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  • #46
    Hi Seaweed
    So we both think it tasted watery huh? Still, its probably way healthier than a milo and it certainly made for a good chocolate fix. That is interesting about the 'cocoa butter', I'm thinking about all the inventive recipes you could use it for. I have a big bag of macadamia's at home that I've been meaning to make into butter for ages now. I only have a blender though so I'm not sure how successful it'll be.

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    • #47
      well apparently you can make coconut butter in a blender so it should work with something oily like macs. i have tried with coconut but it never worked. never tried with any other nuts. we have been away skiing so i am broke for the next week or two lol but after that i am going to experiment with my juicer now i know how it works as i have an addiction for that creamed coconut stuff. you could always make pesto with your macadamias once they've been in the blender if they dont turn to butter. or one of those flourless chocolate nut cakes. i use the 85% lindt chocolate and leave the sugar out.

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      • #48
        Wow, I havn't been in here for a bit. We have liitle kiwis scurrying out from all over the place....fan-bloody-tas-tic !
        I so knew that you were all out there - just waiting for the right moment. WE might just have to organise our own little Kiwi conference.
        Sorry guys - gotta go....a wee lamb needs tube feeding.
        x
        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

        ...small steps....

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        • #49
          I got some raw cacao nibs off TradeMe - they're not great on their own (too fibrous and bitter) but I put them into a mix of 85% Lindt and almost a whole jar of coconut oil to make crunchy coconut bark. I heat it all up over some hot water, then spoon it into muffin paper cups. It's not the most delicious thing in the world, but it makes increasing coconut oil intake heaps more palatable, and gives a chocolate fix at the same time! I've been wondering about what they'd be like if I roasted them. I could use a new oven, so a fire wouldn't be a complete disaster .

          I live in Pirongia, just south of Hamilton, and work in Auckland sometimes. I think a paleo conference here would be great! Do you follow Julianne Taylor and Jamie Scott's blogs?? Both of them are internationally recognised paleo peeps! There's also some interesting paleo people on the trademe health and beauty forum (and some really aggressive trolls, too!)
          Started Feb 18 2011

          Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

          Journalling here

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          • #50
            i dont read the tm forums. i wasnt even aware they were anything other than trading sorta discussions. i like the creamed coconut coz it makes getting more coconut oil in easier but it is hell expensive. we did used to get it in blocks when i was in london so i am going to try my local indian shop that sells all the spices etc to see if they have any. creamed coconut and lindt 85% chocolate would be very yummy indeed. cacao nibs ITA not so sure what all the fuss was about. def the most exciting thing about raw cacao would be a theatrical oven fire lol i do occasionally get some on a whim, in case i was wrong, and make one of those chocolate paleo mug cakes when i've been training and throw them in there. but i always wish i'd used flaked almonds instead or not bothered.

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            • #51
              I'd be up for a paleo conference. We almost need to make a NZ paleo network. I'm not much good at the social media thingy so not sure the best way to do that. But it is certainly comforting to know there are a growing number of us out there. I still feel crowded in by low fat, vegetarian, grain pushing peeps.
              Heard Rodney Hide on Radio Live the other day pushing the paleo thing. Willie thought he was a crack pot. (well, given some of his politics he might be). My hubby is greatly amused that I agree with Rodney Hide about something.

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              • #52
                I don't know what a paleo conference would entail, but we could always use my offices as a site if we need one.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Rose View Post
                  My hubby is greatly amused that I agree with Rodney Hide about something.
                  Yeah, me too!! Never thought I'd be on the same page as Rodney on anything at all.

                  Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                  I don't know what a paleo conference would entail, but we could always use my offices as a site if we need one.
                  Awesome - Wellington is a great central venue
                  Started Feb 18 2011

                  Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                  Journalling here

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                  • #54
                    i could hire out the local hall down here too for a venue which is real cool. polished wooden floor. open fire. no cell phone signal. lotsa wild life and primal activities nearby. and no neighbours so we can make as much noise as we like. just projecting as i dont like big cities, even if i do need an excuse to go to te papa.

                    Heard Rodney Hide on Radio Live the other day pushing the paleo thing.
                    exactly the spokesman we dont need. i dont ever really define or put a label on what i do so i can distance myself lol

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                    • #55
                      Ok seaweed, where is down here ????
                      I actually have a bbq house that we could cook, and eat around !!!! its a wee bit like a cave if you close your eyes and think of the "clan of the cave bear " !!!!!may 2011 146.jpg

                      then we could play what ever takes your fancy, throw the thigh bone, and swim in the creek????..... pitch our tent, or camper van and tell naughty stories around the fire ????????? whilst drinking locally brewed red stuff ???
                      sounds like a plan ????

                      I think we need to organise something - and yes Wellington could be a peerfect venue ? or you could join me in flying over to primal con 2013 ! I am going on my own !!!!
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • #56
                        lol i cant tell you on the net. PM me if you want to know. if you get whitebait in your creek, we need to do it soon before the season ends! we can forage for kai moana near us and go diving for paua if you are real brave. is the red stuff the beer? we're not supposed to drink that it has gluten in tsk tsk lol

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Jac View Post
                          It's not the most delicious thing in the world, but it makes increasing coconut oil intake heaps more palatable,
                          Jac, this statement is puzzling to me. Why would you be eating stuff that isn't the most delicious? To me, the real highlight of this way of eating is that everything is yummy as well as "good for you". I made truffle balls by blending dates, lsa, coconut, cocoapowder and coconut oil. I guess it's true the dates made it somewhat sweeter, I can afford the carbs now, but still I think it would taste ok unsweetened. Do you not like coconut oil? To me it doesn't really taste of much at all.
                          Annie Ups the Ante
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                          • #58
                            i won't be going back to the US until immigration is complete, and really only if I can afford it for 3 people (since the little guy costs full flight costs now).

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                            • #59
                              Do you not like coconut oil? To me it doesn't really taste of much at all
                              i find coconut oil on its own pretty gross too so i do avoid it, if i cant hide it. since i've been eating the creamed coconut, i can tolerate the actual coconut oil better but it is relatively better, not party time treat better lol. i can get deodourised coconut oil which i use but more for putting on my skin and hair. what i did try the other day was a can of the fair traded coconut milk which is very creamy with straight cocoa powder as a snack. i was thinking of experimenting with adding some melted coconut oil to that to see if i could make a sort of mousse.

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                              • #60
                                There's a mousse recipe here:

                                Salmon Mousse Gelatin Ring and Raspberry Coconut Gelatin Dessert | Mark's Daily Apple

                                I have tried it, it's ok but I will keep experimenting as it wasn't totally fantastic.


                                Also, I bought coconut oil soap from the Rawleigh man, I like it.
                                Annie Ups the Ante
                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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