dsf logo August 21, 2014, 1:21am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

Diabetes Support Forum UK    Diabetes topics: closed to new messages. Visit the new forum (link above)    Food and diet  ›  Rhubarb
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 1 Guests

Rhubarb Print
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
leafniggle
March 8, 2009, 1:08pm Report to Moderator
Member
Posts: 236
I have just bought some rather expensive rhubarb. In the past I've used lots of sugar and custard to counteract the way it makes my teeth feel funny.  Can anyone suggest a good low-carb way of cooking it that will reduce the acidity? Will adding sweeteners work in the same way as sugar? Or has anyone tried setting it in sugar-free jelly?


Logged Offline
Private Message
Pattidevans
March 8, 2009, 1:59pm Report to Moderator

It's ONLY diabetes. There are many worse things
Administrator Group
Posts: 23,578
Leafy

I'd give it a go with the sweetener and have some custard with it.  You can make an egg custard which wouldn't need flour/cornflour http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/get_cooking/recipes/019.shtml substitute sweetener for the sugar.  Actually "proper" custard is so much nicer than Birds!

As I understand it, the only fruit which won't set in a jelly is pineapple, due to some enzyme in the pineapple.


Patti

Type 1 on Levemir/Humalog, Lisinopril, Thyroxine, Liothyronine and now 1000mg Glucophage SR. Last Hba1c 5.6  Highest Hba1c since March 2004.
Please visit our new forum http://diabetes-support.org.uk/diabetesforum/index.php as this one has closed
© 2011 Patti Evans
Logged
Site Private Message Reply: 1 - 14
GrammaBear
March 8, 2009, 2:36pm Report to Moderator

Member
Posts: 1,610
I've had good luck with cooking rhubarb as a sauce and then adding Splenda after it is cooked.  Putting it with custard sounds heavenly.  Rhubarb grows wild in our garden, wish I could just 'hand you some'.

Kathy

P.S.  Have not tried making it into sugar-free jelly or jam.


Kathy
Type 1 diagnosed 4-21-2003
Novolog,  Medtronic Revel 723
Dexcom CGM (self funded)
A1C 6.8% (3-8-2011)

Micardis, Metoprolol XL, HCTZ, Synthroid, Alprazolam, Metformin & various vitamins and supplements



Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 2 - 14
Nygirl
March 8, 2009, 3:20pm Report to Moderator

Member
Posts: 873
I love rhubarb and custard. Found this recipe below which is not too carby!

http://www.channel4.com/food/r.....fool-recipe_p_1.html


claire
Type 1, Coeliac & Hyperthyroid
DX June 2008 on Lantus/Novorapid

First HbA1c - 14.6
HbA1c  July 10 - 6.0, October 10 - 6.2, Feb 11 - 6.1
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 3 - 14
leafniggle
March 8, 2009, 3:23pm Report to Moderator
Member
Posts: 236
Thanks for the ideas. I've stewed it with sweetener tablets and added gelatine to set it. The custard would have been nicer, but I don't want to use the calories.  

I'm unsure about the carb content. Collins gem Calorie Counter says 0.8g carb per 100g, but the rhubarb packet says 11.5g carb per 100g. I think it's referring to the rhubarb cooked as suggested (400g rhubarb, 40ml water, 48g sugar) - the numbers work out suspiciously well. But usually the label says if it means "prepared as suggested".


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 4 - 14
sedge
March 8, 2009, 5:41pm Report to Moderator

Member
Posts: 15,428
oooooh! - Rhubarb and Ginger jam!!!!!!!


Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid since 24 May 2011

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 7&11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5

Lipids - 7/10 - Total 5.6, H 1.9, L 3.3, T 0.9  Trigs/HDL 0.47
- 2/11 - Total 5.3, H 2.1, L 1.46, T 0.6  Trigs/HDL 0.29

BP - 6/10 127/79, 7/10 136/66, 2/11 125/75  Olmetec 10mg

TSH - 7/10 5.1, 2/11 8.73  Thyroxine 25mg

http://79.170.42.2/diabetes-support.org.uk/diabetesforum/index.php
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 5 - 14
Trinkwasser
March 8, 2009, 6:58pm Report to Moderator
Member
Posts: 1,110
I had a good recipe for low carb rhubarb crumble but havent found where I put it yet.

Have to be a bit careful with rhubarb. mother loves it but it has brought on her gout before. usually I hide the rhubarb but this time I have hid the recipe


On the cusp between Type 2, IGT and Reactive Hypoglycemia
A1c 5.2 5.2 5.6
Old lipids HDL 0.63 LDL 5.2 Trigs 4.3
Now HDL 1.4 LDL 2.4 Trigs 0.7
BP was 145/95 now around 125/80
Diet, exercise. Alpha lipoic acid 300mg, Olmesartan 20mg, Simvastatin 10mg
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 6 - 14
Trinkwasser
March 12, 2009, 8:36pm Report to Moderator
Member
Posts: 1,110
Disclaimer: I haven't tried these yet, I think I now have all the ingredients except the rhubarb

4?4 Rhubarb fool
Ingredients
Metric Imperial Volume Carb (g)
Rhubarb, stewed and pulped 525 g / 550 ml* 1 lb 2½ oz* 525 g* 4.20
Sweetener (liquid) 1 t 1 t 1 t 0.00
Double cream 150 ml 5¼ fl oz ½ cup + 5 t 3.90
Powdered egg white (optional) 8 g sachet ¼ oz sachet 8 g sachet 0.60
Total carbs 8.70
Number of servings 6
Carbs per serving 1.45
To prepare
Reconstitute the egg whites (if using) as directed on the sachet and whisk until stiff.
In a separate large bowl whisk the cream until stiff.
Mix the sweetener with the stewed fruit, adding more if necessary. Ensure the fruit is sufficiently pulped.
Pour the fruit into the cream and mix. Add the egg whites and fold in gently until just mixed. Spoon into individual dishes
and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To cook
No cooking required
Notes
* Weighed / measured after stewing and draining excess liquid
The egg whites lighten the texture and stretch the portions to about 115 ml / 4 fl oz each. The whites of two fresh eggs can
be substituted for the powdered eggs.
There are countless variations that can be made to the basic recipe by substituting the rhubarb with low carbohydrate fruits
such as gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries or flavourings such as banana essence, cocoa powder and
coffee granules.
Low Carb is Easy Interactive Cookbook 4?4 Rhubarb fool
www.


4?10 Rhubarb crumble for one
Ingredients
Metric Imperial Volume Carb (g)
Rhubarb, stewed 150 g / 125 ml 5¼ oz ½ cup 1.20
Sweetener (liquid) To taste To taste To taste 0.00
Topping
Butter 25 g / 30 ml ¾ oz 2 T 0.00
Full fat soya flour 10 g / 30 ml 1/3 oz 1/8 cup / 2 T 1.50
Soya bran 25 g / 60 ml ¾ oz ¼ cup 1.88
Ground almonds 10 g / 25 ml 1/3 oz 5 t 0.43
Sweetener (granular) 2½ t 2½ t 2½ t 1.25
Total carbs 6.26
Number of servings 1
Carbs per serving 6.26
To prepare
Place the rhubarb in an ovenproof dish, adding liquid sweetener to taste. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and rub in the
butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. (If the mixture is too wet a little protein powder can be added.) Sprinkle
the crumble mixture on top of the rhubarb and bake.
To cook
Cooking method Bake
Pan Ovenproof dish
Temperature 200°C / Gas Mark 6 / 400°F
Cooking time 20 ? 25 minutes
Notes
To reduce the carbohydrate count to 2.75 g use liquid sweetener instead of granular, substitute the soya flour with 40 ml /
1/6 cup vanilla protein powder, reduce the soya bran to 1 T and increase the ground almonds to 60 ml / ¼ cup.
Variations can be made using other relatively low carbohydrate fruits such as gooseberries, raspberries and blackberries,
although none is as low in carbohydrate as rhubarb.
Low Carb is Easy Interactive Cookbook 4?10 Rhubarb crumble for one
www.


On the cusp between Type 2, IGT and Reactive Hypoglycemia
A1c 5.2 5.2 5.6
Old lipids HDL 0.63 LDL 5.2 Trigs 4.3
Now HDL 1.4 LDL 2.4 Trigs 0.7
BP was 145/95 now around 125/80
Diet, exercise. Alpha lipoic acid 300mg, Olmesartan 20mg, Simvastatin 10mg
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 7 - 14
VBH
March 12, 2009, 8:51pm Report to Moderator
Member
Posts: 5,329
Feel free to post em here when you have em right:
http://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/joomla/recipes

(oh and don't forget the photos )
Logged
Site Private Message Reply: 8 - 14
Richard157
March 21, 2009, 6:06pm Report to Moderator

64 years of Type 1/ Here to help.
Member
Posts: 544
I used to eat rhubarb pies (sweetened with saccharin.. ).  Ilove sour almost as much as sweet foods.  Pickles are one of my favorite foods.  I don't get rhubarb anymore, my wife won't prepare it and she does not want me to prepare it.     There are a few other things she will not prepare, like liver and onions.     One of my favorite dishes.  She is a great cook though.  I love every meal.  I'm not going to complain....least not to her.  


Type 1 for 66 years. Using a Minimed pump . A1c=5.7....My book: Beating The Odds: 64 Years of Diabetes Health is available on amazon.com.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 9 - 14
sedge
March 21, 2009, 6:40pm Report to Moderator

Member
Posts: 15,428
Want me to send you a food parcel? - I adore liver and kidneys.  Pete absolutely hates both.  Consequently I love to go somewhere where it's on the menu.  (note to self - must get up to wales - there is a v large chippy/transport cafe on the A5 (Cross hands is it or something like that?) where L & O is on the menu - with BOILED spuds.  (Oh dear - I'm doing an impression of Mr Pavlov's dog !)

You can reciprocate with some nice succulent roast shoulder of lamb, only leave out the mint sauce please.  I will add my own onion sauce!  Though would accept caper sauce if you should happen to have some?


Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid since 24 May 2011

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 7&11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5

Lipids - 7/10 - Total 5.6, H 1.9, L 3.3, T 0.9  Trigs/HDL 0.47
- 2/11 - Total 5.3, H 2.1, L 1.46, T 0.6  Trigs/HDL 0.29

BP - 6/10 127/79, 7/10 136/66, 2/11 125/75  Olmetec 10mg

TSH - 7/10 5.1, 2/11 8.73  Thyroxine 25mg

http://79.170.42.2/diabetes-support.org.uk/diabetesforum/index.php
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 10 - 14
Pattidevans
March 21, 2009, 7:03pm Report to Moderator

It's ONLY diabetes. There are many worse things
Administrator Group
Posts: 23,578
Sedge

I'll cook you Liver and Onions, also Steak and Kidney Pie... and dumplings too.... I had to learn to like Kidneys, but OH loves 'em so I learnt!


Patti

Type 1 on Levemir/Humalog, Lisinopril, Thyroxine, Liothyronine and now 1000mg Glucophage SR. Last Hba1c 5.6  Highest Hba1c since March 2004.
Please visit our new forum http://diabetes-support.org.uk/diabetesforum/index.php as this one has closed
© 2011 Patti Evans
Logged
Site Private Message Reply: 11 - 14
Trinkwasser
March 21, 2009, 9:26pm Report to Moderator
Member
Posts: 1,110
Shut up SHUT UP!!! These are all things I love but are on the gout-producing list and I don't want to torture mother by cooking and eating them in front of her.

Liver and bacon with runner beans I have done steak and kidney pie without the pie, and also without the steak (using venison instead) and with only small quantities of kidney

Fry the diced kidney and steak/venison in olive oil until browned, put in casserole. Use the oil to fry horse mushrooms broken into chunks. Add to casserole. Fry some coloured peppers and garlic and also add to casserole. Cover in red wine, add black pepper and bay leaves (plus any other herbs and spices you fancy) cook in oven until ready and serve with purple sprouting. I fish out most of the kidney bits for myself.

Tonight was grilled lamb chops with rosemary (I was pruning the rosemary so there was rather a lot of it) with the purple sprouting, which must have had the longest season in recorded history, it's been available since about august or september and still going strong


On the cusp between Type 2, IGT and Reactive Hypoglycemia
A1c 5.2 5.2 5.6
Old lipids HDL 0.63 LDL 5.2 Trigs 4.3
Now HDL 1.4 LDL 2.4 Trigs 0.7
BP was 145/95 now around 125/80
Diet, exercise. Alpha lipoic acid 300mg, Olmesartan 20mg, Simvastatin 10mg
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 12 - 14
sedge
March 22, 2009, 2:39am Report to Moderator

Member
Posts: 15,428
Just gimme Rinones al Jerez and half a (long) baguette!


Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid since 24 May 2011

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 7&11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5

Lipids - 7/10 - Total 5.6, H 1.9, L 3.3, T 0.9  Trigs/HDL 0.47
- 2/11 - Total 5.3, H 2.1, L 1.46, T 0.6  Trigs/HDL 0.29

BP - 6/10 127/79, 7/10 136/66, 2/11 125/75  Olmetec 10mg

TSH - 7/10 5.1, 2/11 8.73  Thyroxine 25mg

http://79.170.42.2/diabetes-support.org.uk/diabetesforum/index.php
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 13 - 14
Trinkwasser
March 22, 2009, 2:20pm Report to Moderator
Member
Posts: 1,110
Quoted from sedge
Just gimme Rinones al Jerez and half a (long) baguette!


With rhubarb to follow


On the cusp between Type 2, IGT and Reactive Hypoglycemia
A1c 5.2 5.2 5.6
Old lipids HDL 0.63 LDL 5.2 Trigs 4.3
Now HDL 1.4 LDL 2.4 Trigs 0.7
BP was 145/95 now around 125/80
Diet, exercise. Alpha lipoic acid 300mg, Olmesartan 20mg, Simvastatin 10mg
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 14 - 14
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print



COPYRIGHT ©2008-2010: All messages on this site are copyright of their authors. Reproduction in any form is prohibited without express written permission.

Powered by E-Blah Forum Software 10.3.6 © 2001-2008

Valid XHTML Valid CSS Sourceforge.net Powered by Perl