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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:45 am

Hi Rod,

Now there's a snack I can really get into...But very hard not to gobble. :roll:
Thank you,
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:44 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey ...
Regarding snacks with antioxidant 'n fiber attitude ...

EZ Blueberry Compote ("final, final") :roll:

Thaw a quart of frozen wild blueberries, then stir in
1 tbsp elderberry syrup and 1/2 cup blueberry pie filling.
Then, slowly sprinkle on 1/2 tsp guar gum powder,
stirring frequently. Refrigerate, then stir again. 8)

Note: Food starch of pie filling is complemented
by the beneficial fiber of the guar gum and the
pie filling sugar is effectively diluted. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:17 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey ...
Regarding snacks with antioxidant 'n fiber attitude ...

Chilly Black Beans

Drain two 15oz cans black beans, then sprinkle on
1 tbsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp garlic granules,
then add 1/4 cup olive oil & vinegar dressing
plus 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar. :roll
Stir 'n refrigerate overnight; stir again.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:06 pm

:roll All about tofu: https://draxe.com/what-is-tofu/

Expecting to find positive info about tofu, I found that not all soy products are healthy ...
but fermented soy products (see article) are much better! 8)

So, temper with tempeh ... if you're soy-minded. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:18 am

Oh MY!!!! : :shock: Wow thank you, Rod. I just had some silken tofu last week. :( Okay time to try tempeh. :D and Natto...which I've never heard of... :scratch:
I believe my little grandson is getting soy products because he is allergic to milk. Better pass along this article.
Thanks again Welles.
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:43 pm

:roll: That being said ... here's another opinion about soy:
https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/08/06/how ... your-life/

Bottom line: An occasional serving of quality tofu is healthy!

:idea: For a quick meal, try organic extra firm, made with sprouted non-GMO soybeans.
Nice with frozen mixed vegetables, olive oil, S&P (cook veggies in microwave,
then top with a slice of tofu, re-cover, and microwave just until heated;
sprinkle on olive oil and S&P when served). :roll

As for soy milk ... the dairy industry is now lecturing that
"milk" comes from cows and other animals ... only! ;)

:lol: Vegetarians lecture that milk is for baby animals!

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:40 am

Thanks for that follow up article, Rod.

I feel a little better now about the occasional bit of non GMO soy. :) But still would like to investigate the fermented varieties. I really took notice of this article because I recently watched several episodes of a series called Broken Brain by Doctor Hyman. (he's a physician from Cleveland Clinic I believe.)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:14 pm

:scratch: Wondering about edamame (young soybeans) as a substitute for tofu ...

Re: https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutrition/n ... d-or-good/

"There is no scientific data suggesting that eating whole soy foods leads to mineral deficiencies in humans." :o

"Most of us consume enough minerals in common foods to more than make up for the small amounts
of these micronutrients that might be tied up by phytates." 8)

:idea: Bottom line (apparently) ...
Many of the negative reviews about "bad foods" applies more to processed foods and is not characteristic
of a well-balanced diet that includes a generous variety of whole foods, minimally processed/not over-cooked.

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Saucy Beets

Post by Amigoo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:04 pm

Saucy Beets

"Delicious and nutritious and makes you feel ambitious!"
... claims Erstwhile Dolittle, now saucy home chef. :roll:

:arrow: Pour juice of two 15oz cans of whole beets into a separate container
and stir in 3 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar, 1 rounded tbsp beet powder.

Slice beets into bite size pieces, then add prepared juice.
Refrigerate overnight, then stir briefly before serving.
Sprinkle with cracked pepper for saucy uplift. :roll

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NC Molé Sauce

Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:46 pm

NC Molé Sauce

A not so authentic version of a Mexican molé sauce,
but tasty, nutritious, and super easy! Holy Molé :!:

:roll Ingredients:

29oz can tomato sauce
1/4 cup 100% cacao powder
1 tsp garlic granules
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Whisk cacao powder with tomato sauce,
then remaining ingredients (olive oil last).
Refrigerate overnight in covered container.
Whisk again before first use.

NC? No Cook! 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:53 pm

Re: NC Molé Sauce
http://board.1111angels.com/posting.php ... 2#pr201129

For immediate use, simmer for 30 min.,
stirring occasionally. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:11 am

Re: http://board.1111angels.com/posting.php ... 2#pr201129
For immediate use, simmer for 30 min.
:shock: Holy Jalapeño Molé ! :roll:

Sauté a large sweet onion (diced) and 5 med. jalapeño peppers (seeded and diced)
in 2 tbsp virgin olive oil, then fold in 2 cups cooked chicken pieces and pour on
NC Molé Sauce; simmer about 15 min., stirring a few times.

:scratch: What's this :?: :!:
Chocolate Jalapeño Chicken :?: :!:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:59 pm

Hey! I think I may have the makings of mole sauce in my cupboard! (and the chicken in the freezer.) :bana: That doesn't happen very often. ;) :)

Sounds like a great way to use the last of this season's Jalapeño peppers.

Thanks Rod. :hithere
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 01, 2019 12:28 am

Re: NC Molé Sauce
http://board.1111angels.com/posting.php ... e#pr201129

"That's the ticket!" ... for a tasty, thick, thauce. :lol:

:arrow: Prepare Molé Sauce, then refrigerate for several hours for flavors to blend.
Next, sauté* onions, peppers, garlic, and chopped shredded carrots (for texture),
then pour on Molé Sauce and simmer about 20 min, stirring occasionally.
* sauté in 2 tbsp virgin olive oil :roll

:idea: To serve ...
Heat desired protein (chicken pieces, pulled pork, chopped beef, red beans, etc.),
then ladle on generous portion of Molé Sauce over each protein serving. Yum :!:

:scratch: "What happened to 'NC'?"
Redefined: 'Now Cook' :roll:

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Golden Cauliflower

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 01, 2019 8:22 am

Golden Cauliflower

For a quick nutritious snack (or veggie side dish) ...

:arrow: Microwave golden cauliflower pieces about 3 min.,
drizzle with virgin olive oil, sprinkle on salt & pepper,
serve with a slice of pepper jack cheese (optional).

:idea: To refrigerate for later use (and snackin' convenience),
cut golden cauliflower into bite-size pieces, rinse with salted water,
then store in a covered container.

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Mug Poached Egg

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 01, 2019 9:06 am

Mug Poached Egg

Easy method for poaching an egg in a glass, rounded bottom mug:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-An ... e/10715156

:arrow: Rinse the mug in hot water, then add 1 tbsp hot water,
crack large egg into mug, drizzle on 1/3 cup egg whites,
cover with a small saucer and microwave one minute.

Allow to rest one minute, then microwave in 30 sec. increments
with a 30 sec. rest period each time.

Tips: Cooking time varies with the microwave.
Water helps create steam to cook the egg;
rounded mug bottom keeps water in center;
tall mug needed for egg white expansion. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 am

Re: Mug Poached Egg

Quick 'n easy method to cook a poached-style egg
... but wash the mug right away. ;)

My favorite cooking method remains:
5 large eggs topped with 1/2 cup egg whites
steamed in a pyrex bowl about 20 min.
(place in covered pan with 3/4" water).

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Papaya Blues

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 04, 2019 3:22 am

Papaya Blues

Fruit synergy with party time convenience :!:

In a wide serving bowl, spread frozen wild blueberries about 1" thick
and top with an equal quantity of bite-size pieces of fresh papaya.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow blueberries to thaw (about 2 hrs.).

Serve simply or top with whipped cream and/or hemp seed hearts
... or your favorite fruit topping - even a liqueur! 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 04, 2019 3:19 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey ...

Re: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/16 ... s#section5

A good reference for diabetes friendly foods!
... with indirect comment on carbs listed on food labels:

Re: "Chia seeds are a wonderful food for people with diabetes. They're extremely high in fiber, yet low in digestible carbs.
In fact, 11 of the 12 grams of carbs in a 28-gram (1-oz) serving of chia seeds are fiber, which doesn't raise blood sugar."

Apparently, fiber determines how problematic carbs may be (more natural fiber, less glucose response).
And fiber is usually included in the quantity of carbs listed! :o

"How much fiber in a teaspoon of sugar?" Go figure! :roll:

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Post by Sandy » Sun May 05, 2019 2:08 pm

Hi Rod, I am thinking after reading your post that I should get some chia seed pudding ready for tomorrow. ;) :) Thank you for your valuable information. With your suggestions and information George and I are managing his blood sugar more effectively. :bana:
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun May 05, 2019 3:11 pm

Sandy,

The golden rule for Type 2 diabetics seems to be: Consume no more carbohydrates per meal or snack
than your body can complement with insulin during that digestion period. Otherwise, medicine
and/or serious exercise is required to minimize the glucose response. :(

Testing with a glucometer and controlled carbohydrate portions helps identify insulin availability
... after which blood sugar control becomes more intuitive, especially when the significant
carbohydrate foods are identified. ;)

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Perky Blackeyed Peasy

Post by Amigoo » Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 pm

Perky Blackeyed Peasy

:arrow: Sort, rinse, and soak overnight 16oz pkg of blackeyed peas,
covered by 1" of water.

Pour off soaking water, cover with fresh water by 1/2",
bring to a soft boil then simmer until cooked al dente;
drains peas, allow to cool, refrigerate several hours. 8)

Pour on 1 cup chilled Olive Oil & Vinegar Dressing,
sprinkle on 3 tbsp dried parsley, 1 tsp garlic granules,
then fold in 1 1/2 cups each diced sweet onion and
diced celery tops. :roll

Refrigerate until served, then stir briefly. ;)
Nice over red leaf lettuce, with cherry tomatoes;
top with shredded cheese if desired!

:idea: Double OO&V Dressing for perky slosh. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

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Post by Sandy » Tue May 07, 2019 12:21 am

Wow, thanks for that, Rod. I had no idea. We've been eating a bit more portabella mushrooms lately. I will definitely look a little closer at the varieties next time at the store. I love mushrooms! This is soooo great! :bana:

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Corny Quinoa Pancake

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 18, 2019 5:11 pm

Corny Quinoa Pancake

A tasty combo of quinoa and corn grits
with blended flavor and good fiber. :roll
Like "fritatta" but also "pancake".

:roll Ingredients:

1/2 cup white organic quinoa
2 cups water
1/3 cup corn grits
3 lg eggs
1/4 cup half & half
2 tbsp dried chives
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

:arrow: Directions:

Rinse quinoa then simmer 10 min. in 2 cups water.

Stir in corn grits (try polenta) and simmer about 10 min.,
stirring frequently (add more water if necessary).

If desired, stir in spices, herbs, and olive oil to complete.

For the pancake, whisk eggs in a medium bowl, then stir in
1 cup cooked quinoa, dried chives, olive oil, and salt.

Pre-heat frying pan with 1 tbsp olive oil, then pour in
quinoa mixture; fry to golden brown on both sides.
Tasty with shredded cheese and Mexican salsa!
Serves 2 or 3 (or 4 as a "muffin top") 8)

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