Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More

Posted by Debbra Williams, Alumna Mentor @debbraw, Feb 22, 2019

Some of the members of the Gratitude Discussion Group were interested in having a place to share recipes and food ideas. I’m hoping that we can use this thread as a place to have that kind of discussion. I’d love to hear your ideas for quick meals, comfort food, healthy snacks, and more.

Personally, I’ve just been through a bad reaction to one of my medications that left me with a very queasy stomach. I would love to hear ideas – or recipes – that might be used when you need to get something on your stomach, but don’t want to overdo it.

Hopefully, this thread will even be a place where we can share recipes for special treats and yummy rewards. It doesn’t always have to be healthy!

I’d love to hear from members who have been part of other discussions AND from new members who have good ideas, recipes and food tips to share. I’m excited to see who might start us off here with an awesome food suggestion!

@imallears
The cabbage sounds good, whatever braised is. My vocabulary is very limited on cooking terminology and I hope it never improves.
Jake

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@imallears

@artist01
Never force yourself to eat anything you have tried and don’t like even if it is good for you. I tried the ones in tomato sauce and hated them….I like them either in olive oil, water or there was a Mediterranean one with black olives that was good and I am not an olive lover. I accidentally bought a lot of canned anchovies at Costco but haven’t tasted them yet. Honestly I could eat the entire can of sardines in one sitting with a few crackers, tomatoes and cheese for lunch. It’s nice to love something that is actually good for you….balances out the not so good things.

Made braised red cabbage this morning…the aroma is wonderful….could eat that anytime. I know there are a lot of recipes but my favorite uses the sugar and white wine vinegar and a little butter. Eat it cold or room temperature with some goat cheese.

FL Mary

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@imallears
“please don’t say “yuck” to other people’s food preferences”
Okay okay I got it but that's not to say I'll remember it. I suppose my other descriptive terms are henceforth prohibited.
Jake

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@imallears

@lioness
Now the soup sounds interesting…have to look into that

FL Mary

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@imallears We also used to make creamed salmon on toast for a yummy lunch. Just make a simple white sauce and add a tin of salmon. We also had "Chicken Haddy", creamed on toast but I don't remember what type of canned fish was used. Is there such a thing as canned Haddy? Lol. It was a Depression and Post-War II favorite.

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
Are you going to have your onion & sauerkraut sandwich too.
I fulfilled my end of the bargain now it’s time for you to fulfill yours.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Yes I will with the salad maybe tonight

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@jakedduck1

@imallears
“please don’t say “yuck” to other people’s food preferences”
Okay okay I got it but that's not to say I'll remember it. I suppose my other descriptive terms are henceforth prohibited.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 and @imallears So sorry, I apologize. That must also include my "Eeeeuw". Guilty as charged.

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@imallears

@contentandwell
If Ghirardelli chocolate bar is not labeled it can be between 40 to 60 % cocoa beans. 70% is the minimum to qualify for a healthy bar like you said. 40 to 60% is considered semi sweet which is probably why @jakedduck1 liked it. But he is getting there…just another 10% Leonard…you can do it.
And everyone….please don’t say “yuck” to other people’s food preferences….a simple “I tried it but didn’t like it” is good. And a round of applause to all those mom and dad cooks who have to cater to their kids taste buds and make meals to please the whole family. I would have to sit at the table and try to eat some things my mom made but could never finish. It didn’t happen too often but I didn’t get another choice and it didn’t make me like it any better. So you can’t force people to like certain foods and that’s what makes the world go round.

FL Mary

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@imallets Jake did try my 72% chocolate now I,ll have the sauerkraut and onion sandwich he said it wasn't bad

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@artist01 That sounds good the creamed salmon over toast

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@lioness

@imallets Jake did try my 72% chocolate now I,ll have the sauerkraut and onion sandwich he said it wasn't bad

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@jakedduck1 Just had the sandwich It was surprisingly good I,ll put that on my menu Of course I had Mayo on it also but good😊

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It's National Pie Day!! 3/14 for 3.14159. Succinctly, pi—which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π—is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle.

For sake of argument, what is your favorite healthy pie, but all comers are acceptable, today. As for me, my mother's homemade tamale. For the desert side, strawberry rhubarb.
Ginger

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@lioness

@jakedduck1 Just had the sandwich It was surprisingly good I,ll put that on my menu Of course I had Mayo on it also but good😊

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@lioness Would I mislead you?
I use sandwich spread and put some hot sweet pickles on it.
Time for some dark chocolate now.
Jake

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@gingerw

It's National Pie Day!! 3/14 for 3.14159. Succinctly, pi—which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π—is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle.

For sake of argument, what is your favorite healthy pie, but all comers are acceptable, today. As for me, my mother's homemade tamale. For the desert side, strawberry rhubarb.
Ginger

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@gingerw
Healthy pie? Are you kidding? Who in their right mind ever thinks of healthy pie?
I thought and thought and thought and thought about what my favorite healthy pie and I suppose it would have to be shepherds pie since that’s the only somewhat healthy pie that I can think of. Although I don’t imagine the crust is very healthy.
If you grow your own rhubarb and want it for a pie grow it in the dark, I was just reading about that. I don’t know if that’s the kind they sell in stores or not
i’ll be fine whoever would’ve imagined such a thing. I only thought of it because my mom made it. They really should change the name from pie though. I’m hungry for a Keylime pie right now But I’ll try to control myself and not get one.
Take care,
Jake

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@gingerw

It's National Pie Day!! 3/14 for 3.14159. Succinctly, pi—which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π—is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle.

For sake of argument, what is your favorite healthy pie, but all comers are acceptable, today. As for me, my mother's homemade tamale. For the desert side, strawberry rhubarb.
Ginger

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@gingerw My specialty was making pecan pies for Christmas dinner. My husband loved mincemeat pie.
One year, when my family was grown up, it was my job to make 3 pecan pies to bring to my eldest son and daughter-in-law's family Christmas dinner. I bought all the ingredients for the pies and was so proud when they turned out beautifully, brought them to the dinner, with the whole family waiting in anticipation when it came time to dessert time. To my great embarrassment, people were having a very hard time chewing their first bite.
Turned out I had bought PECANS by mistake! You all know how hard they are to bite down on! Oh, Granny. Nobody asks me to bring anything to our dinners anymore.

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