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by 0 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

I am allergic to coconut, but see so many recipes that require coconut flour, coconut oil, or coconut milk. What would be good substitutes

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 03, 2013 at 9:12 PM

almond or sunflower seed meal/butter, palm oil (provided you're not allergic to those too)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I have a fairly simple recipe for "meatloaf muffins" that call for egg and almond meal, both of which my daughter cannot have (I need to stay away from gluten and coconut too). I was wondering about the substitutions: if the only other... (more)

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Sigamagaw 0 · August 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM

I've started to grind my own cashew "flour" as we are trying to avoid almonds too. And I'm finding that chia egg is way better than flax egg for a replacer. I bought a grinder just for chia seeds. Its working really well in baked goods.

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by 10 · about 6 hours ago

My mum has health issues including very high blood pressure, really bad joint pain, gout, arthritis etc etc, so I thought I could try convincing her to try going paleo to see if it would help her health a little The problem is that she's Algerian... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · May 07, 2013 at 4:29 PM

You could suggest rice as a substitute. Something life a 'whole30' idea could be persuavive too- suggest that she go along with your ideas/a whole30 for a month to see if symptoms are reduced. Commit to shelve your attempts to convince her to... (more)

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by 120 · about 7 hours ago

My two year old is ending his toddler formula stage and we are contemplating giving him coconut milk for calcium and fat intake versus whole cow's milk. Any thoughts on this approach (we live in an urban environment and don't have access to raw... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Absolutely better than store-bought cow's milk. Better than other replacements like soy and almond milk. Not ideal, like others mentioned, due to the additives. However, still beneficial because most of the calories are from the fat. If you... (more)

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by 300 · about 7 hours ago

Hey so I am wondering, is it too much avocado to eat 1/2 of one in the morning with my eggs, and another 1/2 avo with my salad at lunch? Also, Avocado are quite expensive. Can anyone suggest some alternate fats that they use to "beef" up their... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 05, 2012 at 1:07 AM

I often eat 2 avocados a day, so I don't think 1 is too much. Butter is also good to 'beef up' meals

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

What things can you substitute if you have severe nut allergies?

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Matt_11 0 · May 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Despite appearances otherwise, there's no requirement to consume nuts on a paleo diet. Skip them if you can't eat them.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I know that you can use applesauce in place of cooking oil but, how much do you use.

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bwat7 0 · April 25, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Pumpkin is a good sub for fat in baking. I made some banana bread with it one day and it turned out really good! ex 1/2 c oil = 1/2 cup pumpkin

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

I have a recipe for ginger and garlic salmon marinade that calls for 1T brown sugar. What can I sub or can I omit. I know that it helps carmalize the salmon. Thanks Donna, aka newbie to paleo

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · April 06, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Hi! It would be awesome if you could edit your post with the actual recipe, so we can all see what is involved, but IMO you don't need it. If you have coconut sugar on hand you can totally sub that or just do something along the lines of: 2... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Can I substitute whole wheat flour with almond flour or coconut flour for brownies?

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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · March 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM

You can't directly substitute almond or coconut flour into a traditional baking recipe and expect it to work right. Nut and coconut flours have very different properties than grain flours. I do second the suggestion to check out Elana's Pantry,... (more)

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by 35 · about 7 hours ago

I was wondering on Stevia and Organic Agave Nectar whats better or both fine?

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Firestorm 0 · February 05, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Stevia is an herb. It's been used for generations in Europe and Asia, with no ill effects. If you can grow your own, and make your own extract, that's the best option. If not, a quality stevia extract (liquid) is the next best choice. Avoid the... (more)

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by 30 · about 7 hours ago

What would you say are the easiest SAD-to-Paleo food switches that newbies could make? I'm writing a magazine article about obesity for a very general audience and have the chance to put in a tiny bit about the Taubes hypothesis. My editor... (more)

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gydle 0 · October 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I think Queenie's looking for very simple substitutions. how about Glass of juice/diet soda/soda/pretty much anything liquid --> glass of tap (or filtered) water when you get up in the morning, drink two big glasses of cold water before you do... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

0 I will be making a cupcake (carrot cake) family recipe with kids. Has anyone substituted coconut oil and or butter for vegetable oil before? Wondering how the baked product will be at room temp (as both the coconut oil and the butter are solid... (more)

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Terry_1 0 · August 13, 2011 at 4:19 PM

I always use coconut oil in my cakes. I have used it in chocolate cake as well as carrot cake. I think it is a very good addition to any flavor cake.

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by 5 · September 28, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Possible Duplicate: How is the finished baked product with coconut oil substitute? 0 I will be making a cupcake (carrot cake) family recipe with kids. Has anyone substituted coconut oil and or butter for vegetable oil before? Wondering... (more)

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by 828 · about 7 hours 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 15385 · about 7 hours ago

I love liver dumpling soup, but the traditional recipes call for bread crumbs, usually a lot of it (1-2 cups for a pot of dumplings). It is basically liver, ground twice, with spices and bread crumbs, then drop it in balls into hot beef soup. You... (more)

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none 0 · June 01, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I said this in another question about meatloaf, but I'll say it again here because I LOVE these - dried mushrooms. I get a whopping container at the Big Bulk Store and just grind some up in a blender and replace the bread with mushroom dust.... (more)

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by 570 · about 7 hours ago

There are many recipes using coconut flour that I would like to use, but I don't have any and can't find any without ordering it online. I've got almond flour and chestnut flour that I have used for cookies/pancakes (not often, but a couple times... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · May 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

You can always get unsweetened dried coconut and mill it, either in a blender (tiny quantities so it moves), coffee grinder (best choice but clean it well and thow out your first batch if you use it for coffee) or with mortar and pestle. It is... (more)

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by 12174 · about 7 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 4086 · September 29, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Like Eddie Murphy's mother made him a home-made greasy hamburger with square Wonder Bread instead of taking him to McDonald's, do you have any paleo recipes that you make at home to substitute for an actual restaurant dish that you used to... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · March 21, 2011 at 2:01 AM

OK, it's not precisely a restaurant classic, but these DO show up in a lot of restaurants (like IKEA's cafe) -- Here is one for you former Yoplait and Dannon addicts - when you are craving that old school fruity sweetened yoghurt - but the whole... (more)

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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

I've been eating paleo for the last few months and love it. However, I had the stomach flu this weekend and to help with the nausea I regularly ate some crackers - saltines. So I was wondering if anyone has found a way to help with nausea that is... (more)

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Eliz 0 · February 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Ginger! It's a godsend. Grate some fresh ginger and brew it into tea. It will make you feel at least slightly human again. :)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

I have an athlete that is allergic to ALL types of Fish. What can she substitute for fish oil?

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gone2croatan 0 · January 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Robb Wolf recommends algae supplements for those who can't do fish oil.

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by 6235 · about 7 hours ago

What do you use to soak up all the lovely juices that come off your meat? I would normally sop juice with bread or cornbread, but I can't think of a paleo substitute.

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Karoliina 0 · December 02, 2010 at 6:49 AM

I use a quick, low-carb microwave "bread": Put a bit (half a tablespoon or so) of oil or melted butter in a small bowl. Crack an egg in there as well, and mix. Add 0.6 decilitres (about 0.25 cups, I think) of your favorite flour-like substance,... (more)

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by 513 · about 7 hours ago

So, i noticed today that they are selling egg nog at the grocery store. I have a bit of an addiction to egg nog and was wondering if there was a way to get my fix without straying from the path. Any ideas?

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · November 09, 2010 at 1:40 AM

In my humble opinion....have a glass or six. It's the holidays. I won't get through Thanksgiving without a piece of my mom's pumpkin pie. I'm not going to worry about it.

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by 668 · about 7 hours ago

So I am struggling to find a consistent breakfast. I used to eat eggs every morning and that worked for a few months. Then eggs stopped sitting well in my stomach and giving me some gas. I switched to fasting in the morning but that made lunch... (more)

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Girl_Gone_Primal 0 · November 04, 2010 at 9:55 AM

My paleo version of a to-go breakfast or lunch is a frittata (or 'egg muffin') - using ground beef, or diced chicken or bacon/ham, and whatever diced roast-able veggies you like, chuck the fillings into muffin tray holes, fill up with beaten egg,... (more)

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by 149 · about 7 hours ago

Hello, I'm interesting in hearing from people who's calories from fat are under, say, 50%. What do you eat on a given day? I'm having difficulty figuring out how to get enough daily calories without lots of butter and coconut oil.

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David_Moss 0 · October 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM

If you're eating only 50% fat (or less), then given that you can't reasonably get more than 30% of your calories from protein (I would probably say less than 25% is optimal) then you'll necessarily have to get at least 20% calories from... (more)