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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
Teddybear in Special Diets
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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
Teddybear in Special Diets
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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

Bethesda takeout - best seafood stew and best fried seafood

Even in New England I've paid close to $20 for a lobster roll.

Jan 24, 2014
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

National Mall, on foot, gluten free, cheap

if you are coming from SS, Dupont Circle is 2 stops after Metro Center, not before. Gallery Place is the stop near many restaurants -- it;s also an easy walk to the mall. No need to go to Metro Center, imo.

Jan 03, 2014
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bistro Bistro

Hey -- I was just going by the menu. That's why I asked.

Dec 13, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bistro Bistro

I do like Hanks but not their no reservation policy -- the Hamilton is on my list. Thanks

Dec 12, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bistro Bistro

Dupont Circle, downtown, Penn Quarter. $25-$30 entrees, full bar, grilled or simply prepared fish.

Right now I'm looking at NOPA.

Dec 12, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bistro Bistro

Actually I'm just looking for a place that won't break the bank that has low-fat options and a not too complicated menu.

Dec 12, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bistro Bistro

Menu fits the bill, location is right, reservations available but . . . Is it any good? Reviews are quite mixed so I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has eaten here lately. Thanks so much.

Dec 12, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Head scratcher - why do people go to the tiny Whole Foods on River Rd?

I've got to agree with you. The one time I went to the Friendship Heights WF, I waited on line more than 20 minutues -- and it wasn't yet noon. Haven't been back since. Have never had the same problem at River Road.

Nov 30, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Mincemeat pie

Thanks -- will check it out. I wish I were brave enough to try and make my own.

Nov 23, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Mincemeat pie

Anyone know where I might get good one in DC/MD? Aiming for Christmas, not Thanksgiving, fyi.

Thanks.

Nov 23, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

Carlsbad around Christmas

Thanks -- the Bistro West menu looks especially good for us.

Nov 20, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

Carlsbad around Christmas

Thanks to all of you for these great suggestions -- now I wish I were staying longer . . .

Nov 14, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

Carlsbad around Christmas

Good to know one's available in case of emergencies. My experience with various Chart Houses is mixed, but they are generally dependable for what I'm looking for.

Nov 14, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

Carlsbad around Christmas

Thanks -- the menu looks good, but we'd have to see if they can prepare the fish without the various crusts and glazes. Such a drag . . .

Nov 13, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

Carlsbad around Christmas

Thanks -- Paon's menu looks especially good.

Nov 13, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

Carlsbad around Christmas

Thanks!

Nov 12, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

Carlsbad around Christmas

Thanks -- I appreciate the help.

Nov 08, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

Carlsbad around Christmas

Due to various diet restrictions, I'm looking for some restaurants offering good but plainly prepared food --grilled fish, salads, all-day breakfast, something that can accommodate low-sodium, low-carb diets. We're more interested in lunch than dinner and also enjoy a little booze with lunch.

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Nov 08, 2013
Teddybear in San Diego

classic red sauce joint

In Bethesda,La Panetteria on Cordell was always a good value -- haven't been there in a while though.

http://www.lapanetteria.com/dinnermen...

Nov 01, 2013
Teddybear in Washington DC & Baltimore

New low carb menu at Panera

Great idea -- but I wonder why they want to keep it a secret. Had I not seen this I would never contemplate lunch at Panera.

Oct 04, 2013
Teddybear in Special Diets
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