Sunday, October 24, 2010


  1. The Diesel | October 24, 2010 at 1:10 am

    That is a fantastic picture. Nicely done, to whomever the photog is!

  2. Ted | October 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    It is a beautiful picture. It’s kind of great that this will be my second paleo Thanksgiving and so it’s somewhat easier for a number of reasons. First, folks are used to me now so the “are you crazy” factor is reduced (they probably think I’m crazy, but nobody’s as vocal about it). Second, at least my family is pretty much along for the ride, and don’t mind eating mostly paleo. Third, more and more think of eating paleo as a kind of a path or guide to eating – not a strict one-size fits formula for everybody, but a logical way of making choices that are consistent with our general and specific (individual) evolutionary tolerances. Having eliminated sugar, gluten, grains, dairy and legumes for 90 days when MPH rolled out Paleo in 2008, I’ve learned to some extent what foods I can handle in moderate amounts without tripping out – grass fed butter and cream, green beans, etc. While I try to stay “strict” most all the time, I also keep John’s advice (don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good) in mind, which is good advice to navigate Thanksgiving pretty easily. I think what I’m going to focus on is not eating anything I wouldn’t normally eat if it wasn’t made by hand with real, whole food ingredients – for instance, I don’t plan to eat pie, and I won’t eat a store bought pie, but if for some reason I have to have a pecan, apple, or pumpkin pie, then I’ll use fresh pumpkin, apple or pecan, and make my own crust with butter or lard, etc. I’ll probably mash turnips or sweet potatoes along with potatoes. I’m going to try to get a really good wine and some port. I’ve got a grass – fed turkey reserved at Smith Family Farms. Frankly, I’d prefer to try a Plymouth Colony Thanksgiving Reenactment with fresh sturgeon, wild turkey and venison, cooked over a fire and eaten outside around a fire regardless of the weather, but my family would think I was crazy if I tried that.

  3. Rob | October 24, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Well said Ted!

  4. Mrs. F | October 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful Photo. Ted is exactly right.

  5. Jenny J. | October 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Variations of paleo pumpkin pie recipes abound on the internet and they are all fairly similar. I have tried several, always with good results. Non-paleo eaters enjoy it as well.

    If you’re looking for an easier substitute try heated pumpkin (fresh pumpkin slow roasted in your oven or from a can) topped with coconut milk ice cream (Coconut Bliss brand naked coconut or vanilla flavor is best) topped with cinnamon and nuts or toasted coconut. It really does taste just like pumpkin pie with whipped cream!

    jenny j


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