Why did I start this blog? I have been having episodes of inflammation in my hands and fingers, feet and toes, and joints for some time now. I’ve consulted the doctor and have had tests done. It’s not rheumatoid arthritis and my uric acid is normal (tho at times borderline normal). In an effort to determine which food triggers the inflammation, I have been systematically eliminating certain foods from my diet and then bringing them back. After several years, I have now come to the conclusion that I seem to be reacting to animal protein in general (like some sort of allergic reaction). Different animal proteins affect me to different degrees; some cause inflammation faster than others. So I have decided to reduce my intake of meat. No, I am not going vegetarian; maybe semi-vegetarian if there is such a thing. I will be adding interesting and not too difficult recipes here as I find them. I will also include arthritis management tips that have worked for me.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Meatless Balls


1 lb Vegetable burgers
1/4 c Breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tb Butter or margerine
1 lg Onion; chopped
1 c Milk
1 Egg; beaten
1 tb Fresh parsley; chopped
1 tb Soy sauce
Veg oil for frying


Crumble the burgers into a mixing bowl and use your fingers to work in the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a frying pan and saute the onion until transparent. Mix the milk and egg together and add, with the parsley and soy sauce, to the dry mix. Stir well.

Add the onion saute. Stir thoroughly and shape into 24 small balls. Fry until well browned all over.

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