TessTurbo

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    TessTurbo got a reaction from hockeymom in Sick of Justifying My Diet   
    I tell people I'm on an elimination diet to identify some food sensitivities, and it's not yet time to start addding food groups back in. I've never had anyone argue with that, especially when I tell them it's working well, the problems have gone away for now, and I'll figure out what's causing them as soon as I'm able to add back food groups.
    Wonder if he'd leave sugar on a diabetic's chair, or a jar of JIF on the chair of someone who has peanut allergies? What a buffoon...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from hockeymom in Sick of Justifying My Diet   
    I tell people I'm on an elimination diet to identify some food sensitivities, and it's not yet time to start addding food groups back in. I've never had anyone argue with that, especially when I tell them it's working well, the problems have gone away for now, and I'll figure out what's causing them as soon as I'm able to add back food groups.
    Wonder if he'd leave sugar on a diabetic's chair, or a jar of JIF on the chair of someone who has peanut allergies? What a buffoon...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from hockeymom in Sick of Justifying My Diet   
    I tell people I'm on an elimination diet to identify some food sensitivities, and it's not yet time to start addding food groups back in. I've never had anyone argue with that, especially when I tell them it's working well, the problems have gone away for now, and I'll figure out what's causing them as soon as I'm able to add back food groups.
    Wonder if he'd leave sugar on a diabetic's chair, or a jar of JIF on the chair of someone who has peanut allergies? What a buffoon...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from jlmathis14 in The crazy things people say   
    My grandparents lived to 93 & 97, I believe in large part because Grandma cooked from scratch at every meal. A meat. A vegetable. A salad. And usually potatoes. But if a potato is the worst thing in your diet, you're probably doing all right.
    Some relatives (well-educated people who should understand science better than most) have embraced a hard-core, plant-only, no-oils, no-fats form of eating based on the work of some cardiologist. I keep getting their 'just watch this...' links about the evils of fats & meat. They boil a lot. And -- having always had slender builds -- they now look emaciated.
    The vegan relatives bought me some non-stick pans "so you can cook without oil." Did they think I was deep-frying in Crisco every night?!
    Seriously, I keep waiting for their hair to fall out and their skin to flake off...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from hockeymom in Sick of Justifying My Diet   
    I tell people I'm on an elimination diet to identify some food sensitivities, and it's not yet time to start addding food groups back in. I've never had anyone argue with that, especially when I tell them it's working well, the problems have gone away for now, and I'll figure out what's causing them as soon as I'm able to add back food groups.
    Wonder if he'd leave sugar on a diabetic's chair, or a jar of JIF on the chair of someone who has peanut allergies? What a buffoon...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from jeannebean in Battling opposing viewpoints   
    Kale DOES this to me, as do many other dark leafy greens. Needless to say, I avoid them. Which is what I wanted to tell the relative who told me that green smoothies are the best breakfast one can eat, but I used the term "intestinal distress" instead, and the relative thought I mean 'embarrassing flatulence' instead. But the next time I hear about it, I'm going for the full Monty. I've observed that the more graphic and TMI I get, the more quickly it shuts down uninvited criticism. Using terms like "blotchy, red stinging rash," "unbearably painful, room-clearing gas," or "violent diarrhea" are usually enough to get people to lay off trying to get me to eat something I've politely declined.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from Ceecee Mack in bacon and sausage   
    Pedersen's bacon is available at Whole Foods. It doesn't contain sugar.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from jeannebean in Battling opposing viewpoints   
    Kale DOES this to me, as do many other dark leafy greens. Needless to say, I avoid them. Which is what I wanted to tell the relative who told me that green smoothies are the best breakfast one can eat, but I used the term "intestinal distress" instead, and the relative thought I mean 'embarrassing flatulence' instead. But the next time I hear about it, I'm going for the full Monty. I've observed that the more graphic and TMI I get, the more quickly it shuts down uninvited criticism. Using terms like "blotchy, red stinging rash," "unbearably painful, room-clearing gas," or "violent diarrhea" are usually enough to get people to lay off trying to get me to eat something I've politely declined.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from jlmathis14 in The crazy things people say   
    My grandparents lived to 93 & 97, I believe in large part because Grandma cooked from scratch at every meal. A meat. A vegetable. A salad. And usually potatoes. But if a potato is the worst thing in your diet, you're probably doing all right.
    Some relatives (well-educated people who should understand science better than most) have embraced a hard-core, plant-only, no-oils, no-fats form of eating based on the work of some cardiologist. I keep getting their 'just watch this...' links about the evils of fats & meat. They boil a lot. And -- having always had slender builds -- they now look emaciated.
    The vegan relatives bought me some non-stick pans "so you can cook without oil." Did they think I was deep-frying in Crisco every night?!
    Seriously, I keep waiting for their hair to fall out and their skin to flake off...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from michellelisa in My new favorite sweet potato dish   
    Just threw together an I-really-should-eat-something-before-I-go meal. Grated a large sweet potato, a little diced onion, and an egg. Sautéed in ghee, then seasoned to taste. Gotta make sure to leave it alone long enough to get some browning on it.
    Wow, even better than any hash browns I remember.
    Next time, will try it with zucchini...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from michellelisa in My new favorite sweet potato dish   
    Just threw together an I-really-should-eat-something-before-I-go meal. Grated a large sweet potato, a little diced onion, and an egg. Sautéed in ghee, then seasoned to taste. Gotta make sure to leave it alone long enough to get some browning on it.
    Wow, even better than any hash browns I remember.
    Next time, will try it with zucchini...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from Cinnaberry74 in Can I eat this?   
    Made this yesterday, and just ate a scoop over shredded apple for lunch. Yum! Thank you for the recipe.
    In the interests of full disclosure, I'm post Whole30, post re-intro, and still figuring out which are FWOBs and which, when eaten sparingly, I really enjoy. Ordinarily, I'd have no trouble polishing off the whole recipe in one sitting, but a quarter of the recipe was quite filling with the apple, so I'm not tempted to go back for more.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from hockeymom in Sick of Justifying My Diet   
    I tell people I'm on an elimination diet to identify some food sensitivities, and it's not yet time to start addding food groups back in. I've never had anyone argue with that, especially when I tell them it's working well, the problems have gone away for now, and I'll figure out what's causing them as soon as I'm able to add back food groups.
    Wonder if he'd leave sugar on a diabetic's chair, or a jar of JIF on the chair of someone who has peanut allergies? What a buffoon...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from peahen65 in Lenten Whole40: Reintroduction   
    I have more energy with compliant eating, but I do branch out from time to time. I haven't found anything that really sends my digestive system over the edge when eaten in moderation (as I've mentioned, I think my intestinal flora have been re-set) but I have found plenty of FWOB. Cookies & pizza leap to mind. And this morning, hash brown potatoes. I ate until they were GONE, long after the point at which I was satisfied. Clearly, not the healthiest approach, even with the most nutritious of foods.
    What I do notice a big sensitivity to, is the sugar crash. When I do eat pizza, potatoes, etc. I pretty much know I'm going to need a nap later, or else risk fall asleep at whatever I'm doing. On days when a nap isn't possible, I do what I can to avoid those foods. It's a BIG crash.
    I don't want to be that person everyone constantly has to cater to. ("Happy birthday, Mom; let's go where *I* can get a decent meal.") There are times when I'm willing to go with the flow. I go to awards dinners and fundraisers sometimes where quite frankly, I eat within reason from whatever's served. If I eat dessert at a dinner, I enjoy that one piece, and rest easy knowing the remainder won't be sitting on my own kitchen counter when I get home. I have relatives who are on some kind of all-plant, no-oils diet, and they'll say "oh, don't trouble yourselves; we'll just eat whatever." Then if there's nothing available by their rigid standards -- I'd roasted the veg; they don't eat the light spritz of oil -- they'll sit there with empty plates, which makes others at the table feel self-conscious. Usually, the host gets up and tries to make something special, despite their protests. ("No trouble at all; really.")
    Since completing Whole30, when I cook, I plan & cook in my own best interests 90% of the time. When others do, I never request anything special. When I'm out, more often than not I'll order a salad with chicken on top, but if that isn't available, I enjoy whatever IS, without guilt. That balance seems to be working well for me.
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    TessTurbo reacted to littleg in My new favorite sweet potato dish   
    Sweet potato noodles are my favorite.  Just had bolognese sauce on a mix of sweet potato + zucchini noodles last night!
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from jlmathis14 in The crazy things people say   
    My grandparents lived to 93 & 97, I believe in large part because Grandma cooked from scratch at every meal. A meat. A vegetable. A salad. And usually potatoes. But if a potato is the worst thing in your diet, you're probably doing all right.
    Some relatives (well-educated people who should understand science better than most) have embraced a hard-core, plant-only, no-oils, no-fats form of eating based on the work of some cardiologist. I keep getting their 'just watch this...' links about the evils of fats & meat. They boil a lot. And -- having always had slender builds -- they now look emaciated.
    The vegan relatives bought me some non-stick pans "so you can cook without oil." Did they think I was deep-frying in Crisco every night?!
    Seriously, I keep waiting for their hair to fall out and their skin to flake off...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from Ceecee Mack in bacon and sausage   
    Pedersen's bacon is available at Whole Foods. It doesn't contain sugar.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from SpinSpin in dumb insurance questionnaire :(   
    Oh, yes, low-fat mega-muffins, Olestra-laden frankenchips, low-fat greasy spread on my low-fat pasta... Very healthy, officer...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from michellelisa in My new favorite sweet potato dish   
    Just threw together an I-really-should-eat-something-before-I-go meal. Grated a large sweet potato, a little diced onion, and an egg. Sautéed in ghee, then seasoned to taste. Gotta make sure to leave it alone long enough to get some browning on it.
    Wow, even better than any hash browns I remember.
    Next time, will try it with zucchini...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from hockeymom in Sick of Justifying My Diet   
    I tell people I'm on an elimination diet to identify some food sensitivities, and it's not yet time to start addding food groups back in. I've never had anyone argue with that, especially when I tell them it's working well, the problems have gone away for now, and I'll figure out what's causing them as soon as I'm able to add back food groups.
    Wonder if he'd leave sugar on a diabetic's chair, or a jar of JIF on the chair of someone who has peanut allergies? What a buffoon...
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from peahen65 in Lenten Whole40: Reintroduction   
    Today I went to a wedding shower brunch and ate bacon & swiss quiche. (Dairy, flour.) And salad dressing that contained who-knows-what kind of oil. Plus crème fraîche in the soup. Wouldn't be able to isolate any single offender. So I said heck with it, ate the dessert (sugar), too, and will get back on the wagon Monday. It hasn't been that hard to stick with, when I have control over what I cook at home or order in a restaurant. Had a fantastic citrus Cobb salad on Tuesday night while out. Left off the cheese and it was compliant. Didn't ask about the dressing but it didn't taste sweet, so the worst thing in it was probably non-compliant oil, but we've already established that in some restaurants, that can't be avoided, so just make the best choices you can around it.
    I feel pretty good after the quiche and dessert, all things considered. Full, but not foggy, headachey, or overly bloated. No wind, either. Plus my face hasn't flared up. I did notice that the quiche, while good, was quite salty, so if I retain water tomorrow, that's the most likely cause. Tomorrow's brunch won't be any easier, though for dinner, my mom is baking a sweet potato, made sure everything she's putting on her pork loin is something I can have, will dot the broccoli with ghee, and asked me to bring a fruit salad the way I can eat it. (I plan to experiment with dates & Meyer lemon for a glaze...will let you know how that turns out.)
    I'm convinced that my worst enemies will turn out to be additives or something under the radar. Maybe just something in Coke Zero. I used to drink far more of that than I should. Eliminating nothing but THAT for 30 days would've probably done wonders for my overall health.
    I also learned today that a congenital heart defect runs in my family. Most of the men died at 60; the only one who made it past 60 was recently discovered to have this defect that can only be a fluke or congenital. Thankfully, through some of the volunteer work and teaching I've done, my heart has been ultrasounded dozens of times by med students and physicians, as recently as February. The way the defect was described (imagine more of a bicuspid valve than a tricuspid valve) everyone would've scratched their heads and adjusted their ultrasound screen if that's what they'd seen on mine. But nobody did that, not even the professors of medicine, who aren't there to give free medical advice, but who might take someone aside if they've seen an obvious anomaly in a heart and say, I didn't get a great look, and I'm an internist, not a cardiologist, but you may want to have that looked at.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from Ceecee Mack in bacon and sausage   
    Pedersen's bacon is available at Whole Foods. It doesn't contain sugar.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from Ceecee Mack in Salad dressing recipes or brands?   
    Well Fed's Awesome Sauce is similar to Russian or thousand island. Not at all acidic. Sorta labor intensive, but so great on salads that I usually double the recipe.
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    TessTurbo got a reaction from Ceecee Mack in bacon and sausage   
    Pedersen's bacon is available at Whole Foods. It doesn't contain sugar.
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    TessTurbo reacted to GFChris in An easier way to shred sweet potatoes?   
    Do you have a food processor with a shredder blade?  That's how I shred my sweet potatoes (also raw, after peeling).