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Roasted Veggies! (Crohn's)

I actually have Crohn's and SEVERE gastroparesis, which is really super fun. For awhile I had a lot of trouble keeping food down because it would take SO LONG to leave my stomach. These veggies were one of the only things I could eat, plus they're massive amounts of yum.

1 bag of baby carrots (you could also peel and cut up a couple potatoes, I use cauliflower a lot too. It really just depends on what you want)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 packet of Good Seasonings Dry Italian Dressing mix (I prefer zesty because it has more flavor. I haven't had a problem with it being too peppery or anything, either.)

Super easy. Put the carrots in a bag or bowl, add olive oil and seasonings, toss until the veggies are coated. Put them in a 350 degree oven (sorry for those not in the US! I'm really bad at conversions...) on a roasting pan, or cookie sheet. Cook for 20 minutes and check. At this point I give them a little stir, see how tender they are. I usually cook them for another 20 so they get really soft. Also, when I'm just doing carrots, I'll let them get slightly brown. It makes them a little sweeter.

If you want to add potatoes or cauliflower, or even broccoli (I don't like it. Texture thing) just use half the carrots. If you're making a HUGE amount, add more oil and another packet of seasoning.

You can also use Onion Soup mix or the mixed Italian seasonings that are with the spices. Now I'm hungry!


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Apr. 3rd, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: Off topic...
I was on liquids for three months last year. I know exactly which Slim Fast are the best! Don't drink the Cappuccino ones! Chocolate is definitely the best!
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Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I also have Crohn's Disease! So I know what you go through, through I'm not sure what gastroparesis is. Mine is pretty bad too, as it likes to create immunity or deny medications, but I get along anyhow ^_^ Even though this recipe is simple, it sounds delicious!! A good thing for when I'm not feeling well.
Jun. 5th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
The carrots are AMAZING. I make them all the time.

Gastroparesis is the technical name for "my stomach doesn't empty". I guess it's just defective somehow. Food sits in there for HOURS until it finally goes through or I throw up.

Yeah, my Crohn's doesn't seem to want to respond to meds either. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. It makes me want to bang my head into a wall!

We should be friends and talk more about this. I think they like us to keep it to food topics here. Dunno is that counts in the comments, though....
Jun. 5th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm so sorry you have to deal with TWO digestive illnesses! My main thing is Crohn's, though I do have really light acid reflux.. though I know that's pretty much nothing ^_^ I friended you back so we can talk away all we want!! Hope to chat with you soon!
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