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7/31/12 1:21 P

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By the way, here's a link for pasteurizing your eggs: bakingbites.com/2011/03/how-t
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And I make my mayo the same as Dori - sometimes I swap out the vinegar and use balasmic or red wine if I'm making 'fancy' mayo as the Awesome Hubby calls it. :)

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7/30/12 11:17 P

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Thanks for the recipe will try it this weekend! I usually make my smoothies with spinach,kale or mixed collards and dandlion greens,1/4 c blueberries and a few chunks of peach or mango and chia seeds! D

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7/30/12 10:57 P

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My simple recipe for mayo using an immersion (stick) blender: in blender cup place 11/4 c LIGHT olive oil
1/4 cup egg substitute or 1 pasteurized egg
1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar
1 T water
1/4 t salt
1/2 t mustard your choice


I always use extra light olive oil. Don't like it made with evoo.
Blend all together until nicely mixed takes only a few seconds.

I won't use raw eggs since we got food poisoning from one.

Edited by: DORI36 at: 7/30/2012 (22:59)
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DAKOTA, green smoothies, being centered on raw food and greens is very Paleo! You just have to watch the amount of fruit for the carb content... Paleo is about keeping carbs in the 50 - 150 gram range 'for the whole day'. My favourite green smoothie is lots of spinach, a whole small lemon (rind and all - Meyer is best!) and an avocado... 28 grams of carbs... if you substituted a banana, it would be 45 grams of carbs... so you can see it is about the type and how much of fruit you use.

For anyone not familiar, 'Green Smoothies' are part of the raw food movement, much more than a regular smoothie with greens added, and don't usually include protein powder, or dairy. A green smoothie is MUCH healthier and starts with and is mostly greens, with some fruit added for sweetness to compliment the greens. There's a whole nutritional (healing) philosophy attached.

I LOVE them and they are part of my own nutritional plan. Here are my favourite resources... check it out:

The First Green Smoothie
www.rawfamily.com/green-smoothie

Green Smoothie Questions
www.rawfamily.com/green-smoothie/gre
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Green Smoothies Blog
greensmoothiesblog.com/

Green for Life
greenforlife.com/
(the book that started it all for me... VERY good)

3-Day green Smoothie Challenge
www.terawarner.com/green-smoothie-ch
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ENJOY!!!!



....as for Mayo recipes, there are dozens of version on the internet... just google Paleo Mayo... it's about personal preference and taste. It is EASY, and once you know the method and basic ingredients (eggs, oil, lemon juice), you can play with the ingredients to your own taste.... I add everything.... spices, garlic, chopped herbs.

I'd still like to know if anyone has tried to using warmed coconut oil, or if anyone knows of a cold-pressed MUFA dominant sunflower seed oil?

Okay here's a site that suggest baconnaise (using bacon fat) and they've also used the coconut oil!

paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-mayonna
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7/30/12 8:35 P

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I love all the ideas here.I have 2 questions does anyone have a recipe for homemade mayo they can post? and I saw mention of green smoothie.I love green smoothies and feel terrific after having one,is this acceptable on paleo? Diane

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Thanks for all the great ideas - I like keeping it simple!

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Ramona and Egalitaire have delicious sounding ideas. I wasn't specific enough about staying simple, which is what I generally do, and I also try to make bigger batches so I have "planned overs" for another meal or two. So when I make Paleo pancakes or waffles, for example, I make enough for another couple of meals, and then they are quick and easy to reheat in a toaster oven.

I am not much of a snacker, but when I am, I tend to go with nuts or a piece of cheese, or maybe almond butter on a celery stick. Occasionally a hard boiled egg. My favorite breakfast is diced bacon fried with chopped onion, when almost browned add chopped chard till it wilts, add a couple of eggs, stir around until scrambled and cooked. Reheats well too if you make a big enough batch to have leftovers. I guess you could put everything except the eggs into cupcake tins (after browning and wilting of course) put the beaten eggs on top and bake and then you'd have instant reheat-able breakfast for a couple days. Sub spinach or broccoli for the chard, or add other veggies instead. Also works well as a "quiche" if you add a little coconut milk to the eggs to make the custard. Or as a frittata. We had that for lunch yesterday.

Start playing around with the good, simple stuff. It's fun ;-)


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About your mayo... I've been making my own mayo for years now, but what has changed for me is that now I want a super quality, non-grain/vegetable oil. I don't like olive oil for this... too distinct a taste.

Since we're from the same (comparatively) neck of the woods, what do you use and where do you get it?

Have you tried using warmed coconut oil?

Ideally, I'd like to find a high quality, cold-pressed sunflower seed oil....

Though we just don't snack a lot anymore (one of the benefits of eating Paleo... meals go a long way, LOL), snacking around our house leans heavily on hard cooked eggs, cold roast, nuts, olives, fruit, yogurt, green smoothies, canned fish on cucumber rounds, almond butter on celery... I will often just have a spoon of coconut oil sprinkled with chipotle pepper (husband and daughter think me weird), LOL!



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7/30/12 3:15 P

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+ 1 to Ramona's comments - simple does not mean boring, repetitive or tasteless.

I have always cooked 90% of our household meals and previously spend hours preparing them. I spend way less time and I find they taste better.

For me snacks are things like radish/cucumber salad with ginger and green onions and an avocado, or raw veggies, cheese and almond mix, a hard boiled egg with homemade mayo (this doesn't take long to make once a week).

Not trying to find a replacement for pancakes, bread and desserts has worked very well for me. The other thing that has worked well is to plan in advance - always have some food prepared, avoids the temptation to make unhealthy choices.

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I love all the advice!! And yes, I do think right now, I need to keep it as simple as I can. Like for lunch, I had tuna, mixed with a hard-boiled egg, a little mayo and spicy mustard, onions, with sliced tomatoes on the side. Tonight is a delmonico steak, a big salad, and steamed cauliflower. My biggest problem is snacking - but I'm slowly figuring that out, especially with all the help from my fellow Paleo pals!!

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While Dori's suggestions are great, I have a different take... one of the aspects of Paleo that appeals most to me is just how simple (less time in the kitchen) - yet DELICIOUS - food can be.

Imagine your meals as simply protein, fat, vitamins:

*grill a steak, finish it with a pat a butter and have a handful of cherry tomatoes and a cucumber cut up on the side
* for breakfast, poach 2-3 eggs and have them on a huge bed of lettuce and few slices of chopped bacon... let the yolks 'dress' the lettuce... with a bowl of berries
* grill a whole, fresh, wild caught slamon and have it with grilled mixed veggies drenched in butter... mix the leftovers with whole cream, salt/pepper and serve atop a plate of fresh salad greens, radish, celery and cucumber
* roast a piece of pork or beef or a whole chicken and serve with a rich gravy (use tapioca starch to thicken) and cauliflower rice... eat the leftovers cold with slices of tomatoe and an avocado drizzled with olive oil and lemon/lime juice
* halve a zucchini or eggplant, hollow out and fill with quality and highly seasoned ground beef, bake and serve with tomatoe slices drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh choppped basil
* make a meal out of a handful of nuts, and a bowl of fresh figs, drizzled with greek yogurt
* bake a whole sweet potatoe, smother it in butter, salt and chipotle pepper... serve it with steamed green beans and chorizo sausages

...basically, use Paleo to discover the taste of whole food again *without* worrying about recipes and preparation... remember (or relearn) what your favourite spices and herbs are

...pick, wash, eat
...'kill', dress, brown, eat
...gather, put on plate, eat

For awhile don't even try to replace things like brownies, bread, rice pancakes, etc. The cleaner your diet becomes, the more satisfying simple food is. Just eat fresh, whole food... I don't know how anyone can manage to get 'bored' with that.

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Here's a good place to start: robbwolf.com/what-is-the-pale
o-diet/me
al-plans-shopping-guides/


and also there's www.savingdinner.com and signing up for their menu mailer, which includes a paleo menu mailer.

Basicaly, keep it simple and don't worry about assigning a label to the food. Eat single ingredient food 90% of the time and anything that has a label should have easily identifyable ingredients.

I get everything I need at Safeway/Publix, Costco/Sam's, or Trader Joes. THere's no reason to seek out super specialty shops unless you want to. :)

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Thank you so much for all the tips! I don't go into the regular supermarket, except for Publix, who has a great organic section. Mostly, I shop at local produce markets, Whole Foods, and a local butcher.

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Advice, ideas: Eat whole foods. Organic and local whenever possible. I assume you know what whole foods mean: fresh, no additives, no chemicals, nothing you can't pronounce, avoid anything processed as much as possible. An exception would be things like coconut milk or coconut oil....someone had to do something to get them into the container.

Really look at your produce department and where you live you have access to a ton of great produce, much more than people who live away from FLA and CAL. Eat tons of veggies, all different kinds. Try new ones, it's amazing how many you'll enjoy. Meats, chicken and fish/seafood without antibiotics, and uncured (no nitrates, nitrites.) Sure they cost a little more , but think about what those chemicals do to harm your body. Besides, when you cut out the junk, your grocery bill will actually go down. A few nuts and nut butters. Healthy fats, like coconut oil. Google recipes you'd like to try the Paleo way be entering the name of what you'd like + Paleo, ex: "Paleo brownies recipes" and "Paleo menus." You'll find tons of info. In just a few months, I have filled two notebooks with some I've downloaded from the internet and they are so delicious that non-Paleo friends can't tell the difference. Here's a link to start you off (sign up for the newsletter). nomnompaleo.com/?utm_source=Nom+Nom+
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You may want to change WHERE you shop. I almost never go into a supermarket anymore because they don't have much I can eat. I shop at places like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, farmers markets, produce stores, meat markets that specialize in grass fed no antibiotic meats and eggs, and local farmers/CSAs.

Buy cookbooks or borrow from the library. Amazon has a lot of them listed. Read the reviews.

Good luck, and remember to think about what you CAN have, not about what you can't. BTW, my DH is not doing Paleo, but he eats what I eat/cook and ADDS some of his own choices like bread, potato chips or cookies from the bakery. I make Paleo tortillas once a week and that serves as my bread for wraps or as a side with a meal.

Edited by: DORI36 at: 7/30/2012 (10:11)
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New goal for this week - I have to take it in small bites! - nothing out of a box or can for one week....wish me luck! Any advice, recipes, meal plans will be more than welcome - I am trying not to get bored with my eating plan~ but I love Paleo!!

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