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9/30/09 3:59 P

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In case anyone is interested, the thingy I mentioned is actually called a food mill. I use it mostly for applesauce but it can be used for many other things. It was very cheap. There are more expensive brands but really, the old fashioned ones of galvanized steel last your whole life and your kids will inherit them!!

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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 9/30/2009 (16:00)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when itís a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, theyíre terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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9/30/09 6:44 A

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Please keep us updated on how the recipes in the slow cooker book are. I'm in desperate need of a new crock pot cook book. I bought one of the Fix It and Forget It books -- not healthy and not that tasty either. My kids are in various sports so dinner is getting difficult.

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9/30/09 1:22 A

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Thanks Laura for the brownie recipe. I'm going to have to try it--love brownies!!

I have one of those hand crank food presses. It works great to separate the peel, core, seeds from the barely cooked apples. Very quick and tidy. Applesauce comes out the bottom and all the unwanted stuff stays in the top. Oh, so much better than store-bought stuff.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when itís a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, theyíre terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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9/29/09 9:38 P

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Peel apples, cut them up and cook them in a pot until they turn to sauce, emoticon

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9/29/09 8:48 P

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How would I make homemade apple sauce? That way I know what's in it.

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Here is a link to the purple puree... recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Whatever you don't use keeps well in the freezer for aboput three months.

Like I said, you can always sub in applesauce, and if you use cane sugar (or some other sweetener) you will have to increase the amount as I have used STEVIVA BLEND. STEVIVA BLEND is twice is sweet as sugar, but since the original recipe used applesauce, and I used purple puree, I didn't exactly halve the sweetener. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup sugar and used applesauce, and I used 1/3 cup STEVIVA BLEND and purple puree (not sweet like applesauce)

Anyhow, the brownies are DIVINE! I just had one! emoticon

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Hey Laura, I want other things to eat for breakfast besides oatmeal and eggs. I was really looking for a vanilla yogurt breakfast for carbs after my walk. I didn't find anything like that in the cookbook. What do you think?

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9/29/09 5:54 P

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We use our crockpot a lot...my husband makes homemade
soup, chili, and so forth, and I use it for taco
Chicken and swiss steak.

The brownies sound great.DH is CHOCOHOLIC/9TH Degree



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Those brownies sound intriguing though I'm skittish about separating yolks and whites so much. I've read it's a bad idea nutritionally speaking. I'll have to go back and research that one. Since I'm not a nutritionalist or a scientist, and since I don't remember a lot of the details of what I study I just keep the main gist of what I have learned which, if it goes along with my food philosophy (leave food alone!), then remembering the main point is easy; like to leave the egg intact.

Anyway, I'd like to try the blueberry/spinach puree in this recipe. What is the ratio?...or measurements.

I just put a hold on the book at my library; it's currently checked out so I don't know when I'll get it.

PS: I know that the yolk contains lutein and zeaxanthin which are imperative for our eyes. I wouldn't give up my eye health just to save calories. I know too that there has been some research on eggs that show that they actually don't cause LDL cholesterol to accumulate in the blood and that people who don't eat eggs can have the cholesterol problems. Scientific eh? LOL. I'll get back to you with some better data.

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 9/29/2009 (17:59)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when itís a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, theyíre terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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OMG! You HAVE to try these brownies, BECCIE! They also have at least one serving of F&V in them. The purple puree is in the cookbook, but it is just spinach and blueberries pureed in the blender (or food processer). You can't taste the spinach of course. LOL! They are so Dark chocolatey! YUMMY! I had one today, gonna have another for dessert. Also, I used STEVIVA for sweetener, but you can just use one of the other sweeteners we discussed... emoticon

If you don't want to make purple puree, just use applesauce.
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My Slow Cooker Goulash!
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I had to change the recipe to
A) what I had on hand, and
B) to scale it down for me and five year old (and a SMALL slow cooker)

It smells good, but I won't be having it for a few hours yet. Really LOW SODIUM, too!

I think I am gonna try slow cooking some steel cut oats tonight, with some organic dried cranberries, and have it for breakfast! YUM!

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sounds great, Laura. Please feel free to input the recipies into our SP cookbook. lol. I have a crockpot and have no idea what to cook in it, beside homemade BBQ sauce ribs.

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Thanks for the tip. I just bought the clean eating magazine so I am getting hungry for turkey.lol

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9/29/09 2:48 P

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The cover looks delicious hahaha
I think I'll buy it...

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I'll have to check into that one! Laura, I checked out The Food We Crave by Ellie Krieger from our library and was able to get all the recipes I wanted from that one off of the Food Network website!!

I fixed the Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal this morning -- holy COW that is some good stuff!!!

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My library has it plus some other titles by the same author so I requested this one and the whole grain cookbook. Thanks for the tip!

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I love my crock pot. I have one cook book for it, I NEED another one.
Thanks!
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I know.... I was shopping (again) emoticon and got MORE books. I got one on sports nutrtion and I got this GREAT HEALTHY SLOW COOKER cookbook, by Judith Finlayson.... great CLAEN recipes in here!
www.amazon.com/Healthy-Slow-Cooker-J
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