It’s so easy to start the morning with one of these, and I’ve been adding some potato starch into it to test out the resistant starch ideas that have been spreading recently (read this article to find out more).
One of the things I’ve missed since going Paleo is ice cream, especially during the summer months when you see people eating it everywhere!
I actually first gave up real ice cream when I found out I was lactose intolerant 6 years ago (it took me a while to believe it, despite the fact that pretty much all Asians are lactose intolerant!). It was at that point that I discovered lactose-free ice creams (where they put lactase into the ice cream to help us lactose-intolerant people digest it) – it still had dairy in it though.
Then later, I discovered coconut ice cream (I started seeing them sold in Whole Foods), although I have to admit the first few brands I tried put me off them. However, I turned back to coconut ice cream after trying it at Lick in Austin (pictured below). Their coconut ice cream was so good that I had to go back twice during my trip!
So, what do you do if you don’t live in Austin like me?
Make your own Paleo ice cream!
For some of us, it’s hard to imagine life without cake ever again. And for a while, this really deterred me from going 100% Paleo (what would I do without red velvet cake!). However, I shouldn’t have worried because there are a ton of amazing Paleo cake recipes out there to make instead (they’re healthier and just as delicious!).
In fact, there are so many amazing Paleo cake recipes (as you can tell by this long post), and many of them are remarkably easy and fast to make. There are even some delicious microwave mug cakes!
To help you find the right Paleo (or Primal) cake for you, I’ve categorized the Paleo cake recipes into various lists. First, there’s my all-time top 3 Paleo Cake Recipes. Then, there’s my top 7 Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipes, my top 9 Primal Cake Recipes (many are primal because the frosting ingredients include dairy), my top 3 Fast Cake Recipes (all are gluten free and grain free), my top 3 Paleo Bundt Cake Recipes, my top 4 Paleo Holiday Cake Recipes, and my Other Favorite Paleo and Primal Cake Recipes.
I hope this helps you to find the right cake recipe for your occasion (whether it be dinner tonight, a quick snack, or a birthday celebration).
It was Jeremy’s birthday a week ago, and we celebrated by making this amazing Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe (with chocolate frosting and coconut chocolate ganache!). The cake got the thumbs up from both my mum and Jeremy’s mum. Personally, I think the frosting was superb and made the cake simply amazing.
One of the best things about pumpkin puree is that it’s edible straight out of the can!
So, why slave for hours making dessert?
This pie is just 4 ingredients and can be made in just 5 minutes (less if you’re quick!).
I know this photo is of J holding the truffles out to me…but I made those truffles!
And you can too!
I’m going to give you 3 variations on these truffles, one of which requires just 2 ingredients! And no cooking (no pots or pans) – but you do need a microwave and a freezer.
This means that even if you have very little time to come up with a Valentine’s gift, you’ll still have plenty of time to make these truffles. But it also means that if you don’t make these truffles, then you’re clearly not willing to expend even a little bit of effort! So, I guess the conclusion is: Make these Truffles!
Desserts can sometimes be tough on a paleo diet, but this one is not only delicious but also simple! Simply place a chunk of dark chocolate (I like to use 99% unsweetened chocolate, but anything above 75% or 80% will be fine, especially for a treat) into a microwavable bowl. Note that if you’re not used to eating chocolates over 80%, they can taste very bitter. In fact, even people who enjoy very dark chocolates have trouble accepting 99% or 100%. It’s definitely taken me some time to start enjoying it!