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Hi y'all, I am on day 41 of a whole120. I am going to be eating here tomorrow night and would love your input on what my best selections would be. I think there might be a few things with modifications and I might need to call them to double check on ingredients etc. Oh and this is a first date so I want to be on my game and not look like some crazy person.  ;)

 

Thanks in advance!

 

http://www.micocinarestaurants.com/menu.html

 

http://www.micocinarestaurants.com/menu.html#glutenfree

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It looks like there are a few options you could ask about.  You will need to find out if they cook with soybean oil; and if their marinades contain soy and/or sugar.  Looking at the gluten-friendly menu, those are the two that stand out for me as ingredients you'll need to ask about.

 

Happy first date!

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Hi Amy, and thanks! I am thinking that the tilapla veracruz looks like it might work. I can get double veggies rather than the rice. I will call and see what they are using to stif-fry the veggies in, most likely something not whole30.  :mellow:  If I asked for all veggies and to have them steamed is my date going to think I'm crazy, eh probably. LOL 

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Hi Amy, and thanks! I am thinking that the tilapla veracruz looks like it might work. I can get double veggies rather than the rice. I will call and see what they are using to stif-fry the veggies in, most likely something not whole30.  :mellow:  If I asked for all veggies and to have them steamed is my date going to think I'm crazy, eh probably. LOL 

 

Also ask about any seasoning on the fish, and what oils they cook the fish in.  If you call ahead of time and clarify how you can get this dish prepared in a compliant way, you can simply order it, with the agreed modifications, without blinking an eye on your date.

 

You might find this Dear Melissa letter while dating on Paleo or a Whole30 interesting. http://whole30.com/2013/09/dear-melissa-dating/

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Also ask about any seasoning on the fish, and what oils they cook the fish in.  If you call ahead of time and clarify how you can get this dish prepared in a compliant way, you can simply order it, with the agreed modifications, without blinking an eye on your date.

 

You might find this Dear Melissa letter while dating on Paleo or a Whole30 interesting. http://whole30.com/2013/09/dear-melissa-dating/

Chris! Thanks for sharing that, what a great read. 

Fortunately he is aware of my Paleo lifestyle in general. We met online and it is in my profile, no major details but mentioned. He is a doctor (radiologist) so he is smart and what doctor does not like people that are looking out for their own well being.  ;) 

I am going to call the restaurant to get the low down on ingredients, thanks again. 

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Also ask about any seasoning on the fish, and what oils they cook the fish in.  If you call ahead of time and clarify how you can get this dish prepared in a compliant way, you can simply order it, with the agreed modifications, without blinking an eye on your date.

 

You might find this Dear Melissa letter while dating on Paleo or a Whole30 interesting. http://whole30.com/2013/09/dear-melissa-dating/

 

Thank you again for the post link!

We ended up talking A LOT about whole30 but he was doing all of the asking, so that is good. :)

I tried not to sound too crazy and tried to counter his "you can't have X" questions with what I can have and when he asked why I did my best to explain.

Double bonus points for him because he does want to read more about it, he is a self proclaimed "information junike" and asked that I send him the website info etc. I also sent him to theclothesmakethegirl.com, nomnompaleo.com and thefoodee.com so he can see AMAZING paleo food in action and get the "you can't haves" out of his thinking. 

Thanks again y'all!

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Well thanks to my little dating excursion last night I have discovered that I most definitely have an intolerance to canola oil.  :(

That is the only thing not compliant in the "gluten free" menu chicken fajitas that I had last night. I know it is ok on Whole30 if you are eating as it care rarely be avoided but WOW I had no idea it would effect me. 

Avert your eyes!!! TMI: I was gassy a few hours after the meal so I knew something was up and this morning I had a bit of a blow out and I am still a little rumbly in my tumbbly. Sigh. 
Well at least I learned something.  :wacko:

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