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Masterchef, fine dining and low carbs??

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by drahawkins_1973, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. drahawkins_1973

    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I love watching masterchef and it seems to me fine dining looks like a relatively good low carb diet. Ok have to avoid the poncy jellied fruity bits but apart from maybe a sweetish jus they don't tend to overload the plates with heavy carbs.
    I am currently explaining to my OH that he needs to start taking me to Michelin star restaurants as it'll be good for my health ;-)


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  2. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    Quite right .. All the Michelin star chefs are a thin as a pin ... Whereas the healthy eating ones with lots of carbs and no stars are on the chunky side of things .. I rest my case :confused:
     
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    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought the 5 star restaurants mostly serve low carb, low protein and low fat food I.e. An empty plate with a bit of garnish.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I've never been in one, so when I do .....................:D
     
  5. drahawkins_1973

    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It looks sooo good on tv. A big chunk of good quality meat and some nice veg.
    If only I had the money......
    And think what the cheese board would look like!!!!


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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Cheese.:hungry: where's my coat, and the money and someone to go with, who has lots of money.............:p
     
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    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    [QU OTE="Robinredbreast, post: 709651, member: 44643"]Cheese.:hungry: where's my coat, and the money and someone to go with, who has lots of money.............:p[/QUOTE]
    I'll get a lottery ticket on the weekend and when I win we can go together RRB :)



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  8. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Any links to the recipes?
     
  9. drahawkins_1973

    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Straight forward ingredients but they just cook it so well. It's just about to start on BBC2 now. Watch it if you've not seen it before. But be prepared to salivate ;-)


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    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    OMGosh .. Now the wife loves masterchef.. And wAs just blown away by the cooking this time .. She is converting idears from it to vegetarian ingredences ... Looking forward to dinners next week .. She has to think about what she is going to cook about a week in advance .. Sometimes longer ..
    Hope you all enjoyed the program.. Being veggies it's a bit hard to watch sometimes.. But tonight's was amazing
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    You wish Andrea, you'd need a second mortgage to eat in them restaurants:D
     
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    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And we'll all die of starvation waiting for a table as most of them have lengthy wait lists. Must be a lot of thin low carbing lottery winners about!! Food tonight was absolutely mind blowing though, as was the location. Three great chefs in the final. OP is spot on - no carb overloading with this lot cooking.
     
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    Nuthead Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Never trust a skinny cook. My dad used to say..
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    The mind boggles why the waiting lists are long given the prices they charge, there must be more money around than we think.
     
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    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Think there is - with a small minority of the population.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I'll get a lottery ticket on the weekend and when I win we can go together RRB :)



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    Yay, :D :D :D

    RRB :)
     
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    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    If I win the lottery I will take you both ..
     
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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't stick Masterchef , I find all too gastronomic and boring. I do not like some pretentious **** cooking some yet to be endangered species and that Lloyd Grossman put me off from the start. Sorry to rock the boat lol
     
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    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You know it's legally binding what you write on here :)


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