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What's a good side to pair with steak kabobs for a new paleo convert?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 06, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I'm relatively new to Paleo and I'm more welcoming to vegetables and new things than my girlfriend is but she is for he most part making this change along with me.

Tonight we're purchasing a new grill and making steak kabobs (onions, bell peppers, steak, others). But I would like to prepare a side to go along with that food and I need some ideas.

She's not a super picky eater, but like a lot of us it's easy to default to mac 'n cheese or mashed potatoes along with a nice grilled meal.

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:55 PM

I agree with Ruth, but I enjoy them both. This is the fun part of experimenting with new foods. Try them and see what you think.

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I think using turnips instead of cauliflower tastes more like mashed potatoes and has a closer texture.

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:26 PM

Us too, if we're not grilling. Broccoli is easy for steaming, but grilling I love me some salty veggies :)

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:20 PM

That sounds really good! Broccoli is the easy default side veggie at our house.

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:19 PM

Nothing wrong with mashed potatoes (from scratch, not a box).

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:17 PM

Not identical. But they are tasty. (For those that do dairy, add sour cream or cream cheese. Yummy!)

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:03 PM

how does the taste compare?

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:01 PM

You can make faux mashed potatoes by substituing Cauliflower for Potatoes. Just steam the cauliflower with some garlic. Process the cauliflower and garlic in a food processor with some butter, parsley and salt. enjoy!

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on March 06, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I think using turnips instead of cauliflower tastes more like mashed potatoes and has a closer texture.

C60793adc2013b8060cd0616e70dc8e2

on March 06, 2012
at 07:03 PM

how does the taste compare?

A4587cfef29863db612c43f89c202cc1

(2053)

on March 06, 2012
at 07:55 PM

I agree with Ruth, but I enjoy them both. This is the fun part of experimenting with new foods. Try them and see what you think.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 06, 2012
at 07:17 PM

Not identical. But they are tasty. (For those that do dairy, add sour cream or cream cheese. Yummy!)

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

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on March 06, 2012
at 06:55 PM

I usually do grilled zucchini, eggplant and mushrooms with kebobs.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 06, 2012
at 07:20 PM

That sounds really good! Broccoli is the easy default side veggie at our house.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on March 06, 2012
at 07:26 PM

Us too, if we're not grilling. Broccoli is easy for steaming, but grilling I love me some salty veggies :)

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Make veggie kabobs, or just grilled veggies. I would suggest not mixing veggies with the meat on the same skewer because of the different cooking times.

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on March 08, 2012
at 03:03 AM

steamed cauliflower, a little heavy whipping cream, garlic, pepper, and salt in the blend make amazing "mashed potatoes"! they are almost the same- so fluffy!! (just dont add too much cream, or they will be a wierd texture)

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on March 08, 2012
at 12:51 AM

This morning, with my grass-fed NY strip, I had a fresh chutney of 6 chopped habanero halves without the seeds, half a grated apple, chopped fresh parsley, raw cider vinegar, and salt.

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on March 07, 2012
at 11:12 PM

I find that two vegetable side dishes (one raw, like a salad, and one cooked, with butter or olive oil) tends to be more filling, especially if you're still getting used to no more heavy carbs. Mushrooms saut??ed in butter with garlic, onions, Italian seasoning, and a splash of brandy (I refuse to give it up entirely) is another favorite in our house. Bon appetit!

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on March 06, 2012
at 07:20 PM

I tend to go for cole slaw and veggie kabobs. My favorite cole slaw at the moment, is this purple cabbage & mango slaw from Everyday Paleo: http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/10/19/cooking-demo-paleo-tacos-with-purple-cabbage-slaw/

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