I’ve decided to start on my shopping list. Looking at page 16 of the book the list consists of:
1. Fresh meat, poultry, game and offal (I’ll pass on that one) including beef, chicken, duck, game birds, goat, lamb, pork rabbit, turkey, veal, venison, wild boar
2. Eggs – hens, quail, duck or emu (what?)
3. Fish (and fish eggs) or shellfish (tinned or fresh)
4. Fruit and veg – most fruit and most veg but no potatoes (no chips 😦 )
5. Nuts, nut butters, almond flour (but no peanuts as they are legumes, did you know?!)
6. Seeds – flaxseed, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower seeds
7. Oils and fats – avocado, coconut, hazelnut, macadamia, olive and believe it or not – lard and tallow (what?)
8. Drinks – filtered or spring water, herbal tea, coconut, freshly juiced and vegetables
9. Flavourings and sauces including fish sauce, curry, sea salt, coconut aminos, mustard, tomato, herbs and spices
10. Sweeteners such as raw honey and stevia (used in Paraguay and Brazil)
11. Coconut – flour, milk and shredded, unsweetened
For me, I may miss out the odd ingredient – not sure if I fancy offal or where to get stevia but everything else seems ok. It looks like there is no room for any carbs – no rice, no potatoes, not even buzz foods such as quinoa and such like. It does have almond flour though so I can make some pancakes and cookies.
The recipes seem simple but am slightly concerned there isn’t much of it! Lot’s of simple prawns and raw foods such as steak tartare, sashimi and quite veggie based. However, the diet’s supposed to get us out of our comfort zone and embark on a new regimen, so once I work through the list and explore the recipes then we can get going!