Monday, March 09, 2009

Almost primal dinner... not so primal dessert.

Since I have committed to being primal (Well, aaaalmost... I still drink raw milk and eat raw cheese but that's better than the reg stuff. I eat a lot less now than I did, but I'm not supposed to have it at all. Take away breads and sugar and all that but don't effing touch my cheese!) I have eased into it. I still eat fruits and sometimes some beans or sweet potatoes or banana, but it still puts me in the under 80g a day area so its cool. Getting rid of refined stuff was easy... too easy...? Usually, no carbs besides veg, fruit and milk. I do participate in the DB Challenges still, but I usually give the goodies away. I dont have a big sweet tooth, its always been like that. These pics are from a while ago, as I am trying to put up all my back-logged stuff.

So, here are a couple mostly primal dinners for you and a def not primal dessert.

Duck with blueberry-orange sauce, roasted blood oranges, sweet potato latkes and asparagus.
Got the idea from Jennifer McLagan's book Fat. Its a book all about using animal fats to cook, which is way better than veg oil. Lots of great recipes and ideas. I recommend you check it out!
Her recipe features duck breast with blackberries. Well, duck beast is expensive, so I went with legs. Also I have a big Tupperware in the freezer full of blueberries from last year so I used some of those. I never follow recipes anyway, I just use them for ideas.

Duck legs, ready to score (with a very sharp knife).
Blueberries out of the freezer. Starting blueberry sauce, saute shallots.
Grated sweet potato, egg whites, coconut flour and cardamom for the latkes.
Seared duck.
Sauce coming together.
Roasted blood oranges with salt and pepper.
Duck leg covered in orange-blueberry sauce, roasted blood oranges, sweet potato latkes
with sour cream and asparagus cooked with a little lemon and pepper.
Now onto the not primal dessert I made this with a friend in mind who was going through a difficult time. It was very good (yeah I had a bite) and still featured the orange-bluberry theme, haha.
Orange and blueberry bread pudding with slivered almonds.

The last primal dinner of this post. Got the idea from Use Real Butter when she did this with boursin. I had goat cheese so I used that.
Goat cheese, basil and spinach chicken with mushrooms, broccoli and asparagus (with homemade butter).


  1. This all looks SO amazing! You're quite the chef! I literally had to stop looking because my salivary glands were starting to work overtime!

  2. Awww, thanks! Sorry about your over-salivation... :)