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    W30CoachAmyLouton reacted to SchrodingersCat in Amazon   
    @kirbz and @CNW
    I can explain the salami thing (as a salami maker!) - Salami is a fermented meat. It isn't cooked, it is aged and fermented. If it isn't fermented properly, it just rots and (at best) goes off, while at worst it can create very toxic bacteria. The key ingredient to kick starting a ferment? SUGAR! There's simply no other way to kick off a ferment.
    In fermented products like sauerkraut and fermented veg, there is enough naturally occurring sugar to kick off the ferment, but meat has 0 naturally occurring sugar, so it must be added. 
    So while there are chomp sticks and some rare products which claim to be salami and don't have sugar, they're actually more of a jerky product (dehydrated and preserved with salt) than a salami. I have wracked my brain on how to make compliant salami and have come up absolutely blank. It just can't be done, and still be a salami.
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    W30CoachAmyLouton reacted to jennyrony in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    This is awesome! Great work!
    24 days and counting. I pretty much registered to say good job. Following.
    Keep up the good work.
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    W30CoachAmyLouton reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Congrats on your journey too.  Thanks for the encouragement.  I have found journaling on the boards super helpful to me.  It gives me a sense of accountability as I’m very much an Obliger.