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Ribbit
Saturday, June 13, 2009, 11:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thanks Ribbit!
I like the last idea the best. Do you know how much ghee and agave to carob powder?
Is it a 1 to 1 ratio or is it just a matter of taste and consistency?


Just experiment and see what you like.  


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I do eat garlic and cranberries (I don't know what camelina meal is) but what can an Explorer make with carob. I like carob and I can find carob powder, but other than mix it in my tea I'm not sure what I could do with it. Any ideas?


I use carob to make a mole' sauce. Lola might have one of my ingredient stabs filed away somewhere.
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I do eat garlic and cranberries (I don't know what camelina meal is) but what can an Explorer make with carob. I like carob and I can find carob powder, but other than mix it in my tea I'm not sure what I could do with it. Any ideas?

I like to make candied nuts with carob.  I add water to carob powder to make a paste.  Then I add a little agave nectar or maple syrup and stir it well.  Next I add chopped nuts -- pecans, for instance.  If I'm in the mood for sweets, I'll eat it that why.  Or to get a salty-sweet fix, I'll add some sea salt and maybe a bit of cayenne pepper.  I think there's three superfoods in there...

I also add carob to my plain yogurt.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Lloyd carob mole
inspired by the thought of Mole sauce.

This is what I used, you can modify to suit.....

1 tbs olive oil or ghee
2/3 cup spelt berries (presoak)
3 cups water
1 large onion, chopped
1-2 clove garlic, chopped-sliced-or-minced
3 cups fresh Okra, sliced
small handful fresh parsley leaves
1 can tomato paste
1 'Tbl carob powder, or to taste
pinch Stevia or preferred sweetener (not much)
pinch sea salt
spices (I used cayenne, ginger, turmeric, fenugreek and oregano)

Sautee onion and garlic. Add spelt, water, spices and salt. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes. Add all other ingredients after 40 minutes.

tomato 'sauce' could be prepared ahead for deeper flavor, the contrast was quite good as it was.


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Are phytoestrogens always a  good thing, even for women?

A friend of mine is a breast cancer survivor, and her oncologist told her to completely  avoid soy, in all forms. She won't even eat potato chips fried in soybean oil. I'm not sure if she avoids flax as well- it never came up, as there never was any flax in the foods served at parties where we both attended.

I also know my personal experience with soy consumption. I used to always have 5-6 week menstural cycles.  That was just "normal" for me. Then I stopped consuming soy (and all legumes) as an experiement, to see if I felt better. (This was before I found BTD.) My cycles normalized! I now have 30 day cycles instead of 35-42 day cyles. I have a more obvious fertile phase, fewer cramps, and the bleeding isnt' as heavy. If I drink a lot of soy milk (such as when Silk Nog is available), I get the wonky cycles again. I've also found that soy does less damage to my cycle when I consume it around ovulation time. If I have soy when my period is due, it REALLY messes me up- more PMS, late period, etc.

All in all, this experience has left me thinking that phytoestrogens are NOT a good thing. I tried using flax seeds in my diet when I first went low-carb, but then stopped when I found out flax is a phytoestrogen. I can get fiber from veggies and EFAs from fish- why risk the hormones in flax?


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And yet I had the opposite experience.  I used to ovulate two days before my period.  Great, huh?  And I'd have 7 heavy, very crampy days, the first two days often with a fever (and yes, I still had to go to school).  Then I added soy into my life (way before BTD) and my cycles normalized and shortened.  Even when I slowed way down on soy later on, my cycles stayed the same, which  means the soy fixed something that was wrong.

Had I not fixed the problem before I got married, I may not have been able to get pregnant.  Now I have .... um..... NO PROBLEM.


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I also know my personal experience with soy consumption. I used to always have 5-6 week menstural cycles.  That was just "normal" for me. Then I stopped consuming soy (and all legumes) as an experiement, to see if I felt better. (This was before I found BTD.) My cycles normalized! I now have 30 day cycles instead of 35-42 day cyles. I have a more obvious fertile phase, fewer cramps, and the bleeding isnt' as heavy. If I drink a lot of soy milk (such as when Silk Nog is available), I get the wonky cycles again. I've also found that soy does less damage to my cycle when I consume it around ovulation time. If I have soy when my period is due, it REALLY messes me up- more PMS, late period, etc.


Interesting,I had the same problem, but it also made me have extremely bad pms along with inflammatory joints.

I never knew why I reacted so badly to soy until I found out my genotype. Soy is toxic for explorers.


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Are phytoestrogens always a  good thing, even for women?



All in all, this experience has left me thinking that phytoestrogens are NOT a good thing. I tried using flax seeds in my diet when I first went low-carb, but then stopped when I found out flax is a phytoestrogen. I can get fiber from veggies and EFAs from fish- why risk the hormones in flax?



I agree, my mother is a type O, probably a non-secretor, and she has survived breast CA for more than 15 years now. When she was getting chemo her oncologist told her to stay away from all soy. Not a bad thing for an O nonnie anyway, but if she had been an A or AB eating soy, what would her outcome have been?


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but if she had been an A or AB eating soy, what would her outcome have been?


My mother was A+ like me.  She never ate soy. She had surgery for cystic breast disease.  The doctor told her the cause was caffeine in the coffee.  Caffeine?  I wonder if she ate soy regularly, would she have avoided the cystic breast disease?
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