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Type 1'stars R Us

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fake moussaka, use marrow instead of aubergine, but, like aubergine, salt it first. Drain off water or it becomes wet mush.
    Alternatively do what the district nurse did when my now 64 yr old sister was a baby, scoop out the inside, fill with sugar, put a bowl under to catch the fermented juice and drink with care. In fact probably don’t drink, they don’t make district nurses like that any more.
     
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  2. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @ert I feed 'marrow' courgettes to the chickens, can't face eating marrows brings back memories of how my mum use to cook it - boiling until it becomes a tasteless watery light green blob! the hens have already had 2 or 3 that I somehow missed!
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Thanks for your trust in my cooking, @WuTwo :)
    There isn't much food I really dislike, but the only way I find courgettes acceptable is when there's only a little of it, in very small cubes, hidden between lots of other stuff... Same goes for pumpkins, brrrrr.

    So hopefully others can help you out here, @ert !
    My go to trick when wanting to try something new is to take "<foodstuff> recipe" through a google search, open 15 tabs with results and then do my own thing with the food but with the google results in the back of my head.
    Good luck!
     
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  4. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Over 1000 pages on this forum now. Well done guys and thanks for posting so much great info as well as cheering me up at times with all the witter banter

    Welcome back @Alison54
     
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  5. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Chop it up, stir fry with garlic.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Zucchini noodles is good fried in garlic or raw, roasted courgettes is very good.. come to think of it my bf doesn't like courgettes, he tried some of my mum's stir fried courgettes and never again. :hilarious:
    Does anyone know if sodium bicarbonate is good for anything other than baking?
     
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  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Whoopwhoop, we actually had the 20000st post on page 1000! @ert has todays top banana award for doing this!
    (if I'm even allowed to present that award to people, not sure about the rules for winning it. If I'm not, can someone with higher privileges than I have please give ert her rightful reward?)

    Have you guys noticed there isn't even a page 1000? Erts post is on page 1001, but as that follows page 999 I still think it counts :)
     
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  8. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @ert's #20000 post is the bottom of page 1000 for me, post #20001 starts page 1001. 20 posts a page...

    Congratulations to us!!!

    (edited for clarity!)
     
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  9. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree @helensaramay they are magic little coloured pinpong balls that flit in ,eat and go. I'm so lucky to have them. Also saw 2 bullfinches on the fence today, probably a father and child
     
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    I’ve just woken up from a four hour snooze. Rather enjoying summer holiday time.

    Looking like I might need to inject for smoked salmon after all - had a pack for breakfast (no carbs, 40g protein) and had a massive spike to about 8.8mmol as a result - exactly the same basal rate but no smoked salmon yesterday had me barely deviate from 5. Diabetes would be so easy to manage without food...
     
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  11. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bicarb: sodium bicarbonate - use it for cleaning instead of stuff like cif and put it in the washing machine to improve water quality. If you want a fizzy drink then the cooking type with cream of tartar will do it but you need a bit of strong flavouring as well.
     
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    @MeiChanski also good for soaking up smells in the fridge.
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    It's great for soaking up smells! Do you have skunks in the UK? About 30 boxes helps if your dog got sprayed and came in the house and shook all those little crystals in a couple of rooms of the house!
     
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  14. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only human skunks here . It’s also used in cooking the oh so English scone (hardly dared write that in case it launches another flurry of cream, jam and how you say it).
     
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  15. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Bicarb... best cleaner of my flasks ever! Boiling water, couple of teaspoons of bicarb stirred in, (watch out for the enthusiastic overflow of bubbles) let them sit for a bit, tip the water out and wipe clean. I'm a horror for refilling my little travel flasks with black coffee over and over and over, then forgetting to wash them, and they always come clean with the bicarb treatment.

    Also useful if no indigestion tablets, but tastes foul!
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pure delight, seventh heaven, I've just eaten Alpro vanilla yoghurt
    The extra brilliant was 2 fresh strawbs.
    It'll be interesting to see what Madam think of it but me and Mr B thought it was stonking, he said it went well with his golden rum
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @SueJB . Confident and happy around the 6 mar
    The awarding of the legendary “Top Banana “ award is possible by anyone.
    Providing it is justified , obviously in this case it is.:)
     
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  18. evilclive

    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think our definitions of "massive spike" may differ :)

    Two fairly slack days for me meant a couple of biscuits in the evening started sending me quite high. Time to go for a bike ride. 1.5 hours later. the trace looks like a mountain - up to 15, finishing at 4.5. It was a good ride, with lots of little yellow pb signs on strava :)
     
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  19. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Shucks but I hope the banana award doesn't involve actually eating a banana? I think I'm due to buy a lottery ticket. :)
     
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  20. Delticmatt100

    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations everyone one. Hey let's all take 1 unit of insulin to celebrate lol
     
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