Though I was not satisfied with the yesterday’s photos, I am so happy with my today’s brownie recipe and the photos. When I made Eggless Brookies, it gave me an idea for brownies but I never tried it. When the theme brownies was announced, I thought of trying this recipe for a day. I know that the combinations work, but in the brownie pan baked in a tin, I was a little sceptical. But all my doubts cleared when I sliced it and I was so happy to see perfect squares. This went to my daughter’s friends today and she came back with so much of positive feedback from friends. Daughter happy, mom also happy.
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When Cindy announced that this month’s Bread Bakers challenge is nut meal and nut flour inspired, I was so happy. As you know I have been on a low carb high fat diet and am keeping myself away from breads. But making a bread with nut flour/ meal is the best option I can have as I use nuts a lot. I bookmarked a sandwich bun recipe, which I tried in a loaf tin and got good results. But it never made it to the blog. It was time I posted that recipe. As the recipe uses only almond flour, this is a gluten free bread. So if you have gluten allergy, then go for it. It is amazing.
For the third day of vegetarian grilling I have an extremely delicious paneer cutlet recipe. Usually we use potatoes to bring any cutlet dough together but in paleo potatoes are excluded as they are very starchy. I had to use flax seed to bind the dough. Another option is egg. But if you prefer cutlets without eggs, then try flax seed powder as it works great as a binding agent. To up the flavour I used some home made feta cheese in the dough. We usually use bread crumbs as the crust for cutlets for a nice crispy finish, but as bread is also excluded, I used some coarse almond meal to get a good crunch. It worked so good.
Today’s lunch was awesome. After starting with my paleo diet, I have been missing some dishes and one among them is ven pongal. Here is my attempt at making ven pongal into a paleo dish with cauliflower rice. Cauliflower is a great boon for all those are avoiding rice in their diet. Either grate it or process it in food processor and you will get it in the consistency of rice. You can then cook it in microwave or steam cook it to get the rice like texture. And this rice can be had with any gravy of your choice or can be made into any favourite dish.
Coming to the third day of toasts, I have one more recipe for paleo dieters. The popular peanut butter cannot be consumed in paleo diet as peanuts are non paleo ingredient. But as almonds is a really good alternative, I made this spread using almonds. Usually nuts have a lot of oil in them and so if making flour out of them, you need to be very careful. Otherwise you will end up with an oily mess. But the same oily mess can be made into beautiful butter with the addition of a few more ingredients. Commercially available nut butters have sweeteners in them, but I am doing it sugar free as sugar in any form is a great no no in paleo. To make it to spreadable consistency, usually refined oil is added but being a paleo recipe, I have added coconut oil which gave a really good aroma to the almond butter. The amount of oil added depends upon how spreadable you need your butter to be. Processed almonds are used in the recipe. We are not supposed to consume almonds as it is. You need to soak them for 12 hours, wash and dry and then use in any recipe. Even almond flour is made with processed almonds.
For the second day of toasts, I made one for us. As Sruti was sick after all the travelling, I couldn’t make her any bread recipes. So I made a paleo recipe so that myself and hubby could taste it. I had bookmarked an almond flour bread recipe from Headbanger’s Kitchen long back, but didn’t get an opportunity to try it. And this theme was the perfect occasion to try. To the batter I also added some Italian seasoning to make it more flavourful. This recipe has an egg in it so if you are following veg paleo diet, please excuse me. As I wanted to add more protein to my diet, I have started consuming eggs in different forms.
Almonds is an important part of vegetarian paleo diet. So how come high fat almonds are considered diet food? In paleo we try to reduce carb intake and increase fat intake. The energy needed are got from the fat consumed and do not worry, it will not increase your weight. I have been on paleo for the past 24 days and I am so happy with my weight reduction. I haven’t checked my weight for now, but the dress which was in my cupboard for more than a year is fitting me nicely. I will be sharing more recipes here. If you are interested, make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive updates.