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  1. I've done more than one whole30, and I don't even know what I ate during the previous ones. I'm trying to plan for my January whole30 and get lots of recipes gathered up, and I'm drawing a complete blank. I have pinterest, I have at least 6 whole30/paleo cook books, and nothing is jumping out at me. What even is food anymore?
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    I find that eggs as my sole protein source in a meal do not keep me full very long. If i add in some meat though, it keeps me full much longer. I am a 5'9" female, 250lbs, and i can hold 5-6 eggs in one hand (i have done it when i gather eggs from my chickens) but i have a hard time eating more than 3 eggs in a meal with fat and veggies, especially for breakfast.
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    RX Bar Discount! (limited time)

    I tried the apple cinnamon one, just more out of curiosity than anything else (I was not on a whole30 at the time) and I thought it was rather good. I didn't find it too sweet either. The texture was a bit odd, but overall it wasn't bad. I prefer having an Epic bar around for emergency protein, but they have added sugar in them, so they are out for whole30 (at least the Bison one, which is my favorite, and one of the few I can eat because it is Nightshade free) so the RX bars would probably be my second choice.
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    How to drink tea on Whole30???

    Natural flavors are fine. LaCroix sparkling water is endorsed by Whole30 and it has natural flavors.
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    How to drink tea on Whole30???

    When I went on vacation to Seattle in October with my best friend, we went to Teavana and bought about $130 worth of tea. My favorite so far is the "Spice of Life" it's got cardamom, coriander, white tea leaves, cinnamon sticks, coconut flakes, and dehydrated apple chunks in it. If you try green or white teas, make sure you brew them at lower temps and for shorter times than black or herbal teas. Green and white teas are much more delicate and can scald and become bitter and burnt tasting if brewed in water that is too hot, or if allowed to steep too long. Both should be brewed at about 175 degrees. Green tea should be steeped for only about 1-2 minutes, and white for 2-3 minutes. Flavored teas should be steeped on the longer end of the scale, plain teas on the shorter end of the scale. Oolong and black tea should be steeped at about 195 degrees for 2-3 minutes, and herbal and rooibos teas can be steeped in water just off the boil (208-210 degrees) for 5-6 minutes.
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    What bowl do you use for your salads?

    I use this from world market. While it's labled a serving bowl, it's much smaller than most serving bowls. Its about the same size as the bowls they serve pho in at vietnamese restaurants.
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    I'll actually be starting on 12/31 because that's my first day off of a 4 day weekend, and i would like to get the carb flu out of the way as best I can before I have to go back to work. I've been really bad these last few months and I really need to get back on track. I'll be doing a modified AIP whole30, as I react to Nightshades and some nuts and seeds. will there be an official FB group as well like there was last year?
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    lactic acid

    Is lactic acid ok? It's an ingredient in a jar of green olives. I know that lactic acid can sometimes be from milk, but it is just a byproduct of fermentation (lacto-fermented veggies, any kind of fermented beverage like kombucha, etc. are tangy because of lactic acid produced by the bacteria digesting sugar) I tried searching google for "is lactic acid whole30" and didn't really get a good answer. Thanks
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    Nomato sauce

    I made it. I used this recipe, but modified it I added more lemon juice and some red wine vinegar to it because the 1 tsp. lemon juice didn't make it near tangy enough for my taste. I also didn't think it was sweet enough (maybe my carrots or onion weren't very sweet) so I added a little apple juice too.
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    Nomato sauce

    Im doing the aip for psoriasis, so not only can i not have all the normal things restricted on a whole30, i also cant have nightshades. Would nomato sauce, a blend of beets, carrots, onions, basil, oregano, lemon juice, capers, red wine vinegar, and garlic that approximates marinara sauce, be considered SWYPO? It is so delicious, i made some the other day and i sreiously can hardly tell the difference.
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    Dill Pickles

    Oh, that recipe is just refrigerator pickles, NOT fermented pickles. Fermented pickles do not have vinegar, the bacteria create lactic acid as they break down the sugars in the cucumber/other veggies to make them tangy. Fermented pickles are also left out at room temp for a while to ferment before being put in the fridge.
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    Dill Pickles

    Pickles are SO EASY to make yourself. Take a clean jar (I use an old olive jar from costco, it's like 60 ounces or something, pretty large) and put about a teaspoon to a tablespoon each (depending on how big of a jar you have and how many pickles you want to make) of whole peppercorns, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, and dill seeds if you can find them, and a few sprigs of fresh dill leaves in the bottom of the jar. In a large saucepan, bring two cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar to a boil. Add 5 cloves garlic, and 1 tablespoon sea salt and dissolve. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, fill your jar with cucumbers. They can be any kind of cucumber, just cut them in whatever shape you like and stuff them in the jar. Pack them as tightly as you can. Then pour your brine over the cucumbers, making sure the garlic makes it into the jar. Make sure the cucumbers are covered with brine, let it cool, then close up the jar and pop it in the fridge. Let them sit for at least a couple hours, but they get better the longer they sit, and can last months in the fridge.
  14. Just a heads up: I'm a member of The Paleo Approach Community on facebook. There was a lot of interest in that group on doing a january whole30, so I linked our January whole30 FB group to them. So if you get a lot of people wanting to join, that's why