CharDoll reacted to JohannaE in Fogo De Chao
I am happy to report that I was VERY happy with my dining experience at Fogo de Chao! (And proud of myself for sticking to my Whole30 despite strong thoughts of "it's a special occasion, would a little wine and a piece of chocolate one day really hurt?")
Anyways, I told our waiter about all of my dietary restrictions right away. He was very knowledgable and immediately told me what I could have as is (the Picanha, filet mignon, rib eye, top sirloin, bottom sirloin and beef ribs), what they could modify for me by cooking in only sea salt (the lamb legs, the lamb chop and the chicken) and what I should avoid all together (the parmesan pork loin, the sausage and anything wrapped in bacon). He made me feel completely comfortable asking, and even walked me through the salad bar to point out what I could have and what I couldn't. This was really helpful because I wouldn't have had any idea about a lot of the cooked and marinated veggies (for instance, the beets had added sugar but the zucchini and string beans were just in olive oil salt and pepper). Anything they didn't know (like does the smoked salmon have sugar? it didn't!), they found out the answer right away.
All of the servers seemed to know my requirements, but all were very subtle about it. I didn't ask them to make chicken special for me (who wants chicken when you have lamb and filet mignon?!), but they made TWO batches of lamb legs with just salt and it was awesome! I had more than enough to eat, but didn't feel disgusting like I would after a heavy carb binge. I definitely recommend Fogo for Whole30 dinners out!
CharDoll reacted to Peg541 in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule
This is great to have. I'll re read chapter 20 of ISWF too. I'm not interested in re-introduction right now but I was going to ask a few questions. The links above answered them all. Even if I already read them all, now that I'm in the thick of things they mean more.
I think you folks do everything here so professionally I'm just So impressed.
CharDoll reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation
I would go to Costa Rica (we've been trying to plan a trip there for ages). We'd rent a house on the beach, close enough to town that we could hit the market for fresh produce and fish. Our house would have an awesome kitchen, where we'd cook all of our own food... but we'd also have daily cleaning service, so we never had to clean up after ourselves.
Fresh fish and seafood, mango salsa (we'd go during mango season, of course), fruit smoothies (because when you're on vacation, it's okay to go a little crazy), and tons and tons of fresh salads, because when I'm south of the border, I'm always craving greens.
There would also be this little place in town that served pulled pork, chicken, and beef, and they could make us lettuce tacos with fresh salsa and mole sauce any time we asked. Yum.
I'd focus a ton of fun and play, and surf, paddleboard, and do yoga. There would also be awesome mountain biking trails nearby in the hills (hey, it's MY vacation), and we'd take our bikes up there a few times, too.
And we'd find an awesome, giant boat to take us fishing and snorkeling, and we'd eat fish we caught right off the boat, sushi-style. I forgot about that part.