Physibeth

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    Physibeth reacted to jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I just opened a bottle of hibiscus ginger and it spewed forth like a mighty geyser. I consider it a great personal triumph.
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    Physibeth reacted to GFChris in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Dahi/yogurt is not allowed on a Whole30.
     
    Dates and raisins are allowed - be sure no added sugar. Only have as part of or immediately after a meal.
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    Physibeth reacted to Roz Griffiths in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Ok, i just Googled dahi & I'd say that's a no too, as the recipe used both lentils & rice. But i learned something new
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    Physibeth reacted to Roz Griffiths in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    If you mean curd as in curds & whey, then no.
    If you mean curd as in lemon curd, then no.
    I could have just said no, couldn't i?
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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in Kombucha   
    Kombucha is typically very low in alcohol (it isn't made with alcohol, but alcohol can be a byproduct of fermentation). The kombucha you find in stores will be less than 0.5% alcohol content. Kombucha is also a natural fermented beverage that has been shown to improve digestion and gut health. Alcohol in this case is naturally occuring (similar alcohol levels can be found in fruit juice!)
     
    Vanilla extract, on the other hand, is typically made by distilling vanilla bean in ethyl alcohol (alcohol is an ingredient in vanilla extract), typically about 35% alcohol or more. While vanilla is a nice flavor, it doesn't have any particular health benefits and it does not improve gut health. Those who want vanilla flavor during a whole30 can use vanilla bean or (unsweetened) vanilla powder. One could argue that the tiny amount of vanilla extract in a recipe doesn't matter, but the whole30 rules simply state that no amount of alcohol added as an ingredient in a product is acceptable.
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    Physibeth reacted to Tom Denham in Kombucha   
    Amber is right. We have refined our comments about kombucha over time. At first, I would not buy any GT Dave's product that listed more than 2 grams of sugar in the macronutrient report section, but the issue is added sugar, not the sugar from the original fruit ingredients. I still avoid the higher sugar drinks because I don't like them as much. I recommend avoiding the drinks like Guava Goddess because the sweetness may embolden sugar dragons, but they are officially acceptable. 
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    Physibeth reacted to amberino21 in Kombucha   
    There is no sugar gram per serve recommendation - kombucha is ok as long as no sugar is added after fermentation.
    If you're worried abou it, go for one without fruit/juice added
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    Physibeth reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Even when I burp mine (I always burp mine) they fizz like crazy and sometimes blow up if I use real fruit.  I had a BAD blow up the other morning-front door, ceiling, floors, computer, my clothes of course...
     
    I spent about 30 minutes cleaning up and was off to work.  About an hour later I got a text from my hubby who had finally gotten up, "is that kombucha on the sliding glass door or is one of the pets bleeding?"  Seriously-that's a good 30 feet away.  I now open every bottle either with a towel around it, or in the front yard if I'm really worried about it.
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    Physibeth reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    I have been purchasing loose hibiscus/ginger tea from my co-op.  I put about a tbs of leaves in my booch and second ferment for about 7 days.
     
    It is da bomb!  And I mean that quite literally as it is the fizziest booch I have ever made!
     
    I strain out the leaves before drinking.  Isn't it pretty?

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    Physibeth got a reaction from pjena in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I tend to drink my booch as an afternoon treat. The fizzy helps keep me satisfied when I have a longer stretch between lunch and dinner. Some people drink theirs with breakfast. I think it is totally up to you.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from pjena in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I tend to drink my booch as an afternoon treat. The fizzy helps keep me satisfied when I have a longer stretch between lunch and dinner. Some people drink theirs with breakfast. I think it is totally up to you.
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    Physibeth reacted to Robin Strathdee in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    As longs as you check the ingredients on their meats and dressings, a salad bar should  be okay. If there's anything there that sees to be canned, ask for ingredients for that as well.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from misshannah in Turned off from food   
    The way I generally handle not being hungry is this: For meal 1 I eat something within an hour of waking no matter how I feel about it. Even if it is a smaller meal. Often when I start eating in the morning I realize I am hungry. For other meals if it has been 5-6 hours and I still don't feel hungry I eat anyway. On days when I need to stick to a schedule I just eat with the longest increments possible. If you can't finish your entire meal save the leftovers for a mini meal, but make sure you graze the entire plate (don't just eat the protein and decide you are too full for the veggies). What you most want to avoid is getting so hungry that you make a bad decision. This rarely happens to me anymore but when it does it sucks.
     
    If you feel turned off by food maybe look for some new recipes and try to find something you are excited about. If you eat the same thing all the time it can get boring. Try to mix up your protein and veggie sources too both for mental variety and nutrient variety. 
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    Physibeth got a reaction from alissafoo in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
     
    If you are following the vegetarian protocol you might want to post this question in the Whole30 for Vegetarians section. If you are not then you shouldn't be eating veggie burgers/nuggets.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from alissafoo in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
     
    If you are following the vegetarian protocol you might want to post this question in the Whole30 for Vegetarians section. If you are not then you shouldn't be eating veggie burgers/nuggets.
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    Physibeth reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Booch is back in my life. Just started the SCOBY from a bottle of GT today. I miss it. I vow to not freak out when I have too much booch and too many SCOBYs to handle.

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    Physibeth reacted to Vian in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Strawberry chocolate mint is a success! I have a potted chocolate mint plant (like regular mint only with a hint of chocolatey flavor) and simmered the leaves in some strained strawberry puree. It's delicious and super refreshing!
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    Physibeth reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Suth_n..adding the candy during a W30 is not okay. The sugar has no SCOBY to eat it during the second ferment. However, have at it when not on a W30. Don't tell anyone, but I add a tsp of raw honey to my second ferment when NOT on a W30. Just between you and me. ;0)
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    Physibeth got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Shut the front door! Ok, I need to pin that to try once I master (start?) the tea.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Shut the front door! Ok, I need to pin that to try once I master (start?) the tea.
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    Physibeth reacted to Kirsteen in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
     
    Miracle noodles have no carbs and no calories because our body doesn't recognise them as food and cannot use them. If I said to you put this gas in your car but by the way the car won't recognise it and the engine can't use it - you'd think I was mad. Yet somehow humans now think it's acceptable to eat *food* that our bodies can't use. Sorry but this is one of my pet peeves W30 is about eating real wholesome nutritious food that will nourish our bodies not 'stuff' that will provide us with absolutely nothing  so please, please no miracle noodles
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    Physibeth reacted to Nadia B in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Hi there. 
     
    I am not a moderator, but here are my 2c. Technically they are fine. However, how do I put it nicely? It is not an ideal choice. We want to get healthy and eat nutrient dense food - this product has no nutritional value or health benefits. We want to change relationship with food - this might be a desire to replace pasta ( I say might, please let's not get into SWYPO talk, they are nasty). Zucchini/sweet potato/carrot noodles or spaghetti squash would make a perfect substitutes if the dish is calling for this kind of texture.   
     
    This website made me laugh out loud. "The soluble fiber found in the Miracle Noodle slows digestion and prolongs the sensation of fullness and is an essential part of any weight loss program. You also absorb more nutrients in the foods you eat with The Miracle Noodle due to the slowing of digestion". Really? Meat and fat will give you sensation of fullness, people   
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    Physibeth reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I'll say it...my booch is better than GT's booch. 
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    Physibeth reacted to Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Looks like everyone is rolling along nicely.  I have missed my booch buddies!  I am in booch heaven now that I am back from vacation.  Just before I left I bottled 16 16oz grolsch bottles then stored a few SCOBYs in a hotel and made a fesh 2 gallons.  Now I am home and I have those 16 bottles in the fridge AND I have to bottle the 2 gallons I made before leaving.  Out of bottles though, oops!  Looks like I will have to use mason jars (hope I have enough for that and canning veggies).  I am happy though, I can drink booch till my hearts content (never)!  I think I may just go simple with this bottling though and make mostly ginger and some cherry lime.  I have too much else to do to catch up from vacation     
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    Physibeth reacted to Vian in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I just bought some GT's Guava Goddess kombucha to try it (never had kombucha before at all) and it's really tasty! Now I totally want to start making my own. I think I'll buy a bottle of the original unflavored one and start trying to grow my own scoby!
     
    I drank half the bottle this afternoon and am feeling slightly buzzed, lol. "Trace amounts of alcohol" my behind!