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so_hungry Sep 5, 2007 03:57 PM

SO... I need a brain-dump of all foods that are colored white!

After expensive teeth-whitening procedures, they warn against eating foods with color for 24-48 hours....which begs the question: what in the world is someone supposed to eat during this time that doesn't have color (ie: white) ?!?!


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    Gail Sep 18, 2007 11:19 AM

    Did you have Brite Smile? I did too and the only thing my dentist said was, "No red wine tonight". I had regular food and white wine...one year ago and all is well.

    1. macca Sep 18, 2007 10:20 AM

      Go carb crazy- potatoes, rice, grilled cheese. I think I could live on those items for a few days- would definitely wreak havoc on my sugar levels, but would be satisfying!

      1. Bat Guano Sep 18, 2007 10:18 AM

        I sort of inadvertantly made an entire white meal one time; didn't realize it until I put it on the white plate and realized how unappetizing it looked. Didn't taste bad, though: halibut, either poached or sauteed, I forget which; mashed potatoes; roasted califlower.

        1. Megiac Sep 17, 2007 04:14 PM

          A cauliflower pasta? White corn? Halibut?

          1. ajs228 Sep 17, 2007 04:00 PM

            White pizza with olive oil, white cheese and garlic.

            1. toodie jane Sep 7, 2007 08:27 PM

              one of my favorite winter dinners is my "white dinner" consisting of roasted chicken breast, mashed potatoes, and steamed cauliflower. 'Course I make pan gravy to go with, but you could forgo that. Delicious.

              1. WendyBinCT Sep 7, 2007 07:19 PM

                Yogurt: plain, vanilla or lemon.
                Egg white omelet, with salt, white pepper, and Mozzarella, Muenster, Havarti, Swiss or soft goat cheese.
                Cheese blintzes with sour cream.
                Baked or mashed potatoes with sour cream and white pepper.
                Potato salad.
                White bean dip.
                Cheese tortellini with Alfredo sauce.
                Cottage cheese, pulsed in a food processor with the white parts of scallions and white pepper and served over pasta.
                Macaroni and cheese made with white cheddar.
                Macaroni salad.
                Risotto with Parmesan.
                Pizza with white cheeses and no tomato sauce.
                Crusty white bread (discard the crusts?) with cream cheese or soft goat cheese.
                New England clam chowder.
                Poached or baked fillet of white-fleshed fish with mayo and horseradish sauce.
                Herring in sour cream.
                A salad of Belgian endive, peeled and sliced cucumber, jicama and daikon radish.
                Rice pudding.
                Vanilla ice cream.
                Lemon sorbet.
                Wishing you all the best!

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                  KevinB Sep 6, 2007 01:21 AM

                  Well, there's always blancmange, at least if it has finished playing tennis..

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                    Kagey Sep 6, 2007 02:40 AM

                    That's brilliant. I can never hear the word 'blancmange' without cracking up.

                  2. meatn3 Sep 6, 2007 12:44 AM

                    Sounds like a perfect excuse for vanilla Ice cream & glazed donuts!

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                      so_hungry Sep 6, 2007 12:39 AM

                      hahaha... GREAT suggestions!! thank you!! some of your posts made me laugh. you've helped my brain juices flow as i try to think thru this situation... keep them coming if you can... i won't need to start this regiment until tomorrow evening!

                      1. whs Sep 5, 2007 06:25 PM

                        Oven roasted haddock with beurre blanc. Gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce. Floating Island.

                        1. Emme Sep 5, 2007 06:10 PM

                          Go out for sushi? Rice, albacore sashimi, halibut, scallop... no soy sauce of course though.

                          Is oatmeal white enough?

                          Cheese blinzes

                          Quesadillas w/ flour tortillas, asiago, manchego, mozzarella, jack, etc. and sour cream

                          Egg whites scrambled with roasted cauliflower with parmesan

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                            MeowMixx Sep 5, 2007 05:22 PM

                            tofu, cauliflower, hearts of palm

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                              maylamtx Sep 5, 2007 05:20 PM

                              Eggs, yogurt, marshmallows :)

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                                  1. Candy Sep 5, 2007 04:38 PM

                                    I am making Marcella's Sfincuini tonight. A sort of two crust pizza with no tomatoes or colors but totally yummy. Ground beef, boiled ham, golden onions, fontina, ricotta in between 2 crusts. It is in the oven at the moment

                                    1. amanda3571 Sep 5, 2007 04:37 PM

                                      Beets. Coffee. Tomatoes.
                                      kidding ;)

                                      Definitely fish - tilapia, halibut. Tuna salad? Some good old fashioned yogurt? Pita with Chicken & tzatziki?

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                                        4Snisl Sep 5, 2007 04:33 PM

                                        Parsnips. Turnips. Taters. Jicama. Bananas. Taro root. Hopefully none of these foods are too dark in color.....good luck!

                                        1. Chew on That Sep 5, 2007 04:25 PM

                                          Oooh tough question. I didn't realize colored foods stained teeth...it's like having to separate your white in the laundry.

                                          Things I've come up with off the top of my head: egg whites (you can make egg white omelettes with white button mushrooms), white cannelini beans, white gazpacho, macadamia nuts, white bread, marshmallow fluff. That's about all I've got for now. Hope this helps!

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                                              krez Sep 5, 2007 04:08 PM

                                              white asparagus, onions, white bread, white tea, endive, pasta with cream sauce

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                                                jeanmarieok Sep 5, 2007 04:05 PM

                                                rice? lemon ice?

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                                                  soupkitten Sep 5, 2007 04:04 PM

                                                  just hang out at your nearest scandinavian restaurant.

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                                                    slacker Sep 5, 2007 04:03 PM

                                                    Zuni Cafe in san francisco used to (still?) do a white salad: if i recall correctly: greens (I think escarole, frisee), thinly shaved celery, parmesan, and I think there was one other item which I can't recall at the moment; light vinegrette.

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                                                      nissenpa Sep 5, 2007 04:05 PM

                                                      Cheese! Ice Cream!! Milk Shakes!!! More Cheese!!!!

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                                                      karykat Sep 5, 2007 04:01 PM

                                                      how about some soothing tapioca? of course, other possiblilities are fish, poultry, rice, potatoes.

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