Another Potato Substitute

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TVEditor
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
(Ever since Dan Quayle, I'm never sure if its 'potatoe' or 'potato' ;-)

'Da Barracuda was making a batch of beef stew tonight and just before she added the potatoes, I had a brainstorm. I told her to set aside a some of the broth, celery, carrots, onions, etc. and let me invent something.

Last week, I saw some water chestnuts on sale (49 cents) at our local grocery and bought a few cans. The look, texture and taste of them always reminded me of potatoes and it occurred to me that they might work in a stew. I dumped a whole tuna-sized can of them in the mixture, let them simmer for a while and tried it. Not bad! They could have stood a lot more simmering (a little more hardy than potatoes) but absorbed some of the the broth tastiness.

5 grams of carbs per can ... no sugar. Must be other possibilities with this?!?

OK, so now we have Jeannie's Smashed Cauliflower and Chris' Potato-Nutz -- I smell a cookbook in the making!

Is there somewhere inside this forum where we could save/share recipes?

Chris

P.S. I saw other products in the 'Asian' section of our local Superstore (like Mal-Wart but with more food) -- I don't know what's possible with 'Pickled Palm Seed Slices' but I'm intrigued ;-)

LanieG
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   Posted 2/3/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Good going, Chris.  I never thought of water chestnuts in a stew.  I like them on salad for that crunch though.  This winter I put small florets of cauliflower (with the stems cut off) in the stew I made and they held together pretty well.  Of course, they do get soft.  One food I haven't bought yet is chana dal - a kind of split pea available in Indian food stores (Asian Indian, not Native Americans).  This is supposed to have a really low glycemic index and according to some other info hardly raises the blood sugar.  Has anyone reading this cooked with this bean?  (I don't know of any place for storing recipes here but if you use the "search site" button above, you should come up with the recipes we've shared here but you have to type in the food name.)  I never put in a tomatoe in my stew because we all prefer stew tomatoeless.
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Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/4/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
We could start a recipe post... Just have to keep bumping it up.

LanieG
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   Posted 2/4/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
  idea I would suggest different titles to the posts to reflect different kinds of food or meals.  For example, we could have a thread called Recipes: dinners or Recipes: desserts, or maybe Recipes: vegetables.  In this way we could find or post what we want according to the category.

(I wish there were spell-check on this darn thing.)



Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/4/2009 6:35:35 PM (GMT-7)


Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/6/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Lanie,
If you switch to Firefox, I think there's a spell check on that. I have Firefox and mine is constantly showing up with red lines under stuff...
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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