What's Greek food without pita? Still good… but with the Paleo pita, even better. I struggled with this recipe, I tested a few different methods, this was my favorite. I find grain free pita or naan tends to be egg-y, or more like a savory pancake, which has its place, just not in my tzatziki. It's a personal preference.
My perineum hurts. I know what you are thinking, you didn't realize we were good enough friends to talk about my perineum. Well, congratulations you are now in my circle. It's not really a VIP club, but it is a whole lot of fun, and always entertaining.
I know what else you are thinking: why darling Holley, does your nether region pain you? I can proudly announce it's because I rode my bike! That's right, my beautiful full suspension downhill bike. A gorgeous machine that has spent the last calendar year in storage collecting dust. I used to keep it in my living room, (I lived in 400 sq feet and it was on a trainer beside my couch). Seeing it every day I would be overcome with guilt and free it from the confines of the trainer and take it for a little rip.
I tell you though, out of sight, out of mind. I have pondered the idea of riding a couple times in the last year but decided the effort was all too much. Reading between the lines, I have talked myself out of riding. The last couple weeks has been stressful at work, and I'm feeling the effects of too much cortisol. A little physical activity every day is needed to help deal with that. I arranged to meet a friend for a little ride. It was hot, and I wanted to skip out, but I had committed.
I dug out my extremely fashionable and sexy, padded bike shorts. I wiggled into them and admired myself in the mirror for a few seconds. Obviously wearing them I would see the man of my dreams on the bike trail and he would be so overcome by my shimmering pants, my red face and heavy breathing he would wisk me away to live happily ever after. No. Padded bike shorts look good on very few people. I am not one of the few. The chamois in the back is faintly reminiscent of a full diaper, and from the front… camel toe? Too graphic? It's not hot. Add to it the leg elastics that squeeze my thigh fat. However, over a year since I had saddled up, I figured the bike shorts were better than a fashion statement. I tell you the expression “it's like riding a bike” makes it sound much easier that it really is.
By the end I was hot, sweating deep into my bike shorts, and my legs were quivering with every pettle pump. We went for 45 min. Round trip 1 and a half hours, and that included the 10 minutes it took me to find and wedge myself into my bike shorts. I feel good today aside from my perineum. I need more practice; have to build up my bike muscles. And I didn't see my dream man this trip; I'll have to be sure to show off my sexy shorts about town. Someone is bound to take notice.
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Grain-free pita with a little spice of it's own. Perfect for snacking, dipping or sandwiches!
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 egg
- 5 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil divided
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup tapioca flour, divided, 1/3 and 2/3
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine 1 tbsp olive oil with water and 1/3 cup tapioca flour.
- Stir in dill and garlic.
- Stir over low heat until it forms a ball or paste type texture. Set aside to cool.
- Combine remaining flour, olive oil, egg, baking soda, pepper and salt.
- Add paste or ball to the flour mixture and mix well.
- Knead the flour in until the ball is broken up, it will turn into a batter or runny dough. Be sure to mix in the ball or you will get little jelly spots in your pita. You can add a little more tapioca flour if you would like (2 tbsp or so).
- Spoon mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- With wet hands, press pitas out as thin as possible (keep hands wet or dough will stick to you).
- Bake at 350F for 18 min, flip over and bake 4 min on the second side.