Desi Paleo

Sweet and Sour Winter Pickle Cauliflower+Carrot+Turnip+Dates

Posted by in Pickle

My kitchen garden has given me a generous crop of cauliflowers and carrots.  So I bought a few turnips, opened the box of dates kept in the fridge and made a sweet and sour pickle of them.  Ah bliss!  It is a common pickle made by Punjabi households.  I am sure everyone has a recipe of it.  My mother always added dates.  She loved dates and would sneak them into some recipes with surprisingly pleasant results.  This is one such recipe.


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


Sticky Date Pudding, Gluten Free

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

I am getting fascinated with arrowroot flour.  It is so versatile.  I only knew it as something Mama used to thicken gravies and soups.  It has been raining since yesterday and it is so cold that I wanted to eat a pudding.  As I do when such cravings hit me, I began searching for a recipe using stuff I had at home.  I had arrowroot powder.  I had organic honey and dates.  So pudding made of dates and honey was what I wanted.  The trick was to cook it without…read more