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#689023 100+ Ways To Make Potatoes

Posted by on 02 April 2011 - 12:36 AM

The first recipe listed here by Gordon Ramsay:


I used Yukon Gold potatoes for it. Have also made something similar with a recipe that a friend gave me. The onions are not cooked first and it uses vegetable broth. Both are very good.

Vegan stuffed potatoes. I start with big baking potatoes. For each two that I bake, I make another one. We like them overstuffed! Plus I usually break one. Bake however you want and let cool enough to handle. Cut off the tops and scoop out enough potato so that you have a 1/8 inch shell. Mash the potatoes with plenty of rice or soy milk. You want a fairly soft mixture. Add lots of nutritional yeast to give it a cheese taste. Also some sliced scallions or chives and salt and pepper to taste. Stuff back in the shells and bake until heated through. Add more sliced scallions or chives on top just before serving.

Pan fried potatoes.

Potatoes, bacon, onion and peppers, pan fried.

Tater Tot Casserole.

Instant mashed potatoes mixed with onion, bacon and cheese.
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#687620 I Am So Lost Right Now

Posted by on 29 March 2011 - 12:02 AM

You will need to cut out all gluten.

When I was your age I pretty much lived on trail mix that I made myself. Nuts, seeds, coconut, a little dried fruit, maybe some chocolate or carob chips. It was cheap and filling.

I also ate a lot of spaghetti. You can buy spaghetti made of rice or corn. It does cost a little more than the wheat kind.

I also ate a lot of popcorn. In those days I used an air popper. Now I pop it in a pan with coconut oil.

I also ate whatever fresh raw veggies I could afford. I loved big salads!
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#687346 Oat Extract & Colloidal Oatmeal!

Posted by on 27 March 2011 - 09:52 PM

Nope. Not safe.
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#687031 100+ Ways To Make Rice

Posted by on 26 March 2011 - 09:43 PM

This stuff is yummy!


So is this:

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#686794 What Do You Do?

Posted by on 25 March 2011 - 08:17 PM

I don't do much any more. I used to work in retail. Became ill when my daughter was not quite a year old. End result, I'm now disabled. I do write some. Not as much as I did before I had my daughter. I used to write a lot. Mainly poetry.
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#686792 School Celebrations Without Shared Food (Ideas?)

Posted by on 25 March 2011 - 07:48 PM

I sure got sick of the food parties. One year I tried to be the room parent thinking I could at least control what was served. But that year the teacher dictated to me what it would be. And it was all stuff my daughter was allergic to. The teacher herself was a diabetic and there was another girl in the class with diabetes so I had hoped at least there would be less emphasis on sweets. Nope. The teacher herself loved to have root beer float parties. And not even any diet root beer. Regular soda is something I don't want my daughter to have because she is overweight. Sadly I did allow her to have a cup of it then because she couldn't have dairy.

I got sick of running less than satisfactory pizza to the school. She can have dairy now. She couldn't back then. So it was pizza crust with tomato and some kind of meat. She didn't really want it. Some sort of non-dairy frozen treat for the ice cream parties. And there were a LOT of those! One day I made the mistake of sending in a cup of frozen fruit stuff (can't remember the name). I had written to the teacher ahead of time and she said she would stick it in the freezer for her. Which I guess she did, but then she took it out about an hour before the party. So by the time Angela got it, it wasn't even cold!

Thankfully she is now in Jr. High and the food parties are MUCH less. They did have some around Christmas time. And one teacher at the start of the year was fond of giving out candy. There is punch and cookies at the school dances. She hasn't been to any because she takes dance class at the time of the dances. In my day they held the dances at night. Her school does them right after school!

She still can't buy a proper lunch at school. But they do have popcorn Fridays and Jamba Juice Wednesdays. And she can always buy a piece of fresh fruit or a bag of chips if she has forgotten her lunch. So it does get better with time!

One year she was in a class with three food allergic kids. I made the suggestion that we bring only healthy foods. So we had pretzels (I had to bring gluten-free ones for Angela), fruit and string cheese (Angela couldn't have that). Sadly a lot of parents showed up with candy anyway.

I just don't understand all the emphasis on food! Yes we had parties when I was in school. We got a cookie or in the case when my mom was the room parent, a piece of divinity...eek! We ate whatever it was, we played a quick game and then got back to work. We did have an end of year picnic where we all brought our own sack lunch. I liked that because my mom rarely let me bring my lunch. And on that day I was allowed a can of Shasta soda instead of milk. Oh how I hated milk!

In my mind there is no need ever to have food parties. Or really any major parties. Perhaps a really quick celebration. Pass out decortative pencils or stickers for the younger kids. Older ones don't really seem to want those. Let them have 10 or 20 minutes off from work to play a quick game or something.
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#686436 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 24 March 2011 - 04:50 PM

I'm not cooking tonight. I made a Teff wrap for daughter with a little margarine, lettuce and turkey. She is also having baby carrots and apple slices.

Not sure what I'll have. Maybe a can of chili.
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#685885 What Does Everyone Eat For Breakfast?

Posted by on 22 March 2011 - 05:27 PM

I'm not the one with the gluten issues. But I don't usually eat a big breakfast. Today I had cottage cheese and toast. Sometimes I had cereal. Yesterday I had an upset stomach so just plain rice. Sometimes I have polenta with tomato sauce.

Daughter is the one with gluten issues. She doesn't much like breakfast. Lately she has been eating apples and carrots. Once in a while I'll make bacon and we'll both have that.
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#684233 Dairy Free/soy Free Muddy Buddies?

Posted by on 16 March 2011 - 09:56 PM

We've made this with alternate nut butters and coconut oil. Daughter loved it but I didn't like it at all. Waaaay to sweet for my taste.
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#683914 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 15 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

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#683214 Why Can't She Have It In Moderation?

Posted by on 13 March 2011 - 11:54 PM

She can have gluten free cake and gluten free stuffing. If she has the wheat based stuff, she could not only be sick for many days (I don't think most people feel better the next day) but would be damaging her body further. Also some people do not notice the ill effects but just as much damage occurs.

Yes, mistakes will be made and she will at some point accidentally ingest gluten. She might misread a label and think something is safe. I know I have done that with my daughter. Or she could eat something that has been cross contaminated. Or she might eat food from some well meaning person that really isn't safe. It will happen at some point and she will have to deal with it.

But to deliberately eat gluten just because it is a holiday? That's sort of like killing yourself but slowly and painfully.
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#679907 Too Hot

Posted by on 03 March 2011 - 01:35 AM

I'm not celiac but have had this problem off and on. It was bad when I was a kid. I would sweat at the drop of a hat.

For some reason, shopping would do this to me. I hated trying on clothes because I would get soooo overheated.

Then when I was pregnant, I developed a thyroid problem. The overheating was severe. It was so bad I demanded that my husband install an air conditioner in our spare bedroom. I moved in there. Pretty much lived in there with the cold air blasting as cold as it could be.

After the baby was born, I kept her in there with me, but kept her well dressed. It was summer and Cape Cod.

Eventually I learned of the connection of soy (I was eating a lot of it) and my thyroid. I stopped eating the soy except for soybean oil (only if no other option) and soy lecithin. No soy protein, no soybeans at all.

My thyroid is normal now. I am no longer on meds. I do still overheat at times but it is not at all like it used to be.
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#675087 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 14 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

Toasted cheese sandwiches. Mine had tomato. Ceaser salad kit from Costco. Croutons went in the trash and were replaced with gluten-free ones. Added black olives. Also apple crisp.
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#673827 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 08 February 2011 - 10:18 PM

I didn't cook tonight. Daughter and husband had leftover pizza. Husband had some prepared soup from Central Market. We all had salad bar. I had a few Tostitos Scoops with Queso dip. Daughter made Lidia Bastianich's Baked Apples with three sauces. Soooo good! I helped her and we failed to put the butter in the apples but they were sooo rich I don't think we needed it.
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#668194 Whats Your 'go-To' Meal

Posted by on 16 January 2011 - 01:15 AM

Slices of polenta from a tube, covered in tomato sauce and maybe with some cheese on top. If no cheese then pumpkin seeds or some nuts on the side for protein.

Canned chicken with rice or pasta.

Pasta with red sauce, maybe with some cooked ground beef that I keep in the freezer.

Frozen cooked hamburger patty with some kind of starch. Maybe frozen potatoes or some chips. Raw veggies.

Instant mashed potatoes made with just water, salt, pepper and Nucoa topped with some kind of meat and gravy. Either cooked ground beef or canned chicken or turkey. If beef, I add chopped onion, celery and parsley. Otherwise just parsley.

Chicken soup made with canned chicken, celery, onion, carrots, sometimes peppers, canned or boxed broth and rice or pasta.

Ian's chicken nuggets with baby carrots. Or Ian's kid's meal.

Soft tacos.

Spanish rice.

Turkey wrap. gluten-free Teff wrap stuffed with shredded lettuce and sliced turkey.


Cottage cheese and canned pears.

Taco salad.

Large tomato stuffed with tuna or chicken salad or cottage cheese. Egg salad is also good but I can't have eggs.

Instant mashed potatoes with onion, cheddar cheese and bacon bits.

Hot dog slit lengthwise but not all the way through, stuffed with mashed potatoes and a sprinkle of cheese. Nuke it till the cheese melts.

Little Smokies heated through in gluten-free BBQ sauce, Spud Puppies (or Tater Tots) and baby carrots.
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