A tiny fear in paleo land we all must deal with is our friends.
When first admitting that you’re into caveman style eating and no longer consume bread, rice, or processed things people tend to mindblow. They will also presume you judge them for every mouth moment they take that you can’t. My friends won’t even eat fast food around me without getting anxious. I’ve finally lost the feeling that they’re dying and I should burn it but it did take a year. Before now I probably did cast some judging looks. Sorry loves I just feel paleo/keto food is better 😉
Take it to the next step and also be in keto land. Now there also is a denial of potatoes, sugar and any carb laden riches of the world.
So what do you do when everyone is going to be eating together? The glorious mouthgasm moments of a dinner party. Or a party at all. You need food that you and others will enjoy but without cheating.
Do not fret my loves. Most people actually enjoy the foods of keto and paleo naturally. They are what your body is meant to desire. I don’t have any cravings for the foods not allowed anymore, and love the foods that enter me.
We can have bacon wrapped onion rings, creamed spinach, kale soaked in bacon grease with goat cheese inside, and even doughnuts, mug cakes and brownies if we so choose. We just ignore foods that hold amazing foods. Bread is just used for holding and we have lettuce wraps as well as bread substitutes to hold our meats and veggies. Rice is also flavorless unless you add spices and we have cauliflower rice. Most of the foods we lose were only delicious when flavor was added. Now we use foods that are delicious despite flavor addings.
For example: goat cheese platters.
I purchased goat cheese with the skin on it due to excitement in using it for the beef tongue casserole. Turns out this was more of a goat cheese you slice than the creamy love my mouth knows. It looks beautiful in platter form though and my favored form was quickly acquired and goes so well with cherries or atop a fried egg.
For this platter you cut the cheese into slices and poke food in. I put Brussels’ leaves, rosemary sprigs, cinnamon and Brazilian butter in random moments. I even added kale sprouts.
I personally tried all of them and concluded kale sprouts do not go well. Neither does dried rosemary. Fresh should be delightful though.
I crisped up the Brussels leaves to see how that would mouthgasm. Crisped is even better than raw.
Go ahead and finish arranging the cheese and veggies/spices. Then realize you’ve lost the light for picture taking.
Put the tray in the fridge until the lighting returns.
Take pictures again the next day.
Realize the fridge was an excellent idea because the skin peels right off.
Brussels’ leaves and a raw Brazilian nut is the best combination. Just do half a tray of that and half a tray of a dollop of nut butter with cinnamon and a berry. Beautiful and you will be bringing both a savory and dessert flair to the party.
Disclaimer: Unless you find humanely raised goat cheese dairy is not paleo. Here is a great article on it.
Notes on tried flavors:
1 Nut, 1 brussels leaf
Texture was great but only the cheese came through
Recommend two more leaves
3 rosemary leaves and one blueberry
divine, just enough burst and both flavors come though
3 brussels leave, 5 rosemary sprigs
way too much rosemary, 2-3 would be better
Fresh would be even more better
1 blueberry 2 sprigs rosemary and dollop of brazil butter
Flavors don’t all come through
Raspberry might be better
Half an entire brussel iwht dollop of nut butter
Fuck yes. Texture molds well together
Creamy nut butter first, then brussels crunch and ends with that creamy cheese
2 brussels leave, cinnamon nut butter
No just..don’t do that one.
3 brussels cast iron cripsed chips, one raw brazil nut, salt
Perfect. Just enough crunch and the flavors do not take away from each other in any way. You get to taste each flavor through entire consumption yet they play with each other for random taste moments
nut butter and blueberry
Very nice. Very quick moment but satisfying
Kale sprout, rosemary, nut butter
Do not use kale sprouts