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by 18412 · less than a minute ago

Just saw the other thread on juicing veggies, and it really got me thinking about busting out the ol' Vitamix that I spent $400 on at the Del Mar fair. I don't want to 'juice' veggies as the other post describes. I want to put the whole thing in... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 21, 2011 at 9:03 PM

My favorite veggie smoothie : handful of cilantro, big handful of spinach, half of a cucumber, a little lime juice, one small avocado, a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of chipotle powder, enough water to blend...when it's pretty blended, I drizzle in... (more)

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by 1138 · less than a minute ago

My husband just built me a solar food dehydrator. For some reason I'm feeling a little bit intimidated by it, and I can't figure out what types of stuff I should put in it. (I read meat was a no go for safety - thoughts?). And after I dehydrate... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · June 20, 2011 at 4:02 AM

I love dehydrating all kinds of things. I have two American Harvest dehydrators, which I double stack with only one electrical unit, and I picked up a vintage Excalibur at Salvation Army for $6, after eyeballing them for a long time and planning... (more)

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by 50 · 1 minute ago

Using steam bags is one of the easiest ways I know to quickly cookie vegetables in a microwave and it's ridiculously convenient for work. The problem is my wife believes these bags are minions of cancer and that the plastic can leach into the... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · June 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM

I don't cook anything in the microwave in plastic. Everything goes into a ceramic bowl with a ceramic plate used for a lid, or glass. Anytime you heat up plastic, you're releasing chemicals. You may notice that the texture of the bag changes after... (more)

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by 216 · 1 minute ago

Just started to add fermented vegetables to my diet and yesterday I see this -- http://www.slate.com/id/2295964/ Anyone have any thoughts on if this holds any weight or something we should be concerned about?? (more)

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MimsySeoul 0 · June 06, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Supposedly, there is a rise in stomach and throat cancer that is sometimes linked to kimchi here. Then again, it could be the fact that it's all fermented in hot pepper, eaten at nearly every meal. It could also be that alcoholism doesn't exist... (more)

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by 919 · 1 minute ago

A number of dead, and many more seriously ill - does this change your attitude towards vegetables

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Felix 0 · June 05, 2011 at 2:10 PM

I keep ignoring the outbreak. That's because I know where my vegetables, meat and eggs come from. Thus, it does not change my view on vegetables. I still buy tomatoes and eat them raw ??? I just don't like cucumbers. I have close relatives in... (more)

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by 20353 · 2 minutes ago

What are the advantages of Ketosis that make it more valuable than consuming vegetables?

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ben61820 0 · May 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM

I would say that ketosis seems to offer benefits kind of across the board for those individuals experiencing autoimmune diseases, obesity, overweight, metabolic syndrome, or a bunch of other illnesses. For those people, many times the offending... (more)

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by 45 · 4 minutes ago

So I found frozen veggies (Normandy blend) @ Sam's club for ~$10. It's a big bag and along with the free-range lamb @ $6/lb lasts me the week (single guy eating 1-1.5 meals/day). My question, should you choose to accept it: is this company... (more)

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Ducks 0 · April 07, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Reducing chemicals and water seems like a step all frozen food companies would take, as that would also reduce their overhead. So it seems believable, although it might be to much to assume that the reduction is just for the environment instead... (more)

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by 1702 · 5 minutes ago

Ok so I'm hoping to make some oxtail stew over the weekend, and I'm not having any luck coming up with what to put in the damn thing. Usually, you have onion carrot potato peas maybe celery maybe a turnip or what not. Well carrots, potato,... (more)

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Aaron_B_ 0 · March 31, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I mostly just keep stews fairly meat-heavy. Instead of a pound of meat and a few pounds of vegetables, I might have two pounds of meat and a pound of vegetables. You'd need a lot of onion and carrot to put you over the limit of most LC plans. ... (more)

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by 145 · 5 minutes ago

I've noticed a lot of recipes with leafy greens I've found seem to include spinach (second most common being kale). Spinach is not an option for us, as my son is allergic to it. I can't cook the stuff just for myself either, as he's sensitive... (more)

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Kate_1 0 · March 26, 2011 at 1:31 PM

I like any kind of greens. Beet, mustard, chard, kale, collards etc. However, some of these are very strong tasting. My children always loved bok choy, which is very mild tasting, and I think would make a good substitute for spinach in many... (more)

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by 2427 · 6 minutes ago

When I started Paleo, I tried to get a lot of vegetables because that seemed de riguer, and I'd read my Cordain/Wolf/Sisson et al. But as time on paleo went on, I found my self wanting to eat them less and less. I found I was getting all I... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · March 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Vegetables are not required. That being said, depending on activity and other markers of health, I do not feel personally that pure carnivore is optimal for Thriving. I went through a Zero Carb phase, was great for weight loss, felt great, but... (more)

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by 78417 · 6 minutes ago

I am new on the forum and am curious as to whether vegetables are a necessary element in the diet. Nutrient-wise can one get away with total abstinance and simply derive the nutrients needed from other sources(animal fat, etc.)? How would this... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · March 09, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I don't eat any vegetables (or fruit) per se and I've never felt better. My reasoning was digestive. I simply can't tolerate sugar and fiber. Bacteria food in the small intestine = not good for me. I tolerate meat, fish, eggs, and cream very... (more)

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by 1386 · 6 minutes ago

anyone knows why one can read this instruction on many canned foods like chickpeas, peas, carrots etc., even though the inner lining of the can is ceramic/enamel, which is completely non-reactive to the food it contains? is there any other reason... (more)

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Robyn_1 0 · March 02, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Buy frozen veggies. You can always take out what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.

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by 15229 · 6 minutes ago

So, my eternally single brother just got engaged (!) to an awesome woman who also happens to be a pastry chef and vegetarian. They are both coming over for dinner this Saturday. I love to cook, and can't wait to have them over. I have only met... (more)

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Eliz 0 · February 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM

My favorite dinner for people on multiple diets is taco salad fixins. It makes everyone happy, omni, veggie, low carb, high carb, you name it. I set everything out in separate bowls and people can pick and choose to suit themselves - just make... (more)

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by 974 · 6 minutes ago

Are there some days where you just crave veggies-- no meat? That is how I feel like today after eating a meat filled breakfast. I do use some type of fat with my veggies and they are cooked. But just wondering if you guys get tired of meat? ... (more)

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Finn_3 0 · February 26, 2011 at 5:00 AM

Good timing... I just spent the last week or so on nothing but steak and butter, which was great, but this morning I woke up and wanted none of it. I couldn't bring myself to even consider touching the stuff. But as the day went on, and I got... (more)

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by 5232 · 7 minutes ago

Hello! :) I was wondering about fruit/veggies with moldy spots on 'em. I bought some peaches -- yes, off season, but at a dollar a pound, my frugal self could not resist -- and when I went to consume one, I found it had a tiny spot of mold... (more)

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Karen 0 · February 08, 2011 at 12:00 AM

General rule: toss it, it's not worth the risk. Risks = allergic reactions, respiratory problems, aflotoxins, mycotoxins, bacteria that you don't see etc. For more see: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Molds_On_Food/index.asp There is a chart... (more)

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by 693 · 7 minutes ago

I heard something on a Robb Wolf podcast (I think) or maybe I read it in Lights Out, but it got me thinking. There are always a lot of questions about fruit/vegetable consumption. What kinds to eat, how much to eat, etc. Our ancestral diet... (more)

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Carly 0 · February 02, 2011 at 1:47 PM

It's good to eat vegetables seaonally because they vegetables generally contain something within them that could cause problems over a long time, ie members if the spinach family are high in oxalates and too much built up over time may cause... (more)

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by 5838 · 8 minutes ago

In entering diiferent types of veggies on fitday.com, I noticed that the carbohydrate content in each one increases substantially when choosing between "raw" or "cooked" with the higher number associated with the "cooked" version. I tested this... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 18, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Its a misconception. Starches can change to sugars. But carbs don't appear. What happens is you cook water out so 100g is no longer 100g. It's like saying 120g of raw = 100g cooked They don't show the 20g lost in cooking so you're not comparing... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

I'm just finishing Day 1 of my Whole30. I'm putting together a meal plan for the next week. This is very difficult. Mostly because I don't... like... vegetables. Seriously, I was only just barely getting used to eating broccoli with cheddar and... (more)

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Rebecca_2 0 · January 18, 2011 at 9:10 AM

I'm currently on day 17 of the whole 30. Firstly, just remember no butter or cheese :) definitely do what you can to add flavour. Roasting is an excellent suggestion. Make tomato salsa from scratch, (easy and quick and replaces the need for... (more)

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by 24523 · 8 minutes ago

Breaks from meat seems natural. Unless a caveperson always succeeded in his/her hunt (or was 100% accurate with food storage techniques, or never experienced draught, or was never injured, etc). Part of the reason fasting might be good is to... (more)

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Eva 0 · January 13, 2011 at 4:59 AM

I agree that we probably didn't get meat 365 days a year. But on the flip side, that does not mean we would gain any special benefit from skipping meat. If we are designed to eat meat almost every day and/or at very long stretches at a time,... (more)

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by 18671 · 8 minutes ago

I have been on an all-meat diet for over a year, and I'm very happy with it. I saw drastic health improvements even over a very low carb diet. My doctor is mostly happy with it, but he often urges me to eat some non-starchy green vegetables, as... (more)

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David_Leitner 0 · January 07, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Biochemist Mat Lalonde makes the argument that pretty much every vegetable contains some kind of toxin as a protective mechanism (since plants cannot defend themselves by running away or fighting). He recommends rotating a wide variety of veggies... (more)

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by 260 · 9 minutes ago

OK...so here's the situation...my parents went away on a weeks vacation--oh wait...not that situation. So I've been trying to eat mostly paleo but I just really don't like many vegetables. There are maybe 5 or 6 that I actually like and 3 or 4... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 28, 2010 at 4:56 AM

Personally, I think most veggies taste like dirt. SOme are OK if smothered in butter, but I'd really rather just eat meat and some fruit and that is what I mostly do eat. PLus I allow cheese which I sometimes have a taste for. When I do salads,... (more)

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by 1967 · 9 minutes ago

I've been grinding my teeth at night, I wake up with a sore jaw and mild headache. These effects only last 30-60 min, but it's still annoying to deal with every morning. I know stress is one trigger but I'm wondering if there might me a... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Bruxism (teeth grinding) is indeed associated with stress. But it's also associated with insufficient quantities of some nutrients. Make sure you are getting sufficient quantities of B vitamin, magnesium, and vitamin C as these three are most... (more)

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by 1997 · 10 minutes ago

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)

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Aril 0 · October 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Get a REALLY sharp, aesthetically pleasing (to you) knife and keep it sharpened. It becomes a pleasure to cut meat and veggies with a well balance, very sharp knife, and rather than a mindless chopping-chore, prep work can transform into a... (more)

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by 3651 · 10 minutes ago

I just cooked up some rainbow swiss chard by taking a slice of bacon and frying it in the pot first and then throwing the shredded chard in after it letting the steam and heat from the bacon grease coat and wilt the greens. Veggies are made better... (more)

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The_Food_Lovers 0 · September 21, 2010 at 3:01 AM

Someone brought a delicious appetizer to one of our paleo parties once: Dates, stuffed with a pecan, and wrapped in bacon - then sauteed to cook the bacon. They were unreal. Its a widely prepared recipe - here are some images (from google) to... (more)

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by 20411 · 10 minutes ago

And I'm talkin' mostly about things like broccoli/spinach and mushrooms/onions/tomatoes and such. Peter at Hyperlipid seems kinda anti-veg, at least the papers he talks about show no health benefits. Dr. Harris seems to not advocate veggies as... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · September 14, 2010 at 4:31 PM

This is a very contentious question. Most vegetables don't want to be eaten. Most vegetables have antinutrients/smallpoisons(goitrogen etc) Cooking neutralizes alot of this, but not all. I eat only cooked veggies, mostly meat and fat. If you... (more)

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