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Lewis asked how to make home made Mayo, so he could try making it without avoids.  Is there something in the recipe base?


There are several mayo recipes in the recipe center...  I just searched for "mayo" and ended up with 40 matches, but many of those were recipes containing mayo rather than for mayo, but I saw 6 or more recipes for mayo in the list...  Depends on what is compliant for you...


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There are several mayo recipes in the recipe center...  I just searched for "mayo" and ended up with 40 matches, but many of those were recipes containing mayo rather than for mayo, but I saw 6 or more recipes for mayo in the list...  Depends on what is compliant for you...


Thank you so much ABJoe!  I'll look when I get back from grocery sale shopping. White Onions, 20 cents a pound.  With our super~Lewisized refrigerator, it keeps 33 degrees constant throughout the fridge so I'll be stocking up on onions today.

We are going to take the lamb roast, cut it up in pieces and make lamb stew.

Ingredients so far:
Water chestnuts
Taro
Lamb
Celery root
parsley root
~some rice flour we grind ourselves from basmati....

Lewis always wants to add green beans to the stew, but after a couple of days, they are too soggy for me. Sooooo, I got my way this time and no beans.


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KK that stew sounds so good!
Victoria.....yeah, I thought you had some art fair mileage! I got some packing done...!
Peppermint T........(peppermint tea, get it?)....I used to looooove that French Meadows rye!!!!   but I am concerned about gluten so out it goes!
no grain....no grain....I know I've tried this before and failed, but I need to reduce inflammation (my hands) and I'll try anything.
now what in the heck am I gonna have for lunch? maybe tuna salad......
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I went shopping today (WF was one of my stops) and picked up a package of Tofurky Kielbasa without thinking about it. Then I re-read the ingredients and they include wheat gluten and textured soy protein, so I put the package back. Good girl.

I ate a lot of veggies, some from the deli at WF, a salad bar, and another salad from TJ's. I also ate half a bag of rice cakes (la la la, can't hear you), but I'm not grain free.


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Ah, rice cakes Drea.  I vaguely remember what those are.

Riding all over you grain-eaters       


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Ah, rice cakes Drea.  I vaguely remember what those are.

Riding all over you grain-eaters       

I like my grains...  You better keep that bike away from me though...  I don't want to have to get rough with you, but I don't like to get runned over...


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Something I ate yesterday didn't agree with me for a short time, then the feeling was gone. Burning-like stomach, actually. It was something between the roasted Brussels sprouts (sprouts, evoo, garlic, salt, black pepper - yeah, I know, an avoid, but it usually doesn't affect me this way), roasted butternut squash with canola oil, cinnamon, salt, cooked sliced yellow beets with lemon juice, evoo, arugula, salt, bl pepper, and some oat flour covered date pieces (organic) from the hfs.

I felt fine after sipping some water and later I ate some more date pieces without any ill effects. Hmm.


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As I get less toxic, I notice small quantities of avoids more, although the effect is shorter duration.  Your burning may very well have been the pepper, even though it didn't stay long...  That is the sensation I get from pepper...


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Well, this morning I had a beautiful, delish, very QUICK (as I only had minutes to both prepare and eat it) breakfast of green peas and egg w/my famous nutritional yeast topping:

I was in such a huge rush that I didn't even have a chance to chop an onion into this, which would have been excellent, so I was worried it might be a little bland, but it was delish.  I just threw the frozen, rinsed peas into a pot on the stove, with some olive oil and adobo seasoning, and a just a tiny squeeze of dark agave nectar.  As the peas were cooking (they only take minutes, which I love about them), I put a little dark-toasted sesame oil, lime juice, nutritional yeast flakes and sea salt into my serving bowl, mixed it together, and that was that.  (Edited to add:  I can't remember if I also put in some garlic granules, but I don't think I did.)  I then threw two eggs into the peas, stirred it all together, they cooked in seconds, I poured the whole lot into my serving bowl, mixed it together, and BOOM, Bob's your uncle!

So many Americans eat such a grain-centric breakfast, and I'm talking highly refined grains.  With those eggs, they would have had some sort of toast, biscuits, pancakes, etc.  Mind you, I love to have eggs with that 100% rye, but since I know I'm having brown basmati rice in my dinner tonight, I wanted to go grain-free this morning.  The peas and eggs were so lovely, truly.  I don't know why more Americans don't have veggies with their morning eggs instead of refined grains, ya know?  They don't know what they're missing!

The thing I love about de-emphasizing grains (i.e., going either no grain or, as I am, relatively low grain) is that it frees up so much room in your diet for veggies and fruit!  Suddenly, your diet is so much more colorful, variety-laden, chi-infused, energizing and interesting!  I love it.  I do also love and look forward to my usual one grain-containing meal per day, too, but it is always whole, compliant grains for me...and some days turn out that I don't have any grain, and I don't miss it at all.  I do find, though, that allowing myself some grain helps keep me on an even-keel.  If I don't eat grains for a day or two running, I don't usually miss it, but if I want grain, I have it, if that makes sense.  It works for me, so if it ain't broke, I ain't fixing it!  Thank goodness for brown basmati rice being a Gatherer superfood!

Anyway, I'm glad peas are a superfood for me because, dang, they are quick, easy, satisfying to one's "carb tooth" and delicious with so many things, from eggs, to salmon, to any old type of protein you care to throw in with them, and I understand that one could even make flour from them, but I think that is a little beyond my ken and, anyway, I prefer 'em fresh!

Does this lifestyle rock or what?

(Answer key:  Indeed it does!)


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KK here, Day 64 grain-free.  I had to fix my own breakfast this morning because Lewis was on the sofa, still feeling sick and still not properly taking care of himself.   He still occasionally gets insomnia, and stayed up late eating walnuts.

So I made my own breakfast. This usually turns out to be comical.  I chopped up an onion very fine, added 2 tsp of ghee and then added two scrambled eggs.  Hopefully, the pan will recover.


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KK, I'm shocked! After all this time, you still don't know how to cook?

Your eggs sounded good, PT. I'm not sure what adobo seasoning is...what is it?...but even without it, the whole shebang is easy-peasy (pun intended). I, too, love peas. And the frozen kind are so convenient.


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KK, I'm shocked! After all this time, you still don't know how to cook?




If there's one thing I totally dislike more than exercise....it's having to cook.  When I lived alone, my cooking consisted of cooking buffalo burgers on my tiny george foreman grill and eating salads.  An occasional batch of fried onions or steamed green beans.  

In the archives somewhere, you could find that I had to ask the members how long to steam vegetables.  

Since having a cook in the house, I have learned to do a "few" things but I hate doing them.  I'd rather have to scrub rust of of metal for several hours than cook.


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Peppermint T........(peppermint tea, get it?)

   I do indeed and, in fact, that is my Twitter name!  Peppermint Twist was taken and I liked the peppermint tea double meaning anyway, so it worked out well.
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Your eggs sounded good, PT. I'm not sure what adobo seasoning is...what is it?...

Well, I got into it on account of Rick Bayless (http://www.rickbayless.com/about/meetrick.html), the host of a wonderful cooking show called "Mexico, one plate at a time" on PBS, waxing so passionately poetic about how wonderful it is, I had to try it, and now I'm hooked on it.  The ingredients are very simple, and mostly superfoods for me, except for one avoid (pepper):

ingredients:  Sea salt, organic garlic, organic onion, organic black pepper, organic oregano, organic bay, and organic turmeric.

I use Frontier Organic:  http://www.ediblenature.com/st.....e.html#ixzz156MFwE00

Ideally, I guess I could easily mix up my own and leave out the pepper, but I really dig this blend (translation:  I'm lazy).  I'm getting into all sorts of dried spices lately, particularly the adobo, oregano, granulated garlic, curry, and Italian Seasoning.


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Pepper would be my only avoid, too. I may have to try this mixture (or something similar).

I love to cook, so between us, KK, we cancel each other out. BTW, I'm really proud of you and jayneeo for your tenacity on the grain-free frontier.

Just today I was offered a slice of pear (took it) and a peanut butter cracker sandwich (said no thanks). My reply to the last item was not only did it have wheat, I would bet it has HFCS...yup! Double triple no thanks!


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I love to cook, so between us, KK, we cancel each other out. BTW, I'm really proud of you and jayneeo for your tenacity on the grain-free frontier.


I really admire those who enjoy cooking.  I say, let y'all do it, so I don't have to.

I was just spitballing here.   You know that place when your mind just happens to have these odd questions pop into your head? I was wondering what it was like for Martha, when she first met Dr. D, and maybe wooing him with a home-cooked meal.   

"Whadaya mean you won't eat this delicious steak dinner I just cooked for you?"



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Ha ha, good one, KK!
Thanks for the kudos, Drea! I salute your sugarfreedom! I am secondarily interested in sugarfree, because - again- inflammation . But last night, starving at the art show, I nibbled on chocolate candy...not even a reall good kind...simply an energy form....until DH got there with chicken wings!!!
so dinner was a few chocolates, chicken wings and wine!! Ah well.

P.T.!!!!!! Your breakfast is worthy of a cookbook! (you should write one!) not one with a how to do stuff, that's Brigid's book...but one with the actual stuff that you do happen to do! Cuz its a great resource for gatherers, and it seems simple!
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I just made a scrumptious breakfast (it's lunchtime, actually): sauteed onions in evoo, scrambled eggs with parsley, feta cheese, and avocado. *slurp*.


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Sounds yummy Drea!   I never thought to put parsley in my scrambled egg.  I'll try that next time I have to cook.


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I realized something today: since I haven't been eating sugar or wheat, I haven't been buying anything pre-made. All the foods in my pantry and fridge are whole foods. This can only be a bonus!


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exactly...its amazing what you don't eat when you don't eat wheat or sugar. I let myself have all the butter I want...but what am I gonna put it on?   spinach, yeah, green beans, yeah! cook eggs in it, yeah.
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I made a batch of ghee yesterday. I just love the stuff! I used a new (to me) brand of butter that I found at TJs...Irish Kerry something-or-other. I've seen it sold elsewhere, but not at the same price. I haven't tried it (ghee) yet, and I'm not sure I'll even notice the difference in taste from the cultured butter I normally use.

There was one other person (she was six) that didn't eat cake. She is allergic to all food coloring, among other things, and the cake was a cherry red velvet cake (made with red food coloring... ). Emma, the birthday girl, insisted on it, then didn't eat any, even though she was served some. Talk about a fickle eater! She's worse than I was at her age!


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oh, that kerrygold butter is sooooo good! It's from pastured cows.
Maybe Emma realizes that beautiful cakes are just for looks!!!
Haven't even figured out brkfst yet!!! out of eggs.....hmmm. methinks it'll be a grassfed beef hot dog ......oh well.
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well actually, I made sliced zucchini and onion, sauteed in butter, with bits of romano cheese to go with that beef frank....not bad at all. then half a pear.
Now last night.....we were at a party and I had wine and a big macaroon! Coconut is only for nonnies, but at least it was grainfree (as far as I know), though not sugarfree.
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breakfast was the rest of the bag of oat flour covered date pieces, and apple, and now some homemade (bennies only) trail mix. I'm waiting for someone to come to the kennel, but I don't know how long she'll take to get here. I said "I'll be here all day", when I meant to say "what time are you coming and I'll be there". Grr. She has no cell phone so I'm just stuck.


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