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Posted by megalyman

I have had my ileostomy for 4 years and have learned the basics of what to and what to not eat, time to eat, size of meals, and all of that stuff. Sometimes by error like when I ate to many peanuts and was clogged and miserable for two days. I am trying to find a good source of easy recipies/menues that I can use for food shopping and meal making. This can be a book or anybodys favorite recipies. I am a man so it has to be simple. (ha, ha). I like mostly american food, no indian, thai, or "unusual" foods. Ok, call it boring I don't care. Any suggestions?

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May 14, 2012
weewee : how about a good old recipe called shit on the shingle sausage gravy and toast or bun. of course their is the hobo dinners they are easy also and you can change the ingredents they are fast to make also take steak/hamberger/fish potatoes butter mushrooms spices veggies if you can have put it all in some tinfoil cook till done eggs sausage mushrooms oinons all mixed together rolled up in a soft shell like a burito then you have grilled cheese with what ever kind od meat inside sandwhich plus since you are on the internet there are many meals you can look up and find what you like that are easy to make
May 14, 2012
megalyman : Yes, I know what SOS is, I was in the Navy. I was hoping I could get a little bit better than that.Don
May 14, 2012
Primeboy : SOS was a military term for chipped beef on toast. I think it was served for breakfast on cold days.
May 15, 2012
Past Member: There are loads of easy recipes on the internet, very tasty too,and they even tell you how long to cook things for.
May 18, 2012
noona : I was gona give some Mediterranean recipe but you don't like unusual foods. What is American food???
May 18, 2012
Past Member: Don't know if the below link will work but it is the American version of Cooking for Blokes which even for a sheila like meself is bloody good tucker!
May 19, 2012
noona : This website has good American Recipes.
May 30, 2012
megalyman : Sorry for the delay in responding. I had some unexpected issues to deal with. Thanks for your response. To me American food is without a lot of harsh spices like garlic, curry, to much hot stuff, etc. Actually most of those spices were used to cover the taste of tainted meat before the days of refrigeration. Plus I have GERD which prevents me from eating a lot of spices.
May 31, 2012
noona : No problem and I hope I didn't offended you by my last comment:(I try to cook home as much I could in this way I could control how much spices to use and which one I don't have to use. I am Middle Eastern so I use spices but not as much as Indian and or Asian spices. I use olive Oil and I try not to eat fried food and fast food. Once I eat out and I am not carful where I end up with upset stomach and that is not good. Good luck finding some good recipes :)
Jun 15, 2015
LadyHope : Here is an easy fish recipe for the grill...I picked it up from a TV cooking show a couple of years ago.Tilapia - several filetsMild Salsa or if salsa is too spicy try diced onions, tomatoes and/or diced peppers.2 - three potatoseggplantzuchini/squashtomatoesonionOn one piece of aluminun foil - heavy duty - place the fish filets.Drizzle lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste -I also use a dash or two of seasoned salt.Spead on top of the filets a nice scoop of jarred salsa and wrap up the filets in foil pinching and rolling the sides so nothing leaks out.Place the filets on the grill at medium heat for approx 15 - 20 minutes - check the fish at that time. I usually unwrap the foil some and allow the fish to cook another 5 - 10 minutes in its own sauce and serve.The veggies:Layout another piece of heavy duty foil. Add to it, chopped veggies including potatoes, onions, zuchini, fresh tomato and peeled eggplant (if you like eggplant) You really can add other veggies but these are ones that I like the most. Carrots are delicious and colorful but they require a longer cook time. Side note: to hurry the process along I microwave the potatoes for 2 minutes because the other veggies are less dense and will cook faster.Drizzle the veggies with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic salt, oregano, basil, regular salt and pepper to taste. Roll and crimp the sides of the foil like you did with fish and place on the grill, medium heat, for about 15 - 20 minutes - check to make certain nothing is burning. The veggies will cook in their au jus. Serve when you feel the veggies are cooked to you liking. I like all of my food well, well done so things cook longer. Hope you enjoy the recipe. My husband and I love it especially on a hot summer day when we do not want to turn on the house stove. LH
Jun 15, 2015
megalyman : potatoseggplantzuchini/squashtomatoesonionOnNow that is one heck of a word! Is it best to cook slices of eggplant with the skin on and trim off after? Just thinking it might help to keep it from getting mushy. I have not had it in a long time and really don't recall what it taste like. Battered or plain?
Jun 15, 2015
LadyHope : Hi Megalyman, I noticed the run on sentence after I posted the recipe....LOL. I actually typed it out with paragraphs but forgot that this program does not allow them and auto corrected. I peel the skin off of the eggplant but can eat the zuchinni skin. I eat most things fairly plain too. Fried foods, with the exception of delicious french fries, will not agree with me. I also enjoy salmon on the grill and oven as well. I picked up a recipe from a cute restuarant in La Jolla, CA many years ago and use it all of the time. With the salmon, all you have to do is pack the top of the filet with brown sugar and a sprinkle of salt. That is it. Bake it until completely cooked ( 20 - 30 minutes depending upon the piece of fish) The brown sugar melts and creates a delicious glaze. Enjoy. LH
Jun 16, 2015
ron in mich : I find the easiest way to cook is with a crockpot
Jun 16, 2015
megalyman : I never thought of putting brown sugar on fish. I have always found that dark fish had a strong taste which I really don't like. I like fish and know it is good for you. I will have to try it your way and see how I like it. (Was that just a spell checker I didn't see before?) Thanks, I needed that. I have used the crock pot for soups and stews but think it drys out big pieces of meat. Should I try searing the meat first?
Jun 16, 2015
LadyHope : Hi, I usually do not use a crock pot because I think that it could malfunction while I am out and burn the house down. Yes, I would sear the larger pieces of meat to keep in the juices. I don't eat much beef but I do eat lots of chicken and fish. Pork products are out with the exception of bacon, sausage and scrapple. I find the other pork dishes such as roasts and chops too tough for me. I can't cook pork for some usually ends up like shoe leather...LOL. LH
Jun 16, 2015
megalyman : I must admit that I am learning a lot about cooking from all of you and I appreciate it. I am trying new things to hopefully expand my horizons. I know there are many different tastes out there and I am open to try some of them. But, this one has me a bit hesitant. Scrapple..Scrapple is typically made of hog offal, such as the head, heart, liver, and other trimmings, which are boiled with any bones attached (often the entire head), to make a broth. Once cooked, bones and fat are removed, the meat is reserved, and (dry) cornmeal is boiled in the broth to make a mush. The meat, finely minced, is returned to the pot and seasonings, typically sage, thyme, savory, black pepper, and others are added. The mush is formed into loaves and allowed to cool thoroughly until set. Please help me..does this sound like something we should really eat? (Just joking so don't go postal). Actually, it sounds like something my deceased aunt used to make she called Turkey Loaf. After every time we had turkey (Thanksgiving and Christmas) she would take the left over carcass and boil it until all the leftover meat was boiled off. She would discard the bones and add clear gelatin to the liquid. I think she added any leftover peas, celery, or what ever and let it congeal like Jello. Let me say that it was not one of my favorite meals when we went to visit, but, as a kid I did what I was told and ate it. It makes me wonder, is there a connection between Turkey Loaf and ulcerative colitis?
Jun 16, 2015
LadyHope : That is funny...LOL. I never had turkey loaf so I can't really comment. We say that pork scrapple has everything in it but the oink. Scrapple is delish if cooked properly. It must be lightly floured, sliced no more than 1/4 and cooked crispy in a pan/skillet. You may also add oil in the pan and fry it too. Some serve it mushy and it is not good. Sorry for those who like it that way but I think it is much better crispy. LH
Jun 17, 2015
ron in mich : hi all when I do beef or pork in the crockpot I always seer it in a pan first, if its beef I add a packet of dried onion soup and a couple cups of water, for fish I always do it on the gas grill.
Jun 18, 2015
megalyman : I am going to try some of these things over the next few weeks. But, I want you to know that I have the ability to track you down. If I get violently sick my family will be able to find you and do some unkind things. If you need to adjust your formulas I suggest you do it now before I get involved in your suggestions. One or both of us could be in for a hard time. Thanks,Don
Jun 18, 2015
LadyHope : Hello, if you are not comfortable cooking these dishes, please do not do so. I would not want anyone to get sick. Also, crockpots, fish and scrapple are available on the open market to the consumer, nothing unusual here. The manufacturer clearly states if the consumer has a problem with the item, you should contact the manufacturer not another consumer. Ie: allergies,quality control, proper food handling techniques. As in all things it is a matter of choice.
Jun 19, 2015
megalyman : Actually, I hoped you would see the attempt at humor in my comment. I used to go in to drain pipes to hand pick crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs whatever you want to call them. Cooking anything does not bother me (unless it's chicken left outside for a few days). I remember when a few buddies and I were out hunting wild pigs and only got a squirrel which we skinned and cooked in some rice over an open fire to make some good squirrel stew
Mar 07, 2017
DonBrown1943 : Megalyman, that type of humor is common in my family but I found others did not understand, so I dropped it. If you and I are ever chatting you can use your warped sense of humor on me 'coz I'm warped too.

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