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.

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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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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