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post #21 of 89
What a cool idea! I do think we should include kefir and yogurt as seperate, since they're different cultures with different properties; but, I wouldn't count either seperate from fresh milk, since they're both kind of like milk-plus. Well, maybe I would count pasteurized yogurt and raw milk as seperate...

Ok, here's where I am so far today. I'll update this later in the day with dinner, et al.

Kefir smoothie (raw kefir, raw egg yolks, CLO, ground flax seed, banana, blueberries [local, frozen last summer, yum!], CO) 7
Tea (tea, raw honey, raw milk [which I won't count, as I counted the kefir]) 2

Chicken sausage (chicken, sundried tomatoes, herbs) 3
Roasted veggies (brussels sprouts, carrots, olive oil) 3
Kim-chee (cabbage, carrots, etc.) 1
Applesauce (homemade - apples, cinnamon) 2
Satsuma mandarin orange 1

Total so far: 19
I sumarized the ingredients in the chicken sausage or kim-chee, so it's really more, but in such tiny quantity (and in the case of the sausage, which had dehydrated onions and garlic granules, probably greatly diminished nutritional value) that I'm not going nuts copying them down.

Here's my projected rest of the day:

Updating to reflect what I *really* ate for snack and dinner

Pecans 1
Rice crispy treat :
Latte 1 (for the coffee, milk doubles the kefir I had this morning)

Broiled salmon (wild salmon, olive oil, dill, salt and pepper) 2
Cauliflower 1
Mashed potatoes (potatoes, garlic, butter, milk, salt and pepper), 2
Sliced bell pepper 1
Fresh pineapple 1
Mixed green salad (several different greens, let's count it as 2)
Dressing (sundried tomato, fresh garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar) 2

Grand total: 32

I might have a yogurt tonight, depends on how soon I crash

Er... wow, this is tough.
post #22 of 89
Ok, well I'll try this for a couple of days and just see how I stack up!


Breakfast: sprouted grain muffin (should I count the individual grains?), eggs, cheese 3, unless I count all the separate grains

Lunch: leftover beef pot pie (carrots, celery, onions, beef, mushrooms, wheat, parsley, garlic), grapefruit 9

brown rice, broccoli, mushrooms, cream, turkey (5)

I'm going to make eggnog after a shower (nutmeg, egg yolks, milk, vanilla)

So, I think my total for the day is a lousy 17. Better tomorrow.
post #23 of 89

finished off that dang beef stew (10 ingredients)
sourdough bread 1
raw butter 1
butter oil 0 I guess since I had raw butter already

projected for dinner:
eggplant dip (eggplant, parsley, garlic, cumin, yogurt, olive oil) 4 due to repeats
hummus (chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, garlic) 4 due to repeats
pita bread 0 due to repeats
olives 1
carrots 0 repeat
celery 1
cucumber 1
broccoli 1
lamb kofta kebabs (ground lamb, parsley, mint, egg, cumin, coriander) 4 due to repeats

strawberries 1
blueberries 1
buckwheat tea 1

That gets me to 32. Yay!
post #24 of 89
Thread Starter 
OK, today...let's see.

Coffee (OK, I'll count it...)
Chickpea salad: chickpeas, corn, spinach, garlic, onions, carrots, tomatoes, parsley
Veggie dumplings: wheat wrapper, cabbage, carrots, onion, parsley

Snack: raspberries
OK, so that makes: 15... oh, a long way to go.

So, my supplements have the following: whole food based -- holy basil, astragalus root, ginseng, Schizandra berry, blueberry, gooseberry, seaweed, carob, turmeric, green tea, cloves, ginger, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, alfalfa leaf, nettle leaf, eleuthero root, licorice, dandelion leaf, yellowdock root, reishi mushrooms, cordycaps purple corn mushrooms -- Oh, and CLO.

Geez...if I count all that, that would be crazy. That's 23 foods alone.

So, I'll just count the number of supplements as 1 -- I take 4, so I'll add four? Does that make sense?

(PS... the reason I take all that supplementation is for an adrenal disorder, and all that good antioxident stuff up above is supposed to help...)

I'll post dinner later.

Dinner: mixed greens salad: arugala, endive, spinach, escarole, dill
broccoli, avacado, rice, eggplant, onion, misc. Indian spices, tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic, mustard, maple syrup.

OK, that makes 34 without repeats...I really didn't think I would make it today.

post #25 of 89
OK, let's see what I had today.

I'm personally going for 20 foods a day right now.
CLO (1)
milk thistle (1)

Breakfast: (3)
goat milk

last night's dinner leftovers (8)
pasta with brocolli and cream sauce

Dinner: (12)
gefilte fish (eggs, at least 2 kinds of fish)
spiced mayo (oil, eggs, wasabi, horseradish, and mustard.)
turkey soup (bone broth, ginger, noodles, carrots, potatoes, celery)

That makes 25. If I snack later and add to it, great, but I got in my 20.

For snack I had oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, and butter. Since butter was already counted in the pasta dish, that makes 3 more, for a total of 28.
post #26 of 89
Kelly keeps bringing up a good point. What about duplicates everyday? 31 different foods per day, but should they vary even more over the course of a week, month, and season? For example, I have eggs every morning, and then there are other foods I eat in phases. I might get addicted to say ceviche for months at a time then stop. Kwim? Marie, any response.

Today: eggs, butter, tea, milk, miso, nori, anchovy/garlic broth, chicken broth, kale, carrots, oj, clo, brown rice, asian pear, white refined flour, sesame seeds, scallops, tomato, green peppers, onion, spinach, basil, salt, blueberries, quinoa, rice, soy sauce, rosemary, apple, beans, pecans, almonds, maple syrup, lime juice, cilantro, dried anchovies, kefir, cranberry juice, broccoli, garlic, olive oil.

Could that be right? 44. Ceviche and scallop risotto helped. I'm out of ideas for tomorrow, so I hope I have a decent food day.

I feel like a voyeur seeing what everyone eats in a day. I did wonder how other people ate "traditionally". It looks like very well!
post #27 of 89
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by Mommay View Post
Kelly keeps bringing up a good point. What about duplicates everyday? 31 different foods per day, but should they vary even more over the course of a week, month, and season? For example, I have eggs every morning, and then there are other foods I eat in phases. I might get addicted to say ceviche for months at a time then stop. Kwim? Marie, any response.
I too get addicted to foods and eat them in phases. Also leftovers and such really make repeat likely. Putting on my palaeolithic "hat" for a moment, I find that daily repeats are OK from that perspective... some foods were in season for different periods of time and people would repeat that food over and over until it was gone almost daily -- at least that is what I would logically guess. I can't PROVE it. From that perspective, getting into food "addictions" over time is probably something on which our body depends... my gut tells me that if we are eating enough variety to include 31 different foods/day in our diet, we are doing an OK job, and eating eggs for breakfast for a month is not really a problem nutritionally. That's my guess...any other thoughts?

post #28 of 89
Thread Starter 
Mmmmm, Tara. Can I come to your house for dinner tonight? You always have such good stuff a'brewin.

post #29 of 89
Originally Posted by Mommay View Post
I feel like a voyeur seeing what everyone eats in a day. I did wonder how other people ate "traditionally". It looks like very well!
Keep in mind we've been doing this for less than a week, and we don't have THAT many people involved at this point. The people eating "worse" are probably not posting to this thread. Plus I wasn't eating nearly as much variety before reading this thread (but maybe that's the whole point of the thread anyway, to help us be more aware of our food choices as we make them?)

Breakfast: eggs, butter, coconut oil, tea, honey, bread (wheat, dates, raisins.) 8

beet kvass, CLO, milk thistle (3)

lunch: 24
mixed baby greens (14)
kimchi (8)
sardines (sardines, tomato paste) (2)

daily total: 36

Is it cheating to count all 14 different kinds of greens listed on the package of mixed baby greens?
post #30 of 89
Marie, darlin', you're always welcome at my house for dinner Just name the day!

Ok, so far, again today, my breakfast has been kefir smoothie and tea:

Kefir smoothie (raw kefir, raw egg yolks, CLO, ground flax seed, banana, mango, CO) 7
Tea (tea, raw honey, raw milk) 2

Mashed potatoes (potatoes, garlic, milk, butter) 3
Cauliflower (cauliflower, olive oil) 2
Salmon (wild salmon, olive oil) 1
Stuffed grape leaves (grape leaves, rice, herbs, sunflower oil) 4
Satsuma mandarins 1

Pecans 1
Crystalized ginger 1

Morrocan braised beef (beef, butternut squash, tomatoes, onions, garlic, raisins, wine, sherry, olive oil, wild mushrooms, beef broth, tons of spices which I'll lump together as 1) 10
Quinoa pilaf (boxed mix, I'm too lazy to go get the actual ingredients to list them but I'll bet they mostly repeat what's in the beef so,) 1
Salad (mixed greens, carrots, sundried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil) 4
Red wine (doubles wine in beef)

Total: 37
post #31 of 89
very interesting. I will report back tomorrow. Currenly, I just had to get up really early and I am eating a few chocolate chip.

SO does eating this many kinds of food ensure that you get enough nutrients all around, or probably do? Very cool if so. It seems it would make sense .

I will tally it all up today.
post #32 of 89
Yesterday, I had:
Squash muffin = 6
Apple = 1
Coffee = 1
flax plus granola : (Organic rolled oats, organic evaporated cane juice, organic soy oil, organic brown rice flour, organic pumpkin seeds, organic flaxseeds, organic oat syrup solids, sea salt, organic molasses, rice bran extract, organic cinnamon)= 7
w/goat milk = 1
liver&onions = 2
root veggie medley (potato, sweet potato, parsnip, onion) = 3
squash muffin
cheese sandwich = 2
yogurt = 1

Total = 24

Still woefully inadequate - I'm trying to get all my swap sewing completed this week, so I'm not spending much time in the kitchen and since I'm the only one in the house that cooks . . . *sigh*, at least we're eating Oh, and I need to go get some CLO.
post #33 of 89
sprouted bread (I'll count it as 1)
mayonnaise 1
ranch dressing 1
chicken 1
romaine lettuce 1
muenster cheese 1
trail mix (almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, raisins, dark chocolate) 6

lamb kofta kebabs (lamb, mint, parsley, egg, garlic, onion)
pita bread
hummus (chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic)
eggplant dip (roasted eggplant, parsley, cumin, garlic, olive oil, yogurt)
veggies (carrots, broccoli, celery, cucumber, olives)
red wine

potatoes with rosemary and olive oil
orange juice

total so far: 34 whew, made it over I may have some tea later, too
post #34 of 89
Here's today:

Breakfast: bananas, dried cherries, eggs, wheat, kefir, butter (banana muffins) = 6

Lunch: turkey, red onion, celery, apple, mayo, pita, orange, pumpkin seeds = 8

Supper: romaine, tomato, black olives, parm. cheese, beef tenderloin, potatoes, asparagus, olive oil = 8

It occurred to me that I am finishing a project, which explains why I'm perhaps not eating so great a variety.
post #35 of 89
here's todays tally so far:
breakfast 4 (sourdough toast, butter, egg, yogurt)
rrl/nettle infusion 2
ginger kefir 3
lunch 18 (cambodian ginger beef, chicken curry, noum moin, rice, green tea)
tangerines 1

so far 28. heh heh, this challenge is giving me an excuse to eat at the cambodian place near work a lot. yum yum.
post #36 of 89
I finalized my post for today, above Vaquitita, I was all jonseing to ask you for the cambodian beef recipe... then I noticed you said you got it at a restaurant. Tease
post #37 of 89
Thanks Marie. It makes sense that paleolithic people went through phases. I always kind of thought that. I'm pretty boring. I have the same things for breaksfasts and snacks, but I'm having fun keeping track of what I'm eating, so here goes.

Good points Ruthla.

eggs, butter, miso, nori, carrot, kale, oj, clo, brown rice, quinoa, rosemary, salt, beans, sushi (salmon, tuna, shrimp), broccoli, garlic, olive oil, cheese, chicken, spinach, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, kefir, yogurt, strawberries, bananas, elderberry, tea, milk, sugar, dried anchovies.

31 exactly today. I didn't include the 3 types of fish as separate.
post #38 of 89
Thread Starter 
Dinner at Tara's!

OK -- me today...
Muesli with fruit: oats, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, honey, macadamia nuts, coffee, raw milk (in coffee), raspberries, bananna, dried cherries, raisens, prunes 14

Mexican wraps -- rice, pinto beans, whole wheat tortilla, chicken, onions, cilantro, guacamole, 7

Dinner -- ate out: Indian --- spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, paneer, potatoes, parsley, chickpea flour, turmeric, cardamon, cumin, coriander11

That makes 32... Ethnic eating makes a difference as well. Indian food has such great variety in it.

Didn't take my supplements, so no bonus points....

post #39 of 89
Life is getting out of hand here, so I don't know how much I'll be posting for a while. But here's today:
clo, coffee, milk, wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, sunflower seeds, honey, butter, cheese, strawberries, oranges, apples, banana (16)

salmon, nori, brown rice, rice wine viegar, sesame seed oil, sesame seeds (can I count those two as separate??), eggs, olive oil, hot chili pepper sauce, avocado, broccoli, carrots, soy sauce (13)

chicken stock, pork, chicken, celery, onion, garlic, parsley, kale, white beans, potato (10)

kombucha, mango, pineapple

42 for me.

Woo-hoo, Ruth! You got 36! I knew you'd do it. And I don't think that counting each different green is cheating at all. Some folks might have selected just plain iceberg or romaine.

On the subject of daily variety vs. week-to-week - I've been reading about foraging lately, because dh and I are trying to include some "wild" plants in our garden. It seems to me that if we were truly eating seasonally, then getting into food ruts wouldn't be a big deal at all. I'm sure that if foragers came across a bunch of ripe berries or a salmon run, they would binge on that for a while. But I wonder if food ruts are okay in our era of year-round carrots, apples and potatoes. I mean, 31 foods is a great idea, but if we're just eating basically the same 40 or 50 foods all year long, is that enough variety? Marie, didn't you mention that hunter-gatherers might have hundreds of different foods in their diet throughout the year?

I'm sure I'll lurk here a bit, and I'll try to post when I can.
post #40 of 89
Kelly, that's a good point; but, I think in this crowd at least, even if we get into food ruts, we're all pretty likely to be eating a large variety over the course of a year.

While I'm really bad about the food ruts, too, I can say that, averaged over a year, I eat at least these things often enough to be worth calling a part of my diet (as opposed to, say, pheasant, which I love, but I've only ever been able to afford to eat once in my life )

Beef, bison, chicken, pork, salmon, shrimp, crab, lobster, various other fish, duck, turkey, rabbit, venison. (13 different meats, even without differentiating the other fish)
Dairy: In both cow's and goat's milk versions, I use: fresh milk, kefir, yogurt and cheese. Additionally, butter, cream, creme fraiche. If we count them all seperately (and counting cow's and goat's seperately), that's 11 items. If we only count the cultures and butter seperately, it's 8 items.
Coffee, tea, kombucha. 3
Honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, rapadura sugar. 4
Fruits: Apples, bananas, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, cherries, pears, mangos, papaya, pineapple, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocados, coconuts (and various coconut products like coconut oil), kiwi, goji berries, cranberries. I know I'm forgetting some, but that puts me at 22
Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, asparagus, spinach, lettuce, kale, collards, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squashes, summer squashes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, turnips, turnip greens, parsnips, mushrooms (ok, technically not a vegetable, but neither are all of the fruits I've listed under vegetable either ), tomato, olives (and olive oil), onion, garlic, horseradish, ginger, rutabaga, cilantro, parsley, various other herbs, peas, corn, beets, beet greens, endive, mustard greens, dandelion greens, artichokes. Again, I know I'm missing some, but that's 38
Kidney beans, lentils, black beans, pinto beans, various other beans. At least 5
Pecans, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, hazlenuts. 7
Rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, oats. 5
Soy sauce, miso, vinegar, wine 4

I know there's whole classes of things I've missed, but that quick, off the top list was 109 items. :
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