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32 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Cant seem to find any candied ginger in the grocery stores (seems they removed all the bulk-help-yourself-bins, where i usually get them), soooo I figured i’d try to make it myself.

Didn’t realize how long it would take!

Ended up with a 2-cup sized batch, a large jar of veeeerrrryyyy concentrated ginger tea, and a medium jar of ginger Syrup (which is unbelievably delicious).

They aren’t ready yet (supposed to dry out another 24 hours) but I had 2 teeny pieces (3g) and about 1/2 a tsp of the Syrup to taste....im guessing 17 calories total. Never getting store-bought again!!

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Any specific recipe used ?

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12 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

I've made that a few times. It does take awhile - but it's ridiculously easy to make. and yes - that Syrup is great! The only thing about homemade crystallized ginger is that it can be really intense, though. Sometimes it's fine - but other times it's TOO intense...

The intenser the better for me! Though the very concentrated ginger tea yield from the first boil is too strong without some major diluting. I took a tiny sip out of the pot and my throat was spice-burning for like 10 mins.

That syrup though! #yum

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15 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

Any specific recipe used ?

I followed this one:

Super simple, but cooking/drying durations are long.

https://www.daringgourmet.com/how-to-make-crystallized-ginger/

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9 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

I followed this one:

Super simple, but cooking/drying durations are long.

https://www.daringgourmet.com/how-to-make-crystallized-ginger/

this is pretty much how I've done it, too - only I used Monk Fruit or some other artificial sweetener instead of sugar (can't remember which - it's been awhile)

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12 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

The intenser the better for me! Though the very concentrated ginger tea yield from the first boil is too strong without some major diluting. I took a tiny sip out of the pot and my throat was spice-burning for like 10 mins.

That Syrup though! #yum

oh yea - I had to dilute the tea for sure!

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6 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

this is pretty much how I've done it, too - only I used Monk Fruit or some other artificial sweetener instead of sugar (can't remember which - it's been awhile)

I'm going to use a sub too, but I suspect I have a slight allergy to Monkfruit 😭

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5 hours ago, summerset said:

I never tried Monk Fruit - does it has a certain taste?

I didn't notice any distinct flavor but it made my mouth itchy and numb

It took me a while to figure out it was the Monk Fruit substitute

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What else you got to do after echocardiogram? My primary care wants to see me for the results and got me so anxious. Anybody can reply! Thanks in advance

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The meal I posted a picture of yesterday was only mediocre. Not sure what went wrong this time. Might throw the leftovers out in the end as it doesn't look very appealing. I hate wasting food but I also hate eating foods I don't really like.

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13 hours ago, Sam B said:

What else you got to do after echocardiogram? My primary care wants to see me for the results and got me so anxious. Anybody can reply! Thanks in advance

Is this for approval for WLS or something else?

If you are just getting started the Bariatric Surgeon will give you a list of things to do including labs and it seems to very per Surgeon.

If it's for pre op clearance your Primary may want to do more testing or refer you to a specialist.

If for this is for plastics it's a whole different list.

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Today’s lunch:

3/4 cup Cottage cheese, pumpkin seeds, candied ginger w/ salt flakes, black pepper and cayenne powder #yum

244 calories (ate it all)

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