Friday, January 20, 2012

Paleo Turnip Pad Thai

Did you ever think you could enjoy Pad Thai again when you made that decision to go Paleo?  It didn't occur to me until one night I made a dish out of Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy, Skirt Steak and Turnip Risotto, which was awesome by the way, that gave my husband this great idea!  As we were enjoying this delicious dinner he had a thought... "hey why don't you try using turnips to make a pad thai?" Great idea! And the wheels began to turn as I adapted a recipe from into this scrumptious dish!  But I do have to admit that we kept the peanuts in, which is not Paleo, so next time we will try a different nut or no nuts at all.  Giving up the small amount of peanuts is hard to do if you really want that original Pad Thai taste.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Turnip Souffle

Who would have thought that Turnips could be so tasty?  There are so many wonderful things that can be done with Turnips that will leave your tastebuds satisfied.  My mother-in-law always seems to find such great recipes and always takes the time to make sure that everything she makes is gluten free for me.  I can't thank her enough for all her great cooking and inspiration!

This recipe was given to her by one of the "little old ladies" in her dance class and it is a keeper!  I only made a few modifications but think I might try another version that is strict Paleo, not sure that it actually needs the flour, but if it does I'll give coconut flour a shot.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

St Thomas Gluten Free Restaurant and Grocery Guide

Looking for some good "Safe" restaurants to eat at in St Thomas?  See my USVI link for a listing of my favorite places to eat and shop.  I have yet to find a place that actually has a gluten free menu but all in good time.  At least some of the restaurant owners are already aware of the issue.  But don't forget to always inform your wait staff before ordering to ensure no cross contamination occurs.