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Posted by: macawluver, Thursday, August 3, 2006, 11:15pm
For me, it is most definitely Avacados. Everytime I eat them, I feel WONDERFUL for hours!!:)

What is yours??
Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, August 3, 2006, 11:19pm; Reply: 1
I have two foods. One is kale, the other is blueberries. When I eat them, my body smiles all over. :) Just can't get enough of them!
Posted by: northstar, Friday, August 4, 2006, 2:15am; Reply: 2
Hmmm. Too many to count.
I always feel good when I have something made from soy beans, like tofu, miso soup, natto, etc. Also, when I eat oatmeal and soy milk, I feel nice and warm inside.(sunny)
Posted by: italybound, Friday, August 4, 2006, 2:44am; Reply: 3
Beef, hands down!! :-)
Posted by: Debra+, Friday, August 4, 2006, 3:04am; Reply: 4
Beef and broccoli.   :D

Debra :)
Posted by: OSuzanna, Friday, August 4, 2006, 3:08am; Reply: 5
Beef and buffalo. Makes me feel all's right with the universe (there's an O perspective for ya!)
Posted by: cindyt, Friday, August 4, 2006, 3:11am; Reply: 6
buffalo and beef, in that order
Posted by: Whimsical, Friday, August 4, 2006, 3:52am; Reply: 7
Bison, Kale, Broccoli
Posted by: Chris, Friday, August 4, 2006, 4:08am; Reply: 8
beef, deer meat, fresh fish (beneficial), broccoli, kale, swiss chard, spinach, onions, garlic...they all act in concert...but to narrow it down I'll say red meat and beneficial greens

where do you guys get the bison?
Posted by: Linda, Friday, August 4, 2006, 6:21am; Reply: 9
This conversation is way to "O" slanted!  A meal of sweet potato with ghee, and a couple of lamb chops makes my psyche sing all the next day!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, August 4, 2006, 7:57am; Reply: 10
in older times it was café.....;) kinds of fresh fruits like nektarines, peaches,berries and then salads just things
non-cooked...fresh...= livings ;) = vivid ::) and a bit of lamb or rabbit very yum-yum but this not raw :o

pst...of course best of best = red bell peppers cooked with oignons and garlici ::) to dye
for yuuuuuummmmiiiiie ::) or red bell peppers filled with softcheese but here raw,too
woooaaaooooaaaa :B 8) :K) :D ;D
Posted by: yaeli, Friday, August 4, 2006, 8:22am; Reply: 11
All these are like oil in my bones:

Olive oil, turmeric, curry (or rather Balti masala* w/o the avoids: "black mustard seeds"? - am in process of collecting the spices to mix by myself).   :D:K)

Banana, Guava (in Autumn).


Codfish: my Daily Bread. I feel light, I feel strong. I function well - Thank God! - and i am very pleased with my decisions (what a novelty!).  8)

Oops, I forgot 2 guardians: Kohlrabi on my right and Parsley (upgrades the te'hina and turns it green & lovely) on my left.

*) I discovered the Balti cuisine only 8 years ago and was fascinated - it felt so right, a feeling of home, though my origin is so far away, and my actual home cuisine was a Hungarian-Lithuanian combination.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, August 4, 2006, 10:48am; Reply: 12
ooowow dear yael, may I give you some baltic addresses of same origins?? but more the side of
Lithuania ....;) :D and also with cashroute ::) ;D :D   :K)
Posted by: yaeli, Friday, August 4, 2006, 12:10pm; Reply: 13
Cashroute, mind you, now that i don't take neither meat NOR milk... But you are right, no sea-fruit either (avoids anyway)... and some fish that don't have fins or skales or both... like Sea-devil... (deep sigh)

They say that no human being leaves this world with even half of his lust in his hands...  :'(

I wonder if I ever have the guts to go to the Baltic Sea and visit my late father's home land... For relaxation he loved to go to the Niemen River and fish... and I am a fan of Tim Dalton, and fishing is his hobby too...

AND my psychotherapist is AB and was born on August 13 and he is so handsome and he is always amazaed by how much he can see through a person. And this Wednesday I told him about you, and he admitted there must be something to it after all. Yes.

Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, August 4, 2006, 1:35pm; Reply: 14
Kale, beef, collard greens, shad, nutritional/brewer's yeast, fresh-roasted pumpkin seeds in the shell, blueberries
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, August 4, 2006, 1:49pm; Reply: 15
woaoaw ::) yael give him a biiiig :K) from me too ;)  perhaps he knows Jean Klein too , so far he knows about *what's he is not.......* ;) (whistle)(whistle)(smarty) oooo h
yael...perhaps here lays the key of my AB-conterfy....hug him twice ;) ;D  :-/ :o :B ;D

I made my friend in Teutonia, nearby the swiss frontiere to the fist leading woman for
jewish peoples coming from Russia and also older-one living since longer times in BRD outta baltic how good it was to have met her...if not all this was on my back ::) :P ......took my fly and fight syndrome first and...ciao...went away ;D ;) .....
better so for she has a fine occupation :D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, August 4, 2006, 3:44pm; Reply: 16
Fullfat yoghurt, watermelon and broccoli (not in one serving :-D)
And really dark chocolate ;-D
it must be a mistake that it is not rated beneficial for B´s  :P
Posted by: Drea, Friday, August 4, 2006, 3:53pm; Reply: 17
peanuts, kale/broccoli slaw, kohl slaw (when kohlrabi is in season), fresh pineapple, tamari roasted pumpkin seeds...
Posted by: Monika, Friday, August 4, 2006, 3:58pm; Reply: 18
goat chops, broccoli, beets, beets greens, and of course GHEE :P
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 4, 2006, 8:04pm; Reply: 19
Chris try this for Bison:

and this
Posted by: HarmonyKitty, Friday, August 4, 2006, 10:17pm; Reply: 20
A glass of goats milk with a spoonful or two (or three, depends on the glass size!) of blackstrap molasses in it.  Pure energy.
Posted by: Shel (Guest), Saturday, August 5, 2006, 2:51am; Reply: 21
For me, kale, freshly steamed artichokes and blackberries.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, August 5, 2006, 3:47am; Reply: 22
Baked sweet potato, topped with ghee and sardines or cod.

Lamb chops with steamed broccoli and red onion.

Smoothie:  goat yogurt, juice (concord grape and cranberry) frozen blueberries, frozen cherries, nutritional yeast, freshly ground flaxseeds.

Toasted rice cake topped with almond/walnut butter and blackstrap molasses.

Fresh vegetables juice:  carrot, kale, collard greens, parsley, red bell pepper.....

How can I choose???  !!!
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, August 5, 2006, 6:28am; Reply: 23
If I only get one, it's beef. Extra rare, please!
Posted by: SusieD, Saturday, August 5, 2006, 1:28pm; Reply: 24
FRESH spinach, no canned Popeye stuff for me!
Posted by: Stormy, Sunday, August 6, 2006, 3:06am; Reply: 25
Well, I feel best after I've eaten pineapple, cherries or blueberries(with or without soy yogurt); and then there's baked salmon seasoned with lemon juice and dill, served with a salad made with romaine lettuce, celery, red onion, swiss chard, kale, spinache topped off with home made oil and no vinegar dressing.   :)
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Sunday, August 6, 2006, 3:16am; Reply: 26
Probably beef & broccoli also....
maybe turkey, several kinds of fish, & various veggies.
Sometimes the unsweetened chocolate gives me a great lift.
Watermelon is so good, I'm surprised it's not a bennie, but just a neutral..

I'm sure there are more.  If the quality is better, I often feel better, too.
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"   O+
Posted by: Mickey, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 7:19am; Reply: 27
Chris B,

I get buffalo steak burgers at Trader Joe's.

Posted by: eh, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 10:50am; Reply: 28
tzatziki+ dandelion + sardines/mackerel/snapper barbecued
tzatziki + lamb souvlaki

fried rice
basmati rice+ lamb curries
rice pudding

cheese and tomato sandwiches

twice cooked potato chips in peanut oil

pasta puttanesca/que sarde/pesto

spanish tuna stew (with potatoes, tomatoes, saffron, paprika/onion)
paella (with rabbit)
stifado(with rabbit)

ONIONS ONIONS GARLIC (the 3 main group foods in our house)

Gosh, I'm dizzy with delight writing this...may I continue..?

eh madge

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, August 10, 2006, 11:18am; Reply: 29
jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ;D :D.... here I am...when do I get invited for all those meals???
OK- no potatoechips...cant' stand potaoes-nor sweet p very :P...but hey Madl....we do have even similar tastes ::) ;D :D ....sounds more than yummmiiii :D ;) (dance)(clap)(whistle)(pray)(pray)(pray)(sunny)

                   m o r e ......;D
Posted by: Whimsical, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 11:53am; Reply: 30
Quoted from PenguinWarrior
where do you guys get the bison?

Sorry to take so long to reply!

I buy bison burgers from this company.

BTW, why did you change your name from Penguin Warrior?
Posted by: njdiva1 (Guest), Thursday, August 10, 2006, 11:56am; Reply: 31
I can't say that I feel "great" or "revitilized" after eating any specific food ( well, maybe steak ); however, it was easy for me to confirm my avoids when I started this program. I already knew what foods upset my GI system or just made me feel like c**p as soon as I ate them.
Posted by: eh, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 2:10pm; Reply: 32
homemade spelt pizza with buffalo mozzarella, fresh sweet marjoram and homemade black tomato sauce
cucumber and tomato salad with oregano and black olive oil dressing (a cypriot turkish specialty olive oil from pressed dried olives)
feta, feta, feta
fresh warm beet/root salad with garlic, olive oil and a just a splash of balsamic vinegar
rice, rice and more rice, especially the aged basmati rice (terribly hard to find here and expensive to boot but worth it)
warm salad of amaranth greens
Scottish mussels (OK it's a neutral, but the feeling is beneficial...)
upasteurised grogan cheese (Irish sheep)...

Isa, I'm gonna shortout my computer here...I am salivating a cascade... a torrent onto my keyboard...god, it's almost midnight and I have built up a voracious appetite with all this typing.. .time for a snack attack...a chunk of cheddar squashed into sourdough bread at midnight helps me sleep like a I have a problem people....hah, not after some cheese...maybe grilled and bubbling on toast...

I read somewhere that recent research on cheese shows it to work like an opiate, specifically, it has heroin's precise effect on the brain of susceptible people. I reckon that's me. For sure. Cheese junky. I can give it up anytime...but what would be the use of that? what for?

Posted by: geminisue, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 2:15pm; Reply: 33
EH- Would you please share your black tomato sauce recipe- I am quite curious- Is it black?
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Thursday, August 10, 2006, 2:17pm; Reply: 34
This thread is making me hungry!!!!Anyway, I noticed lately that eating a well cooked fish dish with some nice
veggies, maybe rice and I am in heaven......but I still love my steak....and lately I am craving broccoli :P
Posted by: Don, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 3:52pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from Whimsical
I buy bison burgers from this company.

Unfortunately, they finish on grain.
Prior to going to market, these Bison are grain fed (Barley from our own cultivation) for a minimum of 4 months.

I can get ground bison at my local grocery stores, but I assume it is also grain finished. I would love to be able to get grass-fed bison at an affordable price. I really like the taste of the bison I get at Kroger for $3.99/lb.
Posted by: Jane, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 4:42pm; Reply: 36
A great steak or eggs with nutri yeast!
Gives me great energy!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, August 10, 2006, 5:27pm; Reply: 37
My Gosh, Madge!!!
You do have a way with words (food) !!!

Are you Greek?  Your food choices seem to all be designed to prompt the flow of saliva, even just thinking about them.  :-)  :-)
Posted by: eh, Friday, August 11, 2006, 3:02am; Reply: 38
Black tomato sauce is just an ordinary tomato sauce which I make with tomatoes called 'komatoes' in Australia. (Pun on comatose? But why? Read on.) They are black tinged red tomatoes - very sweet, very lovely. Some people call them Russian tomatoes. I guess they are a glasshouse grown gourmet new hybrid, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are actually an heirloom variety.

Victoria, ah, you guessed it, pal. Go straight to the top of the class!  Was born and raised in Australia and have been living in the UK recently. Returned home a year ago, but can't let go of a certain tomato tasted in Europe even though I have rediscovered my salivary glands here...apologies to the Brits but I'd forgotten what a real tomato tasted like while living there! (Your Lancashire grown cucumbers are stunning, really first class. Tremendous produce. Quite.)

I used to grow tomatoes in my glasshouse in England, and I was so proud of my tomatoes until I tasted a real outdoor summer sun ripened tomato on a trip to Portugal. The flavour blew off the top of my head. I went into paroxysms of delight. You could've heard my squeals of delight across Europe...I nearly wet myself, Victoria. We were at a conference dinner and to add good fortune to my delight my husband's German colleague slid the pile of tomato slices off his plate onto mine....what a gentlemen, such unsurpassed generosity! I gobbled them greedily before he had second thoughts...sorry, I digress,  Victoria. You poor sweet darling Bs are forbidden the tomato but spare a thought for the ABs who may eat tomatoes but are located somewhere inhospitable to their proper cultivation and consumption...

Anyway, that Portuguese tomato signalled the beginning of the end of my sojourn in pleasant England...and here I am back in Australia wondering what variety it was. I should've caught a plane straight back, and then excreted the secreted seeds from my bowels into my vege patch because no way will Australian Cstoms Officers allow foreign seeds back into the country. Body cavity searches be damned I was feeling reckless after that tomato hit...

um, answer your question, Vic? btw, like your equation of food/words. Writing about food does seem to make food present to us, eh?


Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, August 11, 2006, 3:42am; Reply: 39
Black tomatoes are typically heirloom tomatoes from the former Soviet Union countrys like the Ukraine. A typical variety which I am growing this year is called Black Krim. I have also heard of Black Prince, Black from Tula, Black Zebraand some others. There is a slightly different class of tomatoes known a purple tomatoes. One of my favorites is Cherokee Purple but another one is  Purple Calabash. The purple tomatoes and some of the black ones typically win in tomato tasting contests. A good site to check is
Posted by: Laura P, Friday, August 11, 2006, 5:12am; Reply: 40
hmmmmm.............sort of depends on season for me, so I'll try to go through a few, fennel, carrots, peaches, broccoli, lemon, lime, grapefruit, blueberries, flaxseed, peanutbutter, pears, fresh herbs, avocado (bene for me I've decided) harmonia, egg yolks, salmon, romaine lettuce, weird I know, roasted rutabegas and turnips, chicken
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, August 11, 2006, 6:24pm; Reply: 41
At this present time:  raw carrots, broccoli, tofu, lentils, walnuts, dinosaur kale, swiss chard, yellow onions, romain lettuce, fresh garlic, figs, apricots, tumeric, my morning warm lemon water drink, sprouted buckwheat groats, Harmonia, and good quality e.v.o.o.
Posted by: Mickey, Friday, August 11, 2006, 11:16pm; Reply: 42
Beef, Buffalo, Blueberries & Broccoli  ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, August 11, 2006, 11:34pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from eh

Victoria, ah, you guessed it, pal. Go straight to the top of the class!  Was born and raised in Australia and have been living in the UK recently. . .

...sorry, I digress,  Victoria. You poor sweet darling Bs are forbidden the tomato but spare a thought for the ABs who may eat tomatoes but are located somewhere inhospitable to their proper cultivation and consumption...

Actually, it looks like I was mistaken about thinking you are Greek.  You're an Aussie!  (dance)

And, well about tomatoes, we sweet darling B nonnies can eat tomatoes, I'll have you know.  But strangely, for all the years I thought I was a secretor, I got used to doing without them, and now that I'm a known nonnie, I have a hard time embracing them.  My body still says....."AVOID" ! Maybe if I get hold of some really great ones, I can retrain myself! (sunny)
Posted by: eh, Saturday, August 12, 2006, 12:41am; Reply: 44
you were sort of right Victoria.. extended family are ..get this...Greek-Italo Australian, Greek-Yugoslav Macedonian Ausralian, Serbian-Greek Australian, Greek-German, Greek-Anglo-Celtic Australian,
recently added Greek-Lebanese Australian. As fas as I'm concerned - and this is the hybrid AB talking here -  we can't have enough hybridity...mix it up people...

Hope you find some of the black tomatoes - actually called kumatoes down here - that are being grown and sold commercially. Beeeeautiful flavour, Vic. Where are you by the way?
madge eh
Posted by: md, Saturday, August 12, 2006, 12:50am; Reply: 45
For me, I'd have to say beef (especially a good grilled steak) and okra (especially smothered and in gumbo).
Posted by: Chris, Saturday, August 12, 2006, 2:25am; Reply: 46
Quoted Text
BTW, why did you change your name from Penguin Warrior?


Several reasons.  I felt uncomfortable being called Penguin Warrior.  Really, I felt pressured to live up to Warrior status.  And even if I were a Warrior, no need to advertise it.  All the extra attention is not something I want.  Look at Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent.  The Penguin part...yeah there's still penguin paraphernalia in my bedroom.  Here again though, I feel more comfortable being called Chris.  And I haven't even seen the movie "March of the Penguins."  Don't know how good of a job I'm doing explaining this, but there's just so many factors here.  And my posts were only in the teens so I figured before people get to know me as PW, I'd change my screenname.  You know, Whimsical, for instance is a good screenname.  And it requires no explaining as to where it came from.  
What comes to mind now is that in a nutshell I wanted to feel more connected to you and everyone else here at the forums and to come here using a screenname that felt like I was wearing a halloween costume...well to wear that costume everyday...I plan on being involved in the forums for a while, I mean the BTD is not a phase, it's an ongoing lifestyle that changes as we learn more.  And I don't know that I'll have friends in Madison, WI that LR for their types.  So I need to keep coming here, and gosh, plain old Chris B is what I am.  Just another human (no not penguin) doing my best to live right for my type.  
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, August 12, 2006, 5:06am; Reply: 47
Quoted from eh
you were sort of right Victoria.. extended family are ..get this...Greek-Italo Australian, Greek-Yugoslav Macedonian Ausralian, Serbian-Greek Australian, Greek-German, Greek-Anglo-Celtic Australian,
recently added Greek-Lebanese Australian. As fas as I'm concerned - and this is the hybrid AB talking here -  we can't have enough hybridity...mix it up people...

Hope you find some of the black tomatoes - actually called kumatoes down here - that are being grown and sold commercially. Beeeeautiful flavour, Vic. Where are you by the way?
madge eh for all seasons and nationalities.  No matter what you like, one of your family members is sure to like it too.  
My ancestors are Cherokees, Bavarians, Britts and Dutch.  Me, I just live in western Oregon, was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, and lived in Nashville Tennessee, in and around New York City and upstate New York.
Posted by: 562 (Guest), Sunday, May 6, 2007, 1:03pm; Reply: 48
Fish, garlic, fenugreek, broccoli and pumpkin have to be the best foods ever!  ;)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 6, 2007, 1:37pm; Reply: 49
::) it's amazing how our ancestors are popping into the game threw our tastebuds ;) ;D :D (sunny)(dance)(smarty)(whistle)

sometimes even with the choice of a certain prefered music :D .........

:-/ Madame eh, hybrids can't get children ::) :-/ soo what's to do here ??)
are we that stubborn like mulis??) ;D :D
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, May 6, 2007, 4:19pm; Reply: 50
I love nut butter by the spoon; sometimes on celery or (rarely) toasted spelt bread
a handful of nuts
recently I warmed uo some cooked sweet potato and a baked onion and it was wonderful. I would have to call it desert bc it was so sweet.
Salmon -yummmmmm
roasted veg
hot chocolate soy milk
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Monday, May 7, 2007, 6:45am; Reply: 51
seaweed, cayenne, beef and bison...
Posted by: 1005 (Guest), Monday, May 7, 2007, 8:03am; Reply: 52
My morning smoothie made with tofu, some fresh fruit, a bit of ginger, some lemon juice and maple syrup: so refreshing and satisfying!

Spinach salad with toasted pumpkin seeds in a olive oil and lemon dressing.

Salmon: baked or pan fried, with some green veggies - I adore it!

Pancakes made with buckwheat flour, ground almonds, an egg, grated apples, walnut bits, some grated ginger, cinnamon, soy milk and a bit of maple syrup.  I love eating them with some peanut butter: a real treat.

A thick slice of fresh, juicy pineapple, figs, especially fresh ones, blueberries, grapefruit...

Hmmm, I'm getting hungry!  :P
Posted by: eh, Monday, May 7, 2007, 9:15am; Reply: 53
Snapper/Sardines; Dandelion Greens; Sweet Basil; Rice; Cucumbers; Kale. Just for starters.
Posted by: geminisue, Monday, May 7, 2007, 10:25am; Reply: 54
Ground Sirloin with greens and chopped broccoli mixed in sprinkled chopped walnuts and 1 T olive oil .

blackstrap molasses in hot water, a quick lift for alertness

salmon with ghee, curry and tumeric and nutritional yeast added when finished! with spinach
Posted by: Drea, Monday, May 7, 2007, 2:38pm; Reply: 55
almost all leafy greens; tofu sprinkled with tumeric and wf tamari.
Posted by: BuzyBee, Monday, May 7, 2007, 4:35pm; Reply: 56
Smoothies. I found this place in the mall that makes nondairy smoothies with fresh strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries but the mix they add in with it makes it creamy and good. Like a milkshake. I am so happy walking around the mall drinking my smoothie that is healthy and good. It makes me feel good.

Also lately I have been drinking water and once my bottle gets down to about 4-6 oz I add my Emergen-C powder. My vit C and B's really give me that afternoon lift. I also feel these vitamins are good for my intestines, skin, hair, and energy level.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, May 7, 2007, 8:31pm; Reply: 57
I adore smoothies too, BuzyBee.  Hopefully the ingredients in the mix are ok for you.  Whenever we buy food made by someone else, we can't take anything for granted.
Posted by: BuzyBee, Monday, May 7, 2007, 8:46pm; Reply: 58
Not sure of the ingredients other than vitamin pack and nondairy. It is kinda a special treat. They also do the veggie smoothies too so hopefully they are a "healthy conscious" company. They are not a franchise. I am just so happy to find nondairy that is creamy and taste good. This is a mall that is out of my way so I do not go there often.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 11:55pm; Reply: 59
Raw carrots, fresh spinach salad, tofu, fresh ginger root and garlic, escarole, pineapple, one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil over my lunch and dinner meals, my breakfast porridge, nutritional yeast, tempeh....

Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 12:08am; Reply: 60
grassfed beefpatty, kale, , sw.potato....or patty served over romaine with my dressing. Bananas.
Posted by: Jill N, Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 1:27am; Reply: 61
Kale with evoo, lemon juice, and garlic dressing
Black cherry juice
Rainbow Trout

And probably in that order ;D
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