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AMIRAEBRAHIM's Photo AMIRAEBRAHIM Posts: 24
4/4/14 11:10 P

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Wow, thank you so much for the help
Well, here is one of the food I ate today.
I found it at the link you shared
http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-cedars-stuffed-grape-leaves-i120768


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4/4/14 8:11 P

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This may be of some help.

caloriecount.about.com/calories-middle-eas
tern-food-ic3523


I don't know if any of these foods are in the Spark database, but you might be able to enter some of these or some of your own. If you go to Sparkrecipes.com and use the Add/Calculate Recipe feature, you might be able to construct your dishes and then save them.

I really like Middle Eastern food but can't get it where I live, so if you have recipes to enter in the shared database on Spark, I, for one, would love to try making them.

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4/4/14 6:35 P

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Do you cook the food yourself? For example - instead of looking for Koshari you might put in the ingredients individually - lentils, rice, pasta, tomatoes, onions . It would take more work, but you can save them so you can use them again. Sometimes too I use the option to find calorie counts other spark people have entered on their own and after comparing a few i go with the numbers that are similar.

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4/4/14 6:21 P

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A rose, by any other name, is still a rose.

You may simply need to resort to basics.

There is no bad food, only bad cooks.


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4/4/14 2:03 P

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Maybe you can find a tracker in your mother tongue? That's what I did.




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4/4/14 1:49 P

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I second the idea of Googling it. There are translators all over the place which will convert at least some of your foods - the names, at least. I find that even within the English language, conventions for how certain foods are named can be very confusing.

If you enter the nutritional information you find and "share" it, we'll all have access to those things!


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4/4/14 1:34 P

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Can you share an example.
Perhaps you know the ingredients in the food item??
I am sure we can help you find something similar; then you will get a good estimate.

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4/4/14 12:42 P

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Have you tried to Google them? That is where I would start.



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AMIRAEBRAHIM's Photo AMIRAEBRAHIM Posts: 24
4/4/14 12:35 P

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Well, it's hard to log my food.
I mean, there are some middle eastern foods that I don't know how to find in the dictionary.
I don't know how to say it in English.

Amira
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