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DAY 61: What to do with a turnip?-- remember I rarely cook ...

Friday, September 19, 2014

I have been reading here at SP about roasting vegetables. I peeled the turnip, cut it into cubes, coated it with olive oil--roasted it in my toaster oven.

400 degrees for 30 min. turning once. Delicious. Now I have cubed beets in the oven.

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NASFKAB 9/19/2014 11:37PM

  love turnips cooked in a stew

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2HAMSDIET 9/19/2014 11:05PM

    I will be right over roasted beets are relish. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 9/19/2014 9:21PM

    You can do that with all root veggies too and make it a meal with different types of root veggies too

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FROSTY99 9/19/2014 8:13PM

    I love them raw (turnips that is!)

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DS9KIE 9/19/2014 7:21PM

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I added turnips to my soup, and I spiral cut the turnips and made noodles

I have roasted them too, but its funny I can't remember if I liked them or not (but I didn't hate them so that is good)

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DONNABRIGHT 9/19/2014 7:17PM

    I roast veggies a lot. Potatoes, carrots, winter squashes, beets, even corn on the cob, etc. all lend themselves to roasting well with a little olive oil and I often use rosemary rather than salt and pepper.

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WENDYSPARKS 9/19/2014 5:56PM

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MBPP50 9/19/2014 5:55PM

    Turnips? Throw them away-yuck! But I am proud of you for everything you are accomplishing!

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I did not quite understand this before.... oh....

Friday, September 19, 2014

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DONNABRIGHT 9/19/2014 7:17PM

    Thanks!

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MBPP50 9/19/2014 2:50PM

    emoticon for the link.

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    emoticon for the link!

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    I didn't either. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/19/2014 9:09AM

    Thanks for the link!

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Fun at the Big E New England Exposition 2014--here is just a little of the circus

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Not all of these were exactly what we saw. This is only the circus part of the Big E. There is lots more.








These Dancing Gauchos were not anything I had seen before. Very rousing music with drums and banging of the boleadora on the floor as the ropes ere twirled around FAST!!!
Originally, the boleadora (or bola) is a primitive hunting tool that was used by the Chinese, Inuits, and native South Americans; it is a projectile weapon made of a cord with weights attached to either end. Designed to capture animals by becoming entangled in their legs or wings, it is to South American gauchos what the lasso is to North American cowboys. The Boleadora dance uses the bolas in a spectacular way, both as a percussion instrument and a juggling prop, and it has became very popular in circus and variety shows.





There were , of course, jugglers and a high motorcycle act (dare devils in my mind!).
The clown in the photo above is the clown we saw .He was great at getting the audience involved! Not a fancy costume but highly skilled!

chris

  
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DONNABRIGHT 9/19/2014 7:18PM

    What fun!

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NASFKAB 9/19/2014 11:55AM

  lovely circus thanks for sharing

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2HAMSDIET 9/19/2014 9:39AM

    emoticon Looks like lots of fun and so glad you could go.

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GINNABOOTS 9/19/2014 8:31AM

    Glad you had such a good time. emoticon

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PATSYB7 9/19/2014 6:01AM

    I love the Big E! It's in my hometown. Hubs and I decided not to go this year. We usually enjoy the fair food but this year we're feeling too fluffy. Glad you had a good time!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/19/2014 3:57AM

    looks like you had fun emoticon

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JENNY888 9/18/2014 11:49PM

    Fun!

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NASFKAB 9/18/2014 11:01PM

  lovely

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MBPP50 9/18/2014 9:34PM

    Fun!

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FROSTY99 9/18/2014 9:29PM

    Sounds like lots of fun. I always love the animal acts.

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DAY 62 We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I am supposed to be getting better at following my ALCAT elimination/rotation eating plan.

To remember the foods I am not supposed to eat --due to food sensitivities ( not allergies),
these are the 2 mnemonics I am using.

STOP VICE
We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters arrived.

I guess this is progress. Just remembering these foods has taken me 30 days! emoticon I have been using colored lists of foods I CAN EAT . But if I don't have the list with me--well you know what happens. emoticon

A few months ago I actually ate almost perfectly. But my daily life was spent planning meals, shopping for foods, and eating. Obviously I cannot continue to do that. Besides, I got sick. It seems I was losing fat too fast. Toxins from that fat were making me ill. Two weeks of nausea and even diarrhea ! I now have some stuff to take if this happens again. It will bind up the fat soluble toxins so they can be excreted. I have not been able to be so perfect on the eating plan since then! So toxins have not been a problem.

So I am taking 90 days to get used to this eating plan. I have 60 days left.

Right now I am eating my old way. Yes, lots of veggies. But apparently even certain veggies are inflammatory for me now. This can change if I stay away from those foods and eventually reintroduce them gradually.

For some reason I am drawn to peanuts and peanut butter lately. But I was told
I am severely sensitive to peanuts.

Also often in my stir fries I am using onions. Same thing--severely sensitive. Leeks I can eat but I don't like the taste nearly as much as onions. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I have bought some flours made from millet, corn, and other grains. I have not gotten around to using these much yet. Oh--I did make buckwheat pancakes! emoticon

I am used to using almond milk and coconut milk . Dairy is something I love but am supposed not to eat. Darn. The substitutes are fine.

Rotating the foods is the complicated part. I am not supposed to eat things more than every 4 days. So my old way of cooking in big batches does not work. I have to freeze things in small batches.

Oh and DH ,of course , never eats vegetables! So I am the only one eating this way. His eating habits have not ended up with good health. I feel much better eating the way I eat. The "rub" is that I am his caregiver. This is not so much fun.

My lesson for today are the 2 mnemonics:

STOP VICE
We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters arrived.


Eventually this way of eating will be ingrained. I have 60 more days to accomplish that.

emoticon emoticon especially with a little help from my sparkfriends! emoticon


For the next few days I plan to focus on using my 2 mnemonics at the grocery store and when I plan my meals in the nutrition tracker. At least I am well practiced in using the Nutrition Tracker. I use it to plan my grocery trips, too.

And I have fitness habits established. Yeah for water aerobics! emoticon Lately I have been able to hit 6000 steps often. Bronze medals seem to be my level of fitness right now.


Have a great day! chris emoticon

  
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NASFKAB 9/18/2014 11:04PM

  keep a it

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AQUAGIRL08 9/18/2014 8:04PM

    It take a while to get used to any eating plan so I would imagine that a complex plan like yours would be a real challenge. You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/18/2014 7:42PM

    Earning Bronze medals is a GOOD thing! I am proud that you're giving yourself time to get used to this huge change in your nutrition plan. It's not easy! But it's do-able.

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REBECKY441 9/18/2014 7:38PM

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MBPP50 9/18/2014 7:12PM

    You're doing emoticon Keep up the good work!

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DS9KIE 9/18/2014 6:49PM

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FROSTY99 9/18/2014 5:12PM

    Sounds like progress is being made and you are taking it slow and easy which is wise.
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My Mnemonic attempts

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bart blackened Cherry's cumbersome grandmother's melon peeler because some lame muscled retard pared the sweaty pots.

or

We were barely back from Cher's pukey groupy melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters arrived.



12 foods I'd like to remember to eat only very rarely(due to food sensitivities):

barley
black tea
cherry
cucumber
grapefruit
honeydew melon
lime
mussel
mustard
pear
sweet potato
white potato

chris

  
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DS9KIE 9/17/2014 8:32AM

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SISTERGOOSE 9/16/2014 8:33PM

    Definitely the second one - makes a vivid picture in my brain...wait, how do I get rid of it?

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MPETERSON23111 9/16/2014 1:36PM

    hmm maybe post that list on your fridge??

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NASFKAB 9/16/2014 10:45AM

  lovely thanks for sharing

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 8:29AM

    You did better than I could have, that's for sure! HUGS

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MBPP50 9/16/2014 5:04AM

    I like the second one! You sure are creative.

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2HAMSDIET 9/15/2014 11:48PM

    Maybe at little song would help. emoticon

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