trezkholl0806

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    trezkholl0806 reacted to Vian in Hair, Skin, Nails Supplement   
    Bone Broth! When you let animal bones simmer for 24-48 hours, it breaks down the bones and leeches all the minerals out, which is great for promoting strong bones, plus if you use knuckle bones from cows, you get collagen and gelatin, which are awesome for growing healthy nails and hair, as well as repairing joints. You can use it for the base of soups, stews, sauces, or just drink it plain with some salt added. I make my bone broth in the crock pot with previously roasted beef or chicken bones, 2 carrots, 2 stalks celery, 1 onion with skin cut into quarters, 2-3 cloves garlic, 2-3 bay leaves, a palmful of whole peppercorns, and maybe some parsley if I have it laying around.
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from Marceeruns in Who's made what from Well Fed 2!   
    Just bought Well Fed 2, so I've only made 2 things so far, but it was the Plantain Nachos (which were good, but I obviously can't follow directions because I didn't overlap the plantains enough so I just had individual little chips). Worked out okay though, because I just piled some onto a plate, topped with the taco meat and toppings. One thing though, while the taco meat had great flavor, it gave me heartburn a little bit.
     
    Also made the pork chops, don't remember the name, fiesta? Anyway, they had alot of flavor!
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from praxisproject in Iced Coffee and Iced Green Tea   
    Make sure to blend it (it will get frothy)! Otherwise the oil will just sit on top of your coffee.
     
    Sometimes I use 3 things: coconut MCT oil, coconut oil & coconut milk, blended... sprinkle of cinnamon on top. So good!
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to Physibeth in Meal review- full at lunch, enough veggies?   
    The soup is not an ideal snack on its own but it is not the worst you can do either and if you feel like you can't make it to your last meal than I would say it is fine. Better if you had it with some additional protein. I'm assuming it probably has coconut milk in it to make it creamy? I like to eat my veggie soups with my first meals and I do count them as a vegetable. 
     
    Overall your meals sounds just fine...well done!
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from Physibeth in Meal review- full at lunch, enough veggies?   
    2-3 cups of veggies with each meal is suggested, so it sounds like you were doing good with the spaghetti squash & broccoli/zucchini. IF you were hungry in between lunch and dinner, then it's suggested that you have a mini-meal of protein/healthy fats. Are you getting in your healthy fats? Make sure you don't skimp on these because I've found that if I don't eat enough of them or skip them, I get really hungry in between my meals.
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to runninglawyer88 in Hungry Veg Seeks Healthy Snacks   
    Are you getting full portions of fat with each meal? like your salad, what was your protein and fat source on it? Are you eating any starchy carbs (like sweet potatoes/yams, yuca, carrots, turnips, etc.)? 
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to Moluv in Hungry Veg Seeks Healthy Snacks   
    Start small and master something easy like scrambled eggs. Watch YouTube videos. Find suitable cookware (hello thriftstore). And watch more YouTube videos. Really, there is a teacher in the Internet who can show you anything you ever wanted to know.
    If I were doing a vegw30 and didn't know how to cook I would probably eat a lot of frozen vegetables with ghee and scrambled eggs.
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to chick256 in Hungry Veg Seeks Healthy Snacks   
    Yes, learning to cook is a good idea. I hate to cook, but I have taken the challenge and now that I have a few simple dishes under my belt, I'm more confident. I am also ovo-lacto vegetarian, but I did add tuna and tilapia for this program, (I'm on day 22). If you add the oils, it makes a huge difference. I was using coconut oil for a lot of cooking in the beginning, but my stomach couldn't handle it. I felt so full that I wasn't hungry for the next meal.
    Try roasting veggies. cut and slice sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, broccoli, zucchini, eggplants, whatever veg you like, mix them in olive oil, (lots of it) and salt and pepper and a bit of white balsamic vinegar, put in the oven at 400 and stir every 15 minutes for an hour. I make this once a week, and it keeps well in the fridge.
    You can look at my blog if you like. www.warmnwonderful.blogspot.com
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to Robin Strathdee in AI Whole 30 - Completely Exhausted, is this normal?   
    I know this thread is old, but for any newcomers to this topic:
     
    I'm going to respectfully disagree with some of this, from personal experience. I have Crohn's disease and with time, patience and clean paleo eating I have been able to go completely medication free (apart from a 24 hour flare every 18 months or so when I make a string of poor food choices). It is harder to do this with a disease or digestive complications, but not impossible. My "remission" digestive system functions the same way on Whole30 as anyone else's. The key is to give the program a chance to work and to do what's necessary (though it may be hard) to give yourself the best chance at success.  
    I'd recommend starchy veggies - make soup of them if that helps - and easy to digest protein to get your food levels up where they should be.  If it takes several meals, or more than 30 days, then so be it. But the change can happen if you let it.
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to GLC1968 in Who's made what from Well Fed 2!   
    Yeah, I've noticed that a lot of Mel's recipes call for a lot more vinegar than I would expect. Sometimes, I prefer to cut it back a little.  She apparently likes vinegar more than I do!
     
    My husband made the West African Stew last night and we served it over spaghetti squash (with a side of sauteed kale) and it was wonderful!  I was really skeptical since I've never been a big peanut butter fan and the idea of using it (well, sunflower seed butter in this case) in a savory dish didn't appeal to me.  It was so subtle that I didn't mind it and like most of her recipes, the spices were spot on.  I was sorely tempted to lick my plate clean!
     
    Next time, I'll double it, for sure!
     
    I also made the Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) over the weekend and we are still eating them as snacks.  Delicious!  Her recipe almost matched my aunt's greek version exactly (subbing cauliflower rice for regular rice, of course) with the exception of the addition of the Lebanese 7-spice blend.  It was a nice touch.  Point of note: the recipe calls for an 8 oz jar of grape leaves.  My aunt's called for a 16 oz jar with the same amount of filling.  I was unsure what to do about it until I saw that the jar I bought was 15 oz but then in parenthesis said (8 oz of leaves).  The recipe made a lot which is good since it was a bit labor intensive.
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from GFChris in Whole30, I need you in my life. Log #2   
    That sounds exactly like me! I am still not back on track... it's hard to commit when you have plans coming up, it's like oh well it would be easier to wait until after that to restart... but then something else comes up, etc etc... I've been super lazy with meal prepping so that's been a huge problem this week. Then I was halfway telling myself, well, maybe I'll just do things my own way and see how that goes. Like having gluten free muffin twice this week.... and then having beer last night??? hello.
     
    As far as the crockpot buffalo chicken, it was the easiest thing ever. Place chicken in crockpot, add a little complaint chicken broth and Frank's Red Hot (the original one)... I just shook it onto each piece of chicken... Cook on low for 4 hrs. Remove, cool, shred or dice or leave how it is. SO EASY!
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to Paichka in Who's made what from Well Fed 2!   
     
    That's it -- I'm doing this for lunch today.  Too many people have raved about this recipe for me to go another day without trying it. 
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to annabel in Who's made what from Well Fed 2!   
    The pina colada chicken is most definitely a keeper.  I couldn't get the sauce to thicken, will have to try it with a different brand of coconut milk.  But, it's a leftover that my husband will willingly eat for breakfast 
     
    I've made the barbecue sauce as well, we enjoyed it, but not quite the flavour we were expecting-- a bit overly tomato flavoured..  Maybe British barbecue sauce is different?
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from luvinlife in Dinner Party Ideas   
    I HATE cooked carrots, but these cumin roasted carrots were SO GOOD! I couldn't stop eating them
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to Jenny2014 in Who's made what from Well Fed 2!   
    I made the Cincinnati Chili tonight-- AMAZING (I haven't made the chocolate chili from Well Fed).  I will double this recipe the next time I make it, so I have some to freeze.  I served it over spaghetti squash and topped with onion and avocado. 
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to malie in Who's made what from Well Fed 2!   
    The Pan-Fried Sardines just changed my whole outlook on sardines. I had them on baby kale with sliced peppers. Yummy.
    Have also made the Italian Pork Roast both original-style and BBQ-style, and the Belly Dance Beet Salad (tasty, but I didn't roast my beets correctly so I'll need to try again). I have a couple more on the list to try this week, but mainly I'm cooking my way through Well Fed 1 right now (I got both for Christmas). I've always been a reasonable cook, or at least my husband says so, but Melissa is really helping me take it up several notches!
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from GFChris in Whole30, I need you in my life. Log #2   
    That sounds exactly like me! I am still not back on track... it's hard to commit when you have plans coming up, it's like oh well it would be easier to wait until after that to restart... but then something else comes up, etc etc... I've been super lazy with meal prepping so that's been a huge problem this week. Then I was halfway telling myself, well, maybe I'll just do things my own way and see how that goes. Like having gluten free muffin twice this week.... and then having beer last night??? hello.
     
    As far as the crockpot buffalo chicken, it was the easiest thing ever. Place chicken in crockpot, add a little complaint chicken broth and Frank's Red Hot (the original one)... I just shook it onto each piece of chicken... Cook on low for 4 hrs. Remove, cool, shred or dice or leave how it is. SO EASY!
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to Karen in Celiac   
    I can gain up to 5 pounds of water weight overnight if I even get a whiff of dairy, so I can sympathize with your dilemma...  I find alfalfa capsules helps my kidneys flush it out of my system.  I'll take 15 trips to the bathroom in a day when it's that bad, but it's totally worth it!  
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    trezkholl0806 reacted to MrsStick in Celiac   
    Detox bath. I'm an Epsom salt gal personally but there are all kinds of things out there.
     
    Bone broth is supposed to help draw stuff out of your system too.
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from Marceeruns in Breakfast sausage   
    This recipe is AWESOME... very much compliant and it tastes so good. I cook some up every week! I normally make it with ground beef because it's more readily available to me than pork, but the pork tastes very good as well. Make sure not to skip any of the ingredients and make sure to measure everything out! For spicy, I would add crushed red pepper flakes. Enjoy! (Also, I haven't formed them into balls or patties as the recipe suggests - I normally just toss the ingredients in while or immediately after browning the meat in a skillet)
     
    http://healthylivinghowto.com/1/post/2012/07/say-goodbye-to-jimmy-dean.html
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from Dfroehlich in food allowed in whole30 but no brake for you   
    Yes I think that is the problem - don't reward yourself with food! This feeds the habit that we need to get rid of on Whole30 I was doing the same thing with Medjool Dates after a meal. I would only have 2 (the recommended serving), but I felt like it was not a good habit to continue since I couldn't wait to get my hands on them after I ate!
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from Lena Bean in food allowed in whole30 but no brake for you   
    I second the baba ganoush! It's soooo good.
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from praxisproject in Breakfast Ideas without eggs   
    I bought compliant bacon from Whole Foods - the package actually says Paleo Bacon or Paleo approved or something like that. For sausage, I make my own! It is SO simple and you can either have it crumbed, make patties, muffins, meatballs, etc. Recipe below... I've already completed one Whole30 and have finally gotten over the fact that breakfast doesn't always have to be "breakfast foods". Sometimes I will have whatever leftover meat and whatever veggies (crockpot shredded chicken, roasted brussels sprouts, baked sweet potato mash).
     
    http://healthylivinghowto.com/1/post/2012/07/say-goodbye-to-jimmy-dean.html
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from praxisproject in Where can I get coconut aminos & sugar free stock in NZ???   
    Thanks for the response I believe I ended up getting the Imagine brand and I remember it being totally complaint (and no canola oil), maybe the list online was outdated. I remember checking every single container of stock in that brand at the store (beef, chicken, veggie, low sodium etc etc).
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    trezkholl0806 got a reaction from Lena Bean in Trez 1st Whole30 Log   
    Mmmm that sounds good! Yes, I am loving all the veggie intake! Now I'm wondering if I'm eating too much fat... Like this morning I coated my pan with coconut oil for my eggs and another pan with it for my veggies, then I ate 1/2 an avocado... oh and I put this chimichurri sauce (made with olive oil) drizzled on top... Whew. It was amazing though.
     
    Tues when I worked out I ate 2 HB eggs before, and after I ate cold (it really wasn't so bad) chicken breast and baked sweet potato
     
    I'm 26.... I REALLY need to get out of the habit of binge eating. I will do SO good during the week, plan a cheat meal for the weekend, and then it ends up being a whole weekend (or more sometimes) of cheating (and just STUFFING my FACE).... I will eat until I can't fit anything else in. It's sick. I hate it. And I need it to be done. I really want to give thought to what I'm eating, eat for a reason (fueling my body), enjoy my food and savor it.
     
    I'm kind of nervous about the phases (did you read the timeline??), but I'm excited/anxious hoping this will really help me be healthier. Have you noticed feeling any different yet? I think I might... I am EXTREMELY exhausted today. It's unreal.