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1/21/20 7:15 P

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PLEASE REFER TO THE NEW FORUM FOR BLE FOOD AND RECIPES. THANKS

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10/2/19 8:29 A

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www.hillshirefarm.com/recipe
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asy-smoked-sausage-skillet

We had this for dinner last night. I weighed out my portion of sausage and veggie mixture. Left off the rice. I also had frozen green beans instead of broccoli. In future, I will add diced jalapeno to it, maybe substitute shredded cabbage for the green veggie, and chopped fresh tomatoes instead of canned sauce. When I have ingredients to use in the fridge, I just go to Google, put in the ingredients and a recipe or two will come up. its amazing how many recipes are available. CArol

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4/14/19 1:53 P

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I cooked this red lentil curry recipe today, with spinach it sounds like a weird combination - but it is surprisingly delicious!
This is a food blog, have to scroll down for the recipe.
https://feedmephoebe.com/red-lentil-reci
pe/

And a BLE friendly brownie - sorry if I shared it earlier : )
Sweet potatoes, nut butter, cocoa powder,
frosting is coconut milk and dark chocolate.

No sugar, no flour - no cravings for me! : )

Here is the link - it is a food blog, you have to scroll down quite a lot for the actual recipe,

thebigmansworld.com/2016/03/
23/healthy
-flourless-fudge-brownies/


(if it doesn't work, copy-paste in browser)
https://thebigmansworld.com/2016/03/23/h
ealthy-flourless-fudge-brownies/



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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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4/8/19 2:49 P

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Easy portable breakfast idea to have handy:

In a sandwich bag or other container mix together 1 oz shredded wheat (bite size), 1 oz whole raw almonds, and 1 oz roasted chickpeas. Eat like trail mix. Add a piece of fresh fruit if you can like a banana or an apple.

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2/12/19 9:38 A

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I have not tried this yet but thought it might be of use. Shout out to us if you try it in a bright way...
OVERNIGHT OATMEAL FLATBREAD
INGREDIENTS
1 1/4 cups water
1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
Large pinch ground cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice
2/3 cup well-shaken lite coconut milk
1 Tbsp Raspberry jam and almond butter for serving
INSTRUCTIONS
Combine water, cinnamon and oats in a circular baking dish. Mix well to combine and flatten with the back of a spoon so the oats are all wet with the water. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, remove the oats from the refrigerator and add the coconut milk to the top of the oats in the baking dish. Do not mix- the liquid will submerge itself.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside for 20 minutes before serving.

Serve warm with Bright toppings like cooked berries w/chia seeds, nuts...
I would measure out ingredients for only one or two servings and prepare in individual ramekins. That’s my fav habit to control portions and work on the brain science of feeling satisfied eating the whole thing from a pretty little dish!

Somehow happened onto https://thehealthyapple.com/bread-less-bak
ed-breakfast-oatmeal-flatbread/


Edited by: OHMEMEME at: 2/12/2019 (09:41)
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1/7/19 2:17 P

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Great recipes, thank you Carol and DJ!

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/6/19 7:24 A

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That sounds delicious DJ. I've been making brussels sprouts with bacon. Fry 3 slices of bacon and take out of pan. Reserve some of bacon grease in pan, not much. Slice off ends of 12 oz sprouts and slice in half. Then saute them in the grease. Dice cooked bacon and throw in with it. Doesn't take long to cook and this is delicious. Salt and pepper to taste. You can add garlic and onion to it but I like it just with bacon. Carol

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12/6/18 6:49 P

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This time of year (it's even cooler here - ha!) I like to make this. I even have it for breakfast. I am eliminating the corn for now (until weight loss phase is over) but I do use the tofu sour cream or sometimes sprinkle Nutritional Yeast Flakes on top for that "nutty-cheesy" flavor. I also will add some chopped kale or bok choy towards the very end of cooking just to get my greens in too! Anyway, a good, hearty bowl of deliciousness!

Three Bean Chili

from: McDougall recipes - www.drmcdougall.com

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 45 minutes
Serves:6-8

Ingredients:
1/2 cup water
1 onion, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 15 oz. can tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

Directions:
Place the water in a large pot and add the onion, bell peppers and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables soften slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the seasonings and mix in well. Add remaining ingredients, stir well to mix, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for about 40 minutes.

Hint: Serve over brown rice, rolled up in a burrito shell, or in a shallow bowl with cornbread on the side. Serve with some shredded soy or rice cheese sprinkled over the top, or some tofu sour cream. Sprinkle with some chopped fresh cilantro or parsley. If the chili gets too thick while cooking, add a bit of water to the pot to thin it out before serving. Choose whatever color of bell peppers that you prefer, the more color variety, the prettier the dish. The same is true for the beans, choose whichever color you prefer.

Edited by: DJBTOO at: 12/6/2018 (18:50)
dj ~ Big Island Hawaii
Whole-foods, Plant-based, No Sugar/Flour/Snacks, Moderate Exercise, Spiritually Focused/Supported - that's the plan!

"...casting all your cares on Him, for He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7
"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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11/5/18 7:13 A

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What to have for lunch when hubby is recuperating? I had 4 oz leftover steak and 2 oz ham in the fridge. And I had bean soup frozen. So to make veggie beef soup. chopped onion and celery to cook and soften, added 2 potatoes that were the last in the bin. Then I added 1 can of french onion soup, one can of healthy choice beef veggies soup, and about 1 cup of frozen bean soup and simmered till potatoes softened. Added the protein and it turned out pretty good!
What I do to thicken a soup is to grate a potato into it. I never use roux anymore. But the grated potato cooks up and thickens it in minutes. Carol

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11/1/18 10:51 A

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I had a breast biopsy this morning and afterward, hubby and I went to Waffle House. While perusing the menu, I saw a sausage, egg, cheese and grits bowl. What was that? We can have all of those things and I ordered it. A bit too much protein, a few too many grits and butter on top but it was delicious and I ate the whole thing. Nice to know that I can go to waffle house and ask for this. Carol

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10/30/18 12:38 P

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The Power of Pumpkin Spice (from Healthy Directions - drsinatra.com)

This time of year, EVERYTHING is flavored with pumpkin spice—which is typically a blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. They’re all great spices that can boost the flavor and nutrition of any meal. Ginger is especially powerful, since it is a potent blood thinner that can help prevent blood clots. Ginger also treats nausea. An easy way to get the benefits of ginger is to drink ginger tea. To make your own, just chop the unpeeled ginger root into small pieces and boil for about 5 minutes. You can also slice up or grate fresh ginger into just about any dish. One word of caution: Ginger thins the blood, so if you are on a blood thinner such as Coumadin (warfarin), check with your doctor before adding ginger to your diet.

dj ~ Big Island Hawaii
Whole-foods, Plant-based, No Sugar/Flour/Snacks, Moderate Exercise, Spiritually Focused/Supported - that's the plan!

"...casting all your cares on Him, for He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7
"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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10/27/18 10:25 P

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A throw together meal idea - sautéed onions, peppers, jar of mushrooms, can green beans, quinoa cooked in broth. Thought about adding can of crushed tomatoes but not in the mood for that flavor today! Of course I added fruit for dessert.

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10/21/18 6:52 A

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Yesterday, I cooked some frozen green beans and added a few grape tomatoes cut in half. I also cooked 4 oz of turkey sausage and mixed it all together. Topped with a little grated cheese. I enjoyed it. Finished with a nice crisp apple. Carol

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10/8/18 9:00 A

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Sounds delicious! I made an autumn squash soup yesterday that I have made before and it was delicious! I roasted butternut squash, one sweet potato, onion, peppers, carrot, some grape tomatoes that needed using up. Got the recipe originally from Spark which I will include here. It does have the sweet potato which we aren't supposed to eat at lunch but it makes a very large pot and one sweet potato spread out over many servings isn't going to hurt, in my book. You could always try to eliminate it. recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
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asp?recipe=1888763

Very filling. We should start a BLE recipe file in the recipe section! Carol

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10/6/18 5:41 P

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Lemon Dijon Whole Roasted Cauliflower - This recipe came from Forks Over Knives newsletter. I am going to make it tonight however in a "faster" version - using frozen cauliflower cooked in a skillet with sauce poured over. I think the sauce "flavor" will be right up my alley. Will have the cauliflower on the side accompanied by a mixed tossed salad with some kind of beans tossed in for my protein, and a basalmic vinegar/oil/Dijon mustard dressing. Here's the recipe:


LEMON DIJON WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

By Ashley Madden

Makes 1 whole cauliflower
Ready In: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:

1 (small to medium) head cauliflower
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon drained capers
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, divided
¼ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, for garnish

This whole roasted cauliflower recipe is a fun way to add some versatility to dinner! The cauliflower is coated in a creamy sauce made with Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and capers, and then roasted in a Dutch oven. The result is a tender, flavorful, slightly spicy cauliflower roast that’s great as a side dish or appetizer. For best results, be sure to use a good quality Dijon mustard.

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Trim the leaves from the cauliflower, and cut off the stem so the cauliflower can stand upright.

2. Combine the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, capers, garlic, nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, turmeric, and red pepper flakes in a small blender; blend until smooth. (If you don’t have a small blender, use an immersion blender, or skip the blender altogether, finely chop the capers, and whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.)

3. Use a pastry brush to coat the cauliflower with about half of the lemon Dijon sauce.

4. Place the cauliflower in a Dutch oven, cover with lid, and roast for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, baste the cauliflower with more lemon Dijon sauce, then cover pan and roast for 20 more minutes. Baste one more time with lemon Dijon sauce, then return cauliflower to oven to cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

5. Remove pan from the oven, and carefully remove the cauliflower from the pan. Garnish with remaining ¼ cup chopped parsley, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes. Serve whole, or slice into wedges.

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Edited by: DJBTOO at: 10/6/2018 (17:54)
dj ~ Big Island Hawaii
Whole-foods, Plant-based, No Sugar/Flour/Snacks, Moderate Exercise, Spiritually Focused/Supported - that's the plan!

"...casting all your cares on Him, for He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7
"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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10/5/18 8:41 A

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There has to be a place here for recipes! This mornings breakfast:

6 oz sliced peaches
1 egg mixed with 4 oz milk
1 oz oatmeal

layer peaches in over dish and pour egg/milk over
Add a dash of vanilla and cinnamon. Add 1 oz oatmeal on top
Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 min

This morning I nixed the oatmeal and added about 1 T of unsweetened coconut. It was delicious. Carol

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