Loving the veggies!!!

by on February 14, 2010
in Food prep

Hi there,

 I thought I would let you know that this therapy allows you to eat as much as you want of the foods on the approved list.  Eating a piece of fruit in between meals is allowed but I have not been hungry enough to do that. 

At both lunch and dinner we are served cooked and raw organic vegetables and ideally you should have a little of both.  EVERY meal  ALWAYS has some form of potato but baked is best and offered most frequently.  It is loaded with potassium and is also a source of protein. 

One of the few vegetables that is boiled is corn on the cob which I love.  Most others must be slow cooked at low temperatures in waterless cookware.  No OIL or SALT of any kind can be used.  Certain herbs are allowed, ones that don’t cause an aromatic response which could inhibit healing.  (More about that in another post) 

For spinach I could start by slicing a layer of onions to make a bed in the bottom of the pan, then add the spinach and even a chopped tomato or two.  It is best if you experiment with different combinations of vegetables to find ways to add variety. 

These slow cooked vegetables seem to be overcooked because they are so soft and sometimes mushy but they are actually eaten as “soft bulk” which our bodies need.  The enzymes are gone but the vitamins and minerals still remain.  Enzymes are lost once any food reaches 140 degrees so cooking something “el dente” is pointless.  If you want the benefit of a foods’ enzymes then eat it raw!

 Red beets have never been my favorite and I never serve them to my family but I have eaten them several times since arriving here.  I have tried them cold with salads or hot with apple and onion.  Delicious, try them you might like them. 

P.S. You can have as much garlic as you want on anything.  Yippee!


7 Responses to “Loving the veggies!!!”
  1. Endre says:

    I actually love beets now, although I hated them as a child. Are you allowed to eat the greens as well?

  2. Rhonda Mertlich says:

    I am so excited for you. I read all the journal entries and found myself wanting to be there with you. I know you are going to get so much good out of this training and adventure. Not many people can say they have done what you are doing.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers a lot and although I can’t talk to you face to face right now, I feel good about your progress. I sense that you do to.
    What a unique journey you are having.
    I have to go but I will email again and tell you of my journey when I have more time. I love you lots, Rhonda

  3. Thom says:

    Hi Cathy, I’m gearing up for when you come home by reading cookbooks for “people without stoves” and making meals that me and Roo would be happy eating together. The corn sounds great…..and the garlic too. But….okay, here I go….I’m going to be authentic…….I hate beets. I have never seen a beet that I could eat much less love….so now it’s out…..just in case you were thinking about introducing beets into shauklas family diet..:-)Love,Thom

    • Cathy says:

      Don’t worry honey. You don’t have to eat anything you don’t want to. I can handle being the only one in the family who eats beets.

  4. Mary Koenig says:

    Hey Sis,
    I love you and think of you EVERY day! Those positive thoughts of how you are full of healthy juices and not hungry like others may be around the world will help you get through some of the tough times. We always have to look for the positive in things…as hard as it may be. Hugs and Kisses from everyone in my family…especially Gabe.
    Love you tons:)

  5. angelita says:

    Hi Cathy,

    I did not go to the clinic -wish i did… I have no Gerson friends to encourage me or for me to encourage. i often feel very lonely out here in Westchester New York. I would love to make contact with you or be apart of the support group you share with others from the clinic.

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