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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2008, 11:44:26 PM »
Since I'm now on the specific carbohydrate diet, I think it's a good idea to write down what I'm eating. It's pretty much paleo. I make my own goat yogurt with some crazy good probiotics in it.

Breakfast: Meatloaf with spinach and mushrooms, a little applesauce

Lunch: More meatloaf and applesauce, an almond butter brownie (almond butter, honey, baking soda), small banana, one hard boiled egg.

Dinner: Almond butter brownie, one sirloin burger, some applesauce, roast chicken, small banana.

I've decided I don't much care for roast chicken -- too tender for my liking. I know how that sounds. I'd rather it be kinda dried or fried. Ha. Also I'm eating all the same things because today I've been trying to catch up on cooking. I made soup and ketchup, I roasted a chicken, I hardboiled some eggs, and I cooked a bunch of fresh pineapple. My diet has some unusual requirements. :)

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2008, 09:36:08 PM »
I don't even think I can remember what I ate today but I will try.

Breakfast: about 1 1/2 cups of a smoothie with homemade almond milk, banana, and pineapple, a small banana, and spinach and mushroom meatloaf with homemade ketchup I think.

Lunch: leftover roasted chicken fried in olive oil, applesauce I think.

Dinner: spinach and mushroom meatloaf with homemade ketchup, SCD goat yogurt with a little honey and almond butter mixed in, three almond butter brownies.

Yes, I know I have to lay off the brownies. At least they were small brownies!


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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2008, 08:56:20 PM »
Still working on this whole journaling thing.

Breakfast: applesauce
Lunch: homemade chicken soup with mushroom and spinach, applesauce
Dinner: can of salmon with a little honey with ground mustard mixed in, some more chicken soup, two almond butter brownies (w/just almond butter, honey, baking soda), two pineapple spears

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2008, 07:08:24 AM »
Honey mustard salmon sounds so delicious!

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2008, 12:23:00 PM »
I am a food journaling flunkie. I'm also out of food.

Breakfast: goat yogurt with almond butter and a little honey
Lunch: two almond butter brownies, bowl of homemade chicken soup

I have to go food shopping and then I have to cook. A LOT. I'm going to make turkey soup this week again. I think the chicken bothers me.


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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2008, 06:17:29 PM »
Breakfast: almond butter brownie, and mah coffee :)

Lunch: Applesauce and turkey soup with green beans (which are not paleo I think), carrots, and spinach

Dinner: two almond butter brownies, 1/3 lb ground sirloin patty with homemade ketchup, more applesauce. Mixed up some almond butter and honey for a snack (1/4 c mixture)

Last night I ate cooked tomatoes that were peeled and deseeded, but they made me sick so I don't tolerate those yet.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2008, 05:56:02 AM »
How did you make your homemade ketchup? I have been hovering over a recipe that says to pour the ketcup in jars and put them straight in the freezer, keeping one out for use. I don't have canning jars... I know they aren't expensive, but I am wondering if there are alternate ways of doing it.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2008, 06:17:16 PM »
I love homemade ketchup. I did use canning jars, but I kept breaking them so I stopped. I make a double batch and since I go through it in a week or so, there's really no reason to do all that sterilization.

My basic recipe is one can of Campbell's tomato juice plus 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Some people add a little honey; I don't. I simmer it in a large pot with the lid slightly ajar for over an hour. A double batch can take two hours. You just cook it down until it's the consistency you like. Since tomato juice is salty anyway, you don't even need to add salt.

I pour it into a plastic container and use it as needed (often). :)

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2008, 05:16:39 PM »
I suck at journaling.

Breakfast: half a HUMONGOUS avocado
Lunch: turkey soup with green beans and carrots (green beans are not Paleo; the diet I'm on has them as an early food)
Dinner: like four almond butter brownies (which are Paleo in fact but nobody should eat that many!), meatloaf with spinach and homemade ketchup, the other half of the avocado.

I just am not hungry during the day but I eat more at dinner time. I know that is bad and I will never lose weight this way. Meh.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2008, 10:27:27 PM »
Breakfast: one almond butter brownie

Lunch: a bunch of spinach and beef cooked together, and I added salt after heating it back up. YUM.

Dinner: one almond butter brownie and two turkey drummettes fried in olive oil

I am out of food. That is why I am cranky. But I am losing weight again, due to being out of food. >_<

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2008, 10:32:19 PM »
Almond butter brownies sound scruptious.  I think I'd get in trouble with something like that around.  :D

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2008, 11:30:16 AM »
I will post the recipe just to torture you. :) And yes, I SERIOUSLY have to watch it. I only allow myself to eat two per day.

ALMOND BUTTER BROWNIES

1 jar almond butter (no sugar or salt added, at room temperature)
1/2 c honey
1 tsp baking soda (I'm not sure if this is paleo but I think it is)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla (I use a kind from Whole Foods with no sugar added of any kind)
1 egg or 1/4 cup applesauce if you can't eat eggs

Mix it up and spread in a 9 x 13 pan (no need to oil it). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch it, they can burn quick!

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2008, 04:48:40 PM »
Dang that's a lot of honey!  Must resist temptation to make them...*stares at the jar of almond butter in the fridge*

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2008, 10:38:00 PM »
It's actually not so much. It makes a big pan, about 24 brownies.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2008, 04:51:03 PM »
Breakfast: almond butter brownie, two hard boiled eggs

Lunch: hamburger patty and green beans (green beans aren't paleo, I'm on a digestive healing sort of diet and green beans are considered to be very easy to digest so they are an early food)

Dinner: meatloaf with cooked carrots and green beans mixed in, about half a cup of plum sauce (plums peeled and baked for about 40 minutes)

I checked on the honey in the brownies. It is about 1 tsp per brownie. I don't know if that is a lot. I wasn't ever a low carber so I don't know. :)

I ate the plum sauce because my son reacted (after eating it) with behaviors that suggest yeast overgrowth again. I gotta get probiotics into him somehow...sigh. I'll try S. boulardii this week.