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Most delicious food discovered on paleo?

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Created April 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Have you discovered a food or recipe that has blown your mind since starting paleo?

This isn't the healthiest paleo food, but bacon sausage is even better than bacon.

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on March 24, 2012
at 02:26 AM

Great! This is a wonderful recipe, and it doesn't even need the crust. You can play with it- I use maple syrup for a sweetener- about 1/4 cup- and it tastes plenty sweet. I hope you try it and like it! http://ladolceduchessa.blogspot.com/2011/03/ricotta-and-mascarpone-cheesecake-babys.html

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on March 23, 2012
at 11:07 PM

must. try. mascarpone. cheesecake!

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on March 23, 2012
at 11:05 PM

sherpamelissa - don't feel bad. i LOVE coconut milk but can't stand the cream/butter. keep trying stuff!

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on March 23, 2012
at 11:02 PM

how sad that most "diets" take away the one thing that we crave - fats?

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on March 23, 2012
at 10:55 PM

does it matter if sugar is paleo? chocolate enriches life!

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on September 29, 2011
at 08:26 AM

French do like their bread (baguette) though...

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on September 02, 2011
at 11:09 PM

+1 for bone marrow, which I would never have tried if it weren't for the nose-to-tail concept. Truly a divine gift of a food.

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on September 02, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I'm eating it right now!!

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on September 02, 2011
at 10:42 PM

I'm going to have to try this. I have an overabundance of patttypan squash sitting on my counter. It seems to disagree with my insides and I'm not crazy about the flavor (of summer squash in general), but well-cooked with lots of spices might help with one or both problems.

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on September 02, 2011
at 10:28 PM

hey joe - it's a sewing term - it means cut at a 45 degree angle or diagonal from the grain

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on September 02, 2011
at 10:17 PM

"cut on the bias"?

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on May 09, 2011
at 01:02 AM

just made this again tonight and realized i forgot to add lemon zest to the recipe here.... makes all the difference... sorry guys :) if you made it I hope they were yummy anyways!

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

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on April 28, 2011
at 01:39 PM

No not trolling. I don't have trouble with dairy, and "paelo" doesn't mean "reenactment". Along with a clean "paleo" diet, now practiced and enjoyed by me for fourteen months, with myriad great benefits, I do enjoy an occasional home made mascarpone cheesecake- sort of like heavy cream pie (with wild blueberries). A most delicious discovery. Oh, and I quite like beef heart, but it doesn't quite compare in the deliciousness department.

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on April 28, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Weird - I made a batch too for the first time the other week. All my meatballs disintegrated into a sort of hamburger stew (still tasted good though). Did you get yours to stay together?

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:29 PM

This sounds wonderful!

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Yum, Green and Black's is amazing!

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:26 PM

I'm not quite there yet...I made some meatballs from MDA that had liver mixed in, but that's as close as I've gotten so far.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:24 PM

Wow, I agree about the pork sausage...I want to make some of that! 8)

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:21 PM

I really gotta try some coconut milk. 8)

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:24 AM

Is this actually paleo? Can't tell if trolling.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:50 PM

I was starting to think I should start a blog about cooking techniques and stuff.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:46 PM

My local Walt's store sells Amish chickens. My Polish grocery store closed, it was a sad, sad day for me. I am far south suburbs, but I have some great resources down here. I just really don't know what to do with most of it. I need a Paleo mentor for cooking different things. LOL. (P.S. I love Seattle, beautiful city)

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:45 PM

here's my oxtail soup recipe (from Nourishing Traditions): http://thenourishingcook.com/2010/01/oxtail-barley-soup/ Skip the barley (of course). I posted this before I was paleo.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:43 PM

Send me an email with your address and I'll send you a little carton of it from Wilderness Family Naturals. I ordered a case of 24! kim at thenourishingcook dot com.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:35 PM

Sherpamelissa, try the roasting or sauteeing, it's a whole new world! And of of course, bacon makes everything awesome!

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:18 PM

Slowcooker with water, celery, onion, carrot, garlic. I also add mustard seed and rosemary. The "10 hour" setting on mine and they come out perfect.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:09 PM

one problem is that English is not so well spoken there (I'm Polish and I speak the language), but definitely a good resource. If you're on the NW side you should go check it out. Send lard! It's also tiny. Try their "optimal sausage" and the Amish smoked bacon (more smoked pork belly than bacon). Out. of. control.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:06 PM

There is a Polish store called "Calma Optimal Foods" it's at 5159 West Addison Street. They sell Amish chickens, Amish butter (3lbs for $10!) , really good rabbit, and Amish lard that is good and pretty cheap. A few other things, and its where we used to get our turkey every Thksgv. $23 for a 13lb bird the same quality you'd pay $60 for at Green City Market. The only thing is don't get the 'gerbers amish' chickens. Those are BS. The chickens to buy are the ones they actually drive and pick up from the real Amish. You should check it out, it's a pretty cool place. I've been missing it.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:01 PM

Sadly I'm currently limited to what I can buy from Whole Foods. When it gets a little warmer out, we plan to hit up more farmer's markets. Where in Chicago are you, tartare? I'm in the city, NW side.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:00 PM

i *was* a Chicagoan, almost all my life Melissa! But for now I am far away...in the UP of MI (family reasons). Looks like we'll be heading towards Seattle next. I was just going to say I have some secret resources for very well priced outstanding chickens in Chicago.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Are you another Chicagoan tartare? We really should plan a get together.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:54 PM

+1 TRUE STORY. I can't get over how good this is versus my old days of skim milk and splenda. DAMN.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

I have been weirdly afraid to try this because a jar is $10 and I am not a big fan of coconut.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Hmmm, my husband likes them boiled into mushy balls of grossness. Maybe I'm just cooking them wrong!

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:26 PM

I've seen these in the store, but have no idea what to do with them. How do you prepare these?

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:21 PM

Oh - this is suck a great recipe - I make it for company all the time and they can't believe how good it is! It makes the whole house smell like cajun goodness!!

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:20 PM

Kent, I see you're in Chicago, where are you getting you chickens?

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:18 PM

It was really easy to make too! I followed the exact directions (except I didn't discard the maple syrup that the carrots were soking in - it all went into the cake!) Super moist and delicious!

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:10 PM

Oh man, I tried some at the work buffet lunch on a lark, and was immediately sold. Now my wife asks for them at least once a week, and I never mind. Quick little steam to soften them up, then into a hot saute pan with your choice of bacon grease, butter, or coconut oil. Don't forget the salt and pepper. Especially good if they start to caramelize a bit.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:07 PM

I tried to make these from a recipe using coconut flour. Horrible mess. Still quite tasty. I'll have to try again some day. A link to a recipe that's worked for you would be most appreciated :)

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:54 PM

I still cannot do the brussel sprouts. I made them for my husband last night. I always try one, they are just GROSS. :p

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:27 PM

mmmm. i make these at least once a week.

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:36 PM

That carrot cake looked insanely delicious. :) Now you've got me wanting to try it even more!

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:32 PM

I'll second the Brussels sprouts! Never like'em before last summer. Now? I eat them all the time!

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:30 PM

I made this last summer too when it came out on MDA. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/shrimp-sausage-and-summer-squash-casserole/ It was very tasty indeed!

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:44 AM

amanda, that should have read "teaspoon" of green curry paste!!! oops.

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:21 AM

sooo good! I use it frequently. Especially good in green tea.

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:21 AM

+1 for hollandaise. the best ever! Its super fast and easy to make it with a blender.

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:20 AM

@ Richard N, a 90% cocoa bar of chocolate probably has around 7gs of carbs in it. Sugar is 4th or 5th on the ingredients list. Expensive brands use cane syrup or raw sugar as sweetener. Just saying.

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:18 AM

A RichardN 90% chocolate has VERY little sugar in it. Probably about 5grams for a large bar. I think it's 5th on the ingredients list.

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:12 AM

sugar is Paleo?

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on April 26, 2011
at 10:31 PM

Bacon...sausage? Never heard of it, but it sounds amazing. =o

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on April 26, 2011
at 10:24 PM

+1(million) for marrow and hollandaise! i am totally going to make the thai pork sausage tomorrow--it looks delicious. thanks for sharing.

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on April 26, 2011
at 10:07 PM

Ha! Nothing...That's it.

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on April 26, 2011
at 09:43 PM

I agree on both counts!

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on April 26, 2011
at 09:01 PM

what do you eat it with?

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on April 26, 2011
at 08:42 PM

upvoted because i couldn't live without butter or chocolate.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on April 26, 2011
at 08:22 PM

Butter.

I always had a little bit of butter here and there, but I have learned to thoroughly enjoy my Kerrygold butter, even just by itself.

Dark Chocolate.

I've been a Milk Chocolate girl my whole life, so I had to inch my way up to the 90% dark I enjoy now. It's wonderful and a perfect end to my day with a cup of tea!

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:12 AM

sugar is Paleo?

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on April 26, 2011
at 08:42 PM

upvoted because i couldn't live without butter or chocolate.

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on April 26, 2011
at 09:43 PM

I agree on both counts!

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:18 AM

A RichardN 90% chocolate has VERY little sugar in it. Probably about 5grams for a large bar. I think it's 5th on the ingredients list.

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:20 AM

@ Richard N, a 90% cocoa bar of chocolate probably has around 7gs of carbs in it. Sugar is 4th or 5th on the ingredients list. Expensive brands use cane syrup or raw sugar as sweetener. Just saying.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on March 23, 2012
at 10:55 PM

does it matter if sugar is paleo? chocolate enriches life!

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Heavy cream, of course. Whipped with some vanilla and berries, it doesn't get any better.

Macadamia nuts, little salty crunchy fatty balls of goodness. MMM. If only they weren't so expensive.

And Green and Black's 85. I do not eat other chocolates, only this kind. It is delicious. Awesome. Wonderful. Heavenly. Sweet. Slightly bitter. And oh so good.

Just noticed these are all fat based. So I guess the most delicious thing I have discovered on paleo is just how very good fat tastes.

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Yum, Green and Black's is amazing!

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on March 23, 2012
at 11:02 PM

how sad that most "diets" take away the one thing that we crave - fats?

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on April 26, 2011
at 08:59 PM

man, where to start? not really "discovered" through Paleo, but certainly Paleo

-roast bone barrow with parsley or heck, just by itself with sea salt.

-hollandaise sauce. i am going to invent my own diet and call it "the Hollandaise Sauce Diet" because the stuff is too awesome when made properly.

-seared beef heart done according to Chris Cosentino's recipe from his Offal Good blog.

new recipes in the repertoire:

-thai pork sausage. recipe: one pound ground pork, salt and pepper, some crushed red pepper flakes, half teaspoon anchovy paste (to replace fish sauce and don't worry people its subtle), 1/4 cup or so chopped cilantro, a teaspoon tablespoon of green curry paste (i use the store bought "thai kitchen" stuff but you could use fresh lemongrass and galangal if you have it), 2 cloves chopped garlic (de-stem your garlic!), a little chili powder, the zest of one lemon and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix together well, make into patties and fry up in a pan. Throw a poached egg on top for good measure.

-This lamb kabob recipe from Jamie Oliver, which I do without pistachios (never have them around) and obviously without the "flatbread"or whatever. The sumac is a must though. Works equally well with ground beef http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/lamb-recipes/grilled-lamb-kofta-kebabs-with-pistachio

ooh i forgot something.... pork jowls! you think bacon is good? .......

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:21 AM

+1 for hollandaise. the best ever! Its super fast and easy to make it with a blender.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:44 AM

amanda, that should have read "teaspoon" of green curry paste!!! oops.

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on April 26, 2011
at 10:24 PM

+1(million) for marrow and hollandaise! i am totally going to make the thai pork sausage tomorrow--it looks delicious. thanks for sharing.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:24 PM

Wow, I agree about the pork sausage...I want to make some of that! 8)

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on May 09, 2011
at 01:02 AM

just made this again tonight and realized i forgot to add lemon zest to the recipe here.... makes all the difference... sorry guys :) if you made it I hope they were yummy anyways!

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Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

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on April 26, 2011
at 10:37 PM

I have a new-found appreciation for being slipped a little organ meat now and then.

/rimshot

Seriously, if you had told me a couple of years ago how much I would end up enjoying eating unconcealed offal I would have scoffed (and taken another bite out of my hot dog).

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

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on April 28, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Weird - I made a batch too for the first time the other week. All my meatballs disintegrated into a sort of hamburger stew (still tasted good though). Did you get yours to stay together?

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:26 PM

I'm not quite there yet...I made some meatballs from MDA that had liver mixed in, but that's as close as I've gotten so far.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:17 PM

Brussels sprouts roasted with bacon! I never enjoyed brussels sprouts because, well, my mom isn't the best at making vegetables; she just steams them all to hell. I went and got some sprouts a couple months ago, cut them in half, tossed with olive oil, chopped raw bacon, and some Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute, baked at 425 for about 35 minutes, and they have been my obsession ever since. I make them twice a week now, can't get enough!

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:35 PM

Sherpamelissa, try the roasting or sauteeing, it's a whole new world! And of of course, bacon makes everything awesome!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Hmmm, my husband likes them boiled into mushy balls of grossness. Maybe I'm just cooking them wrong!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 27, 2011
at 01:54 PM

I still cannot do the brussel sprouts. I made them for my husband last night. I always try one, they are just GROSS. :p

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:10 PM

Oh man, I tried some at the work buffet lunch on a lark, and was immediately sold. Now my wife asks for them at least once a week, and I never mind. Quick little steam to soften them up, then into a hot saute pan with your choice of bacon grease, butter, or coconut oil. Don't forget the salt and pepper. Especially good if they start to caramelize a bit.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 27, 2011
at 12:32 PM

I'll second the Brussels sprouts! Never like'em before last summer. Now? I eat them all the time!

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on April 27, 2011
at 10:10 AM

Oxtails! Loads of fat, gelatin, and beefy goodness.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:45 PM

here's my oxtail soup recipe (from Nourishing Traditions): http://thenourishingcook.com/2010/01/oxtail-barley-soup/ Skip the barley (of course). I posted this before I was paleo.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:18 PM

Slowcooker with water, celery, onion, carrot, garlic. I also add mustard seed and rosemary. The "10 hour" setting on mine and they come out perfect.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:26 PM

I've seen these in the store, but have no idea what to do with them. How do you prepare these?

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on May 10, 2011
at 01:12 PM

I have always liked french food, and by discovering paleo i understand why its so healthy. Many things are more paleo than you would believe, foie grass is like having sex with twins, no, its better! It would be so easy to eat paleo in france, good ingredients, all the offal you could want, ??chire butter, Comte cheese etc. And noboby would give you strange looks for asking some tripe! :) My diet was quite paleo even before i discovered it, actually i only needed to drop the bread and rapeseedoil. And i only used rapeseed oil because couldnt afford more duck fat. :)

Now i use bone marrow alot, i dont use tallow so much anymore, bonemarrow is basic french bistro staple. I use marrow for flawor, i think it goes well with most green vegetables to the mild grassy aroma. Cabbageor broccoli braised in bone marrow is great, and cheap food. Top that with little comte etc and broil a moment.

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on September 29, 2011
at 08:26 AM

French do like their bread (baguette) though...

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on April 27, 2011
at 10:18 AM

Heavy Whipping Cream + Coffee

End of story.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:54 PM

+1 TRUE STORY. I can't get over how good this is versus my old days of skim milk and splenda. DAMN.

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on May 09, 2011
at 03:00 AM

-beef heart -bone marrow -coconut oil & coconut milk

MMM' MMM' MMM'!!!

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on September 02, 2011
at 11:09 PM

+1 for bone marrow, which I would never have tried if it weren't for the nose-to-tail concept. Truly a divine gift of a food.

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on April 27, 2011
at 02:24 PM

Kale sauteed in ghee or bacon grease with crushed garlic And sea salt. I always had kale steamed with lemon juice in my veggie past. I never knew I liked leafy veggies until paleo. I used to choke down fat free cabbage, broccoli, brussel Sprouts, etc. So I guess real animal fats are also on my list. I eat more veggies than I did as a vegetarian on paleo!

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:13 PM

Tinned salmon fishcakes - either made with mashed potato, or with egg / almond flour. Flavoured with softened onion, lime juice, green coriander leaves (cilantro) OR parsley OR fresh dill - yum!

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:07 PM

I tried to make these from a recipe using coconut flour. Horrible mess. Still quite tasty. I'll have to try again some day. A link to a recipe that's worked for you would be most appreciated :)

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:27 PM

mmmm. i make these at least once a week.

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on April 27, 2011
at 01:29 AM

This casserole. Seriously best EVER. And bacon. And bacon covered in dark chocolate. Shrimp, Sausage and Summer Squash Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4-5 pounds yellow crookneck squash sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped into pieces
  • ?? pound Italian sausage
  • 1 pound raw shrimp (peeled and de-veined without tails)
  • 2 eggs
  • butter for saut??ing
  • Optional seasonings: salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning or hot sauce, Parmesan cheese

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 Cook the bacon and sausage together in a large soup pot or other deep pot When fat begins to render, add the onion Saut?? until bacon is slightly crispy, sausage is crumbled and cooked and onion is soft Add the slices squash and stir to coat with meat and rendered fat Turn the heat to high. This is necessary to quickly cook off any moisture the squash releases so that the squash can brown and caramelize rather than boil in its own water. If the sausage and bacon have not rendered enough fat to cook the squash add some butter The squash is done once it is slightly browned and there is no liquid sitting in the pot. By the time, the squash will have reduced by about half. Season with your choice of seasonings. Remove the pot from the stove and let it cool slightly. Beat the eggs in a small bowl and pour over the squash mixture. Add the raw shrimp and about 1-2 handfuls of parmesan cheese. Stir to combine all ingredients and pour into casserole dish. Top with butter and parmesan cheese if desired. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

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    on April 27, 2011
    at 03:21 PM

    Oh - this is suck a great recipe - I make it for company all the time and they can't believe how good it is! It makes the whole house smell like cajun goodness!!

    D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

    on April 27, 2011
    at 12:30 PM

    I made this last summer too when it came out on MDA. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/shrimp-sausage-and-summer-squash-casserole/ It was very tasty indeed!

    61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

    (2682)

    on April 28, 2011
    at 12:29 PM

    This sounds wonderful!

    306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

    (3808)

    on September 02, 2011
    at 10:42 PM

    I'm going to have to try this. I have an overabundance of patttypan squash sitting on my counter. It seems to disagree with my insides and I'm not crazy about the flavor (of summer squash in general), but well-cooked with lots of spices might help with one or both problems.

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    B4ec9ce369e43ea83f06ee645169cee0

    on April 26, 2011
    at 10:26 PM

    Coconut Cream, hands down. Heaven on a spoon!!

    Medium avatar

    (2169)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 01:21 AM

    sooo good! I use it frequently. Especially good in green tea.

    B4ec9ce369e43ea83f06ee645169cee0

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:43 PM

    Send me an email with your address and I'll send you a little carton of it from Wilderness Family Naturals. I ordered a case of 24! kim at thenourishingcook dot com.

    7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

    (18701)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 03:53 PM

    I have been weirdly afraid to try this because a jar is $10 and I am not a big fan of coconut.

    31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

    (560)

    on March 23, 2012
    at 11:05 PM

    sherpamelissa - don't feel bad. i LOVE coconut milk but can't stand the cream/butter. keep trying stuff!

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    Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

    on April 26, 2011
    at 07:57 PM

    Probably the best single dish I've come up with is simply grass fed ground beef, cooked in a skillet with bacon, onions, mushrooms, salt and pepper, and smothered in coconut milk.

    Medium avatar

    (5639)

    on April 26, 2011
    at 09:01 PM

    what do you eat it with?

    Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

    (13635)

    on April 26, 2011
    at 10:07 PM

    Ha! Nothing...That's it.

    61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

    (2682)

    on April 28, 2011
    at 12:21 PM

    I really gotta try some coconut milk. 8)

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    77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

    (78467)

    on May 09, 2011
    at 12:55 AM

    Paleo crack: Coconut butter

    B0ca5de4d56dd095a08acbfb3877cf8f

    (70)

    on September 02, 2011
    at 10:57 PM

    I'm eating it right now!!

    2
    Bd4be59f5bcfafc3d834d1ec8765eb9e

    (336)

    on April 28, 2011
    at 11:01 AM

    Meal I made last night was my best so far.

    Bacon Soup.

    Chicken broth

    Heavy cream

    Bacon sausage

    Bacon strips

    Green onion (optional)

    Potato (optional)

    Kale (optional)

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    3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

    on April 27, 2011
    at 01:21 PM

    The best food there is in my opinion are pork cracklings made from rendering cut up pieces of pork fat. The lard melts out (wonderful in its own right) and what's left are crunchy pieces of fat that both crunch and melt in your mouth. They just need some salt. Start with pastured pork fat of course. I used to render it in the oven but now use a crock pot.

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    7f4c64d6caca80c74a6c2d91efa3259b

    (831)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 09:32 AM

    Definitely rediscovering butter after years of healthy sunflower spread. A slice of butter chopped into small pieces sprinkled onto a salad.

    I've also become a dab hand at slicing an avocado - not something I really ate until a couple of months ago.

    Coconut produce of all descriptions - always liked whole coconuts but again it was never something I had very often.

    Being justified in eating nice crisp, salted pork crackling :)

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    Medium avatar

    (12379)

    on April 26, 2011
    at 08:16 PM

    It seems like every week I'm finding a new most delicious food! This week I'm LOVING the carrot cake from the Primal Palate - I am seriously sad that the cake is almost gone.

    We've been eating a lot of flank steak marinated (differently every time) and bbq'ed 5 minutes/side then cut on the bias - this makes a kinda 'undesirable' cut into absolute perfection!

    BACON!

    Medium avatar

    (12379)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 03:18 PM

    It was really easy to make too! I followed the exact directions (except I didn't discard the maple syrup that the carrots were soking in - it all went into the cake!) Super moist and delicious!

    D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

    on April 27, 2011
    at 12:36 PM

    That carrot cake looked insanely delicious. :) Now you've got me wanting to try it even more!

    Medium avatar

    (12379)

    on September 02, 2011
    at 10:28 PM

    hey joe - it's a sewing term - it means cut at a 45 degree angle or diagonal from the grain

    A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

    (1614)

    on September 02, 2011
    at 10:17 PM

    "cut on the bias"?

    1
    8d7eb02fef2eca1a2c418d5f6ed02d8e

    (240)

    on September 07, 2013
    at 12:44 AM

    Coconut, in all its wonderful forms - butter, oil, flakes, milk...I am now in love with coconut.

    1
    7255a87872b75e6f691d84dca769b87e

    on September 02, 2011
    at 10:07 PM

    My favorite new addition is the pound of meat I eat with veggies at dinnertime. I look at my family's "heart healthy" supper of pasta with canned marinara and an oatmeal cookie on the side, laugh to myself, and chow down.

    1
    6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

    on May 10, 2011
    at 02:04 PM

    Braised Berkshire pork back ribs.

    1
    1ccc0b0b7a756cd42466cef8f450d0cb

    (1801)

    on May 10, 2011
    at 01:40 PM

    Yams! Especially the Japanese and Okinawan versions - mashed with butter, ghee, or coconut oil

    1
    742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

    (3536)

    on May 09, 2011
    at 03:18 AM

    Tallow...I eat it by the spoonful.

    1
    Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

    (1037)

    on May 09, 2011
    at 03:04 AM

    Wild alligator + wild boar sausage. Incredible. I found it while searching for local places to buy grass fed beef.

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    535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

    on April 28, 2011
    at 12:42 PM

    Maybe this is just because I've been in unintentional ketosis for the past week. but... PARSNIPS PARSNIPS PARSNIPS. A delicious carrot crunch raw... lightly boiled they are a caramel sweet of delicious.

    1
    61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

    (2682)

    on April 28, 2011
    at 12:37 PM

    Rib roast. Oh. So. Yum.

    Sure, I've had roast before, but I figured out the perfect way to cook this beautiful piece of meat b/c I wanted to host Christmas so that I could avoid the stuffed shells that usually come about. 8)

    Let it sit at room temp for ~1 hour Cook @ 350 ~1 hour Turn off oven (do not open!) and leave the roast in there for 3 hours Turn oven back on @ 350 and cook for 30-45 minutes

    Best hunk of meat I've cooked. Ever. I've made at least 5 more since Christmas. 8)

    1
    07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

    (7970)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 03:15 PM

    Hate to answer again, but I've also recently discovered how delicious other cabbage-related veggies are, when properly cooked (i.e. steamed a little and then slathered with butter or other delicious fat) - broccoli and cauliflower. I used to turn my nose up at them but now will devour it like it's going out of style!

    1
    07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

    (7970)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 03:13 PM

    I'm about to find out if chicken bone broth is worth the trouble.

    Beyond that, I've recently discovered I don't mind 1) cooking a whole chicken, 2) ripping it apart with my hands, and 3) going for the legs and wings. It's brought a whole new appreciation for chicken. I used to hate eating it off the bone and not having it perfectly butchered for me. Now the taste is so awesome that I don't mind at all.

    But yesterday I decided to take all the leftover carcass and throw it back in the crock pot. It's been filling my house with delicious smells for the last 14 hours.

    Medium avatar

    (5136)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:09 PM

    one problem is that English is not so well spoken there (I'm Polish and I speak the language), but definitely a good resource. If you're on the NW side you should go check it out. Send lard! It's also tiny. Try their "optimal sausage" and the Amish smoked bacon (more smoked pork belly than bacon). Out. of. control.

    Medium avatar

    (5136)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:50 PM

    I was starting to think I should start a blog about cooking techniques and stuff.

    Medium avatar

    (5136)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:06 PM

    There is a Polish store called "Calma Optimal Foods" it's at 5159 West Addison Street. They sell Amish chickens, Amish butter (3lbs for $10!) , really good rabbit, and Amish lard that is good and pretty cheap. A few other things, and its where we used to get our turkey every Thksgv. $23 for a 13lb bird the same quality you'd pay $60 for at Green City Market. The only thing is don't get the 'gerbers amish' chickens. Those are BS. The chickens to buy are the ones they actually drive and pick up from the real Amish. You should check it out, it's a pretty cool place. I've been missing it.

    7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

    (18701)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 03:55 PM

    Are you another Chicagoan tartare? We really should plan a get together.

    Medium avatar

    (5136)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 03:20 PM

    Kent, I see you're in Chicago, where are you getting you chickens?

    07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

    (7970)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:01 PM

    Sadly I'm currently limited to what I can buy from Whole Foods. When it gets a little warmer out, we plan to hit up more farmer's markets. Where in Chicago are you, tartare? I'm in the city, NW side.

    7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

    (18701)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:46 PM

    My local Walt's store sells Amish chickens. My Polish grocery store closed, it was a sad, sad day for me. I am far south suburbs, but I have some great resources down here. I just really don't know what to do with most of it. I need a Paleo mentor for cooking different things. LOL. (P.S. I love Seattle, beautiful city)

    Medium avatar

    (5136)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:00 PM

    i *was* a Chicagoan, almost all my life Melissa! But for now I am far away...in the UP of MI (family reasons). Looks like we'll be heading towards Seattle next. I was just going to say I have some secret resources for very well priced outstanding chickens in Chicago.

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    C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

    on April 27, 2011
    at 02:55 PM

    Mascarpone cheesecake. AKA Fattygoodnessextraordinaire cheesecake. Is it paleo? It is for me.

    77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

    (78467)

    on April 28, 2011
    at 11:24 AM

    Is this actually paleo? Can't tell if trolling.

    C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

    (4069)

    on April 28, 2011
    at 01:39 PM

    No not trolling. I don't have trouble with dairy, and "paelo" doesn't mean "reenactment". Along with a clean "paleo" diet, now practiced and enjoyed by me for fourteen months, with myriad great benefits, I do enjoy an occasional home made mascarpone cheesecake- sort of like heavy cream pie (with wild blueberries). A most delicious discovery. Oh, and I quite like beef heart, but it doesn't quite compare in the deliciousness department.

    31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

    (560)

    on March 23, 2012
    at 11:07 PM

    must. try. mascarpone. cheesecake!

    C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

    (4069)

    on March 24, 2012
    at 02:26 AM

    Great! This is a wonderful recipe, and it doesn't even need the crust. You can play with it- I use maple syrup for a sweetener- about 1/4 cup- and it tastes plenty sweet. I hope you try it and like it! http://ladolceduchessa.blogspot.com/2011/03/ricotta-and-mascarpone-cheesecake-babys.html

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    7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

    (668)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 10:03 AM

    Morcilla de Burgos. A Spanish blood sausage. Ingredients (in order): Onion, Lard, Blood, Rice.

    1
    127116e41acceee9f2f000076f8b788d

    (477)

    on April 27, 2011
    at 04:41 AM

    slow smoked pork ribs...

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    22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

    (5773)

    on April 26, 2011
    at 09:02 PM

    Slow roasted Beef Ribs!!!!!!! And Bacon of course.

    1
    Medium avatar

    on April 26, 2011
    at 08:11 PM

    Bacon sausage is TOO healthy!

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