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Soups and stews please

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by anna29, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Helsin

    Helsin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I cooked it for my poker boys at the weekend (regular texas hold 'em game). It was very aromatic and tasty, rather like a delicate curry. I would maybe up the cinnamon next time.
     
  2. bluejeans98

    bluejeans98 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Get yourself some Garam Masla powder. It's what they use in currys. There is already dry roasted cinnamon ground up in it.
     
  3. Helsin

    Helsin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I know Garam Masala, but not everything in the world should be curry and I think the saffron would have drowned! I was looking forward to, and enjoyed, the subtle and different spice blend.
     
  4. bluejeans98

    bluejeans98 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We have a local Indian cash and carry. He does all the spices separate. I like it this way as you can adjust to taste. Also buying big bags of garlic and ginger powder is a lot cheaper. Curry's need not be fattening or high carbs. Just getting an alternative to rice that I like. Cauliflower rice does not appeal to me.
     
  5. Helsin

    Helsin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lucky you, having close access to all the goodies. I agree with you about cauli rice. It's no real substitute. I have been buying sachets of that microwave rice for my non-diabetic husband, to save me attempting to make one portion. I was reading an interesting thread about 'resistant starches' last night and wonder if I might try some of this pre-cooked stuff to see how it spikes me.
     
  6. bluejeans98

    bluejeans98 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've started to use brown rice. I believe there is also a red rice.
     
  7. Helsin

    Helsin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes there is - and black rice which isn't a rice at all. That's a thought - must investigate. Have now been 'awarded' a Can't Stop Award on this site. Don't know what I think about that.
     
  8. bluejeans98

    bluejeans98 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol. I did a search on rice. Seems like Spanish red rice is lower carbs than most. I think its due to a denser husk.
     
  9. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Easy one to just chuck together .
    Shredded chicken ,peas,carrots,onion,mushrooms,tomatoes .
    Veg stock cube , tomato puree . hot water .

    Cook for 2 hours then enjoy a bowl full .
    Really tasty :joyful:

    If wish to spice this one up - just add in the spice or a chillie .
     
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  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    I made a butternut squash soup last week and put half a teaspoon of crushed chillies in for a bit of heat, over did it as it was too warm for my liking :(
     
  11. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well at this time of year I like a good homemade Scotch broth just pre-soaking the broth mix and split peas to do overnight and is a fab lunch or brekkie.
     
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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your mouth and oesophagus calmed down Noblehead ? Lol
     
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  13. noblehead

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    It wasn't too bad Eddie, but a little warmer than I like it to be :)

    tbh its the first time that I've used dried chillies before, as they say you live and you learn.............
     
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  14. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes...made the same mistake myself, they should carry one of those Hazmat 'Flammable' pictograms lol
     
  15. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Indeed :)
     
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  16. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Pork belly is quite cheap and makes a great casserole. Cut the rind and any bony bits off and roast them separately for crunchy starters.
    Cut the pork into chunks, brown them and set aside.
    Sweat a chopped onion & garlic for a few minutes, then add the pork with half a cup of red wine and some chopped tomatoes with a bit of water if needed to cover.
    Put in oven 150degC for about an hour and a half. Add kidney beans or other cooked beans 20 mins before the end. And mushrooms if you want. Season.
    Serve with steamed veg of your choice.
     
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  17. Etty

    Etty Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Fish pie makes a great soup the next day. Just add water and blitz with stick blender. It's sort of like cullen skink -without the potatoes and with cheese - ok not very like. But good. I use grated parmesan on top of the stew in place of potatoes, it really adds to the soup.
     
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  18. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could have leftovers. Nothing is ever left from our meals even when I try to make too much :facepalm:
     
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    I used to make stew in my Redmond multicooker. I put some pieces of beef or chicken, carrot and onion all together, pour cream and set the Stew mode. In 50 min - 1 hour delicious meal is ready.
     
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    billb61 Type 2 · Newbie

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    ham hock soak over night change water a few times to get rid of salt.
    marrowfat peas/ onions dry fried / chinese 5 spice /pepper/bit of garlic ..
    makes enough for a couple of days..
    or freeze for another time
     
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