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What is the strangest paleo food you eat? Why?!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2013 at 5:10 AM

Pre-paleo me would run gaggng in ignorant horror if he could see the fabulously exotic (and sometimes downright grotesque) testaments to health I now consume.

The top of the strange paleo foods list for me would be as follows:

  1. chicken crowns-good for the joints. super cheap, good in soup.
  2. fish eyes-real vitamin A aka retinol.
  3. premature chicken eggs taken from the ovaries of hens- I am a cholesterolic!
  4. testicles- Yes real men put balls in their mouth...and chew em...and swallow.
  5. pig intestine-I eat this stuffed with green onions, just because it's yum.

What strange wonders do you now eat? Why?

EDIT: By strange food I simply mean what food do you now consume that in your pre-paleo days you may have thought strange OR what foods do you now consume that a SAD eating modern western may find strange.

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:03 AM

Point well taken. I should have been more specific with my question. By "strange food" I meant what foods do you eat that may appear strange to the SAD eating modern westerner OR better what foods do you now consume that you did not on a pre-paleo diet. I thought that was obvious from the introductory sentence about pre-paleo me. But your right I shouldn't assume we are similar or define "strange" with some ethnocentric yard stick.

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on March 18, 2013
at 12:57 AM

No, I live in Taiwan and EVERYTHING is available at the local markets.

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:16 PM

also i am glad to see someone eating those little yolks that are inside chickens. do you butcher your own birds?

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:12 PM

chicken crowns also have a lot of testosterone

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on March 17, 2013
at 02:48 PM

Strange to whom?

I find someone eating a bowl of sugared extruded dried up grains made into shapes as very strange. I'd find someone eating a dense torus made of boiled and baked, then toasted grains, cut in half, topped with fermented cow mammary glad liquids spread over it, as weird; or GMO sugar formed into weird translucent shapes, painted with petroleum derived artificial paints, flavored from chemicals that barely mimic the smell of fruit, and stuck on a paper stick as insane*

A large portion of anyone's definition of weird or strange is all based on culture and family - but let's not forget that in the modern world, some "norms" are snuck in from TV advertising which works on The Big Lie concept - repeat some untruth over and over again until everyone believes it to be the truth, or normal, or conventional, and thus sacred and immune to any criticism.

  • frosted corn cereal, a bagel with cream cheese, a lollipop.

D400bbb1c5b3b874b8334a268c854c62

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:03 AM

Point well taken. I should have been more specific with my question. By "strange food" I meant what foods do you eat that may appear strange to the SAD eating modern westerner OR better what foods do you now consume that you did not on a pre-paleo diet. I thought that was obvious from the introductory sentence about pre-paleo me. But your right I shouldn't assume we are similar or define "strange" with some ethnocentric yard stick.

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on March 17, 2013
at 03:15 PM

I just eat most all my animal foods raw. I love ground raw meats with hearts, livers and kidneys.

I also love to throw large grass fed cow knee knuckles into the crock pot and let the tendons and ligaments slowly cook til chewy.

wish I had access to raw brain, its amazingly creamy!

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:04 PM

Lamb necks, they are cheap and make great stock.

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:27 AM

Liver (beef, chicken, and duck), sweet breads, tripe, brains, bone marrow, wild boar, shad roe, carpaccio, tartare, fish head and whole smelt are all things I've had in the past few months that some find to be unusual but we have all the time and I find delicious. I've also had all manner of game meats (quail, squirrel, rattlesnake, turtle, etc) which are completely normal for some people but not others.

I've also had brussels sprouts, beets, jicama, endive, parsnip, beet greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, dragonfruit, lychee, mango, etc. and I think I've had as many comments about these being unusual as the meats. Lots of people don't eat vegetables or much of a variety of them, which is a pity because they are as delicious and fun as meats IMHO. I've met someone who has never had each of the fruits and vegetables that I just mentioned, as strange as that may seem.

It's really a pity basic animal and plant foods are considered unusual, while things like corn flakes and hot pockets are better known.

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