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    ladunn got a reaction from Wojo73 in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    Bulletproof coffee is generally 1 teaspoon of butter blended into black coffee. I used to do that, plus a tablespoonish of coconut oil, a tablespoon of gelatin (great lakes brand), a sprinkle of cinnamon and a bit of vanilla extract. On Whole 30, I just do the oil, cinnamon & gelatin. I don't use measuring spoons, just estimate. You can use ghee, but I haven't.
    I would start with 1/2 tablespoon of oil and work up to a full...or more if you want!
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    ladunn got a reaction from Kimberlymp1 in Who's cooking for a Whole30 compliant New Year's Eve??   
    My husband and I are staying in tonight, which we frequently do on New Year's Eve and more so because I'm only on Day 5 of my Whole 30. I'm planning for a nice dinner and appetizers for a long night of movies and watching fireworks and ball drop. On the menu so far....guacamole deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail (I blended a tomato, tomato paste, lemon juice & horseradish for the sauce), hopefully stuffed mushrooms, and the main course will be crab stuffed salmon from The Food Lovers Primal Palate- one of my favorite recipes which I haven't made in almost 2 years. I haven't settled on a side veggie yet. For the toast, we'll enjoy some sparking water or seltzer with strawberries....in champagne flutes of course!
    Anyone else planning a night in for the New Year??
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    ladunn got a reaction from MrsMarks in 15% Discount on US Wellness meats (buy sugar free bacon!)   
    I know a lot of people have mentioned shopping with US Wellness....I have for about a year and a half for good grass fed meats and pastured chicken, among other wonderful things.
    The coupon code "potato" is good through Tuesday (1/8/13) for anyone interested in trying them out. Sign up for their newsletter while you're there. They usually do a coupon code about twice a month.
    Oh- and sugar free bacon is in stock right now!!
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    ladunn got a reaction from Wojo73 in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    Bulletproof coffee is generally 1 teaspoon of butter blended into black coffee. I used to do that, plus a tablespoonish of coconut oil, a tablespoon of gelatin (great lakes brand), a sprinkle of cinnamon and a bit of vanilla extract. On Whole 30, I just do the oil, cinnamon & gelatin. I don't use measuring spoons, just estimate. You can use ghee, but I haven't.
    I would start with 1/2 tablespoon of oil and work up to a full...or more if you want!
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    ladunn got a reaction from praxisproject in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    I'm a big fan of bullet proof coffee, but since starting the whole 30, I've been blending coconut oil instead of butter.
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    ladunn got a reaction from sunnymama in Gelatine   
    The gelatin seems to make the coffee creamier. I don't enjoy the taste of it just disolved in warm water and putting in my coffee is an easy way to get a Tbl into my diet every day. Gelatin has a ton of health benefits, and I don't get much naturally in my diet because I haven't gotten into the habit of making and consuming bone broth on a regular basis. (It's good for nail & hair growth, joint development & recovery, a good source of collagen, and is a digestive aid).
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    ladunn got a reaction from praxisproject in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    I'm a big fan of bullet proof coffee, but since starting the whole 30, I've been blending coconut oil instead of butter.
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    ladunn got a reaction from sunnymama in Gelatine   
    The gelatin seems to make the coffee creamier. I don't enjoy the taste of it just disolved in warm water and putting in my coffee is an easy way to get a Tbl into my diet every day. Gelatin has a ton of health benefits, and I don't get much naturally in my diet because I haven't gotten into the habit of making and consuming bone broth on a regular basis. (It's good for nail & hair growth, joint development & recovery, a good source of collagen, and is a digestive aid).
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    ladunn got a reaction from emilyf in What's your grocery bill look like?   
    One big thing I do- Amazon subscribe & save. I buy my Nutiva coconut oil, Native Forest coconut milk, organic sunbutter, coconut cream, and coffee. I've also ordered coconut flakes from amazon. I have amazon prime as well, which is $80/year, but I would spend more than that just in shipping (I love amazon!). I've made cuts in my budget in other areas- I'm big on all natural household/beauty products, which I know are not for everyone. I make my own tooth powder, body lotion, dry shampoo, I use baking soda to wash my hair & acv to condition, I make my own deodorant, laundry detergent....don't buy bottled water, we have about 50 white towels we use for cleaning, which cuts down on papertowels...I'm sure I'm forgetting some things. We don't eat out when I'm doing really strict Paleo, so that saves $$. We also cancelled our cable recently and purchased a Roku, which streams netflix & hulu plus (as well as Amazon and various other programs) directly to our TV via wireless internet. I LOVE IT!! It cuts back on not only $$, but the time we're up late catching out favorite shows. My husband and I don't have "move night" on Fridays anymore, we have "TV night" where we watch a bunch of our shows from that week via Hulu.
    As far as my budget (for two people- although my husband doesn't eat dinner with me about 2-3xs per week and I don't cook him breakfast or lunch), I budget $60 to spend at the market each week. This gets me my veggies, eggs, and whatever random non-perishables I need (which isn't much because of my amazon purchases). I also usually shop Saturday night and pick up a cooked whole chicken- my store (Wegmans ) does a plain chicken- and if I don't need any non-perishables, I plan a seafood into the menu for the week, or buy any other meats I might want, they have a decent selection of organic grass fed & pastured beef, chicken, pork and lamb.
    For most of my meat- I shop through US Wellness. I wait until I get a 15% coupon code in their newsletter (comes twice a month). We could probably do about $200/month from there. My lunches are pretty much always leftovers from dinner the night before, so I don't have to buy different "lunch food." I keep a couple cans of tuna in the house for the rare times I need lunch and don't have any leftovers. When I have extra money from my "market budget" I splurge at a health food store near me on pure wraps and stock up on macadamia nuts.
    So...I think that puts me at under $500 for food. My food budget is a bigger priority to me that having cable and buying toxic beauty products, so I go without things when I need to squeeze out some extra $$ to get grass fed meats.
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    ladunn got a reaction from fergie in Natural Calm   
    I use natural calm every night, love it. It definitely helps me sleep.
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    ladunn got a reaction from sunnymama in Gelatine   
    The gelatin seems to make the coffee creamier. I don't enjoy the taste of it just disolved in warm water and putting in my coffee is an easy way to get a Tbl into my diet every day. Gelatin has a ton of health benefits, and I don't get much naturally in my diet because I haven't gotten into the habit of making and consuming bone broth on a regular basis. (It's good for nail & hair growth, joint development & recovery, a good source of collagen, and is a digestive aid).
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    ladunn got a reaction from sunnymama in Gelatine   
    The gelatin seems to make the coffee creamier. I don't enjoy the taste of it just disolved in warm water and putting in my coffee is an easy way to get a Tbl into my diet every day. Gelatin has a ton of health benefits, and I don't get much naturally in my diet because I haven't gotten into the habit of making and consuming bone broth on a regular basis. (It's good for nail & hair growth, joint development & recovery, a good source of collagen, and is a digestive aid).
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    ladunn got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Probiotic   
    $90 a month on kombucha!?!?! You should definitely look into making your own.
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    ladunn got a reaction from lulucandoit! in What's your W30 life saver?   
    I agree with everyone else on the crockpot. I'm not big on leftovers and frozen meals, but always cook enough one night to feed myself lunch the next day. Setting the crock pot in the AM is a big help after a long day of work...come home, don't feel like cooking, but BAM, it's already done!
    Other things- breakfast bake- eggs, a meat, and veggies all mixed in either a glass dish or spooned in muffin cups. It's really easy just to re-heat in the AM and have a quick breakfast. I usually make about 12 "muffins" for the week.
    Beef jerky- make your own or get some from US Wellness Meats. This is a super portable way to get more protein.
    Wholly Guacamole snack packs- they come 3 to a box, although you mentioned you're in London....hmmm. Well, if they have it by you....I take one of the pouches with me when we go out to eat so I can use the guac as salad dressing. If not, I know if you add some lemon juice to homemade guac and keep the pit in after you've made it, it can last a little longer in the fridge.
    I've learned so many new way to cook and pack lunches since discovering paleo about a year and a half ago. Here's hoping i put to use everything I've learned in the New Year!
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    ladunn got a reaction from Rojo in best dish for a potluck?   
    There's a thread on here somewhere about someone going to a work pot luck, a lot of good suggestions.
    We had a work potluck on Friday and I brought pulled pork and homemade bbq sauce. Someone had brought a tray of veggies, so I was pretty set. Other suggestions: chili, deviled eggs, veggie platter with guac or paleo mayo dip, meatballs (I found a good looking recipe recently and wish I had save it). I've also done a broccoli salad- chopped raw broccoli, with diced chicken, raisins, bacon, some coleslaw or broccoli slaw, sometimes I'll add sunflower seeds, all mixed with evoo and balsamic vinegar.
    Have fun!
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    ladunn got a reaction from Rojo in best dish for a potluck?   
    There's a thread on here somewhere about someone going to a work pot luck, a lot of good suggestions.
    We had a work potluck on Friday and I brought pulled pork and homemade bbq sauce. Someone had brought a tray of veggies, so I was pretty set. Other suggestions: chili, deviled eggs, veggie platter with guac or paleo mayo dip, meatballs (I found a good looking recipe recently and wish I had save it). I've also done a broccoli salad- chopped raw broccoli, with diced chicken, raisins, bacon, some coleslaw or broccoli slaw, sometimes I'll add sunflower seeds, all mixed with evoo and balsamic vinegar.
    Have fun!
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    ladunn reacted to Terez in So whats the scoop on tunafish?   
    I eat Wild Planet tuna. Here's a link to their amazon listing. It says "low mercury" and the only ingredients are tuna and salt.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Planet-Sustainably-Caught-Albacore/dp/B002EY5TTW/ref=sr_1_2?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1358364482&sr=1-2&keywords=wild+planet+tuna
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    ladunn got a reaction from 1Maryann in Homemade mayo - how long is it safe?   
    I love this post. I'm also freaked out by foods at their expiration date. I've only made mayo once and only ate it once. I got too freaked out. The acidity makes sense and I wish I knew that sooner! I might make some tomorrow since I feel a little better about eating it now. I can't tell you the number of times I decide not to make a recipe because I don't have a substitute for the mayo
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    ladunn got a reaction from fergie in Natural Calm   
    I use natural calm every night, love it. It definitely helps me sleep.
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    ladunn reacted to Amy in 15% Discount on US Wellness meats (buy sugar free bacon!)   
    I just used WInter13 and it still worked. Thanks amyjo!!
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    ladunn got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Kombucha Recomendations??   
    Check out culturesforhealth.com Its the site I went to when I wanted to start doing my own. I started in August and do about a gallon a week. I'm not sure if that site tells you, but you can grow your own culture if you don't have a friend who can give you one. You can google how you do it, but I think I just brewed a cup or two of strong black tea, added a lot of sugar- maybe 1/2 cup (although that seems like a lot) and a bottle of GT's organic kombucha (the original, not the flavored variety) In a few weeks I had a nice scoby to make my own tea. Each time you do a new batch, you'll double your scoby. I've read some people on here do a continuous ferment (if I'm calling it the right thing). I don't know anything about that.
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    ladunn reacted to Stepford WASP in Kombucha Recomendations??   
    The mother is also called a scoby? I really do want to make own, especially now that I mastered paleo mayo.
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    ladunn reacted to Kirsteen in Weight loss and exercise   
    Love, love, love this. I keep containers of cooked cubed sweet potatoes, chopped carrots, shredded brussel sprouts and cabbage or kale and cooked meat or chicken in the fridge. I throw some of everything in the pan with some coconut oil, crack an egg or two on top and scramble everything together for breakfast. Ugly as sin but oh so tasty
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    ladunn got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Solid can of coconut milk??   
    I get so bummed when my cans are combined...I love it when the fat is solid on top of the can!! I use coconut milk to make creamy dressings, horseradish sauce or paleo desserts (when I'm not on Whole 30), when the can is all mixed, none of these things come out right.
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    ladunn got a reaction from SouthernBeth in Can I have rotisserie chicken?   
    You'd have to check the ingredients. Its rare I find one that's compliant. Whole Foods sometimes has one- usually plain. We have Wegmans here...not sure how big the chain is, and they also do a plain rotisserie. Otherwise, I've never found a compliant one.