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Old 12-26-2006, 04:52 PM   #11
Yael Grauer
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Strangely enough, massive amounts of sugar don't make me depressed, but one bagel will do the trick. It's weird.
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:07 PM   #12
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I can tell a difference between a "brain fog" from carbs....and a "blood sugar" drop.....usually #1 comes if it's carbs that are not high in sugar,.......#2 comes from the high sugar kind....cause it's quick energy then the crash....either way....carbs not my friend...unless pwo....I need more DHA for me brain..
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:24 PM   #13
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Try doing some curries with coconut milk...and other soups. Soup is awesome comfort food...warm and tasty. And you can vary it up a bunch.
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:03 PM   #14
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Good call Nicki! Also, maybe lamb balls will be a good sub for dumplings. I think that's what I'm really missing... corn maza dumplings, chicken dumplings, butter bean dumplings, potato dumplings, samosas, matzah ball soup...

Also I need to find something to replace the noodles in my minestrone...

Mike--I think it's different than the gluten allergy. Actually I had a house guest once that had a hardcore gluten allergy and he would feel worse if he ate whole wheat, whereas I'd feel better. So we decided his was an allergy and mine was a blood sugar thing. I never realized how awful it made me feel emotionally until I stopped... It makes me wonder if I used to feel like that all the time?
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:21 PM   #15
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I follow almost the same eating formula, Yael. You can have endless possibilities using different herbs or thinking about ethnic flavors.

I make minestrone without any grains. I use grass-fed beef or even ground beef. Then add some beef broth (homemade is really good, but only if you have time to simmer the bone for hours). I add one can of tomatoes and then either swiss chard or kale and some red peppers, celery, mushrooms, green beans and whatever else. I use some Italian herb blend and garlic. It freezes well in individual serving sizes.

I also make a fajita skillet with chicken, peppers and onion. I add lots of cumin, chile powder and cilantro and just eat it as is.

Thai food is so good when you add some basil, green chiles, cilantro, wheat-free Tamari sauce and sesame oil to stir-fry combinations. I use ground meat to save prep time. Chicken, green beans, mushrooms and basil is a good combination. Or you can do a soup version with these ingredients and flavors and just add some chicken broth. I love bok choy in it too.

I often search the foodnetwork.com for recipes using a certain ingredient. Surprisingly, many recipes can be used as-is or you can just get inspiration.

I used to enjoy baking too. Oh well!
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