“Are we eating paleo AGAIN????” moaned my not-so-keen-on-caveman-eating kids.

“YES!!!” I sarcastically groaned back with my paleo-loving-hands-wrapped-around-Primal-Cravings-cookbook. “We are!!” And that’s when I flipped to page 112 and read CRISPY CHICKEN FINGERS. Oh thank Tarzan! I found a recipe the kids just might get excited about.20130820-205438.jpg









Is this happening in your house?? Am I the only strung out-working full time-trying to be healthy-exhausted from complaints mom out there?? Please tell me I’m not alone. And if you’re in my boat, albeit a somewhat sinking one, then let me shine some light on your next family dinner. These CRISPY CHICKEN FINGERS WERE AWESOME!!!!!!! The kids loved them. I loved them. Darrin loved them. In fact, we all fought over them the next day for lunch. The only changes I made to the recipe is I used sunflower oil instead of palm shortening to fry them. I’ve used palm shortening before and I thought it left too much of a greasy residue in my mouth. The sunflower oil was better.


Also, I couln’t find tapioca FLOUR. So I used tapioca STARCH. Not sure if they’re the same thing or not, but until I can find that type of flour, the starch works just fine. I prepped the flour and egg wash in the morning and cut up the chicken. So when I got home from work that night, it was a pretty quick dinner to prepare. I usually get home around 7:20. We were eating before 8. That’s really good for us!


Here’s how to order Primal Cravings.  Hope you enjoy it!

And next time I’ll share the recipe that makes this book an absolute must!




About Wendy D

I was born in San Francisco and ended up marrying a rancher in Reno, Nevada. I have a big city job anchoring the 5 o’clock news but come home to the country where my husband’s family has ranched for 5 generations.


  1. Kathleen says:

    I look forward to the fried chicken recipe.

  2. you now who!! says:

    did you look at WInco for the Tapioca Flour? I’m pretty sure that’s where Ken got it. Eva was funny Sunday morning, I gave them toast and sausages for breakfast, she asked for more toast, I said “I bet your Mom doesn’t give you that very often!!” ;)

  3. Beck says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I made some with ground mixed nuts. I can’t wait to try your recipe. We are starting to get back to a paleo lifestyle here again :)

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