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Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Paleo French Cooking

Here is my 5 minute brain dump as part of this great series. Here goes …

I’ve always loved food. My love of food turned into a love of cooking.

Now that I live in France I have some of the best ingredients at my fingertips.

Being on the Paleo diet for almost a month I have become a lot more creative with the meals I make. Without rice, pasta and bread (even the gluten-free options) you have to try hard to make a nutritious, tasty and fulfilling meal.

It’s been a challenge from the day I moved to France as I am gluten intolerant and we have next to no dairy in our diet – NO cheese and bread … in FRANCE? Yes, it’s possible!

I’ve realised just how many French recipes are essentially Paleo – until you bring in the baguette!

I’ve decided to add a new section to my site called Paleo French Cooking. I’m really excited about it.

The biggest challenge is going to be getting out the camera and remembering the quantites of each ingredient I used as I tend to add a “bit of this and a bit of that” when I cook!

A friend asked if I’ll be cooking snails? Why not! 🙂

I guess I might have to cook rabbit at some point but I think they look like cats in the supermarket so I am not convinced.

My time is up and my tummy in rumbling!

Any French recipes that you’d like me to post that are gluten, lactose, salt and sugar free? I promise they’ll taste amazing!


This is my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post at all.things.fadra.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


Paleo French Cooking: Poulet Rôti (Easy Roast Chicken)

Poulet Rôti – or Roast Chicken is a staple dish all over the world.

Paleo French Cooking Roast ChickenIt’s very popular in France and it is SO easy to make.

You can put the chicken in the oven and kick back for a whilst it cooks.

Guaranteed to be a hit with all the family!

It’s 100% gluten and lactose free. And 100% Paleo!


Paleo French Cooking Presents:

Poulet Rôti (Easy Roast Chicken)

Preparation time: 5 mins. Cooking time 1hr.


  • 1 chicken (approx 1.2kg / 2.6lbs) – reduce cooking time if the chicken is smaller.
  • 1/2 tsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence or dried Tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp course ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / 380 F
  2. Place chicken in a baking dish breast side up
  3. Sprinkle dried herbs and onions on the chicken focussing mainly on the cavity
  4. Add pepper all over (you can add salt if you require but I don’t cook with it)
  5. Put the chicken in the oven on the middle shelf uncovered for 1 hour
  6. If you like crispy skin take the chicken out after 50 mins and with a spoon pour the chicken juices all over the chicken before returning to the oven for the final 10 mins.
  7. Voila! Easy and delicious.
  8. Best served with roasted vegetables, green beans or salad. You choose.
  9. Pour the jus (the gravy) that came off the chicken into a gravy boat or just pour over the chicken once served.

You can keep the chicken carcass and make a delicious chicken stock too.

Bon Appétit!