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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:23 pm

Re: Oregano Reds - viewtopic.php?f=47&t=25032&start=1025#p198810

OMG! Include 2/3 cup diced celery tops for a State Fair blue ribbon!
Great with hot dogs, hamburgers, and barbecued whatever. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:02 pm

Re: https://draxe.com/what-is-tofu/ :?:

Long story short: Skip the tofu and consume natto (or tempeh).
Skipping soymilks for the same reasons may be logical. ;)

Re: https://draxe.com/natto/

"So what does natto taste like? It has a distinct, bitter flavor, and for many people, the ammonia smell may evoke a mixture of old socks and cheese. As for the texture, it resembles a gooey, stringy and sticky small bean, which also adds to its unappealing nature. People typically have strong feelings toward natto — they tend to either love it, hate it or eat it until it grows on them." :shock:

A good substitute for Chia Pets? or living cover for a bald pate? :roll:

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Avocado Longevity

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:56 pm

Avocado Longevity

Since it's nearly impossible to keep a cut avocado from browning
due to air exposure, a solution requires minimizing air exposure.
This method (plus refrigeration) is worth trying: :finger:

Place cut avocado (preferably with skin) in a thin waterproof plastic bag,
gently squeeze out the air and place a rubber band loosely around the bag
close to the cut avocado (air must escape from the bag). ;)

:arrow: Immerse the bag in a tall container of cold water and push the bag
to the bottom but leave the open end of the bag above the water line.

Place a weight over the bag to keep the cut avocado far below the top
of the water (water pressure forces much of the air out of the bag).

:idea: The easiest method is to simply wrap the cut avocado (with skin)
in plastic wrap and refrigerate, then cut away the browned surface. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:36 pm

Re: Avocado Longevity - viewtopic.php?f=47&t=25032&start=1050#p198843

The preservation benefit is in hours - not days. :(

Plan B: Immediately scoup out remaining avocado and freeze.
This can be used for spreading on toast or for guacamole. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:17 am

Re: http://www.facialoralsurg.com/procedure ... gery-diet/

:scratch: Who can tell? This might be useful information some day. :roll:

Don't just swallow - mix with saliva first, then swallow, for better digestion.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (coconut MCT oil) ...

:oops: My 70% increase in bad LDL cholesterol (over 3 months) may be due to my daily MCT oil in coffee. While some internet articles suggest that higher LDL is not necessarily bad, my doctor isn't convinced that coconut oil is a necessary dietary fat. And my near-vegetarian diet (with limited dairy) rules out these foods as contributors to LDL.

So, now coffee without MCT - I'll revisit the MCT when my scores are better. :finger:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:25 am

I'm sorry to hear that, Rod. Hopefully in 3 months with your otherwise healthy diet, those ole LDL numbers will be much better. :finger:
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:28 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (aloe vera) ...

Re: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395293/ (medical research)
"Efficacy of fresh aloe vera gel against multi-drug resistant bacteria in infected leg ulcers"

:roll Presents good motivation for nurturing aloe vera plants at home. ;)

However ...
"it may not be effective in certain patients such as those suffering from uncontrolled diabetes."
Wound care can be very complex, requiring more than topical application of aloe vera gel :!:
(and medical grade aloe vera is a better choice) ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:03 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (cacao powder*) ...

Re: https://www.cookinglight.com/drinks/coffee-add-ins

Finally giving up on chocolate candy (saturated fat + sugar), regardless of cacao %,
and muffins/cakes (similar diabetes problems + more carbs), I chose this option:

Add cacao powder to drip coffee (but mix with coffee grounds first. ;)
Why cacao? Super-rich in antioxidants :!:

:idea: The next day, Plan B: (because cacao powder clogs the filter) :oops:

Stir the powder into hot coffee, about 1 1/2 tsp per cup ...
unless you want coffee-flavored cocoa. :roll:

* According to the experts, "cacao" refers to the type of tree.

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White Bean Dip

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:52 am

White Bean Dip

Who knew :?: :!: This is a super-nutritional Paleo dish! 8)

:roll Ingredients:

2 15oz cans white kidney beans, rinsed (aka "cannellini beans")
1/4 cup Olive Oil & Vinegar dressing
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic granules
3 tbsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp salt

:arrow: Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl, mash kidney beans well, stir in
OO&V dressing and olive oil, then stir in remaining ingredients.
Refrigerate for several hours, then stir before serving.

:idea: Tips: Room temperature canned beans are best.
Serve with red leaf lettuce and cherry tomatoes
(plus other veggies as desired).

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:30 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (cacao powder) ...

Re: Chocolate Prune Whip - viewtopic.php?f=47&t=25032&start=25#p189880

Add dried prunes* to a glass quart measuring cup containing 3 cups of very hot, boiled water.
Cover and let prunes hydrate 15 min. (longer if prunes are not soft and moist).
* recipe created with Sunsweet D'Noir Prunes, 9oz pkg.

Drain water, saving 1/3 cup (pour back into measuring cup), then sprinkle on 1/3 cup unsweetened natural cocoa
and a pinch of salt; stir carefully to combine.

Use a hand blender to create a smooth texture; spoon mixture into a container (with lid) and refrigerate overnight.
Add extra hot water during blending if mixture is too thick.

Tips: Try with 3oz of raw walnuts, munched on the side.
Diabetes-friendly serving size: 1-2 tbsp ;)

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Sweet Blueberry Slush

Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:16 pm

Sweet Blueberry Slush

An ice cream substitute with easy preparation. :roll

:arrow: Place 1 cup of frozen blueberries in a serving bowl,
sprinkle on 1/2-1 tsp sugar, then cover with half & half.
Wait several minutes, then stir and enjoy. 8)

Frozen blueberries thaw quickly and freeze half & half,
creating a sweet slush. Not to worry! This serving has
less saturated fat and sugar than real ice cream. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:47 am

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (still reducing carbs) ...

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... carbs.html

"people should keep their carbohydrate intake as unrefined as possible" ;)

:arrow: "The Keto Zone*
0-50 grams of carbohydrates per day
This intake allows for easy weight loss. People's fat intake has to support it.

:arrow: "The Low Carb Zone
50-100 grams per day
This promotes sustainable, weight loss. It's the sweet spot for many
and allows them to enjoy a variety of food."

:idea: * 50g carbs is a good goal for diabetics; "Been there! Doing that!"
... and minimal sweet treats makes blood sugar control easier!
re: Vovos and Bombs: "Been there! NOT doing that!" :roll:

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Black Beans in the Raw

Post by Amigoo » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:16 am

Black Beans in the Raw

Rinse two 15oz cans black beans, sprinkle on 1/2 tsp garlic granules,
stir in 3 tbsp dried cilantro, pour on 1/4 cup olive oil & vinegar dressing,
then fold in 2/3 cup diced sweet onion. Refrigerate before serving.

Don't be surprised to discover new appeal of raw onion!
Serve with cherry tomatoes and red leaf lettuce. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:44 am

Re: https://www.louisehay.com/18-amazing-he ... one-broth/

"Bone broth, especially when it’s made from vegetables*,
adds electrolytes (minerals) and carbohydrates (from vegetables) to the diet."

So that's why certain vegetables, like carrots and celery, are so rigid - they have bones! ;)
And just like canned salmon, you can eat the veggie bones! :roll

* the sentence should probably read "with" not "from".
Nevertheless, good info on the benefits of bone broth. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:00 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey ...

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/dess ... index.html

"When sugar arrived in Europe, though, it was rare and precious — and it was considered medicinal, one that could cure everything from sore throats to the bubonic plague."

:idea: Apparently, the spices - not sweetness (sugar) - was the main appeal of Gingerbread centuries ago.


Re: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/7322/ ... ngerbread/

Not that "old fashioned" since it contains sugar (as well as molasses, an earlier sweetener). ;)

:roll: My diabetic soul wants to decrease sugar to 1/3 cup, molasses to 1/2 cup ...
but flour says "fugetaboutit" since flour is also a problematic carbohydrate.

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Pumpkin Yogurt

Post by Amigoo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:56 pm

Pumpkin Yogurt

:arrow: Combine 17oz container 0% Milkfat Greek Yogurt
with 1/2 of 15oz can pumpkin puree, then stir in
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut. :roll

Let toppings provide sweetness, such as
fresh fruit, thawed blueberries, or cherries;
try with chopped walnuts, sliced almonds! 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:21 am

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey ...

So unbelievable, but "Been there! Doing that!" :duh
(and kept one of the sutures for "show & tell")

:study: Long story short:

12 years ago, my umbilical hernia was repaired with mesh implanted. Last year, because of intentionally losing lotsa belly fat to get better control of diabetes, the end of an old mesh suture poked through my skin, causing a mesh infection several weeks later. Antibiotics, etc., etc., seemed to tame the infection, but it never left, once establishing residence in the mesh. :(

:roll Last week's robotic mesh repair surgery is appearing successful, but another week of antibiotics remain. :finger: The surgeon explained that my thin abdominal wall is another complication and typical of older men with big bellies :oops: (I had one of those until serious weight reduction was required to help control diabetes).

Unexpected moral of the story :?: Fat bellies are happier! with less financial maintenance! :roll:

Rod :meds:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:41 pm

Last week's robotic mesh repair surgery is appearing successful, but another week of antibiotics remain. :finger: The surgeon explained that my thin abdominal wall is another complication and typical of older men with big bellies :oops: (I had one of those until serious weight reduction was required to help control diabetes).
Hi Rod,

I'm sorry to hear about the health troubles you have been facing this year. George and I got a crash course on bacterial infections and how dangerous they can be when they get into the blood this past week. Dangerous little bugs they are.... He too his on powerful antibiotics and will be for several weeks.

I hope that this surgery takes care of your problem and the "little devils" are eliminated for good! :sword:

Love,
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:00 am

Sandy,

I've been tempting the little critters for years ...

One Saturday eight years ago, I replaced a toilet, breaking the porcelain near a bolt and fragments fell onto a towel, soaked with toilet water. I soon braced my hand against the towel and a fragment cut into a knuckle, depositing bacteria where it was safe from my immune system (no blood supply in the knuckle). :(

:shock: Twenty-four hours later my hand was swollen and painful; fortunately too painful to wait until Monday when my doctor's office would be open. At the Emergency Room, I was kept overnight on IV antibiotics, followed by 10 days of oral antibiotic at home. I was told that I "dodged a bullet" because the infection was spreading rapidly - Monday would have been too late to avoid systemic infection. But the severe pain was my only reason for not waiting! :roll:

To this day, I call that my Thousand Dollar Toilet because of the replacement cost plus medical expenses. :duh

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:44 am

Hi Rod,
One Saturday eight years ago, I replaced a toilet, breaking the porcelain near a bolt and fragments fell onto a towel, soaked with toilet water. I soon braced my hand against the towel and a fragment cut into a knuckle, depositing bacteria where it was safe from my immune system (no blood supply in the knuckle). :(
You now...I think I remember that... It is always in the back of my mind when ever I must work around the toilet. So see .... your mishap has taught all of us to be extra careful when working in the bathroom. I can't believe it has been 8 years already. :shock:

God bless our little armies of antibodies. We probably have no idea of the battles they wage every day right under our radar.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:37 pm

:idea: Further experimentation with preserving apples cut in half
indicates that immediately placing the cut half, cut side down,
in chilled water containing 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice is best.
Try 1/2 inch of chilled water and refrigerate. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:07 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... THIER.html

"Eating cottage cheese half an hour before bed could boost your immune system
"Experts say two spoonfuls are as good as a protein shake for your metabolism
"It contains casein protein, slowly releasing vital amino acids into the body"

A bedtime snack of 1/3 cup cottage cheese and thawed blueberries (or fresh)
might just be the cat's purrr 'n Zzzzz :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:33 am

That's perfect timing, Rod as the veggie store has blueberries on sale three punnets for 5.00 dollars. Now to buy some cottage cheese. :bana:
Thank you for that!
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:12 am

Sandy,

To upgrade the cottage cheese / blueberries snack ...

Pour plain kefir over blueberries or use cultured cottage cheese,
like this: https://nancysyogurt.com/products/organ ... ge-cheese/
(kefir has more probiotics than cultured cottage cheese;
cultured cottage cheese has more protein than kefir)

Rod :D

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