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Induction friendly thickeners

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  1. Elemental

    Elemental Chasing the Rainbow

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    Can anyone recommend the best way to thicken a beef stew without being too naughty? I found some very low carb stock cubes, 0.4g per cube but need something to thicken it up, saw some kind of gum mentioned in a recipe but can't remember what it was called so cant look it up!
     
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    Xanthan gum I think?
     
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    thats the one, is it any good though?

    i'm waiting for spottydoris to tell me i can't have it :p:D:8855:
     
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    I got x gum initially but never bother use it. Now i use cream if anything needed! :)
     
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    same here!

    you soon learn to cook without the need for thickeners, stirfy most things then add a little dble cream/cream cheese to make a sauce.
     
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    i cant really imagine a beef stew with cream in it :confused:

    plus i am paranoid cooking with cream, i'm always scared it will curdle
     
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    Wont that make it a strogonof? xx
     
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    not sure? never tried stroganoff lol. On a serious budget this week though hence the stew....dont wanna add cream and hate it, then have to buy the next 3 days dinners in again lol. Might try it another time xx
     
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    I ordered some Kitchen Thick it Up - Thickener from low carb megastore and it says it's 0 carbs
     
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    ooo sounds good, what's the ingrediants?
     
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    LOL
     
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