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Introductions / Re: Hey all ...
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:00:16 PM »
OK, so I just looked up this title to buy   ... any reason a used copy goes for 40+ bucks? .... I even saw a copy for close to a grand  ... what? Is this some sort of collectible item? Like not many were printed or something? (Now I really want one.)

I have a copy that rentawitch loaned to me.  She told me to pass it along to whoever wanted to read it.  If you pm me your address I'll mail it to you as she did to me, as long as you promise to forward it along to someone else who needs it when you are through reading it (and re-reading it, etc ;)).  I really enjoyed it and may need to read through it once more b/4 mailing it out, but I'll send it to you in the not-too-distant future if you're interested!! 



Diet and nutrition / Re: Cookbooks out there. . ?
« on: April 09, 2010, 09:23:34 PM »

I love this one.  Mostly paleo but she does use some tubers.  Also, some recipes call for egg white protein powders--I usually just sub a real egg or leave it out.

Really great recpes for the most part though--totally worth buying IMO!

Recipes and meal photos / Re: Nightshade free recipes?
« on: February 25, 2010, 11:46:14 AM »
Warren, here is a tomato sauce recipe using carrots (among other things) to replace tomatoes--may be helpful!

Recipes and meal photos / Re: Nightshade free recipes?
« on: February 25, 2010, 11:43:48 AM »
Thanks for the ideas Tarlach.

Here is a link to a few nightshade free recipes.  Not sure if they are any good, haven't tried them.  I'll try and link others I find here, if/when I find them...

Recipes and meal photos / Nightshade free recipes?
« on: February 24, 2010, 08:39:53 PM »
I was wondering if any of you have nightshade free recipes that substitute for nightshade containing recipes.  Things like salsa, condiments, etc.  And any things you use in place of where you used nightshades b/4 (I'm thinking of spices like various chiles, etc).  I'm attempting to cut them out of my diet, but I really eat them every day, and just would love as many ideas as possible for how to substitute using them.  (My son and husband are very used to them, and I prefer to make us all the same meals, so appeasing them as well is important to me.)  I know I could just cook meat and other veggies etc, but would really like to simulate some of the things I've made in the past (tomato based sauces, Mexican and southwestern style dishes, etc etc etc)

Anyway, I'm open to all ideas!  TIA!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Meatless Paleo Diet
« on: February 23, 2010, 10:35:14 AM »
What about doing raw eggs at least?  Along w/ some dried meat?  (Some would argue that it's raw, just like raisins or dates etc. if it's dried at a low enough temp so the enzymes are not destroyed.)  And like a pp mentioned, fish, maybe like sashimi?

Anjanous Vonderplants (spelling may be wrong) has some sort of 'primal' raw diet that involves animal foods.  You may find helpful ideas by googling him? 

I've found that I MUST have animal foods to be healthy personally, including great fat sources.  Good luck figuring out what is best for you!

Maybe this will be helpful for you: 

Diet and nutrition / Nightshade free no-mato sauce recipe
« on: February 21, 2010, 07:46:42 PM »

I read that this is a good recipe for folks avoiding nightshades.  Thought I'd post it here!  ;D

Quick and easy to make - you won't believe it's not really tomatoes! You can use this for Spaghetti Sauce, Chili base or Pizza sauce or Whatever Sauce!

2 1/2 C steamed carrots
1/3 C steamed beets (other recipe said 1/2 cup)
2/3 C Water
3 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1-Tbsp Basil (leave out for Chili)
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/8 tsp Oregano
3/4 C chopped, cooked onions (I use dried flakes equivalent),
1 clove minced Garlic
Steam carrots and beets until tender. Brown onion & garlic together. Measure all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add cooked ground meat or meatballs for spaghetti sauce. Or use as is for pizza sauce. Omit Basil for Chili and use as you would normally. It freezes nicely in a canning jar. Remember to allow about an inch at the top and tighten jar lid after sauce freezes.

I would suggest you make a double batch of this recipe and keep half frozen for future use. In my experience this sauce is better if it's made the day before and allowed to mellow.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« on: February 19, 2010, 01:42:39 PM »
As I said in another thread, make sure it's more than just "Wild Salmon". Make sure it's "Wild Alaskan Salmon"

I'm sorry phrakture--I missed the other thread.  Why only Alaskan?  I've read it's the *best*, but are there serious drawbacks to any old 'wild salmon'?


Miscellaneous / Re: Sex life since paleo
« on: February 18, 2010, 04:10:16 PM »
Intriguing Il Capo.  I personally notice a difference in my sexual appetite based on where I am in my cycle.  (And have regular periods of heightened sex drive, etc. during my cycle.)  My husband notices as well--but not because of scents etc.--but my actions, you know? 

I'm off to read that link!

Recipes and meal photos / Re: A substitution for salt?
« on: February 17, 2010, 11:16:20 AM »
Have you (or has anyone on the boards) used these?  I'd be curious to check them out.

I have and like them--I use them in soups and scrambled eggs.  I also use some sea salt (I'm not strictly paleo by any means) but like these as well.  Sometimes I use both together in certain dishes.  They have a slight seaweed taste--not a perfect salt replacement.  I can get them at my local HFS really inexpensively.  Good source of iodine... 

Recipes and meal photos / Re: A substitution for salt?
« on: February 17, 2010, 06:46:16 AM »
What about kelp flakes?  I've seen them used in place of salt in various recipes...

Exercises / Re: The Basics...?
« on: February 16, 2010, 10:55:07 AM »
Have you started doing pullups yet?

LOL!  :D   Not yet.  My only access to pull-up bars (well, monkey bars) right now are in playgrounds, and I'm just not going there yet--too cold and snowy here.  (I'm sure when I get to them I'll be starting w/ the modifications you mentioned though!)  I *should* look into buying one of those door hanging ones, but I'm kind of broke and feeling satisfied w/ all the good stuff you guys have already recommended.  I will SO tell you when I actually do a real pull up though!  (Did I mention I've NEVER done one in my life?  ::)  The idea of actually being able to do one is pretty wild to me and quite daunting...I'll be sure to keep you posted!!)

On a more positive note, today I did Tabata sprints outside in the snow (the sidewalks were too icy, but the snow on the lawn was solid enough for running on).  I still feel a bit nauseous from that--but in a productive, 'nausea w/ a purpose' way...   ;)

Miscellaneous / Re: so how long have you been paleo?
« on: February 13, 2010, 10:56:07 AM »
My wife and I started eating paleo at the end of 2005.

I did it for overall health reasons (I wasn't very fat or anything).
I lost the belly that I did have and now I'm focused on building some muscle, which seems to be going well.
I no longer have join pain (I used to have a horrible knee) * caused by nightshades
I am sleeping much better (I had something like delayed sleep-phase syndrome)

My wife has lost about 15kg and she is very close to her ideal weight.
She had:
Bad asthma (daily Ventolin use and hospital once a year) - now almost completely gone (she uses her inhaler maybe once every 3 months) *caused by dairy
Frequent migraines - now completely gone * caused by grains
Constant yeast infections - now completely gone * caused by sugar
Reoccurring tonsillitis (she can't get her tonsils out being an asthmatic) - non since being paleo

Thanks for the specifics.  I want to look more into the nightshades issue...Do you have any links to recommend on that topic?  

Edited to add: I just found this:;topic=1028.0  Tarlach--you responded  to this ? w/ links as well--I'm going to check them out!

Exercises / Re: The Basics...?
« on: February 13, 2010, 10:28:31 AM »
Just wanted to update.  My circuit took me almost a half hour today, but was awesome.  I added a couple of things since the first time I tried it.  And I tried out the Tabata stuff today as well--just running in place (we've got lots of snow here, so I chose that.)  That was INSANE!  I felt like dying...So I know it's good!  Thankfully it's only 4 minutes or I don't see how I could get through it... :o

I'm just really excited about this--I swear I *already* see a difference in my yoga practice (in terms of strength/my abilities).  YAY!  You all rock!!  ;D

Diet and nutrition / Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« on: February 11, 2010, 05:11:08 PM »
This process takes about 1-2 months to occur in typical muscle glycogen compensated Westerners, and longer for women than men.

So interesting!  That's longer than I thought!  Thanks for sharing!

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