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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh how I wish I could have seen her at puppy play class. You must be a very proud mum.
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all another full on dog exercise day today! Three long walks but he was still charging around the garden wanting to play when got back - although he’s now crashing out next to me - luckily he’s a great sleeper from about 9 to 7 he hardly shifts. At least it was cool and cloudy today so could do the walking. I had vile cramp for some reason last night and had to walk around to ease pain but thankfully didn’t seem to bother him. I’m going to try a mix of electrolytes this evening to see if they help. Not had cramp for ages and thought I had it cracked with a mix of magnesium and potassium - never take anything for granted!
    Breakfast Sunday treat, one slice of Hilo toast, spoon of no added sugar beans, one sausage, one streaky bacon rasher and egg
    Lunch celery, nuts, cheese and lc seeded crispbreads followed by 100% choc two small squares
    Dinner chicken, green salad, halloumi fries and half a tomato , with white wine spritzer followed by sf jelly a few berries from garden spoon of yoghurt and cream.
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with photos sure it will be enjoyable x
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Winner for menu but hug for the cramp
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Winner for the menu and dog walking. Hugs for the cramp.
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant post! Just relived the fabulous weekend.
     
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  7. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Enjoy your photoshoot, @DJC3 .

    Today, our dinner was magnificent belly pork, which poor old MrB made whilst dodging in and out of the kitchen, watching The Open.

    As part of my "reasoning" for a second IP was we would have muh more flexibility when considering some of the longer cook/ferment/brew dishes. I had never really got into doing yoghurt in the IP before, but thought I'd be a bit more serious about it this time around, with my preference for Greek Yoghurt.

    Yesterday I did some with a hint of cocnut milk through it. I then made a second, plain batch, utilising tsome of he strained off whey as the starter. Utterly delicious.

    Having strained it (to render it Greek), I had to stir some whey back in, following MrB's enquiry if we should eat it in slices!

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    That's after the extra whey has gone back in; stored in a saved Lidl tub.

    MrB has now asked for homemade clotted cream, so I'll give that a whirl later in the week, when the double cream lake needs replenishing. :) .

    I'm on chef duty tomorrow, so, whilst I haven't decided what I'll cook yet, I'll be using both pots, if it's the last thing I do.
     
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  8. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Lunch yesterday: Toasted cheese and onion sandwiches.
    Dinner: Curried chook drummies and veggies.
    Breakfast: Cheese and mushroom omelette, smokey bacon, tomatoes, reheated spudlite.

    Drinks: Black coffee / tea no additives, water.
     
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  9. Viv19

    Viv19 · Well-Known Member

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    The mental picture of you and your little buddy comparing your freshly washed hair is perfect. :)). Good luck tomorrow.

    Bg this evening is quite high. I washed my hands again and did it again, a bit lower. I did do some rock moving but not as much as I’d planned due to back ache. Obviously watching OH do it clearly didn’t lower my bg.
    Today
    Tea
    Breakfast boiled eggs, toasted LC roll. Cwc
    Lunch nuts, yoghurt with berries. Some cheese cubes.
    Evening I was bored with food. I found a portion of Bolognese sauce in freezer and turned it into curry. It was good with cauli rice. A glass of white, and cwc. Then a cup of tea. I know, overkill.
     
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  10. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you use fresh milk and scald it first? I wondered if using UHT would enable bypassing that step. I always seem to ruin a saucepan heating milk.
     
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  11. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    For these two batches, I used the cold start, UHT method, which is the easiest thing in the world.

    I chose to strain mine, to create Greek Yog, so strained it through a large coffee filter (I had bought for something else), in a seive, over a bowl.

    I'll do a fresh milk batch next time around, but TBH, it's easy to just grab a carton on UHT from the pantry, rather than potentially rob the day to day milk.
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday turned into a marathon laundry day ending with ironing 11 mens shirts. Food was scrambled eggs on slice HiLo toast for breakfast because I went to bed hungry the night before.
    Lunch was a couple of cold rashers left overfrom boys breakfast and a little cheesey coleslaw.
    Supper: roasted aubergine, red onion and tomato drizzled with OO and sprinkled with Italian dried herbs. Portion was too large but I was hungry again but no afters. Must remember to sprinkle grated cheese next time.
    @DJC3 well done on doing OMAD not sure I could! Soo exciting for you and Dennis and your photoshoot today. Hope its lots of fun.
     
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    I use long life milk for my yoghurt, buying a 12 pack every now and then. I hadn’t realised that I could use the strained off whey as a starter!!

    I had started to use the strained off whey in bread making, but then I stopped eating bread ......

    I make it all the time so bought a ‘Cuisipro Yoghurt Cheese Maker’ which is basically just a strainer. It has a metal mesh for straining, box to hang it in, and a lid. Washes easily. I think the only drawback in this is that it doesn’t take all of the yoghurt from my jar - just under 1 litre. But then I can use the left over few spoons to make more.
     
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  14. Brunneria

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    Morning All,

    Didn’t post yesterday because we had an early night.
    Mr B is either coming down with a virulent lurgy or sudden onset hay fever after yesterday’s dog walk.

    I’m voting for hay fever.
    Hate having ‘colds’ in hot weather!

    Anyway,

    B: forgot, then had bone broth later
    L: ham cheese and cream cheese roll ups with Branson. Think I am in love.
    D: lamb steaks, inspired by @dcukmod’s tandoori recipe, only I am out of tandoori spices. So I used a cunning combo of goats milk yog and garlic pickle. Lush. Will definitely do it again.

    Have about 3 kg of lamb steaks in the freezer, bagged in individual portions (they were half price). So I just defrosted one bag, opened the bag, dollops in the yog and pickle and smooshed it all together. Next time I will add salt at that stage, rather than when cooking.
     
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  15. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    To be honest, I only bake rarely these days, so the bread/scones option will be very infrequent. In my search for other uses, I found this article:

    https://saladinajar.com/recipes-with-yogurt/18-ways-to-use-whey-a-by-product-of-greek-yogurt/

    What I like about the coffee filters is it's just a turn over, the almost cheese-like yoghurt peels away, and throw away the paper. Repeat or rinse the seive.

    The filters were bought for clarifying alcohol infusions, but didn't quite work (too much lost in the process), so my rhubarb and ginger gin just stays a little cloudy. My Ginnamon remains legendary (in this hacienda anyway.).
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats very interesting about flavoured gin. I was out with a friend on Saturday and peeusing the gin menu she went for an elderflowered gin whereas I was too scared and stuck to my usual dry London gin. I tasted hers and it tasted sweet. My question is do flavoured gins have carbs or does the alcohol process eliminate them.
     
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  17. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah I’m glad the UHT method worked. Thanks I’ll give it another go I think. Using a coffee filter is a good idea too - wouldn’t have thought of that, how long did it take to strain?
    I didn’t know you could use the whey to start the next batch either, good to know.
     
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  18. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tbh I’m terrified! I hate being the centre of attention. I’ve put make up on for the first time in ages, now I look like a clown
    Commiserations for the marathon laundry - I hope they appreciate it.
     
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  19. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Feel for you with those rocks to move hope it does cure the weed problem
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Doubt you ever look like a clown. Wrong day but as I have told y'all frequently, I don't wear makeup on Thursday. No makeup for Dennis? BTW, how many carbs in makeup?
     
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