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Old 02-01-2009, 07:00 AM   #15
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For super easy low cost low carb meals don't overlook home made soup or stew. Get a crock pot and live it up.

Another great thing about soup or stew is that it tastes better the next day and subsequent days. So you can make enough for several meals at once.

Super low calorie vegetable soup, one can diced tomatoes shredded cabbage bell pepper red pepper sliced carrot chopped onion sliced celery stock cubes salt spices etc top up with water cook in crock pot all day.

One of my favorites, an exceptionally tasty and hearty soup that you seldom see anymore, is red lentil soup. Water red lentils can of tomatoes sliced carrot sliced celery chopped onion a couple of stock cubes shot of Maggi sauce. Put all this in a crock pot and let simmer all day. When the soup is about half cooked add the great flavor secret, half a pound of the best smoked sausages cut up. For a vegetarian dish omit the sausages it's still good but not sensational.

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #16
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Wheat in Chinese ingredients

Originally Posted by Ganaraska View Post
There are lots of things you can do starting with Oriental style stir fry. Pour a little oil in a frying pan or wok and cook your vegetables of choice, onions cabbage broccoli whatever. Add a few bits of meat or chicken if you like. Flavor with soy sauce. Serve with rice.

When I feel like a hearty tasty meal but don't want to blow my diet I will saute a pan of mushrooms and onions as above, spiced with a few shots of worcestershire sauce. This is surprisingly satisfying in a meaty way with almost no calories.

For something different from potatoes or macaroni as a side dish how about beans and rice?

From the Mason Dixon line all the way down to Tierra Del Fuego every region has a different bean and rice dish. Hopping John (blackeyed peas and rice) in Virginia, red beans and rice in Louisiana, Moors and Christians (black beans and rice) in Cuba and so on.

The basic recipe, start with equal parts of dry beans and dry rice say one cup of each. Soak and cook the beans in the usual way. I find a pressure cooker is a real time saver here. Cook the rice too.

Mix the cooked rice and cooked beans along with some chopped onion, garlic, green pepper, red pepper. Spice to taste. I like to mix in a spoonful of poultry spice. Top with some sausages or bacon slices and bake like a casserole. If I don't have any sausages or bacon I will mix in a spoonful of bacon fat. This gives added flavor and keeps the dish from being too dry.

There are lots of good bean and rice dishes that's just the basic idea. Try a google search for more specific recipes.

It's an excellent healthy dish and a great change of pace from potatoes and macaroni. But watch out too much starchy goodness can be fattening LOL.
Great suggestions, you have me drooling. Since soy sauce has wheat in it, I use SanJ wheat-free tamari sauce. Other Chinese condiments can have wheat in them as well, e.g., hoisin sauce, bean sauce. Read the ingredient list to be sure.

I use cornstarch, rice flour, potato flour, tapioca flour to coat meats before frying.

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #17
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Here is another one I just invented, baked cauliflower and cheese like baked macaroni and cheese without the macaroni.

I get the powdered cheese sauce mix from the bulk food store and mix it with condensed milk chopped onion and melted butter. The cauliflower will release a lot of water as it cooks so you need to make the sauce dry enough to soak it up. I mix according to the directions but use 1/2 the amount of condensed milk instead of whole milk. In other words if it says 1 cup milk I use 1/2 cup Carnation.

Cut up a head of cauliflower and arrange it in a pan like you would use for baked mac and cheese. I use a Pyrex glass pan about 3" high 9" wide and 14" long. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower. Cover with a pound of shredded Cheddar cheese. I decorate with croutons but you can omit the croutons if you like.

Bake in a 350 or 375 degree oven until the cheese on top is starting to brown and it smells done. Probably a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes?

This is a lot like old fashioned baked macaroni and cheese like grandma used to make. I was surprised how good it came out.

O wait I just thought is there corn starch or flour in the cheese sauce? If there is maybe you can jimmy up something else for the sauce. They do sell the pure powdered cheese at the bulk food place as well as the sauce mix.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #18
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Went and checked, yes there is flour and corn starch in the cheese sauce mix but I will let the recipe stand. Maybe you can figure out a way to make the sauce or maybe some other people will be interested in a healthy low calorie alternative to macaroni and cheese.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:05 AM   #19
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Another kitchen tip, at the bulk food place I go to they hand out little paper recipe cards about 3 inches square. They are on a tear off pad next to each bin. I keep my bulk food purchases in wide mouth mason jars and stick the cards on with scotch tape for labels.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:58 AM   #20
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Oven omelets are quick and easy for the toaster oven, and eggs have great protein. We buy from a local organic farmer to take advantage of the extra omegga 3.

3-4 beaten eggs
1/8 tsp or less salt
1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
some milk- I don't measure much, but maybe about 1/2 cup
cheese, veg and maybe meat

add whatever you have on hand or whatever leftovers are in your fridge such as:
veggies, - fry up some diced onion, mushroom
throw in a handful of spinch, or seeded tomato
or leftover cooked brocolli or asparagus, pretty much anything, you get the picture, also add grated cheese, leftover ham, sausage, a bit of hot sauce or salsa, worchestershire, spices such as marjoram, basil or........pour it in a small casserole dish, like 8 X 8 and relax.

nice for any meal, quick and dirt cheap. Fruit is nice for dessert or as an accompaniment , topped with plain yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon, grated apple and toasted sliced almonds. Throw your almonds in the oven during the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
350 degrees for approx 45-50 or till set.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:41 PM   #21
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I have been substituting organic low fat ground turkey in any recipe that I used to make with ground beef. I try to "bake" everything if I am using my oven. Zuchini slices lightly patted iwith olive oil and then dusted with parmesan cheese then baked is a great treat. I make a "meatloaf" using grond turkey, egg whites, chopped, mushrooms, chopped onions, 1 cup of grated carots, 3/4 cup of unsalted sunflower seeds, 1lb of the lowest fat sausage you can find (Gwaltnery) S & P to taste, stone ground musatrd, 1cup ketchup, 2beaten egg whites. Mix and form into loaf-usually bake at 350 for 1 hr and 15 min. This also works well as a stuffing for acorn squash, just seed and slice in half and then make large meatball to stuff center with.Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta.
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I can think of dozens of quiche variations, sans pie crust, that gould keep me eating yummy for a long time. My simple long-time favorite is a big bunch of fresh spinach wilted over heat and squeezed dry, portobello mushrooms chopped, onion chopped and sauted, all mixed with several eggs and a cup of milk, with a handful of cheeses (your pick) grated and mixed in. Season with salt, garlic, pepper, and nutmeg. Bake in individual baking dishes or a small casserole at 350-375 degrees for about 50 minutes. Once you've learned this basic, you can switch and change with whatever vegetables and meats appeal to you. These alternated with the tamale/mexican ideas would make good menus. Bon appetit!
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Stove top waffle maker

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I make waffles using a stove top waffle maker that are wheat free.

1/3 cup old fashion oats and 1/3 cup water, pinch of salt. Set a side over night to let the oats soak up the water. In the morning add 1 T oil, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup butter milk. Stir in the dry ingredients: 2 T gluten free flour, (pick one you like) I use Bob's mixed with buck wheat. 1/4 t baking soda, 1/2 t baking powder. Recipe has been fine tuned over hundreds of batches.

Bake for 2.5 minutes per side over medium gas flame. Also makes a pretty good pancake, add some fresh blue berries or whole kernel corn.
Where did you find a stove top waffle maker?
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I would sugges that you ask your physician for a referral to a REGISTERED DIETITIAN for this diet. Some large grocery stores also have DIETITIANS on staff. And last, one could also look it up on WEB-MD.
But do get professional help
The previous message is from my wife who is a retired dietitian.

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