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    In times of desperation I've been known to "fix"...

    In times of desperation I've been known to "fix" nonfat store-bought kefir by pouring manufacturing cream into it. Many of my friends are now shunning the pre-meal breadbasket at restaurants, but I...
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    If you want more greens you could always let a...

    If you want more greens you could always let a cow or sheep eat 'em for ya.
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    I dunno but there's this...

    I dunno but there's this.
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    Not sure you'll get what you're looking for,...

    Not sure you'll get what you're looking for, because as far as I know PB has no explicit daily rec for sat fat beyond "yes, it's calorically dense, but eat some & don't worry." Our guidelines are...
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    Audiobooks rule for the solo walker. I listened...

    Audiobooks rule for the solo walker. I listened thru several massive 20+ volume series of naval fiction (all Bolitho, Hornblower, Aubrey-Maturin books) and countless mysteries (PD James, Agatha...
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    Heh, I'm already making 3 qts at a...

    Heh, I'm already making 3 qts at a time...obviously I could split them & use less. I've been trying to keep them all under identical conditions while I get them healthy again, but I just have too...
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    TF are chokoes? Artichokes? Choko-takoes?

    TF are chokoes? Artichokes? Choko-takoes?
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    Yeah, I'd let it go 24-36 hr at least, and shoot...

    Yeah, I'd let it go 24-36 hr at least, and shoot for 65-70 F ambient. My third batch was still crap, so don't stress too much about it.
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    Hmm, if only we could make drinkable roquefort or...

    Hmm, if only we could make drinkable roquefort or cambozola! After skimming the top layer, the pink color and the off-odor haven't come back...the grains look healthy again, just not getting that...
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    Yeah, mine are from CfH...had them going great...

    Yeah, mine are from CfH...had them going great thru Xmas, making super thick, tangy & effervescent kefir...then I left the grains at room temp in milk for 6 days (too long!) & came back to major temp...
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    My theory is that there's a big range of...

    My theory is that there's a big range of organisms in the grains, all with slightly differing optimal growth conditions. Take the temperature too far in either direction and you favor some subset of...
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    Expect your first several runs with dehydrated...

    Expect your first several runs with dehydrated grains to be thin, yeasty & awful...they definitely take time to get up to speed.
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    Yep. Even better is their Greek version, in a...

    Yep. Even better is their Greek version, in a blue/white bottle, but good luck finding that either. Unfortunately all the stores near me cater exclusively to the low-fat crowd...a whole refrigerated...
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    Running != chronic cardio, not necessarily, at...

    Running != chronic cardio, not necessarily, at least. Like many things, it's a dose issue. Helps with cardiovascular health, mental well-being, and endurance. I wouldn't count on it to control your...
  16. Hmm. I read that cooked meat was and is almost...

    Hmm. I read that cooked meat was and is almost irresistible, & that it should be pasture raised for best nutrient profile, but that not all Paleo communities had the luxury of eating it continually...
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    Yes, but how does he keep all that dirt off the...

    Yes, but how does he keep all that dirt off the chintz divan in the parlor?
  18. Thread: Kefir

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    Hmm...fwiw, tap water rinse trashes my grains....

    Hmm...fwiw, tap water rinse trashes my grains. They exude a gluey substance that's washed away which is better kept intact. I rinse with milk if needed, store grains at room temp in milk also.
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    I like full fat Greek Gods & Straus but haven't...

    I like full fat Greek Gods & Straus but haven't really bothered with yogurt much since I got my whole-milk kefir operation humming along. I've got it dialed to where the stuff comes out as thick as...
  20. Hmm. A one-note article that determines what's...

    Hmm. A one-note article that determines what's "healthier" on the basis of "saturated fat=BAAAAD", throws up the reviled specter of "trans fats" without distinguishing between industrial and natural...
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    Do you know something the rest of us don't about...

    Do you know something the rest of us don't about the addictive potential of LSD (and other serotonin-receptor agonist psychedelics)?

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    I'm not sure what to make of the OP's link and...

    I'm not sure what to make of the OP's link and its claims regarding UHT milk. But I had thought, like you, that UHT was mainly confined to non-refrigerated TetraPak products (which I've only...
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    Nothing really wrong with coffee or tea, with or...

    Nothing really wrong with coffee or tea, with or without milk, half and half, or cream...unless you're dairy-intolerant or shooting for a Whole30 regimen. The soy "milk" sounds like the biggest PB...
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    What calorie difference are you referring to?...

    What calorie difference are you referring to? What unwarranted claim is being made here?
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    Re: overfeeding, you can read about a Brit who...

    Re: overfeeding, you can read about a Brit who forced down almost 6000 cal/day LCHF and tracked his weight & waist measurements for 21 days:
    Day 21 of The 21 Day 5,000 Calorie Challenge | Smash The...
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