I went to the dentist today for my semi-annual checkup. Both the hygienist and the doctor commented on the perfection of my teeth. They said that if everyone had teeth like me, they would go out of business. To quote my dentist, “Thank goodness for Mountain Dew!” I have to say, I do not historically have great teeth. All of my molars are filled in, and my front teeth are a little chipped and crooked (thanks to sucking my thumb until my Grandpa got me to stop by promising to pay to get my ear’s pierced if I quit). However, since going paleo, my teeth have gotten way better – whiter and no cavities. I brush twice a day with a mixture of 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 coconut oil – yet another unexpected benefit of going paleo. Here is another one. It’s an article about 4 foods that age you before your time. Any guesses?? Wheat, corn-based foods, sugar & starchy foods, vegetable oils. Yet another reason to be paleo – you look younger.
But, you know what, sometimes you just miss the nice, bready texture of, well, bread. I haven’t tried to make any true paleo bread. I’ve eaten gluten-free bread, but it’s usually laced with potatoes and odd sugars and oils, and I never feel good after eating it. But I ran across a recipe for Grain-free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes that, while making passable pancakes, makes excellent bread-like snacks. Here is the recipe. I’m not sure what I did wrong while making these, but they didn’t look like real pancakes like they do in the pic in the recipe. However, they were tasty with some butter, eggs, and maple syrup. We didn’t eat the full batch, so the next day I ate some of the leftovers with chicken & veggie soup. It was deeeelicious! It was like eating a corn muffin with soup – good texture and flavor, even unheated. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
And that’s it for new recipes of a late. For the past couple of weeks I’ve just been picking up whatever strikes my fancy at the Farmer’s Market, so we’ve been making a lot of ad-hoc meals. This week I got eggplant, purple peppers, zucchini, heirloom kale, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, and grape tomatoes. So far we’ve made broiled zucchini with salmon, hamburgers with sauteed broccoli and garlic, and brats with fresh cauliflower. Tonight we cooked up some ground beef and buffalo with chopped jalapeno and topped it with sauteed cauliflower, zucchini, and kale. We doused it all with chili garlic sauce. And avocado slices. It was delicious; although, I think my mouth and nose will never stop stinging from the damn jalapeno. Everything I touch is on fire.
Hope you are having a great evening and staying cool. Adios!