I'm about to begin canning for the first time and several recepies call for either pectin, sugar or both and I was curios to know if there are any substitutions for either that are paleo and if pectin is ok.
According to my mother (I don't can much), sugar is only needed for flavor, and pectin is only needed if the fruit you are using doesn't have enough natural pectin. Pectin is naturally present in pears, apples, guavas, quince, plums, gooseberries,... (more)
I personally am looking to side step the adverse effects that triclosan is having on my body, but am unsure how to do so. The hospital I work at only has handsoap with Tricolsan based hand soap. And with working as an ER tech, I wash my hands... (more)
In reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, he makes a thought provoking statement. "Real food doesn't have or need a nutrition label. The more labels you read the more garbage you're buying." After thinking about this, I realized that I... (more)
Eh I do a blend of both. As much as I would love to eat all whole/real foods, I do enjoy my almond milk and a few random things that require checking labels. For the most part it's meat, fat and veggies..but heck, I ain't perfect.
Since I'm a Caveman, I want to start using things that are naturally found on the planet. I want to smell good, have healthy/teeth skin and clean my body with things like fruits, herbs, natural deposits of minerals, etc. I think it's great ancient... (more)
To make your own scrub you can use the ground beans for filter coffee after making coffee out of them. It's not as strange as it may sound and you wont end up smelling like coffee :)
Polish recipes seem to be very high fat, and with good ingredients except for the wheat. I would like to try making my own Polish food but can find much online(or Im not trying harder lol) except for pierogis. Some of the sites claim they are old... (more)
Hi, my name is Bina and I'm new to paleo. I'm looking for recipes which I could cook and because I love to eat asian food, I'm wondering if it is safe to use ingredients like: soy sauce, thai fish sauce, oyster sauce or corn starch? It's not... (more)
Arrowroot is pretty amazing for thickening. Looks just like cornstarch. Wheat-free Tamari for soy sauce. You could probably make up some fish sauce using the Tamari and various fish extract/concentrate/flavoring products.
Community co-op-type grocery store for grassfed meats, liver, bones for stew Trader Joe's for cheap wine, parmesan Reggiano, ground beef, Kerrygold butter, frozen wild-caught salmon, cod, halibut, and sole Costco for lamb and cheap cuts of meat... (more)
You're not at all unusual - in fact I find it perfectly consistent. The same mindset of resourcefulness and making the most of what you have (= healthy Paleo eating) has also ultimately led you to source well in your grocery shopping. Here's my... (more)
I am developing a freely available online resource that will provide detailed information of restaurant menu options/modifications and ingredients in the DC metro area. The idea is to conduct all the investigative work up front for the community... (more)
As I was taking a shower this morning, I casually decided to read the ingredient label on the generic hair conditioner I use daily. In addition to the laundry list of complex molecules the likes of which send shivers down the spines of even the... (more)
I would use a blended date or another dried fruit that is sweet without tartness. Alternately, you could use a tart dried fruit (like apricot) and omit the tamarind.
I was wondering if the following are acceptable for a Paleo eating plan? Vanilla extract Coconut sugar (palm sugar) Dried fruits (no added sugar) Guar gum Xanthan gum Xylitol Thanks!
I have had some very recent epiphanies! Success! I feel that early on in my paleo experimentation I was working more on metabolic issues...I've lost 30 lbs and no longer suffer the very wide-range of food cravings, sugar crashes, need to... (more)
List some things to avoid. There are some really obvious ones, like sugar and fructose and MSG, but what about the sneaky ones, that aren't well known or talked about much? I'm thinking about odd chemical names, and things I've never heard of. ... (more)
Cooking paleo makes me be more creative in a kitchen. I use more herbs, more spices, find interesting ways to use eggs, etc. What's the most creative/adventurous paleo thing you've made?