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Old 10-21-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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How can rice, lentils cornbread and cheese be made to taste better?

since a large bowl of this everyday makes up most of my meals i need a way to make this mixture taste better. it needs to be cheap and healthy... not necessarily super duper healthy, but the ingredients must be whole food type stuff.

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Old 10-21-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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How about a few shots of Tabasco and/or Louisiana Hot Sauce...
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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hey... do you know of any hot sauces that don't use vinegar or salt?
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:22 PM   #4
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Sorry.....I do not.
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You could add some sauteed onions and some red pepper flakes.
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Use fresh herbs or spices to add a new dimension to the flavours. Herbs will also lighten the dish a little. Look to the Indian sub-continent for some ideas about lentils, they do some great spicy dishes.

Rice can also be geed up by adding veg - such as sweetcorn or peas or even some fish.

Judging from your posts, you seem to have some diet restrictions. We can help much more if we know what these are.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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i'm just tryin to keep it healthy and cheap. right now my daily diet is the below. i also take some vitamins. it has to stay cheap, whole and healthy.

2 bananas
1 glass of v8
a chunk of sweet potato raw
2 cups of oat meal
1 teaspoon of cod liver oil

4 ounces of cheese
1 cup brown rice
1/4 of 12 inch cake of corn bread (made with 6 tbs olive oil, 4 tsp non
aluminumized baking powder, 4 brown eggs, 4 cups of milk, 1 tsp of
garlic salt, 2/3 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 cups of whole corn meal)
1 1/2 cup of lentils

3 protein shakes

and some peanuts
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Wait? You're drinking protein shakes but complaining about cheese? Do you have any clue how many chemicals are in a protein shake? It's 100% chemical.

Real foods, healthy foods, aren't cheap. The reason foods are cheap is because they are processed in bulk for the masses. Look at boxed pasta. Under a dollar and you can get a couple of meals, but it's all processed.

As for brown or white eggs, no difference other than the color of the chicken.
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i'm just tryin to keep it healthy and cheap. right now my daily diet is the below. i also take some vitamins. it has to stay cheap, whole and healthy.

2 bananas
1 glass of v8
a chunk of sweet potato raw
2 cups of oat meal
1 teaspoon of cod liver oil

4 ounces of cheese
1 cup brown rice
1/4 of 12 inch cake of corn bread (made with 6 tbs olive oil, 4 tsp non
aluminumized baking powder, 4 brown eggs, 4 cups of milk, 1 tsp of
garlic salt, 2/3 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 cups of whole corn meal)
1 1/2 cup of lentils

3 protein shakes

and some peanuts
Is there a why for you doing this? This diet sounds very restrictive, almost like an athlete’s diet?

The protein is low for body-building, and the carbs are low for runners and bikers. So what are you trying to do?

Diet is what we eat.

A “diet” is the process of trying to modify that which we eat in order to lose weight.

Fact of the matter is, if you increase activity (weight training, jogging, etc), and decrease or leave diet (that which we eat) the same, you will lose weight. By changing nothing in your diet except to switch to diet drinks or un-sweetened teas you can lose weight.

The key is to use more calories (exercise or move) than you eat.
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If you want exercise and caloric expenditure, then here is the place to go. I used to advise on this site’s forum back in the day, and they’ve only gotten better! A great place!
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