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Autumn Recipes

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by coby, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. coby

    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone!
    As we start to approach cooler weather and darker evenings my thoughts turn to comforting yet healthy and warming meals.
    I have always cooked Cottage pies for my daughter and I, using Sweet potato as a topping as fortunately my daughter dislikes everyday potato, but is this going to be high carb?
    Also has anyone got tried and tested recipes for wholesome Autumn/Winter meals that we can try please?
    I've only recently had my Carb Lightbulb moment so I'm new to this despite being diabetic for five years. Thank you all :)
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac is great.
     
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    Buster_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One of my current staples is homemade chicken and leek soup.

    Chop some carrot, celery and leeks and sweat them in a pan with olive oil and a knob of butter. When soft, throw in a generous amount of trimmed and chopped chicken thighs and leave to cook for a few minutes. Top up with chicken stock, season with salt and pepper, simmer gently until ready.

    I often add fresh ginger and lemongrass to make it asian-stylee, or alternatively Schwartz do little jars of Lemon and Thyme Chicken Seasoning and a shake of that adds something extra.

    I don't know how your daughter is with veg, but I usually bulk it up with chopped cauli and broccoli too. Anything in the fridge can be thrown in, courgettes, peppers etc.

    I love homemade soups and this one is low carb, tasty and super healthy.
     
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    jessj · Active Member

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    Hi Coby
    I used a mix of mashed cauliflower & broccoli as the roof. Also, I make sty pie with pork mince & coop pie with chicken or turkey, just to make it a bit different. Yet to try those with the cauli & broc roof though.
     
  5. coby

    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never tried celeriac? I must find out how to prepare and cook it. Thank you x
     
    #5 coby, Sep 21, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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    I tried a cottage pie with a mix of mashed swede and butternut squash (mashed with plenty of butter, and cheese on top) last week and it was very tasty. Lower carbs, but still carbs in it of course.
     
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    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I will add this to my list of 'To Try Items' :) x
     
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    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now this is right up my street! It sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you x
     
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    I’m going to get a swede and butternut squash this week and some cauliflower, cook it all up, mash, season and freeze in portions. That way it’s easy just to defrost and heat in the oven to go with winter meals or top any pie filling.
     
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    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What an excellent idea!
     
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    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We use mashed jap pumpkin on both shepherds and cottage pies.
     
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  14. coby

    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you know, I have never tried Pumpkin either! LOL :D
    I think I need to get out more!
    I DO eat Pumpkin seeds though ... LOTS of them :)
     
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