Fish Sauce Substitute

We’ve cut out soy and all its derivatives, including soy sauce, so when a reader recently sent me an email asking for something to use in its proxy when preparing an Asian soup dish, he wondered if fish sauce might be a good option. Yes, there are soy free variations of fish sauce, but they […]

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Cured Meats- Aren’t They Paleo?

Salami, Prosciutto, Speck, Culatello, Coppa, Guanciale and Pancetta, just to name a few are delicious preparations of meat, indeed…but are they Paleo? I’m afraid not.   Because most are cured with salt and sometimes sugar, and sometimes additives like nitrates and nitrites, both of which are linked to cancers, by the way, they’re not considered a […]

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Sugar On Your Broccoli? What?

That was precisely my friend’s reaction when she read through a delicious-sounding recipe in a popular cooking magazine for roasted broccoli. At first, she assumed it must be some last ditch attempt to trick kids into eating their veggies, which I’d obviously be vehemently opposed to. She happened to mention it when we were at […]

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Fructose Malabsorption and Paleo; Can It Help?

A resounding YES would have to be my reply. What’s fructose malabsorption?  Here is what Wikipedia has to say: Fructose malabsorption, formerly named “dietary fructose intolerance,” is a digestive disorder in which absorption of fructose is impaired by deficient fructose carriers in the small intestine’s enterocytes. This results in an increased concentration of fructose in […]

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