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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 05:24 PM

Been on a liquid diet for over three years

I lost my taste buds and salivary glands. Both have regenerated to a great degree, though some foods I can’t eat, some I can tolerate, some I love with a deep abiding love. Previously unknown to man. I felt like the chef in “Eat Drink Man Woman.” I lost my confidence in seasoning, so my wife was the taster like in the afore mentioned movie. Get the Japanese version

Sauces have helped me back to the land (limited) gluttony.

I put this sauce on some finely shredded Napa Cabbage. From Epicurious:

Tahini sauce

INGREDIENTS

2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
1/2 cup well-stirred tahini (Middle Eastern sesame paste)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

PREPARATION

Mince garlic, then mash to a paste with sea salt. Whisk together garlic paste and remaining ingredients until combined well.
Cooks' note:
· Tahini sauce can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving.

My knees get weak when I think of it. My wife loves dipping Rosemary crackers in it.
So my cancer adventure has restarted my love for herbs and spices. I have a small herb garden and one very prolific Serrano pepper plant. I am drying my herbs and Serrano’s.

I have become addicted to Harrisa powder and Harrisa sauce. Screw Sriracha. Valentina sauce is better and cheaper, and Harrisa beats them both. If you can’t find Harrisa, try Berbere.


Bread is still tough, but 100% whole wheat toasted is OK.

So I have returned to cooking and baking to see what jewels are posted here.

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Reply Been on a liquid diet for over three years (Original post)
alfredo Aug 2019 OP
coeur_de_lion Aug 2019 #1
elleng Aug 2019 #2
alfredo Aug 2019 #5
elleng Aug 2019 #9
alfredo Aug 2019 #10
mercuryblues Aug 2019 #16
mitch96 Aug 2019 #3
alfredo Aug 2019 #7
japple Aug 2019 #12
mitch96 Aug 2019 #13
japple Aug 2019 #14
Saviolo Aug 2019 #4
alfredo Aug 2019 #6
Saviolo Aug 2019 #8
alfredo Aug 2019 #11
Callalily Aug 2019 #15
alfredo Aug 2019 #18
Demsrule86 Aug 2019 #17
alfredo Aug 2019 #19

Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 05:53 PM

1. Yummy

I must try this. I love sauces.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:00 PM

2. THANKS, alfredo!

HAPPY you're back! I'm embarking on a diet for diabetics. GOTTA find a way to have coffee for breakfast without sugar!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:17 PM

5. It is good, you just have to get used to it. Milk makes it better.

Steamed Veggies are wonderful. All they need is lemon juice. I boil the water first along with aromatic herbs. When they "Bloom", I add the veggie basket and the veggies. Small red potatoes are delicious steamed. Steam them until the fork can partially pierce them, then add the other veggies.

I am going to try steaming some Salmon. Fish has been problematic because no matter how moist, it dries out and is hard to swallow. Lox and cream cheese is an exception.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:24 PM

9. SO glad you're finding things.

Lox and cream cheese is on my 'diet,' I read it would be OK; I have had it on whole grain english muffin. Will keep my eyes out for whole grain bagels.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:27 PM

10. I put it on whole wheat crackers.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:07 AM

16. I unintentionally

found a way to eliminate the sugar in my coffee.

My Mom made fudge. If you ever had my Mom's fudge you would eat it for every meal. But it is real sweet. One cup of coffee with sugar and the fudge, I could feel my teeth falling out. I wasn't giving up the fudge, so the sugar had to go. On the 3rd day, I poured my cup of coffee without sugar, went to grab a piece of fudge from the dining room table and it was gone. Not even a crumb left for me to lick off the plate.

Now, crying in my coffee would make it taste salty. I was all settled in a chair and too lazy to get up for sugar. So I drank it without. I didn't miss it.

1/2 way through my cup of coffee I found out who the fudge thief was. My favorite brother, who had come home for the holidays. I hadn't seen him for almost a year and my greeting was..."You asshole, you ate all the fudge"

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:13 PM

3. Sounds like a hummus recipe with out the garbanzo beans... I'm gonna try it.. tnx.... .nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:19 PM

7. Bingo!

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Response to alfredo (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:41 PM

12. So happy to see this because I've missed hummus since I developed an

allergy to chickpeas. I love, love, love tahini dressing with lemon. I could drink it. I like it with carrots, celery, radishes.

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Response to japple (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:48 PM

13. "allergy to chickpeas"

Sorry to hear that and have you considered a different bean? In Egypt instead of chickpeas they use Fava beans sometimes called broad beans. I've tried it and they work just fine for hummus.. Plus they have less calories than garbanzo/chick peas and almost the same nutrition... A thought...
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:03 AM

14. Yes, I have made hummus using cannellini beans and it is delicious. Not quite the

same texture as with garbanzos, but good enough. Thanks.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:14 PM

4. That's one of the recipes that inspired this:

Hubby adapted this dressing and salad from that Bon Appetit recipe, as well as a recipe he was given by an old Israeli roommate of ours years ago who really introduced us to the wonders of tahini.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:19 PM

6. That looks so good.

Have you tried black bean Hummus? It's so good, it has to be a sin.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:22 PM

8. Yes, we have.

We've also done hummus with black sesame! It's delicious, but the colour is -not- right

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:41 PM

11. Turn off the lights before you eat it. ;)

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:12 AM

15. Sounds yummy!

I'm adding to my list of "things to make" which grows exponentially!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:20 PM

18. During my liquid diet I collected over 300 recipes

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:09 PM

17. That sounds lovely.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:21 PM

19. It is. I'm going out to buy more Napa cabbage

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