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Old 03-19-2011, 06:22 AM   #121
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Oh man! Where's your okra?
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:25 AM   #122
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Pooti I don't like Okra any way but fried crispy and golden yummy brown, slimy Okra gags me.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #123
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Oh Laura, I have a way of cooking it guaranteed to make you love it.

Get a non-stick skillet and some bacon grease or olive oil. Cut up your fresh okra into rounds like in fried okra. Then sautee it over medium-high heat stirring frequently until all the "strings" are gone. Seriously. It takes maybe 15 minutes of sauteeing over med to med high heat and then all you will see is no strings, no goo, no slime, and some browning on the okra. The point isn't to brown it, it's to cook out the goo.

Then sautee some onion, add a can of crushed tomatoes, some bacon, and granulated garlic powder, salt and pepper and if you want, you can add things like dried thyme, basil or oregano and let it cook for about an hour.

Dear lord. I crave this stuff and okra is a complete protein I believe. It has all 9 essential amino acids.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:33 AM   #124
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I will try that, it sounds divine. I love Okra so this recipe just might work well for me. Thanks Oh Mighty Chef Extraordinaire.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:45 AM   #125
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Oh man, I'm not that, but the okra is the bomb. If you pre-cook it like this, it's so great in any kind of soup or gumbo!!!! Totally no goo, evah!!!!!! It's how we cooked it growing up!!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:51 AM   #126
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Oh Pooti tell that to your followers. Your recipes are the bomb and the picture to go with them fantastic. Your not giving yourself enough credit. I was a wonderful cook when I cooked high carb country fare but alas not I'm just mediocre to say the least.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:39 AM   #127
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Laura, you can still make the country fare, but do it low carb. You just have to use the substituteskies out there. I guess that's kinda what keeps me going is the thrill of converting a recipe and knowing...ok, wow! Here's another keeper for the LC stash! You know?
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:42 AM   #128
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Yeah I know but I have no imagination and I have also found that if I do make all of these recipes I binge on them so I have to eat clean now.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:28 AM   #129
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Laura, have a wonderful NC day!
I lived a large part of my life in the Kannapolis/ Salisbury area and this time of year is gorgeous!
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:29 AM   #130
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GOOOODNESSSS!!! WHO SAID OKRA!?!?! YES!! Fried is the BEST!! But PoOti is right about the fresh cut fried in bacon grease!!! In a cast iron skillet oooohmyyy!!! Okra and tomotes is so awesome. I never knew okra was full of amino acids!!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:02 AM   #131
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I love me some okra!! I am going to try this soon.
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I am so not an okra fan. One of the few veggies I will not eat.

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Thanks for the okra tips. It grew rather well in my now dead garden.

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I've had okra once at at southern bbq rib joint, and I wasn't impressed, it was just slimey. Cooking it like Pooti does sounds good, though-- POOTI, FUTURE OKRA BLOG, PLEASE!
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Yum I love okra and that sound delicious!!!!

Laura- hows it going? How was the weekend? Did you enjoy a little time alone?
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hi piratewoman ~ you look so so so gooood in the pics . skinny skinny !!! so proud of you and you are a good cook no mater what kind of food you cook its all ways goooood .love you girl
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Hi gals,Thanks Tiggy I sure did

Ang the Okra wasn't cooked right if it was slimy

Amber good sweetie I did, how was your beach trip?

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Reva I am good thanks

Janet I did just way to short.

Ok I had another appointment with the Endo today, she is beginning to wonder if I have Hypercalcemia, she seems to think it could be coming from my HBP meds so she has changed them. I have to go back in May for more blood work and another pee in the hat test. Only time will tell, I will keep you all informed.

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Laura, you have made such tremendous progress! Look at what you have accomplished in less than a year... you are amazing.
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OMG you look entirely different!!!! What a transformation. I think that was your mom, girl!!!!

Yep, if okra's slimey, someone mistreated it. Cooked right, it's soooooo yummilicious!

Laura, what are your symptoms of hyper cal? And what BP meds were you taking? Also, are you supplementing with D3? Cuz unless D3 is balanced with A and some K2, you can go hyper calc as well. Also, tumors on a parathyroid will cause it and also some thyroid probs can cause it... You should go read here on the thyroid board if you haven't already?

hon and hope you feel better soon.
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Wow, Laura! You have lost so much weight! So happy for you and proud of you!

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Thanks so much girls, Pooti I take Maxzide for HBP, she has changed it to Lininopril 20 mg tabs daily. This what I was told, my blood work I had done showed elevated calcium, but my urine did not and IF I had Hypercalcemia both would show high calcium SOOOOOOOOOOO I have to do the 24 piss test again in May along with another blood test. Pooti what is D3? The surgeon I saw didn't see much on my Para-Thyroid that is why he has sent me back to the Endo for the test as she thinks it might possibly be caused by my HBP meds, so I have to stop the Maxzide and start the new one till I go in for the test the 5th of May. I have had 2 ultra-sounds of my PTG, a nuclear image of my PTG, a bone density scan, chest x-ray, pap, mamo, CT scan of my PTG, blood work and the 24 hr piss test since Jan. I am ready for it to be over.
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Oh wow hon!!!

You've been put through the wringer!!!

D3 is Vitamin D3. Do you take any supplements and if so, then what do you take? Do you eat a bunch of spinach or leafy greens? Have they checked out your adrenals and kidneys?
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Pooti, ok no I don't take D3...should I? I take Potassium and it is still low, Magnesium and Fish Oil. I eat ALOT of Romaine Lettuce salads, some times that is both of my meals with some protein thrown on top. They have checked every thing I think, I know last yr my kidneys were stress from taking 40 mg of Lasix daily, now I only take 20 every once and awhile.
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WOW!!! You have made a huge transformation my friend. Look at how far you have come in a short amount of time. I am super proud of you young lady!!!
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Thanks Reva, and you my friend have also made an amazing transformation in a short time...look at you!!!!! I am so proud of you too.
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