GlennR

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    GlennR got a reaction from tangerine in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
     
    Ever since completing my first Whole 30 about a month ago, I've been noodling with the idea of hacking dishes from my food tradition to make them Whole30 compliant. And I've decided to do it! So for the month of June, I'll be trying out various Whole30 Filipino recipes and sharing them in my blog. Come visit! And maybe try some of the recipes for yourself.
     
    I started today with mango pork tocino. It didn't suck, if I may say so myself.
     
    I'll be posting links to new recipes in this topic as I add them to my blog.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Maggiedoll in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    Mulling an alcohol reintro next. Tentative plan:
     
    Breakfast - mimosas
    Lunch - wine
    Dinner - beer
     
    I mean, per the reintro guidelines, we're supposed to have an item from each off-plan group once each meal, right?
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    GlennR got a reaction from Edesia in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
     
    Here's a recipe for spaghetti squash pancit (when you have to feed a lot of people good veggies).
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    GlennR got a reaction from EmilyK in Soy sauce substitute?   
     
    Southeast Asian-inspired recipes. Fish sauce is ubiquitous in all of Southeast Asia, not just Thailand.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Dfroehlich in What would happen to the economy if Whole30(ish) eating became the norm?   
    Wow, a lot of utopian visions here. Me, I would be concerned about the carrying capacity of the planet for a high protein lifestyle like Whole30. Even though it is a very healthy lifestyle for me personally, I am painfully aware that I eat high on the hog, as they say -- or to put another way, high on the food chain. The one saving grace about a grain-centric diet is that it's cheap and plentiful. You can feed an awful lot of people per acre of land with grains compared to livestock or even veggies. The only way we're currently able to feed the billions of hungry mouths across the world is that most people eat rice, barley, wheat as the bulk of their diets. Convert everyone to higher protein diets and we may not have enough land, energy, or atmosphere to feed everyone.
     
    So as I've said in another forum, I'm kind of hoping for the replicator technology from Star Trek. Or, more within reach, something like 3d printed beef. Or, you know, farming on the moon. (Not that I would personally prefer these science-fictionish technological solutions, but I can't see how we do it otherwise.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from decker_bear in What would happen to the economy if Whole30(ish) eating became the norm?   
    Anyone who has tried Whole30 quickly realizes that most grocery store aisles quickly become redundant, at least for the duration of the Whole30, when you tend to frequent the meat and veggie sections almost exclusively. Now, imagine if the processed food sections actually disappeared ... because most everyone is eating Whole30ish -- i.e., real food, minimal processing, certain food groups (dairy, legumes) taking up dramatically dramatically less space in peoples' diets.
     
    What happens? The world economy crashes? The ecosystem overloads since people will be eating more meat that currently? Or we adjust and become a bucolic utopia? What do you think?
     
    One thing I feel confident will happen: the restaurant industry will quickly adjust. There is nothing inherently difficult about switching to Whole30 principles in preparing food in eateries. In fact, I'm just waiting for Whole30ish restaurants to start sprouting once Whole30 starts to really penetrate the general population (as it seems to be doing). That will offer a welcome break to my constant cooking.
     
    (Sorry for putting it in this forum. Closest one that seemed to fit. There isn't any "Whole30 Philosophical Musings" forum, unfortunately. )
     
     
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    GlennR got a reaction from decker_bear in What would happen to the economy if Whole30(ish) eating became the norm?   
    Anyone who has tried Whole30 quickly realizes that most grocery store aisles quickly become redundant, at least for the duration of the Whole30, when you tend to frequent the meat and veggie sections almost exclusively. Now, imagine if the processed food sections actually disappeared ... because most everyone is eating Whole30ish -- i.e., real food, minimal processing, certain food groups (dairy, legumes) taking up dramatically dramatically less space in peoples' diets.
     
    What happens? The world economy crashes? The ecosystem overloads since people will be eating more meat that currently? Or we adjust and become a bucolic utopia? What do you think?
     
    One thing I feel confident will happen: the restaurant industry will quickly adjust. There is nothing inherently difficult about switching to Whole30 principles in preparing food in eateries. In fact, I'm just waiting for Whole30ish restaurants to start sprouting once Whole30 starts to really penetrate the general population (as it seems to be doing). That will offer a welcome break to my constant cooking.
     
    (Sorry for putting it in this forum. Closest one that seemed to fit. There isn't any "Whole30 Philosophical Musings" forum, unfortunately. )
     
     
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    GlennR got a reaction from cottagequeen in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from MeadowLily in Good food binges   
     
    I accept your distinction, with two minor objections: I can also enjoy a feast by myself (they just don't make as good stories) and I do not necessarily have to have been hungry days beforehand -- sometime the mood just hits, you know.
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    GlennR got a reaction from wulfie in Good food binges   
    Ooh, and another one: There used to be a US military R&R facilities up in the mountains of Baguio in the Philippines. Some friends and I went to one of the restaurants there for exotic fare: huge American breakfasts with steak and eggs. (Well, they were exotic to us.) For some reason, I was really hungry that morning, and when people couldn't finish their meals, I pretty much polished off their leftover steaks and eggs. My friends were shocked, since I normally eat like a bird. Not sure myself where I packed it all away, since I felt perfectly fine afterwards.
     
    Good times.
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    GlennR got a reaction from MeadowLily in Good food binges   
    We often read about people distraught about their food binges. I happen to think that occasional binges are natural and not at all harmful. In fact, I have some pretty good memories about some food binges past. I wrote this on another thread (discussing fat):
     
    "I remember one time back in college, some friends and I went to an island that happened to have a pig farm. The workers there roasted a whole piglet (lechon) just for the five of us. We feasted around the campfire under the stars. Usually in parties with lechon, people fight to get the crunchy skin. This time, we had way more skin than we could eat. We lay on our mats after, bellies full, watching stars streak across the sky, till we fell asleep."
     
    What are some of your happy memories of food binges?
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    GlennR got a reaction from FranE in Smoked salmon   
    Trader Joe's has a compliant brand, just salmon and salt.
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    GlennR got a reaction from MeadowLily in Good food binges   
    We often read about people distraught about their food binges. I happen to think that occasional binges are natural and not at all harmful. In fact, I have some pretty good memories about some food binges past. I wrote this on another thread (discussing fat):
     
    "I remember one time back in college, some friends and I went to an island that happened to have a pig farm. The workers there roasted a whole piglet (lechon) just for the five of us. We feasted around the campfire under the stars. Usually in parties with lechon, people fight to get the crunchy skin. This time, we had way more skin than we could eat. We lay on our mats after, bellies full, watching stars streak across the sky, till we fell asleep."
     
    What are some of your happy memories of food binges?
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    GlennR got a reaction from kirkor in How much fat is too much fat?   
     
    I remember one time back in college, some friends and I went to an island that happened to have a pig farm. The workers there roasted a whole piglet (lechon) just for the five of us. We feasted around the campfire under the stars. Usually in parties with lechon, people fight to get the crunchy skin. This time, we had way more skin than we could eat. We lay on our mats after, bellies full, watching stars streak across the sky, till we fell asleep.
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    GlennR got a reaction from kirkor in How much fat is too much fat?   
     
    I remember one time back in college, some friends and I went to an island that happened to have a pig farm. The workers there roasted a whole piglet (lechon) just for the five of us. We feasted around the campfire under the stars. Usually in parties with lechon, people fight to get the crunchy skin. This time, we had way more skin than we could eat. We lay on our mats after, bellies full, watching stars streak across the sky, till we fell asleep.
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    GlennR reacted to evaq in How much fat is too much fat?   
     
     
    OMG GlennR, that's Asian gateway food (or food without breaks) for sure! All that's missing from that photo is the white rice and hoisin dipping sauce. Gosh, one of my faves.
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    GlennR reacted to MeadowLily in What's the deal with fruit?   
    Fruits are best at the end of meals...after an excellent compliant meal of proteins, vegetables and fats.  Two fruits aday is enough for most people.  Fruits and nuts when eaten alone can become a trigger for snacking all throughout the day.  Some eat fruits 5 or 6 X aday and that's frankly, a whole lotta fruit sugars.  Snacks are not forbidden but discouraged, especially if snacking pre-Whole 30 was a way of life.
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    GlennR reacted to AmandaT in Day 1 and I think I Screwed Up Already :(   
    Hi Tom, 
     
    Thank you for directing me to that article. I'm going to start over with tomorrow being my official 'Day 1,' but I'm going to continue to eat the compliant meals I prepped for today. I don't see any reason to jump off the bandwagon just because today isn't officially my first day anymore. 
     
    Thank you!
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    GlennR got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in How much fat is too much fat?   
     

     
    Obviously, you've never been to a Filipino party.  (That's roast pork.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from cottagequeen in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from jmcbn in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...