Christmas Eve this year, it was our turn to host the family gift exchange with Karen’s family. That meant it was our chance to put together some nice Primal dishes and appetizers to show that you can celebrate a holiday without a bunch of breads, pastas, and other not-so-good-for-you dishes. Even the pumpkin pie was primal and 100% gluten-free. (Now don’t get me wrong – there were a couple non-Primal items on the menu as well, mostly in the dessert category – but even those were very low in sugar and other bad stuff compared to your typical holiday fare.) So these next few days, I hope to showcase the dishes we made for this little get together.
One of my favorite appetizers is Bacon Wrapped Dates. Granted, the dates themselves have a pretty high sugar content; mass consumption would not be a recommended practice. But having one or four at a gathering or two during the holidays certainly won’t kill you…that is, if you can beat back everyone else wrestling to get their hands on them as well! And once you see how easy they are to make, I won’t blame you for making a batch in secret every now and again during the year too.