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5/11/12 12:36 P

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There are so many good recipes available online and especially on this website! Me and my dad have been doing this diet, and we stray from the recipes in the book all the time. As long as you understand the general rules of the diet, it's not hard to make up your own meals! (For instance, we have shish taouk, sesame chicken, and tandoori chicken all the time, though you won't find good recipes for that in the book).

There's also the companion cookbook to the diet, which came out not long ago. I've noticed that a lot of the recipes in it are the same as in the back of the other book, with not many other interesting recipes. You'd probably do better saving your money and finding recipes here.

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5/9/12 7:37 P

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Another quick and easy dish and I make it in the slow cooker all the time...I use a slow cooker a lot!!!!!!!!! ...is Chili...when you are on c1 eliminate the kidney beans...you can use lentils if you want...I've been adding those to my soups and my chili...just makes it bulkier and seems to go a long ways.
I throw in a box of stock any kind depending on what kind of soup you want...then I add a can of tomatoes and then frozen veggies and even some V8 juice low sodium of course, same with the stock, either low sodium or no sodium, lots and lots of spices to taste and Viola, you have the best veggie soup every and it is freezeable, but mine doesn't last that long...I eat it for lunch and dinner.
You can throw Chicken breasts into the slow cooker and add tomatoes and veggies and you have dinner for days.
There are so many things you can make in the slow cooker, you just have to pay attention to the cycle you are on and modify them to that.

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5/9/12 1:31 P

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Sharon, if you like a bit of smokey heat use the adobe chilies. You buy them in a can that has whole peppers in adobe sauce. Because I only need a bit to get the flavour I want I take the whole can and puree it and then put in a zip lock baggie and flatten and freeze. Just snap of a little piece as needed. If you don't have a blender or food processer you can still chop it up with a knife but it will take a bit of work.

I also make teriyaki sauce that I marinate with and even though it has sugar so much of it gets tossed away I am okay with using it. I think it would make excellent teriyaki tofu!

Terri

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5/9/12 1:11 P

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@Terrri.... wow!!!! emoticon emoticon I can't wait to try all with substituting for any land animals.

i just knew someone would come along and help with this thread. i am still very challenged in this department but so very open to learning.


-SharonNY
Heaviest weight 266.6 in 2003 and 2011. Lowest weight 170.2 in 2012. Lost 96 pounds in 1 yr.
2018 ended at 205. Rejoined BLC round 39. 1/9/19 203.8 round 40 201.2 rd 41 198.2 rd42 209.4 4/1/2020 199.6 5/6/20 201.6 Round 43 187.8 round 44 9/2/20 183.8 r45 1/6/21 176.4 LEVEL 20 - FBI Director R46 5/5/21 180.8 LEVEL11 - FBI Elite Secret Agent
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5/9/12 1:05 P

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I don't know what you eat right now but when I started I never followed the suggested menu in the book. I thought about what I currently like to eat and then made it fit the 17dd. This was quite easy for me but again it depends on how you currently eat.

I did make the eggplant parm in the book but only once followed the recipe because it was too much work. What I do now (with either eggplant or zucchini) is to slice the veg (leave skin on) into rounds, spray a sheet pan with pam and place veg on. Spray veg with pam and season heavily with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder. Cook in oven, turn over, spray and season again. I add my parm at serving time. Just serve on plate with turkey meat sauce or even layer like a lasagna and bake in oven. You can make a bunch like this and put in gladware and freeze individual servings.

Also buy a big bag of coleslaw veg - I use this to make an asian slaw with chicken. Just throw about three big handfuls in a bowl, 1 tsp soy sauce, 2 tsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil and sesame oil combined (just using sesame oil would be too strong for me), and big handful of chopped cilantro and some shredded chicken and you have a really quick meal. You can make a larger portion and eat it for a few days because the cabbage is a hearty veg it will only soften a bit and you could even just add more cabbage to extend it.

The coleslaw mix is also good to use to make a quick veg soup. Saute some onion, add some broth throw in the coleslaw mix, add a Tbsp of tomato paste, some salt and pepper and dried basil and thyme to taste and you have a real quick soup. Of course add more veg if you want to take the time.

Take a can of diced tomatoes, add some chopped cilantro and smoked adobe peppers and you have the beginnings of a mexican soup. Add chicken, avocado, maybe a pinch of cheese. You can saute some onions first if you want and add some chicken broth if you don't like it too tomatoey.

Last night we had soft tacos for dinner made with ground turkey. I didn't have the tortilla but made mine into a salad instead.

I like greek food so make chicken souvlaki, tzatziki and greek salad. All 17dd c1 friendly and you can make extras and eat it for a few meals. The tzatziki can even be used as a salad dressing. Greek yogurt, grated cucumber squeezed of all water, and grated garlic - done!

Cook up a lot of chicken at once so you have it on hand for quick meals.

I don't know if you are just cooking for 1 but if you have family to cook for as well you just add some rice, or other carb and they will be happy.

I love to cook but lots of times I want good food fast because I have other things to do. I hope this gives you some ideas.

I just want to add that you can also roast a bunch of veg at once in the oven (this is what people call cauliflower popcorn - just roasted cauliflower) and then use this to make your eggs real quick in the morning or just reheat for a quick lunch or dinner with some protein.

Edited by: TERRRI at: 5/9/2012 (13:09)
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5/9/12 12:34 P

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i did fine just following the lists. i was kitchen challenged in that i did not have a working stove nor oven for the first few months of being on it. and even a hurricane that cut all electricity for more than a week. (then i used my barbecue that had a side burner). but i did have a toaster oven, microwave, blender, electric skillet, and slow cooker. now granted i was not a cook. am doing so much better in that area.

i did just make the eggplant parmesian and i remember doing the sesame tilapia. cauliflower popcorn and kale chips (oops those are not from the book)

i agree that the recipes are not gourmet nor plentiful. however, there are a lot of great recipes right on this site. go to the bottom of the home page and you will see them.

freezing the soups i made was a big help as was just freezing some sauteed veggies so i could use them whenever i wanted.

as i said, the recipes or lack of them was not a deal breaker for me. if anything, it was a plus. cause i just kept it as simple as possible. i am still amazed at how much better things taste. even simple ones. i can now taste inherent sweetness in onions and cleansing veggies.

i am sure you will get some more tangible ideas from others.

good luck.





-SharonNY
Heaviest weight 266.6 in 2003 and 2011. Lowest weight 170.2 in 2012. Lost 96 pounds in 1 yr.
2018 ended at 205. Rejoined BLC round 39. 1/9/19 203.8 round 40 201.2 rd 41 198.2 rd42 209.4 4/1/2020 199.6 5/6/20 201.6 Round 43 187.8 round 44 9/2/20 183.8 r45 1/6/21 176.4 LEVEL 20 - FBI Director R46 5/5/21 180.8 LEVEL11 - FBI Elite Secret Agent
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