With the death of chocolate from my new Paleo AIP diet I’ve had to find something to meet my sweet treat. Searching Pintrest I ran across this surprisingly good little treat with only two ingredients; dates and unsweetened coconut. This is a win for me.
I’d never heard of Harissa until running across this recipe from familystylefood.com. I actually had to go online to order from Amazon.com because none of the stores in my city carry it. I did find a recipe online to make my own, but didn’t want to spend that much time on something I didn’t know if I would even like. It was pretty expensive, but I didn’t have to use very much in the recipe. I though this recipe was a little more difficult than I’d like for a Wednesday evening meal, but that was because I didn’t have any chickpeas pre-soaked. So, I had to do the quick soak method. The only change I made to the recipe was to leave off the cheese to make the recipe vegan. The family liked it so I’ll put it on the maybe list as far as the possibility of repeating.
The family loved this dish. I thought there would be extra for lunch the next day, but there was not any left when I went to make my plate. They devoured the entire pan. By the way I used zucchini and yellow squash from our garden. Pappi has potato and tomatoes planted, but they aren’t ready yet. Can’t wait until it’s this can be made from all fresh ingredients from our own garden.
This is day 15 of 365 and 9 recipes out of 314 pins. I actually prepared this salad two days ago, and haven’t made anything new this weekend. This was a good raw recipe served with the almond tortillas from a few days ago (by the way I’ve had to remake 3 times already), but I also took the leftovers and heated them with a little tamari over rice for a sweet stir fry. So, another two in one opportunity. It’s as yummy as it is pretty to me, but my family doesn’t really like it enough to make in large quantities again. I’ll have to cut the recipe back to make individual servings.
I got a little carried away in the kitchen yesterday making a total of 3 of the Pinterest items by day’s end. The final item was something I saw on The Chew. I only sampled a small bit on a spoon after competing jarring, but I liked what I tasted. If I ate meat, this would go well with pork. But I don’t so I’ll let the family enjoy with the recommended grilled crostini. By the way – I substituted Ethereal for Sugar in this recipe.
Maria creates my favorite low carb foods. Although I didn’t try it, this recipe has turned out to be a hit with my husband. We will be using this for sandwich wraps, as a tortilla replacement as well as to replace the insanely high carb indian flat bread we used to love so much. This is a mix, make and repeat recipe for sure.