Documenting food/medical stuff.
So, I tried pork. It seemed to go fine. But the next day, I had an Episode for the first time in 2 weeks, eating foods that normally haven't caused problems (but the meal did have more grams of fat than I usually try to eat in a sitting, which is a theoretical issue, although I have *also* eaten higher fat content foods without a problem). So I am not so sure pork is okay after all. It could be a trigger A (inflammatory) + trigger B (high fat content) issue. And it's not necessarily immediate.
::scowls in the general direction of food::
On the plus side, I went to Phil's work's holiday party and banquet and apparently chose wisely in what I ate because everything was delicious and I was fine afterward.Originally posted at https://cloudscudding.dreamwidth.org/1131893.html on Dreamwidth.org.
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... I think there's an article in there somewhere. "What a Pro Writer Learned From Trying NaNoWriMo For the First Time" or something like that. Worth a shot, I guess.
Sadly, I'm on an elimination diet to try and see if I can control my abdominal pain (likely gallbladder-caused) that way. It really sucks. I am slowly adding foods back in. So far chocolate is on the nope list. Sob.
Today I tried tomatoes (low probability trigger), and so far, so good! This is my recipe for no-onion, no-garlic (high probability triggers) spaghetti sauce. It was delicious. Seriously, I'm making this again someday regardless.
2 fresh tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 Tbsp. dried basil
Quarter zucchini lengthwise, then slice quarters. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add zucchini, salt and pepper to taste. Cook, tossing frequently, until zucchini are soft and beginning to brown. Take out the zucchini and set aside.
Using your food processor with the grating attachment (or a box grater) grate the fresh tomatoes. Add to pan. Add the can of diced tomatoes. Add sugar, basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes have reduced to the thickness you like your sauce. Add zucchini back in and stir.
Serve over spaghetti.
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2 Tbsp. butter
1 pkg white mushrooms
1/2 lb. ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. cayenne (optional--I leave it out because I use a pretty spicy chili powder)
1 c. double-strength beef broth
1 1/2 c. chopped tomatoes
2 tsp. cornstarch
- Clean mushrooms. Trim mushroom stems. Pulse in food processor until chopped into roughly 1/4" pieces.
- Mince onions.
- Melt butter in large pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until onions are translucent and starting to brown. Put mixture into bowl and set aside.
- In the same pan, saute meat until beginning to brown. Add minced garlic and tomato paste. Continue sauteing until thoroughly browned.
- Add spices and stir in.
- Add tomatoes and beef broth.
- Whisk in cornstarch. Add onion-and-mushroom mix back to the pan.
- Continue stirring until thickened.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with your choice of lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, olives, chopped tomatoes, sliced radishes, salsa, and cream cheese.
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Food processor, microwave
2 lbs potatoes
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp dry parsley
1 tsp. dried minced onion (or 1/2 tsp. onion powder)
1 tsp garlic powder
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 c. flour
vegetable oil for frying
Peel and rough-chop potatoes. Submerge in bowl of ice water for 30 seconds.
Drain potatoes. Using food processor with shredder attachment, shred potatoes.
Transfer half the potatoes to a clean dishtowel and squeeze as much water as possible out. Put in a large microwaveable bowl.
Repeat with a new clean dishtowel and the second half of the potatoes.
Microwave potatoes for 1 minute, stir, and then microwave for one more minute.
Add all seasonings and stir quickly with a spatula to combine. Do not over-stir.
Heat 1/2" of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pan.
Put flour in a shallow baking dish. Form small balls of potato mixture and roll in the flour.
When the oil sizzles, add the potato balls and cook, turning once, until golden-brown. Drain on paper towels.
Delicious served hot! No pictures of the final project, sorry, because I accidentally used purple potatoes and they looked a little odd when cooked.
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