Erin

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    Erin reacted to Lyn1 in Chicken Marbella (unbelievable!)   
    I tried it and it was super yummy! I will be making this again. Thank you!
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    Erin reacted to karacooks in pork ribs?   
    LOL. I think you'll be ok as long as you keep an eye on them. The best way to tell they're done is when the meat starts to pull away from the bone a little.
    Here's what I"d recommend:
    2 T kosher salt
    2 T chili powder
    2 T paprika
    1 T garlic powder
    1 T onion powder
    2 tsp cumin
    2 tsp oregano
    1 tsp allspice
    Mix it all up and apply to the ribs thickly. Drizzle some apricot juice or apple juice over the whole thing, but don't wash off the rub. Put them in a 275 oven and bake. Every 15-20 mins or so, drizzle some more apple juice over them. When the meat starts to pull away from the bone, they're done. Depending on how much you have, it could take anywhere from 2 hours to 4 hours. Just keep checking and wiggling the closest bone to you to see if it's loose.
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    Erin got a reaction from habitualpurpose in I've set my sails!   
    Way to go! So happy for you.
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    Erin reacted to Wordlvr in Chicken Marbella (unbelievable!)   
    I was definitely thinking about adapting this now that I'm in the club and zap! you did it already. Your idea of putting it over cauliflower mash is great. Thank you.
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    Erin reacted to Derval in Chicken Marbella (unbelievable!)   
    Oh man...first my salt grinder opened while I was making the sauce dumping a load of rock salt, so I had to try pick out as much as I could....then I realised my dates were coated in glucose syrup (jeez,are they not sweet enough for folks??)
    And then I reliased I already had a jar of capers in the fridge, grr, hate wasting money!
    Oh well, I hope it turns out nice after all the palaver.
    ETA - omfg this is so yummy!! Not a good dish for listening to my body because I definitely kept eating more when I should have stopped
    I'm going to share it on my Irish mums board this evening.
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    Erin got a reaction from Lyn1 in Chicken Marbella (unbelievable!)   
    I use this one http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_balsamic_vinegar.htm You might find a lot of balsamic vinegars with "naturally occurring sulfites" because of the grapes. I found this brand at a health food store. It's a super easy dish to make. Please let me know how you like it!
    Erin
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    Erin got a reaction from Lyn1 in Sulfites   
    Yep, here's the one I use. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_balsamic_vinegar.htm
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    Erin reacted to Johnny M in Sulfites   
    and an easy trick is to get organic balsamic which can only contain natural sulfites.
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    Erin reacted to LindaLee in A triumph today (I haven't finished, but this is BIG!)   
    Good plan, Derval...starting Monday, I have my Crossfit Foundations class on the two nights he's gone, so that should help!
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    Erin reacted to Frances in Chicken Marbella (unbelievable!)   
    Oh my god, so this was amazing. Thank you. It was seriously lick-the-plate good, and I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
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    Erin reacted to Frances in Chicken Marbella (unbelievable!)   
    We're making this tonight - it looks fantastic! I'll let you know how we get on.
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    Erin reacted to Derval in I've set my sails!   
    Wonderful, very happy to read of your feeling good!
    Here's to plain sailing in to a healthy future

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    Erin reacted to habitualpurpose in I've set my sails!   
    Well...I did it! I've officially completed my Whole30 as of today and I'm thrilled. I feel GOOD. I've lost 13 pounds, I feel in control of my eating and did I mention that I feel GOOD? My plan now is to keep going with this way of eating and be okay with an occasional detour (not planned cheats!) if I don't have other options.
    I made a recent blog post on my Day 28 that speaks to my experience doing my Whole30 that I'm pasting below.

    â€It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind, that determines your course“.



    ~Jim Rohn, business philosopher


    That quote has always resonated with me in so many parts of my life but why is it that it never did in regards to the food I put in my body?? It's funny…I've had this tug of war over food and weight as long as I can remember. And each time I have ended up with my face in the mud. I start a “diet†and do well at it for a while and then BAM!–face in the mud again. Again and again and again over years. I consider myself a somewhat smart person. I've always understood the calories in and calories out part. That never seemed to keep me on track or rather keep my sails set in the right direction.
    Until I found the paleo style of eating. More specifically–until I found Whole30. I've now had my “AHA momentâ€! You mean if I put good wholesome real food in my body it will make me feel better? If I fuel my body with food that doesn't cause inflamation that I will have more energy, sleep better, feel stronger and have clarity of mind? Amazing thought isn't it? Sigh. Here's the thing…it truly is amazing and yet simple and doable. As Melissa and Dallas of Whole30/Whole9 say “it is not hard“.
    So, for the past 30 days I have been setting my sails towards a healthy life, a healthy body, a healthy ME. I have been eating clean, whole, good for me foods and I feel good! I sleep like a baby, wake up with more energy than I can remember, my aches and pains have reduced, I don't feel puffy and most importantly I feel like I am beginning to KNOW my body. I now feel like I am learning to listen to my body and what it is telling me–if it's really hungry, what kind of food it needs, if it needs more sleep, etc. I feel GOOD. I have 2 more days to go on my first Whole30 and I don't really have any plans to change anything once I'm done. My sails are set and I'm flying along the water with ease. I know I need to watch for rocky waters at times but that's okay. I get it now.
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    Erin reacted to karacooks in Hypoglycemia--a true medical problem or just normal?   
    I realize this may be pedantic, but a physiological reaction to an unhealthy diet IS a "real condition". Hypoglycemia is just as real as Diabetes is real. Many forms of both can be controlled and even cured by a change in diet. That doesn't make it less real.Also I call BS on the "healthiest way is to eat 3 meals". Many studies - real, serious, docuumented studies - have shown that different people react differently to various eating schedules. Not everyone *should* limit themselves to 3 meals a day.
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    Erin reacted to Shughes929 in Abdominal Disdention   
    I wanted to let you now I stopped the nuts and the bloating went away!! Thank you !
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    Erin reacted to habitualpurpose in Chicken Marbella (unbelievable!)   
    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!
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    Erin got a reaction from kayell in Good-bye bloat and belly fat. I am so over you.   
    So far I have been great at Whole 4's. Anyone else? I have toyed with Primal/Paleo since last fall but I'm really easy on myself so I'll see some progress, feel wonderful, and then give in to a sweet treat. The only one who seems to notice that that's not good for me is my 9 year old son: "Um, mom. That's not primal, is it?"
    A little history: I've always been fairly slender. And hypoglycemic. So a long, long time ago I received a list of approved and banned foods so that I would need a nap and feel grouchy every day at noon. Basically...low carb/real foods. So Paleo, Primal, Whole30, etc come as no surprise to me. Not hard to grasp.
    Hard to maintain.
    So, who really cares about a little grouchiness when your main concern is fat and you don't have much? Not me, apparently.
    2 babies and 5 years past my 30th birthday have changed my body. I'm still slender by most people's standards (5'7", 135 lbs) but I don't feel or look fit. And even though I've lost some fat since starting the 21 day primal blue print and keeping it up 4 out of 7 days a week, my belly still bulges. And it really bugs me.
    And you know, I'm just not okay with gaining 1-1.5 lbs a year for the rest of my life. As far as I'm concerned, this stops now.
    One day I accidentally walked in on a client's elderly mom while she was changing her clothes. And I thought: "No." That was 2 years ago and I completed the 12 week Body for Life challenge. I looked great but certainly didn't have the energy I've had when I'm eating Paleo. Then I took a desk job, came home exhausted every day, stopped exercising, and started eating yucky "food".
    So here I am, over 2 years later, 2 years older and starting something new.
    I don't have any major health issues, that I can see. But I'm 1/2 way through ISWF and am certain that I have chronic systemic inflammation that is causing my abdominal fat and the bloated feeling I constantly have.
    I really like having a partner for things like this. I can talk myself out of pretty much anything if it feels uncomfortable. So, since none of my friends are sold on this yet, I'm hoping some of you guys will be my partners in health.
    Yes?
    I start tomorrow: July 1, 2012
    Erin
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    Erin got a reaction from MarissaLinnea in Starting my W30 on July 1st!!   
    Happy to be a part of this group! I am ready to see the benefits/rewards of a full 30 days of clean Paleo. I posted "Good-bye belly fat and bloat" a few minutes ago under Join the Whole30. My story is there.
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    Erin reacted to JennK in Starting my W30 on July 1st!!   
    I'm a day late, starting W30 for the first time today. I have a lot of weight to lose, and I've been struggling with it for years with little success. So I'm doing this to completely change my eating habits and break the hold some foods have over me. I'm not expecting to lose a lot this month -- although it would be a nice bonus -- but I want to just start feeling better and getting my body and mind into the right state to lose.
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    Erin got a reaction from MarissaLinnea in Starting my W30 on July 1st!!   
    Happy to be a part of this group! I am ready to see the benefits/rewards of a full 30 days of clean Paleo. I posted "Good-bye belly fat and bloat" a few minutes ago under Join the Whole30. My story is there.
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    Erin reacted to melanie75 in Starting my W30 on July 1st!!   
    ok, how is everyone's first day going? i have a slight headache from no coffee/sugar..... i went to my local whole foods store and got all the goodies for the week, plus i found some good ideas for meals, i go back to work tom from vacation and may find it easier to focus with being busy. i also just started crossfit last week and i am the worst one there by how out of shape i am....... soooo i am really hoping to accomplish alot this month with starting both things........i hope everyone is doing well
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    Erin got a reaction from kayell in Good-bye bloat and belly fat. I am so over you.   
    So far I have been great at Whole 4's. Anyone else? I have toyed with Primal/Paleo since last fall but I'm really easy on myself so I'll see some progress, feel wonderful, and then give in to a sweet treat. The only one who seems to notice that that's not good for me is my 9 year old son: "Um, mom. That's not primal, is it?"
    A little history: I've always been fairly slender. And hypoglycemic. So a long, long time ago I received a list of approved and banned foods so that I would need a nap and feel grouchy every day at noon. Basically...low carb/real foods. So Paleo, Primal, Whole30, etc come as no surprise to me. Not hard to grasp.
    Hard to maintain.
    So, who really cares about a little grouchiness when your main concern is fat and you don't have much? Not me, apparently.
    2 babies and 5 years past my 30th birthday have changed my body. I'm still slender by most people's standards (5'7", 135 lbs) but I don't feel or look fit. And even though I've lost some fat since starting the 21 day primal blue print and keeping it up 4 out of 7 days a week, my belly still bulges. And it really bugs me.
    And you know, I'm just not okay with gaining 1-1.5 lbs a year for the rest of my life. As far as I'm concerned, this stops now.
    One day I accidentally walked in on a client's elderly mom while she was changing her clothes. And I thought: "No." That was 2 years ago and I completed the 12 week Body for Life challenge. I looked great but certainly didn't have the energy I've had when I'm eating Paleo. Then I took a desk job, came home exhausted every day, stopped exercising, and started eating yucky "food".
    So here I am, over 2 years later, 2 years older and starting something new.
    I don't have any major health issues, that I can see. But I'm 1/2 way through ISWF and am certain that I have chronic systemic inflammation that is causing my abdominal fat and the bloated feeling I constantly have.
    I really like having a partner for things like this. I can talk myself out of pretty much anything if it feels uncomfortable. So, since none of my friends are sold on this yet, I'm hoping some of you guys will be my partners in health.
    Yes?
    I start tomorrow: July 1, 2012
    Erin
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    Erin reacted to MarissaLinnea in Good-bye bloat and belly fat. I am so over you.   
    Hi Erin! Lots of us are starting tomorrow so you won't be alone! Welcome and best of luck to you!
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    Erin got a reaction from MarissaLinnea in Starting my W30 on July 1st!!   
    Happy to be a part of this group! I am ready to see the benefits/rewards of a full 30 days of clean Paleo. I posted "Good-bye belly fat and bloat" a few minutes ago under Join the Whole30. My story is there.