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2/11/11 12:08 P

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Yeah, DJ had been told he has fatty liver disease, something's going on with his spleen and he's also being referred to a kidney specialist. He's pretty scared right now. @

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Christy, hope everything is OK with your hubby.

And yes, I am on the grain bandwagon. The grain this week was buckwheat groats, aka kasha. Awesomely delicious! Nutty and oh so good for you

Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 155
Fat: 1g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 6g

I've been eating it with black beans and kale all week.

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Christy--scary news for hubby???? From his blood work for his knee surg???

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Wait, I do have something to offer: Aveda tea. If you have an Aveda salon in your area I highly recommend getting their tea. I'm not even a tea drinker and I love it.

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Cheese is a food group in our house. I need to break up with cheese. That's probably my biggest downfall.

I've nothing good to offer right now. Need to dig out my healthy mindset again. I am thinking about experimenting with all the different grains that, I think it was Sharon, was talking about way back when. I'm all about whole grains and finally, after some scary news for dh, he's on board now.

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Joyce, I saw that recipe... it looks really, really good!

You can have my cheese! Much like people are dog people or cat people, I think you are either "cheesy" or not... and I am most definitely NOT! BF is going back there tonight b/c we have another expiring Groupon.... I will be having leftovers!

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2/8/11 6:57 P

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I would've totally gone crazy for that kind of place. I *heart* cheese! But I would've been so ticked off at spending $$$ for what amounted to a paltry salad... Fancy cheese or not, $9 on something that doesn't satisfy your hunger is a bad deal. Thank goodness for Groupon!

Since I'm not in the mood to really cook tonight, I'm whipping up spaghetti and fried eggs, something from Mark Bittman's NYT recipe archives. I'll serve it with sauteed spinach, and some raw baby carrots and grape tomatoes. Hope the spaghetti goes well with DH - he likes his with no sauce, no cheese, only butter. This is going to be a stretch for him, LOL.

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2/8/11 9:55 A

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BF brought food home from a new restaurant last night. We had a Groupon to a place called The Cheese Course. Now, why I agreed to this, I don't know because I don't really like cheese. Anyway, he brought me the French salad, which had mesclun greens, craisins and goat cheese. I gave him most of the goat cheese because I only like the teensiest bit as the flavor is too strong. I added some walnuts because it needed them. Afterwards, I was starving and ate some leftover pasta salad! Good thing we used the Groupon b/c if I paid $9 for that and had to eat more food afterwards, I'd have been mad!

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2/7/11 11:49 P

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I'm probably wishing I had whatever Suzette had! (only because it was probably a bit naughty!)
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That sounds good. I didn't feel like cooking tonight so I'm not even going to tell you what we had.

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2/7/11 8:47 P

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I'm dishing up bulgogi (Korean bbq beef) tonite at my homestead. It's a very easy entree to make, and you won't feel like you're "dieting" when you eat this.

You can eat it as a lettuce wrap, a salad, or even as a burrito - throw the meat onto a whole-grain burrito wrap, if you want more carbs.

-1.5 to 2 lbs. beef round, sirloin or flank. Tell the butcher to slice the meat *very* thin, appx. 1/8" to 1/4" while you're at the supermarket, as this will save time later. The beef should look like skinny strips.
-1/4c. reduced sodium soy sauce
-1/4c. rice wine vinegar
-1 crushed and finely minced garlic cloves
-Choice of sweetener. You can use anything from sugar or honey, to Splenda, though Stevia is iffy. Tonight's version had 3 Splenda packets, though sometimes I use 3 tsp. sugar.
-Few drops of sesame oil
-1 head of red lettuce

Optional:
-Sriracha sauce
-White or brown rice

Mix soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, sweetener, and sesame oil in a bowl. Combine this mixture with the sliced beef, and marinate for an hour.

When ready to cook, place beef in a hot frying pan coated with a bit of olive oil, or on the grill. Cook until well done.

Rinse lettuce and pat dry. Place a few of the beef slices onto a lettuce leaf and wrap it up. You now have a bulgogi lettuce wrap. For more flavor, you can put a bit of Sriracha sauce on the beef. For a heartier wrap, you can also add a teaspoon of white/brown rice.

You can also serve the beef strips on top of a salad. When I'm dieting, I like to go crazy with the veggies, and skip the rice.

Tammy - Your dinner sounds fabulous. I'd love to have dinner w/ya guys this evening, lol.



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2/7/11 1:01 P

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Tammy, that sounds really good! If Danny doesn't want to eat it, I'll have his!

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I have been gone way toooooo long from this spot! Got a laugh over the "after effects" of the lentils bean combo!

Anyone use Fiber one cereal grounded up for a "crispy coating"? Had a co-worker talk about last week. I've never tried that before.

I plan on having some baked salmon (brought it frozen) with roasted sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts this evening. Hope DH doesn't complain too much.

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I made poached chicken with chocolate mole sauce today, and it was kinda "meh." The sauce itself wasn't exactly a winner... It probably doesn't help that I've had this dish before, at least the choco mole sauce, and when done right, it's REALLY good. "Decadent" good. So I was disappointed. Ah well. Maybe the sauce will settle in tomorrow. The other mistake I made, I think, was putting too many raisins in the mixture, and not enough spices and chocolate.

Jem - Coating is hit and miss, for sure. I think part of the problem was the almonds. Also, I was in a hurry at the time, so I wasn't as patient as I usually am with the chicken tenders.

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2/1/11 9:25 P

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On the coating...did you double coat? Sometimes it is so hit or miss.

Suezette - LOVE roasted veggies. We can't get enough of them here!

Found a vegan queso recipe for Super Bowl Sunday (no dairy) and some GF chips, plus I am considering a yummy dinner. Vegan. Yes I am doing more of this, but lots of flavor is key. Planning is so key and so much to consider. I am happy to report that SP has some recipes for me to help ease the pain. LOL.

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I tried a Roasted Root Veggies recipe....turnips, parsnips, carrots, sweet potato, and red onion with olive oil, rosemary and thyme....YUMMY!!

Even DH wanted more!

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NYC_NATIVE ~
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I forgot to mention this earlier, but I had a semi-recipe fail happen. But I managed to turn it into a "win" again, lol. I'd taken chicken tenderloins, dipped them in an egg wash, and then rolled them in chopped almonds and rosemary. I baked them for appx. 45 mins., but the coating just wouldn't stick! So my would-be "crunchy" chicken tenders just didn't happen.

However, the almond & rosemary mixture totally rocked my roasted cauliflower! Made an already flavor packed side dish even zingier. Phew!

Tonight I made kale chips with the bunch I'd frozen last week. The experiment worked. So if you're pressed for time, Nice_Asphalt, you can take fresh kale, clean and freeze it, and take it out whenever you're ready to bake the chips. They came out really delish.


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Yeah, I buy veggies with the best intentions too. Some of them just don't make it.

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Nice_Asphalt - I've sacrificed many a vegetable over the years due to a crazy schedule, LOL. Too many in my opinion! One thing I constantly do now is immediately freeze my veggies once I've cleaned & prepped them. I actually did that with my kale last week before I flew out to NY. So when I return home, I'll see if kale chips can be done w/frozen kale. Perhaps that is another solution to consider in the future.

Julie - That recipe sounds awesome!

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Julie, that looks really good!

Today for lunch, I had steamed veggies, roasted butternut squash / sweet potatoes, brown rice and french lentils. Just a small amount of each and man was it GOOOOOOD!

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MBShazzer - I love roasted veggies. I had turnips in a veggie tartine. Not too bad!

Suezette - I made a lot of roasted veggies on my cleanse. They were all very very good. Even veggies that I would take some bites of but not finish.

I have a yummy, veggie and protein filled, stick to your ribs stew. The other half and me liked it a lot. I used corn, red pepper, and parsnips for the veggies. Also, I used bulgar instead of rice. And I probably doubled the veggies. I did add extra garlic and red pepper flakes, along with another fat pinch of garam masala (so grateful the other half made a large batch and I can use it whenever I need it!).

I did use almond butter instead of PB.

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I plugged this into the recipe calculator here and it was just over 200 cals for ~1 cup...so you could have more. Really hits the spot!

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I have a confession to make ....
I bought the kale to make the kale chips, put it in the fridge and didn't get around to making the chips. (obviously too darn busy trying to meet my monthly running goal... good grief!!)

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Now I have to go buy more ... but I hesitate! Will I run out of time again and kill the kale? I hate wasting food!!

Okay ... done whining .... MBSHAZZER, I second SUEZETTE, thanks for drawing emphasis on the "bed of kale"! emoticon This thread has given me some great inspiration on the culinary front as well!



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Awesome Suezette!! :D Glad to hear it!

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Sharon, it's because of all the veggie recipes that you've posted that I've decided to expand my veggie horizon.

I never knew there was more to life than broccoli, cauliflower and green beans....LOL

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I had turnips for the first time at Christmas. I roasted them with all of the other root veggies. And I have to admit that I love roasted r.v. so much that I didn't eat anything else but them that day! HA!

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I'll confess that I didn't eat a turnip until I had a meal at my DH's grandmother's house a few years ago! She'd made colcannon (mashed turnips w/bacon). That's when I got hooked!

I usually don't make mashed turnips. But I love chopping them up and throwing them into my chicken soup. They really thicken up the soup, too.

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I've got a recipe for Roasted Root Veggies.

Now, I've never used a turnip before let alone buy one and don't even know what they look like! (Yes, I'm a dork!)

In the store this afternoon, I go looking for a turnip which I was assuming would have been with other root veggies. I couldn't even find a sign that said *turnips*.

So, embarrassed as I was, I ask a store rep where the turnips are and in return she says...."What's it look like?"

Ok, I can understand not knowing what one is but if you work in the produce section, shouldn't you know what a turnip looks like? (turns out they have no turnips till Thursday)

Next time I go shopping for something I don't know what it is, I'm going to Goggle it first!!



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I love that you spread the healthy Spark!

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COOPSM - You'll likely be pleasantly surprised at the nice flavour the parsnip adds. I don't enjoy them on their own. They're sweet and root flavoured. Even my DD, princess picky pants, couldn't stop eating them!

MBSHAZZER - I had almost the same thing happen when I was buying the parsnips!! The vegetable market had the rutabaga's where the parsnips sign was and I had to ask them for the parsnips (ended up going elsewhere to get them) but the two ladies in line behind me wanted to know what I was making with parsnips. Shared my recipe!
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Side note - I bought a rutabaga at the store last night and the check out lady had no idea what it was! So then she was asking all these questions about what it tasted like, how to prepare, etc!

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Lynette---sounds delish!!!


Nice Asphalt....wonder what could be used in place of parsnips..I have never had them......guess I should venture out of my box huh??

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Tonight's dinner ... nom nom nom nom emoticon

Vegetable Latkes
2 Carrots
2 Parsnips
1 Idaho Potato
3 Scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Flour
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsps Vegetable oil
Sour cream for garnish

Peel veggies, grate them on the large holes of the grater box and put them on a kitchen towel. Pat them dry-ish and put them in a bowl. Add scallions, flour, salt, & pepper. Combine well. Add egg. Mix well. Heat oil in frying pan. Shape 2 tbsps of veg mixture like pancakes and fry in oil until lightly golden. Put cooked latkes on baking sheet in warm oven while you cook the rest.

I served with sausage and sour cream!




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Lynette, that sounds like a really good recipe

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My kids gobbled this up tonight without any complaining =) Maybe it was the cheese I put on top lol!

Shepherd's Pie- Vegetarian Style

Filling:

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 carrots, diced

2 cups cabbage, broccoli or kale, finely chopped

1/2 cup vegetable stock

2 cups cooked lentils

1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)

1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)

1 Tbsp soy sauce



Crust:

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/2 cup milk (or non- dairy substitute)

1 Tbsp miso

2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

paprika



Preheat oven to 400*. Heat oil in large skillet over medium- low heat. Add onion and carrots and saute until soft. Stir in garlic and cabbage, broccoli or kale. Add stock and cover pan. Cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in remaining filling ingredients. Cook 5 minutes or until filling is hot. Pour filling into 2- quart casserole dish.



While filling cooks, prepare mashed potato crust. Place potatoes in medium heat until potatoes are tender (about 15 minutes). Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. Add miso. Mash potatoes while adding a milk a little at a time until potatoes are smooth. Stir in minced parsley. Spread potatoes evenly over filing. Sprinkle evenly with paprika and top with shredded cheese (if wanted). Bake uncovered 20- 30 minutes until potatoes and filling are hot and edges are slightly golden.


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I wanna meet up at Sharon's house, too! I haz a hungree this morning. emoticon

Off to shovel more snow in a few!

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******After note on Tammy's Lentils, BEANS and tomato recipe.....

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I've been trapped at work late all week, so unable to cook. I really want to try the lentil recipe - maybe this weekend! Suezette - Larry will usually keep a chicken breast or small steak ready to throw on the broiler so he can add it to whatever "hippie" food I am making - that may be a solution for Phil.

Parneli - kitchen's open next weekend! LOL!

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I made Tammy's Lentil, Beans and Tomatoes recipe for dinner tonight. It was good. Spicy.
I like it and so did DH, however, he said it would have been better with meat in it or as a side dish to meet.

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When are we meeting at Sharon's house again? Man there are some creative cooks in here. Love it!

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Joyce, you wanna swap spouses?! LOL! Enjoy the broccoli! I think I am on my own tonight so it's steamed veggies all the way! HA!



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I lucked out this morning while at the commissary. I got a bunch of young broccoli. :-) I'll blanch it for dinner, and make an apple cider vinegar & honey dressing. Can't wait to enjoy it!

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Sharon, my DH would be so happy if I dished that up, as long as I didn't put cheese/onions/garlic/peppers on it. He'll take the steamed veggies and rice over something like lasagna, because he thinks that is "nasty," LOL!!!

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1/19/11 11:39 A

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Hmmm, well, I got a complaint about the steamed veggies and brown rice. I guess there is only so far you can push it with men!

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1/19/11 11:33 A

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*sigh* ... I hate reading this thread before I eat breakfast! I'M STARVING NOW!! But, I have a bazillion great ideas for dinner now! Thanks!! I'm liking the Spicy Turkey & Chickpea Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries and Kale Chips!
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1/19/11 10:50 A

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From Cooking Light magazine

Spiced Chicken with Barley

1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon dried mint flakes
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 (4-ounce) chicken thighs -- skinned (I use breasts)
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
3 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth
1 1/4 cups uncooked pearl barley
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes -- drained
6 tablespoons chopped green onions

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl, and rub chicken with half of spice mixture. (I use it all)

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 1 minute on each side or until chicken is browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

Recoat skillet with cooking spray; add chopped onion, bell pepper, and soy sauce. Cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned. Add broth, barley, tomatoes, and remaining spice mixture, and stir well. Add chicken to skillet, nestling into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 55 minutes or until chicken is done. Let stand 15 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions.

Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh, 1 cup barley mixture, and 1 tablespoon green onions

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1/18/11 9:13 A

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Joyce, if I had to pick just one food to eat for the rest of my life, it might be butternut squash! I love it roasted, but I also have grated it, raw, and mixed it with some olive oil, vinegar, grated ginger and raisins for a totally awesome salad!

Suezette - Larry cooked the tuna! He was worried I'd mess it up, too! I steamed some veggies and tossed them with a little sesame oil, soy sauce and lemon juice.

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1/17/11 8:35 P

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Suezette, I'm definitely not a vegetarian, but I hate cooking red meat. I love eating red meat, though, LOL. I've been incorporating more veggie-filled/meatless meals into my diet because I want to be more environmentally-friendly.

Yesterday's meal was yummy. I roasted butternut squash, and cubed it. Then I threw leftover chicken broth into a pot, and added chickpeas, sliced carrots, peas, a bay leaf, salt, pepper and ground cumin to taste. I simmered all the ingredients for an hour, then added the butternut squash.

I served it over rice, and added a dollop of Greek yogurt to it. Delish! I'm mixing the chickpeas and rice tomorrow for lunch, and scooping them into yellow bell peppers, and warming then up in the microwave for a few.

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1/17/11 8:10 P

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Tammy, I made the marinated baked chops from the link you sent. I was pretty tasty and DH really liked it.
I'd make it again.

Sharon, you can do it! What are you going to have with it?

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