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Dannyalcatraz

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In other news, I’m finding the toaster oven’s Bagel settings does a decent job of reheating leftovers at a decent speed without overcooking. My slab of leftover rare rib roast came out medium rare.

Also, tried mixing the creamy horseradish spread with Lebanese garlic sauce. This is a winning combination.
 

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prabe

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@Dannyalcatraz That looks like a substantial and tasty meal. We use our toaster oven a lot, and we've also found that the bagel setting works well--though we tend to use it for English muffins.
 

Zardnaar

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Very rarely cook steak, that's a treat for a dine out meal.

Dinner tonight was nothing to exciting. Cold winter this year so potatoe bake, sausages, spaghetti.
 


Sacrosanct

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Doctor said I can't have any grains or legumes or carbs or sugar for a month (in addition to my wheat and dairy allergies.). So got creative. Using chia seeds for chocolate pudding and coconut milk instead of dairy. Zoodles (zuchinni noodles) instead of pasta. Sweet potato cakes, and Thai food.
Stuff like that.

Have to say I'm super pleasantly surprised. It all turned out really good.
 

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Zardnaar

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Doctor said I can't have any grains or legumes or carbs or sugar for a month (in addition to my wheat and dairy allergies.). So got creative. Using chia seeds for woukd chocolate pudding and coconut milk instead of dairy. Zoodles (zuchinni noodles) instead of pasta. Sweet potato cakes, and Thai food.
Stuff like that.

Have to say I'm super pleasantly surprised. It all turned out really good.
Think I would starve with no carbs.

D&D night think we're having a kebab.
 

Sacrosanct

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Think I would starve with no carbs.
One of the drawbacks I found out was that I was getting really dizzy, couldn't concentrate, and had a headache. I thought it was because of no sugar. The doctor said nope, it's because without carbs, your body doesn't absorb salt nearly as well. So I had to increase my salt intake and drink fluids with electrolytes. problem solved. I had no idea lack of carbs impacted salt intake. But good news is that I lost 10lbs in 2 weeks :D Not that that was a goal, just a side benefit
 

Zardnaar

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One of the drawbacks I found out was that I was getting really dizzy, couldn't concentrate, and had a headache. I thought it was because of no sugar. The doctor said nope, it's because without carbs, your body doesn't absorb salt nearly as well. So I had to increase my salt intake and drink fluids with electrolytes. problem solved. I had no idea lack of carbs impacted salt intake. But good news is that I lost 10lbs in 2 weeks :D Not that that was a goal, just a side benefit
I had to reduce my salt content. Went cold turkey on junk food for a couple of months and then vastly reduced the amount of salt after that.

Pizza once a month, burgers no fries etc. Then Covid landed and had to cancel doctor follow up.

2 weeks to drink 12 beers, 125 grams of chocolate bar week etc.

Wasn't eating a large amount of takeaways anyway but may have overdone the casual dining type meals.
 

the Jester

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Made a coconut milk based soup tonight. It has tomatoes, pineapple, sausage, water chestnuts, ginger, and some lime juice in there, with a pinch of saffron. It was pretty darn good. Wish I had had galangal to put in, though.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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YUM!

I’ve had a few coconut milk based soups- mostly Thai, but one was Burmese. What traditio was that from?
 

the Jester

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YUM!

I’ve had a few coconut milk based soups- mostly Thai, but one was Burmese. What traditio was that from?
It was loosely based on tom kha, which is a Thai dish, but with major variations- I didn't have galangal, which is a key element in getting the flavor, nor did I have mushrooms, bell pepper, basil, etc. to work with. So it was really kind of a half-Thai dish that used what I had on hand.

My girlfriend got me the saffron a while back so I try to integrate it into dishes that she can eat- she can't have rice.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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After almost two weeks of meat-centric meals- mostly rib roast, by sheer mass- I just couldn’t face much critter today.

Breakfast was at my 2nd favorite Vietnamese place, consisting of a pair of egg rolls (veg & pork) and a small vegetarian pho of chicken broth, noodles, carrots, onions, broccoli, mushrooms and bok choi. Lime, sriracha, hoisin and LOTS of basil for seasoning.

Somehow, that filled me up all day. Just wasn’t hungry. I had to eat a light meal to take my evening meds, though. I couldn’t decide for quite a while, then settled on buttered sourdough toast, sliced tomato with sea salt, ground pepper and rice wine vinegar, and a ramekin of trail mix.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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I made a vinaigrette with a nice oil, red wine vinegar, and mustard...Chinese hot mustard! Definitely an interesting culinary experience.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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So I’m at one of my frequently visited Chinese restaurants for lunch today while running errands.

I decided to have 4 of their vegetarian egg rolls- they’re the best veggie ERs I’ve ever had- and a bowl of their hot & sour soup. Yeah, it’s 98degF outside, but AC was invented for a reason.

However, even though I’ve been coming here for years, I didn’t realize their basic soups jump from a cup for a few bucks to a GIGANTIC PHO BOWL for $2 more. Mofo came with a soup cup & ladle...

This may be the best bargain in Chinese food where I am.

I can’t take it home- still many miles of driving around running errands to do- so I’m suffering eating the good bits out.

“Suffering “. Yes, that’s the word.
 

Zardnaar

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Nothing to exciting but had 90% done when wife walked through the door. Cooked for here.

Crispy baked chicken on rice, habenero sauce with aioli, hummus salad and a couple of tortillas as I was out of pita bread.

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Washed down with.
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Lager would have been better.
 


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