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Red Days Thicking Mince Meat Or Stews??


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S: 12st2lb C: 12st2lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I find grated carrot, grated courgette, or lentils does the trick. Carrot and courgette are superfree so no probs there and lentils are free on Green and EE. All three are speed foods.

Either that or leave it to simmer for longer than usual to reduce.



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S: 12st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st3.5lb BMI: 23.5 Loss: 3st1lb(23.89%)
Another vote for a bit of Smash towards the end.

Pearl barley also seems to absorb a lot of liquid and thicken things up, probably get the same result from other pulses (lentils etc).

Not sure what to do on red days though as these would both have syns. If you are doing something in a slow cooker, maybe transfer to the hob for 10 mins and put on a higher heat to evaporate some of the liquid?


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S: 14st7lb G: 10st0lb
We boil up some chopped onion and then blend it and add to the sauce/casserole/gravy, thickens it up nicely and because its boiled you can't taste it!

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