Chinese 5 Spice Powder

Discussion in 'Dukan Recipes' started by m-mouse, 27 May 2011 Social URL.

  1. m-mouse

    m-mouse Not very good at this!

    Posts:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    15st8lb
    Current Weight:
    10st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st4lb
    Lost(%):
    4st10lb(30.28%)
    Diet:
    dukan - conso
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    That's really helpful, Mouse, thanks. I love 5 spice powder and this way means that we can cut out the sugar that they usually cram into the ready-made version.
     
  4. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    Ground Szechwan pepper? And where does one find that?
    I've some star anis - always wondered what they were for!
     
  5. m-mouse

    m-mouse Not very good at this!

    Posts:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    15st8lb
    Current Weight:
    10st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st4lb
    Lost(%):
    4st10lb(30.28%)
    Diet:
    dukan - conso
    I just used whole everything and ground it up myself. I can send you some if you can't get it or bring it out?
     
  6. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    awh you lovely Mouse you... or, even, you could just bring me a little envelope of your preground stuff :D
     
  7. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    I'll be missing out the pepper as I don't like the stuff.

    Try an Oriental supermarket, Jo. I remember that there used to be plenty of Vietnamese places in the town where I lived in France, but not sure whether they would have Szechwan pepper.
     
  8. m-mouse

    m-mouse Not very good at this!

    Posts:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    15st8lb
    Current Weight:
    10st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st4lb
    Lost(%):
    4st10lb(30.28%)
    Diet:
    dukan - conso
    I'll mix some up and bring with me anyway
     
  9. Fionat29

    Fionat29 Still trying!

    Posts:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Costco do their own version (Kirkland) of 5 spice powder, it comes in a big container for a few quid and it is an excellent replacement for the long lost Chinese oxo cubes. RIP Chinese oxo, your are much missed.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    Does it contain sugar, though, Fiona?
     
  11. Fionat29

    Fionat29 Still trying!

    Posts:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Pass, sorry I haven't got the container with me right now so I can't tell you.
     
  12. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    It's a good idea to check on that, Fiona, before you use it. Manufacturers are always hiding all kinds of things in amongst the ingredients list. I was blithely using the Sharwoods version myself until I discovered on here that there's often sugar inside.
     
  13. Fionat29

    Fionat29 Still trying!

    Posts:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Thats very true but if you're only using a half teaspoon at a time, can there be much sugar in it?
     
  14. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    Maybe not, but it's recommended that you avoid all added sugar, unfortunately. You might get away with it as it's a small amount, but you might want to stop using it if you find that you're stalling.

    Just something to be aware of.
     
  15. Fionat29

    Fionat29 Still trying!

    Posts:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6.2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Ok, thanks I appreciate the post. I've just realised that you are on the dukan diet ( slow on the uptake, sorry) I'm counting calories so a teaspoon of sugar probably won't make as much difference to me as to you. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
     
  16. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    That's okay, Fiona. We have to be careful with banned ingredients on Dukan so we always encourage people on the diet to ready the ingredients list very thoroughly.

    Good luck with your calorie counting! :)
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...
Similar Threads - Chinese Spice Powder
  1. kellmo
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    549
  2. Paulinegin
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    554
  3. Teddy67
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    1,807
  4. Topaz63
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    1,825