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Cabbage is so cheap right now , I am taking advantage of that, and I am loving it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

You can eat cabbage raw, in a salad, or cooked in so many different ways. Cabbage is packed with vitamin C, E, A, B, magnesium, calcium, iron and sulfur, and loaded with fiber.

I eat a lot of cabbage following my Raw Food diet because it is so healthy for you and right now it is dirt cheap. All of the grocery stores have been running sales for the past 2 weeks because of upcoming St. Patty’s Day. Tons of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, and carrots will be served on Thursday. On my plate will just be the cabbage in the form of a salad. Currently the stores around where I live have cabbage on sale for a meager 17 cents a pound. You certainly can‘t beat that.

I have always preferred raw cabbage opposed to cooked cabbage. My Mom is Sicilian and the Italian way to make a cabbage salad is quite simple. You just finely shred cabbage and toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and perhaps some garlic powder. YUM! No mayonnaise based cole slaw for my family, this is how we prefer it. I absolutely hate the cole slaws that add mayonnaise and please explain to me why they add sugar to the mix. Yuck!

My favorite go to dinner is my Cabbage Slaw with a Twist. I don’t know how I ever came up with that concoction but I love it. It certainly has strange ingredients as far as pairings go but it just seems to work. There has not been one person that I have made this for that did not like it.

Cabbage Slaw With a Twist
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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A couple of other favorites I like that I created and put into Spark Recipes so I could track:


Rainbow Slaw
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Middle Eastern Cabbage Slaw
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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I am working on a new recipe, a Thai Cabbage Slaw but I am still tweaking it. It is still a work in progress.

If anyone has been dieting as long as I had prior to joining Spark People you all know about the Cabbage Soup Diet. OMG that was awful. There was no way I could eat just that for all 3 meals for just one day let alone 7 days. The concept of eating a vegetable soup prior to a meal is a great way to cause you to eat less at that meal. However to just eat that as all of your meals is just plain gross to me. No thanks!

There are so many different ways to prepare cabbage. Almost every culture has cabbage dishes from Corn Beef and Cabbage from Irish Americans ()no it is not from Ireland), Creamed Cabbage from the Germans, Curried Cabbage dishes from India, Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, Curtido which is a Salvadorean Pickled Coleslaw, Kimchee from Korea, Thai Cabbage and Shrimp Salad, Shrimp Tacos from Mexico, Kahlua Pork and Cabbage from Hawaii just to name a few. I bet you never realized how of a staple cabbage was.

Take advantage of the cheap cabbage prices this week and try a new cabbage recipe or two. I must have 3 heads of cabbage in my fridge as it stays fresh for such a long time. I know I will use them up with in the next couple of weeks.


It really pays to eat vegetables in season, especially in this economy. I am counting the days till asparagus comes in season. Followed by my favorites, Jersey Tomatoes and Sweet Jersey Corn. You have never tasted corn so sweet than when you eat it Raw. It is like eating candy.

  
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DEFIANTVEGAN 3/15/2011 6:15PM

    Had some of your Cabbage Slaw with a twist and a bite. emoticon Sorry I had to add a Jalapeno. He he.

It was delicious!

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MRDPOLING 3/15/2011 12:50PM

    You always make me hungry! hehehe

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OLDERTWIN1 3/15/2011 11:34AM

    I love cabbage...but I cannot eat it cooked...it tears my stomach up. I love it in a salad or slaw or even wrapped up as a tortilla......Love your blog!! Keep up the great work!! and THANK YOU for the Cabbage recipes...I printed them out to add to my folder of SP recipes!!

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EGRAMMY 3/15/2011 4:22AM

    emoticon Have a lucky day.

Thanks for the cabbage info.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/15/2011 3:28AM

    I love cabbage and all different kinds of ways. The recipes look good especially the Rainbow Slaw. I'm going to have to try that one, probably all. Thanks for posting.

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LINDA! 3/15/2011 12:00AM

    Great idea. I love cabbage.

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/14/2011 9:52PM

    I remember the 1st year I grew corn in my garden, I stood outside and ate it raw. IT WAS AWESOME!

Your cabbage recipe sounds so good, I'm actually going to try it.

Thanks, it's a veggie I love, but I don't like all the mayonnaise either.

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YOU ROCK Yvonne

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WILLOW49 3/14/2011 9:45PM

    I love cabbage, and the price is right these past couple of weeks! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

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SWEETLIPS 3/14/2011 9:44PM

    Thanks for sharing the recipes - I can eat a slaw every day. I will be using your recipes and going to get cabbage tomorrow when I go for eggplant and zukes for bacon.

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L*I*T*A* 3/14/2011 9:24PM

    way to go with these great recipes......
blessings and hugs............lita

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WILLBOYWONDER 3/14/2011 9:06PM

    I enjoy cabbage, cooked or raw. Thank you for all of these great recipes.

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White Turnips, The Vegetable of the week...

Saturday, March 12, 2011



Like the sweet potato and the yam turnips and rutabagas often have the names used interchangeably. The white turnip is a creamy globe tinged with rose at the top. The rutabaga is a large globe with a tan skin and a yellow interior. The outside is usually waxed to keep the vegetable from drying out. Turnips are smaller than Rutabagas. Turnips have a smooth texture while Rutabagas have a rough texture. They are tougher and starchier than Turnips. While the Turnips come white-fleshed, Rutabagas are yellow-fleshed. While the flesh of Turnips remain whitish after cooked, the Rutabagas changes to yellowish-orange after cooking. Turnips have a bitter flavor compared to the Rutabagas which are a bit sweeter when they are the smaller ones. I think once the rutabaga grows larger than the size of a softball then the rutabaga has the stronger taste. Their growing seasons are also different. Turnips are grow the best between October through March. The Rutabagas season falls from September through June.



Both the turnip and rutabaga are moderately good sources of food fiber, calcium,folic acid, magnesium, and phosphorus, and Vitamins A and C; but, nutritionally, rutabagas are superior, having almost twice the amount of nutrients as the white turnip. Caution: Individuals with thyroid problems should limit or avoid eating turnips because it contains substances called goitrogens which can interfere with the functioning of the thyroid gland.

For additional health benefits and diseases they aid check out:
www.diethealthclub.com/health-food/t
urnip-health-benefits.html





Mashed Turnips

Bunch of small white turnips
Butter
White Pepper
Salt

Peel the turnips then dice them up as you would do for potatoes.

Boil in plenty of water for about 45 minutes.

Drain of the water and mash the turnips.

Return the turnips to the pot and warm them with butter, white pepper, and salt to taste






Caramelized Turnips Recipe

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs turnips, peeled and roughly chopped (about 3 large turnips)
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup water
Salt to taste

Using a large nonstick pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add turnips and cook until turnips are browned, about 10 minutes. Add sugar and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add water and a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until turnips are tender and all liquid has been absorbed.






Baby White Turnip Salad With Toasted Pecans And Bacon

4 small white turnips with their greens attached
1/4 c. pecan halves or pieces
3 oz. bacon
1 green garlic stalk or green onion, sliced on the bias
salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350.
Remove the greens from the turnips. Tear the leaves with your hands into medium to large pieces and set aside.
Slice turnips as thin as possible (use a mandoline if you have one). Put into a bowl of iced water.
Toast the pecans in the oven just until they start to brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
In a non-stick pan, sauté the bacon until crunchy on the outside. Remove from the pan and set aside, reserving the fat.
Prepare a simple vinaigrette: combine vinegar with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in about 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil. Set aside.
Heat the bacon fat in the same pan. Once hot, add the green garlic/onion and sauté until tender. Add greens to the pan, season with salt and just a splash of balsamic vinegar and cook until they are wilted.
Remove the sliced turnips from the iced water bath, dry them with a kitchen towel and toss with the vinaigrette.
Arrange the turnip slices and their greens in a mound and sprinkle bacon and pecans on top.






Purée of Turnip Soup

1 lb white turnips (about 4 medium turnips)
1 medium Russet (or other starchy) potato
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
½ cup dry white wine

Cut turnips into (roughly) same-sized pieces, about ½ inch to 1 inch thick.
Peel the potato and cut it into pieces about the same size as the turnips.
In a heavy-bottomed soup pot, heat the butter over a low-to-medium heat.
Add the onion, garlic and turnips and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onion is slightly translucent, stirring more or less continuously.
Add the wine and cook for another minute or two or until the wine seems to have reduced by about half.
Add the stock and the potato. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the turnips and potatoes are soft enough that they can easily be pierced with a knife. Don't let them get mushy, though.
Remove from heat and purée in a blender, working in batches if necessary.
Season to taste with Kosher salt and white pepper.






Roast Chicken With Turnips
By MARK BITTMAN

dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2009
/04/14/recipe-of-the-day-roast-chicken
-with-turnips/






Leon O'Neal's Turnip Greens
www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/view
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Raw Turnip Salad

2 bunches small white turnips (8-10 turnips)
1 - 2 tsp. lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Trim stem end and any scraggly roots off the turnips. If they came with greens attached reserve those for another use. Scrub turnips clean.
Slice turnips very thinly. Put sliced turnips in a medium bowl and toss with the lemon juice.
Divide turnips evenly between 4 to 6 salad plates. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and top with a dusting of freshly ground black pepper.





Raw Turnip Chips

1 white turnip
1 tsp olive oil

Slice white turnips paper thin on a mandoline.
Place in a bowl and add 1 tsp. olive oil to turnips.
Season with salt/pepper to taste or can omit this step.
Mix/massage the turnips and olive oil.
Put in dehydrator for about 5 hours till desired texture @115 degrees. I dehydrate mine till real crispy like Potato Chips.






Raw Turnip Refrigerator Pickles

4 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
6 tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup or more pickling spice (or mix your own from mustard seeds, bay leaves, allspice, black pepper, dill seed, cloves, coriander and cinnamon)
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped garlic
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh herbs like dill and thyme, chopped or sprigs (optional)

Add the salt and sugar to the vinegar and water in a non-aluminum bowl, and mix to dissolve. Add spices, garlic and herbs, if using. Pour over chopped vegetables in a big jar or bowl that will fit, covered, in your refrigerator. After three days start serving the pickles, and adding new vegetables to the pickle vat.

Can do this with: cucumbers, string beans, carrots, jicama, zucchini, green tomatoes - any vegetable you want to pickle actually


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PS: Just in time for St. Patty’s Day many make their Irish Stew or their Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes and add white turnips to either the stew or to their corned beef boil items. Hint: it is a good way to try turnips. emoticon

  
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JUSTBIRDY 3/23/2011 7:49PM

    Luv em Luv em Luv em! A friend gave me a huge amount of white turnips. They are so nice you can eat them raw. They're called Tokyo Cross and you can get the seeds at lots of places. They are so mild and tender that they are usually eaten raw.

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ERIN1957 3/17/2011 4:17PM

    I like the idea of a chip or grated like rice...awesome thanks for a good share!

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MRDPOLING 3/13/2011 2:06PM

    Is it me or do rutabaga just look gross? Yeah they are yummy... but they need to be purdier. hehehehehe!

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GLORYB2014 3/13/2011 10:41AM

    Nice recipes Yvonne, thanks for sharing!
I also cook diced turnips with diced carrots and mash together, real tasty and good for you!
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MARTY728 3/13/2011 10:32AM

    Thank you! I have tried them a few of the ways you describe above and it was a "No Go". It may have to stay that way. Not liking one vegetable out of the entire vegetable world at my local markets is not bad.
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DUFFYDYER 3/13/2011 7:45AM

    Thanks for the recipes! I was wondering what to do with those turnips I saw in the grocery store yesterday!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/13/2011 1:08AM

    I love turnips. I haven't had them in awhile and will look for them this week. Thanks for the recipe ideas.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/13/2011 12:21AM

    I LOVE turnips! thanks for sharing the recipes with us honey. Hope that you get some good news about your health soon. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 3/12/2011 10:14PM

    great share once again.....
thanks for the recipes............
blessings and hugs................lita

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/12/2011 10:13PM

    Can't do turnips and rutabagas but I know lots of folks love them.

You are so kewl to do all this and give us the information on so many wonderful foods.

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DEFIANTVEGAN 3/12/2011 10:02PM

    Hey Yvonne,

I've been avoiding these because they don't look appealing but I got close to buying a Rutabaga but backed out of it. LOL

I would have eaten raw on a salad. Maybe I need to try them I do want to try the turnips raw by making a Spanish rice or something.

Thank for the recipes these look super delicious.

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Claustrophobic? Me?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Yup! Today was not fun at all. I have had MRIs 2 other times without any problems. Today's MRI was an open MRI so there should have been no issues. The other 2 times they were closed MRIs, go figure.

No sooner than I did the machine slide me inside the machine to begin and I panicked. I hit the button and started screaming for them to slide me out. Seconds had not even passed and they were still in the room hardly inches away from the machine. I came out and they asked me if I wanted to stop. I asked how long would it take and was told the 1st one about 35 minutes. Wasn't thrilled with the answer. I asked if I could take the mask like thing they had around the bottom of my neck and face and the answer was no. I think that was what was causing most of the problem. When I took a breath while in the machine I could feel it coming back onto my face and it freaked me out. I also had my hands folding on my chest and holding the panic button and when I was slid in the tops of my fingers were almost touching the top of the machine's base that was over me.

I asked if I could put my arms down by my side instead of folded across my chest and they said that was fine. I took a couple of deep breaths and then said they could slide me back in. This time I went in with my eyes shut. They asked if I was OK and I said I think so as long as I don't open my eyes.

It was the longest 35 minutes ever. I kept feeling like I was going to panic but I kept it under control. When they rolled me out they said I could stand up to stretch before the 2nd one which was for my shoulder. I asked if they could do it from out here? emoticon They said no! emoticon I knew that was what they would say but I just had to ask. Asked how long this one would be and they said maybe just a little longer than the one they did for my neck. Also asked if I had to get slid in as far and they said no.

They LIED! I opened my eyes and I was way inside. Why did I open my eyes? Dumb move but since I didn't have that masklike thing on my face I didn't feel as closed in. Couldn't wait to get out though.

Asked why I panicked this time in an open MRI when I did not panic previously in a closed one. They wanted to know how many years ago the 1st ones were. They said as we age there is more of a tendency to be claustrophobic.

The only thing I could think of was that is a good thing that when they put me in a coffin and close the lid I won't have to worry about panicking. I will be dead. I couldn't stop thinking about that the whole time I was inside that contraption. I hope I never have to get another MRI. The EMG I had was a walk in the park compared to this. I'll take electrocution over claustrophobia any day.

Hope this gives the Doctor some direction because today was the pits and I hope it wasn't all for nothing.

  
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SURLYGIRL 3/12/2011 4:42PM

    MRIs are the pits. I had one for my brain with that mask like thing on my head and it totally freaked me out. Mine had a little "rear view" mirror on it and when I opened my eyes I could see out the tube and down by my feet which were in the open. That view saved me from completely freaking out.

Good for you for finding a way to deal with it. That's courage - being scared but doing it anyway !

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SNOOKUMS19 3/12/2011 1:40PM

    I'm sorry you had such a long tough day. I have some chlostrophobia myself. I used to be fine and about 5 years ago it got pretty bad. Elevators were really bad. I'm better than I was but the idea of a MRI is not something I could wrap my brain around. emoticonfor getting through a stressful time. You did great! You are stronger than you think you are!Enjoy your weekend!

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 3/12/2011 7:04AM

    MRIs are not fun. I agree with you. The first one I had was in a closed area. I, too, went into panic mode. They finally gave me something to put over my eyes and I did not open them at all. Success.

Wishing you good news on your results. Please keep us posted!

Hugs, Deedie

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DEFIANTVEGAN 3/12/2011 2:08AM

    emoticonYvonne you cracked me up about the Coffin comment.

My Poor Dear Friend, so sorry you had to go through this. I've never had one but that noisy machine would drive me nuts.

My grandmother had to have one done when she was in the hospital she ended up passing I almost think it was a waste of time putting her through that torture she was crying when she came out. emoticon she had Alzheimer's and she didn't know what was happening to her. My Aunt just felt she needed to know that she didn't have a stroke.

I'm so glad it's over and behind you, I just hope it's nothing major and no surgery is needed.

You're in my prayers.

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WILLOW49 3/12/2011 12:11AM

    I HATE MRIs, even the open ones. I have been claustrophobic for years, and I freak, even with my eyes closed. I know you're glad they are over!

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L*I*T*A* 3/11/2011 11:33PM

    so sorry to hear about your experience.....
well it is over now.....take care...
blessings and hugs............lita

ps: thanks for the info i got some and it was delishhhhhhhhhh

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MRDPOLING 3/11/2011 11:32PM

    I have had several MRI's over the years. They don't bother me. Now when they come up with some sort of medical test that requires me to stand on the edge of a cliff while wearing a bungie cord... Yep that will be the time I freak out! hehe!

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/11/2011 10:54PM

    I'm proud of you for hanging in there. I could not do a closed one and really hated the open on. UGH. On the open one, mine was just a huge round flat thing over my head and shoulder, it moved, I didn't go in anything? Strange, but I'm glad you made it.

Let's hope after all this they find out the problem and can fix it.



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DJS-DEBBIE 3/11/2011 10:42PM

    Sorry you had such a bad experience...

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KOFFEENUT 3/11/2011 10:37PM

    Good for you for hanging in there! When I had my MRI I was surprised to find claustrophobia closing in on me - I totally didn't expect it. (Of course, my technicians didn't mention it could be my advancing age....)

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Well it is about time they approved my MRI.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tomorrow I finally get my MRI done. The car accident was October 22nd and they are finally caving in and granting the pre-cert for the test. The funny thing is now the Doctor has requested one for my CSpine which is the neck and one for the right shoulder. That is when they approved both, it would have been cheaper for them to have approved the neck one from the get go.

I have been going to Physical Therapy 3 times a week since January because that is how long it took them to approve the Physical Therapy. Now maybe they'll be able to figure out exactly what they need to do in Physical Therapy to "fix it." NJ is a no fault State but as far as I am concerned it is like pulling teeth to get approvals to have anything done. Had I gone through my health insurance it would have been so much easier. Can't do that in NJ, we have to use our auto insurance. emoticon

  
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ERIN1957 3/11/2011 7:37PM

    Oh my gosh I am so sorry that all this has happened to you.
Hopefully they will get to the issues and get results for you ASAP!

*UGH* Don't get me started on insurance companies.

I will keep you in my prayers!

Blessings,
~+~R>Erin

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WILLOW49 3/11/2011 4:22PM

    Finally!

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DS9KIE 3/11/2011 9:39AM

    that sure took them a loooonng time.

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 3/11/2011 8:38AM

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MARTY728 3/11/2011 8:25AM

    I am glad you can finally start the process to get the proper care.

Also, I want to give you the credit for getting me to eat more of a raw diet. I will never be 100% raw or a vegetarian. However, I have always liked all fruits and 95+% of vegetables and after following you of SP, I have increased my raw intake. My family has noticed and I give you the "cred" for inspiring me. Turnips is the only veggie I can think of that I have not found a receipe that I like.

I suspect that you will have some way of making turnips taste good.

I will post this on your SP page front also.
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TEDYBEAR2838 3/11/2011 7:57AM

    What a Pain, literally. Insurance companies to me, don't have the right to decline test that the doctors really think are medically necessary. IT causes more harm than not. YOu suffer longer and sometimes get worse because the treatment is not the right kind.

MAKE IT a GREAT Spark Day! Only you can~!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/11/2011 1:04AM

    Glad to hear that you're finally getting it done. I hope they will be able to figure things out.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/10/2011 11:47PM

    At least it will be done. I totally understand about the fusteration with the wait. Sometimes I need meds immediately and it takes a month to get approval for a MS flare. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/10/2011 10:53PM

    So glad that you're finally going to get that MRI. I hope that they'll be able to find out what is REALLY wrong and then be able to fix it. I am so sorry that you've been going through so much pain. Bright blessings to you my dear. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 3/10/2011 10:37PM

    well they are doing it now that is what counts....
better than waiting some more and hopefully you will get some answers too.....
blessings and hugs.................lita

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DEFIANTVEGAN 3/10/2011 9:49PM

    So sorry this has been a problem for a long time it's a thorn in your side like you need that right?!

Well I hope the MRI is able to detect whatever problems and this can help with getting the therapy you need to bring you to 100%.

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/10/2011 8:57PM

    Hope they get some answers!

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/10/2011 8:53PM

    So sorry it has taken so long, but glad it is being done. I do hope that with this test they will really be able to help you start feeling better.
Auto insurance is just another pain!
Smiles and hugs
Deb

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This low cal snack good whether you make it Raw or cook it.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011



Today is the 1st day of Lent and for a lot of us Catholics that means giving up some sort of treat or eating healthier for the next 40 days. Diet choices seem to be a popular thing to give up and this recipe comes in handy. You do not have to be a Raw Foodie to enjoy as this is good Raw, dehydrated, or even popped in the good old fashioned oven. A Spark Buddy asked me to write up the instructions so here it is:


Raw Cauliflower Popcorn

2 cups Cauliflower florets cut into small pieces
1 Tsp. olive oil
1 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
dash of Cayenne pepper
dash of Sea Salt *

can substitute Bragg's Amino Acids, Namu Shoya, or Soy Sauce to taste


Directions:

This recipe is super easy and will take less than five min, unless you want to dehydrate it, then it will take longer.

You can do everything to taste, it’s easier than following a recipe because you can make it exactly how you like. I like to add a lot of nutritional yeast and cayenne to make it extra cheesy and spicy. You can delete the cayenne and substitute any spice you like such as cumin or garlic.

To add all the ingredients together you can put the cauliflower in a large ziplock bag and pour in the nutritional yeast and other ingredients and shake it all up. After you’ve gotten it all mixed up you can taste it and see if you need to add more of anything, and also decide if you want to dehydrate it or leave it raw. I prefer to do mine in a bowl and mix things around with a spoon because I am dehydrating mine rather than eating it out of the bag Raw.

Place the pieces out on the Teflex sheets and dehydrate at 115 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 12 hours. The cauliflower will be soft, but still have a crunchy texture. I like doing mine for a full 24 hours because then it is extra crunchy.

Make extra batches because this goes fast especially if you don't tell them it is cauliflower.

Number of Servings: 1


Already in Spark Recipes in case you want to trACK IT.

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=1527535



**************** Nutrional Yeast is yellow in color and with a nutty cheesy flavor, nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that is a favorite amongst many vegans because of its unique flavor and similarity to cheese when added to foods. Sprinkle some on hot popcorn or garlic bread, or add a generous spoonful to a stir fry or pasta sauce. Nutritional yeast is also the only reliable food source of vitamin B12 for vegans. Nutritional yeast can be found in the bulk foods or supplement section of your health food store. You can look for either nutritional yeast flakes or powder, but be sure you don't get brewer's yeast by mistake.

I buy mine at Whole Foods. Health Food stores also carry it but I find it is more expensive in Health Food stores. You can also buy it online.

  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 3/12/2011 8:24AM

    Enjoy!

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ERIN1957 3/12/2011 8:05AM

    great info besides recipe, thanks!

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MARTY728 3/11/2011 8:11AM

    Thanks for posting the receipe! I will try it.

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GTGSOUTHERN 3/10/2011 11:18PM

    Thank you for sharing ! My husband even thinks it may be good. emoticon

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VEGANJAZ 3/10/2011 3:37PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

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DEFIANTVEGAN 3/10/2011 2:40PM

    I ended up going to the market yesterday and picked up a really nice Cauliflower Head and made this I used the Namu Shoya instead and added a few tablespoons of filtered water to make a runny paste and poured it over the cauliflower I ended up using the whole head so I doubled up the recipe.

Unfortanately my popcorn was a bit soggy because I had to leave it in the fridge over night and brought it to work.

At first bite I was like hmm strong flavors but after awhile it grew on me I didn't taste the cauliflower aftertaste at all which is what I was hoping for.

I can taste the bite of the Cayenne that I really liked a few more tries and eating it straight from the Dehydrator I will be sold.

Thanks for the recipe. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/10/2011 9:31AM

    It's amazing the foods you come up with Yvonne. thanks again for another wonderful idea!

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PAPER_WINGS18 3/10/2011 12:17AM

    This sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!

~Victoria

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/9/2011 11:54PM

    I love that idea. I'm going to try that for sure. Thanks! I'm already figuring out meatless Friday meals for us.

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LADY_JOSIELOT 3/9/2011 11:32PM

    (As I said in my recipe comment), I love cauliflower and popcorn, so I can't go wrong with this. Thanks, Yvonne! :)

- Josie

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KSTYLEFITNESS 3/9/2011 9:55PM

    I tried this after you posted it in the thread and it was super good!

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MIZCATHI 3/9/2011 5:24PM

    Sounds good. I know it's not raw, but I roast it too, with five spice. Really yummy stuff!

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BANJO_13 3/9/2011 4:15PM

    Yum! I can't wait to try!

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MRDPOLING 3/9/2011 2:57PM

    I have been craving popcorn of late but haven't satisfied that desire. This might be a fun way to try to feed that want.

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BCLYMIRE 3/9/2011 2:42PM

  Hmm, sounds intriguing. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe

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DEFIANTVEGAN 3/9/2011 2:33PM

    That looks delicious, I don't even care for cauliflower but I'll try this just to get the nutritional benefits from the veggie. emoticon

It looks like caramel popcorn. LOL

The fact that it's super easy I have to try it.

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L*I*T*A* 3/9/2011 2:30PM

    i am going to try this today.....where does one get Nutritional Yeast and what is it???
blessings and hugs..................lita

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LITTLEMINX57 3/9/2011 2:26PM

    I can attest this recipe is emoticon. Travelnista sent this to me I think last week when I saw it on her Nutrition Tracker when I was trying to get some ideas for eating more raw food. I never know what little tidbit I will get from Travelnista. I love you my friend! emoticon emoticon

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KASSIANDORA 3/9/2011 2:24PM

    Going to feel stupid for asking but where can you find nutritional yeast?

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ELIZABETH_SKY 3/9/2011 2:17PM

    Oh my gosh that looks so good! I'm going to try that for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

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