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  • #46
    yummy! i love mashed taters but my kids don't really, so we rarely have them. mashed taters and gravy are *almost* as good as perfect chocolate cake in my book.
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    • #47
      Hmm... smashed potatoes. I make EPIC ones... well, used to.

      Do you know how hard it is to make yummy smash without teh SALT? OMG.

      My favorite way...
      Chicken stock
      Yukon gold potatoes, with skins
      A bunch of garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
      Salt to taste

      Cook it all together until potatoes are soft. Remove the potatoes... I always kept the stock for soup making later... raised frugal.
      While potatoes are hot add butter, a big spoon or two of greek yogurt, grind in some fresh pepper, and some milk for the right consistency as you smash... (All of that stuff to taste... you shouldn't really taste "greek yogurt" but it should give just a hint of something special to the taters. I'm sure sour cream would work as well. That stuff is all persona taste buds and stuff.)
      NOM!!!
      Before dear sweet son moved out I'd do an entire 5lb bag of potatoes with and entire head of garlic in it. He'd eat on them for a few days... but they were usually gone before I'd expect them to be. LOL

      The flavor gets all the way through the potatoes that way. It's insane good.
      The water/stock you cook the potatoes in should taste like something you'd want to eat on it's own as a soup.
      It's like not cooking with a wine you wouldn't drink.

      People have literally hugged me over my potatoes and home made gravy at holidays. Weird, but true.
      And then they ask me "how to make gravy" and I have to tell them that my holiday gravy takes two things most people don't associate with gravy, time and money. And then they are MUCH less interested for some reason. Silly people.
      I can't eat gravy anymore either... fucking salt! Boooooo!
      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
      And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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      • #48
        booo- no salt! i love gravy.
        my primal journal:
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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        • #49
          I used to make amazing mashed taters, but no more - boooo nightshades! In fact, I can't even make them anymore w/out feelin' it the next day. I'm one of the lucky ones who's effected by the neurotoxin in them and used to be curled in a ball in pain all day long needing narcotics to sleep. Thank the universe that I found out as I doubt I'd be alive today at the rate I was going (and I have a little dude - so ya). Real life is the suck sometimes, but it is what it is!

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          • #50
            my goodness! taters aren't worth that. so much yummier stuff to eat.
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            • #51
              You got that right! No nightshades lead me to primal/paleo. When a friend told me about the no grains or legumes thing I thought, well if nightshades make such a big diff, then maybe other high lectin foods do too. I was already making most stuff from scratch and reading ingredients since they hide potato starch in almost everything (modified food starch) plus "spices" almost always means some kind of pepper, so...

              But, you are right - there is lots of yummy food left in the world to eat! And it is so worth living w/o constant pain.

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              • #52
                What about smashed sweet taters? I can only make them sweet if I make them, so raw local honey & cinnamon & butter and that's it!
                Depression Lies

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                  What about smashed sweet taters? I can only make them sweet if I make them, so raw local honey & cinnamon & butter and that's it!
                  I decided to try chopped dates in mine... and I love it!
                  Better for minerals... that's why I tried it. My husband says no and uses honey though. LOL
                  I also like to add a tiny drizzle of molasses. But I was raised on the stuff... it's not something everyone loves.

                  But I do get local wild raw honey every so often when I'm near the coast. It's very dark and complex because of the bees being kept near the grassflats. Much better than the local wild honey that has a lot of citrus blossom IMO.

                  Oh, the other thing I sometimes do with sweet potatoes... that honestly makes them a little TOO epic and irresistable... is to bake them in the oven until done... (do double whatever you intend and make it a multi day thing, I usually eat the first normal and do the other with the second pair)... then I refrigerate them for later.

                  Slice about 1/4-3/8 inch thick and lay out on a baking sheet... I do it on top of foil because they get all sticky...
                  Then dab the top of each slice with just a little virgin coconut oil (the kind that tastes coconutty)
                  Bake at 350 until they begin to get a tiny bit crispy around the edges.
                  Try to wait until they cool a bit so you don't burn your mouth snarfing them down. LOL
                  No added sugar necessary IMO. The double baking really concentrates the sugars or something.
                  Last edited by cori93437; 05-26-2012, 09:31 PM.
                  “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                  And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                  • #54
                    i like my sweet potatoes baked, then mashed with butter. i'll have to try that double-baking thing though, that sounds delicious!
                    my primal journal:
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                    • #55
                      And its that time... taking my seriously massage sore self to bed before I'm tempted by someone's inanity and general show of poor character.
                      Which means no rants with Robot Chicken clips as storyline... for now.
                      But I will leave you with this...

                      Ahhh.... deep breathing and zen vibes and all that jazz.
                      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                      And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                      • #56
                        In the NEWS!
                        Today.... The ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE has begun!


                        Headline from Miami:
                        Naked man killed by Police near MacArthur Causeway was ‘eating’ face off victim
                        Read more here: Naked man killed by Police near MacArthur Causeway was ‘eating’ face off victim - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

                        Now... this may seem like a random occurrence, disgusting and disturbing but random, UNTIL one considers that in January a man was arrested in FL who had eaten pat of the brain and an eye of a man in Connecticut...
                        Cops: Man hacked victim with ax, ate brain
                        U.S. News - Cops: Man hacked victim with ax, ate brain

                        DID these two men have contact somehow? ... is the viral spread of Zombieitis just slower than has been predicted in the ever dramatic media???
                        Inquiring MINDS!!!

                        All I know is that if I read anything in the headlines about a strange zombieish occurrence in a Miami hospital, or any further face/brain eating by anyone in FL anytime soon... I'm going to totally rob a gun store for all the ammo I can get and hunker DOWN!
                        Because then, there will be no doubts left... the Zombie Apocalypse it coming!

                        Last edited by cori93437; 05-27-2012, 01:29 PM.
                        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                        • #57
                          hubby linked that to me as i was eating breakfast- liver and onions. blech! apparently the miami zombie was loaded with cocaine.
                          my primal journal:
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                            hubby linked that to me as i was eating breakfast- liver and onions. blech! apparently the miami zombie was loaded with cocaine.
                            Yeah... not that uncommon.
                            Husband had a nekkid guy a few years back running around with his own hand half cut off... VERY unconcerned... cept for the part where he didn't want the cops crashing his high (which included walking into a random neighbors house and attacking them with a 8in chefs knife) and taking him to the hospital for treatment ... then to jail of course.

                            But he's actually dealt with quite a number of jacked up naked men... mostly coke or similar... once an enormous body builder with some steroid rage issues... naked and OILED. LOL
                            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                            • #59
                              omg, super scary! our drug addicts seem to stay closeted, thank goodness!
                              my primal journal:
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                              • #60
                                Today the soreness from massage therapy torture is feeling a little better... less bruised.

                                We went out to dinner with friends...
                                It was cloudy and raining because of tropical storm Beryl...
                                I didn't mind.
                                I opened the fabric thingys that cover the sunroof and gazed up at the clouds swirling, and watched the droplets skitter off of the glass to trail away behind us.
                                Gazing up at clouds through the sunroof while husband drives is one of my greatest little pleasures.
                                I used to be stuck with side windows... the sunroofs give a much better perspective.
                                Like laying in the grass as a child or teen on a lazy day. Only we are zooming along, and I'm not watching the road, so it is a little like a roller coaster ride too.

                                It was a German restaurant. *sigh*
                                All the pickled things... noooo not for me.
                                All the breaded schnitzel things... not for me.
                                All the beers... not for me.
                                But there is always safety in steak. It was deeeliiissshuuuuuussssssssssss.
                                Husband chivalrously ate some so that my plate could be clean.
                                It was a large steak.
                                It came with a baked potato with real butter and sour cream... I ate half.
                                I was very full!

                                On the way home husband was silly and played with my hand some... we don't really ever hold hands... but it's very nice, the playing. The weight, the little strokes, a tiny pinch here or there to make me giggle.
                                The clouds were parting and blue skies shining through as we drove home.
                                Yes, I gazed out the sunroof.

                                Somehow Lithium(XM/Sirius) managed to get the tracks just right...



                                Other things...
                                I've stopped wearing eye makeup almost completely.
                                I never wore much, some mascara (never black) and maybe a touch of liner.
                                I still will use the mascara and a bit of liner if I'm really in the mood to guss up, but mostly not.
                                Weird thing... I think I like myself better this way.
                                I came in from dinner tonight and went to the loo and took a quick look in the mirror...
                                I looked bright and fresh faced. Natural. Like ME.
                                I really think I have been using mascara for nearly 25 years out of some perverse obligation as a 'girl'.
                                Fuck that.

                                I think the blue hair, or at least whatever changes I've been going through that prompted the blue, have led to me feeling free to be more me. It's feels strange, and really nice.

                                A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao tzu
                                And then another, and another... it's good to recognize those steps on occasion.
                                Last edited by cori93437; 05-28-2012, 12:42 AM.
                                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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