theya

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  1. theya

    Anyone ever made "Paleo" pasta?

    I also used my tri-blade slicer to make butternut squash noodles....pretty good, but I like zucchini better, the hold together a little more.
  2. theya

    Who's made what from Well Fed 2!

    I made Moroccan style Bangers (Merguez) and served them with sweet potatoes mashed with coconut oil and mustard....delicious! I can't wait to try the fried sardines...
  3. theya

    Anyone ever made "Paleo" pasta?

    I'm crazy about zucchini "noodles" and find that they really scratch that pasta itch! I use a spiral vegetable slicer to give them a spaghetti like shape and there is no funny business involved in trying to use some expensive flours to make sub-par sex-with-your-pants-on pasta! Here is as recipe where I top them with Melissa Joulwan's Sunshine sauce... http://whatthehelldoicook.com/2013/11/03/chicken-satay-saute/
  4. theya

    Share your favorite fall recipes!

    Okay, this one is not a typical "fall" thing but I'm super tired of butternut squash soup and I keep getting leeks in my CSA box. Here's my recipe for Leeks Vinaigrette! http://whatthehelldoicook.com/2013/11/23/leeks-vinaigrette/
  5. theya

    Yogurt made from coconut milk?

    Here's my recipe for coconut yogurt, I'm pretty sure it's it's Whole 30 compliant if you omit the vanilla extract (alcohol?). http://whatthehelldoicook.blogspot.com/2013/02/fun-with-homemade-cashew-milk.html
  6. theya

    Managing Social Events

    I may just trot out the raging hemorrhoid story, you're right that will shut them right up! lol What a great idea to bring your own stuff to a wedding! I would have never had the guts to do that. Thanks for the suggestions.
  7. Ok, I am only on Day 1 of my whole 30, but I have attempted them in the past and never succeeded due to my complete loss of resolve during social situations. I am totally a social eater and drinker and seem to be unable to manage peer pressure (what am I 15?!...not even close). I follow a mostly Paleo diet but am very attached to the old 80/20 rule. I know what to do, I just don't always do it. I have just come home from a vacation where I went way off the rails (Margaritas and Mexican anyone?) to find my weight way up, my hemorrhoids blazing (sorry for the TMI) and lack of motivation in high gear. I decided to start a Whole 30 right away (why wait?) but I have lots of social events coming up in the next few weeks (houseguests, anniversary, Easter, birthday parties...) and I'm anticipating lack of resolve. I would love to hear some of your strategies for navigating such situation with grace and keeping your motivation intact.
  8. theya

    Paleo-Rexia? It's my mom...

    Thanks! That was a really awesome post!
  9. theya

    Paleo-Rexia? It's my mom...

    Great advice ladies, thanks for your support!
  10. I am a newly minted nutritional therapist and have been treating my 66 year old mother for her hemorrhiods and digestive issues with a Paleo-style diet. We did a Whole 30 together and she lost 3 pounds (on her already thin frame) and I lost nothing. She is also experiencing drastic reduction in her symptoms. She is now so obsessive, that she refuses to ever go out to eat or to a dinner party., I took her to a salad bar for lunch and all she got was a bowl of lettuce. I explained to her that it's a salad bar, she can make her salad how ever she wants, but she refused and said "I just don't know what's in anything". She now talks about food and weight constanstly and monitors what everyone else puts in their mouth. She won't even eat at my house anymore because of what I might have "put in the food", for the record I am an amazing paleo-style cook. I am suddenly 12 years old again. I feel fat, judged and a little obsessive myself. I am a grown woman and I am acting like an insecure teenager! I have been obsessively monitoring my carbs and weighing myself daily (of course the scale is not budging). I am a Nutrtional Therapist, I know better than this!! Please help me get out of this nasty rut.
  11. Shrimp Fried "Rice" from Eat Like a Dinosaur is my absolute favorite! I add some shredded purple cabbage for color. I have to admit though, it is not well-received by the kids but I could eat it every day. #2 favorite, marinate some boneless, skinless chicken thighs in Well Fed's Sunshine sauce for a few hours (save some on the side for serving), chop into one inch pieces and grill on skewers with thickly sliced peaches or nectarines. Garnish with extra sauce and cilantro and serve over cauliflower rice. I also make "fish tacos" with cod pieces dredged in a bit of arrowroot powder and salt and "fried" in coconut oil. Serve in lettuce leaves with homemade guacamole, homemade red cabbage slaw (sliced red cabbage with paleo mayo, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and a dash of hot sauce) and lime wedges. Those are my top 3.
  12. theya

    Top 10 Whole30 Staples

    I love Jicama. I slice it in 1/2 ovals, squeeze lime, sprinkle with paprika or cayenne and salt. Eat it just like that or use them as a chip substitute for salsa and guacamole. We eat it every Tuesday with our tacos. -coconut milk - cauliflower rice -coconut aminos -avocado -fish sauce -eggs - lettuce -purple cabbage - frozen wild shrimp -ghee
  13. theya

    Day 2, tackling my issues...

    Hi Renee and DucatiGirl! It's great to have your support and I'm happy to have people who can relate to my issues. I know we can do it. I am on Day 4 (again) because I had some off-roading and ended up with lots of tummy trouble (agony!). I would not have believed it myself if it hadn't happened. But the upside is that I felt so awful that I am newly committed. Going to my first cocktail party tonight wish me luck...
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    Find members near me?

    Thanks for the tip! I just moved to a new city and am going to check that one out right away!
  15. theya

    Eat Right For Your Blood Type

    I'm a type A and followed that diet's recommendation years ago. Being a vegetarian, I believe, threw me into a battle with depression that lasted for years. A vegetarian diet did not provide me with enough amino acids to support my brain and make my much-needed seratonin and other mood elevating hormornes. Nor did it provide my brain and body with enough healthy fats to thrive. I think the only reason why some people feel better on ANY diet plan is that for the most part they have cut out junk food and processed carbohyrates.