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Soft Food Ideas

Ouch! Cracked a tooth and it needs to come out :( Other than smoothies, any ideas on soft foods? I know mashed potatoes, but I think I will burn out on those pretty quickly. Thanks for your help!

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asked 7 months ago
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added 7 months ago

Oatmeal, either sweet or savory, polenta with ricotta and or tomato sauce, or what about creamed spinach, pureed peas with basil and mint, soft scrambled eggs with mashed avocado. . . many vegetables are delicious stewed for a long time, completely mushy, in olive oil with garlic and onions. Zucchini, shredded, or broccoli, (both recipes available on this website!)

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BerryBaby

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added 7 months ago

Ivorygalny, all excellent suggestions! Thank you!

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Trena Heinrich

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added 6 months ago

Here's an old thread from the Hotline about this very subject. Hope you're feeling better soon!
https://food52.com/hotline...

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added 6 months ago

When I was little, my aunt would mash a banana with peanut butter. I still like it!

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

I'm going to try this today. Sounds like a treat!

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added 6 months ago

Well, soups and stews for starters.

A lot of grains and noodles. Think rice, porridge (of all sorts), couscous, bulgur, small pastas like orzo and softer/thinner pastas like cappellini or Japanese somen.

Cooked beans can be pureed. Poi (cooked taro root) is a traditional baby food for Pacific Islanders.

Tofu, of course, and a lot of fish.

Some meats can been cooked quite soft, like brisket, ground beef/veal/pork, country ribs. Many braised meat dishes like pulled pork provide a final product that doesn't need to be chewed much. I recently made a batch of braised chicken thighs that can be cut with a spoon.

If you want to burn up some dollar bills, how about some fresh crab cakes?

Every cuisine has a ton of soft foods, no end to suggestions.

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Sam1148

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added 6 months ago

Quiche

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added 6 months ago

Mousse, pate, timballo, all those dishes were very popular during the 19th century in Italy and France. After the discovery of the America, sugar and chocolate were introduced in Europe and their side effects were soon wide spread.

Many rich people, who were indulging in chocolate and sugar, lost most of their teeth and could not eat hard food. That is when mousses and pates became very popular and sophisticated versions (like partridge, liver, duck, pheasant, quail) were prepared and served at rich banquets.

Just a curiosity to cheer you up !

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Greenstuff

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added 6 months ago

Interesting! I knew it was the Europeans who added sugar and milk to chocolate, so I'm not surprised it led to dental woes there but had never heard that it led to the popularity of mouses and pates! Do you have an easily located reference? I'd like to learn more.

Meanwhile, BerryBaby, as someone with plenty of dental woes, I'm thinking of you.

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added 6 months ago

Thanks Greenstuff, on my Blog's side banners you will find the banner to a book store based in Monaco that specializes in Ancient Cooking Book and Manuscript.
http://yourguardianchef...

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added 6 months ago

Flan or custard. And the mention of crab cakes made me thing that fish in general does not take much in the way of chewing. Serve with rice or small pasta, maybe a pureed veggie.

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added 6 months ago

My daughter just had her wisdom teeth removed. She loved avgolemeno made with Israeli couscous.

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

Finally had the oral surgery yesterday. Doing pretty well and making myself shakes for now. I'm going to re-read all your suggestions and give them a try. Thanks, everyone! Only three months of healing then part two!

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AntoniaJames

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added 6 months ago

Spoon bread, if you can get your hands on some fresh corn or, if not, use a good quality frozen. https://food52.com/recipes...

And risotto assuming no hard ingredients.

Hope you feel better soon! ;o)

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

Sounds great! Except they gave restrictions no nuts, seeds, rice, small grains, corn, hard or crispy food and cannot use a straw. I made a smoothie with raspberry ice cream and didn't realize it had seeds. Used a mesh small colander to capture the seeds before drinking it. I predict some pounds coming off real soon!

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added 6 months ago

Hope you get better soon, at least your pounds off are coming JIT for the summer !! ;-)

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

Looking for the silver lining and losing five pounds would be great. Of course, the final outcome of being able to eat again will be the ultimate!

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added 6 months ago

I empathize, having just had my wisdom teeth out. Mashed potatoes (with cottage cheese mashed in) work -- keeping in mind they can't be too hot. And yes --easy to burn out on them. Current favorite: yoghurt with peeled mashed peach and a bit of homemade plum jam. Thanks for posting this question -- very timely for me. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

Thank you and I, too, wish you a speedy recovery. I made carrots and potatoes for dinner. Mashed them up and added cream cheese. Not suppose to use pepper or salt and herbs could get caught in the stitches. This is becoming an interesting challenge!

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added 6 months ago

Today I had enough milk shakes and mashed potatoes. Yesterday I was roasted a chicken breast, just by itself, so salt, nothing. Covered it with foil and it turned out great. Put it in the fridge and today put it in the Ninja and made a chicken pate. Peeled red grapes (can't eat the skins) and added a dab of olive oil mayonnaise. Loved it! I can see making other variations in the future. Easy and delicious!

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added 6 months ago

This is becoming fun! I bought liver wurst yesterday and spread that on soft, gummy Italian bread (minus the crust) a thin layer of olive oil mayonnaise and topped it with avocado slices. Today I'm making a melon trio (watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe) salad with peeked red seedless grapes and lemon chiffon Greek yogurt.

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added 6 months ago

BB, nice ideas and very creative, but nothing compares to the thin New York Pizza dough. You shouldn't have mentioned it !!!

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

I know, just the thought of it makes my mouth water! I will savory that first bite, whenever that may be. I have at least another week of soft food, then a dentist visit. Hping I will be able to go back to more solid food. Guess what will be first on my menu?

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Greenstuff

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added 6 months ago

Great idea, and I'll celebrate with you. But be careful, everyone! Last time I went to a thin crust pizza party, two of the six of us cracked a tooth. We don't want to start this thread all over again!

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

Wish I was eating pizza when it happened. At least I would have been enjoying myself!
Let's just say I shouldn't watch the news before bedtime. Made me a bit angry and is costing a small fortune.

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added 6 months ago

Ok then, for solidarity I will join you. Let me know when you will have that pizza and we will join your celebration from the French Riviera making pizza as well.
I wonder if anyone else would like to join?
Pizza celebration is always a welcome celebration in my house!

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BerryBaby

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added 6 months ago

OMGosh, that is so sweet! It will definitely be a celebration, I can't wait!

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added 6 months ago

Stitches come out in a week. Doctor said I was healing quickly so next week I can start experimenting with different solids. I can taste that pizza!

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added 5 months ago

The silver lining is the weight loss is now at 6 pounds without even trying. Only 4 more to go for 10 pounds I wanted to lose. Even if I don't, I'll be happy with this. However, you can be sure I'm going for that pizza on Friday!

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added 5 months ago

Finally, I can eat whatever I want. The first thing I had were the Soy Crackers from Trader Joe's. Delicious! Today, New York Style pizza...can't wait!