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  • #91
    I had pork crackling on Saturday. First time in years. Low fat sure doesn't taste as good. How did the bone broth turn out?
    Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
    Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.

    The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan

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    • #92
      The broth is very, very good Marg. I left it in the slow cooker for 12 hours then it kept it warm another 8 (while I slept), I might even cook it longer next time as the flavour seemed to be much better in the morning than it was the night before. It didn't go gelatinous like some people seem to like but that's fine by me. I'm not feeling 'strong' enough to drink it straight but I made a delicious soup for lunch today with just some of the broth and random veg from the fridge.

      I might have to invest in Nourishing Traditions, yes another book.
      Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
      Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
      Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
      Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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      • #93
        I've just read a really interesting book by Heather Fraser called " The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What's Causing It and How To Stop It'. Wow, as the mother of a 14 year with allergies, including peanut, and asthma this book is rather frightening.

        More reading to do...
        Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
        Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
        Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
        Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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        • #94
          Woah, it's been a whole week since I reported/ranted/whinged... I guess that's what happens when the site is down over the weekend: Lisa learns that she CAN live without it. In fact Lisa even contemplates cancelling her membership... or whatever it's called, but can't quickly work out how to do that so wanders off and gets sidetracked... and is still here.

          So the kids have been back at school for a week and a half. I am giving them reasonably primal lunch boxes, including some wheat free, fructose free baked treats as always. So far so good. The eldest (16, Yr 11) says he likes telling his friends that wheat is bad, I bet they think he's a loony/I'm a loony. Ah well. I'm giving them things like meatballs, chicken drumsticks, zucchini slice, frittata etc and they are used to having access to a microwave to reheat their lunch, this year the eldest has changed schools and so is needing to eat his food cold (which is perfectly fine, he's just in the habit of nuking it), so sometimes he brings it home again and nukes it at 4:30. Hmmm.

          Oooh I'm liking this auto save thing, is that new or did I just not notice it before? CK needs that, I used to be forever accidentally deleting my posts there.

          SO I seem to have my sweet food binge/obsession under control again. The weight is not where I want it to be though so I have to persist, persist, persist. I guess it's lucky we are having a cool summer as I'm sure some of my summer clothes that I might have worn in really hot weather are out of reach at the moment.

          February 20th is the five year anniversary of the day I started Weight Watchers Online. I like to acknowledge that anniversary because that was when I started learning about food. That was when I started to question the recommended food servings simply because there was no possible way I could eat what they suggested, particularly the carbs. Yes I lost weight using WW and have kept it off give or take the odd pesky kilo mostly relying on the run of the mill 'wisdom'. It works, I suspect they (diets) nearly all work if you pull your head in and just do what they suggest. Of course the effect on your long term health may be variable.

          Ramble over...
          Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
          Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
          Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
          Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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          • #95
            He he he, I've just been to the local (strange little organic) fruit and veg shop to buy milk, kale and lettuce. The lovely young man who took my money told me about a fellow who came in yesterday to buy a bag of kale for his gf for Valentine's Day instead of (I would have expected as well as) roses. Awwwww. BTW kale IS a newish and not often found novelty in the Australian capital city...
            Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
            Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
            Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
            Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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            • #96
              Five years is a good length of time to have maintained Lisa. I've made 2 yrs next month and look forward to reaching that 5 year mark.

              I haven't been able to find kale in any of the shops that I know about. I would love to try the kale chips so will have to go further afield or wait til growing season and grow my own. I am envious of son and DIL who have a small asian grocer near their place who stocks a variety of asian and other greens including kale.
              Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
              Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.

              The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan

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              • #97
                I tried to grow some kale from seed Marg, seems it's extremely attractive to all the bugs in our garden. I have a quite healthy crop of kale... stems.
                Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                • #98
                  Hmmm possums will probably like it as well then.
                  Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
                  Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.

                  The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan

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                  • #99
                    Oh yes, our possums particularly like strawberries and young rose buds.
                    Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                    Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                    Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                    Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                    • How goes it with you? Miss you on CK. You put up so many interesting links and I spent some hours exploring them. It never hurts to get another viewpoint and even when it is different to your own it can make you stop and think.

                      We're off to NZ beginning of March for 3 weeks. Now that will be a test. We're visiting family in both Islands and staying at 5 different family homes. None of whom eat Primal. One family emailed me for lentil recipes as they wanted to eat more healthy stuff.
                      Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
                      Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.

                      The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan

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                      • I'm good Marg. I'm glad you enjoyed my links. I trawl through a whole lot of stuff via Facebook each morning, all sorts of things, some downright crazy but all interesting. I just get too annoyed with so many things on CK and it's just easier to just stay away. I thought I might struggle a bit but I have let it go.

                        My copy of Primal Body Primal Mind (Nora Gedgaudas) arrived a couple of days ago (Fishpond may be cheap but boy it's slow) so I am looking forward to reading that over the weekend.

                        I've started making milk kefir, I was laughing at my fridge contents last night, I have all these little jars of things that I would not have dreamed of making a short while ago - kefir, sauerkraut, home made mayo, salad dressing and tomato sauce...

                        Lucky you having family in NZ, I wonder if they have better access to grass fed and organic type food than we do?
                        Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                        Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                        Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                        Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                        • Let us know what you think of the book. I thought it looked interesting and put it next on my list. We allow ourselves a few $ each that we use for impulse/wants spending and most of mine goes on books.

                          DH made his first batch of sauerkraut about 3.5 weeks ago and eats it every day. It is a bit salty/sour? for me still, but I have a little bit. Have also made the tomato sauce a couple of times and like that. It keeps well in the fridge too. What does the keffir taste like? I actually bought keffir grains a couple of weeks ago but haven't done anything with them yet.

                          My sister in NZ can get nitrate free bacon. Lucky thing. I've found a local (15km away) butcher that does free range pork from his own farm. He showed me the bag of preservative used in curing bacon and the nitrate content is less than 0.01%. I'm not sure how much is considered harmful but that amount does not sound like a lot.
                          Don't know if you have this recipe for cracker biscuits but it is very simple. Tried them out on our family visitors who thought they were good enough to take the recipe home.

                          1 cup almond flour
                          1 egg white
                          1 pinch salt
                          Mix all together, roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper, mark into shapes with a knife and cook at 160C for 15 minutes, removing the cooked ones then leaving the rest in for a bit longer. I added fresh chopped rosemary for a nice flavour.

                          Our trip to NZ will be a bit sad for part of it. Our DIL in Christchurch rang 2 days ago to say she has been diagnosed with motor neuron disease. There is no cure and there are only a very few people who survive past 5 years. She has been having tests for over 2 years now so is understandably very upset about the prognosis.

                          We are supposed to be getting a lot of rain and wild weather tonight and tomorrow morning so must go and check my new baby chickens before I go to bed.
                          Last edited by kahiba; 02-24-2012, 04:24 AM. Reason: addition
                          Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
                          Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.

                          The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan

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                          • I only have a little bit of sauerkraut too, 2 jars have lasted a LONG while, I can remember my MIL making it (German heritage) and me thinking she was completely insane. My kefir is a bit like a milder runnier version of yogurt (compared to my easiyo greek), the consistency of thickened cream I guess, but slightly sour tasting, I believe the taste gets stronger the longer you leave it 'brewing', like yogurt I suppose. I've just had some with toasted almond and coconut flakes for breakfast. I remember waaay back in 1993 when the OH and I were in Turkey they gave us kefir to drink to help our delicate stomachs cope with the 'alien' bacteria in their water. This was at the end of the trip, 3 months previously we had started the trip in Egypt and our stomachs had already suffered everything they were ever likely to have to suffer. But we did not get sick in Turkey... That was the only time prior to primal that I have heard of it.

                            I'm sorry to hear about your DIL, my FIL died of MND, before my time though, he was in his 50s. You don't hear of it much...
                            Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                            Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                            Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                            Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                            • We've been to Sydney for 24 hours so the eldest could go to Soundwave. The things we do. All still tired, the rest of us went to the NSW Art Gallery to see the Picasso exhibition. Have walked and walked... and walked. I have sore legs and blisters, LOL.

                              Also spied my first post primal menu declaring 'all our beef is grain fed for a least 120 days to maximise taste and tenderness'. Meh! I had a chicken salad, in fact I have indoctrinated everyone so well that the OH and the youngest declared they would not have a grain fed steak. So what did they have? The OH had veal, I don't know maybe he thinks it's chicken, the youngest had a pizza... LOL, LOL, LOL.
                              Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                              Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                              Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                              Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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                              • I am REALLY enjoying the Paleo Summit. This one is full of great information.
                                Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
                                Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
                                Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
                                Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

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