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SAD food as the source of creativity?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 28, 2013 at 12:37 AM

So, I was thinking about all the foods we eat, and what we all know to be important for a healthy diet, but also how influential conventional/modern food is to this diet.

If you think about it, it's not like cavemen had a sense of creativity when cooking, especially compared to today, where we make so many different recipes using the same foods they eat.

What I find most interesting is that it is because of the modern foods we have this creativity! All the bad desserts and unhealthy foods we avoid, is our way to be more creative in making a paleo alternative!

So without SAD food, we wouldn't think to freeze a banana and blend it to make paleo "ice cream" or create paleo versions of muffins, cookies, even pasta! I sure know that even with a more limited diet in comparison to the SAD, I have become way more creative in the kitchen using conventional food as inspiration!

So, I guess I am asking all of you what your greatest conventional-inspired paleo masterpiece is, and how you feel about thinking of junk food as inspiration!

Just some food for thought! Thank you for your input!

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on January 28, 2013
at 04:43 PM

Paleolithic man built stonehenge and painted Erope's great cave murals. He had more time for creativity because he didn't farm or campaign large-scale warfare.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:25 AM

paha i was thinking the same thing. i've been making banana smoothies for years just because it tastes good- not because i'm being creative.

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on January 28, 2013
at 12:45 AM

Also, if this is way off course for some of you, I would love to hear your source of creativity and what you create with it!

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:15 AM

What exactly did "cavemen" cook? How do you know whether it was creative or not?

Hell cooking itself is one of the most creative things any species has ever done. And figuring out how to smoke and salt food to preserve it?

No you are right, putting a banana in a freezer is far more ingenious.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:25 AM

paha i was thinking the same thing. i've been making banana smoothies for years just because it tastes good- not because i'm being creative.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:07 AM

I dont think we can assume that paleolithic man wasn't creative. Maybe he was really creative with the choices he had, since food back then was both local and seasonal, and spoiled quickly. Plus didn't they have a bigger brain size? But I agree that eating Paleo is a great way to test your cooking skills!

37cc142fbb183f2758ef723a192e7a9d

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on January 28, 2013
at 04:43 PM

Paleolithic man built stonehenge and painted Erope's great cave murals. He had more time for creativity because he didn't farm or campaign large-scale warfare.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:56 AM

Paleo has made my life simpler.

Soup (throwing everything in boiling water and heat for 1 minute), juicing, eating raw, is the lazy man's way. Which is my way.

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