What have you eaten today? (Low carb forum)

maglil55

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You can easily add it to your own account by simply clicking the CMT extension while having the post with the recipe on view! It looks like a recipe so CMT catches it. :joyful:

Found one! :happy:

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I ate about a third of it as a (very) late breakfast, will use the rest in some meal or other. :)

I forgot to put yesterdays thrown together meal in the freezer so I had it again tonight. Still tasty, but I don't think I trust it to last yet another day. No problem, the dogs love it and I think one of them has her 11th birthday tomorrow. So the dogs will have a proper doggy party with a celebratory meal tomorrow!
I had it with a small slice of a buttered low carb seedy bread I found in the German supermarket. And then I went to have another slice after dinner, very nice to have a different bread for a change!
Thanks for that @Antje77. I had no idea you could do that. I copied the URL for the post, pasted it into the CMT browser, and, as you rightly said, it recognised it as a recipe. I use my mobile to access the forum. @DJC3- it's now in my CMT.
 

LivingLightly

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Evening all

So far, my young French tarragon plants have weathered the Winter well and have put on some new growth, so used a few sprigs to stuff the bass for lunch. Spring is just around the corner .... we hope!

Today:

B: Two eggs scrambled in butter with a generous dollop of double cream, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and baby plum tomatoes, all seasoned with black pepper.
Water to swallow tablet.
Espresso.

L: Aperitif: dry white wine.
Baked whole sea bass, belly stuffed with sprigs of tarragon and garlic, drizzled with olive oil.
Steamed asparagus spears topped with a knob of butter.
A medley of baked cauliflower, leeks, onions, garlic and sweet red peppers.
Water to drink.
Skipped pud.
Four squares, Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% cocoa chocolate.

D: Salad made with anchovy fillets, eggs, avocado, chicory, Padrón chillies, salad onions, lemon verbena and a touch of lemon juice, with a dollop of home-made aioli for dipping, topped with walnut halves.
Water to wash down tablets.
 

sueh21

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Morning all, hope everyone well,had one of those hungry days yesterday so added in almonds and a chunk of cheese,resisted the call of hubby’s biscuits, hurray!
Yesterday
B Yog, seeds,raspberries
L Smoked salmon,avocado,salad
D Roast duck leg,roast celeriac,cabbage and broccoli
 

Annb

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A very late evening meal (11 pm), which makes sense after the past two days.
I finally made my planned cauliflower dish with bacon and raclette cheese, turned out just as good as I imagined! :joyful:

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I first saw and tasted tartiflette at a Continental Market which used to come to Stornoway a good few years ago now. One of the stallholders was making it on a hotplate, chopping everything together as it all cooked. The potatoes were pre cooked then onion, bacon and, lastly, cheese added. The smell was delicious and quite irresistable. That was my first taste and I made it in much the same way after that. Until potato went off the menu. Tried with celeriac but it just wasn't the same - not that I seem to be able to get celeriac here any more. Cauliflower is out for me and I really don't fancy the idea of swede or turnip. Could just do bacon, onion and cheese, I suppose, but it wouldn't be tartiflette.

These days the budget doesn't stretch to buying reblochon or raclette online - they cost more to send than the cheese costs. That's a bit of a downer in terms of tartiflette as well. Best our local supermarkets can do is, occasionally, stock Emmental or Gruyere, but not always. They pretty well always have Brie and sometimes Camembert but haven't tried actually cooking with either of them beyond baking the Camembert occasionally. So it's Cheddar most of the time.

Expecting to receive some Manchego in the post today or tomorrow though. It's pricey at £10 for 150 grams but I wanted to try it. Alistair tells me that it is sometimes available in Tescos, but not often. Never been there when Neil was looking. Don't suppose I'll buy it online again, but it's worth it to have a taste.

Food today will be slices of chicken breast with slices of mushroom in a cream sauce and braised cabbage and chorizo on the side. One meal again today. Worked out quite well yesterday even though I was feeling pretty grotty with this darned infection.
 

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Expecting to receive some Manchego in the post today or tomorrow though. It's pricey at £10 for 150 grams but I wanted to try it. Alistair tells me that it is sometimes available in Tescos, but not often. Never been there when Neil was looking. Don't suppose I'll buy it online again, but it's worth it to have a taste.
I Love Manchego, a tasty nutty flavour & lately Tesco has had it in their Clubcard £6 for 2, as opposed to £4. I hope you enjoy yours, Annb, as that is pricey. I hope you get over your infection speedily, at least you'll have a treat to look forward to.

Planned dinner is stuffed mushrooms today, followed by, funnily enough, some Manchego & Ossau Iraty, my 2 for £6!!
 

Annb

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I Love Manchego, a tasty nutty flavour & lately Tesco has had it in their Clubcard £6 for 2, as opposed to £4. I hope you enjoy yours, Annb, as that is pricey. I hope you get over your infection speedily, at least you'll have a treat to look forward to.

Planned dinner is stuffed mushrooms today, followed by, funnily enough, some Manchego & Ossau Iraty, my 2 for £6!!
Just checked the price of Ossau Iraty online. A bit better priced than the manchego at £8.66 for 200g. Postage to be added, of course. I could ask Neil to look for that in Tesco as well. The price you got it for seems to be a bargain.
 

jessj

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Just checked the price of Ossau Iraty online. A bit better priced than the manchego at £8.66 for 200g. Postage to be added, of course. I could ask Neil to look for that in Tesco as well. The price you got it for seems to be a bargain.
Still pricey, but if it's the only way you can get it....
I think the 2 for £6 saves £1.50 on the usual cost of buying separately, so it is a good deal. Hopefully Neil finds some for you, as it's always nice to try something different.
 

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Hi All still MIA
So back to Friday’s supper which was salmon fillets baked in oven with chopped mushrooms and pak choi with good dash Teriyaki sauce served with cauli rice.
Sat usual brekkie of slice LC toast, copious tea. @maglil55 LOVED that blue octopus mug though sizewise would need 3 mugs to be copious. I use Royal Doulton pastels which are bigger than average!! But thanks for thinking of me!
Lunch was prawn & avo cocktail, why can I not love avos, I occasionally buy one but even if its the right firmness I can’t feel good about them.
Supper was h/m chicken curry and green veg.
Sunday usual brekkie.
Lunch was a half Scotch egg and two slices corned beef scrapped together from fridge a bit late because more importantly I had my 3 month old grandson to feed and read to…total bliss.
Supper was Chinese t/a Prawn with ginger and spring onion accompanied by Pak Choi, preceded by one sticky rib.
Today usual brekkie.
Lunch chicken soup accompanied by buttered slice of wholemeal bloomer bought for Mr P but too tempting. I really have to watch for carb creep. When I put some peanuts in the crisp and snack area I have a big paper sign that says “These things are BAD for you” to keep me clear of crisps, chip sticks and whatever Mr P’s haul is.
@Antje77 I can’t tell you how much I enjoy hearing about your exciting adventures noctunal or otherwise and the way you relay them you should write a book, with illustrations.
 

Annb

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Still pricey, but if it's the only way you can get it....
I think the 2 for £6 saves £1.50 on the usual cost of buying separately, so it is a good deal. Hopefully Neil finds some for you, as it's always nice to try something different.
Ossau Iraty works out at 5p short of £67 for a kilo - including postage. Shan't be buying that. If Tesco can sell it for so much less, I can't see why it should be so expensive online. I'll get Neil and Alistair to keep an eye out for it in Tesco.
 

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Coffee and cream x 2
Coffee and whipped cream
Cottage cheese and tomatoes
Beef strips and mixed veg stir fry in coconut oil.
 

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Breakfast kefir then two boiled eggs with LC roll
Lunchtime a few frozen berries mixed with some hm bifido yoghurt then a few squares of 100% chocolate
Dinner remainder of yesterday's slow cooked beef served with cauliflower mash then LC coffee and walnut cake with decaffeinated coffee.
Interesting article today in Guardian about fermented foods edit just saw @ianpspurs also linked already in the kefir thread
 

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Hello all - I pushed out for a 24 hour fast today, made it to 23, which I'm perfectly happy with!

Sparkling mineral water
Matcha green tea

"breakfast"

2 chaffles
100g minced beef with cauliflower rice, red pepper, onion, roasted aubergine and courgette
Beef was 20% fat, cauli rice was tossed in butter, and the aubergine and courgette were roasted in coconut oil
glass of kefir
strong black coffee

I was so eager to eat I forgot to have some veggies first!!
 

LivingLightly

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Morning all, hope everyone well,had one of those hungry days yesterday so added in almonds and a chunk of cheese,resisted the call of hubby’s biscuits, hurray!
Yesterday
B Yog, seeds,raspberries
L Smoked salmon,avocado,salad
D Roast duck leg,roast celeriac,cabbage and broccoli
Well done @sueh21 for keeping to real food and resisting those biscuits.
 

LivingLightly

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Evening all

Today:

B: Two poached eggs topped with a knob of butter, avocado and four tiger prawns, seasoned with a good grinding of black pepper.
Water to swallow tablet.
Espresso.

L: Espinacas con garbanzos using spinach, kale, chick peas, Padrón chillies, almonds, pistachios, Greek yoghurt, tomato purée, garlic, paprika, cumin seeds, olive oil and touch of red wine vinegar.(omitting the traditional toasted bread cubes from mine).
Marinated carrots cut on the diagonal with garlic, ground cumin, paprika, oregano and apple cider vinegar.
Steamed French beans and mangetout smothered with butter.
Skipped pud.
Water to drink.

D: Seafood salad made with brown shrimps, mussels, finely shredded red cabbage, apple peel, celery, baby plum tomatoes and mustard cress with a dollop of aioli for dipping, topped with parsley and toasted macadamias.
Water to swallow tablets.
 

MrsA2

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After too much alcohol and food last evening, I had a very bad nights sleep and felt nauseous and headachy most of the day.
I did get to exercise class but went straight home after ( usually coffee after with friends is a highlight of my week.
Fell asleep in a chair for nearly 2 hours.
Finally broke fast at 2pm with 2 scrambled eggs and some lc chocolate and avocado mousse

D: a bit of ham, cheese and coleslaw

Even hubby didn't feel good all day, maybe it is just a combination of eating late and having more alcohol than usual. Am sure our neighbours didn't intentionally set out to make us ill!
 

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For tea tonight I cooked a sirloin steak, mushrooms and (proper) broccoli.

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Antje77

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I first saw and tasted tartiflette at a Continental Market which used to come to Stornoway a good few years ago now. One of the stallholders was making it on a hotplate, chopping everything together as it all cooked. The potatoes were pre cooked then onion, bacon and, lastly, cheese added. The smell was delicious and quite irresistable. That was my first taste and I made it in much the same way after that. Until potato went off the menu. Tried with celeriac but it just wasn't the same - not that I seem to be able to get celeriac here any more. Cauliflower is out for me and I really don't fancy the idea of swede or turnip. Could just do bacon, onion and cheese, I suppose, but it wouldn't be tartiflette.
I just had the same meal as yesterday and the day before (cauliflower, bacon, raclette cheese) but added a fried onion, thanks to your post @Annb .
Very good addition. :joyful:

Dosing for it is a bit of a puzzle. I'd say it would need at least 3 units, but for some unknown reason I'm in the low 4's. I would still dose for it, but my friend and I are supposed to go for a late night swim, depending on her 12 year old who is having some trouble. So no dosing for now, I won't need it if we do go skinny dipping (eh, it's dark, no-one will see us so no need to get our bathing suits wet), but I hope it won't mess up my BG too much if we don't.
@Antje77 I can’t tell you how much I enjoy hearing about your exciting adventures noctunal or otherwise and the way you relay them you should write a book, with illustrations.
Thank you!
I'm always struggling to keep mostly on topic on this thread, it's just too friendly in here.

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Annb

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Very odd day. I didn't eat until about 1400. BG had risen after 1st cup of tea, but then dropped into the 5's and it has stayed there all day. Had my chicken and mushrooms and the cabbage and chorizo on the side. Took a low dose of bolus before that because BG was already low. It stayed in the 5's. Felt a bit hungry about 1800 so had one of Em's biscuits with another cup of tea. No effect on BG. Really dropped my guard then and had one of Em's ice creams and later again, some mashed potato with butter. Still in the 5's. Very odd.