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    What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Eddie on Thu Sep 04 2014, 15:19

    I reckon almost every low carber eats a food or foods now and again that blows BG numbers. I spend a lot of time on the South Coast and know a fantastic fish and chip shop. Once a month, I order up a cod not much smaller than Moby Dick, freshly cooked and covered in batter with a tiny amount of chips. I don't bother to waste a test strip, I know the BG number would be grim.

    What do you lust after in the way of food, do you ever have a 'sod it' day, am I alone ? I need to be told LOL

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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by zand on Thu Sep 04 2014, 16:00

    Roast potatoes, jacket potatoes, chips and crisps, oh vodka too.  So yes I'm a potatoholic and that's the thing that hurts the most.  I know vodka's not too bad for BG's, but the amount I would want to drink would be! The other thing is fruit, I have berries, but I would love to eat other fruits all day long.

    Do I sometimes have a 'sod it' day?  Yes I do, usually it's most likely to happen when I'm out for a meal.  My worst in recent months became 6 'sod it' days in a 7 day holiday!  My downfall there was the beer and burgers.  I didn't realise I liked beer so much until I went to USA.  I now know to keep away from the beer Sad
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 04 2014, 17:11

    My weakness is and always has been cheesecake .....my favourite is a slice I occasionally buy from Waitrose.  

    Naughty YES,
    Decandant YES
    Nice YES

    Oh well ...that's me ...how about you ?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Paul1976 on Thu Sep 04 2014, 17:25

    Home made Sherry Trifle!!! affraid Once a year I do and I definitely pay for it when it knocks me out of ketosis and I have to endure 'Atkins Flu' all over again!!WELL tasty though!!

    Also miss a real Italian Pizzeria restaurant Pizza done in the wood fired oven! Twisted Evil

    Real ale too-only get to partake every now and then Crying or Very sad

    @Eddie Fish and chips always tastes better by the sea for sure! Not been near the coast for a while though! You'll have to enjoy them on my behalf! lol


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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 04 2014, 17:38

    To Paul and everyone sunny  Try out this lovely low carb trifle ....sherry optional LOL



    Ingredients: Serves 6-8
    100 grams of ground almonds
    1 teaspoon of baking powder
    2 large eggs
    1 tablespoon of melted butter
    2 tablespoons of double cream
    A pack of frozen lowcarb summer fruits
    300ml of extra thick cream
    A handful of toasted flaked almonds
    2 x 12.5 grams of instant sugar free jelly crystals

    Method to make the low carb sponge:

    Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.

    Melt the butter, I use a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, double cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 6" x 2" microwave proof dish. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and break up the sponge into small pieces.

    Layer up in a Pyrex bowl ( 7" wide by 4" deep ) the fruit, and sponge. Pour over the lowcarb sugar free raspberry liquid jelly and allow to set. When set and about to serve, cover the top with extra thick cream and  toasted flaked almonds.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Thu Sep 04 2014, 17:47

    I make trifle with spiced rum instead of sherry. Lower carb...probably Very Happy

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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by cold ethyl on Thu Sep 04 2014, 19:39

    Jacket potato, baked beans and cheese. Lived on them per diagnosis. One day I'll have one again and hide the meter.
    Fish and chips aren't too bad for me. Had a haddock and about 10 chips in Whitby and was at 7 after 2 hrs, and that was 2 hrs stuck in car so reckon 20mins peddling might have got me to my preferred under 6.5 at 2 hrs.
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 04 2014, 21:46

    It seems potatoes are missed by some here and yes I always enjoyed a jacket potato with cheese and now I enjoy buttery mashed swede ......with a little grated cheese added.

    'Cold Ethyl' I think you're fortunate to have your 'cycle machine' .....power to the legs Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Indy51 on Fri Sep 05 2014, 04:44

    My favourite treat that I eat almost every day is mixed berries with double cream. Lush and I never tire of it - or of licking the bowl clean!
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by clearviews on Fri Sep 05 2014, 11:57

    Cheesecake, trifle, pizza... Love them and all so easy to do in a full fat, low carb version. The almond meal or coconut flour bread I make are satisfying but find that I have lost the cravings for that.
    I can even make a type of Cheese Twisties out of egg whites and grated cheese oven baked until golden and crunchy. I buy slabs of pork skin from the butcher and take out from the freezer and slice the rolled up slabs partly frozen into "swiss roll" thin slices. Sprinkle with salt and caraway seeds and roast in a hot, dry, electric fry pan until golden and crunchy. My hubby and I snack on this all day until the pan is finished.

    I still crave potato in every shape and form but just can't do it safely.
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Wed Sep 10 2014, 21:09

    l am going to blow out on Christmas cake l love "proper" fruit cake and will also have a slice of Xmas pud with lashing of cream (thick) and brandy butter.

    Although it may not happen because tonight Andy asked me to try a piece of his lemon meringue pie he made some mini ones for sale as he tried a new recipe not done before. Normally l wouldn't try anything since T2 but he looked so hang dog l did. I used to love it but so long since l had sweet anything l was the wrong person to ask and l had literally a small section less than a cm of pastry with a tiny section of the lemon curd and merange and was way to much for me so goodness knows how l will do on the Xmas Cake and Pudding Sad
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 11 2014, 08:24

    MID ....just read about the lemon meringue pie, not had one in years and my mum used to make a lovely pie served with whipped cream. Her apple pies were good too.

    I do love cheesecake - fortunately there are some good low carb versions around.

    Any one else got any food lusts ?

    All the best Janl
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Sep 12 2014, 22:11

    Last night had some lovely Roast Beef, with Yorkshire Pudding, and a great selection of vegetables .......can still taste it. It was cooked to perfection. Smile

    Funny how some stick to a roast on Sundays - what's wrong with Thursdays or any day?

    Now what would be your ideal pudding / dessert to follow ?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by zand on Fri Sep 12 2014, 22:14

    Jan1 wrote:Last night had some lovely Roast Beef, with Yorkshire Pudding, and a great selection of vegetables .......can still taste it. It was cooked to perfection. Smile

    Funny how some stick to a roast on Sundays - what's wrong with Thursdays or any day?

    Now what would be your ideal pudding / dessert to follow ?

    All the best Jan

    That's what I had tonight Jan! Both sons were home so I find a roast meal is an easy way to keep everyone happy. My dessert was raspberries and cream but the others had cookies! Mine was much nicer. Very Happy
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Sep 12 2014, 22:21

    zand wrote:
    Jan1 wrote:Last night had some lovely Roast Beef, with Yorkshire Pudding, and a great selection of vegetables .......can still taste it. It was cooked to perfection. Smile

    Funny how some stick to a roast on Sundays - what's wrong with Thursdays or any day?

    Now what would be your ideal pudding / dessert to follow ?

    All the best Jan

    That's what I had tonight Jan!  Both sons were home so I find a roast meal is an easy way to keep everyone happy.  My dessert was raspberries and cream but the others had cookies! Mine was much nicer. Very Happy

    Raspberries and Cream sound delicious to me to sunny

    Does anyone else agree, or would you choose something different ?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 25 2014, 21:02

    Avocado Sevenfold wrote:I make trifle with spiced rum instead of sherry.  Lower carb...probably Very Happy

    This thread was / is about foods we lust after but reading through various posts I spotted this from A S and thought ....what a good idea.....I may have to get some spiced rum Smile

    .......However, passing the freshly baked cakes in my Sainsbury's today I spotted some lovely looking jam doughnuts sprinkled quite liberally with sugar affraid

    I resisted the temptation and bought some blueberries and double cream  flower

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Sep 25 2014, 23:09

    Donuts, Ginsters Cornish Pasties, Frazzles, Pukka Pies, crusty seeded bloomer, tobelerone.........


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    Re: What foods do you lust after?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Sep 26 2014, 10:40

    Yes Ginsters do make 'exceedingly good' pasties and chicken and mushroom slices .......

    Toblerone - I can recall the delicious taste ......

    But my lovely breakfast of low carb sausages, mushrooms and a fried egg tasted great and did me far more good.  lol!

    All the best Jan

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