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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas, Feingold Style

Okay I like this poem...It was written by an early Feingold member.  I had to share

The Night Before Christmas, Feingold Style 
by Pat Pignatiello
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through our place
The children weren’t sleeping - how their bodies would race.
No stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
No hope that St. Nicholas would ever be there.
The children weren’t nestled;
They wrestled in bed,
And Momma in tears, and Dad with a sigh,
Had just settled down for a desperate cry.
When onto the scene with an answer, not clatter,
Came Good Dr. Ben to tell what’s the matter.
“Out colors, out chemicals, out Hostess Ding-Dong,
Your child is normal, it’s the food that’s all wrong.
From the top of your cabinets, to dessert at each meal,
Now dash away, dash away, food that’s not real.”
We spoke not a word, but just started his diet,
We’ve nothing to lose; so we’re going to try it.
When what to our wondering eyes should appear,
But a child so calm, so normal, so dear,
With a head that can learn now, a manner that’s mild,
We knew at that moment, for the first time, our child.
Now . . .
It’s the night before Christmas and in our home
Every child is sleeping, just like the poem.
The unfrustrated days, the good nights are so many,
It’s hard to remember that once there weren’t any!
So with a tear in our eye for what might have been,
For changing our life, we thank Dr. Ben.
From our now peaceful home, with all of our might,
We pray peace and joy fill your hearts on this night !

What's for dinner 12/14/10: Old Fashion BBQ Beef & Apple Slaw...YUMMY

So I am back...did you miss me?  Last night's stage 2 Feingold friendly meal was a good comfort food meal.  Old fashion bbq beef with apple slaw...YUMMY

Old Fashioned Barbecue Beef Sandwiches 
6 pointsplus points (not including bun)
serves 10-11

3 lb beef brisket
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 oz of tomato paste
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce (can't use this)
2 tbsp molasses
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp mustard (I used dijon since i didn't add the chili powder)
1 tsp coarse salt, to taste
hamburger buns (we like TJ's whole wheat hamburger buns)

Trim all visible fat from the brisket and place on a cutting board and rub with salt and pepper. Place brown sugar, tomato paste, ketchup, vinegar, molasses, water, mustard and salt in slow cooker (make sure to use a crock pot liner for easy clean up) and mix well.  Add meat and cook on low for 8 hours.

When meat is cooked remove to a cutting board (or as I do just keep it in the pot) and shred with 2 forks and mix well with sauce.  I used a half cup meat per hamburger bun and it was the perfect amount.

Apple Cole Slaw
4 pointsplus points

Serves 5  

3 cups of shredded cabbage
2 apples, cut into bite sized pieces

2 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayo (I used miracle whip to cut on calories)
1/4 cup brown sugar

In a large bowl, combine 1st 3 ingredients.  In a small bowl mix the other 2 ingredients until combine.  Toss the dressing with the salad and serve right away.

VERDICT: delish, good down to earth food that is a hit with everyone!