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Old 02-16-2013, 06:01 AM
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LDT, seems to me, you have the most unboring diet! I need to channel you!

Goooooooooooooood Morning, Healthy Eaters! I have not paid enough attention to this place in a bit. I need to get my act together. Thank you to Everyone for giving such great suggestions!

Have a most excellent weekend!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:40 AM
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I still miss you Coffee and hope you're well.

LDT - Making almond flour is so easy and quick, plus its so much less expensive than buying it pre-made. I hate knowing how much $ I wasted. Its one of those things where I kept reading how easy it was, but just put off doing it for a long time.

Get a coffee grinder. Put the almonds in. Put it on the smallest size. Let it go till its ground. That's it. I find it the flour actually equates to a bit more than the amount of almonds put in. Don't let it go too long or it starts getting kinda sticky.

I like knowing my flour is 100% almond flour. Some of the pre-made ones have a lotta different ingredients (though some are pure).

You can probably make it in a food processor too, though I think it wouldn't get ground down enough. I bought a cheap coffee grinder on Amazon for a few bucks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:38 AM
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*ahem*

Have spent the day at my mums... one scone with lashings of butter and one all butter shortbread... I did refuse staying an extra couple of hours and the takeaway chinese that was coming their way...

What am I doing? I don't think I've one full healthy day this week! Oh well...

I googled the paleo diet, looks good, certainly a lot of variety. I think I'll concentrate on just not eating ANY junk for now though. Off to make some tea before I get desperately hungry and raid the kids snacks... pasta something tonight (wow lol)
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:51 AM
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Hi, healthy eaters. I'm still sugar-free. I actually don't feel like eating carbs these days, so I stick to low-fat cottage cheese, fruit, veggies and fish. Substituted coffee with chicory for a while. It's not bad at all. I like it with milk, cinnamon, and cardamon.

I tried to make kale chips, but almost burnt them in the oven - according to the recipe cooking time was 20 minutes, but it was too much. So tomorrow I will make another attempt to do it.

My best wishes to all.

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:44 PM
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Well.... Day 4 of ( mostly ) Paleo. The only day I deviated just a tad was on Valentines Day when we ate Tiramisu for dessert ( NO regrets there, though ). But here is how the last 2 days in my Paleo world have gone for me....

Yesterday I made a Kale and andouie sausage salad for lunch...really good.....Last night Paleo chocolate chip cookies ( followed the recipe to the letter ).... Those were good as well, but my DH kept making jokes, saying that they were the "most expensive" chocolate chip cookies in the world because of all the supplies we had to buy... How we would have to take a second mortgage on the house ,( yada yada )... So, Today I decide to make Paleo hamburgers with Paleo BBq sauce, Paleo mayonnaise, and ....Paleo hamburger buns..... .... I was in the kitchen for HOURS and the only thing that was halfway edible was the meat ( and just barely ). I just ended up wrapping it in lettuce. In real life I am a good cook, but CLEARLY I do not know how to cook Paleo...even WITH a recipe. Of course my DH again could not resist cracking endless jokes at my expense, feigning food poisoning.... And my adult daughter was just as bad....she actually GAGGED when she tasted my mayo. So did I. At one point I started laughing so hard I choked on a tiny piece of the so called hamburger "bun" I made. I use the term"bun" loosely because it was anything but a bun. My daughter said it " kept growing" in her mouth. As you can see, it was an epic Paleo failure in my kitchen today . AND....To top it off, after I finished this gastronomical disaster, a friend emailed me an article on why I SHOULDN'T eat Paleo....I'm thinking, " GREAT timing, dude"
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:46 PM
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breakfast 2 bananas , 2 avocados with fine white pepper and a tiny bit of garlic salt .
4 satsumas for snacking
dinner : 1 baby gem lettuice , half a cucumber , 1 green bell pepper , 6 spring/salad onions , all cubed into 1/2 inch , mixed with two large spoons of spanish basil pesto , two hand fulls of black pitted olives and a slug of olive oil . served in three wholemeal tortilla wraps
Three pieces of jamacan style jerk chicken ..

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:09 PM
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Day 17

Smoothie, Fruit juice. Cleaning out the fridge for a big shop next week, so ate all the coriander pesto, fruit, crackers. A couple of choco truffles.

My wheat grass is doing so well I have 8 hanging woven baskets down the side of the restaurant that I am growing the wheat grass in, looks so fresh and vibrant I am reluctant to cut. The beautiful spider webs that catch the morning dew and sunlight between the baskets lift my spirits. I love tending my wheatgrass. Got me thinking of renting a piece of land and growing my own organic vegetables.

LDT glad to hear you are introducing fruit into your diet. Have you tried green smoothies yet? Great way to get a lot of green vegetables in your diet. I swear by them. I buy a variety of green leafy vegetables, wash them thoroughly, spin them and store them in containers in the fridge, I put layers of cloth between them to absorb extra moisture.
They keep for days very fresh and crisp.

I think my daughter in law would love the Paleo diet as opposed to my raw vegan.

Ahhh scones with lashing of Devon cream and homemade strawberry jam and a pot of tea.

The last time I made scones I used a can of lemonade as the liquid so one had told me this makes them very light it worked a treat.

This would be the white stodge Mecanix is talking about. I do t have a physical craving for these things but I do think about it, the thing is it is never as good as you imagined.
Having a healthy body and the " lightness" that comes with that outweighs any stodgy "treat" .

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:14 PM
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I apologize Mecanix, it was Mytimenow, not your good and healthy self that ate the scone.

LDT I wrote the former post before you posted your Paleo disaster in the kitchen. I have never actually looked it up because of the meat factor but now Imam curious.

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:22 PM
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CaiHong, I have been drinking wheat grass juice from the powder form for years. I'm a huge fan. It's always been a goal of mine to grow my own wheat grass.... Do you think I could do that? How would I get started...... And Yes, I'm making a conscious effort to add fruit to my diet. The fruit smoothies I've made this week were not bad. Plus I ate a whole cantaloupe. My fridge is currently stocked with mangos, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, and I have a large bunch of bananas. I have not yet made green smoothies, but that will be a labor of love because I will eat and/or drink anything that's green.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by CaiHong View Post
I apologize Mecanix, it was Mytimenow, not your good and healthy self that ate the scone.

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Yes it was me and my bad unheathy self lol

I think I may retire from this thread until I have something positive to contribute healthy eating wise. That's not me having a flounce, but there is no point kidding myself that in a week where I have said.. ah Big Mac, won't hurt... oooh takeaway curry, lovely. Scones and shortbread you say? Just the one! That I am actually making much effort. I'm clearly not. I am in my head and on google!

I feel like I must be some kind of diet 'trigger'. It was the kids week off from school and nursery so completely out of routine.

I may well be back on Monday, all veg blazing
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:40 PM
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I apologize Mecanix, it was Mytimenow, not your good and healthy self that ate the scone.
Chortle i don't feel that healthy after eating the chicken TBH , was all bright and bouncy with the wraps, now i feel all heavy and slowed down .

I like fruit scones with apricot jam and clotted cream , with a pot of tea sat in an english garden , best done in company and not too often if i'm ever to see my feet again whilst standing up straight

Sorry to hear about the paleo-production pandemonium , i like the idea behind it and did try a few years back but was i still drinking and then eating rubbish ..

I might do March and April vegitarian and see how i feel .

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just found out yesterday that i'm diabetic . . . a HUGE incentive to be eating healtheir than in the past! low carbs seems to be the way to go all the way around . . . not just for weight loss!

also found out that they inject most meat with phosphorus as a preservative . . . phos. is baaaaad for my kidneys so we'll start buying our meat at the food co-op/organic foods . . . yesterday was just full of new information . . . *sigh*

i'm REALLY craving snickerdoodles and pasta since i'm REALLY not s'posed to have them now!! wah.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:19 PM
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NOOO MTN....DON'T LEAVE! We need you!
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:27 PM
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I 'd never heard of snickerdoodles untill i read your post , such a wonderfull word i had to interweb search it... and now i'm craving them too

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NOOO MTN....DON'T LEAVE! We need you!
I'm still here! I just think I should only post when cakes/curry/burgers haven't played a part in my day lol

They're not a usual for me, it's just been an odd week. Looking forward to Monday and getting back to normality (whatever that is!)

I'm home all day tomorrow sorting washing and children to bed early for school and nursery etc so assuming DS doesn't order another curry, I may have good things to report tomorrow evening
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I 'd never heard of snickerdoodles untill i read your post , such a wonderfull word i had to interweb search it... and now i'm craving them too

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I assumed they were mini Snickers (Marathon) chocolate bars until I saw pasta >>>> Google >>>>>>
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snickerdoodles are like a sugar cookie only BETTER!
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Ah... I see the cravings were separate entities As good as they look, I'm relieved that I can't eat anything with a cinnamon flavour. Phew *crosses off list*
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My sister in law, who is also doing Paleo, just emailed me that she is making Snickerdoodles. I don't even really know what they are, but now I want them. Anything is better than what I've already "eaten" today
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Cai funny you should mention green smoothies, I had my first one this morning, it was SOOO GOOOOD. I am converted and addicted. Had frozen bananas, frozen berries, flax, chia and hemp seeds, spirulina powder and kale mixed with water and it was AMAZING. I felt so good and healthy after-I will be having these every day now.

Went for greek food tonight, had lamb souvlaki with roasted potatoes, tzatziki and greek salad, I couldn't resist having a bit of my bf's garlic toast, it was so yummy! Have such a weakness for garlic toast as my mom used to make it as a treat with her special lasagna and we perfected it over the years.

Haven't had sugar for a couple of days. I'm done the lattes after my last little phase. Back to black coffee which really is good enough, having soy lattes or whatever really are just too much for me these days, I mean they're too filling.

I'm on spring break woo hoo!

Mytime you don't have to "contribute" anything. Just come for support and to share, that's all.
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