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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
Teddybear in Special Diets

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
Teddybear in Special Diets

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
Teddybear in Special Diets
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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
Teddybear in Special Diets

Table salt free diet and eating out

No one said anything about taste!

Sep 14, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

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
Teddybear in Special Diets

Table salt free diet and eating out

My dh can't eat salt for a variety of reasons, so eating out is very difficult. He's had the best luck with plain grilled fish. Sometimes he'll do a hamburger and hope they're honest about not adding salt. He either brings his own bread, or just eats half the roll. Salads can work as long as they have oil and vinegar on the side. Just about everything has salt -- bread, cheese, croutons, olives, any sauce they offer. I've heard the bread in Tuscany is salt free, but that doesn't mean Tuscan style bread here is. If you go to a bakery and coffee shop, your best bet is the coffee.

Sep 13, 2014
Teddybear in Special Diets

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
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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
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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
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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
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