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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Deborah 85, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I went shopping to the supermarket earlier and I bought a whole bunch of different cheese and of course bacon!! Loads of frozen veg like broccoli and spinach and cauliflower, so I’m sure I can make up something with that. Oh and also chicken.
     
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  2. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    THE BACON HAD BEEN BOUGHT!!!
     
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  3. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    What’s about cheese?;)
     
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  4. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Every type was purchased! Even the babybels got a look in
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    When I have a bunch of little bits of cheese in the fridge leftover I cube it up mix it with cauliflower and bake with a drizzle of cream.
     
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  6. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Never throw cheese away. Freeze it, even the rinds. If you're making a dish, soup, stew etc, put a rind into the pot to add a depth of flavour.
     
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  7. Phoenix55

    Phoenix55 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Cheesy leftovers - you mean that cheese lasts that long?! I keep the local market Cheeseman in business. Suffolk gold, various blues, various cheddars and soft cheeses. A bag full samples of that lasts me about a week. On a recent holiday I was champing at the bit for the late night buffet to open so that I could get my 'cheese fix' for the day. Full fat Greek style yoghurt, extra thick cream, eggs, bacon, above ground vege, mushroom and chicken soups for lunch at work if I don't make my own veg brew and throw in some left over meat. Fish poached in a little milk and finished with a grated cheese topping browned under the grill is my speciality. I have to keep on eating to stop losing too much weight - wide belts show off my newly discovered waistline and mean that I can still wear things that are really at least a size too big.
     
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  8. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I needed a belt last week and found one I used to wear, the mark was plain to see where I used to fasten it, my waist is now comfortably 8 inches smaller.
     
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  9. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aww that’s so amazing! I’m going to make my own bread tomorrow! I’m so excited!
     
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  10. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Making bread tomorrow and coconut pancakes! Can’t wait
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy!!
    Make sure you test see how your BG reacts.
     
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  12. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I make bread - to my own recipe for ordinary bread I add psyllium flour, coconut flour, a milled seed mix from Lidl, ground almond flour, and to help the yeast raise the mixture I add in baking powder. I made small loaves, and put them in the freezer, took out one a week - but I am thinking of making rolls in muffin tins to reduce the temptation to overindulge.
     
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  13. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m having a bit of a wobble as I have tried to make these **** pancakes three times and I just can’t do it!
    I know it’s not the end of the world but I’m so upset, I just want to be able to make nice things and actually be able to do this, I know I’m only a week in but I could cry :bigtears:
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    It frustrating. But remember it’s ONLY one week.
    Early days.
    I find bacon and eggs easier.
    When I first started my journey I also made low carb pancakes and bread. I still do when I have guests.
    But I found all those thing even though they didn’t raise my BG caused me to eat way too much. Somehow it tiggers my hunger again.
     
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  15. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I know how you feel. This happened to me a few weeks ago.

    Well I bought this cook book. It uses various nut flours to bake all sorts of breads, crackers, breadsticks, desserts etc. I have been looking forward to eating this stuff, very low carb.
    The nut flours are very expensive and I have been eagerly awaiting my Amazon purchases. Finally I got the last one today. Great!!
    So I started.
    Then OH comes into the kitchen and needs my space.
    I leave.

    I have been gathering the ingredients and I start mixing the dry stuff. Where is the baking powder? I distinctly remember getting it out of the cupboard. So I look for this for about 20 minutes. Then I find a very old tub at the back of the cupboard. This will have to do, good thing I didn't throw it out.
    Can't find the dried parsley, dried chives will have to do.
    OK, the wet ingredients. 1 table spoon of butter, melted.
    Into the microwave. Microwave starts flashing and making a racket. Turn off microwave. MIKE!!! He eventually turns up. He tries it and says OMG and turns it off.
    OK melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk the eggs and add the melted butter. Whisk again.
    Add the dry ingredients. Whisk into a stiff batter. STIFF??? I can hardly move the ****** stuff.
    OK get the kitchen aid out. Not used it for about 10 years. It needs a wash. Ready to go. Fire it up and..... it doesn't work. Dead as a dodo. Go on line looking for hints. No go.
    I can't mix this stuff by hand.
    Stick blender. Whisk attachment. I look at the contents of the bowl. It is not strong enough for that.
    I am not a natural baker. What to do. I add an egg white and start whisking. For about 3 seconds. Get a Tea Towel and put it over the bowl to try and keep the contents off the walls, try again.
    I certainly wouldn't have called it a batter. Carried on. Heated the oil for deep frying. Instructions are to use a soup spoon and use your finger to slide the batter gently into the hot oil. OK. Peel the batter of the spoon and stand back as it hits the oil.
    I only had the energy to make 5 or 6.
    I had 4 for dinner but forgot to test my blood 2 hours afterwards. I did three and a half hours. Readings good but too late to be accurate for my purposes.

    In my bowl I still have a quantity of mixture the Romans would have been proud to call cement.

    Ordered a new microwave.

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  16. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't be upset, @Deborah 85. I've also had no luck with pancakes and I have tried several times in the last three years.

    Did you have a look at the recipes on dietdoctor.com? I really like the DD keto bread recipe.
     
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  17. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds sooo yummy!
     
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  18. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I tried three times today alone and I got fed up I ended up having a tantrum and made egg muffins instead as I knew I could eat them.
    I’m trying right now to make one of the breads on the website so fingers crossed
     
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    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have tried three times today to make coconut pancakes and I have decided to give up, I made that jam on the diet doctor page but it’s basiclly just tastes like puréed raspberries lol
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope it goes well, @Deborah 85. There are many wonderful recipes, but it takes time to find the ones that work for you. Well done for getting off to a running start.
     
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