Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More

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!

@hopeful33250

Hi @debbraw and @lioness

Well, I went to the meat market, got the pork and had them cut it into strips so this weekend I'm going to try the sweet and sour pork. I hope it turns out as delicious as it sounds!

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Hi @debbraw and @lioness I agree with you both, it was a wonderful recipe!

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@hopeful33250 – keep us posted on how the sweet and sour pork turns out for you. It made a bunch. I think next time I'll cut down the amount!

@ellerbracke – Your comment is so good that I can't ignore it. Like you, chicken soup is my go-to food when I'm under the weather. I'm hoping my issue is resolved. I am feeling fine and I'm off the soft diet. I have an endoscopy in a few weeks so we'll see. Wish me luck!

@lioness – glad you liked the sweet and sour pork!

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@hopeful33250

Hi @debbraw and @lioness

Well, I went to the meat market, got the pork and had them cut it into strips so this weekend I'm going to try the sweet and sour pork. I hope it turns out as delicious as it sounds!

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Teresa, How did your sweet and sour pork turn out?

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@mockinbrd

Teresa, How did your sweet and sour pork turn out?

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Very nice, @mockinbrd. The only problem was the 10 minutes in the pressure cooker made the vegetables mushy. I may try cooking them separately next time. The pork was very tender and tasty. I was using a regular pressure cooker, not the insta-pot. Perhaps that made the difference in the mushy vegetables.

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@hopeful33250

Very nice, @mockinbrd. The only problem was the 10 minutes in the pressure cooker made the vegetables mushy. I may try cooking them separately next time. The pork was very tender and tasty. I was using a regular pressure cooker, not the insta-pot. Perhaps that made the difference in the mushy vegetables.

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@hopeful33250 – when you say vegetables are you talking about the onions and green peppers. Mine were not crisp but I wouldn't call them mushy. Maybe you could just do a couple of minutes less in the pressure cooker? I don't know how an insta-pot compares but I would think it would be the same.

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@debbraw

@hopeful33250 – when you say vegetables are you talking about the onions and green peppers. Mine were not crisp but I wouldn't call them mushy. Maybe you could just do a couple of minutes less in the pressure cooker? I don't know how an insta-pot compares but I would think it would be the same.

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Yes, @debbraw, I meant the onions and green peppers. It was like they had been pureed (there were a few slices of the onion that were visible). They were completely absorbed by the liquid. The insta-pot must cook differently than the traditional pressure cooker.

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Good morning everyone- I am back after taking some personal time. I have accrued some new recipes that I am excited to try. One recipe in particular I am very curious to make is Pasta with Chickpea sauce, https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/pasta-chickpea-sauce
It also looks like there's plenty of room for embellishment- adding other ingredients

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@merpreb

Good morning everyone- I am back after taking some personal time. I have accrued some new recipes that I am excited to try. One recipe in particular I am very curious to make is Pasta with Chickpea sauce, https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/pasta-chickpea-sauce
It also looks like there's plenty of room for embellishment- adding other ingredients

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@merpreb Good morning, Merry, glad to "see" you this morning! This recipe indeed looks like something that can be tweaked for many different tastes. Thanks for thinking of us!
Ginger

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@merpreb

Good morning everyone- I am back after taking some personal time. I have accrued some new recipes that I am excited to try. One recipe in particular I am very curious to make is Pasta with Chickpea sauce, https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/pasta-chickpea-sauce
It also looks like there's plenty of room for embellishment- adding other ingredients

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@merpreb
If you want send it my way. I’ll try it out for you. I’ll eat it even if it’s a flop. I’d hate you to serve it untested to your family. No need to thank me, I just want to help out a friend. That goes for all my other cyber friends too.
Jake

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Jake- lol

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@gingerw

@merpreb Good morning, Merry, glad to "see" you this morning! This recipe indeed looks like something that can be tweaked for many different tastes. Thanks for thinking of us!
Ginger

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@gingerw– I've missed you all! Great to be back

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@jakedduck1

@merpreb
If you want send it my way. I’ll try it out for you. I’ll eat it even if it’s a flop. I’d hate you to serve it untested to your family. No need to thank me, I just want to help out a friend. That goes for all my other cyber friends too.
Jake

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I love your humor!

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@margieinia

I love your humor!

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@margieinia
I think your in the minority.
Well the dishes don’t seem to be washing themselves so I suppose it’s time to bite the bullet.
My philosophy is similar to Joan Rivers, “I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.” I try to live by what Phyllis Dillers says, “Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
I’m gonna take a double chance and wash dishes then cook, heaven help me.
Jake

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Good morning- I love the crunch of cereals in the AM! Given the current climate in the USA this report isn't surprising but might change what we eat in the AM: Very very sad
https://draxe.com/glyphosate-in-cereal/

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@merpreb

Good morning- I love the crunch of cereals in the AM! Given the current climate in the USA this report isn't surprising but might change what we eat in the AM: Very very sad
https://draxe.com/glyphosate-in-cereal/

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@merpreb

Hi,

I saw that on the news. And the 4 lb frozen bag of my favorite triple berry from Costco has been recalled for possible Hepatitis A.
Finished my last bag about a month ago…loved to have on waffles.

Everthing has pesticide traces or other disgusting or harmful stuff. I use to get and read the FDA literature years ago about what they found in all types of food from rodents to fecal matter. Hard to protect yourself these days especially for people who have certain food allergies….cross contamination. And yet people buy food at the Dollar stores. You can buy spices like cinnamon and vanilla for a buck. Guess what they found? Not a trace of cinnamon or vanilla bean in either…just chemicals.
Toothpaste had petroleum oil and other stuff I forgot… Makeup? Are you kidding me? Any brand names you see in these stores are likely recycled containers. Makes you want to grow your own on a farm somewhere and raise your own livestock.

My goal is, if the ingredients on a label are more than 5 or are unpronounceable, I don’t buy it. I can understand preservatives to a certain extent but a simple thing like buying hard cheese to grate rather than pre shredded cheese eliminates the additives they put in the pre shredded product. Plus it skips an extra processing step.

Oh I could rant on…food for thought.

Regards from FL Mary

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