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)
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 .
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)
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)
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)
I often eat 2 avocados a day, so I don't think 1 is too much. Butter is also good to 'beef up' meals
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Ginger! It's a godsend. Grate some fresh ginger and brew it into tea. It will make you feel at least slightly human again. :)
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?
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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?
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)