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8/9/11 12:55 P

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I love fruit too, and this summer discovered the delicious mango sorbet from PCRM-it's such an easy recipe and so so delicious!

2 1/2 cups mango, frozen & then allowed to thaw for 15 min
juice of 2 limes
1/2 c agave nectar (which I reduced to 1/4 'cause I prefer tart to sweet)

Blend together and re-freeze,stirring every 15 min.

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8/4/11 6:29 A

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That recipe looks pretty good. I'd be the only one in the house that would eat them. Good thing is only makes 8.

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These cookies are somewhat healthy...compared to regular cookies...and this recipe only makes one pan...who needs 4 pans of cookies around

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8/3/11 6:54 P

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I don't generally have an after mean treat but I've always loved sweets. I prefer homemade baked good, one reason I don't really bake anymore, but I like most sweets in general. I've cut back a lot since eating healthy and even more on ETL. They still call me regularly. I was working today and had the passing thought of fudgey brownies. I go get one, but I think about sweets all the time. Sometimes I don't think the cravings are ever going to pass. I can resist them for a while, but eventually I give in. Packaged goods don't taste as good anymore, but custard and homemade cookies, love em.

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8/3/11 9:55 A

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I just realized--the one dessert which still calls my name is a good brownie. The realization is that I have not had one brownie this summer, and never thought about it. I only see brownies at work in the teachers' lounge. Interesting.

I also indulge in slice of seasonal fruit or pumpkin pie every 2-3 months or so. I always make my dad a blackberry pie for his birthday in August, and have a slice then. I have a slice of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. In between, not much. Bakery pies are repulsive to me because they add so much sugar and their crust is so yucky, so only a homemade pie will do.

When I get a craving for chocolate at home, I have one small square of dark chocolate from Trader Joe's, and that's all it takes to keep the demons at bay.



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8/3/11 9:38 A

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First of all, I've always loved sweets, but an actual dessert after a meal is rare for me. Homemade is/was preferable, but I'd eat any sugary junk wrapped in cellophane. After following ETL guidelines with very few modifications, I don't have cravings for sweets like I used to have. However, last night after dinner I kept thinking I wanted something sweet. Too bad because we have nothing "sweet" in the house. And then I remembered the watermelon in the fridge and that was all she wrote. Good ol' fruit is my dessert now and boy is it good! I've always loved fruit and would eat a couple of fruits a day, but it tastes so much better now. It must taste better to have achieved dessert status in my mind!

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8/3/11 8:02 A

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"It's as if my body has years and years of missing out on fruit to make up for and can't be bothered even to consider anything else."

I had that same reaction when I began eating healthily. I was amazed at how good fruit tasted, and felt like I had somehow "forgotten" how good fruit is. Prior to that, I probably had about one serving a day. Now I have 4-5 servings a day on a regular basis. On Sunday I had very limited access to fruit, and felt very deprived, kind of like being in a food prison.

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

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8/2/11 10:23 P

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I have never been a big sweets eater. Even as a kid, I loved trick or treating and then the candy would sit in the bag until my siblings would eat it. I would eat some, but never really very much. Dessert for me might be a glass of wine. I was at Ruby Tuesday with a friend this evening. We had the salad bar as we always do. When the waitress asked if we would be ordering dessert I told her, "If I had room for dessert, I'd have more salad." And that is really the truth. But I did have a glass of red wine.
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8/2/11 8:08 P

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I don't really care for sweets. Once in a great while I will want something like a piece of chocolate.

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8/2/11 6:14 P

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Frozen fruit with unsweetened cocoa. Other stuff doesn't even tempt me any more, but I do have to be careful to get out only what I need because I could graze my way through too much fruit.

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I adapted typical SAD desserts to vegan and considered them staples before I began ETL, baking cakes, cookies and dessert breads every week.

Since I've figured out to eat fruits, I can't get enough of them. I have been snarfing my way through watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.

I keep wondering if I'll begin to crave the old stuff, but so far, no. It's as if my body has years and years of missing out on fruit to make up for and can't be bothered even to consider anything else.



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I don't typically don't do "dessert". But there is a product I buy when I am craving ice cream, it's called Arctic Zero in the ice cream case. It isn't like the soy or rice ice cream replacements as a pint only has 150 calories or 37 calories a serving. It is made with whey protein, it has some organic cane sugar and some other natural ingredients. It does the trick for me as an ice cream substitute.



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8/2/11 4:08 P

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This time of year the selection of fresh fruit is so good that I don't need anything else for dessert. The closest I come is to freeze grapes and sliced banana, that is so refreshing on these hot days.

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I like banana ice cream with cocoa powder and vanilla.

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8/2/11 2:27 P

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My favorite dessert-like thing this summer has been the banana "ice cream" in Eat for Health vol. 2. Just Vitamix blend frozen banana, soy milk, and vanilla extract. Serve with chopped nuts on top. I have been delighting in chopped black walnuts on my banana "ice cream."

If I really feel a need for a cookie, which is every once in a while, I have either a commercial fig bar or ginger snap, as I enjoy them and they don't seem to do much damage. Very low in fat and smallish.

Other than that, I mostly enjoy fresh fruit, which in the summertime can be heaven. Fresh sliced peaches, chunks of cantaloupe, ripe, juicy mangoes--open, cut and eat!

How about you? Is "dessert" a part of your vocabulary?



The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

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