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Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine

I agree with you re: the regular shirataki noodles but these were a lot less slimy. I wouldn't use them for pasta and sauce, but they worked in the soup. As someone who used to put away two or three plates of pasta, I was very happy to find them and thought someone else in my position might benefit. À chacun son goût, I guess.

Jan 31, 2015
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Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine

Used these last night in a beef mushroom soup -- and was very happy to discover that they had an excellent texture and taste. So if you are looking for a substitute for egg noodles, these are worth trying. I followed the package directions, rinse, dry, a minute in the microwave and then ten minutes in the broth. And I really did not notice the notorious off-putting smell.

Jan 31, 2015
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DC: Would welcome comments/suggestions on my tentative iten

FYI -- Marcel's is not open for lunch.

Sorrento (Bethesda) - how's the pizza?

Although I haven't been there in years, Il Panetteria, across the street from Sorrento, was always a good value for decent Italian food. I just wish I could eat it again!

Recommendations near U.S. Capitol.

I've enjoyed Bistro Cacao on Mass Ave but haven't been in a while. And it won't bother me a bit if you report back or not. Enjoy your trip.

Thickener for GF, NOT

Have you tried xanthan gum?

Jan 11, 2015
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

I look forward to your report -- but since she recommends Kraft cheese and pictures a bottle of commercial sauce, I would not get my hopes up too high. But, mcf, of course I sympathize with your condition and hope it turns out well.

Jan 07, 2015
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Well black beans and rice -- a winning combination that is now off the menu.

Jan 03, 2015
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

To me they are not comparable -- the texture is not the same. They are fine for what they are but they aren't black beans.

Jan 02, 2015
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

As far as black soy beans go, they're ok if you are gung ho about beans. Bu as far as I'm concerned, they're a poor substitute for black beans. How I wish it were otherwise. Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2015
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Any genuinely good Tex-Mex in DC/Arlington?

They were asking in 2002!

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Tried it again tonight with just a pinch -- microwaved with a little water for 3 minutes. Pasta-like.

Dec 09, 2014
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Thanks -- I'm going to try again tonight. I used a quarter of a teaspoon in a couple of cups of water, then boiled, boiled, boiled away -- and I do mean away. Then in order to eat I microwaved another serving in some water for about 3 minutes and that worked fairly well.

I usually get good results throwing them in boiling water for about 5 minutes or so.

Dec 09, 2014
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

I was intrigued by your idea but obviously overdid it. I guess I used too much baking soda and/or cooked it too long -- my poor noodles disintegrated!

Dec 08, 2014
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Best GF spaghetti?

I've tried the black bean and it has a very unpleasant texture.

Dec 08, 2014
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Suggestions for a long Washington weekend

From Bethesda, Vamoose is always reliable and a relatively quiet ride. Generally no stops,and sometimes a free New York Times.

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

I am a great fan of kelp noodles. I have found that if I cook them like pasta, ie, throw them in boiling water, they cook up much softer than any other method I've tried. I usually cook them for at least ten minutes, but unlike pasta, more doesn't hurt.

Nov 20, 2014
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Store bought gluten free gravy

Can't help on store bought, but I've had pretty good luck using xanthan gum as a thickener for stews and sauces.

Nov 17, 2014
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Mildest tasting white flour substitute

I've got a question re: peanut flour. Does it work better than almond flour when it comes to frying something like fried green tomatoes or eggplant?

Nov 12, 2014
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Thanksgiving day snacks, many dietary retrictions

I like my smoked salmon on cucumber slices. Roasted red peppers are always good as are nuts. And if she can't eat the salami what if you put out some sliced roast beef? I really like the Applewood brand. Or some avocado? She could roll up the peppers and avocado in the beef.

Nov 08, 2014
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Low-carb thanksgiving?

You might be interested in this:

http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2014...

Nov 08, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Low-carb thanksgiving?

I've made stuffing using almond meal/flax meal bread that I let dry out. Not Pepperidge Farm quality, but reasonably good with plenty of celery, mushrooms and butter.

Nov 06, 2014
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Lobster Rolls - Luke's vs. Freddy's

Looks like Luke's will be your only choice:

http://www.bethesdanow.com/2014/10/31...

Help with low sodium restaurant ideas

My husband has to be very, very careful about salt which means we do most of our celebrating at home. I can only think of one time, quite a while ago, when a chef was willing to make every thing from scratch, including the stock for sauces.

When we do go out, we find Italian restaurants, strange as that might seem, given the cuisine, the most accommodating. Generally he orders fish, plainly grilled. Baked potatoes usually are ok, and salads with dressing on the side, no croutons, cheese etc.

Good luck -- and if you find something wonderful, please let me know

I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

Off topic -- but have you recovered from your dental debacle? I hope so.

Oct 15, 2014
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Table salt free diet and eating out

Considering that the OP considers pop tarts home cooking, I'm not sure why this continued flogging of a dead horse. But I am enjoying it!

Sep 17, 2014
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Looking for a good-tasting recipe for low-carb brownies

If you have access to a Trader Joe's, the almond meal there is quite reasonably priced.

Sep 16, 2014
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Table salt free diet and eating out

Well I think the people who are really serious about it aren't doing it by choice.

Sep 16, 2014
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Table salt free diet and eating out

No one said anything about taste!

Sep 14, 2014
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Table salt free diet and eating out

Good to know -- and probably the reason why he rarely orders it. But sometimes, you just gotta eat something.

Sep 14, 2014
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