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Type 2 Gravy

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by woollygal, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Isn't suet animal fat and therefore zero carbs?
     
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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Suet is the fat that surrounds the kidneys in cattle.
     
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  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Some of my 90 second microwave bread has come out quite dumpling like (not deliberately but dumpling could be a good use for them :p
     
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  4. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    It tends to have wheat in it. The most common brand here has ~11g carb/100g
     
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  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    @Cana - In terms of making a very flavourful gravy, when I free-style recipes, I can be poor at seasoning well. I have found this vegetable stock paste to be excellent for adding a bang of flavour enhancer.

    https://www.feistytapas.com/2017/02/homemade-vegetable-stock-paste-instantpot-thermomix/

    I do have an Instant Pot but I feel positive it could be achieved by another cooking means, and although I do have a really strong blender, I usually blend it using our stick blender. It's just easier for a lazy person like me!

    I think keep some in the fridge on a Kilner jar, and freeze the rest. I use a giant ice cube tray, a bit like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tovolo-King-Cube-Trays-Blue/dp/B00395FHRO , and with trial and error, I know whether I need 1 or 2 cubes, or whatever, for whatever I'm making.
     
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    Those Tovolo silicon ice trays look perfect for my pates! Thank you! Have ordered two.
     
  7. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So that’s where you put gravy in to freeze?
     
  8. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I'm making Ricotta later, and I'll be portioning it up in mine.
     
  9. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Sorry, I'm not quite sure I understand your question.

    When I make the veg stock paste, I freeze some of it, so bring a cube or two out to add to a recipe, as I would a shop bought recipe.

    Any leftover gravy could also be frozen in those cubes, and brought out when required.

    When whatever is in the tray is frozen, I decant the frozen cubes into a freezer bag, to free up the tray.
     
  10. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahh sorry!! Gotcha
     
  11. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've used this recipe as dumplings and it's a good sub, just make it as usual and pop it on the bowl of stew just before serving - it soaks up quickly so it's bst added just before eating.
     
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  12. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What’s the recipe for that?
     
  13. HSSS

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    Roughly an egg, a tablespoon almond flour and half teaspoon of baking powder is what I use, trying to recall if some cream cheese in it..... It’s all over the net so if you want variations (a bit of sweetener and a few berries or a bit of cheese and herbs etc)

    Edit it’s a tablespoon of coconut or 3 of almond flour oops sorry.
     
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  14. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I make mine from a recipe given to me on here by a member who I can't recall it may have been @Prem51 apologies if I'm wrong

    A knob of butter melted add one beaten egg
    3 level tablespoons of almond flour
    1/2 level teaspoon of baking powder
    If for savoury a bit of salt and black pepper
    Mix well and microwave for 90 seconds.
    Very versatile- the things I've used it for is

    Cheese on toast
    Eggs benedict
    Bacon sandwich (sliced and toasted)
    Anything on toast
    Sweetened as a scone
    Sweetened and berries added as a cake
    Chocolate cake
    Add any dried herbs for different flavours
    Add grated cheese or Parmesan as a savoury scone
    A roll with soup or stews
    A dumpling
    Cubed and dried out in the oven then drizzle with oil for croutons


    It is one of my favourite go to recipes now
     
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    Hi - Cook off the excess water (which also concentrates flavour) by a boiling up without lid after removing meat/veg. you don't want overcooked to a warmed container. Sometimes I use a teaspoon of cornflour mixed with 20ml cold water to add to runny gravy and let it cook briefly, though it has a few carb's.
     
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  16. bulkbiker

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    Penguin shaped pate?
     
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  17. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just looking at doing my shopping and have ordered ingredients for @dkukmod paste and now thinking of ingredients for casserole.

    Only thing is casseroles usually have bundles and oodles of veg. But we have to be careful because of carbs.

    I’d normally have carrots swede turnip (potato but I know this is out) celeriac.

    Is this all ok?
     
  18. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Certainly OK in my world.

    Having splurged on a cauldron (my pet name for the IP), you might want to consider joining the Facebook, Instant Pot UK group. There are soooooo many knowledgeable people on there, and lots of inventive cooks. They saved my skin loads of times when I wasn't sure what to do, or how to tackle some stuff.
     
  19. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are there veg I should avoid?

    Don’t want to have too many carbs but not quite sure how to eat veg without it being carbs
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    From the veg you listed there, some would consider the carrots a bit carb heavy, but they're fine for me. For me. Each one of us has to set our own personal limits, which means what's works for one, won't for another.

    We all have to find our own balance between eating for functional nutrition and full on hedonistic eating. For me, I need to enjoy my food. Aside from anything else we eat at the table 3 times a day, so I don't want to be sitting scowling at my food. We also want to be eating pretty much eating the same meal. MrB might have more carbs, and I'll likely have more veg, but the same meal.

    Keep testing, but for these first few weeks without meds, set your upper target just a little higher, as your body adjusts. Our bodies do work miracles, but some are just not exactly instant.

    Test, test, test.
     
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