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broomhilda
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
shocked  Can I help it if I HAVE to eat lean meat when I eat it at all.  I just purchased some 93/7 hamburger.  I bought 1.5 pounds @ 6.99!  That is just insane!

gachrons
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Ouch Broom that gotta be hard on the pocket . I just get the sales .I find all food is getting expensive nowadays. lol gail
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broomhilda
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Anybody got suggestions on other sources of protein besides chicken & fish? I can't do eggs, peanut butter, cheese, diary or beans! I usually stick to chicken & fish but sometimes ya' just need some variety!
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pb4
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
tofu? It's made from soy milk.

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Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I stay clear of cow as much as possible. I have found that my system can take ground sausage (like me some pig!) and ground turkey. I substitute one or the other in any of the dishes that call for ground hamburger.

My top protiens:
1. Fish
2. Pork
3. Chicken
4. Turkey

But everything is in very small, easily digestible quantities. As I've said before, I am a grazer. I don't eat an entire plate of food in one sitting, or it would hurt!

idea Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Every year, I take the leftover turkey, puree it and make turkey enchiladas. Try 'em. They are great!

-Leslie a/k/a Texan (still) with Crohn's

Keeper
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   Posted 10/14/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
When you say no dairy, does that mean that you can't have dry curd cottage cheese? Goat feta? Anyway, there are a few possibles - nuts and nut butters, including pea butter (but watch out for added sugar etc.) and pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed butter. Nutritional yeast (not for everyone - you need to use it in a sauce or recipe). Quinoa and amaranth.

I have found that different ethnic recipes (sometimes with substitutions) like Malay, Thai and Vietnamese or sauces help to make the same foods completely different. One of my most useful ingredients is almond butter - expensive, but so versatile. I also tolerate mild curry sauce and tamarind paste - but they are both spicy and may not work for everyone. A really interesting dish (sorry, I did not make it, so no recipe - it was at a restaurant) was chicken done in coconut milk and bananas. Sounds odd, but it was wonderful.

Sniper
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
For me, lean meat is called,, GAME. Rabbit, squirrel, venison, wild pork, frog legs, crawfish, shrimp, crabs, oysters, duck , quail, dove and fish or all great. Most are available in stores . Here they are available in my neighborhood or back yard. Chicken and turkey are not that expensive . If you want beef you can find grass fed beef and it is lean and better for you. I stretch ground beef with cracker crumbs or stale bread . It makes a great burger or pot roast . I also make lots of casseroles with eggplant, squash or vegetable pear,( also called alligator pear or merliton ). I also get protein from beans, like red beans and rice. Always use beano to stop gas and it should be ok. I also use a little hot sauce and find it helps with gas. Just a few drops of Tabasco is all I use. I also find that I can eat beef if I cut it in small pieces and chew it very well. I eat less that way and nothing is large enough to stick in a restriction. The slow cooker is great for making meat tender and that helps with some problems. Fresh coconut can be grated fine and cooked down with rice.Try that with papaya. A few bay leaves placed on top of rice while its cooking adds a new flavor to ho hum rice. When my old gut acts up and I am eating mostly rice I saute onion , bell pepper and celery down and fold in cooked rice and just a little ground beef. Lots of good flavor without spice .
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lamb61
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   Posted 10/15/2008 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm right there with you Sniper! It's hunting season again in western PA and I'm already drooling waiting for that first taste of fresh game. And it's ususally easier on my system than commercially raised meat.
 


Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Yummy. I sure miss squash! With these darn diverticulum hole things in my small intestine, I cannot have ANYTHING with seeds. I miss tomatoes, hot sauce, squash... and so much more. Better to miss than be in the hospital with diverticulitis, though.

:)

broomhilda
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   Posted 10/15/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I guess I need to concentrate on what I CAN afford & eat. It's so hard to stay on track at times. Went to a fall festival here last weekend and was tormented by italian sausage smothered in peppers & onions! Then it was my daughter's birthday and the girls at work gave her carrot cake with cream cheese icing and nuts.....sigh. If I wasn't so lazy today I'd make me a carrot cake. My neighbor has offered me some deer hamburger. Any suggestions how not to make that so gamey?
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


mj8dokken
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   Posted 10/15/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
You can mix the ground venison with ground beef and it will take away some of the gameyness. wink
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Sniper
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   Posted 10/15/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Deer hamburger should not taste gamey but if you would like to tone down the flavor mix it with pork. Not very much fat in deer meat so down here we often grind it up with pork and make sausage. Personally I find that deer only taste gamey if it has been running before it is taken. I never hunt with dogs. I also dont think hunting with dogs is fair. Sence old brother buck has much better eyes than I and can smell my sent from 100 yards, not to mention he can make himself darn near invisible I hunt him on foot. I have also seen him duck my arrow so I think he has the advantage when I go into the woods after him. We have no open plains here . The woods gives you maybe twentyfive yards of clear shot. I have not been healthy enough to go after him for a few years so I must content myself with rabbits and squirrels. Both make fine tablefair. You can find farm raised rabbit in the stores and it is very lean and has no wild taste. Cost is about the same as chicken. A good rabbit spaghetti is hard to beat.
Texan, you can take the seeds out of tomatoes and squash . Merliton has very few seeds and I know they have them in Texas. Before hurricane Rita killed our fig tree I use to make fig preserves with just the skins. My wife ate the real thing and I got the skins and there was little flavor difference or seeds to make me ill.
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have a local meat market near you? I buy all my meat from one near my house, and they have the leanest hamburger around. And it is under $3/lb. Even the ground sirloin is under $4/lb.

gachrons
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I used oinion salt on wild meat especially steak .Meat loaf is good. I think we all need a good meat grinder and that would make for better digesting of cuts like steak .I also love stews and ham .lol gail
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