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Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 10, 2012, 04:26:16 PM »
I have been quite bad the last few days. I had a birthday, so I felt a little more lenient with my food (ate a burrito, drank very sugary alcoholic drinks, ate a ton of fruit with chocolate (my birthday present from parents), and made myself a birthday cake with no flour, but a ton of sugar).

Never feel bad about birthday indulgence food wise.

Thanks! It's funny how even though I don't feel guilty, my body is not too happy!

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 10, 2012, 02:05:25 PM »
I have been quite bad the last few days. I had a birthday, so I felt a little more lenient with my food (ate a burrito, drank very sugary alcoholic drinks, ate a ton of fruit with chocolate (my birthday present from parents), and made myself a birthday cake with no flour, but a ton of sugar).

So now, after feeling crappy the yesterday and this morning, I am ready to get back on track. I still have a ton of fruit/ berries in the fridge that I need to use up, but I was good about giving my cake away to a friend!

Breakfast: coffee with almond/ coconut milk, berry smoothie with coconut milk

Snacks/ lunch: one avacado, tea, water

Dinner: preparing fried fatty beef (in butter) with fried bacon pieces and slow cooked in coconut/ heavy cream sauce. I can't wait till it's done! So hungry! 

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 06, 2012, 03:59:02 PM »
Chicken nuggests? Ingredients?

Bbq sauce can be very high in sugar.

With regards to the smoothies, try adding  a raw egg. You seriously will not taste the egg, but it will stop you from getting hungry so soon. I know it sounds disgusting, but try it just once.

That said though, if weight loss is your goal, lowering your fruit intake (carbs) will help you get there faster.

Haha, yes I doubt cavemen had any access to chicken nuggets! It was definitely a cheat, as I was out of the house and was traveling with a friend and had to get food at a burger king.

I agree about the BBQ sauce, definitely sugary! I did try the egg yolks last morning, but I felt like I was wasting an egg, since I love runny eggs anyway and I couldn't taste it in the smoothie..

I feel like I do have to take your advice and cut back on the carbs. I want to first get a little more weight off and then start maintaining.

Breakfast: coffee with coconut milk, 2 fried eggs, fried kale and some friend plantains

Lunch: skipped

Dinner: casserole with sausage, broccoli, spinach, mushroom, and some cheese. Green tea. Some almonds with chocolate (dark). I also was bored and made a shot "daiquiri" from fresh strawberries, spiced rum, lime juice, and frozen raspberries.

Hate to rain on your parade but....I really don't see the point of trying to make this recipe "paleo".  It's just too far away.

All of the proteins and fats are coming from dairy (cheese and cream).  Then you have the breadcrumbs and the flour and the mayo and the milk....

You have sausage.  You have vegetables.  Why not just fry the sausage, fry the mushrooms in the sausage grease and steam the broccoli as a side with a little garlic and butter?  Eat the spinach another day or make it into coconut-cream of spinach soup for a starter

If you're going to try to paleo-ise a dish, pick one that's based on meat!

Good point!

I made it as the recipe said (but no flour, milk, croutons, or cream, but I did use a little bit of cheese and mayo). It turned out that sausage was the main ingredient.

So basically it was fried sausage and boiled broccoli and spinach in a sauce made out of egg, mushroom, coconut milk, and mayo, then sprinkled with cheese and baked. Was very good!

Hi guys!
I wanted to use up some of the veggies that I bought (specifically spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms) and I found this recipe. However, it's not paleo so I wanted to adjust it. Instead of the milk and cream, I was planning to use coconut milk. What should I do about the flour? Ignore it or attempt to substitute with something? I was going to keep the cheese (we're still eating a little bit of dairy), but obviously not use the croutons. Any ideas? I will also probably add fried sausage to this dish. I'll make sure to post a photo of the dish when I make it today.
Thanks and I look forward to your suggestions!

3/4 pound broccoli florets
1 1/4 pounds spinach, heavy stems removed, washed well
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 pound white mushrooms
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt plus more as needed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 large eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup (about 3 ounces) shredded mild white cheddar cheese
1 cup small plain or herbed bread croutons (for stuffing)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 12 x 9 x 2-inch or similar casserole.
2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat then boil the broccoli florets until tender and bright green, 6 minutes and not more. Remove the broccoli with a skimmer or slotted spoon and plunge them into a bowl of cold water to stop them from cooking. Drain the broccoli florets from the cold water after a couple of minutes and transfer them to a large bowl.
3. Meanwhile, keep the water in the saucepan at a boil, then add the spinach and cook until it wilts, about 1 minute. Drain the spinach well, squeezing the excess water out with your hands once itís cool enough to handle. Chop the spinach and set aside in the bowl with the broccoli florets. Add the onion to the bowl and toss the vegetables well.
4. Place the mushrooms, milk, flour, a little salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the heavy cream and blend briefly.
5. In a bowl, beat the eggs, then stir in the mayonnaise, reserved mushroom sauce from the blender, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Add the cooked vegetables and toss well. Transfer to the buttered casserole.
6. In a bowl, combine the cheddar cheese and croutons, tossing to mix and then sprinkle on top of the vegetables. Bake until the cheese is melted and the edges of the casserole are bubbling, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 06, 2012, 08:06:32 AM »
Ate a lot yesterday, hopefully I'll remember everything:

Breakfast: coffee with coconut milk, smoothie with coconut milk, 2 raw egg yolks, kale, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

early lunch: 10 chicken nuggets, water

late lunch: salad with eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and two spare ribs covered in BBQ sauce

Snacks: hazelnuts, smoothie with coconut milk, strawberries and raspberries.

Dinner: 6oz steak, broccoli, 1 bottle of beer.

I think I need to stop drinking smoothies, as they are visibly making me much more hungry in the long run. I'm running out of frozen berries, so I just won't buy them anymore for a while.

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 05, 2012, 06:03:02 AM »
breakfast: coffee with coconut/almond milk

lunch: finished the tuna "salad" from yesterday and the beef curry from yesterday. Had several of the chocolate macaroons and two glasses of iced green tea.

snacked: little bit of seaweed, hazelnuts. and strawberries.

dinner: found out my grant proposal was rejected, so went out to celebrate/feel sorry for myself. Had a pork chop, sweet potato with butter, and 2 large margaritas (full of sugar)  :-[

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 04, 2012, 05:18:53 AM »
Overall looks fine. A few details below.


..."loose" pork sausage...
Check the ingredients. Sausages usually contain cornstarch, gluten, soy protein or other stuff.

orange juice, almond/coconut mix milk, beer
Orange juice is OK-ish, but usually recommended against, because you get a lot of sugar without a lot of the fiber and/or other balancing ingredientes. Almond milk is borderline. Avoid if you can. Beer is of course not paleo.

You guys are a harsh bunch, lol! No, but thank you for the feedback!

Yes, I'm trying to cut out the yoghurt and the beer, it will be tough! The orange juice is for the husband, he can't live without it... I didn't think that about the sausage. It didn't come with the ingredients list as it was fresh and the guy just grabbed a pound for me and put it in a bag. I probably won't shop at that place again (too expensive), but I will make sure to check the ingredients on future sausage.

Why is Almond milk bad? I didn't like it anyway, so I'll go back to using coconut milk, way yummier!

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 03, 2012, 05:09:46 PM »
Breakfast: yoghurt smoothie with coconut milk, raspberries, and blueberries. Cup of coffee with coconut milk.

Went shopping finally!

Vegetables- broccoli, spinach, avocado, spring mix, cucumber, plantain, mushrooms.

Fruit- strawberries

Meat- "loose" pork sausage, beef brisket, one tuna steak (a splurge, but wanted to try to eat it at home), eggs.

Snacks- walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds, shredded coconut, coconut milk

Drinks- orange juice, almond/coconut mix milk, beer

What are your thoughts? Good buy?

Got inspired an made dinner (skipped lunch):

Seared tuna salad (spring mix, avocado, almonds, tuna). It was ok, but I over cooked the tuna :(

Knew that that wasn't going to be enough food for me and my husband (he is also picky about eating meat that's not completely well done), so made a beef curry (spices, coconut milk, beef, onions, garlic).

I also made these for dessert:

That was really good, but I used much less syrup (maybe a spoon full) and I used almond slices instead of almond flour. I tried to take a photo, but it did not look good on the photo (a brown blob on a plate, the website has much prettier photos!)

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 03, 2012, 05:22:43 AM »
Buy lots of meat. Pieces of cow especially.

Yes, thank you, will do! The only beef we can afford is stew beef and ground beef. But I hear ground beef has a good amount of fat, so that should work!

BTW, weighed myself today, and it turns out I lost another kilo, even though I haven't been eating the best things lately as you can see in my log...

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 02, 2012, 06:56:43 PM »
Breakfast: coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: turkey, bacon, cheese, tomato, cucumber in a lettuce wrap and some ice tea.

Dinner: 2 glasses of blueberry, raspberry, and coconut milk smoothies (couldn't stop at just one, it was soooo good!), a slice of ham, beer, and a bag of nori seaweed.

Alright, tomorrow is grocery shopping day!

Also, I am working on reducing/eliminating dairy. I bought my first can of coconut milk and it was delicious! However, giving up cheese will be tough...

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: May 01, 2012, 06:38:23 PM »
I almost had no meat yesterday as we were too lazy to go shopping and had no meat at the house. For breakfast: 2 eggs, bacon, and cauliflower rice fried in coconut oil. Dinner: scavenging around the kitchen for food: can of tuna, carrots, carrot/berry smoothie, cheese, yoghurt (bad!).

This morning (still no proper meat): 2 eggs with kale fried in butter, coffee.
Lunch: chicken cobb salad with bacon and eggs and an acai unsweet ice tea.
Dinner: 1 bottle of beer, 1.5 bags of nori seaweed snacks, 1 bag of salted calamari snacks, half a smoked fish (don't know what kind). We went to an Asian store...

I should really go do some proper shopping soon   :-\

Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: April 29, 2012, 08:14:47 AM »
I love fitday! I didn't realize that I could look for which vitamins/nutrients I'm missing!

So from the two days that I've been logging my food, it is telling me that I am deficient in carbs and fiber (I can ignore that right?), vit d, vit e, iron, and thiamin.

I've been trying to read online which foods contain a high amount of those, and it seems like if I eat more spinach, fish, and red meat these will go away. Does that sound about right? Is there anything else that I should be definitely eating? Should I trust these recommendations?


Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:47:24 AM »
Hi again!
Thanks, I'll take a look at the raw vegan ideas for veggies.

Yesterday was a huge feat for me, I made a full (cooked) meal for me, my husband, and a friend (who is not interested in eating Paleo, but does want to lose weight) for dinner. We had:

grilled marinaded chicken drumsticks

cauliflower rice (that was amazing, and I hate cauliflower!) with butter and salt

baked eggplant slices with spices, topped off with a slice of tomato, a little shredded cheese, and some basil (really good and I don't typically like eggplant)

kale chips for snacks with a lot of salt (also very good!)

Paleo chocolate chip cookies (almond flour, honey, water, vanilla, baking powder, salt, dark chocolate)

This was my first time making all of these, except grilled chicken, so I felt very successful! Also, I guess we're maturing since I'm slowly but surely getting a taste for vegetables! The only bad thing we did yesterday was drink beer (I drank 2 bottles....)


Food Journals / Re: Lazy paleo eating
« on: April 28, 2012, 07:56:53 AM »
Thank you for your advise guys!

Raw paleo does appeal to me (and I already like my steak rare and I LOVE raw tuna and salmon), but I'm not sure I'm ready to do something that drastic for now. Thank you for the forum website, I'll have to take a closer look at it!

Today, I want to focus on eating more meat and veggies.

2 eggs (runny, yum!), and 2-3 slices of bacon, a cup of instant coffee with some milk

I'm planning to through some chicken drumsticks in the oven with some spices and fry kale with something as the "vegetable" for the day (you can tell how much I love cooking, lol..)

planned snacks: baby carrots, red wine, apple chips I made yesterday, bacon.

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