The Joy of Simple Eating
A ripe banana after a long run. A piece of wild salmon sashimi topped with avocado slices on a bed of greens as a summertime lunch. Grass fed, local steak tartare with a quail egg.
What have all of the above got in common? All are deliciously Paleo friendly, real, unadulterated food that simply taste good, all on their own.
No need to add sauces, toppings or anything that would actually take away from the taste of the actual foods themselves. Imagine smothering a piece of wild black cod with butter or deep frying a filet mignon! Downright wrong!
This, to me, is the essence of a True Paleo regime. When we source local, seasonal produce and put it together with any type of wild or humanely raised local protein, we achieve the fundamental goal of Paleo, which is to mimic the foods and food groups our ancestors ate, with foods that are readily available to us in our farmer’s markets and local grocers.
Coconut whipped cream, banana-almond-flour pancakes and even my own Signature Paleoista Truffles all fall into the category of appropriate for the once in a while treat, but not for the every day, or more, meal/snack.
The next time you see one of the new products or recipes blaring ‘Paleo’ across its label, all you need to do is think about how many steps and how much refinement went into the process and that alone will allow you to judge whether or not it’s really, truly Paleo… or simply, not.