Originally posted this in "Nutrition" by mistake...
I've been reading the site and forums for weeks, but I only just started eating primal - had to wait until after my stepdad's birthday because I can't resist my mom's cakes...
Anyway, the biggest thing I knew I'd be missing was hummus. I practically ate it for lunch every day. So I found a recipe for cauliflower hummus and it was terrible. But it got me thinking that zucchini would be a great medium to make hummus. I looked it up and sure enough, I found a recipe and it's delicious!
My question is:
Now I really miss pita bread or pretzels to dip in it. I'm not a big fan of dipping vegetables in hummus, but I could get used to it I guess. Does anybody have suggestions for something I could use instead?
I'm open for anything.
Rice crackers. Or you could make seed and nut crackers. There are quite a few recipes online. You can fry your own corn chips in healthy fat. It depends what you include in your diet. If you make seed and nut crackers, I recommend using a dehydrator instead of a high temp oven. I like Mary's Gone Crackers; they're gluten-free, but you might not include the ingredients they're made with in your diet.
Yeah, I was checking out a lot of the gluten-free crackers at Whole Foods, but I wasn't sure about the rice or corn.
I like carrots and red peppers dipped in hummus, but you could also try making some Paleo bread and break off pieces of that to dip in it. Not sure how that would taste, though, since the Paleo breads I've had so far are made with almond flour and have a nutty flavor to them.
I don't know if it would work with this recipe, but in my pre-paleo days ( what would that be anyway? Cro Magnon ? ) I would sometimes spread chickpea hommus on my fried steaks.
Thick cut cucumber slices!
Pork Rinds. They are also great for dipping into guacamole and or sour cream.
I might try making some paleo bread - I found a couple recipes that look pretty good. Maybe I can roll it and bake it and get more of a pita bread consistency.
This recipe looks like it'll be close to what I'm looking for. I'll try it out and let you guys know!
Flatbread Recipe | REAL GRUBBIN
I would try dehydrated vegetables. Sweet potato, jikama, turnip and rutabaga chips in particular are very nice.