Fairy - it's fine with just honey and yep i use that one
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4/26/10 at 11:41pm
I think my cycle is about to start. I cried yesterday because my desire for sugar was so intense. I am still essentially primal (I have had some raisins and prunes, and also dairy), but wow, my cravings are still very present. It's been 11 days. I don't think I have ever, in my life, had PMS where I did not gorge with sugary carb foods.
So...I'm thinking of joining you all here for a little while to see if I can do this. I read The Primal Blueprint (or a good portion of it) and really like what he has to say...does anyone have a copy of the "avoid these foods" and "eat these foods" lists? Sadly, the copy of the book that I was reading has gone back to it's owner and I didn't think to scan it at the time...I'd like to look those over and do a 30 day challenge with myself. I'm excited to give it a shot!
|Is it Primal?
Eggs – Yes (even raw eggs? Why not.)
Nuts – Yes (Almonds, Walnuts, Soaking Seeds & Nuts)
Seeds – Yes
Coconut – Yes, in every way, shape, and form
Coffee/Tea – Yes
Whole Grains, Oatmeal, Brown Rice – No
Beans & Legumes – No
Dark Chocolate – Occasionally
Red Wine – Occasionally
Artificial Sweeteners – Not really, but not terrible
Cheese – Not officially, but…
Soy and Whey and Protein Powders – Depends
Chewing Gum – Depends
Dairy – Dairy isn’t strictly Primal.
So, my sister is on her honeymoon in Jamaica! Anyway, I've gotten more than one email from her about how amazing the food is there. I'm dying to try it, and actually bought a cajun spice blend and made the cajun BBQ sauce from the Garden of Eating book. I'd love to try other recipes that are Caribbean/Jamaican/etc. Any recipes to share ladies? Your curry ideas have been fabulous (I've made curries multiple times after in the past couple weeks--sooooo yummy) and I figure you all may have some ideas for this...
Also, Lisa, I've been doing the whiteboard, menu for the next day thing, and it has been AMAZING! I've been making everything I write about, eating only those things on the board, and actually been far more inspired and motivated to try new recipes, which has been awesome! Dh and ds are loving it too!
Did I mention my dh is now gluten and dairy free, and mostly primal (except for a couple servings of rice and hummus a week)? He was just diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia (horrid--he's only 32, but I'm hoping diet changes will help a lot) so he's been really inspired to stick w/ it. I'm in awe of his dedication, and thrilled we are all eating the same foods now! Woo hoo!