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Wow great work on this thread. Thanks alot, gonna try to eat healthier and lose some flab.

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I made these cookies last night and they turned out delicious:

Paleo Cacao Nib Cookies:

1 C Almond Flour (grind 1cup of almonds real fine into a blender to make 1 cup of almond flour)

2/3 C Shredded Coconut (Good Foods co-op has real cheap shredded coconut)

1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil (In the olive oil section of kroger, white container)

1/2 Cup Almond Butter

1 C Coco Nibs

1/3 Coconut Flour (I assume this is 1/3 cup)

1 Tablespoon vanilla

1 Egg

2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

1/2 Cup Honey or Agave

Spoon more or less round blobs onto a cookie sheet – round is better than flat cuz the inside stays a little chewy.

Cook for about 9 minutes at 350. Source:http://crossfitmaximus.com/2010/05/andrews-paleo-cookies/

I made them with raw honey but will try with maple syrup next time.

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Recipe for making your own homemade milks:

Almond milk:

1 cup almonds, 4 cups water.

Cashew milk:

1 cup cashews, 4 cups water

Put the almonds and 2 cups of water into a blender and blend until creamy. Then add the other two cups of water and blend. Some people prefer to add a sweetener of honey, dates, a ripe banana or just the interior of a vanilla bean. Do whatever suits your diet!

Other nuts can be used as well: Hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.

Could you add your recipe to the Drink recipe thread? This is meant to be an index.

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wait is whole grains and skim milk or string cheese and pepper jack bad for acne?? or is it certain people?? help thank you

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wait is whole grains and skim milk or string cheese and pepper jack bad for acne?? or is it certain people?? help thank you

Wheat/gluten grains and dairy products are never good for acne and really not the healthiest of foods no matter how 'whole' they are. They shouldn't be a big part of your diet. But how bad for acne varies from person to person. You should try avoiding them for at least a month each to test for intolerance. If you have any kind of digestion issues, discomfort after eating, bloating, heartburn etc or allergies, then you should avoid them for several months to give your digestive tract a chance to heal or you may not notice any improvement.

And if you notice no difference, then you could try adding them back in, but never make them bit parts of your diet. I would not drink milk, but have small amounts of yogurt or kefir with their benefit of live probiotic cultures and reduced lactose, and small amounts of flavorful cheeses once in a while.

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ok thank you very much. i do only drink skim and yogurt now and then for the same reason you do. but i will try and ween off both of them to help my skin its getting better. anything else i should try and avoid?? would be greatly appreciated!! :)

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Any ideas on how to consume kale + other types of cabbage? Apart from in stir-fries?

TIA!

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Any ideas on how to consume kale + other types of cabbage? Apart from in stir-fries?

TIA!

Cabbage is great in veggie soup. i usually make a Mexican/Central American style veggie soup with cabbage, tomatoes, a bit of mild chile peppers, various other veggies such as summer squashes. Lots of onion and garlic of course, and what makes it great, lime juice. There's also plenty of Asian and European style soups to draw from especially eastern European. Cabbage can also be used as salad. I often combine it with chopped mango or if not in season, tart apple or pear and toss with lime juice, olive oil, oregano and dried chile flakes.

Kale (and other leafy greens) is great added to veggie and bean soups. It's also common to add to mash potatoes, but use sweet potatoes instead. In Ireland it's called something like colecannon and that's not even close to how it's spelled. And you can make Kale chips by rubbing with olive oil, sprinkling with salt and toasting in the oven. Also, use it or other leafy greens in curries. There are some recipes in the really super nutrient dense recipe thread.

Cabbage and Kale usually needs a few minutes of cooking, but most other leafy greens wilt quickly and can be added after you turn the heat off.

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alternativista -- thank you! I completely forgot about soups :doh:

in fact, I just remembered an amazingly delicious eastern european soup -- borsch -- my grandma used to make for me (I'm from Ukraine). I dug out her recipe and made it today -- delicious!

here goes:

HOW TO MAKE AUTHENTIC RUSSIAN BORSCH

Ingredients

+ 400g Beetroot (boiled)

+ 300g White Cabbage

+ 2 Large Carrots

+ One Large Onion

+ Potatoes (but I tend to leave this out now that I'm avoiding starchy foods)

+ Chicken Breast

+ Bay Leaf

+ Fresh Dill

+ Passata (or you can make your own tomato paste if you wish, but I use organic passata)

+ tsp. White Vinegar

Instructions

Roughly chop up the cabbage. Set aside.

Cut the onions into small cubes. Set aside.

Grate the carrots. Set aside.

Cut up the beetroot into little strips. Set aside.

Put the chicken breast into a large pot of salted boiling water.

While this is boiling, fry the onion (I fry it in extra virgin, organic olive oil), add the carrots. They should both be lightly browned. Remove and set aside.

Now, gently fry the beetroot for a few minutes. Add a tsp of vinegar (this helps vinegar release its red juices better), and then add the passata / tomato paste. Once all this is fried, set aside.

The chicken should be ready by now -- remove it from the water, cut it up into little cubes, and put it back into the boiling water. Add the cabbage into the water along with the chicken (I also add a cube of ORGANIC chicken stock)

Boil cabbage + chicken for 10 minutes.

Now, add the beetroot in tomato sauce. Simmer for 12 minutes.

Now, add the onion/carrot mix. Simmer for a further 5-8 minutes.

Add the bay leaf for added flavour/aroma.

Set aside for a few hours. It should all set. Your soup should be a deliciously bright red colour and packed with tasty goodness!! When serving, chop up dill and add to the portion. Sometimes, I also add a clove of crushed garlic for that extra flavour.

For a visual guide (although it is in Russian) see the link...it makes cooking this soup 1000x easier!

http://www.say7.info/cook/recipe/259-Borsch.html

Enjoy!

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Wrong section :doh:

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Vegan recipe

This is a tasty smoothie:

1-2 bananas (I add 2 for taste)

1 cup of non-dairy milk (I use unsweetened soymilk)

1 cup of wild blueberries (I use the non wild ones and it works fine)

1-2 handfuls of kale

Raw Hemp protein powder (I use the one that has sprouted flax seed and maca) -Optional

Stevia (a little bit) - Optional

Enjoy this delightful purple colored drink. :)

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Food, food industry, nutrition and health articles:

Diet, our crappy food supply and obesity connection to cancer

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Diet-conn...mp;hl=b-complex

How our diets contribute to greenhouse gases

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-greenhouse-hamburger

Industrial Farms

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB43/

I love that you have an answer to everything! You are like an acne god! Well, not like; you are the ACNE GOD!!! :)

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Nice post. I really like cooking. I'm really interested to cook even though I love eating. Thanks for sharing this links. I should check these out.

Yay!!! Together we can help the world!

I love this recipe a lot!!

* ½ cup dry pinto beans, cooked

* OR 1 14oz can pinto beans

* 1 Tbsp olive oil

* 1 onion, diced

* 2 cloves garlic, minced

* 2 peppers, chopped

* 1 can whole or diced tomatoes

* 2 tsp dried oregano

* 2 tsp dried thyme

* 2 tsp dried marjoram

* 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped

From

Go see the video if you have problem cooking it^^^^^^^^^^

Oh man, oh boy! That sure sounds tasty!

Wow great work on this thread. Thanks alot, gonna try to eat healthier and lose some flab.

YAY! Loose the flab ad look fab :)

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I made these cookies last night and they turned out delicious:

Paleo Cacao Nib Cookies:

1 C Almond Flour (grind 1cup of almonds real fine into a blender to make 1 cup of almond flour)

2/3 C Shredded Coconut (Good Foods co-op has real cheap shredded coconut)

1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil (In the olive oil section of kroger, white container)

1/2 Cup Almond Butter

1 C Coco Nibs

1/3 Coconut Flour (I assume this is 1/3 cup)

1 Tablespoon vanilla

1 Egg

2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

1/2 Cup Honey or Agave

Spoon more or less round blobs onto a cookie sheet – round is better than flat cuz the inside stays a little chewy.

Cook for about 9 minutes at 350. Source:http://crossfitmaximus.com/2010/05/andrews-paleo-cookies/

I made them with raw honey but will try with maple syrup next time.

Oh, my gosh! That looks so good! What are nibs though!? It's so great cause we don't have to feel guilty about cookies! YAY!

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How come many people allow cheese or cottage cheese. I thought dairy was the devil and laden with hormones when it came to acne?

Yogurt too?

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Does anyone have a good gluten-free pancake recipe? I made quinoa pancakes, and they were disgusting. I made some other ones with a mix of a few flours (like garbanzo bean, potato, and rice) and it was pretty good.

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Does anyone have a good gluten-free pancake recipe? I made quinoa pancakes, and they were disgusting. I made some other ones with a mix of a few flours (like garbanzo bean, potato, and rice) and it was pretty good.

Look at the coconut and breakfast threads for coconut pancakes and banana/nut butter pancakes.

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Does anyone know a good replacement for tortillas? I miss mexican food. :(

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Does anyone know a good replacement for tortillas? I miss mexican food. sad.png

Are you avoiding all grains? If not, corn tortillas are ok. Just read the label for additives or make your own. There's also a recipe for oat tortillas here somewhere, I think the better bread or better grain thread.

There's also lettuces, cabbage and other veggies. Jicama can be sliced really thin and used for tacos. The Food network show Mexican Made easy had a segment in which this was done.

Also, contrary to popular belief, Mexicans don't wrap everything they eat up in a tortilla. It is in fact possible to eat Mexican food and all the great flavors in dishes that have nothing to do with tortillas.

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Does anyone know a good replacement for tortillas? I miss mexican food. sad.png

Are you avoiding all grains? If not, corn tortillas are ok. Just read the label for additives or make your own. There's also a recipe for oat tortillas here somewhere, I think the better bread or better grain thread.

There's also lettuces, cabbage and other veggies. Jicama can be sliced really thin and used for tacos. The Food network show Mexican Made easy had a segment in which this was done.

Also, contrary to popular belief, Mexicans don't wrap everything they eat up in a tortilla. It is in fact possible to eat Mexican food and all the great flavors in dishes that have nothing to do with tortillas.

I figured I'd get that response, but I'm talking about the San Diegan mexican food I'm used to/love. :)

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Does anyone know a good replacement for tortillas? I miss mexican food. sad.png

Are you avoiding all grains? If not, corn tortillas are ok. Just read the label for additives or make your own. There's also a recipe for oat tortillas here somewhere, I think the better bread or better grain thread.

There's also lettuces, cabbage and other veggies. Jicama can be sliced really thin and used for tacos. The Food network show Mexican Made easy had a segment in which this was done.

Also, contrary to popular belief, Mexicans don't wrap everything they eat up in a tortilla. It is in fact possible to eat Mexican food and all the great flavors in dishes that have nothing to do with tortillas.

I figured I'd get that response, but I'm talking about the San Diegan mexican food I'm used to/love. smile.png

You'd think with San Diego being so close to Baja, San Diego-Mex would be full of seafood and other dishes not wrapped up in a tortilla.

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Does anyone know a good replacement for tortillas? I miss mexican food. sad.png

Are you avoiding all grains? If not, corn tortillas are ok. Just read the label for additives or make your own. There's also a recipe for oat tortillas here somewhere, I think the better bread or better grain thread.

There's also lettuces, cabbage and other veggies. Jicama can be sliced really thin and used for tacos. The Food network show Mexican Made easy had a segment in which this was done.

Also, contrary to popular belief, Mexicans don't wrap everything they eat up in a tortilla. It is in fact possible to eat Mexican food and all the great flavors in dishes that have nothing to do with tortillas.

I figured I'd get that response, but I'm talking about the San Diegan mexican food I'm used to/love. smile.png

You'd think with San Diego being so close to Baja, San Diego-Mex would be full of seafood and other dishes not wrapped up in a tortilla.

Yes but it's the tortilla wrapped-up ones I miss. Please share any of the latter if it suits you.

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