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Old 11-02-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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I'm trying to GAIN weight.
My bad, I misunderstood your post. Very sorry. Still, though, I am not sure a vegetable curry takes you in the right direction. Have you spoken to a doctor?
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:16 PM   #12
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  • Cut in hunks the vegetables you want to use
  • (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, whatever you have)
  • Melt some butter and saute in a fairly high heat all of these vegetables. I like my vegetables to start browning a bit
  • Pour boiling water over the vegetables to almost cover and add a palm-full of curry powder and salt to taste
  • Simmer until vegetables are done
  • Mix some flour with some of the vegetable liquid and stir together to make a slurry
  • You might want to remove veggies for this
  • Quickly whisk in the slurry to thicken curry
  • Taste again for seasoning adjustments
  • If lumps form - oh well - you have dumplings too
  • Brown chicken pieces along with the vegetables for some protein
  • Brown beef cubes if you'd rather have beef
  • Serve any of these over rice
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:53 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the great replies folks. I'll try it tomorrow(probably).

Seriously, thanks. And I'm sorry if my first post was a bit dramatic. I was REALLY hungry when I wrote that. Since then I made a whole pot of instant mashed potatoes and ate it and I'm feeling like I'll live again.

Thanks, I appreciate it a bunch.
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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You've got to eat some protein too! A whole bowl of mashed potatoes will just send your glucose levels out of whack! For one to feel satisfied one must eat protein, carbs, veggies in one meal or one snack - you'll just feel sluggish eventually after "crashing: off a nothing but mashed potatoes.

Why are you leaving protein out of your diet?
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:38 PM   #15
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You have seen a doctor about your weight loss, right?

Kitchenelf is right. You'll be a lot better off eating a balanced diet and eating regularly so that you never get THAT hungry. Better to eat some meat, veggies, and carbs 5 times a day than to wait until you ar e famished and eat a tub of mashed potatoes which = relatively empty calories.

Add nuts and avacados and other healthy yet calorie+ things to your diet.

Add some nuts or some chicken to the curry.
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:49 PM   #16
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Back to your very first post Tracy - lactose intolerant is NOT a "pretty bleak picture" by any stretch!!!! Are there any other issues? Gluten, wheat, etc.?

What has a doctor said about such a rapid weight loss or is the lactose intolerant a recent thing?
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:24 AM   #17
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Yeah, I need all the different nutrients and stuff. Don't worry though, I'm working on it and I've gotten help. And no, I don't expect a nice vegetable curry to solve all my problems.

But you guys have been great. And I appreciate that a bunch.
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:40 AM   #18
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There is little worse than feeling ill a long way from home. I hope you are ok.
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Hi there, I am an American living in Cairo, and in the last 3 years it has changed to now import just about anything we get in the States. I understand you are in the outskirts (where?) but there are ways to get into town on occasion I would assume. Also, besides being an expert on all of the best supermarkets here, I have connections with doctors, hospitals, and dietitions if you would like to call me and get some info. Let me know and I can send you my number.
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