CAB88

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    CAB88 got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Sorry all! That previous response was for ChristyJ when she was referring to making those Crab Cakes. 
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    CAB88 got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I made an amazing crab cake recipe last weekend if you would like to take a look and use or adapt it! I used a recipe called " Whole30 Crab Cakes with Lemon Garlic Aioli" by thedefineddish.com. I was incredibly surprised how tasty they were and my boyfriend commented that he didn't think they tasted "healthy" as he comments when something from Whole30 tastes good- which he is incredibly surprised and has now joined in eating the whole30 dinners I have made because he thinks they taste good! I did find it was very difficult to keep the patties together, so the next time around I would play around with the amounts of cassava flour and perhaps add an egg to help keep the pieces together? I'm a beginner cook so maybe some others would have better suggestions.
    Link: http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole30-crab-cakes/
    Anyways Day 11, here we go! We got this!!! Sometimes on my hardest days, I try and hold on to my "WHY" for doing this. It's all worth it, in my opinion. Have a wonderful day all!
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    CAB88 got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I made an amazing crab cake recipe last weekend if you would like to take a look and use or adapt it! I used a recipe called " Whole30 Crab Cakes with Lemon Garlic Aioli" by thedefineddish.com. I was incredibly surprised how tasty they were and my boyfriend commented that he didn't think they tasted "healthy" as he comments when something from Whole30 tastes good- which he is incredibly surprised and has now joined in eating the whole30 dinners I have made because he thinks they taste good! I did find it was very difficult to keep the patties together, so the next time around I would play around with the amounts of cassava flour and perhaps add an egg to help keep the pieces together? I'm a beginner cook so maybe some others would have better suggestions.
    Link: http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole30-crab-cakes/
    Anyways Day 11, here we go! We got this!!! Sometimes on my hardest days, I try and hold on to my "WHY" for doing this. It's all worth it, in my opinion. Have a wonderful day all!
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    CAB88 got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I made an amazing crab cake recipe last weekend if you would like to take a look and use or adapt it! I used a recipe called " Whole30 Crab Cakes with Lemon Garlic Aioli" by thedefineddish.com. I was incredibly surprised how tasty they were and my boyfriend commented that he didn't think they tasted "healthy" as he comments when something from Whole30 tastes good- which he is incredibly surprised and has now joined in eating the whole30 dinners I have made because he thinks they taste good! I did find it was very difficult to keep the patties together, so the next time around I would play around with the amounts of cassava flour and perhaps add an egg to help keep the pieces together? I'm a beginner cook so maybe some others would have better suggestions.
    Link: http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole30-crab-cakes/
    Anyways Day 11, here we go! We got this!!! Sometimes on my hardest days, I try and hold on to my "WHY" for doing this. It's all worth it, in my opinion. Have a wonderful day all!
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    CAB88 got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I made an amazing crab cake recipe last weekend if you would like to take a look and use or adapt it! I used a recipe called " Whole30 Crab Cakes with Lemon Garlic Aioli" by thedefineddish.com. I was incredibly surprised how tasty they were and my boyfriend commented that he didn't think they tasted "healthy" as he comments when something from Whole30 tastes good- which he is incredibly surprised and has now joined in eating the whole30 dinners I have made because he thinks they taste good! I did find it was very difficult to keep the patties together, so the next time around I would play around with the amounts of cassava flour and perhaps add an egg to help keep the pieces together? I'm a beginner cook so maybe some others would have better suggestions.
    Link: http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole30-crab-cakes/
    Anyways Day 11, here we go! We got this!!! Sometimes on my hardest days, I try and hold on to my "WHY" for doing this. It's all worth it, in my opinion. Have a wonderful day all!
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    CAB88 reacted to ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 10 is a wrap but I was HANGRY today.  I had meetings from 11:30-12:30, 1-3 then worked overtime and didn't get home until almost 8pm so my meal times were out of whack.  I ended up having an Rxbar around 5 to hold me over.  
    Overall, I feel good.  I wish I were sleeping a little better, but I think my issues are more hormonally-related when it comes to sleep.  And maybe body temp.  Someone else noted they were running hot.  It's like my hot flashes that have been done for a while have come back in full force.  I'm full out sweating-wet hair kinds of hot flashes! 
     
    I think I'm going to try out some new recipes this weekend-a whole30 pumpkin chili and maybe compliant crab cakes (I don't have a recipe to use, but may make one up with my husband).  I'll also whip up a batch of clam chowder by pretend it's a donut-it's good stuff!
     
    I hope you're all doing well!
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    CAB88 reacted to Jihanna in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Happy day 10, everyone!
    Welcome, Elise  Glad to have you on board with us!

    re: food becoming bland... the thing I'm finding works best for me is variety, in the foods and the spicing. So if I know I've got a ton of carrot and celery sticks to get through, I'll mix up a few different dips so I have some quick options (and it really takes no time at all to throw some compliant mayo and spices into a bullet-style blender to whip together a new dip). For meats, the same thing, variety -- like not doing three nights in a row of ground meat dishes, because it's all ground meat even if it's actually turkey, then beef, then chicken (so instead, maybe I'll do a ground meat skillet dish one night, then a meatloaf the next, followed by patties for the third night). Changing the presentation helps with veggies too, sometimes, even if the seasoning will be the same. My family's actually excited about trying out veggie noodles; instead of roasting the batch we got from the market yesterday, I spiralized them instead and I'm going to use them tonight.
    re: traveling compliantly... I've done very little of this, so hopefully someone with more experience can chime in. I did want to give a few ideas of things that have fared well with travel for me in the past. First, raw veggies - I'd go ahead and cut them into whatever shape and size I need to make them most snack-able, so I could grab those before the nuts. Apples and almond butter are a winner in my book, too, but I try to do less fruit than veggies, as a general rule. Boiled eggs get boring, I know, so I will often dice mine and toss them in with some mixed greens; throw a dressing on top and you've got a quick salad (all of which can be carried in good quality baggies, so it's helpful when trying to make the best use of room for packing). If you're flying, make sure your carry-on is insulated so you can properly keep foods cool while on board. For me, it's usually worth having a few fruit-flavored tea bags on hand, too (the kind without anything added to sweeten), so I'm able to drop them into water if it doesn't taste good by itself.
    I hope that helps, and good luck!
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    CAB88 reacted to zesty_ruffles in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi Everyone, 
    My name is Elise, I'm 33 and I started on 1/1 like all of you! I'm finding it OK so far. I live in Singapore, have been cutting out gluten on and off for 2 years now and I don't have a sweet tooth (lucky me!). The hard part, like previous people have mentioned is the alcohol with friends. I've found sparkling water with lime a great substitution (for now), and in full-on party mode it looks like Gin & Tonic or Vodka Soda ;-) . I'm saving so much money at the moment hahaha (alcohol is CRAZY expensive in Singapore!)
    Oh and Cheese!!! I miss cheese! 
    But now I'm starting to find things bland, or lacking flavour (i've done salads, SO MANY SALADS! Meatballs, grilled veggies/fish/chicken) but if anyone has some flavourful easy recipe suggestion I'm down! 
    My other big concern is travelling to Vietnam in 10 days. And aside from stuffing my face on eggs and bananas at breakfast and bringing a giant packet of almonds, I have no idea how I'm going to keep the Whole30 up! Tips, thoughts, suggestions hugely appreciated. 
    Day 10 onwards and upwards
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    CAB88 reacted to alexandrarowan in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 10, it's 3pm and I am craving carbs (lollies and sourdough bread) so much my mouth is actually watering......I will stay strong!
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    CAB88 reacted to GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 7 has gone well so far.  It was my first day back to work so I made sure to eat a full breakfast (eggs, coffee, fruit & veggies) and pack a good lunch (ground beef, sweet potato, & a carrot).  I didn't eat the catered breakfast and lunch that we always have on the first day back after winter break but I enjoyed not having to stand in line with 100 other employees waiting to get food.  I am looking forward to dinner tonight: roasted chicken, onions & butternut squash.  Yum!!  I had a lot of energy today and am feeling much better than I did over the weekend.  On Day 5 I had tummy trouble and slept 10 hours.  Cheers to finishing up our first week!!
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    CAB88 reacted to JudiPurple in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Day 8 - won and done. A good day, had a BAS for lunch _and_ dinner...added chicken to the evening bowl. Mario and I turned 3# ground beef, 3/4# sugar free bacon, eggs, finely chopped 'shrooms and onions into two large pans of baked meatballs! Teamwork! He needs easy & quick breakfasts, so this will get him going in the wee hours.  I used the NomNomPaleo recipe for Big-O Bacon burgers, added  3 eggs, and the meatballs came out great.
    Mario goes to see his diabetes doctor on Monday- curious to see what comes of it. His numbers have been very good - he's only needed insulin twice this week! Hooo-RAH!  Praying hard that these changes lead to (dare I say it???) complete elimination of meds... Time will tell.
     
    Okay, HawkeyeE was looking for the recipe for Bacon/chicken liver pate - here you go! I did not add the mushrooms. I put the finished product in a glass bowl, smoothed the top, and poured melted duck fat over to seal. Ghee would also work very well for that.
    Liver Pâté with Mushroom and Bacon
    Ingredients
      3 slices bacon, cut into 3-4 pieces each
        1 medium onion, chopped
        3 cloves garlic, crushed
        1 lb chicken livers
        1 c sliced mushrooms (optional)
        ¼ c. broth for simmering (bone broth)
        2 tbsp freshly chopped thyme (or 1 teas dried)
        1 bay leaf
        ¼ to ½ tsp. of salt
        2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
    Instructions
        Pan fry the bacon for 2-3 minutes.  Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes more until onion is soft.  Add the garlic and chicken livers, and sauté until the liver is no longer pink.  Add the mushrooms, broth, thyme, bay leaf, and salt.   Allow all of that to simmer for 15 minutes uncovered.
        Remove mixture from the pan. Discard the bay leaf.  Add fresh parsley and purée with an immersion blender or food processor. Refrigerate or freeze individual portions.
     
     
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    CAB88 got a reaction from Shuttermom267 in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi all! Love this thread and would like to join in as an accountability partner as well! I'm 30, not married (in a relationship), and have started this 1-1-19. This is my first go at whole30 and I chose this program as I have dealt with weight and food issues/food issue related health problems for a while now. I am trying to set in some good habits going into the future, and lower my BMI to a normal range. I am prone to depression and have been through MDD a few years ago during grad school. Going into the future, I know setting up these habits now is what it will take to "set me up for success" in the future. Cheers all, we got this!! 
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    CAB88 got a reaction from Shuttermom267 in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi all! Love this thread and would like to join in as an accountability partner as well! I'm 30, not married (in a relationship), and have started this 1-1-19. This is my first go at whole30 and I chose this program as I have dealt with weight and food issues/food issue related health problems for a while now. I am trying to set in some good habits going into the future, and lower my BMI to a normal range. I am prone to depression and have been through MDD a few years ago during grad school. Going into the future, I know setting up these habits now is what it will take to "set me up for success" in the future. Cheers all, we got this!! 
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    CAB88 got a reaction from Shuttermom267 in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi all! Love this thread and would like to join in as an accountability partner as well! I'm 30, not married (in a relationship), and have started this 1-1-19. This is my first go at whole30 and I chose this program as I have dealt with weight and food issues/food issue related health problems for a while now. I am trying to set in some good habits going into the future, and lower my BMI to a normal range. I am prone to depression and have been through MDD a few years ago during grad school. Going into the future, I know setting up these habits now is what it will take to "set me up for success" in the future. Cheers all, we got this!! 
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    CAB88 reacted to GraceMelodie in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I'll join in too!  I have completed two Whole30s and I am looking forward to joining a group to complete my first January Whole30.  I am 43, married and have a 9 year old son and 6 year old daughter.  My husband will be doing a "Dry January" in support and give up alcohol for the month.
    My Dad also suffered a stroke several years ago and is now wheel chaired bound.  My short term goals are to wake up energetic every day, lose a little belly fat, have "glowing" skin and set a good example for my children.  My long term goal is to reach old age in good health.  
    I'll spend today and tomorrow getting my kitchen and pantry Whole30 ready.  Cheers to a successful 2019!
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    CAB88 reacted to ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Tosha-a few of my favorites that I'll be prepping:  chicken buffalo style meatballs (2 pkg of ground chicken, about a cup of chopped up celery, maybe 1/2 cup of shredded carrots, scallions, salt/pepper, Mrs Dash seasoning and Frank's buffalo sauce-I make either meatballs, small patties or a meatloaf-cook at 400 for 30 mins)... I also throw chicken in the crockpot with onions, chicken broth (double check the ingredients-far too many have sugar in them) and spices to then have shredded chicken for all sorts of recipes.
    Hard boil eggs, make egg cups (scrambled eggs with any veggies and/or compliant meat-cook in nonstick muffin tin), roast up a spaghetti squash and make a simple ground meat (I like chicken if you couldn't already tell-lol) sauce with diced tomatoes, peppers & onions.  Check out the recipes threads in here along with Pinterest.  Just remember to read all labels.  
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    CAB88 reacted to viktoriya in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi! My name is Viktoriya. Im 32 years old, married and have a 9 month old son.  I have successfully completed two rounds of Whole30 but attempted 4 times (failed twice). I love how I feel when I’m on Whole30 but I lose motivation about a week in. I’m hoping by joining the forum and reading peoples stories will keep me motivated. 
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    CAB88 reacted to lynsmize in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I’m Lynsey and I’m starting 1/1! I’m 32 with two daughters ages 7 & 4. Last Christmas my dad suffered a major stroke. He’s since had two more and is severely mentally and physically handicapped. He lives with my family and I’m one of his caregivers. His health issues were entirely diet related. I’m trying to prevent any of the lifestyle diseases he had before they set in—diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol & BP, sleep apnia, etc. I’m hoping for some great results and to set a good example for my daughters.