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Offline Matriculation

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007, 04:49:55 PM »

So Cal has some good stores if you are in the right area.  I have a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Lassens, etc. in my area.  For a good Farmer's Market, I can head to Santa Monica or Santa Barbara.  The local one is, yes, in the mall parking lot.

The great thing about So Cal is we are next to Central Cal, one of the biggest agricultural centers in the world.  Lots of fresh stuff.

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Offline Lord Snoolington

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2007, 08:19:10 AM »
Thanks for the link suze. Some of the stuff on there is pretty weird in relation to my fish oil softgels. I can't imagine having a fishy aftertaste or being able to smell rancidity, because the oil is like completely wrapped up and contained in its little gelatin and god-knows-what softgel thing. There is absolutely no taste when I take them, but when I smell the inside of the container, it's nasty. Not particularly fishy, but just nasty. I figured it was just the smell of the gelatin and god-knows-what. Anyway, this bottle was just kind of an impulse buy as we were passing the supplement section in WalMart. It's the 1000mg of fish oil, 300mg of Omega 3. Eventually after I've used up more of these pills, I'll try to get around to a health food store. Of course, unlike Matriculation, that will have to be a ways away. :)

EDIT: I've done some more reading, and evidently you can test for rancidity by biting into the capsule and tasting the oil. If it's rancid, you know it. I'll try this as soon as I work up the courage. :)

7/11

Breakfast: Bubba burger, pepper stir-fry veg

Lunch: Really big serving of leftover mustard greens (cooked, no salt other than salt in 2 sticks of bacon) and two carrots
Skipped the fish oil, because I didn't see the Omega 6's in this meal that needed balancing. :)

Dinner: Ate at Bono's (BBQ restaurant, for unenlightened) Not the most paleolithic spot. I had a lame grilled chicken salad.

Snack: Another Bubba burger, with veg

Just about every meal was followed with lots of frozen pineapple, which I bought a bag of the other day. Now it's gone.  :'( I could eat that stuff until I pop.
 
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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2007, 06:11:43 AM »
I tried biting into one of the pills. It was really hard to get through the tough coating, but I finally broke it and got a few drops of oil on my tongue. It was a bit nasty and fishy, not something I'd want to eat all the time. But the fish came mainly as an aftertaste, I think. Now I'm afraid that I didn't get enough on my tongue to taste it. Since it wasn't totally revolting, I've decided to just stick it in the fridge and keep taking it. My dad feels that since it's the excellent Wal-Mart house brand, and because it says "freshness and potency guaranteed until 2009," that I have nothing to worry about. Anyone else have experience or comments with this?

7/12

All throughout the morning and most of the day, I was in some kind of mild intestinal distress. :) After the morning, it got better, but I still had odd twinges in my gut, down low, all day every time I stood up or moved around. Toward night, I got completely better, and I'm fine this morning. It's understandable that I'm concerned about what exactly is in this fish oil pills. :)

Breakfast:
Egg thing:
-3 jumbo eggs, scrambled up with:
-mostly onions, celery for veg today
-I stuck in the remainder of my "Organic Herb Salad" just for kicks. I found it too flavorful eaten raw, so I figured this might tone it down a bit. It was still fairly strong in the result, but not as bad. :)

Lunch:
2 or 3 chicken breast filets, baked from frozen (containing up to 15% of a solution)
1 carrot
Probably lots of other stuff, can't remember

Dinner:
Was in a state of paleolithic exhaustion, a combination of my gut twinges, and my inability to find anything new and creative to cook. So I made a Bubba burger. I surrounded it this time not with my usual veg, but with frozen broccoli and a layer of diced onion on the bottom. It cooked up fairly nice. Then I got the idea to put some juice from an orange in it. :) It made a weird smell, but it ended up alright. Broccoli + onion + orange probably isn't the best combination, I guess.

Offline Lord Snoolington

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2007, 11:33:35 AM »
7/13
Breakfast: I'm really proud of this:
Mango Chicken Stir-fry
First I fried up standard pepper + onion, no oil.
Then I chopped up 2 of my leftover chicken breast filets and some mango I had
Combined it all until the chicken and mango was warm, and ate with some spinach/baby lettuce salad

Lunch: Hard to remember... I think it was a scavenge around in the fridge type meal. I had more of the salad, and maybe a plum, maybe an orange, probably some nuts.

Dinner: Had ground beef + Ragu Spaghetti Sauce Meat Style (Not paleo - has salt, sugar, cheese, soybean oil). Ate it atop the last of the salad, then ate it plain. Also had a few little green beans.

I just got back from a university town a ways away. Went to Mother Earth Market, which was a really weird place. I feel so sorry for all the vegans and people who buy all these stinking overpriced organic soy crisps and glass bottles of organic fruit juice and get their organic barley meal in their little bags, and think they've found the holy grail to health. Anyway, there I got some local(ish) unfiltered orange blossom honey, coconut oil, and mint herbal tea. Then went to another food store, a lot more normal, but still a little on that side of the bandwagon. Was a really nice place. I got romaine, kale, spinach for salad, also ingredients for stew.

Offline Lord Snoolington

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2007, 06:45:07 AM »
7/14

Breakfast: few walnuts - running out the door

Lunch: at Texas Roadhouse again. Ate the BBQ grilled chicken breast. BBQ sauce has tons of sugar, salt, etc. also had "mixed veggies" and the house salad, whose cheese I did not pick off.

Othermeal: I ate some frozen mixed berries, and then I went crazy with these  chips that my parents got at Mother Earth - they're like various root vegetable chips. No potatoes, but stuff just as bad, probably. Had lots of oil, salt. I finished the bag... :( Also kept on eating tiny bits of this sunflower seed rye bread.

Dinner: Stew with chuck roast, carrots, celery, tomatoes, onions. Dad put in this thing of "french onion soup mix" so there was no shortage of salt and MSG.

Snack: Apple


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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2007, 03:53:39 PM »
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Since it wasn't totally revolting, I've decided to just stick it in the fridge and keep taking it. My dad feels that since it's the excellent Wal-Mart house brand, and because it says "freshness and potency guaranteed until 2009," that I have nothing to worry about. Anyone else have experience or comments with this?

I dunno.  I wouldn't take the guarantee too seriously if I were you.  But I am basing my opinion almost exclusively on Dr. Andrew Weil's book on healthy aging.  He is very suspicious of all fish oil caps.  Maybe he only says this because he has stock in the nutritional supplements he recommends though.  No way to tell for sure. 

But you can do like I do, and just eat some real fish every day.  Then you don't have to worry about it.  Plus if you eat salmon, mackerel or sardines, you get the added bonus of the calcium present in the bones.  It makes a very nice lunch with a little bit of salad on the side.  Suze

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2007, 05:05:12 PM »
I agree that the guarantee is worthless. I have to judge by the taste I got when I tasted the oil. It was unpleasant, like I said, but there was a long time in the beginning of the taste when there was no flavor, only oily feel. Then there was a fishy aftertaste. I imagine that's only natural. At any rate, I imagine this isn't a polar thing; Maybe my oil is only a little rancid...  :P I'm keeping it, tightly sealed, in the fridge. I have no fishy burps, and I do not taste anything at all when I put a pill in my mouth.

My mom got me some fish. Frozen catfish filets (not good for omega 3, because they're farmed, but good for learning to eat fish and good for general meat purposes), sardines, and some kippered herring. I had my first can of albacore tuna today. Anything tastes good when it has that much salt in it. Need to wait, now, to let that mercury flush out. One can is evidently dangerously high amount per week for someone of my weight, by the EPA's numbers.

7/15

Breakfast: Bubba burger, pepper stir fry veg. Coconut oil. :) Plum.

Lunch: Massive mountain of romaine, kale, baby spinach. Took me forever to eat. This is to make up for yesterday.

Continuous time of eating:
frozen berries
Can of tuna
Apple
bit of carrot
other stuff, can't remember

Dinner:split an omelette with my mom. She put cheese on (against my will :)), but it wasn't much. had bacon, peppers, onion, cheese, egg. No salt, except salt in bacon.
I ate 4 extra pieces of bacon. Full salt, sugar - standard oscar meyer bacon.
I took the bacon pan, soaked up most all of the fat with paper towels, leaving a thin coat on the bottom. Then put in some frozen "Spring vegetables" It might not have been spring, but it was some season. Had beans (in pods) and peas (in pods), broccoli, squash bits, carrot bits, pepper bits. I supplemented it with more frozen broccoli, because this was mostly the legumes, because they're so cheap.

I hope that's all I eat tonight...  :o Maybe I'll have a morning fast tomorrow... ;)

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2007, 03:51:22 PM »
6/15

Fasted until 1:30, with a workout after I got up.

Lunch:
-Bubba with tons of pepperveg.
-Fried up like half a bunch of kale in the remaining beef fat. I broke down and added sea salt to this, made it like 100x better. :) I actually found a fried worm in the pan while I was cooking it.
-Plum
-2 carrots

Dinner:
-around 3 baked from frozen chicken breast tenderloins (up to 15% of a solution)
-big pile of whole romaine leaves
-apple

Still taking fish oil at rate of 3 caps a day - 900mg of omega3 per day.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2007, 04:50:48 PM »
Did you eat the worm?  That would have been real caveman food!  ;D ;D ;D Suze

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2007, 06:49:17 PM »
I take a lot of the fish oil capsules. Dr. Mercola (I know he's a bit of a quack about some things, but still...) feels that there is too much mercury and crap for people to eat fish regularly.

I stick to regular tuna (albacore has more pollutants as does tuna steak), and wild caught salmon. I'd get sardines but they're too expensive for me.

I take four fish oil capsules in the morning and four at night. There was an article in Consumer Reports a while back about which ones were safe -- as in, not high in chemicals and mercury and stuff. I am almost certain the Wal-Mart ones were on there. I take the Costco ones, and I think those were OK too.

Fish oil is great for anti-inflammatory behavior. I cannot take NSAIDS -- I think most people shouldn't -- so it helps my arthritis. I have rheumatoid arthritis, not osteoarthritis.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2007, 09:06:15 PM »

-Fried up like half a bunch of kale in the remaining beef fat. I broke down and added sea salt to this, made it like 100x better. :) I actually found a fried worm in the pan while I was cooking it.


But the worm is the best part!   :D  I find little green inchworms in my kale a lot.  Sometimes they're still alive, and I let them outside.  I think they're cute.

Where did you read to not salt your food?  I cannot even IMAGINE not salting my food. I'd never want to eat again.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2007, 06:31:37 AM »
No, I didn't eat the worm...  :) I'm such a bad caveman.

@slbridges
Dr. Mercola actually has one fish that he says is safe, it's just that he links directly to their website with a link that has the word "affiliate" in it, so I don't know. :)

Regular light tuna is pretty good. Little mercury and 40:1 n3:n6 ratio. I don't believe that I could find fresh wild caught salmon if I looked. Sardines and herring are good, unless they're packed in an omega6 oil like soybean, then it's practically pointless.

I might begin to take more fish oil. Definitely when this bottle runs out, I"m going to see if I can get my hands on some really good brand capsules, like Nordic Naturals or something. They have it more concentrated, and it's less likely to be rancid.

@kallyn
I thought avoiding salt was one of the basic principles of paleo. They probably did not have nice salt available to sprinkle over everything, we are the only animal whose salt:potassium ratio is frequently above one, etc, etc... But it does occur to me sometimes how pointless not salting stuff is, because I'm already such a failure at avoiding salt in processed and canned foods that sprinkling salt superficially on food probably makes little difference...

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2007, 02:49:12 PM »
7/17

Breakfast:
Fried frozen vegetables: broccoli, sugar snap peas and beans (in shells), onion, pepper, squash, etc... with coconut oil.
Had it with 2 jumbo eggs, scrambled.

Lunch: Very small, some nuts, plum maybe, can't remember very well

Dinner: 2 bubba burgers, fried fresh onions for a change, canned squash, some peas

7/18

Bad Day.

Breakfast: small - raisins walnuts, going out the door.

Was watching the Harry Potter movie... Ate tons of jelly beans, smuggled in. (My mom got them), but at least I had a water and not something sugary.

Then.... Went to KFC, got 6 Colonel's strips. Ate all of them, also the included biscuit.  :o

Got back, had a little fruit, just something to take my fish oil with.

Think I'm going to fast for the rest of the day.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2007, 07:28:55 AM »
7/19

No breakfast, exercise

Lunch: Lot of raw kale and romaine. Finished with fresh pineapple and a few cherries.

Dinner: 1/2 pound (uncooked, frozen) hamburger steak, with onions and celery and peppers. Fried up some broccoli later in the leftover fat in the pan. Probably had some fruit for dessert. I eat too much fruit.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2007, 09:24:36 AM »
I eat too much fruit.

Better than eating too much bread or too much candy.