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  • Arggh! Craving some Carob Brownie

    I just googled some info on Carob and it's a legume. So disappointing

    Any good brownie type recipe out there that's paleo?

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    I have found baking to be the achilles heel of primal eating. You use all these awesome ingredients and the total is somehow less than the sum of the parts.

    Here's an alternative that the kids love to help me make.
    1. Melt some really dark chocolate (~85% is what I like).
    2. Dip some nuts in the chocolate, e.g. Brazil nuts, but could be anything. Lay on some baking paper.
    3. Chill in the freezer, then serve.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

    Griff's cholesterol primer
    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
    Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
    TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
    bloodorchid is always right

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    • #3
      Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies | PaleOMG - Paleo Recipe

      These are on my 4th of July menu, so I haven't tried them yet, but they look GOOD!

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      • #4
        Why not just eat chocolate? Carob is the vegan alternative to the real thing. Eat the real thing!!
        Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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        • #5
          All of the dark chocolate bars I've found have sugar and are not Paleo. Ideas?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kmodell View Post
            All of the dark chocolate bars I've found have sugar and are not Paleo. Ideas?
            Here is an idea: sugar isn't that bad for you that you can't have even a milk chocolate bar once in a while.
            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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            • #7
              Carob in its raw or even powdered form in moderation or once in a while, really is perfectly ok. Don't stress over it or really, any food you decide you want to eat. Stress is worse than a single food choice, as long as its not something noxious like transfat snack, or some fast food crap. There's a wild carob tree near where I live, & in season, I love to munch on some of them when the mood strikes me, when ripe the flesh is like mild honey. Sometimes I gather a bunch to give to friends. Enjoy your life & make it an adventure.
              "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
              "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
              "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kmodell View Post
                All of the dark chocolate bars I've found have sugar and are not Paleo. Ideas?
                There's nothing wrong with small amounts of sugar in your dark chocolate.
                Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                Griff's cholesterol primer
                5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                bloodorchid is always right

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kmodell View Post
                  All of the dark chocolate bars I've found have sugar and are not Paleo. Ideas?
                  So? There's nothing wrong with a little bit of sugar, assuming it's decent quality sugar. At the very least white sugar. Honey and fruit both contain sugar and are more paleo than beef. We've been eating them longer. 10g of sugar isn't going to do anything. The issue is when you're eating tablespoons of sugar every single day like the average American. Buy at least 70% and enjoy it in moderation.
                  Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                  • #10
                    Craving carob??

                    I always thought Sandra Boynton pretty much had it right: "Carob is a brown powder made from the pulverized fruit of a Mediterranean evergreen. Some consider carob an adequate substitute for chocolate because it has some similar nutrients (calcium, phosphorus), and because it can, when combined with vegetable fat and sugar, be made to approximate the color and consistency of chocolate. Of course, the same arguments can as persuasively be made in favor of dirt."
                    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                    Oscar Wilde

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                      So? There's nothing wrong with a little bit of sugar, assuming it's decent quality sugar. At the very least white sugar. Honey and fruit both contain sugar and are more paleo than beef. We've been eating them longer. 10g of sugar isn't going to do anything. The issue is when you're eating tablespoons of sugar every single day like the average American. Buy at least 70% and enjoy it in moderation.
                      Honey and fruit is more paleo than beef? You mean the modern fruit that has very little resemblance to what existed thousands of years ago?
                      Of course, honey is paleo. I can just imagine the conversation.
                      Grok 1: You get the honey.
                      Grok 2: No, you get the honey.
                      Grok 1: No, you. I'm still recovering from what those nasty bees did to me last time.
                      Grok 2: Why don't we just go hunting?

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                      • #12
                        sounds good to me!
                        Last edited by ssye894; 07-05-2012, 01:35 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SteakNchop View Post
                          Honey and fruit is more paleo than beef? You mean the modern fruit that has very little resemblance to what existed thousands of years ago?
                          Of course, honey is paleo. I can just imagine the conversation.
                          Grok 1: You get the honey.
                          Grok 2: No, you get the honey.
                          Grok 1: No, you. I'm still recovering from what those nasty bees did to me last time.
                          Grok 2: Why don't we just go hunting?
                          Absolutely. We have been eating fruits and tubers much longer than large game. "Fruit" is a general term. So is "meat". The fact is we've been eating squirrels, birds and fish longer than beef, lamb and pork. We lacked the technology to kill those animals until fairly recently. That's why I don't understand the PUFA argument in terms of animal-based omega 6. It seems to me we've been eating dark meat like rabbit, squirrel, rat and bird for far longer than red meat.
                          Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                          • #14
                            My chocolatey goodness muffins are wicked good and just have banana, nut butter, egg and dark unsweetened cocoa. Recipe.

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