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  • Hawk and his girlfriend have been "dating" since he was 1.5 and she was 2. They are going to get married when they are 14-16 years old and then they are going to Japan -- without the parents. This is what they tell us.

    Recently, when the two of them are together -- and her mother sits for us which is awesome -- they tend to talk about the children that they will have. Hawk is attempting to get her to agree to having "two at once, because then it's much easier, once and done" but she isn't at all convinced by it, as one at a time is probably better, and it's probably a good idea to just have one anyway. After all, both of their moms only have one, and it must be for some reason.

    Hawk asserts that it is simply because we didn't plan ahead and have two at once, but she seems pretty convinced that there's something about this child-bearing thing that has "put us off" doing it again. LOL She has watched home-birth videos (so has Hawk), and I think it's more immediate for her as in "a baby comes out of what?" and he's like "cool, babies! they come out of girls!"

    She's now about 4.5, and he's nearly 4, so yeah. It's all totally *hilarious* to us. They also share an imaginary pet elephant named Yugo. And Yugo sometimes spends the whole week with his girlfriend, and sometimes spends the whole week with him -- depending upon whose week it is in between wednesdays when they are together all day long.

    They truly are hilarious. And, they sing together, which is really cute. Both play ukulele, but hawk usually also brings his harmonica -- right now they are working on their version of "moves like jagger" which is a very racey song, but Hawk has changed the verses to things he comprehends like playing with Yugo and going to Japan.

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    • oh, and the most divine quiche I made was pear, gorgonzola, walnut, rocket, and I used cream instead of milk with the eggs. Delicious, seriously. Didn't need any salt or pepper or anything -- just perfect as it was.

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      • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
        oh, and the most divine quiche I made was pear, gorgonzola, walnut, rocket, and I used cream instead of milk with the eggs. Delicious, seriously. Didn't need any salt or pepper or anything -- just perfect as it was.
        Hi Zoebird, I sometimes pop by as I like your posts. Tell me, what do you use for the quiche base? I love quiche and I know my kids would deat it too.

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        • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
          Ooops. There was a typo in what you quoted. I meant testicle painting not paining. That's what they have been discussing on the iodine thread. Supposedly cures prostate cancer by painting iodine on your testicles. Seriously? WTF????

          How's your wife's IBS doing now? Any better? I know what you mean about body recomp. The first change I saw was in inches around my waist even before I lost anything on the scale.
          I think it got better in some ways, and worse in others. She always suffered from constipation, and that got a bit worse when we transitioned over. She's been trying pribiotics recently to try and get a good gut culture, although that just got totally wrecked by her 'catching' appendicitis. The hospital put her on anti-biotics (which nuked her gut bacteria) and sent her home without operating, since that seemed like a better option than keyhole surgery to remove the appendix.

          Agree on the belly fat. It's like going primal is just a vast front for Wheat-belly.

          Although going primal I'm now more aware of when I am hungry and when I am not (I can't believe that I lived as long as I have without ever knowing what being hungry was). Being able to live off fats means we can fast more without being forced to eat every four hours.

          Edit: Not directed at me, but do you need a quiche base? Just mix some half-cooked veges with cooked meat in a dish, then tip eggs over the top and bake in the oven. What did I miss?
          Last edited by magicmerl; 06-17-2012, 08:38 PM.
          Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

          Griff's cholesterol primer
          5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
          Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
          TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
          bloodorchid is always right

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          • Dexy,

            It's crustless. I buttered the heck out of my glass pie dish, and then just put a layer of pear, then gorgonzola, then walnuts, then rocket, and then poured the egg/cream mixture over it.

            then baked it until it was done.

            it was really good.

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            • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
              oh, and the most divine quiche I made was pear, gorgonzola, walnut, rocket, and I used cream instead of milk with the eggs. Delicious, seriously. Didn't need any salt or pepper or anything -- just perfect as it was.
              ohmysweetjeebus I need to try that.
              Steph
              My Primal Meanderings

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              • I make mine with an almond meal crust (Don't tell Choco or he'll come over and wag his finger at me about my PUFAs). I just mash up softened butter with the almond meal until I have enough to cover the pan and it "feels" like the right consistency, not too greasy, not too dry.

                Then separate one egg and use the egg white to coat the inside of the crust and seal if from getting soggy. Pop the pan and crust into the oven for a few minutes to firm this up.

                Then I just beat up a bunch of eggs including the extra yolk and a splash of cream (ricotta cheese or cream cheese also work well) and mix in whatever is left in the fridge, like a few mushrooms, green onions, sausage, broccoli, etc.

                Pour the whole mix into the pan and bake until a knife put in the middle comes out clean.

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                • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                  oh, and the most divine quiche I made was pear, gorgonzola, walnut, rocket, and I used cream instead of milk with the eggs. Delicious, seriously. Didn't need any salt or pepper or anything -- just perfect as it was.
                  That sounds like one of my favorite salads turned into a quiche.

                  And Hawk and his girlfriend are just too precious.

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                  • Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                    I think it got better in some ways, and worse in others. She always suffered from constipation, and that got a bit worse when we transitioned over. She's been trying pribiotics recently to try and get a good gut culture, although that just got totally wrecked by her 'catching' appendicitis. The hospital put her on anti-biotics (which nuked her gut bacteria) and sent her home without operating, since that seemed like a better option than keyhole surgery to remove the appendix.

                    Agree on the belly fat. It's like going primal is just a vast front for Wheat-belly.

                    Although going primal I'm now more aware of when I am hungry and when I am not (I can't believe that I lived as long as I have without ever knowing what being hungry was). Being able to live off fats means we can fast more without being forced to eat every four hours.

                    Edit: Not directed at me, but do you need a quiche base? Just mix some half-cooked veges with cooked meat in a dish, then tip eggs over the top and bake in the oven. What did I miss?
                    Anti-biotics can definitely do a number on your gut flora. I've recently started drinking "Cultured Coconut Milk" that I found at Sprouts. It has all the good pro-biotics of yoghurt or kefir but with a lot less carbs and calories. While I know that the MCT oil in coconut is supposed to be beneficial, it can sometimes cause intestinal distress (as in the trots) if someone is sensitive to it or it is overdone, or someone like your wife who has gut issues. I have found that this "cultured" form doesn't have any bad side effects on me. And it's quite tasty too, with the consistency of kefir. OK, it has a teensy bit of tapioca dextrose in it. So not perfect but an option.

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                    • yes, it was one of my favorite salads, too. So i added egg and cream and butter. what could go wrong? But as a quiche, it was even better than as a salad. EVEN BETTER. amazing. I think I'll make a quiche every week now. They take no time at all. Why was i NOT doing that?

                      They do crack me up, it's completely insane.

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                      • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        Anti-biotics can definitely do a number on your gut flora. I've recently started drinking "Cultured Coconut Milk" that I found at Sprouts. It has all the good pro-biotics of yoghurt or kefir but with a lot less carbs and calories. While I know that the MCT oil in coconut is supposed to be beneficial, it can sometimes cause intestinal distress (as in the trots) if someone is sensitive to it or it is overdone, or someone like your wife who has gut issues. I have found that this "cultured" form doesn't have any bad side effects on me. And it's quite tasty too, with the consistency of kefir. OK, it has a teensy bit of tapioca dextrose in it. So not perfect but an option.
                        I took the liberty of actually asking her how her IBS was,and she said that it was much better now. She currently thinks that it was a combination of constipation and gluten sensitivity. THe constipation is still there (being treated with gut bacteria, once she gets off her current antibiotics) but the gluten sensitivity has cleared right up.

                        I will tell her about the cultured coconut milk. Thanks for that. She currently makes milk kefir (but I think the kids drink, since they 'luuurrve' it) and kombucha. She has a masters in biochemistry, so I think she enjoys fermenting things just to keep her hand in.
                        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                        Griff's cholesterol primer
                        5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                        Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                        TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                        bloodorchid is always right

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                        • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          Supposedly cures prostate cancer by painting iodine on your testicles. Seriously? WTF????
                          Head. Bang. On. Desk.
                          I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                          Oscar Wilde

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                          • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                            I make mine with an almond meal crust (Don't tell Choco or he'll come over and wag his finger at me about my PUFAs). I just mash up softened butter with the almond meal until I have enough to cover the pan and it "feels" like the right consistency, not too greasy, not too dry.

                            Then separate one egg and use the egg white to coat the inside of the crust and seal if from getting soggy. Pop the pan and crust into the oven for a few minutes to firm this up.

                            Then I just beat up a bunch of eggs including the extra yolk and a splash of cream (ricotta cheese or cream cheese also work well) and mix in whatever is left in the fridge, like a few mushrooms, green onions, sausage, broccoli, etc.

                            Pour the whole mix into the pan and bake until a knife put in the middle comes out clean.
                            Sounds delish.

                            I always have trouble with my primal quiches - they rise and get lovely and puffy and golden ... and then sink spectacularly. They taste okay, but are UG-LY. Am I putting in too much cream/dairy, or perhaps overbeating the mixture? How do you guys combine your eggy mix before pouring over the filling?
                            I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                            Oscar Wilde

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                            • @ magicmeri, I'm glad your wife is feeling better. She sounds like the fermentation queen. That's great. Does she make her own saurkraut?

                              @sigi yes, if I let myself read that thread too often, my head gets very sore from banging against the desk.

                              What you are cooking sounds more like a kafloutie (sp?) . I think you need to have just enough of the egg/dairy mix to hold everything together but the largest volume in the pan should be the veggies/meats.

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                              • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                                @ magicmeri, I'm glad your wife is feeling better. She sounds like the fermentation queen. That's great. Does she make her own saurkraut?
                                She.. does. (looks round for hidden webcam Paleobird must have secretly installed)
                                Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                                Griff's cholesterol primer
                                5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                                Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                                TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                                bloodorchid is always right

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