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7.13.2009

The Un-Constipated Gourmet....Elote


Even the Queen of England has to go.... No one is above this bodily function. For all we shove in we should more concerned about it coming out, and on a regular basis. Constipation is a growing problem that can lead to many medical complications and disease.Only now are people even daring to talk aloud about this.Danielle Svetcov has addresses this in what,many people don't want to talk about out loud, The Un-Constipated Gourmet. Can one watch their health and enjoy good food without having to resort to nasty , drastic remedies? Yes, by incorporating certain foods in your meal plans.
I love this book for the great original concept and the writers style of addressing this non delicate subject. I wish however that this book of 125 recipes had photos, because she has some really great recipes that need to be shown in a visual sense.Asking family and friends what 'makes them go', Danielle develops a list of key foods and rates them with a numerical 'Go-Meter'.The Un-Constipated Gourmet also tells you what foods to avoid .Breakfast,Snacks, Dips and Spreads,Soups,Salads, Sides, Entrees, Desserts, Special Elixirs,Emergency Recipes, and a chapter on 'Corkage' if you need to stop the flow, are all there. Some recipes are interesting and original, and some are familiar. But one looks at them in new light and as something good that will keep you regular.
With my schedule there were many recipes I wanted to try, but managed to only make one for this post. Elote is something you find on the streets of Chicago sold in the Mexican community. Summer is abundant with corn, and this combo, which I never dared buy form a cart, called my name.

Elote
from the Un-Constipated Gourmet by Danielle Svetcov
4 Ears of corn
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
1/4-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Boil corn in salted water for 5 minutes. on a plate combine mayonnaise and lime juice to roll the corn on and through.Mix cheese and seasonings on another plate.Roll cooked corn on mayonnaise, and then roll on the cheese plate.Grilled corn works great as well.
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I am giving away a copy of the Un-Constipated Gourmet. Leave a comment with your own remedy or just why you want the book. Don't be uptight and keep it all in.It's bad for you.Drawing ends July 20.


Congrats to Judy of No Fear Entertaining for winning the Real Housewives Cocktail contest!Send me your address.

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17 comments:

Cindy T. said...

My remedy is red flame grapes. Nine times outta ten that'll do the trick. Since they're not always in season, I've "graduated" to Pearls (acidophillus in pill form). Thanks for the Elote recipe! I've been dubious of the carts that sell these here in the Mission (San Francisco), now I can make my own and not worry!

Courtney said...

My mom makes this recipe a lot! I am not a mayo fan but have subbed butter for it and I adore it.

i use a herbal tea, not all the time just when important!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An interesting book! Very useful, even for the queen of England ;-p...

A great way of preparing corn. delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Nina Timm said...

That something so yummee can be good for you is almost too hard to believe. Thx for sharing!!! I believe a healthy colon is the beginning of good health overall!!!

heidileon said...

didn't know elotes were un-constipated gourmet friendly (and I'm Mexican!..ooops).

My remedies are, prunes lots of them, or a juice mix of orange juice, pineapple, celery and parsley (which I just blogged about it) and plenty of water and green tea

Laurie Vengoechea said...

This recipe looks like it lends to the tastiest corn on the cob ever!

Anne said...

Oh, I *totally* want that book. This was pretty much the one problem I had during my pregnancy, but it was seriously unpleasant. Not all that great while breastfeeding either - so any tips are *very* helpful! The only thing I do know that's important is drinking a lot of water.

raj said...

stumbled on your blog from alexandra's :)
weird coincidence-i've been making corn the same way, only without the parmesan and mayo!! also, i roast the corn-love that smoky flavor!
this seems a really interesting way to make it though!
-the hungry cook

The Duo Dishes said...

Mmmm elote. We see the carts all the time now that it's summer. Even though the mayo turns up the fat, this is one of the best food cart treats out there!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hehehe. I love this book!

Yay I won the contest!!! How cool. Thanks so much Courtney!

Sooz said...

I have experienced this dilemna as well...would love to take a walk through the pages of this book. Thanks for the fun write up!

Natalie said...

ha i need this book! thanks for the giveaway!

we are never full said...

holy crap! (pun intended). this is the best idea for a book i've seen since 'twillight'! (i'm soooo kidding there). seriously, though, anyone willing to write about poo and food, i have got to check out.

Ulla said...

that looks so good!:)

Meghan said...

I would love this book!
How great.

My remedy is Swedish Fish.
Get the constipation out in a flash!

ashley said...

I'm pretty sure my ibs wouldn't rage against me so much if I won the book.



:)

Jude said...

I have to say, it takes quite a lot of courage to publish a cookbook with a name like. Interesting niche :)