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4/17/07 2:05 P

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I love spinach sauteed in olive oil and garlic...

~ Denise ~

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Marathons in IL, OH, MI, WI, IN and TX 44 states to go

2011 goal - 1500 miles (2010 actual was 1300)

UPCOMING RACES:
2/13/11 - Frosty 5 Miler - 46:53 (9:23 pace) - PR!
3/20/11 - March Madness - 2:10:59
5/11 - Half (goal 2:05)
Fall marathon (goal 4:30)

PERSONAL RECORDS (50-54 age group):
5K (5/22/10) - 28:15
10K (9/8/07) - 59:46
Half Marathon (3/16/08) - 2:09:44


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4/17/07 1:57 P

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Ahh, spinach - Popeye's favorite food!

Yes, it's also high in iron. Oddly enough, my kids love spinach - raw, creamed or steamed.

How does the song go...

"Ya gotta each your spinach, baby..."

Alysia :)

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4/17/07 1:27 P

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Isn't Spinach also really high in iron? I have a large bag from the Farmers Market that I'm going to make into sauteed spinach. YUM!

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4/11/07 7:45 P

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We used to cook liver with lots of garlic. And salt and pepper. Lots of it, once it is cooked.

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4/11/07 4:38 P

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Yes Alysia, here in the UK too women are told not to eat liver, or pate or any product containing liver. Also no soft unpasturised cheese, like brie.
In France, however, which is under a 3 hour drive from me ... no such guidance is given!
How bizarre! They also drink wine.
Speaking of which, an even older remedy for anaemia was to plunge a sword into the heart of a fire, then when it was glowing pop it into a glass of red wine. Well, I guess it's one way of transferring iron ... lol
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4/11/07 11:13 A

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Thanks Alysia..I will give it a try when things calm down in my life..this week I don't have time to cook...argthhh

~ Denise ~

"What doesn't kill me will make me stronger"

Marathons in IL, OH, MI, WI, IN and TX 44 states to go

2011 goal - 1500 miles (2010 actual was 1300)

UPCOMING RACES:
2/13/11 - Frosty 5 Miler - 46:53 (9:23 pace) - PR!
3/20/11 - March Madness - 2:10:59
5/11 - Half (goal 2:05)
Fall marathon (goal 4:30)

PERSONAL RECORDS (50-54 age group):
5K (5/22/10) - 28:15
10K (9/8/07) - 59:46
Half Marathon (3/16/08) - 2:09:44


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4/11/07 6:37 A

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Hi, Denise:

The trick to making liver tasty is to cut away any of the veins that make it "tough," dredge the prepped pieces in seasoned flour, cook it with lots of butter in a non-stick pan on medium-low heat. It should be fork tender and not bloody, but avoid over-cooking as it will dry out. My grandmother cooked the onions with the liver, and when the onions were done, the liver was done.

I season the flour for dredging with: paprika, ground basil, onion powder, garlic powder, a little ground chile pepper flakes or chipotle pepper flakes. The liver should be washed and patted slightly dry with paper towel before dredging, or you'll have a bloody mess in the pan.

My grandmother made pan gravy, but I make up a sauce from scratch separately, just because that's what I prefer.

I got my kids to eat liver when they were little by telling them it was a very special cut of steak, lol!

Alysia :)

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4/11/07 12:46 A

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wow, Alysia I had no idea..thanks

P.S. I love liver and onions but only get it when I go out to eat (much to may family's dismay). I have never cooked it...how do you make it?

~ Denise ~

"What doesn't kill me will make me stronger"

Marathons in IL, OH, MI, WI, IN and TX 44 states to go

2011 goal - 1500 miles (2010 actual was 1300)

UPCOMING RACES:
2/13/11 - Frosty 5 Miler - 46:53 (9:23 pace) - PR!
3/20/11 - March Madness - 2:10:59
5/11 - Half (goal 2:05)
Fall marathon (goal 4:30)

PERSONAL RECORDS (50-54 age group):
5K (5/22/10) - 28:15
10K (9/8/07) - 59:46
Half Marathon (3/16/08) - 2:09:44


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4/10/07 10:33 P

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My apologies for posting this week's food a day late. Life happens.

While we might be trying to pump iron to build muscle, we may also need to take in more iron to fortify our blood. Women have a special need for iron as we lose so much during our normal female cycles, and because we have a tendency to not get enough from our foods. Coupled with Vitamin C to help absorption, iron builds oxygen stores in our blood to combat anemia, balance carb-rich diets (caution to the runners among us) and also vegetarian diets.

Foods rich in iron:

* All types of liver
* Beef
* Venison
* Oysters
* Sardines
* Turkey
* Chicken
* Cod
* Brewer's yeast
* Blackstrap molasses
* Iron-fortified breakfast cereals
* Wheat germ
* Soybeans
* Lentils
* Turnip greens
* Baked-potato skin
* Bulgur
* Brown rice
* Watermelon (who knew!)
* Pizza

Also see: http://www.bloodbook.com/iron-foods.html

Note:

Something I wasn't aware of, but learned while researching this topic: women should not eat liver during their pregnancy as it contains high amounts of Vitamin A that could be harmful to the baby.

Because I was prone to anemia as a child, and still am, my grandmother fed me liver and onions often, and I developed a ritual of having liver and onions once/month, later on. In fact, although I'm past the monthly quest, I still have liver when feeling a bit lethargic. Because I'm currently fighting a lupus relapse and am very fatigued, I just had liver and onions with my daughter, yesterday.

Alysia :)

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