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  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    No Fred Meyer's where I live... and I'm not a big zuccini fan. Willing to try nearly anything once though.
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    I used to get the pizza sauce at Safeway but then they stopped carrying it. The Safeway/Vons near you may still have it.

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    • Jenn, you must make this: Peace, Love, and Low Carb: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

      Seriously, you have me hooked on this site. AMAZING!!!
      Georgette

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      • Originally posted by marcadav View Post
        I used to get the pizza sauce at Safeway but then they stopped carrying it. The Safeway/Vons near you may still have it.
        haha none of those by me either. lol

        I have HyVee's and Walmarts. Oh and a Costco, but I'm not a member.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Originally posted by geostump View Post
          Jenn, you must make this: Peace, Love, and Low Carb: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

          Seriously, you have me hooked on this site. AMAZING!!!
          Oh that looks amazing! We will have to try that next week! Thank you!
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Tonight, I cut up some potatoes (for Brad), and put them and carrots in the bottom of a cake pan. Then I added 7 chicken broth "ice cubes" and quartered an onion. On top of all this, I placed 8 chicken thighs. Under the chicken skin, I placed a tbsp of butter. Then topped with some rosemary, oregano, pepper, garlic, and parsley. Covered it all with foil and placed it in the oven.

            It looks absolutely delicious!! I can't wait to eat it!!!
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • That sounds delicious.

              Oh and you might try making meatzza. Ken uses ground beef and/or bacon. For the beef, mix it gently with your fav seasonings if you like, then spread it thinly around a sheet pan. bake until it's just about cooked. Then add normal pizza toppings as you would to dough. bake until they're cooked (we usually sautee onions and peppers to get them started). For the bacon - weave it like you did those crappy potholders you made for your mom in camp. Again, bake it on its own until the bacon is just shy of crispy, then add toppings like you would any pizza and bake it again until cooked. You'll wonder why you at the crust before.
              5' 9" 47 YO F
              PB start June 2, 2012
              Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
              Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


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              • I've been very intrigued by the meatza, but haven't attempted it yet. I have 3 lbs of ground beef and a pound of ground pork that I wasn't sure what to do with (was going to make a sausage gravy this weekend possibly). I could use it for a meatza. I bet my kids would like it too.

                So, Brad got an award at work. His employer will give out $25 gift cards here and there as performance awards for this or that. This time, when asked where he wanted the gift card to, he said Amazon and sent me the link. He said "I thought I'd let you have it and then you can buy that cookbook you mentioned wanting the other day" (I want the Peace + Love + Low Carb cookbook - not sure it'll be on Amazon though). I thought that was super sweet of him. <3

                *edit: found out the cookbook won't be available on Amazon until March... she's taking pre-orders until March 15. Guess I'll get something else now and when the book is available, buy it then.

                Cut back on my supplements today. I ditched the maca, iodine, zinc and selenium. Kept the B12, cod liver oil, vitamin C and D3. Will continue the 5-htp as well, 2x per day. Oh and magnesium at night in case I forget to take the second 5-htp, like last night... *sigh*

                Slept well. Kiddos slept through the night (I think... I slept so well I don't remember if I had to get up or not).

                Reading Secret Garden right now. I didn't have another paleo book that I was dying to read at the moment (nor the funds to justify buying a new book for my Kindle) and Secret Garden was free. I remember when I was a kid having the book but never reading it. I also downloaded Little Women. It was also free. I figure those are literary classics and no woman should go without reading those two books at least once in her life... so that's my plan - to read those two books. I'm enjoying Secret Garden so far. I'm excited to keep reading it. Sometimes it's nice to unplug your brain after doing so much research and just read something for the sake of reading and not learning.

                My boss is back to work this week. His brother, age 55, died of a heart attack last Monday. Completely unexpected. The guy was in great shape. He worked at a VA hospital, recognized the signs of a heart attack, sounded the alarms they have in place, but by the time they'd gotten to him, he had already died. Like any hospital, the VA has code alarms similar to fire alarms, but for cardiac and respiratory events. It's really sad because he was so young and it really threw my boss for a loop. The funeral is Monday. I feel really badly for him b/c he just lost his sister within the last year to cancer. Now, out of a family of 4 kids, there are only 2 left - I think his parents are still around, though.

                It's almost time for my workout. Planning to walk today. Hoping for 2 1/2 miles. I can usually walk 3 miles in an hour, but I don't have an hour anymore - only 50 minutes (30 minute lunch, two 10 minute breaks). If I were to come in earlier, like say 7:30, I could take an hour and 20 minute lunch (1 hour lunch plus two 10 minute breaks). We are authorized to use our breaks in conjunction with our lunch to persue fitness or wellness activities as part of our employer's health and wellness program. I wonder if chiropractic appointments qualify... hmmm. Gonna have to ask.

                Anyhow, I'm rambling now. I hope everyone is having a good day.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • What a sweet thing for Brad to do for you! He gets bonus points for that one huh?

                  Sounds like you're doing great at the work outs! I walk 2.25 miles a day - I have a set route in my neighborhood that works really great - and I'm starting on the bowflex again. We'll be seeing smaller numbers and scales and on our PANTS soon! woot woot!
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • I read a recently released article on the Sandy Hook incident written from the emergency personnel's point of view.

                    *fresh tears* *fresh heartache*

                    I feel so terribly sorry for those families and all those affected by this tragedy. 6 weeks later and it still makes me cry. I can only imagine the pain those families are still enduring. </3
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Found a pic of what I want for a kitchen layout. It's very similar to what I want. Remember back when I was talking about renovating my kitchen? This is the layout I want. RIGHT. HERE. It would totally fit.

                      kitchen.jpg


                      I WANT IT NOW!!

                      The rest wouldn't work b/c of the placement of my son's bedroom, but the kitchen layout and island would.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Thats beautiful, Jenn! I LOVE log houses! It was always my dream to have one someday. If our house ever burns down - you can bet a log house will go up in its place! I know you're not talking about the log part of the picture - just the kitchen layout - but still - the whole package is pretty darn nice!
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • I agree, Tomi. Not sure I'd want to live with all that yellow, though. Currently, all the trimwork, floors and cabinets in our house are maple colored, so it's very "yellow". Match that with oatmeal colored carpet and this chica feels the need for color! lol

                          I'd probably do a darker color cabinet, a darker floor, and either a light colored granite counter top or a lighter quartz (quartz is supposed to be better than granite b/c doesn't break as easily as granite and can be replaced (virtually) seamlessly in sections whereas granite has to be replaced as a whole). I'm also thinking about a two level island - one at countertop height and one at bartop height to break up the massiveness of that island.

                          Dreaming... It's fun sometimes.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Oh, and I'd put a closet/pantry on the left end of the counters to replace a utility closet I'd lose (to hold my broom/mop, vacuum). And I'd put a pantry where the baker's rack is. it wouldn't need to be as big as the one we currently have b/c eating primally requires little pantry space. My current massive walk-in pantry houses dishes that used to live in the island before I took it out of the kitchen (it was on casters, so we moved it to the garage). Other little tweaks would need to happen too, but we'd make it work.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Nice kitchen. I'd want another sink in the island.

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                              • I could play with it and put the stove in the island or something, but I have too much counter space as it is (just collects shit that doesn't have a home right now) and moving my stove would allow for more empty counter space. But, i guess, so would the island... hmmm... interesting twist... thanks.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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