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.
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.