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    At meetings at work we take turns providing snacks, and generally people bring homemade or store bought baked goods, cake on the rare occasion it's someone's birthday that week, etc.
    Last time I was up I just stopped and got doughnuts. This was before Primal.

    Well It'll be my turn again and I'm trying to think of something I could bring in that isn't mainly wheat and sugar, but that won't make my co-workers hate me. I don't want to be that sanctimonus person who brings tofurkey to Thanksgiving Dinner without being asked and gives everyone who doesn't try it the stink eye.
    However, it's kind of like people mentioning that they don't feel totally right donating all their processed food to charity. Who am I to say 'I got you guys this, but I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole"?
    I mean if I can't think of anything I'll just get pastries again, but I wondered if anyone had any ideas for Primal foods that won't seem weird to non-Primal people.

  • #2
    Make something! The Civilized Caveman just posted a recipe today forscones. If you click around his site he has a lot of dessert-y items you could make and bring in.

    ETA: These cookies were a big hit with everyone in my office! Macadamia Nut Coconut Cookies | Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

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    • #3
      Strawberries and whole cream. Blueberries and whole fat yougurt. Almonds . Jerky. etc.
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      • #4
        What about something from Edible Arrangements? Fruit, both chocolate covered and plain, in fun decorative arrangements.

        Alternately you could try baking something at home, like lemon bars with an almond/coconut crust.

        Orrr what about an organic paleo version of lil smokies wrapped in bacon?
        yay!

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        • #5
          Edible Arrangements is a good idea for a Primal treat that I'll keep in mind for future special occasions. However, it's too fancy for this (My "job" actually graduate school, and the meetings are of my department).

          The macadamia nut cookies look promising. I have some raw honey and it's a hell of a lot tastier than standard honey or white sugar. I'm doing VLC to lose weight right now so I just tried a very tiny bit on the end of a spoon to see what it was like and even that much was heavenly.

          Thanks guys!
          Last edited by s-piper; 03-07-2013, 06:15 PM.

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          • #6
            Awesome! Let us know how it turns out!
            BTW: I hear that the banana bread recipe is killer too!

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            • #7
              What about bringing in a crockpot of chili? Or do a fruit and cheese tray?

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              • #8
                Real Sustenance and Elana's Pantry both have amazing primal/paleo friendly goodie recipes!
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                • #9
                  Have not made anything from Elana's pantry that wasn't great.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by qqemokitty View Post
                    What about something from Edible Arrangements? Fruit, both chocolate covered and plain, in fun decorative arrangements.

                    Alternately you could try baking something at home, like lemon bars with an almond/coconut crust.

                    Orrr what about an organic paleo version of lil smokies wrapped in bacon?
                    i juuuust saw a blog post about a fruit cake, hang on hang on.. lemme look...

                    here we go

                    First Birthday Cake - Edible Harmony

                    i thought it was effin adorable

                    and this for the weirdos that like chocolate

                    ShowFood Chef: Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles - Simple Saturday
                    beautiful
                    yeah you are

                    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                    lol

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                    • #11
                      Anytime I bring a fruit salad (blueberries, strawberries and grapes is fav) to a gathering, it's the first thing people eat,even if pastries and other things are available.

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                      • #12
                        Raw liver with bone marrow dressing and a side of fresh crickets.

                        I kid. You won't be 'that girl' if you bring healthy food, they will probably rejoice at less junk! I like the fruit salad idea- baked treats can be harder when people are used to the super sweet, you know? Unless you get just a foolproof awesome recipe, in which case pass it on. I assume there's no place to heat things up at work- A nice chicken or steak salad with dressing is something most people will eat. I love fresh blueberries covered in cinnamon and served with cream, or some greek yogurt. Tell us what you make! I've been thinking of doing something similar for my company meetings.

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                        • #13
                          Fruit kebabs.

                          Get a bunch of different fruits (mangos, bananas, pineapple, grapes, oranges etc), cut them into chunks that are roughly grape sized or a little bigger, then thread them on.

                          Watch the lack of leftovers.
                          Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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                          5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Megatron View Post
                            Raw liver with bone marrow dressing and a side of fresh crickets.

                            I kid. You won't be 'that girl' if you bring healthy food, they will probably rejoice at less junk! I like the fruit salad idea- baked treats can be harder when people are used to the super sweet, you know? Unless you get just a foolproof awesome recipe, in which case pass it on. I assume there's no place to heat things up at work- A nice chicken or steak salad with dressing is something most people will eat. I love fresh blueberries covered in cinnamon and served with cream, or some greek yogurt. Tell us what you make! I've been thinking of doing something similar for my company meetings.
                            Good point about the super-sweet because most people are used to that. One of my co-workers often bakes and everyone raves about what she makes. I've never said so because it'd be rude, but I always thought her stuff was only okay because it was over sweetened and under seasoned. Blame my mother, I guess, she always cooked with lots of different flavors even in baked goods and desserts.

                            So I'll keep in mind to try any baked treat first to make sure it's sweet enough by conventional standards. The fruit treats are also a good idea. Once someone brought in fresh strawberries to have with cake, and everyone ate some.

                            Also, excellent point about that some people might be happy to have something to eat besides junkfood. That's entirely plausible.

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                            • #15
                              Fruit kabobs, deviled eggs, cubed cheese & ham. Bacon-wrapped anything.
                              Sandra
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