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    Asparagus, asparagus, asparagus!

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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.
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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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    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.

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    Quote 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.
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    Mmmmm, asparagus with home-made hollandaise... That was Easter lunch for me.

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    Quote 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.
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    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!
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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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________________________________.
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    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.

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