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January 14, 2013 5:22 am at 5:22 am in reply to: Having kids while having a history of genetic disorder #924796
Mazal: If BOTH parents have to be carriers, make sure not to marry someone who is a carrier. That is the reason for Dor Yeshorim.
popa: The best vegetarian liver:
3 fried onions; one of them purple.
8 boiled eggs, mushed up.
1 Container of Meal Mart Liver
1 Vegetarian, chopped.
Take out the eggs & leave in the vegetarian????
Meal Mart liver?????
Curiosity: I am trying to be vegan but it is very hard to prepare food for shabbos without eggs. I am certainly not loony. I don’t try to convert people to veganism. It is really not right of you to make general assumptions based on your prejudices.
Instead of corn meal, your children might like farina, cooked like polenta with a little sugar and maybe some cinnamon, better. The farina should go well with the peanut chicken. You might also serve the chicken over rice.
Growing up, we had NO money, we were refugees. One of the suppers I remember my mother making was paprikash potatoes with cut up frankfurters. She’d saute onions, add potatoes, cut up lengthwise, salt, pepper & paprika & cook covered on a very low flame till potatoes are halfway done, adding water as needed. She also added caraway seeds which I don’t think kids will like. Then add cut-up frankfurters & cook till potatoes are done. If it’s too watery, cook uncovered until water evaporates. It is really very tasty & filling.
Also, if your kids don’t like beans or anything else in the soup, use an immersion blender to blend it. I use this method to make a cream of vegetable soup from all the vegetables from my chicken soup. I also use this method to hide all the veggies that everyone refuses to eat.
A delicious soup I make is zucchini soup. It is a Yomtov and Pesach staple. Make when zucchini is on sale, it freezes very well.
Saute an onion till translucent, don’t brown. Clean 3-4 ribs of celery, getting rid of strings. Cut up, (neatness doesn’t count as the whole thing will be pureed) add to onions. Saute for another 5-10 minutes. Scrub zucchini well, DON’T peel, and cut it in chunks. Add to pot and saute for another 5-10 minutes. Peel & chunk 2 large potatoes and add to pot. Add water and consomme soup mix to taste. Cover & cook until very soft. Let cool and puree till smooth. taste & adjust seasoning and thickness as it might be too thick. It will have a lovely green color. This recipe doubles & triples very well.
I am a vegetarian. As a matter of fact, I am obeying a mitzva, ushmartem meod es nafshoseichem. So please don’t knock vegans & vegetarians. I had diabetes and read Dr. Neal Barnard’s book “Reversing Diabetes” and follow his program. I’m currently off all medication except 500 mg metformin once a day. My A1C is 5.7. It is very hard as I basically cannot eat out of the house. However, being free of diabetes & all its problems is worth it.April 1, 2012 4:29 am at 4:29 am in reply to: New Hangman! Join the fun! thread (to replace the broken one) #864434
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mewho: I’m totally with you. I used to donate regularly, several times a year. Now I’m on meds that prevent me from donating blood. I also was on a bone marrow replacement donor list. I was called down a couple of times for more bloodwork as I was match. Unfortunately, it was never close enough. It NEVER occured to me to refrain from these activities because of minor discomfort, I have TINY veins, or any other reasons.
I started donating blood when my father needed it and the blood supply in the hospital was so low that they would’nt give transfusions unless the blood was replaced.
That was before Bikur Cholim drives. If anyone who can gives blood, he should be blessed as he is literally giving someone life.
A Heimishe Mom & PBA:
“The Health Benefits from Donating Blood
By Michael A. Smith, MD
Donating blood has many health benefits. Not only will you help someone in need of blood, but you will also help optimize your health and wellness. Here are the top three health benefits from donating blood.
Protect Your Heart by Reducing Oxidative Stress
Iron in your blood can oxidize resulting in damage to your cells and tissues. The increase in oxidative stress is most dangerous to your cardiovascular system.
According to a new study published by the American Medical Association, giving blood every six months led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in test participants ages 43 to 61.
Excessive iron is thought to contribute to heart disease, especially at its early stages. Donating blood on a regular basis reduces the iron stores in the body and this study supports the theory that reducing iron appears to preserve cardiovascular health.
A second study of 2,682 men in Finland, reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that men who donated blood at least once a year had an 88 percent lower risk of heart attacks than non-donors.
This same group of researchers published a follow-up study and found that men who donated blood were less likely than non-donors to show any signs of cardiovascular disease.”
Popa: You obviously don’t know that donating blood is generally good for you, unless you are anemic. It reduces the iron in your blood which lowers your risk for heart attacks, according to a Finnish study. That is why a woman’s risk for heart disease rises after menopause.
So, do YOURSELF a favor & donate blood!
Last year my neighbor’s kid was a vending machine. You put in a quarter & got a small bag of candy. It was made out of a cardboard box. It was really cute!January 19, 2012 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm in reply to: New Hangman! Join the fun! thread (to replace the broken one) #864416
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