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

  1. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    A balmy day here in Texas so taking the protein easy.
    Breakfast; TS with BA and a DYE - bonus.
    Lunch; avocado salad.
    Dinner; shepherds pie made with a cauliflower topping. Some greens and TSM.
    I have no idea what some TLA’s are or even FLA’s but ETTO IMO as it KYF.
    Flying to Washington DC tomorrow. Hope the cherry trees are still in bloom.
     
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  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Ahah,.............. In that case, I'd have hit the prressurre button to give it another quick blast (that'd really deal with those little bones), then left it, still sealed on keep warm overnight, to be dealt with in the morning.

    I almost always make my broth overnight. It suits me.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    This afternoon, after I had done the weekly butchery run, MrB made some Mo Grob. https://rachelcooksthai.com/crispy-pork/

    The first stage in the IP, then instead of drying the pork in the sun (we wish!), it was sort of replicated in the dehydrator. To finish, instead of deep frying, (hot deep fat scares me witless), he sprayed the pork with oil and put it in the air fryer to crisp.

    Boy, it was magnificent. A couple of additional cooked (bit not "fried"/finished) strips have been dropped into the freezer for future attention. That became our starter.

    Main course was a beautiful dry aged, from the butchery porn fridge, rib eye steaks, with a bit of salad for me, and a small Jenga of thick chips. Fab.

    I've had a few very, very hungry days over the last week, but as I'm trying to gain a couple of lost kilos, I'm happy to have eaten a lot. I can't possibly be super-hungry again tomorrow!
     
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  4. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @DCUKMod didn’t think of that! I like it.
    May as well post my meals of shame now, as they have resulted in me feeling better and dropping-toward-normal BGs.
    1st bfast small mug chix broth w 2-3 tbsp EVOO.
    2nd bfast 1/2 avocado, egg
    Take cat to vet
    3rd bfast an excess of cream cheese, as in, there’s none left.
    Lunch started half an hour later: celery with AB(utter). 2 sq 90% choc with decaf-y cream. Rich!
    2nd lunch munched on the played-out chicken from last night’s broth session.
    I need to perhaps loosen my belt. But half an hour ago BG was lower than when I got up, which was an hour after I woke up. Go figure! Is it the no carb aspect of most of these foods?
    Supper, who knows. But I feel chocolate happening before then just because it did nothing to bg at lunch.
     
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  5. rhalluk

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    Breakfast - Skipped, intermittent fasting
    Brunch - 3 Morrisons the best Linconshire Sausages, 2 fried eggs, small piece of cheese and Guacamole.
    Lunch - Did not need after that brunch
    Dinner - Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in bacon with Birds eye steamfresh and Rob's easy sauce (Cream with half an oxo mixed in warm).
    Snacks - None so far but planning!!
     
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  6. BibaBee

    BibaBee Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Glad you liked the raspberry Dash drink. That Bon Maman chocolate pot thing looks delicious.
     
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  7. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Just whilst it crossed my mind a moment ago, an interesting recipe video cropped up on my Facebook feed the other day.

    Soft/medium boil and egg and pop into a bowl of iced water to cool quickly. Whilst the egg is cooling, halve an avocado, lengthwise, and remove the stone. Enlarge the stone "dent" a bit, to make it egg shaped.

    Carefully peel the boiled egg and put the peeled egg into the avocado indentation. Close the two avo halves together again.

    Wrap avo in streaky bacon, to hold it together and cover the avo flesh.

    Fry the bacon until it is to your preferred level of crisp.

    According to the vid, when the avo is cut again, the egg should ooze it's yolk.

    It'd be rather too much avo for me, and it wouldn't be a preferred option for MrB, but I thought it might suit somebody on here.
     
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  8. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I’m thinking ditch the avocado and replace with sausage meat. A kind of breakfast sandwich.
     
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  9. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    It could take rather a long time to cook the sausage meat, without impacting on the runny egg. With or for a hard boiled styleeee egg, it could easily work.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Or maybe pre-cook the sausage meat?
     
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  11. BibaBee

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    Snap, I too have to take one of my cats to the vet to tomorrow. Do you have the same struggles getting them to go in their basket? I have to scoop him up in towel!
     
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  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Lunch yesterday: Toasted cheese and onion sandwich, greek yoghurt with passion fruit.
    Dinner: Mutton shoulder chops, veggies and brown onion gravy.
    Breakfast: Cheese and mushroom omelette, bacon, tomato, reheated spudlite.

    Drinks: Black coffee with no sugar / sweeteners, water.
     
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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Sound disgusting, waste of a good avo and egg. :yuck:
     
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  14. BibaBee

    BibaBee Family member · Well-Known Member

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    OMAD for me today. Trying to get the weight loss moving again.

    B: Coffee and cream
    L: Nothing for me, just black coffee, green tea,water etc. Mr B had sliced porchetta, mozzarella pearls, HM celeriac remoulade, salad leaves, cornichons, olives. Square of M&S Peru dark choc. Cheeky almond milk cappuccino mid afternoon.
    D: Red Thai chicken curry with green beans served with cauli rice. SF jelly and clotted cream. Decaf coffee.
     
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  15. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Interesting idea but what a phaf on. Can we just have a friendly neighbour do it and just plonk it on my plate?

    My easy option is; sliced avocado topped with crispy bacon and then topped off with a soft poached egg - we usually do that with asparagus but sliced avocado would be OK.
     
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  16. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @DCUKMod I can’t get past cooked avocado. It’s just wrong lol! But the concept and presentation appear brilliant! HOWever... the avocado is peeled or not? Can you imagine trying to make bacon stick to a teeny tiny greased pig?
    @Goonergal sometimes I’m paying attention! Isn’t what you just described a scotch egg?
    @BibaBee oh lordy I have a perfect(ly bad) record with cats any color but white or black. Teeth and claws. One now, 15 soon, is morbidly obese and has horribly painful arthritis. I’ve had to make him a custom carrier out of two rectangular laundry baskets sewn together with rope at the “hinge”. He still can spread-eagle his legs so that he won’t fit in.... and forget towels. They are just too fast for us, and Mr ZF is rarely there to help. He got blood all over his dress Oxford shirt this morning and it was one of the newer ones! Oxyclean will rescue us. Once in the car they mostly go stiller. Mr B’s lunch looks very elegant!! All those choices. Like I imagine tapas to be.
     
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  17. BibaBee

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    @zauberflote It sounds like a military operation getting him to the vets! I have two black and white cats, both tuxedos., not quite 4 and generally in good health. The boy is off to the vets with a suspected stress induced UTI, bless him. We have a rather aggressive Tom cat in the neighbourhood who is tormenting him, which I suspect is the root of the problem.

    Yes, I was a tad jealous when I was preparing Mr B's lunch last night and have to confess. He loves 'bits' of things, rather than an all in one salad, which I guess is very tapas-esque. I've not made remoulade for a while and forgotten how lovely it is!
     
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  18. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I don't think the avo would be cooked. Perhaps warmed on the outer edges.

    Yes, it was peeled prior to adding the bacon outer coat
     
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  19. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have had an epiphany re BGs... it might not belong here, but will try to keep short. For a week now I’ve been suspecting the towel I dry my hands on to be skewing my readings. It surely has bits of leftover hand lotion on it after even 2-3 uses, because I use lots of lotion. So this morning I dedicated a clean towel for testing-hand drying. BG been falling all day despite eating like a starving person. About an hour ago I had 2 more(!) sq of choc, with decaf-y cream. My glucose has fallen an add’l 15 pts/0.8 in the past 2:45, and is now solidly inside normal range for the nonce. Or the meter’s battery could be getting old. Or it could all be a dream.
     
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  20. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I see. Sorry it came through in red. Not sure how.

    I thought at first your Avatar was the name of a flower or something. Obviously not after googling it.

    BTW here in Rome the smallest gelato cone size is Piccolo size.
     
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