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    I'm having brunch here next Sunday and I need some ideas for a few dishes I can make that are primal but my guests won't say "wtf is that??". My friends love my cooking and my parties, but it has always been carb-fest for them and I eat my own thing. That needs to change

    I am going to make a crustless quiche and bacon wrapped asparagus, and I know one person is making the filling for egg burritos. I think we are set on egg dishes.

    99% sure my other friend will be making something I can't eat.

    So.... I'd like to come up with 2-3 more dishes that are primal and delicious, yet not so far out there that people won't want to try them.

    Any ideas are appreciated!

    Kathy

  • #2
    A fruit salad with nuts, coconut, etc....no one will know it's not primal. :-)

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    • #3
      If you are looking for baked goods, I might try and apple and banana loaf

      Apples and Bananas Bread (With Chocolate Chunks!) | A Mom On A Mission . . . . . . to nurture and nourish her family

      or banana cake

      Go Nuts! Go Bananas! Rich and Gooey Almond Butter Banana Cake | A Mom On A Mission . . . . . . to nurture and nourish her family

      If you want more veggies for a side dish, lime and coconut yams might be a winner, and not to far from the standard fare.

      Lime in the Coconut Yams, and Why I Love Coconut Oil | A Mom On A Mission . . . . . . to nurture and nourish her family

      Good luck with your menu planning!

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      • #4
        Blueberry muffins:

        3 eggs
        3 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted
        3 tbsp honey
        1/4 tsp salt
        1/2 tsp vanilla
        1/4 tsp almond extract
        1/4 cup sifted coconut flour
        1/4 tsp baking powder
        1/2 cup frozen blueberries.

        Blend together eggs, butter, honey, salt and vanilla. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk. Add to wet ing and mix until no lumps. Fold in berries and scoop into muffin papers. Makes 6 muffins.

        Bake at 400 for 15-18 min.

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        • #5
          Primal pancakes - there are a few recipes around the web
          Smoked salmon, some cheeses?

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          • #6
            Chicken drumsticks should be acceptable as a branch meal. Various veggies - I particularly like kohlrabi cut so resembles French fries + green beans (same length, about 2 inches). Or you can buy red beet, slice it (1 cm, not less), slice some garlic, put it all in the foil, add olive oil and some salt, make a package and put it in the oven for about 50 minutes. It is divine.

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            • #7
              fruit, nuts, baked custard (sorry, but I love custard, and it's a really yummy hot breakfast)

              oh and egg white crepes stuffed with full fat greek yogurt and fruit!
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              • #8
                A variety of sliced meats and cheeses: ham, beef, turkey, salami, pepperoni and several cheeses, all easy to store afterwards which is also good. Fruit skewers are attractive; a variety of nuts; mini-quiches; a big ham/roast for people to cut bits off is always impressive; chocolate covered strawberries; fiber or nut thins for "crackers"; a punch bowl of sangria or wine punch is easy and looks very appealing. I am now very hungry!
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                • #9
                  Just about everybody likes prosciutto-wrapped melon. Last month I went to a potluck and took a tomato-basil-bocconcini mozzarella salad that was well received.

                  These would be good counterpoints to buttery-greasy bacon and egg dishes.
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                  • #10
                    Baby mozarella chunks wrapped with basil and prosciutto, alternate with cherry tomatoes on mini skewers.

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                    • #11
                      This all sounds so good! I'm wondering if a nice hollandaise would be good on that asparagus.

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                      • #12
                        Ham and egg cups!

                        Buttered ramekins lined with 2 peices of nice sliced ham.
                        crack an egg into the ramekin
                        a Tbsp of cream into each
                        a sprinkle of choppped chives and parmesan

                        Place the ramekins into a pan filled with simmering water (make sure the water doesn't get into the ramekins!) Bake until set.
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                        -John Lennon

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DaisyEater View Post
                          This all sounds so good! I'm wondering if a nice hollandaise would be good on that asparagus.
                          Hollandaise is good on everything, especially asparagus!!!
                          The more I see the less I know for sure.
                          -John Lennon

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by finngirl71 View Post
                            I'm having brunch here next Sunday and I need some ideas for a few dishes I can make that are primal but my guests won't say "wtf is that??". My friends love my cooking and my parties, but it has always been carb-fest for them and I eat my own thing. That needs to change

                            I am going to make a crustless quiche and bacon wrapped asparagus, and I know one person is making the filling for egg burritos. I think we are set on egg dishes.

                            99% sure my other friend will be making something I can't eat.

                            So.... I'd like to come up with 2-3 more dishes that are primal and delicious, yet not so far out there that people won't want to try them.

                            Any ideas are appreciated!

                            Kathy
                            I had a Primal brunch last week. I made my boyfriend almond pancakes and he loved them! Most people can't tell it's flourless either.
                            Basically grind almonds, add eggs to achieve the pancake batter-y consistency, add a bit of salt/vanilla/stevia, and cook with butter. I throw in chocolate chunks and very thin shavings of banana. They're AMAZING with some honey too...

                            Also: you could definitely make almond-banana bread. I recently posted the recipe. If you want it lower-carb, sub some of the banana for coconut milk.
                            You could make smoothies too!

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                            • #15
                              Thank you!! These are exactly the types of ideas I was looking for. Last year I did a lot of wheat-based dishes to make everyone happy and I'm just not going to bother this year. I'll let someone else be responsible for poisoning the guests

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