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What have you eaten today?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Administrator, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    oooh - that is faaarrr too phaffy! lol.
    I have already fished all the meat out, divided it into portions, shared the sauce out over each portion, and frozen half.
    I'm possibly the laziest cook alive - considering it a badge of honour. And my target is ALWAYS minimal washing up.
    Haha!

    Funnily enough, I don't like hot curries either. I prefer flavour to heat, and Mr B had a few nasty madras-and-beer moments with his pub mates in his youth. But we both love our local curry house. They have a marvellous range, and happily tone the spices up (or down) on request. Everything is labelled with 1 to 5 chillies, so you get to choose easily. Which was kind of why we were surprised by our Texan friend's reactions... But they both chose hot, because they thought our curries would be bland. Just cultural differences, I suppose. I am happy up to 3 chillies. 4 pushes my boundaries, and I can't see the point of 5 since I don't taste anything but heat.
     
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  2. Dr Snoddy

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  3. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Eating a proper steak tonight - at a restaurant where the chef is the husband of a former colleague.

    Waaay too much food today. Started with M&S rollitos late morning, followed up by lunch of smoked salmon and whipped creamy cheese and almost a ladle full of almond butter and cream. Oh and some Montezuma’s 100% with orange and cocoa nibs (on offer in Sainsbury’s).

    Steak was a bit large but would have been rude not to finish it.

    Sun coming out belatedly so a canal walk part way back to the hotel coming up.

    @zauberflote Amtrak trains are far superior to ours.

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  4. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Chook all those British books I read growing up had trains in them. Our Amtrak is pretty pathetic compared to my imagination lol! And You Run On Time!! Mr C definitely one-ups me. I doubt I’ll ever grind a spice except peppercorns. I fry them in the sauté-the-onions-n-garlic stage, so they cook with the curry. I’m lucky, Mr ZF likes it just fine the way I make it. Now I want the time to make curry!
    @Brunneria I believe I’d win in the laziness dept...I went to a Pampered Chef party once where the ice breaker was, how would you describe yourself in the kitchen. A wonderful crotchety old friend got a laugh by saying, with great truth and vehemence, “absent!” My experience in the two local Indian restaurants with fire scales is, about a negative 5 is firmly my spot. Hubby and I went out on our first date after first kid, and I couldn’t eat what I was given! Epic Fail. Took home, bought huge container of yogurt, and mixed it with curry about 6:1. Then kept the yogurt close to soothe each bite with. I am hopeless! I raised a son who will and has tried every flaming toxic pepper out there. He can taste the flavor! All I taste is the pain....
    @Goonergal are you serious???? Removing UK trains from bucket list immediately!
     
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  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Zauberflote - This is a lovely, flavourful, but exceedingly mild curry, very simple and IP.

    https://twosleevers.com/instant-pot-butter-chicken/

    @Brunneria and @DJC3 - have you made it?

    Sorry, @shelley262 - I keep forgetting you are an IPotter.
     
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  6. PenguinMum

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    Hi All. While shopping this morning I realised that Carte d’Or now do coffee flavoured ice cream and I literally drooled. I bought Oppo but does anyone have a simple recipe for coffee ice cream without any unusual ingredients? TIA. Oppo sent me an email saying their new flavour is Rum and Referendum (!) though my supermarket only does Choc & Hazelnut and Salted Caramel. Anyone tried it?
     
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  7. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Greetings from Rome.

    Breakfast : Full English minus toast at airport. Tea.
    Lunch at an Italian restaurant : I had a mixed meats and a mixed cheeses board with Diet Coke while the others had pizza.
    Dinner : Just some walnuts from the UK and 200ml full fat milk.

    1 x Forest Fruits gelato which was great, opposite the Colosseum. No sign of a low carb version.

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  8. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Tex Mex in Houston, a favourite of mine.
     
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  9. Goonergal

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    They are more comfortable but slower - even the Acela are slow- but I like the wider seats! As for ours being on time.....well.
     
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  10. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Looks good.

    And I thought Patisserie Valerie was just a cake cafe.
     
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  11. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    The Trans Siberian railway is good. I haven’t been on it myself but know one or two that have including my eldest daughter.
     
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  12. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    2Mad with nibbles and dozing off mid afternoon today. The Mads were the normal avocado and mackerel salad - chia seeds and evo compulsory - for lunch. Evening meal was sausage stir fry with Nduja. Nibbles were 1 mini chorizo and 2 slices emmental. Lots of tea and 1 cocoa - soy and almond milk with 30 mls cream. Did a job. Probably not the one that involves bg control but 1 thing at a time.
     
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  13. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all
    @zauberflote we have a long train journey planned from Worcestershire to Dundee in Scotland - first class ( got great price) - a week after Easter and I’m so looking forward to it. In its later stages the track runs along the NE coast of Britain and Scotland and over some large estuary bridges. I’m visiting my old university town where I met my OH 44 years ago and my best friend from uni who lives fairly near us is coming along too. We were inspired by the new V and A opening as it has got great reviews.
    @Goonergal the steak looks delish
    I got back to swim and gym today - did an hour about 55 lengths- kept losing count! - but meant very hungry all day not helped by doing boring work on PC
    Breakfast after swim bacon and egg
    Lunch tin sardines in olive oil, some lc seeded crispbreads and way too many nuts! Kept going back to the nut tin ...... plus one square of 95% choc with cup of tea
    Dinner two lamb chops, cauliflower cheese with small glass red wine followed by sf jelly with spoon of yoghurt and cream.
     
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  14. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Today has been rather a 'mysteries of the freezer' food day!
    B - English breakfast muffin, cream cheese, Marmite
    L - bag of green stuff from the freezer. Assumed it was soup. It was. Think it was spinach and something.
    D - another bag of unlabelled contents. Was chicken, spinach, olives, onions. Not sure if it was with pesto or other spices. Then attempted to make some kind of teff flat bread to go with it. Flavour good but teff doesn't hold together as it is gluten free so rather than a whole flat bread, I had a considerable number of bits!
     
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  15. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Was the date on the Rum and Referendum email 1st April by any chance? ;)
    The Oppo choc and hazelnut is my favourite Oppo flavour.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream washed down with a black coffee.
    Lunch: 2 x Babybel cheeses with cauliflower and broccoli salad and a few pork scratchings followed by Greek yoghurt and raspberries.
    Mid afternoon: coffee chia pudding and black coffee.
    Dinner: Waitrose ginger, chilli and lime chicken with mixed veg, followed by SF jelly, cream and LC chocolate granola
     
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  17. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I used to catch that train up to Aberdeen once a month. Never 1st class though. :). It was a long journey and I most often got the sleeper. My ex wife was originally from Dundee though she grew up initially in Perth itself.
     
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  18. DJC3

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    Evening all. First off my contribution to the earlier curry chat @zauberflote and @Brunneria and @DCUKMod I like it hot enough to make my nose run but not so hot I can’t taste it. I love curry. Yes I make the twosleevers butter chicken regularly, had it just a few days ago, and agree it is super easy and delicious.
    Re train chat @Goonergal @shelley262 and ZF we are travelling up the west coast of Scotland on the West Highland Line this summer from Glasgow to Oban- it’s meant to be one of the most scenic train journeys so we are really looking forward to it. Mr C is a train ‘enthusiast’ (no idea what the train will be like inside though.)
    @Mongolia I’ve had one of those random freezer food days too as I’m trying to clear a bit if space for a beef box I’ve ordered from a local farm.
    B: A boiled egg
    L: mackerel & avocado salad, snap @ianpspurs , no chia seeds for me though - a few walnuts instead. SF jelly &cream afterwards.
    D: Freezer stuff, still on curry theme. Rogan josh and saag paneer. Glass of red afterwards.

    @Listlad hope Rome is fun, It’s on my bucket list of places to go. Lunch sounds good, but why just the walnuts at dinner? I hope it wasn’t through lack of suitable lc food?
     
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  19. Goonergal

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    That meat looks good @Listlad
     
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  20. Goonergal

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    I had that email too (unlike @Rachox didnt spot it was April 1st). Think the other new flavours were Eton Mess and Peanut Butter Crunch Talks!
     
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