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9/19/10 11:38 A

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A head of cauliflower for Smashed Like Potatoes. We usually leave out the bacon bits and just nuke it in the microwave and then puree it with a little butter and milk. One head of cauliflower is four servings, and I swear it tastes exactly like mashed potatotes, without the carbs.

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Welcome back! Good to see you posting again.
If I were single, my fride would be so empty and the rest of my kitchen would be bare! LOL

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Hi friends! I haven't been around here for a couple of years, but I'm happily stuck on low carb. Recently I've adopted a simple lifestyle, and that means almost no cooking. I used to love to cook, but now I find I'm tired of recipes and shopping and spatters and spills. A couple of times a month I do a crock pot with meat (usually sausage or beef), shredded cabbage, and tomato sauce--delicious! I boil some eggs once a week or so, so they're handy. I live on an island, and I only take the ferry into town to shop about twice a month. So my shopping cart is usually as follows: eggs, maybe some meat for the crock, lots of canned salmon, sardines with jalapenos, canned black soybeans, salsa to mix with the soybeans (simple and good--I eat this cold), GOOD cheese, high-fat yogurt, flax (raw flax and yogurt for breakfast), soy nuts for snacks, occasionally peanuts or tree nuts, tomato sauce and cabbage for the crock, a bit of fresh veggie to eat cold, alfalfa seeds for sprouting, frozen spinach (for when I run out of other veg--I make a spinach dip and eat it with a spoon), mayo, lots of whipping cream for coffee, and some neutral stuff like coffee, oil, etc. Also a fiber supplement. I do get a cold rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. I used to get burger patties from any fast food restaurant, and I still grab a couple if I'm in town and need something to eat (so I fill up for about $2.50), but I no longer bring any patties home; I don't have a microwave any more and the patties aren't good cold. I don't bother with sweets, chemical junk (deli meats), or fussy foods of any kind, not even low carb ones. The soy nuts are my treat now. As you can see, it's very simple. I have just a 1.8 cubic foot bar fridge, and I cram 2 weeks worth of food in there (yes I'm single). I wouldn't be able to do it if I had all kinds of condiments or made a lot of recipes or multi-ingredient salads. It might seem boring, but I'm used to it now and I just don't think about food much. I do get to eat something different (ALWAYS low carb) if I go to a party or potluck. It's so nice not to be hungry!

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9/18/10 10:24 P

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I find I stay on plan much better when I eat out. If I could only afford to do it day in and day out I'd have this "diet" down pat. except for the msg and the transfats of course. I found out last week that a burger patty at MCdonalds actually has a GRAM of transfats. WHAT do they do to a burger to give it transfats? that's what I'd like to know. stinking murderers.

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GCVEGAS, I agree with you - eating out is easier now than it ever was. And even at home, I usually keep a rotisserie chicken in my refrigerator and when I'm hungry, I can grab a leg/wing or whatever. I also keep cheese, other leftover meat. When I do cook steaks, chops, etc. I cook up a bunch, wrap them individually and even when I freeze them, it only takes a couple minutes to toss one in the microwve to re-heat and viola!! Instand meal/snack or whatever.
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9/18/10 2:02 P

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number one, stop eating the carbsmart bars.
number two, not being hungry IS a good thing.
number three,you don't have to cook at all; get a protein/low carb/bunless burger for lunch, pick up a roasted chicken or some ribs from the deli section of the market, and grab your favorite green salad while you're there. Don't want to cook breakfast? Keep boiled eggs in the frig, or eat out ANYWHERE, just skip the bread and potatoes.

Finally don't fool yourself. This the time you think things like "nothing is interesting" or "I'm bored" when what really is happening is you are having carb cravings and you don't want to deal with it.

Best way to "spice up your taste buds" add herbs and spices. chili, paprika, basil, etc. Just don't lie to yourself.

You don't to cook to eat low carb, and not wanting to eat the way you use to... that's a good thing.

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9/17/10 12:48 P

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I am a long time fan of Almond Breeze .. I just read this on Mary Dan Eades site.. thought those of you who have to forego milk might appreciate her take:


The Almond Breeze of yore, like most of the non-dairy ‘beverages’ on the market, contained a ton of added sugar per serving, about 20 grams or so; while we might like the fat and carb profile of the almonds themselves, we sure didn’t like that slug of cane juice. The new product line for Almond Breeze (a division of Blue Diamond Almonds) fixes that problem and, quite smartly, avoids another potential mistep by choosing not to sweeten the product artifically themselves, leaving the choice of doing that or not and of picking what to do it with to the consumer.

Unsweetened Almond Breeze comes in three flavors–original, vanilla, and chocolate–and has a great nutritional profile and ingredient list devoid of added bad fats, unwanted preservatives or sweeteners of any sort. Thus, if you want to sweeten it and sucralose melts your butter you can add it in. If you’re a stevia devotee, instead, no problem; add it in. If it’s xylitol or ertythritol or tagatose for you, you can knock yourself out!

Imagine: a single gram of carb in 8 fluid ounces of the original or vanilla flavor and a whopping 2 grams in the chocolate! How great is that? And what a boon to the low carb community, too. I can see recipes for pudding, ice cream, frappuccino"


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9/17/10 12:09 P

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1 cup milk

A pinch of salt

3/4 cups sugar

1 vanilla bean

5 egg yolks

2 cup heavy cream

A few drops of vanilla extract

1. Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the milk with the tip of a paring knife. Add the bean pod to the milk.

2. Stir together the egg yolks in a bowl and gradually add some of the warmed milk, stirring constantly as you pour. Pour the warmed yolks back into the saucepan.

3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula. Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Rinse the vanilla bean and put it back into the custard and cream to continue steeping. Chill thoroughly, then remove the vanilla bean and freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions

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9/17/10 9:58 A

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Beef Jerky!! yum

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9/16/10 10:27 P

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I have a friend that makes ice cream from coconut milk, it doesn't require as much sugar.



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9/16/10 9:39 P

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ANY IDEAS FOR AN ICECREAM-ISH SUBSTITUTE?
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9/16/10 7:24 P

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I can't eat much cheese or dairy either. No milk,cottage or yogurt too much sodium and i'm lactose intolerant too. My meals are not much to speak of i cook for hubby and just have the meat,veggie and water. I couldn't (don't want to)do all that cooking to store up meals. We eat simple meals and i only cook what we need for that meal and maybe a lunch for him. I only buy meat when it is under $2.50 a lb. Most of the time $1.99 (sometimes steak for him at 2.99,that kills me,lol) I can eat cream cheese,and i like Bacon Rinds But too much salt! I was eating unsalted sunflower seeds and then i looked and 1 cup(which is a lot of chewing)was over 800 calories emoticon .



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I'VE HAD VEGIE CHEESE AND SOY CHEESE AND THEY WEREN'T BAD. I'D MISS CHEESE TOO. I'D PROBABLY NEED COUNSELING IF I HAD TO GIVE IT UP TOO!
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LOL it's a sad farewell. but every day that my ears are not blocked is a good day, so that'll help me be be strong.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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9/16/10 3:41 P

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Many, many people cannot do diary. Join the club.

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9/16/10 3:19 P

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and something that scares me just a bit and makes me sad is I'm facing the need to say goodbye to my favorite food group, Cheese.

It seems I can handle cream in my coffee and butter, but cheese makes me so congested that it affects my health and I've got to quit trying to convince myself that it's ok. I've been taking stronger and stronger antihistamines for years and still getting sinus infections every month or two.

Every time I go for a couple days without cheese, I feel like a different person. it's depressing. LOL

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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that's a good idea Nurserc I just spent the day searching for ANYTHING to eat cause I didn't want to thaw anything. I've GOT to start cooking in larger amounts so I'll have lunches, this is ridiculous.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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9/16/10 1:53 P

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You can put egg,pork rinds, cream cheese and ,chives,mushrooms little bit of onion,chili powder,salsa,Also, tomato sauce, oregano and mozz cheese and pork rind and egg and baked topped with pepperoni cheese and black olives for pizza meatloaf.You can mix chili powder and cumin and cayenne and top with salsa and chedder for chili burger.You can add green chilis or halapeno peppers. cook with white or red wine adds a diff flavor. Also if you occasionaly want to sweeten your burger with tomato sauce and diet pepsi and add some diff spices like all spice. Makes diff flavor. You can make a stroganoff burger with mushroom and sour cream and hamburg. Swedish meatballs with soy sauce and little splenda and heavy cream or sour cream. Parmesan cheese and italian spices are yummy.
I am going to try a making lasagne stuffed green peppers tonight. All diff cheeses are yummy with burgers. Mcormicks and Mrs. dash are good. I hope this helps:)

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9/16/10 10:30 A

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Just a funny.. when shopping last week I was shocked at how little was in my basket.. when I looked at it on checkout all the stuff that usually fills the basket wasn't' then.. all the CARB STUFF..YES!!!

Items I need weekly or bi weekly

light golden flax seed meal
almond flour
soy flour( I buy sm amounts )
EGGS and MORE EGGS
shirataki noodles
spaghetti sq.
eggplant- love this.
Hormel Bacon Bits- works for loads of stuff
Frozen tilapia
Parmesan cheese - extra lg can from Sam's

What has helped me re meal planning is to PLAN... I hate to cook each day.. If I am going to mess up the kitchen I do multiple things at the same time.. I think someone else said that as well..
Oven - bake several pounds of bacon then into bags.. Then add a family pack of marinated chicken breast and cook and pack for use later in salads, chicken salad or add to stir fries
Crockpot- chili or sm beef roast
stovetop- fry up 3+ pounds of ground beef w onions, peppers.. - then divide up into packages for use later i.e. taco salad topping, mixed up with a bunch of stir fried veggies, topping for a sm personal pizza, add sugar free catsup for sloppy Joe sandwich w lc tortilla, mixed into several scrambled eggs and cheese to make sm quiche.

If I do it this way one day of cooking it gives me more than enough meals for 1+ weeks.. and extra in the freezer... I mix in a every few days some fresh stuff..i.e tilapia or salmon or something similar.
I do this when I see good meat sales as well.. just cook it all up at the same time and then you are set to go anytime you want lunch or dinner.. My FOODSAVER is a HAVE TO item for me to be successful in dieting....

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9/16/10 10:22 A

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Believe it or not, I usually have one big meal a day. However, yesterday I was hungry mid day and did divide it into two meals. I only use sea salt on my meat, nothing else. I only buy the highest fat meats, so they have their own flavor. If I have a lower fat meat, like so leftovers from my family I might use some dijon mustard. But, for my burgers they are super high fat so all the grease makes the flavoring, they need nothing else.
Second to burgers, I will polish off beef or pork ribs. I love ribs as much as my burgers. I usually do pork ribs cause they are always about 99 cents a pound up here.

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People have covered a lot I buy. Here are some snack foods I like to stock up on:

Nuts--especially macadamias
Hummus (Pork rinds are great dipped in hummus!)
Avocados for Quac or just to slice on a salad
Beef Jerkey
Pepperoni
Cream Cheese
Low Carb Wraps for pizzas, wrap sandwiches and snacks (You can make chips out of these too!)
Shrimp Cocktail is a great snack! (get low carb, or make low carb cocktail sauce)
Any low carb dips for veggies, pork rinds, or low carb chips



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SUZANNEYEA....I love you!

TEE HEE!

Now, here is the question: On your ground beef....Condiments? seasonings? And is that one meal? or multiple? Cheese?

How do you mix it up? what do you put in it to keep ground beef or burgers exciting? (hence the grocery list tie in alive?)

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OK, I just checked and coverted KG to pounds, I ate 2.89 pounds of ground beef yesterday. But, I usually change things up more and eat more pork. I have just been on a very long hamburger kick. But, as grilling season ends, I am sure I will mix it up a bit.

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Always eggs! Usually bacon. Fish, poultry and minimal meat. Low carb veg -- never peas or corn, and I walk past the potatoes. Always onions and mushrooms, and the occasional butternut squash as well.

Occasionally berries. Sometimes a small container of cream, and very occasionally, some yoghurt.

Bottled olive oil as needed, and the spray olive oil, too.

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MEAT I HAVEN EATEN IN A LONG TIME IN ADDITION TO THE USUAL, AND DELI MEAT
EVERY KIND OF CHEESE ON SALE OR THAT LOOKS GOOD
EGGS, EGG SUBSTITUTE
FRESH VEDGE
FRESH FRUIT

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Suzanne, did you tell me the other day that you eat a family sized package of hamburger a day? or a week? is it the 3 lb roll or the 5 lb roll?

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yes I eat pork rinds when hubby is crunching away on potato chips and making me want crunchy too. but if he has the sour cream ones I have to go find a dip for my pork rinds. LOL the sodium can take a day or two to leave my system but the reason I didn't list them on my list is... I forgot. LOL I've loved them since I was a girl. my grandpa was a huge fan.

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I like to grind up my pork rinds and make a oven baked chicken with it. My family even likes it.
I dredge boneless chicken breast in egg and roll in rind crumbs and bake, they get crispy.
I use lowerys seasoned salt.

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9/15/10 10:12 P

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Yes, Ewefluffy I am referring to Pork Rinds. Thanks for responding...I find Pork Rinds keep me sane, it makes me feel better, as if I can cheat but without the actual cheating. My husband can't stand me eating a lot of it, so I mainly eat it when I am at work. I love it!

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I am cheap, I buy whatever meat is on special for the week, same with vegetables. I always need butter and cream. Not much else.

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chicken
fish
chicken
beef
pork
broccoli
eggplant
zucchini
carrots
pickles
olives
canned fish/tuna/octopus (pacific salmon for omega 3s)
sardines
real nuts (no peanuts- too many poisons)
liverwurst
chiken livers/hearts/gizzards
miso
other fresh frutis/veggies as available
milk
half & half
cactus honey powder
honey
lamb
seaweed
sesame oil
coconut milk!
coconut oil
hot sauce! (I have 5 varieties
full fat yogurt
bacon
various sausages
omega 3 eggs (used to get free range from the farm...miss that)
lettuce
cabbage
frozen berries/fruit
lots of spices
lard
tallow
cracklins
tea
coffee

um, yeah, lots of stuff. Other than a few things I stick to whole foods and avoid processing. So no shakes or bars, etc.



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If you're referring to the Pork Rinds... I eat those.. love them and they give you "the crunch" that you don't get with potato chips and the like.

I do try to limit them though, mainly because of the sodium...

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Pork Grinds! I notice not too much people eat this, with 0 carbs, is it because of the sodium intake?

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Mine is the same as kittyf54

I think it pays to search out recipes that sound really good to you and keep a variety of things to have on hand.

I have a tendency to eat the same things over and over, then I get burnt out by them.

If there is something that you are not sure about, ask on the message boards before you spend lots of money...If I had the money back I have spent on foods I dislike I would be a happy camper...

Stick with things you are familiar with, like cream cheese ect...

Try to stay away from the bars, use them in a pinch, we all have those times. Whole foods are the best.

Hope I was helpful to you...

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heavy cream,
flax and or almond meals (ground flax seed and ground almonds) keep the flax meal in the freezer.
butter,
bacon,
Chicken legs,
frozen stir fry mixes cause if I buy all those veggies fresh and try to do a salad or stir fry I won't bother.
Mrs dashes herb mixes since I love them and they can change the whole meal, esp the lime fiesta or the lemon pepper. mixed nuts
Farm fresh eggs from the amish up the road.
Stevia
Caramel DaVinci SF syrup for my coffee or cooking.
peanut butter of course
Cheeses if you can use them but don't buy the processed cheese foods or the american cheese food, buy CHEESE.
Grate it to flavor things.
Frozen cauliflower for pizza crust and faux mashed "potatoes"

fresh broccoli to dip in
Sour cream to add the mrs dashes to to make dip for the broccoli or celery
Cream cheese for cooking or quick snack with celery
Celery,
Romaine,
onions,
garlic
Corned beef or pastrami in two oz packages near the cold cuts.
Chili powder to make bean free chili or sometimes with a few beans in it.
Hamburger,
pork cuts.

That's all I can think of right now. HOpe this helps.


Edited by: KITTYF54 at: 9/15/2010 (20:24)
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What's in the shopping cart? Veggies (fresh ones when I can from a local farm) otherwise, frozen ones usually. I do very little canned goods. Meat.. I lean towards leaner cuts. I make most of my meals with multiple servings, then freeze individual portions. That way, I don't have to cook so often. And so much better than the frozen dinners you buy.

When I do get the notion to cook I'll cook up several things - at one time.. Sometimes I'll have the oven going and the crockpot. I make Beef vegetable soup and try to always have that in the freezer, I do make a Navy bean soup as well and Chili with beans (I do eat some beans, just for the fiber they have and I need).

I seldom buy any of the low carb bars and things like that. Mainly because of the sugar alcohols in so many of them. Occasionally I'll get some Atkins ones, but when I eat them, it's about 1/4 a bar and thats just for "something sweet" - he has some that don't have the sugar alcohols in them..

I buy a Premier Protein shake at Costco and when I don't know what else I want, I can have that and do for breakfast often. They have 30 grams of protein and will keep me satiated for a good 4-5 hours. I carry one in my car and if I'm out and want to eat without stopping at a restaurant, I get a cup of ice somewhere and pour the protein shake in it and stir it up and it's immediately ice cold - and they are so good too!

Hope that helps out a little. I don't have the cravings that I used to either since I've gotten myself away from the sugars and starches - but this is good in my case, I just try and eat the right things (most of the time... not always). :o)

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I'm trying to be smart and not get stuck without ingredients and going through all the tasty recipes everyone has posted and making list of essentials. But I'm curious, what's in your shopping carts?

So far, it's been less than great. I've just been getting the obvious stuff- chicken, bacon, cheese, carbsmart bars (they are the devil lol!!!), etc.

I feel like I'm getting burnt out again because I have to cook EVERYTHING lol. I think some great recipes will help me get back in the game.

Today, I just had no cravings for food. I forced myself to eat breakfast @ 9 and then lunch after 2. For dinner I didn't even eat four bites of the chicken and zucchini I cooked. The low appetite is something I've never experienced before and it's not necessarily a good thing if I'm not getting the nutrients my body needs to operate and it slows down my metabolism. But I still ate one too many carbsmart bars XD

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