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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There's very gew things I've never cooked.... and artichokes is one of them
     
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  2. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And there was me thinking you were going to be fallible, like the rest of us, but no, it was a no sugar cake! I should have known!:)
     
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  3. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    I don’t like really sweet things any more - they still look good to the eye, but my taste buds have changed. That’s a big advantage.
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'll let you know if you should after I've eaten!

    So far I have made 3 very different and rather odd dipping sauces. Rather odd because I came home with my artichokes completely unprepared so I had to improvise. Very different because I can't remember what an artichoke tastes like, so it's hard to imagine what should go with it. With 3 different ones at least one should do the trick!

    Also found out one of my cats goes absolutely crazy over green olive tapenade. (Which I mixed with Greek yoghurt to make a dip. I was guarding the yoghurt, not the olives!)
     
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  5. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen videos on how to cook them, but it's always looked so complicated that I haven't bothered. Usually the results don't look very impressive either.

    Here's one site:

    https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cook_and_eat_an_artichoke/

    If you're concerned about your teeth, it strikes me it might be a bit difficult to eat the leaves.

    Edit: I don't mean you should actually eat the leaves - I gather you just kind of strip the insides out of the leaves with your teeth.
     
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    #48105 Annb, Jan 21, 2022 at 5:52 PM
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  6. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    1150EF12-466E-49E2-980B-2A859E8127C5.jpeg @Antje77 love artichokes but I’m another one who has never cooked them myself I’ve just bought them ready cooked will be interested to see your results and how you go about it.
    My cooking today was more pedestrian than artichokes- cooking chicken liver pate, see photo of pate just before put in fridge to set, I used:
    Waitrose frozen chicken livers 80p for 250g and less than 1g of carb per 100g see but all supermarkets seem to offer them cheaply:
    https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/essential-british-chicken-livers/599951-85053-85054
    Defrosted chicken livers overnight. Melted about 20g of butter in heavy bottomed frying pan this morning and added livers cooked on medium heat until cooked through.chopped roughly to check cooked. Added flavours when cooked - cooking took about 10mins- - I used dried onion granules, garlic, pepper, and celery salt plus a splash of red wine - you can season to suit your taste. I then put in cylindrical jug and used stick blender to make a smooth pate. Meanwhile melted another bit of butter about 20g. Put puréed pate into dish topped with melted butter and decorated with a dried basil leaf and a few whole peppercorns. Set in fridge.
    Lunch about a fifth of the set pate with a few sticks of celery and a hm lc roll followed by yoghurt and a few raspberries
    Mid pm 30gof mixed nuts and 10g of 85% chocolate
    Dinner salmon in lemon butter with green beans and a glass of dry white wine followed by lc chocolate brownie heated and served with cream.
     
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  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Your pate sounds much more complicated than my artichokes, sounds amazing!
    I won't faff with cutting the tips off the leaves and such, so I guess I just drop them in a pot of hot water and boil! :)
     
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    #48107 Antje77, Jan 21, 2022 at 6:49 PM
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  8. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: full fat greek with berries and seeds
    L: hm lc broccoli soup with added cream, gouda and half a sad looking avocado.
    3 sqs berry cake
    Mid afternoon walk to deliver something to the other end of the village. It's about 20 minutes there and 20 minutes back but was straight into a very bitter wind so very fast walking indeed.
    Lc hot chocolate and a packet of Cheesies
    Which seems to have taken edge off appetite so no dinner, yet.
    Off to a "social" tonight, not expecting anything low carb. Will i be able to resist I wonder?
     
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  9. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Antje77 I’ve never cooked artichokes either, I’m looking forward to your verdict.
    @Goonergal wow! Cake looks fab. How many carbs per slice was it? And did it affect your BG?

    Very busy day today, food was-
    B- cheese omelette ( should have had ham too but I didn’t have any)
    Mid morning - Postie delivered a parcel containing Lindt 90% choc. A lovely surprise gift, so had a small square with my coffee.
    L- didn’t have time.
    D- sirloin steak, mushrooms and creamed spinach. Followed a bit later by DGF cake &cream which wasn’t part of the plan but I made a conscious decision to have a treat and not stress about it.
     
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  10. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: black coffee and an Atkins bar.
    Skipped lunch.
    Mid afternoon: black coffee and a DGF lemon and blueberry cake.
    Dinner: Brie and cranberry roll (made with Low Carb Food Company roll and just a very thin spreading of cranberry) with leafy salad and coleslaw followed by SF cherry jelly and cream.
     
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  11. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Antje77 Just spotted this. Cut-off the very tough leaves at the base then remove the stalk so they sit flat in the pot. Pop them into plenty salted, boiling water with a slice of lemon if you have it. Depending on the size and how fresh the artichoke it, it can take anything from 15 to 30 mins to cook.
    The easy check is, from about 15mins, lift the artichoke out on a spoon and, if a central leaf comes out easily it's ready.

    Once cooked you have to get into the centre to remove the choke. There's no mistaking it - it's rather "hairy"! Comes out easily with a spoon.

    I always liked them just with hollandaise. Remember with the outer leaves just to pull them off and use your teeth to "scrape" off the soft bottom bit DO NOT eat the tops as they'll make a heck of a mess of your mouth.
     
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    #48111 maglil55, Jan 21, 2022 at 7:42 PM
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  12. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    It didn’t say, but was described as keto, so I’d guess 5 or less. No discernible impact on BG - peaked at an 0.9mmol rise at the 2 hour mark and below that before and after the 2 hour mark.
     
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  13. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Expert

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    Now I have the important reply on artichokes out of the way. Can I add, to drain them when cooked, stand them upside down.

    Another way I liked artichoke (stripped down to the hearts and No choke, was with spaghetti & anchovies (but obviously pasta is a no no).
    You can have the cooked hearts with burrata (a very creamy mozzarella). You can make a dressing with olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice and a tiny amount of honey. Add chopped anchovies & capers and toasted pine nuts on the burrata & artichoke. It's cold dish obviously.
     
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  14. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Expert

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    How long to your pre op @Annb ?
     
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  15. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Expert

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    Bed 6.5 FBG 6.7. Once again I've made minor change/swaps to the DD reset plan. First was on breakfast.

    B. TAG and a little later smoked salmon but with scrambled egg rather than avocado & watercress.
    L. Nothing but I did have another TAG and a DGF lemon cookie late afternoon as BGs were at 5 and still going down.
    D. The DD pork chop with asparagus. (This is the Sunday dinner @DJC3 but I switched it to today as it's haggis on Sunday). I altered the recipe a little too. The "sauce" rather than boil like mad to thicken, I added a little cream and 3 mini mozzarella balls. Thickened very quickly. Had tenderstem broccoli with it.

    Currently on a vodka and diet coke to celebrate Friday! 20220121_185441.jpg
     
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  16. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Brunch - 2 slices slc toasted and buttered and filled with corned beef & a little tomato. Mug of earl grey. 2 squares 90% Lindtt

    Dinner - Large mushroom & onion omlette with side salad
     
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  17. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Can recommend, very tasty, and because of the way you eat it it feels like something special too!
    Also, it's the only food I can think of where your plate is fuller after eating than before! :hilarious:

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  18. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    Breakfast: black coffee, full fat Fage yogurt, walnuts.
    No time for lunch. Working out at swimming pool
    Mid afternoon: black coffee x2, small piece of cheddar
    Dinner: Barnsley lamb chop, brussells sprouts fried in marmite butter, with 3 chestnuts and shallot, sugar free tonic water.
     
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  19. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    That belly pork looks wonderful. It's ages since we've had belly...........
     
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  20. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    10 days to go. After that, of course, we wait to see what Raigmore does with the result.
     
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