I love December. It’s my favourite month of the year. We have Christmas and New Year is just round the corner. Work slows down. Everyone becomes more relaxed. It is also a time for pigging out on cakes, cookies and sweets galore.
I’ll be away for most of Christmas this year in Taiwan hiking in Taroko Gorge (yay!) but I have one or two parties to attend. What better way to introduce people to your fantastic paleo diet then baking some yummy goodies for them?
This year, I’m planning to bake at least one of these paleo goodies. Click on the title for the link to the recipes!
This is a recipe by Elana’s Pantry and uses almond flour as the base.
This is a recipe from Nom Nom Paleo and uses dark chocolate and coconut.
Eat Drink Paleo has a complete dinner menu for those people who are entertaining from start to finish. The meal looks so incredible I’m drooling.
- Antipasti – liver pate, salami, carrot sticks, sliced radishes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes
- Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- Macadamia & Parsley Crumbed Rack of Lamb
- Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
- Sweet Potato & Mushroom Gratin
- Blueberry & Lemon Mini Trifles
- Drinks: Sparkling Shiraz or Champagne to start with followed by a nice Shiraz, Sangiovese or Tempranillo
Mark’s Daily Apple has a list of holiday desserts including coconut macadamia bars, chocolate chip cookies and holiday spice balls. They are all low in sugar. The coconut macadamia bars picture below, for example, only consist of coconut oil, coconut flakes and macadamia nuts – simple and primal!
For those of you who can’t be bothered to bake, you can also order low-GI desserts online. Delcie has a Chia Seed Christmas fruit cake and you have the option of choosing either gluten-free (wheat flour replaced with gluten-free flour) or diabetic-friendly (raw sugar replaced with agave syrup and coconut flower sugar).
Happy holidays and happy eating ahead!!