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11/16/11 1:51 P

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That's the way it is with SA men. When I met my hubby it was rys, vleis en aartapples. It took me many many years before he would "happily" eat salads.
Good for your kids finding the upside to new foods. I just loved the one who was grateful for not going to bed hungry. So many do in SA its shocking. Mind you its not just SA its a world wide problem.

I didn't have an interesting eating day today....just normal stuff. Nothing exciting to report.

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11/16/11 2:05 A

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Thank you Celest, I am so glad you are in this team. Your knowledge are helping me so much.
I've made that veggetrarian meal of (ooops now I forget her name, I think it's Panda something).

My family looked at me as if I am crazy when I put it infront of them. Hahahaha I just told them to chup it up and eat. Comments will be taken after dinner. Everything was silent after about 3 bites the first one start to comment. "Atleast we have food to eat", second commend "Yes atleast we will not go sleeping hungry".

I thought Oh dear this family of mine, it's so hard to try new things. But then the suprise come, hubby took seconds.. and then my boy, and after that the girls. Hahahaha they eat everything. NO left overs..

So thank you Panda I think I have a new recipy working..

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11/15/11 11:14 A

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Not particularly healthy.....but it can be eaten if you are just doing calorie counting. If you are doing health, then no. Some suggestions would be to substitute viennas (nasty things from a health point of view) for chicken breast or tuna. Substitute cheese cut into blocks for mozzarella cheese or better yet, some onion or any other veggie. And swap the mayo for half mayo/half bulgarian yogurt.
You will see the calories drop if you do.

Today for lunch we had an interesting meal made by my son.
Lettuce leaves peeled off whole. Mixed frozen veggies, boiled and then cooled, mixed with 1tablespoon of mayo and 2tablespoons of bulgarian yogurt.

The veggie mix was spooned into the lettuce leaf and then wrapped up and eaten as is. After 4leaves we were full. Naturally 1.5hrs later we were hungry and had a slice of toast with tuna and onion.

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11/15/11 3:13 A

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Please tell me if this is a healthy meal or not.

I cooked some pasta, some different kinds of pastas, shell shape, short pipe looking shapes ect.

I through in some viennas cut into smaller pieces.
Cheese also in blocks
Tomatoes.

Mix it all with a little bit of Mayo and tomato sauce.

With what can I replace that Mayo cause I know that is not good.

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11/15/11 3:11 A

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I have to slow cook some chickpeas tonight - then tomorrow I will make the curry. Yay!



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11/14/11 10:29 A

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I can't wait... Start cooking girls and please share with us.

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11/10/11 4:12 A

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Please do! The only curry I know to make well is lentils and that gets old fast.

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11/9/11 7:16 A

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That is an awesome recipe. Chickpea Curry is one of my standards. When I cook it again I will write down the recipe and share it. Then I will try the smokey tomato one.



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11/9/11 3:47 A

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emoticon Same here. I grew up in a home where it was all "rys, vleis en aartappels" (rice, meat and potatoes). So when the dermatologist suggested that I cut my meat intake for my eczema I had NO idea what I was going to eat. But it cleared up my eczema within two weeks.

I'll go through my 1001 low-fat vegetarian cookbook and see which delicious ones I can share next :-)

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11/9/11 3:02 A

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NANDERPANDA
Glad you are joining us.. I am so glad for that recipy. My family is big time meat eaters and I struggle to get my mind around a dish that have no meat in. You know just something new and healthy.

Thanks alot for that recipy and please give us more..

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11/8/11 11:15 A

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Aah, Celest! I'm so sorry I was hiding in a corner somewhere! ;-) Even for non-veggies, this is a lovely meal still and not so heavy which is perfect for summer. Let me know of how you liked it when you make it. My fiance said it tasted even better the next day and it's one of those dishes he requests now and he isn't a vegetarian!

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11/8/11 9:20 A

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Aaah NANDERPANDA where were you when I desperately was searching for vegetarian recipes that were tasty. Hubby and I decided to try out vegetarianism for a month and I battled because I could just think of doing veggies on a plate and hubby got sick of the look. I got some interesting recipes, our favorite being mousaka...yumm. But yr recipe sounds great and I definitely try it out.

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11/8/11 5:37 A

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Hi everyone

I'm a vegetarian, not sure whether some of you would like some veggie main recipes?

Chickpeas in smoky tomato sauce

1 finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
2 400g tins chopped tomatoes
2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and garlic and fry on a low heat until soft and translucent.
Add the paprika and stir in, along with the other herbs.
Add the tinned tomatoes and heat until boiling. Turn down to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the apples and chickpeas and cook for 5 minutes so the apples are still slightly firm.

It goes really well on rice, mashed potatoes or with chunks of bread.


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11/8/11 2:51 A

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INGMARIE I going to try out that veggies tonight.

Nope Celest not yet. My hubby have an recipy with carrot juice and pork. That is really nice, so yea I will like to try it too. I like the idea that help with feeling sick too.

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11/7/11 12:44 P

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Has anyone tried CARROT & ORANGE SOUP. Sounds weird but they promise that it allieves chronic fatigue and flu-like symptoms. I want to give it a try sometime soon.

3Tbs olive oil.
6 carrots, peeled & sliced.
1 potato, peeled & diced.
2C vegetable stock.
1 orange, zest (grated skin) and juice only.
2 garlic cloves, chopped.
Bunch of chopped corriander.

Heat oil in saucepan. Add carrots and potato and fry for 2 minutes. Pour in the stock, add the orange zest and juice and leave to simmer for 10 minutes or until the carrots are cooked. Add the garlic and corriander. Blend until smooth.
Serve with crusty whole-wheat bread.

Sounds good and its cheap too.


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11/7/11 7:44 A

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Roasted veggies.
just pick the ones you like I use the following
1 fennel bulb ,quartered
carrots ,2.5 cm/ 1 inch long
turnips , parsnips , onions and garlic
cut all veggies to the same size about 1 inch/2.5 cm strips
marinate in 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar ,1 Tbsp olive oil, 1Tbsp honey ,salt and pepper
Bake in oven until done about 20 min. 450F or about 200 - 220C

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11/7/11 2:41 A

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Yam Yam Celest, that will work great for a braai. We are planning to braai this weekend, this will be a nice new treat.
I will let you know how it taste.

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11/4/11 5:46 P

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I haven't personally tried this recipe yet, but want to do it as soon as possible because it sounds really yummy to me.
Its a corn bread - for a braai.

2 Tins of creamed sweet corn
4 Tablespoons of melted butter
4 Tablespoons of flour
3 Eggs
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1 Cup of grated cheese
pinch of salt.

Make mielie pap (not stiff, but not runny) and add the above ingredients to it when cooled.
Bake for 30 minutes at 180

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11/4/11 4:32 A

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My Recipy Book is coming on nicely.
Thank you all...

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11/3/11 9:11 A

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well CELEST that looks quite interesting ,I will try this without capers,

Here is a salad
1/2 head if white cabbage shredded very thin
1/2 red bell pepper chopped very fine
1/4 cup vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
(maybe also a bit od granulated sugar if you like)
mix all and let marinate for at least 15 min to a day before serving.

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11/3/11 8:40 A

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This delicious dip takes 5 minutes to prepare and tastes marvellous plus its good for depression.

1 can of Mackerel fish
1tsp capers
half a packet of parsley
1 ripe avocado
2heaped tablespoons of plain yogurt
juice of a lemon
1tsp of cayenne pepper (if you like things hot and spicy)

Place parsley in blender and blend fine. Remove and keep one side.
Add all other ingredient, blend again. Add the parsley blend and mix once more.

Serve with anything from toast to chips. Tastes wonderful.

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11/3/11 4:00 A

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Thank you INGMARIE it sounds nice

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11/2/11 7:55 A

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made a new chicken dish yesterday and if i may say so: yummmmy
will make again Garlic roasted chicken((Pollo al ajillo)
1/2 cup olive oil,3 Lb/1.5 kilo chicken cut up (I used thighs) ! teasp.sazon,
8 garlic cloves chopped 1 cup/2.5 dl dry white wine.
brown chicken pieces sprinkle sazoon add garlic ,cook until garlic is soft,pour wine over chicken and continue cooking until done 15-20 min.

sazoon= 1 Tsp paprika, 1Tspground blk pepper, 1Tsp saffron threads 1 Tsp salt mixed.
I made my own and used it all in the pot.

Edited by: INGMARIE at: 11/2/2011 (07:56)
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11/2/11 5:41 A

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Thank you for the two recipies so far. I am very bad in Nutrition, but eager to learn. So keep on posting...
I have made me a new recipy book especially for this forum. Now my book have TWO brand new SA recipies in emoticon

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11/1/11 3:52 P

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One of my favorite recipes for a braai salad, or just a main meal is Butternut.

Cube butternut, put into oven dish, prinkle with olive oil and as much cumin as you like (you cant use too much) Put into oven and bake for 30mins.
Break rocket salad into the bottom of your salad dish, toss in cooked butternut,
add feta cheese and pecan nuts.

This is too delicious for words and you can have a lot because butternut is calorie friendly. Just count the calories for your feta and nuts and add. I personally only add 4 pecans to my plate and a small piece of low fat/low calorie feta.

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11/1/11 8:49 A

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We enjoy spicy food , so here is an Indian chicken recipe
chicken buffard. I entered this so you should be able to find it under "member entered food"
Bon Apetit

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11/1/11 3:14 A

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Let's talk Nutrition.
Our food is abit different, so let's share our recipies, and tell each other what you are eating.
Was it healthy or not? Was it tasty or just good for you? If you have any tip on Nutrition please share it with us. Let's get educated in the South African way.

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