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  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,480Member Member Posts: 8,480Member Member
    Squashes.... yes. Fall season crops in full effect.
  • icemom011icemom011 Posts: 884Member Member Posts: 884Member Member
    Yes to squashes! Love them roasted
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 5,774Member Member Posts: 5,774Member Member
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    Once it's been 'cooked' in water/broth one sphere expands to this mound. Only 60 calories. I've been using it in soups/stir fries.
  • JenniferM1234JenniferM1234 Posts: 173Member, Premium Member Posts: 173Member, Premium Member
    @PAPYRUS3 From the top pic, I thought it was a pile of freshly shaved cheese, like Parmesan. But it's...dried fungus? I is disappoint.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 3,097Member Member Posts: 3,097Member Member
    @PAPYRUS3
    I’m excited. I love mushrooms, but can’t get excited about rice or pasta. Where can I find this stuff? (I’ll google it) and what can I substitute it for in recipes?
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 5,774Member Member Posts: 5,774Member Member
    @PAPYRUS3
    I’m excited. I love mushrooms, but can’t get excited about rice or pasta. Where can I find this stuff? (I’ll google it) and what can I substitute it for in recipes?

    I've found it in my local Asian supermarket - You will find them - or another brand I'm sure. I guess you'll have to play around with how you like to consume them. Maybe one could use for 'pasta'?
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 5,774Member Member Posts: 5,774Member Member
    @PAPYRUS3 From the top pic, I thought it was a pile of freshly shaved cheese, like Parmesan. But it's...dried fungus? I is disappoint.

    Wouldn't that be a dream...all for 60 calories ;)
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,480Member Member Posts: 8,480Member Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »

    Once it's been 'cooked' in water/broth one sphere expands to this mound. Only 60 calories. I've been using it in soups/stir fries.

    Taste? Smell?
    Might hit up T&T and look for them. Could be good stuff to bulk up any meal really.
    edited October 2019
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 5,774Member Member Posts: 5,774Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »

    Once it's been 'cooked' in water/broth one sphere expands to this mound. Only 60 calories. I've been using it in soups/stir fries.

    Taste? Smell?
    Might hit up T&T and look for them. Could be good stuff to bulk up any meal really.

    Tastes like 'nothing' - no flavor or smell. Kind of slippery - good for, like you mentioned, bulking up meals. 60 calories yields around 3 net carbs and 3 grams of protein. Not expensive. I think I got this bag (4 in total) for just over $4. I did in fact find them - and quite a few other brands - at T & T.
  • weatherking2019weatherking2019 Posts: 540Member Member Posts: 540Member Member
  • kelly_c_77kelly_c_77 Posts: 5,606Member Member Posts: 5,606Member Member
    @Noreenmarie1234, was it you that had a recipe for oatmeal using xanthan gum to volumize it? (Or anyone else who can help)...
    I'm on an oatmeal kick as a warm snack at night now that it's getting colder out. I use 78g at a time and it's a good amount.. but I'd like to see what I can do to make it seem like more.
    (I know I could just experiment, but I was hoping to get some insight from someone who has done it).
    TIA!
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 3,097Member Member Posts: 3,097Member Member
    Went to the Chinese grocery yesterday, couldn’t find snow fungus, but got some other dried mushrooms, so I’m ready to start experimenting.
    Always wondered what a meat pie really was. Got one. Now I know.
    Got veggies and rice at their deli for lunch. So good!!!
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,918Member Member Posts: 4,918Member Member
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    @Noreenmarie1234, was it you that had a recipe for oatmeal using xanthan gum to volumize it? (Or anyone else who can help)...
    I'm on an oatmeal kick as a warm snack at night now that it's getting colder out. I use 78g at a time and it's a good amount.. but I'd like to see what I can do to make it seem like more.
    (I know I could just experiment, but I was hoping to get some insight from someone who has done it).
    TIA!

    Yes! https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/comment/43211921#Comment_43211921

    I used 100 calories in these photos, but it made a huge bowl. Wow, you only use 78g? I guess using the volume technique you can use 50 cal of oatmeal to make a "normal" size bowl LOL.
  • kelly_c_77kelly_c_77 Posts: 5,606Member Member Posts: 5,606Member Member
    Yeah, the 78g is 293 calories for just the oats.
    So, are you just adding extra liquid and cooking it more? And then adding the xanthan gum? How many grams of oats are in the packets you used? And how much liquid were you adding?
    Thanks again.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,918Member Member Posts: 4,918Member Member
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    Yeah, the 78g is 293 calories for just the oats.
    So, are you just adding extra liquid and cooking it more? And then adding the xanthan gum? How many grams of oats are in the packets you used? And how much liquid were you adding?
    Thanks again.

    I use 100 calories of oatmeal (28g), cook with about 1c water for like 2 minutes, add xanthum gum and stir, add another cup of water and cook 2-4 minutes(if it starts to boil over I just stop it before it explodes and cool before microwaving again).

    Then let it cool more in the freezer, microwave again 2 minutes, cool in freezer, stir a lot and then slowly add another cup or so while microwaving another minute every time I add more water. (I also add like 2tbsp truvia and 2tbsp sugar free syrup)
  • kelly_c_77kelly_c_77 Posts: 5,606Member Member Posts: 5,606Member Member
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    Yeah, the 78g is 293 calories for just the oats.
    So, are you just adding extra liquid and cooking it more? And then adding the xanthan gum? How many grams of oats are in the packets you used? And how much liquid were you adding?
    Thanks again.

    I use 100 calories of oatmeal (28g), cook with about 1c water for like 2 minutes, add xanthum gum and stir, add another cup of water and cook 2-4 minutes(if it starts to boil over I just stop it before it explodes and cool before microwaving again).

    Then let it cool more in the freezer, microwave again 2 minutes, cool in freezer, stir a lot and then slowly add another cup or so while microwaving another minute every time I add more water. (I also add like 2tbsp truvia and 2tbsp sugar free syrup)

    Awesome, thanks!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,480Member Member Posts: 8,480Member Member
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    Yeah, the 78g is 293 calories for just the oats.
    So, are you just adding extra liquid and cooking it more? And then adding the xanthan gum? How many grams of oats are in the packets you used? And how much liquid were you adding?
    Thanks again.

    I use 100 calories of oatmeal (28g), cook with about 1c water for like 2 minutes, add xanthum gum and stir, add another cup of water and cook 2-4 minutes(if it starts to boil over I just stop it before it explodes and cool before microwaving again).

    Then let it cool more in the freezer, microwave again 2 minutes, cool in freezer, stir a lot and then slowly add another cup or so while microwaving another minute every time I add more water. (I also add like 2tbsp truvia and 2tbsp sugar free syrup)

    Awesome, thanks!

    If you make this, could you please post the bowl after step 1 and then final product? I will try this tonight as well and compare the results because I am having hard time imagining how this is a huge bowl of oatmeal (also commented in the old thread linked to above).
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,918Member Member Posts: 4,918Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    Yeah, the 78g is 293 calories for just the oats.
    So, are you just adding extra liquid and cooking it more? And then adding the xanthan gum? How many grams of oats are in the packets you used? And how much liquid were you adding?
    Thanks again.

    I use 100 calories of oatmeal (28g), cook with about 1c water for like 2 minutes, add xanthum gum and stir, add another cup of water and cook 2-4 minutes(if it starts to boil over I just stop it before it explodes and cool before microwaving again).

    Then let it cool more in the freezer, microwave again 2 minutes, cool in freezer, stir a lot and then slowly add another cup or so while microwaving another minute every time I add more water. (I also add like 2tbsp truvia and 2tbsp sugar free syrup)

    Awesome, thanks!

    If you make this, could you please post the bowl after step 1 and then final product? I will try this tonight as well and compare the results because I am having hard time imagining how this is a huge bowl of oatmeal (also commented in the old thread linked to above).

    I think the better thing would be to post the photo with the amount of water you are "suppose" to add to 28g which is 2/3c and then compare to final amount.

    2-3c of oatmeal for 100 cal vs 2/3c using the amount you are "suppose" to mix is definitely a huge difference!
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 3,097Member Member Posts: 3,097Member Member
    I make volume oatmeal, but no xantham gum. I use 50 or so grams of oatmeal, add about 1 cup of water, microwave 3 minutes on low, stir, add another cup or so of water, microwave on high til all hot and soupy. Make it in a serving bowl.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,480Member Member Posts: 8,480Member Member
    I make volume oatmeal, but no xantham gum. I use 50 or so grams of oatmeal, add about 1 cup of water, microwave 3 minutes on low, stir, add another cup or so of water, microwave on high til all hot and soupy. Make it in a serving bowl.

    Well thats easy but I for one would not want to eat this. Oatmeal for me should be nice and thick.
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