Food Fluff!

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Food Fluff!
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 9:12pm

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or?

Rice: white or brown, or...?

Bread: white, wheat, or...?

Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or?

Breakfast cereal: fruit loops or grapenuts, or?

Meat: beef, chicken, pork, lamb or?

Fish: tuna, sword, salmon, cod, or...?

Fruit?

Vegetable?

Guilty pleasure?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 6:47am

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or?


2%


Rice: white or brown, or...?

white, i make spanish rice too when fixing mexican.


Bread: white, wheat, or...?


whole wheat, rarely white, sometimes 16 grain, wheat berry ( DH and i eat that ), italian bread every sunday, sometimes i go garlic but not always.


Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or?


thin spaghetti, spaghetti, vermicelli.

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 6:59am

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or? We get skim and half and half (for my coffee) from a local dairy that delivers. Their cows are pastured. The milk is minimally pasteurized too. The boys also drink skim Lactaid from which I am weaning them.

Rice: white or brown, or...? basamati usually

Bread: white, wheat, or...? I try to buy whole grains and from the bakery so it does not have preservatives.

Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or? whole grain and sometimes gluten free

Breakfast cereal: fruit loops or grapenuts, or? cheerios, life and Barbara's oats and oatmeal

Meat: beef, chicken, pork, lamb or? yes, and bison. I get my meat from a local farm that pastures its animals.

Fish: tuna, sword, salmon, cod, or...? We don't eat fish as we are concerned about repopulating the world's oceans. Farmed fish doesn't have the same nutrition. We have a daily spoonful of sustainably caught wild cod fish oil everyday instead.

Fruit? Yes, and lots of it. We try to buy as local as possible. We grow some and plan to grow more. The nursery is coming Thursday to plant my cherry and pear trees! I can't wait.

Vegetable? Yes, we buy as local as possible and grow some of our own. I have a pledge to grow 25% of our fruits and vegetables by the time YDS enters HS.

Guilty pleasure? Not guilty, but I love chocolate.




Edited 4/10/2010 7:01 am ET by tryingtoquit
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 8:32am
LOL, I like your DD's trainer.














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Registered: 08-29-2002
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 9:37am

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or? 1.5% milk. The kids drink a lot milk; we have milk for coffee and tea. I prefer to stick to 1.5% as that is the milk that is fortified with vitamins A and D (especially critical for the kids in winter).

Rice: white or brown, or...? Usually white (Basmati)

Bread: white, wheat, or...? Dh bakes our bread using a combination of whole grain spelt, whole grain rye, and some mixed whole grain/white spelt and rye to lighten it up a bit. Sundays we often get a baguette from the local french bakery.

Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or? All of the above depending on the type of pasta.

Breakfast cereal: fruit loops or grapenuts, or? We usually don't eat breakfast cereal, although sometimes dh and I will have muesli with yogurt.

Meat: beef, chicken, pork, lamb or? Mostly chicken and pork, sometimes lamb, very rarely beef. Meat meals are usually 2-3x per week at most (usually weekends).

Fish: tuna, sword, salmon, cod, or...? Mostly salmon; it's very local and fairly cheap (and very tasty!)

Fruit? Very seasonal. Basics year round tend to be apples, kiwi, bananas, grapes and physalis. We then add other things depending on the time of year. In fall through winter it's oranges, clementines, and pears. Spring is the worst time, as only the basics are usually available. Summer is heaven: strawberries, smultron (from the garden and the forest), plums, nectarines, peaches, apricots, blackberries, raspberries (usually from our garden), red currents (from our garden), blueberries (from the forest). We try to pick a few buckets of blueberries to freeze and use throughout winter.

Vegetable? Staples are usually: bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce (of various kinds, not usually iceberg), onions, potatoes, mushrooms. In addition we often eat: broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, swiss chard, parsnip. Our favorite special treat is white asparagus, but it is so insanely expensive here that we only get it as a treat 1-2x per year.

Guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate and cantuccini

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 9:41am

I forgot to add fennel to my list of vegetables. We often eat that in winter. Baked fennel with an emmentaler/béchamel sauce, mmmmmm....

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 9:52am
BTW, you can do the same trick with endive. Slice them in half lengthwise, saute them in butter till lightly browned and wilted, then in the oven with a little cream and cheese on top. Very easy and very tasty.

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 10:17am

Yum! I'll have to try that sometime. You have the best recipes :-).

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 11:26am

You ladies have been busy, lol.

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 11:28am
I think that I forgot to add grapes to the fruit list....all of the kids love grapes.

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 11:29am
Figures, I forgot mangos too....and it's a fav!

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