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post #136 of 183 (permalink) Old 01-28-2016, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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My husband is a meat and potatoes man, he will have a hard time giving up his potatoes. LOL. He will also have a hard time giving up his nightly Knob Creek and Coke. I must admit, I will miss my Grey Goose as well!! But, if it will get rid of my husband's psoraisis, then it will be well worth it.

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You're singing to the choir... I miss my Grey Goose too!

As for the "meat and potatoes"... does your hubby like sweet potatoes? Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes are NOT a member of the nightshade family and I have come up with at least 10 different delicious ways to prepare them! My latest fave being dicing them up into 1/2" pieces and sautéing them quickly on the stove in olive oil. Yum... Also grating them and making a quick hash brown of sorts.

Good luck karole! Very smart to get everything lined up, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, etc. It really is pretty easy once you get it under your belt. Basically, if it doesn't walk, crawl, swim, or can't be picked and eaten in its un-processed form, you shouldn't be eating it! That's why most grains and legumes are off the menu for the 30 day elimination diet. (Did you guys know that kidney beans are deadly if not cooked??)

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You're singing to the choir... I miss my Grey Goose too!

As for the "meat and potatoes"... does your hubby like sweet potatoes? Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes are NOT a member of the nightshade family and I have come up with at least 10 different delicious ways to prepare them! My latest fave being dicing them up into 1/2" pieces and sautéing them quickly on the stove in olive oil. Yum... Also grating them and making a quick hash brown of sorts.

Good luck karole! Very smart to get everything lined up, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, etc. It really is pretty easy once you get it under your belt. Basically, if it doesn't walk, crawl, swim, or can't be picked and eaten in its un-processed form, you shouldn't be eating it! That's why most grains and legumes are off the menu for the 30 day elimination diet. (Did you guys know that kidney beans are deadly if not cooked??)

Those cavemen were smarter than we give them credit for...
I had no idea about kidney beans! I love most beans, especially, black beans, chick peas, most any kind of pea (except english peas, ugh). I eat a lot of beans because I don't eat a lot of meat. My husband and I both love sweet potatoes. We have them quite often.
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I love most beans, especially, black beans, chick peas, most any kind of pea (except english peas, ugh). I eat a lot of beans because I don't eat a lot of meat.
I love beans too (especially black beans).... BUT!!.... I have had nary a bean in 30 days!! And I must say, I don't miss them in the slightest...

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Which brand of coconut milk do you buy to drink as your substitute?

They all seems to have added stuff to them. I woke up with half of my face swollen. I have hives and swollen throat. The only unusual I had was the coconut milk in my tea last night. I drunk up all the stuff that was settled in the bottom of cup. Or it could be the swizz chard.

I am going to be knocked out for hours now. So much to do today.
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Which brand of coconut milk do you buy to drink as your substitute?

They all seems to have added stuff to them. I woke up with half of my face swollen. I have hives and swollen throat. The only unusual I had was the coconut milk in my tea last night. I drunk up all the stuff that was settled in the bottom of cup. Or it could be the swizz chard.

I am going to be knocked out for hours now. So much to do today.
Yeah, most of them have guar gum added as a thickening agent and stabilizer. Trader Joes carries their own brand that has nothing added. It comes in a can -- I buy the "light" version because it's the only one I've found without extra ingredients, it only contains coconut milk and water.
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We just got a trader joes here, going to check it out soon.

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Just stumbled across a good source..

5 Tips for Surviving the AIP or Repairvite Diet ? The Curious Coconut

This one may have already been mentioned, but found her take interesting.

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Hi Blossom! Glad to see you back...

I am very familiar with the GAPS info. In fact, reading that was one of the things that kickstarted this whole process. And I agree with you -- I think after enough time away from the trigger foods, the gut heals itself and hopefully most things can be reintroduced and tolerated well. I will say though, I had avoided gluten like the plague for 7-8 years and once I started eating a little here, a little there again, is when I started this slippery slope into new A/I problems. So for me, I believe gluten is off the menu forever .

I love salads but not during the winter. I tend to gravitate towards soups and stews during the cold months. Here is an absolutely FABULOUS Paleo stew -- hands down, the best beef stew I have ever eaten. The butternut squash thickens it up beautifully as it cooks. It makes a huge batch with plenty of leftovers for fridge or freezer:

Paleo Beef Stew

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1-1/2 to 2 lbs. beef cubes for stewing;
1 Tbsp olive or coconut oil
1 butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and diced;
1 medium onion, diced;
3 garlic cloves, minced;
4-6 carrots, sliced on the diagonal;
6 oz. mushrooms, sliced;
6 oz. fresh spinach;
1 cup chicken stock
*14 oz. diced tomatoes with green chilies ("Rotel" style -- I use Mild); (**See note below)
*1 tbsp. chili powder;
*1 tsp. paprika;
1 tsp. dried oregano;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;


Warm up a dutch oven over a medium-high heat.

Brown the beef cubes in the skillet in a small amount of olive or coconut oil until lightly browned. Drain off some of the fat, or leave it all in there for a richer broth.

Add all the remaining ingredients, except for the spinach and the mushrooms, to the pot.

Give everything a good stir, bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a low simmer for 2 hours. Stir occasionally. (Can also be cooked in a crockpot on low for 6-8 hours but be sure to brown the meat first).

Add in the mushrooms 30 minutes before the stew is done.

Add the spinach immediately before serving.

**NOTE: If you are avoiding nightshades, omit the tomatoes, chili powder and paprika as these are all from the nightshade family. Otherwise, enjoy them as they add a lot of flavor!


I have never made this without the tomatoes and spices but am going to give it a whirl now that I am avoiding nightshades. Just have to come up with some flavorful alternative ingredients...
I just put this in the crock pot to start in the morning. I will let y'all know how it turns out.

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Coolness. What are yall doing for snacks?

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Re: Strict Paleo diet for A/I issues??

I am not really on the paleo diet, just thought the recipe sounded interesting with the squash instead of potatoes.

But normally snacks are celery and peanut butter, dry roasted edamame, raw nuts, etc.

I am a bit intrigued by it though.

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I can't do nuts to a large degree so its got me struggling a bit to get the snacks figured out where I have that "stick to your ribs" feeling

Coffee is a doozy for me. Having a hard time eliminating it.

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For snacks I am doing berries and bananas. I am not a snacker but the no nuts is affecting my H. He loves to snack on nuts in the evenings. I have been giving him a mixture of pumpkin seeds, raisins and dates, this week.

This weekend was bad, since we were not home. My diet was off, I ate a lot of rice. This morning i have a low grade headache. I must be having a starch withdrawal.

For some reason my lips keeps getting swollen. I woke up this morning with very pouty lips. Trying to figure out whats going on.

Breakfast is killing me. All I am having these days are bananas and avocados. Then at 10:30 I have some soup. I made a batch of chicken soup and a batch of pumpkin soup with leftovers pumpkin.

Otherwise, I am ok and hanging in there. My H said I seemed to be in a bad mood all of last week and this weekend was bad. So, I have been keeping to myself and monitoring my moods and how I react to everyone. Sugar withdrawal. Yikes. Didn't realize I was a grump.
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The stew was really good!

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The stew was really good!
Glad you liked it, far! Just curious... did you brown the meat before you added it to the crockpot? I usually cook it on the stove but think I'll use the crock next time.

Ok folks... I finished the 30 days of strict A/I diet. I'm happy to report that all of my symptoms have resolved for the moment. In fact, after the first week I was feeling much better.

I was really missing eggs so those were the first thing I added back in. I did yolks first as the whites are reported to be the more problematic part for A/I issues. Added the whites next. So far so good! No problems at all. Moving on to butter, then cheese, then milk.

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That's awesome and encouraging. We are still bumbling around. We are juggling too much and it makes AIP a CHALLENGE!! My H came home from the grocery store with the fixin's for this stew recipe! I didn't know he was going to do that. So excited! He's going to fix it tomorrow.

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