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.

@jakedduck1

@merpreb
Thanks Merry but prepared foods not allowed either. I’d like to go out for a glorious steak dinner with a monster baked potato with globs of butter, sour cream, chives and cheese also some asparagus smothered in cheese sauce and a Dr Pepper. Then stop by the cheesecake kitchen for dessert. It’s been over a year since I’ve gone out for a decent meal. After all it is my birthday. But my doctor would squawk big time. Oh well, the fantasy was nice while it lasted.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I'm sorry you are so limited in your food supply can you tell us what kind of food you can eat then maybe we will have a clearer picture as to what we may suggest

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@jakedduck1

@rosemarya
Sounds good and pretty simple too but I don’t always catch on and may need to be tutored. No cleanup? your my new best friend!!! Thanks a bunch.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Happy Birthday Jake enjoy the day its beautiful here today hope it is where you are
utiful here

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@rosemarya

Happy Birthday, Jake.
Are you from a tradition of big birthday celebrations, or from a lower key kind of tradition? I remember that on our birthdays were able to choose what we wanted for dinner on our day.
With your limited food options, can you eat apples? I have a suggestion to go along with the foil meal – try a baked apple (in its own foil packet) Peel, core or slice to your specifications. sprinkle with cinnamon, and optional honey or brown sugar. Wrap and bake. Yum!

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@rosemarya Yum that sounds good love bake apples ,apple dumplings ,and apple pie but bake apples are my favorite good suggestion think I,ll make one for tonight dessert .

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@lioness

@jakedduck1 Happy Birthday Jake enjoy the day its beautiful here today hope it is where you are
utiful here

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@lioness
I’m having some baked veggies and chicken for lunch. Question is will chicken and veggies cook all at the same time and both get done. Fingers crossed.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
I’m having some baked veggies and chicken for lunch. Question is will chicken and veggies cook all at the same time and both get done. Fingers crossed.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Depends on how thick your chicken is . Most vegies take about 20 minutes to get soft so your chicken should also but again depends on how thick it is I think you are probably o.k. if when you take them out of oven cut your chicken in halve and see if it is still pink put in for a few minutes more. Just the chicken

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@jakedduck1 Happy Birthday. Too much wind here for Birthday candles.

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@rosemarya

Happy Birthday, Jake.
Are you from a tradition of big birthday celebrations, or from a lower key kind of tradition? I remember that on our birthdays were able to choose what we wanted for dinner on our day.
With your limited food options, can you eat apples? I have a suggestion to go along with the foil meal – try a baked apple (in its own foil packet) Peel, core or slice to your specifications. sprinkle with cinnamon, and optional honey or brown sugar. Wrap and bake. Yum!

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@rosemarya
Oh Rosemary such ugly 4 letter words.
Cook, bake, peel, core, wrap etc.
Usually go out with family and a couple friends or a friend invites me over for dinner before my doctor put a stop to eating out.
My Mom says she gave us whatever too but I have no childhood memories of it.
I love apples, even have an apple tree. East at least 1 a day. Love fruit and Mellons. I prefer now that birthdays come and go unnoticed.
Jake

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@parus

@jakedduck1 Happy Birthday. Too much wind here for Birthday candles.

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@got a card with a candle and a balloon in it. I have the balloon filled with water, now waiting for my brother to show up, then whammo, splat then run and hide.
Got another card with a picture of a huge container ship and it says “Your candles are here”
Jake

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@merpreb

@Jake- No one can force you to cook. You have gotten sympathetic support and recipes and recipe and food suggestions. So what will you chose to do?

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@merpreb
I have to force myself but I’ll do it kicking and screaming all the way.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Are you one of those couch potato chefs?? Sounds to me like you have an aversion to things requiring effort.

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