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10/11/09 9:23 P

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OMG, rutabaga- you are Canadian! it is our national fruit this time of year, lol!....MJ

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10/11/09 2:02 P

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Hubby and I tried rutabagas the other night. They could definitely be used in place of potatoes in a lot of recipes.

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I'll use green leaves (eg collards, cabbages, romaine, iceberg) as a "bread" substitute for sandwiches. If I use cabbage, I'll cut out the center. I saw someone online say they "marinade" the greens in salt/lemon juice, but I haven't done that. There must be a reason, but I forget ... I'll come back to edit if I remember. (It makes it soft and easier to roll.)

I learned from reading about RAW diets to also halve lengthwise cucumbers, scoop out the seeds (I still eat them!), and fill with makings (ie tuna or chicken salad). You can also halve the cuke the other way, scoop out the seeds and fill - this is called a "gorilla sandwich". Good filler ideas here: www.gorillasandwich.com/

I found the reference to the greens I mentioned above: (I'm hungry!) lol: phytofoods.blogspot.com/2009/08/cila
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10/5/09 8:45 P

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I made these last night, without the syrup because I don't tolerate artificial sweeteners well. (I used water to substitute.) It wasn't very sweet that way, even with the stevia. It was more like wheat bread, but still good.

Dizneegirl's Coconut Flax Muffins

2 eggs
1/8 tsp stevia, or to taste (equal to 1/2 cup sweetness)
dash salt
2 Tbs DaVinci (I used german chocolate cake)
1/4 cup coconut oil
4 Tbs melted butter
1/3 cup vanilla whey protein
1 cup flax meal
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients and let rest several minutes. Fill 6 muffin tins (I use a silicone pan, you may need to grease metal pans) and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes, until top springs back when lightly touched. Remove from pan and let cool. Makes 6 muffins.

Servings: 6

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10/5/09 9:15 A

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I love plantain. We have a large Hispanic population so we can almost always get it.

Sometimes I will jsut take it and bake it in the oven until it is soft. Then put some apple butter on it. What a lovely sweet treat it is.



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emoticon - I'll just have to find another spice!
Thanks for reminding me about plantain- we don't always see it here in our stores but on occasion it does come in. Our son lived in Guatemala for a year and introduced us to it when he returned.

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10/5/09 8:38 A

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Mollie, I don't appreciate being boiled thank you very much... emoticon

I like to have plantain. If it is still green I will boil it with garlic and mash it like potatoes. Or slice it and fry it, they taste sort of like french fries, but better. When they are sweet, ripe, you can boil them and mash them and then add a little milk (if you use dairy) and have it for a dessert.

For other things I just don't eat it too often. I will use the cauliflower substitute for curries and such because who wants to waste the yummy sauce.

I also make crackers from almond meal and flax meal because sometimes I just want something crucnhy like that with a dip.

Oh, and the carrot cake cookies of course, which are made with almond meal and coconut.

For frying, like a chikcen tender I use almond meal, flax meal or pork rinds. Or a mixture of all three, the pork rinds are inexpensive so they make a good filler, but the almond meal tastes so yummy, mixing the two makes it less pricey.



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Turnips- I should have said rutabaga which are the big yellow and sweet rather than the small, slightly bitter white turnip. I just cut them into cubes, toss in oil and roast. They are also good boiled and then mashed with a bit of butter and nutmeg. Some folks call them swedes.

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10/3/09 11:54 P

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Wow, those look amazing! I'll try them with coconut flour and fry them in coconut oil, and we can compare results!

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10/3/09 11:33 P

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I'm going to try these cauliflower fritters with almond meal instead of flour. They sound nice.

www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/rachae
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I actually agree with you -- I just have a husband who has not completely embraced the paleo lifestyle! I have found that a little creativity goes a long way. The stuffed squash I made yesterday didn't take more than 40 minutes from start to finish, and hubby stood there and drooled the entire time!

I've never tried turnips before. Are they like parsnips where you have to steam them for a while before they're comfortably edible?



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Zucchini and spaghetti squash, mashed turnips and caulliflower. I have actually found it easier to not try to find substitutes but to just go without. Pasta was a huge part of our diet- not any more and we don't miss it- I think we ate it because it was easy and it was cheap. Cheap=eating more than one needs- now without it our portions are smaller and focused on veggies and protein. As time goes on we find it easier and quicker to make paleo meals rather than the "before paleo" meals...MJ

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I'll be honest, sometimes I crave a food that once upon a time was grain-based, so I thought maybe, in the spirit of "What did you eat for dinner?" we could share some no-grain ideas.

When I make curry, I rice some cauliflower in the food processor instead of making actual rice. I've also peeled zucchini into "noodles" for pasta.

I used eggplant slices once in place of lasagna noodles. It tasted good, but honestly it turned out more like a casserole than a lasagna!

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Anyone else?

Edited by: DBCLARINET at: 10/3/2009 (17:19)
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