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    missmary got a reaction from Pavs in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    The meal template gives you slightly vague information on purpose. Do your best to estimate the palm-size and thumb-sizes. Make sure you have at least 1 cup of veggies, but more like 3 is better, especially if they are salad greens. After that, try to use your own hunger to guide you. If you are hungry between these meals you need more of something, likely more protein or fat but more vegetables is rarely a bad thing. good luck!
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    missmary got a reaction from SweetEnough in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok, so if we are sharing....picked up this lovely jar tonight, now to be patient and wait a week so my batches can be properly staggered (oolong batch started yesterday, cherry/ginger and strawberry/lime on second ferment). Cat for scale.
     

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    missmary got a reaction from Joslyn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hello kombucha friends! I made my first scoby from GT's plain and it worked just fine. BUT if yours doesn't work, kb, I'm happy to share . Oh and for the record: fav flavor so far is blueberry/lemon/ginger...although blackberry/lemon was pretty awesome.
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    missmary got a reaction from gabby15 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I've done it by getting fresh ginger juice from the juice bar at the co-op but sometimes I cheat a little bit (don't tell the whole30 police!) and use prepackaged ginger/lemon/honey stuff (ginger soother from ginger people). One small bottle split evenly over about 2 gallons of kombucha. Add in whatever berries. Close it up tight and leave it on the counter for up to a week before refrigerating. I used to do 48-hours for second ferment, but it really does get better around day 5 or so. From what I'm told, less air (fill to tippy top), more time, and more sugar during second ferment means bubbles might be possible? I never seem to get bubbles.
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    missmary got a reaction from Kaleidoscope in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    The meal template gives you slightly vague information on purpose. Do your best to estimate the palm-size and thumb-sizes. Make sure you have at least 1 cup of veggies, but more like 3 is better, especially if they are salad greens. After that, try to use your own hunger to guide you. If you are hungry between these meals you need more of something, likely more protein or fat but more vegetables is rarely a bad thing. good luck!
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    missmary got a reaction from cjlantier in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I get it from the wedge, but it's not on the juice bar menu--I just ask and smile pretty
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    missmary got a reaction from Kaypat in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Eggs are a great healthy food, but variety is also good. I don't think it would be *unhealthy* to have 12 eggs in one day, but if you did that every single day, you would be missing out on the particular nutrients that come other protein sources.
     
    I have eggs most days, but rarely more than 4 or 5 in a single day (sometimes over several meals). This leaves room for fish and beef and lamb and turkey and chicken and shellfish and pork 
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    missmary got a reaction from Chef Mike in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).
     

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    missmary reacted to ladyshanny in EDITING POSTS   
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    missmary got a reaction from MicheleF in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).
     

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    missmary got a reaction from heyaj in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    The primary mistakes I have seen are people trying to reduce sugar too much or to use sugar substitutes (like stevia or coconut sugar). The scoby needs sugar to feed off and to keep everything in balance. When things do get off balance you are likely to get mold, which could be harmful. If you see mold, toss the whole lot and start again with a new scoby. Luckily, mold is pretty easy to detect. If something is furry or powdery, there is a good likelyhood it is mold.
     
    Slimy brown globs are normal yeast and nothing to worry about.
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    missmary got a reaction from KathyV in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).
     

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    missmary got a reaction from fmr_sailor in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Eggs are a great healthy food, but variety is also good. I don't think it would be *unhealthy* to have 12 eggs in one day, but if you did that every single day, you would be missing out on the particular nutrients that come other protein sources.
     
    I have eggs most days, but rarely more than 4 or 5 in a single day (sometimes over several meals). This leaves room for fish and beef and lamb and turkey and chicken and shellfish and pork 
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    missmary got a reaction from adabeie in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    why the darkest sugar? Dark colored sugar tends to be high in molasses, which is high in mineral content. Such mineral content is fantastic for water keifer, but too many minerals will yield yeasty kombucha--maybe not on the first batch, but after a while. Kombucha does best on organic cane sugar.
     
    Also, in case you were wondering, alternative sugars don't work for kombucha either, at least for long term, so no coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup or stevia. There is a culture that grows on honey (Jun tea), but you need a Jun scoby for that one. 
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    missmary got a reaction from ladyshanny in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    why the darkest sugar? Dark colored sugar tends to be high in molasses, which is high in mineral content. Such mineral content is fantastic for water keifer, but too many minerals will yield yeasty kombucha--maybe not on the first batch, but after a while. Kombucha does best on organic cane sugar.
     
    Also, in case you were wondering, alternative sugars don't work for kombucha either, at least for long term, so no coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup or stevia. There is a culture that grows on honey (Jun tea), but you need a Jun scoby for that one. 
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    missmary got a reaction from MeadowLily in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).
     

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    missmary got a reaction from Raven in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).