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What have you eaten today?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by SamJB, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha I am obsessed with pigs in blankets!!

    Thank you, She's doing well at the moment, but on a lot of morphine, the doctors & nurses have been truly amazing, she is my absolute world
     
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  2. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Umami is a 'flavour'... something deep and bonging really... like Marmite!! Or that gorgeous dark brown goo at the bottom of a roasting pan... If you buy stock cubes look out for MSG - I buy Kallo... they're lovely - I make pea and ham soup with the ham one and i don't need to boil ham for the stock at all... The fish one is brilliant - I love fish soup... I think Knorr has stopped putting MSG now? Oxo is awful.... :(
     
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  3. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds really good to me... :) Recipe for ginger biscuits please... love and miss.... :)
     
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  4. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will light more candles then... I'm burning the house down for WeirdScience's dear wife.. she had her first treatment yesterday I believe.. I do hope it went well for her... I hope your nan stays strong... she sounds amazing... my mum is almost 92... you can but stand back and hope you do half as well I reckon... :)
     
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  5. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry... they say on this forum to test and move on, tomorrow is another day... and the sun might be shining too.. :)
     
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  6. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds perfect... :) How did it go yesterday? It was yesterday, wasn't it? :)
     
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  7. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Perfect... :)
     
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  8. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The pepper sounds yummy... I love these ideas, it all helps with the boredom... :) Enjoy your lunch out today...
     
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  9. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome... are you doing the Newcastle? If so, good luck and I have to admire your strength of character because I could not... :)
     
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  10. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I made different mic muffin with coconut flour as I feel I am eating rather a lot of almonds! It is very good and I think I prefer it...
    Goat's cheese spread on a slice of mic muffin, with half an avocado
    Fried egg, ham and more mic muffin
    I marinated tuna in a little mirin, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, wok oil and spices... made pappardelle from courgette and fried gently for two minutes in butter in a very large frying pan, sliced fennel thinly, fried in butter for a few minutes then stirred in creme fraiche and a little vinegar... crisp green beans and it was all brilliant...

    Formula 1 here in Bahrain .. the excitement here on the island is palpable... :) Cannot wait for testing today....
    I had mic muffin with goat's cheese and cherry tomatoes picked fresh from my garden
    Lunch will be the left-overs from last night's tuna feast
    Dinner will be chicken soup made with fresh stock from poaching a whole, small chicken...

    I will use the breast for today's soup - and whatever the cats can manage - and the dark meat for a Thai curry with courgette noodles tomorrow... eaten for lunch while I watch the F1 Qualifying.... I will probably have a couple of glasses of crispy white wine too... :) Then I will take all the left-over chicken to my dustbin cats... Eggs for supper and a slice of Stracciatella cake with cream...then drinks with friends... sigh... a lovely day I think... :)

    Sometimes being diabetic is not as bad as it might seem... It makes me cook inventively and it's always so tasty.... I love Masterchef but they are not as good as us at invention tests I reckon... ;)
     
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  11. Tweetypie

    Tweetypie Other · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I had:

    B: Hot water and lemon. Chia pudding with cream and cinnamon. Highest reading after was 5.7 (from 4.6).
    L: Some leftover chicken and salmon with steamed veggies and a baby avocado.
    T: Roasted med veg with baked cod loin and avocado, topped with herb butter, crumbled shropshire blue cheese and drizzled with olive oil and turmeric
    Supper/bed: Raspberries and cream with cinnamon
    Drinks: water and a herb tea

    Avocado Tip: If you love avocados like I do, ASDA are now selling a bag of 6 baby avocados for £1.75 at the moment. I find it hard to find avocados at a good price and the baby ones are my faves cos there are no leftovers that might go brown. If anyone knows of a better buy than this, I'd love to know - I bought 2 bags to stash in case they stop selling them suddenly (i've never seen them in ASDA before). If they are too firm, I pop in a brown bag on top of my fridge to ripen. If they are a bit soft, I pop them in the fridge. If they are just right, I keep them in my fruit bowl. Love avocados!
    Have yet to find a way of keeping leftovers from going brown though.............not too much of a problem as I can't resist finishing them off, but this would be useful to know if I was taking them out as a salad for the day though :)
     
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  12. KateA

    KateA Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I tend to go with the make it and eat it straight away method for avocado salad. The skin/shells are also a handy container. This may help though.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5787760_keep-avocado-turning-brown.html
     
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  13. Top tip for stopping cut avocados from browning is to store them in a covered container with their stone. The stone somehow protects them. Don't know why, but it works :)
     
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    Tweetypie Other · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I tried that but it didn't work :( perhaps i am not using the right container. Might try it again
     
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  15. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    You can buy avocado here, already cut, and sealed in a very strong shrink wrap sort of plastic. I haven't tried them, as it all seems a bit processed to me, and leftover halves simply aren't an issue in this household!
     
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  16. Come to think of it, it worked for me when making guacamole, but there was also lime juice in the guacamole. That maybe made a difference. I just stored it in a bowl with the stone and covered it in cling film - it was still nice and green the next day. If in doubt, gobble it all up so there are no leftovers to worry about :D
     
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  17. Brunneria

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    Lemon or lime juice works. I'm guessing vinegar would too.

    Sometimes I freeze a leftover half, wrapped in cling film, then lob it in a green smoothie.
     
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  18. Tweetypie

    Tweetypie Other · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, hadn't thought about freezing.
    Will have to try a citrussy, oil and vinegar dressing if doing as an eat later salad. One of those elements will surely work!
     
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  19. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I popped my half down on a piece of clingfilm, pushed it down gently to get the air out, folded the edges over and put it face-down in the fridge on the shelf... it stayed perfect till the next morning... could have been a fluke, haven't tried it since, but was impressed enough to show my husband and son!
     
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  20. Ellie-70

    Ellie-70 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Susi,
    The recipe is already on the 'Low Carb Recipes' thread and is called Ellie's Ginger Nut biscuits. Enjoy.
     
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