Good Foods for Great Health

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Found out that Stevia liquid is low in oxalates but the powder is high. And Agave Nectar is low also.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We are using agave nectar instead of sugar, honey needs things sweet.

    For those that don't know 10000 steps are around 5 miles. I manage 8-9000 steps, mine are all hills, drove the route and it is 4.6 miles. Not a flat piece of road in our neighborhood......darn. Then the 1/2 to 1 hour pup walk up and down our back yard hills, those suckers are steep.

    Maybe we all need to start riding mountain bikes Mogsie!
     
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    whiskey Always trying to perfect something fishy

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    Hi spare a thought for me ..GOT.IBS ,MILD COPD, HAD STENT FITTED, AFTER HEART ATTACK AND GLUTEN FREE FOR REST OF LIFE

    NOT ALLOWED Nuts,tomatos,seeds,wheat,barley, most sweets, bread and no red meat allowed small amount of dairy, with plenty of h2o

    Did not know how many products were full of glutens until i got the above.

    Doc told me to watch my diet ,eat heathy food and plenty of excercise..........so im out doors all weathers making new pond and enjoying every minute of it

    If he calls me above, i will remember to take the fish food with me ......just in case!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    well your exercise plan, building ponds, is looking great whiskey!
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    some liquids tend to have a licorice taste. some more than others...
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Gee Whiskey, what can you eat? I'm not supposed to eat anything w/ oxalates or at least high oxalates and that includes a lot of foods but first doc said to just cut out the nuts for 6 months and come see him again and if that works w/o really having to cut out all the high oxalates then I will just leave out the nuts and go bazerko w/ the other foods.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I do have some Stevia extract powder that I bought a long time ago and it had a licorice taste......not too nice of a flavor to me. Says on the net you can make it into liquid a couple different ways and strain it through a coffee filter to rid it of the oxalates. Might try that. You can even use Vodka to mix into it and then let stand for 24 hrs etc. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds like a fine idea eh,lol? Might just end up using the Agave stuff as it's sweeter and ya don't have to use very much of it compared to white sugar. Honey is best if bought raw.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    just bought my first bundle of asparagus....any ideas on how to prepare it, aside of steaming? i already steam broccoli enough!...oh broccoli ideas would be nice as well.
     
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    yes lots of exercise for me and plenty of work, high metabolism ! i do drink plenty of fruit juice tho mainly after is has fermented into wine !!
    hey koiguy i like to make broccoli and stilton soup ! very nice
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Haven't tried this one but it sounds good and easy! I don't like anything to do w/ asparagus tho.

    5-Minute Broccoli with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives
    Healthy Steaming is one of our Healthiest Way of Cooking methods that makes broccoli taste great as well as retaining its wonderful flavor. You will also be benefiting from the health-promoting sulfur compounds found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Ingredients:
    • 1 lb broccoli
    • 3 TBS crumbled feta cheese
    • 6 kalamata olives, sliced or chopped
    • Mediterranean Dressing
    • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tsp lemon juice
    • 2 medium cloves garlic
    • Sea salt and pepper to taste

    • Optional:
    • 1/2 red onion sliced, add to steamer with stems or 2 minutes before florets
    • 5 drops tamari soy sauce
    • 2 TBS sunflower seeds
    • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced (cook with the stems)
    Directions:
    1. Fill the bottom of the steamer with 2 inches of water.
    2. While steam is building up in steamer, cut broccoli florets into quarters. Peel stems and cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Let florets and stems sit for 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
    3. Chop or press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
    4. Steam stems for 2 minutes before adding the florets.
    5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss broccoli with the remaining ingredients and any of the optional ingredients while it is still hot. (Mediterranean Dressing does not need to be made separately.)
    Serves 2
    Healthy Cooking Tips:
    To mellow the flavor of garlic, add garlic to broccoli for the last 2 minutes of steaming.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    ONE HEALTHY CHOICE IS AVOIDING G.M.O.s....
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    cool looking fish, would brighten up any aquarium. .but we're not eating them..... i want food grown by farmers, not pharmers. ORGANIC FARMERS preferrably.
     
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    I guess I'm lucky being a vegetarian all my life and never eating meat .I can't stand soda either never have never will like it .Too sweet for my taste .My mom was always worried about me when I was a kid .
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    But sissy they do it to veggie's they grow also not just meat. And just because something says organic in the stores does not make it safe. Grow all your own I guess to be safe including meat and veggies! I couldn't kill any animals that I raised tho so guess I'd have to become a vegetarian even tho I can't stand most veggies. I'm a carnivore! I stopped drinking pop for the most part. Don't like all the junk in it..........either sugar free or not.
     
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    I grow most of my own veggies and just picked brussel sprouts and since I grew up on an organic farm I guess it is in my genes .
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Guess I need a new pair of pants :LOL:
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    the problem is the seeds for those veggies may be a product of their global science experiments....so unless you keep and grow from your own seeds, organic farming may not be the answer either...and most people buy seed. wether in those little packs, or 50lb bags. just be sure to buy non GMO seed. they probably have certification, like organic produce. IDK i've not grown a garden yet.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Well get busy koiguy..............I mean what else have you got to do with your life then to dig :goodnight:
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    consider this....

    what do you think?
     
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