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#1 NotMollyRingwald

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

I’m a mess today *shakes angry fist a gluten* and decided planning for the aftermath of this gluten challenge would be a positive coping mechanism (vs. screaming, kicking, and/or cursing). :lol:  
 

I’d really like your suggestions/advice on my recovery food plan.   First couple days I’m going to focus on liquids…I’m thinking smooties, broth soup, maybe some juice, coconut water, and then just water, water, and more water.  After that, fresh whole foods (dairy free), and try to stay away from anything processed, for as long as I can hack it.  Here’s my list so far:

 

steamed/roasted veggies (are there any I should focus on or stay away from?)

avacado
berries
banana
fruit smoothie 
baked sweet potato w/a little coconut butter or olive oil
steamed rice

rice cooked in coconut milk
grilled or baked chicken breasts/tenderloins

grilled or baked cod
grilled or baked ground beef
chicken eggs

 

Are any of the above a bad idea?  Anything you would add to this list? Also, I take my lunch to work everyday, and only have a microwave for warmups, any recommendations? 

 

As I mentioned, I’m feeling rather dumpy today, so I have to admit it’s possible I’m taking this plan to an unnecessary extreme :blink: …I’m open to constructive criticism and appreciate any/all suggestions and personal experiences. B) 

 

 

 

 


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#2 NotMollyRingwald

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

p.s. any recommendations for making chicken taste good in a safe way?? homemade sauce, herbs, etc that would be ok??


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

Can you marinate chicken in gluten-free Soy Sauce and OJ?


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

If you boil the chicken it will be easier to digest. Then you will also be making broth. :) Sage is good with chicken. Rosemary is too. When I use rosemary I don't want those little twigs in my food so I put it in a tea ball and hang it over the side of the pot. That way it gets boiled and releases the flavor but I can just throw the twigs away.

 

I'm proud of that. I can't cook, but I came up with that idea on my own. :lol:


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#5 Marilyn R

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

Pesto is great with hot or cold chicken ... and you can make pesto dairy free.  

 

Your plan looks sound.  You might want to add some safe nuts for snacks when your energy is lagging.

 

As for the shared microwave at work, you might want to put a coffee filter or paper towel over your food before warming it up, :wub:  :wub:  but I could just be paranoid.


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As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

How about salt,, pepper and garlic powder on the chicken?  Throw on some herbs if you like.


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#7 NotMollyRingwald

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

If you boil the chicken it will be easier to digest. Then you will also be making broth. :) Sage is good with chicken. Rosemary is too. When I use rosemary I don't want those little twigs in my food so I put it in a tea ball and hang it over the side of the pot. That way it gets boiled and releases the flavor but I can just throw the twigs away.

I'm proud of that. I can't cook, but I came up with that idea on my own. :lol:


Great idea, Bartfull! I'm not a fan of the twigs, either. :)
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

Pesto is great with hot or cold chicken ... and you can make pesto dairy free.

Your plan looks sound. You might want to add some safe nuts for snacks when your energy is lagging.

As for the shared microwave at work, you might want to put a coffee filter or paper towel over your food before warming it up, :wub: :wub: but I could just be paranoid.


Would u happen to have a recipe for the pesto??

I'm "paranoid" too, and always cover my food when I reheat at work. Lol I usually stick w/ salads in the summer (to avoid the microwave all together), but am thinking I better avoid raw spinach/romain for awhile. :/
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

The more you are able to prepare ahead of time, the easier it will be. Stock your fridge with things that will be easy to grab and reheat -- think creating your own convenience meals in Ziploc containers or the glass ones with the snap-on lids that I see at TJ Maxx and Homegoods all the time.

 

Take a day when you feel good and do a "big cook" and then you won't have to worry about it for several days after that.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:52 AM

The more you are able to prepare ahead of time, the easier it will be. Stock your fridge with things that will be easy to grab and reheat -- think creating your own convenience meals in Ziploc containers or the glass ones with the snap-on lids that I see at TJ Maxx and Homegoods all the time.

Take a day when you feel good and do a "big cook" and then you won't have to worry about it for several days after that.


I love this idea, thanks!
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#11 stanleymonkey

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

Steamed chicken with salt pepper and a slice of ginger on top. You could try congee, it would be a good food to try for the first few days off the evil stuff! You can make a huge pot of it, and it freezes well, and is so easy to warm up. Add whatever meat and veg you want to make it a full meal. My MIL swears by congee for everything from a cold, to recovering from surgery.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

You can do this in the oven or on the stove top. Put your veggies in an oven safe dish or small skillet, top with the spices you like and a couple of tablespoons of a good fat like olive oil (unless someone posts it can be a problem I haven't heard about). You can add about 1/8 to 1/4 cup of the above mentioned chicken broth and cook at 350 degrees or on low for 35 to 40 minutes. Put it on a bed of rice and your chicken can go on the side or in the middle.

I get summer squash, onion, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower and such in season or frozen "stir fry" veggies.

I don't buy tomato sauces but put a couple of chopped tomatoes and half a chopped onion in a pan with whatever spices I'm in the mood for. I love tomato but prepared sauces upset my stomach.

Oh dear, I think I'm hungry now.


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#13 Marilyn R

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:11 PM

Would u happen to have a recipe for the pesto??

I'm "paranoid" too, and always cover my food when I reheat at work. Lol I usually stick w/ salads in the summer (to avoid the microwave all together), but am thinking I better avoid raw spinach/romain for awhile. :/

 

Here's one, and feel free to improvise,,,

 

2 cups fresh basil leaves.

3 T fresh oregano leaves

2 med. sized garlic cloves

1/4 c, walnuts

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper

 

Combine the basil, oregano, garlic and walnuts in a food processor or blender.  Process to mix.  With the machine running slowly, add the olive oil.  Season to taste with S&P.

 

When I couldn't tolerate nuts or dairy, it was still good (even without the oregano, or using dried oregano),  And I only have one of those mini food processors.  A mortar and pestle could work too, but that's quite a bit of work.

 

You can do basil and mint, basil and watercress...all kinds of combos.  And if you make soup with your leftover chicken, your leftover pesto makes it tasty!


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Positive improvement from elimination diet. Mother dx'd by Mayo Clinic in late 1980s. Negative blood tests and Upper & Lower GI biopsy. Parathyroidectomy 12/09. Recurring high calcium level 4/10. Gluten-free 4/10. Soy & Dairy Free 6/10. Corn free 7/10. Grain free except rice 8/10. Legume free 6/11. Fighting the battle of the battle within myself, and I'm going to win!

As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:43 AM

I am also a big fan of making large amounts on the weekends - if you have the time/energy....

 

Have you tried roasting a chicken?  The amount of prep time is minimal, and you end up with some good tasting bird.  I use olive oil, salt and pepper, and maybe some poultry seasoning, and throw some garlic inside the cavity.  I found information online the first time I did this last year.  I am happy to send you along the site if you need information (I don't have it with me on my work computer, or I would paste the link here).  Once the bird is done, if you are feeling ambitious, you can even boil the carcass and get some good chicken stock (for broth, soup, or just to cook your rice in).  I often throw in some carrots, onions, and leeks to make a soup, but if you are trying to keep it simple, they are not necessary.  Some nice greens (spinach, kale) would be a nice addition too. 

 

Now that it is getting warmer outside, I like to cook all of my veggies on the grill.  I have one of those 'baskets' that you can put on the grill.  You can get them at target, and they are super handy.  Just chop up some veggies, and throw them in with olive oil and some seasoning (salt and pepper, or grated ginger, or basil, or cayenne pepper once your tummy is feeling better).  You can even throw in some parboiled sweet potatoes - I find that parboiling them makes them cook in a reasonable time.  

 

Here's another recipe that I have only made with regular potatoes, but I'm sure it would be good with sweet potatoes instead:

Put in aluminum foil:  sliced potatoes, sliced onions, pepper strips, olive oil (I used to use cheese as well, but am dairy free now, so I don't include it), dill (or other spice of your liking).  Wrap up and seal so everything is fully enclosed.  I usually put another piece of foil around everything as well, to make sure everything stays in there.  Cook on covered grill - maybe 40 minutes until potatoes are done.  The veggies end up steaming and soft - unlike the basket that allows you to get them crispier.  


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#15 NotMollyRingwald

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:17 AM

Here's one, and feel free to improvise,,,

2 cups fresh basil leaves.
3 T fresh oregano leaves
2 med. sized garlic cloves
1/4 c, walnuts
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper

Combine the basil, oregano, garlic and walnuts in a food processor or blender. Process to mix. With the machine running slowly, add the olive oil. Season to taste with S&P.

When I couldn't tolerate nuts or dairy, it was still good (even without the oregano, or using dried oregano), And I only have one of those mini food processors. A mortar and pestle could work too, but that's quite a bit of work.

You can do basil and mint, basil and watercress...all kinds of combos. And if you make soup with your leftover chicken, your leftover pesto makes it tasty!


Lovely, simple and I already have a small food processor. Thank you!!
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Jeremiah 29: 11-13 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." 

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