or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › Nutrition and Good Eating › Traditional Foods › Grain Free/Primal/Paleo in November/December
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Grain Free/Primal/Paleo in November/December - Page 5

post #81 of 97

Give melted lard, ghee and / or bacon grease a try for making homemade mayo.  I use all 3 together and it turns out Delicious!!

post #82 of 97

this may have been asked before, but how many of you allow sprouted bread in your diet (Ezekial etc).  My husband would like to be able to eat these things too and is insisting it's like a vegetable (not a grain) because of being sprouted.  Thoughts on that anyone?  I'm sure it's healthier than regular bread, but could it be considered grain-free at all?  TIA!

post #83 of 97

Quote:

Originally Posted by neverdoingitagain View Post
Ok, I'm not extreme
I would really like to find some tried and tested offal recipes. nothing fancy, my kids don't handle fancy well



My favorite offal is tongue, I had the guy from the taco truck teach me because I loved how he made it.  I also make a great liver dish (with dairy) using duck livers.  Haven't tried it with chicken yet, but I will one of these days.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post

Just wondering!! (Always trying to find ways to get oysters in that I can tolerate for the zinc! If you ladies have any oyster ideas, LMK!)

 

BBQ oysters, if we're talking fresh. One of the only ways I really like them (although Rockefeller is also good).  We use a lemon/garlic/spinach/white wine sauce on them.  delish!!

 

And for the mayo question - I use sunflower seed oil most of the time.  On the premise that I could make it at home if I had the patience.  It's not difficult.  Which cannot be said for something like soy or canola oil.  Although I also love duck fat mayo - it's my fave, but not always suitable. 

 

As for me - I haven't been around here much lately... well, since DS was born, I think.  But starting Jan 1 we are recommitting to grain-free.  My birthday is in a few days, and I'm feeling older, and realizing I want to be able to run a marathon by my next birthday.  And since I can't stop packing on the pounds eating grains, they've gotta go. 

post #84 of 97

Hey, has anyone read Robb Wolf's new book.  I was thinking about getting. 

I've listed to a few of his podcast's here and there.  I like that's he's down to earth, into the science, but still light hearted and funny.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Solution-Original-Human-Diet/dp/0982565844/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292822544&sr=8-1

post #85 of 97

Life is quite busy with 3 kids, so I haven't been on here in awhile.  there's some really yummy sounding recipes, can't wait to try them. i've been doing a bit better on grains. and i'm loving cauliflower as a substitute! so glad i tried it. i've lost a couple more pounds too. though the past few days i have been sugar bingeing. ugh. why can't i stay away from sugar for more than a couple weeks?

 

 

Thank you everyone for the input on my whole organic vs. debt issue. I have to keep reminding myself a whole food diet (with some organic) is worth doing. even if we're eating conventional meat. instead of thinking if i can't be all organic/pastured that its not worth even trying. when i am trying hard to have us eat good then i keep thinking how much better it would be for my kids to be eating good meat. gotta not go there. perfection isn't obtainable, a better diet is WAY better than SAD. i would still like to use part of our tax return to get the meat and part to go towards our debt. what i need is a concrete plan as to which food i'm buying organic and which i'm not.

 

post #86 of 97
I read The Paleo Solution and liked it enough to recommend it to my mom. It is a good read.
post #87 of 97

hi ladies! christmas is almost here, and we will be going to my in-laws for christmas lunch. Im going to bring some sugar-free eggnog ice cream to help me resist all the conventional treats on offer. just reading these threads for reminders and inspiration to not get to crazy just because of a date on the calendar!

post #88 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuavaGirl View Post

Hey, has anyone read Robb Wolf's new book.  I was thinking about getting. 

I've listed to a few of his podcast's here and there.  I like that's he's down to earth, into the science, but still light hearted and funny.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Solution-Original-Human-Diet/dp/0982565844/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292822544&sr=8-1



it's a great book.  i got about halfway through before i became distracted with more pressing reading.

post #89 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by cristeen View Post


My favorite offal is tongue, I had the guy from the taco truck teach me because I loved how he made it.  I also make a great liver dish (with dairy) using duck livers.  Haven't tried it with chicken yet, but I will one of these days.
 

 


please share that tongue recipe!  i've got 2 beef tongues in my freezer...

 

ooo... and please share that liver recipe.  

 

what about pork liver?   kidneys?   do you disguise them or just be bold (and then make something else as well just in case it is pukey) ?

post #90 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluets View Post





please share that tongue recipe!  i've got 2 beef tongues in my freezer...

 

ooo... and please share that liver recipe.  

 

what about pork liver?   kidneys?   do you disguise them or just be bold (and then make something else as well just in case it is pukey) ?



 



Ok, beef tongue. Put it in a pot w water to cover, a few peppercorns, a bayleaf, some onion if you like. Cover, Bring to a boil, simmer 2 hours ( no more than 2.5). Tongue should be fork tender. Remove from liquid and stick it in the fridge. The water can be strained and used like broth to cook other things.

When its cold, peel the skin off, slice or cube. Pan fry in oil to give it some color. I usually steam some potatoes, chill and toss them together in the cast iron pan. Its a great quick lunch w the meat and potatoes already cooked and cubed in the fridge. My fave accompaniment for it is a cilantro mayo. Or i put it in a tortilla w a dose of sriracha (obviously not grain free).

There was a thread on offal a while backmin this forum. I posted the liver recipe there. If you search my username and marsala it should come up. I cant really post a link from my ipod. But in theory the recipe should work for any liver, although i havent tried it. Ive had commercial pate made from pork liver and it was excellent, so its just a matter of finding the right recipe.
post #91 of 97

double post


Edited by crunchy_mama - 12/22/10 at 5:25am
post #92 of 97

I have a tongue I have been meaning to make thanks for the recipe.  I make liver pate fairly frequently, probably today for lunch actually.  I generally have chicken livers as they are easier to come by.  We love it. 

 

I did have grains(corn tortilla chips) a few days last week.  Totally regretted it. I didn't sleep those nights.  Funny how before corn chips were one thing I would indulge in even while being 'grain' free and I still felt good.  However, I didn't give up the insomnia until I totally gave them up totally.  I didn't realize the connection until it had been a good while off of them and I tried them.  Now, I value my sleep very much, especially w/ 3 kids now.  Does anyone else get insomnia from grains?

 

Last night I made mexi spiced pan-fried chicken with some fried cauliflower rice and salad.  Today will be scrambled eggs for breakfast, pate  for lunch and chili for supper. 

post #93 of 97

I was watching this show on a public tv station, new scandinavian cooking. the guy made a couple really yummy looking recipes, very TF and no grains. chicken fricasee and chicken confit. i really want to try them.

post #94 of 97

I've given myself a sugar/grain sensitivity. In order to better stick with the diet the rest of the time, I utterly destroy it on holidays when I'm going to potlucks with pie and cookies etc etc etc.

 

Only, turns out I'm going to have to hold back more. I started eating grains and sugars around 8pm and by midnight my skin was crawling. I had to grit my teeth to finish nursing my daughter to sleep.

 

Had some probiotics today and don't have any more issues.

post #95 of 97

I cant wait for the new January Paleo thread as I will be joining you all for the first time...

post #96 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sieren View Post

Give melted lard, ghee and / or bacon grease a try for making homemade mayo.  I use all 3 together and it turns out Delicious!!


Suet seasoned with pepper and salt (from seasoning the beef while cooking) worked well, but after being stored in the fridge is solid, and I'm not coordinated enough to make fresh mayo every time I need some.

post #97 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by cristeen View Post





 

Ok, beef tongue. Put it in a pot w water to cover, a few peppercorns, a bayleaf, some onion if you like. Cover, Bring to a boil, simmer 2 hours ( no more than 2.5). Tongue should be fork tender. Remove from liquid and stick it in the fridge. The water can be strained and used like broth to cook other things.When its cold, peel the skin off, slice or cube. Pan fry in oil to give it some color. I usually steam some potatoes, chill and toss them together in the cast iron pan. Its a great quick lunch w the meat and potatoes already cooked and cubed in the fridge. My fave accompaniment for it is a cilantro mayo. Or i put it in a tortilla w a dose of sriracha (obviously not grain free). There was a thread on offal a while backmin this forum. I posted the liver recipe there. If you search my username and marsala it should come up. I cant really post a link from my ipod. But in theory the recipe should work for any liver, although i havent tried it. Ive had commercial pate made from pork liver and it was excellent, so its just a matter of finding the right recipe.



I tried searching for your liver recipe and couldn't find it :( Would it be possible to post the link to the thread?? :)
 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Traditional Foods
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › Nutrition and Good Eating › Traditional Foods › Grain Free/Primal/Paleo in November/December