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  • #31
    This year was my first "Paleo/Primal" T-giving, which turned out pretty good, even with a housefull of Carb Crunchers. Other than a meat change up (to ham and/or tri tip), and a dessert alteration (the "paleo" apple pie crust was like sand, blah), it will be status quo for Christmas.

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    • #32
      Rusty, baking with a mix of rice flour, potato and tapioca starch produces perfect crusts, breads etc. Basically it subs flour 1:1 and to make 1 cup, I use 2/3 cup of rice flour, 1/4 cup of potato starch and the rest - tapioca.
      My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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      • #33
        If there are foods that I want, I might eat them, but it depends on my health status at that point. Right now, anything with questionable oils makes my hands and knees hurt. My mood suffers greatly from alcohol and refined sugars. It's unlikely I'd be recovered enough to eat non-primal foods "freely" at that point. I think I'd rather wait until New Years, when I *know* I'm going to be eating and drinking questionable things (going out to a dinner theater) rather than suffer twice.

        My mom always makes deviled eggs (already asked me about it and said she'd make homemade mayo with olive oil for the filling) for Christmas morning and I will probably make some egg nog (from coconut milk) to share for when we open presents. Maybe I will try making it without eggs ( Creamy Hot Cocoa and Egg-Less Nog | Mark's Daily Apple ) for my vegan sister to have some. I'm sure it won't be the same, but adding spices can sometimes be enough. Christmas dinner will likely be primal foods (some kind of meat, and there are always veggies). I will possibly maybe gluten-free cookies and/or a pumpkin pie with a nut crust, since I have most of the ingredients for those things now and am doing a Whole20-something (until Christmas). I'll probably stay strict till New Years anyway.
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        • #34
          I'm going to stick to my "diet" and help make several healthy Paleo options in every house I visit.
          --
          Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

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          I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
          I'd apologize, but...

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          • #35
            Go easy on the cakes and cookies, folks. Primals tend to be more wheat sensitive than they used to be. Suddenly eating a ton of wheat-based desserts could affect you badly.
            5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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            • #36
              Not really off plan much for me. It is pretty primal with turkey, bacon, sausage, roasted root veg. and a sausage cran stuffing Christmas pud. is my only other thought. I need to work that out. I have no intention of feeling ill afterwards.

              This is the pud recipe I have done for years. I will try it gluten egg and dairy free this year, and serve with coconut cream and maybe rum see how it goes. http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/c...s-pudding.html I like that she has mentioned how to do gluten free in the bottom. Although pretty basic LOL
              Last edited by Silvergirl; 11-27-2012, 11:07 AM.
              Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
              Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
              Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by oxide View Post
                Go easy on the cakes and cookies, folks. Primals tend to be more wheat sensitive than they used to be. Suddenly eating a ton of wheat-based desserts could affect you badly.
                This is truth! I learned the hard way....

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by MarissaLinnea View Post
                  This is truth! I learned the hard way....
                  Which is why I make myself one beautiful gluten free cheesecake and ignore the rest of the junk.
                  “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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                  • #39
                    Yes, I will be baking my cobbler or pie with gluten free crust or topping
                    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Leida View Post
                      Rusty, baking with a mix of rice flour, potato and tapioca starch produces perfect crusts, breads etc. Basically it subs flour 1:1 and to make 1 cup, I use 2/3 cup of rice flour, 1/4 cup of potato starch and the rest - tapioca.
                      Honest to goodness, I was just wondering about this like yesterday. Thank you!
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                      B*tch-lite

                      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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                      • #41
                        No problems. I should have said 'quick breads' though. Yest breads need gluten in wheat flour.
                        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by KeiraJayne View Post
                          I can't wait till Christmas!!!

                          My friend has a farm and raises organic/grass fed pigs. I've been out to the farm many times and have seen the care and love that goes into raising them. I've got dibs on a fresh ham and a couple of kilos of bacon (NOTHING tastes better than bacon fresh from a hand-raised pig, it looks nothing like what you buy from a butcher, the meat is really pink and tastes more sweet than salty).
                          YES. I used hate sausage and ham, and bacon was "meh". When it's free range, I could eat it ALL. And I could live on bacon from the farm, as well as their hamburger...10 years ago I was close to going vegetarian because meat tasted awful. Then I tasted real meat, and that veggie idea flew out the window at warp speed.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Leida View Post
                            Yes, I will be baking my cobbler or pie with gluten free crust or topping
                            I was thinking about trying a home made apple crisp with coconut flour and a bit o' honey...

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                            • #44
                              I'm going to slack over the holidays- stay mostly primal but have a few treats that are worthwhile. So, no christmas colored hershey kisses or storebought cookies, but I just had a glass of eggnog from the local dairy creamery laced with some really good bourbon. I'm not going to pass on stuff like great homemade fudge, apple brandy and home made cookies from good bakers. It's once a year and January will be the perfect time for a Whole 30.

                              I do also want to make some good primal holiday foods. I really want to roast a duck!

                              http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
                              Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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                              • #45
                                My sister has been making Christmas cookies for decades. She sends me a box every year.

                                My plan is to eat the whole box in one day, pay the price, and then return to my everyday Paleo way.

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