Going Veggie

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Coloratura, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My very lazy dinner tonight: lentil-corn soup (can of Progresso 99% fat free lentil soup with a bunch of frozen corn and some seasoning thrown in) and a salad. I usually sprinkle some grated or shredded cheese on the soup, but I'm trying to cut back on dairy, and I'd had cheese earlier in the day, so I skipped it this time.
     
  2. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I'm getting myself one of these:

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    Meal Measure Manager

    It will help me with portion control. Sometimes I eat more than I intend, because I don't realize how much of what I have on my plate.
    The American Diabetes Association had theirs for $30 (which I thought was absolutely ridiculous for a plastic measuring piece), and I figured Amazon would have their own for much less.
     
  3. Tora Ziyal

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    ^Yup, $7.91 looks more appropriate. This looks like a really good idea if portion size is a problem for you.
     
  4. teacake

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    Okay so here is how I end up eating the same thing for a week at a time, because I go on food kicks. This is last nights dinner, with MIMOLETTE! (the orange one) Thanks to this thread I requested this from my cheese connection and apparently it is quite accessible in Australia though I have never seen it before.

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    It is very hard, almost brittle and tangy and nutty and sweet with a piquant aftertaste. A wonderful cheese. Thank you lurok for telling me about it! Unfortunately for america the FDA just banned it this April despite it being imported into the country for years. You can read about this horribleness here:

    http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/f...st-cheese-to-get-your-hands-on-201743901.html

    My cheese person said to me that Australia "encourages cheese mites" which quite surprised me as this country has very tough restrictions on food imports.

    The other cheese is manchego.

    I ended up eating cheese for lunch today so for dinner all I had was a papaya.

    More photos!! Because the thread will get dull with me posting radish pics ad nauseum (god I love those things).
     
  5. Coloratura

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    Yeah, $8 is more than fair for something like that. For me, portion control isn't a major issue, but knowing how much I'm eating can help train me to do so without the need of a visual or practical aid.
     
  6. Sector 7

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    I am on Janumet 50/1000, which is Januvia 50mg/Metformin 1000mg. Please talk to your doctor about adding Amaryl (generic is Glimepiride). This is on the WalMart $4 Generic Drug List, so cost should not be an issue. Amaryl knocks down high blood sugar quickly and effectively. Start at 2mg dosage then work up to 4mg only if necessary. Because it is a fast working drug, it is possible to lower sugar too far, thus start at the lower dosage first.

    For me, Amaryl has been a godsend. I keep extras in a small pill container (along with Lact-Aid) for times I dine out. I can even have a sweet dessert if I take an extra Amaryl. (Not that I recommend over doing it often!):devil:
     
  7. Coloratura

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    So you're not feeling any significant side effects with Januvia? What with all of the talk of Januvia's side effects, I've been a bit concerned.
     
  8. CorporalCaptain

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    The article you linked to does not describe a ban on mimolette cheese. It does however say that the one or more shipments of it are being denied entry into the US, as long as it does not comply with standing US regulations.

     
  9. teacake

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    But dude there were riots. FORTY PEOPLE.
     
  10. thestrangequark

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    Here's another salad for you, teacake, this time the bed is a mix of baby greens, kale and sunflower sprouts, fresh herbs from the farmer's market, celery, carrot, and fresh tomato, sauteed mushroom, asparagus, chickpeas and kidney beans and homemade vinaigrette. My sweet tooth has been niggling at me today, so I sauteed a few sultanas in the mix as well, and baked half an acorn squash with a sprinkle of sugar and freshly ground cinnamon:

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  11. Pondwater

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    Yum!!
     
  12. Sector 7

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    I have had no side effects with either Januvia nor Amaryl. Put simply, it works.:techman:
     
  13. Coloratura

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    Good. I've already doubled up on my Metformin, and in a few weeks, my Januvia will arrive. My fingers are crossed.
     
  14. thestrangequark

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    I think I just ate my weight in polenta, tomatoes, and asparagus...
     
  15. Kenbushway

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    I just finished cooking a vegan breakfast for the first time. Its called Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats. Its supposed to taste like pumpkin pie (I think it does, makes the whole house smell like pumpkin pie) and if you can get the right ingredients its only has 4g of sugar.
    Here's the recipe:

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-pumpkin-steel-cut-oats/detail.aspx

    I was able to find a can of pumpkin pure at Kroger. Low sugar and its does the trick of the pumpkin puree needed for the recipe.
     
  16. teacake

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    Did your family like it? I remember you saying you thought it would win them over.
     
  17. lurok

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    :lol:. Hope ok. Not a fan of plain polenta by itself but does make excellent yummy cake.
     
  18. teacake

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    It's gotten very popular here, a fried cake of it under a vegetable stack. Which is not that exciting imo but still a huge improvement over some of the stuff they stack things on. Like rosti. Which is just an uber fried hash brown. Or couscous which is just teenie little noodles. Or quinoa which is presented as a brand new superfood with pedigree and no one believes I used to eat it when I was a kid with tofu and miso poured over it and it will always be hippy slop to me. Tasty but stop telling me I'll live forever like the Mayans (they of the calendar) because of it's amazing properties.

    Hippies have left me a tad bitter :lol:
     
  19. Kenbushway

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    Yes, My mother likes it, my sisters kept peeking in when it was cooking. They've yet to try it but they want to. Thanks for asking and remembering.
     
  20. teacake

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    I am eating VERY smelly cheese.

    My cheese connection has sent me, I suspect, the smelliest cheese she can lay her hands on. They are all from France, washed rind cheeses. One of them, I swear to god smells like butt. I shall never mention this and tell her they were all delicate and sublime.

    :: downs the shiraz ::