One of my favourite meals when I dine out is a well cooked steak. Prior to going paleo, I would always choose that steak with Diane sauce. There was something about the flavour that I made me a big fan. I’m guessing it was the garlic (I love garlic). I’ll reassure you now though that this sauce isn’t overly garlicky, if you’re not a fan of garlic like me. Either way, the traditional sauce isn’t paleo and I soon had to make the choice to leave it out when choosing off a menu.
One of the things that we missed most when my family switched to eating paleo was gravy. Most gravies use a thickener that is grain based, so that was straight away out. We tried a few alternatives, but my gravy loving hubby was especially missing it.
A couple of months ago, I started to experiment and try to make my own paleo version. It took a few attempts, but once I made this delicious recipe several times it never failed. Gravy makes a roast! It just does. Now, you don’t have to miss gravy with your ‘Sunday roast’ anymore.
Like many recipes that are a favourite in our home, this one originally came from a friend. I love the sharing pool of recipes that comes from your friends, they are often family friendly and tried and tested within their own family so you know they are going to be good.
This recipe was originally vegetarian, and we still often make it as such, but we do add chicken to it on more occasions. If you wish to make it as the vegetarian option, just prepare without the chicken instructions.
I know what you are all thinking “bolognese, we all know how to make that!” and well you might, but do you know whats in yours? Do you know how much sugar is in it?
If your buying a pre-made jar of sauce or even a tin of tomatoes to add all you are adding is sugar. There might be some thickeners in there as well, but there are scary amounts of sugar in these packaged products. Even in the commonly used Passata there is sadly sugar.
Don’t worry, here is a simple recipe for you and your family to still enjoy this classic.
The weather is finally beginning to turn cooler as we head deeper into autumn here. With the weather comes the natural desire for warm and comforting food. Soup is often top of that list.
Everyone has a favourite soup, but possibly the most well know and readily loved is pumpkin soup. Now I know, everyone has there own favourite pumpkin soup recipe, but this one has so much flavour and is all good for you.