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Barbaric's feedstock
« on: May 04, 2008, 09:26:07 PM »
Well, I guess it's about time that I started this.  If anyone is interested in the recipe for something you see in my food journal, please say so.

Breakfast
Two handfuls of my trail mix

Lunch
Three mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat
Fruit Smoothie

Dinner
Sashimi platter
Sumo Roll (Tuna and other vegetables wrapped in cucumber, no rice)

Snack
Two mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat

About a gallon of water thoughout the day

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 09:58:56 PM »
May 5th

Breakfast
Six mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat

Lunch
Large garden salad with chicken and basil-infused olive oil

Dinner
Same as above
Green tea

Snack
Apple

Half a gallon of water throughout the day


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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 05:42:58 AM »
Mmmm mushrooms and crabmeat. Is it just that, or do you use a recipe? Are they baked? I love both of those things...

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 09:27:39 AM »
May 6th

I decided to stop calling the meals breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack because I don't really have any planned meal times.  I try to eat about an hour before working out and when I'm hungry.  It makes more sense for me to eat that way, since I don't have cravings for junk food anymore.

First Meal

Two handfuls trail mix

Second Meal
Large Garden Salad with chicken

Third Meal
Large slice of cantaloupe
Large slice of Honeydew



Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
12 fresh Large Mushrooms (The produce section in my market calls them Stuffing Mushrooms)
Basil or Lemon Pepper infused olive oil
1 small Yellow Onion, chopped fine
2 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
About a pound to a pound and a half Crab Meat (Go to the seafood section.  The canned stuff I found was really surimi with crab flavoring which isn't necessarily bad, but it's not crab.)
1/3 cup of homemade Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Horseradish
Pepper to taste
Lemon juice
Olive Oil

Remove the mushroom stems and chop, set the mushroom caps aside.
 
In a skillet, saute the onions in the olive oil until slightly carmelized.
Add the garlic and chopped mushroom stems. Saute' for a few minutes.
 
Transfer the onion mixture into a mixing bowl and allow to cool for a few minutes. Add crab, mayonnaise, and horseradish. Mix well and add a little Mrs Dash original blend, if desired.
 
Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps and place them on a baking dish.
 
Drizzle lightly with olive oil and lemon juice and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

Yummy.  I can't take complete credit for the recipe.  My wife found it somewhere and I just deleted the cheese, butter, and breadcrumbs and use homemade mayonnaise.

I'm still experimenting with crab and avocado stuffed chicken breasts.  I'll post something here if it turns out especially good.

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 09:36:31 PM »
First Meal
Handful of Trailmix
Handful of carrots

Second Meal
Large salad with chicken, eggs, peppers, cucumbers, etc.   No lettuce.
Green tea

Third Meal
Huge Portobello mushroom stuffed with crab

Fourth Meal
Pear

Gallon of water throughout


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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 06:28:38 AM »

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
12 fresh Large Mushrooms (The produce section in my market calls them Stuffing Mushrooms)
Basil or Lemon Pepper infused olive oil
1 small Yellow Onion, chopped fine
2 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
About a pound to a pound and a half Crab Meat (Go to the seafood section.  The canned stuff I found was really surimi with crab flavoring which isn't necessarily bad, but it's not crab.)
1/3 cup of homemade Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Horseradish
Pepper to taste
Lemon juice
Olive Oil

Remove the mushroom stems and chop, set the mushroom caps aside.
 
In a skillet, saute the onions in the olive oil until slightly carmelized.
Add the garlic and chopped mushroom stems. Saute' for a few minutes.
 
Transfer the onion mixture into a mixing bowl and allow to cool for a few minutes. Add crab, mayonnaise, and horseradish. Mix well and add a little Mrs Dash original blend, if desired.
 
Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps and place them on a baking dish.
 
Drizzle lightly with olive oil and lemon juice and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

Yummy.  I can't take complete credit for the recipe.  My wife found it somewhere and I just deleted the cheese, butter, and breadcrumbs and use homemade mayonnaise.

I'm still experimenting with crab and avocado stuffed chicken breasts.  I'll post something here if it turns out especially good.

Wow, that sounds great!! I love baked mushrooms.

I have made the homemade mayo one time to make veggie dip and it turned out very good. I used to be a huge miracle whip fan, but I can't remember the last time I ate it.

Thanks for that! I'd be interested in that stuffed chicken breast recipe as well if you find the formula. :)

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 09:46:51 PM »
May 8th

First Meal
Two handfuls of trail mix

Second Meal
Grilled chicken with asparagus

Third Meal
Banana

A gallon of water throughout

I had a craving for a salty snack today, but as I was reaching for the 25 cent package of peanut butter crackers, my consience kicked me in the gut and I ended up getting a banana.

PaleoRedHead:  Nice quote.  Ayn Rand is my idol.

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008, 07:14:39 AM »
Thank you! I think she's great, too!!

Great job on the willpower! I think salty snack cravings are hard to curb... and a banana was a great alternative, even if it wasn't salty. Mmmm peanut butter crackers. BaD! :)

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2008, 03:30:21 PM »
May 8th

First Meal
Grilled chicken breast
Cole Slaw
Olives

Second Meal
Slices of cantaloupe
Slices of honeydew
Strawberries

Third Meal
Handful of trail mix

Note to Self: EAT MORE SEAFOOD!

Which brings to a thought.  I'm still new to this WOE and I sometimes have to look up a particular food to make sure that what I'm eating is suitable for a hunter-gatherer diet.  If anyone reading my journal sees something questionable, please point it out.

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 04:29:49 PM »
Note to Self: EAT MORE SEAFOOD!

 :D I just babbled on trojan_llama's thread about how I needed to do this.  I try sometimes but seafood is not my favorite.  I've been working on increasing my veggies and getting a wider variety.  I've been doing better with that so I guess now I'll work on seafood.

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2008, 06:01:45 PM »
Ah but I love seafood - I was already consuming lots of it before changing to Paleo.  I do sometimes worry a little about the mercury / PCB issues - but I worry more about not getting my good oils, or eating too many eggs or red meat, etc if i didn't eat the fish/seafood.  Seafood is often the only clean protein option when we are out on family days.  My instinct is that its good.

Barbaric - I personally don't worry too much about what is on or not on anyones 'list' of 'allowed' foods.  Too me it is an experiment.  If, in six months time I feel that my health and fitness has improved because of avoiding grains and dairy, then I'll continue.  If not, then I might even resume eating whole grains (I was a big time porridge oats fan).  I worry that some of these lists are too restrictive.

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2008, 10:13:11 PM »
First Meal
Half a roasted chicken

Second Meal
The other half of the chicken

Third Meal
Sashimi Platter and a Sumo Roll

Fourth Meal
An apple an orange and a banana

Trojan_Llama: I understand what you're doing, because I'm experimenting with this, as well.  I don't expect anyone on this board to admonish me for eating a peanut because Cordain says they're bad for you.  I'm asking, though, if you see something odd on my plate that you've read bad things about that you point it out.  I'm reading as much as I can, but there's only so much time in my day to look things up.

I worrry alot about PCBs and mercury.  I was fortunate enough to board a NOAA ship for a day and spend some time with the scientists.  They were doing a bottom fish study in the New York harbor.  Aside from statistical data, they were also doing biopsies of the filtering organs.  After working hard with the nets and spending some time at the microscope, one of the biologists was kind enough to promise me a copy of the study when published.  The result was none too healthy.  The levels of heavy metals and other toxins weren't immediately life-threatening, but were high enough that continued exposure posed significant risks.

After re-reading the preceding two paragraphs, it's evident that my language skills are taking a vacation.  :)

Ah, well.

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008, 10:08:28 AM »
Nice, a sumo roll. Did it tackle your hunger?? :P

That's an awesome opportunity to board a NOAA ship! It sounds like a mixed blessing, though. It's hard for us to find healthy meat these days...

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 02:05:34 PM »
May 11th

Mother's Day picnic

I can't really break the day down into meals.

London Broil, shrimp, olive salad, carrot and raisin salad, celery, small mixed salad greens (repeated trips to the food table), and 3 Belgian Ales.

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Re: Barbaric's feedstock
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2008, 09:48:11 PM »
May 12th

First Meal
Two handfuls of trail mix (I need to find low prep time breakfasts.  Leftover's?  Not in this house)

Second Meal
Grilled chicken with 'shrooms tossed in a bowl with carrot sticks, beets, peppers, etc. with basil oil. (Ok, this menu is getting a bit boring, too, but there's only so much good food at the salad bar)

Third Meal
A pear
Green tea

Fourth Meal
A banana

Fifth Meal
Munching on olive salad as I write this

Lost track of the water intake today...about two liters, I think.