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Old 06-11-2014, 10:56 AM
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I just finished making, and eating a very delicious dish of two eggs, diced mushrooms and organic kale, sauteed into an omelet, with a sprinkling of colby shredded cheese; I also had a slice of udi's sourdough bread with organic butter.
It was a delicious brunch.

I am planning on making a chicken walnut salad for dinner this evening.

Have a good afternoon.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:56 PM
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Quick check-in, will say more later.

So far, coffee per usual, chicken, bok choy, and grapes for lunch. Tonight I'm making a Carolina Gold paleo BBQ sauce to make the chicken more interesting It seemed liked a "lower maintenance" sauce and didn't require 20 freaking ingredients. Yeah, I'm lazy today. Making fried green tomatoes for the husband (but won't be sharing), and some sweet potatoes fries, more coconut garlic bok choy (love it!), and since we stocked up on more coconut oil I will make some more paleo chocolate. We finished it off in about three days, and that was basically nibbling. Going to order the chocolate bar mold from Amazon to make it easier.

Oh... who'd have thought eating cantaloupe with roast beef = deliciousness?? So good. It feels like I'm rediscovering plain, simple foods all over again.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:00 PM
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I would inhale cantaloupe and roast beef , SJ! It IS scrumptious. And if you freeze a sweet cantaloupe in chunks, it makes the most incredible fruit smoothie ( not that I'm eating those during the 30)... Throw a few frozen blueberries on top to finish it off and that's a major dessert!

Menu for today: day 11 whole30

Breakfast: leftover basil chicken and blueberries ( I'm officially sick of basil chicken now)
Lunch: a finger food lunch of deer sausage, hardboiled eggs and a sweet ripe tomato my neighbor gave me.
Dinner tonight will be baked red snapper with some kind of crawfish sauce on top. I am going to eat some frozen fruit later for a "dessert". I'm actually going to bite it and eat It, not blend it in a smoothie.

1Day.... What's your walnut chicken salad recipe?

SJ..... What's your Paleo chocolate recipe ? ( for when I'm done with the 30).
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Wow, great idea... the cantaloupe smoothie. Hmm, wonder if adding a banana or half an avocado would make it creamier? Might play around with that.

LDT, the paleo chocolate is just three ingredients: cocoa (or cacao if you have that), honey, and coconut oil. Pour into a mold or container, and put it in freezer until it hardens. Store in fridge or freezer.

Here's a drink recipe I thought looked interesting: Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir - A Harmony Healing and it's paleo and gluten-free. Not sure if Whole30 compliant, but might be.

And this one caught my eye yesterday on Pinterest: Coconut Milk Latte because it's Whole30 compliant, and I could actually see myself drinking this instead of coffee with half & half. However, my tweak would probably be to 1/2 or 1/4 the amount of coconut milk and just make it a regular creamed coffee.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:51 PM
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SJ.... Thanks so much for the links. I can't wait to check them out....especially the chocolate ( in 19 days I'm going to try the coconut milk latte tomorrow.....I also read where it was compliant , and I am a bit tired of black coffee at this point.

My dinner was not so wonderful....I think the fish was old. We ate it, but it just didn't taste as fresh as we are use to. Oh well.....

Hope everyone had a great day....see ya mañana !
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:32 PM
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I still put coconut milk in my coffee. I use light coconut milk, don't like the greasy sheen you get with regular. But j now hates all things made with coconut milk, so I started making my breakfast frittatas with real milk
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:35 PM
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My H hates coconut milk now, too wehav.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:51 AM
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Day 12 Whole30

Nothing on the menu yet. My housekeeper is here ( bless her) and is cleaning my oven, which has me vacating the premises in about 1 hour. The fumes are too much. Obviously no cooking is happening in there right now.

My guys left for their week long boat retrieval sojurn....so I'm HOME ALONE!! No telling what kind of trouble I can get myself into Good thing I have a rehearsal soon.

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Old 06-12-2014, 03:29 PM
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SJ....SCORE on the coconut milk latte..... I didn't use the exact measurements called for in the recipe, but with some tweaking, that is going to be a nice little Whole30 compliant treat! Thanks so much, friend! I already had some coconut cream in my pantry, which I made into coconut "milk", and then I just messed around with the ratio of milk to coffee. Already I know that when I make another latte I will need to make my coffee stronger.... The coconut milk is just a tiny bit gritty, but I'll get use to it
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LDT, glad to hear it turned out well! I'll be following suit once I get to the store and pick up some coconut milk. Eager to try it.
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Dinner tonight was thin blade steaks sautéed with onions and mushrooms in a little chicken broth that I had made.....I recently read the ingredients in chicken bouillon cubes and there's all kinds of stuff in there I cannot pronounce....so I boiled down some chicken legs today with seasonings and water and used my immersion blender to blend, then I froze the stock in ice cube trays for future use.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:02 PM
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LDT: my walnut chicken salad is not paleo but healthy overall.
I marinate the boneless/skinless chicken for several hours in olive oil, garlic and italian spices, like oregano, basil, whatever I am in the mood for;
I then saute the chicken in the marinade; I add chopped walnuts and mushrooms;
I have a salad bowl ready with any type of lettuce i have around: spring greens, baby kale, romaine, butter lettuce, etc; sliced cucumber, crumbled feta cheese, and, when I have them black olives.

I plate the salad mixture and top it with the sauted chicken, walnut, mushroom blend. Depending on how I am feeling about my weight at that moment, I either just use additional salt and pepper or use a serving of Marie's Blue cheese dressing. This is a family favorite, and when the boys used to live here, I would also heat up garlic bread, as they would need huge servings of a salad to satisfy their appetites.

I had a delicious grilled baby belle cheese on Udi's sourdough bread sandwich for a late dinner... I really must get to the grocery store.

Thanks, SJ for the link to the coconut milk latte... I hope to try it this weekend sometime.
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Hi, Heaters!

Side effects of my meds have finally backed off. I feel sooo much better. And appetite is back!

I've lost kind of 2 kilos I think during this week, and fit into my old jeans!

Now I have to watch out - I am hungry as hell)

I'll see you all later.
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Eating is going well. I am definitely forming a pattern of not snacking and getting into my body's natural rhythm of light dinners.

Yesterday I had minor outpatient surgery and had to fast; I went without caffeine till 4 pm, when I had a diet Dr. Pepper.

I have been awake for an hour so far and haven't broken down and made coffee; now seem like as good a time as any to try to quit.
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Good morning Heaters,

1day...that salad recipe sounds great, and once I'm done with W30 I will be making it. I'm the only one in my family that likes blue cheese though ( they don't know what they're missing ). For me, the stinkier the cheese the better.

MB...you sound good. Glad to hear it.

Gilmer....I think I missed that you were wanting to give up caffeine ( or is it just coffee ).... Go for it, girl..... ( said LDT as she is sipping on a coconut milk latte at this very moment ). I'll support you all the way, even if I don't join you in that challenge.

Day 13 Whole30

Almost halfway through . Is it worth it? ( I ask myself daily )....,, for me, YES! If the only result to come of this (even though there are many ) was that my sleep has improved 100%, then it's worth it. I am a lifelong insomniac. Everyone knows that about me. I truly believe that is at least a *part* of the reason I drank . I was so desperately needing sleep that I came to believe that passing out from drink was at least a bit better than no sleep for days on end....and I do mean DAYS. So yeah, sleep....I'll take it.

Yesterday I texted my daughter...told her I had just bought some beautiful tomatoes at the farmers market, and picked some fresh basil from the garden, and if she could stop on the way to my house and pick up some mozzarella, I would make us a delicious Capri salad for dinner. 1 minute later I told her to scratch that idea because I can't have cheese ( for 17 more days ).

Only thing on my menu today so far is some zucchini soup. I have it simmering in the crock pot.

Have a great Friday, friends. Back later......
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Glad to hear you're feeling better, MB

Gilmer, hope you are recovering quickly from your surgery and that everything's ok.

1Day... Mmmm now I'm seriously missing cheese! Oh that sounds delish right now.

LDT... I wanted to share this soup I found with you cause I think it'll be right up your alley: Callaloo (Caribbean Green Soup) | The Domestic Man It looks so interesting. Anyway, I think I'd love it. Looks like such a great combination of flavors.

Thinking about making these bars: Paleo Lemon, Coconut & Cashew Energy Bars: paleo recipes, dessert recipes and more But might add more lemon to it.

And making these for my husband: Paleo Omelet Muffins Recipe - Allrecipes.com cause I'm sure we'll both devour them.
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We're grilling ribs tonight. Yum yum! Inviting a friend over to share. The standard sweet potato + green vegetable + fruit to go with.

I made that Paleo gold mustard & ACV based BBQ sauce a couple days ago and will be using that on the ribs.
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SJ...that Callaloo recipe looks amazing. You know me well....Definitely making that and

Day 13
Breakfast : 2 eggs, 1 banana
Lunch: Japanese house soup and seaweed salad ( it was a challenge NOT ordering sushi)
Dinner: ( will be ) green onion pork sausages and sweet potatoes.

Side note: My yoga teacher had her baby today. . She taught our class on Wednesday and did all the poses as if she wasn't even pregnant. What a testament to the benefit of a solid yoga practice..... Teaching class up until 2 days before giving birth
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Just popping in to wish ldt a happy healthy rest of day 13!!

And an awesome day 14 if I don't make it back tonight!
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I guess my body is getting used to eating cleaner overall, as I went to lunch with my friends at work, and went to a place called Larkburger for the first time.

I ordered the Little Larkburger, angus ground beef, 3 oz, with onion, lettuce tomato, on a bun. I also ordered Truffle and Parmesan french fries. I have never tasted truffles, although so many cooking shows, etc. mention how wonderful they are.

The fries were tasty but I could not figure out what exactly the taste of the truffle oil was. Anyway, it is now 5 hours later, and I still feel stuffed, and I do not like the feeling at all. I am surprised at how such a small serving of food could be so filling, and I guess it must be the fat content...IDK...

I like the direction my eating is headed in since I came back to this thread.

I am so excited to have two days off in a row! I will definitely make the coconut latte.... that recipe is good incentive to get to the store.

I really should go shopping now, since I am not one bit hungry, but Friday evenings are crazy busy.
Have a good night!
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