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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kimchee Smashed Faux Potatoes

This Thanksgiving, I'm planning on a lower carb version of a recipe we first heard about on NPR. We loved it. I used the Cauliflower based recipe for mock mashed potatoes as a base.

Kimchi Smashed Faux Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1/2 pound carrots
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups kimchi
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives


  • Instructions
  • 1. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
  • 2. Boil carrots, onions and garlic in chicken broth and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drain well.
  • 3. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, cream, cream cheese, Parmesian and vegetable mixture to cauliflower. Smash well. Can use immersion blender or blender.
  • 4. Drain and dice kimchi
  • 5. Add kimchi to cauliflower-vegetable mixture and mix well.
  • 6. Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter

  • Yield: 8-10 portions
    variation: could add or substitute pumpkin or winter squash for carrots

    adapted from:
  • www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mock-garlic-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html
  • www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/14/165117037/korean-american-thanksgiving-mash-up-complete-with-kimchee-mashed-potatoes

  • I calculated the nutrition values from the Recipe Tool on My Fitness Pal.
    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 12.0
    Amount Per Serving
    calories 211
    % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16 g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 10 g 51 %
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
  • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 53 mg 18 %
  • Sodium 445 mg 19 %
  • Potassium 239 mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrate 11 g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g 6 %
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 6 g 12 %
  • Vitamin A 58 %
  • Vitamin C 37 %
  • Calcium 17 %
  • Iron 4 %

  • * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Bringing my data together

    My Weight and Body Composition







    My Scorecard







    My Steps







    MyFitnessPal has a nice weight loss sticker


    Created by MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter




    Hacker's Diet has a nice sticker





    TrendWeight, based on The Hacker's Diet does some nice visualizations of weight and fat data. TrendWeight pulls weight and fat data from FitBit.

    Measured Weight and Smoothed Moving Average
    Meassured Fat% and Smoothed Moving Average






    Then there's the bike ride

    My wife and I are doing a virtual bike ride to Seattle on our exercise bike. Google Spreadsheets is used to log our miles and produces the gauge charts showing our miles. The gauges will update as we add more data to the spreadsheet.