Earlier this week my dear Matthew was looking through the cookbook Paleo Comfort Foods and was
drooling stating how delicious things looked. We decided it would be fun to make a feast of sorts out of this book. After flipping through the cookbook a few times we decided on gumbo, sweet potato spears with a chipotle dipping sauce and chocolate pudding. Odd combinations. Yes. We know.
So how was everything?
Amazing. Delicious. Fantastic.
The gumbo was easy and delicious. The ingredients were butter (subbed for bacon grease), coconut flour, almond flour, celery, onions, green peppers, garlic, bay leaves, chicken stock, diced tomatoes, shrimp, crab, venison sausage (subbed for pork) and file powder. It is a lot of ingredients but really quite simple. It also made a HUGE batch. We ate more than what we needed and still probably have over half of it left.
The sweet potato spears turned out really well. I’ve attempted these before without a recipe and am always left feeling dissapointed. I wish these could turn out more crispy but I don’t think that it possible.
The dipping sauce was my absolute favorite part of it. Simple ingredients and amazing flavor.
The chocolate pudding was simple and rich. It took me back to younger years when my grandma would make chocolate pudding. Just what we needed to top off the night!
This was so much better than going out to eat and a lot of fun to cook a fancy meal together. We enjoyed picking out the parts of the meal, grocery shopping and preparing the food.
What was the last “fancy” meal you made?