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Thread: Holiday parties for the Primal.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Holiday parties for the Primal.

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    'Tis the season to stuff ourselves silly, except this year I'll be loading up on primal goodies and skipping the sugary, floury treats.

    So, my question is: Do you all have an excellent Primal dish that has gone over well at parties? I've been invited to a few, and I want to take something to share (and mainly so I can snack without falling off the wagon).

    I've been looking at the bacon and mushroom dip from the Primal Blueprint cookbook, but I haven't made it yet.

    Do you folks have any success stories for dishes you've taken to get togethers and everyone has loved?

    Much appreciated!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Orem, UT
    can't go wrong with a veggie platter with sour cream dip. Also dates stuffed with mascarpone and glazed/candied pecans always gets raves reviews when I bring it to parties.
    --Trish (Bork)

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    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    I like my dates stuffed with good goat feta and wrapped in bacon. People devour them. I also make devilled eggs using primal-friendly homemade mayo, and the tray will generally be picked clean almost as soon as I put it out.

    Chicken wings are usually a hit. You could also do a cold meat tray with quality meats, maybe some olives and some good cheese. Salads are always a nice option too. I make a good sweet potato salad. For brunch events, bacon-wrapped eggs or crustless quiches are always popular. And of course, a nice fruit tray is good if you eat fruit.
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    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    SW England, UK
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    My cheese-and-pineapple on cocktail sticks retro-style usually goes down a treat. I use fresh pineapple and goat's cheddar, sputnik'd onto a foil-covered grapefruit.

    My baked egg tortilla pieces are also popular. Fry onions, orange bell peppers and garlic in olive oil, then mix in with whole eggs, grated nutmeg, fresh flat-leaf parsley and salt, and bake in the oven in 6-inch greased terracota dishes. Cut each into 9 'squares' and serve cold.

    Both are suitable for vegetarians too.
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