Sunday, May 7, 2017

West African Safari Stew (Paleo) (Whole 30)

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with this traditional blend of West African flavors in a dish known as Maafe.

I was pleasantly surprised with this "tweak" on my usual chicken recipes. It's not a PB&J sandwich, but my guess is that kids of all ages will find the nut butter very appealing.

The sauce typically starts with ground peanuts cooked with the “Holy Trinity” of West African ingredients: tomatoes, onions, and chilies. A protein of mutton, beef, chicken or fish is added when available.

In the rainforest areas, from Sierra Leone to Ghana, it would be served with sweet potatoes. Where West Africa meets the Sahara Desert in Mali or Niger, couscous. And along the coastal areas, such as Senegal or Sierra Leone, rice.

Substitute almond butter for peanut butter in the "Well Fed" blog's recipe here for a protein-packed, anti-inflammatory dish. Serve with lettuce leaves, cauliflower rice (link here), or sweet potatoes for Paleo and Whole 30.

My Paleo Marin Rating: 4 Persimmons

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My Paleo Marin Rating 1-5 Persimmons

I try out these recipes so you don't have to (and modify them for Paleo where possible). The rating will reflect my opinion of the final result in terms of taste, ease of preparation, nutrition, and sometimes, cost.