- Yesterday, I posted about getting all paleo with my bad self.
- Later, I realized that that’s a pretty huge departure for a long time vegetarian and vegan recipe blog.
- Today, I got to thinking about the people who are referred to my blog in search of “vegan polenta.” Would they get a little perturbed to find a chicken liver recipe right next to the vegan date balls? Would they harangue me for joining the dark side? Would there be public outcry?
Probably not. But, it gave me pause nonetheless (I’m a fancy writer).
As much as I love that google knows WWFFG as a gluten free, vegan recipe blog, I really like to think of it as an alternative travel, lifestyle, humor and food blog.
In order to keep up with that vibe, I’ve made a few decisions. I’ll keep the vegan and veggie recipes coming, but there won’t be anymore photos of dry polenta spilling onto some raw wood in the dazzling sunrise (my god I love food porn). They’ll be paleo modified, without dairy, grains, or legumes. And I’m not sure how many of them I can really crank out. But I promise you, dear readers, that I won’t bombard WWFFG with racks of baby lambs, and in turn, you can’t complain about my grok jokes. Deal? Deal!
So last night, my farmer came into the yurt with a late night paleo snack for me. He shoved it into my hands and said, “Paleo popcorn. Trademarked. Copyrighted.” It was a bowl of toasted almonds on top of chopped chard. The voice in my head that heard popcorn went, “boo. hiss.” But the voice in my head that was committed to skipping the grains was like, “Boo.Yah!”
My rugged and manly farmer does more than farm, he chefs down like a madman, so I never hesitate to shove anything in my mouth that he brings me. You all know I’m pretty enthusiastic, but it was ep.ic. Ever since I moved over to the White Buffalo, I’ve become a salt fanatic. So watching my salt intake was getting weary. But the chard gave substantial saltiness to the crunchy, warm and fulfilling snackeroo.
When I excitedly told my boss here at the organic B&B, who is also on a prehistoric diet, that we’d found a solution for the movie time snack, she said, “We’re really grasping at straws here, huh?”
But I couldn’t disagree less (It’s double negative day!). I found it much more satisfying than a buttery bowl of salty popcorn. It’s just as simple to make too!
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup swiss chard
- Toast almonds until aromatic.
- Chop up chard into bite sized pieces (not tiny or they’ll wilt into nothingness)
- Place the chard in the bowl. Top with almonds and let sit for a minute or two. The heat will soften the chard, making it less chewy.
- Toss them together and dig in!
I’m feeling much better on… is it day four or five now? Oh hell, I’m not sure. All I know is that I don’t have a six pack yet. Come on killer abs… I’m waiting for yoooou….
I don’t have many cravings, and I had much more energy today (woot woot! I finally cleaned the yurt!), but I’m not feeling my hottest quite yet. I’m not saying it’s easy to stay on the meat, fruit and veggie wagon without a hint of anything else. I live at a decadent organic restaurant for crying out loud. Do you know the kind of muffins I have to pass on every morning? They’re ridiculously glorious.
But if I can do it, and quit smoking, and write about it for you to read. Well, by god, you can do it too!
So what’s your favorite paleo snack food?
p.s. You may be wondering why this is a photoless post… Well, I got a killer new lens for my camera and can’t wait to take some bangin’ food porn (triple entendre?) for you. Unfortunately, the battery charger is lagging behind and the camera itself is dead. I should have the shots up in a couple of days.