- Series: The 7 Stages of Teeth
- Paperback: 34 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 4, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1535055901
- ISBN-13: 978-1535055901
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Chopper Optional: Recipes For The Recently Toothless (The 7 Stages of Teeth) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 4, 2016
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From the Author
This book was born from necessity. In 2015, on my 61st birthday, I had 21 teeth pulled and immediate dentures placed in my numb, bloodied and abused mouth. I was in no shape to chew!
The post extraction instructions from the dentist advised a diet of liquids and soft foods while my mouth healed. The sheet suggested foods like broth and yogurt. That's all well and good if you are talking about a matter of days, but I was looking at a matter of weeks!
I was fortunate to have the help of my husband Rick as my "denture co-pilot". He completed endless circuits of the grocery store, searching out food that I could eat without having to chew. He experimented with ways to cook and prepare regular food so it could be consumed without much effort on my part. He "sympathy ate", sharing my mushy meals.
Together, we created this compilation of "Chopper Optional" meals for the recently toothless and their copilots.
For those who would like to read about my personal experience, that journey is chronicled in "Denture Adventure: The year I got teeth for my birthday." I hope you benefit from my experience!
From the Back Cover
Ever havethose days when chewing hurts? And you were sick of eating yogurt and pudding?Maybe you are recovering from dental surgery and can't eat solid foods justyet. What if I told you there was a way to still eat your favorite junk foodslike pizza, tacos, and chili dogs?
Go beyondthe usual soft foods to include such taste-tempting delights as "Shrimp Scampi"and "Chicken Enchiladas". There is a delicious selection of smoothies, madewith protein powder. I've also included a section on desserts; because "you Gotto have dessert!"
Nutritionis important to healing. But so is a positive attitude. Being able to eatfamiliar food is very comforting when you are dealing with a physical trauma.
I hope youfind nourishment here for your soul as well as your body. To paraphrase apopular quote, "keep calm and chew on!"