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    hiking, cooking, new recipes, Homeland, reading in the tub!
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    Summer Squash Scampi

    Currently accepting suggestions for a better title! I used a lot of the same ingredients that I would use to make regular shrimp scampi, so this is what I'm calling it. I think adding shrimp to this would be weird texture-wise, but who am I to limit you. You don't have to use tomato paste, but if you can, you should; it enhances the flavor. Summer Squash Scampi Serves 3 as a side 1 C cherry tomatoes, halved 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 shallot, minced (or 1/3 of a regular white onion) 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, minced (or 1 tsp dried) 3 yellow squash or zucchini, ribboned 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp capers Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, adjust to preference OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup white wine (IF you’re outside of the first 30 days and allowing alcohol) Preheat oven to 375. Halve the tomatoes and gently toss with garlic, shallot, tomato paste, and oregano. Roast for 20 mins in a shallow pan. The pan should just accommodate the tomatoes in a single layer - don’t use a pan that’s too big. Halfway thru cook time, stir up the ingredients to keep the underside of the tomatoes from burning. Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, make “ribbons” from the squash. Ribbon into the core as far as you can, and discard the seed pods as much as possible. Sauté the ribbons in a wide saucepan with parsley and salt over medium heat. After 5 mins, the squash should have released some moisture. Add the tomato mixture, lemon juice, capers, and white wine (if using). Stir to incorporate. The squash is done when the ribbons become slightly translucent. Bon appetit!
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    Orange Urine?

    Okay, thank you!
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    Orange Urine?

    Sorry for the TMI! Confused as to what this might be indicating. So, all day today my pee has been a very pale orange. I’m drinking plenty of water and I’m on day 11. Possibly relevant - I think I’ve had heat exhaustion the last two days; when I realized what it was I decided to quit yard work early. (Lots of sweating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, shivering, fatigue) I have been feeling a lot better this afternoon and evening. Is pale orange pee a whole30 thing? I want to read my body’s cues and give it what it needs!! thanks, and stay hydrated!!
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    Break-OO-fast without eGGs

    I'm not a fan of breakfast eggs, either, and neither is my digestive system. I'm still trying to find breakfast recipes that work for me. Shannon makes a good point, and I know that the 7 Day Meal Plan outlined in the book points us in the same direction (that breakfast can be last night's leftovers). But, that's just not what I want for breakfast. And I know we don't have to have that for breakfast to be compliant. Still, it's tough to find suitable breakfast foods. Recently I had sweet potato hash for breakfast (sweet potato + chopped kale + onion) topped with 3 slices of bacon (chopped) and half an avocado. It was really good! And I had leftovers the next day for breakfast. If you google sweet potato hash you'll find plenty of inspiration. But if you discover any eggless breakfast recipes you like, please share!
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    Whole30 At Home

    Also doing W30 at home! This feels like a great time to do it... pre-quarantine, if I had a sugar craving late at night there was always the option of hopping in the car and getting something... but the quarantine puts another barrier between me and sugar! I'm on day 6. Sugar cravings were intense last night, but I know that in time it will get easier.
  6. Hey all! I'm pretty new to Whole30, and last night I was hungry before bed (and, honestly, it being day 2 I was worried about intense sugar cravings!). I did some googling and came across "Golden Milk Tea" (or tea latte). There are a lot of variations out there on how to make this, but the consistent factors seem to be: almond or coconut milk, herbal tea, tumeric, and cinnamon. The spices were great - tumeric is a must IMO. Here's my very rough recipe - adapt to fit your tea cache and spice cabinet. Golden Milk Tea Latte Serves 2 - 1 can lite coconut milk (could probably use regular, but this is what I had on hand) - 1 chamomile teabag - 1 dandelion root teabag (anything else with a subtle sweetness would work) - Spices: cinnamon, tumeric, cardamom, cloves (Could probably use ginger, orange zest too) Bring the milk to a simmer, add your teabags and spices, then cover, turn off the heat, and let it sit while you change into PJs. Then strain, pour, and enjoy!