chick256

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    chick256 got a reaction from ragbaby in Hungry Veg Seeks Healthy Snacks   
    Yes, learning to cook is a good idea. I hate to cook, but I have taken the challenge and now that I have a few simple dishes under my belt, I'm more confident. I am also ovo-lacto vegetarian, but I did add tuna and tilapia for this program, (I'm on day 22). If you add the oils, it makes a huge difference. I was using coconut oil for a lot of cooking in the beginning, but my stomach couldn't handle it. I felt so full that I wasn't hungry for the next meal.
    Try roasting veggies. cut and slice sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, broccoli, zucchini, eggplants, whatever veg you like, mix them in olive oil, (lots of it) and salt and pepper and a bit of white balsamic vinegar, put in the oven at 400 and stir every 15 minutes for an hour. I make this once a week, and it keeps well in the fridge.
    You can look at my blog if you like. www.warmnwonderful.blogspot.com
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    chick256 got a reaction from praxisproject in Cooking fats   
    I was having difficulty consuming so much coconut oil, so I went out and bought a package of butter and clarified it myself. That was yesterday, I'm excited to use it today.
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    chick256 got a reaction from praxisproject in Cooking fats   
    I was having difficulty consuming so much coconut oil, so I went out and bought a package of butter and clarified it myself. That was yesterday, I'm excited to use it today.
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    chick256 reacted to Susan W in Help: CSA veggies to utilize   
    Oh good idea. Off to go buy some legs and thighs. :0)
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    chick256 got a reaction from 1Maryann in Can't believe I used to believe this crap   
    Having finished the 30 day vegetarian program and lost 8 lbs, I am letting as many people as I can know about this program. When they ask me what the rules are, I tell them lots of protein, veg, fat and some fruit. They ALL say, "fat?" in disbelief.
    For the past 20 years I have done the low fat/no fat diet, and and realised that the fat is taken out, but often sugar is the replacement.
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    chick256 got a reaction from ragbaby in Hungry Veg Seeks Healthy Snacks   
    Yes, learning to cook is a good idea. I hate to cook, but I have taken the challenge and now that I have a few simple dishes under my belt, I'm more confident. I am also ovo-lacto vegetarian, but I did add tuna and tilapia for this program, (I'm on day 22). If you add the oils, it makes a huge difference. I was using coconut oil for a lot of cooking in the beginning, but my stomach couldn't handle it. I felt so full that I wasn't hungry for the next meal.
    Try roasting veggies. cut and slice sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, broccoli, zucchini, eggplants, whatever veg you like, mix them in olive oil, (lots of it) and salt and pepper and a bit of white balsamic vinegar, put in the oven at 400 and stir every 15 minutes for an hour. I make this once a week, and it keeps well in the fridge.
    You can look at my blog if you like. www.warmnwonderful.blogspot.com
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    chick256 got a reaction from Moluv in Can I have...a relationship?   
    Oh, and I thought I was the only one!!
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    chick256 reacted to Moluv in Can I have...a relationship?   
    I don't know but I'd like to see a whole section devoted to pooping as well.
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    chick256 got a reaction from ragbaby in Hungry Veg Seeks Healthy Snacks   
    Yes, learning to cook is a good idea. I hate to cook, but I have taken the challenge and now that I have a few simple dishes under my belt, I'm more confident. I am also ovo-lacto vegetarian, but I did add tuna and tilapia for this program, (I'm on day 22). If you add the oils, it makes a huge difference. I was using coconut oil for a lot of cooking in the beginning, but my stomach couldn't handle it. I felt so full that I wasn't hungry for the next meal.
    Try roasting veggies. cut and slice sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, broccoli, zucchini, eggplants, whatever veg you like, mix them in olive oil, (lots of it) and salt and pepper and a bit of white balsamic vinegar, put in the oven at 400 and stir every 15 minutes for an hour. I make this once a week, and it keeps well in the fridge.
    You can look at my blog if you like. www.warmnwonderful.blogspot.com
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    chick256 got a reaction from xacerb8 in Day one and I feel amazing..something wrong?   
    Consider yourself lucky. I ate pretty much healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian, 3 meals a day. But I have had a headache from day 2 on, (today is Day 5). I feel awful, and often think it's not worth it, but of course Iknow it is, and I am soldiering on!
    Good luck to you, and hopefully you will breeze through, (but know this, I'm jealous!)
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    chick256 reacted to Kirsteen in Lara Bars.....I know they are allowed, but....   
    When I liked your post, I meant I like the idea of dehydrating the zucchini, not that I liked what happened to your hubby. Just clarifying
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    chick256 reacted to GLC1968 in Lara Bars.....I know they are allowed, but....   
    For those of you with dehydrators - try zucchini chips. I did a lot of these last summer when we had a bumper crop and I had to get rid of those puppies!
    Just slice them (1/4 inch thick or so), lay them on the trays, lightly sprinkle with sea salt, garlic powder, rosemary, etc...whatever inspires you (be careful to use a light hand as the flavors will get stronger as they dry) and then dry until crispy. I forget how long it took, but if your slices are even, they come out great!
    My husband loved them so much, he ate a whole gallon bag of them while I was at work one day. This is a VERY bad idea as these things will rehydrate in your stomach and can cause a lot of cramps if you aren't careful! Just eat them in moderation and with plenty of water and you'll be fine.
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    chick256 got a reaction from xacerb8 in Day one and I feel amazing..something wrong?   
    Consider yourself lucky. I ate pretty much healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian, 3 meals a day. But I have had a headache from day 2 on, (today is Day 5). I feel awful, and often think it's not worth it, but of course Iknow it is, and I am soldiering on!
    Good luck to you, and hopefully you will breeze through, (but know this, I'm jealous!)
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    chick256 reacted to AmyS in When should I drink water, before or after a meal?   
    Great. Now I'm thirsty. Ha!
    (My short answer to the thread title question was going to be YES! But others had more comprehensive and better answers. Glad I clicked on this one.)
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    chick256 got a reaction from AllisonM723 in White Balsamic Vinegar   
    Thank goodness, I was worried when I read this post, but mine says contains too. Phew!
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    chick256 reacted to 1Maryann in When should I drink water, before or after a meal?   
    I read somewhere that most Americans don't know when they are thirsty. Many people confuse the body's thirst signal for hunger. Or they claim to never be thirsty. That's the reasoning behind programs like Weight Watchers insisting on 64 oz of water a day. Since most people are chronically dehydrated, they don't feel thirsty on their own. Dehydration feels normal, and the body tries not to ask for what it can't get. By forcing them to ingest more water, within days the body stops holding on so tightly to the little it gets, begins to trust that water will always be there when needed, and natural thirst signals return.
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    chick256 reacted to Fenderbender in When should I drink water, before or after a meal?   
    I also like to down 2- 16 oz glasses first thing in the morning.... You loose a lot of water just exhaling when you sleep .... Gets me well on the way to hydration
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    chick256 reacted to Rachael2288 in When should I drink water, before or after a meal?   
    One little thing to consider, if you have IBS issues or digestion issues in general drink a LOT of water all day but NOT while you are eating a meal. It can disrupt digestion and I know it causes issues for me. So drink up before and after, just not during!
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    chick256 reacted to Avalanche in When should I drink water, before or after a meal?   
    I just drink water throughout the day. I have a 24 oz camelbak bottle that I fill up when I get to work in the morning and I sip on it periodically. Sometimes I'll have 2 during work, depending on how thirsty I am, and then a third at home. If I work out, that's another 24 oz.
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    chick256 reacted to Katey Dager in When should I drink water, before or after a meal?   
    Drink water whenever you are thirsty! I drink it pretty much all throughout the day, mostly between meals. Usually at least a little both before and after my meals. Yesterday I ran out of water while I was out and was then very thirsty when I got home. I drank 36 oz right before dinner, and in that case I definitely understand the issue with getting full before the meal. But it's a different type of full, and if I wait a few minutes it usually subsides enough that I'm hungry again.
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    chick256 reacted to Jtandi in Can I have Sweet Potatoes every day?   
    no problem!!! I take about 5 slices of bacon, dice it pretty small, dice 1/2 medium to large onion, put those into my pan (you need a big pan). I let the bacon start to cook and the onions start to get translucent so there's bacon grease at the bottom, I use 2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes and dice those as well (I've found that I like them diced small otherwise it's too hard to get them to cook completely, I also like it when it turns slightly to "mash" so small is better), put them in the pan and stir around so bacon grease can start to coat them. I put a lid on the pan so the sweet potatoes can cook (this is important because there is nothing more frustrating than doing all this and ending up with raw sweet potatoes!) until the potatoes are close to done (depending on the size this can be a while. I usually am chasing my kids around and telling them to sit down). once the potatoes are closer to being done I take the lid off. if you leave it on too long you get more of a mash...which is totally yum too. I like to let them cook until some of it gets a little dark on some sides so I keep cooking it and stirring it around occasionally. salt and pepper well throughout. depending on my mood I might add more bacon or onions, cook longer or shorter, smaller or larger cubes. I leave the skin on my sweet potatoes, too.
    I always make my eggs sunny side up and put them right on the hash, break the yolks and mix it up...ok...NOW I HAVE TO GO MAKE BREAKFAST. this is making me too hungry! I hope that helps!
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    chick256 reacted to Moluv in Water Kefir?   
    I stopped making water kefir because my grains were eating up all the sugar so fast I couldn't keep up with it. It would turn alcoholic if left for even 24 hours too long. Not that that was a bad thing- I would find that fizziness quite enjoyable postw30!
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    chick256 reacted to Jenn B in post whole30, refrigerated coconut milk?   
    I am convinced, and actually was able to return the container to whole foods. i did some searching on my own and found the following link on carrageenan (which was very easy to understand) from a study done in 2012.
    http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA401181/Is-Carrageenan-Safe.html
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    chick256 reacted to Tom Denham in Claussen Kosher Dill Pickles   
    You can eat the Clausen's but there are better choices available. Bubbies Kosher Dills are made with

    Cucumbers
    Artesian Well Water
    Garlic
    Salt
    Dill
    Spices

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    chick256 reacted to praxisproject in So whats the scoop on tunafish?   
    We rarely get soy in tuna in Australia, however we do get canola oil, sugar and some other weirdies (usually in tuna + something cans). our tuna primarily comes in springwater, brine or oil. European delis here usually have loads of tuna packed only in olive oil (it's usually albacore, which is a white tuna with a mild flavour).
    Just for giggles, tunafish here is like saying chickenbird, turkeybird