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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2010, 12:09:02 PM »
Mmmmm, I love fried bananas!
i know - sooooo good!  Next time I will try frying them in ghee and see how that turns out


Saturday food

breakfast
boiled organic egg
blueberries and blackberries w coconut cream and toasted hazelnuts
1 sardine

snack
1 egg

lunch
pear, rocket and mushroom salad w pine nuts
chicken leg (not organic sadly)
5 almonds

dinner
mushrooms and garlic fried in ghee
cabbage with bacon fried in bacon fat
small piece of salmon
2 macadamias
prune


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Ghee is one of those things that I consider paleo in practise even though it isn't paleo in principal.  It's great for cooking and when made with butter from grass-fed cows has about a 1:1 3-6 ratio.  I made it myself from organic butter - quite easy.

I really need to stop snacking so much.  I think it stems from when I was trying to drop weight pre-paleo, when I was hungry a lot of the time so would snack, and now grazing has become a habit.  I need to eat larger meals and snack less!

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2010, 11:10:46 AM »
Sunday shopping

meats and fish
500g organic beef mince
lambs liver
3 salmon steaks
4 fillets smoked peppered mackerel

eggs
forgot to get eggs!! dooooom!!!

fruits and nuts
3 large figs (1!  OM NOM NOM)
2 avocados
1 packet kiwis
need to get breakfast berries.  They don't sell them in the big tesco

veg
carrots
onion
shallots
kale
spinach
sprouts
beetroot
wild rocket
mushrooms
chestnut mushrooms
courgettes

spices and oils etc
organic butter (to make ghee)
2 cans coconut cream


Total cost roughly 30

Dinner meal plan
sun - beef and spinach curry
mon - same
tue - salmon steak w roast parsnip and kale
wed - liver with onions and mushrooms and sprouts
thur - prawn and mussel laksa
fri - same
sat - not sure, maybe poached eggs w roast veg

lunch meal plan -
normal salad with either salmon, mackerel or chicken.  getting a bit bored of this but no microwave in office!

Further shopping -
eggs
berries
prawns and mussels

This week I'm loosing iron.  So I'm eating a lot of iron

anyone got any good recipes for liver?!
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 12:08:34 PM by celticcavegirl »


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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2010, 11:15:24 AM »
sunday food

breakfast (10.30)
mushrooms fried in bacon fat
3 small rashers dry cure bacon
2 fried eggs
some coconut milk
2 mugs jasmine tea

lunch
nothing. doing a mini fast.  Wasn't really hungry!

dinner (8pm)
large fig
2 macadamias
stick celery
beef meatball and spinach curry (homemade)

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2010, 03:35:05 PM »
monday food

breakfast (8am)
boiled egg
sardine
fig

snack (1pm)
boiled egg

lunch (3pm)
boiled egg
sardine
small piece salmon
salad - 2 small mushrooms, 1 small carrot, 1 small beet, pine nuts, rocket, baby spinach

dinner (10.30pm)
left over curry from yesterday
organic pastured beef patties
spinach, mushrooms and garlic fried in the fat
2 prunes

A good day for omega 3!


This is what I love about paleo, that I can go out afterwork and not get maddeningly hungry at dinner time

FITDAY BREAKDOWN
total fat = 95g
saturated 31g
polyunsatured 12.5g
monounsaturated 40.g
total protein = 120g
total carbohydrates = 46g
fibre = 11g

calorie breakdown = 55% fat/33% protein/11%carbs

according to the fitday I'm low on vitamin D and calcium (42%).  However I'm not sure how much I trust those numbers because I ate salmon, sardines, eggs and mushrooms today which are all high in vitamin D and figs are much higher in calcium than they say they are!

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2010, 04:37:34 PM »

tuesday food

breakfast (8am)
boiled egg
kiwi fruit
1/2 small beef mince patty

snack (1pm)
boiled egg

lunch (3pm)
2 large chicken drumsticks
salad - 2 small mushrooms, 1 small carrot, 1 small beet, pine nuts, rocket, baby spinach
blackberries

snack
1/2 packet crisps
1/2 pint beer

dinner (10.30pm)
lambs liver fried in ghee
sprouts w bacon
1/2 onion fried in ghee


I have unpleasant childhood memories of liver but I fried it very hot and didn't cook it too much and it was fine!


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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2010, 04:42:38 PM »
according to the fitday I'm low on vitamin D and calcium (42%).  However I'm not sure how much I trust those numbers because I ate salmon, sardines, eggs and mushrooms today which are all high in vitamin D and figs are much higher in calcium than they say they are!

It might be difficult to get the full recommended amount of vitamin D from diet; the main source for humans living primarily outdoors, as paleolithic humans would have, is summer or tropical sunlight.

The RDA of calcium is probably more than would be necessary on paleo, to compensate for a food pyramid diet that interferes with calcium absorption increases calcium loss.

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2010, 07:35:27 PM »
Edumacate me please...what indeed is ghee??  I've never heard of it before

You've also reminded me of liver...mmmm sounds like something else to add into the weekly shopping list.

G'day and good luck

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2010, 07:53:38 PM »
ghee is clarified butter.  Used in Indian food quite a bit.

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2010, 06:27:48 AM »

It might be difficult to get the full recommended amount of vitamin D from diet; the main source for humans living primarily outdoors, as paleolithic humans would have, is summer or tropical sunlight.

Yup.  I'm taking supplements now.   Vitamin D on it's own and a vitamin D/A/E/Calcium combo  :)

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2010, 06:31:12 AM »
Edumacate me please...what indeed is ghee??  I've never heard of it before


Hi!  Yes, Ghee is clarified butter.  Which basically means it's butter fat without any of the water and dairy protein.

I make it myself from organic butter.  You can buy it but I want to make sure that the stuff I'm eating is from pastured cows.  I use it because I find it hard to get hold of lard, as none of my local butchers sell pork products!  It's also tasty  :)

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2010, 02:27:49 PM »
w/b 11/10/10

breakfasts
monday-saturdays - blackberries, gogi berries, 1 dried apricot, 1 dried prune, 1/2 kiwi OR Fig w/chopped mixed nuts and coconut milk ('caveman cereal!')
1 boiled egg
sun -

12pm snack
mon-fri - 1 egg

lunches
Mon, Wed, Thurs - rainbow salad (1 beetroot, 1/2 carrot, large mushroom, rocket, mixed green leaves, pine nuts, walnut oil) with smoked mackerel
Tues -leftover beef and spinach curry
Fri - same salad but with salmon
sat -
sun -

dinners
mon - beef and spinach curry
tues - ate out - flamegrilled quail, chinese broccoli w garlic, some marinaded + baked mackerel.  Not sure what it was marinaded in!
weds - organic lamb steak w roast veg - carrot, parsnip, broccoli, courgette, mushrooms, garlic
thurs - organic lamb steak w spinach+garlic, fried mushrooms and baby sprouts
fri -
sat -
sun -

snacks
nuts and dried fruit (mainly gogi berries but occasionally fig, apricot or prune (no more than 3))
egg (thurs = 2 eggs for snack)

cheats!
tuesday - instant hot chocolate.  Huge mistake
wednesday - mini bar 80% organic chocolate.  Again mistake, as contained milk and soya.  Need to get some 95% that has no milk or soya in it!
alcohol -tuesday 1 beer, wednesday 1/4 glass wine

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2010, 01:10:37 PM »
last weeks post flagged as spam so...

17/10/10

brunch
2 eggs scrambled in ghee
grapes (small plate.  bought by my sister.  I usually avoid because they are so high in sugar)
sprouts and bacon (1 piece)
mixed nuts (walnuts, brazils, macadamia, pecan, almonds) and dried berries (blue, gogi, cran) (handful)
water

dinner
grilled salmon (200g)
steamed cabbage and sprouts
2 mashed parsnips with ghee
3 squares 90% organic chocolate


did normal big shop today.  Tried to get a much organic food as possible. Got salmon, mackerel, seafood, chicken, beef mince, eggs, mushrooms, beetroot, carrots, rocket, salad leaves, spinach, parsnips, blackberries, cabbage, broccoli, courgettes, mixed nuts, dried berries, coconut milk, prunes, dried apricots, spices, butter (for ghee)


A progress update.  I'm not going for a goal weight anymore, because I'm gaining muscle so not changing in weight too much

before paleo
bust 34.5, waist 27, hips 38.5.  Body fat = 24%.  126 pounds
now
bust 34, waist 25.5-26, hips 38. Body fat = 22.5%.  122 pounds

Not sure how small I really want to get.  I think I am going to go for another 0.5" loss, which will take around 3 more weeks.  Then I'm going to up my total calories and aim for 20% carbs 30% protein 50% fat to maintain (at the moment I'm about 12-15% carbs)

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2010, 02:02:06 PM »

anyone got any good recipes for liver?!

Sliced onion slowly fried in lard/tallow/ghee until it goes goes brown and sticky, add some garlic, rosemary and some apple chopped into chunks and continue frying until the apple is browned - turn up the heat a bit and add your thinly sliced liver - it will cook quickly and you can add some rocket at the last minute

Additional options include bacon, black pepper, garam masala, fresh parsley, celery 

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2010, 07:55:09 AM »

anyone got any good recipes for liver?!

Sliced onion slowly fried in lard/tallow/ghee until it goes goes brown and sticky, add some garlic, rosemary and some apple chopped into chunks and continue frying until the apple is browned - turn up the heat a bit and add your thinly sliced liver - it will cook quickly and you can add some rocket at the last minute

Additional options include bacon, black pepper, garam masala, fresh parsley, celery 

that sounds nice, I will try it next time!   :)

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2010, 02:33:19 PM »
monday food

breakfast
'paleo' cereal
boiled egg

snack
boiled egg

lunch
normal salad w 1.5 fillets smoked mackerel
small glass mango juice

snack
small handfull nuts and dried berries

dinner
roast chicken leg (drum and thigh)
roast veg - small carrot, parsnip, mushrooms, 1/2 onion, broccoli
3 squares organic 90% chocolate