Friday Dinner, Dessert & Champagne

Paleo Rspberry Tart with Raw Whipped Cream
Paleo Raspberry Tart

Here was the one photo I snapped, but there are lots of others. And what an incredible meal it was.

To see the rest, head on over to Julie’s blog, Fraises et Tartines ("Strawberries & Toasts"). Not only has Julie put together an amazing set of photos, but you get the complete recipes, as well as the interesting story behind her wanting to do a paleo meal in grand fashion.

I’m not going to spoil anything, so head on over and have a look. OK, I’ll say one thing: how many people are going to have you over and make homemade butter for you? Check it all out.

On another note, I provided some of the entertainment for the evening. When I lived in France in the early 90s (Julie is half French and just returned from a month-long visit) champagne was almost everywhere, at all times for any sort of get-together or celebration. And, the French have a particular way of opening the bottle, which I demonstrate here. I’ll embed the YouTube version once it shows up there.

Finally, here’s some other creations from Julie’s blog that are very paleo friendly.

  • Chilled Coconut Carrot Soup
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Steak au Poivre & Happy Bastille Day!
  • Creamy Roasted Parsnip Soup
  • Creamy Cauliflower Soup
  • Kabocha Squash & Beer Soup
  • Herbed goat cheese and heirloom tomato salad

I have a suspicion that Julie’s going to be doing paleo meals on a reasonably regular basis. Trevor, her husband, is all for it.

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  1. David Nikoley on July 21, 2009 at 11:18

    Not much else to say……

  2. Julie on July 21, 2009 at 15:05

    Once again, thank you for your kind words, Richard! I had so much fun researching and creating this meal! Can’t wait to do it again sometime.

    I’m impressed that you went through all my posts and found the paleo-friendly recipes!! Wow! I’ll go through and label them paleo-friendly, so they’ll be easier to find next time.

  3. Michelle on July 21, 2009 at 17:27

    lovely food pics!

    off topic, but Richard, what say you about the ZERO carb diet and the folks who say that eating only meat is the “real” paleo way? i must say i find the idea somewhat compelling (though rather unpalatable) that a meat only diet was most likely what early man actually ate. when i think about what i would be able to eat if i was wandering around in the wilderness, it’s meat and leaves. i can’t say i have ever seen broccoli growing in the wild. where did all the veggies we eat nowadays come from anyway? the zero-carbers extoll the virtues of an all meat diet and believe it’s the healthiest way, that even veggies are not “fit for human consumption”. thoughts?

    • Richard Nikoley on July 22, 2009 at 09:17

      I think one’s diet ought to focus on meat as centerpiece, but I don’t buy the notion that vegetation is especially bad for us. I’m also skeptical of the value of the nutrition in veggies.

      Of course, the best way to enjoy veggies is to have them cooked in some sort of good fats.

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