Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More

Posted by Debbra, Volunteer Mentor @debbraw, Fri, Feb 22 7:21pm

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!

@jakedduck1

@imallears
I’m looking forward to this but not the drudgery of fixing it. Is Turmeric potent? How much?
Jake

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@jakeduck
Tumeric is a good anti inflammatory ….just sprinkle a teaspoon or less…by itself it’s bitter but you won’t taste it on food.
I take a capsule of tumeric curcumin daily for the benefits which you can Goggle.
I bought my Bagel seasoning in Walmart….Trader Joes has it…All health food stores or stores like Whole Foods , Sprouts have it.
It should be in the same area as all the other herbs and spices .
Don’t know who is your main supermarket is but Publix chain is mine and they have it now under Badia brand.

FL Mary

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I thought it was going to be a sad day because all the food my friend brought me is gone. Out of desperation and the terrifying thought of cooking, I throughly scoured the freezer and found some enchiladas another friend made awhile back. Thank goodness, a near tragedy averted. I got a reprieve for a day or two. But what then?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

I thought it was going to be a sad day because all the food my friend brought me is gone. Out of desperation and the terrifying thought of cooking, I throughly scoured the freezer and found some enchiladas another friend made awhile back. Thank goodness, a near tragedy averted. I got a reprieve for a day or two. But what then?
Jake

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@jakedduck1 “necessity is the mother of invention”. I’m sure you’ll come up with something.
JK

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@contentandwell

@jakedduck1 “necessity is the mother of invention”. I’m sure you’ll come up with something.
JK

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Unfortunately I don’t have much of a choice. Could order another box of candy, not Purdy's though. There were some good pieces but I didn’t enjoy it enough to justify the price. See’s is still my favorite and more reasonable, $26 smackers a pound. I’d get some but I gained a few pounds so candy is out for awhile. Maybe a roast with lots of veggies but then there’s all that washing cutting and chopping. I recently read some nut on here liked to chop veggies, I can’t imagine it myself but they should sell them. I’d be a steady customer!
Jake

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@jakedduck1

Unfortunately I don’t have much of a choice. Could order another box of candy, not Purdy's though. There were some good pieces but I didn’t enjoy it enough to justify the price. See’s is still my favorite and more reasonable, $26 smackers a pound. I’d get some but I gained a few pounds so candy is out for awhile. Maybe a roast with lots of veggies but then there’s all that washing cutting and chopping. I recently read some nut on here liked to chop veggies, I can’t imagine it myself but they should sell them. I’d be a steady customer!
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Actually, many big stores do sell chopped veggies in the produce section. You never know, you might make it as a cook, yet! I like to chop veggies up, it helps get my anger and aggression out, but really enjoy a good knife. This set I have up here [hubby got the good set and will relocate north with them in about 8 months] really is inadequate. I may have to go get one good quality knife to see me through!
Ginger

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@gingerw

@jakedduck1 Actually, many big stores do sell chopped veggies in the produce section. You never know, you might make it as a cook, yet! I like to chop veggies up, it helps get my anger and aggression out, but really enjoy a good knife. This set I have up here [hubby got the good set and will relocate north with them in about 8 months] really is inadequate. I may have to go get one good quality knife to see me through!
Ginger

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@gingerw
I’ve already found the ready to go veggies but not all the ones I want are ready made. Maybe other stores have different ones. Once I start cooking again I’ll drop the weight I gained. I can’t usually stand seconds. Firsts are hard enough to gag down.
Maybe a peanut butter sandwich, only 3 ingredients and 1 knife. Salt free Turkey sandwich sounds better but has an additional ingredient unless I forgo the sandwich spread, decisions decisions??? Saturday a friend will be back so maybe she’ll come to my rescue.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

Unfortunately I don’t have much of a choice. Could order another box of candy, not Purdy's though. There were some good pieces but I didn’t enjoy it enough to justify the price. See’s is still my favorite and more reasonable, $26 smackers a pound. I’d get some but I gained a few pounds so candy is out for awhile. Maybe a roast with lots of veggies but then there’s all that washing cutting and chopping. I recently read some nut on here liked to chop veggies, I can’t imagine it myself but they should sell them. I’d be a steady customer!
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Just go buy a bag of mixed vegtables and through them in with your roast. Sear the meat first though

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@jakedduck1

@gingerw
I’ve already found the ready to go veggies but not all the ones I want are ready made. Maybe other stores have different ones. Once I start cooking again I’ll drop the weight I gained. I can’t usually stand seconds. Firsts are hard enough to gag down.
Maybe a peanut butter sandwich, only 3 ingredients and 1 knife. Salt free Turkey sandwich sounds better but has an additional ingredient unless I forgo the sandwich spread, decisions decisions??? Saturday a friend will be back so maybe she’ll come to my rescue.
Jake

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@jakeduck
Publix stores here in Florida sell chopped broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix, chopped onion, squash, zucchini, sliced mushrooms, chopped celery, sliced peppers …there’s always the baby carrots…Whole Foods has a little more variety at steeper prices. If you buy baby red potatoes, you only have to wash them, no need to slice. And Publix has Aprons…ready to cook meals with all the ingredients but you’re paying a price. They have a cooked pot roast meal that is quite good but probably a lot of salt for you. If you like beets, Love beets are already cooked in the produce aisle. Corn on the cob is already stripped and packaged for you.
Whole Foods and an organic store called earth fare have cooked meals….make your own combos…Whole Foods especially has a lot. Again you’re paying for it. At EarthFare I bought a turkey loaf dinner…2 fat slices and 2 heaping mounds of mashed potatoes for $6…So good and 2 meals. Their pizza is fantastic. Their stuff is fresh and organic and you can eat in the store…same with Whole Foods. Ready made pasta, quiche at Publix. Quite a lot of convenience today in supermarkets.
White turkey is a good cold cut…it’s still processed food which you should not have too much of. I rarely eat sandwiches and won’t touch white bread. If you like cranberry sauce, try putting that on a turkey sandwich or lettuce with Italian dressing in place of a bread spread. Keeps it moist.
What are the names of the stores that you go to? I go to quite a few different ones because I know what I like at different ones and I enjoy it. Even the deli departments of different stores have prepared stuff for you but it takes traveling.

If you luck out you might come across a food sampling day while shopping..My Publix seems to be doing this a lot and one day I had my entire lunch all over the store….even wine sample! Awesome.

I don’t think I said anything unthinkable in this post for your sensitive eyes to read. If I did, just chew on it lol.

Regards from FL Mary who will not mention a fabulous meal she had at an exceptional Japanese restaurant last week.

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@imallears

@jakeduck
Publix stores here in Florida sell chopped broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix, chopped onion, squash, zucchini, sliced mushrooms, chopped celery, sliced peppers …there’s always the baby carrots…Whole Foods has a little more variety at steeper prices. If you buy baby red potatoes, you only have to wash them, no need to slice. And Publix has Aprons…ready to cook meals with all the ingredients but you’re paying a price. They have a cooked pot roast meal that is quite good but probably a lot of salt for you. If you like beets, Love beets are already cooked in the produce aisle. Corn on the cob is already stripped and packaged for you.
Whole Foods and an organic store called earth fare have cooked meals….make your own combos…Whole Foods especially has a lot. Again you’re paying for it. At EarthFare I bought a turkey loaf dinner…2 fat slices and 2 heaping mounds of mashed potatoes for $6…So good and 2 meals. Their pizza is fantastic. Their stuff is fresh and organic and you can eat in the store…same with Whole Foods. Ready made pasta, quiche at Publix. Quite a lot of convenience today in supermarkets.
White turkey is a good cold cut…it’s still processed food which you should not have too much of. I rarely eat sandwiches and won’t touch white bread. If you like cranberry sauce, try putting that on a turkey sandwich or lettuce with Italian dressing in place of a bread spread. Keeps it moist.
What are the names of the stores that you go to? I go to quite a few different ones because I know what I like at different ones and I enjoy it. Even the deli departments of different stores have prepared stuff for you but it takes traveling.

If you luck out you might come across a food sampling day while shopping..My Publix seems to be doing this a lot and one day I had my entire lunch all over the store….even wine sample! Awesome.

I don’t think I said anything unthinkable in this post for your sensitive eyes to read. If I did, just chew on it lol.

Regards from FL Mary who will not mention a fabulous meal she had at an exceptional Japanese restaurant last week.

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@imallears My husband doesn't like going to Costco or Sams Club on the weekends because of the crowds. But he will every so often, just to take advantage of all the sample carts! It's pretty embarrassing, as there are most of the things I cannot have, so he'll get two "one for my wife, also" then proceed to eat both! Meanwhile I am hanging on the cart, cane in tow, waiting for him.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@imallears My husband doesn't like going to Costco or Sams Club on the weekends because of the crowds. But he will every so often, just to take advantage of all the sample carts! It's pretty embarrassing, as there are most of the things I cannot have, so he'll get two "one for my wife, also" then proceed to eat both! Meanwhile I am hanging on the cart, cane in tow, waiting for him.
Ginger

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@gingerw
That’s funny…I just got a mental picture of that scene.

FL Mary

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Many stores carry pre-cut veggies, but keep in mind that you are paying extra for labor.

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@jakedduck1

I thought it was going to be a sad day because all the food my friend brought me is gone. Out of desperation and the terrifying thought of cooking, I throughly scoured the freezer and found some enchiladas another friend made awhile back. Thank goodness, a near tragedy averted. I got a reprieve for a day or two. But what then?
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I, too, have been scrounging thru the freezer looking for leftovers! When either my husband or I cook, we make enough for two meals. Eat one, freeze the other. Thus, we always have meals in the freezer! Except right now. Try quiche—makes lots of leftover meals.😁

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@becsbuddy

@jakedduck1 I, too, have been scrounging thru the freezer looking for leftovers! When either my husband or I cook, we make enough for two meals. Eat one, freeze the other. Thus, we always have meals in the freezer! Except right now. Try quiche—makes lots of leftover meals.😁

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@becsbuddy I love quiche you can put so many goodies in it . I have'nt tried the asparagus yet usually spinach and bacon

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@imallears

@jakeduck
Publix stores here in Florida sell chopped broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix, chopped onion, squash, zucchini, sliced mushrooms, chopped celery, sliced peppers …there’s always the baby carrots…Whole Foods has a little more variety at steeper prices. If you buy baby red potatoes, you only have to wash them, no need to slice. And Publix has Aprons…ready to cook meals with all the ingredients but you’re paying a price. They have a cooked pot roast meal that is quite good but probably a lot of salt for you. If you like beets, Love beets are already cooked in the produce aisle. Corn on the cob is already stripped and packaged for you.
Whole Foods and an organic store called earth fare have cooked meals….make your own combos…Whole Foods especially has a lot. Again you’re paying for it. At EarthFare I bought a turkey loaf dinner…2 fat slices and 2 heaping mounds of mashed potatoes for $6…So good and 2 meals. Their pizza is fantastic. Their stuff is fresh and organic and you can eat in the store…same with Whole Foods. Ready made pasta, quiche at Publix. Quite a lot of convenience today in supermarkets.
White turkey is a good cold cut…it’s still processed food which you should not have too much of. I rarely eat sandwiches and won’t touch white bread. If you like cranberry sauce, try putting that on a turkey sandwich or lettuce with Italian dressing in place of a bread spread. Keeps it moist.
What are the names of the stores that you go to? I go to quite a few different ones because I know what I like at different ones and I enjoy it. Even the deli departments of different stores have prepared stuff for you but it takes traveling.

If you luck out you might come across a food sampling day while shopping..My Publix seems to be doing this a lot and one day I had my entire lunch all over the store….even wine sample! Awesome.

I don’t think I said anything unthinkable in this post for your sensitive eyes to read. If I did, just chew on it lol.

Regards from FL Mary who will not mention a fabulous meal she had at an exceptional Japanese restaurant last week.

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WOW what a selection of ready to go veggies. We don’t have near that many. We don’t have Publix, Whole Foods or Earth Fare. Safeway is the only big chain store. We have a Costco and Trader Joe’s and Sprouts. The rest are California based or locally owned.

Ive never seen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix, sliced pepper. Or zucchini or sliced mushrooms which I consider a blessing. Red taters is a good 💡 idea. See you can cook and eat normal stuff. And isn’t it better than taking the life of a Innocent duckie 🦆 one of God’s most beautiful creatures and then living with such guilt. I’ll and that for you. Of course it is. I know you probably weren’t thinking clearly at the time and only did it in a moment of weakness.
Might be worth moving to Florida for the grocery stores. Got any houses for sale on your street? With that silver tongue of yours you might even be able to talk me into coming over for lunch and dinner every day. But don’t count on me for New Years Dinner, Linda @lioness is expecting me for pork and sauerkraut.
I’m absolutely amazed that you didn’t say anything unthinkable but I’m shaking in my boots that you did something unthinkable at the Japanese restaurant.
I am curious what you had. I hope you had some vile ocean scavenging bottom feeding sea creature and not what I’m thinking.
I usually have Katsu or Vegetable Tempura. You know, normal food!!!
Jake

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@gingerw

@imallears My husband doesn't like going to Costco or Sams Club on the weekends because of the crowds. But he will every so often, just to take advantage of all the sample carts! It's pretty embarrassing, as there are most of the things I cannot have, so he'll get two "one for my wife, also" then proceed to eat both! Meanwhile I am hanging on the cart, cane in tow, waiting for him.
Ginger

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@gingerw
Hubby isn’t doing the sampling right. I ask for my wife and mom or my mom and brother then go back and if recognized and they say anything I laugh and say that was my twin brother.
Ginger, when are you going to post some of hubbies jokes?
Jake

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