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  1. AlyssaB

    Legume Reintroduction

    Thanks so much!
  2. I'm on day 28 of my Whole30, and the first thing I'm planning on reintroducing in a couple of days is legumes. Before Whole30, I would notice that beans would cause me some minor gas/bloating, but never peanuts, despite them both being legumes. Should I treat the two separately and reintroduce them at different times even though they fall under the same category? Thanks!
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    Swapping Beef Broth for Chicken Broth

    Thanks for the input @kirbz and @Jihanna! I'm going to be making Swedish meatballs with a mix of pork and beef, so I'll definitely use the drippings to deepen the flavor of the chicken broth, since I do want a richer flavor for this gravy!
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    Swapping Beef Broth for Chicken Broth

    Haha I love the pun, and appreciate the advice. Thank you!
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    Pilot Kombucha Pomegranate Rose

    Hi! Kombucha is definitely tricky to navigate, but this one seems to be compliant! I believe that the sugar listed on the label inside parentheses refers to the sugar used to feed the SCOBY, not to any added sugar for sweetness purposes. If extra sugar had been added, I'd think it would be listed on its own. The 5g of sugar listed are likely coming from the pomegranate juice, and perhaps the rose water. I would definitely see what other people think about this, but in the meantime, GT has a bunch of awesome, compliant flavors that are sweetened entirely with fruit juices! I'm not sure if they have a pomegranate flavor, but their guava flavor is super yummy!
  6. Hi all! I'm planning on making a recipe this week that calls for beef broth to be used in the gravy. Unfortunately, I can't find a compliant beef broth (normal, stock, or bone) at my local supermarket. I do however have compliant chicken bone broth at home. Does anyone have experience making a similar swap? If so, did you notice any differences in taste? Thanks!
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    Food Dreams

    I'm on day 18 of my Whole30 and for the past week or so, I've been consistently dreaming about eating non-compliant food. I know this is normal and a part of the timeline, but when it's happening in my dream, I'm aware of it and feel guilty about it because I think I'm actually eating these foods and I don’t know why. The cravings don't bleed into real life (...except for my poppy seed bagel dream. I miss you, bagels) but feeling guilty while I'm asleep is weird. Does anyone have any experience with this? If so, how long have you dealt with these dreams for? Is sleep-guilt normal?
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    CS Honey Lemon Ginseng Tea

    Hi! I'm on day 7 of my Whole30 and I've been trying to be super diligent about avoiding non-compliant ingredients and additives. Yesterday, without thinking about it, I brewed myself a cup of Celestial Seasonings' honey lemon ginseng tea, as it's my favorite of theirs. As I never drink my tea with sugar/honey/added sweeteners, I didn't think about the possibility of it being non-compliant - until I brewed another cup this morning to bring to work and thought about the name...."honey" lemon ginseng. Looked it up and here are the ingredients: Green tea, white tea, eleuthero, natural lemon and honey flavors with other natural flavors, licorice, lemon verbena, roasted chicory, ginger, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), orange blossoms, honey and Asian ginseng. Should I dump the cup of tea I brewed and restart my Whole30?