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PUMPKIN

1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin
Calories---21
Protein-1 gram
Carbs.-5.98
Fiber-1 gram
Potassium-280.6mg
Phosphorus--36.6mg

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I also make this cranberry dish for the holidays. ! bag of Raw Cranberry's, at least 2, navel oranges maybe 3( you taste) Walnuts maybe 1 cup or more, again to your taste, and Stevia. Grind cranberry's in food processor, add oranges grind, than add walnuts ,grind add Stevia to taste. i usually use Stevia in the raw or you can use sugar or half and half. Its to your taste. It makes the prettiest color after you add the walnuts. My family loves this and i make it every year, for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy. It is low in every thing but possible the oranges which have potassium 1 med, orange has 237-mg of pot. Phos is low its 18mg.
Every thing i cook with is organic , I know every one does not do this but when i post my cooking its always Organic
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Sweet Potato, with skin baked
1 medium-11mg-sodium
Potassium -397 mg
Phos.-63mg
Protein-2mg
Calories-117
Sweet potato canned mashed
1 cup-191mg sodium
Potassium-536mg
Phos-133mg
Protein-5mg
Calories-258

Wow look at the difference in the 2 kinds of sweet potato's, i am so glad i always did the skin on baked and than went from there. i love baked sweet pot with butter and salt and pepper.
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Thanks for the nutrithion information on Cranberries. That makes me feel better knowing that there are some good treats left on this world that we can eat.

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Cranberries--1-cup-


Sodium-1mg
Potassium-67mg
Phos.--9mg
Protein-0.4mg
Calories-47

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It looks like we have all made progress emoticon for all of us.CKD diet is so different for each of us, but yet similiar, we can only do our best.
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Given that I practically main lined Mountain Dew before I was diagnosed, I'm amazed at how easily I let it go. I never drank anything else except a cup of tea in the morning - not even water. But, after about 3 weeks - and an immediate 15 lb weight loss - I didn't miss it any more. Now every once in a while I'll have a few sips of my husband's Coke or Dr Pepper but that's about it.

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Caroline, thank you. If I get the crave, I will drink Hansens soda (not the cola or root beer). There is no sodium in it. I am in the process of training myself not to miss soda.

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Faith, when i get thirsty for some thing like coke (i do have it out of my system now) i will drink the Sierra Mist by Pepsi. It is better than Sprite , and low sodium 35 mg per 12 oz bottles.Caffeine free.It is made with sugar but no artificial ingredients in it. 140 calories in it. Scott buys the small bottles (12) oz and sometimes i will just take a few drinks and then 2 or 3 days later drink the rest. Most of the time I'm water and tea, but i do love my coffee also.Most Renal Dietitian's and the ones at the Dialysis center will recommend Sierra Mist. I hope this will help some one.
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Thank you Caroline. I needed you to tell me no more coke. I did not think it would hurt me because in the past, I rarely drank it and it caused no problems.
Oh, and I hear you about those chips and salsa....

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We are human and very fragile. We do things like this once in a while. Last week i wanted those chips from a great Mexican restaurant we have here and the sauce that goes with it, i was like craving this so bad. Well you gussed it Scott got them for me and i swelled up like Puffin Stuff. No more i said and Scott said and i will not go get you any thing you are not supossed to have. And he wont either(good for him).
Claire thank you for getting the information for Romeo, i will try also to find some thing to help . One thing make sure you are going to a RENAL DIETITIAN, for most dietitions dont know about Kidneys, i had to learn this the hard way..
Stay well and Eat well. Hugs every one.
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And please no coke, so fAR I HAVE NOT SUCCUMBED TO THIS LOL

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Kidney disease is unpredictable in any manner. I am still reeling over the fact that my Dad, on one day, was washing his car, mowing the lawn, enjoying a barbecue with the family and three days later was in the hospital with acute kidney failure and being prepared for dialysis. Myself personally, I can go weeks and think I am totally cured because I feel so good and I am running high mileage of 13 miles per day and more and then wham, I get a Lupus flareup and I do something dumb like drink a couple of cokes and eat at Taco Bell (this past weekend) and now I am sick and my kidneys are so inflamed.
What fragile creatures the human race can be.

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I appreciate your concern, AZCLAIRE ... my doc is a nephrologist, and I think I might have worded it a bit harsh. PKD is unpredictable with the doc explaining I could be on dialysis in 3 years, or live to 95 and never have to go on dialysis. I'm all for trying anything to keep my kidneys functioning longer, and diet seems to be one of the best ways. I have an appt with a dietician next week and I would like to arm myself with some information so I'll know if the dietician is blowing smoke. ;-)

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One other thing, RomeoNov1, all of us react pretty strongly to any doc that says there is nothing to do but wait to die. Find another doc - with dedicated effort you may be able to slow down your disease. If yours is a family doc, ask for a referral to a nephrologist. Either way, ask for a referral to a renal dietician.

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Hey, everyone, thanks for all the info you have provided. I just love this team.

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You're awesome ... that's exactly the kind of information I'm looking for! Thank you very much. emoticon

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Here's one article that covers the nutritional recommendations for PKD based on your GFR results. From there you'd need to figure out how to change your current diet to match those targets.
www.pkdcure.org/LinkClick.aspx?filet
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ket=WWulQpdaINQ%3D&tabid=520


Here's some specific diet recommendations

www.ehow.com/way_5462593_suggested-d
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t-polycystic-kidney-disease.html


www.healtharticles101.com/polycystic
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idney-disease-diet-plan/

Hope this helps get you started.

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I enjoy reading all the comments regarding diets and CKDs. I, like Becky, have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) where cysts grow and overtake they kidneys to the point of failure. My nephrologist says the only thing I need to do is control/watch sodium intake to control my blood pressure (along with meds). His theory is the cysts will grow and suffocate the kidneys no matter what I eat ... my condition will only worsen, and never improve. I would like to think differently, but can not find much information specifically for PKD diets. Does anyone know where to find PKD diet information, or is watching my sodium the only option? Thanks!

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For those of you who might be interested, there is a great book called "Charcuterie" and it deals with how to make your own bacon, pork loins, turkey (brined and unbrined, smoked, etc.). Working with other pork and beef products...summer sausage, etc.

You can make your own Canadian bacon using pork loin and then brining in a solution of salt, maple syrup and spices). It only takes a few days to cure and then you bake the pork loin in an oven at about 250 degrees over several hours. When it is ready its Canadian bacon! I am seriously thinking of making several of these to give away as presents for family members. :)

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Good ideas Threads, I also use coconut oil and olive oil to cook with. I also give my sweet dog Lexy coconut oil every day, not only is it good for her coat its good for there digestion. And she is shedding at the moment getting her winter coat, it nice i dont have to buy her a new coat ,LOL.
Faith you just cant go wrong with herbs and spices in just about all foods.
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You are welcome! :)

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You gave me so many ideas to enhance my own cooking and baking and I appreciate that. With my Dad being alone (mom passed away 15 years ago and my step mom passed away 3 years ago), I want to make the holidays beautiful for Dad and make it as traditional as possible while he is on dialysis.

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Its always fun and wonderful to experiment. I used to make Mahogany chicken the same way with spices (about 30) and then would grind them really fine and then add some butter heart the mixture slightly to make the mix spreadable and would use to spoon to even open the skin on the back, thighs and legs ad even the wings (with a lot of patience I might add). :)

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Good idea. I will brine the chicken with the family recipe minus the salt and then use a little butter, ground apples and spices and see what happens.
Thank you so much!

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Why not experiment with chickens first? May help you to get the feel of the process. :)

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THREADS3, I like the butter idea. I am already excited about trying it.

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Instead of butter you could use canola oil. :)

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Caroline, my turkey is always organic too. There were also a few years when hubby went hunting and brought back some turkeys. He and the boys cleaned them and I prepared/cooked them. He had thought about doing some hunting this year but with all the troops mobilization, he just could not schedule it.
THREADS3, one of reasons we brine our turkey is so we don't have to use fats and butters to cook/brown it. But I like your idea. It gave me another idea. I think I will ground some apples and spices, mix it with a bit of butter and put it under the skin.

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Bev,
Excellent! Bet that bird tasted great!

Faith, you can also make a paste of real butter and a number of spices under the turkey's skin. Just loosen the skin with a spoon (be careful not to split the skin) and insert the butter and spice mixture under the skin. You can force the butter and spice mixture to various parts of the bird by pressing your hand on the meat and butter mixture and apply gentle pressure. :)

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Threads, -- this is a organic store and every thing is cooked with organic foods spices and herbs, they wrote on my order no salt in any food, Kidney Disease in the family. It was a little bland but so moist and good every one else put there own salt on. These are fresh Turkeys not frozen. all there meats are grass fed. It does cost me more for this but as long as i can do this it is much better for my Kidneys. I never ate meat until i started doing organic, because i didnt like the smell of it or the taste. And i sure can tell the difference. Later on i will tell you what happened with the reg. bacon my hubby had bought and the organic bacon i had bought. If i forget some one remind me.
Faith this brine sounds so good. Now when i cook a turkey i put celery and onion and herbs in and under Tom or Terry Turkey, and never any salt and it is always good. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Thanks everybody for your info. I guess I could just follow the family brine recipe but leave out the salt. It is a brine made with apples, oranges, herbs, and seasonings.

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Commerically prepared turkeys usually come prebrined. Butterball calls it "self basting", the principle is the same.

Faith instead of using salt, you could brine the turkey with spices and various flavorings. Its also called "charcuterie." :)

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Well i always rubbed the inside and outside with salt but year before i did not, and it was ok, every one adds salt any way. Last year i had Earth Fare do my dinner, Organic grocery, deli restaurant. It was out of this world. I always add a couple of my usual foods. I told them i could not have salt and they wrote it on the order, it did need salt but as i said before every one here salts any way. I get all my meat at Earth Fare,most of it is grass fed. Their Deli is awesome.
The cinn. pretzels sound so good.. C

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Well, the cinnamon pretzels came out great. I added a bit of anise seed too. They were great with coffee. Dad enjoyed them with his tea.
The biggest hurdle that I am going to have is Thanksgiving. We have always brined our turkey prior to roasting it. It was a recipe passed down from generations. But with Dad on dialysis, I will not be able to brine it as of course, it takes 1/2 cup of sea salt. Guess I will have to pull out the ole Betty Crocker Cookbook.
How do you prepare your turkey?

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Cranberry Frozen Salad

1-8-oz. package cream cheese
1/2 pint whipping cream,-whipped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-16-oz can cranberry sauce
Whip cream with beater until fluffy. Fold in vanilla, whipped cream, and then cranberry sauce. Put into a 9x9 inch pan, or glass dish. Freeze . Cut into squares and serve frozen.
Calories--255
Carbs-21
Protein-2.Fat-19
Sodium-99
Potassium-63
Phosphorus-46
Diabetic exchange-1/2 starch--1 low potassium fruit----3 fat.

I use low fat cream cheese, sometimes i use low fat cool whip instead of whipping cream, but we do like the cream, so it depends on my mood. Some times i add a few chopped fine pecans. Do your thing and figure out yur items of food as to what it is sodium, etc. It wont change to much depends on what you use. Calories can be lower and fat.
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Threads sounds yummy. Faith cinn. pretzels yummy. cooking up a storm. Well there is another one of those sayings. Cooking up a storm,--Like the clean as a pin.
go to it every one.
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Yesterday I thawed a small beef roast...took some root vegetables and roasted them in the oven for about an hour. I then browned the small roast on the stove and added that to the crock pot. Added some sodium free Herb Ox beef bouillon...adds and deepens the beef flavor. It will go all night. Tomorrow I will add some tapioca to thicken the gravy and add some Merlot to cut the richness of the broth. :)

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Tonight we are going to make cinnamon spice pretzels.

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I am so glad you liked them. I also use flax seed, and sometimes a throw a little flax meal in to the flour mixture. Just use your imagination, i think they are so easy, and once you get the hang of making them its a no brainier. Wow I'm talking like my children use to talk. I still say hang a left or hang a right, we talked about this before .
I had not even thought of the jalapeño and Scott my son puts them in just about every thing he cooks, i will try this. emoticon face from using jalapeño,s if you are not use to them.
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Okay Caroline, I made them last night. As you know when dealing with yeast and flour, sometimes you have to add more or less of the flour. I used a little less flour and as a treat for my husband, I used some dried jalapeno seasoning on them and he loved them. The kids loved them too.
So did the dogs....

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The sound really delish!

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Those soft pretzels sound so good I can taste them. Copied the recipe and will definitely try them.

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Great recipe Caroline. I am going to make these for my Dad and my kids! I too will eat these. For me, I will add some flax seed too.
I try and use organic as much as possible because of the pesticides. We grow some of our food so that helps us. It really scares me about the amount of pesticides they use in crops. Then of course, there is the thing with genetically modified crops. That scares me too. Then of course, there is the thing about all the drugs and antibiotics that go into meats. It's no wonder that the human race is developing so many illnesses.
Anyway, thank you for a great recipe. I am going to make these today.

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Thanks Faith a good site.
Soft Pretzels
! pkg. dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons milk or milk substitute
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
In a large bowl mix , yeast and warm water. Mix in sugar. Beat in flour. Knead in bowl until smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough on a floured board and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope 12 inches long. Shape each rope into a pretzwl. Place on a greased baking sheet, brush with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until browned. cool on a rack.
These are so easy and really good.
Calories 86--Carbs 16--Protein 3--Fat 1--Sodium 3--Potassium 61--Phosphorus 48.
Diebetic exchange 1 Starch.
C
I also only do organic, but its your choice. And these are really good, i do get hungry for a good pretzel and you can see they are low in every thing. Enjoy

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I found this site and it has some great recipes.

www.buzzle.com/articles/renal-diet-r
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Who wants to go first with a healthy kidney friendly recipe? :)

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I agree with Claire. Should only be Loving Our Kidneys friendly recipes with perhaps a very occasional one for friends and family members. 99.99 percent of my recipes are healthier ingredients.. I always use organic because of the pesticides in non organic. Even my high fat recipes are geared towards my and my daughter's long distance running to supply us with necessary fats and proteins.
But this is a Loving Our Kidneys Team and I believe the recipes should be geared towards that.

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I would vote for only recipes in step with 'loving our kidneys'. When new team mates come aboard it would be less confusing - and learning what's good and what's not is a nightmare already! Maybe we could have a guilty pleasure one too for Faith's yummy ice cream!

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Great idea Claire! Would the recipes be only for healthy recipes for kidneys? :)

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Maybe we should start a recipe thread?

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Peaches with this ice cream does sound good, doesn't it.
Caroline, I use the Da Vita site often to make changes for my dad as well as for me and my family. Although my kidney disease is linked to my Lupus, I still want to take care of myself and I want to do all I can to make sure my children do not develop kidney disease.

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Faith,

One could cut up some fresh peaches and add them to the ice cream mixture so that we could have many variations rather than just vanilla ice cream. :)

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Thanks Faith, they do have some good receipes.
I will try to post some more on here this week.
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I wanted to share this recipe I found for home style vanilla ice cream that any person can eat:

http://www.davita.com/recipes/desserts/h
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If anyone has any requests for recipes, I am a pretty good baker, ice cream maker etc. I have recently been making quite a bit of changes for my dad and also for myself. I found that certain foods make me have flareups.

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This recipe is def. a keeper...we could also use an artificial sweetner in place of the sugar. That's a plus. :)

Thanks Faith! :)

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The recipe I posted before this one (Chocolate Peanut butter ice cream) is not kidney friendly so I wanted to add another recipe that I have made for my Dad who is on dialysis:

Strawberry Mint Sorbet

3 cps organic strawberries, cleaned and hulled, then cut in half
2/3 cp organic sugar
1/8 cp mint leaves roughly chopped
1 tsp lemon juice

Stir strawberries sugar and leaves in bowl. Cover and set on counter ta room temperature until berries release some of their juice. About 30 minutes or so.
Pour mixture into a food processor or blender, add lemon juice and blend until very smooth. I use a blender so when it's done blending, I just take blender container and put in fridge a couple of hours to let it get really cold.
Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn it according to your maker's instructions. Spoon the sorbet into a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 2 hrs.

My dad likes for me to add some slivers of chocolate to this.



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I'd love to share my recipes. Here is my recipe for my chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Keep in mind my recipes are usually high in fat but they are good. Lots of protein too.


I start by making the peanut butter mixture:
6tbsp organic unsalted butter
3/4 cp organic confectioners sugar
3/4 cp organic peanut butter (or any type of peanut butter, almond butter, hazlenut butter...)
3 tbsp organic heavy cream

Combine all the ingredients using a mixer at high speed until fluffy about 5 to 6 min. I then put it in a airtight container and put it in the fridge.

Chocolate ice cream

2 cp organic heavy craem
1.5 cp low fat organic milk
6 large organic egg yolks ( I save the whites for my egg white omelettes)
3/4 cp organic sugar (I sometimes switch to organic brown sugar)
1/4 cup organic cocoa (Trader Joes makes a superb cocoa)
1/4 tsp salt
6 ounces of chopped organic baking chocolate (I usually use bittersweet such as Valrhona or Callebaut but you can really use any type of chocolate bars)
2 tsp organic bourbon vanilla

In a saucepan, combine combine cream and milk warming over medium high heat and occasionally stirring until mixture barely comes to a simmer - about 5-6 min. Meanwhile, in a heatproof bowl, combine egg yolks, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Using a whisk, whisk thoroughly until mixture doubles in volume - about 3 minutes.

Remove the cream mixture from heat. Continue whisking, slowly pour about 1 cp of the warm cream mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Pour the egg-cream mixture back into the saucepan while whisking constantly and place over med heat. Add chopped chocolate and vanilla to sauce. Now, using a wooden spoon stir until the cholate melts and mixture forms a custard or thick pudding-like. about 2 minutes or so. DON'T LET IT BOIL!
Meanwhile, set up an ice bath (get a large bowl, fill with ice and water) and nest a smaller heatproof bowl inside. Pour the custard through a fine mesh sieve stirring occasionally until cool. Remove bowl from ice bath and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours.
Pour the cold custard into an ice cream maker and churn according to your ice cream maker instructions.
When the ice cream is done, put about 1/2 of it in a container. Take big spoonfuls of peanut butter mixture (half of the mixture) and spoon it in the container, then take a knife and do figure 8's. Spoon rest of ice cream on top and finish with the peanut butter mixture swirling. Place some wax or parchment paper on top and put in freezer for two hours before eating.



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Come on Faith! Share your recipe with us...pwease?? Purdy pwease?? :)

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