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MY PLANT-BASED JOURNEY & JESSIE’S FABULOUS FALAFEL

MY PLANT-BASED JOURNEY & JESSIE’S FABULOUS FALAFEL

We’ve recently made some changes to our diets.  I’m not exactly sure how to label it or if I should even be concerned about labels.  It’s our business after all…and it’s our bodies we’re filling…but dietary labels are a thing I guess, so let’s call it vegan (imagine me cringing here).  Nothing with a face or mother or their byproducts.  Apparently I can’t call it whole food or plant-based…or what’s the latest?…WFPB!…or the WFPBNO…because they exclude things like my awesome…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 15 and 16

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 15 and 16

What an interesting journey this is turning out to be! It’s challenging me to create meals within certain parameters all the while staving off boredom. It does take a bit of extra work and for sure planning and prepping seems to be the key. Having a willing, enthusiastic and focused partner has kept me on track. So at the half way point of our Whole 3o Challenge on the menu board for today… Breakfast Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Meatloaves I simply put…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 13 and 14

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 13 and 14

It’s hard to believe we’ve almost reached the halfway point in our Whole 30 Challenge without cheating. Well not entirely without cheating. We weren’t supposed to weigh ourselves…and we did. aaaand… Captain Francois has shed 8 lbs and I, 4 lbs in just two weeks. This wasn’t about weight loss as much as it was about rebalancing our eating habits but the fact that it has had this much impact on the earth’s force of gravity on our body mass is…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 11 and 12

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 11 and 12

One of the challenges of this Whole30 adventure so far is finding things like sausage that don’t use grains as a binder. Sure we could choose to give it up for the sake of 30 days but I have a craving for sausage and sauerkraut and apparently cravings is one of those side effects at this stage of the game. Scoring some gluten-free sausage at our local market has allowed me to scratch that itch. On the menu board for…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 9 and 10

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 9 and 10

Still going strong and 1/3 of the way through our Whole 30 Challenge So far we haven’t felt any major symptoms nor have we missed the things we’ve put aside for the 30 days. (sugar, grains, legumes, dairy and alcohol) On the menu board for breakfast today Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise minus the English muffin (recipe for Avocado Hollandaise here) For lunch a belly warming cup of Tomato Soup (my recipe here) For supper tonight Easy Slow Cooker Lemon…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 7 and 8

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 7 and 8

“Like Sex With Your Pants On”… tee hee! That’s going to raise a few eyebrows. This is where  Whole 30  and I may not entirely agree. I understand the concept  and if you would like to read about their very amusing analogy you can find the article here. It’s when it comes to making crêpes or pancakes that I disagree, somewhat. Thing is, sometimes we actually do enjoy  no-flour pancakes. I mean really enjoy. And not because we are avoiding flour….

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 3 and 4

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 3 and 4

Still breathing, still kicking, still haven’t killed each other. According to the Whole 30 timeline we are about to hit the ‘Kill all things‘ phase, so I planned our meals with lots of carb-dense veggies to help offset any carbohydrate withdrawl. On Day 3 though there was a moment when I felt a serious PMS session coming on but without the P or the M. At one point, François said: “Leave it to me to find your one last nerve!”…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 1 and 2

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 1 and 2

Here I am at the end of the second day of our Whole30 challenge. Still feeling great and proud of ourselves. We woke earlier than usual filled with energy. The reason for combining the first and second day is because it was easier for me to make enough on day one for leftovers on day two. A good strategy I think. The key to success is in the planning.   For breakfast we enjoyed this BLT Salad with a simple…

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DIETARY REBOOT – DAY ZERO

DIETARY REBOOT – DAY ZERO

DIETARY REBOOT DAY ZERO For a while now Captain and I have felt generally unwell. You know the feeling when you have eaten too much, that bloaty puffy feeling. Nothing really specific, just bleh. And the earth’s force of gravity has had a significant effect on our bathroom scales. So here it is, my latest Galley Kat Rant… I stumbled onto the recent craze in dieting called Whole30. You can read all about it here if you wish. Now, I have to preface…

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