Let it be known that there is a disturbance in the Force at the Deerslayer abode, a tear in the fabric of our lives, if you will. It has shaken me to my very core! Deerslayer, much to my chagrin, has decided to make a lifestyle change. I can tell that many of you shifting uncomfortably in your chairs, trying to decide how well you really need to know the Deerslayer Clan. To put your minds at ease, I’m referring to a culinary lifestyle change.
For the most part, our household has become a “Paleo” palace; a place where gluten, grains, and all things worth living for no longer exist. For those of you who are still in the dark, the Paleo Diet works off the premise that, if we eat what the cavemen ate, we will lose weight and be happier. They didn’t harvest grains so we don’t eat pasta, bread, or things of that nature. Nor did they eat corn, apparently, so we don’t eat tortillas. Or anything that can be made from milk, except for butter from grass-fed cows. Go figure. The way I look at it, the cavemen were lacking in creativity and not very enterprising in the culinary realm. Ever see a sketch of a smiling caveman? I rest my case!
Needless to say, I’m not a fan.
It was important that I be supportive, so I ate all the pasta, potato chips, tortillas, tortilla chips, and cookies in the house so that they wouldn’t provide any unnecessary temptation. The junior deerslayers have shown no interest in supporting the lifestyle change. The other evening when Deerslayer went to visit some friends, there was a veritable pasta, cheese, and bread orgy the likes of which have never been seen before in this paleo cave.
Luckily, cavemen hunted. We have three freezers full of harvested meat. Breading will be in the form of almond and pecan meals. Gravy thickeners will come from arrowroot. Garlic mashed potatoes? Not in this cave! Tears are welling up just writing about it. Looking at it objectively, however, how could anyone NOT lose weight on this diet (excuse me, with this lifestyle shift)?
I’ve begun to read up on the topic, though. I’ve had some success with some recipes and continue looking for others. This is a journey that I will take with my Deerslayer. I will grumble and pout along the way. And I will share.
If any of you know of good Paleo cookbooks or recipes, please share. I’m not yet a team player.
By the way, Happy Mothers’ Day!