Judging from the outpouring of requests for more recipes that are 1) wheat-free, and 2) low-carbohydrate, I see that I need to provide more help in locating resources.
The Wheat Belly book contains 34 pages of recipes to get you started. This Wheat Belly Blog will also be a resource as I post, recipe by recipe, in the coming months and years, as well as the recipes I will send out for anyone who signs up for them (to the left; I haven’t started yet).
In the meantime, here are some great sources for recipes consistent with this approach–no mention of wheat flour, breadcrumbs, “vital gluten” (yeah, that’s what some people call this poison), or breading in sight!
Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen
Julie and Charles Mayfield
This brand-new book (available September 12, 2011) brings a Southern spin to dishes consistent with both the Wheat Belly approach, as well as a “Paleo” diet. Your unavoidable first impression of the book comes from the beautiful photographs that accompany every recipe–every other page is a perfect display of the recipe. Among the recipes I found especially creative and useful included:
Paleo spiced nuts (page 62)
Barbecue sauce with some kick (page 96)
Paleo grits (page 198)
Coconut flour tortillas (page 110)
Brussels sprouts slaw (page 166). (I love their commentary on this recipe: “As a child, and on into adulthood, I thought Brussels sprouts were vile food items that were only served soggy and overcooked with that nasty sulfuric smell. And then, a miracle happened: one Thanksgiving, my friend Peter made a Brussels sprouts dish that was simple divine and turned me into an instant fan.”
Everyday Paleo: Embracing Natural Diet and Lifestyle
The cover of the book tells it all: recipes for Moms.
Author Sarah Fragoso provides recipes (each also accompanied by a beautiful photo) that are family-friendly, relatively simple and quick to prepare, yet wheat-free, limited in carbohydrate content, and “Paleo.”
Among my favorites:
Bean-less chili (page 156)
Dixie’s fresh salsa (page 170)
Breakfast Paleo pizza (page 186. Yes: pizza for breakfast with a crust made of eggs!)
Spicy speedy stuffed peppers (page 72)
There is also a 30-day menu plan complete with shopping list. I believe this is about as user- and mother-friendly as it gets!