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What "non-paleo" items have you thought were paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2011 at 7:39 PM

As I am lacto-paleo for almost a year, I eat a lot of cheese. I thought that melted bleu cheese would go great over some grass-fed beef with spinach and onions. I thoroughly enjoyed this meal until 2 hours after eating I started to develop a stomachache and a headache. I spent the next 30 minutes sitting on the toilet. This was a mystery to me and I figured I may have picked up some sort of virus or something.

Today, while browsing online, I completely randomly discovered that many brands of bleu cheese have gluten because bleu cheese is made with bread mold. I would have never suspected this at all.

What discoveries like this have you made, if any?

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on July 26, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Even some wine vinegars contain gluten. TJ's orange champagne vinegar is over 10ppm gluten.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on July 26, 2012
at 11:51 PM

Sushi rice might also contain gluten, so be careful.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on July 26, 2012
at 11:35 PM

OMG. I never would have thought of that. I need to check what my fave sushi place uses...

46bee6b93ee79082ea1094f26c2da5a4

(837)

on July 26, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Yeah, sugar in the sushi rice was a surprise to me that I learned from this forum too.

46bee6b93ee79082ea1094f26c2da5a4

(837)

on July 26, 2012
at 07:25 PM

I always order my Chinese dishes STEAMED! Just plain veggies and meat. I like it even without the sauces.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:25 PM

All the Indians I work with are afraid to use ghee - "Oh, that is very delicious, but it will clog up your arteries!" Seems they've totally bought into US conventional wisdom. Ironic that I cook with ghee for health reasons and they avoid their own traditional food.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:04 AM

This is the worst. One place deep fries all of its meat and vegetables for the Thai food. Breaded or not...

91219405abedbfd400ce00dea242a00f

(1044)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:21 AM

Me too! Plus, I figure the Omega-3's from the fatty fish make up for the bad stuff. Rationalization.

E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

(2369)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:18 AM

I'm in denial about the spicy mayo they use in spicy rolls too...

91219405abedbfd400ce00dea242a00f

(1044)

on August 25, 2011
at 11:58 PM

Sushi is my only guilty pleasure. I love it too much to ever give it up and I'm okay with that.

220994a1bcff1923ef0388192bdba8d4

on August 25, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I used to poor that shit on EVERYTHING. Gross.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:56 PM

I only realized this recently, but I'm still having a hard time giving it up >_<

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

So sad :( Ghee is a beautiful thing, people...

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

I was #faileo with this too! :(

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

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on August 25, 2011
at 08:36 PM

I personally don't like bleu cheese so that isn't an issue for me - just wanted to give Sean a head-up that I have recently been able to find potato chips cooked in avocado oil for those times when I REALLY wanna crunchy salty thing! Woo-hoo!

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on August 25, 2011
at 08:36 PM

http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/07/serious-cheese-is-blue-cheese-gluten-free-health.html

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

(536)

on August 25, 2011
at 08:34 PM

it is?!?! DANGIT! Thanks for telling me :(

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

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on August 25, 2011
at 08:33 PM

Sean...that sounds delicious!

001cd8e3885a870edc0ea8323ad9c719

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on August 25, 2011
at 08:11 PM

Doh! I had blue cheese on potato chips last night... Yes I know the chips were probably fried in canola oil (the horror!) but it was my 1st cheat in over a week, and man were they good. :-) Gluten would be the #1 thing I'm trying to avoid... (The rest of my meal was a large salad w/ seared ahi...)

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on August 25, 2011
at 07:46 PM

Thanks for this--I really want to avoid gluten & I love bleu cheese!

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on August 25, 2011
at 07:52 PM

Agave. There was a time I thought it was healthy and natural. I was unpleasantly surprised by the fact that it's 90 percent+ frutcose. Oops.

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

(536)

on August 25, 2011
at 08:34 PM

it is?!?! DANGIT! Thanks for telling me :(

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

I was #faileo with this too! :(

220994a1bcff1923ef0388192bdba8d4

on August 25, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I used to poor that shit on EVERYTHING. Gross.

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on July 26, 2012
at 04:51 PM

A speargun. Turns out they were only recently invented.

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7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

on July 26, 2012
at 07:15 PM

Some vinegar is made with malt aka barley. Surprise! (Sorry stomach.)

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on July 26, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Even some wine vinegars contain gluten. TJ's orange champagne vinegar is over 10ppm gluten.

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35c8f0c35da258ac54165ef14195e0b8

(167)

on July 26, 2012
at 04:36 PM

This is not an issue for me because I can't tolerate dairy, but you should know that sometimes ice cream makers add wheat flour to prevent ice crystals from forming. I noticed recently that ice cream is being labeled gluten free now, which was confusing at first. This is apparently one of the reasons.

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E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

(2369)

on August 25, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Sushi rice is made with sugar, sometimes HFCS if it's made with a cheap rice vinegar.

91219405abedbfd400ce00dea242a00f

(1044)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:21 AM

Me too! Plus, I figure the Omega-3's from the fatty fish make up for the bad stuff. Rationalization.

91219405abedbfd400ce00dea242a00f

(1044)

on August 25, 2011
at 11:58 PM

Sushi is my only guilty pleasure. I love it too much to ever give it up and I'm okay with that.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:56 PM

I only realized this recently, but I'm still having a hard time giving it up >_<

E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

(2369)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:18 AM

I'm in denial about the spicy mayo they use in spicy rolls too...

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on July 26, 2012
at 11:35 PM

OMG. I never would have thought of that. I need to check what my fave sushi place uses...

46bee6b93ee79082ea1094f26c2da5a4

(837)

on July 26, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Yeah, sugar in the sushi rice was a surprise to me that I learned from this forum too.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on July 26, 2012
at 11:51 PM

Sushi rice might also contain gluten, so be careful.

1
65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 25, 2011
at 08:30 PM

Thai and indian foods are apparently spiked up with sugar, corn starch, and veg oils. Last time I had Indian I got my first migrane ever.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:04 AM

This is the worst. One place deep fries all of its meat and vegetables for the Thai food. Breaded or not...

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:25 PM

All the Indians I work with are afraid to use ghee - "Oh, that is very delicious, but it will clog up your arteries!" Seems they've totally bought into US conventional wisdom. Ironic that I cook with ghee for health reasons and they avoid their own traditional food.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

So sad :( Ghee is a beautiful thing, people...

0
3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 26, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Chinese food. Corn starch and sugar is in everything (EVERYTHING). I have my local take out place trained to keep sugar and corn starch out of my food now. They call it "American" style. HAHA, american style is without corn starch and sugar? shouldn't it be the other way?

46bee6b93ee79082ea1094f26c2da5a4

(837)

on July 26, 2012
at 07:25 PM

I always order my Chinese dishes STEAMED! Just plain veggies and meat. I like it even without the sauces.

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