living, Paleo

Summers has hit North India. It has been kind up until now, with it raining every four days or so. The farmers are having a tough time, but I am not a farmer. For us city folk it is reprieve from the heat, for whatever amount of time there is, until the inevitable and dreaded summer heat and loo. I try to cook with fruits in the summers. There is nothing like the tangy and mildly sweet taste of meats cooked with orange, so refreshing.

Real vs Fake Food

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo

We’re going through a bit of a domestic crisis at home. My live in help is on leave. Earlier when this happened, food was ordered in or brought home from restaurants as a norm. Cooking meals at home was a big NO NO. But then I was low on energy earlier. And I had not developed a taste for real food. I did not even know the concept of real food. Let me explain this. Real means something genuine and authentic. We call it asli or khalis in Hindi/Urdu. It…read more

Paleo Date and Carrot Cake

Posted by in Arrowroot, Cakes, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living

Like I said in my previous post, I cleared my carrot patch to make way for pumpkin and brinjal plants.  I got about 5 kg fresh carrots. My daughter-in-law lives in Dubai.  She keeps me well stocked in Mejdool dates. And I had just made my own cake mix. This cake mix is not made with nut meal or with coconut. I was getting bored of those flours but I am unwilling to go off my paleo diet.  So naturally I had to bake carrot and date bread.   I…read more

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Paleo Flour

Posted by in Bread, Cakes, Coconut, Egg, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo

Ever since I switched to a paleo diet, I’ve been experimenting a lot with various substitutes for getting right kind of cake and bread mix.  I find nut flour too rich and often it takes away from the taste of a cake or bread.  Coconut meal settles at the bottom and makes a bread too clumpy.  Rice flour either makes the baked product gritty or it goes the other way and makes it glutinous.   Yes, trial and error is what makes paleo cooking succeed.  And also pretty nifty ways…read more

Grilled Vegetables

Posted by in Healthy Living, Side Dish

I love vegetables, lightly spiced and grilled.  When Blogadda shipped me the Hamilton Beach Indoor Grill and Panini Press, my first thought was to experiment how to grill food in it.  A ridged non-stick bottom plate, a heavy lid with a ridged non stick sandwich plate to close and cook both sides evenly.  I just had to try it.   I actually love the colour grilled vegetables add to any main dish, expecially the yellow, green and red peppers. Simply lovely and healthy  

Panini Press and the Paleo Diet

Posted by in Chicken, Gluten free, Healthy Living

Maybe you are sick of the same old bread-butter-jam sandwich day after day. Maybe you are tired of cookng yourself an omelette or feeding the family a routine breakfast. Or maybe you want to impress the heck out of some dinner guests with a truly different dessert. May I introduce the panini press to you? Panini loosely means sandwich, something I had sadly waved goodbye once I switched to a paleo diet. Yes I love bread, to me bread butter is comfort food. So when Blogadda sent me the Hamilton…read more

Sweet Potato Bread

Posted by in Bread, Breakfast, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo, Sweet Potato

I’ve become a huge fan of sweet potatoes.  There was a time when all I knew was that we could roast them, squeeze a lemon on them, spice them up and have them as a snack. They are so versatile and forgive all kinds of tweaks you can give to them. This bread is made with sweet potato and arrowroot.  It is delicious.  The recipe is really simple and is adapted from the one I found on www.iquitsugar.com    

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Some basic questions on Paleo

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Gluten free, Grain free, Grains, Healthy Living, Low Carb, Paleo

I’m a vegetarian, still feeding my baby (1) What are the changes I need to make on a daily basis? – Like what should I keep in mind? (2) As a working mother, how much effort does it take to stick to this – in terms of cooking it ? (3) How long does it take for me to see results? – What I really want to achieve in 2015 : Lose 5 kgs, have a toned body and feel energetic and active.. First of all I’ll make this clear….read more

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