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    Yes, it can be done! Share yours

    Eggs + cabbage cooked in EVCO:



    Vegetarian Paleo Meals: Eggs and Cabbage | Jenn's Menu & Lifestyle Blog
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  • #2
    if you eat eggs and dairy, i think it's easy to do vegetarian paleo. no problem. you're going to have a hard time putting on muscle without adding in whey protein, but health-wise: no issues.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jakey View Post
      if you eat eggs and dairy, i think it's easy to do vegetarian paleo. no problem. you're going to have a hard time putting on muscle without adding in whey protein, but health-wise: no issues.
      Oh, I eat meat/seafood but also love plants. Just thought a thread dedicated to vegetarian meals/recipes could be handy.
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      • #4
        I used to make a vegetable casserole that was delicious back in the bad old days. Thinking back, it was actually pretty healthy.

        Start with browning an onion in a pan and add whatever veges you like - we us to have carrots, turnip (swede), parsnip, green beans, mushrooms, cauliflower etc. As each batch is browned put into a casserole dish. At this stage I use to add a can of some soup, now it would be some home made stock or broth. It was topped by mashed potato (cauli or sweet potato could be substitute) an bake for 40 mins on medium heat, then add grated cheese for a golden top and bake a further 15 mins. Very filling and yummy.
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        • #5
          I love:
          Poached eggs served with a kale and sweet potato saute
          Omelets
          Fritata with goat cheese, sweet potato and spinach (an old pre-primal fave!)
          I do a lot of salads topped with poached eggs- good combos include:
          spinach, sweet potatoes, maple vinegarette
          Arugula, slow roasted tomatoes, garlic vinegarette

          Beet and sweet potato hash with eggs
          Fried eggs on a bed of sauted zucchini

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jakey View Post
            if you eat eggs and dairy, i think it's easy to do vegetarian paleo. no problem. you're going to have a hard time putting on muscle without adding in whey protein, but health-wise: no issues.
            This is true in my experience. I usually only eat fish in one meal per day and I don't eat meat. I have been able to put on muscle easily without adding whey protein. However, most of the dairy I eat comes from goats cheese, which is made from whey. I prefer to eat a more natural, traditional and tasty product.
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            • #7
              While I don't understand how people who claim to be vegetarian can eat eggs or dairy , I have a few "vegetarian" friends that I'd like to be able to offer them some paleo/primal ideas for meals.

              When I think primal, I start first by removing things: grains, legumes, etc. The problem is, this is most of what these guys eat! I might be able to get them to eat some fish (like I said, "vegetarians"), but the only solution I see is a lot of eggs.

              What are some good primal protein sources that might be agreeable to a vegetarian? Thanks.

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              • #8
                'meatless' is probably a better word than vegetarian. I like:
                eggwhite and sweet potato o banana souffles once in a while
                eggplant caviar with dehydrated veggie chips
                eggplant and peppers lecho (or antipasti)

                my folks adore squasheroni and cheese.... Normally, though, we always have meat of some sort.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Heinous View Post
                  While I don't understand how people who claim to be vegetarian can eat eggs or dairy
                  You're probably confusing vegetarian and vegan. Vegetarian generally means eggs and dairy (at least as far as labelling in the UK is concerned). Vegan means plant only, although strictness varies a bit when it comes to stuff like honey for example.

                  Eggs and dairy are obvious. Vegan primal proteins are quite limited. Nuts and nut flours, and if you are willing to stretch the definition of primal a lot, lentils and traditional soy products, like tofu. But yeah, there's a reason vegans and paleo/primal are generally regarded as opposites.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SleepyRoots View Post
                    You're probably confusing vegetarian and vegan.
                    No, I get the vegetarian/vegan difference. Eating eggs and dairy just seems counter to the actual definition of "vegetarian."

                    I hadn't thought of nut flour. I'll look into it.

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                    • #11
                      I would say that most vegetarians see eggs/milk as the cast-off of the animal that doesn't harm them in the production (per se, depends upon method). My friend lived in rural india for years, where lacto-ovo vegetarianism was widely practiced, but different people (based on their station in life, class, etc) might be vegan or might even consume meat. It just depended.

                      When I was vegetarian, I would often make frittata bakes (big ones) which I could eat most of the week, as well as a lot of soups (pre-bone broth, but lots of diverse veggie broths), various salads, etc. I didn't eat a lot of grains/legumes because I didn't care for them.

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                      • #12
                        Looks gorgeous.

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                        • #13
                          Great thread - more inspiration is always good!

                          At the moment I'm favouring simple dishes that can be made super quickly, and are pretty fresh and green.

                          - Omlettes with mushrooms, olives, cheese (either feta or Camobere), and parsley (amazing vitamin C source).

                          - Cooked spinach with olive oil, salt and crumbled feta cheese.

                          - Fresh Mozzarella ball sliced and drizzled with olive oil, salt and basil leaves (served with lots of veggies).

                          - Salad of parsley, tomato and avocado (super foods galore).
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                          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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                          • #14
                            I know i sound repetitive but: the cauliflower crust pizza is so good and does not need to include meat! Just grated cauliflower, egg and herbs for the crust. As a topping i use artichok hearts, fruited onions, tomatoes, raw (goat) cheese and spinach. See for the crust: Cauliflower Crust Pizza | RecipeGirl.com The grated cauli only needs 3 minutes to be done on 400mw.

                            - Dipping mushrooms in egg & herbs than bake = a nice filling snack!
                            - Mushed tayer leafs & root (arrowleaf elephants' ear) in pepperbells. You can buy tayer in almost every tiny ethnic store or market, its cheap and super good! The root is used as a (carb) staple but the leafs are highly nutricious and include protein in relatively large amount (depending on quality).

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                            • #15
                              Oh man, most of these suggestions have been a little depressing, but that cauliflower pizza idea sounds great! I'm going to have to try that out. Mine will be covered in meats and sausages, of course.

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