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!

@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
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie! The best pie in the universe. Haven’t tasted the real deal since I last went to Long Island. There was a small pie store out on the east end that had lines out the door for only a few different varieties. They were gigantic pies that steadily increased in price over the years as did the size of the shop. Had to be in that line before they opened on the weekend. And I love tamales too. What a good dinner that would be. My mom used to cook rhubarb. I remember such a large batch would make so little. Sigh.

FL Mary

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@jakedduck1

@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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@jakedduck1
I love key lime pie. We are lucky to live about 20 minutes from a Key Lime Pie Factory. If you see key lime on the restaurant menus and it’s produced by that particular factory, they always mention it..that’s how good it is.

My mouth is watering.

FL Mary

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@jakedduck1

@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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@jakedduck1
Sliced or shredded red sautéed in a little butter on top of the stove in a sturdy ovenproof pot, adding sugar until it dissolves and then the white wine vinegar. Then you put the pot with cover into a 325 oven for 2-2.5 hours. That’s braising baby.

FL Mary

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@artist01

@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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@artist01 I'm confused???
You bought pecans for pecan pies. Is that what you meant to say?
Well at least you got out of bringing stuff to the dinners that’s one way to do it.
Jake

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@artist01

@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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@artist01
I’m confused….you bought pecans to make pecan pie by mistake? Were the shells on? Pecans are not hard…at least the ones I have. Are there different types?

FL Mary

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@imallears

@jakedduck1
Sliced or shredded red sautéed in a little butter on top of the stove in a sturdy ovenproof pot, adding sugar until it dissolves and then the white wine vinegar. Then you put the pot with cover into a 325 oven for 2-2.5 hours. That’s braising baby.

FL Mary

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@imallears
How about throwing it in the microwave instead??
Jake

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@ginger I loved a good Dutch Apple pie That was our favorite on holiday's

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Cherry cheesecake pie! Yum…Next best is homemade lemon meringue
Sue

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@jakedduck1
Oh dear lord NO! However to be truthful there are microwave recipes incorporating the same ingredients which requires constant attention and stirring. It won’t taste the same because it won’t have that wonderful caramelized taste. Once it is in the oven I only check it once to see if it needs any water.
You do realize you have to hand shred the cabbage if you are not using an appliance. I hope you are not thinking of flinging the whole head in the mic4owave.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@jakedduck1
Oh dear lord NO! However to be truthful there are microwave recipes incorporating the same ingredients which requires constant attention and stirring. It won’t taste the same because it won’t have that wonderful caramelized taste. Once it is in the oven I only check it once to see if it needs any water.
You do realize you have to hand shred the cabbage if you are not using an appliance. I hope you are not thinking of flinging the whole head in the mic4owave.

FL Mary

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@imallears
Well if and when I make it sure I'll use the whole head or 2. I like things to last. where are you going through the agony and misery of making it again when you can just make more the first time, right, RIGHT!!!
oh I didn’t know you put water in it how much water do you put in there? What oven temperature? Any other little secrets you’re holding back on? did you mention whether or not you threw in some spices?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@artist01 I'm confused???
You bought pecans for pecan pies. Is that what you meant to say?
Well at least you got out of bringing stuff to the dinners that’s one way to do it.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Oh, Granny, Granny, Granny! I bought ALMONDS for my pecan pie! We just started Daylight Saving Time today. I think I need a nap. 💤 😴

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@imallears

@artist01
I’m confused….you bought pecans to make pecan pie by mistake? Were the shells on? Pecans are not hard…at least the ones I have. Are there different types?

FL Mary

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@imallears Oh good gosh, I'm getting tons of posts! I meant to say I bought ALMONDS for my pecan pie. Oh, Granny, Granny, Granny!

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