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May 16, 2006

chickpea curry (crockpot)

this recipe is super easy to make. start it cooking in the evening and you have lunch ready to go in the morning. start it in the morning and you have dinner when you get home. replacing the coconut milk with 1.5 cup nonfat yogurt and 3 Ts coconut oil gives a slightly higher protein version. don't add the yogurt until 20 minutes before finishing to prevent it from curdling.

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April 12, 2006

chicken noodle soup

a classic. nothing too special here. i used "rainbow" pasta from the coop but really any could be used. quite low fat on its own, so consider pairing it with something else, having some good desert or adding 2 Ts of olive or coconut oil.

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March 24, 2006

pizza pizza!

pizza can be both easy and healthy. this recipe in fact, comes in so low in fat, i simply had to add a cheese. lots of options, so experiment.

get a fresh pizza dough. i got mine from trader joe's. whole foods has a good one too, but not hte one near my house. not sure about our local coop. top with:

  • 3/4 C pasta sauce simmered with 1.5 Ts tomato paste (available in tubes rather than cans, how handy!) and minced garlic
  • 3 slices of turkey bacon, minced and then cooked
  • thinly sliced red onion (100g)
  • thinly sliced red bell pepper (130g)

when the pizza is nearly done (about 10 minutes or so, according to the package), top with:

  • a nice fist full of spinach, chopped (or you may prefer to have a spinach salad on the side)
  • 50g (2oz) of goat cheese in small dollops (or wait and sprinkle some parmasean)

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March 23, 2006

stir fry

stirfries are a great way to get vegetables in your diet. easy to cook relatively inexpensive and oh so tasty. just about anything can go in a stir fry.

can't really give a recipe for stir fry, but rather only suggestions.

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March 16, 2006

pleasure chili

ah yeah, a pleasure cooking classic. quick, easy all from cans!

  • in a large pot, heat 2 Ts oil of your choice
  • chop a good sized onion and saute in oil for 10 or so minutes, until becoming soft and transparent
  • add 250g 7% fat ground beef or ground turkey breast and stir around, browning
  • add crushed or minced garlic, 1 Ts ground cumin and 1 Ts chilli powder
  • after spices become fragrant, add 2 14 oz cans (drained) black or red kidney beans and 2 14 oz (or one 28 oz) cans of dice or stewed tomatoes
  • mix it all up and let it simmer, salt to taste
  • cook 2 cups rice
  • mix it all up when its all done and eat, saving some for left overs

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