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Bacon Wrapped Avocado Wedges

Bacon wrapped avocado wedges

Bacon wrapped avocado wedges

I’d seen variations on this particular theme floating around the Paleoverse for quite a while, and wanted to see what they were like.

Then, as luck would have it, I just happened to have a packet of bacon and an avocado in and up for grabs. How fortuitous!

Okidoki, my porcine and fruity friends, let’s do this thing…

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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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Product Review – “Wild Chips” from “Wild Man”

Wild Chips

Wild Chips

Paleo snacks can be a bit of a problem.

Sure, there’s always fruit and nuts, or tinned fish, but they can become a bit samey if you’re away from home or on the road for more than a couple of days.

Sometimes, you find yourself yearning for something with a bit more “ooomph”. Something meaty.

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Gamle Kitans Nötblandning

Gamle Kitans nut mix

Gamle Kitans nut mix

“It Sounds Better With a Foreign Name”  Productions proudly present “Gamle Kitans Nötblandning”!

Eh? What?

Relax, it’s Swedish, mate. This fair Northern tongue means you no harm.

“Gamle Kitan” – means “Old Kitan”me in other words (“Kitan” is my Swedish nickname ).

“Nötblandning” simply means “Nut mix”.

This, then, is my own personal preferred blend of nutty goodness, my snack of choice for those awkward moments when I’m between bowls of fruit.

Books and articles on all things Paleo tend to oscillate wildly between 2 contrasting positions when it comes to the topic of fruit and nuts.

Some more or less advocate filling your proverbial boots, suggesting that your are free to eat until replete.

Others seemingly warn that the merest sniff of a banana or the very sight of a cashew nut will be enough to instantaneously triple your weight.

I’m just lucky then, I guess. I can scoff fruit by the bucketload, and enjoy a small bowl of nuts several times a day, without gaining weight.

Throw in a nice cup of tea, such as an Oolong, and you’re well on the road to snacky Nirvana…


 

Gamle Kitans Nötblandning

Ingredients

  • Cashew nuts
  • Pecan nuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Coconut flakes

Method

  • Simply place the nuts and coconut flakes in equal parts in a large lidded container. Shake well to mix thoroughly.
  • The coconut flakes have a tendency to sink to the bottom of the container, so get in the habit of giving it a good shake before each serving.

I DO give a fig, actually…

Fig, nuts, grapes

Fig, nuts, grapes

I’ve just spent a frustrating couple of hours persuading a bathroom door and a bathroom door handle and lock that seemed from the outset doomed to hate each other until the end of time that they were in fact destined to live happily ever after.

Negotiations were not proceeding well, so I was forced to play my trump cards – a large hammer and an enormous drill.

Mission accomplished.

A prolonged work session in a small, hot, cramped space does tend to take it out of you. I was in need of a quick, nutritious snack.

Enter stage left – A fig, accompanied by a handful of walnuts and cashew nuts, and a few handsome grapes.

That should keep the furnace well stoked until breakfast time, and no mistake. Needs a cup of tea, though. Positively screaming out for one, truth be told.

Tea, Earl Grey, hot. Don’t mind if I do, Captain.

Time to get the kettle on…