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Cornbread Dressing

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Created September 25, 2012 at 9:55 PM

OK - I have been trying to follow a more primal diet for a while now and do well other than Scotch, which I absolutely refuse to give up. But I have a question - the holidays are coming up, I live in the south, and cornbread dressing is commandment #1 in the southern holiday cooking bible. I LOVE it, look forward to it between holidays every year, and now find myself anticipating either a miserable thanksgiving or, well, cheating. I happen to be the cook so I do control the ingredients, so.. it's a long shot but does anyone know of a paleo dish that would work instead?

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Good point! After reading these responses I've decided to make it as usual, just with gluten-free cornbread, and just try to limit my portions.

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Thanks! Looking up gluten-free cornbread right now!

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Thank you! I don't have any food allergies and anything like that that I know of - just eating primal because it's healthy. I will most definitely keep some chicken stock for that purpose.

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on September 25, 2012
at 10:58 PM

My two cents: just make it as normal, eat it and enjoy it during your holiday fare (unless you are actually allergic or severely intolerant of the original ingredients).

I wouldn't try to clone it with almond flour or coocnut flour or whatever. Because -- "flour is flour - nutrient-depleted junk" to quote Peggy Emch (Primal Parent: source). I know a lot of Paleo peeps really get into making substitutions but to me, they are still far, far from eating "like a dinosaur," hunter/gatherer, or any other ancestral entity.

Just be prepared after the holiday celebrations are over, with some good home-brewed chicken stock to help heal and restore your gut.

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Thank you! I don't have any food allergies and anything like that that I know of - just eating primal because it's healthy. I will most definitely keep some chicken stock for that purpose.

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on September 25, 2012
at 11:24 PM

Screw paleo on holidays, eat the standard fare, it's not (likely) going to kill you.

Probably the best alternative you could do is make gluten-free cornbread (Google knows how to make this) and use that to make dressing.

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Thanks! Looking up gluten-free cornbread right now!

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on September 26, 2012
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IMO, if you want it that badly, just go for it. Don't eat a ton of it, of course, but a few bites won't kill you.

Don't think of it as cheating. Cheating make this sound like a diet. It's splurging!

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Good point! After reading these responses I've decided to make it as usual, just with gluten-free cornbread, and just try to limit my portions.

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