This weekend I tried a few more recipes from Celebrations Cookbook from Against All Grain. The first was the potato salad recipe. Before Paleo I would judge a restaurant based on their mashed potatoes and rolls/bread (Texas Roadhouse and Cheddar’s Honey Butter Croissants were high on my list). I miss white potatoes. I’ve never tried white sweet potatoes (a.k.a. Hannah Sweet Potatoes). I loved the flavor and texture of these sweet potatoes. They are the closest I’ve had to regular white potatoes in years. I was so excited to add this to the list of dinner sides. It also inspired me to think of how I could create a paleo-friendly chicken pot pie recipe with white sweet potatoes. I’ll let you know how that goes :).
The next recipe that I tried were the Sunbutter Buckeyes. My mom always makes the best treats around Christmas time – buckeyes, peanut butter fudge, chocolate fudge, toffee, potato bread rolls, and more. It is a challenge not to eat those delicious treats. I was so excited to see buckeyes in the Celebrations Cookbook. They are not identical to Mom’s, but they are a pretty close second. They melt in your mouth and have a nice nutty flavor. I won’t feel like I’m missing out this year! There is also a Christmas Fudge recipe in the Celebrations Cookbook. Yay!
Tonight I tried the special sauce recipe on my burger. I had a feeling I would like this one since I love mayo and pickles on my burger. Yum!! It was so good. I kept adding more special sauce. The best thing about these recipes is the feeling that I am not missing out on tasty or traditional foods due to a restricted diet (doesn’t feel so restricted anymore).