Classic Home-style Cooking from a Grain-Free Perspective…
That is how Caroline Potter describes her new book, All-American Paleo Table. When I received the book, I immediately flipped through the entire book mentally “flagging” all of the recipes I wanted to make. The first thing that popped out to me were the beautiful photos. I basically wanted to eat most of the pages, although that wouldn’t have tasted that great now that I think about it. Caroline, the blogger behind Colorful Eats, created All-American Paleo Table as an ode to all of the comfort foods, celebratory meals and family favorites you’ve come to know and love. You see, a few years ago, Caroline was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. After her diagnosis, she adopted a grain-free lifestyle and has mastered the art of recreating these special meals with grain-free and dairy-free options for those who cannot or choose not to eat these foods.
Although I have no medical reason for restricting any particular foods groups, many people simply cannot tolerate these foods and I am so grateful we live in a day and age where the medical community recognizes that food can be harmful or healing for certain conditions, and also that people like Caroline can make grain-free and dairy-free eating fun and delicious!
Now for the big decision…
I couldn’t decide what to make first (not a bad problem to have). Caroline herself suggested the Pumpkin Cheesecake, but I think I may save that for our family Thanksgiving trip with Kevin’s parents and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. I needed a yummy Friday night dinner for my family, so I went with the Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. Unfortunately, Avery (he is two and a half, mind you) heard me raving over the book and when I mentioned the Nut-Free Banana Bread Waffles he said “Where are my waffles?”, so I guess I’ll be making waffles this weekend. 🙂
The Buffalo Chicken Meatballs were a pretty big hit, too, though. I actually left the buffalo sauce off of Avery’s because he is still warming up (haha) to spicy foods. I love a little spice, though, so I may have been a little heavy-handed with the hot sauce. You can’t go wrong with hot sauce! If you can tolerate dairy, I strongly suggest you take Caroline’s advice and top the chicken meatballs with blue cheese crumbles. I even found grass-fed blue cheese at Kroger. I am more and more impressed with their natural foods section every time I stop by.
Let’s get to the recipe for Caroline’s Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.
If you want to try the other spectacular recipes from All-American Paleo Table you can pick up a copy on Amazon!