Guest Post: Predominantly Paleo's EPIC AIP Round-Up & New Recipe for Carnitas atop Yuca Cakes with Avocado Cream

Guest Post: Predominantly Paleo's EPIC AIP Round-Up & New Recipe for Carnitas atop Yuca Cakes with Avocado Cream

By now I am sure that most of our readers are familiar with our “Guest Blogger Wednesdays” where we feature a new Paleo blogger that we have been digging on lately. Jennifer is the talented blogger behind the site Predominantly Paleo, and when I saw her recipe for Paleo Empanadas with an AIP option, she flipped and immediately asked her to guest post! Actually, a lot of the recipes on Jennifer’s site have convenient AIP modifications, and that got us thinking – let’s do a round-up!

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is why I don’t eat certain foods that are paleo-compliant, like egg whites and nightshades. I detail all of that in my autoimmune posts, and also a summary in my review of The Paleo Approach here. If you’re not sure what AIP (autoimmune protocol for paleo) means, we recommend you start with those posts first. For those of you who do know and are desperate for recipes free of nuts, seeds, eggs, nightshades, chocolate, coffee, booze and all the rest of the things you miss…  Jennifer has pulled together OVER 50 recipes that are AIP friendly, or have easy AIP modifications. She has also included a brand new recipe for her Carnitas atop Yuca Cakes with Avocado Cream, so make sure you read to the end of this post to get the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 pork roast (3-4 pounds, pasture raised when possible)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (omit for AIP)
  • 4 cups beef broth (homemade best option for AIP)
  • 3 cups yucca (one big yuca root – peeled, coarsely chopped, and boiled for 20-25 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground garlic salt
  • Additional avocado oil for frying
  • 2 avocados
  • Large handful cilantro
  • 4-6 tablespoons flax milk (or coconut milk for AIP)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground garlic sea salt
Read the whole recipe on Paleo Parents