Lissa Kristine

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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Intimidated by veggies... some help finding variety   
    One of the things I like to do to keep from getting bored with produce is get the occasional Misfit Market Box. It's one of those subscription services that sends you organic produce that would otherwise be discarded due to size, minor blemishes, or surplus at a discount. It would defeat the purpose of the box to waste food that's in it, so I end up having to find creative ways to use produce I either wouldn't normally select or even things I don't care for too much (soups/stews are really good for items that are a little more damaged, starting to turn, or ones I just don't like and need to hide; for fruit cooking it can help if there are a lot of bruises, etc).

    Misfit Market is only available in NJ, NY, PA, CT, and DE, but there are other companies like it including Imperfect Produce. (I do have a referral code for MM that will give anyone a discount on their first box). 
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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from Raven in Goals for Post Whole30   
    I start my Whole30 on September 8. 

    I was originally thinking about trying a pledge from 100 Days of Real Food (maybe not 100 days, but 30 or so seems doable), but I feel like I can still get into way too much trouble with honey and maple syrup. If I can nip my sweet tooth a bit before transitioning, I'll do a LOT better. 
     
    And, of course, that's not saying that refined sugar and white flour will necessarily be off-limits forever. Last week, I went over to a friend's house and after she put her girls to bed, we each had a bowl of chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I would love to keep doing things like that. I want the freedom to go to a local bakery at 1AM with a group from church (one of my friends is an employee there who can open up the store after hours) and enjoy a cupcake. I don't think that's unreasonable. I think that's being realistic. 

    I want to feel strong enough and healthy enough that I can say "no" if I decide I don't want to indulge, but I want the freedom to say "yes" if I decide it's absolutely worth it- even if it's just ice cream on a Monday night (and not some special occasion like a holiday or event). 
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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from ladyshanny in Goals for Post Whole30   
    Not a problem! Sometimes, finding the right board is a challenge, so I took a risk.
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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from MeadowLily in Preparation has Begun!   
    So, I'm currently working on my preparations to begin my Whole30 on September 8 (SIX days earlier than I originally intended). I'm starting off by stocking up on some pantry staples. I've decided to take advantage of a free Thrive Market trial AND a couple stacked discount codes by stocking up on some things that I either cannot get at the grocery store I work at, or are more expensive at said grocery store:

    -Paleo Mayonaise made with avocado oil 
    -Lard
    -Coconut Flour
    -Coconut Aminos
    -Shredded Coconut
    -Avocado Oil
    -A few various cans of approved seafood (tuna, salmon) packed in water and olive oil
     
    Total after discounts comes to under $30. 

    Granted, I can probably make the lard and mayo at home, but I'm a little overwhelmed by everything, so I'll buy it this time and make it next time. I AM going to make my own ghee, however. 
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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from Mitch55 in Trader Joe's Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausages   
    I went to TJ's today to look around to get some ideas for what to get for my Whole30 next month. I came across these Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausages, but I can't tell if they are compliant or not.
     
    Ingredients are chicken, dehydrated apples, salt,roasted onion, celery juice powder, white pepper, nutmeg, theyme, ginger, chardonnay, rosemary, and pork casing.  

    The only ingredient I'm unsure of is the chardonnay. I know the rest of the ingredient are ok. 

    Thanks for the help!
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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from MeadowLily in Preparation has Begun!   
    So, I'm currently working on my preparations to begin my Whole30 on September 8 (SIX days earlier than I originally intended). I'm starting off by stocking up on some pantry staples. I've decided to take advantage of a free Thrive Market trial AND a couple stacked discount codes by stocking up on some things that I either cannot get at the grocery store I work at, or are more expensive at said grocery store:

    -Paleo Mayonaise made with avocado oil 
    -Lard
    -Coconut Flour
    -Coconut Aminos
    -Shredded Coconut
    -Avocado Oil
    -A few various cans of approved seafood (tuna, salmon) packed in water and olive oil
     
    Total after discounts comes to under $30. 

    Granted, I can probably make the lard and mayo at home, but I'm a little overwhelmed by everything, so I'll buy it this time and make it next time. I AM going to make my own ghee, however. 
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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from whitjm5 in Chipotle?   
    When it comes to the salad dressing, I don't see a point. Whenever I go to Chipotle, Qdoba, or Moe's, I almost ALWAYS order a salad without dressing. That's what the salsa is for, right? I love me some salsa verde- especially from Qdoba.
    Nixing the beans will be tough as I usually double up on them, and I've never been a huge guac fan- fresh avocodo, yes, but not the guacamole. I suppose mixing it in with some meat, lettuce, and salsa will be different than just having some plain with tortilla chips though, so next time I go out for fast-food Mexican, I think I'll go for the guacamole as well.
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    Lissa Kristine got a reaction from Suzy in Q'doba?   
    I saw that too. So, basically, you can get pico de gallo, guacamole, and lettuce. Blech