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Peppermint Twist
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Quoted from KimonoKat
I think I've come a long way, considering how off the BTD/GTD I dropped

Been there, done that.*  And I know what it takes when you are in that struggling place to make your way back to the main path, despite all the good lighting.  I'm proud of you, kk.  You are doing awesome work.  Keep it up...it's its own reward, isn't it?

Back to this kicked up Gerolsteiner fruit spritzer issue for a moment:  are you sure (and you know your n=1 self better than anyone) that, if you tried just putting 100% fruit juice such as pineapple or cranberry in with the Gerolsteiner, you would overdo the juice?  Seems a shame to deprive yourself of superfood juices unless you really feel/know that you would go a tad or more haywire.  Everyone's trigger foods, as I call them, are different.  Pineapple juice, while high in sugar, wouldn't set me off, not if I was eating enough protein throughout the day (and I know you are).

Anyway, if the answer is "Yes, PT, I'm sure", then you could still have your Gerolsteiner with some grapefruit juice, yes?  That is DA BOMB and tastes like Fresca.  ...Do they still make Fresca?  Anyhooo, you could also have it with lime or lemon juice concentrate, such as Santa Cruz Organic (my staple...I panic if I run out of lemon or lime juice--I usually get the lime, as for some reason, it is cheaper).

* edited to add:  and, like you, I was always very good about certain big avoids like wheat and corn, yet everything else for me kind of went awry (read:  Kettle brand POTATO CHIPS, et al.).  It is hard to find your way back.  For me, I had to really get back to basics and take baby steps.  At first I was like, just avoid the avoids, PT, and stock up on beneficials.  Baby steps.  Seemed like I would never get to where I am now.  And you are well on your way, too.  Again, I'm very proud of you, my fellow "old timer" (BTD community-wise, NOT age wise...although your profile does say you are a hundred...what's that about?  )


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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Quoted from jayneeo
I had a bad day yesterday....it is hard to fathom the depths to which I sunk....in one night

(((((HUG)))))  I am familiar with that phenomenon.  Happens to the best of us.
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...but then surfaced this morning to a righteous brkfast of eggs, scrambled.

LoL, re "a righteous breakfast"!  LOVES it.  On a serious note, that is just what you should have done:  ya fall off the bike, ya gets right back on, scraped knees and all.  Had a little "incident" myself with some leftover organic Halloween candy and I was all about getting back on that bike IMMEDIATELY.*

As long as we don't let the bike out of our sight, don't let it roll on down the hill without us, as we are lying there dazed on the road, we can get back going again in balance.  No worries.

* 'Course, it didn't help that I accidentally bought some yogurt with SUGAR in it and ate it for two nights straight in my homemade yogurt-feta dressing before realizing what was up...see my "Carb Monsta" blog entry...all's well that ends well.


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Wow...I made a great smoothie for lunch for DH and myself. To atone for our excesses!
It was dandelion greens, cilantro, pineapple chunks, blueberries, cranberry concentrate, ricotta cheese, eggwhite protein powder, lemon juice, stevia, a T. cream, and water to make 2 glassfuls. Lets see:all bennies except the neutral: cream.  

Dandelion greens!  Where'd ya get those?

...Don't tell me:  WF?  Yeah, we don't have one.  

But I do appreciate the HFS I go to.  



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Super treat this evening that Lewis whipped up for me in of all places the evil microwave.

1 ounce of baker's unsweetened chocolate, a bit of water, agave and sea salt. Blended until the mix was just right and then dipped in walnuts.  Lewis had some of it; I had most of it.

I haven't had any chocolate in over a month!

Dude, those are all superfoods (except for the neutral agave) in that treat!  AWESOME!

I have heard that sea salt and chocolate are a good combo.

P.S.  Is Lewis a Gatherer, too?


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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Could you confront the Gatherer tendency to go from one extreme to another?


Victoria! The perfect "Genotype and Personality" datum comes from you!
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I seem to eat a sweet potato everyday now.....the weather seems to call for it. I need to branch out to other tubers....maybe celeryroot, in a soup? sounds good.
I bought a new crockpot!!! (costco)  you can take the pan out to wash.
the grainfree part of the deal is getting easier, more natural. the sugarfree part is not so hard now either.
brk: spinach, eggs
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You go, jayneeo! In my experience, if you can get through about a week, sugar-free, you should be "over" the hump.

I had a cup of yerba mate with soy milk creamer, then a cup of coffee with the same. Brunch is scrambled eggs in ghee with sauteed onions in evoo, parsley, and nutritional yeast. I'm sad that nori went from beneficial (GTD) to avoid (Swami). I used to love nori sheets wrapped around scrambled eggs with nutr. yeast.


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Today marks 30 days without wheat or sugar. I'm so proud of myself for sticking to it, and I feel good enough to continue forward.  


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Terrific efforts here everyone!! I haven't posted in a while - got sick of boring you with reports of the same type of food every day... Will get back to posting soon...
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Drea!! You made it! And you choose to go forward!!   !!!Great work!!

Possum....I know...sometimes these threads die out cuz we tire of writing the same ole thing... but I'm tryin' to keep it goin'!
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I had my food sensitivity test on Tuesday, and now I am officially gluten sensitive  
and therefore free of doubt   and of the 5 grains which contain gluten (wheat, barley, spelt, rye, oats). Wheat and barley I ditched long ago, spelt and rye I've ditched recently, and now go the oats, which is a shame , but that's it I guess.

I am left with rice, which I eat frequently, and with millet, quinoa, and amaranth, which I eat seldom or rarely.

My next assignment is to look in the HFS for artichoke flour. I doubt that they have it in our places, I've never seen it around, I may need to try and make them import it.  

KK, I read that you are making flour from basmati rice at home    What grinder do you use for that?   Thank you!




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yaeli, I have made flour from mung beans... Wonder if that is an option for you? Imagine if you had to ditch rice, millet, quinoa & aramanth too??!!
I am mould sensitive so avoid grains altogether, as well as bananas, cheese, processed tomato foods, (sauce, tomato paste & tinned) yeast foods & mushrooms,  

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Cool; good going there jayneeo... I will keep contributing then Was worried I was gonna bore ppl   Plus myself But I really do find it inspiring...

I have been eating plenty of lamb still but recently I've discovered really cheap soup bones from a local supplier... They have a fair bit of meat on them still; so have been having beef (with green beans) lately...

Am losing weight steadily but surely - down more than 4lbs since I started this (19 days ago) & keeping it off Oh & despite my humour below, I hadn't eaten chocolate (or had cocoa) for a week now...till I had just a few squares of 72% dark last night...

No weight loss registered this morning (prior to that it has been just a nudge under each morning, so a very slow but steady rate)
I put lack of progress today down to the small amount of chocolate & also the few slices of sweet potato I had... I'm not concerned at not losing, just don't want to plateau after seeing consistent progess...

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Today marks 30 days without wheat or sugar. I'm so proud of myself for sticking to it, and I feel good enough to continue forward.  


That is awesome!  I keep meaning to congratulate you on that.  Well done!  I've been without wheat for a couple of months now, but I still have sugar MOST days.  I wonder if I could go even a few days without sugar.  I think I already know the answer to that!     Last week I ate vanilla meringues from WF all week, and today I made flourless almond cookies, and these sweets are big time triggers for me.  I'm better off just having a square or two of good chocolate after dinner at night and staying well away from all other sweets or treats.  The chocolate for some reason doesn't derail me like the other stuff does.  Well, at least I've learned something.
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This thread isn't boring at all.  I check it a couple of times a day!  



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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yaeli, I don't know what you'll find in the way of artichoke flr....we all found out there is no artichoke pasta....(I ordered some online only to find it was mostly wheat flr)
I have used amaranth, quinoa, etc., flours in the past, but now I am taking the paleo route that we (O's) don;t really need grain. It's not easy. If I really need a coating for fish, or to thicken a gravy, I use a tapioca flour. Good luck!
I am trying to eliminate my hand pain (osteo arthritis) by this grainfree thing.....but still get it....now I'm looking at my almond butter consumption.....sometimes we eliminate a huge thing...grains...only to lean heavily on another thing (almond butter) not realizing that it too can be inflammatory...that is, in large amounts.
like the almond butter brownies I made last night......   (grainfree, but...)
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So true jaynee I am grain free; nut free; mould free; which includes, (I forgot to add), as well as what's on the above post, also eggs & some vegs... Just as well I'm not vegetarian...
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After two unsuccessful tries at making our own homemade Mayo.... Lewis found a video on the net

http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2007/07/homemade-mayonnaise-recipe-video-big.html

and Voila!  Mayo.

I'd like to try it with grapeseed oil, since to me the taste of olive oil as a Mayo is too...oh, strong.  This first batch is a bit on the salty side but I'm sure future tries will be better.  We did happen to have a BRAUN blender stick and made it in a glass jar.  Maybe next time, we will make our own video.


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Good going KK!! Nothing beats homemade mayo I just wish I could make it without eggs
Last time, I used ricebran oil & I definitely reacted to something in the mayo I am still not sure if ricebran oil would have mould, seeing as rice does/can...
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I found a mayo recipe that tasted really close to Best Foods (I used lemon juice and agave, as I recall) several years ago that I made compliant. I think I ended up using canola oil, which is a neutral. I haven't been able to put my hands on it, lately though. I'll watch the link KK posted. I tried mayo in the blender, with a hand-held mixer, in the food processor with no luck. The only way I was able to make it thick was to use my own forearm strength and a wire whisk.


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We use Mayo in our Salmon Salad that we roll up into rolls with nori.  We add thin slices of red bell pepper.  Lewis adds rice to his rolls.


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