Tessina

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    Tessina reacted to SugarcubeOD in Natural Flavors added to food?   
    The program is not going to change whether or not we allow natural flavors into products, even on the W30 approved program.  Like others have said, you're welcome to leave natural flavors out for your program or your entire life, that's totally fine.
    Your insinuating that people aren't learning for themselves and the constant use of 'should' may be what is getting people's hackles up. You're absolutely correct in that the 'natural flavors' umbrella can be suspect but you would also find with some research that some 'natural flavors' like in RX Bars for instance are essential oils but they're, by law, not allowed to refer to them as such. 
    Your concern does not go unnoticed, nor does the concern of others that have come before you suggesting we outlaw coffee or green tea etc... you're welcome to not eat or drink products with natural flavors.  Just know that the program's allowance of natural flavors has been well thought out and researched as opposed to the founders just letting the natural flavors in becuase they didn't know any better.
    Happy Whole30-ing to you.
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    Tessina got a reaction from RandiW in sugar dragon artwork   
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    Tessina got a reaction from Maureen Boyle in Constant Comment Tea by Bigelows   
    Thank you for asking about the "sweet spice" in the Constant Comment Tea.

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    Tessina got a reaction from Emily T in What are your favorite Loose Leaf Teas?   
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    Tessina got a reaction from Maureen Boyle in Constant Comment Tea by Bigelows   
    Thank you for asking about the "sweet spice" in the Constant Comment Tea.

    The "sweet spice" is "clove"

    I hope this information is helpful to you.

    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call us at 888-244-3569, between 9:00 and 5:00 Eastern Time.

    The Bigelow Family thanks you for choosing Bigelow Teas.

    Cordially,
    Kathy Perrin
    Consumer Service Representative
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    Tessina got a reaction from lesleyj in Kombucha, really?   
    *Sigh*  I thought that these forms would be the last place to see antagonistic type posts as we are all adults.  Apparently I was wrong, so I will remove myself from this topic. 
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    Tessina got a reaction from lesleyj in Kombucha, really?   
    I'm talking about when you originally said it. 
     
     
     
     
    I can see where she got the idea you were saying you don't eat what you consider "processed" foods.   I don't think she was trying to put words in your mouth but responding to what she believed you were saying. 
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    Tessina got a reaction from wholelife in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    Jess C, you are doing well, hopefully your husband forgives you and you forgive yourself.  When quitting things the rages do happen, we just have to look past them at the goal which you seem to be doing.  
     
    If you need to rage at someone yell at me *HUGGLES*
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    Tessina got a reaction from praxisproject in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    *HUGGLES*
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    Tessina got a reaction from katherineb in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    had a hospital appointment today and lost weight and officially OFF of Blood Pressure medications, but still have to monitor
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    Tessina got a reaction from Josie C1964 in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    I put myself in a bad position yesterday and left the house hungry, while I touched no candy (very proud of myself) I caved in on pizza when offered.  
     
    SO I'm in.  and am not going anywhere for thanksgiving so no temptation there. 
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    Tessina reacted to jgreene in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie
     
    Crust:
    1/2 cup hazelnuts
    1 cup pecans
    4 tablespoons melted ghee
    pinch of sea salt
     
    Preheat oven to 350. Place the nuts in a food processor and process until the 
    nuts are a flour like or almond meal like consistency. Pour into a small mixing 
    bowl, add the butter and salt and mix into a thick dough. Using your hands, 
    spread evenly into a pie pan and back for 10 minutes.
     
    Filling
    1 – 14oz can of organic pumpkin puree (nothing added, just pumpkin)
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup raw organic honey (can leave out if on Whole30 - maybe add a little juice instead)
    1/2 cup coconut milk
     
    While the crust is in the oven, whisk all of the pie filling ingredients 
    together. Pour into the crust that has been baked for 10 minutes, return to the 
    oven and bake for and additional 45 minutes.
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    Tessina reacted to kirkor in White Potatos   
     
    That site is often about as useful as buzzfeed --- there doesn't seem to be any sort of criteria for what gets posted, and it all seems to be about SEO.
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    Tessina reacted to stravajunkie in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    Hi all! I've only posted a few times on a different thread, and I'm only at day 7. It looks like many of you are wrapping up your whole30, which is awesome! Is there anyone else on here who is a November late bloomer like me? I would really appreciate a few buddies who would be willing to do a daily post/maybe even a daily food list here for the next week or so...I have mega extended family and mega kids to contend with this weekend and a very stressful work project that will wrap up (hopefully not as the biggest disaster in the history of mankind) right after Thanksgiving week....in other words, accountability and the sense that I'm not the only person crazy enough to jump into this right before the holidays would be SO appreciated.
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    Tessina reacted to RachelRoberts2 in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    Aw it is so sad to see Joy and angledge go!
    Theres always opportunities to try again! and Don't view it as a failure, more a new lesson!
    Hope everyone else is getting ready for Thanksgiving!!!
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    Tessina reacted to MeadowLily in wheat=body, sugar=mind?   
    That's awesome, Tessina.  
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    Tessina got a reaction from MeadowLily in wheat=body, sugar=mind?   
    Well I can even go to almost 95% diet and 5% exercise.. as a key too.. I was pre-diabetic.. and while waking some I didn't not do a whole lot, but by changing my diet with Whole 30.. not even close to being diabetic anymore.
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    Tessina reacted to MeadowLily in wheat=body, sugar=mind?   
    I watched your movie about cereal and bread...and Type II Diabetes.   Athletes in tip top shape who were eating both, ending up  with Type II showing up at their door.      Interesting, the one athlete thought it was  80% exercise and 20% diet as being the key to health.   He completely changed his mind....80% diet and 20% exercise as the key to diabetes prevention.  Thanks for finding it.
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    Tessina got a reaction from Tanya K in wheat=body, sugar=mind?   
    I got this from one of my senators today..
     
    "Thanks very much for getting in touch with me and letting me know what’s on your mind regarding diabetes issues. 
      Diabetes is a serious and deadly disease that affects approximately 26 million people in the United States.  One in three children who are born will develop the disease, which is one of the top five leading causes of death in Tennessee.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults in America.   The American Diabetes Association and CDC estimate the total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States to be more than $174 billion a year.  Unfortunately we are seeing more and more new cases of this disease each year.  Each year, I have supported the highest appropriation to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that I believe our federal budget constraints will allow. The NIH is the foremost authority on medical research in the United States, and it is important to help them achieve their mission of curing and advancing treatments for diseases like diabetes.    It’s important to me that we find ways to help the millions of Americans who are afflicted with this disease.  There are a number of diabetes-related measures that may be discussed in the coming months.  I appreciate your letting me know which issues are important to you and where you stand on them.  I’ll be sure to keep your comments in mind as diabetes care and treatment is discussed and debated in Washington and in Tennessee. "   Answers are right in front of them and they can't see it. >.>    I was prediabetic they were debating claiming I was diabetic, I asked them to wait and next visit, wow not even close... what did I change?  Soda.. and steering clear of anything with HFCS that I could.     And Meadowlily I never thought about sugar in alcohol being a factor in the introduction of sugar to Native Americans
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    Tessina reacted to praxisproject in Stuffing SWYPO?   
    I want the swedish meatballs recipe if you find one!
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    Tessina got a reaction from katherineb in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    had a hospital appointment today and lost weight and officially OFF of Blood Pressure medications, but still have to monitor
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    Tessina got a reaction from praxisproject in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    Joy the best that anyone can ask is to take care of yourself, if you feel Whole 30 is wrong for you or causing you issues I don't think anyone would look down on you for that. *HUGGLES*
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    Tessina got a reaction from praxisproject in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    *HUGGLES*
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    Tessina reacted to Vian in Stuffing SWYPO?   
    SWYPO means you paleoize something you love but it's never really as good as the real thing, and doesn't hit the spot the way the real thing does. For some, that could be chocolate cake or other deserts, for others it could be stuffing, or spaghetti. The foods we love are different for everyone, so what counts as SWYPO is different for everyone. However, I think we can have different versions of foods we loved that are still very tasty and unique, because they in no way resemble the original. I'm making a chestnut and sausage stuffing with mushrooms and celery and onions and herbs. I'm sure it will be tasty, but it in NO WAY resembles bread stuffing. However, I don't have a love affair with bread stuffing. My mom never made the best stuffing ever - she usually just made stove top, tbh, which I always thought was salty with no other real flavor, and the few occasions I made it, I added onions, celery, and fresh herbs. We don't have any family recipes that have been passed down from great grandma that "mean" thanksgiving for us. We make it different every year. This year my mom is making just a turkey breast and leg (leg for gravy mostly) for my dad and uncle because they *HAVE* to have turkey, and I'm roasting a leg of lamb because I don't even like turkey. 
     
    Christmas is a different story though. Swedish meatballs mean Christmas for me. And I will find a way to make them without flour/breadcrumbs.
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    Tessina reacted to Leonie in Roll call: November Whole30s!   
    wow!!! opened up to hear the bad news about Angledge and Joy
     
    Angledge: no job = no food, don't you dare appologise for taking care of priorities- relationships come first and work is a biggie. You will have learnt so much from giving this a crack- stuff about your body, how you respond, healthier eating patterns and healthier cooking styles. Y,ou don't leave empty handed, just savvier
     
    Joy- thought you were amazing for doing the whole 30 with all the stuff happening in your life!!! now I find out your really honest as well!!! You have to do what is best for your physical, emotional and mental health. Keeping on down a slippery slope to trouble is insane- glad your pulling up now- thAT IS A GREAT EXAMPLE for your daughter- btw are you general trained under that middie badge? ( aka old school hospital trained DC lol)
     
    Tessina how fantabulous- no meds! congratulations- now that's a great way to save some coins - holiday coming up?
     
    cooking for family gathering of 16 tonight- yep all whole 30 main- slow cooked lamb-( ala Matt Preston), tatties, pumpkin roasted and huge green salad
    antipasto platter and desert are challenging- so I'll be opting for fruit, not chocolate fudgie delishiousness, and soda water not bubbles rofl. I don't mind I'm looking forward to that juicy, tender fall apart lamb yummmm
     
    be blessed cheers