TRUE paleo cake?

  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Oct 25, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    Update: In a nutshell, there IS NOT a true paleo cake. Just found this on chapter 10 of Lorein Cordain's "Paleo Diet" (Revised Edition).

    Loren CordainOne cautionary note: In all your cooking, do your best to follow the spirit of the diet. If you eat certain Paleo foods or food combinations excessively, you can sabotage and defeat this lifetime nutrition plan and even gain weight. With modern food-processing techniques and creative recipes, a clever cook can assemble Stone Age ingredients in a manner that defies the basic logic of the diet. For instance, it is possible to make nut and root flours in food processors that can be combined with honey, olive oil, and eggs and later baked to resemble almost any modern processed food with very un-Paleo characteristics—high in carbohydrates, sugar, and fats. Those high-fat, high-sugar, high-carbohydrate Paleo food combinations may taste good, but they’re not much better for your health and well-being than cookies, cakes, breads, and doughnuts. These foods are great treats to be eaten every once in a while and are better for you than the commercially available, processed versions. But if they become common fare—particularly if you’re trying to lose weight—many of the potential benefits of the Paleo Diet will be lost.


    So.. my birthday is still a couple months away and I'm fallowing Loren Cordain's paleo diet, meaning: No grains, no cereals, no dairy, no butter, no sugar, no salt. (The diet is working great for me, btw).

    Is there a way to produce a cake within those parameters? Or at least some sort of party sweet treat that non-paleos will find palatable?

    So far this is the closer I've been able to find: Coconut Flour Paleo Chocolate Cake, but it does use bacon to achieve part of it's magic.

    Does anyone have other true paleo suggestion?
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    Oct 25, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    Dominican_Gent said...

    Does anyone have other true paleo suggestion?


    This.
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    Oct 25, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    The beauty of Paleo is that you can eat anything you want to eat...in moderation...and still reap the benefits of eating "mostly" healthier foods.

    That said, ditch Paleo for your birthday and eat a real cake.
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    Oct 26, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    True paleo cake is an oxymoron, no? icon_lol.gif

    Don't deny yourself any occasional treats. It's stupid to go through all these hoops to create some bad tasting faux "paleo" food. Take Paul's advice and eat real cake. It's your birthday! icon_cool.gif
  • Medjai

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    Oct 26, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
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    Oct 26, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    that looks good, even if it does resemble a cunt after a hatchet job!! LOL..
  • Medjai

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    Oct 26, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidthat looks good, even if it does resemble a cunt after a hatchet job!! LOL..
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    It's three layers of meatloaf, the icing is mashed potatoes, and the stuff between layers is BBQ sauce. Tell me that's not a brilliant idea.
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    Oct 26, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    Even on sorta-paleo the answer is no. So, no. Eat regular cake. The world won't end and your body will look exactly the same the day after than if you hadn't had it.
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    Oct 26, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    I can only think of one, but it'll require you to find a hot piece of ass pour some honey down from the small of the back. Won't hurt your diet one bit!icon_cool.gif
  • Medjai

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    Oct 26, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidI can only think of one, but it'll require you to find a hot piece of ass pour some honey down from the small of the back. Won't hurt your diet one bit!icon_cool.gif


    I like honey.
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    Oct 26, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Paleo works so well you can cheat 2 meals a week. It's another reason it's a truly no pain diet. It you must have a paleo dessert .Make pumpkin pie filling with coconut cream and honey and bake it in individual
    Custard bowls.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Oct 26, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Medjai said
    It's three layers of meatloaf, the icing is mashed potatoes, and the stuff between layers is BBQ sauce. Tell me that's not a brilliant idea.

    The icing (potatoes) are very non Paleo (starchy tubber).

    I know one can have cheat days... I even eat bread once in a while when I'm running late for work. I also wanted a cake receipe for those days when you just crave sweet icon_biggrin.gif or for when you are entertaining non-paleo friends.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 26, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Dominican_Gent said
    Medjai said
    It's three layers of meatloaf, the icing is mashed potatoes, and the stuff between layers is BBQ sauce. Tell me that's not a brilliant idea.

    The icing (potatoes) are very non Paleo (starchy tubber).

    I know one can have cheat days... I even eat bread once in a while when I'm running late for work. I also wanted a cake receipe for those days when you just crave sweet icon_biggrin.gif or for when you are entertaining non-paleo friends.


    Aren't tubers considered paleo? Considering they were a common source of food in the Paleolithic, and as such one of the first domesticated crops in the Neolithic...

    Hell, so are cereal grains, and they're a no no for paleo diets.

    Holy shit I just realized the paleo diet makes no sense and is completely arbitrary. Mind=blown.
  • unicoman1

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    Oct 26, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    Though I do respect you and your choices on what you eat, I still have 1 more thing to say!!!! "IT'S YER BIRTHDAY! ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY !!!

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    Oct 26, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Dominican_Gent said
    Medjai said
    It's three layers of meatloaf, the icing is mashed potatoes, and the stuff between layers is BBQ sauce. Tell me that's not a brilliant idea.

    The icing (potatoes) are very non Paleo (starchy tubber).



    The BBQ sauce is the bigger non-paleo offender, basically pure refined sugar.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    @Medjai: In a nutshell, pure paleo is not about mimicking what the caveman used to eat. That would be quite difficult given that most of that food is no longer available or that it varies from one geographic area to the other.

    In essence, the paleo diet philosophy is that the human race evolved over millenniums by eating a certain set of food and our bodies became super-duper adapted to those food (mostly lean meat, seafood and fruit)... then, man invented agriculture and started introducing new food into it's system (like potatoes, grains, dairy and more recently industrialized food), but our systems aren't still well adapted to those foods and in fact react adversely to it.

    Said adverse effects include: insulin insensibility (and eventually diabetes), excessive fat accumulation, cell level inflammation, digestive track inflammation, high blood pressure... among many others to mention here.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Nov 04, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Bump. See update at the beginning of thread.
  • gwuinsf

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    Nov 10, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidEven on sorta-paleo the answer is no. So, no. Eat regular cake. The world won't end and your body will look exactly the same the day after than if you hadn't had it.


    Unless you have a gluten intolerance.
  • calibro

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    Nov 10, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    you do know eating a hamburger isn't paleo but eating a rat (organs and all) is? nice rules you got there.
  • gwuinsf

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    Nov 10, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    Not_Superman said
    Dominican_Gent said@Medjai: In a nutshell, pure paleo is not about mimicking what the caveman used to eat. That would be quite difficult given that most of that food is no longer available or that it varies from one geographic area to the other.

    In essence, the paleo diet philosophy is that the human race evolved over millenniums by eating a certain set of food and our bodies became super-duper adapted to those food (mostly lean meat, seafood and fruit)... then, man invented agriculture and started introducing new food into it's system (like potatoes, grains, dairy and more recently industrialized food), but our systems aren't still well adapted to those foods and in fact react adversely to it.

    Said adverse effects include: insulin insensibility (and eventually diabetes), excessive fat accumulation, cell level inflammation, digestive track inflammation, high blood pressure... among many others to mention here.

    This theory assumes that we didn't evolve over the last 10 millennia.


    The period of the agricultural revolution to the present only represents a small percentage of the time that man has been on earth. Processed food an even smaller fraction of that. So no, according to Paleo, we haven't evolved enough to tolerate the Standard American Diet.

    The core of Paleo is just eat real, unprocessed foods. I think that this should be a dietary philosophy whether you subscribe to Paleo or not.