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by 7063 · about 19 hours ago

Has anyone had any experience with the so-called 'simulated dawn' alarm clocks such as the Bio-Brite, Wake-Up Light or Soleil? It is possible that I may start using one in the winter when I cannot leave the shutters on our windows open because of... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · March 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I've used a borrowed BioBrite SunRise in the past. It's pretty nice and works as advertised. The light is bright but not even close to the intensity of real sunlight through a window so results will vary depending on your particular sensitivity... (more)

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by 2423 · about 19 hours ago

Looking for something natural to use. I'm about to try one from Tropical Traditions which contains coconut oil.

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Louisa 0 · March 13, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I use Miessence mint toothpaste, it is the only one I have found that not only has no fluoride but contains no glycerin or silicate either. It comes in lemon and anise flavors too, I think they all taste good, very intense but not sugary, they do... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 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 10 · about 19 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 20 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 20 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 0 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 828 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 50 · about 21 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 513 · about 21 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 90 · about 21 hours ago

After going paleo, I have these food items that I don't eat anymore. rolled oats, grits, whole wheat flour, and dry pasta (and also a pasta machine and pasta roller) Other than giving it away or eating it, are there any uses anyone can think of?... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · September 21, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Poison your enemies.

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by 1215 · about 21 hours ago

I used to like eating crackers with all kinds of toppings. Tuna, avacado, pate etc. Is there any healthy substitute for crackers so that I can still enjoy a convenient snack.

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Hannah 0 · August 22, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Cucumber slices are good for this. Also, if you eat cheese you can grate Parmesan or cheddar and put spoonfuls on a baking sheet and bake till they're brown, thin and crispy.

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by 88 · about 21 hours ago

i see a lot of primal and paleo recipes based on almond flour. is this acceptable as a part of paleo diet? i see that some people think it is not acceptable. can you explain why? http://paleohacks.com/questions/5132/eating-hard-boiled-eggs/5148#5148 (more)

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Eva 0 · August 19, 2010 at 3:30 AM

Almonds are good source of magnesium, calcium, and vitamin E, the exact 3 things that tend to lack with most of my other diet choices. So for me, I think almonds are a valuable addition to my diet. I think one needs to look at cost benefit ratio... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

Hello, My typical breakfast is some protein powder, milled flaxseed, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, & raspberries with about a cup of skim milk blended into a smoothie. I love this and look forward to it in the morning but now... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · August 09, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Grok wouldn't even recognize protein powder as food. The berries are very Paleo, though. Given that your dentition and digestive tract is evolved to eat them as berries straight off the bush, not pureed and drunk through a straw, why don't you... (more)

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by 82 · about 21 hours ago

what do you eat instead of sugar. Stevia, raw agave. More im interested in local things and exotic things. lind tree suger. Or lindflower polls. Some local roots. Or some technices. Cold cranbewrries taste sweet, while warm just taste more... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · June 30, 2010 at 11:29 PM

I don't eat anything "instead of sugar". I find it best to avoid the taste of sweet altogether.

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by 514 · about 21 hours ago

I hate the thought of using just lettuce leaves in place of the bun... is that the usual strategy? Or is there some bun-like substance that I could buy at the supermarket or some specialty store? Or a quick recipe that I could make at home?... (more)

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Aaron_1 0 · May 15, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I like to make burgers with the "SoG Coconut Griddle Cakes" as buns. I add some spices - garlic - whatever you like to balance the coconut flavor out. There's a lot you can do with them. You could also probably mix almond-flour in to replace... (more)

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by 75 · about 21 hours ago

I want to substitute a better (for me) oil when a recipe calls for vegetable oil. I don't want to use olive or coconut oil for the taste changing properties. What substitutes work well fo you?

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PortlandAllan 0 · May 16, 2010 at 4:02 AM

My suggestion is to think judo. Rather than resist the flavor altering properties of many fats, roll with them and select a fat that will compliment whatever dish you are cooking. Imagine what you are about to cook then think of the different... (more)

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by 13983 · about 21 hours ago

I've seen the questions about honey and agave. I know we've discussed stevia and truvia. So what about blackstrap molasses and maple syrup? Are they better or worse than honey? Here's some info about blackstrap molasses: The third boiling... (more)

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Ed 0 · April 19, 2010 at 1:43 AM

From a fructose perspective, honey, maple syrup and molasses are all about 50% fructose. The monosaccharide form of fructose, which is found in corn syrup, is supposed to be the most harmful. Surprisingly, the honey has about 42gm of... (more)

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