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Title: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: euge on October 12, 2010, 07:09:53 PM
Of course psyllium husk is fairly cheap LOL. But who likes that goopy stuff? :P

However I prefer soups. Lately my breakfast (your lunchtime) has been bean soups. I'll make up about 2.5 quarts per 8 oz of dried beans. Can be any type: pinto, garbanzo, lentil, great northern... the list is long. I like to mix them up a bit too. Spices vary, but the addition of curry complements many a bean and soup for that matter. Also, I've been experimenting with chowders since potatoes have lots of fiber.

Basically, after cooking I'll use a slotted-spoon to remove about half the solids. I try to get all of any meat out, which is usually sausage or chicken wings. Then I hit it with the stick blender until well incorporated. Then the remainder goes back into the soup and adjusted to taste with salt. Then it gets portioned out into pint plastic containers for the next several days.

Not only is it nutritious but it is hydrating as well. I find a 2-cup serving will keep me until lunchtime with plenty of steady energy. Portioning it out makes it easy to pop into the micro for a quick snack. I don't think extolling the other benefit needs any further explaining.

Anyone with recipes? Ideas? I want more fiber! When I was into the Adkins thing about eight years ago I made a mean no-carb bran muffin. I called them "colon-blow" bran muffins... :D
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: EHall on October 12, 2010, 07:22:58 PM
I take ground flax and oat bran/wheat bran and mix it into as many things as I can.
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: weithman5 on October 12, 2010, 08:21:36 PM
Of course psyllium husk is fairly cheap LOL. But who likes that goopy stuff? :P
.Portioning it out makes it easy to pop into the

are you missing an o in the word pop?
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: dak0415 on October 12, 2010, 08:22:05 PM
Now, if you could just infuse the soup with Beano.....
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: tschmidlin on October 12, 2010, 08:24:44 PM
That was an awesome SNL skit (http://www.hulu.com/watch/10304/saturday-night-live-colon-blow). :)

I'm a big fan of pea soup, we're getting in to that season again here.  Dal is cheap too.  And it might be blasphemous down where you live euge, but a hearty bean chili can easily be turned into soup with some broth added.  Red beans and rice - use brown rice and make it runnier.  There's ton's of stuff you can do.  Even a brown rice risotto soup with beans . . .
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: Hokerer on October 12, 2010, 08:32:58 PM
3-Bean (actually 5-Bean) Salad

2 cans Garbanzos
1 can  Pintos
1 can  Kidneys
1 can  Green
1 can  Yellow Wax
4 ribs Celery
1 med  Onion
       Garlic (as much as you like)
       Jalapenos (optional)

1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Vinegar
1/2 cup Sugar
2   tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper

Stir liquid "dressing" well and pour over veggies.  Mix well. Refrigerate overnight.
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: euge on October 12, 2010, 09:57:44 PM
3-Bean (actually 5-Bean) Salad

2 cans Garbanzos
1 can  Pintos
1 can  Kidneys
1 can  Green
1 can  Yellow Wax
4 ribs Celery
1 med  Onion
       Garlic (as much as you like)
       Jalapenos (optional)

1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Vinegar
1/2 cup Sugar
2   tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper

Stir liquid "dressing" well and pour over veggies.  Mix well. Refrigerate overnight.

This looks mighty tasty! I might bring that dish to work.
That was an awesome SNL skit (http://www.hulu.com/watch/10304/saturday-night-live-colon-blow). :)

I'm a big fan of pea soup, we're getting in to that season again here.  Dal is cheap too.  And it might be blasphemous down where you live euge, but a hearty bean chili can easily be turned into soup with some broth added.  Red beans and rice - use brown rice and make it runnier.  There's ton's of stuff you can do.  Even a brown rice risotto soup with beans . . .

Chili with beans is just fine as long as they aren't cooked in the chili. Added at the end. BTW chili isn't slow food but is always better the next day.

And that SNL mockumercial was a hoot! My inspiration!
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: beerocd on October 12, 2010, 11:06:43 PM
I think a tsp of Epsom salt in a glass of water will have an effect on you - but you'll still be hungry.
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: capozzoli on October 13, 2010, 01:42:52 AM




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7l6jg4Hlog
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: jaybeerman on October 13, 2010, 03:44:53 AM
Don't forget anasazi beans.  Fall time and bean soup; pretty awesome combo. Make your bean soup with barley for a fairly good dose of fibre. In the very rare event that I'm bound, a hydrometer sample from the primary always does the trick for me. Cheers, j
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: abraxas on October 13, 2010, 10:15:47 AM
I figured clicking on this Poor Man's Metamucil was going to be spent grain.  Seems like a bunch of insoluble carbs and proteins might have a high fiber like effect on the body.

Edit: source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3007392
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: tschmidlin on October 13, 2010, 03:56:38 PM
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3007392
And Janis is one of the authors of the paper!  Fifth out of six authors still counts for the cv Janis. :)
Title: Re: Poor Man's Metamucil
Post by: bluesman on October 13, 2010, 04:47:35 PM
It's cheap (cabbage is roughly 0.50cents per pound)...it's in season...and it goes great with beer.

Cabbage Soup...or Kapustnica.

(http://www.slovakia.travel/data/Resources/Upload/Images_watermark/Sluzby/Gastronomia/Bug_Kapustnica_1_jpg.jpg)

Here's a tutorial recipe.

http://www.slovakcooking.com/2009/recipes/sauerkraut-soup/