There are so many blogs out there with tons and tons of paleo baked goods. Most of the time the pictures are great, the writer raves about the goodies/bread/what-have-you ('even my picky husband couldn't stop eating them'), and so you assume they will be great like they say.
I pride myself on not being a picky eater. I love paleo food and often eat things thatother people otherwise would find strange or odd tasting, so I know my palate is well adjusted. Yet whenever I make a paleo dessert/baked good - even if i follow the recipe to a T - it tastes so crappy! Like the texture, the taste, the density - everything is off. I don't want a cookie for the sake of something that looks and is called a cookie, but rather something that tastes like one.
Today I made a pumpkin pie - autoimmune paleo recipe - and it has the same texture as my fermented cod liver oil, and doesn't taste much better. What is it with people posting good looking desserts, and saying it tastes as good? I have yet to make a paleo dessert that tastes good (besides some banana muffins.)
Maybe paleo means only having fruit as your sweets, no warm comfort food :(
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on November 27, 2014
at 01:51 PM
Just remember, these items are not something that should be a big part of what you eat every day. You should eat: meat, eggs, fish, veggies, and a bit of nuts. Bread isn't the staff of life, it's the cause of disease.
These are treats. At best they can quash a craving for the real thing which would be harmful if you ate it. Some of them can be quite delicious, pumkin pie for example and even pizza crust.
As for warm food, surely you jest, there's tons of meals you could make with a crockpot that are very warming. It's not all salad.
Perhaps you'll need to find what you're addicted to; is it the sweetness or is it the exorphins in wheat that you miss? Sweet cravings can be addressed with xylitol and stevia until your taste adjusts and you no longer have such a sweet tooth, but go easy on the xylitol as it can cause digestive issues. Stevia works well, but in some produces a slightly bitter taste.
If you're addicted the the morphine like compounds in wheat, there's not much to be done about that other than to avoid it long enough that the cravings go away.
on December 02, 2014
at 11:35 PM
I think of Paleo treats as "training wheels". At first, I was wont to feel deprived, so I made Paleo treats. I think it was actually a bonus that they didn't taste too great. They satisfied my "buttons" (sweet, salty, crunchy, etc), but weren't worth the work involved. Typically I make something once, enjoy the first serving, and after that I'm done. So nowadays I rarely eat a treat. I consider that a "good thing".
on November 27, 2014
at 06:21 PM
It's because traditional desserts are high in sugar. Anything you buy from costco that looks delicious check the label and look how much sugar is in there. It's kind of dissapointing.
I still think you could make some good recipies without as much sugar or as raydawg says a different sweetener.
I wanted to buy some nanaimo bars but I checked the label...