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What's a food/drink you didn't consume (or eat very little of) pre-paleo but now just LOVE?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 05, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Okay.

I kept reading about raw/runny egg yolks added to a cooked meal and decided to try it today.I normally hard-boil my eggs or scramble them up with something. I used to be afraid of raw eggs but read on this forum that it is really the uncooked egg white that was the problem. I decided that hey, PH has awesome people and I should try this out.

I had some leftover grass-fed beef cooked with some eggplant (random, I know...but it was on sale!) and greens. I heated it up with one egg white. After it was done cooking, I threw the raw egg yolk in, mixed it a little...and it is AMAZING. How was I living before this?

So, what's something you didn't eat or drink pre-paleo but have since discovered and love?

Edit: and now my stomach hurts a little but that might also be because I decided to heat up more just so I could experience the raw egg magic again. But I'm done now, ha ha.

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on January 18, 2013
at 04:43 PM

Thank you Sunny...somehow I have never heard of this and will be trying it out tonight

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on April 07, 2012
at 05:54 PM

aaawww yeah mussels are the business

571e631577f6d001c79049ab79280ef2

(150)

on April 07, 2012
at 05:11 PM

lol, I am with you on the bone broth. It tastes A-MAZ-ING! Also, sweet potatoes, lots of tart berries like redcurrants and blackberries, oh and smoked mackeral..I live on it!

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 07, 2012
at 03:39 AM

Lol I did a double-take reading this: somehow my brain interpreted this as you eat steak, ribs and babies... Totally with you on fatty meats!

C513f1dba19e01bbd7e0f4f12b243a97

(670)

on April 07, 2012
at 02:56 AM

I'm with you there! I also get excited about the rendered tallow that settles on my beef broth. Cutting it off the top of the bowl and having a round disk of beef fat makes me happy, because I didn't have to do squat ;D

A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143

(865)

on April 06, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Cauliflower really IS incredible.

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on April 06, 2012
at 04:25 AM

I've never tried coconut oil my coffee but I know others who have. Heard nothing but good things.

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on April 06, 2012
at 04:25 AM

My palate has completely changed since ditching the SAD. I have developed an appreciation for food that I never thought I would have. I'd recommend mixing the sardines and kimchi and eating them together. Its a lethal combo.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 06, 2012
at 02:22 AM

I've developed a little Saturday routine where instead of eggs and bacon, I make eggs (runny) and baked prime rib bones. Such a great combo. My friends think I'm crazy, my bf thinks it's rad.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on April 06, 2012
at 01:53 AM

It is so the gateway meat! I've been off mammals for 6 years and had my first piece of bacon last month....it was delicious!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on April 05, 2012
at 11:47 PM

I'm always the lame one when these questions pop up as my answer is.. nothing. I ate everything and anything pre-Paleo. But I can say that it all tastes even better than it did before :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on April 05, 2012
at 11:45 PM

I love to "boing" a spoon on top of my stock when its all gelatinous right out of the fridge. So weirdly fun..

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on April 05, 2012
at 11:06 PM

I love me a couple of runny eggs on top of my medium rare burger. So good! And wickedly filling.

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:31 PM

bacon! the gateway meat.

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:30 PM

pure sexy there! I'm gonna show my wife this post. BTW, she JUST started Robb's Nor Cal Fitness two weeks ago. So proud of her!

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:29 PM

oh, and try adding coconut with your coffee. Sorta fun and different

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:28 PM

That's awesome. Me too! I've always eaten sardines (with crackers of course) and coffee (with CREAM of course), but now sardines straight (Wild Planet is some good stuff) with lemon, and black coffee. Doesn't the coffee just TASTE better now without cream or sugar? Like wine.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:41 PM

And there so cheap,onlsale here for $1.99 a pound, especially in a thai coconut milk sauce! Nom.Nom, had them last night with a ribeye and sweet potatoe-pure heaven!

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:24 PM

"Muahahah" noises. I wish I knew you in real life.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:16 PM

I'm glad you share the joy. I'm going to start using raw egg yolks as a condiment for food and as a dressing on salad. Mmm.

149eb695f7c398511e0da3e592558fd1

(134)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Another Yes! ME TOO!!

Bf2291448a06d573f0fdc87cd514e512

(519)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I'm waiting for the day I meet a girl gnawing on a lamb bone.

E1c41fc9d29cec2c3066e000c9562d92

(730)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:09 PM

Yes! I have become coconut addicted in so many ways...speaking of I think some coconut milk is calling my name.

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793d5410141153932ed5654382a41730

(213)

on April 05, 2012
at 08:58 PM

I used to absolutely hate anything coconut. Now my kitchen is filled with coconut oil, coconut cream, coconut flakes, etc... It's funny because I think it's replaced my obsession with almonds. The other day my husband asked why I haven't been eating almond butter anymore ha.

E1c41fc9d29cec2c3066e000c9562d92

(730)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:09 PM

Yes! I have become coconut addicted in so many ways...speaking of I think some coconut milk is calling my name.

149eb695f7c398511e0da3e592558fd1

(134)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Another Yes! ME TOO!!

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on April 05, 2012
at 08:31 PM

Meat. No one would believe I was a fruitarian as I down 2 lbs of steak/ 10 oz prime ribs and lobster tails.

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A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 05, 2012
at 08:43 PM

I think I avoided a lot of red meat and anything that wasn't a neat little baked chicken breast or cute steamed white fish filet because I thought for some reason it wasn't feminine to eat "messy meat" or anything fatty. I don't know how to explain it, but now when I hear all my lady friends say they just don't like red meat, I have to wonder if they really don't or if we've been brainwashed into thinking that a girl who eats a burger is less feminine.

My boyfriend, who I have converted to primal, says that nothing makes him happier than watching me gnaw on a lamb bone. I have to agree.

Bf2291448a06d573f0fdc87cd514e512

(519)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I'm waiting for the day I meet a girl gnawing on a lamb bone.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 06, 2012
at 02:22 AM

I've developed a little Saturday routine where instead of eggs and bacon, I make eggs (runny) and baked prime rib bones. Such a great combo. My friends think I'm crazy, my bf thinks it's rad.

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:30 PM

pure sexy there! I'm gonna show my wife this post. BTW, she JUST started Robb's Nor Cal Fitness two weeks ago. So proud of her!

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:21 PM

I get so excited when my broth is so thick I can use a fork to pull it out of the container. I make "muhahahaha" noises and just coat the backs of spoons with it to see how beautiful and shiny it is. I used to make pretty good broth back in normal-food-days, but now it is my favorite thing ever. I am happy just thinking about it.

I used to like oysters a bit- I thought they were okay, we had them a lot when I was little so I was pretty used to them off the BBQ, but they were never my favourite. I would have picked lots of things to eat before oysters. Now they are my new PMS food- I can destroy 2 dozen oysters for a snack. I asked for a raw oyster feast for my birthday this year, with seaweed salad on the side. Opposite of birthday pizza.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on April 05, 2012
at 11:45 PM

I love to "boing" a spoon on top of my stock when its all gelatinous right out of the fridge. So weirdly fun..

C513f1dba19e01bbd7e0f4f12b243a97

(670)

on April 07, 2012
at 02:56 AM

I'm with you there! I also get excited about the rendered tallow that settles on my beef broth. Cutting it off the top of the bowl and having a round disk of beef fat makes me happy, because I didn't have to do squat ;D

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:24 PM

"Muahahah" noises. I wish I knew you in real life.

571e631577f6d001c79049ab79280ef2

(150)

on April 07, 2012
at 05:11 PM

lol, I am with you on the bone broth. It tastes A-MAZ-ING! Also, sweet potatoes, lots of tart berries like redcurrants and blackberries, oh and smoked mackeral..I live on it!

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Bf2291448a06d573f0fdc87cd514e512

on April 05, 2012
at 09:20 PM

Mussels! I can live off those things. They're delicious.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:41 PM

And there so cheap,onlsale here for $1.99 a pound, especially in a thai coconut milk sauce! Nom.Nom, had them last night with a ribeye and sweet potatoe-pure heaven!

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on April 07, 2012
at 05:54 PM

aaawww yeah mussels are the business

3
Fc6a9e07f6056d465573c8969d3a2ddd

(370)

on April 06, 2012
at 04:08 PM

I used to be "meh" about red meat, I ate it a couple of times a year. Now I crave it.

3
76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on April 06, 2012
at 12:25 PM

Brussels sprouts and cabbage. LOVE them!

3
5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

on April 06, 2012
at 03:58 AM

Sweet Potatoes might as well be crack.

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4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on April 06, 2012
at 12:21 AM

i've really come to love liver. the first time i made it, i couldn't eat it, i was so grossed out by it. now i have to have it at least once a week and i LOVE it. it's like my body knows it's good for me!

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on April 06, 2012
at 12:14 AM

Fatty meats. My poor husband suffered through so much boneless, skinless chicken breast and pork tenderloin in the pre-paleo days. Now it's steaks and ribs, baby. And Bacon! God, I love that shit.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 07, 2012
at 03:39 AM

Lol I did a double-take reading this: somehow my brain interpreted this as you eat steak, ribs and babies... Totally with you on fatty meats!

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1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on April 05, 2012
at 11:40 PM

Fats. I followed the CW approach of eating "light" foods, even though I was still shooting for 3500 calories per day. Since I've gone paleo, nuts, coconut oil, fatty cuts of meat, full-fat yogurt and dairy are some of my favorite things.

2
9a86fa04b1a69b788e379093c7b83ef5

(402)

on April 05, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Avocado...Yummy :)

2
0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on April 05, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Brussel sprouts, the endless ways one can prepare cauliflower (that stuff is incredible! who knew?), and lamb - I can't get enough lamb lately. Loving how fatty it is; I'd never tried it prior to this year.

A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143

(865)

on April 06, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Cauliflower really IS incredible.

2
B41cdb2253976ba9b429dd608d02c21f

(1495)

on April 05, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Red meat...and Kombucha!

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Coconut oil and kefir. I thought coconut oil would clog my arteries (arterycloggingsaturatedfat) and I had never even heard of kefir.

2
3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Butter. I used to never touch the stuff believing I would blow up like a balloon. Now I can't get enough of it!

2
8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

on April 05, 2012
at 09:03 PM

Fish! Hated it all my life - now I eat sardines straight from the can.

2
4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on April 05, 2012
at 08:38 PM

I swear to God that I used to hate bacon. The flavor, the texture, the smell, everything about it. When my husband and I switched to paleo, he started making bacon for breakfast a couple of times a week and, as we progressed, I got more and more interested in it. One day, I asked if I could have a little nibble from his plate. One taste and I promptly lost my mind over it. How did I go through 25 years despising these little slabs of porky, fatty heaven? I have so much to make up for. So much lost time...

So. That's my answer. Haha.

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:31 PM

bacon! the gateway meat.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on April 06, 2012
at 01:53 AM

It is so the gateway meat! I've been off mammals for 6 years and had my first piece of bacon last month....it was delicious!

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Cf599755619b0588e5e6ed4cb5cef50d

on April 06, 2012
at 11:18 PM

Kale Sardines Kombucha cooking vegetables with various fats, like duck, chicken, bacon, or beef fat...

my body definitely has come to crave adventures with these foods. like a poster above said...your body starts to know whats good for you.

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A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

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on April 06, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Onions, Mushrooms, liver (beef and chicken, so far), dark meat, and numerous other veggies.

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4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Sardines, Kimchi, and black coffee.

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:28 PM

That's awesome. Me too! I've always eaten sardines (with crackers of course) and coffee (with CREAM of course), but now sardines straight (Wild Planet is some good stuff) with lemon, and black coffee. Doesn't the coffee just TASTE better now without cream or sugar? Like wine.

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on April 05, 2012
at 10:29 PM

oh, and try adding coconut with your coffee. Sorta fun and different

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on April 06, 2012
at 04:25 AM

My palate has completely changed since ditching the SAD. I have developed an appreciation for food that I never thought I would have. I'd recommend mixing the sardines and kimchi and eating them together. Its a lethal combo.

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on April 06, 2012
at 04:25 AM

I've never tried coconut oil my coffee but I know others who have. Heard nothing but good things.

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1ef67665e121e7a269606d9aba5ac325

on April 05, 2012
at 09:10 PM

I'll second the raw/runny egg yolks. I ate a Bison/Goat burger at a local Austin eatery. When I asked for the egg to be cooked all the way or removed, the waitress threatened bodily harm. Possessing a strong interest in keeping my person intact and unmarred, I gave it a try and holy cats was that good. I mean the burger was excellent all the way around, but a bite of everything WITH the egg and it was like that fizzing and popping scene in "Ratatouille". Now I eat them all the time. Poached, sunny side up in bacon grease, or David Chang's famous 5:10 eggs. I might try adding a raw egg to a protein shake.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on April 05, 2012
at 11:06 PM

I love me a couple of runny eggs on top of my medium rare burger. So good! And wickedly filling.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 05, 2012
at 09:16 PM

I'm glad you share the joy. I'm going to start using raw egg yolks as a condiment for food and as a dressing on salad. Mmm.

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0b7c3e7fd96005f0b2dfd781e512fc2e

(1237)

on January 18, 2013
at 08:34 AM

COCONUT OILLLLLLLL

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F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd

(591)

on January 18, 2013
at 05:50 AM

I tasted bone marrow.

When my mom saw me drinking bone broth, she was like who are you??

I put butter in my tea most mornings.

I tried brussels sprouts tonight... and LIKED them. I'm excited to try more new vegetables.

0
Adf4f094f249d7a3b81c854981f867d4

on January 18, 2013
at 05:40 AM

Sweet potatoes. Lamb. Coffee with cream. Beef liver. Sardines in extra virgin olive oil. BACON.

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D87cf7bb07cfc85acf7203c17065d239

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on January 18, 2013
at 05:26 AM

I used to be a HUGE carb addict but now I like to eat a lot of meat too :) I also eat way more quinoa now that I'm paleo.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 07, 2012
at 04:07 PM

Yesterday I started thinking about some whole smelts I bought and my mouth started watering. I realized that was so weird. I mean, when I was a kid I would gag at the thought of even fish sticks, but here I was salivating at the thought of eating an entire fish, brains and eyeballs included. I also didn't really eat red meat at all. Honestly, my diet is so much more broad, which contrasts with the idea that diets limit you. what's-a-food/drink-you-didn't-consume-(or-eat-very-little-of)-pre-paleo-but-now-just-love?

Of course I had to go home and pecan batter those smelts and fry them in coconut oil. And then made homemade spicy sambal oelek mayo! SOOOOO good.

0
033ceff8e23d4abf2ff122e223d7a123

on April 07, 2012
at 03:58 PM

Heavy whipping cream

Coconut

Butter (I was a huge fan of all fake buttery spreads)

Cauliflower

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C513f1dba19e01bbd7e0f4f12b243a97

(670)

on April 07, 2012
at 03:10 AM

Oh man! Mostly everything I chow down on now would have been unthinkably disgusting as a vegan and even before that.

Kefir: It tastes like a sweet, tangy elixir to me, to others it tastes like vinegar. I don't know if I love the stuff for its taste or just how I think of it as a benevolent friend that helps me poop.

Bone broth: First few times I was disgusted, now I relish the meat, the bits of marrow, the rendered fat on top (which I love to fry onions and eggs in... AW MAN!) and the saltiness. I get excited when the bones left over are all crumbly because that means all the stuff that made them strong has leached out into the soup, and into mah belly, aww yea.

Ghee: So lovely with practically everything. I love its ability to flabbergast and evoke criticism.

A genuine appreciation for vegetables: This was missing when I was vegan because at around the six month mark I felt like I just wanted nothing to do with them, ever again. Even before the veganism I hated the things. For a while when I introduced animal products again I hardly touched a salad, but now I actually love the taste of cooked vegetables in broth, leafy salads and fruits.

I'd like to extend that appreciation to love for all unadulterated foods. There's no sense of deprivation because I can eat ALL the plants and animals without restriction. I can be satisfied with one huge mango instead of four because I'm not starving inside. And getting to experience real satiety is special.

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on April 07, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Nothing so far. I love it all!

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on April 07, 2012
at 01:46 AM

Kimchi. Used to hate the idea of it.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32566)

on April 06, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Heavy cream! Had no idea I would like it in my (British) cup of tea!

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C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on April 06, 2012
at 12:20 PM

I eat so many more vegetables now! I'd never had brussels sprouts before but they are delicious roasted! Kale, mustard greens, fennel, collard greens, artichoke, cabbage, parsnips... I had literally not tried any of them and now I just love experimenting with new ways to cook them. My mom was never experimental with veggies when I was growing up- she stuck with the ones she could get us to eat. Now I am making up for it by trying any new veggie I can get my hands on!

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on April 06, 2012
at 11:49 AM

  • greek yoghurt
  • dark 85% chocolate
  • frozen berries
  • the combination of greek yoghurt, dark 85% chocolate and frozen berries
  • macadamias
  • other things I now eat often : coconut oil (neutral taste),bone broth,fish

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on April 06, 2012
at 03:23 AM

Kale and Rutabagas.

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on April 05, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Number 1 food that I absolute love now and never even heard of before is plantains.

Sweet potatoes are a distant second.

Everything else is either just good or I had eaten it before.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 05, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Rutabagas! I love those things. I'm starting to eat a little fish, which is new for me although I always ate shellfish. I'd seen dairy kefir in the store but hadn't tried it and I'd never heard of water kefir, which I now drink pretty much every day. I recently bought my first-ever bottle of kombucha.

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