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Old 11-21-2015, 04:51 PM   #11
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Sounds good and also very simple and I love the simplicity of soups. Actually it was one of those cornerstone recipes Id dropped from the arsenal mostly due to my soups always just being like water. So Ill give them another shot with this recipe, cheers.

Split peas I love their texture and I keep meaning to buy them. Shall add to the list for next shop.
I make split pea soup with chicken stock instead of water (or can add some Better than Bouillon or similar), but otherwise mine is about like that. If I have a ham bone, I'll add that when simmering the stock, but it can be made without.

Chili (red chili con carne style) has great flavor, and can be made with lean meat or chicken, or vegetarian with just enough olive oil to sauté some of the veggies.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:34 AM   #12
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Can you do any dairy?
I have dried skimmed milk with my breakfast cereal. but that is it :).

I do eat eggs now and then since I realised they aren't the high in the saturates. (I will look into the saturated being debunked things because I do follow modern science vs outdated stuff if it is compelling enough but I want to research before stocking up on those high fat cuts :)) and I find them very helpful filler to the week.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:40 AM   #13
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I was asking because the symptoms you described fit better with lactose intolerance rather than the fat content.
Now as per food fads, some fat is good for you. A no-fat diet can lead to dryness.
You will find high fat, low fat, no fat diets all endorsed by some doctor or other.
Eggs can be good or bad depending on the number you eat.
Carbs can be touted as good or bad. Though if one eats too much mac and cheese or carrots, one will develop an orange tint.
Beets can dye certain bodily fluids red.
Moderation is the key.
Good luck with your healthy eating.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:26 PM   #14
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I was asking because the symptoms you described fit better with lactose intolerance rather than the fat content.
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I agree!! Sounds like a classic reaction to lactose or something else in dairy products.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:33 PM   #15
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I was asking because the symptoms you described fit better with lactose intolerance rather than the fat content.
Now as per food fads, some fat is good for you. A no-fat diet can lead to dryness.
Dryness? How does that lead to dryness, by which I assume you mean dehydration?

Some fat is definitely necessary for a healthy diet because vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble, so they need to be accompanied by dietary fat in order for your body to absorb them.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:01 PM   #16
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Dryness? How does that lead to dryness, by which I assume you mean dehydration?

Some fat is definitely necessary for a healthy diet because vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble, so they need to be accompanied by dietary fat in order for your body to absorb them.
Dryness in another area. Dry skin too.
One needs a touch of some sort of oil in their diet.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:55 AM   #17
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3 easy healthy dishes

Potato and Cabbage soup

1 leek
1 large carrot
1 large onion
2 sticks celery
1/2 head white cabbage
80z mild smoked bacon chopped
1 bouquet garni, or 1 dessertspoon mixed herbs
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tbsp tomato purče
sour cream to swirl
6 pints homemade stock

This soup is so easy to make it's ridiculous!

Cut the vegetables into large chunks, leaving the potato chunks till a bit later.
Put into the pan with the stock, and cook until soft.
In the meantime, blitz the potato chunks in the food processor until you have a purče.
When the vegetables are soft and the stock is boiling, add in the raw potato purče. It will start to thick immediately
Stir constantly until the soup is thickened
Add the sweet paprika.
Add the tomato purče


To serve, ladle into soup bowls and add a swirl of sour cream and a further dusting of paprika.



Tuna salad

I buy jars of tuna in olive oil, I find the quality better than tinned.

8oz tuna drained
2 raw red capsicums cut into small squares
1 red onion, chopped
1 can cannellini beans, or more to taste
The same weight of fresh tomatoes as you have of capsicums
Fresh parsley - 1 good handful
Lemon juice to taste
A good drizzle of really good olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

Toss the ingredients together and serve with a Romaine lettuce garnish. Don't be tempted to add sweet corn, it dulls the flavour, as does mayonnaise.



Salad of Bulghur or couscous with roasted vegetables:

80z dry coucous, re-hydrated with boiling water and a touch of olive oil.

Roasted red capsicums, tomatoes, eggplant, red onion, courgettes and chickpeas.

Large handfuls each of fresh chopped parsley and fresh mint

Good sprinkling of black pepper and salt to taste



Chop the vegetables into bite size chunks and roast in a hot oven
cook the bulghur or couscous according to the instructions on the packet
When cooked, transfer to a large serving dish and add:

The couscous
The roasted vegetables
The chopped herbs

Mix well until the vegetables and couscous are evenly mixed.

Add in the chopped herbs and distribute evenly throught the salad

Add the lemon juice (added to taste) and black pepper.

Leave to amalgamate the flavours for a good couple of hours in the fridge.

Serve with chicken or lamb kebabs, or with falafel.

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Old 11-23-2015, 07:53 AM   #18
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Quick and easy recipes

I forgot to say that the cabbage and potato soup needs putting through the blender, to produce a creamy soup. Then sprinkle the paprika and a swirl of sour cream before serving.

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Old 11-23-2015, 10:59 AM   #19
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By the way I love brown rice so things to go with it would be good.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:12 AM   #20
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Dryness in another area. Dry skin too.
One needs a touch of some sort of oil in their diet.
Sounds like spiritualist mumbo jumbo to me :D. The 'meridians do not flow correcty'.
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