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F*** PALEO! Bring on the ...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 08, 2012 at 8:45 PM

What item/dish makes you say those dreaded words (F*** PALEO) and how often do you encounter it?

Despite being strict paleo (95/5) and having great self control there are two things that no matter what if you put it in front of me i will eat it.

1)Jamaican Rum cake(tortuga brand). I just love this. I have a few relatives who live there and i encounter it about once-twice a year, not too bad but i regret if i don't eat it since it's rare.

2) An indian delicacy called rabri. This a dessert made with milk and bread. One of my favorites. There's only a specific type of this I love from a certain part in india. So i encounter it once maybe twice a year and yet again i feel the need to eat it.

For the time being these are the only 2 things i can think of, there might be more. Secretly i have a fat boy hiding inside me :)

Let's hear it guys, what makes you say F*** PALEO?

Disclaimer I don't think i am restricting myself on the paleo lifestyle, if it sounds that way. It's been a year and i love it. Real food tastes so much better.

98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

(1632)

on September 10, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Ferrero Rocher ice-cream sounds good!

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on September 10, 2012
at 12:16 PM

Oh my god! You did not just say that. I would totally agree except I'd say any thing my Yiayia cooks!

Bbd349fe334481d99c091333b87cacb5

(346)

on September 09, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Beer. Damn you, beer.

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

(287)

on September 09, 2012
at 09:41 PM

I'm pretty close to you but I have a night every few weeks that we go out and I'm not so strict on things. I literally look at ingredients in things now and just cringe with disgust. Whenever I had a cold or felt yucky, I would ALWAYS get bean burritos from Taco Bell and put a couple of fire sauces on them. Last time, I couldn't do it. Made up some paleo-friendly spicy chicken stew instead.

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

(287)

on September 09, 2012
at 09:34 PM

My kids like the boston creme pie toaster strudels.

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

(287)

on September 09, 2012
at 09:34 PM

There is a place near me that has the BEST shrimp po boys. I just found this place in April, and I started Paleo in June. Haven't been back since but if I actually was dragged into the place I would have no problems eating the thing.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on September 09, 2012
at 05:54 PM

Enchiladas are the love of my life.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on September 09, 2012
at 08:48 AM

That Baker's unsweetend chocolate square will do it - leave your mouth so dry and icky feeling that the last thing in the world you want to do is eat anything...

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 09, 2012
at 05:05 AM

Very much lol!!

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(4878)

on September 09, 2012
at 05:05 AM

I'm a sucka for G'ma's cookin'... hence +1

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 09, 2012
at 04:42 AM

unagi is the poorer cousin of the much tastier anago. If you think unagi is good, then anago is heavenly. Soy is nasty.

78964c5cc470f86a5897db8e1ce8e6f9

on September 09, 2012
at 02:27 AM

Eel is almost invariably coated in sweetened soy sauce. Delicious, but not paleo. Unagi is one of my weaknesses too. :)

6a37e92ef0a6ceb892eb00079314222f

(218)

on September 09, 2012
at 12:24 AM

That seriously made me LOL.

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(2338)

on September 08, 2012
at 11:51 PM

yeah for real i thought this was f paleo

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(2923)

on September 08, 2012
at 11:03 PM

There's several grain-free cobbler/crisp/crumble recipes (mainly using almond meal) at Elena's Pantry: http://www.elanaspantry.com/

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(2923)

on September 08, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Not the same, but something to stave the craving: http://paleomg.com/coconut-klondike-bites/

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 08, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Eel + seaweed seems paleo.

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(19469)

on September 08, 2012
at 10:28 PM

I like your answer Connie, upvote to you!

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 08, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Seconded! I LOVE eel!

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 08, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Blashpheeeeeemmer!!! haha jk. That is pretty interesting!

A1a0baccef58499acf9ceb3c874997f2

(675)

on September 08, 2012
at 09:22 PM

I did matzoh balls with almond flour last year. They were delicious.

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7
F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on September 08, 2012
at 09:16 PM

Wine - I still drink it.

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Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

on September 09, 2012
at 02:23 AM

a cheese plate at a party. i will eat all the cheese while pretending to be interested in the surrounding conversation then go home sad and farting. my new party mantra is 'people not cheese! people not cheese!'

4
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 09, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Mums spanakopita!

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on September 10, 2012
at 12:16 PM

Oh my god! You did not just say that. I would totally agree except I'd say any thing my Yiayia cooks!

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6d8356f152d90114395feac8602f8c2b

on September 08, 2012
at 09:21 PM

There's a club my fiance plays at that has homemade blueberry cobbler lately. Oh my. Luckily, it's mostly blueberries and just a little cobbler topping. I follow the Perfect Health Diet which is primal, so I have my sweet potatoes, rice and potatoes and dairy too, which helps me a lot. Fruit helps too. And I follow their recommended supplements. The PHD believes cravings are minimized when nutrients are met. I've found this seems to be true. I can almost always resist the donuts, muffins, cupcakes and cookies at work; sometimes if I'm really missing goodies, I'll just have a baker's unsweetened chocolate square instead.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on September 09, 2012
at 08:48 AM

That Baker's unsweetend chocolate square will do it - leave your mouth so dry and icky feeling that the last thing in the world you want to do is eat anything...

Medium avatar

(19469)

on September 08, 2012
at 10:28 PM

I like your answer Connie, upvote to you!

Medium avatar

(2923)

on September 08, 2012
at 11:03 PM

There's several grain-free cobbler/crisp/crumble recipes (mainly using almond meal) at Elena's Pantry: http://www.elanaspantry.com/

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on September 09, 2012
at 08:51 AM

Enchiladas from my favorite Santa Fe restaurant, the Shed. I only go there once, at most twice, a year, and nothing in this universe is going to keep me from eating a red chile cheese enchilada and drinking a margarita. Nothing.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on September 09, 2012
at 05:54 PM

Enchiladas are the love of my life.

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Medium avatar

(2338)

on September 08, 2012
at 11:51 PM

my grandmas apple pie

Medium avatar

(4878)

on September 09, 2012
at 05:05 AM

I'm a sucka for G'ma's cookin'... hence +1

2
76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on September 08, 2012
at 10:10 PM

Pepsi = http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs2/1397317_o.gif

Me = http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9bx4mAQXZ1r145ru.gif

I don't care how bad it is, I still love Pepsi..I aint given it up...I just drink lil cans...mostly...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/2462500587_c63406dfa1.jpg

Look how small and adorable...and it's the baby version which as we all know, makes it even sweeter.

Truth.

6a37e92ef0a6ceb892eb00079314222f

(218)

on September 09, 2012
at 12:24 AM

That seriously made me LOL.

2
0a392b2b081c29b10dd07f2472677945

on September 08, 2012
at 09:35 PM

Eel Sushi...rice, eel and seaweed...oh my!

78964c5cc470f86a5897db8e1ce8e6f9

on September 09, 2012
at 02:27 AM

Eel is almost invariably coated in sweetened soy sauce. Delicious, but not paleo. Unagi is one of my weaknesses too. :)

Medium avatar

(2338)

on September 08, 2012
at 11:51 PM

yeah for real i thought this was f paleo

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 08, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Eel + seaweed seems paleo.

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 09, 2012
at 04:42 AM

unagi is the poorer cousin of the much tastier anago. If you think unagi is good, then anago is heavenly. Soy is nasty.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 08, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Seconded! I LOVE eel!

2
449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

(1567)

on September 08, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Anything my mother-in-law cooks. Cannot get enough of her cooking when I go home. Homemade biscuits, homemade/canned jam and jelly, chicken & dumplings, fried fish, fried venison, om nom nom!

2
75e8ceee00e2459860ea38220a3a8118

on September 08, 2012
at 09:12 PM

Beer, a couple/week.

1
937025faf9308f14438817d5cc09ee3d

on September 10, 2012
at 12:45 PM

Ferrero Rocher ice-cream, Caramel cheesecake, and genuine Italian wood-fired oven pizza, margherita style. Brain fog is getting pretty bad when I indulge though so I'm starting to question if it's worth it or not :S

98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

(1632)

on September 10, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Ferrero Rocher ice-cream sounds good!

1
66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on September 09, 2012
at 04:54 PM

There is nothing I have encountered that would make me choose to react like this. It's not that I have better willpower, self-control or self-discipline that anyone else, it is I have just lost all interest in any food that is not 'pure' for a better word. Anything with chemicals in it or sugar, etc just tastes so foreign and unappealing to me now that my body just shivers in revulsion. Here is one of my dirty little SAD secrets lol, I used to LOVE A&W onion rings dipped in A&W gravy, mmmmmmmmmmmmm was soooo good, but now the mere thought just makes me ponder 'how could i ever have eaten that'. The human body adapts as we change what we eat and I believe will naturally reject, in some manner, what is not healthy for us.

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

(287)

on September 09, 2012
at 09:41 PM

I'm pretty close to you but I have a night every few weeks that we go out and I'm not so strict on things. I literally look at ingredients in things now and just cringe with disgust. Whenever I had a cold or felt yucky, I would ALWAYS get bean burritos from Taco Bell and put a couple of fire sauces on them. Last time, I couldn't do it. Made up some paleo-friendly spicy chicken stew instead.

1
6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 09, 2012
at 04:56 AM

Croissants from real French bakeries. One sniff, and I'm all "paleo-wuh?"

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 09, 2012
at 05:05 AM

Very much lol!!

1
Fa31aa9f354625c33c0807379c584d65

on September 08, 2012
at 11:37 PM

A big greasy slice of meat lovers from Pizza Hut.

1
D7f404b29047b12e2c2f528934b7b80b

(133)

on September 08, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Cat fish po boys. Samosas. Most indian food. Peanut sauce. Pad thai. Sushi. Lumpias. Apple fritters. Sometimes french fries depending on where they're from.

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

(287)

on September 09, 2012
at 09:34 PM

There is a place near me that has the BEST shrimp po boys. I just found this place in April, and I started Paleo in June. Haven't been back since but if I actually was dragged into the place I would have no problems eating the thing.

1
B2027498e3cbbf37708f1c120a0c8142

(105)

on September 08, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Wine and Chocolate! I've gone to 77% or higher cocoa for the chocolate though. I still like some rice now and then, too.

1
45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on September 08, 2012
at 09:18 PM

I've never encountered anything that would do that. It's only been a couple of years, but I still can't imagine a food that could be that compelling.

1
C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 08, 2012
at 09:04 PM

Matzoh ball soup. Matzoh meal is basically pure wheat. Dont care one bit. I also think all the gelatin from the bone broth base helps lessen the damage...

A1a0baccef58499acf9ceb3c874997f2

(675)

on September 08, 2012
at 09:22 PM

I did matzoh balls with almond flour last year. They were delicious.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 08, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Blashpheeeeeemmer!!! haha jk. That is pretty interesting!

0
Ae79a4cc9f9b155ded65f10ab8395a6d

(229)

on September 10, 2012
at 05:11 AM

I cannot say no to Liquorice. I usually get it from my local organic shop so there are no artificial stuffs in it, that's how I justify it to myself anyway. lol

0
7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on September 10, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Falafel Pita drowned in Tahini Sauce for meals at the best falafel place in Israel so far: Falafel Golani located near the Central Bus Station in Afula. But man, I always regret it afterwards, somewhere in there I know they use vegetable oil. For either the dressing in the hummus, frying the falafel, and dressing the salad garnishing that you stuff your pita with such as the roasted Eggpant. For dessert... I can resist almost anything but Homemade Pumpkin Pie served with Whipped Cream might be pretty hard for me to say no to.

0
61ea4896b1ef898345051dcfadd70073

(193)

on September 10, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Creme Brulee and wine... but I'd give up wine for the perfect creme brulee....

0
23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

(489)

on September 10, 2012
at 12:41 AM

I eat paleo pretty much 99% of the time - the other 1% is if there is a self-serve frozen yogurt place around! I am addicted to the crunch and texture of the toppings, so I'll usually get about 2 oz, just enough to cover the bottom of the cups (the cups they give you are HUGE!) and load on the nuts.

I'll find myself craving other things, like pizza or tiramisu, but not enough to actually consume them. But frozen yogurt (and it HAS to be self serve only)? I'm all over that.

0
58cc17a77bca6e503dcf6bf6471b76a1

(478)

on September 09, 2012
at 11:42 PM

Chinese steamed sticky rice, Vietnamese spring rolls, Japanese ramen noodles...aaah!

0
F56a25befbef8c50ec64c2a6e511a958

on September 09, 2012
at 11:37 PM

Pizza, ice cream & Mexican! I treat myself to these foods once a week

0
61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on September 09, 2012
at 03:27 PM

My mother's chicken and dumplings, and also black bean soup and Reuben sandwiches. I keep the gluten-filled stuff to a few times a year, but soups with beans are one of my main cheats.

0
45e51fee7d295e523ff4134f76c3ba05

(923)

on September 09, 2012
at 11:41 AM

I don't deny myself the occasional treat: fresh corn on the cob in the summer, ice cream, popcorn at the movies & fresh cut french fries at an amusement park. Everything else is pretty easy to resist.

0
F0a6753a33958f392dbc245b2a59cfd0

on September 09, 2012
at 06:59 AM

My Grandmother's Trifle... Ohhh yeah baby! It is sugary heaven in a bowl and I cannot and will not resist!!!

0
E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on September 09, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Pepperoni and mushroom pizza from the place down the street. About once a month, my fiance and I crush a large between the two of us, then get ice cream for the ride home. Knowing there's a pizza and ice cream day every month-ish keeps me clean the rest of the time!

0
783704d6b31f91d4aebb402f089e082f

on September 09, 2012
at 12:20 AM

I haven't found anything yet, but there's one thing that makes me think long and hard but it's hundreds of miles away so I'm golden. Lou Malnati's Pizza, butter crust with the sausage patty bottom layer. I've been back to the city to see family a few times but never gone where I would have been in an area to have some for lunch. Used to be a requirement everytime I went home, now I'm more Eh to it.

I don't know what it is there just isn't anything that has that pull for me. I think about having the following from time to time: -Grandma's homemade biscuits and gravy -Lou Malnati's Pizza -Dipped Italian Beef Sandwich

That's basically it, and if I really want the last one I'll just skip the bread and have the beef and peppers.

0
Medium avatar

on September 08, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Heath klondike bars

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(2923)

on September 08, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Not the same, but something to stave the craving: http://paleomg.com/coconut-klondike-bites/

0
3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on September 08, 2012
at 10:39 PM

Bosston Cream Pie. A small sliver is enough, buut it's the one thing I can't say no to. Fortunately, we don't get it often.

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

(287)

on September 09, 2012
at 09:34 PM

My kids like the boston creme pie toaster strudels.

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