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lucia last won the day on July 30 2010

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    cooking from scratch, vegetarianism, Indian food, Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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Gluten intolerance/celiac diagnosed May 2010 (age 38); gluten-free since April 2010

Fibromyalgia diagnosed in 1997 (age 26); almost full recovery through dietary changes & exercise

  1. Delicious! Mine is Indian again. And therefore veg and gluten-free, lactose free, soy free, corn free, nut free (but quite satisfying despite all that). -Gujarti-style hot sweet and sour potatoes -Indian-style wok sauteed turnip greens -pickled beets (I was too lazy hungry to wait for...
  2. Interesting ... I could try braising a chicken breast with gingerale on one of those nights when my husband isn't around. That would be ... well, my idea anyway of ... fun! I want these! Tonight I am making: -Gujarti (Indian) style Hot Sweet and Sour Potatoes -Ong Choy ...
  3. pricklypear - I think this is intensely creative. I had no idea people cooked meat with soda! It's truly American cuisine. I don't eat beef, but what is good with chicken? love2travel - hope your postings mean that you're feeling better again. I had a friend come over tonight, and served:...
  4. I am proud I looked up a recipe online for Singapore Carrot Cake, and it looks totally doable. I'm having quinoa with roasted vegetables (sweet potatoes, green pepper, tomato, eggplant, onion) - easy and good for an early Sunday supper. Also, it's vegan, no lactose. Note that quinoa has...
  5. I went to SA last year. It was a great trip. I'm still in recovery and didn't want to stress my gut, and SA is one of the few places outside of North America and Europe where I felt safe traveling. SA is as industrialized as any Western country. Of the cities I visited (Jo-Burg, Durban & CT)...
  6. I was inspired by the discussion about all the different kinds of rice on another thread to make Thai sticky rice. -Thai sticky rice -wilted spinach with peanut sauce -slivered green cabbage, red pepper, mango, banana & scallion salad with a chili garlic dressing Vegan!
  7. We're having: -chickpeas cooked Indian truckstop style (according to Madhur Jaffrey, and I know exactly what she means too having traveled around India! Mmmm...) -braised gingery swiss chard -brown rice -mango pickle Truly vegan tonight. No meat, dairy, nuts, eggs, soy and, of course, no...
  8. Marilyn - Congratulations on your success with the papaya trees!
  9. Vegan meal: NOTE - I realized later that this isn't actually vegan. Vegans don't eat eggs. But it is dairy-free. -garlicky mushroom masala omelet served over brown rice -stir-fried green cabbage with fennel seeds Both recipes are from Madhur Jaffrey's "Quick & Easy Indian Cookbook".
  10. Marilyn, where do you live that you have fresh papaya? That's so awesome.
  11. I stock up when I can get to an Asian market. If you have one nearby, I'd suggest poking around to see what they have. My new favorite is Thai 'forbidden' rice. It's a rich, dark purple, sweet rice. In addition to the rices, you may find rice wrappers (like for spring rolls), rice flour, rice crackers...
  12. -spicy Moroccan tomato soup, with coconut milk & toasted slivered almonds -maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts -sauteed polenta rounds Vegan tonight! love2travel, I know, it's so hard to avoid sugar I just love to eat too much.
  13. It's completely possible. My husband is vegetarian so most of my meals are gluten-free and meat-free. Many of them are or could easily be made dairy-free as well. I posted a few meals lately to the "What are you cooking tonight?" thread that are in this vein. It definitely helps to experiment...
  14. I got curious, and just now figured out what caramel is, basically almost-burnt sugar (just like the caramelized onions). I never made it before, so until now it was something that showed up in desserts at restaurants or in ice-cream. Sadly, as much as I like the taste of caramel, I don't want to...
  15. There's an article in the NYTimes about the kitchen of Mark Bittman, formerly one of their food writers. I love it because it includes a photo of him standing in his kitchen, which looks like a typical NYC kitchen. Check it out. It might make you feel better, or even inspired! http://well...