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Old 12-11-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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ISO Salad Help

My question is...if you were serving green salad with tomatoes, etc. How would you make it for someone who can't chew food?

I am about dying for a salad. I thought of processing the lettuce, hopefully not pureeing, and other greens. Separately process the tomatoes, onions, olives, etc. and add to lettuce and dress.

Does this sound like it might work? Or will I just end up with lettuce mulch?
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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Interesting question and idea....it migh be like a chunky gazpacho?
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Interesting question and idea....it migh be like a chunky gazpacho?
That might be the way I have to go, cold fresh veg soup.
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If you add italian dressing would it be like a veggie pesto?
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That might be the way I have to go, cold fresh veg soup.
I would. You can always shred lettuce, but the rest - eh, not so much.

I make an easy gazpacho with tomato juice and some salsa. You could top it with shredded lettuce or just have some shredded lettuce with dressing on the side.
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I was really hoping for a salad I could eat with a fork...the swallowing thing is tricky with shredded lettuce, I tried.
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I was really hoping for a salad I could eat with a fork...the swallowing thing is tricky with shredded lettuce, I tried.
I don't know, Princess, but maybe you're getting ahead of yourself. You'd hate yourself if you irritate those gums too much just yet. Maybe make a salad for Shrek and just take a little bit for yourself to try it out. Who knows, maybe you are ready and then you can steal his salad.

Another way to keep from overdoing it would be to include hard boiled eggs, quartered, in the salad. They help you fill up and also make stinky farts.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:26 PM   #8
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I don't know, Princess, but maybe you're getting ahead of yourself. You'd hate yourself if you irritate those gums too much just yet. Maybe make a salad for Shrek and just take a little bit for yourself to try it out. Who knows, maybe you are ready and then you can steal his salad.

Another way to keep from overdoing it would be to include hard boiled eggs, quartered, in the salad. They help you fill up and also make stinky farts.
EHH! Shrek won't even try to eat with his teeth in. I'm working on cheese crackers tonight. I did okay earlier with scrambled eggs and pulverized ham this morning. Tonight is lentil soup with more pulverized ham. I'll fix the salmon tomorrow.
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you would be amazed at how well you can eat salad totally without the teeth. ask me how i know. lol
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Something like a fresh salsa might do it for you. Doesn't need to be Mexican, but finely chopped tomatoes and finely chopped greens, cukes, and the appropriate seasonings. Things that can be swallowed whole, but also can be mashed between the tongue and roof of mouth before swallowing. I don't think it necessarily has to be pureed; talk to the doctor, but I suspect a bit of bulk might be good.
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