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Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-15-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Erythritol is definitely the culprit. I have used...

Erythritol is definitely the culprit. I have used half erythritol and half sugar in sauces just to reduce calories, and erythritol will STILL find a way to fight through and part of the sauce will...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-12-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 36,489
Posted By EnglishLit
I should mention that I'm very sorry to hear...

I should mention that I'm very sorry to hear about Tooter. This recipe was one of the first truly successful recipes that I tried when I ventured into low carb baking, and I'm hard pressed to think...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-09-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 36,489
Posted By EnglishLit
Everyone is different! Some people can consume...

Everyone is different! Some people can consume isomalt, polyd etc with no issues! My daughter for example can eat all of that stuff plus maltitol and she says it's no different than eating regular...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 36,489
Posted By EnglishLit
I have isomalt. I really like it in recipes (it's...

I have isomalt. I really like it in recipes (it's particularly great in brownie and cake recipes) but it kind of makes my tummy hurt so I avoid it.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-09-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,596
Posted By EnglishLit
Most of the brownie mixes on the market use...

Most of the brownie mixes on the market use baking soda, so that's what I decided to use. I don't like cakey or fluffy brownies, which baking powder would produce and I found that using just a tad...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 12-31-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By EnglishLit
Wow! I had a terrible experience with...

Wow!

I had a terrible experience with Allulose, but all sweeteners aren't created equal, and maybe I'll have a better experience with Sensato allulose. I was able to tolerate Sensato Tagatose...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 12-29-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Still using bochasweet as one of my main...

Still using bochasweet as one of my main sweeteners! Remember to give you digestive system a little bit of time to get used to it!

It's very disappointing that JLS's pricing is still so expensive...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 12-22-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By EnglishLit
If I had to do it all over again, I think I would...

If I had to do it all over again, I think I would start with either Carbquik or Carbalose, and then mix those two with almond flour until I figured out how to really bake with low carb flours and...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-26-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By EnglishLit
I don't really care for the Quest chips either,...

I don't really care for the Quest chips either, but I've found that they make a nice breading for chicken strips if you grind them up.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-26-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By EnglishLit
I've been using pasta from Low Carb Bread...

I've been using pasta from Low Carb Bread Company, Fiber Gourmet and Impastable, so I will add a bag or two of this rice to my next Netrition order. My regular pastas are great, but you can't beat 0...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-23-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By EnglishLit
I made mac and cheese for Thanksgiving, and used...

I made mac and cheese for Thanksgiving, and used half Impastable elbows and half Low Carb Bread Company elbows. Did a taste test before adding them into the cheese sauce (Impastable pasta is darker,...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-11-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By EnglishLit
I have been using Land O Lakes European butter...

I have been using Land O Lakes European butter for about 8-10 years I think. My husband is in the military and I first started using it because the commissary sells it ridiculously cheap, practically...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-10-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By EnglishLit
I'm able to get Plugra at the regular grocery...

I'm able to get Plugra at the regular grocery store, like Safeway/Vons.

I am not a fan of Kerrygold, but I absolutely LOVE Land O' Lakes and Plugra!
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-02-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By EnglishLit
Wow! I've actually had these at the San Diego...

Wow! I've actually had these at the San Diego restaurant location, and they are INCREDIBLE. Probably totally out of my calorie range these days, but I'll be sure to pick some up for my husband if I...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-31-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By EnglishLit
I agree, but I did it because I prefer sweet...

I agree, but I did it because I prefer sweet potato pie and was attempting to get that firm, thick texture, especially since I only use fresh squash.

Plus the protein boost was nice. :)
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-30-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By EnglishLit
I used to put cinnamon whey protein powder in my...

I used to put cinnamon whey protein powder in my squash pie to thicken it up, and it worked great.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-26-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
So glad she's okay! Up until Bochasweet,...

So glad she's okay!

Up until Bochasweet, xylitol was my all time favorite sugar sub, and this stuff performs differently. It just does. It might be a sugar alcohol, but chemically, I don't think...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-25-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
I blended a bag of bochasweet for powdered sugar,...

I blended a bag of bochasweet for powdered sugar, and it came out really good! Turns out I didn't have any cornstarch in the house so that affected my desired texture a tad bit, but it definitely had...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-25-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
They have a FAQ on the website that answers some...

They have a FAQ on the website that answers some of these questions, including whether or not it is safe for animals.

I didn't have luck getting them to respond to me by email, but they responded...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-24-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
The only reason I think that it might not be...

The only reason I think that it might not be xylitol is because on the website, it states that it is safe for dogs and animals (and we all know xylitol is not) and because it is 0 calories per tsp...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-24-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Sorry Cat, when I see"graininess", I...

Sorry Cat, when I see"graininess", I automatically assume cooling effect--I think I might be scarred! So many failed recipes due to recrystalization, I just assume they both go hand in hand.
...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-23-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Thanks for the info Cat! I'm a little...

Thanks for the info Cat! I'm a little disappointed that it has the cooling/grainy effect, that definitely dulls its bright light just a little, but I will deal with it. I am so done with erythritol,...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-22-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
10 and 18 pounds! Oh dear, my poor bank account. ...

10 and 18 pounds! Oh dear, my poor bank account.

Has anyone powdered this yet? I made some frosting the other day using mostly powdered erythritol, and I was resentful of having to deal with the...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-21-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By EnglishLit
Around this time last year they had frozen...

Around this time last year they had frozen kabocha squash, so definitely check for that!
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-20-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Thanks for the heads up Cat! I got no such email...

Thanks for the heads up Cat! I got no such email and I'm getting low, so it's good to know I can get a discount when I stock up for holiday baking.

I think Bochasweet really shines in baked goods....
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-10-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Excellent point. I no longer use syrups, but I do...

Excellent point. I no longer use syrups, but I do use coffee sweeteners/enhancers and I also use Splenda Zero for when I need an extra boost of sweetener or intense flavor boost (caramel, hazelnut,...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-09-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
You will need to get used to having different...

You will need to get used to having different sweeteners to do different jobs. We typically didn't have just regular white sugar in our pantries, but also brown sugar, molasses, corn syrup, honey,...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-05-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 118,781
Posted By EnglishLit
I'm making Soobee's marshamallows this week and...

I'm making Soobee's marshamallows this week and will swap out half of the erythritol for Bochasweet, and will report back afterward. I absolutely loved the marshmallows made with xylitol so I don't...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-30-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Yes Cat, I totally agree with everything you...

Yes Cat, I totally agree with everything you wrote. I think no matter what, everyone should take all sweeteners on a case by case basis. I've seen and heard from people who've had spikes from every...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-28-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Yes, I've said in another thread that Whey Low...

Yes, I've said in another thread that Whey Low isn't something I would recommend and should definitely be used on a case by case basis. I use it mostly for calorie control and the low carb count. It...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-28-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
I don't powder it, I use it just like granulated...

I don't powder it, I use it just like granulated sugar, it doesn't recrystallize like erythritol.

I have not used it as a standalone sweetener in frosting, but I have used it in my sweetener mix...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-28-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Good luck! Definitely ease into it, no matter how...

Good luck! Definitely ease into it, no matter how good it tastes!

I'm eating some french toast made with it right now, and will be making a red kuri pumpkin pie later with it as the dominant...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-26-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,458
Posted By EnglishLit
Does maltitol harden? I might have to get some,...

Does maltitol harden? I might have to get some, out of my entire arsenal of sweeteners, not one of them can harden into a respectable glaze -- even Whey Low.

Once I made some spiced candied nuts...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-22-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By EnglishLit
I'm hearing amazing things about candy bar! I...

I'm hearing amazing things about candy bar! I might have to drive a few miles to a store that typically is fully stocked with HT and Enlightened and give it a try.

My local grocery store was out...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-22-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
That's funny, the NOW brand was the first xylitol...

That's funny, the NOW brand was the first xylitol I ever had and it was horrible on my digestive system! I was never going to touch it again, but then someone in a comments section of a blog recipe I...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-21-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
PolyD messes me up. I have used it because at the...

PolyD messes me up. I have used it because at the time I didn't have many options, but I'm very happy to have moved on from it. I handle xylitol just fine as long as it is birch xylitol--xylitol from...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-20-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
I was sick a couple of weeks ago and basically...

I was sick a couple of weeks ago and basically lived on broth and tea and honey. Once I got back into the swing of things, I noticed that in the beginning, eating anything with bochasweet on an empty...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-20-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By EnglishLit
I don't like it. I bought a multipack of it with...

I don't like it. I bought a multipack of it with the regular granulated allulose, allulose honey, maple syrup, etc and it gave me terrible gastric pain for days. The fact that the discomfort lasted...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-18-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,004
Posted By EnglishLit
Do you have a link to the pb bread recipe? Just...

Do you have a link to the pb bread recipe? Just want to make sure I'm making the right one.

The only thing I don't like the bochasweet in is coffee, and that's because it tastes exactly like...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-17-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By EnglishLit
Thanks for the review! I don't think I've ever...

Thanks for the review! I don't think I've ever seen a pancake ice cream even in regular varieties, I wonder what made them make it?
At our local stores, they are only stocking the pumpkin spice...
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