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Are you a Paleo Vampire ?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Is blood or foods made from blood anywhere in your diet?

Does the thought creep you out?


I'm currently missing the Stornoway Black Pudding I tried in Scotland during my honeymoon. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/nov/30/stornoway-black-pudding-bible

We decided to have a go at making black pudding - one of my all-time favourite foods. It's a sausage made from blood and fat, served fried. We filmed the whole thing for your joy and delight! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yRbHGEAHY4

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:22 PM

And there is Irish & French black pudding & blood sausage available on Amazon. Off to find out the ingredients...

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:57 AM

I have liked the taste of blood and liver since i was a kid. Saddly its now become very hart to find truly fresh blood. I can find it frozen in some grocery stores but butchers dont have truly fresh blood to sell anymore :( I would like to make some home made Boudain Noir.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:47 AM

I was reading how to prepare roast marrow bones. Then it hit me, wasnt humans eating marrow before. I had images of 2001 scene where monkey throw bones in the air. Then i went to internet to research what nutrions there is in marrow, and now i am here :D

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:44 AM

I made the blood cake once. I got the Fergus Henderson "Nose to tail" cookbook. It actually got me into paleo. :)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 11:36 PM

Campaign to use real blood ! Black pudding, Morcilla, Boudin Noir, Blutwurst whatever you wish to call them, they have been part of our food heritage for thousands of years. http://charcutieranglais.blogspot.com/2011/11/campaign-to-use-real-blood.html

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 11:33 PM

http://www.blackpudding.org/ is an amazing site i found just today.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 11:26 PM

ooooooooooooH! I want to make THAT! +1

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on November 17, 2011
at 11:06 PM

+1 for the "paleo vampire" part!

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on November 17, 2011
at 10:33 PM

My mother is Scottish by heritage. She would make us eat black pudding around the holidays. I will never forgive her for that. I do not like it. At all. At ALL!

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on November 17, 2011
at 10:22 PM

Good blood pudding is very tasty.

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on November 17, 2011
at 10:16 PM

I thought this thread was going to ask about people who have, vampire-like, attached themselves to the Paleo movement for personal gain. You know, the "Paleo-parasites."

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on November 17, 2011
at 09:29 PM

everyone click on this link for some beautiful food pictures! +1

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Black pudding, raw also contains: 14.8 g of carbohydrates, 9.1 grams of protein, 20.6 grams of fat and 43.0 mg of cholesterol per 100g serving. DEPENDING ON WHAT FILLERS ARE USED!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Black pudding, raw also contains: 14.8 g of carbohydrates, 9.1 grams of protein, 20.6 grams of fat and 43.0 mg of cholesterol per 100g serving.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:51 PM

+1 for the fur!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:44 PM

I tried v-pud, too... the stuff with blood was MUCH tastier!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:43 PM

"In 2005 the Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company introduced the "V-Pud", a vegetarian version of the Black Pudding."

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:41 PM

@Kamal - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pudding

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:33 PM

I don't have blood in my diet. Should I? If you convince me with at least one slightly supported argument, I'll try some.

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on November 17, 2011
at 08:49 PM

I have had some traditionally made Boudain years ago, it was delicious and we ate it with sauerkraut. I have never seen any since.

And forget the vampires as they must avoid the sun. Werewolves all the way.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:51 PM

+1 for the fur!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on November 17, 2011
at 11:26 PM

ooooooooooooH! I want to make THAT! +1

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on November 18, 2011
at 06:57 AM

I have liked the taste of blood and liver since i was a kid. Saddly its now become very hart to find truly fresh blood. I can find it frozen in some grocery stores but butchers dont have truly fresh blood to sell anymore :( I would like to make some home made Boudain Noir.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on November 18, 2011
at 06:47 AM

I was reading how to prepare roast marrow bones. Then it hit me, wasnt humans eating marrow before. I had images of 2001 scene where monkey throw bones in the air. Then i went to internet to research what nutrions there is in marrow, and now i am here :D

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on November 17, 2011
at 09:29 PM

everyone click on this link for some beautiful food pictures! +1

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on November 18, 2011
at 06:44 AM

I made the blood cake once. I got the Fergus Henderson "Nose to tail" cookbook. It actually got me into paleo. :)

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:47 AM

I am a vampire ...

I grew up in Yorkshire and black pudding was often eaten with a "cooked breakfast" of fried eggs and bacon (and maybe also mushroom, tomato and baked beans and even fried bread).

The black pudding was about three inches wide and we ate it fried in lard (rendered pork fat) until crispy around the edges. It was thickened with coarsely ground barley and has little chunks of pork leaf fat, which go delicious and melting when fried.

I went off it for many years but I've started eating it when we go to Normandy. They have a few kinds of boudin noir, there, one of them very similar to the Yorkshire type (falls apart when you fry it, though). I think they are all thickened with barley flour.

Our French neighbours are farmers and one of them keeps a pig or two. When the pig is slaughtered, they collect the blood and make boudin noir, which is only about 2 cm in diameter. They eat it mostly in canapes before a meal, in little slices.

I don't get on with gluten so the barley flour is a bit of a problem. But you have to have some treats, and the small amount of gluten doesn't seem to be bothering me at the moment.

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:57 AM

Great question. I would love to try making my own blood puddings and Asian soups but can't figure out where to buy blood. Any Boxborough/Boston area peeps have any tips? I'm still looking for a good and friendly butcher to become best friends with.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on November 17, 2011
at 09:53 PM

I LOVE Black pudding! My parents are English & I grew up with the stuff.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on November 18, 2011
at 02:22 PM

And there is Irish & French black pudding & blood sausage available on Amazon. Off to find out the ingredients...

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on November 17, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Blood sausage This food made it to my list for its name alone, but its name is only the beginning of the dreadful aspects of this food. Blood sausage -- sometimes referred to as black pudding or blood pudding -- is cooked pork meat mixed with beef blood, gelatin and spices. The blood is heated with the gelatin until it is thick enough to congeal.

Aside from the obvious reasons that make this food disgusting -- like the fact that it is made with congealed blood -- the stuff looks gross. Blood sausage is almost entirely black, which indicates the amount of concentrated blood that is cooked in it.

Okay, eating jellied black plasma is gross, but there are many redeeming health benefits to the stuff. Blood sausage is a very good source of protein and it is essentially carb-free, making it a perfect addition to your low-carb diet. Furthermore, there are relatively few calories in it, especially when compared with other types of sausage. Finally, blood sausage is rich in iron and zinc, two nutrients that are frequently missing from the average adult???s body.

So, if meat is your thing, and you???re ready for something entirely different, give blood sausage a try.

Read more: http://www.askmen.com/sports/foodcourt_150/156b_eating_well.html#ixzz1dzuG9f85

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