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Post  Ginger Blue on 4/17/2017, 10:05 am

I didn't feel like having a smoothie for breakfast this morning. Rather than taking the easy route of a toasted and well-buttered maple English muffin, with a side or two of left over Easter candy, I make the good choice of having this, instead:



Lightly sauteed mixed greens, a tomato, and a small serving of raw walnut.

I used whatever greens had on hand: fresh spinach, kale, bok choy and cilantro, wilted in a couple teaspoons of olive oil; seasoned with a dash of dried Italian seasoning and granulated garlic; then topped off with a sprinkle of cheese and two teaspoons or so of chia seeds.

Made for a hot, crunchy, entirely healthy, very satisfying breakfast - packed full of flavor and vital nutrients - perfect fuel for a busy day!

I may have a smoothie for lunch...

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/17/2017, 10:17 am

I just finished off a tall green smoothie but when I see that delicious dish that you made GB now I'm really hungry. It looks so good.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/17/2017, 11:09 am

Yeah, my morning bowl of steel cut oatmeal and blackberries was working well for me...till I saw that delicious looking plate!

For my lunch:
2 tsp Sriracha
1/2 cup steamed broccoli and cauliflower w/1tbsp olive oil
10 cherry tomatoes
1 cup raw mixed vegetables w/3tbsp raw cider vinegar, 1 tbsp teriyaki, and herbs
Frozen Atkins meal...chicken alfredo w/broccoli

lunch calories: 554
I'm skipping my 1/2 c of cottage cheese for lunch...I ate pizza over the weekend and feeling a bit 'plugged' up lol.


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Post  countrynaturals on 4/17/2017, 12:06 pm

@Ginger Blue wrote:I didn't feel like having a smoothie for breakfast this morning. Rather than taking the easy route of a toasted and well-buttered maple English muffin, with a side or two of left over Easter candy, I make the good choice of having this, instead:



Lightly sauteed mixed greens, a tomato, and a small serving of raw walnut.

I used whatever greens had on hand: fresh spinach, kale, bok choy and cilantro, wilted in a couple teaspoons of olive oil; seasoned with a dash of dried Italian seasoning and granulated garlic; then topped off with a sprinkle of cheese and two teaspoons or so of chia seeds.

Made for a hot, crunchy, entirely healthy, very satisfying breakfast - packed full of flavor and vital nutrients - perfect fuel for a busy day!

I may have a smoothie for lunch...

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 4/17/2017, 1:03 pm

That looks delicious, Ginger Blue - thanks for including a pic!

I just got back from a trip. That means I've been eating food I didn't make for a few days. This always makes me cranky because it usually means I've ended up with more processed starch and saturated fat than I want, and no whole grains. I did manage to get vegetables this time around, so hopefully I'll feel better soon. My spring allergies are probably coming on, too. Before the sinus symptoms come on I usually have a few days of being very tired.

This morning was plain yogurt with half a tablespoon of peach jam, and pecans.
Lunch was a beautiful (I was too hungry to photograph it) salad: greens (from the aerogarden: lettuces, basil, and mitsuba; from the garden: arugula, yellow komatsuna flower clusters, endive leaves, and claytonia (some w/ white flowers); sauteed onion and chicken, sliced strawberries, and black quinoa; with an extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, carrot honey vinaigrette dressing.
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Post  Banned Member on 4/17/2017, 2:14 pm

I want to try out that new restaurant in New Hampshire called "Ginger Blues," where the food is so wonderful, you can smell it from the pictures she posts online.

Yum, Yum, Yum.  That will be a meal to replicate here with Lacinato Kale, Collards, Turnips, and mustard greens and maybe pecans instead of walnuts.  

The garlic and fresh Italian herbs on a flavorful olive oil from our olive oil store, and that will be many lunches this summer when the heat misery index says no hot meat & three.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/17/2017, 2:51 pm

@Ginger Blue wrote:I didn't feel like having a smoothie for breakfast this morning. Rather than taking the easy route of a toasted and well-buttered maple English muffin, with a side or two of left over Easter candy, I make the good choice of having this, instead:



Lightly sauteed mixed greens, a tomato, and a small serving of raw walnut.

I used whatever greens had on hand: fresh spinach, kale, bok choy and cilantro, wilted in a couple teaspoons of olive oil; seasoned with a dash of dried Italian seasoning and granulated garlic; then topped off with a sprinkle of cheese and two teaspoons or so of chia seeds.

Made for a hot, crunchy, entirely healthy, very satisfying breakfast - packed full of flavor and vital nutrients - perfect fuel for a busy day!

I may have a smoothie for lunch...

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Our breakfast looked a lot like yours, but the pic was blurry and it's gone, now. Ours was kale and snow peas from the garden and store-bought broccoli. Today is our first day on this plan, so we're still a little chaotic. Hubby's blood sugar is down to 155, but he's still having a reaction to his meds. At least he's feeling pretty good and so am I. Cool
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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/17/2017, 2:51 pm

That's definitely my kind of breakfast, GB! Except for the tomatoes due to problems with nightshades and Arthur.

I usually put berries in my morning smoothie but last night a friend brought over a plate of ginormous chocolate covered strawberries. So breakfast was fresh baby collard greens from the sfg blended with just cut fresh pineapple for the smoothie, and those superbly awesome strawberries for dessert.
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/17/2017, 2:54 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:That's definitely my kind of breakfast, GB! Except for the tomatoes due to problems with nightshades and Arthur.

I usually put berries in my morning smoothie but last night a friend brought over a plate of ginormous chocolate covered strawberries. So breakfast was fresh baby collard greens from the sfg blended with just cut fresh pineapple, and those superbly awesome strawberries.
Oops, I forgot -- Hubby had a strawberry with his, too. The 2 things he loves about this plan is fruit for breakfast and mushrooms. He can fix a portabello mushroom so he thinks it's as good as steak. For me it's more like "better than nothing" but my kidney stones like it a lot. Rolling Eyes
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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/17/2017, 5:07 pm

CN, I'm so excited for you both! Keep posting your meals. May your kitchen be loaded with GBOMBS!

Right now I have to go very high protein for this hip so they tell me. Rolling Eyes  It's not easy after  being on Fuhrman for so many years.  With slips of course .  Wink So I've actually added cottage cheese and seafood to my diet, along with the usual beans and other legumes. Cooking quinoa and lentils together, since they take the same amount of time, in broth for soup helps a lot.
Matter of fact that's what's on the stove for dinner right now. Along with a big huge bag of frozen veggies that I threw it at the end. Can't wait till I have my own veggies for soups.
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/17/2017, 5:48 pm

Anybody try this? 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/seasonal-recipes/nutritious-snacks-zm0z13aszhun

I have several cauliflower plants that have to go when the weather clears up and I can plant my sfg. I have too many leaves to give them all to the rabbit, so I want to try making chips out of them. Maybe tomorrow (unless someone here tells me not to bother). Cool
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 4/17/2017, 7:40 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:Anybody try this? 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/seasonal-recipes/nutritious-snacks-zm0z13aszhun

I have several cauliflower plants that have to go when the weather clears up and I can plant my sfg. I have too many leaves to give them all to the rabbit, so I want to try making chips out of them. Maybe tomorrow (unless someone here tells me not to bother). Cool
I've enjoyed kale chips, but haven't tried broc or cauli. Try it! bounce
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Post  Mimi2 on 4/17/2017, 8:10 pm

Glad to see everyone eating so well  Very Happy I love to eat good, healthy, food, which is one of the reasons I like square foot gardening. Just learned how to use my crock pot to make soup broths.  The ham bone went in last night to make Swedish pea soup. The chicken bone went in tonight for chicken broth for chicken noodle or chicken rice soup. Anyone tried making veggie broth with a slow cooker? I'm new to this.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/17/2017, 9:08 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:CN, I'm so excited for you both! Keep posting your meals. May your kitchen be loaded with GBOMBS!

Right now I have to go very high protein for this hip so they tell me. Rolling Eyes  It's not easy after  being on Fuhrman for so many years.  With slips of course .  Wink So I've actually added cottage cheese and seafood to my diet, along with the usual beans and other legumes. Cooking quinoa and lentils together, since they take the same amount of time, in broth for soup helps a lot.
Matter of fact that's what's on the stove for dinner right now. Along with a big huge bag of frozen veggies that I threw it at the end. Can't wait till I have my own veggies for soups.

For high protein snacks I love deviled eggs. Only I leave out the mayo and use some good hummus, cracked black pepper and a little squirt of mustard. I had 'normal' deviled eggs for brunch yesterday and they just aren't the same anymore. I'll take mine made with hummus any day!

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Post  sanderson on 4/18/2017, 4:23 am

Never thought of using hummus for deviled eggs. I will have to try it.

Just reading this thread made me hungry so I ate a yogurt. Wink Ken's been out of state, so dinners have been my frozen butternut squash and cans of tuna and sardines in olive oil for dinner.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/18/2017, 10:49 am

Rooster, homemade hummus of course, right?

@Mimi2 wrote:Glad to see everyone eating so well  Very Happy I love to eat good, healthy, food, which is one of the reasons I like square foot gardening. Just learned how to use my crock pot to make soup broths.  The ham bone went in last night to make Swedish pea soup. The chicken bone went in tonight for chicken broth for chicken noodle or chicken rice soup. Anyone tried making veggie broth with a slow cooker? I'm new to this.

We've cooked lots of veggie broths over the years but never in the crockpot. I would imagine it's quite similar - throw in a bunch of scraps and water into the crock and let it simmer all day. Ever since I got a pressure canner/cooker I've used that to make meat or seafood broth. I can throw in a whole frozen chicken and have cooked chicken and broth a short time later. I haven't used it for veggie broth yet. It doesn't seem like a good idea - probably end up with a pile of mush.  

A while back I tried making a veggie broth with juicer pulp in a stock pot. After it had cooked all day and then cooled a bit I couldn't get it to separate liquid from mush. I guess I would need cheesecloth or something like that. Anyway, the worms in the compost pile were very happy that day.
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/18/2017, 2:45 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:A while back I tried making a veggie broth with juicer pulp in a stock pot. After it had cooked all day and then cooled a bit I couldn't get it to separate liquid from mush. I guess I would need cheesecloth or something like that. Anyway, the worms in the compost pile were very happy that day.
LOL! I did that, too. It sure seemed like a good idea at the time. rofl
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/18/2017, 5:47 pm

I MADE THE CAULI CHIPS, TODAY! AWESOME!

First I pulled out the cauliflower plant (I still have 4 more).


I threw away the stalk and the chewed leaves, then gave the biggest leaf to the rabbit. Next, I washed the leaves, cut out the main stem, tore the rest into chip sizes, and let them all dry on paper towels.


Next, I hand-rubbed all the pieces with olive oil and laid them out on a cookie sheet. I salted them, lightly with sea salt, then put them into the oven at 200 degrees and set the timer for 20 minutes. I thought it would take 40 minutes and just planned to turn them over after 20, but they were done to perfection. Skeptical Hubby took the first taste and said WOW! cheers



They were really good, but a whole lot of work for what you get. I saw another recipe that said to add soy sauce, but that's definitely not on the diet, and not at all necessary.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/19/2017, 7:43 am

Steel cut oats, unsweetened almond milk, strawberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Very Happy

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/19/2017, 8:21 am

Smoothie w/ fresh baby SFG Kale, raspberries, pc of banana, coconut water, hemp powder. An orange for dessert. I love you
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Post  Ginger Blue on 4/19/2017, 9:02 am

Thanks for the kind remarks on my previous photo - those greens were a delicious start to a busy day (week!). I have an appointment this morning and will try later today to respond to the replies, thus far.  In the meantime, please keep adding to the thread (and add pictures, if you can); let's continue to inspire each other!!!

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Today's breakfast: Black bean tostada, on a multi-grain tortilla (I was so hungry I didn't think of taking a picture until after I started eating...) Embarassed




Yesterday's breakfast: Spiced Apple Quinoa (made with 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa; 8oz almond milk; 1/2 an apple; 1 tsp finely minced ginger; 1/4 tsp ground turmeric; 1 tsp vanilla extract; several drops of liquid stevia; 1 TBS each of ground flax meal, chia and sesame seeds; topped with my daily serving of walnut)



Bon appetit! Keep up the good work!  way to go

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/19/2017, 9:07 am

Really nice meals GB.

As for me it was a green smoothie:

  • Almond milk
  • Baby spinach
  • Green grapes
  • Green apple
  • Greek yogurt
  • Ice cubes

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/19/2017, 1:01 pm

Looks like I need to get some quinoa!

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Post  Banned Member on 4/19/2017, 2:26 pm

Quinoa makes a great bulgur wheat substitute in Middle Eastern dishes.  Our Iranian-American friend makes an incredible salad with quinoa, and I always overeat when we have supper with them.

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Post  Catalina on 4/19/2017, 4:18 pm

A mention of deviled eggs prompts me to share my new method of cooking eggs in the pressure cooker. The benefit of this is that freshly laid eggs can be peeled,  plus store-bought eggs peel like a charm.
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Put enough water in pressure pot up to rack, about 1/2" to 1", depending on height of rack. 
Set a vegetable steamer on rack to keep eggs from bouncing around.
Place eggs on steamer -- I steam 8-10 at a time.
Bring to low pressure, maintain for 5 minutes.
Bring pressure down under running cold water.
Immediately put eggs in ice water, gently cracking shells on counter when cool enough to handle and returning to ice water.
Peel and refrigerate.
I cook room temperature eggs for 5 min.; cook refrigerator-cold eggs for 6 min.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/237562/pressure-cooker-hard-boiled-eggs/
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