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  • #61
    Recipe for cookies & soup, please?

    I'm a pumpkin fiend!
    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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    • #62
      Originally posted by Twibble View Post
      Recipe for cookies & soup, please?

      I'm a pumpkin fiend!
      +1 on the soup recipe. Had some the other day at a resturant and loved it.... So did my semi-primal wife....
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      • #63
        The soup recipe is in post 53. The cookie recipe really was kinda bad..... but here goes..... I adjusted SLIGHTLY from the place I got it....


        Primal Pumpkin Recipe:

        2 cups blanched almond flour
        1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
        1/2 cup coconut oil
        1/2 C maple syrup or honey..... I actually mixed them
        1 TB pure vanilla extract
        1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
        1 TBS pumpkin spice...... I used almost 2 TBS because I tasted the batter and it was bland.

        Mix it in a bow.... don't even need anything electric to mix it; a fork will do.

        In a preheated 350 degree oven, place the tray on the middle rack and cook for 30 minutes ( I actually recommend 25 minutes ).... just put the balls of "dough" on parhcment paper, according to where I got the recipe.
        Start Date 9.24.12
        Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
        CW - 271 pounds
        First Goal - 255 by 2013
        Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
        Other Goal - to get off some medications
        Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
        NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

        Your Dad is So Fat

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        • #64
          How was the cookie recipe bad? Too dry, too bland, too moist, etc.?
          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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          • #65
            I think I might try these ones before too long: The Food Lovers' Primal Palate: Pumpkin Spice Cakes and Pumpkin Spice Cookies
            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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            • #66
              Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
              All that makes me wonder if they really have a clue about primal. ( again, not that I am an expert, but I can't imagine that being a smart idea ) Heck, maybe "I" am the dumb one... I don't know.
              ^ is why some wise ones of this forum warned you about straying too far from the book until you get some Primal time under your belt... don't worry - you aren't dumb, just new. Some folks just really like to tinker with eating times.

              I am an EXCELLENT cook
              Awesome!! Be warned that I shall henceforth bother you for recipes for stuff I don't already know...

              Oooh, and I may get in trouble for this, but today I cleaned the fridge.... and as I was wiping it all down, I threw away some nasty stuff that I can't eat, but my wife does... but rarely.... I can only hope she won't miss it! But she had lots of stuff that was loaded with HFCS..... and transfats. I don't know what PB says about trans fats, but "I" have no intention of eating them.
              Clean-fucius say: He who scrubs fridge has tossing rights...

              I think somebody else said this, but I'll just say it again: paying attention to the quality of your fats will help the your state of health to an amazing degree. I highly recommend practically memorizing almost everything fat-related Mark puts out there. I can't believe how much I have changed, just doing this one thing really conscientiously. I almost cried when our beloved Earth Balance wasn't repurchased, but I decided to give it the ole' n=1 experiment, and lo and behold - unexpected wonders.
              I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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              • #67
                Yes, get plain old regular primal down before you mess with the system. One of the things you'll see all too often is someone who tries a new variant every week and then complains they can't do primal and they are stalled.

                It's like learning to bake; you have to get the basic skills first and follow the recipes, and then after a while you know when to add more pumpkin spice to suit your preferences. If you don't have a clue and just throw what you've heard cookies need in a bowl, then your chances of getting something that works are slim. Follow the basic recipe first, then try some variations once you have the basics well in hand.
                “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                • #68
                  A lot of people, once they are "professionals" at primal, will experiment with intermittent fasting. Our ancestors would have periods where they would be forced to go days without eating because food simply wasn't available. Some people duplicate that now b/c there are some potential health benefits (weak cells die without nourishment, etc, there is even some info out there that says it's good for stopping cancer in its tracks if it's creeping up on you).

                  Given your medical situations, I would adhere to the PB as closely as possible. Saturated fat is NOT bad for you. There are now so many studies out there that prove this point.

                  My grocery budget wasn't (and still isn't) set up for organic foods. What I would suggest is, for the time being, until you get comfortable with the lifestyle, just focus on getting fresh cuts of meat, veggies and fruits. Once you're comfortable with shopping and cooking (doesn't really seem to be a problem) and you're aware of how much you are and aren't eating (I eat WAY less food as a Primal being than I ever did before), then you can adjust what you buy to grass-fed, organic and whatnot b/c the room in the budget will appear. I have a $200 a week budget. After I got comfy with what I was buying, shopped around and realized how little I was eating, my weekly grocery fare was only $90 or so. I have since started adding organic stuff or buying stuff to free to fill the rest of the budget. It's all a learning game, really.

                  Your daughters are so sweet. Your title jumped at me and made me feel sad b/c my husband is 6'1" and weighs 320 lbs. I can imagine someone saying this to my boy, except instead of telling them to leave, he'd probably punch them (he's 5 and doesn't put up with BS very well, despite being a BS dump truck himself...)

                  Anyhow, I second what everyone here as said. Eat more eggs, add the bacon (I get Farmland Uncured - nitrate and nitrite free - it's CAFO, but fits in my budget right now til I find a pig that fits the guidelines), load up on Kerrygold butter (the stuff is AWESOME!), and don't listen to a single thing people suggest as "tweaks" until you have the program down per the book. And for what it's worth, I eat 3 eggs and 3 slices of bacon every workday. I sometimes skip lunch simply b/c I'm just not hungry. We all get there at some point.

                  Good luck and welcome to MDA.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • #69
                    OK, trying something I just made up as I went along.... I saw some video on here about putting veggies in meatloaf... so this is my version:

                    3 pounds of meatloaf mix
                    2 eggs
                    3 ounces of fresh spinach
                    4 handfuls of Mexican cheese blend..... I made my own from the cheeses I had.
                    2 cups of broccoli slaw mix
                    1 red pepper
                    1 small onion
                    salt
                    pepper
                    garlic

                    I put all the non meat ingredients in my food processor and zapped them until almost smooth.... I left some texture. I hand mixed everything together in a big bowl. I formed it into a loaf, and put it in the oven at 400 degrees. I imagine it will take an hour to cook, maybe a little more..... I will let you know how it goes.

                    @ Owly.... when I tweaked the cookie recipe, mostly all I did was add extra pumpkin spices.... and it's a good thing I did, or the cookies would have been even more bland. I probably also put a wee bit more vanilla in it, as I love vanilla.

                    OK, back to the meatloaf, and someone gave me this idea: Scrap the pan juices over some salad, put the meatloaf on the salad, and then, the killer part...... Put a fried egg, over easy, over the meat / salad combo..... and the yolks become your "dressing"....... that just sounds awesome!
                    Last edited by Primal Papa; 09-27-2012, 01:08 PM.
                    Start Date 9.24.12
                    Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                    CW - 271 pounds
                    First Goal - 255 by 2013
                    Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                    Other Goal - to get off some medications
                    Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                    NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                    Your Dad is So Fat

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                    • #70
                      Lol, no worries, it was a metaphor. You know how to cook, so you can play with things to make them work for you and don't need to strictly follow a recipe. You are just learning primal, so you should do primal according to the "recipe" (i.e. PB book). The people who do stuff like fasting are doing the equivalent to changing the spices to suit them.
                      “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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                      • #71
                        My meatloaf can be found in Mark's blog post about Freezer Primal/Paleo meals.

                        2 lbs meat (I use beef and pork or deer burger and pork)
                        2 eggs
                        some carrots chopped
                        some celery choppes
                        onion, chopped
                        garlic cloves, chopped
                        butter or bacon grease
                        various spices to fit the mood

                        Soften all veggies in pan with butter or bacon grease. Whisk the egg and add in spices. Add in veggies. Add the meat and mix. Place in the pan and pop in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour.

                        I top with ketchup b/c I'm still not 100% condiment free.

                        It's a bit different than Mark's recipe as I use bacon grease instead of butter and sometimes I put some partially cooked chopped bacon in with it (I use scissors to cut the bacon before cooking - keeps me from burning my fingers).

                        Anyhow, you didn't ask, but there it is. I love it. My husband loves it. My KIDS love it. My kids DEVOUR it! I've also made it in muffin cups and as meatballs.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • #72
                          Jenn, I would eat that.... w/o the ketchup.

                          OK, so mine was pretty good.... I might cut back on the veggies a wee bit because it made the meatloaf a little TOO juicy, IMO.... However, my kids both gave it good marks for taste, even though they didn't like the green hue form the spinach. I liked having the 2 fried eggs over the salad with the meatloaf. I used organic greens mix from Costco. which is not my favorite, but I need to make adjustments in the way I think / eat.
                          Start Date 9.24.12
                          Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                          CW - 271 pounds
                          First Goal - 255 by 2013
                          Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                          Other Goal - to get off some medications
                          Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                          NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                          Your Dad is So Fat

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
                            Wow, some people's journals are outright scary.

                            Now, I am not an expert by any means, but I see people advocating eating one huge meal a day, and nothing else the rest of the day. Well, being diabetic, that would be terrible for me, but honestly, I can't imagine that it is good for anybody. I read another journal where the guy eats primal - when he eats, but he doesn't even eat every day.... he skips days at a time! All that makes me wonder if they really have a clue about primal. ( again, not that I am an expert, but I can't imagine that being a smart idea ) Heck, maybe "I" am the dumb one... I don't know.
                            There's a lot of stuff that I would classify as 'advanced biohacks'. Basically things that have benefit for you beyond the basics. This includes ketosis, cold treatment, fasting, iodine(...), convict conditioning etc etc.

                            If you are a newbie, just concentrate on getting your diet sorted. Work out what the 'bad' foods are and build up a mental map of 'go to' recipes you can cook meals with without having to strain your creativity. That way when you feel tired whatever you don't backslide, you can be low functioning while still eating primal foods. Remember, for most people, even cutting out wheat is a crazy extremist thing.

                            Once you have built a foundation of primal eating habits and don't feel any sugar/wheat/vege oil urges, THEN you can look around and see what other sort of crazy you are
                            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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                            • #74
                              For a variety of Paleo recipes, I highly recommend chowstalker: Paleo &#45; chowstalker

                              and dessertstalker: Gallery &#45; dessertstalker
                              Start Weight: 63.6kg/140lbs
                              Goal Weight: 54kg/118lbs

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                              • #75
                                If I can mix business with pleasure for a minute, I would like to ask your opinions on my idea for a rental kitchen for caterers. I pretty much know what i want as far as equipment, and the place I am looking to lease has more room than I need.... So I have some plans to use that space by

                                1. Offering cooking classes

                                2. Having Black Tie Nights, where the caterers can offer a premier dinner event for about 16 guests.... giving them a chance to showcase their talents in front of potential customers, or just people who want a good meal.... this might happen once or twice a month. You don't need to where a black tie.... so maybe I could have a better name.

                                But here is where I REALLY need opinions....

                                I was thinking that maybe M - TH, having what I call a "Rotational Restaurant" for dinner. Basically the idea would be that each night, a different caterer would make a small menu, and offer it to regular customers who can come in off the street.... So, you never know what the menu will be, and each week the caterer for that night would have to offer something different than the week before. What do you think of that idea?

                                Also, and these are just brainstorming ideas.... but maybe some nights for nutritional cooking lectures, followed by a small prepared meal? Like say primal.... have someone speak about it, an then prepare a small meal for attendees.

                                If you have other ideas, I would love to hear them.

                                Of course, I have other ways to make some money.....

                                1. Dry Storage
                                2. Cold Storage
                                3. Rental of non standard kitchen gear
                                4. Possibly bulk goods sales

                                So, if you can think of ANYTHING, I would love to her it..... and sorry, but it is nice for me to get opinions from people who don't actually know me, and who also have interest in food. Thanks!
                                Start Date 9.24.12
                                Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                                CW - 271 pounds
                                First Goal - 255 by 2013
                                Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                                Other Goal - to get off some medications
                                Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                                NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                                Your Dad is So Fat

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