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Paleo comfort food

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Created August 20, 2010 at 1:26 AM

Hi guys, here's a bit of a fun one. What's your favorite paleo comfort food? Comfort foods generally tend to be, well, not paleo (e.g. chicken noodle soup, toast, crackers). Mine, once the weather cools down, is chicken vegetable soup.

So what are yours?

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on May 15, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Recipe please :-)

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

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on July 30, 2011
at 12:06 PM

what's the macaroon recipe?

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

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on June 02, 2011
at 11:05 AM

+1 on the recipe request :)

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on May 09, 2011
at 06:17 AM

What's your recipe??? I'd try that!

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on May 09, 2011
at 06:16 AM

I've been making almond flour/shredded unsweetened coconut muffins with blueberries, evoo, and honey. They are a big hit. Dense as all hell, but delicious.

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on May 08, 2011
at 04:01 PM

wow. sounds incredible.

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on December 11, 2010
at 11:08 PM

Lardo, sliced thick, and baked in with the fries.

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on December 11, 2010
at 12:31 PM

Melissa- do you mean lardo as in the Italian cured fat, or just cooked in lard?

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on August 20, 2010
at 09:11 PM

Yeah, much easier not to cheat if there is a favorite paleo snack available instead.

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on August 20, 2010
at 08:50 PM

Yeah, I just logged into say 2 lb. steak + sweet potatoes does it for me. =)

8254c4e4d1f2aedd09cb9608b8777654

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on August 20, 2010
at 06:56 PM

I was just going to say heavy cream is my comfort food. That sounds really tasty. Do you add the egg white too? Do you break the yolk? Do you stir everything in to mix it up?

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on August 20, 2010
at 06:36 PM

You really should- it's amazing. It's actually a specialty of the mountainous regions of Northern Italy where they grow lots of apples.

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on August 20, 2010
at 06:09 PM

wow, I am SO trying this

9bc6f3df8db981f67ea1465411958c8d

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on August 20, 2010
at 02:10 PM

@lkco, I prefer making it approximately with what feels like the right amount of each ingredient. I guess it gets more or less a second nature after you've made it a couple times. I think I might use about 2 medium onions, 3 eggs and 2-3 tbsp of butter.

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on August 20, 2010
at 06:24 AM

Paleo Seb: What amount of stuff (eggs, butter, onion) do you use for the onion omelette ?

9bc6f3df8db981f67ea1465411958c8d

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on August 20, 2010
at 03:16 AM

Try an onion omelet. Soften diced onion in butter and then add your omelet preparation. You can also add other veggies, but the onion omelet by itself is delicious. Try making homemade salsa and pour some of it on the omelet, even more deliciousness. Omelet with salsa will remind you of eggs with ketchup.

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on August 20, 2010
at 02:56 AM

Man does that sound delicious. Especially the mayo, mmmmm...

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9b4208ea76a3eaf64f94317fad5a34e4

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on August 20, 2010
at 09:00 PM

Chunks of yam wrapped in strips of bacon, roasted @375, about 40 minutes.

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on May 08, 2011
at 04:01 PM

wow. sounds incredible.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 20, 2010
at 02:22 AM

Rosemary-lardo roasted yam fries. Dipped in chili lime coconut mayo.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 20, 2010
at 02:56 AM

Man does that sound delicious. Especially the mayo, mmmmm...

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on December 11, 2010
at 11:08 PM

Lardo, sliced thick, and baked in with the fries.

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(1813)

on December 11, 2010
at 12:31 PM

Melissa- do you mean lardo as in the Italian cured fat, or just cooked in lard?

3e50edec642d6b3ed1dec90c7b91a25c

(75)

on May 15, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Recipe please :-)

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on August 20, 2010
at 02:04 AM

Honestly, my new- and surprising to me- comfort food is... lamb stew. And big chunks of purple cabbage, dipped in some kind of salad dressing. And a raw carrot. Weird, because cupcakes and scones used to be my comfort food. Seriously.

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on August 20, 2010
at 01:53 AM

I just made "breaded" and fried Chicken Fingers for dinner with some home made paleo bbq sauce(from sonofgrok.com) and some home made guacamole on the side. I took a little more than a # of chix breast and cut it into finger sized pieces then in 3 bowls, us some coconut flour mixed with a little cayanne peper an celtic sea salt (if you use it) one with like 3 eggs beat and one with shredded, unsweetened coconut. dredged in the flour then egg then coconut. Large pan with coconut oil, golden on eiher side and WHAMMO... Amazing!

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C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on August 20, 2010
at 03:00 PM

My ultimate comfort food lately is an apple omelet with side of bacon.You fill the omelet with cream cheese or mascarpone and tart apples sauteed in butter and cinnamon. I pour melted butter with a touch of honey whisked in on top. It's only a little sweet if you use tart apples, and it's definitely a treat.

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on August 20, 2010
at 06:09 PM

wow, I am SO trying this

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on August 20, 2010
at 06:36 PM

You really should- it's amazing. It's actually a specialty of the mountainous regions of Northern Italy where they grow lots of apples.

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on August 20, 2010
at 02:33 AM

  • Macaroons made with Coconut, Egg, and Honey.
  • Eggs and Bacon dripping with grease.
  • Pan Fried Potatoes
  • Salami and Red Wine
  • Pan Fried Soft Crab dipped in Spicy Mayo
  • Bourbon

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(450)

on July 30, 2011
at 12:06 PM

what's the macaroon recipe?

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Ab6d5fded95559985919961c62b1847d

(434)

on August 20, 2010
at 08:03 AM

  • Beef broth with melted ghee
  • Fried eggs swimming in butter
  • Raw tuna
  • Heavy cream
  • Beef jerky

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Eedf46c82d0356d1d46dda5f9782ef36

(4464)

on August 20, 2010
at 03:07 AM

Bacon, avocado, or sardines

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on August 20, 2010
at 02:20 AM

bacon!!! and really good salami with a glass of red wine. yum. last week i made a pot of gumbo the way my mom used to make it without the roux. so delicious, okra, shrimp, lingusia, and chicken wings. so good. roasted rack of lamb is pretty damn good too. i remember really not liking lamb as a kid, but now its definitely my favorite. the lamb has so much flavor it makes steak taste boring.

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on May 09, 2011
at 03:48 AM

I always make sure I have some of the following ready so I don't have to cook every time I get hungry:

grass-fed bacon strips
grass-fed summer sausage
grass-fed meatballs http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/05/03/curried-meatballs/
deviled eggs
frozen fruit
cassava/dextrose chocolate cupcakes

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on December 11, 2010
at 11:52 AM

A Hot chocolate 'smoothie' - A mix of Banana, double cream, creamed coconut shavings and cocoa powder, heated in a pan, then with some hot water added to reach the desired consistency.

1
7bea72ef073e8f76b5828727f1460900

(2718)

on December 10, 2010
at 06:13 AM

I like ox tail soup with tomato sauce. Nothing makes beef tallow yummy to drink straight up like tomato flavor!

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Bd9d85b368b48966fa4ce4cb8eca5056

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on December 10, 2010
at 04:32 AM

Beef bone marrow with a little bit of salt.

Cauliflower roasted in chicken fat and gelatin, with thyme, whole garlic cloves, red pepper flakes and fresh-ground black pepper (it's also pretty good with curry powder and cinnamon instead).

Scallops.

Horse mackerel sashimi.

And if I'm feeling like I really need sweets, diced apple and banana and walnuts with a lot of cinnamon and a little honey, all mixed up together. I haven't had that in months and months.

1
61852721b5ff3613f56f043fe890a679

(1172)

on December 10, 2010
at 03:58 AM

beef bourguignon - hold the potatoes.

roasted brussels sprouts.

butternut squash soup.

thai coconut curry - made with any protein. i tell them not to bring the rice.

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95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

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on August 21, 2010
at 11:29 AM

Roasting seems to be the key to it for me. Roast chicken. Roast beef. Pot roast in rich wine gravy with roasted root veg. Like that. Soup's good too.

1
0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

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on August 20, 2010
at 02:31 PM

left overs stir fry them in coconut oil. hard boil eggs bacon chunks ( you need to cook ahead for comfort food) avocados

1
89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on August 20, 2010
at 06:48 AM

A pan with fried bacon and some fruits (apple, pear, banana) and cinnamon.

A little piece of 85% chocolate with a lot of butter or coconut oil.

Coconut milk and berries.

Smoked salmon and walnuts.

Or just butter...

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3fed7bec22bc02f299aa38708b3643ad

(10)

on August 20, 2010
at 03:50 AM

Muffins made with almond flour and honey. Sometimes I add a frosting made of cream cheese and honey.

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on May 09, 2011
at 06:16 AM

I've been making almond flour/shredded unsweetened coconut muffins with blueberries, evoo, and honey. They are a big hit. Dense as all hell, but delicious.

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 20, 2010
at 03:07 AM

I like steak and coconut milk and fruit smoothies.

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on August 20, 2010
at 08:50 PM

Yeah, I just logged into say 2 lb. steak + sweet potatoes does it for me. =)

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07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 20, 2010
at 02:55 AM

I'm boring: Raw cream and egg yolks topped with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. It's a comfort food I tend to indulge in almost every day :P

8254c4e4d1f2aedd09cb9608b8777654

(140)

on August 20, 2010
at 06:56 PM

I was just going to say heavy cream is my comfort food. That sounds really tasty. Do you add the egg white too? Do you break the yolk? Do you stir everything in to mix it up?

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on August 20, 2010
at 02:10 AM

Watermelon, Steamed Kale with butter, Gala Apples(the best type of apples hands down) These have all been my new junk food.

I usually buy whatever fruits and vegetables that are less than $1.30/lb and that's what constitutes my diet for that week(also throw in cheap cuts of meat and free-range eggs)

I have a hard time putting together good tasting meals. I cooked some onions and sunnyside up eggs just now, and man it was mediocre tasting.

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on August 20, 2010
at 03:16 AM

Try an onion omelet. Soften diced onion in butter and then add your omelet preparation. You can also add other veggies, but the onion omelet by itself is delicious. Try making homemade salsa and pour some of it on the omelet, even more deliciousness. Omelet with salsa will remind you of eggs with ketchup.

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8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

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on June 02, 2011
at 11:13 AM

For some reasons, a good breakfast platter is somewhat "comfort food" for me. Even if not eaten in the morning, but i'm skipping actual breakfast due to IF anyway.

So a plate of:

  • Omelet, with onion and mushrooms. I also like steamed brussel sprouts in my omelet, and I form it into a roll so its kinda like a breakfast burrito.
  • Grilled Tomatoes
  • Grilled Sausage (in Finland sausages are more like hotdogs-without the bun. not sausage patty-type.) I get ones without gluten, lactose or any preservatives.
  • A large serving of vegetables, like steamed carrots and cauliflower or broccoli.

Also a nice rotisserised chicken is greatly comforting to destroy. I usually go for a 1/2 a chicken, but might even consider a 24 or 36 hour fast to actually sit down for a whole chicken

0
8a8129d053df7365c6529b0c2ac95efb

(284)

on May 10, 2011
at 04:28 AM

a small spoon of honey!

0
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(1044)

on May 09, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Wrapped in Grilled Ham

Grass Fed Burger Bowl - Take a bowl, put lettuce in it as a base, drop 2 grilled grass fed burgers in, top with fresh sliced tomatoes, onions, and marinara sauce.

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on May 08, 2011
at 11:37 AM

Any long-simmered bone stock, pig's feet with bok choy, liver with onions and apples, samgyeopsal, macaroons too - Korea doesn't seem to be big on coconut and as a coconut lover, I have been missing it a lot - marrow, steak, nori, scrambled eggs with green onions and sour cream and quick-fried tomatoes, low-heat roasted chicken, raw salmon. Sometimes I take the peels from oranges and candy them with honey and put a little on top of cream or in homemade apple sauce.

0
7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd

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on December 11, 2010
at 07:44 AM

Chicken pot pie! Just use a gluten-free crust. I'd either use almond flour or rice crust. Yes, rice isn't proper paleo but it's the least bad of the grains, and we're talking comfort food.

0
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on December 10, 2010
at 03:54 AM

I feel like on confessionary, but here i go! My confort food is Garlic boiled YUCCAS, If you overcook it, it will turn into a cream. YUMMY!

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on August 21, 2010
at 09:07 AM

Comfort food is usually not the healthiest food we eat but not much is in that other world. There are fine examples of meals listed above but not many are 'comfort' foods but main meals.

here is something I tried tonight- it wasn't that bad:

One onion- chopped large

pan fried in butter til soft then added a few tablespoons of beef/bone broth gelatin

stired until gelatin melted into a broth to coat onions.

pour into bowl add several tablespoons of a high grade mustard,

stir- eat- it wasn't bad. warm tasty and plenty of it to stay busy.

0
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on August 20, 2010
at 07:57 PM

Grilled salmon and steak

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on August 20, 2010
at 03:32 AM

Grass-fed beef and butter are my comfort foods.

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on August 20, 2010
at 06:24 AM

Paleo Seb: What amount of stuff (eggs, butter, onion) do you use for the onion omelette ?

9bc6f3df8db981f67ea1465411958c8d

(3690)

on August 20, 2010
at 02:10 PM

@lkco, I prefer making it approximately with what feels like the right amount of each ingredient. I guess it gets more or less a second nature after you've made it a couple times. I think I might use about 2 medium onions, 3 eggs and 2-3 tbsp of butter.

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8e06ab9062a38077df842b67a4e383f8

on August 20, 2010
at 03:06 AM

I noticed recently since its become winter (southern hemisphere) and my diet has been so good as of late, I noticed myself craving bad food more often and as a result cheating more often than I would like. So for this reason I decided that it is better to stock up on "paleo junk food" and eat that in abundance rather than cheat and eat bad takeaway food which is nearly always much worse than even the worst paleo food

So I have a fridge and pantry full of:

  • Bacon, Pork Ribs, and Good Quality Sausages (I cook them up in the oven in batches and leave it in the fridge as a quickly grabbed snack--heating optional!)
  • Low-sugar/High-fat Yoghurt
  • Low-sugar/High-cocoa Dark Chocolate
  • Dark chocolate covered Macadamia nuts
  • Salami
  • Beef Jerky
  • Dried Fruit (apricots, blueberries, strawberries, etc)
  • Vintage Cheddar Cheese

This keeps me fully satisfied and much less tempted to eat bad food day to day. Throw in a gluten-free pizza every once in a while and I'm good to go!

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on August 20, 2010
at 09:11 PM

Yeah, much easier not to cheat if there is a favorite paleo snack available instead.

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on August 20, 2010
at 06:19 PM

Paleo Twinkies made with coconut flour....ding dongs too...

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on May 09, 2011
at 06:17 AM

What's your recipe??? I'd try that!

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on June 02, 2011
at 11:05 AM

+1 on the recipe request :)

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