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    What did you have for dinner tonight?

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jun 27 2017, 19:12

    Well, we have a great pork casserole dish tonight.
    The weather has cooled and the price of the pork was so good - I just couldn't resist!

    It's smelling great as I type this - not quite ready though, I'll just go and give it a stir Smile

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by chris c on Thu Jun 29 2017, 21:02

    Just for a change I bought some ground pork this week. Also more bacon, and some Cumberland sausages.

    I said to the butcher "I need some moo to go with all the grunting" and chose a huge Hereford rump steak which just went down the hatch with a load of broccoli, and on second thought a chicken breast. A proper Old MacDonald week.

    Yes pork is always good value compared to beef or lamb, not to mention venison or pheasant, but I prefer it as bacon. That's just me - and a few thousand others. Can't remember when I last had a pork chop, which goes well under the grill or in a casserole, but I stir fry the ground pork with my usual concoction of veggies and usually oregano and thyme (and add some bacon just to be on the safe side!)
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Sep 05 2017, 20:04

    Autumn must be in the air !

    Dinner tonight Rustic Pork Casserole, you can't beat it Smile


    This meal is an absolute lowcarb stunner, and one of our favourites. 

    Ingredients: Serves two
    2/3 pork chops remove fat and cut into small pieces
    2 large leeks chopped
    1 hand full of button mushrooms
    1 large sliced carrot
    1 table spoon of dried mixed herbs
    Approx 1 pint of gravy stock
    Salt and pepper to taste.

    Method
    Clean, cut and place all ingredients in a casserole dish or earthenware oven proof pot with lid. Pour over the stock and cook at 190c in an electric oven 90 mins. Gas mark 5.

    What could be easier, very lowcarb, real food and tastes great. Perfect for a delicious Autumn meal.

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 28 2017, 22:02

    Tonight's meal was a very tasty Cottage Pie with a mashed swede topping ...
    I did add a little red wine to the gravy, very nice  Smile

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by chris c on Fri Sep 29 2017, 23:55

    It's going to be a two meal day today. Earlier I polished off a herring with toasted almonds, spinach and a couple of thickly buttered oatcakes. Sadly this time a soft roe which I don't like and didn't eat.

    Shortly I think I'll wrap half a chicken breast in bacon and roast it with broccoli. The lamb can wait until tomorrow. Yesterday I had a rump steak with the last of the purple sprouting broccoli, with yes another thickly buttered oatcake and a glass of Malbec.

    How I've managed to stay alive for the last twelve years has me beat. Not many heart-healthy whole grains or heart-healthy vegetable oils, that's probably a good start.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 23 2017, 19:40

    Well some of you may have already eaten dinner, but ours is still cooking.
    It's a fish pie for us tonight, mashed swede topping and fine green beans as a side dish.
    I may also be tempted to enjoy a glass of chilled white wine ...

    Cheers

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Apr 08 2018, 18:52

    A wonderful conversation with the grandchildren earlier ...
    They had enjoyed Sunday Lunch with their other Gran ...

    What did you have I asked-
    Roast Chicken, Carrots, Cabbage and Potatoes was the answer ...

    Did you leave anything I asked-
    No, was the answer ...

    Isn't it great when young children sit down and eat a family lunch/dinner!
    Call me old fashioned but I think it's wonderful.

    No roast for us today - we had a very nice fillet of salmon Smile  
    With low carb, tasty vegetables of course!

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by chris c on Sun Apr 08 2018, 21:17

    Oh bless! Real food rather than a packet of crap.

    Mine was a chicken semi-curry, I stir-fried bacon, mushrooms, multicoloured peppers and chillies, garlic and olives with the chicken (in EVOO) then added some turmeric, ginger, cayenne, coriander, cumin and cardamom and a splash of toasted sesame oil and simmered it with water until it was done. Since I had hardly eaten anything else all day, let alone any carbs, I had it over a small portion of basmati rice to soak up the juices. Not enough to shift my BG much if at all.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Apr 12 2018, 18:36

    What will we have for dinner tonight!!!

    It will be Chicken Breast wrapped in bacon with leeks in a cheesy sauce and some mashed swede, with a little carrot added.

    Yum! Looking forward to it.

    Now I may also enjoy a chilled glass of pinot grigio Wink (sounds a good idea! Lol!)

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu May 03 2018, 20:19

    I know what Dr Katharine Morrison at Diabetes Diet Blog had for dinner the other night ...

    She calls it "Home-made with mess" but I bet it tasted lovely  Smile

    "Prawn courgetti with a red pepper sauce"

    For the Red Pepper Sauce
    1 red pepper – deseeded and roughly chopped
    Splash olive oil
    ½ yellow pepper – deseeded and roughly chopped
    165g cherry tomatoes – halved
    2 cloves garlic – left whole
    75ml red wine
    Pinch sugar
    1 tbsp tomato puree
    150ml vegetable stock

    For the courgetti
    2 courgettes – spiralised
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    1 pinch sugar

    To serve
    1 red onion – finely sliced
    Splash olive oil
    200g raw king prawns
    1 handful fresh basil
    Parmesan shavings – to serve

    See instructions and more here
    https://diabetesdietblog.com/2018/05/01/homemadewithmess-prawn-courgetti-with-a-red-pepper-sauce/

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Jun 21 2018, 19:52

    Eddie said "I could really enjoy a curry tonight"

    My answer …

    Chicken Curry With Cauliflower Rice …
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2015/09/chicken-curry-with-cauliflower-rice-low.html


    Sshh! Don't tell anyone! I also had a glass of chilled white wine  Smile


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jun 24 2018, 18:38

    Well it's chicken for us tonight!
    We do enjoy eating chicken, and there are so many different recipe choices.

    Some lovely cauliflower cheese too.
    Must go and get started Smile

    I wonder - what did you enjoy eating today?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by chris c on Sun Jun 24 2018, 20:00

    So far a juicy lamb chop with broccoli. It's going to be a two meal day today, I suspect later I will follow your lead with a chicken curry.

    I have some pheasant breasts in the fridge, they make a great stir-fry in place of chicken. I chop them up with scissors and unlike with the complete pheasants there's no waste. They aren't that good curried though they go well with mushrooms and black pepper along with the mandatory bacon, peppers and chillies and garlic.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Jun 27 2018, 11:38

    Dinner last night was salmon

    Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce


    It's a wonderful dish …
    We just had one salmon steak each, so amend recipe as needed

    Ingredients
    Salmon:
    4 salmon steaks (6 oz each)
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
    Sauce:
    20 fresh basil leaves
    1/3 cup dry white wine
    2 cloves garlic
    1 cup heavy (double) cream
    1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    2 tbsp unsalted (raw grass-fed) butter
    Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

    Directions
    1. Preheat grill to high.
    2. Rinse salmon under cold water, drain, and blot dry. Brush salmon on both sides with olive oil. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
    3. Combine basil, wine, and garlic in a blender and process until a smooth puree forms. Transfer to a small heavy saucepan. Stir in cream.
    4. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, taking care not to let cream boil over. Stir frequently for 10–15 minutes, until sauce is reduced by half. Add butter and lemon juice, continuing to stir. Once the butter is incorporated into the cream mixture, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
    5. Grill salmon until it just starts to fully flake. Remove from heat. Spoon sauce over salmon and serve.

    Salmon is one of our favourites, and this recipe just lends itself to being served on a bed of spinach.
    However, you may prefer to serve yours with something else ... the choice is yours.

    Recipe with all relevant links also featured here

    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2016/09/salmon-why-is-it-pink.html

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by chris c on Thu Jun 28 2018, 22:39

    I like my salmon with more salmon. OK spinach is good too, and toasted almonds, but at the moment I have samphire.

    That;ll be for tomorrow though, today I had crab stir-fried in EVOO with bacon, multicoloured peppers and chillies garlic and king prawns with crushed chillies, toasted sesame oil, the juice of a lime and sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to garnish. OK I cheated because I didn't have many other carbs all day and had a SMALL portion of basmati rice to soak up the juices.

    Usually I prefer the tinned crab but the fish van had fresh (dressed) Cromer crabs so just for a change I had one of them.

    Oh and I found the rump steak, somehow I'd dropped it just outside the butcher's shop and a person found it before a dog did. That did the business with broccoli and a couple of thickly buttered oatcakes.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jun 29 2018, 20:55

    Yum!
    (dressed) Cromer crab Smile

    Eddie loves crab … he would have been round! LOL!

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by chris c on Fri Jun 29 2018, 22:15

    Actually I'm quite impressed with the tinned crab from the Co-Op (other supermarkets exist)

    The salmon and samphire went down the hatch earlier with a couple of thickly buttered oatcakes and some Malbec.

    Shortly I think I will have some ground beef with bacon and the usual assortment of veggies.

    My thyroid is still a bit high, though according to the Rules no longer treatably so (I cheat because I still have some Carbimazole left over and take a fraction of a tab every couple of days).

    It still gives me some symptoms though, principally I am gradually losing weight which I can ill afford. I think it increases my metabolic rate WITHOUT increasing my appetite so I actually have to make myself eat more. The corollary was that when overtreated (ie low) I would gradually put on a layer of subcutaneous fat, probably because my metabolic rate dropped but my appetite didn't.

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jul 02 2018, 19:32

    It's cod for us tonight … quite soon in fact LOL!
    With a vegetable bake, cauliflower, broccoli, some carrot and spinach Smile

    Perhaps it should have been a salad in this currently very warm weather, but hey!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by chris c on Mon Jul 02 2018, 22:27

    So far salmon and samphire (again). Yesterday I did a pheasant breast stir fry with bacon, mushrooms and the usual vegetable suspects. Later I might finish up last week's ground beef with further veggies.

    This will be liver and bacon week, plus I suspect more rump steak, and I already have a kipper, and more samphire, and some sausages, to which I shall add more broccoli as there seems to be a long gap between the asparagus and the runner beans this year.

    Og course this is completely unsustainable. It mus be true, a dietician said so. Any day now I am going to go face down in the cornflakes and processed food. Riiight . . .

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