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David Ashton
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The mighty Sprout
David Ashton   6/24/2014 4:53:21 PM
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I'm a big fan of the Brussels Sprout myself,  Probably second only to Leeks as my favourite veggie,  I recently saw a recipe for Brussels Sprout salad - you shave the leaves into very thin strips, not sure what was with it though, I'll look it up.  And I am up early, before breakfast, reading this and being regaled with tales of Brussels Sprouts with onion and garlic.  You're a cruel man.

Max, mhrackin above called you out over "pouring over the ancient texts of sprout lore" but the subtlety of his comment obviously did not get to you.  You POUR water over sprouts to cook them, but you PORE over old texts.  At which stage the sweat might be pouring from your pores, but I digress.   This is a man who is writing a book on English as she is spoke.  Shame on you!

And lastly, the joke about the blonde...  I heard a much better version where she is diagnosed with acute angina.  I'll send you the rest......

And ABF (Absolutely bloody finally) I had a dashiki once which I used to wear when I was at training college.  This was in the Rhodesia of Ian Smith, a bastion of white rule against all the other African countries which were being handed over to the black majority.  And the Dasiki was a very African dress.  So I got a few comments...my teacher used to call me "Nkrumah" after Kwame Nkrukah, ex leader of Ghana.  I guess the Dashiki is the African version of your Hawaiian shirt....

AABF - Max, how about combining Brussel Sprouts with Bean Sprouts?

 

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Measurement.Blues   6/24/2014 3:58:22 PM
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@mhrackin

thanks for the encouragement. I don;t need to lost that much. Lost 7 lbs. in the first month. The goal is just to lose 2 lbs a month over a year. that shouldbe enough to lower the gluose levels. I'll get a blood test around September.

At first, I was getting hungry a lot but just kept working through it. Hunger is subsided now.

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Re: Sprout surprise
GSKrasle   6/24/2014 3:51:40 PM
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Ah, an Engineer's lunch: one random container each day from the freezer, luck-of-the-draw.

Luckily, I'm a good cook. And a gardener: Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleriaca f. gemmifera) are easy to grow, and the plants are oh-so-impressive looking if you should lavish on them more care than a commercial producer could afford.

They have a wonderful flavour distinct from the other members of their species (cabbage, cauliflower, kale, cauliflower, collards, kohlrabi,...), and the leaves and flower-stalks carry the same goodness.

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
mhrackin   6/24/2014 3:50:19 PM
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MB, been there, done that! I was diagnosed as diabetic about 15 years ago.  Was on oral meds and strict diet/exercise, now am ~80lb lighter and off meds.  You can do it too!  PS: my wife is the family champ, though: she lost 115lb!

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Measurement.Blues   6/24/2014 3:45:54 PM
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Not the gluten, just need to out down on sugar and lose a little weight. It's going well so far, but it's a lifestyle change.

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Re: Is that EVOO.....
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 3:42:38 PM
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@mhrackin: Hopefully he will respond soon and I will update.

I await aquiver in dread anticipation ... I'm wondering if he even remembers ... maybe he always knew and was taking pity on you (maybe he just thought you were really bad at cooking veal :-)

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
mhrackin   6/24/2014 3:39:37 PM
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I hope that is not because of the gluten.....

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Re: Is that EVOO.....
mhrackin   6/24/2014 3:38:31 PM
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As my brother lives in northern California I have e-mailed him (he's fully retired now and is usually off hiking days).  Hopefully he will respond soon and I will update.

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Measurement.Blues   6/24/2014 3:34:45 PM
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@Max, you were OK until the bacon part. As for me, I'm pretty much off bagels. Not completely, but almost. I save my ration for special occasions.

Time for some high-fiber flatbread I think.

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Re: Is that EVOO.....
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 3:28:16 PM
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@mhrackin: When he said, "What are we having for dinner?" I responded "Veal Parmesan."   He devoured that dinner and enjoyed it immensely! About 55 years have passed since then, and I suspect he still doesn't realize the truth.

But now I cannot rest without knowing if he knows or not ... do not delay ... call your brother immediately and then report back to the rest of us!

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