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    Well.... to help my parents understand primal and my recovery and how IMPORTANT and HUGE of an impact Mark's recommendations & book have been with my recovery from anorexia, I have invited my parents over for dinner to sort of give them an idea of typical primal dinners... need some opinions on WHAT to make

    the problem....

    - my dad despises fatty meats of any kind and most vegetables


    what would you make? for me for dinner i usually just slap some fatty meat together and throw vegetables and butter in a bowl and call it a go haha
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  • #2
    hmmm... Stir fry with his accepted veggies and chix breast or skirt steak? Have an additional pan of veggies that you and your mom like to add onto your dish?
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    • #3
      Steak and/or chicken breast (but leave the skin on). Big-Ass Salad. Have you thought about making mashed cauliflower and passing it off as mashed taters (just don't tell him it isn't potatoes - a lot of people do get fooled!)?
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      • #4
        Do you have a grill? I don't know many dads that would refuse a grilled steak for any reason. Steak and a nice roasted or grilled vegetable side (with EVOO instead of butter if they'll find that more acceptable) is a good starter meal. A whole roasted chicken with vegetables on the side would be nice too. He doesn't have to eat the veggies, but if you did a couple of different ones he might at least have some. Roasted Broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed green beans...even CW people can appreciate simply dressed vegetables (olive oil, salt & pepper for all of those). A dessert of berries and cream (maybe add some sweetness for the parents) would round off the meal nicely too. Good luck!
        You are what you eat,
        and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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        • #5
          Oh, dessert wise, thinly sliced pear or apple with thinly sliced cheese (white cheddar, gouda, etc.) drizzled with a teensy bit of honey looks awesome and tastes awesome as well!
          You are what you eat,
          and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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          • #6
            shrimp !!!!! all dads love shrimp!

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            • #7
              How about some SALMON in a nice curry? I've got a couple of good recipes....

              For dessert, you could make those kickass primal brownies (www.thisprimallife.com). I feed them to normies without saying a word about primal, and they love them (esp. with walnuts on top and fresh whipped cream).
              "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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              • #8
                How kitchen savvy are you?

                I'm thinking the aubergine (eggplant??) "lasagne" - veggies are hidden, so to speak; it's a fairly familiar dish; you and your mum can have extra cheese grated on for more fat so you can use leaner minced beef.
                Lemme find a recipe and see what you think


                *brief interlude*
                http://www.ehow.com/how_4505099_make...t-lasagna.html though I did a less fussy version I just layered up sliced aubergine, then a pre-browned mince/onion/tomato/Italian herb gloop*, then a layer of grated cheese, and repeat....


                *"gloop" is a technical term for "sauce with stuff in"

                I'm sure it will go well whatever you decide, and sounds like a good step forward for you

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                • #9
                  Seasoned chicken breasts, pounded thin, grilled, topped with melted cheese, bacon, avocado, mayo on the side for dipping. Big salad the side-- baby spinach, walnuts, strawberry slices, avocado, balsamic vinaigrette.

                  Naiad's chocolate whipped heaven would make a good dessert.

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                  • #10
                    WOW YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!! thank you so much ! now i just have to make decisions!

                    haha i have the ony dad who hates steak, i know....sucks for HIM
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MalPaz View Post
                      haha i have the ony dad who hates steak, i know....sucks for HIM
                      All the more for you...

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                      • #12
                        okay guys....heres the menu haha one more this needed

                        Primal Meatballs with beef/buffalo with a reduction Mushroom Sauce over them
                        BAS


                        NEED A DRESSING!!! what's your favorite...the meatballs will be sorta italiany with onion/garlic in them and same with the sauce so i don know what compliments that
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                        • #13
                          "Italian" Vinaigrette: olive oil, (garlic) red wine vinegar, add basil, oregano, parsley, black pepper and red pepper flakes and shake it up. I like to taste fairly strongly herby, so I use 1/2 tsp of each for every 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp vinegar. Add some fresh chopped garlic if you want a more garlicky taste to it.
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • #14
                            The meatballs sound great. I would go with a simple salad dressing of olive oil, balsamic, and mustard (for emulsion) and a bit of shallot and garlic if you have time.

                            What's for dessert?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Egoldstein View Post
                              The meatballs sound great. I would go with a simple salad dressing of olive oil, balsamic, and mustard (for emulsion) and a bit of shallot and garlic if you have time.

                              What's for dessert?
                              haha good call... i was gonna whip up some coconut cream and coconut butter, fold in some nuts and freeze it in popsicle tray....sound good? i can do that tonight....

                              and of course i changed the menu lol ok this is it

                              A flat layer of spinach served under a pureed turnip/cream/butter mash with Buffalo/Beef Italian Meatballs on top!!

                              I think the mashed turnip cream with a bit of shallot and garlic/parsley will compliment the meatballs nice. Opinions?

                              I was gonna slice up a jicama and toss it in lime/ancho chili for an appetizer- will that contrast the Italian thing to much? Haha I am so bad at this I simply don’t care enough to put so much thought into my own food lol.
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