cheese puff recipe - as a substitute for bread

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LanieG
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   Posted 7/9/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a repeat from a year or so ago, so if it looks familiar, you remember correctly!  If you have eliminated bread from your diet, these cheese puffs* do well for sandwich bread or croutons.  You need processed cheese slices and freezer paper.  I buy the supermarket brand of sliced processed American cheese.  Cut a square of freezer paper large enough to hold 2 slices of the processed cheese an inch or two apart.  Place the slices on shiny side of the paper and microwave on high for about 1 minute - maybe more.  This is where you have to experiment because microwaves are different.  I set mine on 1 min. 29 sec.  Let the slices cool and then take them off the paper.  They're crunchy and can be used to make a sandwich or cut up into croutons for salad or soups.  With my microwave, I can make them slightly softer at 1 min. 20 sec.  Also, I re-use the square of freezer paper many times, so you don't have to always use a new one.  That's totally up to you.   

The cheese puff recipe is from Dr. Richard Bernstein's Diabetes Solution.


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Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/10/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Lanie,
I had forgotten about this! Thanks for the post! Also, you can tear the cheese into small strips and microwave them that way. They make great "chips".
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LanieG
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   Posted 7/10/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, yes, Jeannie, a good idea.  And they go well with a dip, so you can take the cheese puff strips for that, too.  Sometimes we need something crunchy.

Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/10/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually had this Sandwich with sliced turkey today. Yummmm!
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LanieG
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   Posted 7/10/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Ha!  And I made cheese puff strips and served them with a home made chick pea dip tonight.  I wouldn't call it strictly "hummus" but here's what I did:  mashed canned chick peas with olive oil and garlic, lemon juice and some salt to taste and put it in a food processor with a mixture of cilantro and basil from the garden that I chopped up fine. It looks like a greenish hummus.  Of course you can't eat too much or you'll overload on the carbs but it's a healthy combo.  We ate that before the meal and the leftovers will be eaten tomorrow.
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shellseekr52
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   Posted 7/24/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Lanie...that sounds really yummy! But you said you ate it before your meal, so does that mean you had no or minimal carbs in your meal? Still learning here...

LanieG
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   Posted 7/24/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I do not eat carbs as most people know them.  I don't mean this to be mysterious.  :)  Vegetables have carbs and I eat lots of them.  I don't eat: potatoes, rice, bread, pasta.  Food made with sugar and overly processed flour will keep your blood sugar running very high.  You can check out the glycemic values of food and see which ones are high, medium or low.  These values essentially measure the carb content.  I eat protein (meat, chicken, fish, cheese, nuts, eggs, some dairy and some beans) and vegetables and salad food.  Choosing to eat this way has kept my blood sugar near normal even though I am technically diabetic or "insulin resistant".  Sometimes I'll make a sandwich with the cheese puffs or eat one with an omelet for breakfast.

Lanie
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LanieG
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   Posted 7/24/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, ok.  I bumped this old post up because I was too lazy to retype the directions for cheese puffs.  Anyway, for all of you who have not tried these, they're easy to make and nice and crunchy.  You can eat them alone or as "bread" for a sandwich.  :-)
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couchtater
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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
MMMMM! Sound good I love cheese.

Joy

LanieG
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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I do too but I have to say this is the only processed food I eat.  This technique only works with processed cheese.

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