I have memories of cold winter mornings when my dad, my sister & I would head to the neighborhood of Belleville in Paris, and meet up with my aunt in order to eat a droh – a sweet and spicy cream of sorghum, which is typically Tunisian. The greyish-muddy colors was a bit off-putting at first but the flavor was awesome and it was very filling too!
According to Tunisia.com, droh is “traditionally eaten for breakfast, the equivalent of our porridge, it’s said to fill you full of energy to see you through the day. It’s a very common dish in Tunisia and throughout North Africa. Basically it’s sorghum flour cooked in water with powdered ginger and sugar.” You can find out more HERE (as well as the traditional recipe, which is gluten-free since it is made with sorghum)
I decided to make a paleo version of it (having struggled with blood sugar issues for a good part of my life, not to mention that grains make me hungry) which is equally tasty & comforting (not to mention that it only takes a few minutes for prepare)!
Ingredients (for 1 serving / pour 1 personne):
In a small saucepan pour the milk and the water, add the salt and whisk in the plantain flour until there are no lumps. Heat up on medium-low heat. Add the ginger and the optional ingredients. Keep whisking until the droh starts to thicken and get the consistancy of a cream. Then turn off the heat and add some honey. Enjoy!
Dans une petite casserole verser le lait et l’eau, ajouter le sel et la farine de banane plantain puis fouetter jusqu’à ce qu’il n’y ait plus de grumeaux. Chauffer à feu doux. Ajouter le gingembre et les ingrédients optionnels. Continuer de fouetter jusqu’à ce que le droh épaississe et qu’il ait la consistance d’une crème. Eteindre le feu et ajouter un peu de miel. C’est prêt, bon appétit!
This is one of my go-to breakfasts. No need to add any sweetener because it already contains ripe fruits. Of course all the ingredients are organic.
Ingredients (for 1 serving):
For the egg-free option: Substitute the egg with 1 tbsp of gelatin powder (I use Great Lakes or Vital Proteins)
Peel & cut the fruits into pieces then place them inside a blender. Add the spring water, the vanilla and the tahini. Blend until smooth. Then add the raw egg or the gelatin and blend again for a few seconds until fully incorporated. Et voila! Enjoy ;).
En Français (pour 1 personne):
Pour la version sans oeuf: Substituer l’oeuf par 1 càs de gelatine en poudre
Eplucher et couper les fruits en morceaux, les mettre dans un blender. Ajouter l’eau, la vanilla et le tahin. Mixer jusqu’à obtention d’un melange homogène. Ensuite ajouter l’oeuf ou la gelatine et mixer encore quelques secondes pour bien incorporer ce dernier ingrédient. Voilà, c’est prêt! Enjoy ;).
Why? Because it combines & blends the Paleo Diet with Ayurveda (which is usually based on vegetarianism).
“Drawing upon on his extensive training and clinical experience, Dr. Palanisamy skillfully separates fact from fiction, providing clarity on issues such as gluten sensitivity, misconceptions about carbs, meat-eating versus vegetarianism, good and bad fats, unknown superfoods (you’ll be surprised to see what’s included), nutritional supplements, and the critically important gut bacteria comprising your microbiome.
The Paleovedic Diet provides definitive, practical guidance on what to eat, how to move, how to sleep, how to manage stress, and even how to breathe…”
Not to mention the raving reviews both from the paleo and the medical communities:
” “The Paleovedic Diet represents the best of integrative medicine, combining ancient wisdom with modern science and functional medicine to create a definitive roadmap to health. In an engaging and easy to read style, Dr. Akil presents the most up-to-date, evidence-based health information available today. He sheds light on topics such as optimal nutrition, the 100 trillion bacteria that make up your microbiome, the best way to exercise, and powerful detox practices. He reveals the hidden healing powers of spices and shows you how to use Ayurveda to customize a diet that’s best for you. The Paleovedic Diet can help you lose weight, increase energy, and reverse disease.” —Mark Hyman, MD, eight-time #1 New York Times–bestselling author and functional medicine expert”
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I’m a French expat who’s been living in Southern California for the past 13 years (comme le temps passe!). I have a background in arts, fashion & textile design, and there’s nothing I love more than a good story (besides a good conversation maybe).
I’ve been gluten free for 10 years and grain free/paleo for 5 years. I am convinced that the body can heal itself for I have experienced it myself. I’ve always been interested in natural foods and alternative medicines. I’ve been cooking for 25 years as well as studying & using herbal medicine for almost as long. A lot of what I know is intuitive and self taught.
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