This past Sunday we entertained once again for the big Easter meal, and there was plenty of Paleo goodness to go around. While the kitchen effort was doubled when combined with the week’s lunch & dinner meals, the result was a highly satisfying meal and a lot of great food to look forward to throughout the week.
Here are some of the highlights:
- “Best of all worlds” Paleo Lasagna – Last week I made a double-recipe of the Bolognese sauce and had quite a bit leftover. My options were to either freeze it and have it available for future weekends when I don’t have cook time, or use it in something else. I chose Option B and combined that sauce with the Grain Free tortilla recipe from Against All Grain as a noodle replacement, and the cashew cheese from my bookmarked Paleo Lasagna recipe on Paleo Newbie. The reviews are in and apparently this is a huge win. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but so far I’m hearing it’s positively scrumptious
- Creamed Spinach – if you are a fan of creamed spinach, this is your recipe. It’s not runny or lumpy or flavorless like a lot of the paleo versions out there (I’ve tried quite a few of them and never been really happy with the result). This one is creamy and thick and full of awesome. As a bonus, because it’s not made with dairy, it actually reheats well, so you can make it ahead of your event and just warm it up when you need it (or reheat it for leftovers). This is my new go-to for spinach.
- Paleo Lemon Pound Cake – This one from Paleo Hacks really turned out nice. It’s soft, dense, like a pound cake should be. The fresh lemon flavors were a great compliment to the springtime meal
- Carrot Cake Donuts – E.J. and I haven’t had donuts in a year and a half, so when I started looking for Easter-themed desserts, this one jumped out at me. The flavor is outstanding and if you like carrot cake, these are a real treat.
I hope everyone had a great holiday. I have actually been fighting with severe knee pain for the last several weeks and finally have an MRI scheduled for Friday. Hopefully there’s nothing seriously wrong, and I’m just suffering from a sprain/hyperextension. In the meantime it’s been really frustrating not being able to run or walk easily, so it was nice when the weather cooperated enough this weekend to get in the pool for the first time this season. I was able to do some laps and at least get my heart rate up for a bit, and felt much better for it. It’s been raining steadily since then, but I’m hoping it will clear up so I can get back in tomorrow.