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Jane
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Yaeli, to digress, my father's family is from Lithuania too - Meretz.

PT, when I was visiting my son's family, we went to Outback because at the other restaurant we went to, they put too much Cajun spice on everything.  I had the sweet potato and they brought the butter with cinnamon and whatever on the side.  They have a great "allergy" menu there with a flourless brownie even.....had to indulge.  Not sure what was in it but since returning from that trip, I've been fighting a flare of my UC.  Could be just from the travelling or time or year or maybe it was just time.  Who knows.  I also had a gluten free white pizza with very few minor avoids.  Topping was cheese (some avoids there) and pesto - OMG so delicious.  I don't think I've had a pizza in 15 years.  WFs sells it and I have one sitting in the freezer now that I'm saving for a special occasion.
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I think by this time, after all the flak he has gotten about this recipe, I would be very reluctant to post another one if I were GCG! Y'all, he didn't even make up this recipe!! I do not like things very sweet at all unless it is fruit, but a whiff of sweetener on some sweet potatoes (not all) is just fine  with me. When I look at the amount of sweetener in some recipes even on this site, I get bugeyed! It is nothing to see one with a half cup or more of some type of sugar. Anyhow, I don't think GCG is losing any sleep over the ribbing, he just does his thing and comes out being one of the best cooks around!  


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Oh, I know gcg is allowed dairy (the lucky duck!), I'm just saying there are plenty of great savory ways of getting one's sweet potato on that don't involve dairy.

Oh, I so hear ya, PT, B/Nomad that I am, too!
Just 'cuz we *can* eat dairy doesn't mean we have to!
I really ditto your taste for the roasted-with-oil-and-herbs/spices-and-the-all-important-salt version.


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I've got sweet potatoes in the oven right now, cubed,  with olive oil, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. And another, smaller dish of white potatoes (white potato, really) prepared in the exact same way, for my picky B son who doesn't like sweet potatoes. If he did, I'd never buy white potatoes!

I've also got 2 turkey thighs roasting, and will put up some white rice and green beans in other pans too. I prefer brown rice, but Jack likes the white rice better, so we have that on Shabbos.


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Well you probably won't read this till sundown tomorrow but that sounds great. Shalom.
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Well, Ruthie, I wish I could taste a bite of your sweet potatoes. I might even surprise myself and like them! But my favorite way to eat them, so far, is with ghee and a tiny bit of sea salt. Yummy!


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No problem this ain;t my first rodeo. My job requires me to testify in court regularly and be grilled by attorneys. People say they couldn't do that and I say "what are they going to do, take away Christmas?".


I might feel like some of those "people" if I hadn't worked with lawyers!


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Yaeli, to digress, my father's family is from Lithuania too - Meretz.


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PT, when I was visiting my son's family, we went to Outback because at the other restaurant we went to, they put too much Cajun spice on everything.  I had the sweet potato and they brought the butter with cinnamon and whatever on the side.  They have a great "allergy" menu there with a flourless brownie even.....had to indulge.

I find that many chain restaurants that have "gluten-free" menus do the exact OPPOSITE of promoting that and, in fact, you would have to really be a consumer like most of us on this site are, i.e., EXTREMELY prone to suss things out for yourself, to even know they have such a menu.  At both the local Olive Garden and Outback, which have gluten-free choices, no menus are displayed, nor does it state on the regular menu that such an alternate menu exists.  Like, the Outback for example:  I called one here and asked about the gluten-free menu and they said they didn't really have that, even though it's on the national web site, sorry.  Worst of all (no--I lie:  second worst of all, I'll get to worst of all in a sec   ), from the people who design these menus to the management of individual restaurants to the waitstaff/servers on the floor, these chains seem the OPPOSITE of well-trained or educated regarding people with food allergies, which could result in SERIOUS liability issues for these chains.  Olive Garden, for example, lists their Caesar Chicken Salad on the gluten-free menu, yet the chicken is very lightly BREADED.  You wouldn't even notice it, it is usually so light, UNLESS you were me (or you, or any one of us who NEVER eats wheat and somehow therefore can detect it better *lol*).  I could tell, in my case, that the chicken was holding onto the dressing just a little bit too well, and had a certain, admittedly GOOD taste and texture that it wouldn't have had without being at least lightly floured/breaded.  I asked the server and it was confirmed.  I was then told that, if I wanted to specify that I don't want that in future, "we can wash it off".  I was like, why not just don't put it ON?  "Oh, it comes like that, but we have one customer who always asks for it washed off."  Yeeeeeeah:  why do I not find that option appetizing in the slightest?

I've ordered a burger with NO BUN several times at the Outback and had it come out on a bun.  Not a huge deal for me to take it off, although some of the toppings (like cheese) melt off into the bun and are lost, but for someone with a true wheat allergy (which I always LIE and say I have at the outset, so they should treat me like someone with a wheat allergy), you could not simply remove the bun, as you could still have a reaction.  I've had them tell me several times "Can't you just remove the bun?"  NO, that's why I ordered it with no bun in the clearest possible terms.



I literally hate going out to eat anymore.  Unless I'm going to an authentic Asian place, I hate it.  All these chain restaurants around me can take their buns and shove 'em where the lightly breaded chicken don't shine!


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Oh, and I should post sometime about my latest experience at an authentic Asian place, wherein I got BURNED with horrifying ingredients in something, even there.  Real quick like a bunny, because I only have a minute, literally:  I went to this Vietnamese place, had a great meal, BUT ordered what was billed as a "smoothie-tea hybrid" that was blueberry, basically.  I thought, that sounds like an interesting, healthy beverage.  WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was PRE-PACKAGED (with a sealed aluminum lid no less) and was basically a glorified 7-11 slurpee!  Well, I Googled it later and was horrified to learn that these things are "trendy" but basically are made with "banned ingredients" from China and are basically nothing but Chinese drywall and plasticizers!  Just kidding on the drywall...but not the plasticizers!     Gotta go, but NEVER order anything called a "Bo bo tea" at a Vietnamese place.  It ain't tea, it ain't a smoothie, it is nothing but "banned ingredients" in a delicious format!  I KNEW something was wrong because it was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet that it couldn't be natural.  Silly me, I was worried about corn syrup.  Corn syrup seems like a health food compared to what I Googled!

*sigh*  Like I said:  homemade is best anymore!


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The Outbacks I've been to were very good about their "allergy" menu.  I just steak and sweet potato and then the flourless brownie.  
I've made those at home and they are delicious.  I make them with almond butter, chocolate chips, unsweetened cocoa, agave, sea salt - it's an Elana's Pantry recipe but I added extra chocolate chips and undercook them so they aren't too dry....delicious.
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Oh, Jane, ANYTHING with almondbutter is wonderful.  But alas, as I gained 5 to 7 lbs this winter (which I've subsequently already shed again--thank GOD!) and narrowed the culprit down to the fact that I was on a kick of putting almondbutter into EVERYTHING (sauces, salad dressings, etc.), I have cut it out of my diet for the time being.  Right now, I'm really trying hard to get off the plateau I've been on for over a year now.  I only have about five more lbs to lose to get to where I really, ultimately want to be!  I pity anything that gets in my way.  Right now, it's lots of walking and homemade fruit gelatin *lol*.  I haven't come this far to stop here.  Here is good.  Here is fabulous.  But, in the immortal words of Sawyer from "LOST":  "You and me ain't done, Zeke."  


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P.S.  Jane, those flourless brownies do sound FABULOUS, I gotta say!


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I made some to take to a brunch but then I ate too many so I've stopped making them for a while.  Yes, they are fattening, but at least healthy fattening.  I eat way too much almond butter.  I buy the very expensive stuff you grind yourself at WFs.  It's $6.99/lb.  When I was visiting my son and his family in Louisiana, the Fresh Market there was selling it for $8.99/lb OMG.
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“I made some to take to a brunch but then I ate too many so I've stopped making them for a while.  Yes, they are fattening, but at least healthy fattening.”

True!  Better those than the Pamela’s cookies we were on a kick over some years back!

“I eat way too much almond butter.  I buy the very expensive stuff you grind yourself at WFs.  It's $6.99/lb.  When I was visiting my son and his family in Louisiana, the Fresh Market there was selling it for $8.99/lb OMG.”

Yeah, that is the kind I get:  the very expensive kind that my HFS grinds itself and sells.  Actually, even the jarred kind is terribly expensive.  Nutbutters have just gone through the roof, particularly almondbutter.  Anyway, like I said, I was just getting way TOO into it this winter and, if anyone out there reading this is trying to GAIN weight, which every so often someone will come to the board and say they want tips on how to do:  THINK ALMONDBUTTER (or any nutbutter)!  This winter, I was really getting into sauces and dressings with this elixir of the Gods mixed in, omg:  wonderful!  But I somehow gained SEVEN POUNDS, which sent me into a PANIC.  When you’ve been as obese as I was, when that scale starts going up and up, nothing less than panic can set in.  Anyway, I am really proud and amazed that I was able to lose it again and lose it quickly, so here I am back at the plateau I’ve been at for a YEAR *lol*, but I’ll take it!  I’m healthy.  I’m just trying to get to an even 100 lbs lost, as if I do, then if I fluctuate by five lbs, I’ll still be within what the “experts” (bleep ‘em!) say is my healthy range.

Once I get into “maintenance” mode, I’ll probably have almondbutter again occasionally, but for now, no can do.  I’ve got my eyes on the prize, BIG TIME.  These last few pounds are WAY harder to take off than the first 96, seriously, but they are COMING OFF, if I have to TAKE them off—oh, wait:  I do *lol*!


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I keep forgetting to use nut butters in salad dressing! Glad y'all reminded me! I just like something for a change now and then. You have any good suggestions for a good combination, PT? I made some using cottage cheese (thoroughly blended), oil, a tad of lemon, sea salt and a lot of herbs - still needs something. Tahini might work...


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