NoMoreCrunchyCravings

Members
  • Content Count

    577
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    8

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in reheating sweet potatoes   
    It's as a result of an amazing little chemical called polyphenol oxidase, and is totally normal. Your potatoes are turning brown for the same reason raw white potatoes turn brown/gray, and why apples turn brown. They're still fine to eat, just don't look as pretty.
    For more information, look here: http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t--945/why-fruits-and-vegetables-turn-brown.asp
  2. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from -Kara in Donate Blood   
    I donated blood after my second Whole 30 (which was only a month after my first Whole 30) and my hematocrit was much higher than it'd been in my adult life, which I can only attribute to the higher quality foods I was eating, especially the high iron containing foods. I tried again in the autumn after eating back to my old habits again (not that healthy at all) for several months and my hematocrit was fairly low, like 33... probably because I'd been eating so much ice cream and chips instead of olives and protein salad! I hope to be able to donate again this winter after I've been eating better again.
  3. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to bookluvingbabe in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    We had 3 feet of snow from a storm in 2016. DH told me we were fine on eggs so I didn't stock up.  My friends who were not snowed in were treated to a countdown of how many eggs were left as the storm progressed.  (I believe we started with a dozen--really not enough for 3 people...)
  4. Confused
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to Laura_M in The crazy things people say   
    I called my brother to discuss Christmas presents. Usually he gets me a few bottles of wine. Since I’ve been on W30, I’ve realized I was drinking wine almost every night, and I had achy joints and felt sluggish. By day 16, I was feeling no aches (and had no reflux!). I’m sure wine was a main trigger. So I’ve decided to not drink for a long while (and then rarely). I asked him to consider getting me some art supplies or books on my Amazon wish list. 
    His response was that he’ll still get me the wine—“it really needs to age before you drink it anyway.” 
    I guess I can regift it. They are usually very nice bottles.
     
  5. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to GrandmaShel in reheating sweet potatoes   
    Thanks for the info...I have been eating them anyway, they are soooo good, especially after not having sugar for 24 days. I really enjoy the sweet potatoes. I usually roast/bake them, it is only the next day that they have the brown-ness to them. I know regular potatoes turn brown exposed to air when they are raw, I just thought it was weird because these are cooked and it happens. They are extremely fresh, we live in a potato growing area. and got some from a local farmer just dug, dirt still on them. Maybe that makes a difference too. Any way, I will just keep eating my delicious brown sweet potatoes. 
     
  6. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in reheating sweet potatoes   
    It's as a result of an amazing little chemical called polyphenol oxidase, and is totally normal. Your potatoes are turning brown for the same reason raw white potatoes turn brown/gray, and why apples turn brown. They're still fine to eat, just don't look as pretty.
    For more information, look here: http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t--945/why-fruits-and-vegetables-turn-brown.asp
  7. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from PickBabyStroller in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    I don't have children, but after you have decided what to do, if it includes limiting what your son will be eating, you need to be clear with the church care providers, the MOPS people, and at his play dates, etc. well in advance. If you just suddenly spring a dietary limitation on someone right when they're going to be caring for your child, they'll feel ill-prepared and stressed out, and possibly won't be able to follow your requests. However, if you give them quite a bit of time to prepare, or send along snacks for him and tell them (include a simple list, it's easier to be able to refer to!) what he's not to have, you should be good. If they don't listen to you, reinforce with them why you're making these changes - for his health! If they still don't comply, it's maybe time to change care providers/play date homes.
  8. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from Lea Mint in The crazy things people say   
    clapping 1 by NoMore CrunchyCravings, on Flickr
    clapping 2 by NoMore CrunchyCravings, on Flickr
  9. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to SugarcubeOD in The crazy things people say   
    There, fixed that...
  10. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to Crastney in The crazy things people say   
    If that was me I'd ask if he'd get me to pick up a 6 pack of beer and a fifth of bourbon, if I was a recovering alcoholic, or if he would ask me to pick up a packet of cigarettes if he knew that I'd quit smoking - his answer would surely be 'no', so why ask me to pick up diet coke if he knows I'm steering clear of it?  unless he's one of those people who say, what's the harm in you buying it for me?  You're not consuming it.  That's the kind of person you really don't need as a friend during Whole 30.
  11. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from kirkor in Gluten Free Humour   
    This is a beautiful thread.
  12. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to kirkor in Gluten Free Humour   
    Not quite worthy of it's own thread, but check this amazing satire: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/my-fully-optimized-life-allows-me-ample-time-to-optimize-yours#
  13. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to kirkor in Gluten Free Humour   
    related:
     

  14. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to kirkor in Gluten Free Humour   
    (sugar video
  15. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to Crastney in The crazy things people say   
    Colleague:  Wow you always eat so healthily!
    Me: yeah, you should see what I eat at the weekends
     
    at breakfast with MIL
    MIL - what's this 'cashew butter?' looks a bit posh (ie expensive) - what's wrong with peanut butter?
    Me: - peanuts aren't allowed on Whole30
    MIL: but you're not doing Whole30 at the moment.
    "I know, but we like it, and there's some left, so we're eating it"
    "but you're not allergic to peanuts!"  (thanks for confirming that for me, I'd never have known! - I've never actually been tested, and I could be very slightly allergic, without knowing - that's what W30 is for right?  but she just 'knows' that I'm not allergic!  )
    ... she reads a bit of ISWF
    "You can't have alcohol on Whole30! - I'll take back that bottle of Limnocello that we just gave you then if you're not going to be able to drink it" (they're just back from a trip to Italy)
    "we're not doing Whole30 at the moment! we can have alcohol if we chose to" (didn't you see me sharing a bottle of wine with you at dinner only last night!?)
  16. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to susanj2870 in Kimchi   
    Hi folks!  I am new to Whole30...my husband and I are on day 2.  (Feel so blessed he is doing it along with me!)  I have been making my own Kimchi for a long time.  There are lots of easy recipes on Pinterest.  Instead of using sugar I puree half of a pear and half of an apple in a cup of filtered water and add it to the rest of the ingredients.  This greatly aids the fermentation process.    Hope this helps!!  (Sunja's from Whole Foods is also good, but as already mentioned, pricey.  Kimchi is SOOO good for your gut---full of healthy probiotics.
  17. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to Crastney in Kombucha   
    Yikes Shaggy!  Scoby doby do!
    *SCOBY - Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast - theliving thing that ferments sweet tea into Kombucha.
  18. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to SugarcubeOD in Kombucha   
    It is compliant and I answered your question about how the sugar is labelled two posts up.
  19. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to kirkor in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You mean 6 dozen, right?
  20. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to denibear in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You have an avocado on the dashboard of your car...
  21. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from kirkor in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You find your favorite brands of light tasting olive oil and extra virgin olive oil on mega sale at the grocery and literally your entire cart is *filled* with oil.
    My friend my friend's friend couldn't believe I'd she'd put eight 1.5L bottles of Bertoli oil for my her mayo, and a huge can of California Olive Ranch oil all in my her cart.
  22. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to Crastney in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    when you get snack cravings for fatty things, like nut butter, coconut oil, avocados, olives, etc (instead of sweat things like cake, or doughnuts.)
  23. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings reacted to Codysmom in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Your family complains that they can't find any of THEIR food in the refrigerator because it's FULL OF YOUR FOOD.
  24. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from Nira81 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You drop the last blob of mayo onto the floor and realize it's not going to be a good day.
    Your friend's idea of going out is for wine and snacks and yours is to a teahouse.
    It's an amazing day when you get to the store and find the avocados on sale!
  25. Like
    NoMoreCrunchyCravings got a reaction from CateL in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Your coworkers wrinkle their noses at your breakfast of stewed cabbage and beets with baked pork chops and black olives.