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Healthy Eating, Cooking, and Baking

Jul. 23, 2013 2:18 am 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013 3:22 pm
After using the oil of oregano and olive leaf extract for a few days, another urine test was done, and the results were normal. I guess my theory worked. The next problem we have to face and overcome is that my mother won't eat. I found out today that a feeding tube is something that is… MORE
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Jul. 19, 2013 2:07 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 2:08 am
After the first round of meds to get rid of the ESBL bacteria that is causing my mother's urinary tract infection, we had another urine test done only to find out that the antibiotic didn't work. So another antibiotic was prescribed, and after finishing that one, there was still no… MORE
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Jul. 11, 2013 2:50 am 
Updated: Jul. 11, 2013 4:31 pm
I want to thank everyone that has been so supportive, and also know that so many others have, or are, facing similar situations with loved ones. This is so hard for me because my mother has always been my mentor. She was the one person that I could talk to throughout my life that understood… MORE
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I breed large parrots, like to write, raise most of our veggies, completed my AS degree at 65, enjoy cooking specialty dishes and baking bread. I have done extensive study of cooking and eating healthy. A few years ago, I started researching healthy eating for my parrots, and it has since changed focus to the diet of my family. At this point, I make all of our bread using fresh milled flour that I make. We eat primarily pastures fed meats and eggs, and I make many of our condiments. We also avoid GMO foods and ingredients as much as possible. Since my 93 year old mother has moved in with us, we have eliminated the 10 medications she was on, and her physical and mental condition has improved considerably. I totally believe that we are what we eat. What is really best for us is a constant learning experience.
My favorite things to cook
I get bored with cooking daily meals, but enjoy making specialty and new dishes. I also enjoy baking breads from scratch using freshly ground flour made from various grains that I buy in bulk.
My cooking triumphs
One of my cooking triumphs was baking whole grain breads that are light, tasty, and healthy.
My cooking tragedies
My latest cooking tragedy was recovered with some effort. I made the Navy Bean and Ham soup that I posted and after the cooking time, much of the liquid had evaporated. I was tired when it finished and put it into containers and froze it as it was. The next day we had it for dinner and it was way too thick. As much as I didn't feel like it, I thawed 8 containers of the soup, added more broth, and repackaged it for freezing. It was really a pain, but I'm glad I did it. The finished soup was so much better.
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