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Matthieu Hertilus 07-01-2009 01:11 PM

Spicing up my greens
I was hoping to get some ideas on how to spice up spinach leaves and brocoli paleo style. I have a big bowl of them at every meal, but there's only so much I can take of the bland taste. I used to use hummus because I loved the texture and taste until I discovered how far it was from being Paleo. Any suggestions?

Mike ODonnell 07-01-2009 02:03 PM

Buy yourself a spice rack (full of spices of course) and try out different combinations....also you could try custom dressings using mixtures of olive oil, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, eggs, or whatever. A little sea salt makes anything taste better too.

Matthieu Hertilus 07-01-2009 02:13 PM

what would you recommend in regards to something with texture? one of the big reasons i loved hummus was that it was a spread I could add all sorts of things to (olive oil, flax meal, cinnamon, basil, parsley, etc). I guess what I'm asking is are there any good "spreads" you recommend or anything close to that I can make to get that mouthfeel?

Mike ODonnell 07-01-2009 06:04 PM

Texture? Like guacamole.....almond butter....or a coconut based spread? May want to find a whole foods and go walk around to see all that is out there.

I'm sure you won't die if you are 90% Paleo either.....well I take that back, everyone dies at some point...just probably won't kill you anytime soon.

Matthieu Hertilus 07-01-2009 07:01 PM

Good point. Those are the "types" I was looking for so I'll do some exploring and see what I can find

Garrett Smith 07-01-2009 10:33 PM

High-quality butter. It's too good and too good for people to be excluded simply based on Paleo rules.

Derek Simonds 07-02-2009 05:43 AM

Wait just one minute butter isn't Paleo? Aw crap...

Jay Cohen 07-02-2009 06:10 AM

Bacon, AND don't say anything about Paleo.

God created the Pig to provide us Bacon, it transcends Zone/Paleo, whatever you're into for the moment.

Aaron Austin 07-02-2009 06:54 AM

I like Pesto too. Easy to make in big batches and damn tasty in my opinion. I make it using spinach most of the time instead of basil just to save some $$$.


Xuan Mai Ho 07-02-2009 07:17 AM

Tahini sauces are good on broccoli.

I've recently gotten a little bit sick of plain ol' steamed broccoli. So, (a riff on mashed / pureed cauliflower), I've been pureeing broccoli with butter and spices.

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