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Old 11-29-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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VLC menus?

Hello, I am finding that I eat the same thing all the time which is ok, but I would like to know how other people prepare there meats? I usually broil my steaks with seasonings and bake my chicken w/ parmesan and seasonings..but I read someone pan fried their ribeyes in a hot pan and it got me wondering if there are any techniques you'd like to share??

I recently learned to put chicken legs or bonesless skinless thighs in a crock pot, no water, just seasoning. Fantastic , moist and easy.

I'd also love if people would post their daily menus, just to stir the imagination.


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Old 11-29-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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B...ribeye and deviled eggs (3 halves) coffee *3 w hwc and 1 sweetener each
L....deviled eggs and chicken
D...ribeye and deviled eggs ( 2 halves)
s...pepperoni chips and 2 cups of yerba mate.

Anyone??? lol Lizzie
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Hi, Lizzie. I eat very plainly and just rotate my standard meals for breakfast, lunch, or supper.

Main meats:

I use beef bacon and rinse it before cooking.
Grass-fed ground beef.
Egg yolks.
Chicken liver (sometimes beef liver).
Canned tuna and salmon, because they are handy and don't cost too dearly.
(I only buy other cuts of beef, or lamb, if the sale price is good enough.)

Fats:

Beef fat and butter.


Some things I do with the meat:

Beef bacon with the egg yolks on the side, or sometimes cut the bacon in tiny pieces and have it in scrambled yolks.

Beef bacon in pieces mixed with ground beef and chives.

Beef burgers. I don't put anything in them, just plain meat.

Browned ground beef, in tiny pieces, not burgers, with chives or, occasionally braised vegetables.

Scrambled egg yolks with salmon, or salmon patties made from tinned salmon and egg yolks. Sometimes I put in a pinch of dill. I like "Double O" brand, skinless, boneless, wild Alaskan.

Chicken livers fried in beef drippings or with beef bacon. I eat them hot or cold.


Quick foods for easy meals in a hurry:

Hard-boiled egg yolks and some heavy whipping cream to drink. I dilute the HWC with purified water.

Cold beef burger, sometimes with an HB yolk for dessert.

Tin of tuna fish. (I buy the kind packed in water, as I don't want the poor quality oils used in canned foods. I like to choose my own fats and oils.) I buy the simple tuna fish, not albacore. Side of homemade yoghurt.

Tin of salmon. Side of homemade yoghurt.


Homemade yoghurt:

Heavy whipping cream boiled and then cooled to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Yoghurt starter put in yoghurt maker cups, and just before pouring in the 110-degree cream, I divide one packet of Knox gelatin granules among the five cups. Stir and let swell. Mix in the cream, which has been boiled and cooled. Cover, put in yoghurt maker for 20 hours (that many hours reduces the lactose content). When the yoghurt is removed from the maker it will still be thinnish, but, when chilled, will be thick and much stiffer. I eat it plain or use it on other foods, such as cucumber slices in the summer.


Extras, a few examples, not daily fare:

1) Braised Brussel sprouts. I use four or five small, Brussel sprouts, cut in half, browned in beef fat or clarified butter, and then add water and cover the skillet, to cook them so they are softer.

2) Braised parsnips. Clarified butter is grand. Serving size: 1/4 to 1/2 cup.

3) Pumpkin with cream and butter. Canned pumpkin purée, with a bit of butter and hwc, and a pinch of nutmeg is a nice winter treat. Serving size: 1/4 to 1/2 cup.

4) Raw turnip slices. One small turnip.

5) Sauerkraut made from cabbage and salt. Serving size: 1/4 to 1/2 cup.

Turnip slices, celery sticks or other crudités sans sauce, are handy, if desired.


Soups and broths:

Leftover meat, browned chives, and beaten egg yolks in purified water make a nice soup. Stir in any cooked vegetables, if desired.

Meat broth with chives is nice to drink anytime.



Things I don't eat which are often considered low-carb:

1) Seeds or seed oils due to the high polyunsaturated fats.
2) Nuts or nut oils due to phytic acid, because phytic acid blocks the absorption of minerals.
3) Substitutes for the sweets and other dishes which are common in the standard high-carb fare. The taste of sweet can trigger an insulin spike, and the taste of sweet can trigger a false appetite for wanting more carbs and things which taste sweet.



Other: I keep the daily carb intake well under twenty.

Cream, liver, and egg yolks have carbs. If I eat parsnips, turnips, or pumpkin, I make sure I have those on a day when I'm not eating liver or very many egg yolks.


I use the Failsafe Diet, as a reference for foods which might be problematic.

Also, Dr. Kurt Harris' website, PaleoNu, and Barry Groves' website, Second Opinions, are sources of information I often refer to.


Hope this helps a bit. Am sending you best wishes.

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Hi Auntie Em!! Nice to see you, and thank you for the most informative post!! This is just what I was hoping for, new ideas. Your post is so full of wonderful ideas, I hope other people see it!

I am going to save that to my journal.. Thanks again...I appreciate how much time it takes to post such a reply.

Have a great day..Lizzie
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Hi, Lizzie. I think it's a great thread topic. Thanks much for your kind thoughts. It's nice to "see" you, too!
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Missed yesterday so here it is...

B ribeyes and deviled eggs
L ribeye
D 4 pieces of grilled KFC
Snack.. pepperoni , cheese, and a couple pieces of beef jerky.

Have a great day everyone, Lizzie

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Mmmmm, Lizzie, your menu looks scrumptious.

Here is mine from yesterday:

1 T. CLO (cod liver oil), two pots black tea.
(1/2 c. HWC diluted with H2O for whole-day use.)

B: Grass-fed beef burger. HB yolk.

L: 3 egg yolks braised in part of that HWC/H2O mixture. 1/2 small, raw turnip.

S: Decaf coffee and part of that HWC/H2O. Beef bacon, rinsed. 1 square, unsweetened baking chocolate. Homemade yoghurt.
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Wow, Auntie, I think I would be hungry on just that. I am still in the mindset that it is not all I can eat , but enough that I am not hungfy and thinking about carbs..

Yesterday I was so proud. I ended up out to dinner, but had a salad , filet, crabmeat in butter and green beans. I passed on the bread ( which at this restaurant is sooo good) and the apple pie! I did have a drink, but it was a lc drink, so I am feeling good.

Tonight I sat in front of my girlfriend who was scarfing just about evrything in sight and ate my tuna in complete satisfaction !

B 2 cups coffe w 1 sweet each
L 1/4 lb chicken with mayo
D 1 pkt tuna fish
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Lizzie, congratulations on your restaurant success. What a lovely menu.

That Dec. 1st menu of mine came out to about 1600 calories, which is a high calorie day for me. And, grass-fed beef is very satiating. It's grand. When I have it, instead of factory beef, I happily eat less.

Many of us with grey hair and wrinkles have to eat much, much less than we did earlier in life. I do calorie cycling.

Today's food just might include:

Beef bacon and burger
Salmon and egg yolks, either scrambled or as salmon patties
Scrambled egg yolks with pieces of beef bacon, or similar
Perhaps a parsnip.

Meanwhile, I've taken a nice spoonful of CLO and am drinking that first pot of scrumptious tea with a few drops of cream.

Hope your day is full of beauty and victories.

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Auntie Em, Auntie Em!! I did have a victory today!! I guess my little restaurant foray didnt hurt me too badly, I am down almost 6 pounds from last friday!! Woo hoo!!

Your menu from yesterday sounds wonderful, especially the salmon and egg yolks, I know what I am putting on my grocery list.

Thanks for the company , but dont ever feel the need to post to keep from hurting my feelings, I know how busy everyone can be. I love it, but if you stop I'll come stalk ya, it's a promise.... Lizzie Hope your day is filled with blessings, they all are if we look .

Oh and re: the grey hair and wrinkles, how else would Auntie Em look?? LOL I've got em too....but my bf is a hairdresser and we have a pact!

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Lizzie, congratulations on your victory! How delightful.

Thank you very much for your kind and cheery thoughts. They are so heartwarming.

I think you are right about our days being filled with blessings, if we look.

Today's Breakfast: Weak tea with a few drops of cream, ground beef with a pinch of black pepper.

I won't be near a computer as often the next few days, but will check in here when I can.

Am sending you lots of good thoughts and smiles.
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Have a great time wherever you are...Be well, Lizzie

3 eggs over 4 carb free sausages

D... ribeye and mushrooms in butter
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Hi, Lizzie.

Mmmm, sausages and eggs sounds great!

Today's menu for me:

B: CLO, weak tea with a few drops of cream. Ground beef with a pinch of black pepper.
L: Tea w/ bit of cream. Homemade yoghurt.
Sppr: Roast beef with celery and brussel sprouts and a dab of pastured butter.

Will post again when I can.
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Losing well sticking with vlc...

B.. 2 eggs hb
L pepproni slices..just a couple slices cheese..( very thin)
D big ribeye w/ butter..

Woke up hungry!! Going to have roast beef ( cold) w the best horsey sauce..here is the recipe , sorry I dont remember who originally posted it, I've had it in my files for years..use it all the time.

1 1/2 c. mayo
1/4 c. horseradish
1 tbsp. worscestisher (sp..lol)
1/4 t. hot sauce
1 t. parsley
1 clove garlic minced

shrimp, beef, celery , wings , its all good!
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Auntie Em do you ever eat the egg whites? What do you do with all of yours? Just curious.
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I was very hungry yesterday, so for dinner I had a prime rib w/ buttered cauliflower and a salad w/ green goddess dressing.. Then I made a batch of cc icing, which my hub and I ate off of spoons. Pretty good considering, but not sure how the scale will respond. Have a great day..Lizzie
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Lizzie, that prime rib sounds great.

LunaAshling, I'm allergic to something in egg whites. I throw them out. I tried giving them to loved ones, neighbors, etc. No one wanted them. Too expensive to ship them.
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Auntie Em, I tried this beef recipe yesterday..2 lbs were gone in 1 meal. Hubbs said it was the best, and I agree! It was a good looking roast too.

Make Your Own Deli-Style Roast Beef | The Hungry Mouse
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Lizzie, I'm glad your roast beef recipe was a success. I eat very plainly and don't use plant oils at all, nor garlic. It's a different frame of reference.

Hope you are doing well this week-end.
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Thanks Auntie Em, your woe sounds soooo healthy! I do what I have to to stick with it!

Yesterday I made sf bbq ribs, and they were really good too! Hub started eating this way with me, and he likes to try new recipes. That was 2 in a row that were really good!

Have a great day everyone, Lizzie
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Thought I would post today's food, as there are more folks in the VLC/ZC thread now:

B: CLO, weak tea w/ pastured butter, grass-fed beef w/ herbs and black pepper, homemade plain yoghurt

L: Roast beef soup w/ celery and chives. 2 HB yolks. Homemade plain yoghurt.

S: Perhaps beef bacon w/ chicken livers, and a cup of hot water w/ a bit of cream in it.

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Lizzie, that prime rib sounds great.

LunaAshling, I'm allergic to something in egg whites. I throw them out. I tried giving them to loved ones, neighbors, etc. No one wanted them. Too expensive to ship them.
I was lurking and wanted to ask that very question.

I love eating the yolks only sometimes.
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Lizzie, that prime rib sounds great.

LunaAshling, I'm allergic to something in egg whites. I throw them out. I tried giving them to loved ones, neighbors, etc. No one wanted them. Too expensive to ship them.

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