Anham Mahna

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About Anham Mahna

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  • Birthday 10/08/1971

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  1. Anham Mahna

    Cravings

    wow. Thanks, Amy. I guess it just depends on the person.
  2. Anham Mahna

    Cravings

    I'm with you, Carlaccini! I miss Ice Cream, too. What substitute did you find for that? I'm hoping dairy doesn't end up doing a number on me, but we'll see. And then I'll have to weigh the costs. Already, I've discovered that after one slip up with wheat, my lymph nodes swelled up! That scared the heck out of me so much, I am afraid to try wheat again!
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    Cravings

    When I started my Whole30 on 2/4, I had INSANE sugar cravings. In fact, a few days before I started, I awoke with the strongest craving for glazed donuts! I went out, bought 12, and immediately ate 4. Yeah. I was out of control. Since starting the Whole30, I must say I am amazed at how my sugar cravings have all but disappeared. Like, overnight! I don't know if it's all in my mind, or what, but I feel great! Here's the thing, though. My CHEESE cravings are ridiculous. I love cheese. I want to put it on everything. I want that cheesy, creamy consistency, and I miss it! What is up with that? Do those ever go away?
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    Stupid Hard Boiled Eggs

    I am at my WITS END with these stupid eggs. I hard boiled 18 of them, from Costco, and the peeling is just proving to be a hot mess. The egg sticks to the shell. Half of it comes off with the peel. I hate them all right now. Am seriously reconsidering getting that gadget you all are raving about. Stupid eggs.
  5. Anham Mahna

    Pre-Cooking Veggies: How?

    Fabulous! Thanks, MrsStick! I'll try that asap!
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    Pre-Cooking Veggies: How?

    AWESOME!! Thank you!
  7. Anham Mahna

    Stupid Hard Boiled Eggs

    Me too. If they're peeled, then refrigerated, won't the outer part of the egg develop a hard skin?
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    Seasoning cast iron

    My cast iron pot is nice and seasoned on the inside, but the bottom is rusty! any suggestions on what to do with it?
  9. Anham Mahna

    First Sunday of Lent

    AWESOME mentality! I started my WHole30 on the 4th, just before Lent began, and I, too, see it as a Lenten practice, but much more spiritual. God gave us this body! We should treat it as a temple! Good luck! BTW--I've noticed that prayer REALLY helps with food temptations! (and all the rest, natch!)
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    Pre-Cooking Veggies: How?

    So, I have one of those big pots with a steamer insert. If I put the bok choy in there, with some water at the bottom, that's steaming them, right? LOL. That's how I cook my broccoli, but I never thought to do that with other veg. And when you steam your BS, do you leave them whole, or cut them in half? Thanks so much for these suggestions!
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    Pre-Cooking Veggies: How?

    Some awesome advice, MrsStick! You've inspired me! How did you cook your green beans? I haven't used these often in the kitchen, but at $5 a huge bag, I couldn't resist! I don't mind day-long cooking. In fact, I'd much rather do everything at once, then reheat, than cook every day. I get so lazy, it is unreal!
  12. Anham Mahna

    First Sunday of Lent

    If you are Catholic, you should ask your pastor if they have gluten-free wafers. Or you can ask to simply receive the Sacred Blood (wine). I'm not sure about whether other Christian denominations have this, but I know that more and more Catholic churches are doing this now, since not taking Communion is never a desirable thing--but neither is getting sick! Giving up Communion for Lent seems to be contradictory, in a spiritual sense. Good luck!
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    Pre-Cooking Veggies: How?

    After a trip to Costco, I came back with loads of beautiful veg. Thing is, I'm worried that if I don't pre-cook them all, they'll do what veg usually does in my fridge: sit there and rot until I throw it out. I own Well Fed, and love the concept of the Sunday Cookup. But for some reason, despite having read the bit more that thrice, the concept still eludes me. How is it done, again? So I come for advice. Here's the stuff I bought from Costco. Can I cook it up all now, and reheat later? Or which veg requires cooking and then immediate eating? Baby Bok Choy: a plastic box full of the beauties. Should I clean/steam these all at once, then put away and reheat as needed? Broccoli Florets: steam now, reheat later? Brussels Sprouts: I absolutely love Brussels Sprouts, but only when they're nice and crispy out of the oven. So I think I'll just cut these all now, then bake as needed/desire. Bell Peppers: Might just leave these and cook as needed, as I may want them whole/stuffed one day and chopped another. French Green Beans: steam as needed or just steam all now and reheat later? Random question: I bought the most beautiful, succulent, flavorful red globe grapes. These are ok Whole30, right? I hope so, b/c I have been enjoying them. And without, surprisingly enough, the usual gas and bloating that accompanies grape eating. Hurrah! Thanks for any advice!
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    Trader Joe's and Costco options

    Hm. I did look there. No dice. C'est la vie. I forgot about the tuna! Tried the eggs today. There was a noticible difference between Costco eggs and Vital Farms Pasteured Eggs. Bummer.
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    Trader Joe's and Costco options

    I was just at Costco yesterday, in King of Prussia, a Philadelphia suburb. I was so looking forward to finding certain Whole30 items, but left rather disappointed (despite my unusually large bill!). They didnt have any Kerrygold butter. At all. No grassfed anything. No pastured anything. I plan on calling and asking them to start carrying the stuff. What i DID get: Macadamia nuts: 24 oz for $18! Big ol box of baby bok choy French green beans $5 Organic eggs $7 Bell peppers $7 Brussels sprouts $4.30 Grape tomatoes $6 So i guess its a good place for nuts and veg. As for my meat, i bought an eighth of a cow and a quarter of a pig through Philly Cow Share, which is the best thing on the planet. Im quickly going through that. I just wish i had a place to buy pastured chicken in bulk. But my local WF carries it.