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Christmas is coming!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 26, 2012 at 1:36 AM

I have been primal for the past 6 months or so and have not been through a Christmas yet. My family always do the typical Aussie roast as well as a Ham. Most of it I can see is ok like the meat and most of the veg. Its just the condiments that go with it all that I know I will not want to pass up like gravy and all the deserts and sugar heavy things.

I know it is just 1 day of the year and I can just go stuff it i am going to go nuts, but part of me wants to do it properly for my first Christmas at least.

What does everyone else do this time of year? do you you go stuff it or do you get creative?

what could I use as a replacement for Gravy and those sugar filled deserts?

I have found a gluten-free gravy I may check out as a compromise.

I usually do just eat something if I want to eat it that much, but like I said, it would be nice to do for my first Christmas on Primal.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on September 26, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Bacon needs a sauce? In all honesty, I typically like a basic red wine pan sauce made with the beef drippings and some shallots. It's kind of a "faux" au jois.

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on September 26, 2012
at 11:03 PM

yeah I know it's not 100% paleo, but I like the stevia and it gives me no digestive issues or cravings, I rather replace my sugar in baking with it than eat sugar and stay tubby!

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on September 26, 2012
at 02:13 PM

The juice/cripsy stuff from the roast tray - put a little hot water in it, stir up all the crispy bits (alot, like scrap it all up to stir into the liquid), maybe add a little salt if it needs it - "jus" for you, add some flour to the rest - gravy for everyone else. Its yummy.

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on September 26, 2012
at 05:56 AM

That sounds like a good idea, I will look into the stevia thing. From what I have read so far its not really looked at as a positive thing in the paleo/primal community but its better than cheating :)

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on September 26, 2012
at 05:56 AM

What do you use for gravy or other sauces to go with it?

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on September 26, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Chances are this is what will eventually happen. But I will still try and make a few extra things to try and keep me away from the "cheat foods" though :)

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4e98420c55180862f3a3815339749ed4

on September 26, 2012
at 02:02 AM

I'm in aus too, I can't wait! I'm going to try and make a grain free christmas pudding, I'll just use a normal recipe and swap out the flour for almond meal, and sugar for stevia or real maple syrup, might be a disaster, but it'll be fun! Also woolworths "have no added sugar" apple sauce for the pork. you could always just use pan juices as gravy, they just wont be as thick. Maybe use one of the recipes online for paleo pumkpin pie? Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

Ae79a4cc9f9b155ded65f10ab8395a6d

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on September 26, 2012
at 05:56 AM

That sounds like a good idea, I will look into the stevia thing. From what I have read so far its not really looked at as a positive thing in the paleo/primal community but its better than cheating :)

4e98420c55180862f3a3815339749ed4

on September 26, 2012
at 11:03 PM

yeah I know it's not 100% paleo, but I like the stevia and it gives me no digestive issues or cravings, I rather replace my sugar in baking with it than eat sugar and stay tubby!

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on September 26, 2012
at 02:04 AM

I don't consider a Prime Rib cheating. My Christmas consists of a meat buffet with bacon hors d'oeuvres. There are some vegetables as well. I haven't gotten many complaints from visitors to my "Twelve Caves of Christmas".

Matt
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Ae79a4cc9f9b155ded65f10ab8395a6d

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on September 26, 2012
at 05:56 AM

What do you use for gravy or other sauces to go with it?

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on September 26, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Bacon needs a sauce? In all honesty, I typically like a basic red wine pan sauce made with the beef drippings and some shallots. It's kind of a "faux" au jois.

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83456bd85c99b73a03dc9ccf7eb44255

on September 26, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Make it your cheat day! Live a little and enjoy the holiday. One day cheating won't kill you!

Ae79a4cc9f9b155ded65f10ab8395a6d

(229)

on September 26, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Chances are this is what will eventually happen. But I will still try and make a few extra things to try and keep me away from the "cheat foods" though :)

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on December 04, 2012
at 05:25 AM

We have a great Paleo Christmas Pudding recipe from Cavegirl Kate http://northwestcavegirls.com/2011/12/ho-ho-hopaleo-christmas-puds/

and several other paleo christmas treat recipes like cranberry sauce, eggnog and cut-out cookies from Cavegirl Angie http://northwestcavegirls.com/2011/12/a-few-paleo-christmas-recipes/.

Good Luck and Enjoy!

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