i have 2 questons..

By jimLE Latest Reply 2012-01-29 12:33:19 -0600
Started 2012-01-10 17:33:15 -0600

ok first queston..

how do ya give those badges?

2nd queston..

im cooking a beef stew.and of course it does have beef..lol..it also has carrots celery onion potato and stew seasoning..could there be to many carbs or calories and/or what ever where a diabetic dont need to be eating it?

36 replies

hillwalker 2012-01-28 23:30:23 -0600 Report

substitute some of the potato with turnips parsnips or rute\abega more fiber slightly les carbs and gives a deeper flavor (also happens to be closer to the original northern europe recipe)

GabbyPA 2012-01-11 18:18:46 -0600 Report

The badges you earn by doing different activities on the site. If you mean to give a gift like a hug or a cup of coffee, you just go to the profile page of the person you want to give a gift. Then type in the box, add the gift and post it.

As for stew, it is a great meal. What you might want to do it remove the potatoes and replace them with cauliflower or just reduce the amount of potato and maybe add green beans.

jimLE 2012-01-11 20:46:01 -0600 Report

yeah reduceing the potatos and adding green beans is a good idea.and so is adding corn.but i plum forgot about the green beans and corn untill i went to bed for the night.and i wasnt about to get up for that..lol

GabbyPA 2012-01-12 23:58:17 -0600 Report

Corn, however, is a starchy veggie, so use with caution. I love corn, but it hates me. Spikes me no matter what. I have to leave it out of my stews, much to my husband's shagrin.

jayabee52 2012-01-13 00:12:45 -0600 Report

Corn doesn't "play nice" with my metabolism either. I used to enjoy eating it, but now when it comes near, I leave (at least figuratively).

jimLE 2012-01-14 09:32:31 -0600 Report

sorry to hear corn dont set right with yall's metabolism..maybe go with something that yall can go with instead

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-11 15:54:46 -0600 Report

You know, I would love to help you, but I don't cook as my hubby is a chef and does it. I should mention, I hate to cook, but love to bake. He made me chicken soup and brusetta yesterday, I'll ask if he has time to explain how he makes the beef stew for us diabetics. Sorry I couldn't help.

jimLE 2012-01-11 20:51:31 -0600 Report

its the thought that counts when you cant help with some thing..and a person that dont like to cook..oh my goodness,what is this world comeing to? LMAO…

cavie2 2012-01-11 10:19:09 -0600 Report

You don't give those badges lil-wolfie you earn them by liking a conversation or a reply, if it is about a bereavement or suchlike you still press the like button as a show of support for that person. Also if you send an inbox message to a friend or request a friendship when the person accepts and is added to your list you get points that add up. You also get more the longer you are on the site or depending on how often you log into your site within a month, 2 months, or 3 months. If you click on (see all badges) down where your own badges are it shows all the badges you have/all the badges you can get and how to get them and it shows your total points etc. Hope this helps ♥♥♥

Caroltoo 2012-01-10 19:23:36 -0600 Report

Sounds good. I like beef stew. To make it more diabetic friendly, I cut way back on the potato, cause it is full of high/starchy carbs. Load up on your choice of: carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, green beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and even kale, spinach, or beet greens add interesting flavor.

This is the way I sometimes cook also. Go open the refrigerator door and look to see what is there and how I can put it together.

Go easy on bread, breading, flour, rice, potatoes as these are all really high glycemic index carbs and drive BGs way up for most of us.

jayabee52 2012-01-10 19:22:27 -0600 Report

darn why does this appear here when I posted it under howie's post about new years party 2013?

Of course I have heard that the world will end sometime in Dec 2012 (at least according to the Mayan calendar)

jimLE 2012-01-10 18:13:06 -0600 Report

who plans ahead these days? LMAO..cauliflower sounds intresting.but not sure about it thoe…

jayabee52 2012-01-10 18:03:49 -0600 Report

About the badges, you cannot give them, and they reallly mean that you've been very active on the site for quite some time They are awarded to someone who has done something like posting a 5 discussions which people"Like" Things like that. you can go to your badges on your profile, and click "see all badges" and therer will be description of how a person is awarded a badge.

jimLE 2012-01-10 19:29:56 -0600 Report

yeah after all the times i went to that page..i finally payed attion to it..sits back n wonders if im haveing abloond moment..and i have brown hair..lol

ShellyLargent 2012-01-10 17:53:33 -0600 Report

The main bulk of your carbs is going to be in the potatoes. When I make beef stew at home, I use the potatoes, but I also add cauliflower to mine. My husband and daughter eat the potatoes and I eat the cauliflower instead. Helps to keep the carb count down.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-10 20:11:27 -0600 Report

No potatoes in mine use the broccoli/cauliflower mix with scallions along with brother depending on my choice of meat (chicken or beef). I add some cumin, sea salt, and oregano and very little brown rice. It's great!

MantiMike 2012-01-10 17:43:14 -0600 Report

I broke out my Diabetic Cooking cookbook and according to the recipe using 2 lbs of stew meat with canned tomatoes and beef broth in a slow cooker, there are 276 calories, 70mg cholesterol, 25g carbs, 3 mg fiber and 25g protein. So unless you really load it up with other things, it should be about the same. Oh, the recipe was for 8 servings and the serving size was 1 bowl (1/8 of recipe). Hope that helps.

pixsidust 2012-01-10 19:09:49 -0600 Report

what else is in it?

MantiMike 2012-01-10 19:39:30 -0600 Report

Favorite Beef Stew

3 medium carrots, cut lengthwise in half, then cut into 1-inch pieces
3 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ pieces
1 ½ cups chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
¾ teaspoon each dried thyme and dried basil
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
2 pounds beef stew meat (1 inch pieces)
1 can (about 14 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free reduced sodium beef broth
½ cup cold water
¼ cup all-purpose flour

1. Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the following order: carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, basil, pepper, bay leaf, beef, tomatoes and broth.
2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours.
3. Remove beef and vegetables to large serving bowl; cover and keep warm. Remove and discard bay leaf. Increase heat to HIGH. Blend water and flour in small bowl until smooth. Add ½ cup cooking liquid; mix well. Stir flour mixture into slow cooker. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until thickened. Pour over meat and vegetables. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings

Nutrients per serving (1 bowl of stew [1/8 or total recipe]):
Calories: 276, Calories from Fat: 20%, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 70mg,
Sodium: 266mg, Carbohydrate: 26g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Protein: 25g

Dietary Exchange: 1 Starch, 1 ½ Vegetable, 3 Lean Meat

Diabetic Cooking copyright 2007

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