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  • Dahlia

    3 years ago


    Transition out strategies, anyone? Today is my book club , we are reading 't

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    To continue, we are reading 'The Room' by Emma Donoghue, who is Irish born and given that it is St. Patrick's we will be having Irish Stew, and other Irish delicacies. Each member is bringing a dish. I plan to delay lunch, so my afternoon snack, a juice, is consumed closer to the event. Sugar is off for sure. Any suggestions?

  • CM

    3 years ago

    can you bring a vegan dish? Like cheesy bbq kale chips or corn and carrot chips with guac? I have recipes for these if your interested?

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Hello CM, t he menu was set a month ago. I am interested in the corn and carrot chip recipe. I have tried the kale chips with Parmesan, a vegetarian recipe, which is baked. How do you make it vegan? Thanks for offering. This week will be a challenge as I have another party tomorrow. Weigh in is tomorrow, I would be happy with no weight gain.

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago

    To make vegan Kale chips you add your nutritional yeast flakes that gives them the cheesy flavor. My sisters kids go crazy for them. One of these days I would like to buy a dehydrator for the kale chips and many more things. Have you made coconut bacon bits yet.

    COCONUT BACON

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons tamari, bragg’s amino’s or soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 3 1/2 cups large flaked coconut (about a 7 oz.)
    • mineral salt for sprinkling, optional

    My husband laughs at me because I love this. On top of salads with the tofu scramble in the morning. Even on top of casseroles. This recipe is from the The Simple Veganista. We tried cassava bacon from the cassava root which was okay if it was crispy but some of it wasn't and not as good. Hot for Food YouTube channel they made that. Not something I have every day but once in while it is nice because I was a huge bacon eater before this reboot. Some one on another group stated that vegan food was tasty enough for him. He hasn't had my food. It is all about the seasonings and sauces. Get on YouTube, Pinterest they have great vegan recipes. Enjoy creating your new lifestyle.

  • CM

    3 years ago

    You basically just make you're own cheese and spices and blend them and coat the kale then bake it. I like them better than the plain salted ones now. Think it's walnuts, nutritional yeast, mustard, agave, AVC, tamari, garlic, liquid smoke, chili flakes, paprika, s&p,and water. The corn and carrot chips are super easy:

    4 cups corn kernels

    1/2 cup chopped carrot

    2 T cold pressed virgin olive oil

    2 t chili powder

    1 t ground cumin

    pinch cayenne pepper

    1 1/4 cups ground flax seeds

    1/4 cup sesame seeds

    2 t fine sea salt

    You basically put the first 6 ingredients in the food processer and blend until smooth. Then transfer to a bowl. Add the last 3 ingredients and mix well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes until flax absorbs some of the liquid and swells. Transfer to a dehydrator sheet, spread dough into a thin layer (1/4 inch thick) deyhydrate @105 for 12-15 hrs until firm enough to handle. flip and transfer to mesh sheet and dehydrate for another 5-6 hrs until dry and crispy. Remove from mesh sheet and allow to dry completely. Break into bite sized pieces. Store in airtight container and store at room temp for up to 7 days.

    If you don't have a dehydrator you can use your oven in less time. Just use a baking sheet with parchment paper. Just turn it to the lowest setting and use the same baking hrs. or you can bump it up to 225 and cut the time in half.

    These didn't last 7 days in my house. They were all devoured by my whole family esp the kiddies in the first day. lol

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Thank you both for your recipes. Will be trying both soon. Can frozen corn be used?

  • CM

    3 years ago

    yes, that's what I used:) just has to thaw out first

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago


    Breakfast, day 3 of transition out, is same as yesterday....Apple, Blueberries bake. The recipe made two servings.

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago


    Here is why we need to introduce one food at a time after we reboot. This is what happened yesterday. Sugar is one of my triggers, and so to eliminate sugar I used dates instead of molasses for my bean recipe. It tasted delicious, however, I had a reaction. Dates have a high content of natural sugar. I got extremely tired about one hour after eating. Yawning, almost nodding off to sleep, I got up and drank 2 glasses of water. My sleep last night was interrupted. However, I did not have any hunger cravings which eating sugar or molasses triggers. Need to move away from Boston Bake Beans. Will try savory baked beans next time.

  • ke2li

    3 years ago


    I am no where near finished with my Reboot. I am only 3 days in on a 30 day Reboot. However, I want to come back here so I can transition correctly back into solid food.

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Welcome, and we look forward to having you here when you finish in 27 days. This is a support group, to help each other and learn from our mistakes. The book and web site indicate that we should introduce new foods slowly, which I am doing and reporting on my reactions. Every persons experience will be different, I'm sure.

  • CM

    3 years ago


    Hi all. Just saw you guys pop up in my news feed and i thought I'd join you. What a brilliant idea to post pics and share ideas after the reboot! I still have about 2o something days or so to go but I will def be drooling over your pics until then...and joining you when I'm done:)

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Welcome, and feel free to share your strategies . Posting pictures is one of my strategies to stay on plan. It forces me to eat well and try to follow the transition guidelines .

  • CM

    3 years ago

    I will! I've transitioned once before sucessfully! Love eating this way soooo much. I'm excited to share and get new recipes!

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago





    Dinner on transition-out from reboot was vegan baked beans, chickpea pancakes, and a slaw of broccoli spears, carrots and winter radish. Slaw was made by my husband. I do not know the calorie count, so I figured that a cup of beans would most like do it with one slice of the chickpea pancakes. First time making chickpea pancakes, it tastes like polenta.There is a post below about our battle of the beans today. Had a beet juice for afternoon snack, and a green one for morning snack. How has your day been?

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago














    Lunch on day 2 of transition. Tried to load them in order, but it didn't work! The yellow bowl has a chopped onion, 2 minced garlic, and 1/2 inch of shredded ginger. How to do: 2 tablespoons of oil in the frying pan, cook onion mixture until onions are soft, use medium heat, increase heat and add any hard veggies, stir fry about 3 to 5 minutes, add greens, stir until they start to get limp and are still dark green, add sauce ( 1 tablespoon of soya sauce, gluten free if you have wheat issues, 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar, hot red pepper flakes to taste, salt and pepper) and cook another two minutes. Use any vegetables you have. This served two.



    The soup was what I call 'MISTAKE SOUP' .One recipe on the 10 day diet I found too sweet. It was sweet potato and squash grilled in oven. So I added vegetable broth, cumin, fresh ginger, garlic, and put it into the blender. It is now a family favorite. One family member hates root vegetables and winter squash, but will eat a blended soup with spices and garlic. I don't care for broccoli, but in a blended soup, with fresh herbs, yummy.



    I also make soups with left over vegetables. Just make sure you first sauté a chopped onion and carrot or celery stick, (this gives flavour) add chopped vegetables, herbs, garlic, cover with cold water, on med heat bring to a boil, and cook just until vegetables are starting to get soft. It doesn't take long. Let cool, eat as is or blend if texture isn't right. You can adjust the seasonings at this point.

  • girlonjuice

    3 years ago


    After I complete the current 30 Day Juice Fast, I'd like to try this Vegan Nori recipe. Posted by Joe on Instagram, so it has to be good!






    https://www.instagram.com/p/BBt0QdOGpSW/

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Looks delicious. Let us know how it turns out.

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago





    Breakfast for transitioning out, day 2, is lemon tea and 2 apples, 2 tablespoons of golden raisins and 1 cup of frozen blueberries sprinkled with 1 tsp. Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg, covered in foil and bake. for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. It was day 1 breakfast on the 10 day plan. I couldn't find the recipe on the site. You can substitute any frozen berry. This reminds me of apple pie and I think would make a great dessert for company or a family breakfast meal.

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Dahlia,



    This was a great idea to start a group like this. My hubby and I did a 50 day juice only reboot which ended on Feb. 20 due to my sister coming to visit. My hubby and I did a lot of research and watched a lot of shows on eating on Netflix and YouTube. We decided to go stay vegan. Because that is what a juice fast is. We had been vegan before when my hubby had a brain tumor taken out in 2011. It was hard for me because I hated veggie and loved meat. So I was a bad vegan eating a lot of french fries and junk. This last year I broke my ankle on both sides and had to have surgery with screws and plates. Bionic woman only I couldn't get around. We had to put my father in a nursing home because he broke his foot and didn't recover. I was scared I would be joining him since I had gained more weigh with the surgery and I had fibromyalgia and arthritis in my back. I remembered Joe's movie and watched again. Asked my hubby if he would join me and he said yes. We started Jan 1. Skipped our Jan. 4th wedding anniversary meal so we could give each other good health. We are loving the changes. I now actually like veggies. I am not craving sugar at all. I was a sugar addict and junk food junkie. So this is amazing. Tonight we had an awesome stir fry. With vegan meals the sauce and seasoning is everything. We are staying away from processed foods. We plan ahead like what we will do if we go out to eat at a restaurant. When we go to a friend's house we take some food with us and share. Don't be scared to eat if you have made changes. You can't go back to eating the same way or you end up back here in a year or two. I'm sure you have seen those people. Once the reboot was done I was amazed at how much better food tasted. We made a veggie taco pizza with home made refried beans. We have made black bean chipotle burgers, baked curly fries seasoned and smoothie with blackberries and pineapple. I make huge salads for lunch a lot. Organic greens, romaine, pear, a few blueberries,red peppers, pecans,sugar snap peas, carrots, red cabbage, red onions, vegan bacon bits my hubby makes from coconut flakes which are truly awesome. I never thought I would say that before when we went vegan I would have licked a pig if it walked in the living room I loved bacon and missed it. Not this time I love my vegan bacon. We truly did this for health first and weight second. I didn't lose as much since I am still recovering from a broken ankle and then on Feb. 20th broke a toe on the same foot as broken ankle. Yes, I am a klutz but I am going to be a healthier klutz. I don't feel like I am missing anything and our friends have been so encouraging and awesome. There is always some who think you are weird but the one who matters stood right next to me and did this journey. If we can help anyone with transition let us know. We still get on the site to encourage ones rebooting to let them know it can truly change you for the better and get you started on a great path to better health. Here are some pictures of meals we have done.







  • Brian

    3 years ago

    Wow. You meals look awesome. I'm on day 65 of reboot and soon transition off. Just a bit too scared to eat much quite. On the plate with your burger - is that the curly fries? How did u make them?

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Welcome Eurocatbaby, so happy you are joining us with your experience transitioning. Wow, you have both gone through some massive health issues, and it's wonderful that you are both doing this program and that your health is improving. Understand the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia, and have found that even a ten day reboot has significantly changed my health. I am moving better.

    I am leaning towards a plant based diet myself, with some meat, fish, eggs (not more than 3oz twice a week to determine my trigger foods). My husband is not on this journey nor supportive. I don't eat processed foods like bacon, sausages or fast foods, but I do eat out in restaurants...sugar and fat there too! Vegan cooking is delicious. I like to cook, so often make vegan or vegetarian foods for friends and family and for our non-meat days. I too have decided to cut sugar out of my diet.

    I won't tell you how many fractures due to being a klutz I have had, the last the navicular bone in my foot. I think it happens when the fibro. is triggered. And, the sad thing is that with my previous diet, the weight came on, and the spiral continued. You know the story I am sure.

    You have posted wonderful vegan substitutes for favorite foods. I have not explored vegan cheese yet, but have made vegan burgers(black bean) without cheese, and put avacado on top. Did you know that there is a vegan cheese recipe at this site. Would your husband share his recipe for coconut based bacon bits?

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Correction to above post, my husband, bless his heart, is supportive but not on this journey. I think autocorrect was the culprit. Today we are doing the Boston bake bean marathon. We have found a non-meat version, but it calls for molasses. He is making his with molasses, I am making mine with ground up dates. Both pots are in the oven as we speak.

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Here is the result of the battle of the beans. Mine in the red pot, were creamy, have a sweet molasses taste. I used a half cup of dates and water blended instead of molasses. His, made with dark liquid honey, instead of molasses this time, were lighter in flavour, and a bit more liquid. The secret to making this bean recipe is using Kombu to replace the meat. It even states in the book, that the Kombu helps to release the flavornof beans.Dinner for tonight is almost made. Will make a chickpea vegan pancake . Both recipes from the same book: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Mark Bittman. I'm guessing that a serving size for the beans is about a cup. Leftovers for the coming weeks. They freeze well.

  • CM

    3 years ago

    oh my word....looks so yum.

  • CM

    3 years ago

    eurocatbaby, can you share that veggie taco pizza recipe? that really looks good.

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