The Caveman Comeback

Paleo. It sounds like something you might name an Albino Pekingese. Nevertheless, it is a “new” diet that is all the rage among health nuts. Ironically, the Paleolithic nutrition plan is anything but new as it dates back to the Stone Age– the “hunter-gatherer” style of consumption consisting of fish, meat, vegetables, fruits and nuts. I like to refer to it as the “Caveman Comeback”. If you come within a 10-foot radius of a hardcore Paleo disciple with a whole wheat loaf or a slice of American cheese, you’re likely to get beat over the head with a club. Paleo people do not fraternize with grain and dairy products. This diet is not for the faint of heart. While I have recently overhauled my diet so to kick the sugar, caffeine and processed food habit, I have been exploring Paleo-inspired cuisine and have had success experimenting on live humans (ie. Clark and the kids). So far, we’ve had only one culinary casualty– a braised Mexican beef that went painfully awry. Here are a few success stories that are sure to make the meal rotation:

Paleo butternut squash soupButternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Cilantro
{Image via The Gracious Pantry}

I will NEVER buy another box of butternut squash soup again. Here’s a tip: use fresh cilantro and blend the soup in a high powered blender before serving. Bliss.

Vegetable FrittataZucchini and Sweet Potato Frittata
{Image via Robyn Mackenzie}

Paelo chiliPaleo Chili
{Image via On a Pink Typewriter}

Paleo tilapia W:mango salsaTilapia with Mango Salsa
{Image via Cupcakes OMG}

Broil those babies on high for twelve minutes {or until flaky}, eat, and enjoy! All of these recipes are relatively painless to prepare and low-er calorie.

Have you dabbled in the Paleo experience yet? If so, comment below with the nam of your favorite dish. And in the words of Julia Child…

“There is life after oat bran.”


1 Comment

  1. Miss Manners said,

    March 1, 2013 at 1:55 am

    We’ve been eating this way for almost a year! I lost 60lbs last year. We are grain-free at home and eat rice and corn occasionally when dining out.

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