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  1. #1
    Janet Guest

    Default Besan flour

    I was in the only Indian market in my area yesterday, stocking up on fresh
    curry leaves, and fell into conversation with the proprietor. We discussed
    Indian breads, which I used to make from chapati flour, and I told her that
    I was looking for lower carb/higher fiber alternatives. She pointed out
    Besan flour, which is ground chana dal. She said that it can be used to
    make pakoras and similar items, although not naan, poori, or other typically
    wheat-based breads. She said she like to try to control her fat intake, so
    that rather than making pakoras--which are deep fried, for those who are not
    familiar with them--she more often uses it to make something that is roughly
    similar to a savory pancake/crepe or a thin frittata. She said to mix up a
    batter of besan flour and water to whatever consistency works, and stir in
    minced onion and other diced/minced vegetables, S&P and perhaps some spices,
    then fry in a skillet. She eats this with Indian condiments such as mint or
    coriander chutney, yogurt raita, and so forth. (Tzatziki sauce would be
    great, I think.) I bought a bag, and am looking forward to giving it a
    whirl.

    BTW, she said that no eggs are required in the batter: you are basically
    using the besan flour instead of egg, if you think of it as a frittata.



  2. #2
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Janet <[email protected]> wrote:
    : I was in the only Indian market in my area yesterday, stocking up on fresh
    : curry leaves, and fell into conversation with the proprietor. We discussed
    : Indian breads, which I used to make from chapati flour, and I told her that
    : I was looking for lower carb/higher fiber alternatives. She pointed out
    : Besan flour, which is ground chana dal. She said that it can be used to
    : make pakoras and similar items, although not naan, poori, or other typically
    : wheat-based breads. She said she like to try to control her fat intake, so
    : that rather than making pakoras--which are deep fried, for those who are not
    : familiar with them--she more often uses it to make something that is roughly
    : similar to a savory pancake/crepe or a thin frittata. She said to mix up a
    : batter of besan flour and water to whatever consistency works, and stir in
    : minced onion and other diced/minced vegetables, S&P and perhaps some spices,
    : then fry in a skillet. She eats this with Indian condiments such as mint or
    : coriander chutney, yogurt raita, and so forth. (Tzatziki sauce would be
    : great, I think.) I bought a bag, and am looking forward to giving it a
    : whirl.

    : BTW, she said that no eggs are required in the batter: you are basically
    : using the besan flour instead of egg, if you think of it as a frittata.

    How would this be for "breading" meats, etc that ou don't want to fuly
    batter like with the pancake mix?

    Wendy-looking for new food adventures like floured chicken cutlets.
    Wow!"-)



  3. #3
    Alice Faber Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    In article <j09igr$46c$[email protected]>,
    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Janet <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : I was in the only Indian market in my area yesterday, stocking up on fresh
    > : curry leaves, and fell into conversation with the proprietor. We discussed
    > : Indian breads, which I used to make from chapati flour, and I told her that
    > : I was looking for lower carb/higher fiber alternatives. She pointed out
    > : Besan flour, which is ground chana dal. She said that it can be used to
    > : make pakoras and similar items, although not naan, poori, or other
    > : typically
    > : wheat-based breads. She said she like to try to control her fat intake, so
    > : that rather than making pakoras--which are deep fried, for those who are
    > : not
    > : familiar with them--she more often uses it to make something that is
    > : roughly
    > : similar to a savory pancake/crepe or a thin frittata. She said to mix up a
    > : batter of besan flour and water to whatever consistency works, and stir in
    > : minced onion and other diced/minced vegetables, S&P and perhaps some
    > : spices,
    > : then fry in a skillet. She eats this with Indian condiments such as mint or
    > : coriander chutney, yogurt raita, and so forth. (Tzatziki sauce would be
    > : great, I think.) I bought a bag, and am looking forward to giving it a
    > : whirl.
    >
    > : BTW, she said that no eggs are required in the batter: you are basically
    > : using the besan flour instead of egg, if you think of it as a frittata.
    >
    > How would this be for "breading" meats, etc that ou don't want to fuly
    > batter like with the pancake mix?
    >
    > Wendy-looking for new food adventures like floured chicken cutlets.
    > Wow!"-)


    There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in which
    the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like this and then
    tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is heavier than, say, a
    tempura, but much more bg-friendly.

    --
    "Isn't embarrassing to quote something you didn't read and then attack
    what it didn't say?"--WG, where else but Usenet

  4. #4
    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:

    > There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in which
    > the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like this and then
    > tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is heavier than, say, a
    > tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >


    Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry type
    sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce variations, but the
    base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the same. The dish
    i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very nice.

    kate

  5. #5
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Tiger Lily wrote:
    > On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >
    >> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in which
    >> the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like this and then
    >> tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is heavier than, say,
    >> a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>

    >
    > Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry type
    > sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce variations, but the
    > base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the same. The dish
    > i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very nice.
    >
    > kate


    I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!



  6. #6
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Janet wrote:
    > Tiger Lily wrote:
    >> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>
    >>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in
    >>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like this
    >>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is heavier
    >>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry
    >> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce variations,
    >> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the same. The
    >> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very nice.
    >>
    >> kate

    >
    > I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!


    Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups grated
    zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of chopped
    cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper,
    1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And about 1 tsp
    salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added slightly over a cup
    of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini was enough,
    with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then added a little
    more. It probably wasn't necessary.)

    Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side, according to
    the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them with
    tzatziki sauce. Delicious!

    I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips until the
    prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy and very
    flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with just enough
    "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.



  7. #7
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Janet <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Janet wrote:
    : > Tiger Lily wrote:
    : >> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    : >>
    : >>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in
    : >>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like this
    : >>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is heavier
    : >>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    : >>>
    : >>
    : >> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry
    : >> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce variations,
    : >> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the same. The
    : >> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very nice.
    : >>
    : >> kate
    : >
    : > I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!

    : Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups grated
    : zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of chopped
    : cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper,
    : 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And about 1 tsp
    : salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added slightly over a cup
    : of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini was enough,
    : with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then added a little
    : more. It probably wasn't necessary.)

    : Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side, according to
    : the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them with
    : tzatziki sauce. Delicious!

    : I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips until the
    : prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy and very
    : flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with just enough
    : "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.

    Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao when my
    daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat vegetables(green was
    clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter and serve
    with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of us:-)

    Wendy



  8. #8
    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    > Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    > : Janet wrote:
    > :> Tiger Lily wrote:
    > :>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    > :>>
    > :>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in
    > :>>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like this
    > :>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is heavier
    > :>>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    > :>>>
    > :>>
    > :>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry
    > :>> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce variations,
    > :>> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the same. The
    > :>> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very nice.
    > :>>
    > :>> kate
    > :>
    > :> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >
    > : Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups grated
    > : zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of chopped
    > : cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper,
    > : 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And about 1 tsp
    > : salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added slightly over a cup
    > : of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini was enough,
    > : with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then added a little
    > : more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >
    > : Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side, according to
    > : the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them with
    > : tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >
    > : I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips until the
    > : prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy and very
    > : flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with just enough
    > : "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >
    > Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao when my
    > daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat vegetables(green was
    > clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter and serve
    > with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of us:-)
    >
    > Wendy
    >
    >

    kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food

    it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself

    kate

  9. #9
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour



    "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >> : Janet wrote:
    >> :> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >> :>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >> :>>
    >> :>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in
    >> :>>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like
    >> this
    >> :>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >> heavier
    >> :>>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >> :>>>
    >> :>>
    >> :>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter
    >> curry
    >> :>> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce
    >> variations,
    >> :>> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the
    >> same. The
    >> :>> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very
    >> nice.
    >> :>>
    >> :>> kate
    >> :>
    >> :> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>
    >> : Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups
    >> grated
    >> : zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of chopped
    >> : cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp chipotle
    >> pepper,
    >> : 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And about
    >> 1 tsp
    >> : salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added slightly
    >> over a cup
    >> : of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini was
    >> enough,
    >> : with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then added
    >> a little
    >> : more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>
    >> : Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >> according to
    >> : the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them
    >> with
    >> : tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>
    >> : I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips
    >> until the
    >> : prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy and
    >> very
    >> : flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with just
    >> enough
    >> : "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>
    >> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao
    >> when my
    >> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat vegetables(green
    >> was
    >> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter and
    >> serve
    >> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of
    >> us:-)
    >>
    >> Wendy
    >>
    >>

    > kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >
    > it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself


    One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always liked "5
    sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14 and
    there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has tomato,
    bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed at my
    house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.


  10. #10
    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> : Janet wrote:
    >>> :> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>> :>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>> :>>
    >>> :>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in
    >>> :>>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like this
    >>> :>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is heavier
    >>> :>>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>> :>>>
    >>> :>>
    >>> :>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry
    >>> :>> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce variations,
    >>> :>> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the
    >>> same. The
    >>> :>> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very nice.
    >>> :>>
    >>> :>> kate
    >>> :>
    >>> :> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>
    >>> : Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups grated
    >>> : zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of chopped
    >>> : cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp chipotle
    >>> pepper,
    >>> : 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And about
    >>> 1 tsp
    >>> : salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added slightly
    >>> over a cup
    >>> : of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini was
    >>> enough,
    >>> : with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then added
    >>> a little
    >>> : more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>
    >>> : Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>> according to
    >>> : the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them with
    >>> : tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>
    >>> : I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips
    >>> until the
    >>> : prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy and
    >>> very
    >>> : flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with just
    >>> enough
    >>> : "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>
    >>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao when my
    >>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat vegetables(green was
    >>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter and serve
    >>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of us:-)
    >>>
    >>> Wendy
    >>>
    >>>

    >> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>
    >> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself

    >
    > One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always liked "5
    > sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14 and
    > there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has tomato,
    > bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed at my
    > house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.


    Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,

    ????

    or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?

    kate

  11. #11
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour



    "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> : Janet wrote:
    >>>> :> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>>> :>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>>> :>>
    >>>> :>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant
    >>>> in
    >>>> :>>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like
    >>>> this
    >>>> :>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >>>> heavier
    >>>> :>>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>> :>>>
    >>>> :>>
    >>>> :>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry
    >>>> :>> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce
    >>>> variations,
    >>>> :>> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the
    >>>> same. The
    >>>> :>> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very
    >>>> nice.
    >>>> :>>
    >>>> :>> kate
    >>>> :>
    >>>> :> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>>
    >>>> : Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups
    >>>> grated
    >>>> : zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of
    >>>> chopped
    >>>> : cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp
    >>>> chipotle
    >>>> pepper,
    >>>> : 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And
    >>>> about
    >>>> 1 tsp
    >>>> : salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added slightly
    >>>> over a cup
    >>>> : of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini was
    >>>> enough,
    >>>> : with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then
    >>>> added
    >>>> a little
    >>>> : more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>>
    >>>> : Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>>> according to
    >>>> : the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them
    >>>> with
    >>>> : tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>>
    >>>> : I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips
    >>>> until the
    >>>> : prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy
    >>>> and
    >>>> very
    >>>> : flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with just
    >>>> enough
    >>>> : "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>>
    >>>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao
    >>>> when my
    >>>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat
    >>>> vegetables(green was
    >>>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter and
    >>>> serve
    >>>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of
    >>>> us:-)
    >>>>
    >>>> Wendy
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>>
    >>> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself

    >>
    >> One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always liked
    >> "5
    >> sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14 and
    >> there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has tomato,
    >> bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed at
    >> my
    >> house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.

    >
    > Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,
    >
    > ????
    >
    > or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?


    Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to be
    His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away from
    home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.

    Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is having
    the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom while she
    bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel in a certain
    place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the bathroom counter
    She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet cleaned and
    I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was attempting
    to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before the
    clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs but I had
    to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep with
    the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).
    >
    > kate



  12. #12
    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    On 7/25/2011 10:52 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>>>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>> : Janet wrote:
    >>>>> :> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>>>> :>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>>>> :>>
    >>>>> :>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant in
    >>>>> :>>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds like
    >>>>> this
    >>>>> :>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >>>>> heavier
    >>>>> :>>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>>> :>>>
    >>>>> :>>
    >>>>> :>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter curry
    >>>>> :>> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce variations,
    >>>>> :>> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the
    >>>>> same. The
    >>>>> :>> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very nice.
    >>>>> :>>
    >>>>> :>> kate
    >>>>> :>
    >>>>> :> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> : Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups
    >>>>> grated
    >>>>> : zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of chopped
    >>>>> : cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp chipotle
    >>>>> pepper,
    >>>>> : 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And about
    >>>>> 1 tsp
    >>>>> : salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added slightly
    >>>>> over a cup
    >>>>> : of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini was
    >>>>> enough,
    >>>>> : with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then added
    >>>>> a little
    >>>>> : more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> : Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>>>> according to
    >>>>> : the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them with
    >>>>> : tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> : I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips
    >>>>> until the
    >>>>> : prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy and
    >>>>> very
    >>>>> : flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with just
    >>>>> enough
    >>>>> : "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao
    >>>>> when my
    >>>>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat
    >>>>> vegetables(green was
    >>>>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter and
    >>>>> serve
    >>>>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of us:-)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Wendy
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>>>
    >>>> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself
    >>>
    >>> One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always liked "5
    >>> sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14 and
    >>> there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has tomato,
    >>> bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed at my
    >>> house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.

    >>
    >> Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,
    >>
    >> ????
    >>
    >> or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?

    >
    > Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to be
    > His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away from
    > home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.
    >
    > Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is having
    > the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom while she
    > bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel in a certain
    > place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the bathroom counter
    > She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet cleaned and
    > I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was attempting
    > to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before the
    > clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs but I had
    > to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    > satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep with
    > the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).


    oh, that's cute, Jan

    Jazzy certainly knows what she wants! I think that's a good thing
    (well, most of the time). You are a saint to work with her need for
    exactness!

    kate


  13. #13
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    the more I learn of Asperger's I realize my wife and I both have it
    mildly..we both have rituals..tactile things and live inside our own heads
    and especially as kids had all the signs.

    as a kid I saw the world through a porthole and was often sent into fits if
    drawn out from my own world.

    I learned to function slightly better in society but even today work from
    home etc to avoid people who I just don’t "get"..lol

    but I totally get her placement of things issue and I ALWAYS sleep with a
    fan in my face but I also need to have a fan in every room of the house or
    at least a air purifier..I need the white noise from them or else I'm not
    comfortable...only rooms without a fan are the kitchen and bathroom which I
    turn on the exhaust vents and the garage..lol

    KROM




    "Ozgirl" wrote ...

    Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to be
    His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away from
    home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.

    Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is having
    the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom while she
    bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel in a certain
    place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the bathroom counter
    She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet cleaned and
    I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was attempting
    to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before the
    clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs but I had
    to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep with
    the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).
    >
    > kate



  14. #14
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour



    "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 7/25/2011 10:52 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>>>>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>> : Janet wrote:
    >>>>>> :> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>>>>> :>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>>>>> :>>
    >>>>>> :>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian restaurant
    >>>>>> in
    >>>>>> :>>> which the florets are deep fried in a batter that sounds
    >>>>>> like
    >>>>>> this
    >>>>>> :>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >>>>>> heavier
    >>>>>> :>>> than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>>>> :>>>
    >>>>>> :>>
    >>>>>> :>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter
    >>>>>> curry
    >>>>>> :>> type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce
    >>>>>> variations,
    >>>>>> :>> but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried would be the
    >>>>>> same. The
    >>>>>> :>> dish i'm thinking of isn't oily either, very light and very
    >>>>>> nice.
    >>>>>> :>>
    >>>>>> :>> kate
    >>>>>> :>
    >>>>>> :> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> : Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5 cups
    >>>>>> grated
    >>>>>> : zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a few TBS of
    >>>>>> chopped
    >>>>>> : cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp
    >>>>>> chipotle
    >>>>>> pepper,
    >>>>>> : 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And
    >>>>>> about
    >>>>>> 1 tsp
    >>>>>> : salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added
    >>>>>> slightly
    >>>>>> over a cup
    >>>>>> : of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini
    >>>>>> was
    >>>>>> enough,
    >>>>>> : with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then
    >>>>>> added
    >>>>>> a little
    >>>>>> : more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> : Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>>>>> according to
    >>>>>> : the suggestion I found in a recipe on the internet. We had them
    >>>>>> with
    >>>>>> : tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> : I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test strips
    >>>>>> until the
    >>>>>> : prescription renewal goes through on Monday, but it was crispy
    >>>>>> and
    >>>>>> very
    >>>>>> : flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with
    >>>>>> just
    >>>>>> enough
    >>>>>> : "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao
    >>>>>> when my
    >>>>>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat
    >>>>>> vegetables(green was
    >>>>>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter
    >>>>>> and
    >>>>>> serve
    >>>>>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of
    >>>>>> us:-)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Wendy
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>>>>
    >>>>> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself
    >>>>
    >>>> One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always
    >>>> liked "5
    >>>> sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14 and
    >>>> there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has
    >>>> tomato,
    >>>> bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed at
    >>>> my
    >>>> house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.
    >>>
    >>> Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,
    >>>
    >>> ????
    >>>
    >>> or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?

    >>
    >> Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to be
    >>
    >> His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away from
    >> home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.
    >>
    >> Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is having
    >> the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom while she
    >> bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel in a certain
    >> place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the bathroom counter
    >>
    >> She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet cleaned
    >> and
    >> I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was
    >> attempting
    >> to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before the
    >> clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs but I
    >> had
    >> to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    >> satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep with
    >> the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).

    >
    > oh, that's cute, Jan
    >
    > Jazzy certainly knows what she wants! I think that's a good thing
    > (well, most of the time). You are a saint to work with her need for
    > exactness!


    I think I earned sainthood today The carpet clean was done less than
    48 hours ago. I checked on her at midnight and she was snoring away
    happily, I went in at 6.30 to wake her this morning and still snoring
    but an overwhelming smell of urine in the room. Checked the bed, not
    that so no leaky overnight nappy. Sniffed around and two sections of the
    carpet reeked Turns out I woke her for nothing, still had the full on
    snotty nose but there I was at 6.30 am washing the carpet with vinegar
    and water. My first thoughts were she was marking her territory But
    surely not....?


  15. #15
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Ozgirl wrote:
    > "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On 7/25/2011 10:52 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>>>>>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Janet wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian
    >>>>>>>>>>> restaurant in which the florets are deep fried in a batter
    >>>>>>>>>>> that sounds
    >>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>> this
    >>>>>>>>>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >>>>>>>>>>> heavier than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter
    >>>>>>>>>> curry type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce
    >>>>>>>>>> variations, but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried
    >>>>>>>>>> would be the same. The dish i'm thinking of isn't oily
    >>>>>>>>>> either, very light and very nice. kate
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5
    >>>>>>>> cups grated zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a
    >>>>>>>> few TBS of chopped cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>> cumin, 1/2 tsp
    >>>>>>> chipotle
    >>>>>>> pepper,
    >>>>>>>> 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And
    >>>>>>> about
    >>>>>>> 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>> salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added
    >>>>>>> slightly
    >>>>>>> over a cup
    >>>>>>>> of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini
    >>>>>>> was
    >>>>>>> enough,
    >>>>>>>> with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then
    >>>>>>> added
    >>>>>>> a little
    >>>>>>>> more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>>>>>>> according to the suggestion I found in a recipe on the
    >>>>>>>> internet. We had them with tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test
    >>>>>>>> strips until the prescription renewal goes through on Monday,
    >>>>>>>> but it was crispy
    >>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>> very
    >>>>>>>> flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with
    >>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>> enough
    >>>>>>>> "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years ao
    >>>>>>> when my
    >>>>>>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat
    >>>>>>> vegetables(green was
    >>>>>>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter
    >>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>> serve
    >>>>>>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any of
    >>>>>>> us:-)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Wendy
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself
    >>>>>
    >>>>> One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always
    >>>>> liked "5
    >>>>> sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14
    >>>>> and there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has
    >>>>> tomato,
    >>>>> bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed
    >>>>> at my
    >>>>> house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,
    >>>>
    >>>> ????
    >>>>
    >>>> or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?
    >>>
    >>> Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to be
    >>>
    >>> His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away from
    >>> home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.
    >>>
    >>> Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is
    >>> having the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom
    >>> while she bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel
    >>> in a certain place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the
    >>> bathroom counter
    >>> She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet cleaned
    >>> and
    >>> I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was
    >>> attempting
    >>> to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before
    >>> the clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs
    >>> but I had
    >>> to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    >>> satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep
    >>> with the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).

    >>
    >> oh, that's cute, Jan
    >>
    >> Jazzy certainly knows what she wants! I think that's a good thing
    >> (well, most of the time). You are a saint to work with her need for
    >> exactness!

    >
    > I think I earned sainthood today The carpet clean was done less
    > than 48 hours ago. I checked on her at midnight and she was snoring
    > away happily, I went in at 6.30 to wake her this morning and still
    > snoring but an overwhelming smell of urine in the room. Checked the
    > bed, not that so no leaky overnight nappy. Sniffed around and two
    > sections of the carpet reeked Turns out I woke her for nothing,
    > still had the full on snotty nose but there I was at 6.30 am washing
    > the carpet with vinegar and water. My first thoughts were she was
    > marking her territory But surely not....?


    Oh no! Maybe she didn't want the carpet cleaned?

    I had terrible trouble with Angela for a while. She learned to take the
    diaper off but she refused to pee in the toilet. She would just squat
    either on the couch or in a corner of the room. Why she picked those places
    I do not know. The couch was horrible. I had to take the cushions off,
    take them outside and rinse them for hours with the garden hose. They took
    weeks to dry in the sun.

    Then later after she did know to use the toilet, I had different problems.
    She would just refuse to go, saying she didn't have to. This wound up
    causing medical problems. She was very stubborn and it was a control thing.



  16. #16
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > Ozgirl wrote:
    >> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On 7/25/2011 10:52 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>> On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>>> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Janet wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian
    >>>>>>>>>>>> restaurant in which the florets are deep fried in a batter
    >>>>>>>>>>>> that sounds
    >>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>> this
    >>>>>>>>>>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >>>>>>>>>>>> heavier than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter
    >>>>>>>>>>> curry type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce
    >>>>>>>>>>> variations, but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried
    >>>>>>>>>>> would be the same. The dish i'm thinking of isn't oily
    >>>>>>>>>>> either, very light and very nice. kate
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5
    >>>>>>>>> cups grated zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a
    >>>>>>>>> few TBS of chopped cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>>> cumin, 1/2 tsp
    >>>>>>>> chipotle
    >>>>>>>> pepper,
    >>>>>>>>> 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And
    >>>>>>>> about
    >>>>>>>> 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>>> salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added
    >>>>>>>> slightly
    >>>>>>>> over a cup
    >>>>>>>>> of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini
    >>>>>>>> was
    >>>>>>>> enough,
    >>>>>>>>> with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then
    >>>>>>>> added
    >>>>>>>> a little
    >>>>>>>>> more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>>>>>>>> according to the suggestion I found in a recipe on the
    >>>>>>>>> internet. We had them with tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test
    >>>>>>>>> strips until the prescription renewal goes through on Monday,
    >>>>>>>>> but it was crispy
    >>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>> very
    >>>>>>>>> flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with
    >>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>> enough
    >>>>>>>>> "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years
    >>>>>>>> ao when my
    >>>>>>>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat
    >>>>>>>> vegetables(green was
    >>>>>>>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter
    >>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>> serve
    >>>>>>>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any
    >>>>>>>> of us:-)
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Wendy
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always
    >>>>>> liked "5
    >>>>>> sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14
    >>>>>> and there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has
    >>>>>> tomato,
    >>>>>> bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed
    >>>>>> at my
    >>>>>> house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ????
    >>>>>
    >>>>> or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?
    >>>>
    >>>> Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to
    >>>> be
    >>>> His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away
    >>>> from home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is
    >>>> having the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom
    >>>> while she bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel
    >>>> in a certain place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the
    >>>> bathroom counter
    >>>> She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet
    >>>> cleaned and
    >>>> I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was
    >>>> attempting
    >>>> to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before
    >>>> the clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs
    >>>> but I had
    >>>> to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    >>>> satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep
    >>>> with the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).
    >>>
    >>> oh, that's cute, Jan
    >>>
    >>> Jazzy certainly knows what she wants! I think that's a good thing
    >>> (well, most of the time). You are a saint to work with her need for
    >>> exactness!

    >>
    >> I think I earned sainthood today The carpet clean was done less
    >> than 48 hours ago. I checked on her at midnight and she was snoring
    >> away happily, I went in at 6.30 to wake her this morning and still
    >> snoring but an overwhelming smell of urine in the room. Checked the
    >> bed, not that so no leaky overnight nappy. Sniffed around and two
    >> sections of the carpet reeked Turns out I woke her for nothing,
    >> still had the full on snotty nose but there I was at 6.30 am washing
    >> the carpet with vinegar and water. My first thoughts were she was
    >> marking her territory But surely not....?

    >
    > Oh no! Maybe she didn't want the carpet cleaned?
    >
    > I had terrible trouble with Angela for a while. She learned to take
    > the diaper off but she refused to pee in the toilet. She would just
    > squat either on the couch or in a corner of the room. Why she picked
    > those places I do not know. The couch was horrible. I had to take
    > the cushions off, take them outside and rinse them for hours with the
    > garden hose. They took weeks to dry in the sun.
    >
    > Then later after she did know to use the toilet, I had different
    > problems. She would just refuse to go, saying she didn't have to. This
    > wound up causing medical problems. She was very stubborn and it
    > was a control thing.


    It does seem that little kids realize all too well that the two things they
    can control are their intake and their output!



  17. #17
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour



    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j0mvmm$bdb$[email protected]..
    > the more I learn of Asperger's I realize my wife and I both have it
    > mildly..we both have rituals..tactile things and live inside our own
    > heads and especially as kids had all the signs.
    >
    > as a kid I saw the world through a porthole and was often sent into
    > fits if drawn out from my own world.
    >
    > I learned to function slightly better in society but even today work
    > from home etc to avoid people who I just don’t "get"..lol
    >
    > but I totally get her placement of things issue and I ALWAYS sleep
    > with a fan in my face but I also need to have a fan in every room of
    > the house or at least a air purifier..I need the white noise from them
    > or else I'm not comfortable...only rooms without a fan are the kitchen
    > and bathroom which I turn on the exhaust vents and the garage..lol
    >
    > KROM


    I need white noise too. Conversely, in our QLD summers this kid turns
    her fan off! I read once that all human beings have some degree of
    autism. True or not, I cannot say Most people with Asperger's sees to
    function quite well in society - outsiders quite often can't tell.
    Autism (of any degree) is quite common in people with intellectual
    disabilities and Jazz hit the jackpot So she has the intellectual
    disability that goes with Down syndrome (in her case she is quite low
    functioning compared to most other people with DS these days, but a
    whole lot higher functioning than DS adults I worked with 20 or so years
    ago. Early intervention and therapies have made a big difference) plus
    she has a degree of autism.


  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Ozgirl wrote:
    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j0mvmm$bdb$[email protected]..
    >> the more I learn of Asperger's I realize my wife and I both have it
    >> mildly..we both have rituals..tactile things and live inside our own
    >> heads and especially as kids had all the signs.
    >>
    >> as a kid I saw the world through a porthole and was often sent into
    >> fits if drawn out from my own world.
    >>
    >> I learned to function slightly better in society but even today work
    >> from home etc to avoid people who I just don't "get"..lol
    >>
    >> but I totally get her placement of things issue and I ALWAYS sleep
    >> with a fan in my face but I also need to have a fan in every room of
    >> the house or at least a air purifier..I need the white noise from
    >> them or else I'm not comfortable...only rooms without a fan are the
    >> kitchen and bathroom which I turn on the exhaust vents and the
    >> garage..lol KROM

    >
    > I need white noise too. Conversely, in our QLD summers this kid turns
    > her fan off! I read once that all human beings have some degree of
    > autism. True or not, I cannot say Most people with Asperger's sees
    > to function quite well in society - outsiders quite often can't tell.
    > Autism (of any degree) is quite common in people with intellectual
    > disabilities and Jazz hit the jackpot So she has the intellectual
    > disability that goes with Down syndrome (in her case she is quite low
    > functioning compared to most other people with DS these days, but a
    > whole lot higher functioning than DS adults I worked with 20 or so
    > years ago. Early intervention and therapies have made a big
    > difference) plus she has a degree of autism.


    I can sleep through anything and while I really do dislike having a fan on,
    sometimes it is necessary.

    I hate going to movies because unless the movie is really riveting, I will
    fall asleep in about the first 5 minutes. I was complaining to someone else
    the other day about this (he has the same problem). I said there are so
    many trailers and other things to waste our time that by the time the movie
    starts I am ready for sleep.

    I can not sit at home and watch TV either. That generally puts me to sleep.
    I have to be doing something with my hands. Currently I use the computer.
    In the days before the computer I had to be sketching or painting,
    crocheting or even reading a book or magazine.

    I seem to do better with distractions. At least for some things. When I did
    homework, I needed to have the radio on. I'm sure the TV would have worked
    just as well but in those days we had only one TV and my dad got use of it
    most of the time. Plus I had to do homework in my room where I had only the
    radio. If it was too quiet, I couldn't do the work.

    Angela is just the opposite. She has difficulty going to sleep and she
    can't do homework unless there is silence.



  19. #19
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour



    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j0nne5$92c$[email protected]..
    > Ozgirl wrote:
    >> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On 7/25/2011 10:52 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>> On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>>> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Janet wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian
    >>>>>>>>>>>> restaurant in which the florets are deep fried in a batter
    >>>>>>>>>>>> that sounds
    >>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>> this
    >>>>>>>>>>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >>>>>>>>>>>> heavier than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter
    >>>>>>>>>>> curry type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce
    >>>>>>>>>>> variations, but the base cauliflower battered and deep fried
    >>>>>>>>>>> would be the same. The dish i'm thinking of isn't oily
    >>>>>>>>>>> either, very light and very nice. kate
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5
    >>>>>>>>> cups grated zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a
    >>>>>>>>> few TBS of chopped cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>>> cumin, 1/2 tsp
    >>>>>>>> chipotle
    >>>>>>>> pepper,
    >>>>>>>>> 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And
    >>>>>>>> about
    >>>>>>>> 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>>> salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added
    >>>>>>>> slightly
    >>>>>>>> over a cup
    >>>>>>>>> of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini
    >>>>>>>> was
    >>>>>>>> enough,
    >>>>>>>>> with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then
    >>>>>>>> added
    >>>>>>>> a little
    >>>>>>>>> more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>>>>>>>> according to the suggestion I found in a recipe on the
    >>>>>>>>> internet. We had them with tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test
    >>>>>>>>> strips until the prescription renewal goes through on Monday,
    >>>>>>>>> but it was crispy
    >>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>> very
    >>>>>>>>> flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with
    >>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>> enough
    >>>>>>>>> "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years
    >>>>>>>> ao
    >>>>>>>> when my
    >>>>>>>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat
    >>>>>>>> vegetables(green was
    >>>>>>>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter
    >>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>> serve
    >>>>>>>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any
    >>>>>>>> of
    >>>>>>>> us:-)
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Wendy
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always
    >>>>>> liked "5
    >>>>>> sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14
    >>>>>> and there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has
    >>>>>> tomato,
    >>>>>> bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed
    >>>>>> at my
    >>>>>> house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ????
    >>>>>
    >>>>> or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?
    >>>>
    >>>> Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to
    >>>> be
    >>>>
    >>>> His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away
    >>>> from
    >>>> home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is
    >>>> having the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom
    >>>> while she bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel
    >>>> in a certain place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the
    >>>> bathroom counter
    >>>> She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet
    >>>> cleaned
    >>>> and
    >>>> I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was
    >>>> attempting
    >>>> to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before
    >>>> the clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs
    >>>> but I had
    >>>> to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    >>>> satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep
    >>>> with the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).
    >>>
    >>> oh, that's cute, Jan
    >>>
    >>> Jazzy certainly knows what she wants! I think that's a good thing
    >>> (well, most of the time). You are a saint to work with her need for
    >>> exactness!

    >>
    >> I think I earned sainthood today The carpet clean was done less
    >> than 48 hours ago. I checked on her at midnight and she was snoring
    >> away happily, I went in at 6.30 to wake her this morning and still
    >> snoring but an overwhelming smell of urine in the room. Checked the
    >> bed, not that so no leaky overnight nappy. Sniffed around and two
    >> sections of the carpet reeked Turns out I woke her for nothing,
    >> still had the full on snotty nose but there I was at 6.30 am washing
    >> the carpet with vinegar and water. My first thoughts were she was
    >> marking her territory But surely not....?

    >
    > Oh no! Maybe she didn't want the carpet cleaned?
    >
    > I had terrible trouble with Angela for a while. She learned to take
    > the diaper off but she refused to pee in the toilet. She would just
    > squat either on the couch or in a corner of the room. Why she picked
    > those places I do not know. The couch was horrible. I had to take
    > the cushions off, take them outside and rinse them for hours with the
    > garden hose. They took weeks to dry in the sun.
    >
    > Then later after she did know to use the toilet, I had different
    > problems. She would just refuse to go, saying she didn't have to.
    > This wound up causing medical problems. She was very stubborn and it
    > was a control thing.


    I have no idea what this child thinks. I just wish I could communicate
    with her on something more than a basic level but I can't so that's
    that. She uses the toilet, rarely has a poo accident, wears the nappy
    like a security blanket but does need the nappy for bedtime. I really
    wish I could find another house, one that has wooden floors. As it is
    there is no way I could leave this house without having her room
    recarpeted, I just wouldn't do it.
    >


  20. #20
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Besan flour

    Ozgirl wrote:
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j0nne5$92c$[email protected]..
    >> Ozgirl wrote:
    >>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> On 7/25/2011 10:52 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>> On 7/25/2011 3:43 PM, Ozgirl wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>>>> On 7/24/2011 10:50 AM, W. Baker wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Janet<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> Janet wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> Tiger Lily wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>> On 7/21/2011 5:25 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> There is a cauliflower dish in my favorite Indian
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> restaurant in which the florets are deep fried in a batter
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> that sounds
    >>>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>>> this
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> and then tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. The "breading" is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> heavier than, say, a tempura, but much more bg-friendly.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> Yes! That is a very nice dish. I've seen it with a butter
    >>>>>>>>>>>> curry type sauce as well. I guess there could be many sauce
    >>>>>>>>>>>> variations, but the base cauliflower battered and deep
    >>>>>>>>>>>> fried would be the same. The dish i'm thinking of isn't
    >>>>>>>>>>>> oily either, very light and very nice. kate
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> I have a head of cauliflower, and I might try that tonight!
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Instead of the cauliflower, I made "pancakes" with about 5
    >>>>>>>>>> cups grated zucchini, 1 each diced red and yellow peppers, a
    >>>>>>>>>> few TBS of chopped cilantro, and spices including about 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>>>> cumin, 1/2 tsp
    >>>>>>>>> chipotle
    >>>>>>>>> pepper,
    >>>>>>>>>> 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp homemade Madras curry powder. And
    >>>>>>>>> about
    >>>>>>>>> 1 tsp
    >>>>>>>>>> salt and some fresh ground black pepper. To this I added
    >>>>>>>>> slightly
    >>>>>>>>> over a cup
    >>>>>>>>>> of besan flour and stirred well. The liquid from the zucchini
    >>>>>>>>> was
    >>>>>>>>> enough,
    >>>>>>>>>> with no added water. (I actually started with a cup, and then
    >>>>>>>>> added
    >>>>>>>>> a little
    >>>>>>>>>> more. It probably wasn't necessary.)
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet for 5 min per side,
    >>>>>>>>>> according to the suggestion I found in a recipe on the
    >>>>>>>>>> internet. We had them with tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> I don't know what it did to my BG, since I'm out of test
    >>>>>>>>>> strips until the prescription renewal goes through on Monday,
    >>>>>>>>>> but it was crispy
    >>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>> very
    >>>>>>>>>> flavorful, less carby than 2 ounces of dry Plus pasta, with
    >>>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>>> enough
    >>>>>>>>>> "batter" to hold together the vegetables into a cake.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Oh, my, but that sounds good! It does remind me of many years
    >>>>>>>>> ao
    >>>>>>>>> when my
    >>>>>>>>> daughter had to fin ways to get her daughter to eat
    >>>>>>>>> vegetables(green was
    >>>>>>>>> clearly poison). She would make cauliflower pancakes in batter
    >>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>> serve
    >>>>>>>>> with regular pancake syrup. I wouldn't sugggest those for any
    >>>>>>>>> of
    >>>>>>>>> us:-)
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Wendy
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> kidlet loved plum sauce on all of his food
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> it was hard to break that habit, but he now laughs at himself
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> One of our friends' kids who also has Down syndrome has always
    >>>>>>> liked "5
    >>>>>>> sauces". He must have his 5 sauces to dip food into He is 14
    >>>>>>> and there is no indication he will ever stop with that He has
    >>>>>>> tomato,
    >>>>>>> bbq, mayo, sweet chili and sweet n sour. He was quite distressed
    >>>>>>> at my
    >>>>>>> house once when I could only produce 3 sauces, lol.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Ranch Dressing dip, Italian Dressing dip,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ????
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> or is he rigid on what consists of 'sauces'?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Quite rigid, as people with intellectual disabilities can tend to
    >>>>> be
    >>>>>
    >>>>> His mum has to pack the single serve ones when she travels away
    >>>>> from
    >>>>> home. Like you get at McDonald's etc, lol.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jasmine discovers new rituals all the time, lol. The latest is
    >>>>> having the sponge squeeze mop in a certain place in the bathroom
    >>>>> while she bathes, as well as the exhaust fan on, door shut, towel
    >>>>> in a certain place and her clean nappy on a certain part of the
    >>>>> bathroom counter
    >>>>> She is not well at the moment but yesterday I had her carpet
    >>>>> cleaned
    >>>>> and
    >>>>> I heard noises after the carpet cleaner had gone and she was
    >>>>> attempting
    >>>>> to get everything in her room back to exactly where it was before
    >>>>> the clean. I had to move her tv stand and plug in electrical plugs
    >>>>> but I had
    >>>>> to keep stopping with each inch I moved the cupboard until she was
    >>>>> satisfied Then she jumped back into her bed and went to sleep
    >>>>> with the fan full on on her face (mid winter here!).
    >>>>
    >>>> oh, that's cute, Jan
    >>>>
    >>>> Jazzy certainly knows what she wants! I think that's a good thing
    >>>> (well, most of the time). You are a saint to work with her need
    >>>> for exactness!
    >>>
    >>> I think I earned sainthood today The carpet clean was done less
    >>> than 48 hours ago. I checked on her at midnight and she was snoring
    >>> away happily, I went in at 6.30 to wake her this morning and still
    >>> snoring but an overwhelming smell of urine in the room. Checked the
    >>> bed, not that so no leaky overnight nappy. Sniffed around and two
    >>> sections of the carpet reeked Turns out I woke her for nothing,
    >>> still had the full on snotty nose but there I was at 6.30 am washing
    >>> the carpet with vinegar and water. My first thoughts were she was
    >>> marking her territory But surely not....?

    >>
    >> Oh no! Maybe she didn't want the carpet cleaned?
    >>
    >> I had terrible trouble with Angela for a while. She learned to take
    >> the diaper off but she refused to pee in the toilet. She would just
    >> squat either on the couch or in a corner of the room. Why she picked
    >> those places I do not know. The couch was horrible. I had to take
    >> the cushions off, take them outside and rinse them for hours with the
    >> garden hose. They took weeks to dry in the sun.
    >>
    >> Then later after she did know to use the toilet, I had different
    >> problems. She would just refuse to go, saying she didn't have to.
    >> This wound up causing medical problems. She was very stubborn and it
    >> was a control thing.

    >
    > I have no idea what this child thinks. I just wish I could communicate
    > with her on something more than a basic level but I can't so that's
    > that. She uses the toilet, rarely has a poo accident, wears the nappy
    > like a security blanket but does need the nappy for bedtime. I really
    > wish I could find another house, one that has wooden floors. As it is
    > there is no way I could leave this house without having her room
    > recarpeted, I just wouldn't do it.


    That's really tough. I too wanted wooden floors but here apparently they
    are only in really old houses or really new. Nothing in the era I could
    afford. Although they did put wood in the dining room when they remodeled.
    I really hate carpet.



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