Food Preparation Questions
Recently I have been working crazy hours, 16-20 hours at times. Cooking is challenging, I want to maintain the quality of freshness as well. There are 14 hour days and I only get microwave to prep my meals and 2 back to back 14 hour days does... (more)
Times have NOT been good paleo-wise lately; got a new full time job with extrememly unpredictable and contradicting scheduling. One day I work graveyard, the next an early morning schedule, the next mid-day or a night time shift. Betweenn that,... (more)
Fellow PaleoHacks, Does the way you cook/prepare your eggs affect/alter the amount of nutrients you would ultimately end up consuming when you eat them? For instance, is the nutrient density in hard boiled eggs higher/lower in comparison to the... (more)
Going out of town for the weekend, will be busy running around, and may not have access to cooking much, if at all. I'm taking a 3 hour bus ride to get there/back. Any suggestions on how I can primal-y prepare (keeping fat loss in mind)? Thanks! (more)
I would bring fruit (maybe really ripe bananas and oranges so they don't get squished) and a bag of coconut flakes mixed with cacao nibs (so delicious and not full of omega-6s). In addition, canned salmon is delicious and can easily be brought... (more)
So I'm about 3 weeks into a 1-month paleo-challenge and I'm really loving things. I feel great and I've lost several pounds (which was unintended, but I guess it's fine). One thing I do miss, however, is bread. In all forms--sandwiches, tortillas,... (more)
I suppose one could cavil at the likelihood that your rinds were from factory-raised pork, but you're not adding weird not-really-food ingredients like guar gum or carageenan to improve texture, so it doesn't seem too faulty to me.
As any-one who's tried to cook them will know, kidneys smell pretty awful. In deference to the preferences of my fiance, I've tried to reduce the urine smell by soaking them (as lots of recipes recommend) and then discarding the liquid before... (more)
I have an awful time binging and if I am "loose" with my meal plan, I tend to binge binge binge. I just binged on massive amounts of bacon, eggs, butter and spinach. I can binge on ANYTHING if I give myself any leeway. I don't have "intuitive"... (more)
Does anyone own a blender that can do this? I'm think of a Waring Classic Pro but I don't know if it's capable of this. I would prefer it if you only recommend blenders you're sure can do this. I want to be able to toss some veg, including... (more)
A used Vitamix would be what I would go for...you can get replacement parts, and they are fabulous machines. I just sold an old school one at my yardsale for $25, and the jealous woman who arrived right after I sold it said she'd been scouring... (more)
Anyone rice anything besides Cauliflower? I'm wondering if broccoli or cabbage might work. A non-cruciferous option would be nice. Bonus points for finding a way to do it with leafy greens :)
Even before I switched to Paleo, I have always heard that organ meats are insanely healthly and everyone could benefit from them...but my problem is, I have never, ever had a bite of organ meat in my life. Mommy focused on chicken, lean beef, lean... (more)
I'm starting a new job tomorrow that will require me to be at or near my desk for the entire day (no more long lunches), so I decided to take the approach of preparing a mess of meats, veggies, and fats and sticking it all in a freezer bag the... (more)
I'm trying to change the way I shop in order to change the way I eat (Safeway is 5 minutes away, so I'm currently an impulse buyer). What do you buy when you go in the market... looking for ideas.
With all the talk of food reward and CIH it occurred to me that perhaps the best thing to keep in mind/tell people to do (if they???re asking for advice) is ???cook all your food.??? I mean eat nothing that you don???t cook from scratch... (more)
Haven't you ever seen a plump peasant woman in fairytales and books? The Babushka is a perfect example. There are plenty of such women in my own family, women who have cooked Old European peasant staples from scratch their entire lives and are... (more)
Soup, Sauerkraut Gazpacho Pizza (non gluten) Cookies (ditto, the non gluten) Smoothies Gelato Coconut Butter Oh, how I love my food processor, let me count the ways!
I've noticed over the months that I transitioned to Paleo that I'm having some pangs and concerns with my cooking. Pangs because when I'm requested to make dishes that are non-Paleo, I'm starting to feel a little guilty about feeding unhealthy... (more)
I dropped my blender last week and am in dire need of a replacement. Is there a paleo-approved frontrunner? I'm thinking I'll get a hand/stick one (like the kitchenaid immersion) for small stuff, mayo, and baby food but I really need a regular one... (more)
I'm pretty much over the government telling me what I "should" eat in order to be "healthy" (i.e. fat, sick and tired) and thought that it would be cool to get a whole bunch of pictures together, make a collage, and declare July 4th 2011 "Food... (more)
Yesterday I was at my asian/african food store (for stocking up on shredded coconut, coconut milk, chicken hearts, 10% fat Turkish yoghurt). As usual, I bought some veggies and fruit. And I tried something new: cocoyam or taro. I have never... (more)
You can pound it and ferment it to make poi. The leaves are used in laulau together with pork, pork fat, butter fish, and salt. I love laulau so much that I have seriously contemplated having it shipped in from Hawaii. The poi however, it is... (more)
I'm aware there are some similar threads out there, but I was just curious what your guy's favorite (weird/exotic/uncommon but obtainable) vegetables are? Interesting leafy green suggestions especially welcome. After all, there are way fewer... (more)
Does any-one know of any paleo/traditional methods to reduce the oxalate content of foods or of any other methods to offset their effects? Most of my staple vegetables- spinach, but also carrots (and also chocolate!)- are quite high. Would the... (more)
Since going paleo, I'm of course finding myself making a lot more food from scratch. I love cooking but am getting a bit tired of tedious prep work. The biggest source of this seems to be chopping. I have a mandoline which is great for slicing... (more)
I'm looking for a guide on how to cook and prepare food for optimal digestion for different types of foods whether it's better to steam, roast, grill or eat raw this is obviously a different answer for different food and nutrient types.. Anyone... (more)
What's the hold time for refrigerating bacon once it's cooked? Also can you freeze cooked bacon? I want to make mini bacon bowls in advance and am not sure exactly how to store them.
We've all got them since we switched: The foods we now relish and savor and gorge on, those that would otherwise be shunned or deemed gross or wildly unhealthy on the SAD. What is your paleo version of your dirty food secret or (now) non-guilty... (more)