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2/6/09 at 11:59pm
I'm sure you could eat them, they were raw and had been sitting in salty water for a few days, but I'm sure they're perfectly safe, if not the most palateable thing.
I never noticed any negative side effects, I think I was drinking 1/2 cup with each meal for a while--I think you can go as high as you like with this. Ah... the notes in NT say that 4oz morning and night is enough for good benefits. I'm considering drinking a couple cups tonight and seeing if anything happens in the morning. For the pee test, I'm not sure how to do an equivalent between kvass and actually eating beets, so unless I fail right away, I'll probably have to do both.
ah, my oncologist would be so proud. ( except that he doesnt experience emotions the way us humans do)
|JR - congrats on the weight gain. does this mean you're feeling better and getting some good food in ya?|
yes, it was a very good idea. I'm fairly new to the allergy boards and i feel like a stranger walking into a party where everyone else knows each other but me : so I feel like this is a way to get to know everyone better.
anyway, about the turnip recipe..There are a few lebanese recipes here.
this is the one I was talking about.
Turnip pickles - Kabis Lifit
1 lb. small turnips
3 to 4 c of pickling solution
1 small beet
Garlic to taste
Wash and pat dry turnips. In sterilized jar, and garlic, cut pieces of beet (to give turnips color) and cover with salt mixture.
Cover with an air tight lid.
Wow! I guess I did have some good nutrition growing up. I'd forgotten about all of these things my parents would make. Unfortunately they never passed on the recipes or tradition and here I am searching Google for homemade recipes LoL
Now that I've been reminded I'm totally going to make the makdos (pickled stuffed eggplant) too!!! mmmm, brought back memories...
It had occurred to me when I started this thread that it might feel that way to people who were new to this board. I'm hoping this will help to make "newbies" feel welcome a little more easily.
I never knew you were of Lebanese descent. There's a Lebanese restaurant one city over from me that I keep telling DH we need to try, but neither of us has any idea what kind of food to expect. We're not very knowledgeable about the Lebanese culture (including food). I'm going to go check out that site.
Most places offer:
*Chicken or beef shawarma (sometimes has yogurt in the marinades)
*rice with vermicelli (wheat)
*rice and lentils (this should be ok)
*hummus (sometimes they use yogurt, you'd have to ask)
*garlic sauce (may have dairy)
*fattoush salad (toasted/fried pita bread --you can ask for without)
*tabbouli salad (has bulgur--gluten)
*stuffed grape leaves should be ok
*deep fried eggplant and cauliflower should be ok (though it's traditionally eaten with pita bread)
*maqanik- little sausages. I've never had them so don't know what is in it..doesn't look appetizing at all
we have one place not too far away that offers more home-cooked options like stuffed zucchinis, various stews etc. which are less likely to have dairy/gluten, but since I'm avoiding soy (vegetable oil) and a bunch of other things right now, it's homemade for us