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Love is in the air: Valentine's Day dinner ideas...

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by BRSBRI, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Evening all,

    Last February 14th, it was Coquilles Saint Jacques, a warm baguette, rump of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes and asparagus, Valencay goats cheese and a chocolate torte with mango coulis. Fizz and red wine followed by more chocs...little did I know I was harbouring T2 diabetes!

    This year it's my turn to deliver the evening so here's what I am thinking:

    - plateau of smoked salmon with soda bread for her, not for me...

    - côte de boeuf with asparagus, Mediterranean vegetables

    - a teeny bit of brie, oatcakes for her

    Then the problem. What can I deliver for dessert other than berries and yoghurt?!!

    Thoughts much appreciated.

    (It's also our silver wedding anniversary on the day too, so I have to make an effort, otherwise it'll be curtains)!!!!
     
  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fastest pud I know is keto chocolate mug cake. Split between 2 ramikans. Nuke for 90 seconds. Serve with double cream.
     
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  3. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    One answer, STEAK. For dinner and pudding. You're welcome. Seriously, what about an easy to make low carb brownie with tons of cream!
     
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  4. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could be a fab dessert...and I get brownie points too (no pun intended) :)
     
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  5. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @BRSBRI ,

    Firstly, congrats on your impending silver aniversary. :)

    I have to be honest, I don't do desert?
    Steak, mushroom & some celeriac chips can be the food of love here.

    I've planned ahead for my non D wife if she fancies a sweet treat.

    Regarding your good selves.
    This site might help? https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/desserts

    Don't forget the candles... ;)
     
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  6. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Jaylee for the link. As the other ½ said - "It'd be so romantic if you weren't here"!
     
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  7. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac dauphinoise to replace the potato one. Its lush
    Cheesy lc soda bread from keto fitness club recipe for you. Freeze remaining portions.
    That site also has 4 brownie recipes and several versions of chocolate cake including a chilli one.

    If she's not happy with that lot, you can come cook for me!
     
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  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    "Way to go @MrsA2 , way to go.." Celeriac in nicer than spud & aprox half the carb?

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    Larissima Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chocolate mousse. Melt 100g dark choc (85-90%) with a tablespoon of butter, (add extra sweetener to taste, I don't any more but non-keto people would appreciate it; this is also the time to add any flourishes such as crushed walnuts, or chilli flakes, or candied ginger, etc.). Cool down slightly and mix in 2 egg yolks. Whip the egg whites very stiff, then gently stir into the choc mixture, divide into 2 glasses/jars/bowls and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. For added romance points, sprinkle with rose petals on top/around the serving.
     
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  11. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    #11 BRSBRI, Feb 11, 2021 at 10:21 AM
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  12. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Blimey. She might not divorce me after all...
     
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    Bottle of plonk and a big fat juicy steak covered in mushrooms! :woot:
     
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