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SEWBZY
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It's funny how different we are as kids. I would have to say I was a real scaredy cat when I was little.

I love food too Donna. Sarah I had to laugh about not eating the chicken on the bone. I am that way too. I don't like the skin either. I do also eat some of the lean ham for using in JoAnnas recipes sometimes. Beef is our main meat though. I like the meat substitutes too. DH doesn't. Cheese oh I love cheese I like that so many of JoAnna's recipes call for cheese.
Well I am off to warm up dinner. Left overs. It just being DH and I JoAnnas recipes last for always two meals and sometimes three.

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My grandmother use to kill chickens for a local resturant by electrocution. When I was little, I helped her! She would give me the feet to play with the tendents. Moving the claws, up and down. I was never traumatizde enough, not to eat anything! Guess that is one of my problems I LOVE FOOD!

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Iris I'm a lot like you. I can't eat chicken on the bone because it seems like chicken then! Silly huh?

When I eat meat I don't let myself think about it. I couldn't eat eggs for years after watching them peck round the barnyard one time!!!! emoticon

Hamburger and boneless skinless chicken breasts and tuna for me!


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I probably don't get more than the reccomended amount of albacore. It is hard for me to find any other fish that I like. I do like deep fried shrimp but we won't talk about that.
I could probably be a vegetarian and be quite happy. I think I posted somewhere yesterday, that I have never tasted turkey. When I was a child I wanted them to be pets instead of a meal. I remember of living next door to my aunt's chicken ranch and many times I would see her killing them. It took me years, really only recently that I eat chicken. Then there is pork, when I was little we had a pig and I loved that pig and was told it was mine but it ended up on our table and I don't eat pork except once in a great while bacon. I have to keep my mind off of it though.

Last night I watched John and Kate Plus eight on the TLC they were buying a half cow, and there I go starting to feel sorry for the cows. I guess I am a little nutty but at this age I am too old to change. I do eat beef and feel guilty sometimes because I really like it.
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lol I love swordfish too, but can never afford it!

I will HAVE to try that salmon loaf!



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That is a great article. Thank you for posting even though now I have to look at swordfish in a different light! Oh well it is too expensive anyway.

59 cents a can is more my style than $8.99 a pound!! emoticon

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Well, I have now discovered more than I wanted to know about mercury in fish! I was wondering where the mercury came from, and this is what I found:

"What is mercury and methylmercury?"

Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and can also be released into the air through industrial pollution. Mercury falls from the air and can accumulate in streams and oceans and is turned into methylmercury in the water. It is this type of mercury that can be harmful to your unborn baby and young child. Fish absorb the methylmercury as they feed in these waters and so it builds up in them. It builds up more in some types of fish and shellfish than others, depending on what the fish eat, which is why the levels vary.


FDA & EPA advises . . .

Do not eat Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, or Tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury.

Eat up to 12 ounces (2 average meals) a week of a variety of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury.

Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish.

Another commonly eaten fish, albacore ("white") tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna. So, when choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of albacore tuna per week.

Check local advisories about the safety of fish caught by family and friends in your local lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. If no advice is available, eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) per week of fish you catch from local waters, but don't consume any other fish during that week.



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SARAHINFL
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Heather Grandma's salmon loaf out of H.E.L.P. is great! One of my make over and over recipes.

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Thanks every one. I prefer the kinds in foil packets now.

Also try some of the salmon recipes of Jo's, I love a salmon casserole with noodles!

She also has some with chips!



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I think it is from an older newsletter but to be honest I have been making it so long I don't remember.

Skillet Barbequed Tuna

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (6 oz.) can white tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup (one 8 oz. can) Hunt's Tomato Sauce
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar Twin
1 teaspoon chili seasoning
1 tablespoon white vinegar

In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, saute green
pepper and onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tuna,
Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, Brown Sugar Twin, chili seasoning
and vinegar. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally.

Serves 4 (1/3 cup) Points: 1
80 Calories, 0 gm Fat, 1 gm Fiber, 564 mg Sodium, 12 gm Protein,
8 gms Carbs

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Meat, 1 Vegetable

I add chopped celery and more veggies than what it calls for and I always triple or quadruple the recipe! I'm addicted to this recipe.

Hope you like it too. emoticon

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BarBQ Tuna Skillet sounds good, Sarah. Which cookbook is that in?

I'm going to do more tuna dishes - because I like tuna, but also because I need more servings of fish.

Carole in GA
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By his perfect life, Jesus fulfilled the commands of the law.
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I have several cans albacore I got on sale but then back to the light for me! To be honest I like the taste of light better. I have found one I really like and it is a store brand to boot, Albertson's store brand light tuna taste so good to me.

I make JoAnna's BarBQ Tuna Skillet ALL the time! I love it so much. As usual I add extra veggies to it but there is always a big bowl of it in my frige, love it on Wonder bun or served over cornbread. Very good!

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I remember the one with potato chips, too, Iris! That sure does bring back memories.

JoAnna has so many tuna casserole recipes that I'm at a loss what to try first. When I saw your post, I knew I liked the ingredients and decided to try it. Thanks!

I'm already partial to Bumble Bee light tuna, so I'll try that brand of white next time - if it's safe to use white, that is. I think I used Starkist yesterday. And what's good and what isn't seems to change all the time.

Carole in GA
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By his perfect life, Jesus fulfilled the commands of the law.
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"Think often on God, by day, by night, in your business and even in your diversions. He is always near you and with you; leave him not alone."
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Sarah, thank you so much for looking that up. I usually google questions like that, too - just thought somebody might know off the top of their head.

That information was amazing; I had no clue. I've just always used the light tuna, then noticed that all JoAnna's recipes called for white. So which will you use from now on?

Carole in GA
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Carole I am glad that you and your dh liked it. I was raised on Tuna Casseroles. My mom used to make the one with all the portatoe chips in it. It was so good!

I am partial to Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Solid White Albacore. It is in a gold can. It is so good. not as fishy as some of the other canned tunas.It used to be that the white tuna was thought to be healthier. It is hard to keep up with what is good and what isn't.
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I googled and this is what I found:

Mercury levels in canned "light" tuna are three times lower than in canned albacore tuna (also called white tuna), according to a recent Department of Health study. Babies of women who eat fish with large amounts of mercury and young children who eat such fish are at greater risk of developmental problems that can affect their ability to learn.

The new information may help consumers take additional steps to reduce their exposure to mercury. Canned "light" tuna is usually labeled "chunk light" or "solid light." While cans of "white" tuna contain only albacore, light tuna can be a mix of several different types of tuna.

"Fish is a healthy food, and a variety of fish is an important part of a good diet" said Dr. Maxine Hayes, State Health Officer. "What we have learned through this study can help us make wise choices on fish consumption. It tells us that eating light tuna and avoiding albacore tuna reduces our exposure to mercury, and that’s important information."

Almost 300 cans of tuna collected from 83 randomly selected stores across the state were analyzed at the Department of Ecology laboratory. Albacore tuna had an average of 215 parts per billion (ppb) of mercury, compared to an average of 57 ppb in canned light tuna. There were no significant differences between solid and chunk tuna, or between tuna packed in water versus oil. It has been 10 years since similar studies were done, and they did not distinguish between the different types of canned tuna.

The agency Fish Facts Web site (http://www.doh.wa.gov/fish/) has more information. Additional data are being collected by other states and the Food and Drug Administration, and may lead the Department of Health to revise its consumption recommendations based on the type of canned tuna, whether albacore or light tuna.

The study was funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of a program to help develop an Environmental Health Tracking Network. This program will improve the state’s ability to access and analyze information about environmental contaminants and health problems.

"Fish is an excellent low-fat food, a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals," Hayes adds. "While we don't want to scare people away from eating all fish, women who are – or who might one day become pregnant – should choose fish that are low in mercury."

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Publicat/2004_news/04-012.htm

Also another site said that albacore is a better grade of tuna.

After you asked I was curious also. I know there is a taste difference and a consistency difference but that was all I really knew about it...well, except for the price difference emoticon

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I always love when somethings a hit!



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I made the Tuna Cheese Biscuit Bake tonight, and we both loved it. I decided to try it with the mushroom soup as called for in the recipe, and was very pleased. One reason is probably because I always loved the tuna & mushroom soup combination.

I had never bought white tuna before, but liked it. What is the advantage of the white over the light tuna?

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Let us know what you thought!



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OK, it is a go for tonight! My husband is having trouble with a tooth, he goes to the dentist tomorrow but he just came in and said I don't know what you are planning for dinner but make it something I don't have to chew to much. BINGO, Thanks will try it with cream of celery, I have that and mushroom.

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oh yeah I bet the celery one is a better less grey color too! lol haha We barely ever get celery here though in NYC. (healthy request cream of celery soup that is! lol).



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Good Idea Heather, Actually I have substituted soups sometimes. Cream of Celery is a good substitution too.
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Iris thank you for posting the recipe. I'm a big tuna fan and this sounds like a keeper!

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Yum sounds good, I like that book too.

One little tiny critique, I personally have not made this particular recipe before, but others I have made like it, I find it comes out a better color but almost exact same taste/flavor made with cream of chicken, instead of cream of mushroom soup. I would highly suggest using the chicken version especially for kids.....cause the mushroom soup turns it a "grey" color, where the chicken one makes it more "yellow" where it more resembles the color of cheese. So for eye appeal for children I think they would be more attracted to the yellow cheese color then the bland grey color. But, this is just my opinion.



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Thanks for posting this recipe, Iris. I've got the Family & Friends cookbook. Maybe if I sat down and read through my cookbooks like Heather does, I would find recipes like that.

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Tuna Cheese Biscuit Bake

Serves 6

1 (7.5oz) can Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits
1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup fat free milk
3/4 cup shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar Cheese
1 tbsp dried onion flakes
2 teasponns dried parsley flakes
2 (6 0z) cans white tuna, packed in water, drained

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8-by-12 inch baking dish with butter flavored cooking spray. Separate biscuits and cut each into 3 pieces. Evenly arrange biscuit pieces in prepared baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine mushroom soup, milk, cheddar cheese, onion flakes, and parsley flakes. Add tuna. Mix well to combine. Spoon tuna mixture evenly over biscuit pieces. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until biscuits rise to top and are browned. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 6 servings.

Each serving equals:

HE: 2 protein 1 1/4 bread 1/2 slider 2 optional calories

Diabetic exchanges: 2 1/2 meat 1 1/2 starch

WW's points: 5

Notes: I substituted finely minced fresh onion for the dry. I also added one small jar diced pimentos
and 1/4 thinly sliced celery. I cooked the celery and onion till semi tender in water before adding to the tuna mixture. If you use these additiions and substitutions be sure to adjust exchanges accordingly.

This recipe came from Family & Friends Cookbook.

I love this book. It has many many good recipes.

ENJOY!
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