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by 159 · about 3 hours ago

How do you strain your homemade ghee?

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staceychev 0 · September 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I used to pour it through a fine-mesh sieve back and forth between two containers. Now, I use a fine-mesh skimmer and skim it while the butter is melting. I do the last pour into a container through that same skimmer. It catches most of the... (more)

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by 39841 · about 3 hours ago

Three hundred ninety-one. That was the total cholesterol count staring back at me 2 months ago from my lab results. Now, when I asked my doctor to order the test, I was expecting it to be out of range. 250 or so was what I expected and I was... (more)

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Richard_N 0 · May 05, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I don't think isolating butter as a cholesterol culprit is appropriate. Butter is one of the healthiest fat to consume. A low triglyceride and high HDL profile points to an LDL that is virtually all the light, fluffy benign (or possibly... (more)

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by 1665 · about 3 hours ago

I saw tubs of coconut oil going really cheap the other day. I'm pretty sure it is refined, but not hydrogenated. As it's cheaper than the homemade ghee I've been using, I thought I would buy some. I have two questions though: Is refined coconut... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM

From what I can gather, some Paleos prefer to avoid butter due to the dairy association. In my opinion, this is somewhat misguided given that the problem with dairy is the lactose (and possibly casein protein). Butter, by definition, is milk fat... (more)

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by 226 · about 3 hours ago

I eat a low carb version of a paleo diet, mainly high fat meat and vegetables, and was wondering from a nutrient perspective what you would prefer between organic cultured butter from grassfed cows (Organic Pastures brand) which I've then... (more)

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Myth 0 · August 09, 2014 at 6:33 PM

After spending about an hour researching this question, I have not been able to discover the nutrient profile for the grass-fed beef fat (only CAFO beef fat. ) However, I do know that the specific nutrients you mentioned are higher in the ghee... (more)

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by 226 · about 3 hours ago

Wondering if it's possible to leave raw butter (from cows milk) out at room temperature so that it is easy to serve/spread on food? Thanks

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Which is better? I currently cook with butter and coconut oil, but have read that olive oil contains a greater amount of vitamin E than CO. Should I switch?

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Chronic 0 · July 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

I use both, coconut oil and/or ghee for cooking and olive oil for dressings & dips. I find coconut oil in a cooked meal is more satisfying than olive oil, but olive oil is more refreshing so goes better with raw veggies like salads, guacamole.... (more)

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by 4181 · about 3 hours ago

My mum was making some home made cakes the other day and I asked her to bake some more without the sugar and to add some coconut to see what they taste like and honestly they're lovely! and I assume pretty healthy? I'm going to try them again with... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Why not coconut flour instead of rice flour? I mean if you're using rice flour, it's basically the same as plain white flour that you find in regular carrot cake (don't tell me it's magically better because it's gluten-free, cake flour barely has... (more)

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by 20 · about 4 hours ago

I often make a soup with sweet potato, water, salt, and butter. What would be the next best fat instead of butter I could substitute that would still make the soup taste good?

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BobK 0 · July 08, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Lard from high quality bacon or pork....

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Local grass fed butter vs coconut oil from the other side of the globe? Is local always the best way to go?

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paleoguy85 0 · June 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I prefer coconut oil for high heat applications like searing meat. I prefer butter for taste though.

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

Start by saying I've been lurking on the forums and following stuff as well as the primal/paleo figureheads for years now. Ready to come semi out of the shadows and get all personal about my health as I've hit a wall. Follow a very strict... (more)

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BuildingaBetterHuman 0 · May 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Definitely do try the ghee/butter replacement. I'd recommend following a paleo autoimmune protocol if you're having a lot of problems with it. There's a lot of good books out there on paleo autoimmune protocols if you're not familiar with it.... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Is it okay to fry meat/chicken and veggies in butter or is coconut oil a better alternative?

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LowerCarb 0 · April 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Butter is fantastic for scrambled eggs, fried eggs and some vegetables that do not require high heat. Good-quality ghee is the go-to fat for high-heat frying though, as its smoke point is much higher.

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

I just want y'all to outline the pros, cons, and nutritional differences between butter and heavy cream. Also - creative ways to incorporate these into your diet (e.g. "bulletproof coffee") Also - good suggestions on where to get... (more)

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Methodician 0 · October 03, 2013 at 1:22 AM

@Cdc12c: I can't seem to comment still (guess they're still working out bugs I thought were fixed) but.... I just bought this: http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Lionheart-Versa-Formula-Mixer/dp/B004K4Q9BG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t It's cheap and... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Is there a big nutritional difference between heavy cream and butter? Both are grassfed, but I tend to enjoy cream in my coffee more than butter, and am not looking to lose weight. However, if there is some sort of difference between the two... (more)

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daz 0 · September 30, 2013 at 6:31 AM

i would say go with which ever one you prefer/enjoy the most. you can compare the two on nutritiondata.com (or similar) to see which 'nutrition profile' you prefer here's a link to unsalted butter (or salted butter) ... (more)

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

This common sensation has become pretty foreign to me since starting Paleo. Since about 30 minutes after a big lunch I've been all sleepy and fatigued. It's been 2 hours now and getting worse. Lunch consisted of pretty much just a small... (more)

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Leogon 0 · October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Well we are all different, probably some people do well with a high fat diet other dont, i never said I followed an anti-fat diet, with severe adrenal fatigue you should consume fat in moderation at least in my case. I followed a paleo diet for... (more)

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by 215 · about 4 hours ago

I've seen posts from Travis culp and others about extremely high serum cholesterol when they eat butter or dairy fat in general. I worry because I use butter alot, the source is pretty good, it's organic meadow regular salted butter, of which they... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 03, 2013 at 3:23 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless you added butter in your diet and your serum lipids took a dive, there's nothing really to worry about. A minority of people react poorly to dairy fat, it's just something to be aware of (not something to... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Has anyone tried using avocado as a substitute for nut butters in baking with any success? We have salicylate allergies which includes all nuts and sunflower seeds . I am also after a good subby for almond flour also please .

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Sean_23 0 · August 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Yes, gooey ripe avocados are an excellent sub for nut butter, and easier to digest for most. Another workable alternative is skinned and mashed sweet potato with added cocooil or tahini if you can do sesame My go to loaf recipe: 1/2 c Coconut... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

So I understand the purpose for some people staying away from dairy foods due to them being lactose intolerant. But what if one isn't lactose intolerant and has a pastured grass fed dairy farm close by where the cows are hormone free and the milk,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 05, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Real issues people have with milk: Lactose intolerance Casein allergy Sub-intolerance issues (e.g. "milk makes me phlegmy") If you don't have any of those, dairy products (especially the good stuff you describe) can be worked into one's diet... (more)

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by 215 · about 4 hours ago

I usually make 3 oz 100 % dark chocolate bars with 9 tablespoons organic raw cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons coconut oil. The thing is, coconut oil is expensive as hell. Do you think it will still taste good with unsalted butter instead of coconut... (more)

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juju 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I does still taste good with butter rather than coconut oil (it is cocoa powder and butter...how can you lose?) The texture is different, however. When you make it with butter it softer. I like to combine coconut oil and butter when I make it.... (more)

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by 4306 · about 4 hours ago

Anyone have an idea where to buy?

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Albert83BCN 0 · July 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I used to find Kerrygold at Carrefour until 3 or 4 months ago but someday they just never got any more, don't know why :/ Now I buy 'organic butter' from organic food stores but I don't really know if it's grass-fed, I guess it is, at least... (more)

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by 50 · about 4 hours ago

Do I need to worry about using butter (grass-fed, if that matters) in high heat cooking, i.e., searing meats, roasting, etc.? I know this is an issue with olive oil where the high heat causes the PUFAs (I think) to become oxidized or unstable... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Roasting and searing meats are two very different things when it comes to heat. Searing involves a direct heat, and you are much more likely to burn oils in the pan; roasting does not create a temperature at the surface or inside of the meat being... (more)

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by 915 · about 4 hours ago

The question is in the title really, i remember reading something & i'm sure the author said mixing butter with extra virgin olive oil protects it under high heat.

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Jay_9 0 · May 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM

No. Butter burns at about the same temperature as olive oil.

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by 30 · about 4 hours ago

Hey PH (pun intended?), I'm going through the whole 'what food is doing what' moment right now. When I woke up today I had my usual breakfast: eggs with kerrygold unsalted butter and two slices of bacon. I also had a Granny Smith Apple. I have... (more)

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Josh_10 0 · May 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Idk that there's any way to know, aside from removing things 1 by 1, then adding them back in and seeing what caused it. It also happened once, so it may not be anything that's any sort of big deal.

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by 139 · about 4 hours ago

Cooking oils like butter, olive, coconut, avocado, palm and macadamia oils did not exist in the the Paleolithic era. Rendered animal fats like tallow, duck fat, chicken fat and lard seem more paleo than those other man made processed oils. So why... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 07, 2013 at 10:01 PM

They are a neolithic invention and have no vitamins, minerals, antioxidants but are full of useless calories. This is false. All virgin, pressed oils (e.g. olive, coconut, etcetera) are chock full of various compounds, healthful or not. This is... (more)

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

Im confused about how butter is considered paleo if it is dairy

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O_Siodhachain 0 · April 26, 2013 at 3:44 AM

Butter isn't considered paleo, but many people include it because they don't consider every neolithic food evil just because it's neolithic. Many people who don't respond well to milk still don't react to butter--really just condensed milk fat. ... (more)

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by 245 · about 4 hours ago

After losing my fear for saturated fats, I've realized that I am eating 1 block (250g) of butter every 3 days. Is that too much? Now days I am cooking mostly with just butter and I wonder if eating so much of it is a symptom that I should be using... (more)

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lisa_55 0 · March 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM

you can overdo anything. if eating a quarter block of butter keeps you satiated and you're not feeling ill effects then i suppose your fine. i'd advise like the others that you should switch it up. coconut and olive oil are just as good as butter,... (more)

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