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  1. I miss Ketchup

    I really miss ketchup! I made the Paleo ketchup, but do not like all the spices. Does any one have a recipe without all the spices. Thanks Susanleaf
  2. Vitamix for making soup, coconut milk, almond milk, etc.

    Love my vitamix. I recently made almond flour - so easy. Coconut flour will be easy as well. Pureed soups like tomato and butternut squash. Mayo - easy and delicious. Will never buy store bought again. I will do milks in my vitamix. Before Whole 30, did pizza dough in the Vitamix. The best pizza dough I ever made and best pizza ever. No need to buy pizza.
  3. ghee or coconut oil

    Made a frittata this morning and fried with ghee and the potatoes did get crisp. I am wondering if I tried coconut oil this might give the potatoes a crisp coating. What do other members use ghee for and what do members use coconut oil for. Any preference? Any suggestion? Thanks Susanleaf
  4. Hi, First time made poached eggs with the mason jar lid and worked!! Thought I would share, I did the 4:30 seconds which were spot on! Thanks Susanleaf
  5. vegetable borscth

    I want to make my vegetable borscht soup with all compliant whole30 vegetables, however, my original recipe calls for 1 cup of whipping cream. This lightens the borsch to a beautiful gold colour "liquid gold". Any suggestions to substitue.
  6. I blame this on YOU, Whole 30!

    Hi Seafarer I love this - so inspiring. With all the options available and you chose potatoes and carrots. I just started my first Whole 30, second day, and I am curious about changes in my eating habits that may occur. Thanks Susanleaf
  7. day 1 Breakfast (9:00) 2 glasses of water before my coffee black coffee x 2 ; Egg fritatta with potatoes, bacon red pepper and onions, sliced cucumber Lunch (12:00) bowl of tomato soup and 2 piecs of pork ribs Walk 50 minutes (1:10 - 2:00) Dinner (5:45) Crackling chicken, green beans and cut up cucumbers, tomatoes and tomatoes Reflections: Black coffee seems to be an easy transition. The tomato soup I made - delicious! I enjoyed the ribs on the side. Lunch was totally satisfying. I left the table with my brain registering full. Dinner made crackling chicken - good and left the table full and satisfied. So still today a lot of prep and cooking all day. Made ghee today after breakfast - amazing. Seemed to have a lot of energy today. Went for a walk. My intention is to walk or do some form of exercise everyday while doing the whole 30 - it is all part of my health. 2 glasses of water before coffee - hydrating before coffee is new for me. Would like to continue this and have it as a habit. Lunch - I left the table full. Dinner I am full. I am understanding how junk food does not turn on the "full" button, whereas real healthy food does.
  8. Canadians doing Whole30

    Hello, I live in British Columbia, in the interior, beautiful sunny Kelowna. Apples are in season now and lots of veggies are available. This is my first time doing the whole 30 and my husband is on board as well. Lots of firsts actually, making ketchup, mayonnaise and ghee. I will admit I was a bit afraid of opening my first can of coconut milk LOL - it is all good! Drinking my coffee black surprisingly has been an easy transition for me. In January I cut out honey in my coffee, but still need the creamo and that transition took a long time to get used to. I am so ready for this whole 30. Of course I would like to see a big drop in weight, but I am keeping an open mind of what surprises may come as a result of doing the whole 30. I threw my scale out last October and so not focusing on the numbers, but how I feel or how my clothes feel seems liberating instead of letting the number on the scale determine my success. I have had a good day 1 today! SusanLeaf
  9. Hi everyone, So excited about starting tomorrow officially. My body and mind is so ready for clean eating. I am in my early 50's and my husband is joining me as well. I do have some expectations and am keeping an open mind to any surprises - weight loss, sound sleep, waking up refreshed, improved mood. Been busy today making mayonnaise, ketchup, prune paste. Amazed that I could make mayonnaise. the Ketchup is also delicious - different from the sugary type I am used to, but actually like the taste. Had my coffee black today - and can totally do this!!! Making ghee tomorow. Thanks and here is to everyone having a great success at starting tomorrow. Thanks Susanleaf