tamar

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  1. I've been loving this recipe for a light breakfast or lunch! Sounds like it should meet most of your criteria. https://www.lifeisbutadish.com/open-faced-tuna-apple-sandwich/
  2. A few thoughts as Day 30 is drawing to a close... It seems that the Whole30 wasn't for me. It was a good try. I will go over the NSV checklist tomorrow morning to see what I can find and then do the reintroduction properly. But I'm feeling way less amazing than I would have thought. I wonder if I would do better if I had my stress a little more under control, and I also wonder if I may have a small FODMAP issue after all. But right now I really don't have the energy to try again. Maybe in a few years. Once my reintro is finished, I may go vegetarian for a few weeks. I've really had w
  3. So, here we are on day 26. I'm feeling completely normal. Not sick or under the weather in any way, but not mind-blowing amazing tiger blood either. Since I see lots of experienced folks over here, let me go back and tell you a little more about myself and my experience to see if anyone can offer any advice. My normal diet is relatively healthy. I am a huge dairy eater, plus lots of grains and some legumes. I like all things sweet as much as the next person and tend to "need" a little something after a meal or with my coffee, but not in an overboard way. I've literally never bee
  4. Thanks! It was just an attempt to get rid of some leftovers but it turned out quite photogenic I finally succeeded in making good mayo today! I did end up using Mel Joulwan's recipe as well and it's kind of mind blowing when it works. I used EVOO even though they say not to and when I tasted it I understood why. I just didn't feel like buying another bottle of oil until I was sure it would work (I don't know what the case is in the US but here you really can't find olive oil that's not extra virgin. Afterwards I went and bought a bottle of light-tasting EVOO so I hope that will work bette
  5. Wow, thanks so much for the advice! I will check it all out! I never heard of golden milk but it sounds great! I may actually give it a try. Do you have a good recipe? I did make a batch of egg muffins to have on hand and they turned out rather unappealing. They are still stashed in my freezer for when I need some extra protein. I did manage to fix some of the bad batch with an immersion blender but I haven't made more because I haven't needed it. I will definitely try again with the immersion blender even though I don't really understand why that's better than a regular b
  6. Update: Day 14 Shabbat #2 was much better than the first. I made an effort to make special yummy compliant food and it was so worth it. One highlight was a recipe for meat-stuffed eggplants that I happened upon in one of my non-Whole30 cookbooks (read: one of my cookbooks that isn't The Whole30) and it is always so exciting to discover a recipe that is just naturally compliant with no modifications required! I also relaxed a little regarding sweet tastes (staying well within the rules of course) for Shabbat only- I had been following @LadyM's advice on that but it was good to have a break
  7. Funny story: dealing with major food boredom and being sick of leftovers, I combined my leftover chicken soup and Cholent for the most Jewish soup ever. I threw some spiced nuts I made for salad on top and it was great. Still struggling with cravings. Not giving in yet. And that apple juice is still in the fridge.
  8. Ok so I'm 5 days in (breaking my previous record!) and while it wasn't easy, it was not as bad as everyone makes it sound. I think it was like this on my first try as well. I am having lots of sweet cravings. I know I need to ignore them, but I am also not sure if I need to avoid any sweet fruit or juices to get over them. Still learning here. My husband bought me a bottle of apple juice because he thought that was the only treat I could have (this may sound a little 5 year old of me but I love apple juice! I only buy it as an occasional treat for myself) and I had to say thanks but no th
  9. Thanks! Yeah, that's what I'm trying to do. Cook like I did before, just more meat and less other stuff. Though some of the recipes I've found look soooo good I hope I remember to update once in awhile! Good luck to us all!
  10. So I didn't think I would post here because I'm not into sharing things online, but then I thought I might need a place to talk about this a little because in my world nobody is really interested in this Whole30 business. I'm Tamar, 31, mom of two adorable boys from Israel and I have been waiting for three years to be able to make this journey. I first came across the whole30 about 3 years ago and I don't remember where. Maybe there was an article about it on the kitchn or something. Anyway, I decided I wanted to give it a chance and I did. I bought the book and I even posted a bit i
  11. I'm sorry if this has been asked lots of times before, I couldn't find anything to address this specific question.... I've discovered that it's much easier to adapt recipes I'm already used to making (within reason) instead of learning to make lots of new things. The issue is that I've noticed that lots of the recipes I have, especially for meat, call for sugar/brown sugar/maple syrup etc. Is it ok to just replace the sweetener with juice (compliant of course)? Should I try to limit that or is it ok to do it all the time? Can anyone offer guidance as to how to do this practically? Wh