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  • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
    kumara is sweet potato.
    Thanks. I figured I should make sure before I pondered doing anything.
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

    Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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    • Originally posted by Twibble View Post
      My google-fu says a kumara is a sweet potato. Is that correct? These things?
      Sorry yes. Although they are mainly there as a binding agent, so you could replace them with 2-3 eggs if you wanted.
      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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      • I had a not-so-pleasant experience with pork kidneys. I thought they tasted like urine. How are beef kidneys? Any better? My mistake might have been that I didn't remove the stuff in the middle of the kidney before I cooked them. It seemed rather hard to get it out without destroying the whole kidney. How is that process on a beef kidney?
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
          I had a not-so-pleasant experience with pork kidneys. I thought they tasted like urine. How are beef kidneys? Any better? My mistake might have been that I didn't remove the stuff in the middle of the kidney before I cooked them. It seemed rather hard to get it out without destroying the whole kidney. How is that process on a beef kidney?
          Uh... Didn't taste like urine for us.

          The usualy way I cook them is in a steak and kidney pie. Just cut the heart and kidney into cubes about 1.5-2 cm wide. Then brown them in the frying pan in batches, and bake in a pie (with veges) for about an hour on 180dC. That makes all of the fatty stuff get really well cooked, and when you eat it the kidney isn't 'too much'.

          That's really the secret we have found to eating offal (kidney or liver). Eat it in a 1:2 ratio with muscle meat like steak or heart.
          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 Crabbcakes View Post
            It was actually that "Master Cleanse" method that I have seen slammed lately.

            After the first run-through, PB, I swear to you that my eyesight actually improved (I wear glasses). It got worse again after I went back to crappy eating (hadn't heard of Primal at that point), but I won't soon forget waking up and clearly seeing all the trees we have on this property. I can't attribute that to anything else, so I am crediting the cleanse.
            Interesting about the eyesight.

            Originally posted by onalark View Post
            I'm going to totally tangent here and say -- while I'm intrigued by the recipe, lately his posts have been...angryface-making.

            There's a whole tumblr devoted to it, and I know his "schtick" is to be a firebrand and all, but it doesn't make me want to visit his site anymore. I get so weary of the chest-beating LOOK AT ME I'M AN ALPHA MALE antics. And pseudo-psychology on "how" men and women "should" act.
            Guh. Buh. Okay. I feel better now.
            Originally posted by Owly View Post
            Sadly, paleo seems to bring out the bad evo-psych speculations in a lot if dudes. Not that all evo-psych is bad, but some guys use it as a means to justify their misogyny. He's definitely crossed the line from entertainingly rude to straight-up assy.
            Originally posted by meeme View Post
            Owly...I'm new so I'm glad to see I'm not alone in my assessment of the assholery...please tell me he's a Paleo aberration.
            Ya. The guy's a dick but the bread is still awesome.

            Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
            Heart and Kidney Muffin Recipe
            Thanks magic. Those sound delicious.

            Originally posted by zoebird View Post
            That's the real issue -- overworking.
            And yeah, going for a walk and being outside a lot while fasting is really nice.
            Yes, getting out of the house away from the fridge is a good thing. Generally staying busy.

            Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
            I had a not-so-pleasant experience with pork kidneys. I thought they tasted like urine. How are beef kidneys? Any better? My mistake might have been that I didn't remove the stuff in the middle of the kidney before I cooked them. It seemed rather hard to get it out without destroying the whole kidney. How is that process on a beef kidney?
            I am fine with liver and brains but I still haven't gotten past the squeem factor on prepping kidneys. I could eat them if someone else took out those weird white stringy things.

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            • Originally posted by meeme View Post
              Owly...I'm new so I'm glad to see I'm not alone in my assessment of the assholery...please tell me he's a Paleo aberration.
              You'll encounter your share of jerks in the paleo movement, just like in any other subcultural group, but they're generally outnumbered by the smart, funny, awesome people. I find a certain subset of paleo dude particularly irritating, but on the blogs and on this forum, I have decided that ignoring them is better than engaging with them most of the time. There are lots of other great people to talk to instead.
              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

              Owly's Journal

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              • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                Ya. The guy's a dick but the bread is still awesome.
                Lots of jerks come up with good things. I haven't tried it yet, but the fat bread does sound pretty yum.
                “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                Owly's Journal

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                • Originally posted by Owly View Post
                  You'll encounter your share of jerks in the paleo movement, just like in any other subcultural group, but they're generally outnumbered by the smart, funny, awesome people. I find a certain subset of paleo dude particularly irritating, but on the blogs and on this forum, I have decided that ignoring them is better than engaging with them most of the time. There are lots of other great people to talk to instead.
                  I know the ones you mean.

                  Originally posted by Owly View Post
                  Lots of jerks come up with good things. I haven't tried it yet, but the fat bread does sound pretty yum.
                  I'm thinking I'll make another loaf in the next couple of days to have it for my fast breaking meal on Friday.

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                  • So far the fasting is going well (sorry, no food porn pic this week).

                    I got hungry about noon today but I decided to sublimate my desire for food by going shopping instead. My summer wardrobe needed updating in my new smaller size. I had fun buying cute short skirts (In size six! Still getting used to that.) I got one adorable black leather mini skirt.

                    Made my dad a bowl of stew that he can reheat when he wants in his kitchen (Dad and I have two separate houses, just next door to each other.) So, I won't have to smell the cooking.

                    So far I have just had some iced decaf and some Crio Bru. Haven't felt the need for any bulletproofing. I've been nibbling a little garlic salt to get my sodium and keep my taste buds happy. There are a few calories per cup of Crio Bru but I would say I'm still under 50 for the day.

                    One thing about fasting. It makes going to bed earlier sound like a really good idea.

                    G'night all.

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                    • Originally posted by onalark View Post
                      I'm going to totally tangent here and say -- while I'm intrigued by the recipe, lately his posts have been...angryface-making.

                      There's a whole tumblr devoted to it, and I know his "schtick" is to be a firebrand and all, but it doesn't make me want to visit his site anymore. I get so weary of the chest-beating LOOK AT ME I'M AN ALPHA MALE antics. And pseudo-psychology on "how" men and women "should" act.

                      Guh. Buh. Okay. I feel better now.
                      Yup. Used to like reading his stuff, even bought his little e-book once. I've given up now though - don't visit his blog any more. Too off-pissing.
                      I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                      Oscar Wilde

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                      • I saw myself in the window walking toward it yesterday. Man my pants are way to baggy. I look awful. I should buy new clothes but I'm afraid that will just jinx everything and I'll just feel fat all the time because I'll have smaller pants as a frame of reference.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          I'll just feel fat all the time because I'll have smaller pants as a frame of reference.
                          No you will have a new frame of reference And will be ecstatic when those start to get loose! Go for it!!
                          65lbs gone and counting!!

                          Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                          • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                            I saw myself in the window walking toward it yesterday. Man my pants are way to baggy. I look awful. I should buy new clothes but I'm afraid that will just jinx everything and I'll just feel fat all the time because I'll have smaller pants as a frame of reference.
                            I wore my favorite pair of hiking pants for the Burgess Shale trip--they are awesome, but they are a size 12 (although a small fitting 12) and I am now a 4-6. I belted them up thinking they would do fine, but in the photos my friends took they look ridiculous, especially from behind. That baggy ass thing is not a good look. I am sad because I love those pants, even though I'm also delighted to have a much smaller me. They need to go to a good home with a friend who will take them on new adventures.
                            “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                            Owly's Journal

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                            • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                              I saw myself in the window walking toward it yesterday. Man my pants are way to baggy. I look awful. I should buy new clothes but I'm afraid that will just jinx everything and I'll just feel fat all the time because I'll have smaller pants as a frame of reference.
                              I bought a whole new "wardrobe" of summer shorts yesterday because everyone was having their "end of summer" sales, although shorts are really wearable here most of the year. All my old shorts from last summer were falling off my butt. They were actually uncomfortable to hike in, kept creeping down in between my legs. All the baggy ones are getting donated to the Cancer Society thrift shop. Better to get them out of the closet. Then if the new ones ever get too small My alternatives are lose the weight again or spend more money replacing the big ones. Too cheap to do that.

                              Originally posted by gopintos View Post
                              No you will have a new frame of reference And will be ecstatic when those start to get loose! Go for it!!
                              Yes!

                              Originally posted by Owly View Post
                              I wore my favorite pair of hiking pants for the Burgess Shale trip--they are awesome, but they are a size 12 (although a small fitting 12) and I am now a 4-6. I belted them up thinking they would do fine, but in the photos my friends took they look ridiculous, especially from behind. That baggy ass thing is not a good look. I am sad because I love those pants, even though I'm also delighted to have a much smaller me. They need to go to a good home with a friend who will take them on new adventures.
                              Definitely not.

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                              • Photo on 2012-09-05 at 11.31 #2.jpg
                                Size ten leather skirt. Being donated.

                                Photo on 2012-09-05 at 11.33.jpg
                                Size six leather skirt purchased yesterday. Much better.

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