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    Nice column from Mark Bittman with a bunch of ways to do asparagus... almost all 100% Primal.

    I especially love the idea of roasting it with bacon.
    "Sometimes, you need to make sure the angel on your shoulder has a wingman." -Me

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    I LOVE asparagus. And we are just coming into the asparagus season here in the UK. Had a pound of it with salmon for lunch....!

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    • #3
      The only downside to asparagus is the way it makes my urine smell, it’s VERY strong. Somebody here say that’s a trait, as in, some folks don’t smell it.

      I’m inclined to believe I’m special.
      I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
        The only downside to asparagus is the way it makes my urine smell, it’s VERY strong. Somebody here say that’s a trait, as in, some folks don’t smell it.

        I’m inclined to believe I’m special.
        I totally agree with that in regards to the urine scent. Tastes great going down, smells on the way out. Brocolli and brussel sprouts don't do that.
        Georgette

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        • #5
          Mmmmm, asparagus with home-made hollandaise... That was Easter lunch for me.
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            Originally posted by geostump View Post
            I totally agree with that in regards to the urine scent. Tastes great going down, smells on the way out. Brocolli and brussel sprouts don't do that.
            Never, never, never quit! -- Winston Churchill

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            • #7
              My husband has the stinky pee problem, I luckily don't! And it is my #1 favorite vegetable! Tonight I'm making salmon and asparagus with a garlic chili aioli!!! YUM!
              The more I see the less I know for sure.
              -John Lennon

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
                My husband has the stinky pee problem, I luckily don't! And it is my #1 favorite vegetable! Tonight I'm making salmon and asparagus with a garlic chili aioli!!! YUM!
                Now that's interesting. I wonder how come some people get stinky pee and others don't? That could be a question for the ages.
                Georgette

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by geostump View Post
                  Now that's interesting. I wonder how come some people get stinky pee and others don't? That could be a question for the ages.
                  Google knows all:

                  Why does asparagus make my pee stink? - Books - Family Health - TODAY.com

                  WHY DOES YOUR PEE SMELL WHEN YOU EAT ASPARAGUS?
                  Asparagus contains a sulfur compound called mercaptan. It is also found in onions, garlic, rotten eggs, and in the secretions of skunks. The signature smell occurs when this substance is broken down in your digestive system. Not all people have the gene for the enzyme that breaks down mercaptan, so some of you can eat all the asparagus you want without stinking up the place. One study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that only 46 percent of British people tested produced the odor while 100 percent of French people tested did. Insert your favorite French joke here________________________________.
                  "Sometimes, you need to make sure the angel on your shoulder has a wingman." -Me

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                  • #10
                    Ah so it's not that some can smell it and others can't, it's that some produce stinky French asparagus smell and others don't. I guess I'm not special, I'm just stinky.
                    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                    • #11
                      Well, I'm not French but I am part British going way, way back. Maybe that could be it?
                      Georgette

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                      • #12
                        great article....im all about asparagus...cant wait to try it with bacon

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                        • #13
                          Had asparagus tonight, fried in coconut butter with black pepper. Mmm..! I haven't noticed my pee stinking though.

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                          • #14
                            BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I have a superior enzyme!!!!!!!!!!! (Let me have my moment, I'm a celiac for crying out loud! lol)

                            My bon appetit mag has a loverly recipe for pancetta wrapped asparagus. I want it!!!
                            The more I see the less I know for sure.
                            -John Lennon

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                            • #15
                              Well, I have been told that a lot of the smell is the Asparagus' ability to move toxins out of the body and after you've eaten enough, the smell reduces / goes away. And over years of testing this theory, I have found that eating it day after day in the asparagus season - the smell certainly does reduce. Then I eat some out of season - and WHAM! stinky pee is back!

                              The bit I CANNOT understand is how QUICKLY it happens! Eat a plateful of asparagus early in the season (i.e.now) and ten minutes later - stinky pee. No other food seems to go through at such at a rate - why asparagus??? Does this happen to others?

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