Date: Tue, Nov 1997 09:17:59 -0500

Dear Members & Friends of the Feingold Association!

It's almost the beginning of the Holiday Season - a hard time if you are a
brand new member and having trouble convincing Grandma that green Jello is
now off-limits. In the Resource Section of your Feingold Notebook is a
reprint of the "Dear Grandma" article from the Pure Facts from a few years
back. You may find it helpful to xerox it and pass it on to those you need
help understanding the diet.

Just a few quick reminders:

Fresh or frozen turkeys of all brands are OK ...... just make sure that
they do NOT say "self basting" and are NOT injected with any stuff.
Turkeys taste perfectly fine without all that stuff injected (and besides,
why pay turkey prices for water, MSG, flavoring?)

For those who may want to avoid corn syrup, here's a real easy cranberry
sauce recipe:

One bag of cranberries (probably about a pound, or half-kilo)
(wash & take out any stems)
One cup sugar
One cup water

Cook until the berries pop .... the longer you cook, the smoother; the
shorter you cook, the lumpier/berrier. For REALLLLLY smooth, you can
strain it smushing it thru the strainer. Personally, I like it lumpy so I
just simmer a few minutes until they pop, smush a little with spoon, and
I'm done.

For those who need/want to avoid milk or eggs but want pumpkin pie, here is
my daughter's advice:

You can use any milk substitute (rice, soy, etc.) for the milk/cream ...
you can even use plain water instead of milk.

You can use some tapioca instead of eggs .... or corn starch ... or
arrow-root. We did this long ago, so I don't have the amounts, and if you
are doing it for company, I'd suggest an advance experiment or two, but at
least I know it's possible - I've done it! Sort of follow tapioca or corn
starch pudding recipes.

For those of you in other countries, who don't know what I am talking
about, Thanksgiving is the holiday we Americans celebrate to remember that
we owe a debt of thanks to our immigrant ancestors for bringing us here, to
the native Americans for helping us in the beginning, and to God for
allowing it all. Before getting overdosed on good food, we traditionally
spend a few minutes remembering and discussing the things that have
happened during the past year for which we are thankful, and for many it is
also a time of sharing with those who are needy.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and many blessings,