Taken from Pete Evans and adapted to our requirements.
We put this on everything from salads, eggs, meats, vegetables
- 185ml of strained sauerkraut brine (at least 3 into fermentation- oh and don’t worry too much if a few bits of cabbage end up in the brine)
- 80 grams of mustard seeds (brown are hotter than yellow so keep that in mind)
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup
- And if you can tolerate them;
- 1 French shallot finely diced
- 2 cloves of garlic finely diced
- Pop the seeds, brine, salt and if using shallot and garlic in a bowl.
- Cover the top with a plate and leave at room temperature over night
- Add Maple Syrup and Turmeric to mix and whizz in a food processor until it is the right consistency for you- the more you pulse the less whole seeds you will have.
- Taste and add salt if needed to season
- Pour into at least a 250ml jar and secure lid
- Refrigerate for up to 3 months
Dressings- try these on your meals. In a small jar mix
- mustard with some olive or macadamia oil, shake and pour over salad, vegetables, meat or even on some sourdough.
- Use above and add ¼ mashed avocado, shake and pour
- Add an extra ‘zing’ by adding 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar or balsamic to the mix, shake and pour.
Serve a dollop on a steak, with some prawns.
It seems every blogger and their daughter has posted a review on ‘The Paleo Way’ tour that was held nation wide a couple of weeks ago. I have been reading through all 26 pages of notes that I took wondering how I would summarise what I took in and learnt into a short, interesting blog post?! Let’s just say that there is no short answer to my review on the night. It went for over 5 hours, Nora Gedgoudas was A.MAZING (yes I am exaggerating that word) I have expressed my love for her and her book ‘primal body, primal mind’ before and recommend it to anyone who is looking for education on eating real food.
I think what I took out the night was that ‘Paleo’ is such a label and is interpreted mostly as a huge carnivore diet based on lots of protein and bacon. In fact…..well in primal fact the truth be told is that the presenters expressed that their ‘Paleo’ is a well balanced diet. Yes it is lower in carbohydrates than what most dietitians recommend and yes there is a strong push for fat, but in actual reality the main source of food is vegetables, good, organic vegetables, lots of wild caught fish, nuts, avocados, pasture raised AND FINISHED meats. ‘Know and grow’ was a great statement by Pete Evans. Know where your food comes from or grow it. Eat seasonally, sustainably and in healthy portions. There was no extremities in foods to avoid; if you really listened with an open mind that is, clearly avoid high inflammatory foods (especially if you have gut issues) they cause gut permeability and have little nutrient value in your diet that you can’t get from real food.
There is a new TV series coming to channel 7 (here in Australia) all self funded by Pete and his partner Nic. It will feature interviews of leading scientists, chefs, dietitians etc from all around the world supporting ‘The Paleo Way’ and what the principles of eating a real food diet are.
So in my re-cap I thought- why condense it to one post? Why not share what I learnt in topics from my scribble so that if you missed seeing Nora and are really interested in learning more about Paleo/Primal/Real Food/ Whole Foods then I will share my notes.
1. Why Paleo?