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Old 04-19-2012, 07:39 PM
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Made a three-bean and kale salad to night. Yummo!
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:41 PM
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Wwwwaaaassssuuuuupppppp crazy cats! Lots of different types of eats goin on, on this Thread...and I love it. This is the place where all different eating styles can gather, and share, and learn...but always remain respectful of others' opinions of their healthy diet. I for one, would not take on a lot of what some of you do...but that's ok! We are trying to find different paths to the same place...health.

So, tonight it was close. A pizza place kept calling my name. "Hey!" "Pssssst." "Ghost." "Over here!" I sooooo wanted pizza. Especially, cuz it's Thursday, and they have my favorite slice on Thursdays. I wanted two super slices. I actually started driving to it, then took a turn and went back to my slow cooked pork chops with zucchini and spinach. Needed my healthy meat, full of protein and necessary fat! So skipped the pizza.

Got home and was still kinda hungry. Did a first. Made scrambled eggs (six eggs) with coconut oil and milk. Yummy! Lottsa pepper and bit of sea salt. I used to make the eggs with butter (dairy - I avoid it), then eat them on bread (grain / gluten - I avoid them) drenched in butter. So basically, I used eggs as an excuse to put them on butter soaked bread.

Today I appreciated the actual eggs. That's roughly 36 - 40 + grams of protein. Plus they were really good cooked in the coconut oil and milk.

Had em with six slices of bacon (from pig we bought, minimally processed). Now I'm stuffed, and on good, whole foods. No dairy, no grains / gluten, maybe a bit of sugar in the milk and bacon...but not too much. I woulda liked to have gotten some veggies in there...but I ate quite a bit of those throughout day.

Lottsa protein and fat. So, my kinda meal. I'll take that over the pizza.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:42 PM
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It was so good I posted it twice!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:23 AM
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Anybody eat farm fresh, pastured eggs?

They are so good, doesn't even compare to store boughs eggs. I go to local farms, lots of people sell their eggs, and you can see them out in the yard, longing around, eating grass and just being a chicken.

The yolks from pastured eggs are an eye-popping yellow-orange. That's beta carotene from the grass. Scramblers come out so moist, light and fluffy. The best way to eat them though, is over easy, sopping up the yolk with some whole grain bread.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:50 AM
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How do you slow cook your chops, Ghost? A crock pot?

I like the different variety of eating in this thread as well. I'm a horrible picky eater....so I use it to open my flippin' eyes to something better!

I may even try tempeh. It's fish....right?!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by WakeUp View Post
Anybody eat farm fresh, pastured eggs?

They are so good, doesn't even compare to store boughs eggs. I go to local farms, lots of people sell their eggs, and you can see them out in the yard, longing around, eating grass and just being a chicken.

The yolks from pastured eggs are an eye-popping yellow-orange. That's beta carotene from the grass. Scramblers come out so moist, light and fluffy. The best way to eat them though, is over easy, sopping up the yolk with some whole grain bread.
I am going to find these eggs. YUM.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:03 AM
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LOL Coffee at tempeh being fish!

Last night was an egg night for me too Ghosty. Sauteed green peppers in a little olive oil then stirred up some eggs with seasoning, tossed them in the pan, covered the pan for 3 min, then put the pan uncovered in the oven on broil for another 2.5 min and voila green pepper frittata in under 10 min.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeenut View Post
I may even try tempeh. It's fish....right?!
I just bought some more Tempeh and hamburger buns so I have the package since I'm not entirely sure how to explain it.

I bought the Three Grain Tempeh and the ingredients are: Cultured organic soybeans, water, organic brown rice, organic barley, organic millet, lactic acid (from plant sources)

I made spaghetti with organic pasta sauce tonight. Tomorrow it's going to be a 15 bean soup and possibly rice dinner..
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:34 PM
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Pretty much ate the same thing as yesterday.

A bit of coconut milk and fruit for breakfast. Hard boiled eggs and yams post work out. Pork chops and spinach for dinner. Then scrambled eggs and bacon for late dinner. I'm fffffuuuuuullllllllllll!!!!!

Coffee - I use a crock pot to slow cook em. I use that a lot more now. Pork chops, roasts, hams...no excuse not to have plenty of meat to eat. When I slow cook the roast I put some pepper, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and a bit of cinnamon in it too. Gives it a great taste.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:30 PM
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Made three meals today:

Chopped up yams, jalapenos and onions put in a pan with sliced ham. Dipped chicken in egg and breaded in coconut flour in the pan too. All baked together.

Paleo pancakes.

Chopped up yams, jalapenos and onions mixed into grass fed ground beef to make burgers. Grilled.

Some of these will be meals for the week as I froze a couple.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:51 PM
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Made a pina colada with my juicer but the pineapple was having a hard time going through. I really need a Vitamix.

Ok everybody, tell me I need a $500 blender.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:33 AM
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So, nobody think I need a $500 blender? Or did everyone stop eating healthy?
Come on guys, it's time to kick up the kale!

I am going to get a Vitamix, my Ninja won't make smooth smoothies. Comes out too gritty.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:17 PM
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Well, if you can afford getting a $500 blender, and i's advantageous over cheaper versions, go for it. It gives me heart pain to think of that. I need a new food processor, and am going to try to keep it under $100, and as close to $50 as I can.

I'm ffffffuuuullllllllllll. Had my favorite post workout concoction for when I have time to cook post work out.

Cut up onions, zucchini and yams. Put it in a pan with spinach and coconut oil. Let it cook till everything shrinks. Then take a bunch of eggs and break them right over everything. Add some coconut milk. Cook it. Makes a great scrambled egg dish with plenty of veggies. Lottsa protein. Had a side of bacon too.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghostly View Post

I'm ffffffuuuullllllllllll. Had my favorite post workout concoction for when I have time to cook post work out.

Cut up onions, zucchini and yams. Put it in a pan with spinach and coconut oil. Let it cook till everything shrinks. Then take a bunch of eggs and break them right over everything. Add some coconut milk. Cook it. Makes a great scrambled egg dish with plenty of veggies. Lottsa protein. Had a side of bacon too.
Sounds like a great dish there, Ghostly !!

WakeUp,
I'm hesitant to search that Vitamix, ......desperately need a couple things for the boat first;
Don't want to get sidetracked !?!


With so many under-powered motorized tools out there, sometimes it's good to investigate and find a good one. I'm one of those folks who will pay a premium for elevated function and/or really good design.
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So I'm in Day 14 and it's time I think to start eating properly. Began running again this week, so going to quit the junk food next. I love my fruit, veggies, seeds, nuts, pulses, in fact I love everything!! I decided that for the first two weeks I'd indulge my sugar cravings and eat whatever I wanted. I still had my cereal for breakfast, and proper lunch and dinner too, I just supplemented it with chips, dips, cheese galore and chocolate, ice-cream, cookies etc etc. I didn't give a damn! Anyways I did enjoy myself but it's now time to get real. Just had a post-run smoothie with avocado, yoghurt, banana, pineapple, lime, orange, grapefruit and milled linseed and feeling great. (I spilled half it on the floor but it was a large cup so I didn't mind, the dogs licked it up!) Having roast chicken for dinner tonight with salad and veggies. YUMMM
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:57 AM
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I made some vegan chocolate pudding yesterday. It was delicious! Took it over to some friend's to try, I wouldn't tell them what was in it until they took a bite

Here's the recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or split a vanilla bean in half and scoop out the seeds.


Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. No one will suspect there's avocado in it until you tell them. Plus, you get fiber, potassium, folate, some Vitamin B, K, and healthy monounsaturated fat.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:34 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:08 AM
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Whole foods has a great vegan chocolate pudding that I like and they sell it in individual servings works great for lazy peeps like me.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:19 AM
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Oh, jeeze. Tried a whole chicken in the crock pot, for the first time.

Man, I don't think I'll ever oven roast another one!

Very nice and very easy. And lots of leftovers!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:36 PM
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^ Yes, yes, yes! Throw in the chicken...then put away left overs and clean up. Easy peasy. Yummy too. No excuse not to have a great meal ready to go. I like mine with plenty of meat and fat! I try to slow cook something now several times a week.
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