You might have seen a little post I put up last week, promising to be kinder to myself. Part of that is loosening the reigns on how I eat and just allowing myself to enjoy food again because food, especially cooking, is a huge part of who I am. This recipe reawakened that spark in me and I wanted to share it with you as it really is delicious. But, first I thought I would incorporate a little health update here as it's relevant and many of you seem to enjoy those types of posts.
So, as I mentioned above, cooking is something I really love but, it fell by the wayside over the last 10 months as I ate with army-like precision. Yes, it got results but, it wasn't sustainable so, my first foray into the newfound sugar-free cooking territory was this incredible bread from IQSFL. Sarah Wilson calls it her Paleo Inside-Out Bread because the sandwich fillings are inside the the bread. I'm sure you could substitute other fillings but, I make it as Sarah suggests as it results in in a deliciously savoury loaf that is perfect with eggs for breakfast.
150g almond flour/meal
1 1/2tsp apple cider vinegar
1tbsp chopped parsley
50g pitted olives, halved
125g grated courgette
50g diced ham
50g grated parmesean cheese
2tbsp pumpkin seeds
This is probably the simplest bread you will ever make. No yeast, no kneading, no proving. Just bung the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients (including the olives etc.) in another bowl and then add the wet to the dry. Mix it all together really well, pour into a lined loaf tin and top with pumpkin seeds. Pop it in the oven at 160C and check it after 35 minutes - if a skewer comes out clean, it's done. However, I found that it took around 55 minutes in my oven. Allow to cool before slicing.
I got 13 slices from one loaf and froze them in a zip loc bag with greaseproof paper between each slice. I tend to eat one slice with my breakfast on gym days as need the extra carbs and it keeps me really full until lunchtime. Also, if you are low carbing and missing toast; a slice of this, toasted with some real butter is everything!