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Should I even bother to respond?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I made sweet potato fries last night. I fry them in grass-fed tallow, and they are very, very good. We have them maybe once a month, if that. Other than that, we eat sweet potatoes maybe once a week and that, besides the occasional winter squash in winter months, is about the extent of our starches.

This morning I logged into Twitter and found this directed at me:

some #paleo "people" like @JanSushiBar be going crazy eating all sorts of #yams and #sweetpotatofries. #notreallypaleosister

I'm tempted to just ignore it, but I'm also tempted to respond with "SOME #paleo "people" like @(name redacted) are self-righteous little snots #zealots #assholes

How do you deal with stuff like this?

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 07, 2011
at 12:57 PM

+1 for the #thatisall tag idea. oooh! I learned something!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 07, 2011
at 12:53 PM

If that is too much fun for your blender, Yolks + oil + vinegar + spices is the basic scheme, just like Oranges13 mentioned.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 07, 2011
at 12:51 PM

I made something like this Cajun remoulade : http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1915,149170-252203,00.html but added more cajun-kicking spices. Use whichever oils you think are appropriate, but a 1/2 and half mix of baconfat and olive oil works for me since I'm never heating the olive oil.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on April 06, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I admit, I adhere to both philosophies

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on April 06, 2011
at 08:27 PM

I'd say both. lol

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on April 06, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Pot Kettle Black--great Wilco song :)

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:58 PM

Home made mayo is easy - lightly whisk one egg yolk & tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar. (You'll need a hand blender) - slowly, about 1tbsp at a time, blend in about 1 cup of oil. Olive oil is very strong, so choose a blend of something or macadamia oil I have heard is good too. Voila mayo.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 06, 2011
at 06:40 PM

I wonder if she was just joking.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 06, 2011
at 06:40 PM

From her Yelp reviews "the greek yogurt with chocolate & pomegranate is so MEH. i've had way better fro yo at berry chill (which sadly closed down). it's actually less than meh. as for the toppings, there are chestnuts. which make no sense. they are kind of chewy and gummy. the pomegranate is a syrup and the chocolate is flavorless and in the form of shavings. " Yeah, sounds like she is totally strict :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:38 PM

I love sarcastic SOBs.

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

(13635)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:37 PM

http://twitter.com/#!/eelpeace

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Still looking for mammoth at Whole Foods...

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:09 PM

@Joshua: virtually nothing that was available is available in identical forms. However, we understand the metabolic processes that we evolved to work with and look for moderns foods that most closely replicate that metabolic process... thats the best we can do. Tubers are a real whole food that fit that bill.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Haven't had woolly mammoth lately

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Sadly, more people want to be "right" than "civil".

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Spears are sadly outmoded, we seem to have switched to the middle-finger as a poking device. Ah well. 8^)

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on April 06, 2011
at 05:42 PM

True Joshua, none of them were available in their current form. But a lot of the foods our ancestors ate is no longer available to us.

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

(2081)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:20 PM

Thank you all! I've never even heard of this person - this came out of left field and took me by surprise. Especially after being involved here for awhile, where the general consensus is there's no one "right" way to eat paleo. You'll also have to forgive me - I'm an old fart and relatively new to Twitter; it didn't occur to me that it would be relatively easy to find the troll (although I suppose if I'd thought about it, it would). Ah well. Thank you all again.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:15 PM

While I think what happened to the OP sucks and no one should be playing "Paleo Judge", none of the tubers (excluding the yellow yam from Africa) we eat today were available to paleolithic man, both sweet potatoes and whites being new world foods. Just sayin' (I enjoy tubers from time-to-time myself...)

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:14 PM

While I think what happened to the OP sucks and no one should be playing "Paleo Judge", none of the tubers (excluding the yellow yam from Africa) we eat today were available to paleolithic man, both sweet potatoes and whites being new world foods. Just sayin'

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Sorry, Tony, I just checked her profile and it's "protected". That's probably why it's not pulling up results.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 06, 2011
at 04:58 PM

+ 1 for humor and civility combined.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:55 PM

In some occasions it is.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:45 PM

True, being diabetic I wouldn't. But fine for the non-metabolically damaged.

4d10a09dadeb266681418f5fe06c3f00

(115)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:38 PM

agree wholeheartedly

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on April 06, 2011
at 04:35 PM

Ignore the trolls and focus on what's right for you and yours. I eat tubers and I think they're something humans have been eating for a long time. Self-righteous paleo zealots with severe myopia are to be ignored.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:21 PM

It's the pointy stick thing that's acceptable, amiright?

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:19 PM

+1 for dipping the zealots in a homemade spicy mayo.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:10 PM

It's paleo but not good for many eating a paleo diet. Context!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:59 PM

Sheesh, I love how they put quotes around "people," like, allegedly you're a person. I have a thing about "unecessary quotations!" Anyhoo, I'd like to say I'd just ignore, but I'm not that classy!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:53 PM

+1 for the recipe!

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:48 PM

recipe for the mayo, please :)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:34 PM

How are yams and sweet potatoes not paleo? Cave Peeps been eating starchy tubers long time. My god, those sound delish, and I want some now!

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18 Answers

26
902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:41 PM

Paleo isn't a religion where you go to hell if you don't follow the non-existent rules >.< Even if sweet potatoes and yams weren't paleo (as if there's a clear definition for that) - you're an adult who gets to eat what you want.

I wouldn't respond - childish behavior shouldn't be acknowledged.

16
07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:23 PM

Do you really care what this person thinks?

I wouldn't.

Sweet potatoes are fine for people who like them and can eat them without interfering with their goals.

Check one of her previous tweets, though - she's eating french green beans and tomatillo salsa. Pot <-> kettle etc.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on April 06, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Pot Kettle Black--great Wilco song :)

12
4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on April 06, 2011
at 04:12 PM

we evolved eating tubers.

We also evolved sticking sharp spears into members of warring tribes...

One of these is modernly acceptable, I'll let you choose which. ;)

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:15 PM

While I think what happened to the OP sucks and no one should be playing "Paleo Judge", none of the tubers (excluding the yellow yam from Africa) we eat today were available to paleolithic man, both sweet potatoes and whites being new world foods. Just sayin' (I enjoy tubers from time-to-time myself...)

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:55 PM

In some occasions it is.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Spears are sadly outmoded, we seem to have switched to the middle-finger as a poking device. Ah well. 8^)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:21 PM

It's the pointy stick thing that's acceptable, amiright?

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Haven't had woolly mammoth lately

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Still looking for mammoth at Whole Foods...

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on April 06, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I admit, I adhere to both philosophies

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:14 PM

While I think what happened to the OP sucks and no one should be playing "Paleo Judge", none of the tubers (excluding the yellow yam from Africa) we eat today were available to paleolithic man, both sweet potatoes and whites being new world foods. Just sayin'

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:09 PM

@Joshua: virtually nothing that was available is available in identical forms. However, we understand the metabolic processes that we evolved to work with and look for moderns foods that most closely replicate that metabolic process... thats the best we can do. Tubers are a real whole food that fit that bill.

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on April 06, 2011
at 08:27 PM

I'd say both. lol

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on April 06, 2011
at 05:42 PM

True Joshua, none of them were available in their current form. But a lot of the foods our ancestors ate is no longer available to us.

12
3020fb359dfbedaf90f1611b036d3432

(1138)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:45 PM

Don't respond with anger, but with humor. Something along the lines of "Some #paleo people like @(name-redacted) be going crazy using computers and tweeting, prolly wearing clothes even! #notreallypaleo"

Or just say you're Paleo 2.0, link to Dr. Harris, and tell her she needs to upgrade!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 06, 2011
at 04:58 PM

+ 1 for humor and civility combined.

7
B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on April 06, 2011
at 03:25 PM

Ignore them.

People who are so sure that their view of what they think is correct that they make with mockery DESERVE to be ignored.

I see nothing wrong with what you made, and I make chips like that sometimes.

May I recommend dipping them in homemade spicy mayo? (the fries, not the zealots)

Update: Added recipe link in comments below!

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:48 PM

recipe for the mayo, please :)

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:58 PM

Home made mayo is easy - lightly whisk one egg yolk & tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar. (You'll need a hand blender) - slowly, about 1tbsp at a time, blend in about 1 cup of oil. Olive oil is very strong, so choose a blend of something or macadamia oil I have heard is good too. Voila mayo.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:19 PM

+1 for dipping the zealots in a homemade spicy mayo.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 07, 2011
at 12:53 PM

If that is too much fun for your blender, Yolks + oil + vinegar + spices is the basic scheme, just like Oranges13 mentioned.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 07, 2011
at 12:51 PM

I made something like this Cajun remoulade : http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1915,149170-252203,00.html but added more cajun-kicking spices. Use whichever oils you think are appropriate, but a 1/2 and half mix of baconfat and olive oil works for me since I'm never heating the olive oil.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:53 PM

+1 for the recipe!

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95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on April 06, 2011
at 04:37 PM

Ignore the trolls and focus on what's right for you and yours. I eat tubers and I think they're something humans have been eating for a long time. Self-righteous paleo zealots with severe myopia are to be ignored. If people were particles, they would be the the anti-vegan zealots. However, neither one has a positive spin, so the physics needs to be worked out. ;-)

5
0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Don't stoop to their level, Stand tall and enjoy your life. Paleo should NOT be a strict Dogma by a way of adaptable life.

4d10a09dadeb266681418f5fe06c3f00

(115)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:38 PM

agree wholeheartedly

4
61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:33 PM

I don't see how that's not paleo, but we all have varying opinions on that.

Doesn't sound like it's worth the effort of a response. Most likely anything you say will turn out looking just as silly as the original comment.

3
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:42 PM

It's pretty obvious that even with the name redacted, anyone who cares to know can find them. The "Should I feed internet trolls?" question is a very thinly veiled, passive agressive retaliation and should be removed.

There are plenty of useful threads on the topic of civilly discussing what paleo is, isn't, and discrimination against those who practice different flavors of it.

2
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:58 PM

Kat fight! :) Seriously though, either this dude(ette) has some personal animus against you or has some serious dogma issues. If people latch on to the Paleo diet (not Paleo diets fault, some weak people will latch onto anything as a form of religon) then they feel compelled to chastise such "sinners". You know what they say about purtianism...it's the suspicion that somebody somewhere is having a good time (or eating starchy tubers :). My advice would be to let it go.

2
66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

on April 06, 2011
at 03:24 PM

Don't respond to the comment, just correct her grammar and hashtag it #thatisall. it will leave her just as or more flustered than she's left you. :)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 07, 2011
at 12:57 PM

+1 for the #thatisall tag idea. oooh! I learned something!

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on April 06, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Since you say you never even heard of this person, I would respond, "@(name), and you are...?"

But that's just me. I'm a sarcastic SOB.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:38 PM

I love sarcastic SOBs.

1
9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

on April 06, 2011
at 04:56 PM

I've found similar sentiment around the net because I still eat dairy (technically Primal) but they yell at me because "that's not paleo." Just ignore them.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Sadly, more people want to be "right" than "civil".

1
04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

on April 06, 2011
at 03:55 PM

The good thing is you got into their head (it bothered them). My Aunt gave me that advice when I felt bad when I was being talked about in high school.

So, anyway, I would ignore this comment/and the twitter-er, since anything else feeds the fire. Yesterday, I blocked someone on twitter for telling me about the HCG diet when I was talking about sister needing to lose weight. trolling/spam! when you look at their profile. Dang, and they got into my head for that second.

1
05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on April 06, 2011
at 03:51 PM

neuro-transmitter deficiency caused by cumulative stressors = typical crazy reactions

0
8343d553ccb8c330c5f7cd9565b7cbc4

(10)

on April 07, 2011
at 01:34 PM

It seems to me this person isnt Paleo themselves, maybe they have had a bad experience with a headstrong, "preachy" type and are now just being a jerk to anyone who is Paleo...I say ignore.

0
D54290f91bd8c2ff9fdf2f519933bf3e

(1231)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:20 PM

this isn't the popular way to go about things it seems but I would definitely reply and call them out on having no idea what they are tlking about.

0
C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on April 06, 2011
at 04:25 PM

Here's how important Twitter thinks she is: "No Tweet results for @eelplace."

There's your answer.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 06, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Sorry, Tony, I just checked her profile and it's "protected". That's probably why it's not pulling up results.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 06, 2011
at 06:40 PM

From her Yelp reviews "the greek yogurt with chocolate & pomegranate is so MEH. i've had way better fro yo at berry chill (which sadly closed down). it's actually less than meh. as for the toppings, there are chestnuts. which make no sense. they are kind of chewy and gummy. the pomegranate is a syrup and the chocolate is flavorless and in the form of shavings. " Yeah, sounds like she is totally strict :)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 06, 2011
at 06:40 PM

I wonder if she was just joking.

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

(13635)

on April 06, 2011
at 06:37 PM

http://twitter.com/#!/eelpeace

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