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Posted by: Cienna, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:08am
Hi,
I am a newbie and a bit overwhelmed and perplexed with this diet plan. I have looked at the Live foods and there doesn't appear to be many foods that I can eat as part of this diet plan from the superfoods list. I am staying away from foods to limit/avoid for now as my main focus is weight lose as well as feeling good. I have read other genotype boards and the suggests are to have foods in their natural state ie raw. Please, please advice on Live foods. Also, yogurt is one of te superfoods yet, diary is on the foods to avoid list,hmm. What type of yoghurt is allowed then? Any tips welcome for weight lose.
Thank you.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 1:02pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Cienna
I have looked at the Live foods and there doesn't appear to be many foods that I can eat as part of this diet plan from the superfoods list.


Welcome!

Could you explain a little more about which foods on the superfood list you are unable to eat and why that is the case.



Posted by: Cienna, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:13pm; Reply: 2
Hi,
Thank you for wtting back to me.
Bok Choy
Escarole
Fiddlehead fern
Grapes leaves (have come across grapes)
Tomatillo
Rutabaga etc
These are mainly the Prime foods.
I have googled some of them , I will probably have to go to specialist shops.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 5:18pm; Reply: 3
I can speak to where you can get these foods in the US. I think it would be similar in UK. But people from the UK will be better able to speak to where to get foods and alternative names used there..

One thing is many people in the US complain they cannot find foods on the lists.

The lists are for all parts of the world.
You do not have to eat all the foods.


If you are using SWAMI be sure to switch it to use UK vernacular instead of US so you get names you are more likely to recognize..


I just eat what is locally available.

Bok Choi available in major supermarkets and Chinese groceries. In the UK, I think they call this vegetable Pak choi.

Escarole available in most grocery stores in US. In some countries escarole is called curly endive.

Fiddlehead fern Only seasonally available and only common in Northern New England. You can probably use any edible fern available in England in its place. Most places in the US this is difficult to obtain.

Grape leavers-If a grocery has an international section these are commonly included. Also available in Greek and middle eastern markets. Look for bottles of the leaves. These are generally used for wrapping other foods rather than eating like spinach.

Tomatillo-easy to grow. Fresh tomatillos are now available in most large supermarkets in the US. I understand that is not the case in the UK. They should be available in shops with Latin American or Mexican food.  May be able to find canned tomatillos. Also bottles of salsa verde (green salsa) may be available and these will be mostly tomatillos.

Rutabaga you should have these, just ask for swedes in the shops.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 5:41pm; Reply: 4
cienna, past teacher discussions
http://www.bing.com/search?cp=1252&FORM=FREESS&q=teacher+group&q1=site%3Adadamo.com
Posted by: sunnyside, Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:56pm; Reply: 5
I am interested in taking nutritional yeast.

I like to hear any Teacher's experience and recommendation.
Posted by: Enobattar, Monday, July 1, 2013, 2:39pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from sunnyside
I am interested in taking nutritional yeast.

I like to hear any Teacher's experience and recommendation.


I was apprehensive in using nutritional yeast at first because I thought that it would be real bitter.  Then I ordered Kal brand from http://www.vitacost.com and found a great recipe that convinced me it can be delicious.

[center][/center]Faux Popcorn
break up a rice cake or two into bite size pieces
drizzle with olive oil (or other preferred)
sprinkle liberally with nutrional yeast
mix to coat rice cake pieces
ENJOY!

[justify][/justify]This recipe is found on SWAMI's list of recipes.

Now that I'm over the fear of it being bitter, I include it in any smoothy, gravey, bread, etc. I'm making.  It makes me feel very good .... content..... well fed....?  Don't know how to say it, but it does satisfy!

Posted by: sunnyside, Monday, July 1, 2013, 5:12pm; Reply: 7
Enobattar thank you for info.

I had a bad experience when I was young and afraid eating yeast.
I even did not notice until yesterday it is a super food for me.

I am going to try right away.

Thank you.
Posted by: Cienna, Monday, July 1, 2013, 8:12pm; Reply: 8
Thank you. Does anyone have any great Teacher recipes? I'm really struggling for motivation to start this diet plan.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 3:19am; Reply: 9
Quoted from Cienna
Thank you. Does anyone have any great Teacher recipes?


http://www.genotypediet.com/csvsearch7x.pl?Stuff=GT3&search=Salmon
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 9:05pm; Reply: 10
Cienna,
Hi! I have found that almost  any recipe I already have or like to prepare I can still eat as as long as I make it compliant.
For example; when baking, I substitute brown rice flour or almond flour for the regular flour.
I still eat pasta dishes..only now with rice or quinoa pasta and pesto sauce instead of tomato. ;)  
Posted by: san j, Thursday, July 4, 2013, 4:18am; Reply: 11
Hi, Cienna.
I've taken the trouble to look up your Genotype in the book.
I see that there's a long list of superfood vegetables with which you're likely familiar and should have no problem procuring. By all means begin favoring these many.
Now,
The diamond (super-duper) vegetables are:

Avocado (a fruit, really)
Beet
Bok Choy/ Pak Choi - certainly available at Asian markets
Brussels Sprout
Carrot
Chinese kale/ kai-lan - perhaps available at Asian markets
Escarole - common in European (especially Italian) cookery
Fiddlehead fern - difficult to find
Grape leaves - always wrapping dolmas in Eastern Mediterranean cuisine
Kale
Leek
Mushroom, commercial
Onion, all types
Pumpkin
Rutabaga (swede)
Sea Vegetable (Irish Moss) - probably available at health food stores
Swiss chard
Turnip greens
Watercress

Just because an ingredient has a diamond doesn't mean you simply must find and use it. Or even that you have to learn to cook with it. Grape Leaves, for instance, might be an invitation to order Dolmas whenever you go to a Greek restaurant. Fiddlehead ferns are found in some Fine Dining establishments, and in the Pacific Northwest, too (why do I think I've seen them in Scandinavian cuisine or even in Scotland? Definitely google these). So if you ever see any of these on a menu or in a specialty shop, you can feel free to try them, yes, but otherwise just do your normal shopping, mastering watercress and mushrooms, carrots, leeks and beets...
Take it easy on yourself!

I look at your Fruit superfoods and diamond foods, and I think: You'd really better enjoy all those superfoods and just see your diamonds as accents, because you've got loads of super-fruits, but relatively few diamond ones:
Cranberry
Currants
Dates
Durian
Lemon
Lime
Lingonberry
Loganberry
Nectarine
Pineapple
Rowanberry

When you can't find pineapples or nectarines in season, you might feel as if you're unable to have Really Beneficial Fruits, just because you're "settling for" superfoods instead of diamonds, and that's not what this is about. Keep an eye out for the diamonds, be aware of their identity so you'll recognize them on menus and when they're in season or in specialty shops, but don't beat yourself up for not being always able to feature them in every culinary category, okay?

Welcome - Nice to meet you!
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Saturday, July 6, 2013, 7:38am; Reply: 12
Great post Santè, I agree totally
Posted by: sunnyside, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 4:38am; Reply: 13
I like to eat the food rather than taking supplement when ever I can.

On probiotic, yogurt is avoid and kiefer is black dot.
I am curious it is like that to all Teachers.

Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:50am; Reply: 14
Hi Sunnyside!

My swami gives me yogurt as a superfood but kefir is a black dot.
I wondered about yogurt for other swami teachers, also. ??)
Posted by: Serenity, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 6:42am; Reply: 15
Yoghurt is a diamond & kefir a black dot which is perfect as i love yoghurt & have no fondness for kefir!
Posted by: sunnyside, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 4:55pm; Reply: 16
I am very surprised other Teacher's have it as super or diamond.
I have several cheeses and yeast as a diamond.

I wish I know which input on Swami makes this much difference.
Posted by: Cienna, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 8:25pm; Reply: 17
Thank you so much.
Are you all very strict with food measurements? I find it's too much for me to consume.
Does anyone have a recipe for flaxseed bread? Also, how do you incorporate yeast into meals?

Thanks
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 8:40pm; Reply: 18
focaccia
http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/flaxbasicfoc.htm
video
http://video.about.com/lowcarbdiets/Focaccia-Style-Flax-Bread.htm


yeast you can sprinkle into salads or add to dressing
also on compliant pasta dishes ...tastes like cheese.....
add to soups and smoothies....whatever
Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:15pm; Reply: 19
Hi sunnyside! Hi cajun! ;D
Yogurt is a bennie & kefir a black dot for me :K)
Posted by: Enobattar, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:35pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from cajun
Hi Sunnyside!

My swami gives me yogurt as a superfood but kefir is a black dot.
I wondered about yogurt for other swami teachers, also. ??)


If you mean yogurt is a beneficial and not a diamond, I'm the same as you.


Posted by: Enobattar, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:41pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Cienna
Thank you so much.
Are you all very strict with food measurements? I find it's too much for me to consume.
Does anyone have a recipe for flaxseed bread? Also, how do you incorporate yeast into meals?

Thanks


My strict food measurements DON't fell me up.

Flax bread is quick, delicious, and easy to make.

1.  Put into mixing bowl 2 c. flax meal
2. 1 t. salt
3. 1 t. baking soda
4.  Stir to combine
5.  Add 5 wisked eggs
6.  1/3 c. oil
7.  1/2 c. water
8.  Mix all together and let sit while preparing pan.
9.  Oil or use ghee/butter on a large Texas sheet cake pan or I use my large, open turkey roaster
10.  Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min.

Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:50pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from sunnyside
I like to eat the food rather than taking supplement when ever I can.

On probiotic, yogurt is avoid and kiefer is black dot.
I am curious it is like that to all Teachers.



Yogurt is a beneficial, kefir is an avoid for me

Posted by: Ligia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:15pm; Reply: 23
For me yogurt is avoid, kefir is black dot.
Posted by: sunnyside, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:56pm; Reply: 24
I appreciate everyone's input on yogurt and kiefer.
I have several cheeses as diamond and wondered whether I put wrong info on Swami.

I will depend on Polyflora and fermented vegetable for my probiotic.

Thank you.
Posted by: Cienna, Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7:06pm; Reply: 25
Thanks very much.
I have a question about yeast, nutritional and bakers yeast is permitted as part of the Teachers it plan. I could only find this one in the supermarket, is it the right one (nutritional yeast) ? http://www.allinsonflour.co.uk/products/dried-active-yeast.html
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, July 11, 2013, 10:57pm; Reply: 26
Hi Sunnyside and Chrissy! Hope you two are braving our SoCal heat wave ok! 8)

Do any of you Teachers have grapes as neutral or superfoods? Just curious if my swami made them avoid due to environmental sensitivities? ??)
I have a small( 7 large base vines with numerous really long branches full of grapes)
vineyard next to my garden and really love these grapes! 8)
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, July 12, 2013, 1:45am; Reply: 27
Quoted from Cienna
Thanks very much.
I have a question about yeast, nutritional and bakers yeast is permitted as part of the Teachers it plan. I could only find this one in the supermarket, is it the right one (nutritional yeast) ? http://www.allinsonflour.co.uk/products/dried-active-yeast.html


No, this is yeast for baking bread...used as a leavening agent so bread will rise.  The container
says it can't be used in a bread machine but if you were baking bread, this is the product to use.

Nutritional yeast is different.  And you might have to find this online or a health food store.
Here's something to read.
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2011/10/what-the-heck-is-nutritional-yeast.html

And here are some manufacturers of nutritional yeast.
http://www.google.com/search?q=buy+nutritional+yeast&sa=GO#q=buy+nutritional+yeast&sa=G&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&ei=hV_fUaifO_Ha4AO98oHQBA&ved=0CD8Qsxg&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48705608,d.dmg&fp=16d3e5e8c82707&biw=1840&bih=1046

Posted by: Chloe, Friday, July 12, 2013, 1:51am; Reply: 28
Quoted from cajun
Hi Sunnyside and Chrissy! Hope you two are braving our SoCal heat wave ok! 8)

Do any of you Teachers have grapes as neutral or superfoods? Just curious if my swami made them avoid due to environmental sensitivities? ??)
I have a small( 7 large base vines with numerous really long branches full of grapes)
vineyard next to my garden and really love these grapes! 8)


This is interesting.  On the SWAMIx I did myself, grapes are a neutral.  On my professional SWAMI
done at the clinic, grapes are a toxin.  So is grapeseed oil.   Do not understand why...could
be environmental sensitivities....but can't say for sure.  Are grapes moldy?  Grape juice is a neutral, raisins are a toxin.

How is grape juice rated for you cajun?

Posted by: sunnyside, Friday, July 12, 2013, 1:58am; Reply: 29
Hi Cajun, grapes are black dot but red wine is superfood on my Swami.

I still like summer better.
How about Teacher's reunion in the fall?
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, July 13, 2013, 1:00am; Reply: 30
Chloe,
Yup! I thought it was the possible mold.  :-/  Grape juice is neutral and raisins are avoid! ;)
Grapeseed oil is black dot but red wine is superfood!!! :D

Sunnyside,
A teacher's reunion in the Fall sounds great! Are you in for that, Chrissy? ;D
Posted by: Adopted4, Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:20pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from sunnyside
Hi Cajun, grapes are black dot but red wine is superfood on my Swami.

I still like summer better.
How about Teacher's reunion in the fall?


Teacher's reunion would be nice......if I didn't live 3,000+ miles away.

BTW, yogurt is beneficial, kefir black dot, grapes and raisins black dot.
Posted by: sunnyside, Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:28am; Reply: 32
Any Teacher used alma powder?

Gooseberry is superfood for me and alma is Indian gooseberry.
I am interested in taking it as supplement,
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, July 20, 2013, 5:48pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from sunnyside
Any Teacher used alma powder?

Gooseberry is superfood for me and alma is Indian gooseberry.
I am interested in taking it as supplement,


Do you mean AMLA and not ALMA?

AMLA is one of the ingredients included in my triphala formula.  I take that regularly.

Also I have gooseberry listed on my SWMI as a beneficial fruit.



Posted by: sunnyside, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 12:12am; Reply: 34
Hi Chloe, you are right it is AMLA.

Indian grocery here carries it in powder and frozen.
I am excited to try it.
Thank you.
Posted by: chrissyA, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 1:37pm; Reply: 35
cajun - I'm in for an autumn reunion ;D
Grapes are avoid for me as well, but I also ticked "environmental sensitivities" - but more inportantly, red wine is a bennie - so I can do without the grapes! :P
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 8:59pm; Reply: 36
Chrissy.... ;)

Adopted.....so sorry that you are so far away. As it is, even though Sunnyside,
Chrissy and I are all teachers living in SoCal...we are still over 100 miles from one another! :o
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