katiedarling: (Momma)
katiedarling ([personal profile] katiedarling) wrote2007-01-16 05:23 am

HELP!! Need Recipes!!

I need recipes and money saving tips for this yeast elimination thing (can't get rid of thrush. Nutritionist recommended yeast elimination diet. Willing to try anything at this point....)

So, here's the deal, for the next four to six weeks, I can eat only off of this list, and I am about clueless as to what to make that James-friendly (not super chick foods, not too hard on the wallet.)

Here's the list. I need suggestions.

Also, boob nazi types, if I can't have oatmeal or brewer's yeast, what can I take to boost my supply? ***sigh****


Vegetables
alfalfa sprouts
artichoke, chinese
bamboo sprouts
bavarian endive
bean sprouts
bell pepper (green)
carrot
celeriac (celery root, knob celery)
curly cress
curly endive
eggplant
garlic
jicama
kelp
leek
lettuces (romaine)
okra
parsnip
pumpkin
radish
red sweet pepper
sea kale
shallot
squashes
string bean
tomato
water cress

LIMITED VEGETABLES
asparagus
bean sprouts
broccoli
cabbage (red or green)
collard greens
kale
cucumber
onion
spinach
turnip greens

MISC
agar-agar
aloe vera
flax (seed, oil, meal)
green tea
ground cherry
guava
herbal teas
rhubarb
safflower oil
sea salt
sunflower (seed, oil, meal)
tamarind

LIMITED MISC
oatmeal ****very limited
coffee

Animal Products
any fish
any shellfish
any amphibian
game
poultry
plain yogurt with live/active culture

Limited Animal Product
lamb
mutton
eggs
butter

Herbs and Spices
allspice
althea root
angelica
anise
apple mint
balm
basil
bergamot
borage
burdock root
caraway
cardamom
cassia
celery seed
chamomile
chicory
chive
clove
comfrey
coriander
dill
cumin
dittany
east indian arrowroot
fenugreek
ginger
ginseng
goldnerod
hibiscus
horehound
horseradish
lavendar
lemon balm (melissa)
licorice
lovage
marjoram
menthol
mint
nutmeg
oregano
paprika
parsley
perppercorns (black or white)
peppermint
pemiento
rosemary
saffron
sage
savory
spearmint
tarragon
thyme
tumeric
vanilla

[identity profile] seraphimsigrist.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 11:41 am (UTC)(link)
neither rice nor potatos nor
couscous? if one of those were
available you would have a basis
for a cuisine...

[identity profile] katiedarling.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's what I said. *sigh*

squashed

[identity profile] seraphimsigrist.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
perhaps squash could be the basis of
a cuisine of some imaginary country,stuffed
squash,baked, mashed etc
I am afraid it is a country people would
leave with some relief after a while but
still they might look back and say
"and yet there was nothing like the
squash my mother used to make....and
the 24 hour fast squash restaurants of
my home town where the crowds of young
squash players would gather from their
play...

Re: squashed

[identity profile] katiedarling.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
hmmm. I do rather like squash. Although I've never played squash. It could be interesting to squash some squash after a game of squash.

Re: squashed

[identity profile] demonicgerbil.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
rofl

[identity profile] perceval.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 11:44 am (UTC)(link)
I would stick to oatmeal (LOTS!) and fenugreek.

[identity profile] demonicgerbil.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry babe, I've got nothing.

[identity profile] pamagain.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Fenugreek, take it until your urine smells like maple syrup.

But it can lower your blood sugar, so watch out for that.

[identity profile] justsurvive.livejournal.com 2007-01-16 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
is avocado, flax seeds (or flax seed oil), or barley ok?
no mothers milk tea? fenugreek or alfalfa?

all those are lactation helps.

[identity profile] ugottafriend.livejournal.com 2007-01-17 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Is no cheese, pasta, or rice allowed? Even organic types???

Out of the list, I could come up with a couple of stir frys, a couple of chicken recipes, stuffed tomatoes, salads...if you can have parmesan cheese, eggplant parmesan is good.

I'll call you soon. I have something to bring to you. :)

[identity profile] katiedarling.livejournal.com 2007-01-17 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, NO dairy, sugar, starch, or any product containing any form of yeast or fungus. Not til the infections have been gone for 10-14 days.

[identity profile] brotherskeeper1.livejournal.com 2007-01-17 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
Most of what I see in the first category would make some good salads and some things would be useful in a soup.

I can't think of any recipes. At least you can have fish and poultry. That's a really stringent diet, worse than a diabetic diet.

Good luck and I hope your problem clears up quickly.

[identity profile] jp-land.livejournal.com 2007-01-17 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Jeez. You make it sound like your list is limited. I could live the rest of my life just on this list.

Quick example:
Take a tuna steak. Give it a good salt and pepper, and sprinkle it with flax seed or flax meal. Get a pan good and hot, add just a very tiny bit of sunflower oil. Toss down your tuna steak and let it cook for 30 seconds to one minute, flip over, and cook just as long. It'll be good and pink in the middle, and it'll taste fantastic!

Get the flax oil, some sage, a bit of salt and pepper, and make a good paste to smather on the tuna steak. You'll wanna slap your mama it tastes so good.

[identity profile] katiedarling.livejournal.com 2007-01-17 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
If you weren't a married man, I'd propose marriage right now.

I'm salivating like a pavlovian mutt.

[identity profile] mwana-isimu.livejournal.com 2007-01-25 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
My reading has indicated that brown rice is okay in small quantities. I made a spelt bread that's actually quite good last weekend, and I've been eating 2-3 slices a day of that.

I got in touch with a LLL leader who's been following a Candida diet (similar to yours, but not as restrictive) through the [livejournal.com profile] candidiasis community. Would you like her contact info? She doesn't know any other breastfeeding moms who are following such a restrictive diet except for me (and I'm a cheater), and she was extremely helpful to me.

[identity profile] katiedarling.livejournal.com 2007-01-26 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd love her information, yeah.

I'll be able to start adding stuff like brown rice fairly soon. Do bear in mind that my infection is not just run-of-the-mill. We're talking about ten YEARS of untreated systemic candidiasis, so my treatment is a bit more extreme in the first weeks than normal. But it does seem to be working some already, and it really hasn't been that long.

My trick with the restrictive diet and breastfeeding - other than the fenugreek, flax seed, and mother's milk tea - is to make sure that I have lots of snacks that I can eat any time I feel like I want them. I also make sure that I have protein at every meal and at least one snack (canned tuna and boiled eggs are a godsend!). I'm making a HUGE pot of soup that I can eat any time, and I have a gigantic bowl of salad mixed up in the fridge. Since I can't have any commercial dressing or vinegar (boooooooo) right now, I've made up my own dressing using safflower oil, sea salt, white pepper, garlic, sage, basil, and parsley. It's actually pretty good - especially if I make sure that my salad is made of stuff with FLAVOR (as opposed to, say, iceburg lettuce). When James eats potatoes, I eat squash. And I do "cheat" a little bit every other day or so. I allow myself one gatorade or a tiny bit of flavored rice so I don't go completely insane. The doc and the nutritionist think that just that much is probably okay.

[identity profile] mwana-isimu.livejournal.com 2007-01-26 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
If you send me an e-mail (aimee at shimaore dot net), I'll send you her e-mail address. I'll double-check with her that it's all right first, though, so it might take a couple of days.

How did you know you had rampant candidiasis? I have found since changing my diet that my eczema has greatly improved, and I wonder if that has anything to do with candida. I've only ever had one vag yeast infection, and that was when my older son was 2-3 weeks old, and my system was all out of whack. But I've been very prone to thrush with both kids. This is the only time I haven't been able to get rid of it, though. I've had it since August.

How are you treating your child?

[identity profile] mwana-isimu.livejournal.com 2007-01-26 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been using distilled vinegar with olive oil in salads. I read somewhere that that was okay, because the distillation process kills off anything bad that resulted from the fermentation process.