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General Discussion / Doug and Umpa How I have missed you!
« on: June 14, 2011, 04:18:47 AM »
Since Doug went off the WOE during the holidays last year I have been keeping up with FTS via Facebook posts...it is just not the same.  I've really missed this "family" and should have hung in here right along.  Doug's doctor told him last week to get back on the program and I believe he is ready after seeing how quickly his health deteriorated when he forgot " sugar is the enemy."  Thank you guys for being here when we need you!!

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General Discussion / Happy New Year Forum!
« on: January 11, 2011, 11:11:05 AM »
Boy, did I get swallowed up in the holidays...but glad to be back here with everyone!  We are "iced in" today so seemed like a good time to reconnect.  I have to mention that I made your coconut cake the other day Umpa and it was luscious, and I am not a big fan of coconut!!!  I am so out of the loop, has the bakery book come out yet?

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General Discussion / Peanut Brittle
« on: December 04, 2010, 05:13:57 PM »
We found some See's sugar free peanut brittle and now I am on a mission to find a good recipe.  The only one I could find calls for  1 TBS corn syrup!  Anyone have a recipe?

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Desserts and Sweets / Licorice
« on: October 30, 2010, 06:02:44 PM »
Licorice Goo Drops
 
1 tablespoon Fiberfit Liquid
1/8 teaspoon anise extract
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons granular erythritol
1 tablespoon glucomannan powder
Extra granular erythritol
 
Lightly grease a silicone candy mold or mat.  (I used small heart-shaped molds.)  Set aside.
 
In a small bowl, whisk together Fiberfit, anise extract, water, and 2 teaspoons erythritol.  Whisk in glucomannan powder just until starting to thicken.  (Donít overwhisk or it will set up too quickly.)
 
Press mixture into molds or shape into small balls on silicone mat.  Let sit at room temp for 1/2 hour.
 
Sprinkle extra granular erythritol onto a saucer or plate.  How much you need depends on the size of your goo drops.  Remove the goo drops from the molds and roll or press each one into the erythritol to cover all sides.   
 
I got 10 small hearts with 0 carbs each.  These should be room temp stable, but I ate them too soon to be sure.  ;+)

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General Discussion / Re: Doug and Umpa for President and First Lady
« on: October 30, 2010, 04:00:45 PM »
Doug and Umpa for president and first lady ;D ;D ;D

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Desserts and Sweets / Anyone like licorice?
« on: October 30, 2010, 03:58:42 PM »
I found this recipe on the web (DarDreams).....I have never heard of Fiberfit liquid, has anyone used it?
I haven't made them yet but I plan to try them at Christmastime because I love licorice and gummy candy!

Licorice Goo Drops
 
1 tablespoon Fiberfit Liquid
1/8 teaspoon anise extract
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons granular erythritol
1 tablespoon glucomannan powder
Extra granular erythritol
 
Lightly grease a silicone candy mold or mat.  (I used small heart-shaped molds.)  Set aside.
 
In a small bowl, whisk together Fiberfit, anise extract, water, and 2 teaspoons erythritol.  Whisk in glucomannan powder just until starting to thicken.  (Donít overwhisk or it will set up too quickly.)
 
Press mixture into molds or shape into small balls on silicone mat.  Let sit at room temp for 1/2 hour.
 
Sprinkle extra granular erythritol onto a saucer or plate.  How much you need depends on the size of your goo drops.  Remove the goo drops from the molds and roll or press each one into the erythritol to cover all sides.   
 
I got 10 small hearts with 0 carbs each.  These should be room temp stable, but I ate them too soon to be sure.  ;+)

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General Discussion / Xylitol Question
« on: October 16, 2010, 06:40:05 AM »
Ok, so now that I am sold on Xylitol for replacing sugar, I do have one nagging issue with it.  All of the ones that I have tried are in granulated form and it takes so long for it to dissolve.  Is there a powdered Xylitol available that is a little more recipe friendly?   I hate to keep buying different ones and was hoping someone else could help.  ???

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General Discussion / Bragging Rights
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:43:21 PM »
I just have to share the incredible thing that happened to us yesterday.  Doug's daughter, Jennifer, invited us over for lunch.  She had come here to the forum and looked up recipes for things we can eat, she even made the key lime cheesecake....DELICIOUS.  I was very touched that she took the trouble to do that.  So, besides the cheesecake she had patty melts, sauteed mushrooms, roasted cauliflower and cole slaw.  This from a girl that does not even eat meat :D

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General Discussion / All Day Seminar
« on: September 24, 2010, 09:03:54 PM »
We are going to an all day seminar at church tomorrow where someone else is controlling the menu. Going to take some low carb tortillas and hope for some salad and some type of meat we can eat or else I guess we'll be ducking out.  I really need to talk to the planners at church about having a little more consideration for people who can't eat sugar laden foods.  Should be interesting....

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General Discussion / So Excited
« on: September 20, 2010, 06:16:41 AM »
I'm so excited, I just found out my daughter in law, JenCrowther, has joined the forum!  ;D ;D ;D

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General Discussion / 9-11
« on: September 10, 2010, 11:52:50 PM »
My heart is remembering :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  

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General Discussion / Step It Up September
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:13:33 AM »
Today is the day I begin my LOSE THE LAST 10 CHALLENGE.  I am going to cut out all sugar free candy, nuts, dairy and diet soda and just stick with the protein and greens oh and coffee of course, gotta have that!  My reward, other than being healthier is going to be a great big sweet, crunchy honey crisp apple when they come out in a few weeks!!  Gonna throw in 30 minutes of elliptical 5 days a week and more Pilates to keep it toned.  Here goes ;D

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Click Here To Share Your Success Story / Good Report
« on: August 20, 2010, 10:03:13 PM »
Doug went back to the retina specialist today.....spectacular news to share.  His vision is MUCH improved and the doc even said there is a very good chance he will regain the vision he had lost if he continues to keep his blood sugar down.  There is one  spot under the macula on his right eye where a vein is causing him to have blurry vision so our prayer is that it will shrink and he will regain the vision in that eye. We are ready to see about getting some glasses so he can pass the eye test to get his driver's license back.  Another reason for us to LOVE FTS!  He is going to go back to his regular doctor for his first check up since starting the new way of eating.  Can't wait for those results!!! ;D ;D ;D

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General Discussion / Happy Friday!
« on: August 13, 2010, 06:56:50 AM »
This has been a rough week at work.  Sadly, the chronic kidney disease business is booming in the Raleigh area.  We have added 3 new docs and opening another clinic location.  I'm not even sure how many we have now. Oh how much the word needs to be spread about the FTS way of eating.
Haven't been on much and I miss everyone  :(  On a happy note, I splurged and got a netbook so now I can carry everything online into my kitchen without taking up much space.  My kitchen is very small.  Looking forward to trying some new FTS recipes this weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!

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General Discussion / Strange Email
« on: August 01, 2010, 08:10:24 PM »
Doug, I had an email in my inbox that appeared to be from you but the subject was "now streaming gay videos" !  Not sure what this was, but I felt sure it didn't come from you so I did not open it.  I wonder if anyone else in the group had the same experience.

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