I think the tapioca is a mostly glucose-based starch. Did I die? No. Did I even feel bad? No. In fact, it was satisfying and delicious. Living an otherwise paleo/primal life allows some leeway from time to time. It's like finding a honeybee hive or a ripe mango tree if you were a paleolithic human hunting and gathering. You know they wouldn't pass that up. Would you pass this up?
February 22, 2011
If you are orthodox paleo, don't read this...
Tonight I made pizza. The kind with a crust. Chewy inside, crunchy on the edges, hot melted raw milk mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, good salami, and crispy fresh basil leaves. It was a rare treat and it was good. I eat totally gluten-free so the crust was gluten-free. It was also grain-free and it came from a package (gasp!). It was Chebe brand, made from tapioca. I added romano cheese, 2 eggs, some olive oil, and some raw goat milk. I hand-pressed it onto my pizza stone, and added the sauce, mozzarella, salami, fresh basil. If you are counting, the Chebe mix is 17 g of carbs per serving (makes 10 slices of pizza). I ate two slices so no doubt I went over the limit of what some people think is paleo, but I've never been orthodox about anything and I certainly don't live the life of a deprived paleo monk. Paleo/primal is not a religion.