What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

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Spouse made banana bread but we did not have any eggs. She used applesauce as a substitute. Still worked...I thought it tasted even better actually.

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That's funny, we're cooking banana bread too! Applesauce makes a fine substitute, so can chia egg, flax egg, or even mashed banana

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lunch was:

french green lentils, from the weekly batch

mixed with:

microwaved frozen spinach
couple of spoons of nooch
fresh ground black pepper
sufficient olive oil to make it all shiny

served over:

de cecco rigatoni

plus:

cara-cara orange
sumatra pourover

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tonight's stir fry was sweet potato, green cabbage, and a commercial seitan we got for testing.

seitan was good! it came cut in strips and flavored with a bit of a ginger, so i added soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds to the dish.

wife really liked it so i'm talking her into making our own this weekend--we got all the ingredients in the pantry. hail seitan! :lol:

served with a glass of white wine cuz it was a long and eventful day and it helps unwind

just plain fuji apple for dessert--so sweet!

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whoa whoa... who needs to make seitan separately....

check out this lady... combines cooked bean with gluten and blam!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9v1uDct5fw

for tomorrow's lunch i foresee lentil burgers....

without the bun, it's eco-keto... 🤔

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i was too impatient to try last night's discovery, so breakfast was:

diy lentil burgers (awesome!)
chopped cabbage with white wine vinegar
soy café con leche (suprisingly good with a peruvian light roast coffee)

wow, that was satisfying.

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on a low starch kick currently to lose the quarantine bloat.

last night's dinner/desert was diy strained yogurt, with cocoa powder, a sweetener (swerve), 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, and a few crushed pecans.

today's breakfast (i wasn't hungry till mid-morning) was a slice of spam (from pandemic stockpile), 2 pastured eggs, roasted bell pepper, an unsweetened soy latte, and half an orange.

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Thanks Alpha...that vegan bean seitan is legit and easy to make.

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Wads wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:24 am
Thanks Alpha...that vegan bean seitan is legit and easy to make.
yeah, it's good stuff. i'm going to attempt formula #3 this weekend, "deli slices" which is made from tofu, bakes as a loaf.

begins here: https://youtu.be/l9v1uDct5fw?t=333

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eta, hours later: came out like a weird leathery bread! i ate a good chunk of it though. with butter :D

proportions in the video don't match proportions in the comments. and the result was huuge! crusty outside, wet inside. no way that fits in an air fryer. lucky i did it in a regular oven. so that's something i'll have to solve.

the recipe i mixed yielded ten portions of 30g protein, but it's mostly gluten, like a 5 to 1 proportion, so lysine deficient? i need more 1:1 ans will experiment. ofc 3 cups gluten (12 doses of 24g each) almost emptied my current supply.

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my wife did not react well physically to the gluten meats so i've had to cancel that project.

back to regular low-carb for now...

lunch for 2 was:

tuna salad: a can of tuna with a diced red bell pepper, half a lime juice and pulp, 1/4 of a finely diced and rinsed raw red onion, 2 tbsp organic canola mayo. would have liked a bit of chopped parsley or cilantro but had none at hand.

chocolate pudding: 1/3 cup coconut milk (canned), 1tbsp cocoa, 2 bits of stevia. 1/4 "peanut butter" flour, 1/4 cup frozen blueberry. creamy and delicious!

(halve the quantities for individual portions)

plus: black coffee

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more low-carb:

made a stir fry from a block of xf tofu, peanuts, shredded cabbage, a bit of red onion, some ginger powder (i've got tons), splash of soy sauce, a few drops of thai fish sauce, and in the end i felt the impulse to add a small dollop of ketchup for a hint of a sweet tang plus tomato umami--only a teaspoon. then finished seasoning with italian peperoncino. all was sautéed in avocado oil.

no rice! just a big bowl of tasty fofu and properly greased plants.

oooh it was good. it was all vegan except for the fish sauce which ofc is just optional.

i should get some mirin maybe. also, snow peas. mmmm!

next time i'll add sesame instead of peanut. today i needed to use up some unsalted peanuts we bought for science.

on further thought, we'll be instituting tofu tuesdays in the future, for the alliteration.

might eat some plain strawberries for dessert.

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broke my fast mid-morning with a breve latte consisting of:

1 cup unsweetened soymilk
1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
dark roast sumatra

very satisfying although i will change soymilks to edensoy (12g protein per cup!)

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eta

lunch was a nourishing scramble of eggs, red bell peppers, cheese. followed by black coffee and a deliciously sharp piece of grapefruit.

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spatchcocked and roasted an organic chicken. we ate the legs, banked the breast, saved the clean bones for broth. ate with a simple colewslaw of green cabbage, white wine vinegar, and salt.

dessert is a small dollop of yogurt cheese with blueberries.

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still on low carb/weight loss

this evening's dinner:
-grilled mild italian sausage (1/4lb) with grilled zuccini
-arugula in balsamic olive oil vinaigrette with crottin de chèvre chaud
-pinot noir from the econo-box
-cold mix of blueberries, cocoa, macadamia nuts and cream
-cup of rooibos

doing intermittent fasting so this was one of just two daily meals

lunch was:
2-egg cheese omelette
fresh sliced tomato
1/4 grapefruit
black coffee

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