I decided I needed to try to up my creativity. I want to put new paleo spins on some of my old favorite recipes. Here is the first edition of this. I'd love suggestions/challenges of "normal" recipes that I can turn paleo.
Here is my friend Megan's incredible Chicken Salad but this version is a la caveman. This is one of my favorite non-paleo meals and I've been trying to brainstorm ways to make it paleo. I used to eat this in a sandwich, any suggestions for serving now (besides just on a plate)? :)
Caveman Chicken Salad (pretty sure cavemen made this, but I'm no anthropologist):
3 chicken breasts
2 stalks celery, sliced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
3 green onions, coined
1/4 c. sliced almonds
1-2 c. red grapes, sliced in half
1-2 Tbsp. freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp. Tarragon
In a sauce pan, boil the chicken with 5-6 celery leaves, 1/2 the chopped onion, and roughly a Tablespoon of pepper. While chicken is boiling, cut up the remaining ingredients. Put the cut up ingredients in a large bowl. After this, make the mayo:
This recipe came from Loren Cordain's The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss.
1 whole egg (omega-3)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. flaxseed (I didn't have flaxseed so I used canola)
In a blender, combine first 3 ingredients. Blend of 3-5 seconds. Continue blending and slowly add in the oils. Blend until the mayo is our desired consistency. This was a little bit tricky, it was still a little runny for my taste, but once it was in the fridge, it solidified more.
Dump mayo in bowl with chicken salad fixins. When chicken is done boiling, shred it with a fork and add to bowl. Stir everything together. Add a pinch of salt. Flavor to taste. Obviously, store in the fridge.