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Old 07-01-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:01 PM   #5
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Good point. Those are the "types" I was looking for so I'll do some exploring and see what I can find
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:33 PM   #6
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High-quality butter. It's too good and too good for people to be excluded simply based on Paleo rules.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:43 AM   #7
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Wait just one minute butter isn't Paleo? Aw crap...
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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.
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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 $$$.

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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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