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  • What to dip in my soup if not bread?

    Soup, sweaters and scarves are some of my favorite things about fall. I did always like dunking a chunk of baguette in my soup -- any suggestions for a replacement?

  • #2
    A spoon?
    312/149/150

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    • #3
      Your fingers

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      • #4
        some sort of squash? a piece of meat? eggplant? bread made with almond flour? use your imagination.

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        • #5
          Charge it to your 20%?

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          • #6
            Good question. My soups are usually thick and chunky enough that I don't miss the bread. But I guess lots of people would. Can't think of anything that would really take the place of it in terms of comfort food except a paleo bread like almond.
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            • #7
              I totally know what you mean, but bread ain't primal. Bread dipping is just a habit (and french bread is my heroin). If you eat dairy, have a nice piece or two of some really strong/sharp cheese: cheddar, manchego or asiago--take a bite of it between bites of soup. Don't need eat a lot of cheese if it is strong, and sharp cheeses hold up well against soup/stew dishes. And IMO better than bread, especially high end older ones (good enzymes, help digestion, I believe).

              Also, maybe some crunchy raw apple?

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              • #8
                pork rinds? i dunno. bread was always my "butter carrier", so now i just eat the butter or add it to my soup.
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                • #9
                  Steak.
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                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Meat-Manifesto

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                  • #10
                    I add ham mayo and must. toast in pan w/butter taste just like a grilled cheese ..... some people like them hot out of oven
                    we seem to like them air dried for a day more like a bread.

                    sometimes last few min's in oven I will pull out top w/ graded cheese they hold up for sans and burgers better
                    tried to add pic,if you want to see what they look like just google oppsies it will come up.



                    Oopsie Rolls (Gluten-Free Buns)

                    3 large eggs
                    pinch of cream of tartar (1/8 tsp)
                    3 ounces cream cheese (Do not soften)

                    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

                    Separate the eggs and add cream cheese to the yolks. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff (if you're using the same mixer, mix the whites first and then the yolk mixture). Using a spatula, gradually fold the egg yolk mixture into the white mixture, being careful not to break down the whites. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and spoon the mixture onto the sheet, making 6 mounds. Flatten each mound slightly.

                    Bake about 30 minutes (You want them slightly softer, not crumbly). Let cool on the sheet for a few minutes, and then remove to a rack and allow them to cool. Store in a loosely open sack and allow to rest on the counter before use (otherwise they might be too moist). Can be frozen.

                    Notes: If you are making these to be savory (for burgers) you can add dry mustard and dill or other seasonings to the yolk mixture. If you want a more sweet roll, add a very small amount of stevia natural sweetener to the yolk mixture.

                    Makes 6 Induction Friendly, Gluten-Free rolls.


                    Nutritional information per roll: Calories:85 , Carbohydrates: .6 g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: .6g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7.5
                    Last edited by Eatmydust; 10-21-2010, 01:11 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Make some coconut bread.

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                      • #12
                        Use Sourdough Bread.
                        The fermentation removes most of the "Bad Stuff" normally found in bread.

                        Mark gives his grudging approval here:
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fermented-foods-health/

                        Now you can ENJOY your soup once again !

                        Best to everyone
                        Grizz

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Grizz View Post
                          Use Sourdough Bread.
                          The fermentation removes most of the "Bad Stuff" normally found in bread.

                          Mark gives his grudging approval here:
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fermented-foods-health/

                          Now you can ENJOY your soup once again !

                          Best to everyone
                          Grizz
                          In that link, Mark explicitly states that he does not consider sourdough bread part of the PB:

                          I don’t advocate the consumption of bread, but if you’re going to treat yourself to any gluten grain-derived food, make real, long-fermented sourdough bread the one. The Romans managed to do okay on the stuff, but that’s only because meat was expensive and didn’t travel as well. Real sourdough is a good choice for guests who simply must have their bread, but don’t think fermentation makes it Primal approved.
                          Anyway, I just make thicker soups now - more like stews. But, I admit I was never was really a "dunker" in the first place.
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                          You were sick, but now you're well, and there's work to do. - Kilgore Trout

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                          • #14
                            http://stuffimakemyhusband.blogspot....seriously.html

                            I made these coconut flour "cornbread" muffins for this stuffing. They are extremely hard to eat alone, much like trying to swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon (try it, I dare you). They are absolutely amazing dipped in soup though! My friend was sick and I made her a French onion style soup by giving her chicken broth with these muffins crumbled into it.

                            Edit: She was better the next day. . . coincidence? perhaps. . .

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                            • #15
                              It struck me early on with this PB stuff that PB food is rarely sponge-like. There's little truly primal food that soaks up sauces or soups.

                              So, I tip the bowl up and drink it. And I lick the plate. It's awfully fun.
                              Liz.

                              Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
                              Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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