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9 hours ago, PollyEster said:

There are quite a few recipes to check out here; have tried a few and they were good, but of course they all involve Protein Powder since it's a Protein powder company website.

I don't mind protein powders. I use them regularly in e. g. oatmeal anyway. I like this creamy texture they provide. I also like protein mug cakes once in a while.

I found some recipes on the Alphafoods, Nutri+ or Vega website I'd like to try plus of course several on the web or in fitness magazines I browse on Readly (the peanut protein balls were awesome, I posted them on this thread a while ago). When using a Protein Powder I usually doesn't have to use any additional sweetener. The powders are sweet enough.

What powders do you use? I use Alphafoods, Nutri+ and ProFuel - Vega is very hard to get your hands on in Europe as it seems.

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10 hours ago, summerset said:

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This combo is a keeper. I'm going to add more wakame salad next time though (also a keeper, got it frozen from the asian supermarket I regularly shop at for specialties). Next time I'm going to try with a vegan mock salmon filet. If that's good it'll substitute the fish.

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33 minutes ago, summerset said:

This combo is a keeper. I'm going to add more wakame salad next time though (also a keeper, got it frozen from the asian supermarket I regularly shop at for specialties). Next time I'm going to try with a vegan mock salmon filet. If that's good it'll substitute the fish.

Semi-pro tip: try to find sone dried wakame. I find that they are less soggy and have a better texture than frozen after its re-hydrated..

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It's not frozen wakame, it's frozen wakame salad with sesame seasoning and all. I won't even attempt to copy it, lol.

I use dried and re-hydrated seaweed in Soups though.

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More salad...i know, i know, getting repetitive. I’ll make sure my next salad posting looks a little different, lol

Romaine & vinaigrette , carrots, cucumbers, baked chicken breast, feta, seedless grapes, spicy roast peanuts & chilli garlic condiment.

402 calories (the feta and peanuts upped the calorie counts this time...but sooo yum, so sooo worth it 😉)

...am eating as we speak, so dunno where i’ll end up...

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(Imitation) crab salad sliders with fries & a grape salad.

I had about 1/2 cup of the crab on top of some lettuce: 107 calories.

Not shown: I also ate about 2/3 of a bacon butter tart which i forgot to take a pic of before I wolfed it down #oopsies #sooooooGood: +260 calories.

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(Imitation) crab salad sliders with fries & a grape salad.< br> I had about 1/2 cup of the crab on top of some lettuce: 107 calories.
Not shown: I also ate about 2/3 of a bacon butter tart which i forgot to take a pic of before I wolfed it down #oopsies #sooooooGood: +260 calories.

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...bacon butter tart?! Need some deets. [emoji15]

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19 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Man, these pics belong in a magazine!

18 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

So... I'm going to need you to hold a newspaper with today's date in these pics to prove who made this 😂😂😂😂😂😂

Thank you both so much, I really appreciate the compliment! Confession: I do sell photos (just not for a living) and also had a food blog for many years, so have taken a food pic or two before 😉. I haven't updated it for a number of years now, but let's just say that I never used tricks such as hairspray or glue to enhance anything: I cooked the food, styled it naturally, then ate it afterwards... now here I am on a bariatric forum, so we'll leave it at that 😂😂😂😂. I kept a few of the food styling props like dishes and bowls, and have a good camera, lenses, lights, reflectors, etc.

Since I haven't been able to do photography outside of my home during the pandemic, I set a goal of taking a photo a day during this time just to keep up -- and hopefully improve -- my skills. Sometimes it's food, but usually it's not 😊.

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16 hours ago, Sophie7713 said:

Carnitas for lunch today sprinkled with lime juice.

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This looks absolutely wonderful! I can almost taste it 🤤. Slow-cooked beef carnitas was one of my favourite meals when I ate meat. I'm going to make a vegan variation this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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18 hours ago, summerset said:

What powders do you use? I use Alphafoods, Nutri+ and ProFuel - Vega is very hard to get your hands on in Europe as it seems.

I checked out the Alphafoods website and see that there's a spekulatius/lebkuchen flavour, omg 😋🤤 Hadn't thought of those spices as a Protein Powder flavouring before, but it's all I'm thinking about now! 😂

My favourites are pea Protein isolate and brown rice from Canadian Pea Protein, the fermented vegan+ blend from Genuine Health, hemp protein from Prairie Naturals, and Amazing Grass products. I bought the unflavoured unsweetened protein powders so I could flavour and sweeten them to my liking, and also use them in baking, Soups, etc.

Maybe you could order Vega from their UK site? Very limited selection, though.

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10 minutes ago, PollyEster said:

I checked out the Alphafoods website and see that there's a spekulatius/lebkuchen flavour, omg 😋🤤 Hadn't thought of those spices as a Protein Powder flavouring before, but it's all I'm thinking about now! 😂

Oh, don't be fooled! 🤣

It doesn't taste anything like Lebkuchen/Spekulatius at all. It's too heavy on the aniseed for that - some people reviewing it compare it more to "Pfeffernüsse" and I agree. I personally think it's absolutely undrinkable on it's own but it adds a really nice flavor to a chocolate Protein Shake when used sparingly. I'm thinking of trying the pumpkin Spice one next time.

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Maybe you could order Vega from their UK site? Very limited selection, though.

I already had this idea a while ago. Unfortunately only the same limited selection of products one can get in Germany. Oh, well...

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