Mark's Versatile Health Paste

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    Jan 06, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    In my quest for finding the best thing to eat when I have little time (or care) to prepare food I have experimented with many different measurements of protein, complex carbohydrates and fats.

    So right now I have this paste-like stuff sitting in Tupperware in my fridge and I want to divulge just how, um, good (?) I've gotten at mixing things.


    So I start with a few different kinds of beans, usually kidney and garbanzo along with an avocado to make it stick and mash it all into a mixing bowl. Then I have shallots, purple onions, a clove of garlic and mushrooms and cut it all up and sautee it in olive oil in a medium stir-fry pan.
    Once sauteed I place the mix into the bowl with the beans. I stir it up.
    Then I take out two tins of flaked tuna and about half a kilogram of ground turkey. I mix everything up. Now I like to use a bunch of different spices, some of them being the regular black pepper, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, turmeric, ground cumin, different levels of curry spices, and even salsa if I have it.

    I can make about about a dozen burgers or a large pot of stir-fry.

    So to conclude, I have fats from the avocado, I have carbs from the beans, and I have a lot of protein from the turkey, tuna and beans. It's low sodium, low sugar, and high in taste.

    There you have it, my Versatile Health Paste.

    What y'all think?
  • jhelling

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    It sounds absolutely disgusting to me
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    One of the funniest posts I've read here recently. I love the idea, not 100% sure about these specific ingredients, but cool concept icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    If it sounds disgusting then send me money. I'm poor and I have to get creative haha


    And actually while it sounds disgusting it doesn't have a bad taste. Ironically I suppose.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    I think it sounds pretty interesting. Hmmm... maybe I'll try it.
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    makavelli saidIn my quest for finding the best thing to eat when I have little time (or care) to prepare food I have experimented with many different measurements of protein, complex carbohydrates and fats.

    So right now I have this paste-like stuff sitting in Tupperware in my fridge and I want to divulge just how, um, good (?) I've gotten at mixing things.


    So I start with a few different kinds of beans, usually kidney and garbanzo along with an avocado to make it stick and mash it all into a mixing bowl. Then I have shallots, purple onions, a clove of garlic and mushrooms and cut it all up and sautee it in olive oil in a medium stir-fry pan.
    Once sauteed I place the mix into the bowl with the beans. I stir it up.
    Then I take out two tins of flaked tuna and about half a kilogram of ground turkey. I mix everything up. Now I like to use a bunch of different spices, some of them being the regular black pepper, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, turmeric, ground cumin, different levels of curry spices, and even salsa if I have it.

    I can make about about a dozen burgers or a large pot of stir-fry.

    So to conclude, I have fats from the avocado, I have carbs from the beans, and I have a lot of protein from the turkey, tuna and beans. It's low sodium, low sugar, and high in taste.

    There you have it, my Versatile Health Paste.

    What y'all think?



    I got nauseous just reading this post icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    ......you TOTALLY lost me at Garbanzo beans, BLEH!!!!
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    a lot of these things are great by themselves. why mash it all up together? i guess playing science man can be entertaining.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Those are the ingredients in my dogs toothpaste.

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    Jan 08, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    it sounds deeply horrible. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 12:59 PM GMT
    The ingredients are healthy and palatable by themselves. Why not leave them that way?
    Once mashed together, the color, texture, and, no doubt, the taste, will be like something the dog threw up.
  • drypin

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    Jan 08, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    When you say this health paste is versatile, what exactly do you mean? In what functions have you tested it?
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    If I had the ingredients i would do this:

    with the beans I would make spicy beans: something like chop onions and garlic, gently fry then add cooked beans and a can or two of tomatoes with cilantro and chile powder, salt and pepper to taste (not much).

    make turkey burgers with more onions, mushrooms, etc.

    Eat the avocado and tuna as part of a salad.

    Mixing it together = icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidIf I had the ingredients i would do this:

    with the beans I would make spicy beans: something like chop onions and garlic, gently fry then add cooked beans and a can or two of tomatoes with cilantro and chile powder, salt and pepper to taste (not much).

    make turkey burgers with more onions, mushrooms, etc.

    Eat the avocado and tuna as part of a salad.

    Mixing it together = icon_rolleyes.gif


    Where the hell's the fun in that?


    I had a discussion with a couple friends about whether or not a restaurant centered around the idea of really really ugly food that tastes really really good would be a hit or not.

    I like to think it could in North America.

    And by versatile I mean it could be made used with tomatoes and sauces to make a pasta sauce, or into burgers, or as a stir-fry over a bed of rice. The latest thing I've done was use it for chili.


    This is the point where I say "no, it really doesn't taste that bad" again...
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    if you need to say it doesn´t taste that bad, it does.
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidif you need to say it doesn´t taste that bad, it does.
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    Try it. Go ahead and try it.
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    I enjoy my food. WHy would I do that to myself

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    Jan 08, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    You can take the hit.
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    Wow! You're kitchen must have been a rare sight after that preparation!
    It sounds like my laborious process when I had my two big dogs on a raw diet and prepared their food weekly.

    ACTUALLY... I'm very adventurous in spirit. I would TOTALLY try your Versatile Health Paste! I would even probably like it! But I've also eaten all sorts of animal parts (including brains) in third world countries.
    Alas, while I would very much enjoy your miraculous paste, I might not be the best test demographic if you're thinking of pursuing a career in the culinary arts with your paste being the crown jewel.
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    Jan 08, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted saidWow! You're kitchen must have been a rare sight after that preparation!
    It sounds like my laborious process when I had my two big dogs on a raw diet and prepared their food weekly.

    ACTUALLY... I'm very adventurous in spirit. I would TOTALLY try your Versatile Health Paste! I would even probably like it! But I've also eaten all sorts of animal parts (including brains) in third world countries.
    Alas, while I would very much enjoy your miraculous paste, I might not be the best test demographic if you're thinking of pursuing a career in the culinary arts with your paste being the crown jewel.



    Haha, thanks, but like myself, I'm not for everyone and even then an acquired taste.