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1/10/13 8:18 P

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I love trying new recipes and new foods. I've got a slow carb recipe I want to try cooking some time for me and my boyfriend (learning to cook within his dietary preferences has made it a bit like a game, so I spend a bit of time searching up things he can eat). I've tried quite a few new recipes already since I moved off campus with my brother and gained access to a full kitchen that is all mine. I've also noticed that I'm getting better at cooking things on the stove (for example, I cooked steaks a couple of nights ago, and they are a mass improvement over my well done one I did a few months ago, since I'm learning the timing to flip them in a pan before transferring them to the oven to finish up, and then proper resting times).

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1/10/13 3:55 P

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Welcome, cooking is really not all that hard. It is only hard if you make it. Hubby and I have been eating a diet of real food for several years now and it is working for us. No boxed meals, fresh or frozen fruits and veggies. I love going to our local farmer's market and trying a new fruit or veggie. I find that the people there will tell me how to prepare, etc. Hubby and I hav e expanded our food horizens a great deal this way. The oriental lady will share some quick preparations for the boychok, the darkins, her small oriental eggplants. The lady from Mexico gives me tips on the peppers and some of the veggies they use that we are not accustom to using. ONe day I arrived and she had made me some stuffed peppers and told me how to cook them when I got home. Boy, they were good. We also watch a lot of the cooking shows and I have found some of the simpliest recipes that we really use over and over.

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1/8/13 9:45 A

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1/8/13 7:54 A

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Thank you for the motivational stories. :)

I always keep some fruit or carrots (or my all time favorite, cherry or grape tomatoes) around for when I need somethings sweet to ease that craving. I'm glad that my father raised my brother and I to like our fruits and veggies (I can't remember having a meal without one veggie on our plates), so it makes things easier. He also raised us to not be afraid to try new things, so it definitely allows me to be more adventurous with my cooking.

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1/8/13 5:57 A

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it is never to late to start.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 walking 15000 steps a day.

i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 60..

i walk 15000 steps a day.

i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.

i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.

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1/7/13 10:37 P

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emoticon Really glad you have joined us. Looking forward to hearing things you have tried and liked.

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1/7/13 9:22 P

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Hello all. I'm finally starting to re-find my love of cooking, and I figured where better to get recipes ideas and advice on how to make my current foods healthier. I'm currently a college student living off campus in a small 1 bedroom house with my brother that has a rather small kitchen (I have about one little counter top to work off of, but our stove is a beast and can cook anything I throw at it). I've really started cooking more and more the past few weeks, and have started trying to experiment more.

Along with cooking for myself and occasionally my brother when he wants me to, I also cook meals once in a while for my boyfriend who is working on cleaning up his own diet as well. I've collected a small amount of cookbooks over the past year, and am now trying a lot of them (an older friend gave me a set of Sanoma-Williams cookbooks that have some fancier recipes in them that I've given a go and turned out to be real hits).

So, I'm excited to be here and take advantage of all the information the group has to offer. Happy cooking. emoticon

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