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ANIDUCK
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1/30/12 11:30 A

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Chicken Mole ole!!

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Thanks Andi.

I'm 45 (soon) and only after starting to eat clean did I discover that I love to cook and bake without following a recipe verbatim.

The way I see it if I screw up a recipe I will learn for next time. I've already discovered that chicken sprinkled in olive oil and then dusted in cocoa actually tastes really good and no one can guess what the flavor is.

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1/29/12 12:02 P

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Love your cooking style IGOSSELS ; very much like my own.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re 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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I get a CSA box so eat seasonal veg.

Right now I get a lot of cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

I roast cauliflower after I break into florets and then sprinkle it with olive oil and a pinch of nutmeg. My teens love it and I always leave the tray to cool down near the cookie jar in the kitchen. By the time supper roles along half of it is gone. I don't mind at all.I'd rather they pick on cauliflower than the cookies.

I recently roasted cabbage with two carrots (sliced) 1 onion (purple is best but didn't have) broccoli stalks (never throw the stalks away). Sprinkled with olive oil covered for an hour and then uncovered 15 minutes for each side. A tbs of water went into the tray prior to starting the roasting uncovered.

I also make roasted cauliflower soup (recipe is in elanas pantry). I take my leftover greens and make stock from it. Freeze the clear broth and use the rest for a crustless quiche.

Use left over cooked veg that you blitz in the blender, add dairy of any sort (yellow cheese, white cheese, cottage cheese) eggs, seasoning you/your family like), add 1 tbs of chia seeds or flax if you want. Portion into muffins or bake in one dish (Muffins are easier to portion control) and then you have a bake you can fall back on if you don't feel like eating veg. Very filling.

I love tomato soup and make it from tomato sauce, peeled canned tomatoes (organic) and real fresh tomatoes. I have cut back on cream and coconut cream so use quinoa or oats to thicken my soup.

Salads are really good if you add twists to them such as adding segments of an orange or sweet grapefruit, a grated apple, or carrot, radishes etc.

The dressing could be 1 tbs olive oil, 1 tsp fresh lemon juice or orange juice, salt, pepper and any herbs you like.

For lettuce I like to make it more garlicky so I mince 3 garlic cloves and add them to 1 tbs of olive oil and herbs with a pinch of salt.

Add almonds, pine kernels etc to your salad for extra bite. Don't add too many.

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12/10/11 8:04 P

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Great ideas gang!

I've been into root veggies lately...

Fry up some bacon or have some bacon grease handy
Cut up a rutabaga into small chunks
Dice an onion
mince or press some garlic
quarter some mushrooms

Leave a nice amount of bacon fat in pan and saute the onion and garlic in it until soft.
Put rutabaga chunks in the pan with the onions, saute for a few minutes then put some water or broth in the pan, put a lid on it and cook until rutabaga is nicely done and water has evaporated. Throw in the mushrooms and some crumbled bacon and toss about (I always use two wooden spoons or two silicone spatulas to do this) until the mushrooms are done to your liking.

I just made this one up the other day and dh LOVED it. A little sea salt and freshly ground pepper and yum!

I also blended some of that mess with some sweet winter squash soup that I had in the fridge--really good and warming.

How to cook up a mess of veggies:
First, toss some chopped onions in the pan......
You're on your own now to make something really good
Don't forget the garlic!
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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 12/10/2011 (21:48)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re 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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12/10/11 2:14 P

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I like salads. All kinds of salads. Chopped tomatoes, peppers and onions. Add crumbled feta, some balsamic and olive oil and there's a quick Greek salad.

I also like to take tomato slices, drizzle with olive oil and top with a bit of provolone or fresh mozzarella and broil for a few minutes.



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12/10/11 1:18 P

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Chop them up, toss celery, tomato, pepper and whatever else you like, mix together with your favorite oil and vinegar.

Edited by: DLYNCH49 at: 12/10/2011 (13:18)
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These are exactly the type of suggestions I am looking for! Keep 'em coming folks!


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Hey there...never fall into the boring veggie/fruit rut again:

For veggies:
Saute in olive oil and garlic (an old shoe would be scrumptious made this way)...or
saute in bacon drippings (organic) with some chopped bacon and garlic or onion.
Saute in fat of choice, sprinkle with an ounce of imported grated Romano cheese and run through broiler til golden...

For fruit:
Top cut fruit with finely chopped nuts, coconut flakes and cinnamon...run through broiler til warm...yummy!

Edited by: PIXIESTIX6669 at: 12/10/2011 (14:21)
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I am trying to eat clean but find myself getting bored with particular fruits and veggies because I always make them the same way or eat them raw. What are your favorite way to prepare fruit and veg, especially in ways that make them feel like meals and not individual fruits and veg.


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