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Forum: Traditional Foods   11-12-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,570
Posted By keevelish
You typically would stay away from starchy...

You typically would stay away from starchy tubers and fruit if you were really trying to lose weight on paleo/primal.
 
Paleo and primal themselves are not necessarily low-carb diets.
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-12-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By keevelish
Well, I have to simmer (think a blip blip blip)...

Well, I have to simmer (think a blip blip blip) chicken bones for 48 hours in order to get them soft enough to crumble, so I'm betting that hard beef bones would require a minimum of 48 hours. 
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Forum: Traditional Foods   09-06-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By keevelish
Which brings us to the affordability of...

Which brings us to the affordability of grass-fed and pastured livestock.  *sigh*.  It's cheaper in the long-run but we simply can't drop $1300 on a half cow all at once. 
 
And feed-lot grain-fed...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-06-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,424
Posted By keevelish
I have weak coffee with butter and coconut cream...

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...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,796
Posted By keevelish
I just don't use bread crumbs.  I use 1-2 eggs...

I just don't use bread crumbs.  I use 1-2 eggs per pound of meat and seasonings, like oregano, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.  They hold together just fine.
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-05-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By keevelish
Yeah, charred meat is definitely something we...

Yeah, charred meat is definitely something we don't consume.  Usually roasted or stewed is what we do. And we eat a lot of eggs.
 
We don't drink much milk, we go through maybe 3/4 a gallon a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By keevelish
  We drink raw milk because it has intact...


We drink raw milk because it has intact proteins, enzymes and beneficial bacteria.  At least that's the reasoning.
 
But I was just thinking- if pasteurization denatures the proteins and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-30-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,570
Posted By keevelish
I've been reading through the thread, very...

I've been reading through the thread, very interesting :).  We eat primal (well, my daughters and I do, my husband is a slow convert).
 
I don't think this is globally sustainable with the current...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,551
Posted By keevelish
I have two concerns:   One is that I suspect...

I have two concerns:
 
One is that I suspect our five year old has childhood apraxia of speech- and we have no health insurance to get her checked out or to pay for speech therapy- she understands...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By keevelish
We're in Allenstown, NH.  Our daughter is five...

We're in Allenstown, NH.  Our daughter is five and we're pretty much going with the flow! Her almost three year old sister is tagging along learning everything with her. We're in a couple of co-ops...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-05-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By keevelish
We live in NH.  Although we'll be homeschooling...

We live in NH.  Although we'll be homeschooling our daughter this September we originally enrolled her in public school in April.  It was incredibly easy to get the religious exemption form.  I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-04-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,968
Posted By keevelish
I can't remember the last time our daughters...

I can't remember the last time our daughters were at the doctor's.  We're only veeery rarely sick.  I've never had a doctor at the office cure or fix anything.  If one of us is sick enough to need...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-04-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By keevelish
Strange, because I just finished the best batch...

Strange, because I just finished the best batch of yogurt ever!  I used local raw holstein milk, and 2 T greek yogurt per quart.  Heated it to 180, cooled to 110, left it in the cooler for 14...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-04-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By keevelish
Breastfeeding mothers will typically have...

Breastfeeding mothers will typically have sufficient milk production if they take in 1800 calories a day.  Even mothers in famine produce milk to feed their young, though the fat in it can be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-28-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By keevelish
That sounds so uncomfortable.  Toddlers...

That sounds so uncomfortable.  Toddlers frequently develop lazy latches.  One thing that might help is to tell him to open wide and say "aaaaahhh."  Show him how.  And when his latch becomes poor...
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