On a strict Paleo diet, dairy of any kind is not allowed, hence the controversy of this dessert. This is because dairy was not on the menu in the Paleolithic era. Aside from human milk in infancy. Our bodies are biologically designed to consume dairy until the age of two, because until then our pancreas produces lactase, the lactose digestive enzyme. Dairy however has its benefits. It is insulin promoting and aids in growth. For these reasons, for the right individual it can prove to be advantageous. The choice to consume dairy is yours. If you do, our recommendation is for  organic, pasture-raised, grass-fed, full fat and fermented. For those not on a strict Paleo diet, or a diet allowing dairy, we we recommend goat cheese, and in particular this delicious dessert of dates stuffed with goat cheese.

INGREDIENTS:

12 medjool dates

3 oz goat cheese

1/8 cup finely chopped pecans

STEPS:

1. Preheat oven by turning on broiler and placing the top rack close to the top

2. Slice dates lengthwise to remove the pit and to create space for the goat cheese

3. Stuff dates with goat cheese

4. Sprinkle the finely chopped pecans on top

5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and broil for 3 or 4 minutes

6. Allow to cool slightly before enjoying