SparkPeople Team Ornish Team Messageboard this team is designed for those following or interested in following the dean ornish plan. the goal of the plan is be healthy, inside and out. with a bonus of weight loss. SparkPeople Team Ornish Team Messageboard Tip: wonton wrappers another one of my favorite ornish friendly items is wonton/eggroll wrappers.. again, these little charms are so versatile.. sweet and savory both... use them as little crusts in your muffin tins... filling them with puddings for little pies. or make a 'chicken' pot pie filling before baking... these are amazing too. i always have these in my freezer. and you find them in the produce section. they freeze amazingly..... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:02:46 EST Tip: phyllo dough did you know that you are permitted phyllo dough? and how versatile!!!! <BR> for those of you that like spanikopita,, it is amazing in a low fat way.. will post that one if anyone would like it... you can use it for pie crust substitutions,,,, and that is savory and sweet pies... tart cups,,,, the ideas are abounding!!!! and it goes so far.. it usually takes only a few sheets per recipe. and the box is loaded with tons of sheets... just don't let it dry out.. you need to keep a damp paper ... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:59:35 EST Recipe: sushi - ornish style Sushi (no fish) <BR> 2 cups of cooked sushi rice (in the asian isle at the store) <BR> 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar <BR> 2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute <BR> 1 tablespoon of soy sauce <BR> veggies of your choice, in thin slices ( i used- cooked asparagus, baby corn and scallions) <BR> nori sheets - opt. (also found in the asian isle.. seaweed sheets) <BR> <BR> in a bowl, mix the vinegar, sugar and soy sauce.. add rice and mix to coat, using a wooden spoon.... have the veggies cut and... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:54:48 EST sorry guys hi all, just wanted to say sorry for not being here a bit.. had some major family issues and hopefully all is resolved. i noticed we have new members. that is awsome. so glad to have you aboard. i have to also say that i graduate from my ornish program this week. a whole year and what changes!!!! i had my graduation stress test done and that is also amazing. just over 9 minutes. they said that is the minutes for an active 51 year old. i have short legs so with the incline and the speed... i... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:37:24 EST Ornish-Friendly Recipes to Share Please share your favorite Ornish-friendly recipes here. Extra points if they're entered into the SparkRecipes database! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:19:57 EST more new people hello to our new visitors!! so exciting to see this little page growing. going 100% can be tough, but i always tell people that any slight changes will make such a difference. i hope that everyone can learn from each other here. i have posted before, but will again that i have a blog page too.... i have all kinds of tips and tricks there too.. lots of recipes as well... <BR> <BR> it may be helpful to you to check that out too. good luck to you all and welco... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:41:11 EST Ornish and Oz Dr. Ornish on The Dr. Oz Show: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sing-heart-disease-with-dr-oz-dr-dean-<BR>ornish-in-28-day-plan/ </link> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:55:01 EST Searching for Yummy Food I've been cooking for my boyfriend who wants to start the Ornish program to reverse heart disease. We're in the transistion phase of finding foods that fit the bill but also taste good. It would be great to learn from others also doing the same thing. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:47:35 EST contest winner hi there, i listed a strawberry salsa recipe the other day here... well, i entered a contest this week with that recipe and i am one of 5 winners.. i will get to go on a local news show wednesday and make the recipe. is that too funny? but it just goes to show you, a little patience and luck, and you can do anything... will post about it after. let you know if i bombed big time!!! hahahaha Fri, 8 Jun 2012 21:20:24 EST So what did you/we eat today? Hi fellow teammates- <BR> Since I´m so new at this, I thought it might be interesting to give a daily (if possible) summary of daily diet. It would help if we gave recipees or content of the meal also- at least for me. So here goes: <BR> Morning: ate out since we were downtown-- <BR> grilled chicken breast sandwich with peppers and onions <em>39</em> and hot chocolate <BR> Lunch: salad with peppers, broccoli, summer squash, corn, apples, a kind of small bean which is popular here, <BR> Dinner... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 15:20:58 EST Welcome,Cat Woman! So are you doing the Ornish plan, or just interested? I´m reading the book, but have not tried any of the recipees yet. Need to get started, though. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:21:50 EST happy to be here i just want to let the newbies to my page to know i am thrilled to have you aboard. changing your way of life isn't always easy. i am always on the hunt for new ideas and recipes to try. but thanks for checking us out and i hope you can find at least one thing to help you in your journey. let me know if i can do anything to help you further. i do have a website that i post on as well. you may find that helpful... but again.. welcome!!!!!! <BR> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 05:09:27 EST Official "Ornish Open Your Heart" program Did you actually do the program under the hospital supervised ones, or are you doing it on your own? <BR> I´m going to be 65 in July, and hopefully will qualify for Medicare to pay for the hospital program. <BR> If you have any experience with it, let me know. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 10:54:50 EST Want 2 b healthier I´m struggling with high cholesterol, and have found that when I eat vegetarian, my total, and LDL go down...duh. I´m not too good at strictly following any diet, since my husband loves to feed me everything. But he´s finally consented to trying vegetarian. I´ve been reading Dean Ornish´s book again, and the recipees sound good. I just realized that I DO have 2 hours a day to spend taking care of my health, and am looking for some strong encouragement to keep going on his program. <BR> What ... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:39:47 EST summer is here! Summer time is here. Now is the time when all the fresh fruits and veggies are abounding. So what a great time to get cooking with local produce. I will try to post some summer recipes. but please feel free to add some too. I am always on the hunt for a good recipe.. my favorite thing right now is to grill grill grill. either on an outside grill or a stove top one.. grilled veggies are amazing.. as on a paninini, or in a salad, or just as is!!!! <BR> a new member is here... so the more the me... Thu, 31 May 2012 13:08:20 EST GMO's If you'not aware, GMO's are foods that are genetically altered. They did this way back when to increase crops. Also thinking they would increase nutrients and such. But they are finding that this is opposite. They may have increased crops, but they are destroying the nutrients we need and they changed foods are not as healthy as originally thought. Patients that have had cancer and survived are being told to avoid them. What does that say. Corn is a biggie. Most of it is altered, which means ... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:56:21 EST helpful hints i am working towards my last quarter in my year of ornish. it has been enlightening and pretty for my health. I am always on the hunt for new recipes, ideas and tips. I post alot of them on my website- <BR> i hope more people following this or a similar life syle join here. will be helpful for me to have more ideas to use... <BR> i am working on the second cookbook now. the first one was a hit and getting requests for the second one already... but any id... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:49:41 EST getting started hi there, i am hoping you are reading this because you are curious about the dean ornish plan. it is a basic concept and i am not finding it at all hard or complicated. i have been blogging my progress since i started. but i am always on the prowl for new ideas and recipes and any motivational suggestions. i will try to post ornish friendly recipes and food ideas. and if you know someone else that may be interested, please pass this on to them as well. thanks for taking the time to read this ... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:04:45 EST Welcome HI there, I had lap band surgery in october of 2009. after which i lost 100 pounds by this summer. the problem was that my numbers (blood pressure, cholesteral, etc) didn't come down at all. my doctor suggested a vegan way of eating. the plan she chose was very very tough and i knew i couldn't do it long term. i received a pamplet regarding the Dr. Ornish program. i still fought the idea. but i signed up for it in august and started my year long journey on september 19th of this year. it is a... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:59:51 EST