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
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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@jakeduck
I found the menu…it was murasaki mash which are Japanese sweet potatoes whipped with coconut milk and coconut oil.
You were right about the sweet potato but it tasted nothing like a traditional sweet potato Supposed to be healthier than a white potato and is purplish in color. The mash is a yellow white color. I like it better.

FL Mary

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@jakedduck1

@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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@jakeduck
Hi
Any smoked fish does not taste like regular fish. Not everyone likes salmon. I like smoked salmon with cream cheese on bagel.
Lobster should not be chewy….I don’t order it. That white fish you had was probably cod or sole or tilapia or even flounder. They’re mild and you have to season them up. Love sautéed oysters, soft shell crabs, mussels in white wine sauce…lots of bread for dipping. Like fried calamari.

Went to a burger place last night ….suppose to be the best burgers in Orlando…called Hangry Bison. You can construct your own burgers. I had ribeye burger (outstanding meat) topped with thousand island glaze, red onion, cucumber, avocado, spinach. couldn’t finish it…could hardly get my mouth around it. Had it on a gluten free bun to ease my guilt. Smoked bourbon was so good. Eating healthier today.

Italian restaurants can have bizarre (for you) things on the menu. I’ll try to find something. This is a eating weekend for us.

Regards from FL Mary

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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
“Stay in the kitchen”
I don’t know what I said to deserve those harsh words but rest assured I’ll never say it again.
I just had a thought, a brainstorm actually. Since you get so much pleasure out of cooking and I certainly wouldn’t want to deprive you of such joy. if you play your cards right I might let you make me some granola and send it to me.
Your link didn’t work for me so I copied and pasted the link and presto. So many books. Jeez, if I address a postcard I’m doing good and if I scratch out a line or maybe two I feel I’ve written the equivalent of war and peace.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@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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@jakedduck1 We mesh not mash well together. He is a lot more light-hearted than I am. Yeah his pass expires end of the year, and he won't renew. All the decades he has lived in that area, there are things "right in our own backyard" that he never visited. We created two idea jars, one was "near by", one "not so", There may be some swapping of contents after the move is completed. While he is still down there, there are several places he wants to take himself off to.
Ginger

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@imallears

@jakeduck
I found the menu…it was murasaki mash which are Japanese sweet potatoes whipped with coconut milk and coconut oil.
You were right about the sweet potato but it tasted nothing like a traditional sweet potato Supposed to be healthier than a white potato and is purplish in color. The mash is a yellow white color. I like it better.

FL Mary

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@imallears
I’d like to take credit fof the sweet potatoes but I sent a text to my Japanese friend. The credit goes to her.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@harriethodgson1
“Stay in the kitchen”
I don’t know what I said to deserve those harsh words but rest assured I’ll never say it again.
I just had a thought, a brainstorm actually. Since you get so much pleasure out of cooking and I certainly wouldn’t want to deprive you of such joy. if you play your cards right I might let you make me some granola and send it to me.
Your link didn’t work for me so I copied and pasted the link and presto. So many books. Jeez, if I address a postcard I’m doing good and if I scratch out a line or maybe two I feel I’ve written the equivalent of war and peace.
Jake

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The recipe is on the blog tab.

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@jakedduck1

@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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Hi
Kimichi I’ve had…fermented cabbage but Takuan..not sure….I may have and not known what I was eating. Right now my son and I are marinating chicken breasts in Sofrita…..Latin mixture…will let you know the taste…and also sautéing brown shimeji mushrooms which I have never seen. He found this in the Latin store too. Experimental kitchen..he’s a good innovative cook…no recipes …no cookbooks.

FL Mary

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@gingerw

@jakedduck1 We mesh not mash well together. He is a lot more light-hearted than I am. Yeah his pass expires end of the year, and he won't renew. All the decades he has lived in that area, there are things "right in our own backyard" that he never visited. We created two idea jars, one was "near by", one "not so", There may be some swapping of contents after the move is completed. While he is still down there, there are several places he wants to take himself off to.
Ginger

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@gingerw. Your husband sounds much more independent than any husbands I know! Good for him.
JK

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@contentandwell

@gingerw. Your husband sounds much more independent than any husbands I know! Good for him.
JK

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@contentandwell Well, seeing as he was single for over 25 years…He finds it a bit confusing or confining [as the situation warrants] to remember he needs to let me know he's decided to go somewhere, or discuss decisions with me. We've been married for 16 months.
Ginger

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@imallears

Hi
Kimichi I’ve had…fermented cabbage but Takuan..not sure….I may have and not known what I was eating. Right now my son and I are marinating chicken breasts in Sofrita…..Latin mixture…will let you know the taste…and also sautéing brown shimeji mushrooms which I have never seen. He found this in the Latin store too. Experimental kitchen..he’s a good innovative cook…no recipes …no cookbooks.

FL Mary

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@imallears I am of German ancestry and love sauerkraut which is fermented cabbage . I grew it in my garden and made sauerkraut my self in those big crocks . Delicious now I buy it. So good for you

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@gingerw

@contentandwell Well, seeing as he was single for over 25 years…He finds it a bit confusing or confining [as the situation warrants] to remember he needs to let me know he's decided to go somewhere, or discuss decisions with me. We've been married for 16 months.
Ginger

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@gingerw My husband was single for over 25 years till we got married when he moves up with you next year you,ll both have lots of places to explore together I,m sure . After we got married he liked to go to certain places but I decided to go with him or Id be left alone so I found I loved what we did together I'm sure you will when your together there in your new home with places to see up there

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@lioness

@imallears I am of German ancestry and love sauerkraut which is fermented cabbage . I grew it in my garden and made sauerkraut my self in those big crocks . Delicious now I buy it. So good for you

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Hi
Keep forgetting about sauerkraut…pan fried pork chop, kraut and braised apples. I like to season a thick bone in chop ….paprika, red pepper, garlic whatever….and then flour it , let it rest and four it again and pan fry in bacon fat if I have it…couple or three minutes each side…juicy…FAST and EASY for Jake. Don’t overcook it Jake.

Then I gnaw on the bone and get the rest of the meat in between my teeth and then floss and then rinse with red wine.

Only way to go
FL Mary

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@imallears

Hi
Keep forgetting about sauerkraut…pan fried pork chop, kraut and braised apples. I like to season a thick bone in chop ….paprika, red pepper, garlic whatever….and then flour it , let it rest and four it again and pan fry in bacon fat if I have it…couple or three minutes each side…juicy…FAST and EASY for Jake. Don’t overcook it Jake.

Then I gnaw on the bone and get the rest of the meat in between my teeth and then floss and then rinse with red wine.

Only way to go
FL Mary

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@imallears So good We have a pork roast sauerkraut then mash potatoes you put the kraut on the mashed potatoes delicious

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@lioness

@imallears So good We have a pork roast sauerkraut then mash potatoes you put the kraut on the mashed potatoes delicious

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@lioness Oh, heavens, three of my favorite things, all that I cannot have. No pork due to gout. No potatoes due to potassium issues. No sauerkraut due to salt. You all will have to enjoy it for me!
Ginger

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@lioness

@imallears So good We have a pork roast sauerkraut then mash potatoes you put the kraut on the mashed potatoes delicious

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@imallears
I love sauerkraut on turkey sandwich’s and salad.
Jake

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