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Jumped the shark, or time to eat the shark?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 01, 2011 at 3:20 AM

Recently, having been paleo for about two years, my diet has, I might say, broken into pieces, or rather deconstructed in a sense, meaning: for dinner tonight I had oysters, almonds, a cucumber, a banana, and a couple pieces dark chocolate. I have an alligator meat sausage waiting for me for breakfast, which I'll cook and eat along with a small pumpkin, and I'll also have a cup of coffee with a bit of cream in it. On the one hand, I am intrigued with the novelty of my diet, but on the other hand, I have surely strayed far away from the SAD. Has anyone else become startled by their new food choices? Does anybody else feel like their food is, in a sense, choosing them?

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on December 01, 2011
at 10:40 PM

"Eating 'ingredients instead of meals'"- exactly!

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on December 01, 2011
at 10:39 PM

Update: alligator meat sausage was delish.

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:41 PM

Oh, butter and cream sound FABULOUS! I'll have to try that (I was already doing the butter.)

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:19 PM

I've always loved swede (which is what we call them in the UK - can't get my head round what you call them. Took me ages to find it when I was using FitDay! How do you even say it?) I mash them with oodles of butter, black pepper and a dollop of double cream. Yum. They roast well too.

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on December 01, 2011
at 02:46 PM

They are also wonderful pureed (after steaming or boiling) with a bit of gf butter or ghee. Throw in a parsnip and a carrot and it makes for a brilliant root veg extravaganza.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:39 AM

Oh, I usually slice them into chunks for the crockpot or roaster.

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:38 AM

I usually throw them into the crockpot or roasting pan, but tonight I sliced them and fried them beside the chuck steak (in a little goose fat.) Yum! The grandkid ate 2 large ones. Rutabagas are a very firm vegetable, still ever-so-slightly crisp when cooked.

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:29 AM

I hear you Chapa. I think it's pretty cool to be "out of the box" :)

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:25 AM

Please share your favorite way to cook rutabagas! I'd really like to develop a taste for them. Maybe even oooh and ahhh a little.

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on December 01, 2011
at 03:41 AM

I am laughing about ooohing and ahhing over rutabagas.

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on December 01, 2011
at 03:26 AM

I like this. For the first few months I ate the same meals day in and out. Not a bad thing at all, especially when your just learning best to keep it simple. But man is there a lot out there! I definitely feel like grains and legumes along with all the processed crap are what held me back from experimenting and enjoying a truly varied diet. That is why anytime I hear complaints about the "limits" of eating in this way I just chuckle. Its actually quite the opposite.

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on December 01, 2011
at 03:56 PM

I like the dadaesque tag. My (non-paleo) sister always berates me for eating "ingredients instead of meals".

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on December 01, 2011
at 10:40 PM

"Eating 'ingredients instead of meals'"- exactly!

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on December 01, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Yes! Trust me, on SAD I would not have Ooohh'd and Ahh'd over RUTABAGAS. :-)) Even more amazing, my 17-yr-old grandson is wild for rutabagas also. They leave potatoes, white or sweet, in the dust but I never heard of them until I started researching ancestral eating.

Water kefir has taken over my mornings. Until recently, my day had to start with coffee but now all I can think of is the kefir when I wake up. Today I drank a "kefir soda" that was pomegranate/blackberry. If more Americans knew about water kefir Coke would be out of business even if they didn't know it was a powerful probiotic. I'm actually becoming rather indifferent about the coffee even with cream and honey in it.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:39 AM

Oh, I usually slice them into chunks for the crockpot or roaster.

020053fd576e93d1d8fa20bfb10979b9

(410)

on December 01, 2011
at 02:46 PM

They are also wonderful pureed (after steaming or boiling) with a bit of gf butter or ghee. Throw in a parsnip and a carrot and it makes for a brilliant root veg extravaganza.

C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1

on December 01, 2011
at 04:19 PM

I've always loved swede (which is what we call them in the UK - can't get my head round what you call them. Took me ages to find it when I was using FitDay! How do you even say it?) I mash them with oodles of butter, black pepper and a dollop of double cream. Yum. They roast well too.

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on December 01, 2011
at 03:41 AM

I am laughing about ooohing and ahhing over rutabagas.

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

(3924)

on December 01, 2011
at 04:25 AM

Please share your favorite way to cook rutabagas! I'd really like to develop a taste for them. Maybe even oooh and ahhh a little.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 01, 2011
at 04:41 PM

Oh, butter and cream sound FABULOUS! I'll have to try that (I was already doing the butter.)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 01, 2011
at 04:38 AM

I usually throw them into the crockpot or roasting pan, but tonight I sliced them and fried them beside the chuck steak (in a little goose fat.) Yum! The grandkid ate 2 large ones. Rutabagas are a very firm vegetable, still ever-so-slightly crisp when cooked.

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on December 01, 2011
at 08:38 AM

A food terrorist is what I am. At least that's the joke when folks comment on my society challenging meal timings and combinations.

Today it was a few comments on my breakfast of liver with onions, my own mirepoix, and potatoes. That happens to be my post-workout meal lately. Even more stares as I poured coconut cream onto the potatoes. In this case the combinations weren't so crazy, but the timing definitely pushed the limit for my London brethren.

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on December 01, 2011
at 03:30 AM

I have days like that where I seem to eat pretty random stuff instead of more "normal" meals, but I did that before switching to a paleo diet, too. Overall, I haven't really found that my food choices have changed that much since going paleo. I've started eating a lot more coconut products, more offal, and I drink kombucha. Other than that I can't really think of anything I am eating now that I wasn't eating before. I just replaced the grains with more fats and meats (I was already eating lots of fruits and veggies).

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