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  • L love creme brulee. Do you make it from scratch? If so, what sweetener do you use?

    Your food looks yummy. Fun reading what people eat. Often makes my hungry LOL.

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    • Oh, no. If I made creme brulee at home, I would be eating WAY more than a cup.

      Once a week I go out for a sashimi lunch, and that's where I get the dessert. The creme brulee is made with SUGAR. As this is the only sugar I eat each week, and is buffered by plenty of cream and eggs, I am fine with it. Although, it is tasting sweeter to me than it used to. I have scraped off the carmelized crunch since I went primal, and I can (with some sadness) see the day looming when I will decide that it is too sweet for me and stop having it every week.

      I have gotten some good meal ideas from reading what other people eat. (And some bad ones- I'm looking at YOU, Winencandy. Curse the deliciousness of those choco-coco hearts!)

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      • Why would you be sad that it's too sweet? That means you can move on from it and enjoy better richer foods. Maybe it's because of the direct translation from french (burnt creame) but I never held creme brulee up to any high standards. Milk, cream, egg, bake, blowtorch...
        SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
        Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
        Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
        Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
        Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
        Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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        • I have never had creme brulee so I have no idea what I missing. But I understand the sadness of no longer allowing something into your diet. I think we all do. Yesterday when I was vowing to avoid sugar, I quickly thought of Mt. Dew, which I allow myself to enjoy on Saturday. No sugar (other than that naturally occuring in foods) means no sugar means no dew. That makes me a very sad little bunny. I used to look forward to my one Dew a week...
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Jenn, I find it helps me to think of it as choosing something better. Find yourself something wonderful to enjoy as a replacement maybe. High-end olives from the olive cart, maybe, or whatever seems wonderfully indulgent to you. Pecorino siciliano or some other wonderful cheese.
            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
            - Lewis Mumford

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            • It's like giving up a boyfriend you've outgrown. he's not good for you, but the memory of the happy times makes it sad to sy good-bye. (And yes, I realize it is seriously disturbing to equate creme brulee with a human relationship. What can I say? Custard makes me weak in the knees.)

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              • For me primal friendly replacements have to have a similar flavor and texture. Pork rinds or veggie chips for potato chips, berries and coconut creme for ice cream or yogurt.

                Jenn, I don't know which would be worse once a month reg dew with all the sugar or diet dew with the chemicals. I did choose to have 1 diet soda a month, but now I have given up all sweeteners.
                Primal since 9/24/2010
                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                • Oh, wow. I'm flying now.

                  This morning I walked into the library. Not wearing anything special- my workout capris (grey knit) and my black 'Wheat is Murder' t-shirt. I HAD just been complimented on my hair at the grocery store, so maybe I was walking tall and proud.

                  Our librarian, Florence, who has known me almost 21 years, but hasn't seen me for a couple of months, saw me. First words out of her mouth: "You've lost some weight." I said, "A little." (Does anyone else have this superstition of not wanting to admit to weight loss in case they somehow 'jinx' it?) Then she said, 'You're getting thin. Trim as a racehorse. And fine with it."

                  I may have to get this tattooed on me. Or at least printed up on a t-shirt.

                  "Trim as a racehorse. And fine with it."

                  Oh, yeah. I'll be strutting the rest of the day.

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                  • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                    This morning I walked into the library. Not wearing anything special- my workout capris (grey knit) and my black 'Wheat is Murder' t-shirt. I HAD just been complimented on my hair at the grocery store, so maybe I was walking tall and proud.

                    Our librarian, Florence, who has known me almost 21 years, but hasn't seen me for a couple of months, saw me. First words out of her mouth: "You've lost some weight." I said, "A little." (Does anyone else have this superstition of not wanting to admit to weight loss in case they somehow 'jinx' it?) Then she said, 'You're getting thin. Trim as a racehorse. And fine with it."

                    I may have to get this tattooed on me. Or at least printed up on a t-shirt.

                    "Trim as a racehorse. And fine with it."

                    Oh, yeah. I'll be strutting the rest of the day.
                    LOL! That is really fine. Go ahead and strut.

                    I'm not afraid of jinxing it, but I don't want to come across too smug either so I usually say, "I'm working on it" or something like that.
                    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                    - Lewis Mumford

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                    • Go Sabine!
                      Primal since 9/24/2010
                      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                      MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                      • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                        LOL! That is really fine. Go ahead and strut.

                        I'm not afraid of jinxing it, but I don't want to come across too smug either so I usually say, "I'm working on it" or something like that.
                        I like your answer!!

                        I can't help but laugh at the tshirt. I wonder how many looks and condescending thoughts you get from a shirt like that... makes me think of hippies. lol

                        Congrats on getting "noticed", Sabine! That's great news! Did you see that I was "noticed" yesterday too?? I posted about it in my journal.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Just read over the last few entries and laughed my head off. I need a 'Wheat is Murder' t-shirt. And creme brulee. I rarely eat it, but I love it very, very much and it is comforting to know that it is, while not exactly allowed, not too horrible either. Yep, give me custard every time.
                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                          • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                            Yep, give me custard every time.
                            *sigh* Sorry, ladies, this is where we part company. I will concede that it is edible.
                            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                            - Lewis Mumford

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                            • More for us. If everyone liked it, there wouldn't be enough to go around!

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                              • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                                This morning I walked into the library. Not wearing anything special- my workout capris (grey knit) and my black 'Wheat is Murder' t-shirt. I HAD just been complimented on my hair at the grocery store, so maybe I was walking tall and proud.

                                Our librarian, Florence, who has known me almost 21 years, but hasn't seen me for a couple of months, saw me. First words out of her mouth: "You've lost some weight." I said, "A little." (Does anyone else have this superstition of not wanting to admit to weight loss in case they somehow 'jinx' it?) Then she said, 'You're getting thin. Trim as a racehorse. And fine with it."

                                I may have to get this tattooed on me. Or at least printed up on a t-shirt.

                                "Trim as a racehorse. And fine with it."

                                Oh, yeah. I'll be strutting the rest of the day.
                                So, when you get this tattoo, will there be pics?

                                And yeah, whether I had lost 5 pounds or 80 pounds my answer to "You've lost weight" was always "A little."
                                My blog: My Primal Adventure

                                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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