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    I got an app for my phone - D Minder - which I...

    I got an app for my phone - D Minder - which I saw recommended in the comments to an article here at MDA. It helps you calculate how much vitamin D you are getting from sun exposure, and takes into...
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    Where to begin to work towards pull-ups?

    Let's say that I want to begin the recommended Primal exercise routine, and start with pushups, pullups, squats and planks twice a week, but I am completely out of shape and I have a ton of weight to...
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    Day 6: Breakfast: Bacon and banana & egg...

    Day 6:

    Breakfast: Bacon and banana & egg pancakes
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    Activity: Walked the dog to the vet (0.8 mi round trip). Felt fine on the walk there; felt a little fatigued/dragging on the walk...
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    Thanks Erin.Patti! It was yummy! Day 5...

    Thanks Erin.Patti! It was yummy!

    Day 5 (yesterday), finished:
    Lunch: Hard boiled eggs, fresh mozzarella balls, dark chocolate, the little bit of leftover raspberries/whipped cream/dark...
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    Day 5: Hopped on the scale this am, and...

    Day 5:

    Hopped on the scale this am, and another 2.6 lbs down! Wow!

    Breakfast: Banana & egg pancakes, fire roasted red pepper sausage

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    Day 4: Today was mostly an IF. It was an...

    Day 4:

    Today was mostly an IF. It was an incredibly busy day, so it was after 7:00 pm before I ate. I had some fruit salad (strawberries, blueberries & cantaloupe), the last of the leftover...
  7. Yes, thanks - I was just thinking that I could...

    Yes, thanks - I was just thinking that I could mash or chop the veggies and cut up some of the leftover roast and make a soup/stew out of it.

    Anything else?
  8. What to do with leftover broth & veggies from a pot roast?

    I made a pot roast today that turned out really yummy. There will be no problem here getting the meat all eaten up in no time flat. But I have a lot of veggies (mostly carrots and a little onions)...
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    Thanks, Erin.Patti! Day 3: Breakfast: ...

    Thanks, Erin.Patti!

    Day 3:
    Breakfast: Leftover roast chicken with salsa and topped with sour cream and avocado
    Lunch: Leftover chili with cheddar cheese & sour cream

    Today is dd's...
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    Thanks, Primal Primate! Day 2 of First 30 day...

    Thanks, Primal Primate!

    Day 2 of First 30 day challenge:

    Breakfast: Same as yesterday
    Lunch: Same as yesterday
    Dinner: Chili topped with cheddar cheese & sour cream. The chili is from our...
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    Completing yesterday's log: Lunch: Slices of...

    Completing yesterday's log:

    Lunch: Slices of roast beef wrapped around pieces of cheddar cheese, carrot soufflé

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    Dinner: Roast chicken (reheated from last night), carrot soufflé and...
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    songsparrow's Primal Journal

    Hi everyone! :)

    This is the start of my primal journey. I've eaten primally in the past for brief periods, of up to a few weeks at a time, and have had great success during those periods, but...
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    I cannot cook where we'll be picnicking. I'll be...

    I cannot cook where we'll be picnicking. I'll be walking nearly a mile, but I plan to put the food in a little rolling cooler that I can pull along.

    Thanks for all of the ideas so far - and the...
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    Picnic foods?

    Any recommendations for good items to take for a picnic dinner?
  15. What is the secret to getting good, crispy chicken skins?

    What is the trick to getting good, crispy chicken skins on roasted chickens? I've tried smearing them with butter, salt and pepper, and while they taste good they never really get brown and crispy. ...
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    Since the children are used to the taste of the...

    Since the children are used to the taste of the margarine but not the ghee, could you blend the two and gradually transition? Begin with mostly margarine with a little ghee, and over time increase...
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    I love reading everyone's successes! Great work,...

    I love reading everyone's successes! Great work, everyone!

    Last night, I had success getting my most picky-eater child to eat a new cooked vegetable! I made a paleo carrot soufflé, and as...
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    I keep my bacon drippings to use for cooking, but...

    I keep my bacon drippings to use for cooking, but haven't yet made lard although I've been thinking about it. How smelly is the lard as it's rendering? I don't have the best ventilation in my...
  19. I don't know about the squash tots, but am...

    I don't know about the squash tots, but am curious how they turn out if you try them! Also, would you share your ketchup recipe?
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    Can you point me to any resources that teach you...

    Can you point me to any resources that teach you how to do this, or explain in more detail? I have a Weber grill but am a bit intimidated because I don't have much experience grilling. Also, I...
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    Nearly 1 Week In

    Hi everyone,

    I'm nearly one week in to primal eating. I was feeling great, then suddenly today I am unusually tired and feel like my brain is in a fog. Is this normal? Will it pass on its own? ...
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    What do you serve with soup?

    I plan to make chicken vegetable soup tomorrow. What do you serve with soup to round out the meal?
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