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  • Did someone say chocolate chip cookies with candied bacon?!

    Why yes, they did! You *MUST* try these cookies. Delicious and a fun Primal indulgence! I love this blog, every recipe that I have tried has been excellent!

    The Food Lovers' Primal Palate: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Candied Bacon

    Finn

  • #2
    I've been meaning to try these, and my best friend's bridal shower brunch is this weekend, so I think I know what I'm bringing now. =]
    "mayness, you need to have a siggy line that says "Paleo Information Desk" or something!" -FMN <3

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    • #3
      That's not a primal indulgence, it's a seriously conventional wisdom cookie that also happens to be gluten free. Sorry to get all douchebaggy about it, but I keep seeing these "primal indulgences" a lot lately and while I am no primal saint even I think these blogs are going overboard with the candy.

      edit: Apparently I like to take long absences and then come back to give the online equivalent of "GET OFF MY LAWN YOU DAMN YOUNGSTERS". Somebody help me.

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      • #4
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        You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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        • #5
          I agree with Rivven. I think we we more recipes on this site for 20% food than for real food. We should be kicking arses, not dragging them
          Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

          Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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          • #6
            Oh come on.

            Everyone's goals are different. While I am avoiding primal treats while trying to lose weight, I will most definitely be making primal goodies for easter, christmas, birthdays and any other social gathering that I want to.

            Food is more than fuel, it is about ritual and love and coming together. Primal treats have their place. I for one treat sugar the way many people treat alcohol. Not to be indulged in every day, or ever alone, I'm a social sugar consumer.
            The more I see the less I know for sure.
            -John Lennon

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
              Food is more than fuel, it is about ritual and love and coming together.
              I eat my treats like Gollum fondles the One Ring all alone in his cave.
              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                I eat my treats like Gollum fondles the One Ring all alone in his cave.
                Hee hee, to each his own. My philosophy just helps me to say treats for the special times instead of binging whenever I'm upset/bored/lonely/frustrated etc.
                The more I see the less I know for sure.
                -John Lennon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                  I eat my treats like Gollum fondles the One Ring all alone in his cave.
                  LOL me too!! I like to sneak them so Nobody else will try to take away my *Precious!*
                  "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
                    ...
                    Food is more than fuel, it is about ritual and love and coming together
                    ...
                    Agree with this. My point isn't not to ever have non-primal or special foods. For example, I regularly consume alcohol, which isn't primal. And Rivvin's point seems to have been that this particular treat has so much shit in it that it isn't even a primal treat. What part do cookies have in food rituals? Its not food that you eat at a meal. Habit is not ritual. Habitual snacking is poor behaviour that doesn't deserve to be encouraged

                    Why are so many of the recipes on this site for "treats". It tells me that a lot of people on this site haven't dialled in primal eating at all. Rather they are trying to form primal in their image of a conventional diet. Much the same way that we create gods in our own image.

                    We aren't troglodytes or complete hunter-gatherers so we all have to think about what eating primally in a modern world means. We fail when we fail to look beyond our everyday customs. Some of the best success stories on this site are from those who have made that leap - those who don't eat three regular meals a day, that treat breakfast as just another meal at which any primal food may be eaten, ... While we're spending time mired in primalising conventional diets, we're missing the opportunity to really break free from them
                    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                    • #11
                      Change the semi sweet chocolate to 80% dark chocolate chips. Make the damn cookies and eat them. If people want to have a leg of lamb, root vegetables, and a big ass salad or whatever primal meal they come up with for Easter who the fuck cares if they make some primalish cookies. Atleast they are doing their best to make them as healthy as possible. Most people would just eat some chocolate chip cookies and call it their 20%.

                      Enjoy time with the family and eat up!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by peril View Post
                        Why are so many of the recipes on this site for "treats".
                        Because I think if most of us shared recipes for our everyday normal meals, they would be terribly boring, and not very precise. I haven't followed a recipe for FOOD in years, I just throw together a bunch of ingredients that I want to eat, cook them appropriately (or leave them raw), and add a set of seasonings that seem reasonable. (Edit: I just realized that's a lie, when I was blogging I tried out recipes for actual meals.) But things like baking and candies and whatnot are more complicated, require a little more precision, have specific methods to deal with alternative ingredients like almond flour, etc.
                        Last edited by mayness; 04-12-2011, 08:45 AM.
                        "mayness, you need to have a siggy line that says "Paleo Information Desk" or something!" -FMN <3

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                        • #13
                          I agree with what has been said but I think we forget how most of us started out primal - I am sure I speak for most people when I say that it takes most individuals time to 'dial in' to primal by going gluten-free first and finding primal-esque-ish versions of our favourite foods. Yes, some people take the plunge, others walk in slowly first. The abundance of 'treat' recipes lately I think is a sign of a growing number of newcomers trying to adjust to primal eating. I love treats as much as anyone else but I agree with Rivvin - primal treats and gluten-free treats are not synonymous.

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                          • #14
                            I agree with many of you, it took me awhile to dial in my diet when I first started so I can see how making "treats" like this could be... helpful during the transition. I think the important thing to notice is pretty much exactly what unchatenfrance just said: gluten-free and primal are not synonymous. I would have had a serious problem with these cookies even when I was transitioning to full paleo/primal.

                            Either way, I enjoy a lot of the treats that this forum produces, this one just happened to get stuck in my craw for being just so completely off-base.

                            I can't wait to rule the galaxy with Grumpy Caveman, though, so this thread was very helpful.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by peril View Post
                              What part do cookies have in food rituals? Its not food that you eat at a meal.
                              No, but its food that brings the group together. My fondest memories with my grandma (who didn't like my family at all, long story) are making Halloween cookies. It was the only time she'd laugh and be a "real" grandma with me. Once the cookies were made she'd send me home with a bagful and that would be the end of the happy time, but at least I have that memory of her. Nasty, rainy summer days at my house were usually spent with all us kids fighting over who got to stir the bowl and Mom (attempting) to keep the cookie-making in some semblance of order. It was chaotic, its was hilarious, it was a lot of fun.

                              One problem I've had with going primal is I don't want to deny my children the chance to make memories like those, but making cookies, bread, cakes...that's not exactly primal. I know some people would say "oh, that's your 20%, don't stress about it so much" but how do I tell my kids grains are bad, sugar is bad...oh for a treat we're gonna make cupcakes! With icing!!

                              Sigh...feels like a Catch 22.
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