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by 568 · August 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I just Googled all over for info on the dangers of spoiled almond milk and for some odd reason the 'net seems completely devoid of information, or my seemingly ideal query phrases are deeply flawed. Can anyone here tell me about the dangers of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Quick! Take some activated charcoal pills. They'll absorb most of whatever toxins are in it.

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by 228 · August 25, 2013 at 6:22 PM

I made a smoothie and I was going to put vannila extract in but I accidentally put in almond extract made with bitter almond oil, I realized it was almond extract and got most of it out with a spoon before I blended it but there was still a bit in... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 28, 2013 at 4:39 PM

You should probably not take the advice of random internet strangers on this one. Either search google for a reliable source or call poison control. And I'd suggest being conservative here. That is, if some reasonable sounding sources say it's... (more)

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by 0 · July 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM

My husband and I have started to "go paleo" but we keep coming up against the same problem. Almost all recipes use almond flour, and we recently discovered my husband is allergic to almond flour (along with coconut, eggs, and honey!) Are there... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · July 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Hazelnut flour is equivalent for all intents and purposes.

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by 993 · October 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Does it have to do with the freshness of the almonds? Where they were grown? How they were grown? The type of almonds?

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greymouser 0 · June 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Almonds are the "stone" of a cultivar of stone fruit. Cherries are a stone fruit, as well. "Stone fruit" are fruit of the genus prunus. Almonds are closest related to peaches and apricots. "Bitter almonds" are actually the stone of apricots (the... (more)

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by 5 · January 31, 2013 at 7:00 AM

After switching to Paleo for a month I'm trying to think of good sources of fat, and something to satify my sugar cravings. I've recently discovered Almond Butter- and love it! Within a 2 weeks I didn't miss peanut butter at all (I'm a runner so... (more)

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RK 0 · January 30, 2013 at 8:01 PM

If it's the only sugar you are getting (i.e., you're not eating a lot of fruit or honey) then it's probably ok. But a better option would be (as greymouser says) almond butter with no sugar ... and then days where you really feel like you need a... (more)

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by 75 · March 01, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Is almond butter a better paleo alternative to let's say, JIF peanut butter? I like eating a little peanut butter with a banana or apple.. But I know it's not the best option. I'm just wondering if almond butter is better? And better with the... (more)

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Pecan 0 · January 03, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Almond butter is healthier. Peanuts are legumes, a post-agricultural food (not paleo), and contain more harmful lectins among other things (see link below). Peanuts have an acidic effect on the body, whereas almonds are alkalising. That said,... (more)

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by 820 · December 15, 2012 at 5:24 AM

almond butter is a good source of selenium and other minerals but are the PUFAs a concern? i eat a couple tablespoons a day with my eggs and blueberries for breakfast. Is it healthy to eat almond butter daily?

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Carly_3 0 · December 15, 2012 at 2:52 AM

My best tip is to do interval training at least 2 or 3 times a week -- whatever your exercise, boost your speed or intensity for 30-60 seconds (and work up to 2 - 3 minutes). Speeds up your metabolism. Oops--I just saw that I gave this tip... (more)

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by 173 · February 28, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Does anyone else find that you can't stop at just ONE nut? It's horrid. I just baked some almond flour crackers and I ate the ENTIRE BATCH within a few hours. It was 1.5 cups worth of almond flour and 0.5 cup of coconut, and now I just feel sick... (more)

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crouchingcavegirl 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:46 PM

When I stated fasting with eat stop eat last Nov I had a serious problem with nuts. I would go to bed in pain so full and bloated. I just couldn't stop. I've never had an eating disorder but since I have cut out all nuts except hazelnuts and seeds... (more)

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by 487 · December 26, 2012 at 1:22 AM

You boil the almond meal with the milk with some flax seed, it gives you that oatmeal consistency, and a good alternative to oatmeal.

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Janknitz 0 · November 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I make an oatmeal-like cereal with a 50:50 mix of flax seed and hemp hearts. The hemp hearts give it a nice texture. Adding coconut or nuts helps, too.

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by 10 · November 26, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Okay hey y'all, paleohack community, this is my first post. I wanted to collect some of your opinions and experiences on this. say if someone who is obese who weights 220 lb was to eat strictly paleo, once in a blue moon starches, Just meat +... (more)

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saggywheels 0 · November 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Why wait to workout? Raw veggies would be a nice addition. More filling.

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by 20 · November 09, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I went to Whole Foods yesterday to purchase Blanched Almond Flour. Couldn't find any so I asked a guy there to help me find it. He couldn't. He then asked what I was using it for and I said baking, paleo pumpkin bread to be exact. He commented... (more)

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jakeA 0 · November 09, 2012 at 4:58 PM

By definition, blanching almonds should be putting them in boiling water, removing and putting in ice water to cool, then removing the skin of the almond. If you're makin "paleo" baked goods I suggest just buying almond flour or buying blanched... (more)

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by 5 · November 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I tried to make almond bread. It didnt rise, tasted really salty (and I love salt) and has a wierd smell...Is that normal?

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Chris_51 0 · November 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I make this one all the time: http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-bread-20/print/ Just swap out the agave for honey and the trick to making it rise is having eggs that are almost room temperature. Whisk them for a good 4-5 minutes and add... (more)

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by 10 · September 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I saw a recipes that called for almond flour. As I am allergic to all nuts except peanuts an coconut, what can I use to substitute for the almond flour? I have tried using coconut flour in recipies but it never seems to turn out right, either to... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · September 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM

If you're not allergic to sunflower seeds, you can make sunflower seed meal, which i find works quite well. I've had great success with coconut flour, you just need to add more moisture to it (because coconut flour soaks up all the moisture) and... (more)

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by 5 · September 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I recently had lab results indicating high sensitivity to coconut and tomatoes. This surprised me because I drink coconut or coconut/almond blend milk daily - twice/day to mix with my glutamine supplement with no reaction (same with the tomatoes... (more)

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Alicia__1 0 · September 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I am doing SCD diet without any sort of milk to heal my leaky gut. I am not going to lie and say you won't miss it, you will, but you can do without. Use avocados as smoothie bases. Use homemade mayo for dressings, dips and sauces. Make egg... (more)

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by 1651 · September 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Craving some Matzoh Ball soup and can't find a Paleo (or I'd even go for just gluten free!) recipe that doesn't include almond flour (I'm allergic to almonds, so that's a no go, unfortunately-- but I can have any other nuts and seeds!) Before I... (more)

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arugula 0 · September 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I would give buckwheat a try for occassional eats. See Stephan Guyenet's blog for info on soaking/fermenting it and then sub it in the recipe. I do some buckwheat groats cooked with eggs and other things and I just noticed the texture similarity... (more)

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by 660 · September 10, 2012 at 1:36 AM

i know i could google recipes but i dont trust blogs, i'd like to hear from people directly. the only decent almond flour recipe ive made was pancakes.

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lewa 0 · September 10, 2012 at 1:36 AM

i really like the paleo apple muffins from everydaypaleo.com http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/07/07/server-problem-solved-and-paleo-apple-muffins/ (more)

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by 0 · August 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM

title says it all, for almond butter in the UK: http://www.myprotein.com/uk/products/almond-butter DO you have other bargains for butters from nuts ?

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CD 0 · August 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Make your own! You can get bulk almonds around $5/lb in the US. follow directions here: http://www.pickyourown.org/howtomakepeanutbutter.htm go with sunflower seed oil rather than vegetable oil (more)

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by 15 · August 03, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Hello All I have been "working" this new lifestyle for a few weeks now, and truly loving it. With that I have a dear friend who would like to give it a try. A lot of the recipes I have seen and tried call for Almond Meal / flour. My friend is... (more)

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LiveFabuLESS 0 · August 03, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I'm allergic to almonds, and though it prevents me from making some treats, I don't really feel as though I'm missing out (especially in light of the high O6 content of almonds!) I have played around a bit with Hazelnut flour and coconut flour,... (more)

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by 0 · August 03, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I love almond substitutes. Milk, Butter, Cheese, Flour=delicious. I'm just waiting for someone to develop an almond based yogurt!! But I know I am not suppose to have a lot of it because of the fat content. How much is too much? Can I have an 8oz... (more)

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Jake__2 0 · August 03, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Almond milk is not something to be wildly concerned about calorie-wise. Particularly if you buy unsweetened, one cup a day is not adding much:... (more)

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by 58 · July 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I recently made a pancake/ flatbread thing for my 18 month old daughter using ground roasted chestnuts ( not water chestnuts) and egg yolks, which she loved. I don't know anything about chestnuts. Are they paleo? Ok to give to a baby on fairly... (more)

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Andrea_5 0 · July 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Tapioca flour is made from cassava root. Cassava root is toxic if not prepared properly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava). So I would say it is not Paleo. That being said, I do use it occasionally when I "cheat" by having my burger on a... (more)

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by 144 · September 07, 2012 at 6:37 PM

My almost 3 yr old has been on raw milk for 2 years, but our source has run dry and we have just recently gone to strict paleo (whole30 challenge). I've had her on Almond milk for a few weeks now and I'm thinking, "is this really all that good for... (more)

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Becca_4 0 · September 07, 2012 at 6:37 PM

You could give her whole yogurt, even dilute it with water. You can at least find that organic at most food co-ops. Since she's good with dairy you can replace the milk with goat cheese or some kind of organic cheese. I've heard of ppl melting... (more)

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by 91 · March 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Hello: I'm 18, male, and 230 lbs. (not excessively overweight, for i am 6'1, but i wish to have a less fat %). So! My question: How much almond milk can i drink (i will list the ingredients) and still lose weight on the diet per day?... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · January 03, 2012 at 5:04 PM

You should definitely make your own, it is much tastier, and doesn't have the added thickening agents. Usually you just need to soak the nuts in water overnight, then blend them in a strong blender like a Vitamix if you have one, but other ones... (more)

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by 494 · June 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hi, I am 16 years old and have been following the paleo lifestyle for a year. After eating a 2 egg omlet for breakfast I was starving so broke into 1/3 jar of almond butter and mixed it with a tablespoon coconut manna, vanilla, cinnamon and a... (more)

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Jonas 0 · November 17, 2011 at 11:52 AM

I found going low carb very inducing to binge eating, especially with a lower meal frequency. Once I ditched the whole "I shouldn't eat this and that" and finally gained some common sense and started increased my carbs with potatoes, rice and... (more)

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by 342 · October 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Okay, I think I might know the answer, but I just wanted clarification. =P I'm going to be making cookies and though the recipe calls for "blanched almond flour", I was wondering whether I could get away with using almond meal instead. The... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · October 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Almond meal is generally a good deal coarser than blanched almond flour, but I do use (for instance) the Trader Joe's almond meal on occasion because it's less expensive. I have had good results using almond meal in a pinch, but I also bake by... (more)

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by 2227 · December 18, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Lets hear it, what are your favorite ways to enjoy almond butter?

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meret 0 · January 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

almond butter on frozen banana chunks --- seriously: it's like ice cream.