Michelle Peake

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    Michelle Peake reacted to racheleats in Coconut cream   
    Just an observation, it's totally possible to do a whole30 without all those "exotic" ingredients  Keep it simple and you'd be really surprised at how much a difference just olive oil and a few good spices make. I try to stay away from a lot of the whole30 recipes for that exact reason - I don't have the time/energy/money to go searching out these exotic ingredients for every single meal. Once in a while, yes definitely! For example, last night for dinner I had roasted broccoli (olive oil, salt and pepper), baked sweet potato fries (gym day, same thing olive oil, s&p) and a grilled pork chop I seasoned with garlic salt and some paprika. SO simple, no recipe and no real weird ingredients!
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    Michelle Peake reacted to FrontierGail in Coconut cream   
    I'm a newbie.  I feel like I'm drowning trying to ease into all this information.  But somewhere in the last few days, probably in the recipe notes, I read that when I make chicken bone broth--that once I strain it--I could put it into ice cube trays and freeze it.  That's working out great, because when I just need a couple of tablespoons, I take out two broth cubes from a ziplock bag.  I suppose you could do the same thing with coconut cream.  I haven't started on the coconut cream issue yet. On day six of my Whole30.  Seems like it's taking hours a day to deal with all this--but I'm figuring out that I could have prepared for this a little better.  I jumped in and purged EVERYTHING from my kitchen that isn't Whole30 compliant (saving a few things for re-introduction) and then spent days driving all over the city and county trying to find all these exotic ingredients.  It's a challenge, but it's a start for something new and better for my health, so I'm all in.  I updated all my spices and bought a few new pans.  And I cleaned out all my kitchen cabinets and took stuff to Goodwill so I could actually get at things I want to use.  I haven't been cooking for several years (I live alone and work from home)--just coasting along on junk.  So this is seriously an improvement.  I got all the books and signed up for Real Plan. Thanks for listening to my random reflection.  I'm just so out of my element. 
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    Michelle Peake reacted to snowflower in Coconut cream   
    During my first Whole30 3 years ago the food preparation and clean up was totally overwhelming to me.  I felt like I was thinking about food, preparing food, cooking food, or cleaning up food ALL. THE. TIME.  So this is all normal.  Hang in there....it does get easier.
    You can freeze almost anything...so if you want to freeze your coconut cream that'll work.
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    Michelle Peake reacted to snowflower in Coconut cream   
    If kept in the refrigerator...I'd say a week or so.
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    Michelle Peake reacted to snowflower in Coconut cream   
    Oh...you could also freeze it in the portion sizes you want and take out as needed.
    You can put dollops on a piece of parchment paper and freeze...then when frozen pop the serving-size dollops into a freezer bag to store.  I do this with tomato paste and kick-ass ketchup from Well Fed.  I'm sure it'd work for coconut cream, as well.