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What foods do you miss the most?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 05, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I'm on a quest to mimic and Paleo-ify the foods that we all miss the most, and develop recipes that are easily made in a crockpot.

So shoot: what do you want to see me try to make?

Thanks!

Sarah

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on October 30, 2011
at 01:05 PM

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4156

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(580)

on October 30, 2011
at 08:42 AM

Cracker barrell & Ihop....

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on October 30, 2011
at 06:26 AM

Thanks man, I've done this, and it IS good. But it is no Chocolate Fudge Brownie :)

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on October 30, 2011
at 01:04 AM

coconut mac & cheese actually sounds amazing. the combination of cheese + coconut may be unconventional but on cauliflower...hmm...i may have to try it!

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(208)

on October 29, 2011
at 09:33 PM

Take a handful of frozen blueberries, raspberries, or whatever berries you like, put them in a bowl, and pour coconut milk over them. Stir it up and eat it like ice cream. The frozen berries turn the coconut milk into slush--it's awesome!

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(3280)

on October 29, 2011
at 09:05 PM

Alicia -- I found a modified Atkins recipe that is AWESOME as bread rolls. They can even hold messy burgers -- they're a staple around here. You can find it here: http://blog.yourlighterside.com/2009/05/gluten-free-low-carb-buns-aka-oopsie.html

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on October 29, 2011
at 08:28 PM

I have been working on perfecting on a lower sugar French macaron (egg white merengue and almond flour) cookie and finding a low sugar chocolate ganache type thing to put in the middle. I made some for my little bro, and he put nutella inside and said it tasted like chocolate chip cookies, though I did not taste myself :(

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on October 29, 2011
at 08:27 PM

I don't like mock crusts because they just don't do it for me, so for pizza taste I roast some veggies, cook up some sausage or meatballs, put in a casserole dish with a homemade marinara sauce and then cover with fresh mozzarella and bake it - this is more from when I was low carb, but I might try it again once I am more into paleo to see if the dairy affects me.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 29, 2011
at 08:24 PM

I miss udon noodles, started off with some tempura pumpkin and Japanese sweet potato with the grated ginger dip... ahh! Maybe there is some sort of rice flour you could try Mem, unless that is totally out for you too.

0511b69b133556de6e7ef12d4ae262bc

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on October 29, 2011
at 07:54 PM

my favorite as well! i miss all japanese foods like that! as well as thai!

Df45ff15a3b093b7f22f0fec5ae1237a

(260)

on September 06, 2011
at 03:54 AM

I have to say pizza is in my top 3 missed foods. I used to make it once a week for my husband and I. Also missed are sushi and salt and vinegar lays potato chips.

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on September 06, 2011
at 03:39 AM

ahhh haha. crockpot beer sounds good

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:38 AM

and whatever that yummy sweet dipping sauce is with them. oh lordy

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

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on September 06, 2011
at 03:06 AM

ooo, I am intrigued!!

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(94)

on September 06, 2011
at 02:53 AM

"Really good pizza, pasta dishes with cream sauce" - dido. Tortellinis....ahhh, I miss you so much.

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

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on September 06, 2011
at 01:46 AM

Oh, man. I remember feeling awful for hours and hours after eating pancakes.. and yet I still loved the way they tasted! :-)

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on September 06, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Didn't know that was a possibility, since I was asking a legitimate question. But happy to comply with the rules; thanks for the heads up! I wouldn't want to lose all of this great input.

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on September 06, 2011
at 12:45 AM

There's got to be a strong southern contingent here. IF my hubby were paleo and asked this question, I'm sure he'd be writing chicken fried steak, lol!

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 06, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Oh, I was such a total peanut freak!

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on September 06, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I was gonna say that, but I figured I could probably make something close with almond flour. I've just never tried. I love a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie, just a little underdone.

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on September 06, 2011
at 12:08 AM

P.S. Sarah, you may want to just have your blog link in your profile. Otherwise you may get deleted for self-promotion.

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 05, 2011
at 11:54 PM

Hi Carl! I have attempted a Pizza Soup already and it's got a lot of that great pizza flavor: http://mypaleocrockpot.blogspot.com/2011/08/paleo-pizza-soup.html As for the others, I will see what I can do!

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on September 05, 2011
at 10:13 PM

RC Cola. Preferred would be in the biggest glass possible, full of crushed ice, with a straw. Would take it in a can. In a bottle. In whatever vehicle available as long as the beverage is icyicyicy.

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

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on September 05, 2011
at 09:49 PM

You can actually bake in the crockpot, so I will attempt something in the near future for you!

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 05, 2011
at 09:32 PM

I won't. The mash will be easy - just use cauliflower or sweet potatoes... I'm still thinking of how to make the gravy. I will post here when I have a decent product to share! Thanks for the challenge!

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on September 05, 2011
at 09:30 PM

Thanks, Rogue Nutritionist! I'd start with one of the following; they seem to be the most popular: http://mypaleocrockpot.blogspot.com/2011/08/crockpot-mild-indian-curry.html http://mypaleocrockpot.blogspot.com/2011/08/thai-lime-coconut-chicken-soup.html

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on September 05, 2011
at 09:06 PM

I've added you to my blog reader for inspiration. I'm wanting to use our slow cooker (UK term for a crock pot ;-) more now that autumn is on the way!

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on September 05, 2011
at 07:45 PM

I like your food blog, by the way...easy, nutritious and delicious, can't wait to try some of your recipes!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 05, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Don't forget the gravy!!! lol

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 05, 2011
at 05:58 PM

I can't believe with only two answers so far that they're both for chicken fried steak. Wtf

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(15976)

on September 05, 2011
at 05:57 PM

NYC hot pretzel and cold can of coke.

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on September 05, 2011
at 05:52 PM

I will probably try arrowroot first because it is flavorless, but if that doesn't work, I will break into the nut flours.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 05, 2011
at 05:28 PM

lol...thanks Sarah.

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on September 05, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Wow! Cheetoes! Didn't expect to see that one. :-) I will mull that one over, but I think I can manage something that will closely resemble a chicken fried steak.

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Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 06, 2011
at 12:42 AM

Japanese tempura fried vegetables!!!!!

I can't even do a planned cheat with them as it is pretty clear that I am celiac, though I am not willing to do any grains for testing due to previous experience with return of some autoimmune stuff ---> Healthy FEAR.

There is so very little that I miss, but if I could have tempura again, just sometimes, Id be an ecstatic girl!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:38 AM

and whatever that yummy sweet dipping sauce is with them. oh lordy

0511b69b133556de6e7ef12d4ae262bc

(399)

on October 29, 2011
at 07:54 PM

my favorite as well! i miss all japanese foods like that! as well as thai!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 29, 2011
at 08:24 PM

I miss udon noodles, started off with some tempura pumpkin and Japanese sweet potato with the grated ginger dip... ahh! Maybe there is some sort of rice flour you could try Mem, unless that is totally out for you too.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 05, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Cheetoes. The puffed variety. If you can't pull that off how about chicken fried steak?

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 05, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Wow! Cheetoes! Didn't expect to see that one. :-) I will mull that one over, but I think I can manage something that will closely resemble a chicken fried steak.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 05, 2011
at 05:28 PM

lol...thanks Sarah.

2
967229edcc94a66580110324524feb49

(688)

on September 09, 2011
at 03:15 AM

Ben and Jerrys Half Baked ice cream....or any ice cream general. Heck milk and sugar sounds good right about now but it's only because I know I can't have it :D

2
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on September 06, 2011
at 02:13 AM

Mac and Cheese!

NOT the nastyazzfakeorangepowderedstuff, the but the real thing.

But even if there were a stellar substitute for the pasta, I'm not sure about the amount of dairy. We've reintroduced dairy well in small portions (heavy cream, pastured cultured butter, raw aged cheddar), but I'm thinking that's a whole lot of dairy in one dish. Some way to thin it out a bit, but still retain creamy cheesy goodness? Coconut milk mac and cheese? :-D

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 06, 2011
at 03:06 AM

ooo, I am intrigued!!

Ed92809f18ca70e360768b4f2c9c9df6

(356)

on October 30, 2011
at 01:04 AM

coconut mac & cheese actually sounds amazing. the combination of cheese + coconut may be unconventional but on cauliflower...hmm...i may have to try it!

2
361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

(840)

on September 06, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Pancakes... aka sugar!

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 06, 2011
at 01:46 AM

Oh, man. I remember feeling awful for hours and hours after eating pancakes.. and yet I still loved the way they tasted! :-)

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on October 30, 2011
at 08:42 AM

Cracker barrell & Ihop....

2
Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on September 06, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Good chocolate chip cookies without tons of 06.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 06, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I was gonna say that, but I figured I could probably make something close with almond flour. I've just never tried. I love a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie, just a little underdone.

F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

(1070)

on October 30, 2011
at 01:05 PM

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4156

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 29, 2011
at 08:28 PM

I have been working on perfecting on a lower sugar French macaron (egg white merengue and almond flour) cookie and finding a low sugar chocolate ganache type thing to put in the middle. I made some for my little bro, and he put nutella inside and said it tasted like chocolate chip cookies, though I did not taste myself :(

2
9f195554233fa5599d595abaabd8ae34

on September 05, 2011
at 07:32 PM

Bread slices or buns to put sandwich ingredients in. Portabellas are good, but to messy to pack in a lunch.

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 05, 2011
at 09:49 PM

You can actually bake in the crockpot, so I will attempt something in the near future for you!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on October 29, 2011
at 09:05 PM

Alicia -- I found a modified Atkins recipe that is AWESOME as bread rolls. They can even hold messy burgers -- they're a staple around here. You can find it here: http://blog.yourlighterside.com/2009/05/gluten-free-low-carb-buns-aka-oopsie.html

2
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on September 05, 2011
at 07:10 PM

Really about the only thing I really miss is salted peanuts. I have always had a thing for them, and only have peanuts in moderation now. But every now and then I break down and have a few handfuls.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 06, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Oh, I was such a total peanut freak!

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(747)

on September 05, 2011
at 05:32 PM

Actually, chicken fried steak would be pretty easy with almond flour. Alternatively using crushed sunflower seeds maybe?

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 05, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Don't forget the gravy!!! lol

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 05, 2011
at 05:52 PM

I will probably try arrowroot first because it is flavorless, but if that doesn't work, I will break into the nut flours.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on September 05, 2011
at 05:58 PM

I can't believe with only two answers so far that they're both for chicken fried steak. Wtf

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 05, 2011
at 09:32 PM

I won't. The mash will be easy - just use cauliflower or sweet potatoes... I'm still thinking of how to make the gravy. I will post here when I have a decent product to share! Thanks for the challenge!

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 06, 2011
at 12:45 AM

There's got to be a strong southern contingent here. IF my hubby were paleo and asked this question, I'm sure he'd be writing chicken fried steak, lol!

1
Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on October 29, 2011
at 10:07 PM

Fresh baked bread, hot out of the oven, slathered with butter. Drool....

1
Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

on September 09, 2011
at 02:42 AM

Peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches on white bread. Definitely don't miss the way they made me feel but they were sooooo tasty.

1
C296508bdbbbd8656f46e258fad81976

on September 09, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Used to love Bagels, toasted, soaked in butter and lathered in crunchy peanut butter. It would destroy me now, but boy was that a comfort food. Ah the past, its like a heroin junkie reminiscing about his best trips....

1
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on September 06, 2011
at 01:53 AM

  1. Beer

  2. In N Out Cheeseburger

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:39 AM

ahhh haha. crockpot beer sounds good

1
7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on September 06, 2011
at 12:07 AM

Pretzel bread. It's such a delicious vehicle for so many toppings. It's the sweet/salty thing that I love.

1
Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on September 05, 2011
at 11:34 PM

Really good pizza, pasta dishes with cream sauces, ice tea with sugar, good crusty breads, and traditional desserts.

Not only do I miss the foods, I also miss baking. I had a few "killer" cake and cookie recipes that I designed and had the process down to a science. I loved creating them and making people happy with them.

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(260)

on September 06, 2011
at 03:54 AM

I have to say pizza is in my top 3 missed foods. I used to make it once a week for my husband and I. Also missed are sushi and salt and vinegar lays potato chips.

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on September 05, 2011
at 11:54 PM

Hi Carl! I have attempted a Pizza Soup already and it's got a lot of that great pizza flavor: http://mypaleocrockpot.blogspot.com/2011/08/paleo-pizza-soup.html As for the others, I will see what I can do!

Bcc4479de4f16939076e0a00e2db1261

(94)

on September 06, 2011
at 02:53 AM

"Really good pizza, pasta dishes with cream sauce" - dido. Tortellinis....ahhh, I miss you so much.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 29, 2011
at 08:27 PM

I don't like mock crusts because they just don't do it for me, so for pizza taste I roast some veggies, cook up some sausage or meatballs, put in a casserole dish with a homemade marinara sauce and then cover with fresh mozzarella and bake it - this is more from when I was low carb, but I might try it again once I am more into paleo to see if the dairy affects me.

0
Dc5144de5078c44a2b106ff25778fd3d

on October 30, 2011
at 09:46 AM

APPLE CIDER DONUTS. Especially when you smell them being freshly baked at an an apple orchard after you've convinced your whole family to go Paleo.

0
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(3536)

on October 30, 2011
at 12:22 AM

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, with all the peanut butter oozing out of the bread, and a tall glass of milk. I also really miss cheesecake. I don't crave these foods, just miss them.

0
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(2936)

on October 29, 2011
at 09:57 PM

I just saw the season's first egg nog show up on the shelves. Before I noticed that, I would have said thick creamy chocolate malted milk shake.

0
8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on October 29, 2011
at 09:27 PM

Ice Cream (especially B&J), Pizza, Good burgers (not McD).

I've been thinking about testing myself for gluten reaction. Why not make it with "style".

(think all three)

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on October 30, 2011
at 06:26 AM

Thanks man, I've done this, and it IS good. But it is no Chocolate Fudge Brownie :)

96061d386f8929f50a4d71e0420e3d5d

(208)

on October 29, 2011
at 09:33 PM

Take a handful of frozen blueberries, raspberries, or whatever berries you like, put them in a bowl, and pour coconut milk over them. Stir it up and eat it like ice cream. The frozen berries turn the coconut milk into slush--it's awesome!

0
3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on October 29, 2011
at 07:59 PM

White rice. Nothing else.

0
0511b69b133556de6e7ef12d4ae262bc

(399)

on October 29, 2011
at 07:55 PM

cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing!

0
B1859f696e88d25460a6b8a333412ea3

on September 09, 2011
at 03:59 AM

My own homemade milk and honey yeast dinner rolls.

Fresh Butter Sugar cookies.

Baked Mac & Cheese. The kind you can cut into cubes, it's so dense.

Beef & Stout pie from Pacific Pie Co - it's grass fed beef!

0
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on September 06, 2011
at 01:52 PM

Pizza...some good ole fashioned, wood burning stove, sausage covered, cheese smothered...PIZZA.

0
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on September 06, 2011
at 02:39 AM

I'd say I have to go with granola is being what I miss the most!

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on September 05, 2011
at 06:28 PM

Potatoes and tomatoes. I'm currently not eating them because I'm VLC. I'm probably gonna re-introduce them next year.

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