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Phishbowl
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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Certainly not exhaustive but a good pick-list of protein options as follows:

Protein Options

Meat:
• Beef, Veal
• Poultry (Chicken, Turkey, Cornish/Guinea Hen, Goose, Duck, Pheasant, Quail, Grouse, Emu, Ostrich)
• Pork (bacon, chops, ham, ribs)
• Lamb
• Goat
• Moose, Deer, Reindeer, Caribou, Elk, Antelope
• Bison, Buffalo
• Bear, Boar
• Rabbit, Squirrel, Opossum, Muskrat, Raccoon, Beaver

Fish:
• Fin Fish (Salmon, Tuna, Tilapia, etc.)
• Molluscs (Oysters, Mussels, Conch, Clam, Scallop, Abalone, Squid, Octopus, Turtle, Snail)
• Crustaceans (Shrimp, Lobster, Crab, Crayfish)
• Reptile (Alligator, Snake, Lizard)

Dairy:
• Eggs
• Cheese (hard, soft, cottage, cream)
• Milk, Cream, Sour Cream, Whip Cream, Dessert Topping
• Yogurt
• Butter (trace amount)

Legumes:
• Soy
• Tofu
• Lentils
• Peanuts
• Beans

Some Nuts & Seeds (mostly fat & fibre with nutrients)

Enjoy! - Kris
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   Posted 10/14/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh oh, I sense another great squirrel debate smilewinkgrin
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LanieG
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   Posted 10/14/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey!  It goes great with tofu.  :  But my question is, how do you cook muskrat?  Kris?  Chris?
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 10/14/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not quite sure how to cook muskrat?? Maybe the same as beaver - roasted/baked (which I've had before - it's a very "greasy" kind of meat. Kind of like duck, which I also don't care for). An old boyfriend's grandfather was a trapper for the Canadian gov't and I got to taste a lot of "interesting" meats. He often said muskrat was the "best eats" but I don't think I've ever tried it?? He was also a taxidermist so, was also given a number of things that 'Grandma' would just cook up. Fantastically, I might add. We were not often told what we were eating until we'd at least tried it ;-) Of most of the meats I've tried, the beaver was the only one I didn't care for. (Haven't tried opossum or squirrel).

After a discussion over Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, I was determined to prove that there are more than two options (ham & turkey) to serve for a family get-together. Beef and other pork cuts were included as options but it was interesting to note how few "thought outside the box". Just my father's generation ago, moose, venison (deer), caribou, mutton, rabbit, goose and even bear sometimes, were part of the regular rotation of meat options. For that matter, much of the fish eaten was whatever was caught in the rivers & lakes and the snails were gathered from the back yard. These things are still available just not usually found in the average big-box grocery store :-)

I just thought it interesting to note how we seem to go for the same few things despite there being so many option available. The protein list was also a lot shorter than the good-carb vegetables lists :-0

I know there are some bugs and things like that that some cultures eat but, I haven't tried any of those kinds of proteins. I think I'll stick to what's on my list :-)

Kris
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LanieG
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   Posted 10/14/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, you know we eat what we've always been able to find in our surroundings and also what our family cooked.  I had never eaten a mango until I was a teenager because in "those days" tropical fruit like that weren't in the neighborhood supermarkets.  Bananas and oranges were tropical to me.  Nowadays you can find most any food in any place and that's wonderful.  We've always had turkey and a ham or turkey and a roast beef for Thanksgiving and Christmas but one year we decided to cook a goose.  And that was the last time - too greasy for me, too gamey.  I know some people love it though.  Anyway, thanks for the list!
  yeah

PS Wild boar tastes like pork.  :-)

Come on, everyone, what's the most "interesting" food you've eaten?  Is it on Kris' list?


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Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/5/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
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Sherrine
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   Posted 4/5/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Kris, where is the good carb list?  I know this is an older post but I missed the good carb list.
 
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LanieG
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   Posted 4/5/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sherrine, I don't believe we've had a "good carb" list other than understanding the more fiber in the carb, the better for diabetics so that makes it a good carb.  So, whole wheat berry bread is better than plain white bread because of the amount of fiber.  Most every vegetable has carbs but some have more than others which is why our blood sugar does better with broccoli or cauliflower than potatoes.  I think I would follow the glycemic index list for veggies then. 
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/6/2010 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Also, "whole" grain (where you can actually see the seeds) is much better than "whole grain" where they have already smooshed the seeds for you. The mechanics of the digestive process are what make some foods better for us than others. If the gut has to penetrate the seed coat (bran) to access the endosperm where the starch is stored, chances are that many of the seeds may pass thru the GI tract unbroken. Also, higher fiber content stimulates the peristaltic waves of the intestines to move more quickly and efficiently so the food is present to the intestinal wall for a shorter period of time, thus decreasing the availability of the starches.

This is why corn flakes will send most diabetics blood sugar thru the roof and the same amount of cooked corn would pass thru the GI tract almost undigested. Same calories, different food presentation.
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jujub
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   Posted 4/6/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
lol, so "good" carbs would be sawdust, wood chips and cardboard? Just kidding. Actually, my three favorite cereals are oatmeal, shredded wheat and bran, all high in fiber. Unfortunately, I have to eat all very sparingly and rarely because of my uc.

LanieG
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   Posted 4/6/2010 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, and there's the individual factor, too.  If I even look at oatmeal, my blood sugar spikes.  I bought steel cut oats which I'd read are the best for drawing out the time for metabolizing them, and I still spiked.  So, I can't use any kind of grain for fiber.  Instead, I eat little bunches of raw broccoli and cauliflower.  They are very good for regular people!   wink  For breakfast and dinner I have a little plate of them which I nibble on.  Or, I put them in my salad. 
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