For some reason I felt I needed to shout that OUT. In my mind, I also equate “Paleo” with the Geico Caveman at the Country Club.
Not sure where that correlation began, but Paleo eating (in my mind) equals Cross Fit equals foraging for grass-fed meat in my neighbor’s yard (they built a Cross Fit gym in their tool shed).
WOW have I been wrong!! But let’s be real- nutrition has never been my strong suit.
However, I also realize that lots of the people I love, and love to cook for, are eating like cave people these days. No bread, no cheese, no cheese puffs, no Pumpkin Spice Oreos. Alas, they are all eating how we are probably supposed to eat- like our ancestors did- but our ancestors also did not have access to Tootsie Rolls or The Best Nachos in the World List. I rest my case.
Anyway, because I want to ALWAYS make my table about bringing people in, making them feel comfortable and always welcoming anything food-wise that makes them happy, I decided to pursue this paleo business and learn more about it. I found Against all Grain (listed below). I bought it. The rest, as they say, is in the books.
I adore Danielle Walker, a Paleo recipe pioneer, for many reasons. One- she took her health seriously enough to make changes in her life that blessed her body. Two, her recipes are legit, and three- actually taste good. Four- ok one more- her Thai peanut dressing is life-changing and you must buy her cookbook if not for that recipe and the cookie recipe ALONE.
But the cookies. Ohhh, the cookies.
This cookie was the recipe that shook my knowledge of “health food” to the core. These Paleo chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour, coconut flour, vegan palm shortening, and dark chocolate chips. They were SO good, in fact, that I was actively comparing them to my alted brown butter chocolate chip cookies (which I dig SO hard.) Y’all, fresh out of the oven and warm- well, you’ll have to see my response on Facebook or Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Taste Test!.
So, check out This week’s Luv Cooks video for paleo chocolate chip cookies, make them, and everrrybody get your cave man on.
Luv y’all and happy foraging!