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Thread: A weeks menu for skeptical and forced converts?

  1. #1
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    Apr 2010

    A weeks menu for skeptical and forced converts?

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    I am moving into a house with two people. One of whom has just been diagnosed as having gluten intolerance on top of dairy intolerance. I have never bought the subject of Paleo up with her. She also isn't very fond of beef which renders 99% of my limited cooking ability useless. The other housemate has been listening to me preach paleo a year and admitted I'm onto something and will eat whatever I cook (he isn't a fan of cooking or shopping):

    So what is a good first week's menu to win them over? I need recipe ideas? Enough to construct a week's menu.
    A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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    May 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Personally... I'd simply state "eat what I cook or make your own damn food." But that's just me.

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    Jun 2011
    Washington, D.C.
    If she isn't found of beef, try other protein sources. Buy some tuna or salmon - cooking is pretty much the same as with a steak. Cook salmon completely - it will be quick - and if you have a great source for tuna it can be good rare or medium rare.
    Most people don't need more than 3-4 ounces of meat per meal (about 1/2 cup) to get their protein needs. Add lots of veggies to the meal - raw (salads, chopped) or cooked (grilled or sauteed) so they see a meal of veggies with some meat. That's what sold me on the plan.
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    Sep 2010
    My favorite non-beef meals:

    Grilled marinated fish taco served in lettuce bowls with mango salsa.

    Pork Carnitas with red onion/cilantro relish wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves.

    Shrimp served in adobo/cilantro/lime/olive oil/cumin grilled avocados.

    Coconut chips with dark chocolate.

  5. #5
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    Jun 2010
    Sydney, NSW
    Give them familiar food - lamb chops, pork fillet, cevapi (Woolies' cevapi are gluten-free), meatballs in a tomato sauce. Serve with plenty of veggies - salad, roasted, stirfried, steamed
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

  6. #6
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    Oct 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    checkout "Everyday Paleo" - week menus plus shopping list and my kids have eaten every single thing I made from that book.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2010
    Sacramento, California
    Bacon, bacon and bacon. (joking)

    Just because she isn't fond of beef doesn't mean that there are no beef recipes she would like.

    Familiar foods Peril?! Oh, wait! You two are in Australia. LOL
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    Aug 2010
    Atlanta, GA
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    It's not that complicated, meat and vegetables...

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