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SqueakyandLiza
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October 8, 2019 12:36 am  

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Angel Pie

Crust

4 egg whites -beat until frothy. Add 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar. Beat well. Add 1 cup of sugar, a little at a time. Beat a lot until a thick consistency. Put in a greased pie pan forming it to fit the pan in a crust shape. Bake at 275 for 1 hour. 

Lemon filling

4 egg yolks-beat until light and lemon colored. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Add a pinch of salt. Cook on low-med, stirring with a whisk, until as thick as mayo. Remove from heat and cool. 

Beat 1 cup of whipping cream (with sugar to taste). Put some whipped cream over the cooled crust. Add lemon filling. Top with rest of whipped cream and refrigerate. 

-Liza
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October 8, 2019 8:49 am  

Wow! When I started this post, I didn't realize there would be so many responses! 

Thanksgiving here is November 28 this year. I am not sure if we'll be heading for NY this year or not. My children usually go to their in-laws, so we miss out having them, but we usually get them on Christmas day and New Years, so I can't complain. 

Whenever we go to my brother's, I will bring a pie or bread or something edible. We usually have turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce and a whole lot of desserts! We normally just sit around and talk and enjoy his grandkids along with my nieces and their hubbies. My cousin and his wife and their adult children also join us. 

Pie is the order of the day. My sister-in-law or her sister make sugar pie, which is pecan pie sans the pecans. My husband loves it! Personally, I do not like an overly sweet pie. So, if I do make one, it's usually an apple pie. (See post from Oct. 4)

Stella


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October 8, 2019 11:03 am  

@sjlovestosing

Stella-I guess you stumbled onto the fact that we are a pie-loving group. 😂 It is great that Eric set up this lounge so we can take a break from the ostomy talk now and then and have fun discussions like this one. 

I love pecans, but have never liked pecan pie, so I think I would agree with you about the sugar pie, and would also opt for another choice. 

-Liza
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October 9, 2019 2:18 am  

Brian...I would love that recipe.  My son does so many little things for me. I love to make something he really enjoys here and there and surprise him with it for a thank you.  His fav. ice cream is Oreo Cookie, so I think this would be the perfect thank you.  Maybe talk nice to your sister for me...please.  FYI...you can buy a box mix of lemon merangue and it turns out just as ell. The times I cheated, my dad had no clue!  You have to use your own egg whites for the merangue, but it is pretty simple to make. If you can't handle the pastry part, buy a premade graham cracker crust and use that instead, or buy the frozen pastry and use that. I know they come pre-rolled and all you have to do is put them in the plate and trim the edges.  It has to be difficult in such a world directed at sighted when it comes to things like grocery shopping...I can't imagine!

These recipes sound so good Liza. Angel oie sounds a lot like Pavlova. It is a meragnue like that only with fresh fruit on top and served with whip cream.  

Sugar pie sounds sweeter than Butter tarts but along the same line.  Butter tarts are traditionally made with currents but I don't like the seeds so I use chopped raisins and I always use the Sun Maid Brand.  The lady on the bag was the great great grandmother of a friend of ours, of all things.  They are the best ever raisins in my books and so worth the extra cost.  It is not as much sweet in one serving as a piece of pie.  Great topic Stella!

Linda


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October 9, 2019 11:04 am  

For those looking to veganize these recipes, consider using egg replacements:

24 Ways to Replace an Egg

We tend to use ground flax, but other substitutes work well depending on what you're trying to bake. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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October 9, 2019 12:38 pm  

Eric,

Are there substitutes for eggs that do not have soy? I know I can't have anything with plain soy in it (unless it is fermented soy) as it affected my thyroid in the past. (I lost a great deal of weight, had heart palpitations, and was constantly tense. Once I stopped eating and drinking soy, my weight returned to normal, the heart palpitations stopped, and I felt less tension - this took 3 months after stopping my intake.) Also, I read a study that shows that soy without fermentation affects the entire endocrine system. I believe I found the study on westonaprice.org.  What are your thoughts?

Stella


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October 10, 2019 2:22 am  

Eric, thank you for such great information. I have had firm tofu before many times and really enjoy it. I have had it made into patties on and off a bun and loved that too. I was able to buy a nice big pack the other day and because my eyes are doing the thing they do, searching the net is not much fun. So, I am going to ask what is your fav. Things to do with  tofu. What firmness do you prefer? And how do you like the ones that are soft and do you do anything with them in regards to a deserts? Inquiring minds want to know...lol!

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October 10, 2019 11:18 am  
Posted by: @sjlovestosing

Are there substitutes for eggs that do not have soy?

Most of them aren't soy-based. Ground-up flaxseed in water works amazingly well, so that's what we tend to use.

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October 10, 2019 11:23 am  
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So, I am going to ask what is your fav. Things to do with  tofu. What firmness do you prefer? And how do you like the ones that are soft and do you do anything with them in regards to a deserts?

To be honest, our tofu consumption at home has gone way down over the last year or two. We used to get 400g blocks from $0.50 to $0.75 not too long ago, and now the average price for the same block is $2-$2.50, so we've moved on! LOL

My preference is firm or extra firm. I always squeeze out as much water as I can from the blocks before cooking them. The silken (really soft type) can be used in desserts, but we never really use it. The medium type can be blended for various sauces, dips, creams, etc. 

We do anything from grilling, stir fry, adding cubes to our rice one-pot, air fry thin slices for use in sandwiches, etc. 

Here's something to try: freeze a block of tofu and then cook it after thawing. The texture changes considerably and it ends up being more spongy and easier to use in things like stirfry. 

Tofu doesn't really taste like anything, so squeezing the water out and then marinating it will help to add whatever flavor you like. 

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October 11, 2019 7:20 am  

Thanks, Eric. Always good info in case a vegan friend comes over. I always like to accommodate when people have special diets and like to try new things as well.

Stella


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October 14, 2019 11:08 am  

Happy Thanksgiving Eric, Linda, and all our other Canadian ostomates!!

May you all have lovely days, spent with family and friends. And of course, pie. 😀

-Liza
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October 15, 2019 5:42 pm  

Liza, thank you so much.  We had a really nice time and I had spent some time on Saturday with the 2 oldest grands making Caramel Popcorn.  They said they had no idea 1 c. of kernels could make  so much popcorn! We had a really fun time together!  We started Thanksgiving earlier this year,  playing games all afternoon with horderve type foods and crackers, then dinner, and pies. Everything was prepped and ready to cook the day before.  My son did all the day of cooking & we had shared in the preparations. Everyone was feeling so lazy and relaxed all morning & when the kids asked if they had to change just to come upstairs, we decided to humour them a little! So, we did the whole day with all of us in our PJs. So...when in Rome... wear your pajamas! lol!  They thought it was just great to do this. About 7 p.m., they went down to watch a movie and due to not sleeping much at all, in 4 nights, I turned in for the night.  I rested lots, but got about five hours of broken sleep.  It was a very nice day & weekend, pjs & all.

Fellow Canadians or anyone celebrating thanksgiving...Please tell us how yours went & if you did anything "different" this year.  Liza, yours is next I think.

Linda


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October 16, 2019 2:50 am  

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Sounds like a great day, Linda. Thanksgiving in jammies sounds so relaxing!!  I’m glad you had good family time, especially playing games with the grandkids!!

-Liza
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November 11, 2019 4:15 pm  

I was driving to an appt this morning and was thinking it was a perfect fall day. It was a bright day, with scattered clouds - not rain clouds. The temp was in the 40s but with some sun shining through, so it didn’t feel overly cold. We have been below freezing several times this year already, so the 40s felt nice. The trees are such beautiful colors right now and the leaves are falling. 

-Liza
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November 11, 2019 5:24 pm  

last night was 12F, we had 3 inches of snow on top of a foot so far this season.    i reluctantly went skiing today with a friend in windy 17F conditions, after I warmed up,  i was glad I went. 


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November 11, 2019 11:11 pm  

It’s 6F right now - brr - we have just a little snow. Early winter weather this fall.❄️

 

I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


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November 12, 2019 12:26 am  

Brr. Where are you guys that you have snow already?  I’ve always preferred cold weather over hot weather, but since my ostomy surgery, I don’t tolerate the cold as well as I used to. 

-Liza
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November 12, 2019 11:37 am  

I am in northern Minnesota, where cold and snow are not unusual in early November, but this is unusually cold even for this time of year.

Here is a sort of funny cold weather hack for ostomates - last winter I bought some StomaCloaks for noise and odor when I feel a need for extra security. What I found was that on very cold days they actually made me feel warmer! They are made of a thin fleecy fabric (a little bulky but a good product) and it felt sort of like wearing long-johns. Laugh if you want!

ps The fabric is breathable, so it doesn’t feel hot in warm weather. 

I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


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November 12, 2019 12:49 pm  

Now we all have a mental picture in our head 😂👍

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