Zoodles

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    Zoodles got a reaction from Delaine Ross in Egg substitute for Sweet Potato Hash recipe?   
    I have a box of "egg replacer" from days of old that is just potato starch. For one egg you use a heaped teaspoon in a couple of tablespoons of water. You could try tapioca starch instead and do the same thing? Otherwise I just grate and fry, just call it deconstructed
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    Zoodles got a reaction from Nicole in Cooking for a vegetarian tomorrow...   
    You could make stuffed eggplants - halve the eggplants, roast in the oven until soft, scoop out the flesh and fry up with some onion, garlic, tomatoes, capsicum, whatever, then stuff back into the eggplants and sprinkle with chopped basil, olives, pine nuts etc and bake again until the nuts are toasty. Or stuffed twice baked kumara, or zucchini, or capsicums.... hahahaha I really like stuffing things Or a hearty salad, like a roast veggie salad with tahini dressing or something, or zucchini fritters....
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    Zoodles got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Coconut sugar in coconut aminos   
    I bought the Coconut Secret one after finding that the Nuilife one had coconut syrup in it. The carb/sugar content of the Nuilife one is waaaaaayyyyy higher than the coconut secret one (can't remember the numbers now and I'm not at home to check), so I'm assuming that the sugar hasn't been eaten up by any fermentation etc. I'm in Sydney too, and I got the coconut secret one about a month ago from http://www.therawfoodworld.com. With shipping it ended up pretty expensive (around $20) and I have to say - not worth it, it's not a strong flavour and I end up using tons of it, the bottle ran out in a couple of weeks!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from BethAnne in Went off-track for Christmas - huge mistake!   
    I went off plan as well for Chrissy - big time! I must have eaten a truckload of ice cream and chocolate....mmmm.... but felt just awful for the next few days, stayed in bed for about 24 hours (while my poor 8 year old was planted in front of the computer for the whole day - eep!). My hair's been falling out again, I'm sluggish and energyless.... anyway I've started another Whole30 and am hoping I get back to the way I was feeling before! So glad I did go off road though, I truly realise now that no amount of ice cream is worth it, as I'm sure you do too! I think it's nice to have that concrete knowledge that avoiding certain foods will avoid the health problems that many of us have been plagued with before starting Whole30
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    Zoodles got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in type one diabetes low blood sugars   
    I have Type 1 too and I carried around sachets of plain white sugar to use when I got low during my Whole30. Low blood sugar is serious and needs to be treated quickly, it takes priority over Whole30 rules. Normally sugar is a bad guy because it causes blood sugar spikes and fluctuations etc, but if your blood sugar is already low then a spike is not going to be a bad thing, it's simply putting you back in the normal range. Saying that, I think you should stick to the plainest, most unflavoured/uncoloured/un-additivey form of glucose you can, like sugar or plain boiled lollies. Great to hear your levels are more stable!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in type one diabetes low blood sugars   
    I have Type 1 too and I carried around sachets of plain white sugar to use when I got low during my Whole30. Low blood sugar is serious and needs to be treated quickly, it takes priority over Whole30 rules. Normally sugar is a bad guy because it causes blood sugar spikes and fluctuations etc, but if your blood sugar is already low then a spike is not going to be a bad thing, it's simply putting you back in the normal range. Saying that, I think you should stick to the plainest, most unflavoured/uncoloured/un-additivey form of glucose you can, like sugar or plain boiled lollies. Great to hear your levels are more stable!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from LauraR in Sweet potato casserole paleo style   
    I agree - use a vanilla bean! Just split the bean, scrape out the seeds and put the pod and the seeds into the coconut milk. Heat gently for 5-10 mins or so to infuse the flavour and that's it. The flavour is so much better!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from LauraR in Sweet potato casserole paleo style   
    I agree - use a vanilla bean! Just split the bean, scrape out the seeds and put the pod and the seeds into the coconut milk. Heat gently for 5-10 mins or so to infuse the flavour and that's it. The flavour is so much better!
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    Zoodles reacted to AngieMaggieB in Slow burning success!   
    I finished my Whole 30 on the 16th October and felt quite good health wise but thrilled that I had managed to stick to it and enjoy the rhythm of cooking, eating, nourishing myself.
    I didn't want to reintroduce my old ways of eating as I have wanted to lose weight and come the end of the Whole 30 while I had lost a 4 pounds I wasn't blown away by the results.
    Something in me told me that I was a slow burner. I have done loads of diets in the past and I was determined that Paleo was going to be a lifestyle change for me not a bolt on diet. I was exercising plenty during the Whole 30 and my clothes started to fit better so beyond day 30 I just stuck to it.
    I read loads of blogs and kept the sucess stories on here in mind. I've played with carbs and portion sizes a bit but not ever felt like I am on a diet. Part of it has just been to say 'can I stick with this choice in the long term?' if the answer is no then I have thought don't do it, if the answer is yes I.e - eat less in the way of starches then great I can incorporate it into my lifestyle.
    The scales have been sloooooow but on around about Day 45 I could feel the shift beginning to happen. My appetite has changed, I literally feel my body composition changing, I am leaner and the scales say that I've lost another 5 pounds. I know my body has decided to trust that it can let go of some of its fat stores...no other way of explaining it but I could literally feel it refusing to lose weight and I waited patiently and calmly and it changed its mind!
    The above is my not so articulate way of trying to say to those out there trying the Whole 30 and feeling no change is occurring STICK WITH IT - your body will start to shift things when it's ready and when it feels it is safe to start letting go.
    Thanks for the support wonderful people and I will continue to take heart and encouragement from the stories on this forum!
    Angie