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  • #46
    Originally posted by eig View Post
    Any Mexican food made post low-fat movement. My Nana now makes re-fried beans with skim-milk cheese, canola oil instead of lard, and with bits of soy "chorizo". Gotta say, doesn't taste bad but when you know whats in it- yuck. They often put these beans on white bread for breakfast and its "healthy". Tortillas made with hydrogenated vegetable oil, again instead of lard, with battered fish (soda cracker crumbs and egg whites for the batter) that was deep fried in canola oil to make fish tacos. Its served with Spanish (canola oil) fried rice, and the previously mentioned "healthy" re-fried beans. Its sad because despite all their effort, trying to be healthier and all, they are all of course as overweight and unhealthy as ever. I don't think I could sell them primal though, unfortunately. They would have to change everything.
    This just makes me sad.

    Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
    I've actually incorporated this recipe into a chemistry lesson-plan before, it's really interesting. The tart apple taste comes from cream of tartar, which goes through a chemical reaction during the cooking to make the taste. The crackers are just to give it a thickness.

    What I've heard is this recipe became popular in like the 30s or 40s when apple distribution was sparse/apples were expensive because of the depression/war effort, or that it was a replacement recipe for when apples werent in season.

    Also, just re: the whole jello salad thing, I grew up in California and my family makes jello salads, and I still have a strange fondness for them. Granted we usually only had/have them in "salad" form as a palette cleanser between courses during Thanksgiving or other special occasion dinners, and its a small serving. If one was to make an entire dish of the stuff and bring it for a potluck or something then we'd consider it a dessert.

    Also, before all the fake sweeteners and artificial dyes and BS, the whole idea of the fruity jello salad was an evolution of meat-based aspics like headcheese and such, which are highly paleo.
    Thanks for the food history! That is really interesting.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by Unicorn View Post
      perfectly timed thread!!!

      I just received a 'share' on my facebook from an acquaintance. Her recipe du jour: Dr. Pepper cake!!

      1 box white cake mix
      1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
      3/4 cup canola oil
      10 oz dr. pepper.....

      then you make a glaze using more of the Dr. pepper and some other stuff.

      I had to pick my jaw up off the floor.
      It's the current popular "thing" to do to bake, especially cake mixes, with soda pop... /facewall
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      • #48
        Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
        Growing up in California with a European mother I never knew that Jello could be considered a "salad" until I visited the Midwest. It was on this same trip that I saw sugar being spooned on top of spaghetti like you would Parmesan. It was an eye opening experience.
        ya, Americans are really really good at bastardizing food in horrendous ways... part of our ongoing health problems and why people think snickers salad sounds like a good idea :/

        sorry for double post but I wanted to subscribe to the thread
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        • #49
          I should make a cake. But that's not it.

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          • #50
            I've NEVER liked Jell-o or any of it's kin. Fake flavors remind me of cough syrup and the texture if Jell-o is just off putting. My mom used to serve us Jello with fruit in it as dessert. I'd dig out the poor defenseless fruit and hand my sisters the Jell-o. They'd dig out the fruit and hand it to me.
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            • #51
              I like gelatin-type things as long at they are homemade. My boyfriend likes jelly things so much I bought some agar powder to make into Asian jelly fruit cubes.

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              • #52
                OK, here's my submission: anything at all in James Lilek's Gallery of Regrettable Foods.
                LILEKS (James) Gallery of Regrettable Food

                My favorite is The Unbearable Sadness of Vegetables, but it's a tough choice. Let's put it this way - I can't go to this website at work cause laughing bothers the other inmates.

                Matty
                Last edited by MattyH; 03-28-2013, 09:20 AM.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                  I like gelatin-type things as long at they are homemade. My boyfriend likes jelly things so much I bought some agar powder to make into Asian jelly fruit cubes.
                  What you are making will probably be very tasty. I've been tempted to make some sort of gelatin fruit thing lately but I can assure you it will not have olives or imitation flavor.

                  I had a room mate in college that used Hanson Soda in some sort of sauce, I can't recall exactly what kind.
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
                    What you are making will probably be very tasty. I've been tempted to make some sort of gelatin fruit thing lately but I can assure you it will not have olives or imitation flavor.

                    I had a room mate in college that used Hanson Soda in some sort of sauce, I can't recall exactly what kind.
                    We need to start reminding people when they post these recipes as "healthy low fat alternatives!!" that by adding soda--since the water tends to cook off and the carbonation evaporates of course--they are basically just pouring in HFCS into whatever they are making. That might jar some sense into them.

                    Well maybe not Hansens cause I think they use sugar, but you get the idea.
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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                      We need to start reminding people when they post these recipes as "healthy low fat alternatives!!" that by adding soda--since the water tends to cook off and the carbonation evaporates of course--they are basically just pouring in HFCS into whatever they are making. That might jar some sense into them.

                      Well maybe not Hansens cause I think they use sugar, but you get the idea.
                      These are for the most part people who don't think there's anything wrong with drinking a 2-Liter bottle of soda a day. Or more. They think people who talk about HFCS are kind of weird and misguided.

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                      • #56
                        Pancakes made with Bisquick.

                        Add ample margarine-never, ever butter.

                        Drown in artificial maple flavored corn syrup.

                        I loved it....and the thought now frightens me.

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                        • #57
                          I remember toasting an Eggos waffle, and carefully squirting a shot of Parkay squeezable margarine into each square before topping it off with maple syrup. And feeling like I was having a healthy breakfast, because it was warm food, not just cold cereal. (Granted, I was nine at the time.)

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Cierra
                            This isn't necissarily a recipe, but I was at a beloved southern cookin' restaurant in Texas, where I grew up. My grandparents love the place, as well as almost everyone I know. I thought I'd be able to order something there, but no. Literally, everything was breaded and deep fried: deep fried okra, onion rings, fried green tomatoes, chicken fried steak, etc. Theres also a designated "roll throw'r" who tosses baked rolls at you anytime you call him over. He also passed out sweet flavored muffins. I tried to order a salad, but once you take off the croutons an cheese and ranch dressing, it was just iceberg lettuce and sad tomatoes. Instead of forcing myself to have something I'd regret, I just enjoyed my company and passed on the food. It still blows my mind that *everything* was breaded!
                            This totally sounds like the place we went for dinner last night. We are on vacation in Florida and Disney resort food is not very primal. We went to Cocoa beachfront a few days and tried to find a great Sea food place. The best rated place was totally packed and we had a wait even with reservations. The food was total crap like out of a box almost TV dinner style. I asked for pecan encrusted cod with butter sauce as I was told that it was wild caught. It came breaded ( WTF?), and the vege side was soggy like it sat in water all day. It feels like we're spending thousands of dollars on a vacation to go slumming it. I'm so spoiled by the good food I make at home and am so grateful that I can cook from scratch with healthy ingredients while the most of the US thinks this crap food is good!

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                            • #59
                              Oh, urp!^^^^

                              Yeah, I used to eat a lot of those "Miracle Noodles". Yep, Miracle Noodles and fat free cheddar, mac'n'cheese. Good times.

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                              • #60
                                Cierra.... wow. That sounds awful. Send the recipe to Hungry Girl!!!!!

                                It's peep season! I used to put them on graham crackers and microwave them. Like a S'more without fattening chocolate.

                                Southern and midwestern food is bat, but when people try and veganize it. Whoa. A healthfood store near us used to sell chicken fried tofu. I believe it was gluten free as it was coated in nutritional yeast and Braggs aminos. It was bizarre- the tofu was really spongey and then the coating was, well yeasty. I liked it with mashed potatoes.

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