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Old 06-23-2007, 10:35 AM   #16
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The menu for today~
B~ 3/4c Uncle Sam Cereal, 1/2c blueberries, 1/2c unsweetened soy milk, & 12oz coffee (black)
S~ 1 large celery rib with 1T no salt natural PB
L~ Leftover Mattar Alu Kari (curried peas/potatoes) & 1/2c brown rice
S~ ww/flax/pumpkin muffin
D~ Stir "fry" (more a stir steam) with garlic, ginger, onions, cabbage, summer squash, carrots, celery, tofu, soba noodles, oyster sauce (using up leftover veggies~we get our CSA box tomorrow), salad, & turkey potstickers
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Did you make the Matta Alu Kari yourself and how do you make your homemade granola? I like to put it in my yogurt and I am usually looking for a crunchy snack.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:09 PM   #17
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Zenor,
Did you make the Matta Alu Kari yourself and how do you make your homemade granola? I like to put it in my yogurt and I am usually looking for a crunchy snack.
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Yes, I made the Matta Alu Kari at home. I love Indian food, but it seems to be a bit healthier when made at home versus restaurants. I will post both recipes for you later this weekend (I love sharing!) We are having guests over today and I need to get cleaning.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:40 AM   #18
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OOO thanks. I love indian, but with kids and all going to dinner can be expensive. We used to frequent the buffet, but that is out of the question right now. So I'd love to have any recipies you've got. You sound like such a fantastic, and healthy cook.

We had Ethiopian, so I am off to look for some good recipeis I can do at home.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:30 AM   #19
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From Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook. If you like ethnic food this is a great cookbook to pick up, it has recipes from all over the world.

Mattar Alu Kari (Curried Potatoes & Peas) Serves 4

In medium saucepan, heat:
2T ghee or oil I used 1T canola

Add and saute:
2 1/2t ginger root, chopped
2 1/2t garlic, chopped
1/2c onion, chopped
1/4t salt

When onions are brown, add:
1t ground cumin
1/2t ground tumeric
1/8-1/4t cayenne pepper I used 1/2t

Stir in:
3 medium tomatoes, chopped I used 2c canned
1 1/2t ground coriander or chopped cilantro

Cook 5 minutes, until liquid evaporates. Add:
1 large potato, cubed
3/4c water Use a bit less if you use canned tomatoes

Stir well. Bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Add:
3c frozen peas

Simmer 5 minutes, or until potatoes and peas are tender. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve over rice.

According to my calculations it comes to approx. 200 calories per serving without rice.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:42 AM   #20
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Okay, so this one I tweaked a lot. This is the original recipe and I'll try to note what I did differently. I made it awhile ago, so this may not be exact. This recipe is really easy to play with, so don't be afraid to experiment!

Granola

3/4c brown sugar I believe I used 1/4c
1/3c vegetable oil I used 2T of canola
1/3c honey I used 1/4c
I also added approx 1/3c orange juice to the liquids to help cut the fat
5 cups oatmeal I used oatmeal, plus barley & rye flakes
1/2c raisins
1/2c dry milk I didn't use this
3/4t cinnamon Used a combo of cinnamon, cloves, & allspice
pinch of salt

Mix brown sugar, oil, and honey (plus juice if using) in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar is dissolved. Combine dry ingredients in a large cake pan (9x13".) Pour sugar mixture over dry mixture and mix well. Bake at 375 for 10 mins (I had to bake it longer due to there being less oil.) Let cool in pan. Add raisins after cooking. Store in airtight container.

Even with all my adjustments a 1/2c is still 231 calories, so use sparingly unless you have calories to spend. Enjoy.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:49 AM   #21
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Today~
We had friends over for dinner, so I had a few things I don't normally eat, but I had small servings.

B~ 1pc hf oat bran toast, 1 large fried egg, 2 apricots, & coffee
L~ Lentil-barley stew
S~ Small banana
Appetizer~ 6oz champagne, 3 multi-grain crackers, 1/2oz goat cheese, & 1T mushroom pate
Dinner~ 1 salmon cake, 1T low-fat mayo sauce (with horseradish & capers), 1/4c zucchini, 1/3c grain medley, salad with 1t balsamic dressing, & 8oz red wine
Dessert~ Brownie sundae (1 small crumbled brownie, 1/3c vanilla ice cream, & 1T organic chocolate syrup) & coffee

Aside from too much wine and dessert I did okay. I had lots of water (at least 100oz.) Hopefully the scale is merciful in the morning.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:58 PM   #22
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Wow I wish that was what my diary looked like when we have friends over! Sounds health and fun, and now you given yourself a treat! Just beat the scale up if its not nice to you!
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:26 PM   #23
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For today~
B~ 1 pc of hf oat bran toast, 1 large egg over easy, 3/4c soy milk with 1T chocolate syrup, coffee
S~ 1/2 medium banana
L~ 1/2c brown rice, leftover Dhal, & 1T yogurt
S~ 3 apricots
D~ 1 serving of "steam-fried" brown rice (with carrots, celery, onions, tofu, egg, garlic, ginger, yellow squash), 3 turkey potstickers, & salad
S~ 1/3c vanilla ice cream & 2t chocolate syrup

I guess I needed my chocolate today!
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:12 AM   #24
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Zenor77, 90% of what you eat is right up my alley!!! Indian and Thai are my favorites. I too cook them at home to make them healthier.

Here's my day of organic food:

1 cup coffee (fairtrade Sumatran!) with agave nectar and soy milk

3 cups of salad with: beets, carrots, spinach, red leaf lettuce, romaine, chickpeas, tempeh "bacon" crumbles, green olive slices and a garlic/sunflower seed/herb dressing

1/2 cup homemade potato salad with corn, celery, onion, green onion, shredded carrot, spices and "Vegenaise"

1/2 cup marinara sauce and 2 breadsticks

16 oz. Mango Acai Tea with agave nectar

2 cups of this mixture: zucchini, spinach, onion, garlic, carrot, peas, corn, garlic, spicy basil tomato sauce and high protein tofu with 1 T. soy Parmesan and nutritional yeast served with 1/2 cup brown rice

1 serving baked potato bites

1 large apple
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:44 AM   #25
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Zenor,
Thanks for the recipies. I am going to try them this week. I'll let you know how they turn out.
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Heres how it went so far and heres how I hope it will continue to go hah:
B - Kashi Oatmeal
L - A small cup of lentil and beef soup from the hot food bar at my grocery store (no clue about the nutritional info hate when that happens, cant be that bad though)
S - Kiwi
D - Chicken on the grill with letuce and cherry tomatoes
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