Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Paleo Waffles

I'm (slowly) learning something about paleo recipes. Even if (and especially if) it says something like "tastes just like the real thing!!!!!", your best bet is actually to not try it. Why? Because you will expect it to taste just like the real thing, when in actuality IT CANNOT. It cannot because it is paleo. Period. (I should note this applies mostly just to baking).

Now with the exception of a few good "baking" recipes (Against All Grain cookbooks would be included here), I think it's fairly safe to say that the paleo-allowable foods (outlined below for your reference)...

Grass-produced meats
Fresh fruits and veggies
Nuts and seeds
Healthful oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)

... are really not BIG go-to ingredients in baking. (Have you seen these items down in the "baking isle"? No, no you haven't)! I am not saying that there aren't creative people out there who can make delicious "stuff" out of these things, but I don't think you can call the outcomes of these concoctions the same thing as the real thing.

For example, the "WAFFLE" recipe I tried tonight was (when not actually thinking ABOUT a waffle while eating it) not bad. But it's not fair to a poor waffle to say the almond/egg thing I made was a waffle, because it was not!

I would like to make an official 'motion' to ask the paleo bakers to rename their creations something more similar to what they actually resemble. For example, please don't call this thing I made tonight (made with stiffened egg whites) a waffle. Call it what it is: a Granular-Eggy Gobbledygook Snack. Tell people it's an excellent choice for a protein filled snack or light meal...and that it has texture (read: gritty) and depth. But don't tell them that if they add some butter and maple syrup to it, that it's a waffle :)

Now for the record, the Granular-Eggy Gobbledygook Snack does LOOK like a waffle. The eye deceives you here my friends but your palate will not. Again, not a terrible tasting thing to eat, but not a waffle. Is someone going to second me here??

 (Does this LOOK like a waffle batter to you?) 
But it sure as heck looks like a good waffle here, doesn't it? ;)


  1. bahahaha why do I get the feeling this was some type of challenge from Kim ?!?! :-)

  2. LMAO!!!! Sadly no, it had nothing to do with her!!!

  3. I'm catching up on your blog and just noticed these comments! bahahah i love that Syl thought this came from me. LOL


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