Author Topic: Amazingly Low Carb Pies  (Read 776 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline sedge

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 14,310
Amazingly Low Carb Pies
« on: 15 May 2014, 02:43:12 AM »
As some of you know, our daughter is a chef and works in a pub - and one of the other chefs is a Type 1 diabetic.

They have recently employed a Polish couple he's a chef and she's an assistant chef.  Well over the weekend she was making a large run of the different pies they serve, will interesting fillings.  These are in individual pie dishes and only have a pastry top.

Apparently one order was for 2 chicken pies and she put them in the oven. Chris (another chef) got hem out of the oven, one in each hand.  The weight was different so he checked the lighter one.  Then he ripped the pastry completely off, held the dish out to Adena who made them and asked 'So what filling's this one then?'  She looked across and saw what was a completely empty pie dish. 'New filling today' she said.  'I call it Surprise!'

When Corinne told us this, we all fell about laughing.

I said, if you were an unscrupulous pub, you could put it on the menu as 'Suitable for diabetics' and explain to the customer that the pastry is only on the top, you have to put it on else the filling would get burnt and in fact they should remove it in one piece by inserting their knife and discard it onto a side plate you'll bring them with the meal.  We thought they could charge a premium price for them, because there really aren't very many places that cater for proper low carb diets, are there?

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

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, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline BATcher

  • Member
  • Posts: 819
Re: Amazingly Low Carb Pies
« Reply #1 on: 15 May 2014, 07:12:20 AM »
Low-carbers are the new vegetarians!
Type 2, diagnosed June 1993, on insulin since May 2005; last HbA1c (Jan 2015): 38 mmol/mol = ~5.6%;
early morning: Levemir, 50 u;
at each main meal: NovoRapid, ~12-25 u, with Metformin, 2 x 500 mg;
just before bedtime: Levemir, 50 u; also aspirin, and very reluctantly atorvastatin 10 mg.

Offline Pattidevans

  • Administrator
  • Posts: 24,717
  • It's ONLY Diabetes. It could be something worse!
Re: Amazingly Low Carb Pies
« Reply #2 on: 15 May 2014, 09:38:15 AM »
Love it Sedge!

I see what you're saying BATcher.  A few years ago there was hardly anything for vegetarians on menus.  Same form  low carvers now.

Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.

© 2015 Patti Evans

Offline GrammaBear

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,841
Re: Amazingly Low Carb Pies
« Reply #3 on: 26 May 2014, 02:59:05 PM »
Love your story Sedge.  Chicken pot pies are one of my favourite - or I should say "they were one of my favourites."  Once in a great while I will make the individual ones and enjoy a higher carb treat.
Type 1
Tandem Tslim pump Oct 2015
Dexcom G5 CGM Sep 2007
A1C 6.3% ~ Sep 2018