Rotation Diet Recipes

Am now on rotation diet.  Has helped mental and digestive health greatly.  Limited to group of foods each day, on four day rotation.  Turkey not on same day as onions and wheat completely out.  Green peppers, rice, and corn ok with turkey.  Husband loves the stuff and cooks turkey.  Had to come up with dressing recipe could eat.  Here it is.

Rotation Turkey Dressing

  • 1 C. uncooked rice
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper
  • 1/4 or so C. corn oil
  • quite a bit of chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 to 4 cups popped corn
  • 1 can corn kernels
  • about 1 C. mixed water and liquid from can of corn

Cook rice per package directions. Chop bell peppers. Fry peppers in oil till tender.  Shake lots of chili powder over peppers while cooking.  Salt too.  Mix rice, peppers with oil, corn kernels, popped corn in large bowl.  Add water/corn liquid mixture, enough to moisten.  Done.  Ready to stuff a twenty pound turkey.  Used Trader Joe’s long basmati white rice.  Probably why so good.  Based on recipe from cdkitchen for Wild Rice Turkey Dressing.

Here is a version of hummus for bean day.

Rotation Hummus

  • 1 14 oz. can garbanzo  beans (a.k.a. chickpeas)
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 to 3/4 t. cumin
  • 1 T. soy oil

Drain liquid off garbanzo beans.  Combine ingredients in food processor.  Process till consistency like.  Use as dip for carrot, celery sticks.  Good lunch.

Rotation Tuna and Sauerkraut

  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C. sauerkraut
  • 1 T. melted butter

Combine the three ingredients.  Eat.  Better if you let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for awhile, for the flavors to mix.  Not as bad as you might think.  It’s hard to figure out what to eat on cole crop day.  (Also good heated in the microwave.)

Rotation Pomegranate Tapioca

  • 1 T. tapioca
  • 1 scant C. pomegranate juice

Combine the tapioca and pomegranate juice in a sauce pan and let sit for five minutes.  Then, heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.  Pour the heated mixture into a bowl and let cool.  Delicious!!!!  This is essentially the recipe on the side of the tapioca box, adjusted for pomegranate juice as the liquid.  Works well with pineapple juice, too.

Rotation Mint Cocoa

  • powdered cocoa
  • peppermint tea bags
  • boiling water

On the day that I can eat chocolate, there is no sweetener I can use.  I find that making mint cocoa with no sweetener is satisfying.  I make the cocoa in one of our insulated hospital water mugs, brought home from hospital stays both by my husband and myself.  I put 1 to 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in the mug with 2 teabags of peppermint leaves, fill the mug with boiling water, put a cover over the mug, and let the teabags steep for 6 minutes.  Then I remove the teabags and stir the cocoa.  Even with stirring, some of the cocoa will settle to the bottom of the mug.  A hospital mug holds a bit over a pint of fluid.  This is my recipe.

Rotation Navy Beans and Quinoa

  • 1 1/2 C’s dry navy beans
  • 7 C’s water, 1 C reserved
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach
  • leftover quinoa cooked with celery, carrots, salt, and oil
  • salt to taste

Put the navy beans in the water in a saucepan.  Bring the water to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove the saucepan  from the burner and let sit covered for 1 hour.  Add the reserved cup of water.  Bring the water back to a boil, cover, and cook at low heat for about 1 hour.  In the meantime, juice the lemon and thaw the spinach.  After the beans have been cooking for about an hour, put the lemon juice, spinach, and quinoa into the pot, along with salt to taste.  Bring back to a boil, then cook over a low flame for about 1/2 hour, stirring now and then, being careful not to scorch the beans.  The resulting soup has a subtle, delicate flavor.  My recipe, though I follow a recipe from a cookbook for the quinoa and the method of cooking the beans is off of the back of the bean bag.

Rotation Dark Sweet Cherries, Strawberries, and Sour Cherry Juice

  • 1/2 bowl frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1/2 bowl frozen strawberries
  • sour cherry juice

Put the frozen cherries and strawberries in a bowl.  Cover with sour cherry juice.  Let sit a little while for the fruit to thaw a bit.  Eat with a spoon.  Very tasty.

Rotation Soy Yogurt, Lemon Juice, and Stevia

  • a bowl of unflavored soy yogurt
  • the juice from one lemon
  • 1 T. stevia

Mix the three ingredients in a bowl.  Eat.  Very tasty.