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What is on your Easter menu?

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Created March 19, 2013 at 2:26 AM

My extended family does not eat paleo, so Easter dinner will be loaded with crap food. I need some ideas of dishes to bring so I am not starving for the day.

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on March 19, 2013
at 08:33 AM

A Bunny rabbit? Eggs, but not chocolate.

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on March 19, 2013
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sorry, galotyri* (never heard of it before).

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sounds amazing, eugenia! especially the galoyri. i love how sour i make my yogurt. after 24 hours, it's quite tart, but delicious sweetened with some local honey

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on March 19, 2013
at 03:04 AM

make a roast or a pork loin. bring some sort of vegetable dish. saute some green beans, season and add some sliced almonds. or maybe some slow cooked sweet potatoes in butter if you eat tubers. bring a big salad with all of your favorite veggies. bring fresh fruit for dessert and make some home made whip cream, if you eat dairy.

just make sure you bring enough for everyone. don't isolate yourself, and don't be that person who goes on about your diet or how much healthier they are then everyone else.

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on March 19, 2013
at 02:39 AM

I'd do some beef jerky at home and eat that if they don't offer anything Paleo. I mean, this is something to talk about with them so they can adjust their offerings for the day. If you are the one bringing food, just make a Paleo meatloaf.

I will be in Greece for the Orthodox Easter, and there, we eat very Paleo the night before, and the day of Easter (after 7 or 40 days of fasting that disallows ALL animal products, except shellfish -- depending how religious you are).

Young lamb or goat on the spit (it's belly opening is filled with greens and mint herbs), the head and tail are delicious too: http://www.greek-islands.us/greek-recipes/easter-lamb/Lamb-on-the-Spit.jpg

The lamb or goat's liver as a soup, called "mageiritsa": http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-se-vmGwPiaw/TY7xEb_CTgI/AAAAAAAAADE/0MxxxCY9clM/s1600/103421-mageiritsa.jpg

If more than one animals were slaughtered, then the rest of the offal (including intestines, spleen, heart, lungs etc) we use them on the spit too (the intestines are used to keep everything together), in a recipe called either "souflima", or "kokoretsi": http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Kokoretsi.jpg

We serve all that with potato fries in olive oil, feta cheese, galotyri (fermented goat dairy that resembles yogurt, but it's very sour -- no lactose), and Greek salad.

We freeze the tripe to make "patsas" at a later date. http://eugenia.queru.com/2012/03/05/patsas/

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on March 19, 2013
at 04:18 AM

sounds amazing, eugenia! especially the galoyri. i love how sour i make my yogurt. after 24 hours, it's quite tart, but delicious sweetened with some local honey

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on March 19, 2013
at 04:19 AM

sorry, galotyri* (never heard of it before).

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on March 20, 2013
at 03:24 PM

Lamb, lamb and more lamb. Cook some greens (kale for me) in the lamb fat and you're done.

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on March 20, 2013
at 06:14 AM

I don't celebrate Easter, but maybe you could bring a pastured pork roast? Some seasonal berries or a seasonal fruit platter is very spring-y...Pastured hard-boiled eggs or Paleo-approved recipe deviled eggs? An organic seasonal salad? Make some paleo-cookies and cut them into shaped of chicks and bunnies and lambs? A grassfed roast leg or shoulder of lamb? Sorry I can't be of more help, as I said I don't celebrate Easter, just brainstorming.

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