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Bluets, read your post about your vet visit. So cool. I have , allegedly, a holistic vet near me. I've been meaning to take my cat in for a checkup, but just haven't yet. I want to know more first. And what of an MA herb conference in June?? MA as in Massachusetts?

 


 

MA as in Massachusetts.  International Herb Symposium in Wheaton.  

 

raw eggs - we use raw egg YOLKS only... in smoothies, in almost-raw ice cream, in egg nog.  but i have a good source for my eggs.  if i were just getting store bought eggs, no way.

 

brrr.... cold here today.  we have artisanal marshmallows in the fridge (going on 2 weeks old or something) and we just can't seem to get a bonfire in the works.  too cold, too hot, too wet...

 

definitely lovign that crystal!  i almsot made it to the rock store here but we've got the "Little 500" happening here (big huge bike race, lots of drunken tourist students in town) so going downtown is a death trap.  is it mean that i'm gleeful we've got crap weather?

post #102 of 202

Mamas, HELP!

 

Next weekend I have my next plant medicine weekend and I am supposed to bring a meal to feed everyone. Thing is it needs to be gluten free, dairy free, garlic free, peppers free and without egg whites and meat. I have NO IDEA what to make! I never cook without garlic and usually have meat and gluten in my food. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #103 of 202
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Mamas, HELP!

 

Next weekend I have my next plant medicine weekend and I am supposed to bring a meal to feed everyone. Thing is it needs to be gluten free, dairy free, garlic free, peppers free and without egg whites and meat. I have NO IDEA what to make! I never cook without garlic and usually have meat and gluten in my food. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alrighty...thinking....how about you start with chili. A vegetarian bean chili. Will suck without garlic, but maybe you can make up with onions or chives? You can use...hmm, does TVP have gluten? You can put veggies in. I usually put corn and celery and onions. And a couple different kinds of beans, dark or light kidney, chick peas, pintos. Chili hot beans. Though those probably come spiced with something you can't use-- check labels. Don't worry, you have a whole week to figure it out! I'd make it in the crock pot, though. Then you can just travel with the whole crockery winky.gif

 

post #104 of 202
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Originally Posted by sweetsunshine85 View Post

Mamas, HELP!

 

Next weekend I have my next plant medicine weekend and I am supposed to bring a meal to feed everyone. Thing is it needs to be gluten free, dairy free, garlic free, peppers free and without egg whites and meat. I have NO IDEA what to make! I never cook without garlic and usually have meat and gluten in my food. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I would check in the allergies forum as those ladies over there might be able to help!  I agree with Maia - a veggie chili would be able to fit the bill but it gets stuck at garlic & pepper free with that one. 

 

I would also see for the pepper & the garlic to confirm if its the specific items or applies to the whole genus                    

 

 

post #105 of 202
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Mamas, HELP!

 

Next weekend I have my next plant medicine weekend and I am supposed to bring a meal to feed everyone. Thing is it needs to be gluten free, dairy free, garlic free, peppers free and without egg whites and meat. I have NO IDEA what to make! I never cook without garlic and usually have meat and gluten in my food. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This lady has many vegan recipes here. There are probably a few gluten free choices too.

 

http://tableofelements.wordpress.com/

 

post #106 of 202
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LM - I'm definitely cutting back on the sugar and epically failed yesterday at dinner time (had a burger -no bun, but then slathered in BBQ sauce, and even cracked open a coke & took a few swigs).  It was the worse craving I've ever encountered in my life. Off to read up more on bacterial overgrowth and seeing what the tx options are (i.e. diet vs. a course of abx :( ).  Right now my plan is to cut down on the sugar/carb intake to less than 75g/day (50 would be ideal) and add several glasses of gse/water into my diet along with more CO.  I've been slacking on my CO intake and I need to

get back on that horse.   Did you use any clay in your diet to offset any toxins or die-off?

 

Re: raw eggs - not a fan. 

 

 



 

umm no. i havent even looked into it. sorry. i have been taking cell salts though.

 

i do get my eggs from a store. but they are organic free range eggs from kalone ( a local amish community) they have a whole line of good stuff out here locally. milk, eggs, yogurt etc.

 

they are the only eggs that i can eat. the other ones hurt my stomach.

 

i did try it in a smoothie : 2 eggs, almond milk, yogurt, vanilla, cornstarch, dextrose. very yummy. like an ice cream shake. only we cant have ice cream. lol.

post #107 of 202
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Mamas, HELP!

 

Next weekend I have my next plant medicine weekend and I am supposed to bring a meal to feed everyone. Thing is it needs to be gluten free, dairy free, garlic free, peppers free and without egg whites and meat. I have NO IDEA what to make! I never cook without garlic and usually have meat and gluten in my food. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How about a dahl? My Hari Krishna recipe book has dahl, and they don't cook with garlic. It's pretty tasty.

 

Or a brown lentil dish with a tin of tomatoes, some vege stock for flavour (ensuring it meets the requirements), add some greens, carrots and slow cook.

 

Both of these can be served over rice.

 

 

Has anyone read Robin Rose Bennett's book Healing Magic: Green Witch guidebook? I'm just starting it, seems quite a nice read so far.
 

Have been starting to experiment and practice with herbs again. DH has a sore knee so I just put a chickweed poultice on it from Susun Weed's Healing Wise, (had great success the first night I tried it - went from a super red hot inflamed area to nothing in the morning).

post #108 of 202
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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View PostI agree with Maia - a veggie chili would be able to fit the bill but it gets stuck at garlic & pepper free with that one. 


Well, wait, now, though-- she said "peppers" as in plural-- I was assuming bell peppers? Or is it ANY peppers, including black pepper?

 

post #109 of 202
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Well, wait, now, though-- she said "peppers" as in plural-- I was assuming bell peppers? Or is it ANY peppers, including black pepper?

 



I did a quick google of nightshades - and it includes all peppers (hot or sweet).  But black pepper is not included. 

post #110 of 202
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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View PostI did a quick google of nightshades - and it includes all peppers (hot or sweet).  But black pepper is not included. 


Alrighty, then! There's her spice, then! Or, at least one of them.

post #111 of 202

From DD:

Thank you! for  writing about my crystal.  It is about the size of a small peach.  dust.gifwool.gif cat.gifI like my crystal because it is almost the same that I wanted.

 

From FR~ lol.gif  Okay.  My girl's so sweet.  That was fun for her to do.  I also think the crystal has great energy-thanks Aeress.  I found this info http://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/heulandite.html  Interesting choice.  We'll charge it in the full moon tonight.  Today is her "friends party."  We're having it at a gymnastics place.  Good jumpy fun. jumpers.gif

 

Sweetsunshine85-I like the recs you got.  I feel like chili's a good overall crowd pleaser.  Can you have some of the "No" items on the side?  I've entertained with a huge pot of "meets everyone's needs" beans.  Then on the side, I would have cheese, sour cream, corn chips, meat (though in your case, I'd probably skip the meat), tomatoes, olives, green onions and whatever.  I have super health conscious friends, and the first time I did this I was reluctant to serve the cheese, sour cream and meat.  Guess what always gets scarfed up? lol.gif

 

Gentle hugs and happy full moon lovelies!

 

 

post #112 of 202

FYI: Peppers are nightshades, like tomatoes and eggplants, so if peppers are excluded, the others might need to be too. I was just reading an article on this, which talked about avoiding all peppers, including paprika. I hate to throw in a monkey wrench like that, but I would definitely ask about this.

post #113 of 202

Well the pepper allergy is mine, so I can say that yes, I am mildly allergic to other nightshades, but peppers are the main problem. Almost anaphylactic response...

 

post #114 of 202

Morning all:)  I took the entire weekend off the computer as well as the phone and tv so I could finish my TM.  Thankfully it's done:)  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  My DS is back to school today, the first day since having all his wisdom teeth removed.  It went pretty well.  I will say he is tired of not eating food though.  All the soft cold things, ice cream, yogurt, applesauce, smoothies, jello and pudding have worn out their welcome.  Today it is overcast here, windy and chilly:(  I did get some of my seeds started this weekend as well.  Well, I am going to go back and try to catch up.  Hope all is well.

post #115 of 202

Hi all! treehugger.gif

 

Two weeks from Beltane and guess what!!!  It's snowing again!!! cold.gif Right now, it's a mix of rain and snow but last night it was big fluffy snowflakes...faint.gif

 

I.Want.Spring!!! hopmad.gif (yes, that's me!  trowing a tantrum! )

 

 

Talking about Beltane... Between DD2's dance recital on April 30 and starting a new job on May 2, our celebration will be very low key.

post #116 of 202
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Okay, so when is Mercury Retrograde over again? I have a paranoid boss today, and yesterday was just a disaster.

 

I had one student, who is failing, not show because he didn't get my email in time to meet with me. I had another student just sit in the lobby instead of coming to class.

 

I come home to have to yell at my DH, who didn't clean what I had asked him to (we have people coming for Marathon Monday, as we are close to the route), even though he has many childfree hours during the day and I do not.

 

And then my daughter apparently was hitting kids at daycare, and even slapped the teacher. She was not the only one; another kid, who coincidentally was wearing a superhero shirt, as was my DD, and they were acting like superheroes (which means hitting?!?) She has never been in a time-out at school (and we don't do that at home), but she was yesterday. Then she wouldn't eat the dinner I carefully crafted to be so cute and tasty at the same time (I cut out chicken with a star cookie- cutter). Ugh. Just ugh.


Boy what a day.  It sounds like so many of us are going through some rough times right now.  I can't wait until every thing settles down! 

 



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I'm sorry. My youngest sister is going through a similar phase & it's really hard on my mom. I wish I had some helpful advice...

 


Thanks


 


 



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LM: I don't have a problem with raw eggs as long as they come from happy chickens. I'd be afraid of supermarket eggs as they have already sat about a month before you see them in the stores. I have always eaten raw eggs in batter, cookie dough, etc, which I know isn't the best way, obviously, with all the sugar, but I have never ever had a problem. I also eat raw hamburg, too, though. Sorry if that grosses anyone out.

 

Me either on the eggs.  When I was a kid I ate raw hamburger but I haven't touched the stuff in more than 30 years.
 

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Hi all! treehugger.gif

 

Two weeks from Beltane and guess what!!!  It's snowing again!!! cold.gif Right now, it's a mix of rain and snow but last night it was big fluffy snowflakes...faint.gif

 

I.Want.Spring!!! hopmad.gif (yes, that's me!  trowing a tantrum! )

 

 

Talking about Beltane... Between DD2's dance recital on April 30 and starting a new job on May 2, our celebration will be very low key.


I want Spring too!  I didn't get any snow but been raining and cold and windy:(

 

post #117 of 202

I just found out our public Beltaine ritual is on April 30th, so YAY, I get to go!!! joy.gifI thought for sure it'd be the next weekend, when I'm at M's. Either way, M and I are going to celebrate the traditional way, whether he realizes it or not winky.gif

 

I just found a used tire place up the street, and they have my weird tires, and they'll replace and balance them all for $35 each! Can you beat that with a stick? I think I'll go there tomorrow and see if they still have them. Then get an appt. for alignment. Yay!

 

 

post #118 of 202
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Morning Everyone and Happy Monday!!   I'm here with my cuppa ... speaking of cuppa - has anyone seen/heard from Cari lately?? caffix.gif

 

Well it's snowing here and I am not a happy camper with the tricks Ma Nature has decided to roll out.  I just planted yesterday 2 little english lavender plants by my back door along with some rosemary (back door & by my garden's gate... yup I watched practical magick again this weekend, along with Eat, Pray, Love).  I am hoping beyond all hope they survive this chilly reception and thrive!!!

 

Been working with my FEs and got a most interesting message via my angel cards about trust, releasing my fears and having faith.  Such a good message and reminder to just give it over to the higher powers. 

 

DS1 is on spring break, and besides cleaning the house, the whole family has gotten hooked on a wonderful little cartoon Phineas & Ferb.  Its so much fun about 2 stepbrothers who create the most wonderful things over their summer vacation - nothing is off limits with their imagination (like rollercoasters, a giant maze, supped up kiddie rides, chariot races, writing a musical, creating a sci-fi world and special effects, building/repairing a time machine, etc..).   

 

So in the immortal words of Isabella ... "Whatcha doing?"

post #119 of 202

Huh... for some reason this thread wasn't coming up as having new posts.  funky!

 

ingredient free meals for many... something Ethiopian maybe?  Injera can be made gluten free and something like Berbere stew is tasty but (I think) avoids the items you listed.  Or how about maki rolls?  Avocado, carrot, cucumber, rice, pickled ginger and gluten free tamari.  Oh and seaweed for rolling.  It's easy to make (we used to host "roll your own" parties), totally customizable in terms of allergies, packs well, and the ingredients aren't too pricey.  Add miso soup with a bit of shredded tofu and you're set (TVP isn't usually gfree, tempeh can be gfree, seitan is never gfree lol).  Or black beans and rice cooked with cumin, served in gfree taco shells... shredded  lettuce, add your own if you're able cheese (or soy cheese), a corn/bean salsa with no garlic, etc?

 

 

post #120 of 202

Hey, mamas, check this out: http://www.thegoodstuffguide.com/fairyland/

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