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  • #91
    Hi all,

    Another one in Auckland, though from the UK originally.
    Haven't been aroun the forum much for a few months, but have been a member for a couple of years and pales/primal for 4 or so now.

    Came to it for health reasons, as I'd suffered from IBS for years, as had my dad for around 30 years.
    I got both my parents (both in there 60's) to give primal a go a while a go and my dad is now able to eat so many foods which were previously trigger foods for him! He'd essentially gotten to the point where anything other than mushrooms on toast would cause issues.

    My mum's a long term insomniac with restless legs and has also found her conditions much improved, unless she slips diet wise which causes sleepless nights to return.

    As they say, it works if you work it :-)
    If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

    Originally posted by tfarny
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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    • #92
      Gwamma, have you tried Green & Blacks 85%?
      I love the flavour and don't find it as strong as other 85% choccy, even some 75%, also, it's really low in sugar.
      Just don't buy it at "health food" shops unless you like throwing money away..
      Local specialist shops here in Auckland charge $6 - $7 for 100g, but in countdown/new world it's only $3.99. Countdown usually has it on sale at $2.99 at least once a month, so I just stock up then :-)

      Actually, the same goes for Harmony bacon too, I only ever buy that on sale.
      If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

      Originally posted by tfarny
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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      • #93
        Originally posted by seaweed View Post
        My clubbells should be here tomorrow!!!! i am going thru town in the avo so i will go demand them from the courier. i've been looking up exercise routines and it is all very exciting.
        goodluck with the clubbells, what the hell are they ?????????????????????? and I so love a red wine. Its very ummmmmmm palatable !!!!!!
        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

        ...small steps....

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        • #94
          Misabi, you are beautiful, well your profile picture shows just how gorgeous you are.....Cave MAN grrrrrrrr ............ I shall try some green and blacks, but will stock up on some pinot noir first !!!!!!!!
          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

          ...small steps....

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          • #95
            Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
            Misabi, you are beautiful, well your profile picture shows just how gorgeous you are.....Cave MAN grrrrrrrr ............ I shall try some green and blacks, but will stock up on some pinot noir first !!!!!!!!
            Why thank you young lady :-)

            G&B goes fantastically with a nice glass of red, enjoy!
            If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

            Originally posted by tfarny
            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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            • #96
              Haha, Pinot Noir is my favorite too!! As well as Pinot Gris. Don't do chocolate so figure I can drink more of the wine. Yes? The only chocolate I used to have is the raw cocoa beans, ground through my smoothies but stopped that as it was getting too expensive. Soooo, back to the wine.............(but not too much)

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              • #97
                green and blacks do a real nice dark orange spicey choc. maya gold i think? i like their milk choc too. their dark is still quite high carb compared to lindt which is why i get the lindt. if you dont like choc, i reckon dont go there.

                in terms of wine, i like a decent expensive merlot. i also had a fizzy red from oz the other day which was way too nice. a brown bros maybe? which was some kind of syrah. dolcetta & syrah i think. tasted like fizzy grape juice and was very sweet. i dont usually like sweet stuff either.

                Clubbells | Mark's Daily Apple prob better for me than either red wine or choc place in Chchc sells them here. All i need now is an affordable sandbag!

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                  green and blacks do a real nice dark orange spicey choc. maya gold i think? i like their milk choc too. their dark is still quite high carb compared to lindt which is why i get the lindt. if you dont like choc, i reckon dont go there.
                  I only eat the 85% G&B's which is around 16% carbs and 13% sugar. It's the lowest sugar content (not counting others containing artificial sweetners, plus it's organic) that I've found and the best tasting too.

                  Can't remember what the sugar content of the Lindt 85% is, but I prefer the taste of G&B anyway. Find it smoother and without the bite. Different strokes
                  If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                  Originally posted by tfarny
                  If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                  • #99
                    i will go have a look tomorrow when i go shopping. i think they moved it to the organic section of my supermarket so i will check it out. as you said before, it is ridiculously expensive at organic shops. well cheap compared to the loving earth stuff tho. i did once get some 100% dark choc which was i think rapunzel and that was divine. totally non sweet which i liked lots.

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                    • I think the G&B's has vanilla in it which adds a sweetness of its own without the sugar.

                      Seaweed, there is a range of 'light' fizzy reds available in most supermarkets, you need to look for Lambrusco. We drank a lot of this type of wine in Italy when I was there last, its supposed to be served chilled also.

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                      • So, if we don't do grains, how do you thicken sauces instead of flour and what do you put into the mince mixture to make meat balls instead of breadcrumbs?

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                        • I use LSA. Brilliant stuff !
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • breadcrumbs are just filler in meatballs, we've never used them when we make any kind of ball, patty, etc.

                            for sauces. . . i don't make sauces. LOL

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                            • I think LSA is too expensive to waste as a thickener in meatballs! I find they don't need it anyway, as long as there is an egg to bind them together.

                              Sauces, yes I have this difficulty too. I understand the solution is to cook them down until they have reduced and thickened by evaporation, but I haven't had much success yet, don't think I'm patient enough.

                              I have tried cornflour to thicken gravy, it is not primal but at least it's gluten free and it did work.
                              Annie Ups the Ante
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                              • Originally posted by Lady in red View Post
                                Don't do chocolate so figure I can drink more of the wine. Yes?
                                Well, I don't do wine, does that mean I can have more chocolate?

                                I've always felt I'd rather eat my treats.
                                Annie Ups the Ante
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