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ruthiegirl
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 2:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'm really not happy with how the amaranth came out. I put some amaranth into a corningware pan, added hot water from my hot water urn, then put it in the oven. It came out kind of goopy and slimy.

I think the texture of amaranth would be perfect as a breakfast cereal (except that I can't eat cereal for breakfast or I fall back to sleep. I have my grains later in the day.) I really didn't like the amaranth as a side dish,  but I was out of quinoa and millet needs to be toasted before cooking (which I didn't have the patience for last night.)


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 4:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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you don;t have to toast the millet, but it is a tasty way to cook it. And I prefer the amaranth mixed with other grains...then it tastes a bit sweet ...delish.
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Wish me strength!

I baked peanut butter cookies with the kids today (peanuts, sugar, eggs, some with semi-sweet chocolate chips and/or white chocolate chips). So far I haven't eaten any, and I hope I have the strength to continue doing that!


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 9:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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oh, man ruthiegirl!!!!! You are so strong!!!!!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 9:19pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Put them out of sight, or better yet, have the kids put them out of site, and if you find them by accident, remember there trying to help you so don't give in.  
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Thursday, December 10, 2009, 12:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Oh, well. I ended up eating one- but only one.

I really need to stop snacking on sugar- I've currently got a cold and I'm sure the sugar is only making things worse.

I should probably take some elderberry, but I only have the syrup form in the house right now, and I forgot to look for an unsweetened variety when I was at the HFS yesterday. Do you think the benefits of the elderberry outweigh the negatives of the fructose in the syrup?


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I don't think so, I stay away from fructose, if I know it is in something.  Maybe a serving of berries, or some bouilion with minced garlic and cayenne pepper, both of either may help
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Good Morning Gatherers, I finally cooked the Okra. I fried it with garlic and onion in a little olive oil and some sea salt and cayenne pepper for seasoning. It will definitely never make my popular veggies list. Should it be so gooye I hate spinage and I think this okra is going on the same list........eekey Both foods are diamonds, which is sad, because I only have a few diamond veggies.Although I did read up on the nutritional value of Okra and it is filled with very good vitamins and iron. I will have to hide it away in stews. Does anybody else have Okra as a diamond and what do you do with it?


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I've only eaten Okra as an ingredient in stews other people have cooked. It IS a very gooey veggie, and a great way to thicken up stews, but IMO not so good for anything else.

Have you tried spinach in a quiche? I mix frozen chopped (and thawed ) spinach with eggs, salt, and spices, then bake it.


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Spinach is a huge fave with me! It is not at all like yucky okra! I think you have to grow up eating okra to like it! I never cook spinach down to that level of sliminess! It needs to retain some integrity....just sautee it in a bit of evoo (gently) and a sprinkle of water...should take less than 4 or 5 min.
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I love them oven roasted, with olive oil and sea salt...glad we all are as unique as our taster status!


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Ugh. I'm still sick. I don't know if I'm having  a really mild case of the flu, or if I've been having several colds back to back, or just one cold that won't go away, but I'm getting sick of this! DS woke me a few times last night wimpering, so I didn't sleep too well last night. Now I'm home with a sick 8yo.  

I'm starting to feel frustrated with my diet- if this Gatherer food list was so good for me, then why am I so sick this winter? Then I realized- um, wait a minute. I haven't been following it 100%. I've recently learned how horrible sugar is for me, and I don't think I've quite finished detoxing from the last time I gorged on the stuff. Then there were the potato latkes I ate earlier this week. None of this is a fair test.


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Lola may have just mentioned the one way okra could be good....sounds not too bad.
ruthiegirl, for me, getting rid of flulike stuff came after staying off wheat and cow dairy for a good while. Not saying you haven't already done that. Also sugar can set me up for trouble.....as you said.
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Oh, I just made a yummy cranberry relish!
12 oz. fresh cranberries, chopped. ( hand chopped most, blended some)
1 c. dried cherries (coarsely choppped)
and half a c. of agave
sprinkle of cardamon
mix and refrigerate for a couple days, serve.
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you have all the right answers RG!!
all you need to do is apply your knowledge!


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Hey there Gatherers, How are we cooking those turkeys this year. Any good stuffing ideas?
I have eventually found a supplier of sheepmilk pecorrina and Feta  cheese! Horay,now I can add that to my compliant list.  
I have also found agave, at long last, after so many funny looks and gasps from retail store personell: WHAT!Never heard of it>

Thank goodness for INTERNET!!!!


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hellooooo, gatherers!
no activity here for awhile!!!
Let's get off to a great start for the year 2010! I know there's a lot of us out there....(probably the biggest cohort), so let's share our progress, recipes, menues, etc.
I have been using flax more consistently which is a diamond. Oh, and last night DH and I went out to a great restaurant and I had short ribs cooked down to very tender, with carrots, and onions. (carrots may be a bl. dot, or avoid) I had a couple sips of DH's red wine, but none for me. No bread, but I did have about one small new potato, an avoid. All in all, I think I did pretty well. It was my first avoid in the new year, and veddy veddy small.
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your cranberry relish sounds delicious Jayneeo, your dinner sounded good, especially the red wine, to top it off.

Today I had oat bran, black strap molasses, currants, & cranberries for breakfast
            hot & sour soup and turkey salad with spinach, broccoli & asparagas in it,
(too many green, since it was cooked green veggies, turned turkey green, was not eye appealing but I ate most of it, anyways, tasted good,
            had a 100% juice and cocoa, BSM in hot water as a beverage
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I try to keep an organic red bell pepper around for adding to things like that, that are too green! (they are so expensive, but still worth it if you make them stretch!)
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And speaking of organic red bell peppers, I had a quarter of one raw with almond butter on it for a snack. Really good. Could eat too much of it!

This a.m. I had: 2 eggs fried in rice bran oil (diamond) and green tea, unsweetened cranberry juice with stevia.

This is to try and lose the pounds that hopped a ride over the holidays!   (it's working)
Now tonite when I go to my book club (which is more of a "cook" club,) I hope I can stay strong!
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Any weight loss goals out there?
Well, we are gatherers, so there must be some of us who need to lose some weight this year!
Our great role model is P. Twist!
I, for one, plan to lose 25 lbs this next year! (There, I've said it! How scary!) I invoke P. T. to inspire and set the example!
(I keep posting so this thread will still be visible....) help me out here, gatherers...
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My goal is to lose 50 lbs by June 30th.Then keep on going down hoping for another 50+ by Dec. 31.  This is my year!
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''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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I would really like to lose at least 50lbs, but alas not happening. I have lost inches though, everywhere but around the waist. I went gluten free in June and decided to stop fretting about the weight loss and just become healthy. Not very productive to constantly stew  and worry  about my weight. Have also been doing affirmations from Louise Hay.


"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."John Lennon

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Thanks Lola!
kittykar, let's do it this year! Geminisue is on board too.
Should we drink lemonwater each morning? (suggestion for detox in newletter)
Wish my lemons were ripe....they need more hangtime. But I think I will do the lemon water.
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