Friday, March 9, 2012

Primal/Gluten Free Baby Shower

I recently helped out with a baby shower for my sister-in-law, and while there would only be 2 paleo eaters - and coincidentally both crossfitters - in attendance (myself and the fabulous lady that took these pictures ) I still wanted a menu that stayed true to the I way cook/eat/live.  There was no mention of the party having a 'restrictive' menu of any kind, and there was no talk about missing this ingredient or that dish - it's just food people.  

I made a couple salads, a primal 'quiche' with sweet potato crust, some gluten free savory scones, and some grilled asparagus.   I think everyone had a full belly to welcome baby boy #2 to the Flynn family. 

More pictures and basic recipes after the jump!

Arugula Salad - arugula, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, citrus dressing: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part citrus juice (I used  grapefruit, lemon, honey tangerine, and blood orange), couple drops of champagne vinegar

Chicken Salad - salt & pepper grilled chicken thighs, spring greens, roasted asparagus, berry vinaigrette: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part while wine vinegar, pureed fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries), fresh herbs 

Quiche - sweet potato and yam 'crust', eggs, bacon, green onions, goat cheese.  Bake it all in a cast iron skillet and serve! 

Savory Scones - Cup4Cup, ham, gruyere, green onion, fresh herbs

 Thanks to the hostess Emily for opening her home and printing all the cute menu cards


Andrea Patricia said...

What a well put-together post Cassidy! And I'm totally not being biased by saying.. even though the pics are fabulous.. they don't do the yumminess of that food any justice!! You did such a great job and showed how easy and delicious eating paleo can be. And of course, thanks for helping us celebrate baby Rhys!

Bullitt said...

What a good looking spread!! I love that you didn't advertise "paleo/primal" and no one second guessed it. So's just food!


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