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    sunnymama reacted to kelseyrae in What’s your easiest, best, way to cook shrimp?   
    I just do salt and pepper and then throw the in a frying pan with clarified butter, about 2-3 minutes on each side (a little more or less depending on the size).  I always cook them thawed.  They are so simple but delicious and easy to throw on a salad or with a side of veggies and sweet potato.  Shrimp this way (or salmon cooked the same way) are staples of mine on nights when there is no time to make a more involved meal!
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    sunnymama reacted to SchrodingersCat in What’s your easiest, best, way to cook shrimp?   
    Garlic and ghee! Plus some salt and pepper. I always thaw first, they can overcook if you try to cook from frozen. Easiest way to thaw them fast is throw them in a colander under cold running water, then dry them on a paper towel when they're thawed. It only takes a few minutes.
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    sunnymama got a reaction from praxisproject in Supplements for Healing Leaky Gut   
    Gelatin. Great Lakes is the brand I prefer. I agree diet is most important but I want to attack the poor gut health from all angles for a while and so I use gelatin to help. I also eat some sort of probiotic food daily. Raw kraut or other fermented veggies like beets. Acquired taste but worth it.
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    sunnymama got a reaction from AfromOttawa in How do you take Greak Lakes Gelatin?   
    I take the Great Lakes Beef Gelatin
     
    It has no taste so I don't mind taking it in just plain warmish water, tea, coffee, or anything but I have a hard time getting it to dissolve just by stirring it in. In the fall I'll add it to bone broths but it's too hot outside even think of that right now!  
     
    Some people make vitamin gummies or "jello jiggler" type things with it but I don't want anything resembling candy around because of my on going quest to starve my sugar dragon to death.  So it just works best for me in smoothie or other liquid.   
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama got a reaction from Physibeth in Day 10, still want sugar, BAD   
    Hi..just wanted to lend support and say hang in there!  Some moments will be rougher than others but it will take time and there is no way around that.  Also listen to Amber     The times I am most tempted to put junk in my body are always when I haven't eaten enough.  You will be amazed if you give this 100% effort/compliance.  Hugs!!! 
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    sunnymama got a reaction from kb0426 in Caesar Salad Dressing Tips or Recipe?   
    ^Awesome, thank you...I'm excited way more than I should be about this.  Making it tomorrow!
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    sunnymama got a reaction from Physibeth in Day 10, still want sugar, BAD   
    Hi..just wanted to lend support and say hang in there!  Some moments will be rougher than others but it will take time and there is no way around that.  Also listen to Amber     The times I am most tempted to put junk in my body are always when I haven't eaten enough.  You will be amazed if you give this 100% effort/compliance.  Hugs!!! 
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    sunnymama reacted to kb0426 in Caesar Salad Dressing Tips or Recipe?   
    I absolutely put them in and continue pureeing in the food processor; you never know that they are there.  I made this dressing for a friend of mine that self-declared as an anchovy-hater; she later asked for the recipe.  I had to come clean!
     
    i have made it without (I didn't have any) and it just was NOT the same.
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    sunnymama reacted to Physibeth in Caesar Salad Dressing Tips or Recipe?   
     
    I think all Caesar has anchovies...I remember when I came to this realization I was a little floored but it hasn't stopped me from liking it. I have not tried to make my own yet though.
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    sunnymama reacted to kb0426 in Caesar Salad Dressing Tips or Recipe?   
    This is the recipe I use and I adore it!  You can find dijon that is whole30 compliant.  I have anchovies packed only in olive oil. 
     
    http://paleodietlifestyle.com/salad-dressing-and-vinaigrettes/
     
    I make my mayo, then leave some in the food processor and make this dressing.  I only use 2 garlic cloves as I am not afraid of vampires .
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    sunnymama got a reaction from Irish Rose in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Great post...and I totally agree!  LOVE W30 way of eating!  
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    sunnymama reacted to Applegirl in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Good for you, Irish Rose.  I'm on my second W30.  It does become second nature.  I'm not ready to start with reintroduction yet, as I've still got a bit of work to do on the snacking dragon, I still have 30lbs to lose, and I find the W30 template works well for me as a natural weight loss plan, and frankly I don't have a compelling reason to stop right now.  
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    sunnymama reacted to Irish Rose in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Didn't know where to post this! I am 16 days into my second whole30 and it is SO easy this time. I recommend everyone try a second attempt. This time I am armed with great recipes , good cooking and prep habits and my husband has joined me. I am stopping on day 26 for my sisters wedding ( I think it's wrong to worry about what's in your sauce, or to decline champagne on a wonderful occasion like that ) BUT I am enjoying it so much I will launch my third whole 30 on the following Monday.
    I now make my favourite lemon paprika chicken thighs ( google Eatlivepaleo) to eat during Saturday nights reality TV marathon. I cook ahead for the two days I am out of the house all day and I have inspired my husband and lots of Facebook friends are asking about it as I post delicious whole30 food.
    My advice , buy Well Fed, buy loads of vegetables you have never tried before and embrace the chance of a great learning experience. I get sick of meat so I eat lots of vegetable dishes and seafood.
    Well, I don't know what my point is but I just wanted to share!
    I also got through my severe pmt by eating medjool dates. Not ideal but you want to see what I USED to eat : )))
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    sunnymama reacted to amberino21 in Caesar Salad Dressing Tips or Recipe?   
    Sounds mayo-ish with garlic and anchovies? I can't see any issues with it from a compliance point of view - unless your anchovies are in non compliant oil? Or your Dijon mustard has wine or sugar added?
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    sunnymama reacted to jubileejones in Avocado   
     
    Also top with some roasted cubes of sweet potato, sauteed/roasted zucchini and a dash of hot sauce and it is a bowl of love .
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama reacted to MrsStick in Compromises on what the kids eat?   
    I'd say you should start adding carb-y veggies immediately, if you haven't already. For everyone's sanity, GF breads will help for now, but phase in the squashes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, etc. Even do roasted veggie mashes so they feel like eating mashed potatoes. Start phasing out the GF bread and replacing it with the veggies slowly. 
     
    As a former carb addict as a kid, I totally feel for her. The MSG and such in her favorite foods can be incredibly addictive, so be patient. It'll take a while to break those horrible addictions.
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.  
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    sunnymama got a reaction from sheba-kitty in Does anyone ever NOT reintroduce and just stay on it?   
    I have not reintroduced anything either.  After my first Whole 42 first I struggled with giving in to sugar every 18 days or so but since beginning fitness classes (kettle bell training) I have not had a single sugar craving and am on Day 20.  I have never felt better.  Never.  and think I have beaten the Sugar Dragon at long last.  I'm afraid reintroducing will not only awaken it but undo progress on other levels and so I refuse.  And I'm not knocking anyone who does reintro, it's just my preference not to.