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Why do I use 1 teaspoon of heavy whipping cream??

Monday, February 22, 2010

One of my girlfriends checks my Fitness Tracker daily - she says it motivates her and that I am killing her. Now that I know what she is doing, she might just kill me too!

Anyway, she asked, "what's with the teaspoon of heavy whipping cream I keep seeing in your Nutrition Tracker?"

Long story short - I use it in my coffee.

I cannot use milk, it always has tasted sour to me.

I can only use non-dairy creamers for a short time as they contain soy and it too starts to bother my stomach.

I was given 4 quarts of heavy whipping cream before Christmas and I experimented with it, trying it in my coffee one day. Low and behold, no sour taste and no more stomach ache!!
(I since tried half & half but it tasted sour to me, too much milk in it I guess.)

Through trial and error, I discovered that 1 tsp is all I need per cup! And I also found out I like my coffee diluted by almost half! Now I brew mine with less coffee and found I don't have to use the extra sweetening of the non-dairy creamer with it! One sweet'n'low and 1 tsp heavy cream and I can have 2 cups a day with no stomach problems!

So now for anyone else wondering - the mystery of the heavy whipping cream is solved!

FYI, half & half makes a really tasty cornbread and regular white bread! Just have to make sure you count the extra calories! emoticon
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MUFFIN350 3/1/2010 4:47AM

    I wanted to thank you for being so consistent in your nutrition trackers. I almost never see anyone post in the 1700-1900 range with a good variety of food here - it's like no one is eating like real human, and you are! And you look great! Thanks for making me believe it's possible.

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KALIGIRL 2/24/2010 1:35PM

    Thanks for the tip. Although I'm a died in the wool half & half fan, I'm having the family for Christmas and will have some on hand!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 2/22/2010 8:14PM

    Last sentence, do you mean using it in cornbread recipe (like instead of milk)?

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LOPEYP 2/22/2010 7:52PM

    I'm not a coffee fan but the cream would go well on gingerbread. emoticon

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ASTORRES1 2/22/2010 6:59PM

    Whatever it takes.....and you found the combination that works for you!!!

amy

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SPARKLYMOOSE 2/22/2010 4:52PM

    mmmm....cream is so delicious. I would rather have less of something great than more of something not so great anyway. I often find quality over quantity much more satisfying.

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KAROUSELL46 2/22/2010 4:22PM

    I might have to try that. I've been complaining for awhile now about my coffee. Even switched coffee pots. Taste kind of bitter or something. Thanks for the tip....Karen emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 2/22/2010 3:59PM

    Trust that you would stick with it until you found what works for you. As usual, good job!! Good persistence!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 2/22/2010 3:55PM

    If you think that HWC is good in coffee, try it in some scrambled eggs instead of milk or water. can you say FLUFFY? LOL

Have FUN with your HWC

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EMILYBEMENT 2/22/2010 3:24PM

    I use half and half, but have thought about going back to heavy cream , I use less when I use it. I allow myself two cups of coffee each morning...my treat and that is not changing. One thing I will keep for me. I count my add ins or add ons, and I think a wee bit of fat is good for us too. Hmmm may look at using cream again, real soon.
Hugs, Em

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FLAMINGOLESLIE 2/22/2010 3:23PM

    You are such an inspiration! Thank you!!!! Leslie emoticon

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KNITTABLES 2/22/2010 2:53PM

    I like it in my coffee too!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 2/22/2010 2:43PM

    Sometimes a special thing like that just makes the day nicer.

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