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  • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
    What about butter instead of coconut oil? That's one less expensive ingredient My experiences with baking with coconut oil are that it doesn't have the same texture as butter. I think I prefer using butter. Then again, I use refined coconut oil because I don't like the smell/taste of the regular stuff.
    Ditto on disliking the taste of the coconut oil. I can't cook with it except to rub it on sweet potatoes for baking (ala nom nom paleo instructions) I bought a gallon of it and am trying to use it up so I can get the refined kind.

    I will definitely be using butter instead of the coconut oil for the pie crust.

    I won't be the only one at the gathering who is primal/paleo this year! The neice who is bringing her sister and 4 kids is cooking primal because her son has severe acne - and primal eating has cleared it up! So, she is making primal pumpkin pie. We have another neice who is allergic to nuts though - so we have to be sure she knows which foods contain nuts. We can't cook with peanuts at all cuz she can't even be in the house with peanuts.
    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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    • Thanks for the heads-up on the Walmart thing - I will check and see. She would be nice if I get it all done while in Dallas picking up MIL and not have to do it the morning of our family gathering (friday). I have considered asking my sister to take her this week - but my mom has gotten so comfortable with me doing it. I know exactly what brands she likes and how many of each thing she wants. But sure wish I had a break from it now and then. Even when the other sister came down for the weekend mom didn't want to go shopping with her. I guess I have to carry this one alone.

      The house inspection will happen this week so things are moving forward with my son getting this house! He is supposed to get the earnest money to the escrow lawyer today.

      Jenn - we looked at that fridge at lowes - we liked the smudge-free stainless finish - but the one we won't is a Samsung. Same size and price that you paid for yours. We are going to go shopping on Friday morning and hope to snag a good deal. Sears is supposed to be having 50% off some models, and they carry the one we want also.

      Boy - we are having some kind of crazy windy weather! Gusts up to 50 mph. I already have some tree branches down in the yard. The coast is supposed to be having 80-90 mph gusts!! wish we were there.......... I love a storm at the beach!
      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've got a Samsung with bottom freezer and love it.
        Female 55
        Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
        Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

        With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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        • okay - tried to edit for spelling errors and its just freezing up......... sorry for the mistakes.
          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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          • Thats the one bottom freezer - but not with the extra drawer in the middle - just the 2 doors and the freezer.
            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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            • We looked at the Samsung too. But what sold us on the Frigidaire is 1.) price (it was on sale for $200 off), 2.) it has an alarm that tells when the door has been left open (great when you have kids who are constantly in the fridge) or when the power goes off for too long, when the temp dips for any reason, and when we need to change the filter in the ice machine... not that it's hooked up, 3.) it did NOT have a water dispenser (kids were notorious for pushing the levers on our old one - thankfully it wasn't hooked up to water) and 4.) it was ENORMOUS!!! We love it. Sadly, it's no longer big enough... which is why we bought it in the first place... lol You know how it goes... buy a bigger house, fill it with more stuff... buy a bigger fridge and the same thing happens.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • good grief this weather is nasty! I don't want to go out in it - but have to go to work.

                weight is still at 185. what gives? starting to worry I won't make my goal............. *sad face*

                food today: 2 eggs, apple w/almond butter.

                dinner will be left over bacon wrapped tuna - yum yum!!
                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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                • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                  We looked at the Samsung too. But what sold us on the Frigidaire is 1.) price (it was on sale for $200 off), 2.) it has an alarm that tells when the door has been left open (great when you have kids who are constantly in the fridge) or when the power goes off for too long, when the temp dips for any reason, and when we need to change the filter in the ice machine... not that it's hooked up, 3.) it did NOT have a water dispenser (kids were notorious for pushing the levers on our old one - thankfully it wasn't hooked up to water) and 4.) it was ENORMOUS!!! We love it. Sadly, it's no longer big enough... which is why we bought it in the first place... lol You know how it goes... buy a bigger house, fill it with more stuff... buy a bigger fridge and the same thing happens.
                  hummm - the guy didn't tell us all that. He didn't seem real interested in helping us. We will definitely look into that a bit more. thanks.
                  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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                  • ate an apple.......... instant tummy bloat and discomfort. WHY? its just a stupid apple.
                    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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                    • 1 word: AZUCAR!
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Too much fiber? Could be a bug? Almond butter tends to upset my stomach.
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                        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                          Thats the one bottom freezer - but not with the extra drawer in the middle - just the 2 doors and the freezer.
                          One bottom drawer when you open it there is a top shelf and second ice maker that comes in handy when kids or friends are here. French doors on top and mine is counter depth and still has tons of room! Ours alarms if freezer or fridge is open. Water filter is easy to reach and we use the water and ice dispenser. It has a child lock if we ever have grand kids!
                          Last edited by Pedidoc; 11-19-2012, 01:52 PM.
                          Female 55
                          Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                          Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                          With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                          • Our freezer drawer is awesome too! it's really deep with a top basket that slides in and out. Sounds like the two are about the same.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Apples have always done funny things to my stomach. I eat them anyway... but yeah.

                              Stay the course, Tomi, you'll get there eventually. I've hit another "rubber" weight. I keep hitting 144 and then bouncing off it again. This isn't the first time this has happened to me. Sooner or later I will break it. All I can be happy about right now is that the bounces are getting smaller and smaller. I will be more stubborn and more patient and in the end, I will win.
                              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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                              • AZUCAR --- means sugar?

                                the sugar in the apple is making my tummy hurt and bloat?
                                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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