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Old 01-15-2016, 03:09 PM   #271
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I bought some organic edemame spaghetti from Costco today. I've been looking at it for a while finally decided to take advantage of the coupon.

Has anyone here tried it?

I'll write a review when I cook some up...maybe next week.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:06 AM   #272
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I didn't even know they made it. I'm interested to hear your review.

I did however see black bean pasta while doing a recipe search online...its black too. I may order some later on just for fun.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:07 AM   #273
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I've been deserted.

Chia seeds.
I used to have them daily only 1 T or a mix of chia and flax.
I stopped using oat bran which I always mixed with chia and flax to reduce the carb load...then I read that brans could stimulate cold sore outbreaks which I've struggled with through much of my LC life.

I've used flax in recipes but kind of left chia out. The thing is that chia is anti-inflammatory so I really should be using it on a daily basis.

My plan is to start adding it into soups, salad dressing and to oatmeal which I consume several times weekly.
I see it added to drinks and could play around with that.

Oh, it seems that eliminating oat bran did the trick. Not even a tickle in quite a while.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:35 AM   #274
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That's interesting about oat bran. Glad it's working for you.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:04 AM   #275
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Planning a trip to San Diego to escape the rain. We will stay at Navy Lodge which is pretty convenient.

I know there are some good restaurants down there so if any of you have a fav, let me know.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:16 PM   #276
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So we never went to SD and the weather here was not too bad, although, I don't like winter including short days and rain.

The edamame spaghetti was good but takes some experience to get it right. It does not soften up so easily so it just depends on how firm you like it. It tastes good but I'll just have to find the right cooking time for my preference.
I think I'll just stick with zucchini when it's gone.

I sort of dropped the increase in chia seeds. I don't think my body likes it that much. I'll just go back to using it as needed for recipes that need a thickener of 'egg'.

Hope you all are doing well.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:11 PM   #277
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This place has been pretty deserted lately.
I've been out with the flu.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:13 PM   #278
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I've been making pizza with low-carb tortillas. I am not a pizza person, but it just sounded good. I bought a bottle of balsamic vinegar to drizzle on. Oh, is that good!
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:32 PM   #279
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Really deserted. I was the only poster for a while and got bored talking to myself.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:16 PM   #280
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I have been posting my food makings in another thread. Should've posted them here. I'll have to find my "hamburger" soup recipe.

Found it:

3 burger patties, browned in olive oil
3 cups "beef" stock
1 cup chicken-style vegetable stock
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 T ketchup
2 T dried minced onion
1 T onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 T dried parsley
1 tsp celery salt
1 1/3 cups frozen peas
1 cup frozen green beans
2 cups carrot pieces, previously roasted in olive oil until caramelized*

Bring to a boil and then simmer until liquid reduces just a bit. You
should end up with 8 cups at 7 net carbs each.


*If you don't want to go to the trouble, canned or frozen will work,
but not be as good.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:46 PM   #281
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The hamb. soup recipe sounds a lot like the one I used to make when I was still eating meat. I haven't made it since I stopped (that's been years).

I like to make a faux (TJ's) hamburger and squash and tomato type mix...my Mom used to make it with reg. hamb. and called it squash stuff. I think its kind of a skillet casserole and it freezes well.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:46 PM   #282
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I used to love hamburger soup. I still make the soup and leave off the meat but sauté up some and add it to the hubs bowl.

I have a serious aversion to peas......
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #283
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I'm making more this weekend. I don't even want the lentil soup I just made.
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I bought this beautiful savoy cabbage at the farmers market and stuffed the leaves with a quinoa/tofu/mushroom mixture, which was delicious. I simmered the stuffed leaves in pasta sauce.
It turned out terrible.

Savoy cabbage just doesn't have enough flavor so I may as well have used paper towels. The Newman's pasta sauce was just too tomatoey and wiped out any other flavor.

If I ever do this again, I'll use regular cabbage and make a gravy.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:45 PM   #285
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Bummer about the cabbage. I like to just use it raw in my lc tacos or else I make coleslaw, but I generally eat it the same day as it doesn't hold up in the fridge like regular cabbage coleslaw will.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:56 AM   #286
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Hi,
wasn't sure where to post this so I hope it is ok here.
I am a vegetarian low carber and am glad to back.
In the weight loss group I belong to, I am the only veggie and low carb person. Until yesterday, a new girl joined and she is a vegetarian too! The new girl said she was so discouraged because she had been harassed in the past for her beliefs. The funny thing is that normally this time of the year I would be on a different shift for work and I would have missed the meeting. It was meant for us to meet.
So happy to make new veggie friends! Great to be able to say tofu, tempeh and you all know what I am talking about!

Hope to get to know everyone soon.

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Old 04-02-2016, 05:59 PM   #287
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Welcome! I'm ovo-lacto veg and at moderate carb level (100 a day goal, but go over a bit lately).
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Hi,
wasn't sure where to post this so I hope it is ok here.
I am a vegetarian low carber and am glad to back.
In the weight loss group I belong to, I am the only veggie and low carb person. Until yesterday, a new girl joined and she is a vegetarian too! The new girl said she was so discouraged because she had been harassed in the past for her beliefs. The funny thing is that normally this time of the year I would be on a different shift for work and I would have missed the meeting. It was meant for us to meet.
So happy to make new veggie friends! Great to be able to say tofu, tempeh and you all know what I am talking about!

Hope to get to know everyone soon.

Annie

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Old 04-08-2016, 08:17 AM   #289
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Greetings to all! I came around here before, and here I am again. I enjoy reading all the posts and have been trying out some recipes that I found on Pinterest. I don't know, I do good on low carb for awhile and then I get tired of meat and I crave fruit and veggies, and I switch up, but I never really lose any weight!!!! I guess I don't stick with anything long enough...... Well I have been cutting way back on meat, but still eating dairy. I'm eating a lot of veggies and some fruit. It's been a few weeks I guess and I'm actually feeling better, more energy and not so sluggish. I'm still worried about even "good" carbs like brown rice and sweet potatoes, so I measure myself out 1/2 cup rice and lots of vegetables. If I eat a sweet potatoe I eat it plain with veggies. I've tried some of the faux meat products and I like them pretty well. I'm. confused about a couple things though, so I came here to ask some questions.
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I know with the omnivore low carb woe that fats are important, and I liberally used butter and coconut oil. But I was chatting on another website and someone who is vegan told me since I need to lose weight, I have to keep it low fat!! She said eat my potatoe without butter or cheese. And no coconut oil in my coffee. So I'm confused...... If you are doing say, lacto ovo vegetarian low carb, are you supposed to also do low fat? Or can I still use good fats but limit them?? This is kinda confusing?????
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I started out eating mostly vegies then legumes. I actually started adding starches like oats when my weight loss needed to stop. I still eat measured amounts of starch and only one slice of bread.

It's sort of like Atkins CCL; you need to find what that is.

I also don't eat near the quantity of fat that I did when LC. I had to get some balance back.
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Oh, I didn't see your last post before I finished mine.

Even in LC circles, I think the reason more people stall or even gain is the very high fat. People were much more successful doing old school Atkins without drinking and gorging fat.

If you are going to continue, you'll probably need to forget the starch and just do loaded cauliflower, zoodles, mock potato salads, etc.

You'll figure it out, I'm sure.
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gayandgray, if you are lacto-ovo, you should be able to follow Atkins/LC without any difficulty.

TaDa! lost her weight following Atkins and she was very active on this forum. Look up her posts.

I think she became vegan later but initially was vegetarian Atkins.
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gayandgray, if you are lacto-ovo, you should be able to follow Atkins/LC without any difficulty.

TaDa! lost her weight following Atkins and she was very active on this forum. Look up her posts.

I think she became vegan later but initially was vegetarian Atkins.
Hey thank you! I did read thru her posts and will continue to experiment some more. Have a bit of an employment crisis right now.....
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Have a bit of an employment crisis right now.....
Me, too, sort of. I still have my job but I've been gettin' in trouble with bosses. I sympathize. Vent if you want; we're here.
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Bummer about the unemployment.
Got anything to sell? A lot of people use Facebook, Etsy, and Ebay to sell stuff. It's just a thought.
I hope things get better for you gayandgray.
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Thank you very much, but I have not lost my job, I had my hours cut!!!!!!! So I still have a full time job with benefits, but 16 hrs less. Which equals about $350 missing out of every paycheck...... I'm working on getting a part time job to help supplement. This really "sucks" considering I just bought a house last year and my spouse/partner is disabled and I care for her. Oh well I won't let it get me down, I have to stay positive. There is always some good in any bad situation, right? My job is very stressful so maybe this will be a blessing in disguise? And I guess another reason for me to give up eating meat is now with a smaller check, meat is expensive. I'm not too sure? Is eating a low carb lacto-ovo veggie diet cheaper than meat eating low carb????? Thanks for helping me figure this out everybody! I still have so many questions, tho. Like since I'm doing low carb and bananas have lots of carbs, I guess they are out?? But yet they are so healthy and I have actually been craving them.....
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I apologize for my mistake. I'm glad you still have your job.

I don't really know if its cheaper or not, but I would think so...since meat seems very expensive. However, cheese is also expensive if you eat that. And nuts are expensive too, but I find they last quite a while for me.

About the low carb diet, it depends on how you choose to do it...if you go strict Atkins, then yes, bananas are out forever. If you do a less strict diet, you may be able to have a banana per day.

I've been on maintenance for years so I can get away with fruit and stuff, but everyone is different. If you are counting carbs, you will have to figure out how many carbs you want/need per day and take it from there.

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A South Beach type plan might be better. It actually allows banana and more variety including beans and grains in measured amounts.
Of course if you insist on keeping high fat levels then a vegetarian plan may not work so well....

Our grocery bill is way less and we buy organic. I do still shop the sales any buy more seasonally which helps.
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I was thinking about the whole vegan vs LC thing and remembered that when I first gave up animal, I just used my LC vegetable recipes....cauli rice and mock tater salads, zoodles, turnips in place of potatoes, etc.
I continued higher fat levels and it worked great.

I then started adding more carbs (starches) and reached a level that remains my CCL...I still believe that everyone has one, really, some can consume more than others, as we all know.

So, I was poking around the www and discovered a fb page called Vegan Banting ( or Banting Vegan, can't remember).
That is exactly what this person is doing; simple LCHF without the meat.

Just wanted to mention this since so many seem to assume that vegan automatically means high carb.
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