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post #41 of 378
For those who are looking to add something new to their menus, I made an outstanding curry last night that I'd like to share! I used this recipe for Beef Bombay Curry. Chopped up some fresh tomatoes instead of using canned, and I wouldn't bother measuring out 1 C of coconut milk, just throw the whole can in. (I did also use chopped green chilies since that's all I had.) When you serve it, toss on some cilantro and squeeze some lime juice over the top. It is really delicious! Next time I'll serve it over cauliflower 'rice'.
post #42 of 378
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Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
Oooh yes please!!!
Soaked Cereal

6 c whole wheat flour (substitute almond flour)
3 c whole milk (can sub)
1 c water
1/4 c whey (or lemon juice)

2 t baking soda
1/4 melted coconut oil or butter
1/2 c maple syrup (cut out or reduce and add more other spices, nutmeg is great)
1 t sea salt
1 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon

If using almond flour add 1 tsp xanthan gum or guar gum. Or 2 tsp. powdered gelatin that has first been dissolved in cold water. These help it hold together b/c there is no gluten in almond flour.

Mix milk, water, whey and flour and soak overnight.

Preheat oven to 350
Add remaining ingredients and more water if needed to make a pourable batter

Grease 2 9x13 pans with butter or CO, pour batter in and bake 35-45 minutes until knife comes out clean.

Set oven to 250, cool and crumble cake into small pieces and bake until dry and crisp (1-2 hrs). Store in airtight container.

When I make hot cereal from this, I put 3/4 cup cereal, a large pat of butter, and a mixture of heavy cream and water to cover by a 1/2 inch. Boil gently, stirring constantly until texture of oatmeal.
post #43 of 378
Jane. That recipe is going to save my ass come fall!

May make it now, actually, since the kids always beg for cereal. But fall, when I want hot cozy warmy grainy-ness is when this is going to be SOOO nice for me.,
post #44 of 378
Breakfast- was oh-me-gawds good.

Sauteed 1 zucchini, 1 summer squash, a little onion in some butter.
Whisked up 3 eggs with a little (1 oz?) heavy cream, salt, pepper, garlic
poured in pan with veggies, let set

Served with some little tomatoes from our garden, cilantro, and chili sauce.

Snarfed it down.
post #45 of 378
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Originally Posted by Millie Ivy View Post
(Speaking of Grok. Is there any other geek here that order the cookbook, um, signed and including a poster?? )
Oh, I ordered the cookbook. But I'm a cookbook geek.
post #46 of 378
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Originally Posted by Millie Ivy View Post
Breakfast- was oh-me-gawds good.

Sauteed 1 zucchini, 1 summer squash, a little onion in some butter.
Whisked up 3 eggs with a little (1 oz?) heavy cream, salt, pepper, garlic
poured in pan with veggies, let set

Served with some little tomatoes from our garden, cilantro, and chili sauce.

Snarfed it down.
This sounds like calabacitas - one of my most favorite veggie dishes. Zukes, yellow squash, poblano peppers and onions, with a little Mexican crema for good measure. Every once in awhile I will throw some black beans in, too. SO good!
post #47 of 378
Any good book recommendations for explaining this. I recently started my own diet that sounds similar to this. I have a major addiction to sugar and starch. Is there a online source for information? I have been eating a berry banana Smoothie and coffee with milk for breakfast. The rest of the day I eat meat and veggies. I also have chocolate. I am phasing out the chocolate today. I see chocolate was mentioned acouple times. What kind brands are you eating?
post #48 of 378
marksdailyapple.com is a good place for free info, and a lot of us have read his book The Primal Blueprint
post #49 of 378
reignbelle, I eat Lindt 85% dark. Pretty inexpensive and soy free too!
post #50 of 378
Sorry about the die off hysterics yesterday. I am actually sick with a cold. A weird super sore throat would be a flu cold if I had a fever. Coughing and slightly stuffy nose today. I am eating lots of fruit today because that's all that sounds good on my throat.

DS has started to beg for eggs. We haven't trialed them in 10 months and he watches people eat all kinds of food that he can't have all the time and never begs. But the last 2 times he's seen eggs he's gone nutzo demanding them. So we are impromptu trialing just yolk for just him today. Wish us luck. I don't mind eating meat all the time but eggs would make this diet more financially sustainable.

Our chicken liver and mushrooms in coco cream sauce came out good. I used tapioca as a thickener which has a gooey texture but it was ok. Tonight I am going to stretch the leftovers with lard and chicken broth and try not to eat a potato with it. It's so mental.

I can't wait till our garden comes in so I can eat loads of produce. It's just too expensive. (We are in major credit card debt over food purchases and counting on DH to get a job in Sept. He is finishing his phd now.)

Today I premixed ground pork with spices and froze in pattys to cook for breakfast sausages.
post #51 of 378
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Sorry about the die off hysterics yesterday. I am actually sick with a cold. A weird super sore throat would be a flu cold if I had a fever. Coughing and slightly stuffy nose today. I am eating lots of fruit today because that's all that sounds good on my throat.
I actually got strep throat a couple weeks after going primal. I'm starting to hear more and more people having the same issue.
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DS has started to beg for eggs. We haven't trialed them in 10 months and he watches people eat all kinds of food that he can't have all the time and never begs. But the last 2 times he's seen eggs he's gone nutzo demanding them. So we are impromptu trialing just yolk for just him today. Wish us luck. I don't mind eating meat all the time but eggs would make this diet more financially sustainable.
good luck! That would be great if he could tolerate them.
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Our chicken liver and mushrooms in coco cream sauce came out good. I used tapioca as a thickener which has a gooey texture but it was ok. Tonight I am going to stretch the leftovers with lard and chicken broth and try not to eat a potato with it. It's so mental.
I cooked chicken livers a couple days ago and still trying to use them up. I like them better with hearts and gizzards.
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I can't wait till our garden comes in so I can eat loads of produce.
jealous!
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Today I premixed ground pork with spices and froze in pattys to cook for breakfast sausages.
x2! I should do that once we use up all the breakfast sausages my dh bought for himself.
post #52 of 378
I made the cherry chipotle bbq sauce using a recipe from online which I cannot find atm. Here is a similar one (which looks even better to me--a little less ACV--mine tasted too strongly of it...)

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/gr...cue_sauce.html

I used (frozen, thawed) cherries w/ a little stevia (you could use honey/maple syrup/etc) in place of the cherry preserves. I made the ribs by rubbing a blend of onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper and threw them in the crock pot on top of some quartered onions (got the idea from MDA). Then broiled in the oven on both sides till crispy, and slathered in the BBQ sauce.

Sorry I don't have more specific directions!! I will totally make it again, and have leftover BBQ sauce I'm planning to top some burgers w/

Someone here mentioned wanting toast and fries--I say go w/ the fries, and make them at home w/ a good fat (either baked or fried). If you want to talk primal, IMO grok would have totally eaten up a tuber when he or grokette found them! Also, google "primal wisdom, primal potatoes" for more on tubers and paleolithic eating.

I love lindt 85% too. Mmmmmmm. Speaking of which,

Today:

B: 3 eggs fried in ghee and a green smoothie (spinach, frozen cherries, 1/4 banana, coconut milk, vanilla extract...mmm)

L: Italian sausages w/ peppers and onions, plus 2 squares Lindt 85% chocolate (mmmmmmmm). Probably going to have some kind of fruit for a snack asap as well.

D: Not sure yet--I'm so not hungry--I ate a lot of sausage . I may make (rice) pasta for dh and ds and just snack on some fruit or veggies (I've got some brocolli that NEEDS to be cooked, and various lettuces I could make a salad w/. We'll see!!)
post #53 of 378
Hm...I'm pretty sure I just downed 1/2 a pound of beef.

Breakfast: 3 eggs, turkey sausage, coffee

Snack: Salami, 1/2 banana

Lunch: Big salad of mixed greens & a creamy mayo/honey/mustard dressing and carrots....and the giant dry-rub burger I just made and devoured with a couple tablespoons of guac. It WAS delicious. And I was starving.

I'm aiming for high protein these days, and with that burger I'm at 80-ish grams so far (shooting for 100 or more).

I'm feeling so great today. My skin is looking awesome. I'm preparing for afternoon carb cravings by slicing an apple ahead of time to smear in almond butter (thanks for the advice, MrsBone!). It's gorgeous outside, and I just ate a boatload of beef. Good day, all around.
post #54 of 378
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It's gorgeous outside, and I just ate a boatload of beef. Good day, all around.
Love this.

Lunch was just now, a can of sardines I had to hide form my ds so he wouldn't wolf it all down, lettuce, raw cheddar, and a tbsp olive oil. Still a little hungry, may eat some coconut oil, or drink a little coconut milk. Trying to fill up before I work (5-9, may get out of there by 8:30) so I can fast until tomorrow.
post #55 of 378
ok, this is fantastic

coconut milk (4-6 oz)
cardamom
seasalt (pinch)
stevia (teeny bit)
vanilla

all warmed up in my cup. drool
post #56 of 378
So may was the month that I jumped on the band wagon! I'm down 11.4 pounds! I'm so excited to have found something that works for me and our lifestyle!
post #57 of 378
today

B- omelette with zuke and some leftover chicken in alfredo sauce.

L- egg/avocado/tomato salad from MDA, wasn't crazy about it. i used some wilderness family naturals mayo i have, and the kids helped stir so it had turned into soup. may try it again following the recipe exactly. handful of potato chips. 1/4c macadamias, 1c blackberries with 1/2? 1? cup yogurt. then ended up eating a cup of trail mix (almonds, peanuts, raisins, mnm's).

S- beef jerky, 2 squares of rapunzel 55% chocolate, 2 tbsp macadamias.

D- I made a lasagna with zuke "noodles" (stole the idea from someone in may's thread). well, i made a 9x9 pan for me like that. also a 9x13 pan with brown rice noodles for dh and the kids. (made a sauce of grassfed beef, onion, garlic, herbs, mushrooms, canned tomatoes and broth. made a cheese mix of chevre, eggs, herbs. layered it with zuke slices and spinach. topped with parmesan.) i also made garlic bread for dh, must try really hard not to eat it!!!

eta: the lasagna was delish! and i only ate one bite of bread.

Ugh. today was another day of non stop eating and I'm over 3000 calories again. I gotta cut back some of the snacking. Today, it was that trail mix. I did not need it, I was full just felt snack-y, and that was 500+ calories right there. On the plus side, even with that amount of food I was still at 156g of carbs.

tomorrow's another day. but it's also the day i take the kids to dh's work and we eat out together. usually fast food. what am i gonna do?
post #58 of 378
Today was a success!

Breakfast: pastured pork breakfast sausages, scrambled eggs, lots and lots of black tea.

Lunch: fasted (one or two chunks of watermelon snuck in, though- my dd fed me. )

Dinner: Fuji Apple Chicken salad, no gorgonzola, add avocado and bacon

Snack: more tea, strawberries, 85% chocolate

Yummmm. Don't think I'll fast at all tomorrow- I seem to be able to get away with it one day, but not two in a row. Plus, I have a TON of garden greens to use up, so I'm sure I'll be eating pounds of kale and spinach tomorrow. Yum!
post #59 of 378
Yesterday was such a success. Today is rainy and gloomy and I'm jonesing for chocolate. Does anybody have a coconut flour brownie recipe that's made with honey? I've made the one from the Healthy Indulgences blog with erythritol, but would rather use honey and need a dairy-free sub for the cream cheese. ??

Today, breakfast: Coffee, Johnsonville Deli bites (yeah. seriously.), 1/2 banana, 2 squares of Lindt 90% dark
post #60 of 378
checking in returning from vaca! Sigh.... so I tried some Udi's bread as I bought some as a picnic treat for the kids. The taste was ok for gf but I still feel best not eating it! Mostly I really ate more carbs than usual though and I felt it for sure! I feel like a good detox!
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