“Faileo Paleo”

Yorkshire PudsSomewhere I had heard the term “faileo paleo

When I searched the internet, it appeared that it was the term coined for all those chocolate brownie “lookie likie” moments that we all go through adjusting to this paleo life..Its where you spend your money on fancy flours (that in your previous life you would only have used to paper walls) in the vain hope that their mysterious gluten free-properties will somehow give back the sugary sweet taste of your favourite doughnut to the stodgy mess you are baking.  It doesn’t by the way for those still tempted to try….

For M and me the moment came at an expensive farmers’ market in Otley. Clutching our ostrich burgers and plump wild boar sausage (traditional “bargain” impulse purchases), we stumbled across a tatty man with a stall selling “gluten-free” mixes for Yorkshire Pudding. These, it transpired, were knocked up in his kitchen in Halifax. Looking at his grey teeth and narrow eyes, I rather suspected he had begun his kitchen career cooking amphetamine but nevertheless to M it appeared we had stumbled upon the Holy Grail. Countless Sundays by then, he had paced the floor adjacent to the cooker waiting for the “Paleo” Yorkshire Puddings to rise. Oven temperature would be strictly controlled, lights darkened and woe betide anyone who accidentally opened the oven door without permission…….It never worked. Without fail the Sunday roast would be served accompanied by shriveled burnt discs of hardened flatness but boy did he try!

Further examination however, confirmed that the tatty man had simply replaced wheat flour with maize starch. I swear I saw M suck his teeth in disgust– to this day he denies it but it certainly ended our brief flirtation with “faileo paleo”.

When you make a commitment to this life, there is no going back. Once you get past the bit where you feel sorry for yourself you begin to see what works and doesn’t work for you and life becomes alive with possibility…..


About Paleo Works

Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on August 24, 2011, in Paleoworks, Recipes, The Paleo Experience and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice blog…I don’t even try baked goods anymore, but ground nuts make a great coating for pork chops or chicken 🙂

    • Hi David, thanks for stopping by. Getting creative in the kitchen rocks and I can say for me (and going primal) – food never tasted so good! We’re with you all the way.

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