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italybound
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Quoted from kittykar1
I make a killer pie (used to make them for a restaurant)


now, now, you can't make a comment like that and not follow it up w/ a recipe.       please post and thanks ahead of time.  

I have made 2 pie crusts lately........one w/ a mixture of flours, one w/ spelt. Both flopped. I was SO aggravated. I just used flour, butter and a tiny bit of water. The first time I thought I used too much water. Second time, I might not have even used water........still disgusting. But as I think about it, maybe it was too much butter, tho I'd thought for sure I'd used the same recipe successfully before. My sister makes the SAD pie crust like this:
3 C flour
2 C shortening
1 C water

I used butter and little or no water. Suggestions?

I would LOVE to have a killer pie that doesn't make me sick.



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Wow very interesting about the Nazis.  The more fat I eat, the better I feel.
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I also had blurry eyes and pain in my stomach from diet soda.... what a difference when I gave it up.

I find it interesting that people still think a low fat diet is good.


However, it must be the portion recommendations that I did not follow because I notice I lost some weight when I do not go overboard with the fat...

Maybe small portions will help me to remain on track.

Reading these posts also helps me to stay focused on not "undereating or overeating".

Life is too short to not feel good about what we put into our bodies.. do they best we can with what we have.
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wow!! funny you say that. I am pretty much convinced I have gluten issues.......I seem to have problems in that area when I have gluten. I've been trying to be gluten free, but not 100% successful yet, but reminders are always good. So, moral of the story........if gluten make is hurt, stop eating gluten, right.
Don't most (if not all) O's have gluten issues?

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Maybe this my issue this week... not enough fat?? I have been feeling not myself all week and I just realized I have not had any red meat in 9 days and not much protein like I am used to...


However, I am not interested in eating breakfast lately and lunch is just a green salad... probably why I am finding it difficult to stay awake at work?
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Wow very interesting about the Nazis.  The more fat I eat, the better I feel.


Do you lose weight when you eat more fat? Just curious.
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Quoted from marjorie
However, I am not interested in eating breakfast lately and lunch is just a green salad... probably why I am finding it difficult to stay awake at work?
Red meat for breakfast works wonders during the whole day long.



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Quoted from marjorie
Do you lose weight when you eat more fat? Just curious.
I'd like to relate to your question.

As it stands now, all in all I've lost in my BTD/GTD years around 20 kgs. My BMI, which used to be 33.5 for many years, is now 25.9, which means that right now I carry extra 2.5 kgs which I have to take off.

My compliant and staple fats are olive oil, butter, tahini, and almond and nut butters. I have never cut on these fats since I've started BTD. I eat as much as I need and as much as makes me feel well. Already years before I became acquainted with BTD I had understood that cutting on olive oil or tahini was not a good idea at all. I actually feel that they are building me and make me happy.

On the other hand, I never deep fry food.

As for other animal fat, I choose the leanest cuts of red meat I can get. If there's fat in them, I remove it as much as I can/as I find significant.

I hope this gives you some idea...

All the Best!



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Why don´t you eat the aminal fat ?
IF meat is good quality - the fat is nutrisious and full of good vitamins
I belive in eating food like mother nature made it and lean meat was not part of that .

My daughter O type
Used to be a bit chubby
But after I have just made her eat all the fat she wants
( yes she does not follow portions
she has become very nice and slim (BMI 21)
She eats quite a lot of butter, ghee,eggs and almonds+ other nuts
She eats a fair amount of olive oil and fat from meat.

She is not 100% on BTD so she eats plenty of cheese( mozzarella) as well as full fat cream.
That is HER choise...
but the fact is that when she upped her fat intake from aprox 30 % of calories to now 50 % she got slimmer and healthier and her mood and skin improved.


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I suspect it is not anti-cancer beneficial, especially as I can't get grass-fed beef over here, as I mentioned in another thread.

About mutton fat, the smell is too strong for me and puts me off.

Henriette, it is so lovely and illustrative - and convincing - what you write about your daughter! Just sweet!  



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I agree on the mutton fat  

Thanks
She is a very lovely girl- so proud of her


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I have made 2 pie crusts lately........one w/ a mixture of flours, one w/ spelt. Both flopped.

Have you tried either of these recipes?  Both were submitted by regular contributors here, so I trust they'll work and taste good.
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?822

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1102


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Quoted from marjorie
Maybe this my issue this week... not enough fat?? I have been feeling not myself all week and I just realized I have not had any red meat in 9 days and not much protein like I am used to...


However, I am not interested in eating breakfast lately and lunch is just a green salad... probably why I am finding it difficult to stay awake at work?


For several years, my midday meal was a huge salad with a LOT of beneficial vegetables and fresh greens, plus 1/3 pound of stir-fried lamb strips.  It's the best salad in the world.  Can you add some red meat of your choice to your salad?



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Quoted from italybound


now, now, you can't make a comment like that and not follow it up w/ a recipe.       please post and thanks ahead of time.  

I have made 2 pie crusts lately........one w/ a mixture of flours, one w/ spelt. Both flopped.
I would LOVE to have a killer pie that doesn't make me sick.



Here's my recipe for gluten free pie crust.  It is not an amazing pie crust but serviceable even though a little delicate to handle.

2 crust pie

2 1/2 c. brown rice flour
1 stick butter
1 egg
ice water

mix the flour and butter well, add egg and mix, add ice water as needed 1 t. at a time until it will form into a ball.  divide ball into two pieces.

I roll it out between two pieces of plastic wrap

If you just need a one crust pie you can freeze the other half, it freezes well.

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Thanks for the recipe kibble! I never thought to add egg to a rice flour crust. I may use it this weekend! Then again, I may not, as DD1 will be doing the baking and she may want more of a  "crumb crust" for cheesecake.


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is ghee you make yourself from butter the same as store-bought? does anyone have any recipes for home made ghee please? i saw one on a thread before but cant find it! thanks!
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is ghee you make yourself from butter the same as store-bought? does anyone have any recipes for home made ghee please? i saw one on a thread before but cant find it! thanks!


Yes, homemade is good.

Try putting ghee recipe in the box in the upper right hand corner of this page and click 'search site' directly below.

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does anyone have any recipes for home made ghee please?

Here is one...  There are many if you do a search on the internet...
http://www.ayurveda.com/online_resource/ghee_recipe.htm


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Here's my recipe:
How to make ghee:

Place 1 pound unsalted butter in a heavy-bottom saucepan over low heat.  Allow to melt completely. When the butter starts to release its water content, lower heat to the lowest simmer and cook slowly for about 5 to 45 minutes.  Cooking time depends on individual stoves. And different brands of butter take different lengths of time.  Longer cooking at lower heat produces a good flavor.

At first, there will be a lot of white foam on the surface, and the ghee will be noisy.  The foam is the milk separating out from the butter oil. Stirring and skimming of foam is not needed.  Gradually, the water will evaporate, the milk solids will drop to the bottom of the pot, the foam will begin to thin, the cooking sounds will become quiet and the sediment in the pan will begin to darken.  At this point, it can burn quickly so keep tilting the pan to check the color of the sediment.

The ghee is done when the ghee is very quiet, the aroma will be somewhat like popcorn and the milk solids at the bottom of the pan have turned light golden brown, like beer or honey.  If the sediment turns dark brown, the ghee has cooked too long, but is still usable.  

Remove pan from heat, let cool for a few minutes, then pour it through a fine stainless steel mesh strainer into a clean glass jar or bowl and discard the sediment.  No cheesecloth is needed if a fine strainer is used.  Leave the lid off until the ghee has cooled.  This helps to prevent condensation.

Ghee can be stored at room temperature if kept very clean and dry.  If water or food gets into the ghee, it can mold, otherwise it has a long shelf-life.



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I prefer to make my own ghee because I can be sure that it has cooked long enough to eliminate the maximum amount of milk solids and water.



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All this talk of portions made me re-check my swami.
I eat both ghee and butter...mostly ghee. I tend to just use it when I need it; making sauces or with oatmeal, on spelt toast or to scramble eggs.
My ghee portion is 1t. 5x weekly. Butter is a black dot.
I must be within or maybe a little above my swami limits as I don't use either fat everyday but use more than 1 t. certainly every other day. At any rate, it works for me!
(Even before BTD and not knowing about ghee, I learned many years ago about the dangers of margarine so just used unsalted butter instead...no digestive problems at all!)


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Just to clarify...ghee and butter are on my dairy list.
My fats and oils list gives me 1T. 6X weekly. I know I go over that portion!!!!
My diamonds are olive oil, black currant seed oil and flax seed oil.
I use olive oil almost daily!!! In my cooking and on my salads with fresh lemon.
Coconut oil is a neutral, almond oil is a beneficial and I use those topically on my skin.


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