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  • Metabolic purpose in ingrediants?   15 years 1 week ago

    None of these are essentials- they are more for flavor and variety but if you don't enjoy them just leave them out.
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Seasonal adaptions?   15 years 1 week ago

    Dawn,
    I agree with you- this is a problem, but I am not sure how to fix it!
    Members are starting at all points of the year, but many of the recipes were initially written in the summer months, and the menus reflect this....also keep in mind that our members live all over the world, where food availability and prices vary greatly throughout the year. I too live where it is now very cold right now and the thought of ex. drinking smoothies is the furthest thing from my mind at this point...For the time being, assume you can definitely adapt any recipe to fit your needs in terms of subsituting local and seasonal foods. Just stick to the other parameters of the program and you should be fine.

  • Buckwheat allergy   15 years 1 week ago

    It is fine to just use brown rice or quinoa instead. A little adaptation may be needed depending on the recipe but it should work out fine to substitute. Make sure to rinse quinoa very thoroughly before using.
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • where to find recipes   15 years 1 week ago

    Yes, we willb e adding the index of recipes in the very near future now that we have the initial program in place.

  • Metabolic purpose in ingrediants?   15 years 1 week ago

    Okay-

    Artichoke hearts, roasted jarred red peppers, turnips, swiss chard.

    Dawn

  • Week 2 recipes   15 years 1 week ago

    I am not able to find the recipe for the Sunflower Scallion Dip and Tropical Fruit Nut Salad. Can you tell me where I could find them, please?

    FYI- Carrots were missing from the Week 2 shopping list, and more apples, cucumbers, and pears are called for in recipes than listed on the shopping list. Hope this is helpful to others!

    Dawn

  • Food Plan   15 years 1 week ago

    That one recipe for the antipasto plate will last you all week, any time it's called for. And the green salad with pecans and pears served my husband and me at least three meals.

    This program is meant to have leftovers--more than just dividing that one meal into two smaller meals. There may be a lot of cooking or prep at one time, but it'll last.

  • Thickening sauces?   15 years 1 week ago

    I'm thrilled that something I posted has gotten so much response! :lol:

    I added some honey to the pot when we reheated it, and that helped a lot.

    I also used homemade turkey stock as the base, rather than water, knowing it would add more flavor.

    For those who have really loved the recipe, I would be interested in knowing if you like the stew without tomatoes. Tomatoes really do add a lot of flavor to a dish, but I can't eat them. I am sensitive to nightshades. :cry:
    I'd like to hear if you still love it without the tomatoes or what things you added to make it more flavorful.

    I am thinking about making it again, but using what we would consider more normal spices for a stew, like parsley, or maybe some fresh basil or something like that.

    My daughter loved the chickpeas. We used canned beans for our trial.

  • Thickening sauces?   15 years 1 week ago

    Hey TinaH,

    That's good to know that the canned chickpeas made a difference taste wise and perhaps the slow cooking in the crock pot did as well with the dried beans.

    I buy organic dry beans in bulk, so I either pressure can my own for ready-to-go beans, or start with the dry ones. I would like to try my homemade canned beans in there next time and see how that tastes.

    Dawn

  • Thickening sauces?   15 years 1 week ago

    My husband and I really liked this recipe, too. It's fun to try new recipes on this program. I would have never thought of adding cinnamon to a stew, but it was delicious.

    The first time I made it, I used canned chickpeas. The second time, I used dried. The second time was more bland, but I was cooking it on the stove top. Next time, I'll use the crockpot so the seasonings have more of a chance to absorb into the beans.

    Anyway, it's my opinion that many members would be missing out if you removed that recipe.

  • Journal Entries   15 years 1 week ago

    I understand that if we DO select private, it is viewable only to us.

    My question is (and perhaps I didn't phrase it very clear)

    if we DO NOT select private, than who is able to view our entries?

  • Ambiguity of meaning of "servings"   15 years 1 week ago

    I think I understand about the way to separate out the servings. Such as 3 wraps at one mini meal. There is a lot of info to digest all at once. It's easy to get lost in what would otherwise be simple instructions. I am going to try to purchase enough in one week that would equal being able to serve my husband the same food I am eating. He is interested, but does not have the same weight issue as I have. He tends toward underweight although eating plenty of food. In fact, more than me by at least twice! This is why I was concerned about portions. I hope I have it figured out. That's a lot of salad greens! Purchased everything today. Including other supplement. Whey Protein, Greens Powder, Digestive enzymes.....etc. Spent a whopping total of almost $400. In a little shock.... Was not able to find every single thing.... But most all of the products where available here in Guelph Ontario.

  • Week 2 recipes   15 years 1 week ago

    Something sounds awry as non-gluten grains such as rice and quinoa are not supposed to be reintroduces until week 3...I need to check to see if a mistake was made when the menus were posted...
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Journal Entries   15 years 1 week ago

    I may be wrong, but I believe private means no one will see your entries besides you.
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Metabolic purpose in ingrediants?   15 years 1 week ago

    Dawn,
    Tell me what you'd like to not eat and I'll tell you if there's any reason you should reconsider...
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Week 2 recipes   15 years 1 week ago

    The Steamed chard is listed as being served over quinoa. Can we do that in week two? I love quinoa!

    Also, I see on the shopping list that 100% rice crackers are listed. Don't see yet where you suggest using them, but that brings me to another question: can we have rice on week two of the program?

    Dawn

  • Shopping List Discrepancy   15 years 1 week ago

    Great- glad you did enjoy them but totally ok to bake them next time. Many weeks we do recommend baking them, but we are trying to make the menus as delicious and varied as possible!
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Milk   15 years 1 week ago

    Let's see. If you really cannot stand them, just omit them and use probiotics instead. It is not that our program revolves around them or anything, its just that they are a wonderful tool for maintaining digestive health plus they provide a taste that is enjoyed by lots of people (just not you!)
    Of course I'd hope maybe you'll change your mind and be able to put some in your diet at some point, but if not that is ok!
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Shopping List Discrepancy   15 years 1 week ago

    I ended up doing it both ways-sweet potatoes in the crockpot with the chicken as well as baking some on the side. My crockpot cooked ones were REALLY done, very moist, and were very tasty. Not at all as greasy as I had envisioned. A lot of it stayed in the broth, because they were just falling apart into tiny pieces, which is also wonderful. The broth tastes quite yummy with the addition of the sweet potatoes in there! I blended it up and made a nice warming soup. I will, however, stick with baking my sweet potatoes. In my opinion, the caramelizing is what really makes sweet potatoes taste so yummy and flavorful, and ya just can't get that in a crockpot. I am glad baking them works with the Enlita plan.

    Dawn

  • Thickening sauces?   15 years 1 week ago

    Ok, if not using tomatoes, I would just use extra veggies as you did (maybe even adding additional ones of your choosing) and maybe use some homemade chicken stock as a base and different spices...you can definitely pay with herbs and spices at any point to make things different and more exciting. Thank you so much for your feedback- keep it coming!
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Ambiguity of meaning of "servings"   15 years 1 week ago

    I am sorry you find the serving size recommendations ambiguous...
    When something says two servings (like the turkey wraps), we'd like you to eat it twice (two meals). If something says 6 servings, we generally put it into the menu 6 times = 6 mini-meals Salads usually make 8 servings, so again, expect to be able to eat that salad 8 times = 8 mini-meals. If you are not eating mini-meals, you may instead eat the salad at 4 meals. Is this making more sense? I hope so. As for soups and stews, the recipes usually make 8-10 servings, and you may find you have some leftover, in which case you can freeze a few portions for having on hand when you don't have time to prepare the recommeded meal...

  • Thickening sauces?   15 years 1 week ago

    We enjoyed the recipe! My daughter used an immersion blender and made a blended version, which was also very good. I think it's a keeper as is, but I would be interested in your suggestions for substituting the tomato base with something else if one could not have nightshades. I think that might work out to be a good way to totally change the flavor of a good basic recipe and end up with 2 variations (or more).

    Dawn

  • Organ meats and raw foods   15 years 1 week ago

    Yes these are allowed. We do not put them in the menus regularly as they aren't so commonly eaten in this county but they are very nutritious and very much endorsed by the Weson Price Foundation. They work particularly well for metabolic Protein types...
    If you are heaving trouble with all the raw veggies, feel free to cook them a little. Whatever you need to be comfortable and stick with it as close as possible!
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Thickening sauces?   15 years 1 week ago

    Arrowroot is just fine as a thickener. Sorry you didn't love the recipe. We may consider changing that/omitting it if its not popular.
    Dr. Winnie Abramson

  • Shopping List Discrepancy   15 years 1 week ago

    Thank you for bringing these to my attention. I will correct these issues as soon as possible.
    As for the chicken and sweet potatoes, I don't think it makes them greasy-just very moist. We suggest cooking them this way because it is easy. Yes then they are intented to be eaten with the meals when 1/2 sweet potato is called for- you can eat it however you like.
    You are also free to just bake them separately.
    Dr. Winnie Abramson