MaddMac

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  1. Tiff, applause for trying some nonalc ideas. Another idea is to try shrubs - a few weeks ago I purchased a key lime balsamic vinegar (kind of like a shrub) and the gal at the store (it's a specialty olive oil/vinegar shop) and she mentioned it was delightful in a sparkling water - tasted a bit like seven-up! And it did, w/o the sugar! I've dived right back into true drinking - but in moderation. Tonight we made margaritas but I used Swerve. The husband and I are in a groove not needing breads, dairy....but we are going to have vegetarian enchiladas (with grain free home made tortil
  2. So happy Day 31 for me - I pretty much am sticking to the W30 during the day, but for the reintro I made a grain free pizza crust from paleorunningmomma.com, cashew cheese, and turkey pepperoni (SF), artichoke hearts and pizza sauce (also SF). The only reintro is a nice chilled glass of white wine. Husband made a dirty martini. Focusing on control! Hope everyone is doing well regardless of which day you are on!
  3. Hey everyone - less than 34 hours to the end! No shame in admitting my first intro is going to be a glass of very good wine. After that, haven't really been missing bread or dairy. I'm a little afraid to add grain, especially wheat since I think it just saps the energy out of me. I notice my energy levels are pretty even throughout the day, and ready to go to sleep at an appropriate time at night. I don't want to mess with that! Enjoy the last few hours, this phase of W30 will be over before you know it!
  4. I have not weighed myself but I know I have dropped a size. Where I couldn't wear my size 28 jeans very well before...they are actually baggy on me.
  5. I'm the same! In fact, don't really care about re-introducing bread...even cheese! It's a glass (or two) of wine. My husband and I have already planned our first meal intro - reintroducing wine - making a grain-free, cheeseless pizza, salad and a really good glass of red wine.
  6. Made a Whole30 Fish Taco Bowl tonight - store had wild fresh cod on sale, and I had a big bunch of cilantro at home so was able to use a lot of that. Bought the Paleo Kitchen Chipotle Mayo and thinned it out to make that necessary "crema" to go on the fish. It was really good! Very satisfying and helped us with our current state of "we no longer care" lol
  7. This is my opinion so hopefully heads don't explode. I say don't start over. If you have been stellar everywhere else within the recommended plan, other than treating your body for an illness, why start over? I just had surgery on Tuesday, under anesthesia and all sorts of drugs but I am not starting over. But that's my opinion and I think the general consensus is to use your best judgement. It's not like you sneaked a chocolate chip cookie or two and then pondering whether or not to start over (in that case I would say YES!)
  8. So last night I dreamt I went off plan and had a couple of glasses of red wine - in the dream I thought we had passed day 30 but then I said to my husband - "wait! We are only on Day 28"! LOL
  9. To me, tater tots are just hash browns put into little shapes so not sure why it wouldn't be compliant. However, the store bought ones typically have non compliant things in them. But Tiffy - you can have "fries", just not in the style of fast food fries. You need to cut them yourself and make them homemade (baked in the oven). I tend to do that with rutabaga or sweet potato "fries". I just follow the recipes in the Whole30 cookbook and go from there.
  10. I am wondering if you could take some fresh (or compliant frozen) hash browns, and shape them into tator tots? Then saute them in coconut or avocado oil, or maybe ghee combo? Or you could add some kind of binding agent like a cassava flour and/or egg? I am just winging it at this point!
  11. Note: Just a report, not really a complaint or call for help Today is Day 13 for us. I'm finding that I am not that hungry and don't really care about food. I woke this morning and wanted my coffee (with Califia almond milk and ff coconut milk). I started cooking up some applegate sausage and warming up potatoes and brussels sprouts from last night's dinner - however I am just not very hungry! Last night we cooked a lovely fresh king salmon with a creamy artichoke heart/herb sauce, plus medley of roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts and carrots. I could finish the salmon but only half the
  12. My husband doesn't like eating eggs everyday (he's doing W30 as well) so I found this recipe called "Butternut Breakfast Meatballs" available here: https://realsimplegood.com/butternut-breakfast-meatballs/. My husband likes them and they are a fairly easy make ahead thing.
  13. Hi Tiffysquid, thanks for the feedback. My use of the term "breading" is confusing, admittedly. I was really referring to a "coating" for fish, poultry that can be used when baking or sautéing. Under the Whole30 rules, using almond, cassava, coconut flours etc are compliant within the context of cooking a protein - but not for the purpose of recreating "baked goods or treats". I just used the term "breading" as a catch-all for any whole30 compliant coating. You can refer to the Whole30 program rules somewhere on this site for more on this. The Suzanne Somers "breading" for fish is
  14. I just made the chicken stroganoff from this site last Saturday - a little time consuming with the prep (aren't they all!) but really satisfying.