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Do you use already cooked bones? I've only used raw femur bones.  It would be nice to be able to use something that I normally would throw away.
 

 

Yes, I use cooked bones.  In fact you can even roast just the plain raw bones first to add more flavor.  I will say, though, grilled meats definitely add a "char" flavor to broth, so just be sure that's what you want before you use a bone that's been on the grill.  It still gels and everything, so I'm fine with it.  In fact, some cultures used to pass bones around to neighbors to have broth made in many houses before it was "done" being used...
 

 



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Hey thanks! Hmmm....I wonder could you do it if you don't have a food processor. I only have a blender.


 


I do pate in the blender.  Make sure there's enough liquid or heat it up first.  I used the nourished kitchen recipe and it's fine once I add enough butter to make it blend, but otherwise my blender needs me to scrape it down (i.e. stop the blender, scrape, cover, start blender, repeat) multiple times before it's a good texture.

 

post #242 of 446

I make Elana's Pantry stuff all the time with home-made almond flour and it works great. I literally just grind up my whole almonds in a food processor or blender and use that!!

post #243 of 446
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Originally Posted by Koalamom View Post

Oh but usually those foods are fermented heavily traditionally. Perhaps you could just do lentils and no rice? Partway primal.


 

I would actually recommend the opposite - white rice is the least offensive grain (according to Sisson), and lentils still have phytates, IIRC. But yes, if fermented, it will be better.

post #244 of 446

Is the fermented rice products better than white rice? Currently we do idlis/dosa for breakfast, rice for lunch, roti/chapati (wheat) for dinner.

 

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Oh but usually those foods are fermented heavily traditionally. Perhaps you could just do lentils and no rice? Partway primal.


 

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He he, on Mark's Daily Apple he abbreviates Big Ass Salad. BAS

I don't like to do commercial mayo becuase it's made with the rancid processed oils, soybean, canola, etc. I'd rather make it from scratch with olive oil and eggs.

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Oh, I haven't had liver pate in ages!! We used to call it "chopped liver" (Mom grew up Jewish)-- that's the same thing, right? Please share recipe? yummy.gif

 



 

Are you able to sneak them into other recipes? Would he notice? My mom used to do that with us, and I've done it with my son, and my best friend's dd, and nobody's been the wiser. That girl HATES veggies of all kinds, and I put zucchini, grated, under the cheese on her pizza and she snarfed it right up thumb.gif You could shred things and add them to the burger, maybe? Or meat loaf?



 

What is BAS? Oh-- I live in NC and here they have Duke's mayo, which doesn't have any sugar in it. I'm moving back up north at some point, where they don't have Duke's greensad.gif but I am pretty sure their website said you can order it online. It's really good mayo, I think.



 

post #246 of 446
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Thank you for the feedback!  I guess 115 is a good weight, but my boobs are disappearing!!!  I feel fantastic eating this way though, so I don't intend to stop.  I stocked up on sweet potatoes yesterday and will incorporate one into my lunch today. 

 

Another question ~ besides eggs, what other things do you do for breakfast?  I've been sauteeing spinach, topping with 2 scrambled eggs and fresh tomato slices.  Yummy, but I could use some variety.


I'm also interested in the breakfast question.  We usually do eggs of some variety, but I'm always looking for new ideas.  

 

Lol, I would love for my boobs to disappear, at least a little, slowly or quickly.  

 

 

 

post #247 of 446

Big Ass Salad biglaugh.gif

 

I am going to have to try that liver pate when I get home. I wonder if it's Hcg-P3 friendly headscratch.gif I'm sure it's probably fine.

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Thanks for the ideas!  

 

 

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Originally Posted by karen1968 View Post

Breakfast ideas:

salad, smoothies, leftovers

Ideas in the comments here

Lots of recipes here, including yummy Primal pancakes

Or how about grain-free granola or hot cereal?



 

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Yes, thank you!  I really want to try that hot cereal.  I miss my morning oatmeal!

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Originally Posted by karen1968 View Post

Breakfast ideas:

salad, smoothies, leftovers

Ideas in the comments here

Lots of recipes here, including yummy Primal pancakes

Or how about grain-free granola or hot cereal?



 

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Originally Posted by mandomom View Post

Do you use already cooked bones? I've only used raw femur bones.  It would be nice to be able to use something that I normally would throw away.
 

 

Yes - we use almost exclusively already cooked bones for bone broth.

post #252 of 446
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Are you able to sneak them into other recipes? Would he notice? My mom used to do that with us, and I've done it with my son, and my best friend's dd, and nobody's been the wiser. That girl HATES veggies of all kinds, and I put zucchini, grated, under the cheese on her pizza and she snarfed it right up thumb.gif You could shred things and add them to the burger, maybe? Or meat loaf?

 


I think I'm going to start doing this, thanks. My ds loves the mini burger patties I make with our grass-fed beef (he calls them "baby burgers", so cute). I think I'll try to sneak some grated or purred veggies in them.  Still though, I'd love him to just like eating vegtables (or even fruit!).  He ate some frozen blueberries yesterday, so that's a start.  Every once in a while he likes raw carrots and cauliflower.  He's such a picky eater!

 

post #253 of 446
How strictly does everyone follow their Paleo/primal/grain free diet? 80/20? Or more closely?

My husband and I are planning to start the Whole 30 program http://whole9life.com/2011/06/whole-30-v4/ tomorrow. We have already noticed some big improvements the last month of more loosely following this way of eating. But have been indulging in almond meal choc chip cookies and dairy products quite a bit. So we really want to see how our bodies will respond going a good length of time completely grain, legume, dairy, sugar, chocolate and caffeine free.
post #254 of 446
Oops, I submitted before the post was done! I'm excited, but also a bit nervous about having to be prepared everywhere we go. Wondering if anyone else is or has been this strict with it before, how it went, and if you have any suggestions. Thanks!

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post #255 of 446
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Originally Posted by Mom&BabyChiro View Post

How strictly does everyone follow their Paleo/primal/grain free diet? 80/20? Or more closely?

My husband and I are planning to start the Whole 30 program http://whole9life.com/2011/06/whole-30-v4/ tomorrow. We have already noticed some big improvements the last month of more loosely following this way of eating. But have been indulging in almond meal choc chip cookies and dairy products quite a bit. So we really want to see how our bodies will respond going a good length of time completely grain, legume, dairy, sugar, chocolate and caffeine free.


If you discount the fact that we use mostly conventional animal products, probably about 90/10 or closer. I drink coffee, have occasional chocolate, use a little sugar as sweetener in otherwise paleo treats for the kids and I on occasion, and have a soda or an alcoholic drink once every several weeks or so. Coffee is the only everyday "cheat".

 

The kids are closer - they don't drink coffee on a daily basis :) But they're also given more leeway for cheats in social situations.

 

I'd be willing to try Whole30 or similar, except my work schedule is such odd hours (one 12+ hour night shift, two 12+ hour day shifts that involve waking up 1.5 hours earlier than my "normal" wake time) that the idea of giving up coffee entirely is intimidating.

post #256 of 446
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Originally Posted by Mom&BabyChiro View Post

How strictly does everyone follow their Paleo/primal/grain free diet? 80/20? Or more closely?

My husband and I are planning to start the Whole 30 program http://whole9life.com/2011/06/whole-30-v4/ tomorrow. We have already noticed some big improvements the last month of more loosely following this way of eating. But have been indulging in almond meal choc chip cookies and dairy products quite a bit. So we really want to see how our bodies will respond going a good length of time completely grain, legume, dairy, sugar, chocolate and caffeine free.



I drink coffee, with milk in it.  Occasionally, a piece of cheese.  No grains, sugar, legumes though.  Must.Kick.Coffee.Habit!

 

post #257 of 446

I have weak coffee with butter and coconut cream in it, about 6 oz per day.  And I use a tsp of molasses in my smoothie for breakfast, the girls get 1 tsp of maple syrup in their plain yogurt.  We can't afford grass-fed beef.  It actually would be cheaper buying a half cow, but we can't drop 1300 bucks all at once despite the long-term savings.

 

So that's the gist of how un-primal we are.  No grains or legumes.

 

My husband hasn't bought into it completely.  He won't cook or shop for himeself so at home he eats what we have but if he's out he gets fast food with soda.

post #258 of 446
In reviewing the whole 30 guidelines, I was reminded that coffee is on the ok list. Yay! I only drink decaf anyway. So yummy with a bit of coconut milk un it! I will miss red wine though...

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I'd guess I'm close to 90/10, or have been (this week probably closer to 80/20). My biggest downfall is that one of my best friends owns an awesome cupcake shop winky.gif 

 

But today is day 150 (that's ~5 months). I'm down 25 pounds, 4 inches in the bust, 6 inches in the waist. I think if I didn't have a co-sleeping nursling, I'd have lots of energy.

 

My hubby just started reading "The Primal Blueprint" and he's getting on board. He doesn't need to lose weight, per se, but he's gotten kind of "skinny fat" in the years since our son was born. And our son has gotten very dependent on candy and other "treats" - this is DH's biggest reason for taking the household Primal. I'm looking forward to it, but a little nervous since DS is 4.5 and has entered that picky eater stage. I used to feel so smug that he would eat ANYTHING, and these days it's only yogurt, (grass-fed beef) hot dogs, carrots and hummus. I won't be taking him fully Primal, but will be ditching the grains for him. He gets to keep dairy :)

post #260 of 446
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Originally Posted by PNWmama View PostI think I'm going to start doing this, thanks. My ds loves the mini burger patties I make with our grass-fed beef (he calls them "baby burgers", so cute). I think I'll try to sneak some grated or purred veggies in them.  Still though, I'd love him to just like eating vegtables (or even fruit!).  He ate some frozen blueberries yesterday, so that's a start.  Every once in a while he likes raw carrots and cauliflower.  He's such a picky eater!

 

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Originally Posted by karen1968 View PostDS is 4.5 and has entered that picky eater stage. I used to feel so smug that he would eat ANYTHING, and these days it's only yogurt, (grass-fed beef) hot dogs, carrots and hummus. I won't be taking him fully Primal, but will be ditching the grains for him. He gets to keep dairy :)


I so hear that about picky. Yours is, what, 5, PNWmama? Don't worry about it, really, nor you, karen-- mine's 10 and he used to be the exact.same.way. Start now with things like...one of the things I did early on was introduce the Ugly Food Principle. Our church had done this really neat thing in PreK with an ugly wrapped package compared to a pretty one wrapped with a sparkly bow. The ugly one had the cool contents, and the pretty one contained nothing. The lesson was about people, how you never know what's "inside", but I took it further, with food. I told ds, you know how sometimes a food is really gross looking but it tastes incredible? Like a smashed piece of cake, for instance. Or you can have something really pretty and it tastes like cardboard. That's how I got him to start trying things. Also the idea that "What if I don't like it?"-- I said, one time, "What if you DO??" and he really took that to heart. He realized he could be missing out on a whole host of liking things, not to mention, you only have the Yuck Factor once-- if he didn't like it, he never has to have it again, and it was only yucky for one second. That's not so bad.

 

PNW-- he will. He will eat vegetables for themselves. Have patience hug2.gif Give him lots of the ones he does like, and maybe ONE bite of something new each week. Introduce the Ugly Food Principle and the One Second Yuck Factor lol.gif

 

Have you tried frozen veggies? Right from the container? He's a little old, maybe, but mine at 2yo or so used to LOVE them, though it made me want to hurl.

 

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