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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.

about 9 hours ago
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.

about 14 hours ago
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Low Carb Crackers???

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

Jul 19, 2014
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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

Jun 27, 2014
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

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
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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

Apr 12, 2014
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Low Carb alternative to Ritz crumb topping for seafood?

I'm in the DC area so maybe it's a regional option.

Apr 08, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

shirataki noodle question

You might want to try kelp noodles instead. If you boil them long enough, they are a passable substitute for vermicelli -- maybe too thin for mac and cheese, but worth a try.

Apr 08, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Low Carb alternative to Ritz crumb topping for seafood?

I find the Smithfield's brand to be the best. No additives except salt.

Apr 08, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Dining in Bethesda. Maryland

You realize you are answering a 2011 post, right?

Apr 04, 2014
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

SW CT source for reasonably priced low carb baking ingredients?

I have used Netrition.com for a variety of low carb products. But I agree that Trader Joes is the best place for almond meal. I have also gotten a good deal on ground flax meal at NYC's Fairway.

Mar 21, 2014
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Good restaurants in DC

If you are looking for something reasonably priced and not exotic or "foodie" Clydes may fit the bill:
http://www.clydes.com/gallery-place

If you like oysters, the happy hour at Clydes or Old Ebbitt
Grill is quite enjoyable: http://www.ebbitt.com/

Mar 06, 2014
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Low carb baking ideas

I make an almond bread that is quite satisfying. It's not exactly bread-like but it serves for (small) sandwiches:

Almond Bread

1/4 cup melted butter or oil (I use olive oil)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt ( I leave that out)

2 1/2 cups almond meal ( I do half almond half flax meal )

Mix first 5 ingredients in a mixer. Add almond meal /flax meal. Grease a 4 x 8 " pan or use parchment paper. Pour dough in and Bake 350 for 45 -60-75 minutes depending on your oven. When knife comes out clean it is done. (Usually at 45 minutes for me)

It's really pretty good.

Feb 27, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

Your favourite carb substitute?

I have found kelp noodles to be a surprisingly satisfying carb substitute. If you boil them for 20 minutes or so, they are very much like rice noodles. I've eaten them in stir fries and used them as pasta (with sauce). They've made an incredible difference in my low-carb life.

I've tried all the soy-bean pastas, and spaghetti squash (which was better than I thought it would be), but kelp noodles take the gold.

Feb 18, 2014
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Need recommendations for restaurants in DC, please

I went to Bistro du Coin for the first time a few weeks ago. Very much enjoyed my goat cheese salad and an order of mussels. I loved the atmosphere (although perhaps too busy to enjoy with kids) and the meal. And while it was not cheap, it was not that price-y by DC standards

Feb 11, 2014
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore