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Old Wed, Dec-05-01, 14:11
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A thin me! A thin me! is offline
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Plan: Dr. R. Atkins
Stats: 325/?????/170
BF:
Progress: 23%
Location: Illinois
Default YUMMMMMMMMMM

Gina:

Yum! I love creamed spinach -- so does my daughter.
These two receipes - are they on the board or yours?
If yours, will you share them with me?

Thanks,

Pam
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Old Wed, Dec-05-01, 14:30
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gecolon gecolon is offline
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Plan: low carv
Stats: 324/299/180 Female 5feet 6inches
BF:47%
Progress: 17%
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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I was always taught that when you bake with ricotta it is best when done in an egg mixture so... Here we go. I'll give you one baked and on stove top.
If you like Boston market's cremed spinach:

Use frozen spinach 2 10oz boxes or large bag (first thaw at room temp and press dry with dish towel)
4T butter
1 cp Heavy cream (cosco has some that is mostly fat, so it thickens nicely)
1 garlic clove (chopped up)
3 thin slices of red onion (or what you prefer.)
3T sour creme
1/4 parmesan cheese
White pepper(to your taste)
salt (to taste)
Sautee in butter, the garlic, onion,and spinach until the onions are translucent (about 4-5 min), Add cream and bring to boil.
Add sour creme, pepper and stir.
Now add Parmesan and stir. You have to keep stiring through out preparation since mixture is prepared using high heat. Stir until mixture thickens (it will continue to thicken while cooling)
This is my own recipe made from taste.
ECC =13 in the whole thing / 4 = 3.25 per serving
Baked spinach
Frozen spinach (about12 oz)
5oz of Ricotta (no skim)
1cp Heavy cream
2 eggs
1/4 Parmesan
defrosted frozen spinach drained and blotted to absorb excess water (use the amount to your liking some like a lot of spinach, some don't)
salt to taste
In a bowl mix eggs, ricotta and creme. Whip a little like you would to make scrambled eggs. Add spinach, and stir. Now add Parmasan and stir. Bake covered in a caserole dish at 350 for about 40 min [ Until middle is done- when you lightly poke with a fork it should come out dry and clean]
ECC 9.55 / 4 = 2.38 per serving
I hope you guys like these two recipes. I have learned to invent things with this wol.

Last edited by gecolon : Fri, Dec-07-01 at 11:54.
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Old Wed, Dec-05-01, 15:30
ezandreth ezandreth is offline
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Plan: atkins, paleo, vlc
Stats: 186/186/154 Female 60inches
BF:o/m/g
Progress: 0%
Location: UK
Default good topic

eggs
semi-skimmed milk (hubby prefers it)
cheese
packets of ham or other sliced cold meats - easy to take to work for lunches
red meat and chicken for cooking
tinned tuna
occasional cream and whole milk
celery
cucumber
cauliflower
peppers
pumpkin

It's interesting how much of the supermarket we never visit. Even before I started doing Atkins, we were serious foodies and bought almost no prepared stuff.
Also, I have a rule of thumb - never eat anything with a made-up name. If there are so few natural ingredients that they have to make up a name and can't admit what's in it, then it can't be good for you. For example, Sunny Delight.
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Old Wed, Dec-05-01, 16:55
Angela_NZ Angela_NZ is offline
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Plan: pregnant so maintenance level
Stats: 136/122/---
BF:
Progress: 89%
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
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My shopping list is getting very restricted because I am following an anti-candida diet, as well as avoiding foods I'm allergic/intolerant of. But the good thing is eating this way broke a 6 week 'no weight loss/no loss of inches' stall- I lost a pound! WAHOOOO!!!

this is my grocery list-

pork chops
chicken
beef mince
steak
fish
coconut cream
lettuce
tomatoes
cucumber
cauliflower
brocolli
carrots
onions
olive oil
butter
GARLIC!!
lemons

Can't eat eggs, dairy, nuts, anything fermented, yeasty or fungusy- and I miss them all so much!!! But if it get's me healthy it's worth it
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Old Wed, Dec-05-01, 18:53
blue666 blue666 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 125/121.5/110
BF:
Progress: 23%
Location: Seattle, WA
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I just got back from the grocery store and had a similar LOL experience as I was checking out, looking at the cashier and wondering if she was looking at my food and asking "where is the bread? the pasta? the cookies and chips?" Probably she didn't notice nor care but I found it amusing. This was what was in my cart:

eggs
sausage
bacon (as a former lowfat diehard these three items are tough for me to eat but i am working on it and getting better at it!)
broccoli
heavy cream
sugarfree jello
ground beef
cheese
mushrooms
olive oil
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Old Wed, Dec-05-01, 19:29
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Lessara Lessara is offline
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Posts: 7,075
 
Plan: Bernstein, Keto IFast
Stats: 385/253/160 Female 67.5
BF:14d bsl 400/122/83
Progress: 59%
Location: Durham, NH
Question coconut cream

What do you do with coconut cream? I'm curious.
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Old Wed, Dec-05-01, 20:37
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Chrissy Chrissy is offline
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Posts: 449
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 000/000/000 Female 5'5"
BF:
Progress: 56%
Location: Canada
Talking Ah heck, I'll just give you my grocery list!

Meats: All Kinds
Beef Pork
Tuna
Salmon
Fish frozen
Chicken
Turkey
Bacon
Ham

Eggs (lots)
Pickle Eggs

Cheese: all kinds
Swiss Cheese
Cottage Cheese 2%
Cream Cheese block
Cream Cheese flavored (herb&garlic)
Feta
Parmesan grated
String cheese
Shredded cheese


Nuts & Seeds
Almonds
Walnuts
Pecans
Brazil
Hazel
Macadamia nuts
Sunflower Seeds
Sesame Seeds

Vegetables & Fruits:
Lettuce
Romaine
Cucumber
Peppers
Celery
Mushrooms
Olives
Alfalfa sprouts
Asparagus (just had these tonight, smothered with butter!) Yum
Beans string or wax
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Spinach
Sauerkraut
Broccoli
Tomato
Onion
Strawberries frozen
Raspberries
Blueberries
Rhubarb

Oils:
Olive Oil
Canola
Pam
Butter
Garlic Butter
Mayonnaise (Hellman's)
Salad dressing, check carbs

Misc:
Sour Cream
Whipping Cream (heavy cream)
Yogurt All natural (No sugar plain)
Fried Pork Rinds
Bacon Bits
Lemon Herb Spice
Wasa Fiber Rye Crisp Bread
Diet Hot Chocolate (Carnation) used only as a treat
SF BBQ Sauce
Dill Pickles (no sugar)
Salsa Sauce (no sugar)
Dijon Mustard
Alfredo sauce (about 3 carbs per serving)
Peanut Butter (no salt, no sugar)
Splenda sugar
Jello sugar- free
Clear bouillon broth cubes (not all brands)
Diet soda (no caffeine)
Decaf Instant coffee
Lemon juice concentrate
Crystal Lite
Herb Tea
Green Tea
Flax meal
Metamucil sugar- free
Ketostix
Protein Powder Shake, whey protein isolate based protein, Designer Whey
Atkins Bake Mix
Soy Flour
Protein bars (Atkins) I eat these only once in awhile!
Multi Vitamin
Calcium/magnesium (Chelated)
Vit C
Vit E
Potassium
L-Glutamine
Coenzyme Q10
Chromium Picolinate

thats about it! I go grocery shopping every week to make sure I have everything on my list in stock
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Old Thu, Dec-06-01, 02:09
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coquina coquina is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 185/159/135
BF:
Progress: 52%
Location: Tucson AZ
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Probably the iron in that spinach you crave.

Eggs
Bacon
Heavy cream
Butter
Olive oil
Beef (steak, hamburger, potroast)
Chicken (roasting or breasts)
Seafood (shrimp, salmon, tuna)
Liverwurst
Cheese (Havarti, muenster, cheddar, parmesan)
Macadamia nuts
Green olives
Radishes
Baby spinach
Romaine
Mushrooms
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cucumber
Green beans (occasionally)
Garlic & onion (sparingly)
Fresh salsa (sparingly)
Green pepper (sparingly)

I'm anxious to get to where I can eat stuff like eggplant, artichokes and some squashes again.

Coquina
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Old Thu, Dec-06-01, 05:32
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Plan: 10-20g per day
Stats: 169/129/125
BF:
Progress: 91%
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I don't have much new to add except for:

cottage cheese, not the low fat variety
cauliflower pickles but they are sooooo more-ish!
Concentrated individual stock serves

I can't eat eggs without bread or I get a bad 'gas' attack a few hours later so I am not eating more than say eggs six a week. Usually as an omelette or scrambled. A boiled egg will send my tummy into turmoil, and I can't imagine one fried or poached without toast! On my 'day off' I have bacon and fried eggs and a slice of multi-grain high fibre.

Also I find rich cheeses impossible to eat on their own, without a cracker or something so I am not eating those either. Kraft individual cheddars sit in the bowl in the fridge now, they are fine. It's camembert, blue and brie... that kind I can't eat on their own. I do use them in salad dressings sometimes tho.

I now buy the concentrated chicken and veggie stocks and often have a hot mug of 'soup' for lunch.

What I HAVE noticed tho, is how much my grocery bill has gone down, buying pretty much natural foods. Well, except for the cat food... that hasn't changed! Little gluttons!

I just bought a jar of Paul Newman's Ranch dressing.. does anyone have a carb count on that? It's not listed on my label or on the carb counter here.
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Old Thu, Dec-06-01, 09:11
YogaBuff YogaBuff is offline
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Plan: Schwarzbein prin
Stats: 158/155/120
BF:
Progress:
Location: US
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Brie cheese!-- something I used to feel so guilty about eating.

cream, butter, love these.

green beans.

nuts(some)

bacon--feels like luxury.

meat, meat, and more meat.

Now, I look in the fridge and feel like there's going to be comfort and satiety with the next meal or snack, instead of disappointment and dissatisfaction!

YB
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Old Thu, Dec-06-01, 11:44
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 173/148/150 Male 5' 7"
BF:
Progress: 109%
Location: Florida
Default In our refrigerator...

Since both my wife and myself follow a Low Carb WOE there is no "not allowed" food in our refrigerator. If you were to look inside on any given day you would find:

eggs
hard cheese (Swiss and cheddar mostly, but also blue and colby)
lettuce (iceberg.romaine and leaf - we use vinegar and oil)
asparagus
broccoli
brussel sprouts
ground sirloin
sliced roast beef from the deli
pot roast (often left over from the night before)
chicken
bacon (we don't eat as much bacon as we use to - it seemed to
stall us)
butter
heavy cream (for use on sugar free jello)
real mayo
fish (lots of it if I have been fishing)
LOTS OF COLD WATER
Dan
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Old Thu, Dec-06-01, 12:46
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Sh'ra Sh'ra is offline
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Plan: Predominantly Atkins
Stats: 320/260/145
BF:
Progress: 34%
Location: Missouri
Default Re: good topic

Esandreth
Quote:
Also, I have a rule of thumb - never eat anything with a made-up name. If there are so few natural ingredients that they have to make up a name and can't admit what's in it, then it can't be good for you. For example, Sunny Delight. [/B]


This made me laugh - I always teased my husband about drinking something they couldn't even call "orange" it was so fake.

Sh'ra
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Old Thu, Dec-06-01, 14:59
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Plan: pregnant so maintenance level
Stats: 136/122/---
BF:
Progress: 89%
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Quote:
What do you do with coconut cream? I'm curious.


Lessara- I use coconut cream with some Thai red curry paste (no sugar) and make really yummy thai chicken curry, or seafood curry chowder. YUM!
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Old Fri, Dec-07-01, 07:13
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 204/195.5/130
BF:
Progress: 11%
Location: northern michigan
Talking Grocery lists

Hi all--

Wow guys...I'm just starting induction this week and I have to admit I hadn't thought much about what my list will be. This will be a real change for me. Before my cart was full of low fat stuff, but albeit mostly healthy things; brown rice, all sorts of beans, and of course the non-fat dressings, low fat everything! I can't remember when I bought cream last. Someone said something about cabbage sauteed in browned butter...I can't wait! No more just steaming for this girl! Thanks for the input on this subject. I will still have to keep the other stuff i.e. bread, cereal, junk foods around for the rest of the family (3 teens and husband--all for the most part skinny). I have hope to be rid of the carb cravings soon so it won't be a problem. Off to the market!

Eleanor
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Old Fri, Dec-07-01, 08:48
lagwagon lagwagon is offline
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Plan: Classic Atkins
Stats: 210/208/180
BF:
Progress:
Location: NJ Shore (NYC area)
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Am I making my salads too good (hi carb) or are you people not seeing the salad light? Most of you simply list lettuce or one type of lettuce. I usually make a tri- coloured salad consisting of endive, raddichio (spelling), and either butter lettuce or romaine. On this goes extra virgin olive oil, a little salt, and shaved parmasian cheese. We should be enjoying these salads since they're almost our only carbs.

Also, very thinly sliced fennel with olive oil, salt, pepper, and red wine vinegar.

lagwagon
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