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Chloe
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New thread .....not dated....so we're always here to discuss diamonds, share food lists if you like,
share recipes....anything.

I wanted to know if anyone uses kudzu.  It's a diamond for Warriors and I have no clue
what it is.

Yesterday I ate lots and lots of peanuts.  I've been craving them.  Been sleeping like a
baby.....lots of interesting (and strange) dreams.  Wondering if there is tryptophan in
peanuts.

I cannot find blackberry juice anywhere. Been searching since January.  Anyone ever see it
in a store?

One other thought.  Which oils would you never use for cooking out of this list..
almond oil, walnut oil, apricot kernel oil.  And if not used to cook, how are they used?
Salad dressings?



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An easy reference for most nutrients in common foods is the USDA database. The same information with charts and so on is at nutritiondata.com ....

Was able to buy a duck yesterday for the first time in months. Looking forward to it!  
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Hi Chloe....

Tons of kudzu here in the south... It was introduced years ago, and has not proven to be worth it's destructive nature. You see large tracts of land overrun with the vines, destroying all the trees that the vines overtake. There was interest in kudzu as a food supply, possible for both animals and humans. I remember recipes being published years ago, but not too many humans found them highly appealing. I've not seen anything new about it in years....

Regarding oils...  I use them in salad dressings and in making flax bread. I love the walnut oil, but find it a bit strong... so I use a mix of walnut/flax or walnut/olive. I'm not sure how well they stand up to cooking. I know olive oil is not supposed to be used for high heat cooking...

I would love to hear how other people use them, too...


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How about this superfood...

Macadamia Nuts Lower Risk Factors for Coronary Disease

This is great news for me since I've been eating them in various whole forms almost every day since starting the GTD in January, with heart disease common in my family.

Macadamia nuts are superfoods in whole and in part for Nomads and Explorers, in whole for Hunters, and in part (oil) for Gatherers.


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Quoted from Chloe
One other thought.  Which oils would you never use for cooking out of this list..
almond oil, walnut oil, apricot kernel oil.  And if not used to cook, how are they used?
Salad dressings?
I would never use any of these oils for cooking, The only ones I use for cooking are grapeseed oil and ghee, which are the two that hold up best when heated. The others get added afterwards and used as a base for dressings/pesto, etc.


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I'd like to know more about sweet potato leaves... how to use a sweet potato to grow them and how many you actually get from one.  

As well, I cannot get organic sweet potatos here, so I am going to grow them with a non-organic.  I'd rather get the leaves and eat them since they are diamond regardless of organic or not!  
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Hi Chloe....


Regarding oils...  I use them in salad dressings and in making flax bread. I love the walnut oil, but find it a bit strong... so I use a mix of walnut/flax or walnut/olive. I'm not sure how well they stand up to cooking. I know olive oil is not supposed to be used for high heat cooking...

I would love to hear how other people use them, too...


I do know that flax oil shouldn't be used for cooking..although I've used ground flax seeds
in baking....  I saute foods with a mixture of ghee and olive oil.

I think of olive oil the way some people think of  wine.  I'm always looking for deep delicious flavors. Cheaper oils are acidic and astringent tasting to me.  I'm forever standing in front of a
selection of olive oils in the store, wishing someone would let me taste them all before
purchasing.  Anyone have a favorite olive oil?

Regarding sweet potato leaves, I think it was accidental chef who commented about them once .... hope she's reading this thread.  It's common in Asia, I think.  Never saw them anywhere locally.



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Quoted from 1323
I'd like to know more about sweet potato leaves... how to use a sweet potato to grow them and how many you actually get from one.  


I actually saw sweet potato leaves in an Indian Grocery store. I almost bought them...chickened out.

Chloe, you can't find kudzu?  I can't even find adzuki beans anywhere local.

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I'd be happy to mail you some.  I can get many beans (often organic) for cheap.  PM me your address if you want me to mail you several containers (or just one to try).


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I actually saw sweet potato leaves in an Indian Grocery store. I almost bought them...chickened out.

Chloe, you can't find kudzu?  I can't even find adzuki beans anywhere local.



Kudzu I think I once saw in a package in the Asian section of my health food store, but it looked nothing like an edible plant.  What I remembered seeing was white, hard
chunks that looked like little pebbles...My first impression was that it was some form of starch or thickening agent (which it might actually BE)...that you'd dissolve and use in stir fried
dishes...I don't know if I'm remembering the right product...It caught my eye but I just
went right past it, thinking I knew nothing about using it..

As for adzuki beans, I see them all the time in cans in my health food store...Never saw them
in dried form.  I'm sure the dried form could be ordered online if you googled them.  Much
cheaper than having heavy cans shipped.



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I love macadamia nut oil.  It can be used in baking with really good results.  I also love ume plum vinegar, I use it in place of soy sauce...not the same, but it's really good.

Can anybody recommend a variety of seeds for turnip greens that aren't prickly?  I have Seven Top, but they are covered in prickles, even the small leaves.


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All I got from that article was this:

"For example, kudzu in South Carolina is a weed. In Japan, it's a plant".

Was there something else I should have read?  Dialogue seems to be about rapeseed oil...





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Kudzu I think I once saw in a package in the Asian section of my health food store, but it looked nothing like an edible plant.  What I remembered seeing was white, hard
chunks that looked like little pebbles...My first impression was that it was some form of starch or thickening agent (which it might actually BE)...that you'd dissolve and use in stir fried
dishes...



That would be the root. I think it is easier to use if you buy the root ground into a powder.

Can also eat leaves, blossoms, and fruit.


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Grape is listed as a diamond food for Warriors.
Do we all agree that this means green as well as red grapes? (the question is raised as this is a departure from the A diet, and especially as white wine is a toxin for Warriors)



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My assumption is that, until we find out otherwise, it means all grapes.  If there was a difference Dr. D would have listed them as different.  I don't understand why white wine is an avoid, but it does give me a tummy ache.  White zinfandel (the pink stuff) and red wine doesn't bother my stomach.  And plum wine--you can't get any better than that--but it's probably got tons of sugar in it.


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Quoted from Jenny
Grape is listed as a diamond food for Warriors.
Do we all agree that this means green as well as red grapes? (the question is raised as this is a departure from the A diet, and especially as white wine is a toxin for Warriors)


I agree with Ribbit.  Red and green grapes weren't separated in listings...they must be equal.



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Quoted Text
"For example, kudzu in South Carolina is a weed. In Japan, it's a plant".

well, now we know two things!
weed and plant, to start a search! lol


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well, now we know two things!
weed and plant, to start a search! lol



AHA, thanks...I get it now.....  This is what happens to me when I read stuff without being
able to have a real verbal dialogue!   Thanks!  After all of this, I probably can't even FIND
kudzu locally!  All I found was the pebbles in packages...the root.



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My apologies Chloe... the stuff is so common down here. I wasn't very clear in getting across that it is a leafy vine. Here is a cute website with information and a few recipes...

http://home.att.net/~ejlinton/kudzu.html

there are a few links if you want to know more about kudzu in the south..


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My apologies Chloe... the stuff is so common down here. I wasn't very clear in getting across that it is a leafy vine. Here is a cute website with information and a few recipes...

http://home.att.net/~ejlinton/kudzu.html

there are a few links if you want to know more about kudzu in the south..


A lightbulb just went on in my head.  Thanks for your link....It dawned upon me after
seeing photos of the stuff up close.... I realized it was that weed-y bushy stuff that
grows wild almost everywhere in Florida.  I saw it while driving through the Everglades...all along the highways...taking over in some areas, like a maniacal parasite...  I wonder if it's growing wild anywhere up here....Never noticed...but I will.  I can always ask my sister to send me some.  She lives down south.

One person's annoying weed is another person's DIAMOND FOOD!  




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I wonder if it's growing wild anywhere up here....Never noticed...but I will.  I can always ask my sister to send me some.  She lives down south.


In the US it is primarily found in the southeast.
Although I have read reports of it has far north as
forests in Southern Michigan.

It's roots will not tolerate frost. It can survive winter, if at least some of its roots are below the depth of frost.


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Chloe... if you find some... and figure out a way to make it palatable, let us all know! Nutrition-wise, it's supposed to be great. It doesn't sound like very many people care for the taste.



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We almost bought a couple of acres west of the city, but then we noticed some kudzu out by the fence.  We figured if we bought goats they'd keep it under control, but it was on the other side of the fence too.  We didn't want to spray, and had no idea about the neighbors and how they would feel about goats or spraying or whatever.  We didn't buy it mainly because of the kudzu.  It's a killer.  It kills trees.


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I love macadamia nut oil.  It can be used in baking with really good results.


Do you think it would make good mayonnaise?  I have a recipe that I found online, and I haven't had the guts to try it yet.



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