peskigirl

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  1. peskigirl

    Anybody else from South America?

    Hi Susiek, I hope you read this on time for your trip in September There are no Whole30-specific places in Lima, but the most popular Peruvian dish is called Ceviche. It's my absolute favorite, and Whole-30 compliant (it's fresh fish, marinated in lime juice -not like sushi though-, sometimes it's served with a side of corn, so you can just skip that). It's the best thing ever, for real. Now more important than where to eat it, is WHEN TO. Never, ever, ever order ceviche at night, it's just not fresh. Now where to eat it... you'll find it just about anywhere (almost), but here are the best places: Francesco (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g294316-d1074373-Reviews-Francesco-Lima_Lima_Region.html). Best ceviche ever. Expensive but absolutely worth it. La Mar (http://www.lamarcebicheria.com/). This one is not that traditional, but amazing. Expensive too. Punto Azul ( There are some great places to eat that might work out if you adjust your dish (or if you simply want to eat healthy and yummy). Most of these serve raw, organic, vegan and/or vegetarian food, etc. A bit pricey for Lima, but that should still be cheap for US tourists. A great little place is called Raw Café Club (https://www.facebook.com/RawCafeClub?ref=br_tf), it's absolutely tasty. Then there's Deli Viva (https://www.facebook.com/Delivivaperu), which is right next to my favorite health store. You also have Las Vecinas eco-bar (https://www.facebook.com/LasVecinasEcoBar), right next to another health store. My favorite one is Veggie Pizza (they have one with no cheese). Their crusts are made of linseed, no flour (https://www.facebook.com/VeggiePizzaPE). By far, the best pizza you'll find in Lima. Feel free to e-mail me if you want more info, my country is absolutely awesome! I just came back from Cusco (4th time I go there), so I know all the best places there too. Have a blast!!!
  2. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    You're going to Argentina in April?! That's great!! It's so beautiful!!! Well I've only been to Buenos Aires, but it's lovely! And yeah they have the best red wine in all South America, and dirt cheap too. And empanadas!! You have to have empanadas. And they have awesome beef -there's a restaurant called "Siga la Vaca", very popular, by the waterfront, I remember a whole bottle of wine was included per person for the buffet... different times. Gotta go work!!
  3. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    Hey guys! I'm here! Day 29, yeah! (I'll still keep on going for at least 17 more days -I think a Whole60 would be a nice round number for me). Still going strong, just TONS of work and no time to post real updates, will try to do so tomorrow, day 30!!!!!!!
  4. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    You'll do awesome misskrissy27, you even checked the menu online and everything! I ate out on Saturday, second time during this W30, looked through the menu and the only thing I could have was (again, surprise surprise), the house salad. Dressing on the side (didn't touch it), steamed chicken (tasted like lint, as usual). So yeah, same conclusion: it's always better at home! But I did have fun. Happy Day 22 everyone!
  5. peskigirl

    Anybody else from South America?

    That is something that's just getting started around here. There's currently TWO decent health stores. The first one is about 1 hour away from my place, and the other one (thank god), only about 10 mins, so that's where I shop when I can -it's not cheap. I can get good chicken, good eggs, and good produce (they have a farm a few hours away and they make sure everything they sell is the real thing). They even sell organic wild-caught trout -but canned, not fresh. The only fresh meat they sell is chicken. I haven't been able to find grass-fed beef anywhere. Oh and fish? We have a few more options, but it's not that great either. At the supermarkets, they got salmon, very expensive, and when I asked where it comes from... guess where... Chile! We have Chilean farm-raised salmon (and with tuna). The rest of the fish, some come from China (there's this one called "Basa" or "Panga", which I know is the worst of all -cheapest one too). But some others come from Piura (north of Peru), wild-caught and sent to Lima -those are the ones I get. They're the best choice and not that expensive either. I adore seafood, we eat tons of it around here, especially now that it's summer. Oh great, now I want ceviche!
  6. peskigirl

    Anybody else from South America?

    EXACTLY! People can be so weird sometimes... Here in Peru for instance, people are used to eating tons of bread in the mornings, and every lunch and dinner with a massive amount of rice too. I usually get this reply: "No rice? Are you mental?", and then I go about explaining the whole list of reasons behind it, and they end up with "But how would I eat my lomo saltado?". The other day I explained the basic stuff to my mom, and she seemed to understand it all. We were making good progress, for instance she said "Beans? But beans are so healthy!", and then I read her the Legume Manifesto, and she said "Ohhhh...". Great. I really thought she was about to say something like "I'm in! Let's do a Whole30 together!". But then she gives me "But I can have corn, right?", and there I go, with the Grain Manifesto. She said "But it's a vegetable!!". So I read to her Mark Sisson's article on how it's not. That's when I lost her. She said "Well I can't live without corn, so forget it!". I was born here in Lima, and I also read the American websites because they've got the best stuff
  7. peskigirl

    Anybody else from South America?

    Thanks for that -I think it makes me feel better! I hear the same comments when I explain what this is all about. Oh, and don't even get me started on the comments I get about the Whole30! But oh well, let's never give up on sharing the joy
  8. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    OK, your boyfriend totally rocks! My gf always helps me cook, calls herself my "sous-chef", but -bless her heart-, she can't cook a meal to save her life, LOL. I haven't been told that I look yellow/orangish at all -but I found this online. Maybe you're eating tons of carrots? Or maybe it's the clementines! Oh and check this out, looks lovely! I'll definitely give it a try!
  9. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    Happy Day 19 everyone! @Kage, hope that neck keeps getting better! And WOW that was a lot of stuff you did, awesome! I'm stocking up to cook like crazy today and tomorrow too. This is one of the recipes I've always wanted to try, but never did because it has coconut aminos and fish sauce (both ingredients not available / compliant in my country), but I think I would still like to give it a try, maybe try to add processed mushrooms instead... not sure how that would turn out ( ). Still, dunno if I'll have the time, so much to do! @misskrissy27, egg muffins sound nice! I am going frittata-cuckoo these past couple of days, but usually love soup for breakfast (sweet potato if I've worked out early). I also want to try this way to get poached eggs (I looooove poached eggs!), shared by Michelle Tam on facebook, but I don't have a steamer so I'm gonna get one tomorrow, yay Have an awesome weekend everyone!
  10. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    Great news about feeling better with your neck Kage! I bet that's gotta put a damper on all this other great stuff you're doing. I am with you on the cooking: I'll be making some new stuff over the weekend -looking forward to it too! About the hidden ingredient in my coconut milk, I got a response from Physibeth (here) and it was exactly what I thought it would be: it's really the same thing if I add more days to my W30 or if I start from Day 1. Since I've been keeping track of it all on my blog, and I already have a bunch of files and folders named with the days to follow, very neatly organized and all, I want to just keep on going (plus I'm receiving the daily emails and since I'm re-forwarding the ones from my first W30 to myself, and have them all programmed already to "delay delivery" so I get them every day in my inbox -it's just a lot of reasons why it's easier to keep on going). Yesterday at my Soul Yoga session, I was able to do my very first inversion! The pose is called "Salamba Sirsasana", I just looked it up, and it's a supported headstand. Now I can do it and stay very still for a while! It feels so good! I'm so very happy Have a great Day 18 everyone!
  11. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    I feel amazing. Better than ever. My first Whole30 was a joke compared to this one! I only mean, related to my cravings and all of that. I just can't believe that I'm not snacking anymore. And I'm really not having more than 2 tiny portions of fruit a day (and I try to go some days without fruit too). During my first w30, I remember I couldn't help myself and would munch mindlessly sometimes -it was all approved food, but still, I didn't feel like I conquered that habit (at all). It feels totally different this time. My workouts are amazing, on my first w30 I barely went to the gym, now I'm rocking it! I did find a hidden ingredient in my coconut milk, not sure if it calls for a restart or just to extend my w30 (which I planned on doing anyways, so no biggie). I feel fantastic so I don't even mind. I'll post on the "troubleshoot your w30" forum to get some answers. Happy Day 17 everyone! (except Kage, happy Day 18 for you ).
  12. peskigirl

    Anybody else from South America?

    Yay! I live in Lima, Peru. Nice to meet you too!!! Generally speaking, people here in Lima haven't heard about paleo yet (I found a few pages online, but when I talk to my friends, people I know, nobody ever has heard about it). How is it over there? I know Santiago is much more advanced than Lima, so I'd love to know! Thanks
  13. Hi there, just wondering if there's anybody else out there from South America?
  14. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    @misskrissy27: I had that feeling yesterday -was very tired, had to take a nap in the afternoon. And I was also very cranky, but I fully blame my TOM. Today I woke up feeling great again, trained 1 hour, then yoga another hour, loved it. Breakfast was Melissa Joulwan's "Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon" (no bacon for me), from Well Fed 2, with half an avocado sliced on top, a roasted chicken leg (massive one, after all that exercise), a tiny fruit salad on the side and green tea. Lunch will be Michelle Tam's "Fiona's Green Chicken", (left it marinating in the fridge since yesterday!), and I don't know what I'm having for dinner yet. @misskrissy27 and @SarahT: On Wednesday evening, my roommate ordered Burger King. I felt a bit disgusted with the smell & sight of it Are we really turning into food snobs? I think so! And I say that with a happy/proud face!!! Happy Day #12 everyone!
  15. peskigirl

    First Timer-Whole30 starts Monday 1/20!

    Happy to hear you're feeling better misskrissy27! Have a great Day 10 everyone!