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Old 09-27-2005, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'm new here

Hello, everyone! I thought I would introduce myself before I start posting.

I'm Diana-Kate, and I love cooking and discussing food. I think I found the right crowd here. I'm a vegetarian so I'll be hanging out in that forum. I'm also interested in food as medicine and learning about nutrition.

My other interests include yoga, drawing, writing, I love funny people, so if you say something funny, I'll laugh!



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Old 09-27-2005, 10:49 PM   #2
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well diana if you love to laugh you've come to the right place !
check out the off topic and jokes forum !!!!
welcome to dc

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Old 09-27-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
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Welcome to your new "HOME" Diana-Kate, I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do, I try to be funny once in a while so please forgive me. If you Like Fun, Recipes, Fun, People who care, did I mention Fun, you have Found Your New "HOME". I hide out as much as I can, and you will find me in OFF TOPICS, Should be called ODD TOPICS, or in Jokes and Games, I can make a PB&J and Boil water, WELCOME AND HAVE A "MAIDRITE DAY".
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:35 PM   #4
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Hi Diana-Kate! I'm glad you have joined us. You will really enjoy it. I'm married to one of the kooks here, but his name escapes me at the moment!

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Old 09-28-2005, 12:09 AM   #5
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WELCOME!!! We're glad you've decided to join us!
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:16 AM   #6
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Welcome, this place is full of fun and people who like to laugh.
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:12 AM   #7
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You sure did find the right place and we are so happy you did. Welcome
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:35 AM   #8
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It's great to have you here Diana-Kate!
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:09 AM   #9
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I am new here too! Not too sure just how to ask questions online tho. I have been looking for help on the net as my husband had a heart attack and a triple bypass 8 weeks ago and we have had to change his diet radically.

He cannot have more than 10% fat in his diet, no red meat, only 2 eggs a week etc, etc. I have some recipes that are low fat and they use apple sauce instead of butter/oil which have worked out well. But I was hoping to use some of our old recipes that my husband Ron longs for by substituting ingredients. So I was wondering if anyone knew what quantities of apple sauce to use for butter/oil? Say the recipe says 125gr of butter, how much apple sauce should I use?

Also another question!!!! (Sorry) I have had to go off wheat (not gluten) and was wondering how to make gravy now? I always used gravox with vegetable juices, now I can't since that has wheat in it?

I know there are unusual questions but maybe someone out there knows the answers?

Hoping to hear from anyone. Thanks for listening.

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:50 AM   #10
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Welcome to DC Diana-Kate!
I'm also interested in food as medicine and learning about nutrition.
So am I, I have a huge passion in this area, so I'm sure we'll cross like-minded pathes here on the boards.

Welcome to DC
I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's health, but so very glad that he has pulled through! And that you two are serious about changing his/your diet.

May I ask why have you gone off wheat? (Celiac's? Candida?) It should be all right if you use cornstarch or arrowroot to thicken your gravey. Start with a homemade stock (or one that was made in a pinch with a wheat-free stock cube) and add a little cornstarch to cold water, or cooled off stock and gradually whisk it into the pan/pot of stock. Give it a few minutes (I reduce the heat), and see if it's thick enough for your taste, if not add a tiny bit more cornstarch. You can use this method for both meat and veg stocks.

Here are some good starting points for wheat free recipes online:





Here are two links that talk briefly about subbing apple sauce for oil:



You can also use bananas in some recipes, and figs/dates as well (great for cutting back on sugar!)

I know it can be very hard to adjust to a medically impossed diet, I eat around (or "for" depending on how you look at it) my health as well


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