This one is for reader Heather, who asked for more dessert recipes to satisfy her sweet tooth without veering into sugar-land.
It’s also for my son’s friend Tessa, who loooves banana spring rolls – I make them for her each time she visits. Bon appetit, Heather and Tessa!
I developed this recipe after we ate banana spring rolls at the now-defunct Red Door restaurant on South Granville Street in Vancouver. My son enjoyed them so much that I was inspired to try and recreate them at home.
When cooked, the banana gains extra sweetness, making this a satisfying sugar-free treat. The spring rolls also make a crispy contrast to the fluffy, almost custardy texture of the cooked banana.
I’m avoiding all *added* sugars, so this means the natural sugars in fruit are fine — but I do exercise moderation when it comes to fruit. Check out my reasons below. Continue reading “What about fruit?”
I was lurking in the Mexican aisle of the grocery store, surreptitiously photographing packages of taco mix. At any moment, a store employee might tap me on the shoulder and ask me to leave.
My goal? To create taco-seasoned ground beef that had the deliciously gummy texture and slight sweetness of the packaged taco mixes, but with no added sugars. To stay Paleo, which means avoiding grains, I planned to serve the spiced taco meat in lettuce leaf cups.
After a bit of experimentation, I had something pretty close to the original. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Continue reading “Paleo Tacos”
To age well, you need to eat well, but for those with dietary restrictions, restaurants can be a real challenge.
The Mongolian grill / Mongolian barbecue genre may have a solution: you choose your own raw ingredients, and a chef grills them for you. Typically, a range of healthy options is available, letting you customize the meal for your specific requirements.
To age well, you need to eat well, but if you’re avoiding sugar, restaurants can be a real challenge.
The Mongolian grill / Mongolian barbecue type of restaurant, found in many cities, may offer a solution: you choose your own raw ingredients, and a chef grills them for you. Typically, a range of healthy options is available, letting you customize the meal for your specific requirements.