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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2008, 05:05:07 PM »
I would never have thought to make plum sauce like that.  Thanks for the idea.  :)

I try never to use more than 1/4 cup of honey in anything because it is so carby.  I have to watch my carbs b/c when my blood sugar goes up I get heart palpitations.   :-[

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2008, 10:04:28 PM »
I've never really done that whole SUPER low carb thing. I think I'm scared. :P

Anyway, on to today!

Breakfast: half a brownie

Lunch: I forgot my lunch!! So I went to the grocery store and bought an avocado and two little tins of pineapple tidbits. See, not low carb!

Dinner: Meatloaf with green beans and carrots mixed in, a brownie, extra green beans (these are not paleo; I feel like I have to say that every time since I'm a moderator for a list for the SCD diet) ... and about a cup of my homemade SCD yogurt with some honey mixed in (OK, I am clearly getting too carby).

See, on this diet you have to test like one food at a time over a period of a couple days. So that's why I eat the same thing all the time.

My scale is broken. I lost weight recently but now I'm scared I'll gain it back. Bleh.


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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2008, 09:47:55 PM »
OK, now I am in danger of running out of my special probiotic yogurt that I make myself. Argh. At least I get paid on Friday.

Breakfast: about 3/4 cup goat yogurt with 1/2 tsp honey

Lunch: hamburger patty and a mini tin of pineapple

Dinner: about 3/4 cup goat yogurt with 1/2 tsp honey, a hamburger patty, and a really small chicken breast, two almond butter brownies

I ran out of cooked veggies and I was working last night so I didn't have time to make them until now. I also had a big headache in the afternoon which I think was from carb withdrawal, since I ate too many carbs the previous day.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2008, 10:57:34 AM »
So, I got a mega huge migraine by overdoing the probiotic yogurt. Apparently there is something protective about the yogurt, so the probiotics go into your system a lot further than if you were just taking probiotic capsules. I'm mostly recovered now though.

Breakfast: probiotic yogurt. Not strictly paleo but lactose free and easy to digest. Good for digestive disordered folk. More info here:

http://pecanbread.com/new/yogurt1.html

Lunch: two almond butter brownies with coconut oil frosting (coconut oil mixed with a couple drops of honey...YUM), spinach beef meatloaf

Dinner: hmm, don't know yet. I'm planning to make some turkey sausage probably tomorrow. The ground turkey should be all thawed by then. I want eggs something fierce and it would be great to fry them up with some turkey sausage.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2008, 11:14:52 AM »
In reference to the almond butter brownies:

When you say 1 jar of almond butter, how much is that? I have a large 26 oz jar, so I can't imagine you're using that much. Maybe a cup?



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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2008, 11:22:58 AM »
Wow, I only use the little jars from Whole Foods. So those are 16 oz jars, which is 2 cups. There's nothing added to it either, no salt or sugar. I didn't know you could get such big jars!

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2008, 04:06:05 PM »
Great! Thanks. I believe I am trying those soon. Do you think that adding raisins would be yummy?

I got it from a friend who bought it at Costco -- one of those big box stores. Do you guys have those there? The ingredients are "dry roasted almonds" and although I'd prefer raw, it is ok. It is VERY delicious and creamy.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2008, 04:20:46 PM »
Oh yeah, we have Costco. If they had those jars I would be ALL OVER THAT but I think the chance of it being there is slim around here. I shop there weekly and have never seen it. :)

The batter for the brownies is pretty thick. I think you could try adding raisins and baking them into cookies. I don't think you need to bake them in a pan if you don't want to. You could drop the dough in little cookie shapes. They won't spread much though so keep that in mind.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2008, 05:25:57 PM »
OK, how did I do today? Not too bad.

Breakfast: half an almond butter brownie, about 6 oz of probiotic yogurt with a drizzle of honey and SCD legal vanilla (no sugars added)

Lunch: homemade turkey and carrot soup, a whole avocado (which was too much! bleh)

Dinner: an almond butter brownie, 6 oz yogurt, and a ground sirloin hamburger patty

I'll probably get snackish later and eat a cooked veggie.

I made something yummy the other day -- Italian chicken salad. I shredded up some leftover chicken and drizzled it with olive oil and vinegar, and then I sprinkled it with oregano, basil, and salt. It was pretty yum.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2008, 07:06:08 AM »
That chicken salad does sound yum and easy.

I made almond butter brownies last night. They are kinda fally-aparty, but very delish. Do you have that issue? Maybe my almond butter is more creamy.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2008, 09:49:19 PM »
Well, with the brownies, I usually only have that fall aparty problem when I don't use an egg. Huh. I still make them without an egg so that Clark (my son) can lick the bowl. :)

Today!

I am trying a bigger breakfast so I can have a lighter dinner. Unfortunately then I just ended up eating a really light lunch. Boo!

Breakfast: almond butter brownie, about 4 oz homemade yogurt with drizzle of honey, two eggs fried in olive oil

Lunch: one bowl of homemade turkey and carrot soup

Dinner: almond butter brownie, four eggs, 4 oz homemade yogurt with drizzle of honey, half an avocado.

I don't know why I'm on such an egg kick lately. I made carrot coins but couldn't bring myself to eat them. I am also in an arthritis flare. Meh.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2008, 11:31:56 AM »
Well, I finally remembered to pick up some almond butter when I was at the store.  It was a little pricey  :o.  I made the brownies last night and my brother-in-law declared that they would be great with vanilla ice cream ::).  I'm pretty sure he's right but no ice cream for me. I brought them to work and my co-workers even liked them.  We were discussing them and we think that some dried cranberries would be great in them.  At any rate, they are very good.  Thanks for the recipe.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2008, 01:59:46 PM »
You're welcome! I wonder now if there should be two eggs in the recipe when making it with 2 cups of almond butter. I have to limit eggs because it makes my rheumatoid arthritis flare up so I haven't made them with eggs in a while.

Usually though I refrigerate the brownies after I make them and then they don't fall apart so much.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2008, 04:18:46 PM »
I ended up baking mine for 25 minutes.  I checked them at 20 minutes and thought about taking them out then but left the in for another 5 then took them out.  I did have a thought about 2 eggs afterwards but since I am by no means a baker I quickly dismissed it.

They are yummy and remind me of a breakfast bar, so I'm pretty sure they'd be good with some fruit.

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Re: Susan's food journal
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2008, 04:58:40 PM »
It's tricky to know when to take them out because they burn fast. I go for a lightly browned top. Otherwise they do end up kinda squishy.

Food today! Well, my arthritis is really bad because I ate a bunch of eggs over the past few days. I have to stop doing stupid things. -_-

Breakfast: almond butter brownie, probiotic yogurt

Lunch: This was pretty good! I will give a recipe.

Salmon salad:

One can wild salmon with only salt added, drained
One ripe avocado
One lemon
Salt

Drain the salmon, cube the avocado, sprinkle with salt, squeeze the lemon over the whole mess, and mash with a fork.

I think it would be good with plain onion and garlic powder, although I can't have those right now.

Dinner: homemade turkey sausage with carrot coins. Carrot coins make me feel like I'm eating cafeteria food. :P Also an almond butter brownie and more probiotic yogurt.