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EnergyGal
02-24-2006, 04:23 PM
Hi there

Would it be ok to post some of your favorite meals or recipes here on the supplement thread? Don't you think it would be good to discuss anything we eat or swallow to be out of the norm for CF here. What I am referring to are foods that have great properties to help our health.

I know garlic is good for everyone-helps ward off upper respiratory infections. Ginger is good too and it is great for the stomach. Do any of you eat shitake mushrooms? I have to avoid all of these because they boost T cells since I have new lungs. I hope that you all know of what great foods are out there that help your body heal.

I thought this would be a good thread too

EnergyGal
02-24-2006, 04:23 PM
Hi there

Would it be ok to post some of your favorite meals or recipes here on the supplement thread? Don't you think it would be good to discuss anything we eat or swallow to be out of the norm for CF here. What I am referring to are foods that have great properties to help our health.

I know garlic is good for everyone-helps ward off upper respiratory infections. Ginger is good too and it is great for the stomach. Do any of you eat shitake mushrooms? I have to avoid all of these because they boost T cells since I have new lungs. I hope that you all know of what great foods are out there that help your body heal.

I thought this would be a good thread too

CowTown
02-24-2006, 04:50 PM
I can contribute on this because I was just reading on Dr. Andrew Weil's site about CF nutrition. They don't have much listed in regards to CF, but this I did find.

"....Dr. Mark noted that many health care providers and parents are so focused on increasing the weight of children with CF that they'll allow patients to eat fast food and junk food ? not a good idea. Here's what he recommends:

1) Decrease omega-6 fatty acids:
(most refined vegetable oils, like safflower, sunflower, corn and sesame).
Check labels: these oils are in many snack foods. Replace them with monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, expeller-pressed canola oil or grapeseed oil.

2) Decrease saturated fats (red meat, dairy and coconut oil) and replace with soy-based foods and nuts (such as walnuts, cashews and almonds).

3) Increase omega-3 fatty acids (wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, freshly ground flaxseeds, walnuts, tofu, and other soy foods).

4) Decrease consumption of refined and processed foods, especially products sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup.

5) Emphasize carbohydrate foods on the low and mid levels of the glycemic index (chewy, grainy breads, beans, sweet potatoes, etc.).

Dr. Mark also stresses the importance of exercise,...he views martial arts as the best choice. And, he also suggests probiotics, products containing "friendly" bacteria that can lessen both lung and digestive problems. One good product is Culturelle, providing a strain of lactobacillus (lactobacillus GG)." -- Andrew Weil, M.D. (2002)

Here's the link to that:
http://www.drweil.com/u/QA/QA115499/

PS: As retarded as it may sound, this was news to me. All the doctors I've ever been to, say eat whatever you can get your hands on, the more junk food the better they say, mixed with good foods but still... They have always told me that since we're malnurished, we need the extra colesterol, fat and junk in order to get up to "normal" levels of everything. "It's the diet most people dream of." I will start rethinking this.

CowTown
02-24-2006, 04:50 PM
I can contribute on this because I was just reading on Dr. Andrew Weil's site about CF nutrition. They don't have much listed in regards to CF, but this I did find.

"....Dr. Mark noted that many health care providers and parents are so focused on increasing the weight of children with CF that they'll allow patients to eat fast food and junk food ? not a good idea. Here's what he recommends:

1) Decrease omega-6 fatty acids:
(most refined vegetable oils, like safflower, sunflower, corn and sesame).
Check labels: these oils are in many snack foods. Replace them with monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, expeller-pressed canola oil or grapeseed oil.

2) Decrease saturated fats (red meat, dairy and coconut oil) and replace with soy-based foods and nuts (such as walnuts, cashews and almonds).

3) Increase omega-3 fatty acids (wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, freshly ground flaxseeds, walnuts, tofu, and other soy foods).

4) Decrease consumption of refined and processed foods, especially products sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup.

5) Emphasize carbohydrate foods on the low and mid levels of the glycemic index (chewy, grainy breads, beans, sweet potatoes, etc.).

Dr. Mark also stresses the importance of exercise,...he views martial arts as the best choice. And, he also suggests probiotics, products containing "friendly" bacteria that can lessen both lung and digestive problems. One good product is Culturelle, providing a strain of lactobacillus (lactobacillus GG)." -- Andrew Weil, M.D. (2002)

Here's the link to that:
http://www.drweil.com/u/QA/QA115499/

PS: As retarded as it may sound, this was news to me. All the doctors I've ever been to, say eat whatever you can get your hands on, the more junk food the better they say, mixed with good foods but still... They have always told me that since we're malnurished, we need the extra colesterol, fat and junk in order to get up to "normal" levels of everything. "It's the diet most people dream of." I will start rethinking this.

EnergyGal
02-24-2006, 05:11 PM
His advice is nice,,,,, but if anyone with cF went soley on this diet they would be so skinny. I think eating meats are important for many reasons. You can always buy certified organic but it is really expensive. I gained a lot of weight on sesame oil at one time. I think whatever foods he mentions cannot hurt us as long as we can eat them to equal a three thousand calorie diet. Everything in moderation. I never believed in eating dairy but did most of my life because I had to consume extra calories. I think it definitely contributes to excessive mucus production and sometimes Soy can too but it is all up to each individual to decide for themselves. I like kefir but I have not decided on if this is a coincidental improvement in my lung function or it was going to happen on its own. Kefir is like yogurt with all the beneficial bacteria like Dr. Weil described. If Dr. Weill had a child with cf then it would be wonderful to see what diet and how well his child did. I feel that is information is based on second hand. I do think he is a wonderful person. I even bought his CD on breathing.

Risa

EnergyGal
02-24-2006, 05:11 PM
His advice is nice,,,,, but if anyone with cF went soley on this diet they would be so skinny. I think eating meats are important for many reasons. You can always buy certified organic but it is really expensive. I gained a lot of weight on sesame oil at one time. I think whatever foods he mentions cannot hurt us as long as we can eat them to equal a three thousand calorie diet. Everything in moderation. I never believed in eating dairy but did most of my life because I had to consume extra calories. I think it definitely contributes to excessive mucus production and sometimes Soy can too but it is all up to each individual to decide for themselves. I like kefir but I have not decided on if this is a coincidental improvement in my lung function or it was going to happen on its own. Kefir is like yogurt with all the beneficial bacteria like Dr. Weil described. If Dr. Weill had a child with cf then it would be wonderful to see what diet and how well his child did. I feel that is information is based on second hand. I do think he is a wonderful person. I even bought his CD on breathing.

Risa

thelizardqueen
02-24-2006, 05:24 PM
That diet may be healthy, but its not going to put weight on us. I think the junk food should be in moderation. Balance it with veggies, fruits, and other healthy things. I don't eat fast food a lot, but what I do for extra calories, is I add sour cream, butter, and cream to my mashed potatoes, or when I eat cereal or a shake, I use half and half instead of 3% milk. I also eat a lot of yogurt and peanut butter. Another way to add fat to your diet is a tablespoon of flax seed oil. I add a tablespoon of this per day to my shakes.

thelizardqueen
02-24-2006, 05:24 PM
That diet may be healthy, but its not going to put weight on us. I think the junk food should be in moderation. Balance it with veggies, fruits, and other healthy things. I don't eat fast food a lot, but what I do for extra calories, is I add sour cream, butter, and cream to my mashed potatoes, or when I eat cereal or a shake, I use half and half instead of 3% milk. I also eat a lot of yogurt and peanut butter. Another way to add fat to your diet is a tablespoon of flax seed oil. I add a tablespoon of this per day to my shakes.

EnergyGal
02-24-2006, 05:36 PM
That is great Liz. Flaxseed oil is wonderful. Do you ever buy the flax seeds by themselves and this to cereal? I add cheese to potatoes and love my macaroni. I currently use olive oil. Tell me about what you use in your shakes?
Thanks
Risa

EnergyGal
02-24-2006, 05:36 PM
That is great Liz. Flaxseed oil is wonderful. Do you ever buy the flax seeds by themselves and this to cereal? I add cheese to potatoes and love my macaroni. I currently use olive oil. Tell me about what you use in your shakes?
Thanks
Risa

thelizardqueen
02-24-2006, 07:31 PM
I don't use the seeds, just the oil in my shakes. My shake recipe is as follows: 1 pkg of chocolate scandishake (you can easily substitute a carnation drink instead), 1/2 cup of 3% milk, 1/2 cup of cream, 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil, & 1/2 a banana. I mix this all up in my blender. Total calories for this shake is about 1115 calories per shake. I drink 2 per day, along with all my meals.

thelizardqueen
02-24-2006, 07:31 PM
I don't use the seeds, just the oil in my shakes. My shake recipe is as follows: 1 pkg of chocolate scandishake (you can easily substitute a carnation drink instead), 1/2 cup of 3% milk, 1/2 cup of cream, 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil, & 1/2 a banana. I mix this all up in my blender. Total calories for this shake is about 1115 calories per shake. I drink 2 per day, along with all my meals.

anonymous
02-24-2006, 10:37 PM
Geez louise I mean liz. Great for you. You must have some appetite
Thanks for sharing
Risa

anonymous
02-24-2006, 10:37 PM
Geez louise I mean liz. Great for you. You must have some appetite
Thanks for sharing
Risa

Allie
02-25-2006, 06:01 PM
Also, high fat food doesn't have to mean 'junk' per se. Ry had a bunch of high fat recipes that were made with real food, and had the positive benefits of garlic and other fresh ingredients. BUT, when you have to gain weight, you have to gain weight. You need the extra for when you gt sick, so I wasn't morally opposed to him eating junk every so often if he needed the extra weight. We just usually tried to get it in other ways. Like so :

Alfredo pesto pasta

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup walnuts
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup. Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup. heavy whipping cream
8 oz. fettucine, cooked

Finely chop basil, walnuts, and garlic in food processor. Gradually add olive oil while machine is running and process until smooth. Mix in 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese. Transfer the pesto to a small jar. Bring cream to slight boil in medium saucepan. Be careful not to burn the cream. Once cream begins to boil, whisk in pesto. Season sauce with remaining 1/4 c. Parmesan in large bowl. Toss to coat pasta evenly and serve. This makes one meal for a Ry type eater at 1560 calories, or two people at 780 calories.

Also, avocado is really good and good for you. Putting it on a sandwich or in a salad adds a bunch of calories to it. Also, cheese with vegetables is a great way to add calories.

Cappelini with mushrooms

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbs. Creole seasoning
1/4 cup olive oil
4 large portobello mushrooms, rinsed stemmed, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4 lb. angel hair pasta
2 cups spaghetti sauce, hot
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine flour with Creole seasoning until thoroughly blended. Dredge mushrooms thoroughly in seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over high heat. When oil is hot and almost smoking, add mushrooms and sauté about 1 minute per side until golden brown. Transfer mushrooms to a platter. Set aside and keep warm. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water 4-5 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta in a colander. Serve pasta topped with sauce, mushrooms and Parmesan. 854 calories in a serving

I have a bunch more, but I won't bore you lol

Allie
02-25-2006, 06:01 PM
Also, high fat food doesn't have to mean 'junk' per se. Ry had a bunch of high fat recipes that were made with real food, and had the positive benefits of garlic and other fresh ingredients. BUT, when you have to gain weight, you have to gain weight. You need the extra for when you gt sick, so I wasn't morally opposed to him eating junk every so often if he needed the extra weight. We just usually tried to get it in other ways. Like so :

Alfredo pesto pasta

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup walnuts
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup. Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup. heavy whipping cream
8 oz. fettucine, cooked

Finely chop basil, walnuts, and garlic in food processor. Gradually add olive oil while machine is running and process until smooth. Mix in 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese. Transfer the pesto to a small jar. Bring cream to slight boil in medium saucepan. Be careful not to burn the cream. Once cream begins to boil, whisk in pesto. Season sauce with remaining 1/4 c. Parmesan in large bowl. Toss to coat pasta evenly and serve. This makes one meal for a Ry type eater at 1560 calories, or two people at 780 calories.

Also, avocado is really good and good for you. Putting it on a sandwich or in a salad adds a bunch of calories to it. Also, cheese with vegetables is a great way to add calories.

Cappelini with mushrooms

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbs. Creole seasoning
1/4 cup olive oil
4 large portobello mushrooms, rinsed stemmed, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4 lb. angel hair pasta
2 cups spaghetti sauce, hot
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine flour with Creole seasoning until thoroughly blended. Dredge mushrooms thoroughly in seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over high heat. When oil is hot and almost smoking, add mushrooms and sauté about 1 minute per side until golden brown. Transfer mushrooms to a platter. Set aside and keep warm. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water 4-5 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta in a colander. Serve pasta topped with sauce, mushrooms and Parmesan. 854 calories in a serving

I have a bunch more, but I won't bore you lol

JazzysMom
02-25-2006, 08:26 PM
I think its funny that you posted a recipe, Allie since you sais Ry did the cooking.....

JazzysMom
02-25-2006, 08:26 PM
I think its funny that you posted a recipe, Allie since you sais Ry did the cooking.....

Allie
02-25-2006, 09:55 PM
haha, it's out of Ry's old cookbook.

Allie
02-25-2006, 09:55 PM
haha, it's out of Ry's old cookbook.

JazzysMom
02-26-2006, 12:27 AM
I figured that, but had to bust on you anyway.......

JazzysMom
02-26-2006, 12:27 AM
I figured that, but had to bust on you anyway.......

EnergyGal
02-26-2006, 01:56 AM
Allie

These sound sooooo delicious and I am going to get busy and cook some of these recipies myself. Please keep on posting whenever you have time. I need to gain some more weight. My parents tonight said, "why do you want to gain more weight"? I guess it is hard for them to understand that if we get sick we need the weight to fight.
Thank you
Risa

EnergyGal
02-26-2006, 01:56 AM
Allie

These sound sooooo delicious and I am going to get busy and cook some of these recipies myself. Please keep on posting whenever you have time. I need to gain some more weight. My parents tonight said, "why do you want to gain more weight"? I guess it is hard for them to understand that if we get sick we need the weight to fight.
Thank you
Risa

thelizardqueen
02-26-2006, 06:13 PM
I'm definitly going to be trying those recipes myself too. They sound really good.

thelizardqueen
02-26-2006, 06:13 PM
I'm definitly going to be trying those recipes myself too. They sound really good.

EnergyGal
02-26-2006, 11:50 PM
I went to balance.com and found a great number of recipes

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check it out

EnergyGal
02-26-2006, 11:50 PM
I went to balance.com and found a great number of recipes

<a target=new class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://balance.com/recipes/default.asp">null</a>

check it out

anonymous
02-27-2006, 12:09 AM
Hello! My name is David. I live in Denver and just ran across this site while researching cf and lactobacillius gg. I am 25 yrs old diagnosed @ 2. Have any of you ladies tried wheatgrass shots? It has the nutritional value of +2 lbs of veggies and other goodies for the body. That along with the lactobacillius seems to really give me some energy. The flora aid in digestion (which we suck at) and I think if we can supply our bodies with all the nutrition we're deprived of that's at least a start...what do you think?

anonymous
02-27-2006, 12:09 AM
Hello! My name is David. I live in Denver and just ran across this site while researching cf and lactobacillius gg. I am 25 yrs old diagnosed @ 2. Have any of you ladies tried wheatgrass shots? It has the nutritional value of +2 lbs of veggies and other goodies for the body. That along with the lactobacillius seems to really give me some energy. The flora aid in digestion (which we suck at) and I think if we can supply our bodies with all the nutrition we're deprived of that's at least a start...what do you think?

EnergyGal
02-27-2006, 12:33 AM
Hello David

Welcome to this site. We are an interesting bunch. I hope you stick around to find out.

I take yogurt and kefir either one or the other. I only buy the organic brands. I have tried shots of wheat grass. Very tasty. Do you make this at home or do you buy this at a health food store? I remember getting a buzz from it the first time. Same with kefir
Tell us more, you seem to be into your health

EnergyGal
02-27-2006, 12:33 AM
Hello David

Welcome to this site. We are an interesting bunch. I hope you stick around to find out.

I take yogurt and kefir either one or the other. I only buy the organic brands. I have tried shots of wheat grass. Very tasty. Do you make this at home or do you buy this at a health food store? I remember getting a buzz from it the first time. Same with kefir
Tell us more, you seem to be into your health

anonymous
02-27-2006, 12:55 AM
Hi Risa!

I'm definantly into the organics scene. If I'm not slacking too hard I usually grow the wheatgrass from winter (hard) wheatberries. Using trays, organic soil, H2O, and 7 days is all it takes. For the flora end, I drink this stuff called kombucha. I get it at Wild Oats, Whole Foods etc.. It gave me a buzz the first time I drank it as well. Kombucha is a fermented black tea (with good bacterium; lactobacillus) and is just as easy as wheatgrass to make.

Currently I am a bicycle mechanic and work about 32 hrs a week. I find if I do both daily (wheatgrass/kombucha) I have a little more energy at the end of the day and it feels easier to stay positive (which is huge to staying healthy). The power of the mind is pretty amazing.

How's about u?

anonymous
02-27-2006, 12:55 AM
Hi Risa!

I'm definantly into the organics scene. If I'm not slacking too hard I usually grow the wheatgrass from winter (hard) wheatberries. Using trays, organic soil, H2O, and 7 days is all it takes. For the flora end, I drink this stuff called kombucha. I get it at Wild Oats, Whole Foods etc.. It gave me a buzz the first time I drank it as well. Kombucha is a fermented black tea (with good bacterium; lactobacillus) and is just as easy as wheatgrass to make.

Currently I am a bicycle mechanic and work about 32 hrs a week. I find if I do both daily (wheatgrass/kombucha) I have a little more energy at the end of the day and it feels easier to stay positive (which is huge to staying healthy). The power of the mind is pretty amazing.

How's about u?

65rosessamurai
02-27-2006, 01:00 AM
On occasion, I have shitake. I also seem to intake quite a bit of ginger (always served with sushi) and garlic. Another bonus to garlic is to add leeks with pork (the pork has a unique reaction with leeks to increase stamina), which is most often used in Ramen (often during the hot summer).
Along with the wife dishing out about 50 types of vitamins, herbal tablets, minerals, etc., she's been feeding me a lot of veggies, most of them are not great in taste, but fills the old saying with "some of the bad tasting foods are what's good for your health" (or something like that). She had been making hot meals, with the constant explanation that it is always best to keep the stomach warm in the cold weather for better digestion.
I'm constantly eating tofu, and other Omega-3 fatty acidic foods, as well.
Also, the wife insists on using canola oil, despite it being a little more expensive than other oils for cooking.
AND, I've been in the martial arts for at least the past 20 years!!! (only concern is with my shoulder injury, can I keep going!??)
I also recall hearing the doctors say to eat everything, but they also said to stay away from pork products, and high fats, because they are the most difficult to digest. I had, for a long time, been able to avoid pork in most cases, but seemgly have not had digestive problems while eating pork products in the past several months...maybe it's because It hasn't been as high a quantity as the states, and I'm not on enzymes.
So, I had ALWAYS eaten pretzels (Thank goodness I love those!!). I went for a long time in Japan without them, too...tried some replacements, but nothing can replace pretzels!! (However, between the pretzels and cola, I probably gained 10 pounds!!)

65rosessamurai
02-27-2006, 01:00 AM
On occasion, I have shitake. I also seem to intake quite a bit of ginger (always served with sushi) and garlic. Another bonus to garlic is to add leeks with pork (the pork has a unique reaction with leeks to increase stamina), which is most often used in Ramen (often during the hot summer).
Along with the wife dishing out about 50 types of vitamins, herbal tablets, minerals, etc., she's been feeding me a lot of veggies, most of them are not great in taste, but fills the old saying with "some of the bad tasting foods are what's good for your health" (or something like that). She had been making hot meals, with the constant explanation that it is always best to keep the stomach warm in the cold weather for better digestion.
I'm constantly eating tofu, and other Omega-3 fatty acidic foods, as well.
Also, the wife insists on using canola oil, despite it being a little more expensive than other oils for cooking.
AND, I've been in the martial arts for at least the past 20 years!!! (only concern is with my shoulder injury, can I keep going!??)
I also recall hearing the doctors say to eat everything, but they also said to stay away from pork products, and high fats, because they are the most difficult to digest. I had, for a long time, been able to avoid pork in most cases, but seemgly have not had digestive problems while eating pork products in the past several months...maybe it's because It hasn't been as high a quantity as the states, and I'm not on enzymes.
So, I had ALWAYS eaten pretzels (Thank goodness I love those!!). I went for a long time in Japan without them, too...tried some replacements, but nothing can replace pretzels!! (However, between the pretzels and cola, I probably gained 10 pounds!!)

anonymous
02-27-2006, 01:11 AM
Sounds great David and Fred

Since I am a transplant patient, if I eat anything with shitake, ginger or garlic orwheat grass I do this rarely because of the immune boosting effects. I have learned that anything healthy can help keep you healthier but it is the foods like Shitake and garlic that boost T cells. It is not worth it to me. I believe in energy testing and if I test strong to wheat grass I will have some but not all the time. I have a green powder similar to wheat grass barley something. I take this on a rare occasion.

keep on sharing
Risa

PS glad your new wife Fred takes good care of you

anonymous
02-27-2006, 01:11 AM
Sounds great David and Fred

Since I am a transplant patient, if I eat anything with shitake, ginger or garlic orwheat grass I do this rarely because of the immune boosting effects. I have learned that anything healthy can help keep you healthier but it is the foods like Shitake and garlic that boost T cells. It is not worth it to me. I believe in energy testing and if I test strong to wheat grass I will have some but not all the time. I have a green powder similar to wheat grass barley something. I take this on a rare occasion.

keep on sharing
Risa

PS glad your new wife Fred takes good care of you

Allie
02-27-2006, 06:21 AM
It's late, I'm bored, I got out some more.

Pepperoni dip

1/2 pound pepperoni sausage, diced
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 package cream cheese, softened



DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F In a medium baking dish, mix the pepperoni, cream of mushroom soup and cream cheese. Bake uncovered 15 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned. The whole thing makes 1277 calories, but how much you get depends on how much you eat. Really good with cut up bagels or stuff like that.

Spicy Coconut-tomato Chicken


1 cup uncooked basmati rice
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 chicken leg quarters
1/2 onion, chopped
1 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1/2 (6 ounce) can Italian-style tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon garam masala
1-1/2 teaspoons brown mustard seed
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cubes chicken bouillon
4 wedges lime
1/4 cup sour cream

Bring the rice and 1 quart water to a boil in a pot. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and onion powder. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
Heat the oil in a skillet, and brown the chicken on all sides. Set chicken aside, and mix in the onion and jalapenos. Cook until tender. Pour in the coconut milk and 1 cup water, and stir in diced tomatoes with green chiles and tomato paste. Season with cumin, garam masala, mustard seed, cayenne pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Dissolve bouillon cubes in the mixture. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to skillet, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.
Remove chicken from skillet, cool enough to handle, and remove meat from bones. Return meat to skillet. Serve mixture over the cooked rice. Garnish with lime wedges, and top each serving with a dollop of sour cream.

We split it between the two of us at about 956 calories a serving

one thing I will say is I think we did better in that we cooked. OUr food wasn't overprocessed microwave meals, they were real food.

Allie
02-27-2006, 06:21 AM
It's late, I'm bored, I got out some more.

Pepperoni dip

1/2 pound pepperoni sausage, diced
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 package cream cheese, softened



DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F In a medium baking dish, mix the pepperoni, cream of mushroom soup and cream cheese. Bake uncovered 15 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned. The whole thing makes 1277 calories, but how much you get depends on how much you eat. Really good with cut up bagels or stuff like that.

Spicy Coconut-tomato Chicken


1 cup uncooked basmati rice
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 chicken leg quarters
1/2 onion, chopped
1 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1/2 (6 ounce) can Italian-style tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon garam masala
1-1/2 teaspoons brown mustard seed
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cubes chicken bouillon
4 wedges lime
1/4 cup sour cream

Bring the rice and 1 quart water to a boil in a pot. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and onion powder. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
Heat the oil in a skillet, and brown the chicken on all sides. Set chicken aside, and mix in the onion and jalapenos. Cook until tender. Pour in the coconut milk and 1 cup water, and stir in diced tomatoes with green chiles and tomato paste. Season with cumin, garam masala, mustard seed, cayenne pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Dissolve bouillon cubes in the mixture. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to skillet, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.
Remove chicken from skillet, cool enough to handle, and remove meat from bones. Return meat to skillet. Serve mixture over the cooked rice. Garnish with lime wedges, and top each serving with a dollop of sour cream.

We split it between the two of us at about 956 calories a serving

one thing I will say is I think we did better in that we cooked. OUr food wasn't overprocessed microwave meals, they were real food.

EnergyGal
02-27-2006, 05:06 PM
Thank you Allie. Yes I too like to cook all my foods conventionally. I never use the mircowave and in my last house used it for decoration lol just kidding. I used iit as a closet. I once went to a nutrionist and he told me from using this testing kit of his that I was using microwave cooking. I did not even use that often. That was over ten years ago and never have used it since.

EnergyGal
02-27-2006, 05:06 PM
Thank you Allie. Yes I too like to cook all my foods conventionally. I never use the mircowave and in my last house used it for decoration lol just kidding. I used iit as a closet. I once went to a nutrionist and he told me from using this testing kit of his that I was using microwave cooking. I did not even use that often. That was over ten years ago and never have used it since.

EnergyGal
02-27-2006, 05:07 PM

EnergyGal
02-27-2006, 05:07 PM

thelizardqueen
02-28-2006, 02:03 AM
Ok - I absulutly have to try that Pepperoni Dip now!

thelizardqueen
02-28-2006, 02:03 AM
Ok - I absulutly have to try that Pepperoni Dip now!