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Paleo Glazed Blueberry Biscuits Review

blueberrybiscuittrayI have said before that I am not a cook, nor do I play one on TV. But I can follow instructions and typically have things come pretty close to the recipe, even if it isn’t perfect.

blueberrybiscuitsflatThis, on the other hand, is not even close. Do you see how flat these things are? And how the color is completely off too. These are not your typical biscuits. I wanted this recipe to work so badly because these Glazed Blueberry Biscuits are a copycat recipe to emulate Bo-Berry biscuits from Bojangles, one of my favorite treat foods of all time.  Plus it only had a few ingredients in it and the picture looked really nice too. But now I think that the the picture is of someone else’s dish, and not the author’s because I was away off.  I used coconut sugar since I am Paleo, as they say in the recipe, so that is probably why the color is so brown versus more of a white. But there is no reason for them to be this flat when compared to the recipe.  I thought they tasted pretty decent, but the rest of the family couldn’t get past the presentation of the brown blobs with sugar on top.

I think I’ve determined that coconut flour bread recipes just aren’t ideal unless there is another flour in the mix as well.  So, from here forward I’ll likely look for recipes that have a mix of coconut and almond or something else to see if that makes it a little more wheat-like. I have tried banana bread with it as well, and while it works decently, it still isn’t quite as smooth as gluten-containing bread.
I definitely won’t be doing this again anytime soon, though I think if I could get them to rise a bit more and not be so spongy, it might be more likely.

Paleo Pizza and Baked Squash Fries Review

Some nights you go for hardcore paleo, and some nights it is about keeping everyone happy within reason. Tonight was somewhere in between.

Tonight the plan was to have pizza and a veggie. We’d had some grilled squash and zucchini earlier this week, and we had just a couple left to use for something else. I had remembered saving Against All Grain’s Baked Squash Fries and thought that might be a good addition to pizza night.

Typically we just use the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Dough. Not because it is paleo, since it’s not, but because it is really tasty and gluten free. So no one in our house has to have stomach troubles afterward, and pizza night is always a hit.

But tonight I wanted to change it up a bit. My kids still had the Bob’s Red Mill, but I tried out a Paleo Pizza dough that looked simple enough to put together without much thought on my part. Because, honestly, a lot of nights, that is what helps me choose what route we go for dinner over a more complicated meal, especially when it’s just me and the kids.

So, the results.  Obviously I am not a chef, nor an amazing food photographer like a lot of other bloggers I follow, so this is the real deal. Below is my plate for the night. My Baked Squash Fries look totally different than AAG, but they still tasted very good when dipped in marinara sauce.

My Plate Tonight
My Plate Tonight
Baked Squash Fries, not as pretty as AAG
Baked Squash Fries, not as pretty as AAG

The kids’ pizza was partial Kerrygold Dubliner cheese and part Daiya Tapioca cheese since the little man can’t yet have dairy. Both had tomato sauce and pepperoni.  Baby girl wanted red pepper and little man wanted green pepper, so they added those and, as always, it was a hit.

Bob's Red Mill Pizza - minus egg
Bob’s Red Mill Pizza – minus egg

My pizza, at least what was left on the pan, was sauce, pepperoni, Dubliner cheese, red and green pepper, and onion. I wasn’t sure about this recipe just because in the article, the author commented that it was more of a batter than a dough, and he was right, but it was surprisingly tasty. It was almost more like an italian breadstick with toppings rather than a pizza dough.  Not as crunchy and hard as pizza dough, but packed with flavor.

Paleo Pizza
Paleo Pizza

Lessons Learned

The next time I make both of these, I will probably back off on the italian seasoning. It was a bit overwhelming with all of the basil and oregano in the mix, but still good. But I think the squash fries would have been more of a hit with the kids if I had used less since their palates are a bit more tender than mine.

Overall it was a very good and successful meal that I will likely do again, especially since pizza night happens at our house every week or two and squash and zucchini will be coming in over the next few weeks in the garden.