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by 0 · less than a minute ago

I found a recipe for avacado brownies on another site using raw honey, but your site mentions not heating the honey. These brownies are not raw, they're baked. Would this be problematic? My daughter has PCOS and is really biting the bullet at... (more)

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RonPaulFan 0 · April 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I only eat raw honey and would not bake with it. I just made some date paste. I also like coconut palm sugar/nectar. A good simple, healthy treat: Caveman Cake/Crepe 1 egg 1 ripe banana or Japanese Sweet Potato blend, bake or fry pancakes in... (more)

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by 40 · 13 minutes ago

Where do you buy coconut oil? I found a recipe for Paleo cookies and it calls for coconut oil. However, I am unsure where to purchase it. When I was purchasing Almond Meal/Flour the local Super Target carried it but Cub Foods did not. I did... (more)

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juju 0 · February 22, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Costco or www.vitacost.com

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by 656 · 14 minutes ago

So, I started using baking soda for all of my cleaning, it's great stuff!! I even use it instead of shampoo. Now my drains are clogged with it, we had to dig the septic system up twice to unclog it, and it is clearly baking soda. Does anyone... (more)

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Xucchini 0 · February 11, 2013 at 4:04 PM

I for some reason cannot comment on the above, which I upvoted... but yup pour vinegar down there doesn't have to be much, OR what I usually do as I never seem to have vinegar on hand, is a kettle full of boiling water. That'll clear it out.

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by 330 · 15 minutes ago

I want to surprise my sweetie with paleo cupcakes- preferably vanilla and i can use red food coloring (is food coloring paleo!??) and a frosting recipe, or any alternative ideas-? thanks!

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greymouser 0 · February 08, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Food coloring is absolutely not paleo. Heck, gluten free cupcakes, no matter the ingredients, are effectively non-paleo, faileo treats. But you know what? Who cares?! If it really is a every-great-once-in-a-while treat (weekly for some, monthly or... (more)

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by 5 · 16 minutes ago

So I stopped using shampoo and soap. It has been a week and a half, and I have used baking soda and ACV every 3 days or so (I'm male with medium length, ultra fine hair) to deal with the intense greasy feeling in my hair. That 3rd day I wouldn't... (more)

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syrahna 0 · February 01, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Whoa - if you're making a paste you're using a LOT of baking soda. No wonder your head is pissed. Try diluting it way, way down - and dissolving it into hot water first. That way it's easier to disperse throughout your hair and less abrasive, and... (more)

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by 468 · 35 minutes ago

I saw in a recent post someone mentioned using starches in place of actual flours. Nut flours have phytic acid and wheat is out of the question. Coconut is apparently also a nut with phytic acid in the flour! So What do I bake with? If I want to... (more)

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Doug_5 0 · August 16, 2012 at 2:50 AM

The chocolate and/or cacao powder in your brownie will have the most phytic acid in it anyway (with or without the alternative flours). http://chriskresser.com/another-reason-you-shouldnt-go-nuts-on-nuts (more)

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by 70 · 38 minutes ago

I love using coconut flour to bake with and make paleo snacks. What are your thoughts on this while following paleo?

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Coconut flour is a tasty and much healthier option for regular grain flour. Also, much better than almond flour in my personal opinion. Less PUFA, and pretty high fiber, without an overly coconut taste. I have used it in breads, pancakes,... (more)

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by 483 · 42 minutes ago

Yes, I know baking ain't paleo, but anyway... What's your favourite paleo brownie recipe that gives you moist, fudgy, dense, chocolatey brownies? I just tried one on health-bent, but wasn't wowed by the results...

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I made some almond milk awhile back (yes, you can milk an almond) and used the leftover dried meal to make some flourless brownies. They were very rich and almost fudge-like in texture. I also used sunflower-seed butter instead of peanut butter... (more)

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by 50 · 42 minutes ago

So, I fancy spicing up my egg-and-bananas diet with some real cooking, but I'm on a pretty tight budget. Which is better for cooking with (I'm also trying to be somewhat calorie concious), flaxseed or almond meal?

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YoungPaleoLover 0 · June 17, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Could you get sweet potato flour instead? They are less inflammatory and not too expensive or coconut flour...almonds just have such a high omega-6 ratio. I think flaxseed should be minimized in intake as well.

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by 1213 · 43 minutes ago

I've seen a lot of delicious-looking recipes that utilize raw honey, but most of them involve baking, which seems counterproductive if you would like to keep it raw (I think it's somewhere around 120 degrees that it pasteurizes, which is surely... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Don't know if you do dairy or not, but if you do, you can drizzle honey over Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Yuuumm....even better with honey and cinnamon! You could make a dip for plain grilled chicken or pork -- maybe just add a little honey to... (more)

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by 1260 · about 1 hour ago

I just wanted to post a follow up on my experiments with "Pork Bread" (made using crushed pork rinds). After the initial success of my sandwich bread, I decided to make a pizza using the pork -based bread for a crust. The resulting flat-bread was... (more)

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monaLisa 0 · May 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I love this idea, thank you for sharing. The only concern I have is the oil that may be used to fry the pork. I would suggest making your own pork rinds and using organic, quality pork to make it more paleo. Here is a recipe from a quick... (more)

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by 7275 · about 1 hour ago

I just made Katie Hudgen's paleo-friendly clafouti (as highlighted on Mark's Daily Apple, but I made it with banana and bacon) and I am pretty shocked that coconut milk, butter, and eggs can make a pastry like that. It was delicious, has good... (more)

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Allie_3 0 · May 07, 2012 at 9:54 AM

I make a mousse/fudge dessert thing that fixes my cravings for about a week, it's that rich. If you refrigerate a can of coconut milk, the fat floats to the top and slightly solidifies overnight. In the morning, I spoon it out and mix with 1-2 T... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

I'm new to the Paleo diet and I'm getting ready to bake blueberry muffins! I have everything except for the Arrowroot flour... Can I ommit it and use something else? Or add more of something else? Please help... Thanks! Paleo newbie ;) (more)

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Jami_1 0 · March 06, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Depends on your recipe, but usually it can be omitted with both coconut flour and almond flour muffin recipes. The arrowroot just gives a more fluffy and cakey texture. As long as its only a small amount called for, say less than a couple... (more)

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by 1311 · about 1 hour ago

It occurred to me this weekend while I was baking cookies and cupcakes for all of my fellow work mates (something I do as a christmas gift for each of them and their families and randomly throughout the year) that I was actually baking them all... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · December 09, 2011 at 3:39 AM

I don't bother unless it's maybe a dinner with one or two other couples or close extended family members and I'm trying to showcase my mad cooking skills. Why should I waste expensive as hell grassfed meats, organic produce and nut flours on... (more)

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by 369 · about 1 hour ago

Football is back, the coconut oil is solid, the nights are chilly, and I have to wear jeans again (grrr)- FALL IS HERE! What Fall meals are you the most excited to conjur up in your kitchen? Include baked goods! I have an itch for anything... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · September 17, 2011 at 10:51 PM

CHILI!!! (with lots of grassfed ground liver). And as for Pumpkin- roasted pumpkin curry soup. Mmmm. Sweet, spicy, and delicious.

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by 50 · about 1 hour ago

Are baking powder and baking soda paleo?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · August 22, 2011 at 3:45 AM

The answer would depend on your definition of paleo. Was our beloved grok making tasty cakes and muffins? No. So if your idea of paleo falls along those lines you're pretty much out of luck. As cliff said they are relatively harmless. Many of... (more)

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by 1960 · about 1 hour ago

It's terrific that we can substitute traditional grain-based flours with almond flour and coconut flours when baking Paleo. My gf's really into the Paleo deal -- she feels a major improvement in managing her asthma since cutting out gluten, dairy... (more)

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Simibee 0 · July 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

To my layman eyes, the egg replacement just seems like it would act as a binding agent that adds thickness and density. Mashed bananas or applesauce will act in much the same way, and also provide the moistness that eggs would. However, the... (more)

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by 828 · about 1 hour ago

My mom made THE BEST cake I've EVER had (Paleo or otherwise) last time I went home. Good stuff: coconut flour, eggs, butter, coconut milk, cocoa powder... and a cup of sugar. I'd like to recreate this with liquid stevia and share it on my blog,... (more)

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lunabelle 0 · July 12, 2011 at 9:04 PM

If you use applesauce, you will need to cut down on wet ingredients elsewhere. Use less coconut milk. Sugar caramelizes and causes browning in baked goods. It's very difficult to get both the correct texture and flavor in baked goods without... (more)

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by 748 · about 1 hour ago

Last night I tried my hand at banana bread made with coconut flour and they came out great (the bf thought they were a little dry, but was still impressed considering that they had no flour)! I'm now hooked onto paleo baking! Can anyone tell me... (more)

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Felix 0 · June 28, 2011 at 9:37 AM

I made another coconut flour cake just yesterday. My impression is that (de-oiled!) almond flour wins in every situation. But to answer your questions, first a couple of numbers: Coconut Flour (de-oiled): 18g Protein, 17g Carbs, 16g Fat, 40g... (more)

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by 78422 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all, I am wondering why baking soda has apparently been the cause of fatigue and lassitude I've been experiencing lately. I had decided to use it as a toothpaste substitute as I can't purchase any of the "special" toothpastes(such as TOm's of... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 21, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I am having a difficult time believing that baking soda is the source of your malaise. As far as fatigue is concerned, it should have the opposite effect. It bestows energy and helps clear out lactic acid. Of course, everyone is different. The... (more)

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by 828 · about 1 hour ago

I made this recipe last week, and it was awesome, but I want to try and replicate it with other flavors and without the bananas: http://raspberrycoconut.com/2011/06/08/grain-free-banana-blondies/. Other than this experiment, I find that either my... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Coconut flour is SUPER-absorbent and its best to let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or so. You may need to add more egg, coconut milk, coconut oil or whatever if its too dry. If its too wet, add micro amounts of coconut flour at a time and let it... (more)

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by 12174 · about 2 hours ago

OK, this one is for all you who don't necessarily think of raisins as "turds from Satan's pet bunny rabbit". I see a lot of recipes (especially refined-sugar-free dessert recipes) out there calling for "date paste". My question is, why aren't... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 15, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I believe the raisin skins are somewhat problematic (more skin, less meat) and its harder to get a smooth textured paste because of it. Also the date taste and overall texture is a bit more refined than that of raisins.

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by 1037 · about 2 hours ago

I'd just like to hear your baking experiences with coconut oil. When substituting for butter or vegetable oil I feel like things are coming out too dry if I use a 1-to-1 substitution. I really don't care about trying to match nutrient ratios or... (more)

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mari 0 · May 01, 2011 at 9:26 PM

I have always just substituted it 1 for 1. If it is drier for you, I'd just add more until the consistency is right. May I ask where you're getting these recipes and what flours you're using?

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I have a delicious peanut butter cookie recipe that I want to try to convert to paleo. It contains peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. I figure almond butter would be a suitable replacement for the peanut butter and... (more)

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ScottMGS 0 · December 19, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Vanilla extract falls into my food. Regularly.

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by 298 · October 31, 2014 at 4:22 AM

I know that it's paleo to use almond or coconut flour instead of regular wheat flour for baking. But in my region one cannot easily find those paleo types of flours and making flour of raw almonds or even coconuts is a crazy and expensive idea... (more)

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Varelse 0 · October 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM

It is expensive. It's also not really the most nutritious food (not that every bite has to be as nutrient dense as possible, but things that aren't should probably not be a daily food). If you want to have "paleo" baked goods on occasion, then... (more)

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