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Have any seductive paleo recipes that could convince even the most intractable SAD eater to come over to the dark side?

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Created August 03, 2011 at 1:03 AM

I'm going to have the opportunity to cook for some folks for a few days who think my food choices are a bit eccentric. I want to wow 'em with some meals that will help balance their blood sugar and leave them feeling so good that they'll ask me where I got my recipes, so I can send them here.

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on August 03, 2011
at 06:35 AM

That sounds perfect! Appetizer taken care of, thanks. Allergic to walnuts, so I think I'll try macadamia.

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at 02:15 AM

Those prsciutto-wrapped egg muffins look like fabulous road-trip food! I like their showy-off-ness, but basic yummy flavors. I think I might make some of those for our sendoff breakfast.

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on August 03, 2011
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I did some recipe perusing online and in some paleo cookbooks and was starting to experience "paralysis by analysis". Too many things looked good. Mmmm....roasted veggies, straight up goodness, I'm drooling just thinking about them. I was thinking about doing some cedar plank smoked veggies. Those muffins look awesome too!

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:59 AM

+1 Dig it! And I approve of cross-dressing food.

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+1 for psychically writing down my grocery list sitting right by the computer. Agreed! Salmon roe on endive spears is probably not what we're going for, I was going with normal good food, and just wondering if anyone had any jaw dropping wowers.

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I'm mostly being facetious here, and don't believe in pushing my beliefs on others, hence the choice of words being "seduction" rather than "conversion". The meals will not be presented as being "healthy" at all. We could be eating S'mores around a campfire (in fact we might) and I'd enjoy their company just as much. This is just an opportunity maybe be a little less of "that crazy lady".

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at 01:26 AM

I like your thought process and timing!

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on August 03, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Here is an appetizer that my son loves more than any candy lol:

Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Goat Cheese and Walnuts What you need: * 20 pitted dates * 2 oz goat cheese * 10 walnuts (optional) * 5 large sliced of Prosciutto, cut into strips What you do: 1. Slice the dates with a paring knife along one edge and pry open. (See photo below) 2. Stuff a little goat cheese inside, then add the walnut, then add a little more goat cheese. 3. Wrap with the strip of Prosciutto and place with the end down on a foiled cookie sheet. 4. Cook at 350 for 15 minutes until the Prosciutto is nice and crispy.

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on August 03, 2011
at 06:35 AM

That sounds perfect! Appetizer taken care of, thanks. Allergic to walnuts, so I think I'll try macadamia.

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:23 AM

How about steak, seafood, pork, or chicken and salad/steamed vegetables. Throw in some mixed fruit/berries topped with heavy cream for desert. For breakfast you could do bacon and eggs with coffee and cream. Lunches can be leftovers from dinner but mixed up like a beef strips topping a salad or chicken wraps using lettuce leaves instead of bread.

If they think you and paleo are eccentric, wow them with mainstream paleo food. Show them that it is easy to be paleo and normal. You'll get more bang for your buck that way than bringing in some obscure food that they might not like and then judging paleo on that new dish.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:57 AM

+1 for psychically writing down my grocery list sitting right by the computer. Agreed! Salmon roe on endive spears is probably not what we're going for, I was going with normal good food, and just wondering if anyone had any jaw dropping wowers.

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:40 AM

http://www.elanaspantry.com/banana-walnut-muffins/ <---I make these with a scant 1/4 cup of honey instead of stevia for my friends and family that aren't into paleo food. These are dessert like---Especially if you make a thin chocolate glaze out of coconut oil, cocoa powder and a touch of honey. (Ratios: 2-2-1) Yes chocolate glazed banana walnut muffins.

The rest is easy. Roasted veggies are always a delicious surprise to people that are out of touch with traditional cooking. Check out everydaypaleo.com, fastpaleo.com, civilizedcavemancooking.com for more great ideas.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 03, 2011
at 02:09 AM

I did some recipe perusing online and in some paleo cookbooks and was starting to experience "paralysis by analysis". Too many things looked good. Mmmm....roasted veggies, straight up goodness, I'm drooling just thinking about them. I was thinking about doing some cedar plank smoked veggies. Those muffins look awesome too!

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:35 AM

My no fail crowd pleaser is almond (or any nut you like) encrusted chicken with some kind of sauteed veggies. It looks like a SAD food, but the crust is actually ground nuts and any seasoning. Dredge chx in a little honey and if you use condiments, brown spicy mustard mixed with the honey. I know some do not approve of dressing things up as SAD food, but I have some unreasonably picky family members!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:59 AM

+1 Dig it! And I approve of cross-dressing food.

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Don't overdo it. You sound like you want them to switch to your way of eating.

"I want to wow 'em with some meals that will help balance their blood sugar and leave them feeling so good that they'll ask me where I got my recipes, so I can send them here."

No offenses my friend, just relax and enjoy your company and have a good meal with good friends. Christians often feel the need to proselytize, trust me you can just enjoy your friends and maybe they will see you shine and feel your radiant energy. But maybe they won't. So it goes, that's life.

D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

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on August 03, 2011
at 01:26 AM

I like your thought process and timing!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 03, 2011
at 01:45 AM

I'm mostly being facetious here, and don't believe in pushing my beliefs on others, hence the choice of words being "seduction" rather than "conversion". The meals will not be presented as being "healthy" at all. We could be eating S'mores around a campfire (in fact we might) and I'd enjoy their company just as much. This is just an opportunity maybe be a little less of "that crazy lady".

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on August 03, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Go to Everyday Paleo ... all recipes are awesome!

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on August 03, 2011
at 02:00 AM

Here are a few things that I've tried that I would serve or have served to others.

Breakfast:

Prosciutto-wrapped egg muffins Smoked salmon casserole and Egg cups

Dinner:

Bo Kho Thai yellow curry beef Lamb Kofta Kebabs Puerto Rican Beef

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 03, 2011
at 02:15 AM

Those prsciutto-wrapped egg muffins look like fabulous road-trip food! I like their showy-off-ness, but basic yummy flavors. I think I might make some of those for our sendoff breakfast.

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on August 21, 2011
at 11:33 PM

http://mypaleocrockpot.blogspot.com/2011/08/thai-lime-coconut-chicken-soup.html

I may be too late, but this recipe always wows EVERYONE that I serve it to!

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