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  • A question about making bone broth. I just recently made chicken bone broth, cooked the bones a bit less than two days. I'd like to make it three but in those 1.5 days, the liquid in the slow cooker reduced by half. It would be getting pretty low after 3... should I just resign myself to less broth or should I top it up with water halfway through? Is the slow cooker letting too much liquid escape? Any suggestions?
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    • Originally posted by Alfi56 View Post
      You're lucky Bronners is cheap in NY-Dr. Bronner's Castile soap is so expensive for me here like $10-15/bottle.
      you know to dilute the dr. bronner's, right?

      i realize everybody has different skin, but i stopped using cleansers of any kind on my face about 3 years ago and my skin has never been better and within days stopped "needing" moisturizer. warm water and a face-cloth. sometimes a good steam.


      Originally posted by Wildrose View Post
      A question about making bone broth. I just recently made chicken bone broth, cooked the bones a bit less than two days. I'd like to make it three but in those 1.5 days, the liquid in the slow cooker reduced by half. It would be getting pretty low after 3... should I just resign myself to less broth or should I top it up with water halfway through? Is the slow cooker letting too much liquid escape? Any suggestions?
      i don't have a slow-cooker, but i keep topping off the water when i make it on the stove-top.
      As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

      Ernest Hemingway

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      • [QUOTE=noodletoy;1476628]you know to dilute the dr. bronner's, right?

        i realize everybody has different skin, but i stopped using cleansers of any kind on my face about 3 years ago and my skin has never been better and within days stopped "needing" moisturizer. warm water and a face-cloth. sometimes a good steam.



        wait...does it say that on the bottle? text is so small i never bothered to read the instructions....lol

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        • Originally posted by tonydeluce View Post
          This thread has been very helpful to me and wanted to share hands down the best pancakes I have ever eaten ( haven't eaten any pancakes at all for the last couple of years since going Primal ):
          Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes? with Gelatin

          These are better than any pancakes I remember eating! The "Let's Do Organic Coconut Flour" is great in that it resembles actual coconut flakes more than flour ( though I don't have a much experience using flour period :-)

          They are a lot more work than I typically devote to making meals ( I am more of a take a few whole items and prepare them rather than making elaborate dishes sort of guy ) to make these more than once a week or a few times a month..

          So I have been making a pint of "flavored" ( with the juice of a half of a lemon and some Kal liquid Stevia) with 1 Tablespoon of Great Lakes Gelatin which I have been eating every day to make sure I get some gelatin each day but I am looking for some additional ways to get an extra tablespoon in for a total of two a day.

          I have decided to stick with the actual Gelatin because it appears to be less processed than the Collagen and I am a fanatic about not eating processed foods ( my only supplement besides the Gelatin is a one half Tablespoon of Fermented Cod Liver Oil / High Vitamin Butter Oil blend which is basically minimally processed and not exposed to heat ).

          Has anyone tried making the Gelatin with two tablespoons per pint instead of one? How does it turn out? Does anyone have any other ways to incorporate an additional tablespoon of the gelatin ( not the collagen ) into their meals?
          You just posted this at the most convenient time! I made banana + egg pancakes yesterday & they totally fell apart because the batter was so thin, so I was looking for a better pancake recipe.
          Did the gelatin properly dissolve in the batter when you made the pancakes?

          What are you making "flavored"? Is it "flavored" water? It's fine to add more gelatin, it would just make it a denser "gummy" texture. The 1T/pint is just a guideline, and you can add more or less as you'd like to change the texture.

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          • Yes, the gelatin dissolved / mixed into the batter uniformly and there were no "chunks" scattered around. The pancakes were moist and delicious but you do have to make sure they are cooked well on one side before turning over.. I made four pancakes per 12 inch pan ( which made about 8 small to medium size pancakes ) and they turned over no problem.

            I am definitely not one for "faleo" type foods but this is something I will definitely be eating a couple times a month with raw butter and real maple syrup!

            Thanks for the heads up on using more than one T of gelatin per pint and yes basically just making flavored water :-)

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            • I put the regular gelatin (not the hydrolyzed) in smoothies, soups, sauces (stir fry/curry/stew), etc. Also goes into oatmeal. :P not that oatmeal is a paleo thing ...

              I tend to use hydrolyzed but I ran out of it for about a week (now I am restocked) and just sprinkled on everything. Today I sprinkled gelatin on my macro bowl.
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              • Thanks again TQP!

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                • Originally posted by noodletoy View Post
                  you know to dilute the dr. bronner's, right?


                  Originally posted by Alfi56 View Post
                  wait...does it say that on the bottle? text is so small i never bothered to read the instructions....lol
                  the stuff written on that bottle is cray-cray. definitely worth a read. i have various dilutions around the house for handwashing in the bathroom and dishwashing in the kitchen.

                  i don't ever use soap on my body or face.
                  As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                  Ernest Hemingway

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                  • The ULTIMATE and COOLEST gelatin thread EVER MADE.

                    I don't dilute the soap, but then again I don't use it for anything else other than for makeup removal/etc, soooo it lasts me for months and months.

                    I honestly think skin is all about what your other habits are in life, rather than skin creams/washes/etc. I can always tell if someone partied her/his way through the teens and 20's...even if that person is a well-paid model who has access to all of the best beauty products, acid peels, and beauty advice.

                    My skin looks horrible after 2-3 days of little sleep. All dull and gross...likely because I didn't have the second sleep cycle for my body to rejuvenate itself. I am huge on beauty sleep.

                    Speaking of acid peels, I used leftover pineapple peels for an "acid peel" today...followed by copious amounts of aloe vera.
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                    • Originally posted by TQP View Post
                      I don't dilute the soap, but then again I don't use it for anything else other than for makeup removal, soooo it lasts me for months and months.
                      Good to know that it can be used as makeup remover. Someone gave me some of that stuff a while back and so far I have found it utterly useless. Those of you who dilute it in order to use it as household cleaner, what is the soap/water ratio?

                      Good to know about the pineapple "acid peel" too.

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                      • Originally posted by TQP View Post
                        I don't dilute the soap, but then again I don't use it for anything else other than for makeup removal/etc, soooo it lasts me for months and months.

                        I honestly think skin is all about what your other habits are in life, rather than skin creams/washes/etc. I can always tell if someone partied her/his way through the teens and 20's...even if that person is a well-paid model who has access to all of the best beauty products, acid peels, and beauty advice.

                        My skin looks horrible after 2-3 days of little sleep. All dull and gross...likely because I didn't have the second sleep cycle for my body to rejuvenate itself. I am huge on beauty sleep.

                        Speaking of acid peels, I used leftover pineapple peels for an "acid peel" today...followed by copious amounts of aloe vera.
                        Well, I partied through my teens and twenties - and thirties, forties and fifties. Don't use / didn't use soap on my face, ate well and always ate butter and used sat fats (lard, mainly) for cooking. Drank / drink LOADS of water each day. And here I am, in my sixties with a clear, unlined skin and always being taken for at least 10 years less than my age.

                        I reckon soap is a dreadful thing to do to skin! And sat fat is SO good for skin. As is tons of veg / fruit and ---loads of wine!!

                        Edited to add - I'm male, and so no make up to remove...
                        Last edited by breadsauce; 05-05-2014, 11:00 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                          Good to know that it can be used as makeup remover. Someone gave me some of that stuff a while back and so far I have found it utterly useless. Those of you who dilute it in order to use it as household cleaner, what is the soap/water ratio?

                          Good to know about the pineapple "acid peel" too.
                          Well all soaps/oils can be somewhat useful for washing off makeup. I just prefer this one bc it's cheap. #asian

                          Don't use that stuff near eyes! Use coconut oil for tough eyes makeup.
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                          • Originally posted by breadsauce View Post
                            I reckon soap is a dreadful thing to do to skin! And sat fat is SO good for skin. As is tons of veg / fruit and ---loads of wine!!

                            Edited to add - I'm male, and so no make up to remove...
                            with healthy, well-balanced skin i don't see the need to strip the natural oils with soaps and cleansers. same with hair. eta: i don't wear face-make-up. just eye make-up that comes off pretty easily.

                            shrugs.

                            everybody is different and what works in your 20s doesn't always work in your 40s.

                            agree that good food and plenty of sleep really help.

                            smoking really ravages a face. by the time my mom was 40, she looked older than her own mother who had soft porcelain skin.

                            As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                            Ernest Hemingway

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                            • Originally posted by TQP View Post

                              Don't use that stuff near eyes! Use coconut oil for tough eyes makeup.
                              But that's where I need it, face powder washes off easily with just cold water and lipstick for the most part gets ingested, yuck! I quit using soap to wash my face with few months ago, so CO it is.

                              In attempt to get back on topic I'd just add that I mix gelatin with shampoo. I think it strengthens the hair follicles. I no longer have problems with shedding, but still do that.

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                              • The ULTIMATE and COOLEST gelatin thread EVER MADE.

                                Soap IMO is okay as long as you restore pH balance to the skin. It's no more harsh than facial cleansers, which are just fancy terms for soaps with higher price tags. Hence why I use a soap with less harsh ingredients than a face wash with more crappy ingredients.

                                Healthy skin tends to maintain its pH balance well, so I don't really care for the soap vs no soap distinction either.

                                Not sure why people (especially guys) are like omgggg soap on face!!! XD

                                Soap is better than oils because you can take the grease+dirt off with water (as soaps' chemicals have both hydrophobic and hydrophilic ends, rather than just hydrophobic like oil), rather than merely dissolve the dirt/oil in coconut oil and then smear it around on your face with a wipe. Oil method sounds... Inefficient to me.
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