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Celebrating real foods

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Goonergal, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Slow cook it in the air fryer (very low a d slow) and turn the heat up at the end to crisp the rind. Does your air fryer have a spit? If so, it’d be best on there.
     
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    Tell them to make their own dinner?
     
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  3. MrsA2

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    They often do, and even cook for me. However the long term plan is son moves out, eventually, taking air fryer with him i hope! :joyful::joyful::joyful:
     
  4. Goonergal

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    Evening all.

    The usual meat fest here.

    Having eaten only once yesterday and at 3pm, found myself hungry earlier than usual, so ate breakfast of pork belly pieces coated in chilli oil and salt. Followed up by 2 small leftover lamb ribs.

    Dinner was Nando’s thighs and wings with Halloumi.
     
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  5. TeddyTottie

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    I have a quiche in the oven as we speak. Sautéed onion, pepper, tomato and aubergine with some fried pancetta chunks and some cheese through the eggs and cream. And.... I have made it an almond flour and sesame seed crust. First time I’ve tried this and I am a tad dubious, I think I have possibly added too much butter to the pastry and it looked like it was frying when I blind baked it. But we will see... the eggy bit will be good even if the pastry isn’t, and you gotta try things, right? The pastry could well taste nice even if it’s soggy - all that butter, what’s not to like....
     
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  6. MrsA2

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    The spinach that has come through the winter in the garden is a bit tough now, so added some wild garlic to it and cooked it under fish for quite a while. Was good.
     
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  7. TeddyTottie

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    OK, so the pastry was not a success. It wasn’t awful, just not delish and it’s not worth the carbs to me. I shall separate the leftover frittata bit from the crust when I eat the remains for lunch!
     
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  8. jjraak

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    Loving the Al fresco meal in that sunshine
    And the idea a sleeping giant is awakening from its slumber.

    Shouldn't really look at the post so early in morning. Tummy now rumbling..lol.
     
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  9. TeddyTottie

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    Hmm so the pastry was much better cold. I fact the whole thing was tastier cold, perhaps a night in the fridge has encouraged the flavours to get to know each other! I shall now spend the next hour picking sesame seeds out of my teeth. Sigh....
     
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  10. MrsA2

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    Next time, would it be better as a "crustless" quiche, a sort of fritatta?
     
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  11. TeddyTottie

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    Yes, that is what I usually do, just fancied giving the pastry a punt! It’s funny how a frittata tastes quite different to an omelette, given that they are virtually the same thing!
     
  12. Goonergal

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    Back on the Bavette steak today - formed an early dinner after a brunch of smoked salmon and leftover Nando’s chicken thighs.

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  13. DJC3

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    Looks perfect. I have a couple in the freezer. I’m waiting for the rest of the household to declare they want a Chinese takeaway or fish n chip supper then I can gracefully bow out and have the far more enjoyable bavette all to myself!
     
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  14. Goonergal

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    Cooked fish in the Instant Pot for the first time today. Recipe attached. Wild sockeye salmon in a foil parcel with lemon, thyme, garlic, unpasteurised butter and lemon salt. 5 mins to cook plus 5 mins pressure release. And no pot to wash up!

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  15. MrsA2

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    Nice, easy tasty cauliflower dish.
    Break a cauliflower into large florets.
    In a bowl mix 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, a chopped garlic clove, 3-4 finely chopped Bay leaves and the zest of a lemon (can include the lemon juice if you don't mind the carbs).
    Stir the cauliflower into the mix and let it sit for as long as you have.
    When ready to cook roast in the oven 200° for about 20-30 minutes until tender
     
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  16. Goonergal

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    May give that cauli dish a go next time I fancy some veg @MrsA2

    Back on to the beef today. Why did short ribs take so long to come into my life?

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  17. Riva_Roxaban

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    I was in hospital for 24 hour observation last October and the evening meal was served up, I had no idea what it was as it was covered up when it was deleivered so could not ask the delivery staff.

    Sent this pix to my partner and couple of other cooks. and found out it was frittata. It had a chicken caulifower taste to i t crunchy salad as well, I ate it as I was pretty hungry

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  18. DJC3

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    That looks pretty good for hospital food @Riva_Roxaban
    Today’s food for me was a cheese omelette mid morning and a flat iron steak with salad leaves for dinner. First time I’ve cooked flat iron, but I’ll definitely have it again it has a great flavour. Strawberries and cream afterwards. IMG_1619472467.189089.jpg
     
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  19. Riva_Roxaban

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    Breakfasts were the worse meal, not a lot of imagination put into those.

    That steak looks good.
     
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  20. Goonergal

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    Brined chicken wings done in the air fryer for lunch. They are so delicious.
    Dinner was leftovers - two plain Nando’s thighs and 2 lamb ribs coated in lemon pepper that somehow didn’t get eaten earlier in the week.

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