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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:54 pm

Re: Oat Bran Krumpets

Stirring in whipped egg whites before olive oil, letting mixture rest 10 min. is better!
Batter pours more like muffin tops and can be pressed down slightly. ;)

Cooked Krumpets are more like oat bran fatbread (fatter flatbread). :lol:

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Pumpkin Fatbread

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:41 am

Pumpkin Fatbread

Dense Pumpkin Muffin Tops baked as a loaf
and creating a moist pumpkin fatbread. :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups oat bran
1/3 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 15oz can pumpkin
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup egg whites, whipped
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp light olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil large, oven-proof, non-stick frying pan;
pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl;
stir in olive oil after both bowls combined.

Pour batter into pan and tap to distribute evenly.
Reduce oven to 375F and bake 45 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:43 pm

Re: Pumpkin Fatbread

For simpler flavors, reduce pumpkin pie spice to 1 tsp
and substitute 1 tbsp white sugar for 1/4 cup brown sugar. ;)

1 cup milk instead of 3/4 creates a flatter fatbread.
(serve Fatbread flatter on a small platter) :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:36 pm

Re: Pumpkin Fatbread

:roll Nice with a simple Orange Butter:

1 cup butter, 3 tsp powdered sugar,
1 tsp orange extract, 2 tsp orange zest (optional)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:40 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/kraft-m ... 02909.html

"Kraft Mac & Cheese Releases ‘Breakfast Box’ Cuz We’ve All Given Up"

"If you’re a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese fan (or have children who can eat solid food), it’s likely a lunch or dinner staple in your house —
especially these days. But have you ever considered making it for your kid’s breakfast?" :o

:bana: "Comfort food"! As for proper nutrition to start the day (good fiber and protein + low sodium and reasonable carbs),
"We’ve All Given Up" ... apparently. But there are "hacks" to help elevate M&C to healthier "break fast" potential:
Like these: https://www.busybudgeter.com/upgrade-ba ... se-recipe/

:idea: About simple add-ins: Cooked golden cauliflower provides complementary flavor and fiber,
milk provides calcium and protein, and these help dilute typical sodium of packaged M&C. :roll
Other add-ins might elevate the meal too much. ;)

Add sautéed sweet onion and a diabetic might rationalize those pasta carbs! 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:01 am

Hi Rod,
Thank you for all the new additions to this forum. Also...never thought of mac and cheese for breakfast but yum...sounds like a winner to me. Especially with some add-ins. :thumright:

I've sort of been in a pumpkin mood and we have some we have grown in our garden that need to be eaten so I may dig into the pumpkin flatbread recipe.

:sunflower: :hithere
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:06 pm

:sunflower: A diabetes discovery journey (this morning's insight) ...

:idea: Unless starving, economically pressured, or trying to please opinionated family and friends (humor), don't eat food that you would prefer to discard! "Economic consumption" represents a lost opportunity to improve your health ... when better food choices exist. :finger:

:scratch: Who can tell?! You might join the diabetics who eventually discover that good health, in today's snackified and fast food world, is defined more by what you don't eat. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:54 am

:sunflower: A diabetes discovery journey ...

:study: Re: https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/5-ama ... th-1408984

"Since barley water acts as a diuretic ... it is considered to be a natural remedy for urinary tract infections"
"It is also said to be a good remedy for kidney stones or cysts."

:idea: Today's surmise: Simmer 1 cup barley in 5 cups water one hour, then drain the barley water,
saving the cooked barley for recipes where a healthy starch is included. Even good for baking :!:
A good carb but still a carb. ;)

:idea: Tomorrow's surmise: This barley water makes a great soup base! :roll
Steam veggies first then add barley water, spices, and cooked meat (if desired),
then simmer for flavors to blend (about 30 min.).

:idea: Further surmise: Barley water and green tea should be a great tonic! 8)
:idea: TMI surmise: Cooked barley and pumpkin puree makes a tasty whatever.

:study: Re: https://www.1mg.com/articles/did-you-kn ... al-stones/

LOL: This information hints that 6-8 cups of water would not be too much. :o
Best guess: Use 6 cups and dilute if too thick for drinkin'. :finger:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:40 am

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

"Just one dose of cannabidoil (CBD) was shown to improve blood flow to parts of the brain, a new small study suggests. Researchers found that the main non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana increased blood flow to the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memories and learning. It also increased blood flow to the part of section of the brain responsible for decision-making." 8)

:idea: This also suggests that other nutrition or supplements that improve blood flow to the brain may be equally effective
(and less expensive), like these: https://brainmd.com/blog/best-foods-brain-health/ ;)

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Homemade Tomato Juice

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:11 pm

Homemade Low-Sodium Tomato Juice

Combine 15oz can chilled No-Salt Tomato Sauce + half can cold water
with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp each: celery powder, garlic powder;
include 1/8 tsp cayenne powder for zip. Nice over ice. 8)

Wherever there's a Will, there's a Grace ;)

I couldn't find Celery Powder at the store but found a cheap container of Celery Flakes.
However, there were too many discards, so I dumped the flakes into the trash ...
then decided to use a strainer to get enough fine flakes for the Tomato Juice ...
and got enough for six recipes of Tomato Juice! :roll

Culinary lesson: Fine celery flakes can be better than powder!
Shoppin' lesson: If you can't find somethin', ask for Grace. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:49 pm

Re: Homemade Tomato Juice

To upscale, serve with small leafy celery stick
and a wedge of lemon on the side.

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Corn Plop Biscuits

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:06 pm

Corn Plop Biscuits

"Wherever there's a Will, there's a Grace"

A first time substitution of coconut flour for rice flour suddenly showed
that coconut flour absorbs LOTSA moisture! Who knew how much :?: :!:
I stopped adding when batter was moist enough to spoon plop.

Who knew that the frying pan had to be oven proof :?: :!:
(mine must be since it survived) :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

2 cups light oat bran
3/4 cup coconut flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp dried parsley
3 tbsp dried chives
1 tbsp white sugar
3/4 tsp salt

1 cup egg whites
1 cup half & half
1 cup cup water
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
15oz can corn, drained

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil large non-stick frying pan,
pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, stir egg whites, water,
and half & half, then stir into dry mixture;
vigorously stir in olive oil next.

Fold in corn, plop batter evenly into pan,
then reduce oven to 375F and bake 45 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:41 pm

Re: Corn Plop Biscuits

:idea: These Plops prefer moist accompaniment when served,
like butter, cheese sauce, salsa, even breakfast meats!

And one home chef(ette) plans to deep fry the Plops. :roll:
(lower spoonsful gently into hot oil to avoid splatter;
letting batter first rest 5-10 min. is best) ;)

:scratch: Wouldn't this make them Corn Plop Fritters?
(a flatter fritter may be finer for the diner)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:40 am

Fr. O'Brice Herb Biscuits (makes 9 biscuits)

Updated version of version of: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=25032&start=1475#p204381
Of course, everybody knows that "Fr. O'Brice" is "Father + Oat Bran + rice flour" :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

2 cups light oat bran
3/4 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried parsley
3 tbsp dried chives
1 tbsp white sugar
3/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup half & half
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil large, oven-proof, non-stick frying pan,
then pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, stir egg whites
with half & half and water.

Pour into dry mixture, stir to combine,
then vigorously stir in olive oil and
let rest 5 min. for oat bran to moisten.

Spoon batter into lightly oiled pan,
reduce oven to 375F, and bake 40 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:25 pm

:sunflower: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/age-d ... on-brandao

"I managed to achieve my goals in a natural way with biologic food, fruit, vegetables, and drinking a lot of water. I use daily anti-aging creams for my skin as well to keep the young appearance."

:idea: Important clue about anti-aging: "drinking a lot of water" ... and logical since water helps remove toxins from the body (soluble and insoluble fiber helps remove them too!) ;) Apparently, "biologic food" refers to nutrient dense food - not just real food:

"Brendao eats 'in a moderate way' and avoids sugar, fried foods, soft drinks and any other industrialized foods or snacks. He also avoids unhealthy habits like smoking and using drugs. Mineral water is a must and he claims to drink two liters of it a day along with weight lifting and cardio to keep him in shape.

Fruit smoothies, vegan pancakes or cereal with almond milk are his typical go-to meals for breakfast while grilled white fish or chicken, vegetables and brown rice are his go-to meals for lunch. Salmon with mushrooms, tomatoes and brown rice or sweet potato tend to be his go-to dinner option."

:scratch: TMI? Just start with more water ... and profit from both ways to Go. ;)

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Randy Red Kefir

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:07 pm

Randy Red Kefir

:hithere First, about Inulin ...

"Inulin, a fructooligosaccharide (FOS), is a soluble prebiotic fiber that is resistant to digestion and reaches the large intestine essentially intact. Intestinal probiotic bacteria consume Inulin and in turn, produce the short-chain fatty acids that nourish the cells lining the colon, helping to maintain intestinal health and function.

Inulin has a pleasant flavor that adds a mild sweetness to foods and drinks, but has a very low glycemic index
and will not negatively impact serum glucose levels." 8)

:idea: Try with applesauce! (1 tsp Inulin per serving)
Might be tasty with Coconut or Soy Milk!
or with Goat Milk Kefir! :roll

See also: https://draxe.com/nutrition/inulin/

:bana: The proposed recipe: Randy Red Kefir
1 cup Goat Milk Kefir + 2 tsp beet powder + 1 tsp inulin
(name inspired by beet's nitric oxide) ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:08 am

:idea: Red beet powder can also be added to steamed red cabbage:

Chop then steam medium head red cabbage in 1 cup water,
sprinkled with 2 tsp caraway seeds. When cooked al dente,
remove pot from stove and stir in 2 tsp beet powder,
15oz can diced red beets (plus the juice),
and 1/3 cup raw apple cider vinegar.

Cool, then refrigerate overnight.
Stir briefly before serving.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:17 pm

:bana: More about powdered inulin, a natural probiotic ...

Everybody knows that coffee and chicory (think "New Orleans") has been sold for years!
And brewed roasted chicory has been a satisfying coffee substitute for some people.
However, taste more than inulin probiotic benefit has been the primary attraction.

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: Inulin sprinkled into hot coffee mixes well
... and adds a type of subtle creaminess to the coffee!
Or try with 1/2 tsp inulin and 2 tsp half & half;
a sweet pastry on the side is purrfect! :roll

:idea: Be the first B&B to offer "Coffee Di Nulin" for breakfast or snack!
Pronounce Coffee Di Nulin as "dee' new lean", then the sweet pastry
can be homemade Ding-a-Ling: https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/choco ... ings-10469

:oops: Last of the caffeine buzz this afternoon: Ask your guest ...
"Or would you prefer the combination Coffee Di Nulin, Ding-a-Ling?" :lol:

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Fr. O'Brice Pumpkin Tops

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:00 pm

Fr. O'Brice Pumpkin Tops (makes 9 muffin tops)

Inulin powder is optional but adds nutrition (probiotic).
Good accompaniment for Coffee Di Nulin. 8)
(frying pan should be oven proof ...
or use non-stick baking sheet) ;)

:roll Ingredients:

2 cups light oat bran
3/4 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp inulin powder
3/4 tsp salt

2 xlg eggs
1/4 cup egg whites
1/3 cup half & half
1/2 15oz can pumpkin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil a large non-stick frying pan;
pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites,
then whisk in remaining ingredients except oil.

Pour into dry mixture, stir to combine,
then vigorously stir in olive oil.

Spoon batter into lightly oiled pan,
reduce oven to 375F, and bake 40 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:23 pm

Re: Fr. O'Brice Pumpkin Tops

:geek: Baker's secret ...

The "Fr. O'Brice" name, derived from "Oat Bran" and "brown rice flour",
began as contemplation of convenient food than monks would enjoy. 8)

:scratch: Who knew?! Non-stick baking sheets also work! :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:48 pm

Re: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=25032&start=1675#p208613

:bana: Better recipe: Randy Red Kefir

1 cup Goat Milk Kefir + 2 tsp beet powder + 1 tsp inulin + 1 tbsp Pomegranate Syrup*
(name inspired by beet's nitric oxide) ;)

* for reference: https://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/jarrow- ... oz/jf-7327

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:47 pm

:study: Re: https://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/jarrow- ... oz/jf-7327

"Clinical and experimental studies show that pomegranate juice:

Decreases Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation.
Enhances cellular (macrophage) glutathione.
Helps maintain regular platelet activity.
Reduces activity of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and supports normal vascular contraction.
Promotes normal cell function and replication."

:hithere Some benefits may associate with management of virus infections. ;)

Today's better recipe proposal for Randy Red Kefir
1 cup Goat Milk Kefir + 3 tsp beet powder + 1 tsp inulin + 1 tbsp Jarrow Pomegranate Syrup
(name inspired by beet's nitric oxide) ;)

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Aquafaba

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:14 pm

Aquafaba - the liquid from canned chickpeas (or home-cooked chickpeas)

Re: https://www.americastestkitchen.com/gui ... s-aquafaba

"The starchy liquid is a great binder directly from the can, but what really makes it magical is that it whips and creates a foam.
Aquafaba is therefore able to trap air, giving items structure at the same time it delivers a fluffy crumb and lift."

See also: https://bloomingnolwenn.com/vegan-choco ... -aquafaba/
https://www.vegansociety.com/news/blog/ ... o-aquafaba

:idea: Cooked chickpeas are the nutritional star with aquafaba "icing on the cake" (or both). :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:18 pm

:sunflower: Another aquafaba recipe:
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/101 ... mayonnaise

:scratch: So ... if this is an egg white substitute,
then egg whites substitute for aquafaba ... :roll:
like this: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-White-Mayonnaise
(interesting comments about cholesterol) ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:10 pm

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

"Mum's VERY clever trick for disposing of hot grease without spilling a drop down the drain wows the internet"

:idea: Nutrition tip: Some of that grease is still consumed in the food cooked. Yum! :roll:

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