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What do you now eat as a treat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2011 at 11:09 PM

So sort of following on the heels of the question from yesterday regarding horrible things that you ate once upon a time, I got to thinking about what I eat as a treat now - you know when you want to celebrate, or unwind from a crazy hectic day - or just want to treat yourself.

What is something that you eat as a treat now - or classify as a treat or dessert?

I think a big one for me is pork rinds (I don't make my own, so they are a bit processed - but they are super delicious). And on Sunday morning I add some 'paleo-ish' home-made irish cream to my coffee (coconut milk, whiskey, organic almond extract, organic vanilla and espresso shaken in a bottle and kept in the fridge)

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on February 23, 2012
at 07:39 PM

I do- I made some of my own last week (the Larabars are a bit sweet for me, so I like em with less dates). I also love the Blueberry Muffin ones, and (gasp!) Peanut Butter Cookie. Sometimes I don't have em for a few weeks, sometimes I'll have one a day.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 23, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Are you still eating those Larabars, Jules? I only buy them to eat on the airplane when I am traveling by air.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 23, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Homemade chocolate truffles sound delish, do you have a recipe or link to a recipe ShaBam? Most of the stuff on store shelves have vegetable oil in them. Making them with butter sounds like a great alternative.

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on August 31, 2011
at 05:22 PM

hahahahah. +1. that made my day

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:55 PM

I'm buzzing from just reading your extra nutritious snack! It sounds so healthy, especially since you're using soy oil. :D

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on August 03, 2011
at 08:48 AM

Oh dear, I checked that out, and now I might have to try them sometime. Frozen Junior Mints were one of the last holdouts of my evil ways, and I never thought I could have them without HFCS. I think I'd use a little raw honey instead of agave, but damn they look good.

957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on August 03, 2011
at 08:14 AM

oooh have you got recipes for those baked goods? :)

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on August 03, 2011
at 03:59 AM

I melt a square of unsweetened baking chocolate, then stir in 2 tsp of blackstrap molasses and some chopped almonds or pecans. Makes too much to eat in one sitting--I usually eat it over 4-5 days but I really like it and it doesn't trigger binge urges.

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on August 03, 2011
at 03:09 AM

stoic, lol. love deadwood. maybe she is eating the sugar free/splenda peaches.

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

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on July 30, 2011
at 12:11 PM

if you guys just chewed some berry flavored sugar free gum, you would cut down on those cravings! i have 4 sticks every time i want something sweet.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on May 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

ummm, you should read the labels. a lot of ice cream has gluten.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on May 27, 2011
at 11:51 AM

I love bacon and chocolate together! Mummmssss!

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on May 27, 2011
at 08:17 AM

I've seen those Vosges bars at Whole Foods too and been tempted to try the bacon chocolate. You've convinced me to!

Fff58a1fd1e29d93fd6a25d3fdebbade

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on May 27, 2011
at 01:02 AM

Gluten Free Ice Cream? Since when does ice cream have gluten in it? I want unsweetened ice cream.

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on March 11, 2011
at 01:08 PM

I didn't, though I've had brands of coconut milk that didn't taste as fresh as the one I use now. I order cases of this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UXY2EC/ref=rcx_subs_dp through Amazon's subscribe & save program. It's still a little pricey at just over $2 a can, but it's worth it to me.

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on March 10, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Somewhere, somewhen, someone was talking about dark chocolate covered bacon. I really need to find some, even as a once in a lifetime treat.

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on March 10, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Did you find the coconut milk to taste metallic. I tried it and it tasted tinny and gross. I also tried it with almond milk and it was much better.

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on March 10, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Wow. Bacon peices in chocolate. I am going to have to make that one!! Thanks for bringing it to mind.

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on March 10, 2011
at 04:56 PM

:D Underrated comment.

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on March 10, 2011
at 04:52 PM

Good apple cider is one of the joys of life.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on March 10, 2011
at 03:44 PM

Bacon chocolate - OMG!!! My daughter and SIL brought me one at Christmas after they went to a bacon themed restaurant. Delicious.

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:46 PM

+1 for South park reference.

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:34 PM

I tried making pork rinds..didn't work, but I lost a lot of time trying.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:11 PM

Me too! Diet coke for me though- gotta cut those cals where we can! ;)

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on March 10, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Hahaha, it really is. :D

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:49 PM

Oh my... that does sound good!

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:13 PM

@ Glfpro, im in massachusetts, and cabot makes it- its sold in any grocery store here, but from what i hear its very hard to find outside of northern new england. i have a friend in CA looking to get it for her daughter with cystic fibrosis to put on weight. she was going to call cabot to see if they would ship it to her, but was also trying to make her own using yogurt culture and heavy cream.

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on March 10, 2011
at 10:27 AM

Canned peaches? Al Swearengen is that you?

Ff3cf87e311080a5d4fd2492aea03300

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on March 10, 2011
at 05:45 AM

Where do you find 10% milkfat greek yogurt?

Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

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on March 10, 2011
at 04:25 AM

Also unsweetened coconut chips from tropical traditions. yum!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 03:19 AM

Mascarpone is cultured creme fraiche - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascarpone . It is typically very thick, with a texture like soft cream cheese, but a taste that is slightly sweeter, less salty, more mild in general. You can combine it with sweet stuff like berries, or savory stuff like blue-veined cheeses. I had a VLC omeleete this morning with mascarpone and gorgonzola - YUM.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 03:16 AM

If only I a) could make it to the Ancestral Health Symposium, and b) there were kitchens free to be used. We'd do it up rightly! :-D

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 02:28 AM

If you had a VitaMix or a great blender, you could also possibly pulse macadamias on your own...anybody tried that?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 02:28 AM

Last time I bought macadamia butter it was at Whole Foods...but it's been a long time - years! Small possibility it could be available at Trader Joe's, too. Also see this link for ideas: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_scat_345830011_ln?rh=n:345830011,k:macadamia+butter&keywords=macadamia+butter&ie=UTF8&qid=1299723999&scn=345830011&h=7ef03be7acac885c21b3d5d39c8bf03f7aec19a5

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:22 AM

I have never had marscapone, what is it like? Texture? Thickness? I'm weird about new foods.

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:20 AM

What good timing, I just found a source for grass fed mascarpone :)

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:20 AM

anytime, melissa!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:13 AM

oh yeah- perfect birthday cake. i made it for my husband for valentines day. my birthday isnt until july, but you can be sure ill be looking for another excuse to make it again.

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:11 AM

Do you have a macadamia butter you like? I bought cashew butter once and wasn't that excited by it despite the fact that cashews are my favorite nut.

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:10 AM

I think I just want to hang out with you two and let you cook for me. <3

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 01:56 AM

You know, I was tempted to get a chili Lindt dark chocolate bar at CVS today. Maybe we _are_ food-twins. :) Which brings me to that flourless chocolate cake...might be bookmarking that one for my birthday later this year. :)

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on March 10, 2011
at 01:09 AM

YEs! bree, its incredible. super easy, too. i double the chile powder because i like a kick, and i have it with cinnamon whipped cream and strawberries. i lost my springform pan (?) so i made this in oversized cupcake tins and they were adorable individual cakes. let me know what you think! http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chipotle_flourless_chocolate_cake/

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:27 AM

mmmmm...can you please post teh recipe for the flourless chocolate cake with chipotle powder - i have a birthday party to attend next weekend and I think with a recipe like that I will offer to make the cake

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:12 AM

You are my kind of snacker!! :D

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on March 09, 2011
at 11:57 PM

YES, im in-freaking-sane over marscapone. its almost a mental illness. ms. grokumentarian, i think you and i could do some SERIOUS damage in the kitchen together. i think youre my food-twin.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 09, 2011
at 11:34 PM

Mmmmmm that Irish cream sounds right up my alley.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 09, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Mascarpone also goes fantastically with berries. Add cacao nibs for a special Better-Homes-and-Gardens esque touch - great for fancy pants events like baby showers, wedding showers, teas, brunches etc. http://primalkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/strawberries-with-mascarpone-and-cacao.html

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:00 AM

dark chocolate with chile powder. marscapone with blueberries. whipped cream with a touch of stevia. honey in 10% milkfat greek yogurt. goat cheese.

for a real down-and-dirty cheat ill have gluten free ice cream or flour-less chocolate cake with chipotle powder.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:12 AM

You are my kind of snacker!! :D

Ff3cf87e311080a5d4fd2492aea03300

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on March 10, 2011
at 05:45 AM

Where do you find 10% milkfat greek yogurt?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 10, 2011
at 02:13 AM

oh yeah- perfect birthday cake. i made it for my husband for valentines day. my birthday isnt until july, but you can be sure ill be looking for another excuse to make it again.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 10, 2011
at 12:13 PM

@ Glfpro, im in massachusetts, and cabot makes it- its sold in any grocery store here, but from what i hear its very hard to find outside of northern new england. i have a friend in CA looking to get it for her daughter with cystic fibrosis to put on weight. she was going to call cabot to see if they would ship it to her, but was also trying to make her own using yogurt culture and heavy cream.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 01:56 AM

You know, I was tempted to get a chili Lindt dark chocolate bar at CVS today. Maybe we _are_ food-twins. :) Which brings me to that flourless chocolate cake...might be bookmarking that one for my birthday later this year. :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 10, 2011
at 02:22 AM

I have never had marscapone, what is it like? Texture? Thickness? I'm weird about new foods.

Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 10, 2011
at 12:27 AM

mmmmm...can you please post teh recipe for the flourless chocolate cake with chipotle powder - i have a birthday party to attend next weekend and I think with a recipe like that I will offer to make the cake

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 10, 2011
at 01:09 AM

YEs! bree, its incredible. super easy, too. i double the chile powder because i like a kick, and i have it with cinnamon whipped cream and strawberries. i lost my springform pan (?) so i made this in oversized cupcake tins and they were adorable individual cakes. let me know what you think! http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chipotle_flourless_chocolate_cake/

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 03:19 AM

Mascarpone is cultured creme fraiche - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascarpone . It is typically very thick, with a texture like soft cream cheese, but a taste that is slightly sweeter, less salty, more mild in general. You can combine it with sweet stuff like berries, or savory stuff like blue-veined cheeses. I had a VLC omeleete this morning with mascarpone and gorgonzola - YUM.

Fff58a1fd1e29d93fd6a25d3fdebbade

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on May 27, 2011
at 01:02 AM

Gluten Free Ice Cream? Since when does ice cream have gluten in it? I want unsweetened ice cream.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on May 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

ummm, you should read the labels. a lot of ice cream has gluten.

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on March 10, 2011
at 08:41 AM

Five double processed white flour doughnuts deep fried in soy oil topped with an extra sweet simulated chocolate glaze. All washed down with a liter of coke.

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:11 PM

Me too! Diet coke for me though- gotta cut those cals where we can! ;)

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on March 10, 2011
at 04:56 PM

:D Underrated comment.

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on July 30, 2011
at 12:11 PM

if you guys just chewed some berry flavored sugar free gum, you would cut down on those cravings! i have 4 sticks every time i want something sweet.

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:55 PM

I'm buzzing from just reading your extra nutritious snack! It sounds so healthy, especially since you're using soy oil. :D

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on March 10, 2011
at 08:54 AM

Melt 85% upwards dark chocolate, mix it with crushed nut of choice and a slab of grass fed butter, leave in the fridge to set. Eat. Oh.....my......goodness. You can also mix the melted chocolate with heavy cream for a truffley texture and/or mix in desicated coconut instead of nuts. Seriously seriously good.

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:49 PM

Oh my... that does sound good!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on March 10, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Hahaha, it really is. :D

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 02:02 AM

  • Two words: Macadamia butter.

  • Of course, there's also cashew macadamia butter if you're willing to do cashews as a cheat. So good you should have to show a driver's license to purchase it.

  • Lindt 85% or higher, or Green & Black's 85% (my preferred) for chocolate.

  • Macadmia oil + balsamic vinegar + cocoa powder, add fresh blueberries, toss to coat, top with walnuts.

  • Bacon in Vosges dark chocolate. No I am NOT kidding. It is superbly, indescribably delicious. My sister-in-law gave me one at Christmastime - I think she bought it at World Market.

what-do-you-now-eat-as-a-treat?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 02:28 AM

Last time I bought macadamia butter it was at Whole Foods...but it's been a long time - years! Small possibility it could be available at Trader Joe's, too. Also see this link for ideas: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_scat_345830011_ln?rh=n:345830011,k:macadamia+butter&keywords=macadamia+butter&ie=UTF8&qid=1299723999&scn=345830011&h=7ef03be7acac885c21b3d5d39c8bf03f7aec19a5

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 02:28 AM

If you had a VitaMix or a great blender, you could also possibly pulse macadamias on your own...anybody tried that?

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:11 AM

Do you have a macadamia butter you like? I bought cashew butter once and wasn't that excited by it despite the fact that cashews are my favorite nut.

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on March 10, 2011
at 03:44 PM

Bacon chocolate - OMG!!! My daughter and SIL brought me one at Christmas after they went to a bacon themed restaurant. Delicious.

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on March 10, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Wow. Bacon peices in chocolate. I am going to have to make that one!! Thanks for bringing it to mind.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on March 10, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Somewhere, somewhen, someone was talking about dark chocolate covered bacon. I really need to find some, even as a once in a lifetime treat.

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on May 27, 2011
at 11:51 AM

I love bacon and chocolate together! Mummmssss!

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on May 27, 2011
at 08:17 AM

I've seen those Vosges bars at Whole Foods too and been tempted to try the bacon chocolate. You've convinced me to!

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:18 AM

wine...tequila...

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on May 27, 2011
at 07:42 AM

A carrot... FML

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on August 31, 2011
at 05:22 PM

hahahahah. +1. that made my day

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:16 AM

My normal treat is 2 squares of 80+ dark chocolate. I buy whatever they have at whatever grocery store I'm at. I have had Lindt, Ghiradelli, Green & Black, Godiva. They are all good.

All my Paleo buddies have been doing a Whole 30, so I have not made any Paleo baked goods in awhile. But I do make Pumpkin Almond Butter Bars, Almost Paleo Brownies, Macadamia Nut Cookies, Banana Bread, Almond Muffins... when I have someone to share them with. I have them with my tea after dinner on nights I don't have chocolate.

I don't consider any kind of fruit a "treat". I usually have one serving of fruit a day. Which fruit I choose depends on how many other carbs I have that day. I try to stay under 75 carbs, so if I'm having a sweet potato at dinner, I'll have a lower carb fruit. If I'm having zucchini with dinner, I can have a high carb fruit.

For me, it's a balancing act of staying at the ratios that I have determined are best for me. I think for some that ruins all the "fun", but I love planning everything and coming out with exactly the right combos.

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on August 03, 2011
at 08:14 AM

oooh have you got recipes for those baked goods? :)

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:26 AM

Fancy Cheeses. Apple Cider.

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on March 10, 2011
at 04:52 PM

Good apple cider is one of the joys of life.

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on March 09, 2011
at 11:20 PM

Whipped cream and raspberries/strawberries is a relatively low-fructose treat that I'll have here and there.

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:20 AM

anytime, melissa!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 09, 2011
at 11:57 PM

YES, im in-freaking-sane over marscapone. its almost a mental illness. ms. grokumentarian, i think you and i could do some SERIOUS damage in the kitchen together. i think youre my food-twin.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:20 AM

What good timing, I just found a source for grass fed mascarpone :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:10 AM

I think I just want to hang out with you two and let you cook for me. <3

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 09, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Mascarpone also goes fantastically with berries. Add cacao nibs for a special Better-Homes-and-Gardens esque touch - great for fancy pants events like baby showers, wedding showers, teas, brunches etc. http://primalkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/strawberries-with-mascarpone-and-cacao.html

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 10, 2011
at 03:16 AM

If only I a) could make it to the Ancestral Health Symposium, and b) there were kitchens free to be used. We'd do it up rightly! :-D

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on March 09, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Smoothies! Coconut milk, strawberries/blueberries, ice. Blend.

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on March 10, 2011
at 04:53 PM

1/2 banana sliced in half again and frozen, topped with a couple squares of melted 85% chocolate, topped with a dollop of whipped coconut cream (coconut cream, dash of vanilla).

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:15 PM

I'll have a coconut cream pie Larabar once a week or so, sometimes I'll bake a treat from health-bent.com (pumpkin bars, banana bread). A couple weeks ago I made some macadamias enrobed in dark chocolate- I call em Chocolate Salty Nuts (I used to watch a lot of South Park in my youth).

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on March 10, 2011
at 02:46 PM

+1 for South park reference.

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on February 23, 2012
at 07:39 PM

I do- I made some of my own last week (the Larabars are a bit sweet for me, so I like em with less dates). I also love the Blueberry Muffin ones, and (gasp!) Peanut Butter Cookie. Sometimes I don't have em for a few weeks, sometimes I'll have one a day.

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on February 23, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Are you still eating those Larabars, Jules? I only buy them to eat on the airplane when I am traveling by air.

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on March 10, 2011
at 01:55 PM

Berries w coconut milk

Cantaloupe w lime juice

Dark chocolate

Coconut butter

Greek yogurt w berries

I have to say though, as a recovered vegan/vegetarian, almost everything is a treat! Roast beef and mustard -yummmmm.

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on March 10, 2011
at 12:12 AM

My treats or desserts:

Raw macadamia nuts

86% or higher dark chocolate

Fruit of any kind

Pinkberry frozen yogurt (worst of the bunch Paleo-wise)

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89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on March 14, 2011
at 10:45 AM

I wouldn't call them cheats, but treats:

butter, just a spoon, or with the following: dried fruits (dates or sultanas are very yummy), shredded coconut, nuts

dark chocolate (even better with butter, also reduces the amount of chocolate you eat)

bacon and fruits fried in butter or coconut oil

berries and gelatine dessert

Something with grains I would call a cheat. These are treats, because I don't eat them very much. And I don't cheat (at least not that I know of).

Of course, a big grass fed rib-eye steak is also a treat. As is any good meal.

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(4319)

on March 14, 2011
at 07:18 AM

All melted, ground and mixed.

1 cup coconut oil 3x tbsp cocoa powder goji berries sesame seeds linseed fenugreek coconut flakes rose hips almonds macademia nuts walnuts cream cinnamon

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(17969)

on March 14, 2011
at 02:10 AM

Once a week I will do a dessert. Sunday is the day and I am eating it right now!

Toasted Shredded coconut and coconut flour Gelatin Blueberry Jam Blueberries Banana chips (no refined sugar) Mango juice A banana Macadamias Coconut milk Blackstrap molasses (tip from 180 degree health a few days ago. I can did it in the mix)

Mix until a gelatinous glob of yum. All paleo, yes sugartastic but I can swing it.

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(260)

on March 10, 2011
at 04:31 PM

The local ice cream shop has grass-fed gelato. All I can say is wow. http://www.thesplitbanana.com/index.html It's in Staunton Virginia, so you can grab a gelato, then drive 15 minutes to Polyface Farms and pick up the rest of your grass-fed food.

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(1049)

on March 10, 2011
at 02:33 PM

HMMM, I wish there were MORE treats beyond dried fruits. for me: dairy free (coconut milk, cashew or almond nut milk) yogurt made at home with slices of bananas or cherry jam (made by my nieghbor) diary free ice cream (coconut milk) with hot runny chocolate and for salty...a nasty dairy treat grated parmeasean cheese spread very thin over a plate, popped in the mircowave for 4 mintues then broken up or sliced gives you wonderful crispy cheese crackers......... a very fat substitute for potatoe chips,pretzels or whatever. I use a pizza cutter and dip the wedges in whatever is handy.

ooh I also make pizza without the crust. Just throw the tomtatoe sauce, oregano, something spicy, and cheese (any kind) on a plate and place under the broiler or in the microwave and dig in with a fork. Who needs the crust anyway?

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(4528)

on March 10, 2011
at 03:25 AM

This has been high on my list of indulgences lately. Nix the agave nectar, though. And it really doesn't need the whipped cream on top. Very rich.

SO yummy!

EDIT: On a whim, I tried turing this recipe into ice cream today - OMG! I followed the original recipe, except I only used 1/2 c of water, substituted honey for the agave nectar and thew in 3 egg yolks. Then I froze the mixture in an ice cream maker. Wow wow wow!

what-do-you-now-eat-as-a-treat?

0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on March 11, 2011
at 01:08 PM

I didn't, though I've had brands of coconut milk that didn't taste as fresh as the one I use now. I order cases of this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UXY2EC/ref=rcx_subs_dp through Amazon's subscribe & save program. It's still a little pricey at just over $2 a can, but it's worth it to me.

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(7304)

on March 10, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Did you find the coconut milk to taste metallic. I tried it and it tasted tinny and gross. I also tried it with almond milk and it was much better.

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(783)

on March 10, 2011
at 02:28 AM

http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3624321

The 99% is surprisingly good.

And have to say had a big bowl of mashed potatoes with lots of butter last Sunday brunch and it was great. Earned it with 2 huge barbell workouts on Sat and Sun am.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on March 10, 2011
at 01:33 AM

For me to maintain my 170 lb weight loss I eat meat, eggs,, fats and veggies only in my daily menu. When I need a treat I go to foods that are staples for many but must retain "special" status for me:

  • Homemade chocolate truffles (very dark chocolate, cream, butter, stevia)
  • Cheese Fruit (baked apples, berries and whipped cream usually)
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Spiced or cocoa nuts (homemade)

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 23, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Homemade chocolate truffles sound delish, do you have a recipe or link to a recipe ShaBam? Most of the stuff on store shelves have vegetable oil in them. Making them with butter sounds like a great alternative.

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(192)

on August 03, 2011
at 01:57 PM

Frozen cherries & blueberries topped with heavy cream & sprinkled with stevia.

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on August 03, 2011
at 09:44 AM

avocado drizzled with melted ghee (DIVINE! trust me.) Maybe even two in a row. Who cares? I don't

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on August 03, 2011
at 06:53 AM

I just stumbled upon something tonight.

young coconut with the top sliced off (already drank the coconut water after a workout).

throw in some frozen rasberries, some heavy cream, and some homemade coconut milk kefir, and vanilla extract.

Use a sharp enough spoon to carve out the coconut meat along with the berry cream chunks of tart, sweet, creamy madness. Tasty and fun.

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on August 03, 2011
at 06:43 AM

On a day-to-day basis I supposed it would be something like putting Greek yogurt and frozen fruit in the food processor and blending it up for a sort of frozen yogurt experience.

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(1683)

on August 03, 2011
at 12:23 AM

almond butter mixed with raw honey :] deeeelicious and you dont need very much to satisfy

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on May 27, 2011
at 10:01 AM

Money is scarce... For me a treat is a kilo bag of seafood with vinegar.

Mussels, cockles, whelks, after an hour on the weights I can make a kilo disappear.

Anything with cream....would you believe tuna, cottage cheese and cream?

Dark chocolate but its a cheat.

A bit of cheating is not so bad, better to bend than break.

Say you are on holiday, eat a bit of crap, its no big deal.

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(2038)

on May 27, 2011
at 08:21 AM

I celebrated the end of a Whole 50 with these amazing homemade peppermint patties http://www.elanaspantry.com/peppermint-patties/. My coach gave me just two, and that's a good thing. I haven't made them myself because I know the whole batch will be gone in two minutes.

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(24553)

on August 03, 2011
at 08:48 AM

Oh dear, I checked that out, and now I might have to try them sometime. Frozen Junior Mints were one of the last holdouts of my evil ways, and I never thought I could have them without HFCS. I think I'd use a little raw honey instead of agave, but damn they look good.

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(1813)

on March 14, 2011
at 07:56 AM

Fresh seasonal fruit is simply the best sweet ever. Sometimes I just go to town...

Also, I have to admit I have a serious weakness for flan. I usually have a big piece whenever I go to a Brazilian BBQ place.

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(231)

on March 10, 2011
at 01:14 PM

Sometimes I'll snack on a bowl of nuts(pecans/almonds/walnuts) and frozen berries, typically raspberries because I love them. I might toss in a few dried cranberries from Trader Joes. In fact, all of my snacking is on Trader Joes food, it's either unsweetened dried blueberries, or their Vegetable or Sweet Potato chips. The chips are fairly low sodium, 35mg and 50mg per serving, respectively.

I do LOVE dark chocolate though, I just never go out of my way to buy it. One thing my mother makes is macaroons with pure cocoa, and some other raw ingredients, damn delicious!

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(1146)

on March 10, 2011
at 04:22 AM

Baking Chocolate and blueberries

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on March 10, 2011
at 04:17 AM

85-90% dark chocolate is my primary indulgence, and I suppose heavy cream in my coffee or on berries is, too. Other than that, maybe a spoonful (or two, or three) of honey or almond-banana pancakes.

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(4620)

on March 10, 2011
at 04:08 AM

Creamed coconut. Stupidly delicious and impossible to stop eating.

http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Do-Organic-Creamed-Coconut/dp/B00113ZZ5U

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(1387)

on March 10, 2011
at 04:25 AM

Also unsweetened coconut chips from tropical traditions. yum!

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(2437)

on March 10, 2011
at 03:25 AM

I have some canned sliced peaches with some pieces of 85% dark chocolate and smother it with cream. On other occasions I'll have some brand of yoghurt I can get near here, it's in a small tub (200ml), blueberry flavor, about 14g carbs in it.

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(501)

on March 10, 2011
at 10:27 AM

Canned peaches? Al Swearengen is that you?

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(248)

on August 03, 2011
at 03:09 AM

stoic, lol. love deadwood. maybe she is eating the sugar free/splenda peaches.

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Bcae9c98f51b07b4b6a3c242341b4401

on March 10, 2011
at 12:53 AM

Nuts, Larabar, popcorn, or an occasional scoop of sugar-free ice cream.

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(571)

on March 10, 2011
at 12:25 AM

I'm off sugar altogether at the moment, but when I'm not - coconut milk ice cream and like the above, berries & whipped cream.

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on March 09, 2011
at 11:31 PM

dont snack much. but apples,beef jerky, blue berries. on friday and sat nites i get to have one coconut ice cream bar. if i am hungry 2 to 3 grams of bcaas work well

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