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    Hummus is fairly ubiquitous here, in fact it's difficult to think of food that doesn't have it, even in small amounts. Given that it's basically chickpeas, is hummus primal? Or should I avoid it?

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    Legumes aren't primal, but if you really love the stuff, you could have it as part of your 20%.

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    I was talking to my friend, he's a big believer in the book "Healing with Whole Foods." His suggestion is that if you have legumes you should consume them with a portion of brown/wild rice (a larger portion of legumes with a minimal portion of rice) as combined they will create complete proteins (from memory here so may be off) and able to be more fully/better utilized within your body. He doesn't agree that Legumes are unhealthy, but it does take more work to make them so (soak/rinse sometimes more than once depending on said legume and eaten with brown/wild rice).

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    I have a recipe for zucchini hummus somewhere. I'm heading out but if I can find it later, I'll post it for you.

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    I love falafel. Not primal though.

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    The 'complete protein' thing doesn't require rice----just any grain. Even corn counts, so followers of this scheme can get by with corn chips or tortillas.

    I keep on with hummus, but I use raw vegetables or a spoon for the dipping.

    I am very interested in learning about zucchini hummus.

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    I don't think anyone got fat from eating hummus, but if it worries you that much, just switch to baba ghanoush instead. That is, hummus, but with roasted eggplant in place of the chickpeas. Frankly, I think it tastes better, anyway, and is better suited for salads.

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    if you use boiled egg yoks, avocado and tahini and spices it is very similar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by periquin View Post
    The 'complete protein' thing doesn't require rice----just any grain. Even corn counts, so followers of this scheme can get by with corn chips or tortillas.

    I keep on with hummus, but I use raw vegetables or a spoon for the dipping.

    I am very interested in learning about zucchini hummus.
    i went with rice because it seems "healthier"

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