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Because I promised Resamarie (our FEARLESS leader) that I would try and be more active on this team, I'm posting mostly to keep my promise. But also posting to ask what a good daily intake of food might be for those of you who following the Mediterranean Way of eating. Anyone care to share ideas???

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Between school and work, I've been too busy and feel like I haven't had any "me" time and I feel and know i am neglecting my dogs. I started this job at the very end of last year and I work different hours each day, which I hate. I took the job, because I needed the job as my unemployment was running out and it paid more than unemployment. I have 2 jobs that I am hoping to hear from, which would a regular 8-5 schedule. I'm just stressed and tired.

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Hi Margaret! Welcome back. What are you doing for your workouts?
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Good afternoon my dear Spark Friends,

Well, I think I have stayed away way too long. Its time that I get back on track and start to loose the 20 lbs I gain within the last year.

Hope you all are doing well.

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I bought Meyer lemons today. I think I will make the greek lemon chicken soup. It is so easy to make and yummy!!

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Just would like to encourage you to check out the team blogs!
Read a few and spread some spark love by leaving an encouraging comment. We are getting into the hectic holiday season and we could all use some extra support.
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I tried to do some of the regular Thanksgiving foods at the potluck at the apartments this week and was sick for 2 days. I really am so limited to the foods that I can have. I can't eat the Mediterranean foods or go by my South Beach that I so enjoy.
I will have a simple day at home for Thanksgiving but the kids will be in town for Black Friday shopping Thursday night so I will get to see them. emoticon

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We've adopted the best of both worlds.
We celebrate Thanksgiving twice,
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I am up way too early on a Saturday morning. Something woke me, like wood smoke, and I had to check it out. I don't know if my neighbor started a fire in his fireplace or we have a lot of leaves on the ground, so someone may have started a leaf fire or I was dreaming I smelled a campfire burning. I got up to look around to make sure my house wasn't on fire too. I think I must have been dreaming it. Weird. I even went outside with my dogs to check. I had to been dreaming it.

I know my family started a couple of weeks early to see whatever one is going to make and start buying what we need. We have family coming in this year, so it is going to be a big Thanksgiving. We have the traditional turkey and sometimes my sister in law will fix a duck, but she is the only one that eats it.

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11/17/12 3:15 A

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Hi - It's been far too long since I have posted here and I thought I better get back into the swing of things.
I hope all my US team mates are getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving. In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October, so my Thanksgiving has come and gone.
I live very close to the Washington state border (about 5 miles away) so we get a lot of advertising and news about your Thanksgiving. In some ways it often seems like we have two Thanksgivings. Do you have your menus planned in advance? Will you be having a traditional turkey dinner? I bet it will be delicious.
Take care,
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10/28/12 5:40 P

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I haven't been doing much of a Mediterranean Diet in a long time. I did try the Greek Beans that was posted on the site for the recipe of the day or whatever it was a few weeks ago. To me it wasn't so much greek but italian. It had tomato paste and that is why I thought italian. They still were good!

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Good Morning. I just rejoined the team and hope to learn a lot about this way of eating. From what I've read so far, it's about the healthiest food plan around.

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10/20/12 5:17 P

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I'm just hanging in! I'm adjusting to my new way of eating and am feeling better because of it. It's hard to change some things but the transition has been easier due to my Spark involvement that has already changed so many things about me. emoticon

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10/20/12 2:41 P

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I have been away for 3 weeks and was just wondering what everyone was up to and how things are going.
I hope you are all having a great October.
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I just saw that and thought it sounded interesting. I liked the video for the roasted squash soup. That looks delicious.


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There was a Spark recipe today that looked great: butternut squash macaroni and cheese.

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9/15/12 1:46 A

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The fall veggies are coming in - anyone tried any new recipes or veggies this month?
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peppers, broccoli, corn, onion, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans. I don't eat squash but the bits were so small that I could sneak them past my mind set.


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Nola, what kind of veggies did you fix?

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9/1/12 8:40 P

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Great way to plan for the day - having your dinner cook while you are cleaning & tidying. Way to go!

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Worked on my apartment today and am feeling very accomplished. Dinner is in the crock pot and I am anxious to give it a try. There are some new veggies I have not tried before. Have a great weekend everyone!

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8/31/12 12:05 P

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The long weekend starts today! I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend! Have fun!

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I'm in Ohio, so I won't get any of that storm but we do have one heading this way. Today has been a quiet day...good day of rest. Now I need to start reading my homework and get in to "school"! I know I just became a great aunt again this afternoon. I don't have any details except that I know it was a girl.

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Good Morning. Hope everyone is having the start of a great Sunday. If you're in the path of the storm, stay safe. We'll get a good bit of rain from it but don't expect to see any damage in our area from it. emoticon

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I had a good day today - stayed within my calorie range, drank all my water, and got 60 mins of exercise.
I hope all my team mates had a good day too!
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Everyone is getting into the swing of things. emoticon

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I just seen that recipe the other day, oven fried shrimp. That one will make a good football snack.

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Sounds good also. emoticon

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I didn't make the Greek spiced prawns, but I did make a spark recipe for Oven Fried (Baked) shrimp (used prawns) and it was very delicious!

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I corrected my spelling.
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Oh.. that does sound tasty. I am never sure what to do with shrimp, so I will have to check that recipe out. Thanks.
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That does sound good!

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Spark has a recipe for Greek-Spiced Baked Shrimp that sounded good. emoticon

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Went shopping this afternoon and bought all the ingredients I need to make Eggplant Parmesan which I plan to make for dinner tomorrow (Thursday). I have invited a friend over - she is going to be my guinea pig. If it doesn't turn out there is always McDonalds!
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Paula Deen was cooking okra fritters the other day.

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7/30/12 11:34 P

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I must say that I agree with Karen. The recipe for Ribollita soup does sound delicious. I will be adding that one to my list of new recipes to try.
Still haven't gotten around to trying the eggplant yet, but I will make a commitment to try it before the end of August.
This is a great group for helping out with recipe ideas!
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7/27/12 4:41 P

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You all are awesome. I hope that you all read the latest information that once again the Mediterranean and Low GI diets are still rated among the most healthy! emoticon

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Eating the bread on the side sounds like a much better idea.
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Karen, on the bread, I don't see why not.
Around here that bread step with its extra 8 hour wait usually wouldn't get done. The soup would get attacked right away but there would be some good crusty rustic bread to have with it.

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thank you so much SKIPSIDE for that recipe.
Just reading the recipe made me real hungry and it looks so healthy.
Do you think I could use a whole wheat or another high fiber bread in it?
I still haven't gotten around to roasting the leeks with other veggies, but I'll do that today.
Happy Wednesday to you!
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All I can think of off the top of my head is soups.
The first time I ever bought leeks was to make vichyssoise (potato&leek soup pureed and normally served cold).... but it also can be one of the zillions of veggies thrown into a good vegetable soup like Ribollita (classic Tuscan soup that's made up of vegetable soup mixed with pieces of rustic bread).

There are many many versions of Ribollita out there due to there being numerous veggie combinations that are possibilities. I had a good recipe that I think may have used fennel rather than leeks (though you could probably use both too). A decent looking recipe example for this is
allrecipes.com/recipe/italian-riboll
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though I'd use diced tomatoes rather than paste
and would add parsley, basil, thyme
(and maybe a lttle garlic as long as I'd not been too heavyhanded with onion quantity)

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I WOULD LIKE LEEK RECIPES PLEASE

I bought a bunch (4 tied together) at the store and the roasted root vegetable recipe I want to try calls for one leek, not 3. So I'm wondering what to do with the rest.

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I add garlic and balsamic vinegar too!

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Ask and you shall receive......eggplant recipes! Thanks for the recipes. I am looking forward to giving them a try.
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Roasted Eggplant and Peppers- From the South Beach Diet Book
1 Eggplant, peeled, halved and sliced
2 Red Bell Peppers, cut in thick strips
1 Green Bell Pepper, cut in thick strips
1 onion sliced
1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
Fresh Basil (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the eggplant, peppers and onion in a nonstick baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, basting regularly.
Arrange the vegetables on a serving dish and garnish with fresh basil if desired. Serves 4

per serving-193 calories, 2 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 14 g fat, 2g saturated fats, 5mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 5 g fiber.

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This sounds so good - I will definitely give it a try. Thanks Karen.
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