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10/22/14 11:34 A

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I have a mandolin too but don't have a wide veggie peeler.

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10/22/14 11:04 A

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Spaghetti sauce sounds yummy!

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veering off subject. I made spaghetti sauce yesterday. Served it on toast. I realized I haven't bought pasta in a very long time.

I'd like to purchase a wide veggie peeler. I have a mandolin and have seen the hand-held pasta 'noodle makers'. it just seems like the wide one would be easiest to clean and use.

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10/22/14 8:36 A

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I agree. We are getting older and want to get our home in good shape while we still can.

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10/22/14 7:07 A

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I'm waiting to hear back from our repair guy with various estimates. It feels good to finally get things moving on some of these projects.

It is pitch-dark and pouring rain here this morning!

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10/21/14 9:21 P

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Our enclosed back porch is 10' by 7'. It had 4 storm windows and now has 2. It had a nice storm door we put in but it had a manufacturing defect so we have to replace it.

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10/21/14 3:58 P

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The whole thing was made from low quality plywood, without insulation, floor included. The floor and the bottom foot or so of the walls are in rough shape. There are 2 glass storm doors and a big window in a tiny closet-sized space. I'd like "real" doors that lock. (The old storm doors don't lock. Beyond the mudroom, the kitchen door locks, but has a large glass pane that would be easy to break.)

I'd like to have a smaller window in the mudroom, placed higher. That way, I could open it for ventilation when it is crazy hot. It would be difficult to gain entry from it.

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10/21/14 3:09 P

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Our back porch is actually a mud room and is EXACTLY in the shape yours is. And it didn't have any insulation. Maybe it will help our utility bill as it is hot out there in summer and cold in winter. Ours had been mostly a total gut. We have not even looked at the floors yet but I assume they will be a lot of work too.

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10/21/14 2:31 P

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Yes, we need to get going on that, too, Morticia. T had a shoulder injury and surgery at the end of winter last spring, and we ended up leaving the insulation up in a couple of hidden places (heavy plastic over unused basement door interior, for example). So we've got a jump start on that!

We have a large window that somehow got cracked, so that is first on the list. We have a set of outdoor steps that we don't use, but occasionally someone like a delivery person uses by mistake. They are in rough shape and must get replaced. Our little mudroom was a badly patched together project from previous homeowners. It leaks and is badly aged. I'm afraid I'll stomp the snow off my boots and go through the floor! We may just have basic fixes done on that, but if the price is right, we may upgrade it and insulate it and replace doors, windows, etc. to keep the kitchen warmer and make back entry more secure. Lots of other little things like replacing a few boards on the deck...

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10/21/14 2:12 P

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Hubby did start some insulation yesterday I think to humor me as I'm getting anxious to get on with this. Winter is rapidly approaching. I want to have the outdoor stuff done before it arrives.

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10/21/14 7:57 A

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We've finally got a handyman coming to give us estimates on a bunch of repairs that really need to be made before winter sets in. Partner isn't handy plus has physical issues, and most of these repairs are beyond my limited skills.

Not much to report here. Busy at both jobs, major renovations being done at both facilities so chaos everywhere :-)

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10/19/14 4:19 P

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Hubby is still busy on the back porch remodel. He is doing the rewiring now. I hope he can get done with the tearing out of the old wood soon.

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10/17/14 5:18 P

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I'm dying here though I feel less dead than yesterday. I'm drinking tons of herbal tea. And am sleeping or in bed a lot.

My hubby hates it when I'm sick although like most men he doesn't consider a woman really sick unless there is massive blood loss that doesn't involve female organs. We have both had the flu before and he is in bed and I'm up making chicken soup. He does usually just sleep and I like that because when he's awake it's like having a 3 year old. Mommy can you get me a drink. Mommy can you get me a Tylenol. Mommy where are you?

I'm with Aliegh. Halloween shopping sounds good.

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10/17/14 3:55 P

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Afternoon, TGIF and thank you jesus my hubby has returned back to work! emoticon

He had surgery two weeks ago for a hernia and I tell you what, two weeks together is nice - if you are on vacation. Not so much with a man who doesn't do any level of pain very well. Zero population: when men have to birth babies. emoticon

Managed to not kill him, managed to not regain the couple pounds I lost...now to push forward. I have a business trip back to Connecticut in November. I am the primary chef for our crew of 7 so in many ways, it does make it easier. A couple of us are weight conscientious...the rest could afford to be...lol.

So I tried a new recipe...with spaghetti squash, ground turkey, marinara sauce (cook squash, cook turkey, add sauce and squash) then you "layer it with your cheese of choice (ie drained cottage cheese or ricotta mixed with an egg) - so you have a mock lasagna. It was pretty good. Squash really needs to drain as much as possible before you add it to the meat/sauce mix - it will continue to release water. I also did a variation where I used no precook lasagna noodles. I used exactly 4 noodles (two layers) and that was good also since the noodles sucked up some of the water. My hubby liked that version better of course since it resembled more like lasagna.

And its PUMPKIN season! Doing the happy dance and looking for new recipes. I had an awesome thai spiced pumpkin soup at a local restaurant that has me inspired to make a version of it. I have Aliegh tomorrow - she called me last night to inform me we needed to go shopping for halloween. Lord help me..lol.



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10/17/14 3:37 P

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I love the Bengal Spice Tea! It's one of my favorites! Sooooooooooo good!

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10/17/14 12:04 P

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I am also a big fan of the Celestial Seasons Bengal Spice tea. Have you tried it? I have to be "in the mood" for it because those yummy spices can be a bit overwhelming for me sometimes, even though I really like them.

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10/14/14 9:47 P

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Yes, it is even better than I remembered.

Kaylyn's kitchen is great.

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10/14/14 10:31 A

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The celestial seasonings gingerbread tea?- I love that too. Have not had it in some time.

Today I am dabbling on the south beach. Sticking my toe in and looking at recipes while trying to keep it simple.
There is a P1 recipe for meatloaf from Kaylyn's kitchen that looks good. I will have that tomorrow with cauliflower mash.. I think.
I will be officially starting P1 on October 15. That will be good as I will have more choices for Thanksgiving.

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10/12/14 5:12 P

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I still don't have a well functioning fridge so we are having to make due with eating what we have here until it is fixed, It will have been out over a month or more by the time they are done. Terrible. It's less than 2 years old.

I made some Gingerbread tea today. I love that stuff!!

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10/10/14 9:06 A

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Baxter developed complications post op and died at 7:43 P.M. last night. I was petting him, talking to him when he left. Hubby is building a casket today and hopefully the rain will stop long enough to bury him tonight.

I'm trying to get sick with a URI so I'm going to start fighting that with supplements and herbal teas. I'm trying to think of something I want to eat that is good for me. My appetite is off.

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10/6/14 9:58 P

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We had 5 fur babies have dental surgery yesterday and are back working on the porch remodel so I will be in and out.

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10/1/14 1:36 P

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Same here, Must do. Leaky roofs won't wait.

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10/1/14 1:33 P

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Last year it was my wrist surgery that kept us from doing projects… then we couldn't get to lots of things because our weather was so bad in the spring. Then T slipped on black ice. So here it is, October. Must do "stuff"!

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10/1/14 1:28 P

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I can relate. We spend all of our days off doing projects that are way over due. LOL.

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10/1/14 1:00 P

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Thanks, Morticia. It will be more of a stay-cation, enjoying fall here in New England, my favorite season. I hope we'll also be tackling some house projects that fell behind when partner had shoulder surgery after a fall last spring. (Our old home computer is too slow and outdated, but we can't afford to upgrade right now. If I have time, I can check email and SP from the library, but our schedule is up in the air.)

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10/1/14 12:48 P

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I hope you are going to be away for a much deserved vacation. We will miss you!

Hubby did some wiring last night on the back porch.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 10/1/2014 (12:48)
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10/1/14 11:49 A

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Busy week here, co-worker out for unexpected medical issue. I'm preparing to be out of office (and away from email/Spark) next week.

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9/28/14 6:04 P

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Hubby is roofing today and will have it done by the end of the day. I'm busy cleaning up his mess and trying to adjust to living without my big fridge until they fix it.


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Hubby got the old roofing, boards, and trusses torn off and the new trusses and boards and some tar paper put on. He hopes to start roofing tomorrow. Then we can start inside.

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Kierae, could you let us know which vegetarian magazines you are reading and if they were helpful. Can't wait to see what kinds of recipes you find to share with us.

Tish, hope your porch project goes well. I love all breads too.

me, i need to get back to eating SB....have fallen way off the wagon.

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Hi all. Good reading your posts. I'm just on day 3, Ph 1. Love it! Do-able! Easy!

I have 7 laying hens. That is supposed to mean fresh eggs every day. I also have a puppy. He was chasing them and they moved their nests. Egg hunt for breakfast!

I got new canning jars this season. I haven't canned a thing yet. I hope to go apple picking with hubby. Apple butter sure sounds good!

Have a terrific weekend!

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Good grief!! That's expensive!! My hubby would have a hissy fit. LOL. I'm trying to overcome my love of bread but some things are hard. I like pretzels. I like Naan. I like good biscuits. I like good Italian bread or a really good crusty French baguette. It's a good thing I am not exposed to them much. But sandwich bread, buns, pastry, etc. I can do without.

Lots of members have been loving your recipes while you were gone.

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I'll be curious to hear about the expensive coconut wraps!

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So glad to see you back Kierae!

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So the other day I came across the Paleo wraps...raw coconut. Spendy at 10 bucks for 7 of them but I bought them to try. Taking one for the team...lol. I will let you know if worth it. I am totally a sandwich kinda gal which is why I love the flat outs and the thin buns/bagels.

Managed to drop a couple pounds. Did take a sodium hit yesterday since I had some soup at my local Chinese restaurant. Just pushing the fluids today. emoticon

Wading thru a couple new vegetarian mags for recipes - hopefully find to add to our collections!

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My step grandparents owned an Italian cafe/bar and I helped the family make homemade ravioli sometimes and I developed a disdain for time consuming, hot, sweaty cooking endeavors. LOL. My hubby loved canning though so I would always let him do it. We finally compromised and we bought 2 large upright freezers and a smaller upright freezer. Plus 3 dorm fridges in addition to our large fridge so we have plenty of room to freeze and store things fresh.

My right hip is the beast today. It's always something these days. I want to get up and feel good!!



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I remember big copper tubs outside over an open fire, with my whole maternal grandmother's "kids" there with their kids. Including my Mom, 12 children with their kids. Bushels of apples were reduced to apple butter, enough for all 13 families for the year.
another memory was Mom canning green beans and the pressure cooker lid blowing off and green beans all over the kitchen walls and ceiling! an oft repeated tale for many family reunions that came.........
as the youngest of our 7 kids, I didn't experience the stress involved, just the fun! emoticon

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Those homemade canned goods sound wonderful, KIERAE! I do miss eating some of the wonderful relish and pickles.

I hope your new rheumatologist, meds, and PT will help. Good luck!

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Morning! I LOVE LOVE to can. Learned from my grandmother so I have been doing it for ions. I got slammed before I left for my conference with everybody's extras...ie about 40 pounds of zucchini. So I was canning like a mad woman up to the point I got on the plane. I made a spicy sweet zuke relish and a hot dill version. I made blackberry pepper sauce and strawberry basil jam. Made some salsa and dilled green beens. I normally do small batch so I don't get insane as easily like I use to. My canning supplies are still sitting in my kitchen waiting for the next batch. I usually do different small batches and give for holiday gifts - things like chutneys, mustards, and vinegars.

Diet is slowly getting back on track. Funny how quickly it can come on but pretty freaking slow coming off. I met my new rheumatologist yesterday. Female..with a heavy heavy Russian accent. She doesn't want to do much with my back issues because its degenerative vs RA. Gotta love being pieced out and nobody is treating the whole. Pretty frustrating. She was a bit blown away at my case - said she had never seen anybody with as many joint replacements that I have. Only seen a couple close and it was with folks who had no access to meds or vets. Kinda explains why I have always been a guinea pig for research programs and med schools. So I go in for xrays on the back and both hips today to see if anything visible that way. Head to PT to see if they can help. And armed with a new medication specifically for nerve pain. We shall see!

Off to walk the beastie...Ms Marley is getting impatient with me. emoticon

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I appreciate home canned goods, but get a chuckle over how many people are so excited about it now. As a child, even though I enjoyed cooking, the canning was one of my absolutely worst memories: a roomful of crabby sweaty grownups in the steamy kitchen on a miserably hot, humid day trying to get everything processed before it spoiled, worried about cracking the jars, whether the jelly would set.

I sometimes make a small batch of something to freeze, but none of that old nostalgia for me, thank you very much.

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Brings back memories of slaving over a hot canning operation all day. LOL.

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did 10X the tomato jam recipe. Been cooking for 3 hours so far and it will take at least another hour before it thickens enough. But........I should end up with 10 pints of jam............

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I've got to start cleaning out the back porch - it's a mess!! At least part of the stuff is gone as I gave it to my son when he moved out.

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Football and computer games today. tomorrow I will have to get it in gear because Thursday I'll be flying to Oregon to see one of my brothers........

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We purchased materials for the remodel of the back porch. It's a small space but It needs completely redone and will be a lot of work.

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Today is my hubby's birthday. I had hoped he would want to do something but it looks like he will sleep all day. I will makes him a steak and get some work done around here.

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Feel free to start a thread for anything you want to but Whynotj1 is right that there are tons of good recipes in the forums. Kierae likes to try new recipes.

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There are a lot of great recipes already posted here--check them out. (Last year, I found an awesome pumpkin chili.)

I try to bring some yummy things I can eat, but sometimes can't resist the other yummy things that I haven't tasted for such a long time. And then there's the portion-control issue. I try to have just a small taste of things that are calling my name, then leave the food area, but it doesn't always work.

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Weekend pot lucks are the worst, because sometimes the only healthy choice is raw veggie platter. Sometimes you just want something warm and yummy. Maybe we could start a post with SB friendly pot luck, crock pot meals for fall? Thoughts Morticia?

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Yes, I have trouble with weekends, too. There is less structure for me, and it is difficult for me to not veer off course. I sometimes participate in weekend potlucks with friends, too. Sometimes I give in to temptation there. This weekend, I'm making a healthy dish to bring.

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I don't know about anyone else, but weekends are super hard for me. I have been in a pattern of wrecking/maintaining all my progress through the week this summer, and I am POed now. I am going into the weekend with a plan, and that includes sticking to a plan.

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I love beans in soup/stews in the colder months. They really satisfy me. In the hot months I like them in salads.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 9/10/2014 (09:30)
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Thank you so much for your answer MORTICIAADDAMS. I just have been craving beans like crazy here lately so I am glad to hear that.

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You can have more beans if you want them but you should eat a minimum of 1/2 cup a day. They are good for you.

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Morticia so happy you posted that. I made homemade turkey chilli for a quick go to for dinner the next couple nights with kidneys. And I dip my veggies in Hummus. Or as my DH puts it dipping veggies in veggies :-).
Today was much easier than yesterday! Thanks Guys!

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You are actually supposed to eat 1/2 cup of beans every day.

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Quick question that I am hoping someone can answer for me for I am not sure of the answer---are beans allowed on SB??? I mean beans you cook in crockpot like navy, pinto, brown, black??? Thank you.

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Getting started is often the hardest part. Be sure and get beans and water in to ward off the low carb flu!

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Yesterday was tough, but I did it I made it through. My lunch is packed and dinner is in the fridge already made. Starting day 2 of Phase 1.
Thanks for the kind words! WHYNOTJ1 and Morticia

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I have R.A. so I have not found a lot that helps other than losing weight so there is less stress on my joints and that involves exercise for me as well as diet as I don't lose well on diet alone. I have to split my exercise up and that makes it hard when I am trying to do other things. I would love to be able to get it over with, like in 2 or 3 sessions but that won't work right now, Ia may not ever work again. I used to get up and feel energized and I don't any more. I'm working on it.

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