CHATTERBOX

Hosted by Bea L.
Group active since Sun, Jan 09, 2011

This is a group where we can sit back and enjoy chatting with each other rather than on the recipes. Hopefully in return this will free up some of the recipe comment sections of unwanted chatter.

Thanks and have fun!!!

Sandy Mika
Sep 19, 2017

suggestions and ideas

I offered to sit with my friends mother on Fridays for about six hours and I am looking for ideas of things to do with her , other than just watching movies. She does like to cook and bake. She has poor eye sight and her hearing is not so good either. I am trying to think of some easy recipes that we could enjoy doing together

Rose Mary Mogan
Apr 29, 2017

I DID A COMPARISON OF FAT FREE VERSUS REGULAR MAYONNAISE

I have recently discovered that DUKE'S MAYONNAISE is now available in my area, & I REALLY REALLY LOVE IT. I also recently created a recipe using BROCCOFLOWER, which is really a green cauliflower, just a lighter shade of green than the broccoli, but it taste delicious, and my family and I really love it.

I wanted to compare the nutritional analysis of the FAT FREE DUKE'S MAYONNAISE, versus the REGULAR DUKES MAYONNAISE. My conclusion, I suppose it is what nutrients are most important to you, because you just can't have both. The recipe I used was making 24 servings, and it needed 2 cups of mayonnaise, I compared the calories and nutrients with both, and boy was I surprised.

If you are watching calories, I suppose the FAT FREE VERSION MIGHT BE BETTER, but if you are counting carbs then the regular version might be better.

FAT FREE VERSION- Calories in 2 cups= 480,CARBS= 96,FAT=0, SODIUM-5,760 & SUGAR 32 GRAMS
REGULAR VERSION-Calories= 3200 in 2 cups-CARBS=0 FAT=384- SODIUM 2,400 Mg, & SUGAR=0

MY CONCLUSION- You just can't win, you either go low fat, and it is loaded with more than twice as much salt, carbs and sugar, or you COUNT CARBS WHERE IT DOES HAVE A SIGNIFICANT amount of calories & fat, but no sugar or carbs, and the SODIUM IS 3,360 Mg. LESS than the FAT FREE version.

NO wonder MANY OF US have a weight problem? You either must do low calorie, or low carbs, which ever is best for you. There is a lot to understand before you can successfully do either. It was just a revelation and I was shocked at the results, thought you might be too.

This is a picture of the salad I created, and if you are counting carbs it is great because it only has 4 NET CARBS, 1 GRAM OF SUGAR, AND 2 GRAMS OF FIBER, BUT IF YOU ARE GOING WITH low fat or fat free, then it is loaded with fat, sodium & carbs. SO YOU MUST CHOOSE.

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR OPINION ON WHAT HAS BEEN WORKING FOR YOU. I AM DOING LOW CARB, & SO FAR I HAVE LOST MORE THAN 20 POUNDS IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS & A FEW DAYS.

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JoSele Swopes
Apr 15, 2017

Easter

I hope you all have a great Easter


Rose Mary Mogan
Mar 9, 2017

I HAVE BEEN DOING LOW CARB & HIGH PROTEIN SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY

Some of you knew that I have been trying to do Low carb eating along with high protein. Usually when I start something after about two weeks I get bored and resort back to my old habits. But this time I have been sticking to it. It definately is not easy but I have had great support from my husband. He eats the same thing I have been having. This style of eating is not for everyone, but so far I have managed.

I have said all of that to say this. Last night after consulting with my doctor, she informed me that with blood sugars ranging from 88 to 93, that I did not need to take my INSULIN. WOW, that is the first time I have not had to take insulin in almost 5 years. All because I started making healthier choices in the foods I eat. I am loving the results, she said she will continue to monitor me, and hopefully if I continue, I just may be able to get off of it for good. But for now we will check it on a daily basis. I AM OVER THE MOON EXCITED.

I just had to share this great news with you.

Linda Hughes
Jan 27, 2017

Hellow Bea

Hi Bea,how are you doing?I was looking for a recipe and your name showed up.I still think of you all.Hope all is well.Linda Hughes

Terrie Hoelscher
Jul 20, 2016

Hello, again!

Hi, everyone! it's been so long since I've been to the just a pinch site. Hope some of my ol' buddies are still around! Not sure who's still on here. I got a notification yesterday that my margarita pie was a featured recipe, so I came on to check it out, and of course, ended up on here for an hour, checking out all the new changes, etcetera. Wow! Navigating the site is quite different than it was the last time I was here.

Hope everyone is well! Bea, are you still here? Hope to hear from some of you. Life's been crazy the last year. Severe illness in my family on many different fronts, among other things. I've missed you all!

ali Bresnahan
Jul 15, 2016

Ali's Kale-Blueberry Salad

Hi everybody!! Remember me? It's been a long long time, but I'm still cookin, and I know you are too. Have been tryin to lose a little weight, and have come up with this salad, which is awesome. Please try it and let me know if you love it too. ☺ Ali's Kale-Blueberry Salad, just posted.

Bob Cooney
Jul 10, 2016

It's time for the Fireman to come back......

I hope You all will take a look at some of the new recipes that I am about to begin posting again...


Fireman Bob :)

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