A few years ago, we studied early American history in our homeschool. This was my favorite year of our studies to date because American history, well, any history for that matter, was a huge, gaping hole in my public education. While teaching my kids, I learned so much about the founding of this great country of ours that I had never heard before. I was truly fascinated. I fell in love with our Founding Fathers. Thankfully, my kids felt exactly the same same and our enthusiasm was contagious. We got dad on the history bandwagon as well.
We loved this history stuff so much that we decided to take a big summer vacation and visit the primary spots involved in our country’s early days: Minuteman National Park, Yorktown Battlefield, Boston, Washington DC, Williamsburg, and of course, Philadelphia.
At the time, I had been following the paleo diet for a couple years, but I was so tempted by the intoxicating aroma of the Philly cheesesteaks wafting down the streets that I decided to indulge in a small one, bread and all. When in Rome, as they say. That was the last gluten I ever ate (knowingly) and it was worth it!
Philly cheesesteaks happen to be one of my husband’s favorite foods. When we eat out and a cheesesteak is on the menu, he almost always orders it. Now that he’s on the gluten free and mostly paleo bandwagon, it’s rare that he finds a cheesesteak with gluten free bread so I knew this was something I needed to work on.
Close on the heels of Eggroll in a Bowl success, I thought, why not Cheesesteak in a Bowl? And the result? One word: amazing! You have to make this. And if you feel like indulging and can find a good gluten free sandwich roll, by all means, make it a cheesesteak in a bun, but trust me, it is absolutely delicious without the bread. Cross my heart.
If you absolutely cannot eat any dairy, I’m sorry. Though honestly, the meat and veggie mix is so flavorful, you’ll be just fine. If you want to get a little of that creaminess that would come from the cheese, stir in a couple tablespoons of coconut cream or even coconut yogurt.