Time for some more product testing :) For those of us residing in the far east, especially Japan we are blessed with a plethora of different types of Jello like drinks, desserts, and supplements.
Lunch: BBQ ribs (recipe posted)
Dinner:1 chicken breast some sliced pork BBQ and a largish salad (Pictured)
Brown the ribs and put them in the pressure cooker pour the remaining ingredients over the ribs put the lid on the cooker and cook for 35 minutes. I was very happy with this new recipe. Please feel free to make it your own recipe or try it as it is you will be very happy no LC aftertaste and good for you. IF you like it hot throw in a tsp of cayenne pepper or add some of your favorite hot sauce. Serve with mashed cauliflower or faux rice. To save on carbs don't drink the sauce.. tempting as it might be :)
I was really excited about trying this new LC product because it fit my needs of being LC, high in fiber (kanten is 80% fiber)and sweetened naturally. However, upon tasting it..I found it to be rather bland and the texture was a little off. There was also a strange LC aftertaste that I usually find with products sweetened with Splenda. So I double checked the ingredient list and sure enough farther down the list I found sucralose, aspartame and one other sweetener that ends in a K that I don't know the English for.
After eating the jelly I was satiated for quite a while as Kanten triples in size once ingested and absorbs water. Overall, it's not something I will eat regularly but if I am on the road and I need a snack, well, its a safe bet to tide me over till I can get some real wholesome LC food.
A little about Kanten(agar agar)
Kanten is a gelatinous substance derived from Tengusa seaweed. That has been used in many Japanese desserts for centuries. Kanten can be used as a laxative,thickener for soups or even a vegetarian gelatin substitute. Because of its natural ability to triple in size once ingested it has become a very popular fad diet here in Asia.
I am going to come up with some new recipes to use this product(kanten not the jelly) that I hope will tickle the taste buds and be wholesome as well. One can only stand so much psyllium husks while living LC.
Lunch: 2:00 2 fried pork steaks garnished with cheddar cheese, kraut, salsa and sour cream.
Dinner: not yet more to come
I had a craving for a New York style loaded dog, I though about how I could make one LC and this is what I came up with :). I over seasoned the steaks with garlic, salt and pepper and then pan fried them in canola oil, garnished with the condiments listed above. I have one word to describe them.. Delish!! I will definitely be making these again.
Lunch: Was too busy trying to get the wall built that I tore down..Now, I have a new wall and door.. and forgot to eat..
Dinner: I made another Texmex burger with a side of kraut
A small snack of pecans..
I will try to get a before and after pictures up soon but to be brutally honest I am beat and sore so I am going to bed. :)
Breakfast: 3 eggs 3 slices of bacon
Lunch: Small salad and Bowl of soup left over from last night
Snack: 1 oz pecans
Dinner: 2 pork chops and the last of the creamed spinach..
I know boring leftovers but I go shopping tmrw :)
Going to make some fun stuff this weekend.. :)
For a snack I had 34 grams of pecans
For dinner I had a beautiful medium rare rib eye steak with a side of broccoli and small salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing.. oops I used liquid Splenda in the vinaigrette dressing.. ( I made it before I decided to go artificial sweetener free) I will use it until its gone then make a new batch without any artificial sweeteners. I wrote this as my steak was being cooked by my 12 year old daughter..turns out the steak was medium..just a tad of pink left but still juicy and good :)
For desert I had 4 luscious strawberries.
Most importantly I drank my water quota for today and I took my only supplement..psyllium husks..