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!

@lioness

@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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@lioness
Quiche? Yucky icky eggs. Thanks for the idea but no thank you.
Jake

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@harriethodgson1

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

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@harriethodgson1
That’s ok, I’d mortgage my house to keep out of the kitchen.
Jake

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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
“Try quiche—makes lots of leftover meals.😁”
Sure, who wants to eat it? Ick!!!!!
I’ll have the asparagus and spinach though.
Hope you found something, I know the feelings desperation.
Send hubby for burgers or a pizza or chicken or fish at one of those yucky fish places if you like such stuff or to the deli or a sandwich place.
What did you end up with?
My A/C is busted. Been on all day and it’s 82 in here. Suppose to be 107 tomorrow. Anyone want a house guest?
Jake
Jake

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@harriethodgson1

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

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I would miss doing the labor myself. I can see where for some these would be convenient. I may one day be there.

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@harriethodgson1 I like quiche too!!! There are many various ways to make quiche. I do like the incredible edible egg because of the versatility.

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@jakedduck1

@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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@jakedduck1 I see you have changed your profile picture – nice! My hubby doesn't do jokes. He does do snarky comments that he thinks are hilarious – sometimes they are, most times they are not.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@jakedduck1 I see you have changed your profile picture – nice! My hubby doesn't do jokes. He does do snarky comments that he thinks are hilarious – sometimes they are, most times they are not.
Ginger

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@gingerw
Okay, how about a hilarious snarky comment.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

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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@jakeduck
Hello,
There are 3 homes for sale in my subdivision but they are too large for one person. We built our home here on the last available piece of property 14 years ago. I had my house built behind the garage across the breezeway from my daughter, son in law and 2 of my grandchildren. My daughter is a Nurse Practitioner and son in law a sheriffs dept captain. My daughter is essentially my doctor, has her own practice and I do work for her at home. It’s an ideal situation for someone my age and I know how lucky I am to have the family I do. My son and daughter in law , 2 grandsons live near Orlando and my daughter’s son moved there about a month ago. It’s about 2.5 hr drive. Katie, her daughter will be attending school in NJ in a few weeks. I will miss her….been with them since she was born and daughter was in grad school.

You asked …so what I had at the Japanese restaurant was salmon, sushi rice, and a mashed dish that I still don’t know what it was but it was great. Some miso soup and a house salad with carrots and ginger dressing. The thing about the salmon was , I have never been asked if I want it medium or rare. This is cooked salmon which I have only ordered at other type restaurants. I went with the medium, for all of you who love salmon, and it was spectacular. I would hesitate to cook it that way myself it I highly recommend it that way. I sampled the sushi my grandson had…top notch and the noddle bowl my other grandson had…again speculated.

Going back over to Orlando again tonight for the weekend and we are eating at a local Italian restaurant tomorrow.
I will regale you with what you are missing.

We have Sprouts and Trader Joe’s here too (TJ not near me though). I buy my veggies and bulk items at Sprouts cuz they’re cheaper, fresher and they have more organic produce. Publix is the best supermarket in FL….it’s a pleasure to shop there and you can get InstaCart…..shop online and have delivered to home…a fee of course.

Raining so much here lately but it has cooled things down. See some fish floating in the water…may go catch one…😏

Regards from Rainy FL Mary

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@imallears
Salmon huh, well that’s ok. I thought it was going to be some unthinkable creepy crawly thing. I’ve only had salmon once, it was smoked. Don’t really care to have it again. Not sure why I’m such an odd ball, virtually everyone likes some kind of fish or seafood. I’ve tried lobster, crab, prawn, not intentionally (lousy flatfoot) that white fish without much taste, sold maybe??? Tuna I like and calamari, oops I tried calamari but don’t care for it. My friend said the lobster wasn’t cooked right, tasted like rubber or at least that consistency. At least you can’t get anything to weird at an Italian restaurant, at least I never saw any bazaar things on the menu.
A nurse practitioner here ordered a lethal dose of Phenobarbital for me and got angry when I questioned her. She never did choke up an apology. Do you like kimchi? I think it’s pickled cabbage, I love it. How about Takuan? Made from Japanese radishes, scrumptious. Some people call it Daikon, that’s the radish. Try it next time you go. Sprouts is kinda pricy here. I never buy organic anything.
It feels so wonderfully cool in here, only 104 but will probably climb.
Take care,
Me

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@jakedduck1

@gingerw
Okay, how about a hilarious snarky comment.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 His [funny to him] comment this afternoon was he married me so he could blame me for wandering around Disneyland alone, unsupervised. He has an annual pass, I won't go because I cannot handle crowds of more than 5 people. He goes for several hours, drinks a few beers, eats all kinds of things he shouldn't, puts in about 10K steps, then complains the next day his legs are sore. He goes a couple times a month.
Ginger

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@jakedduck1

@harriethodgson1
That’s ok, I’d mortgage my house to keep out of the kitchen.
Jake

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Stay in the kitchen and make my homemade granola. Recipe is on my website. Just clock on the blog tab. This morning I had reduced calorie raspberry yogurt with granola and fresh raspberries. A wonderful way to start the day.

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@gingerw

@jakedduck1 His [funny to him] comment this afternoon was he married me so he could blame me for wandering around Disneyland alone, unsupervised. He has an annual pass, I won't go because I cannot handle crowds of more than 5 people. He goes for several hours, drinks a few beers, eats all kinds of things he shouldn't, puts in about 10K steps, then complains the next day his legs are sore. He goes a couple times a month.
Ginger

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@gingerw
Yep funny to him. Definitely not gut wrenching funny. Ok I’m sorry I should’ve believed you. I won’t bug you anymore about this. So much for his bimonthly trips to Disneyland after he moves. He sounds like a big kid at heart. I bet he’s a lot of fun.
Jake

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@imallears

@jakeduck
Hello,
There are 3 homes for sale in my subdivision but they are too large for one person. We built our home here on the last available piece of property 14 years ago. I had my house built behind the garage across the breezeway from my daughter, son in law and 2 of my grandchildren. My daughter is a Nurse Practitioner and son in law a sheriffs dept captain. My daughter is essentially my doctor, has her own practice and I do work for her at home. It’s an ideal situation for someone my age and I know how lucky I am to have the family I do. My son and daughter in law , 2 grandsons live near Orlando and my daughter’s son moved there about a month ago. It’s about 2.5 hr drive. Katie, her daughter will be attending school in NJ in a few weeks. I will miss her….been with them since she was born and daughter was in grad school.

You asked …so what I had at the Japanese restaurant was salmon, sushi rice, and a mashed dish that I still don’t know what it was but it was great. Some miso soup and a house salad with carrots and ginger dressing. The thing about the salmon was , I have never been asked if I want it medium or rare. This is cooked salmon which I have only ordered at other type restaurants. I went with the medium, for all of you who love salmon, and it was spectacular. I would hesitate to cook it that way myself it I highly recommend it that way. I sampled the sushi my grandson had…top notch and the noddle bowl my other grandson had…again speculated.

Going back over to Orlando again tonight for the weekend and we are eating at a local Italian restaurant tomorrow.
I will regale you with what you are missing.

We have Sprouts and Trader Joe’s here too (TJ not near me though). I buy my veggies and bulk items at Sprouts cuz they’re cheaper, fresher and they have more organic produce. Publix is the best supermarket in FL….it’s a pleasure to shop there and you can get InstaCart…..shop online and have delivered to home…a fee of course.

Raining so much here lately but it has cooled things down. See some fish floating in the water…may go catch one…😏

Regards from Rainy FL Mary

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@imallears
Sometimes the mashed stuff if sweet could be like mashed bean cake like the filling in Mochi or maybe sweet potatoes but you’d know that flavor. Ya got me curious.
Jake

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@harriethodgson1

Stay in the kitchen and make my homemade granola. Recipe is on my website. Just clock on the blog tab. This morning I had reduced calorie raspberry yogurt with granola and fresh raspberries. A wonderful way to start the day.

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@harriethodgson1
So where is your website?
Jake

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