Homemade stock is mega-primal. I guarantee Grok made that shizz as soon as he figured out the whole fire thing. I can't think of anything more primal than bone marrow. There's lots of good stuff from boiling bones too.
Onions/carrots: sure. They're stuff you dig out of the ground. They ARE a bit more fast-carb/higher carb than most veg other than potatos and squash... but that's fine. I eat onions all the time.
Farm-raised fish are better than no fish, but wild is preferable. But there is a $$$ consideration there. I think the whole free-range v. conventional grain-fed thing is kind of splitting hairs. Just eat some meat and fish. But I know some people feel it's not primal unless it's wild, free, etc.
These are people who are willing to burn more money at the grocery store than I am. But it's a personal decision.
Raisins: What other people said. Dried fruit is okay, but not ideal. Fresh grapes are better.
Frozen veg: better than no veg. Less ideal than fresh veg. If they are frozen with no added crap... eh, that's pretty okay. I have frozen berries in the winter, just because the fresh ones get super-expensive.
Fruits: There is a hierarchy here. Best fruits are berries, apples, pears, etc. Mark has a list of the best fruits in his book. I remember citrus being okay, but not ideal. Melons also okay, but not ideal. I can't remember what the verdict on peaches and nectarines is, but I'd imagine they are at least acceptable, if possibly not ideal. Dates and so on are very carby, but that's still better than refined sugar crap.
Last edited by CandylandCanary; 08-26-2011 at 08:15 PM.
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"C is for cookie, that's good enough for me."
"Cookie is a sometimes food."
"Sometimes cookie monster eat APPLE instead of COOKIE. Sometimes eat CARROT."
-Cookie Monster, partially reformed sugarholic