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  • that meatloaf looks fantastic, definitely gonna give that one a try (in cooler weather, i'm near 100% grilling right now)

    i'm pretty happy thus far, not quite a week, and i weighed this morning and i've lost 5 1/2 pounds....i'm sure some of it is water, but seeing the scale move was a huge motivator...only 20 more to go <gg> i'll be happy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week....

    my energy level was great, i never felt hungry, and kept my carbs under 50 grams per day....still having difficulty getting enough protein, i ate 2 ground beef grilled burgers last night, about 3 oz. each and had no problem wolfing it down....your thread has been a tremendous help in getting ideas for meals, BAS was on the menu just about every day....i picked up shrimp and i'll be cooking it with lots of garlic and adding it to the salads....also i purchased some coconut oil and coconut cream (which tastes FANTASTIC), since i didn't have the creo bru, i made a concoction of hot water, cocoa, splash of cream, and topped with the coconut cream (sprinkled in some cinnamon)....it was very filling and was a good 'pick me up' in the afternoon when i was not quite ready to eat a meal yet but needed 'something'

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    • Well, I tried the Cavallo coffee. It's everything I'd hoped it would be. Yummy, yummy. Since you use 2 tablespoons for 6 ounces of water it'll have to be a treat, just once or twice a week, but mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmm.

      3 generations all tried it yesterday and all 3 generations LOVED this stuff... (though my Dad and my son had cream & sugar in theirs). Here's our reactions (hope the link works):

      Snuffles! - YouTube

      And may I say the aftertaste is the best part? Mmmmmmm, chocolate-y reflux....
      SW: 243
      CW: 177
      Goal: Health

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      • Originally posted by KerryK View Post
        Well, I tried the Cavallo coffee. It's everything I'd hoped it would be. Yummy, yummy. Since you use 2 tablespoons for 6 ounces of water it'll have to be a treat, just once or twice a week, but mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmm.
        3 generations all tried it yesterday and all 3 generations LOVED this stuff... (though my Dad and my son had cream & sugar in theirs). Here's our reactions (hope the link works):
        Snuffles! - YouTube
        And may I say the aftertaste is the best part? Mmmmmmm, chocolate-y reflux....
        As a recovering chocoholic, having abstained from it for a number of years, when I decided to get back together with Lady Cacao, it was after conversing with some chocolate scholars, doing my own extensive online research & of course my own personal experiential research into whole fresh unfermented cacao beans (your nibs & most all powder is fermented & roasted) &/or minimally processed high quality chocolates...I came to this conclusion: It's great! Great for health & happiness. But not for everyday consumption. Long story short, its still a bean with it's attendant anti-nutrients, as well as some pretty strong alkaloids (one of the reasons we/others are crazy about it).

        I love coffee too, but only drink it on weekends or some out-there opportunities when it's not too late in the day. There are some people who can eat 1 or 2 small squares from a bar of dark chocolate & make 1 bar last them all week. I can do that, but more often than not, I scarf the whole bar in 1 sitting, maybe 2 if it's a big bar.

        But by all means, have fun & enjoy your Crio Bru to the max! Not trying to poop on yer party...
        "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
        "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
        "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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        • Originally posted by Betorq View Post
          As a recovering chocoholic, having abstained from it for a number of years, when I decided to get back together with Lady Cacao, it was after conversing with some chocolate scholars, doing my own extensive online research & of course my own personal experiential research into whole fresh unfermented cacao beans (your nibs & most all powder is fermented & roasted) &/or minimally processed high quality chocolates...I came to this conclusion: It's great! Great for health & happiness. But not for everyday consumption. Long story short, its still a bean with it's attendant anti-nutrients, as well as some pretty strong alkaloids (one of the reasons we/others are crazy about it).

          I love coffee too, but only drink it on weekends or some out-there opportunities when it's not too late in the day. There are some people who can eat 1 or 2 small squares from a bar of dark chocolate & make 1 bar last them all week. I can do that, but more often than not, I scarf the whole bar in 1 sitting, maybe 2 if it's a big bar.

          But by all means, have fun & enjoy your Crio Bru to the max! Not trying to poop on yer party...
          Makes sense. I treat myself to coffee two mornings a weeks... I think Crio Bru will be as rare a treat. Well, starting Monday ...(genteel chocolate burp).
          SW: 243
          CW: 177
          Goal: Health

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          • Hi Paleobird - Like B2B, I have been following your threads for awhile. I went Primal 4 weeks ago @ 305lbs, and I am now down 20 lbs!!! WOOT! Anyway - please keep posting your dinner specials, they are great! They have given me ways to diversify my limited recipes. Last week while on travel, ate the Walmart roasted chicken with microwave steamed broccoli (every day). Stayed Primal, but boring! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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            • Okay, I have purchased and tried the Cavalla Crio Bru. It was pretty good, but I'm not swooning over it... I found it a bit weak tasting. I think that's probably because of my coffee maker, though. I don't like coffee at all, and have a very cheap 4-cup drip coffee maker for when we have company that drinks coffee.

              I do have a fine-mesh tea leaf infuser, so I think I'll try making a cup using that with boiling water. And let it steep for awhile. Or the cowboy coffee method (when I was in the Army, we called cowboy coffee "Army Mogas"!)

              I did take some of the cooled "grounds" and mixed it in with a bit of homemade coconut milk ice cream. Perfect primal chocolate chip ice cream!

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              • chocolate is a slippery slope for me too---and I do think I'm better staying away from it! Anything I find that I LOVE to eat/drink is usually bad news!
                Check out my blog on nature and nurture!
                http://thewoodsygal.com/

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                • Originally posted by mdrive View Post
                  that meatloaf looks fantastic, definitely gonna give that one a try (in cooler weather, i'm near 100% grilling right now)

                  i'm pretty happy thus far, not quite a week, and i weighed this morning and i've lost 5 1/2 pounds....i'm sure some of it is water, but seeing the scale move was a huge motivator...only 20 more to go <gg> i'll be happy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week....

                  my energy level was great, i never felt hungry, and kept my carbs under 50 grams per day....still having difficulty getting enough protein, i ate 2 ground beef grilled burgers last night, about 3 oz. each and had no problem wolfing it down....your thread has been a tremendous help in getting ideas for meals, BAS was on the menu just about every day....i picked up shrimp and i'll be cooking it with lots of garlic and adding it to the salads....also i purchased some coconut oil and coconut cream (which tastes FANTASTIC), since i didn't have the creo bru, i made a concoction of hot water, cocoa, splash of cream, and topped with the coconut cream (sprinkled in some cinnamon)....it was very filling and was a good 'pick me up' in the afternoon when i was not quite ready to eat a meal yet but needed 'something'
                  Excellent progress! Just be sure to not overdo the protein. Figure up your ideal weight in kilos. That is the number of protein grams to shoots for plus/minus 10%. Too much protein will knock you out of ketosis.

                  Originally posted by KerryK View Post
                  Well, I tried the Cavallo coffee. It's everything I'd hoped it would be. Yummy, yummy. Since you use 2 tablespoons for 6 ounces of water it'll have to be a treat, just once or twice a week, but mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmm.
                  3 generations all tried it yesterday and all 3 generations LOVED this stuff... (though my Dad and my son had cream & sugar in theirs). Here's our reactions (hope the link works):
                  Snuffles! - YouTube
                  And may I say the aftertaste is the best part? Mmmmmmm, chocolate-y reflux....
                  Yes. That link is it exactly.

                  Originally posted by Betorq View Post
                  As a recovering chocoholic, having abstained from it for a number of years, when I decided to get back together with Lady Cacao, it was after conversing with some chocolate scholars, doing my own extensive online research & of course my own personal experiential research into whole fresh unfermented cacao beans (your nibs & most all powder is fermented & roasted) &/or minimally processed high quality chocolates...I came to this conclusion: It's great! Great for health & happiness. But not for everyday consumption. Long story short, its still a bean with it's attendant anti-nutrients, as well as some pretty strong alkaloids (one of the reasons we/others are crazy about it).

                  I love coffee too, but only drink it on weekends or some out-there opportunities when it's not too late in the day. There are some people who can eat 1 or 2 small squares from a bar of dark chocolate & make 1 bar last them all week. I can do that, but more often than not, I scarf the whole bar in 1 sitting, maybe 2 if it's a big bar.

                  But by all means, have fun & enjoy your Crio Bru to the max! Not trying to poop on yer party...
                  We shall.

                  Originally posted by KerryK View Post
                  Makes sense. I treat myself to coffee two mornings a weeks... I think Crio Bru will be as rare a treat. Well, starting Monday ...(genteel chocolate burp).


                  Originally posted by rehorne View Post
                  Hi Paleobird - Like B2B, I have been following your threads for awhile. I went Primal 4 weeks ago @ 305lbs, and I am now down 20 lbs!!! WOOT! Anyway - please keep posting your dinner specials, they are great! They have given me ways to diversify my limited recipes. Last week while on travel, ate the Walmart roasted chicken with microwave steamed broccoli (every day). Stayed Primal, but boring! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!
                  Woot! indeed. Well done. I'm glad to be inspiring new culinary adventures. A person can only live on roast chicken and steamed broccoli for so long. Welcome to the Birdnest.

                  Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                  Okay, I have purchased and tried the Cavalla Crio Bru. It was pretty good, but I'm not swooning over it... I found it a bit weak tasting. I think that's probably because of my coffee maker, though. I don't like coffee at all, and have a very cheap 4-cup drip coffee maker for when we have company that drinks coffee.

                  I do have a fine-mesh tea leaf infuser, so I think I'll try making a cup using that with boiling water. And let it steep for awhile. Or the cowboy coffee method (when I was in the Army, we called cowboy coffee "Army Mogas"!)

                  I did take some of the cooled "grounds" and mixed it in with a bit of homemade coconut milk ice cream. Perfect primal chocolate chip ice cream!
                  Good idea. And yes it does have to be brewed strong enough or it would taste bleh.

                  Originally posted by solstice View Post
                  chocolate is a slippery slope for me too---and I do think I'm better staying away from it! Anything I find that I LOVE to eat/drink is usually bad news!
                  Come over to the dark side..................

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                  • Here to report that it was lots better brewed with the tea leaf infuser! I may have to invest in a French press, although it worked quite well with the infuser. And that way I can only brew one cup at a time...

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                    • At the Birdnest Sushi Bar tonight ladies and gentlemen we have the mixed sashimi platter on special. That is salmon in the front, ahi in the back, seaweed salad in between and a side of salmon roe. Ooooh I love that stuff. Eating it has all the fun of popping bubble wrap except that it is yummy oily fishy tasting bubbles that explode in your mouth.
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                      • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                        Here to report that it was lots better brewed with the tea leaf infuser! I may have to invest in a French press, although it worked quite well with the infuser. And that way I can only brew one cup at a time...
                        Yes if there is a whole pot brewed it does seem to all disappear somehow. I wonder how that happens....

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                        • I'm looking to make a dietary shift to more bone broths.

                          I'm feeling the need to diversify and experiment again. Figures -- less stress at work means more opportunity for cooking. LOL

                          SO, i'm thinking of expanding my fermentation as well as my bone-broth and soup-making. Then, focusing on utilizing less meat overall. Not because meat is bad, but because meat is expensive. LOL

                          Right now, we do fish twice a week, chicken 3 times, and then venison or beef otherwise. We occasionally have bacon/sausage (usually the sausage is "other meat" and not pork). We, so far, only make chicken stock.

                          I'd like to make fish stock (for iodine and also other good stuff) and of course beef and venison stocks as well.

                          I love to make soup with in-season veggies, so I'd love to get back into doing that for our dinners. It makes such a nice dinner! Serve that with some fermented veg and a nice raw seasonal salad of some kind, and YUM! Just sticking with the seasonal.

                          I love doing the seasonal foods, and it's been very cool -- this year the yield in NZ has been decent and diverse. As they say: "sweet as."

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                          • I've been eating a lot of bone marrow lately. It's a wonderfully fat source for ketosis and I swear it makes you feel like you've had a bone marrow transplant eating it. I always mean to keep the "used" bones for soup stock but I don't always succeed because my dog gives me *that look* and I just give in an let him have them. He has such fun slurping up any marrow bits I missed and gnawing off any gristly bits around the outside.

                            Fermentation is something I have always been too chicken to try. I keep thinking I'm going to get a bad batch and poison myself or something.

                            Soup is usually my remedy for leftover odds and ends that are not enough for a whole meal. A little of this, that, and the other thing, toss in a pot with some broth and let simmer and you've got something new.

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                            • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                              At the Birdnest Sushi Bar tonight ladies and gentlemen we have the mixed sashimi platter on special. That is salmon in the front, ahi in the back, seaweed salad in between and a side of salmon roe. Ooooh I love that stuff. Eating it has all the fun of popping bubble wrap except that it is yummy oily fishy tasting bubbles that explode in your mouth.
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                              That looks fantastic! I'm not even hungry and my mouth is full of drool! I want to eat at your place, we don't have a source I would trust for sashimi, the nearest place is in the city about a half hour away. Sometimes being landlocked has some major disadvantages.
                              I'm a 39 y/o mother of 3 sons ages 12, 14, and 15
                              HT: 5'7"
                              SW: 223 June 2012
                              CW: 191.4 April 21 2013
                              TWL2D: 32 lbs

                              Primal Goals: to feel healthier, fitter, and sexier than ever before

                              Favourite primal resources: The Food Lovers Make it Paleo cookbook, Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, The Food Lovers Kitchen, Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary and of course Mark's Daily Apple!

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                              • Originally posted by primal me View Post
                                That looks fantastic! I'm not even hungry and my mouth is full of drool! I want to eat at your place, we don't have a source I would trust for sashimi, the nearest place is in the city about a half hour away. Sometimes being landlocked has some major disadvantages.
                                Thank you. The secret is to find out where the Asian people shop. I love your avatar pic, BTW.

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