We interrupt your regularly scheduled vegan broadcasting for a brief foray into the world of paleo. Well, paleo-lite perhaps. Or in some ways, paleo-plus. Paleo-esque? Here’s the sum total of what I’m allowed to eat on this elimination diet:
- chicken, eggs, fish (though I’ve yet to partake of any fish)
- lemons and limes
- non-starchy, non-nightshade vegetables
- chia, flax, hemp, sunflower, pumpkin seeds
- non-nightshade herbs and spices
- olive oil, flax oil or sunflower seed oil
- alternative sweeteners (stevia, mesquite, lucuma, maca, carob)
- kelp noodles (and other seaweed products)
All told, I’m doing fairly well on this restricted diet. I’ve come up with some incredibly, um, creative recipes. Some good, and some not so good.
This one? This one is good.
Of course, it’s almost not mine. It’s almost entirely Danielle’s from Against All Grain. She came up with an amazing looking sandwich bread.
I modified it. It’s so much hers, that I’m going to make you go to her site to get the directions. I’m just going to give you the ingredients.
Seems fair, no?
One note – the sunflower seeds react with baking soda to turn green. The mesquite flour in this recipe “hides” most of the green. (You might still notice a slightly green tint.) There’s nothing wrong or bad with green. But, brown is so much more appetizing, don’t you think?
Nut-Free Paleo Sandwich Bread Ingredients (makes 1 8.5×4.5 loaf)
1 cup sunbutter
4 large eggs, separated (mine weighed about 9 ounces in their shells)
2 tablespoons mesquite flour
2.5 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup flax seed
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
What do you do with all those ingredients? Head on over to Against All Grain and find out.
This might not seem indulgent to you at all. But, after the way I’ve been eating these last few weeks, a baked good of any sort is EXTREMELY indulgent. For other slightly indulgent treats, check out Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.
That looks like such a great texture! wonderful recipe!
Thanks. The kiddo said, “It looks like bread. But, it’s soft inside.” I laughed and said, “bread is supposed to be soft inside – at least some kinds of bread.”
Very nice!! Both almond butter and sunbutter can be amazing ingredients. 😉
Hi Deanna – thanks for sharing my recipe! Did you know that if you reduce the amount of baking soda and add a little lemon juice you can usually counter the green color? Although the mesquite powder does give it a nice rye look to it!
I read that on you “peanut butter” cookies post. I haven’t tried it yet though. Thanks for the info!
oops meant mesquite honey 🙂
You were right the first time. It’s mesquite powder. 🙂
Hi! Just wondering why you were on such a restrictive elimination diet, if you don’t mind sharing ? I have major digestion issues, so this seems similar to the way I eat, but with more restrictions…
Sure. I was/am supporting a friend who is dealing with chronic pain issues. The doctor and naturopath are trying to determine if something is causing some underlying inflammation in her body. So, we’re following a diet that supposedly is fairly anti-inflammatory. I’m actually slowly adding things back in right now – testing one food every few days. So far, coconut is a go. Sesame seeds a no (I think – need to re-test.) Those are really the only things I’ve tried so far.
Hi. I’m a little confused…you mention mesquite flour, but in the ingredients list is says mesquite honey. Is there mesquite flour in the recipe? If so, how much? Thanks!
Oh how funny. This recipe has been up for months and no one (including me) has caught that. It’s 2 T. mesquite flour – not honey.) The recipe has been corrected. Thanks for catching that! (The original recipe on which I based this used honey.)
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