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PBS FREAK OUT - Joanne Weir. Come on, PBS- you can do better.

You're not the Tom I was talking to, if it matters.

As for why I care, well, she's simply never done anything to bother me. I simply can't fathom the "dislike," if that's the word you choose to use.

As for her not caring, you don't know that. She's human, too. I wouldn't want to go to some food website and read things like you all have said about her, about me.

Katie Brown, OTOH...

Jun 02, 2013
Jay F in Food Media & News

Discontinued Le Creuset Colors (Kiwi)

This month it's Aubergine.

Jun 02, 2013
Jay F in Cookware

Discontinued Le Creuset Colors (Kiwi)

I did not know that. I have one LC French oven left that I got at an outlet, and I can't distinguish it from any other LC.

Jun 02, 2013
Jay F in Cookware

PBS FREAK OUT - Joanne Weir. Come on, PBS- you can do better.

Tom, you have perfected the art of praising with faint damn. Nobody in the entire universe is as annoying as Katie Brown. I cannot stand to listen to her voice for even a second.

Joanne Weir doesn't come within miles of being as annoying or as reprehensible as Katie Brown. TBH, I am really amazed at all the hatred for Joanne Weir. While her current show isn't as enjoyable as her first show, she simply does not deserve the group shit you all have taken on her.

Jun 02, 2013
Jay F in Food Media & News
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Discontinued Le Creuset Colors (Kiwi)

< The outlets will have them cheaper but they are made specifically for the outlet>

Do you know this to be true? I thought all Le Creuset was equal.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Cookware

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

You know, mc - As I was eating dinner last night (quinoa w/Bolognese), it occurred to me that this felt like an awful lot of food. I ended up eating it over the course of an hour and a half or two hours.

Another interesting thing: while I was chez Joslin, the doctor really tried to sell me on the idea of using the Bydureon system, whereby I'd inject myself with something once a week which, presumably, would ameliorate the effect of eating all those carbs.

It seemed peculiar at the time. Now I feel, like, how do they get away with it?

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

<<<And in the Gannon study: read this comment:

"The mean 24-h integrated serum glucose at the end of the control and LoBAG diets was 198 and 126 mg/dl, respectively. The percentage of glycohemoglobin was 9.8 ± 0.5 and 7.6 ± 0.3, respectively. It was still decreasing at the end of the LoBAG diet. Thus, the final calculated glycohemoglobin was estimated to be ∼6.3–5.4%.">>>

Something like this, I have no idea what it's talking about. I recognize the occasional word, but otherwise, it's incomprehensible.

In any case, I've pretty much taken what I do grasp, and have decided to quit the Joslin program. I do have one more question, however, concerning this paragraph:

<<<Those on the low-fat diet reduced them by only 6% by the end of three weeks, but intake went down another 57% by the end of their two-week low-glycemic diet phase. "And still they had improvements in glucose," von Bibra said.">>>

Is the Joslin Diet low-fat? I wasn't asked to avoid fat at all, so I'm not sure it's a perfect comparison.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

I lack a scientific brain, which is the reason I went to the Joslin Clinic in the first place (I chose it because it's at the hospital closest to my house).

I don't know whether I know what this means or not:

"A diet that was short on carbohydrates and long on protein, given to diabetic patients engaged in a supervised exercise and weight-loss program, appeared not only to cut proinsulin levels and postprandial glucose and triglyceride levels, it seemed to improve LV diastolic function.

In the study that compared the "low-carb" diet to a traditionally recommended low-fat diet, the one designed to flatten out resulting insulin and glucose curves also allowed them to take far fewer oral diabetes medications and apparently cut both systolic and diastolic pressures. The low-fat diet had no apparent effect on diastolic function or med use or on blood pressures."

My blood pressure on Thursday was 124/80. I am not taking any medication for diabetes, FWIW.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

Then why are they telling me to eat carbohydrates? I really don't understand. You're telling me one thing, they're telling me something very different. I am thoroughly confused.

Speaking of 12-step programs, your approach is a lot like the HOW distillation of the OA program. No carbohydrates ever.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

I started going to the Joslin Diabetic Center on Friday. They told me I am "overly restricting" carbohydrates, and gave me a plan for incorporating them in my diet. I'm literally on the first day of trying to assemble an eating plan based on the literature they've given me.

Basically I'm supposed to eat 60g of carbohydrates for breakfast, 60g for lunch, 30g for snacks, 75g for dinner. Total 225 carbs per day.

Yesterday, I had 1/4 c. of dry oatmeal, cooked, 23 carbs; 1/2 c. pistachios, 5 carbs.

For lunch, I had only the amount of carbs there are in 3 T. butter, 0.03 carbs. I sauteed chicken and mushrooms.

For snacks, twice, pistachios, another 10 carbs.

I made Bolognese yesterday, no wine, and assessed it at 18 carbs per cup.

I had 1/2 c. of it and 1/2 c. dry quinoa, cooked, 52 carbs. So dinner was 9 carbs + 52 = 61.

Lower than 75, and all day, I only ate 99 carbs, not the 225 allotted.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

One day it went from 175 to 221. There's nothing else that's very clear, as I ate other things. Plus the oatmeal raises the number.

Are you trying to say there's something wrong with eating cinnamon?

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Discontinued Le Creuset Colors (Kiwi)

If you call one of the outlet stores, they can look up everything in the entire LC outlet store inventory. If you spend more than $100, they'll ship for free.

Otherwise, I'd try eBay.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Cookware

Ickky Party Dishes

I once had a girlfriend whose mother made meatballs in a sauce made of cranberry sauce and either ketchup or chili sauce. She served them on noodles, and I LOVED them. They always invited me over when they had them for dinner.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in General Topics

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

I put ~1/4 t. cinnamon together with 1/2 c. dry oatmeal when I cook it. I read somewhere it lowers blood glucose (or keeps it from being higher than it might have been otherwise). I couldn't tell you now where I read it; I've read so much in the last couple of weeks, my head still spins.

I used to put it in my oatmeal pre-diabetes, too. The real change I've made is leaving out brown sugar or Mandeville.

Jun 01, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

deBuyer Clearance!

Thanks, Duffy.

May 31, 2013
Jay F in Cookware

deBuyer Clearance!

Hi, Duffy - Good deals.

What can I do with one of these that I can't do with an All-Clad frypan of the same size?

May 31, 2013
Jay F in Cookware

Difference between stovetop and baked macaroni and cheese? Recipes?

Apparently "no" on the whole-wheat pasta, Sandy. Which is okay because I've never really liked it. But quinoa *may* be okay as a substitute (my sources are not in agreement on this).

May 30, 2013
Jay F in Home Cooking

Difference between stovetop and baked macaroni and cheese? Recipes?

So it'd be good if you don't want to make a roux. Now that I'm diabetic, I don't get to eat pasta anymore, but if I ever were to cheat, making a sauce this way would eliminate a small amount of flour. Very interesting.

Maybe I could substitute vegetables for pasta and make a casserole of some sort using this as a sauce.

Thanks.

May 30, 2013
Jay F in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? May 2013 Edition [old]

What a silly article. What a silly writer.

May 30, 2013
Jay F in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? May 2013 Edition [old]

Same with Julia's The Way to Cook. I put a dent in my leg leaning the bottom of the spine on it for about 15 minutes one night.

May 30, 2013
Jay F in Home Cooking

Difference between stovetop and baked macaroni and cheese? Recipes?

In what manner do you use whole eggs in M&C? I'd not heard of it pre-CH.

May 30, 2013
Jay F in Home Cooking

PBS FREAK OUT - Joanne Weir. Come on, PBS- you can do better.

Food Network actually caused me to give up all but the most basic level of cable. I just couldn't look at Guy or Chopped, or any of the idiotic FN competition shows, and they show so little besides Guy or Chopped or those idiotic competitions, so I cut the cord.

I've seen Pioneer Woman on youtube, and read about her because she uses Fiestaware. I think I would hatewatch her, too, if I watched her at all.

May 29, 2013
Jay F in Food Media & News

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

I do not use non-caloric sweeteners.

May 28, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

I'm not having a problem with oatmeal. I don't eat them "steel cut," just Brand X. I don't like oatmeal enough to go fancy with it. I sometimes eat 1/4c. dry's worth, cooked. It's just my cinnamon delivery system.

May 28, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

PBS FREAK OUT - Joanne Weir. Come on, PBS- you can do better.

< I guess I have that criticism of ATK too -- cooking the same dish 40 times to learn how to perfect it is not practical for most of us.>

Of course not. That's why they do it for you.

May 28, 2013
Jay F in Food Media & News
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Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

I hope I like it as much as you do. I'm still looking for a potato and/or pasta substitute. I ate some quinoa last week after reading about it on a list of "10 foods diabetics should be eating," but it raised my bg surprisingly high.

Do you know why, in the face of this, a diabetes website would be touting it as a must-eat?

May 28, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Kirkland 18/10 SS cookware, All-Clad, or Cuisinart Professional tri-ply

Thanks, Duffy, for letting me know. I guess I'm lucky. The All-Clad handles cause me no pain. And I have the loop handle on the 3 qt. saucepan (though I don't always use it).

May 28, 2013
Jay F in Cookware

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

I'll try that, rutabaga. I'm not sure I've ever had it. Thanks.

May 28, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Prediabetic to Diabetic- what to do?

Well, I ate cauliflower yesterday, and I hated it, just as I always do. I was out, and I ordered meat loaf, green beans, and cauliflower au gratin. I eat a little bite of everything in each mouthful, but even that was not enough to mask the cauliflower's essential cauliflowerness.

May 28, 2013
Jay F in Special Diets

Are You a Compartment Eater or Proportional Saver? Do You Know One?

I find it easier to eat veg if I also have the other two components in my mouth simultaneously. Yesterday, I ate cauliflower, meat loaf, and green beans, and I would not have been able to stomach the cauliflower had the meat loaf not been hiding the cauliflower nastiness.

In fact, the cauliflower was the last thing on my plate, and I didn't eat one more bite.

May 28, 2013
Jay F in General Topics