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  1. #1
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Pasta....


    Pasta, in all its wonderful variations, is the one food I really miss.

    Occasionally I indulge anyway, but it is sparing. I have tried the
    dreamfields, and the whole grain pastas, and I still come back to the
    imported top quality kind. I believe it is made with a different quality
    of wheat, higher in protein or something, because nothing will spike me like
    grocery store brand cheap pasta.

    I used to have pasta once a week, now it is more like a once a month treat,
    and I usually fill out the meal with lots of other things, so I don't just
    chow down on a plate of high carb food.

    An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something like
    broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me. But no
    bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of restraint.
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    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

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    Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    Breathe like the wind circling the world


  2. #2
    Nicky Guest

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    On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:21:09 -0500, "Evelyn" <evelyn.ruut@gmail.[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something like
    >broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me. But no
    >bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of restraint.


    Do you do flaxseed, Evelyn? This recipe, with tons of garlic added,
    makes a really good garlic bread... scroll down to the Jalapeno
    version...
    http://vikkiskitchn.spaces.live.com/...0&sa=577014131

    Nicky.
    T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    D&E, 100ug thyroxine
    Last A1c 5.3% BMI 25

  3. #3
    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Evelyn wrote:
    >
    > Pasta, in all its wonderful variations, is the one food I really miss.
    >
    > Occasionally I indulge anyway, but it is sparing. I have tried the
    > dreamfields, and the whole grain pastas, and I still come back to the
    > imported top quality kind. I believe it is made with a different
    > quality of wheat, higher in protein or something, because nothing will
    > spike me like grocery store brand cheap pasta.
    >
    > I used to have pasta once a week, now it is more like a once a month
    > treat, and I usually fill out the meal with lots of other things, so I
    > don't just chow down on a plate of high carb food.
    >
    > An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something
    > like broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me.
    > But no bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of
    > restraint.


    We do Dreamfields here but even when we do, it's 2 ounces dry for 2
    people. We eat similar to you. Big salad as a first course. All the raw
    veggies seem to fill our tummies very much the way carbohydrates do.

    Tonight's dinner will be grilled chicken breasts (haven't decided the
    marinade yet), salad and Mexican squash that is similar to zucchini
    sauteed with some onion and fresh tomato.


  4. #4
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Pasta....



    "Nicky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:21:09 -0500, "Evelyn" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something like
    >>broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me. But no
    >>bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of
    >>restraint.

    >
    > Do you do flaxseed, Evelyn? This recipe, with tons of garlic added,
    > makes a really good garlic bread... scroll down to the Jalapeno
    > version...
    > http://vikkiskitchn.spaces.live.com/...0&sa=577014131
    >
    > Nicky.
    > T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    > D&E, 100ug thyroxine
    > Last A1c 5.3% BMI 25



    Thank you Nicky. That sounds good!

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    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    Rest in a sky-like mind.
    Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    Breathe like the wind circling the world


  5. #5
    Evelyn Guest

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    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:0053af09$0$10098$[email protected]..
    > Evelyn wrote:
    >>
    >> Pasta, in all its wonderful variations, is the one food I really miss.
    >>
    >> Occasionally I indulge anyway, but it is sparing. I have tried the
    >> dreamfields, and the whole grain pastas, and I still come back to the
    >> imported top quality kind. I believe it is made with a different
    >> quality of wheat, higher in protein or something, because nothing will
    >> spike me like grocery store brand cheap pasta.
    >>
    >> I used to have pasta once a week, now it is more like a once a month
    >> treat, and I usually fill out the meal with lots of other things, so I
    >> don't just chow down on a plate of high carb food.
    >>
    >> An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something like
    >> broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me. But no
    >> bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of
    >> restraint.

    >
    > We do Dreamfields here but even when we do, it's 2 ounces dry for 2
    > people. We eat similar to you. Big salad as a first course. All the raw
    > veggies seem to fill our tummies very much the way carbohydrates do.
    >
    > Tonight's dinner will be grilled chicken breasts (haven't decided the
    > marinade yet), salad and Mexican squash that is similar to zucchini
    > sauteed with some onion and fresh tomato.



    Hubby just built a fire in the woodstove (fireplace insert) and it is
    blazing. I am making a simple dinner tonight. Fresh green beans,
    steamed. Local beef sirloin, chopped today, grilled to perfection as a
    salisbury steak, rare in the middle. Outside sprinkled with a bit of
    garlic. We will be watching "Ghost Whisperer" in a half an hour.

    Hugs to all you guys here...... including Julie who is still mad at me for
    tellin' it like it is........ :-(

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    --
    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    Rest in a sky-like mind.
    Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    Breathe like the wind circling the world

    >



  6. #6
    Alan S Guest

    Default Re: Pasta....

    On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:21:09 -0500, "Evelyn"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Pasta, in all its wonderful variations, is the one food I really miss.
    >
    >Occasionally I indulge anyway, but it is sparing. I have tried the
    >dreamfields, and the whole grain pastas, and I still come back to the
    >imported top quality kind. I believe it is made with a different quality
    >of wheat, higher in protein or something, because nothing will spike me like
    >grocery store brand cheap pasta.
    >
    >I used to have pasta once a week, now it is more like a once a month treat,
    >and I usually fill out the meal with lots of other things, so I don't just
    >chow down on a plate of high carb food.
    >
    >An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something like
    >broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me. But no
    >bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of restraint.


    I came up with a simple solution that seems to work for me.
    I found that I can handle more carbs with my evening meal
    than at other times of day, so that is when I have my
    occasional splurge with fettucine or spaghetti.

    When the dish is finished and I've mixed the sauce and the
    pasta in a serving dish or the big saucepan, the sauce tends
    to pool around the edges. When I serve it the others get a
    standard serve but I have half my old serve size of pasta
    and I spoon up extra sauce from the edges for double the
    sauce.

    Works for me:-)

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    --
    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com (ADA Accomplishments in 2008)
    http://loraltravel.blogspot.com (Drivers, Stepped Wells and Baolis)

  7. #7
    Nick Cramer Guest

    Default Re: Pasta....

    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Pasta, in all its wonderful variations, is the one food I really miss.
    >
    > Occasionally I indulge anyway, but it is sparing. I have tried the
    > dreamfields, and the whole grain pastas, and I still come back to the
    > imported top quality kind. I believe it is made with a different
    > quality of wheat, higher in protein or something, because nothing will
    > spike me like grocery store brand cheap pasta.
    >
    > I used to have pasta once a week, now it is more like a once a month
    > treat, and I usually fill out the meal with lots of other things, so I
    > don't just chow down on a plate of high carb food.
    >
    > An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something like
    > broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me. But no
    > bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of
    > restraint.


    Hi, Evelyn,

    We only use imported durum semolina pastas here, too. With the big chunks
    like cannolini, manicotti and even ravioli and tortellini, I limit myself
    to 1/2 cup. With spaghettis, capellini, linguini and fettucini, 1/4 cup.
    Jun makes a great marinara sauce and my daughter, Sai, does likewise with
    Alfredo sauce. Lots of parmesan, romano or Gran Padano! Jun likes Garlic
    bread. My limit is one bite. Damnit!

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    High Miles Guest

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    Evelyn wrote:
    >
    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:0053af09$0$10098$[email protected]..
    >> Evelyn wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Pasta, in all its wonderful variations, is the one food I really miss.
    >>>
    >>> Occasionally I indulge anyway, but it is sparing. I have tried the
    >>> dreamfields, and the whole grain pastas, and I still come back to the
    >>> imported top quality kind. I believe it is made with a different
    >>> quality of wheat, higher in protein or something, because nothing
    >>> will spike me like grocery store brand cheap pasta.
    >>>
    >>> I used to have pasta once a week, now it is more like a once a month
    >>> treat, and I usually fill out the meal with lots of other things, so
    >>> I don't just chow down on a plate of high carb food.
    >>>
    >>> An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something
    >>> like broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for
    >>> me. But no bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my
    >>> realm of restraint.

    >>
    >> We do Dreamfields here but even when we do, it's 2 ounces dry for 2
    >> people. We eat similar to you. Big salad as a first course. All the
    >> raw veggies seem to fill our tummies very much the way carbohydrates do.
    >>
    >> Tonight's dinner will be grilled chicken breasts (haven't decided the
    >> marinade yet), salad and Mexican squash that is similar to zucchini
    >> sauteed with some onion and fresh tomato.

    >
    >
    > Hubby just built a fire in the woodstove (fireplace insert) and it is
    > blazing. I am making a simple dinner tonight. Fresh green beans,
    > steamed. Local beef sirloin, chopped today, grilled to perfection as
    > a salisbury steak, rare in the middle. Outside sprinkled with a bit of
    > garlic. We will be watching "Ghost Whisperer" in a half an hour.
    >
    > Hugs to all you guys here...... including Julie who is still mad at me
    > for tellin' it like it is........ :-(
    >


    Screw that surly waste of space, enjoy your yummy dinner and
    cozy fire. :-)

    Do you have a grill as part of your range ?


  9. #9
    Nick Cramer Guest

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    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > Evelyn wrote:
    > >> [ . . . ]

    > Hubby just built a fire in the woodstove (fireplace insert) and it is
    > blazing. I am making a simple dinner tonight. Fresh green beans,
    > steamed. Local beef sirloin, chopped today, grilled to perfection as a
    > salisbury steak, rare in the middle. Outside sprinkled with a bit of
    > garlic. We will be watching "Ghost Whisperer" in a half an hour.
    >
    > Hugs to all you guys here...... including Julie who is still mad at me
    > for tellin' it like it is........ :-(


    Mmmm. Nice juicy Salisbury. Lick the plate for me! ;-P

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    I support them at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
    Thank a Veteran and Support Our Troops.
    You are not forgotten. Thanks ! ! ~Semper Fi~

  10. #10
    Evelyn Guest

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    "High Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:GsS9l.2582$[email protected]..
    > Evelyn wrote:
    >>
    >> "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:0053af09$0$10098$[email protected]..
    >>> Evelyn wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> Pasta, in all its wonderful variations, is the one food I really miss.
    >>>>
    >>>> Occasionally I indulge anyway, but it is sparing. I have tried the
    >>>> dreamfields, and the whole grain pastas, and I still come back to the
    >>>> imported top quality kind. I believe it is made with a different
    >>>> quality of wheat, higher in protein or something, because nothing will
    >>>> spike me like grocery store brand cheap pasta.
    >>>>
    >>>> I used to have pasta once a week, now it is more like a once a month
    >>>> treat, and I usually fill out the meal with lots of other things, so I
    >>>> don't just chow down on a plate of high carb food.
    >>>>
    >>>> An antipasto, a salad, some meatballs or sausage, and even something
    >>>> like broccoli rabe, as a side dish, can make a pasta meal OK for me.
    >>>> But no bread. If I got near the Italian bread, it is past my realm of
    >>>> restraint.
    >>>
    >>> We do Dreamfields here but even when we do, it's 2 ounces dry for 2
    >>> people. We eat similar to you. Big salad as a first course. All the raw
    >>> veggies seem to fill our tummies very much the way carbohydrates do.
    >>>
    >>> Tonight's dinner will be grilled chicken breasts (haven't decided the
    >>> marinade yet), salad and Mexican squash that is similar to zucchini
    >>> sauteed with some onion and fresh tomato.

    >>
    >>
    >> Hubby just built a fire in the woodstove (fireplace insert) and it is
    >> blazing. I am making a simple dinner tonight. Fresh green beans,
    >> steamed. Local beef sirloin, chopped today, grilled to perfection as a
    >> salisbury steak, rare in the middle. Outside sprinkled with a bit of
    >> garlic. We will be watching "Ghost Whisperer" in a half an hour.
    >>
    >> Hugs to all you guys here...... including Julie who is still mad at me
    >> for tellin' it like it is........ :-(
    >>

    >
    > Screw that surly waste of space, enjoy your yummy dinner and
    > cozy fire. :-)
    >
    > Do you have a grill as part of your range ?



    Unfortunately no. I bought a Thermador range when I got this house 8 years
    ago. It is really a nice one, but just a standard 30 inch with a single
    oven. But it is a gas top and an electric oven and broiler, which is
    nice. My deck is right off the kitchen with a grill out there, so in
    somewhat decent weather hubby will fire that up and grill steaks or
    whatever, right outside, summer and winter. But with a snowstorm hitting
    us, he is less inclined to do that. These salisbury steaks got pan fried,
    but in a very hot pan.

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    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    Rest in a sky-like mind.
    Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    Breathe like the wind circling the world

    >



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