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Anastasia

climber
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Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 18, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Yes, trying to up the health factor here without skimping out on great food. Anyone have any favorites to share? Pictures please, recipes? Any favorite fruit, cheese, excellent restaurants etc. that has awesome health benefits?

What the heck are you eating people?

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 18, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
http://www.amazon.com/Am-Grateful-Recipes-Lifestyle-Gratitude/dp/1556436475

The raw strawberry shortcake is fuking amazing... and expensive.

http://cafegratituderecipes.com/category/recipes/

We (meaning my gf) cracked the recipe for gluten free pie crust. I will be trying the dough out as an empenata crust tonight.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Feb 18, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
take one (1) potato
wrap in foil
toss in fire
cover with coals
wait til you can stick a fork in it.
eat.

(serves one)
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Feb 18, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Corn too.
Anastasia

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
LOL!


Credit: Anastasia

I don't know, that grill thing looks complicated.
weezy

climber
Feb 18, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
made a big ol' tub of potato leek soup last night. i love making soups since they're pretty hard to screw up and you can make big batches that last for a while. you can freeze it in freezer bags if you don't eat it quickly enough.

i'm on a big quinoa kick right now, too. good protein source since i'm a veggie. i make big batches of that too and bag it. makes for quick easy salads by adding beans, corn or whetever else. quinoa is great if you get burned out on rice.


tonight i'm making tacos.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 18, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Beans and rice. Infinite variables with veggies and spices.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Feb 18, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
bacon is good for the soul.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 18, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Weezy is right.

Big batches is the way to go.

It doesn't take that much longer to cook a huge batch of something, and clean-up time is about the same. Now, you're only cooking maybe once a week, instead of every night.

I'm working on a Focaccia Bread right now ( it's a half-hour into the first rise ).

It's going be baked in a Dutch oven, because that's all I got - no kitchen in the house, so everything gets cooked outside.

Supposed to storm starting tomorrow, so I'm making a Lasagne too today - in a different Dutch oven - so I'll have something to eat for the rest of the week.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 18, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
hey there say, chaz... did not know you did not have a kitchen...

very interesting... i love cooking outside...

don't get to do it much... need either wood or coals and can't always afford coals, due to needing basics in other areas...

but say, i FINALLY after years of relocating, got a dutch oven again,
inprired from one of your posts a ways back... reminded how much i miss it..

well, it was on sale at amazon, due to being 'used' was not bad at all..
nothing wrong with it... that is how they descrbed their 'not perfect' looking stuff... i seasoned it and its great.. was only 11 bucks... but, it is only large enough for one chicken, barely, so i may get another one, soon as i can...

two is good, i heard tell, so one is more for breads, etc, and the other fish, or whatever...

i see you have two, as well...
and as to our quote:

It's going be baked in a Dutch oven, because that's all I got - no kitchen in the house, so everything gets cooked outside.

Supposed to storm starting tomorrow, so I'm making a Lasagne too today - in a different Dutch oven - so I'll have something to eat for the rest of the week

having no kitchen, mkes a good weather-deciphener out of one, right?
:))


*will post later, for you ananstasia, as to foods, etc...
:)

i am just very simple here, and basic, keeps the food bill very low...
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Feb 18, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Quinoa is amazing, & fits right into many dishes. It's not bad by itself.
It beats rice by a long chalk.
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 18, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
It's a little late in the season, but here's my recipe for MisterE's Winter Warmth Stew:

Ingredients:

2 large russet potatoes, cubed small
1 sm can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 sm can french cut green beans (strained)
1 sm can chopped green chilies (mild)
1 cup frozen petite peas
1 cup frozen corn
3 whole carrots, sliced thick
3 stalks of celery cubed
1 pound beef bits for stew, chunked small
4 large white mushrooms, cubed
1 whole yellow onion, minced
2-4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 - 12 oz can of beer
2 handfuls of egg noodles (uncooked)

Seasonings:
1 beef bullion cube
salt, pepper to taste
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 TBL soy sauce
2 TBL Italian seasonings
2 TBL olive oil

Fry meat, onion, celery, garlic and seasonings in cookpot with oil until onions are clear. Cube and boil potatoes and carrots for 10 minutes.

Drain juices off of canned veggies and potato/carrot mix, then throw everything else in cook-pot but the egg noodles. Bring to a bubble, then reduce heat. Cook for 1-1/2 hours on low heat, stirring occasionally then add egg noodles. Cook for another 1/2 hour. Add'l seasonings for desired flavor. Serve with artisan bread and a nice merlot.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Feb 18, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
My newest favorite is my morning smoothie.

Amazing Greens Green Superfood with Goji & Acai is the base.
I put this in about 8 oz. of almond milk, with or without some plain yogurt,
with;
a smallish banana
1 tsp. flax seed
1 Tbs. Almond Butter (this can be optional)
a handful of frozen berries, any kind
1/2 an apple

Put this in a $20 drink blender from Kmart and call it breakie.
Awesome, energizing and keeps my going until about noon.

Big weeks however call for 2nd breakfast, the smoothie goes with coffee or tea first thing.

Eggs scrambled with spinach, cheese & garlic

Saute the spinach, garlic and red bell pepper, or what ever you want, in a little olive oil on kinda low heat for 10 or so. Don't over cook this.
Add eggs and beat in the pan. You can make it frittata style or just keep scrambling. When close to done add cheese. Avocado slices on the side make this about 100% better. I top with Tapatio and side with a couple of slices of Alvarado Street Sprouted Sourdough.

I love breakfast.

As close to raw as possible
Avoid white food (with a couple of exceptions, like yogurt and cauliflower)
Look for the Non-GMO Project Label

Note sure if this applies to you my dear, but NO SODA. Ever.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 18, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
The best thing you can do is prepare your food from scratch...

...I read an article about what you should eat somewhere, the only thing I can remember is the allowance that you can eat anything you make from scratch... if you like Twinkies, go for it!
http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2012/11/26/homemade-hostess-twinkies-recipe/

you have total control of what goes into it... and doing stuff like this is time intensive, which means you'll make better choices of what you actually do prepare... and anything you make will taste better than what you can buy prepared

There is a huge body of Greek cooking that is a fantastic starting point... branch farther afield into "Middle Eastern" cooking (also a huge range) and get into Persian, Indian... Southeast Asian, Asian...

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 18, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Healthy music to cook by.

10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 18, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
my favorite fruits are: pomegranate, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
kiwi, tangerines, apples(help reduce cholesterol)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2013 - 04:34am PT
hey there, say...

great info from ed...i make everything from scratch, too..

and the fruit post is great,too... the major part all i ate, in south texas, or calif, was fruit--can't do that, now, i cost too much here...

so, basic staples and vegs...
but that is great when you can do lots of fruit :)


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 19, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Ana, I have some great recipies. All are healthy. I will either type some here or make copies and mail them to you. Please pray for me. Still working on "the book". Can't believe how much time it takes. I hope I live long enough to bring it to conclusion. Love to you, hubby and the babe. Lynne
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
hey there, say, lynne... oh my, god will help you with your book! for sure...

he helped me write four novels and five short story books, in a period of one per year... i am doing a book now, too.. .but stopped half way, to paint many things, first... am getting back to it now..

of course, my hvae type errors, as i have to do all the edit myself and have a few transpose errors, too...

but--they SAY exactly what i want ,the way i want...
and THAT part is perfect, for me...


prayers sent your way!!!

you WILL get it done, no matter kind of book, it is you are doing, :)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 19, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
neebee, gal, you are the greatest. If you ever want me to proof read your books or stories I would consider it an honor. Peace and Joy, lynnie
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