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Is the Paleo Diet Worth Trying?

i do a sort of modified paleo. i still eat some dairy, some grains, a small bit of sugar. i just make sure its all top quality stuff and have cut out processed foods. honey instead of sugar. grass fed meats and dairy. it can be done. i am going on 2 and a half years. straight paleo is very limiting. but they way i do it is very doable and i still see results.

Apr 04, 2015
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Is the Paleo Diet Worth Trying?

i DID try it. i am healthier than i have ever been. i lost 55 pounds. my blood tests are better. i was able to stop taking 2 different prescriptions and am working on a 3rd. i have been doing a sort of modified form of paleo for over 2 years and will never go back.

Apr 04, 2015
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Is the Paleo Diet Worth Trying?

thrived? u mean americans? thriving....while leading the world in heart disease, diabetes, obesity. cancers that were never heard of a hundred years ago, because we didnt have all these processed "foods". ugh. ya, really thriving.

call it a fad if u want. i have been on a form of paleo for 2 and a half years. i have lost 55 pounds, stopped taking 2 different prescriptions, lowered the bad cholesterol and raised the good....if this is some "silly fad", then consider me silly. it changed my life.

Is the Paleo Diet Worth Trying?

why do u care if it has a name?

Is the Paleo Diet Worth Trying?

i do a mostly paleo diet and im certainly not rich. and you can buy plenty of fruits and veggies that dont have to be organic. anything with an inedible peel/rind? organic not necessary.

i would also rather spend my money on quality foods than spend it on doctors and prescriptions.

Roasted Eggplant and Walnut Dip

most baba ghanouj recipes dont have ANY honey. im not surprised the honey was all u could taste!!

Apr 04, 2015
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Roasted Eggplant and Walnut Dip

dont like squid?

Apr 04, 2015
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burrata cheese and trader joe's [Denver]

ya wondering how much that was, as in how many ounces? at whole foods i mean...

Aug 17, 2012
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shishito peppers/denver area?

ya POM was the first place i looked. i live in that area so i have checked out a couple of the other asian markets too. thanks!

Aug 06, 2012
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shishito peppers/denver area?

i recently went to an event where one of the appetizers was grilled shishito peppers. they were delicious! i would love to grill some up at home but have had trouble finding them. have any of u denver area chowhounds seen any in local stores?

Aug 06, 2012
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Slow-Cooked Carne Adovada

@emilyleshner i would recommend some pintos and rice, maybe some grilled veggies and definitely plenty of good quality tortillas!

Jul 19, 2012
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Tacos al Pastor

ya i would never use a loin for a recipe like this. just like u wouldnt make carnitas with a loin. get u a nice fatty shoulder! its called flavor! gotta agree with the comments below about the pastiness, the fat, the cutting against the grain, etc. ???

Jul 19, 2012
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Molasses-Clove Compound Butter

ya compound butters are awesome. i do one thats ginger/lime/cilantro thats also great on sweet potatoes or other veggies. and i do a garlic/parsley/black pepper one thats good for veggies and is really good on steak. u can come up with endless combinations. great way to add some richness to fish also. they keep about a week in the fridge or a couple months frozen.

Jul 12, 2012
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Sesame Noodle Salad with Tofu

i love cold sesame noodles as well, but the hubbs is not a huge tofu fan. so i agree with substituting mushrooms, or if u wanted it to be a hearty main meal and not vegetarian, u could put some already cooked chicken breast strips. ya and i would definitely reduce the oil to about one to one and a half tbls. u could definitely experiment with different ingredients instead of the tofu.

Jun 14, 2012
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burrata cheese and trader joe's [Denver]

thanks u guys....i will check out these spots. and hooray for trader joes on 8th and colo!

Jun 12, 2012
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6 Summer Craft Brews to Sip from the Can

me and my fellow fly fishers love the fact that u can get good beer in cans now! throw em in a backpack with a blue ice, and then crush and recycle em. no clinking bottles to cart back to the car! about 6, 7 years ago we were saying "man i wish there was better beer in cans" and now there is! looking forward to trying the chaka, especially since i live in denver. oksar blues is pretty popular around here.

Jun 12, 2012
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burrata cheese and trader joe's [Denver]

no i havent. the only place ive had it was in san francisco. it was amazing! i will check it out.

Jun 08, 2012
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burrata cheese and trader joe's [Denver]

awesome....thanks

Jun 08, 2012
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burrata cheese and trader joe's [Denver]

two things.....

first: does anyone know where to get burrata cheese in the denver metro area?

second: has anyone heard whether or not there is ever going to be a trader joe's in the denver area?

thanks!

cookinitup

Jun 07, 2012
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Farewell, Foie Gras: I'm Not Sorry to See You Go

mmmmmmm foie gras.....bummer california. i heart foie.

May 22, 2012
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Most authentic Vietnamese in Denver?

hhmmm never had pho duy, but the bun dac biet at pho 95 is awesome. (not a secret handshake thing) and they give u sawtooth with ur pho but only a couple sprigs so u might have to ask for extra.

May 16, 2012
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Most authentic Vietnamese in Denver?

ya and pho 95's broth has a good, hearty beef flavor which makes me think they are cooking it from beef bones. i have a box of "pho bullion cubes" that are basically spices, msg and salt, and on their own they are pretty bland, but when i add them to some real beef stock, it tastes like pho. and pho 95 doesnt taste like chicken stock.

May 16, 2012
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Most authentic Vietnamese in Denver?

i havent noticed "so thirsty and sleepy" after eating pho 95. hmm.

May 15, 2012
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Roasted Baby Carrots with Herbed Mustard Butter

that sounds great. when im going for an asian flavor, after the carrots are tender i put them in a cast iron skillet with a little hoisin, or soy and brown sugar if u dont have hoisin, and a bit of sesame oil and glaze them up. same concept, different flavors. this also works well with green beans/long beans, zucchini, broccoli, pretty much any veggie u like.

May 12, 2012
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Most authentic Vietnamese in Denver?

u dont remember the name of the dish i assume? hhhmmmm....the menu at pho 95 has a short description of each item so maybe u can find it there...

May 12, 2012
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best tacos on south federal/denver....opinions?

im taking a survey as to people's opinion of the best tacos on south federal in denver. im talking from, say, alameda and federal on down to hampden. there are a TON of choices between there. so far im liking tacos junior, but if theres an absolute must try im missing i would like to know. of course if theres a place that you love thats slightly north or south of these parameters, or on alameda/mississippi/evans, etc near federal, feel free to include. but roughly that area between alameda and hampden.

as far as tortas, i already know my favorite.....las tortugas on alameda and tejon. great tortas, and the jugos frescos put it over the top.

cookinitup (formerly known as cookmyassoff)

May 10, 2012
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Most authentic Vietnamese in Denver?

no problem. try the fresh spring rolls with the shrimp and pork. they come with a great peanut dipping sauce. u know what we do when we get takeout? we order a large #7 and an extra side of broth, which is like 2 bucks or so. that way we end up with two good sized bowls each so we have enough for the next night. four bowls of pho for around 11 bucks. cant beat that! i really like their broth. glad u enjoyed them.

May 10, 2012
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Denver, The Big List

oh and tamales moreno for tamales, on mississippi.....its across from those bland, boring tamales at tamale kitchen. the red is mild and the green is SUPER hot, and they are ssssooo much better than tamale kitchen.

May 07, 2012
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Denver, The Big List

is omakase the thing where u let the chef make whatever he wants?

May 07, 2012
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Most authentic Vietnamese in Denver?

love the bun bowl.

May 07, 2012
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