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  • Tonight's dinner was a little inspired by Jen who had lemon with her chicken. Mine aren't quite ripe, but there was some lime cordial in the fridge, so...

    B: Sponge cake with butter, fried red cod and mushrooms, a pear.
    L: Cheesy bread. A banana.
    S: Apple and cheese slices.
    D: Lime and mustard chicken with herby roasted carrots and capsicum.

    AND, we won our netball by four goals.
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    • Sponge cake?

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      • Yep, made it for dessert the night before. A bit non primal because of the sugar but 1/2 cup over eight slices isn't tooooo terrible. The other ingredients are eggs, milk, butter all things I would have for breakfast anyway. And rice flour, which is not the greatest for me but I don't mind feeding to the family.

        Recipe here: Hot Milk Sponge Cake, How To Make Hot Milk Sponge Cake, Sponge Cake Recipes, Cake Recipes

        I halved the recipe, and halved the sugar again. Also rice flour is a bit dry, it is recommended (by Seaweed, who sent me this link) to use part rice, part tapioca and part coconut. By then your cake is almost primal, especially if you also try honey instead of sugar but I'm not sure it would thicken up when you beat it into the eggs. Something I'll have to try in order to find out.

        I do love eating eggs for breakfast but sometimes I just love eating the most unlikely things too
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        • Yummy, sounds like a good sponge cake! I will have to try that for my SO, since he is having a REALLY hard time with the no sugar thing, maybe throw some blueberries in a pot, and make a sauce to pour over it.

          Don't you love how reading these journals can give us all idea's on what to cook when we are just stuck! Thanks for the sponge cake idea Annieh!
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          • Hey Jen, thanks for dropping by. Yes I love getting inspiration from other journals (yours, for example), which is why I post my meals also. I think your dh would love the cake, you can give him lots of cream as well and it will barely be a cheat for him. If you have some yourself, it won't be too dire since it's gluten free but will probably not assist weight loss.

            Tonight was porterhouse steak - just my dh and me home tonight, a rare occurance so I decided to treat us. Served with fried mushrooms and oven roasted potatoes, carrots and onion. Simple but totally satisfying.

            My forward thinking action was to plant a dozen broccoli plants. That's overkill for our family which will have shrunk to three by the time they mature, but the deed is done now. They've gone into very rich compost but there's not a lot of sun so I will see how they do. The silverbeet is hanging on, but nothing ready to pick yet and I'm missing it, especially since the leeks are finished.
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            • Originally posted by Annieh View Post
              Hey Jen, thanks for dropping by. Yes I love getting inspiration from other journals (yours, for example), which is why I post my meals also. I think your dh would love the cake, you can give him lots of cream as well and it will barely be a cheat for him. If you have some yourself, it won't be too dire since it's gluten free but will probably not assist weight loss.

              Tonight was porterhouse steak - just my dh and me home tonight, a rare occurance so I decided to treat us. Served with fried mushrooms and oven roasted potatoes, carrots and onion. Simple but totally satisfying.

              My forward thinking action was to plant a dozen broccoli plants. That's overkill for our family which will have shrunk to three by the time they mature, but the deed is done now. They've gone into very rich compost but there's not a lot of sun so I will see how they do. The silverbeet is hanging on, but nothing ready to pick yet and I'm missing it, especially since the leeks are finished.
              The good thing about broccoli, is that the excess can be frozen and eaten later.... AND they are cold hardy, so they can tolerate winter temps with a little bit of protection.....

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              • I have tried freezing broccoli but I really don't like it.

                Yes, cold hardy is good. It's about 9 degrees right now (that's about 48F). They're in a raised bed, how do you think I should protect them?
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                • Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                  I have tried freezing broccoli but I really don't like it.

                  Yes, cold hardy is good. It's about 9 degrees right now (that's about 48F). They're in a raised bed, how do you think I should protect them?
                  I have some aluminum electrical conduit pipe that I have bent in to a hoop that I push in to the ground and put clear plastic or a white polyester fabric over the hoops. The clear plastic makes for a little "greenhouse", so to speak. I'm not sure how well that would work for you in NZ.

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                  • Mmm, that's a good idea, I just realised I actually have a broken hula hoop lying round the back yard at the moment. That might do one end... I will put my thinking cap on.
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                    • My family all eat my cooking, but my biggest fan is my middle dd. She is home from uni, gobbling up everything I put in front of her.

                      My warmest fuzzies came when she asked what I put in the mashed potatoes (cream!!!! hahahaha) and please could she watch me cook just like when she was little. Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh, so sweet.
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                      • By then your cake is almost primal, especially if you also try honey instead of sugar but I'm not sure it would thicken up when you beat it into the eggs. Something I'll have to try in order to find out.
                        i reckon runny honey would be sorta ok. i have made sponge cakes with honey before but not these sorts of sponge cakes. and what about coconut sugar? is that primal as i reckon that would work.

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                        • Had such a fun family day yesterday, explored a new area of beach and ended up having gladiator fights trying to push each other off a fallen long. Feeling pretty smug today, both my dd's are feeling sore from the unfamiliar exercise, but not me thanks to my regular fitness Haha so much for old age. Here's where we went:







                          The weather closed in and we got wet on the way home, which made it all the more fun. Gotta grab these moments, don't know when the five of us will be together again.
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                          • Beautiful! And good on Mom for being more fit than your daughters!
                            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                            • They both do lots of walking (poor students) and are slim as you could wish for, but their arms and core strength are evidently not what they could be
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                              • beautiful beach Annie! it is so much bluer and greener up north. here's one of our beaches and you can see how different the colours.

                                http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...7/beach001.jpg

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