Food Glorious Old Fashioned Food Cures and Subs by Randi L. Levin

Food Glorious Old Fashioned Food Cures and Subs ,by Randi L. Levin
Today’s wonderful world of modern food comes in diverse colors spices herbs diets and flavors. Many in the nutritional dietitian and culinary world are subtly teaching the public how to accentuate flavors exotically while sharing with you recipes that were once only found in restaurants.
Yet I find something missing in the many food and recipe articles that seem to be all over the place these days. And what actually is missing is: A. How to adjust public recipes for Special Dietary needs at home and B. The importance of Old Fashioned Food Cures! For instance just a little bit of Honey added to Tea can help temper a cold’s cough and/or sore throat. Although this combination is only a temporary cure, the 2 others below are worthy old fashioned food cures.
So, as the Culinary world experiences and promotes more modern foods, sometimes old fashioned food helps to heal minor illnesses while the old fashioned substitutions for this and that ingredients never seem to change. So without further ado here are the basic Food Substitutions for Special Dietary Needs. After all just because a loved ones’ body is special doesn’t mean that they should have to forfeit some of the good stuff in life!
Food Substitutions:
Heart Friendly: Use Organic Canola Sunflower or Safflower Oil When Baking, or Virgin Olive Oil instead of Butter when cooking. Also, if a baked recipe calls for melted butter or margarine anyone of these but Olive can be used instead. (I do not like the texture when baking with Olive Oil.)
Sugar Free: Use Xylitol or Stevia For best results, I prefer Xylitol.
Gluten Free: Per each cup of flour required Substitute with ¾ cup plus 2 rounded Tablespoons of Buckwheat Flour plus 2 rounded Tablespoons of Quinoa Flour and 1 teaspoon of Xanthium Gum per cup. (I have been using this combo successfully since the early 80’s when I was a Special Ed Teacher.)
Dairy Free or Lactose Intolerant: Per each cup of milk (less/more) use Organic Soy Milk or Almond Milk or Lactose Free Milk.

Old Fashioned Food Cures: My Mom used to make these for me my dad, or any other family member who was sick hurt or had a sore throat and high fever. They always seemed to make us feel better if only for a while, and they did help get some food into our bodies to help us gain back our strength.
For High Fever and/or Sore Throat simply mix about 1/2 cup or more of Sour Cream with a teaspoon or 2 of sugar or honey and ½ of a banana sliced. Mix it together and serve. It is easy to slightly chew and swallow and cool the sore throat while tempering the fever slightly.

The Following Recipe my mom used whether we were sick had surgery, or broken bones. It Always seemed to help too. Plus it makes great quick sandwiches or even as an appetizer on mini breads! (FYI: When Moms/dads cook from scratch they often unconsciously pass the recipe onto their children to reproduce for generations to come! Prepackaged food does not allow such healthful pleasures.)

Egg Salad for 2 (Doubling or tripling this recipe is easy.)
4 hard-boiled eggs
1/3 diced celery
1/3 cup diced Onion
½ teaspoon dill
¼ teaspoon Celery Seed
1 rounded tablespoons Mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Place the diced veggies into a bowl, and thn mix with the spices.
2. Peel the Hard-boiled eggs and then holding one egg in your hand use a knife and cut it into fours and then slice them into the bowl of Veggies and Spice.
3. Add the Mayonnaise and mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are incorporated! Refrigerate or serve a small amount immediately!

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