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where's the protein? Cake for dinner or breakfast is OK once in awhile, but you consistently eat small amounts of foods and call it a meal. This isn't good for your health.

I can't eat big meals, unfortunately. So I know I'm just snacking along the day and never having a full meal but when I do, I get bloated and uncomfortable for hours. It has been resolving at a good rate ever since I decided to go grain free. Eating cake with carrots was an utopia one week ago. Either I had the cake, or the carrots. The tea? Only a few sips of it.

At any rate, I will wait an hour and fetch some chicken breast leftovers.

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Youaretoofunnyforyourowngood! :P

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Youaretoofunnyforyourowngood! :P

nonsensehowcananyonebetoofunny? :P

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A big salad with tuna, cheese and hard boiled eggs and apple.

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homemade black refried beans with peppers and onions on a brown rice tortilla with mexican cheeses and sour cream,,,,, have I expressed lately how very very happy I am to have dariy back :D

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homemade black refried beans with peppers and onions on a brown rice tortilla with mexican cheeses and sour cream,,,,, have I expressed lately how very very happy I am to have dariy back :D

Really? because I am not really "sensing this joy" at all. :lol:

Chill, I could not be any happier for you, babe! I know how long your journey with food intolerances --besides the celiac--has been.

So, yes...I am thrilled for you!

Go, chilly, Go chilly, Go chilly! (wish I had a pom-pom girl emoticon)

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cooking for us and food to take to my parents.

I made some pumpkin spice cookies. Some for us & some for my folks.

Made a batch of beef stew in the crockpot, mostly for my parents, but will keep at least 1 big serving for left- over night or M's lunch.

Making tortillas soup with lots of chicken, corn and black beans for us. my folks wouldn't like it.

Made extra chicken in the crockpot ( some for the tortilla soup) to make some chicken potato soup for my folks and some left over for us.

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husband was hunting all weekend, so i ate everything (leftovers) in the fridge :) and i made a big tray of eggplant rollatini (which he hates eggplant) so i have been wearing that out. he came in last night and we had shrimp francese w/rice and artichoke w/garlic butter. now, he is off trailer-trucking. can i eat the rest of the leftovers by the time he does 3000 miles??? i believe i can......

got 80 lbs of venison at the processor's - gotta make room in the freezer!!! i took out a package that said 'chops' - turns out it is 'loin' - i was going to slice it thin, marinate it and grill it on skewers but he said *wrong* cut of meat?? so, what to do with venison loin?? (marinate it whole and cook it rare??) any i'deer's ?? :D

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so, what to do with venison loin?? (marinate it whole and cook it rare??) any i'deer's ?? :D

I have no clue, sweets (I can't get myself to cook Bambi even though it has been offered to us by local hunters)....but I liked yer joke.... :lol: I know who WILL know though....I will email her

We're having

pork loin

applesauce

Della cotta squash

and coconut orange ice cream --I made it from the book Paleo Indulgences... and it tastes YUMMY

IH primal--primal good.

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Nice and warm here today-- thinking about grilling steaks.

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Found this idea on the net:

Recipe: Roast Loin of Venison

Categories: None

Yield: 6 Servings

GARNETT PJXG05A

1/2 Bay leaf -- crushed

1 Loin roast venison

1/2 ts Celery seeds

1/2 lb Salt pork -- cut into

Strips

1/2 ts Dry thyme

1 sm Onion -- chopped

To

10 ml Garlic -- minced

4 Whole cloves

1 tb Fresh parsley -- chopped

1 ts Beef bouillon

Taste

Fold 2 large sheets of aluminum foil together with a double fold. There should be enough to enclose the roast. Place roast on foil. Lard with pork strips. Stick cloves into loin and sprinkle other ingredients over top. Enclose roast tightly in foil and cook in 300 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes PER pound.

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IH - when you're dating a hunting man, you say: venison? i LOVE venison....... fast fwd - pretty soon i had to feed 4 kids lolz :D

shroomiee - that sounds really good! when you say 'salt pork' i am hearing 'bacon' lolz so much talk about the bacon - think i will try it :)

edited to say: i haven't used bullion since i have been gluten-free - any particular brand ?

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husband was hunting all weekend, so i ate everything (leftovers) in the fridge :) and i made a big tray of eggplant rollatini (which he hates eggplant) so i have been wearing that out. he came in last night and we had shrimp francese w/rice and artichoke w/garlic butter. now, he is off trailer-trucking. can i eat the rest of the leftovers by the time he does 3000 miles??? i believe i can......

got 80 lbs of venison at the processor's - gotta make room in the freezer!!! i took out a package that said 'chops' - turns out it is 'loin' - i was going to slice it thin, marinate it and grill it on skewers but he said *wrong* cut of meat?? so, what to do with venison loin?? (marinate it whole and cook it rare??) any i'deer's ?? :D

Have you tried any of the venison yet? If so, is it very gamey? Sometimes I find it deplorably gamey but other times it can be very good. I love good venison and one of my favourite ways to do it is to make a blackberry (or cherry or other slightly tart berry) gastrique. A loan recipe that is very good is Roasted Venison with Blackberry Sage Sauce...very appropriate for your cut.

http://leitesculinaria.com/6455/recipes-roasted-venison-blackberry-sage-sauce.html

Please let us know what the flavour is like. I am very curious!

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Leftover roast chicken from last night but am re-purposing with almost a picatta sauce over celeriac/potato puree and steamed green beans. Add to that amazing Italian breadsticks I baked this morning that are soft on the inside with a great brown crisp crust.

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cooking for us and food to take to my parents.

I made some pumpkin spice cookies. Some for us & some for my folks.

Made a batch of beef stew in the crockpot, mostly for my parents, but will keep at least 1 big serving for left- over night or M's lunch.

Making tortillas soup with lots of chicken, corn and black beans for us. my folks wouldn't like it.

Made extra chicken in the crockpot ( some for the tortilla soup) to make some chicken potato soup for my folks and some left over for us.

Could you share your chicken potato soup recipe? I hate the rice noodles, but loved chicken soup. With potatoes, I think it would be a good soup for me. :)

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Could you share your chicken potato soup recipe? I hate the rice noodles, but loved chicken soup. With potatoes, I think it would be a good soup for me. :)

Could be made without the milk. Really tastes best if it sits overnight in the fridge. You could add veggies. You would want to pre-cook them and put them in after the blender part.

Chunky Chicken Potato Soup

3 med potatoes, peeled & cubed

2 cups chopped onion

4 cups water

1 tbps chicken flavored bouillion granules (I use 2 packets of Herb Ox)

¼ tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast (about 1 lb of boneless)(I like to put it in the blender and make it really tiny pieces)

¼ cup skim milk

Shredded cheddar

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients & bring to a boil. Cover & reduce heat. Simmer about 30 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  2. Place half the potato mixture in an electric blender. Process until smooth.
  3. Add pureed mixture, chicken & milk back into pot. Heat.
  4. Top with shredded cheddar.
  5. Best eaten the next day, re-heated.

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Karen--that looks good! Gotta try it.

I changed my mind about grilling out--I'm making spaghetti and meatballs. Smells incredible in here!

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Spaghetti and meat sauce with homemade bread from my mom. :)

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Everyones dinner sounds so good tonight.

Baked chicken legs with smoky paprika, broccoli, green beans and carrots. And some of my home made green tomato chutney.

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Just a piece of grilled fish and a glass of passionfruit juice. Not in the mood to eat, to be honest. I tried to eat some rice at lunch to see if I still could handle grains, but I am bloated and uncomfortable and have been like this the entire afternoon.

Grain free it is.

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Made cheeseburger chowder for tomorrow, and tonight was homefries, fried onions, and turkey bacon.

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Today I made queso fresco. Chicken tacos and fried cheese for supper. The waiting is killing me!!! I didn't get around to the cheese until this afternoon and it is just about time to go check on it again. I think I may just unwrap that cheesecloth and get into it anyway.

I also made some fresh butter again. This time I'm using the butter with some peppermint marshmallows and Cocoa Pebbles to make krispy treats. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

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Just got my 1st crockpot!!

So, fingers crossed pork (loin!) with leeks onions carrots with sage and tarragon. Put a few bits of potato, hoping it will thicken a bit.

More excited than is reasonable :)

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