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    Chicken pesto. Pesto on HB eggs? Actually it might be good on roasted cauliflower. Anyone tried it on spaghetti squash?

    All I need is to start growing basil again.

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    Give them a bowl of popcorn and ask, is this a vegetable???

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachrat View Post
    It's true, but at the same time I understand some people having a hard time wrapping their heads around it, just from a habit-based perspective on the world.

    When I started I was very sad about pesto, because I love(d) pesto, and pesto on sweet potatoes or cauliflower just did not compute for me. Now I never think about pesto. Until someone writes Presto and it makes me think of pesto.

    I think that harder than the people who just can't imagine it are the people who think they're really impressively denying themselves by only eating good bread. Or who eat better food but won't give up grains. "Oh, I've cut back on bread too!" they say, munching doritos and having croutons on salad and eating cereal in the morning. Sigh.
    I had to read your post a few times before I realized you meant you missed pesto because you didn't know how to eat it on something other than bread... I was like 'What is wrong with pesto??' I put two globs on my salad just now, it makes a great dressing too.

    As far as corn, it's not intuitive that the soft yellow corn on the cob you grow up eating is a grain. But yeah if you make someone think about popcorn then they get it!

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    Corn's a vegetable when I eat it. And yes, I do eat it.
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    OP,

    Maybe just tell them that grain or not, corn is pretty low on the bang for your buck meter. It's got a little sugar, lots of carbs, some vitamin C, a little fiber, a tiny bit of protein. Add to that the fact that more than 90% of the corn in this country is genetically modified (with some countries outlawing GMOs while ours doesn't even make labeling corn a requirement), and it's basically a food that is unnecessary, and if you're GMO paranoid as I am after reading the reports, why not give it up for a veggie that is healthful, and not screwed with by a laboratory.

    Way before I ever found Primal, I'd given up corn (and its various byproducts) for primarily my health. The fact that every person I can turn away from corn helps to screw with the agribusiness/govt/alliance for poisoning citizens is just a bonus.

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    All I need is to start growing basil again
    I have tons of basil, but pine nuts are very pricey. I have never tried pesto before, can it be made with sunflower or flax seeds or something like that and without cheese?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    I have tons of basil, but pine nuts are very pricey. I have never tried pesto before, can it be made with sunflower or flax seeds or something like that and without cheese?
    have you ever tried instead of pine nuts but finely chopped wallnuts in instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorMag View Post
    Stop trying to explain it to other people. There is no need to preach. Live life for yourself and enjoy the fact that you found Primal Living.
    +1 or just tell them to read the book

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    I'm helping my mom ease into the primal way of eating and I didn't have her cut out corn because she enjoys it and cutting out breads and beans is a lot of change for her as it is.

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    I make pesto with avocado instead of cheese, and reduce the amount of olive oil. the avocado gives it the nice creamyness instead of the cheese. I dump it over chicken, or it is fantastic over sauteed zucchini and eggplant.

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