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!

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Just Want to Talk group.

@loribmt

It’s a little place called Wilmar’s Candy, Appleton WI. It’s online, just google it. They win awards for their chocolates! Shhh don’t tell Jake but I’m not a big fan of milk chocolate. But I will eat theirs! It’s delicious.

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@loribmt
I checked out their website and it looks delicious!

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@loribmt

The curry pistachio is really a great bar. Also there is one called the Slow Burn. Another favorite of mine. It’s a blend of Vietnamese cinnamon, medium hot cayenne, and deep, dark chocolate. The spices heighten the dark chocolate flavor, while the dark chocolate adds depth to the spices.

Oh wow, yes, dark chocolate with sea salt! Yum. Ok I have gained like 5 pounds in this conversation. LOL. Time to walk some of this off!

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@loribmt

Yay A dark chocolate lover! Over indulging on these beauties is why I like chocolate that comes in squares. I don’t buy Costco’s heavenly Bark Thins with pistachios anymore because of all the different size pieces….was eating way too many. I don’t even go near that section of the store anymore. But sometimes I just need 2 squares. I’ll have to find the Slow Burn.
When I made chocolate cake in the past I always added a strong brewed coffee into the batter in place of any water….cake didn’t last long.

FL Mary

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@loribmt

Ohhh I forgot to mention that to Jake…that I’m am unsweetened ice tea fan! And Dark chocolate all the way! Happy to see another sane person. Giggle.

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@loribmt

You must be my sister…..unsweetened ice tea is the only way to go…hate the taste of sweet ice tea…….but hot tea has to have honey….not sugar….has to be honey.

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@migizii

@migizii. To jump in the chocolate/coffee talk🤪 I am a DARK CHOCOLATE/UNSWEETENED ICE TEA FAN all the way!!!!!

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@migizii

I knew there were more of us out there!
Anyone liked grilled octopus? Anyone ever tried it? Should be from Spain and only eaten at an upscale or well known restaurant . And if you did and said it was chewy then it was prepared wrong.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@loribmt

You must be my sister…..unsweetened ice tea is the only way to go…hate the taste of sweet ice tea…….but hot tea has to have honey….not sugar….has to be honey.

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What’s the saying? Sisters by another mister? LOL. I’m a honey in my tea person. I’m going to ruffle feathers but oh my goodness, how do people drink Sweet Tea in the south?? I ordered iced tea and being so thirsty I took a big ol’ gulp. The shock on my face made everyone else break out in laughter. I understand why so many people are diabetic now! 😳 Yikes.

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@imallears

@loribmt

Yay A dark chocolate lover! Over indulging on these beauties is why I like chocolate that comes in squares. I don’t buy Costco’s heavenly Bark Thins with pistachios anymore because of all the different size pieces….was eating way too many. I don’t even go near that section of the store anymore. But sometimes I just need 2 squares. I’ll have to find the Slow Burn.
When I made chocolate cake in the past I always added a strong brewed coffee into the batter in place of any water….cake didn’t last long.

FL Mary

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LOL. Ditto…I need limits!! These bars come in nicely scored pieces. Just enough to satisfy the chocolate need but not enough to cause me to revert to elastic waist pants.

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@hopeful33250

@loribmt
I checked out their website and it looks delicious!

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There isn’t a bad confection in the house! I’m not a fan of creams and I even like theirs! The melt-aways are outstanding. When I had my first transplant birthday I bought an huge array of chocolates and had each wrapped individually for Covid protocol. I felt it wouldn’t be good for everyone in the transplant team area to be dipping into boxes. Couldn’t believe the thank you notes I received asking where the chocolate came from. I had left a card with the info. LOL. My transplant doctor gets a couple of the big bars every time I visit him. 😁

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@loribmt

There isn’t a bad confection in the house! I’m not a fan of creams and I even like theirs! The melt-aways are outstanding. When I had my first transplant birthday I bought an huge array of chocolates and had each wrapped individually for Covid protocol. I felt it wouldn’t be good for everyone in the transplant team area to be dipping into boxes. Couldn’t believe the thank you notes I received asking where the chocolate came from. I had left a card with the info. LOL. My transplant doctor gets a couple of the big bars every time I visit him. 😁

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@loribmt,

You really know how to say, "thank you." I'm sure your doctor and the transplant team appreciate your expression of gratefulness!!

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@loribmt

LOL. Ditto…I need limits!! These bars come in nicely scored pieces. Just enough to satisfy the chocolate need but not enough to cause me to revert to elastic waist pants.

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@loribmt
I'm afraid my satisfaction level is higher than yours. I wonder what it would be like to be satisfied on candy. In general I dont subscribe to the belief that “If a little bit is good a whole lot more is better.” But when it comes to sweets making an exception seem like the best option.
Jake

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@imallears

@loribmt

Yay A dark chocolate lover! Over indulging on these beauties is why I like chocolate that comes in squares. I don’t buy Costco’s heavenly Bark Thins with pistachios anymore because of all the different size pieces….was eating way too many. I don’t even go near that section of the store anymore. But sometimes I just need 2 squares. I’ll have to find the Slow Burn.
When I made chocolate cake in the past I always added a strong brewed coffee into the batter in place of any water….cake didn’t last long.

FL Mary

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@imallears
Oh well, not everyone is blessed with perfectly formed and functioning taste buds. I'm sad you'll never realize what great food tastes like.
Next time I'm in the market for a heavy door stop I'll have you make me a chocolate cake. If it has coffee in it, it will last an eternity around here. Although there is a Sees candy with Mocha in it and my friend says she tastes the coffee but I don't.
Jake

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@hopeful33250

@loribmt,

You really know how to say, "thank you." I'm sure your doctor and the transplant team appreciate your expression of gratefulness!!

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I’m not above bribery! 😀

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@imallears

@migizii

I knew there were more of us out there!
Anyone liked grilled octopus? Anyone ever tried it? Should be from Spain and only eaten at an upscale or well known restaurant . And if you did and said it was chewy then it was prepared wrong.

FL Mary

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Hi @imallears the sponge docks nearby you have excellent grilled octopus. I had it in Europe as well…..very good. I especially like the grilled calamari dinners in Tarpon Springs. My husband and I visit for the Mediterranean diet.

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