The Diet Thread - What's good and whats YUK!

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/6/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
The thread on net is making me wonder what your experiences are with the "new" diet.  Of course some of you have always ate well and perhaps this is the place to let us know what you like.  I know most of us have enquired and asked our doctors.  Now's your time to voice what you like or dislike.  Here's a couple to kick us off:
 
Tomatoes:
I'm italian, so you know I love them.  I have changed the recipes a bit though.  I love taking Cherry or strawberry tomatoes and sautee them in olive oil and garlic with mushrooms.  Cooked tomatoes are best for Lycopene and this was my own creation.  My friend had me enhance this with hot chili peppers, but I like them either way.  This is good with either fish or meat.
 
Brocolli:
Steamed and light salt and pepper.  Or raw on a salad is fine with me.
 
Spinach:
Yuk.  Don't suggest anything.  Just Yuk.
 
Brussel Sprouts:
Yuk.  But I'll eat them.  Any suggestions.
 
Fish:
I love sushi or sushimi.  Cooked I prefer simple wild salmon.  This is good Omega 3 stuff and I would love to see some recipes on you favorite way.
 
Red Meat:
Dang I can't shake it completely.  I know now not to burn or blacken it do to the carcingens, but I will still have it in moderation.
 
Chicken:
I'm getting bored with my recipes.  my favorite is to slice pinapple and cook it with chicken breasts using a teriyaki marinade.  With lettuce and tomato on a wheat bun.  Yum.  You add the mayo if you like.  I'm fine dry.  The pinapple make the 'wich moist enough.  Any thoughts on how to enhance this one?
 
Chinese food:
Love it.  Most of it is good but dim sum is limited. 
 
From the Myers book - Mediteranian food:
Huh
 
Just a few to see if this sparks discussion.  If you have something you like that is good for the prostate diet by all means share it.  I certainly have changed my diet but would welcome some recipes that are not too bland.  I love salad dressing for example, but now use olive oil with red wine vinegar. 
 
 
Your turn...
 
Tony


Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Dutch
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   Posted 9/6/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Tony:

DutchESS here - good idea.  Always looking for new ideas for healthy items.  One of our favorites and I always double recipe as it's just as good left over.  I serve with white or brown rice.

Cranberry Chicken

Layer bottom of 8x8 glass  casserole with 4-5 bonless, skinless chicken breasts.  Mix together: 1 can whole cranberries, 1 - 16oz French dressing(low-fat) and 1 pkg Lipton soup mix.  Pour this over chicken, cover with foil and refrigerate overnite to marinate for lunch or make in AM and marinate all day for dinner meal.  Bake at 350 for 2 hr (or until chicken done) - baste from time to time and uncover for last 20min of cooking.  Can double recipe and use 13x9 dish.

DutchESS


Post Edited (Dutch) : 9/6/2007 6:12:13 PM (GMT-6)


creed_three
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   Posted 9/6/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tony & DutchESS,

Thanks for the tips - on the fluid front, my husband has had no trouble replacing an extensive coffee intake with green tea (no sugar/milk). Due to the antioxidants which is about all I am aware of, I think this is a good thing but it suprised me as hubby had been a massive coffee drinker for decades! DutchESS that Cranberry Chicken sounds incredible - thanks, and I am definitely going to try it. My husband's healthy tip is the GREEN TEA replacing coffee. cheers to all, Lana
Creed_three
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07).


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 9/6/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tony,

Well chicken is the meat that is least harmful to our bodies; so what to do with it?...

Jane came up with a low-salt baked chicken breast dish (white meat has less fat) the internet is a treasure-trove of cooking ideas.

Peanut Chicken (if you are allergic to peanuts don't read this)

2-4 de-boned skinless chicken breasts (2 large chicken breast halfs will generally serve 4 lite eaters)
garlic powder (optional)
1 jar (about 16oz) sweet-n-sour sauce, or use a internet recipe to make your own w/out the salt if you prefer
2/3 cup chopped peanuts 1/8in. pieces (I use unsalted cause now my blood presures is up)
1 small bunch green onions.


Cut chicken into 1/4s; lightly salt/pepper/(garlic powder optional) to taste, and microwave till about halfway cooked, drain off any excess fat. Pour sauce into bowl, and dip each piece of chicken till throughly coated. Place chicken in 9x13 pyrex baking pan that's been sprayed with Pam (or lightly oiled), and sprinkle chopped peanuts over chicken till each piece is covered. Bake for 20-30 mins in pre-heated oven @ 300F or untill done. Chop scallions and sprinkle over chicken just before serving. You can serve remaining sweet-n-sour sauce on the side, but it MUST be simmered long enough to kill any bacteria from the partially cooked chicken juices left after dipping.

Serve with steamed long grain rice and green veggie of choice (broccli works well) Jane likes Chardoney wine with this dish; I might prefer beer.


Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
 

Post Edited (spinbiscuit) : 9/6/2007 5:08:14 PM (GMT-6)


anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 9/6/2007 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Tony

Great Idea about sharing healthy foods. We live in New Mexico so Mexican food it is for us. Diana makes Green chilie chicken caserole: Chicken chunks, onions cooked in olive oil add Cream of chicken soup and Green chilie to taste. Layer caserole dish with corn tortillas fried in olive oil,next layer chicken mix, next layer cheese, repeat layers then bake in oven long enough to melt cheese top with lettuce and tomatos and eat away, Yum. Also Pinto beans Green or Red chilie and whole wheat tortillas are good. Its funny but alot of Mexican food can be cooked with olive oil instead of lard and be just as tastey. Eggs are also not bad cooked in olive oil.

Best wishes

Rick  


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
All these sound good. Another one I forgot to mention is red wine. I may sautee mushrooms in smart butter and red wine. But sometimes (most times) I just sautee the mushrooms and prepare the red wine differently. It takes careful practice but first you must decant the wine. A Napa merlot will usually do the trick. After decanting for a day (until sundown), I prepare a glass meticulously making sure it is clean. (dirty ones will work too if you clean it a little). I then put the mushrooms away and eat them later. I have to prepare the pallette by eating a cracker. If the cracker is not perfectly prepared then skip that step. I then turn the stove off making sure not to turn the knob too far off. (sometimes it's not really off but on high). Then I set the mood by calling Ruth in the room. Set the lighting. Turn on some music. I then pour the wine into the glass, making sure I don't lose any flavor by losing a drop. After repeating this step a few times Ruth goes to bed silently and reminds me that I have to work tomorrow. I then remind Ruth I hadn't taken a blue pill and that she should have a nice nights rest too as she needs to work as well. I then repeat the earlier steps.

Now ladies...Just kidding! She never stays up that late anyway.

T

(I'm in trouble when she reads this.  It just proves it's tough being me!)


Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 9/7/2007 11:37:49 PM (GMT-6)


dutchy
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 9/10/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Try stir fried (with garlic, onion, and some ketjap manis) brussels sprouts: delicious

biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/10/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Tony,

Does that routine work with brussel sprouts????

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/18/07 0.00. 
T level on 4/2/07 - 48     On 7/16/07 - 613
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .02 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 

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