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Help - no-chew diabetic foods?

What matters is what your meter reads not what the ADA posts. And I can tell you from my experience there is nothing mythical about the anti-starchy food stance.

Aug 27, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Chicago-style Hot Dogs & Eats?

Do you realize that you are answering a 2006 post?

Help me with my next few days in DC

Pete's diner is convenient to the LC -- quick and can be tasty,

Draining eggplant and zucchini without salt

I just slice the eggplant and let it dry for a couple of hours without salting -- my eggplant parmigiana turns out just fine

Aug 07, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets
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Bread suggestions for a diabetic

1/4 cup melted butter, coconut oil or olive oil (which I use)

8 oz cream cheese (softened -- I leave the package on my counter for at least a half hour)

3 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt (optional)

2 1/2 cups almond meal (I use half almond, half flax meal or sometimes even chia seeds)

Mix the first five with an electric mixer (trick is to mix a looooong time so that the cream cheese is very creamy. Then add the almond meal/flax and mix well

Grease or spray a a loaf pan

Bake at 350 for around 45 minutes.

Allow it to cool completely (out of the pan) before you cut it.

I usually double the recipe, cut the loaves in half, and use one while I freeze the others.

Aug 02, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Bread suggestions for a diabetic

I make a pretty good one with almond flour, flax, cream cheese and eggs.

Aug 01, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Back Rub anyone?

They were two different places but the same family, I believe -- don't know if Robertson's still exists, but Captain Billy's does.

Low carber avoiding restaurants

So true -- I was at a reception tonight and thought I was biting into beef and it turned out to be a stuffed date. Luckily I was able to discard it discreetly.

Jul 30, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Your favourite carb substitute?

Finally tried kelp noodles with pasta sauce last night. Much better than I expected and well worth a try for those searching for substitutes.

Also was surprised to enjoy shirataki "rice" -- it's really more like Israeli couscous. Pricey, but nice for a change.

Jul 30, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Low carber avoiding restaurants

No it's pretty much salad with no croutons, no cheese, and just vinegar and oil and in places we trust plain grilled fish. He usually carries a homemade (salt-free) roll and some nuts. Needless to say we don't go out that often. But frankly we eat very well at home.

Jul 28, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Low carber avoiding restaurants

I'm just thrilled if I can find something to eat -- but really, low carb is a lot easier than no added salt as my dh requires.

Jul 28, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Low Carb Crackers???

I sometimes use pork rinds as a cracker for dips or cheese spreads

Jul 19, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets
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carba nada noodle question

It may have been anything --perhaps something I ingested before that meal. That's why I was asking, to see if anyone else had problems with the noodles. My husband ate the same veggies although not the noodles, and I am still using the cream in my coffee.

Jun 27, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

carba nada noodle question

Believe me, it wasn't gas. But thanks.

Jun 27, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

carba nada noodle question

Thanks for the info -- I generally eat lots of protein, and intended to add chicken, then got lazy. But since it took a full day to recover, I'm a little gun shy . . .

Jun 27, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

carba nada noodle question

Yeah I was quite disappointed because they had a great consistency. I ate about a dry cups worth them with cream sauce, veggies, and cheese. Have hardly touched wheat in over a year. Went from 84 to 122 in one hour; 108 in two. Did not try the 3 hr mark. But that seemed like a big enough jump for me.

I certainly don't blame you for the rec -- I appreciate any and all suggestions.

Jun 27, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Best fresh fish markets in DC, pref. NW?

We like A&H Fish Market on Bethesda Ave

carba nada noodle question

Has anyone ever had a bad reaction after eating carba nada noodles? I don't mean in terms of blood glucose (although I was hoping to do better on them than I did). I mean in terms of stomach problems -- in my case, akin to food poisoning. Of course I'm not sure it was the noodles, but it was the first time I tried them. I'm just trying to narrow things down.

Thanks.

Jun 27, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

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

I've got the same brand -- have tried all three varieties without much luck. But will give it another go . . . but hard for an Italian American to find a suitable sub.

I do better with spaghetti squash and kelp noodles as my expectations are not as high.

May 29, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

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

I know you enjoy the soybean spaghetti -- I'm wondering how long you cook it. The few times I've tried it, the texture has been off-putting. But if it can be saved, I'd love to know.

May 29, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

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

To each her own. I find the texture creamy and the taste rich. I used to be a big fan of Green and Black's fruit and nut bar, but alas can no longer eat it.

May 23, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

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

Valrhona's 85 percent is good too.

May 22, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Chanticleer Gardens?

All well and good and I appreciate the info -- but sadly Asian is out for a variety of dietary reasons.

May 08, 2014
Teddybear in Philadelphia

Chanticleer Gardens?

Thanks but of course I read the website. I was interested in opinions of those restaurants and appreciate all suggestions.

May 06, 2014
Teddybear in Philadelphia

Chanticleer Gardens?

I love that idea -- but the threatening thunderstorms give me pause.

May 06, 2014
Teddybear in Philadelphia

Diabetic eating low carb but not losing weight

The only way to know what works is to "eat to your meter"

May 05, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets
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Diabetic eating low carb but not losing weight

I'm not trying to lose weight so this might not work for you, but I find that when I am still hungry after my low-carb meal, I eat some pistachio nuts. Does the trick for me.

May 05, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets
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Chanticleer Gardens?

Thanks -- I appreciate the help.

May 05, 2014
Teddybear in Philadelphia

Chanticleer Gardens?

We will be visiting next week and wonder if anyone can suggest a good lunch spot nearby. Looking for real food, simply prepared where we could also enjoy a glass of wine.

Thanks for any and all advice.

May 04, 2014
Teddybear in Philadelphia

Source of hazelnuts?

Trade Joes usually has them