Are you interested in practicing nose-to-tail eating? This post contains over 100 recipes for organ meats/offal, bones (for broths), bony bits (like oxtail, trotters), and gelatin. If you are brand new to eating organs and are intimidated by a plate full of liver and onions, don't worry! There are quite a few recipes with hidden organs, plus many tips on how to sneak organ meats into your diet without even realizing it. But, if you love the flavor of offal, there are plenty of recipes that showcase their unique flavors, too. Enjoy!
In December 2009, I was 25 years old and weighed 210 lbs. I was obese for my 5'5" frame, never felt well, and was popping handfuls of pills every day just to get by. I was taking anti-depressants, anxiolytics, prescription sleeping pills, courses of Prilosec once or twice a month, acid-blocking pills or antacid tablets 1-3 times a day, anti-diarrhea pills several days a week, and I was constantly catching respiratory infections and frequently took courses of antibiotics.
Shortly after I went on the autoimmune paleo protocol I got a hankering for pâté. Unfortunately, most pâté recipes contain one or more non-AIP ingredients, like butter, alcohol, or prohibited spices. I had tried some AIP pâté that was just pureed liver, onion, and seasonings and I was not impressed with the texture. I wanted to mimic that rich, creamy texture that butter lends a pâté, yet I needed to keep it dairy-free. Check out the secret ingredient I used here to get that perfect silky smooth texture!
Pâté is a fantastic way to include liver in your diet, especially if you are squeamish about the idea of eating liver in the first place. This decadent recipe comes to the blog courtesy of Simone of Zenbelly and is from her newly-released cookbook: The Zenbelly Cookbook. Come grab the recipe, hear my review of the cookbook, and enter to win a copy of your own!