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Low Carb Vegetarians, what's on your plate?

Yes the vegetables are already steamed. I use the pre-steamed zucchini shreds, just shredded, and whiz up the steamed broccoli and sauteed onion. I mix the veggies with some salt and pepper, maybe some hot sauce and mound this in the muffin cups about 2/3 full, add beaten eggs and top with cheese. Great for breakfast on their own or with a salad for lunch or dinner.

As for the figuring it out part.... still working on that!

about 2 hours ago
MplsM ary in Special Diets

Low Carb Vegetarians, what's on your plate?

Here's what I eat a lot of:

Greek salad (please no comments on authenticity, this is the combo *I* like) - cucumber, tomatoes, onion, feta, olives, olive oil, lemon juice and red wine vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. I mix up a batch and have this either on it's own or over lettuce.

Broccoli. I love and eat a ton of it.

Zucchini. I either use the shredder disk of the food processor and use this as noodles for "spaghetti" or slice it into quarter moons for addition into other dishes, such as....

Stirfies. A package of coleslaw mix is the basis of my stirfry, to which I add broccoli, zucchini, tofu, onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and chili paste.

Leftover zucchini and broccoli get whizzed up in the FP with some onion and are put into muffin cups, to which I add eggs and cheese. I bought a large muffin pan just for this purpose.

I admit that when I don't have the muffins around for breakfast I'll have a protein shake. 10 carbs with no fiber though...

about 3 hours ago
MplsM ary in Special Diets
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Locked discussion?

Were there a lot of posts? If so, there were also plenty of deletions you missed.

Sometimes a thread gets locked because whoever makes the decisions regarding such things determines all sides have been heard from and enough is enough.

about 17 hours ago
MplsM ary in Site Talk
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Yeah, they used to be called old biddies, but now anyone with a keyboard can complain anonymously, what do we call 'em?

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

How big of a Foodie are you? Take the quiz to find out!

I think it's chopped garlic that's either been sitting out for a long time or it's from a jar (which actually means it should not be in a Caesar salad either, but...)

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Allowing for "taste" decisions actually opens companies up for discrimination lawsuits so I don't think that day will come.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Many years ago a friend of mine was fired from a wait staff job because it was discovered she wore knee socks instead of pantyhose. Their rationale was that it was a sanitary issue. My friend, told them she didn't carry plates between her knees.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Red Cross' guidelines:
Wait 12 months after a tattoo if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis.

Acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused. Cosmetic tattoos applied in a licensed establishment in a regulated state using sterile needles and ink that is not reused is acceptable. There are 40 states that currently regulate tattoo facilities. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Food Media & News
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Pressure Cookers: Stovetop vs. Electric

Thanks for that link. I'd been considering an electric cooker, mostly for summer time bean cooking. I still may buy one but I am much better armed with information. "NOTE: Foods that foam during cooking (legumes, grains and fruit) should not released through the main valve (Normal Release)." This would add another 25 minutes to the cooking time - not a deal breaker but something to consider. Great information.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Cookware

"Date night" offers--need suggestions

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1 day ago
MplsM ary in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Canning/Pickling/Preserving/Smoking

Tags were really useful for recipes.

2 days ago
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Biggest Cooking Show Pet Peeves

The internet was made for the likes of you.

2 days ago
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

How big of a Foodie are you? Take the quiz to find out!

93%
Good job! Not only do you talk the talk of the foodie, you walk the walk. Still, you know in your heart that there is a pretty good chance Anthony Bourdain would never want to be your friend. Ironically, this only makes you love him more.

2 days ago
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Then the woman should not have been hired in the first place.

Jul 20, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

If young people thought about the future that way, they'd never do anything risky. Their brains just aren't wired for thinking about their long term being. I know mine certainly wasn't.

Jul 20, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

Wild blueberries - blueberry is our state muffin, but my dear departed cousin made the best dang blueberry pies known to man

Chokecherry jam

Wild rice - the real stuff

Bundt cake

Jul 19, 2014
MplsM ary in General Topics

Parkers Farm Peanut Butter Disappearing From MSP Store Shelves

Bummer.

Jul 19, 2014
MplsM ary in Minneapolis-St. Paul

How to decrease Zombie Threads: collapse everything that's more than 4 years old!!

I meant Chow Engineering and QA have things to tend to.

Jul 19, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk
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How to decrease Zombie Threads: collapse everything that's more than 4 years old!!

Think of posts as being part of a never-ending, always changing, multi-generational family reunion. New posts are born and some posts have been around forever. New posts are welcomed and old posts are usually ignored. But then, just when you thought Grandma was dozing in a corner one of the kids asks her if she can twerk. And guess what? That’s right, Grandma gets up and shakes her ass for all to see. Most folks laugh or ignore it. Some join in. Some are horrified and think it’s a sign Grandma has overstayed her welcome. It’s time she was sent away. And there should be a standardized way to determine fitness for all seniors to remain at the party, lest we are witness to another twerking oldster. Some think she can still contribute. She may still have something relevant to say.

Ok, I’ve obviously stretched that way beyond its breaking point. Thing is, only a few are bothered by this. Setting up rules to figure a way to archive threads YOU think should die is a waste of time when more basic things need tending.

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk
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Lipton Yellow Label Tea bags

I found it! You can buy it at Holy Land store in Midtown Global Market.

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Minneapolis-St. Paul

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

It's an antiquated policy. They have stated reasons why they don't want ink showing and the only one I've read that makes sense is that tattoos, especially on hands could be mistaken for dirt or as appearing less than pristine. I dunno.

I'm one of few people I know without tattoos. Come to think of it the people I know without tats are my siblings.

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Memorable Quotes about booze

And...
Patsy: The last mosquito that bit me had to check into the Betty Ford clinic.

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

How to decrease Zombie Threads: collapse everything that's more than 4 years old!!

I think that post (actually that whole subthread) should be flagged and deleted. Let the moderators moderate. Then they could gently point out the rules and perhaps bring to the person's attention that the thread was 12 years old. While you may feel better, the newbie probably does not.

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

See, to me the enlarged pic begs the question, "Who would put peanut butter on an orchid?"

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk
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Help a non-baker make a giant (9'') hamburger bun?

King's Hawaiian is usually in the deli section at Cub.

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Home Cooking
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Jacques Pepin and Daily Meal

The Daily Meal article: http://www.thedailymeal.com/how-reali...

While I agree with JP, he misses the point that many people finding themselves getting the Ramsey or Irvine treatment are not professionals. They are in large part people who fell into the restaurant biz and had gave little thought about diving headfirst into running any business. They just thought it'd be fun, or cool, or easy - because other people would "do the work." Once I saw the pattern I stopped watching. Well, except for the Amy's Baking Company episode, because hey, I'm not made of stone.

Jul 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News
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Viewing a Hound's profile on mobile?

Good point. I hadn't noticed that, but yeah... all the stuff they filled out is nowhere to be seen. It'd be nice if there was another expandable section with that info.

Jul 17, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk

V & V: What's for Dinner? Hot In Here Edition

Tooth yanked this morning so... low carb chocolate protein shake (no straw).

Jul 16, 2014
MplsM ary in Vegetarian & Vegan

Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

It may be all organic but both the flavor and texture are off to me. Kinda chalky and not very vanilla-y.

Jul 15, 2014
MplsM ary in General Topics

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

Thanks for this thread. With the tiny avatars and precipitous (and hopefully temporary) diminished eyesight I had no idea what these were. I hope people keep sharing!

Jul 15, 2014
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