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by 0 · June 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

After hearing about bars made from cricket flour like the Exo or Chapul bars I have really gotten excited about edible insects as a sustainable source of protein and have been researching them a lot (especially since it seems to have been a large... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Yes, I would try it. I'm not going to upvote yes though...

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hey does anyone have experience with different brands of coconut flour? I am looking at Coconut Secret and Tropical Traditions. You might say, "try both," however I live outside of the ever convenient USA and opinions would be super helpful before... (more)

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eric_9 0 · August 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

First, what country do you live in? There may be alternatives to shipping all the way from the USA. Secondly, I personally would like to know the difference between the flour, the meal and the grated.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 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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elf27 0 · July 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

If your husband is allergic to coconut, eggs, honey, and almonds, it's probably best to stay away from any "flour" type product. He can try eating rice (google rice on paleohacks), potatoes, potato starch, and sweet potatoes. Unless he's allergic... (more)

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by 351 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I was just wondering if all the "paleo" muffins, breads, etc. that I see online (and make) are all that healthy... I know they have to be better than bread but it seems like eating chopped nuts, berries, shredded coconut, dried bananas, and dark... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · May 07, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Grok would have eaten any damn thing that was put in front of him especially if it was a highly palatable, delicious treat. The thing is, he had no access or means to these things. How would he get his hands on a packet of almond... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I have a recipe that I would like to change to a Paleo Recipe. Can you tell me the Almond and Coconut Flour equivalents to substitute in place of regular Flour. Thank you. Judy R.

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · April 14, 2013 at 1:28 PM

As has been said, it's really not that simple. I lot of baked recipes are so hard to paleo-fy that you're really better off just using a gluten-free flour blend and reducing the sugar. Almond flour has a very distinctive taste, personally I... (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Has anyone tried this before or have any good recipes for it? I have such a negative stigma with non traditional food wannabee recipes. I used to be a raw food vegan and my sister taught me how to make vegan pizza using flax seeds as the crust... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 13, 2013 at 3:09 AM

Yup. I use potato starch or tapioca starch to make rolls when I have company over. Always a big hit. Here's my favorite recipe. Possibly my favorite faileo thing I make. And yes, I have used this with burgers! But they are starchy like rolls, not... (more)

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

i make my own coconut milk from raw coconut and water - no sugar no preservatives. but i am trying to go Paleo - is coconut milk ok .....

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obtusegeekling 0 · February 01, 2013 at 11:38 PM

It depends on what specific issues you are trying to deal with using paleo. I am diabetic, so I stick to mainly meats and veggies. From just a standard paleo standpoint, coconut is loved by many. Coconut or almond flower for baking, coconut oil... (more)

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by 699 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Since I discovered by accident that finely chopped cauliflower in stew is like rice in gumbo, I want to try to make gumbo! I'm not worried about thickening the gumbo since okra, file powder (ground sassafras leaves), and super bony broth will make... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 06, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Arrowroot and tapioca flours work well.

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by 2409 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I want to make a bisque soup for Christmas. The recipe calls for one cup of flour to thicken it. What is the best replacement Paleo-friendly flour to use and is the replacement a 1:1 ratio or something different?

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CD 0 · December 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Typical answers include: Coconut/rice flour, Arrowroot powder, Tomato paste, reduced coconut milk\heavy cream, etc. My personal preference is: Chop Caulifower Roast until slightly brown cook in chicken stock blend until creamy add heavy cream... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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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Canis_Minor 0 · November 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Some people do really well with nut flours and some don't. I didn't reach my health or weight goals until I cut out the flours, coconut products and the baked good mentality altogether. Others here have amazing results and are perfectly happy... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Is there any proof that these are inflammatory? Any published studies anyone knows of? I believe they are, but would like to review further.

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 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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tbunchylulu 0 · November 09, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I don't know for certain, but I know that in cooking, blanching just means they spend a brief time in hot water, in this case because the skins will slip off very easily. I use Bob's Red Mill almond flour or make my own. When I make my own (to... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I wanna ask who is the second big problem with white flour after gluten content. I realize that most wholegrain and others ,,healthy'' food make us sic because the minerals in the bran , but white flour is milled without bran . Thanks and sorry... (more)

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TJ_5 0 · October 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

There's a whole load of other problems associated with white flour, including: 1) It's highly refined - empty calories with next to no natural vitamin or mineral content left (e.g. B vitamins, magnesium etc. are refined out of it). Poor quality... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

The flour of today is not the same as the flour of let's say of the 1400s. Now I know it still wouldn't be paleo but do you think it would be better for you than the stuff we have today, considering it would be a lot less processed and closer to... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · October 18, 2012 at 3:26 AM

1) Sourdough, specifically 24 hour fermented sourdough, has been shown to be better for people who have gluten issues, though not celiac specifically. 2) in most reports, bread was made with freshly ground flour that had been sifted to have most... (more)

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by 748 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Just gotta say... I LOVE THESE. I know making your own sweet potato fries is far healthier but sometimes I just don't feel like it... haha to say the least. On the ingredients of these babies though it does say "unbleached wheat flour" :( I would... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · September 16, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I'm not sure why this got downvoted. Other than that, guilt shouldn't be a part of eating. If you like them, if whatever results you are looking for from Paleo are not being negatively impacted, I wouldn't worry. It's not a cult, with highly... (more)

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by 13 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

ok so theres the long paleo tradition of using almond and coconut flour - im fairly new(ish) to paleo but very clued up on it. but i want to make paleo bread and other paleo baked goods to aid my diet. here is my dilema - almond flour - too high... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · September 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Yes i am going to go off topic and say this...EAT REAL FOOD No paleo bread, cookies etc. Spend the extra cash on some nice produce, grass fed beef etc

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by 165 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I'm wondering what peoples thoughts are on masa harina. I rarely bake, but I've been using it as my main flour for tamales, tortillas, and even pancakes and crepes (made the recipe up myself). In my opinion, it stacks up pretty good to almond and... (more)

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Erik_3 0 · August 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I make tortillas a couple times a month and don't worry about it. Nixtamalization does a world of good for increasing corn's digestibility and nutrient availability beyond separating the endosperm from the rest of the junk. As far as I'm aware... (more)

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by 468 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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 896 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Ate some traditional Pakistani food today. They used Besan flour and spices to lightly season and crust the fish. First time consuming Besan flour and luckily there was no reaction in my gut, so I'm assuming it's gluten free. Would Besan be... (more)

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wickedween 0 · August 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

There is a new Pakistani restaurant near me and I have been wanting to try it. I haven't gone yet because I don't know the common/usual ingredients that they use. I would probably be ok with trying besan, but definitely not consuming wheat. You... (more)

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by 105 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

So I'm getting married this fall and my Fiance and I are sticking to a paleo/primal menu, including the cake! We're trying to use this recipe: http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/coconut-cake/ for a coconut flour cake but we've had it vary from... (more)

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coffeesnob 0 · July 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

steak cake?

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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 384 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

As far as I am aware both of them are mostly glucose that is quickly metabolized. Why is once safe and the other bad? EDIT: The best answer I've seen is a difference in the corresponding proteins, the simplicity of the glucose molecules, and the... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 05, 2012 at 6:18 AM

I'm not sure I'd call one "safe" and the other "bad," but between the two, rice is preferred. Wheat contains gluten, a protein that many are allergic/sensitive to, and rice does not. Also, white rice contains much less phytic acid and fewer... (more)

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by 807 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Has anyone had a reaction to Pamela's GF flour Mix? I don't have the bag in front of me for the ingredients, but my sister and nephew had diarrhea within minutes following making some pancakes with it, and my daughter just had a couple slices of... (more)

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Karin_1 0 · May 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Xanthan gum is also quite the culprit. I had a few customers at the GF bakery where I worked that could not have xanthan gum, made them sick.

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by 160 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I am very aware that grains are not healthy--shocker--but I am curious as to which are the worst and which are more benign? Specifically, after listening to interviews from Dr. Davis on "Wheat Belly", we know wheat is a huge culprit. But if one... (more)

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peter_5 0 · May 05, 2012 at 5:55 AM

http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=852 http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=2385 http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=2418 Colpo is not paleo per se, but he writes about all of the important paleo issues. The bran of the wheat, or rice is where all of the crap lives. ... (more)