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Old 09-26-2011, 11:20 PM   #61
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speedymagee - it's the One Minute Muffin. I love flax and make plenty of muffins, but that recipe never turns out edible for me. I'm officially giving up and just sticking ot my other low carb muffins
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:22 PM   #62
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Hello all BC'ers, especially those in the Lower Mainland! Anyone want to organize a dinner or a get -together? Like a real live low carb meeting? I live in downtown Vancouver and don't mind hosting...
Barb, I meant to respond to this. What a great idea! I'd meet up at a restaurant somewhere. I've got 2 very small ones at home so when I go out, I like to actually go out somewhere.

Anyone else from Vancouver area?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:01 AM   #63
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hockey gal I say ohhhhh as I nod my head. I eat them, but they are usually a bit dry. Would you mind sharing a muffin recipe or two? Love them, but other than the OMM I usually use coconut flour and it also tends to be on the dry side.

Anyone else care to share a good muffin recipe?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:03 PM   #64
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I just typed a novel and lost it.

I may not have needed to bother typing all that out either, depending on your baking skills and comfort level.

The best muffin recipe I've found here is:

Dharma's Pumpkin/Coconut muffins - LowCarbFriends Recipes

I also sub HWC w/water and almond flour for this recipe:

Low Cal, Lower Carb Fresh Blueberry Muffins Recipe

For chocolate muffins, use chocolate black bean cake recipe and put in muffin tins, glaze w/chocolate ganache. (you could use SF chocolate chips but they are too expensive for us)

For white muffins, use one of the pound cake recipes (up wet ingredients for more moisture) or whey vanilla squares...use cream cheese frosting...

Oh, I could go on. I love to bake!!!
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:31 AM   #65
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Deanne,thanks for the links to those recipes,especially the pumpkin one. I love pumpkin!
For breakfast I make a Pumpkin shake,easy and yummy.

3/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
2 tbsp cream cheese
sf caramel or cinnamon dolce syrup-to taste(I use 1 tbsp.)
1 tbsp coconut oil
a generous shake of pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup of vanilla protein powder

I use the magic bullet.Thick and creamy and like pumpkin pie,also very filling. Keeps me going until lunch!
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:13 AM   #66
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I hope everyone is having a good week-end. It's cooling off here in Calgary, went down to 0 last night.

I am going to Costco tomorrow finally to stock up. I hope they have pumpkin. I didn't make it to the farmer's market this week.

Shoo that shake sounds yummy!!
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:21 PM   #67
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Yes that shake does look great. I'm definitely going to give it a try on the weekend. I'm not one to eat breakfast during the week - I like to savour every last minute of sleep I can!

I'm going to be baking/cooking up a storm this weekend. I'm bringing goodies for the staff meeting next wed and everyone is curious to taste a low carb menu. I asked if anyone wanted high carb options and they said no...so...

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #68
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Hello Canucks!

It has gone quiet over here. Anyone prepping for Thanksgiving? My in-laws may or may not be here, so I need to get a turkey.

I went to Costco and stocked up on veggies. I am really trying to cut costs at our house. I do think I got a deal on veggies, but the onions I bought were from Peru! Blows my mind, not very local.

Oh and Hockeygal and other hockey fans hockey starts tonight!!

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #69
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I am a big hockey fan and attended a Kelowna Rockets game last night. We won over the tri-city americans!!

I am leaving tomorrow for my Meditteranean cruise. We fly BA out of Calgary to London,then on to Rome. The cruise goes from Rome,through the Greek Islands and then to Turkey. So no turkey dinner for me,but the country Turkey!
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I can't believe its Thanksgiving time already. Alas, I'll be spending it alone, its just not worth the time and $ to travel back home for one extra day, esp considering next week I have 5 quizzes and two midterms!!! Turkey day will be STUDY day for moi.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:57 PM   #71
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I'll be working on Thanksgiving Monday, but we're doing a turkey breast Saturday night, I think. Gonna maybe make some cauli-mashers, and some squash. Yummy!!!

(And pumpkin custard, of course!)
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:47 PM   #72
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No thanksgiving here either. Hubby is working Mon and we just want to relax this w/end. Heading down to Washington next week to give thanks w/the in-laws. Our kids are all the same age so it's becoming a family tradition. I really like spending time w/them so I'm looking forward to it.

We watched the Leafs game AND the Canucks game, LOL. Even better, I play on Sat for the first time since the longest hockey game - woot!
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I got the simple assignment to bring green beans for or Thanksgiving gathering (20 people) and do you think I can find a recipe I like??? Any suggestions? I am using French style green beans.

Hope everyone has a restful and relaxing weekend. It is going to be a mini summer here with sun and temps of 25 - yahoo!!!
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:04 AM   #74
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I work on Turkey day too Jennie, but am probably going to do a lunch. I don't know for sure if the in-laws are even coming here for Thanksgiving. aieeeeee. Going to buy my supplies this morning just in case.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:14 PM   #75
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Hey Cathy!

Green beans are one of my favourites! Don't know how 'fancy' you're looking to go, but one thing I like to do with mine is to blanch the beans in boiling water for about a minute, so they get all bright green, then I saute some butter, garlic, a bit of red onion (maybe a quarter) and a couple diced slices of bacon in a pan, then toss the beans in with some dill, salt and pepper, coat for a couple minutes to get them warm, then serve.

Speedy - what a great idea to do a lunch! Urg...I hope the store wasn't too much of a nightmare for you. I went yesterday to pick up a couple things, and wanted to start punching people by the time I left.
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I know it's late in the day, but wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Going to go fall into a turkey coma now!
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Happy T-giving back at ya Jenny - thanks for the reminder! We didn't do dinner this year so I kept forgetting. But I gave thanks for having the day off, I really relaxed!
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Hee, sometimes a day off is the best thing to be thankful for, Deanne!

I'm looking forward to Sunday, when I (in theory!) have a day off. Whee!!!
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I guess everyone is back to work/regular life. Only about one month til our next long week-end

I ate some food at the restaurant where I work last night and I have sausage fingers. So puffy this morning. I guess I will drink lots of water and avoid the scale for awhile.
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I'm taking a few days off around the Remembrance Day long weekend. I'm doing NaNoWriMo and want to get about 20k words written .
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:22 PM   #81
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OOoh, ambitious to do NaNo, errihu!

I've often thought about trying it, but either lack motivation, time or an idea each time it comes up. This year, it's a bit of all three. **sigh** Lazy creative muses.
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Good luck errihu!! Good challenge.

Hiya Jennie!

Kind of went quiet here. Hope everyone is doing fine and on plan, whichever plan they have chosen.
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Hey Speedy!

I'm maintaining...so that's a good thing, at least. Better than the alternative of gaining. I'm just keeping at it, and working at it, and I know that if I'm patient, it'll come. It'll come. **nods vehemently**

I just realized the other day that it's only a couple months until Christmas. Erg...need to get to work on projects - and think of things I want to make for the holiday! I'm looking forward to getting into the kitchen and doing some cooking for gifts. And winter casseroles for the freezer. Heck yes! **excited!**
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I love winter casseroles!! And anything that can be done in a slow cooker. I'm making a pork shoulder today in my slow cooker.

Christmas is just around the corner. I guess I need to start planning for gifts too. Fortunately I don't have too many buy/make.

Got any fave casseroles? I'll check my binder full of recipes and see if I have any that are worthy of sharing.
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I have a medium size freezer but it fills up FAST when I buy meat in bulk. Plus, the high carbers in the family have chicken nuggets, waffles, etc in there. So I can't cook up a storm I did make about 6 meals of chicken wings - tandori and herb and some low carb cinnamon buns.

For xmas, I'm thinking of cauli-rice cabbage rolls for me & a cheesecake for xmas dinner w/family.

How about everyone else?
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I'm back from Italy and ready to get back on plan after my cruise. I got back home yesterday and go back to work tomorrow,so today will be prepping for work,groceries,laundry,email and calls. I hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving!!
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You lucky dog!! I love Italy and hope to go back in the next year.
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Aww, bummer about not being able to batch-cook, Deanne. Sometimes, I'll spend an entire day doing that; it's fun. (Or maybe I just have a warped idea of what's fun. )

One casserole I like is what I call 'reuben casserole' (sorry guys, no photos, but I've not made it for a while). Basically, I shred a half head of cabbage and steam it, then mix in a well-rinsed can of sauerkraut. I pour that into a lightly sprayed casserole dish (the 9x14 size - it's big!) then I take a corned beef that I've cooked and cut it into thin strips. In all, there's not a lot of meat in it, not relative to the cabbage, anyway! I put the corned beef on top of the cabbage, and then top that with shredded Swiss, or emmenthal, or even Monterrey Jack cheese. Then, I'll mix up about 1/4c mayo with either some Dijon mustard, or a bit of ketchup (enough to turn the mayo pink) and a titch of Splenda and some celery salt if I'm going for a thousand island style sauce, and drizzle that over top of the cheese. Sprinkle a bit of caraway seeds over top if you like. Cover and bake for about 30-35 min, then uncover and cook another 15 to let the cheese get brown and bubbly (watch it, though!).

It's tasty. Yum yum! And with the caraway seeds, you barely even miss the bread. I love it - mega sauerkraut/cabbage fan here. Must be the Ukranian heritage. LOL!
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Jennie, sounds delicious.

Italy & Spain are two of the countries I wanted to see when I was in europe. I couldn't get to them all tho, LOL.

I'm planning a trip to Wash for 3 days and trip up the mountain for some skiing. I'm the queen of mini vacations
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Have fun, Deanne! Skiing is something I'd love to try, but I'm totally afraid of falling and breaking my neck. Ditto for snowboarding! LOL
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