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Prosciutto, Date, And Nut Salad

Prosciutto date and nut salad

Prosciutto, date, and nut salad

The Paleovirtus womenfolk were having steaks.

I’d had a largish lunch, and couldn’t quite see myself managing a whole lump of beef.

I wanted a salad, but something with a bit of body behind it, if you follow.

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Paleo Chocolate Balls

Paleo chocolate balls

Paleo chocolate balls

Mrs. Paleovirtus and Paleovirtus Jr. were heading out on a shopping expedition.

“What are you going to do with yourself, then”, they enquired, unable to stifle sly grins as they clocked the state of the kitchen.

“Oh, tidy up the kitchen, play with the cat”, I said, “knock up an experimental batch of chocolate balls…”.

“Sounds interesting”, they said. “Let us know how you get on”. And with that they were off, discussing shoes and perfume, or something equally girly.

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Pecan Nut Stuffed Medjool Dates

Pecan nut stuffed Medjool dates

Pecan nut stuffed Medjool dates

This really is my kind of starter.

It honestly doesn’t get a great deal tastier or easier than this.

The one drawback is that they are so good, it’s sinfully easy to eat too many of them…



  • Medjool dates
  • Pecan nut halves


  • With a very sharp, small vegetable knife, carefully make a slit in the top of each date. Open the slit up with the point of the blade, and then gently lever the pit out of the date.
  • Insert 2 Pecan nut halves into each date. Serve, using all the self-restraint at your disposal to avoid eating every single one of them.