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Bhindi (Okra) Bhajee

8 oz. Bhindi (okra) 4 ripe tomatoes ½ med. onion, very finely chopped ½ tsp. cumin seeds 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped Fresh red chili(s) (quantity up to you) – deseeded/veined, chopped ½ tsp. turmeric ½ tsp. garam masala Salt to taste. Wash, the top and tail of the bhindi. Cut the tomatoes in half, down through the stalk area and place, skin uppermost, under a hot grill until the skin begins to blacken. Remove from the grill, let cool...

Lemon Ginger Asparagus

8 oz. asparagus ½ cup water ½ tbsp. fresh ginger root, minced 3 garlic cloves, minced Lemon zest Black pepper Preheat pan over medium heat. Snap off woody ends of asparagus spears and discard. Cut spears into 2 or 3 pieces. Add garlic and ginger to the pan and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add asparagus and water. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove asparagus and top with lemon zest and pepper.

Braised Balsamic Chicken

(6 Protein Servings) 24 oz. chicken breast halves Ground black pepper to taste 1 tsp. garlic salt 1 onion, thinly sliced ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 (16.5 0z.) can diced tomatoes 1 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. dried rosemary ½ tsp. dried thyme Season chicken breasts with ground black pepper and garlic salt. Lightly coat a medium skillet with cooking spray and brown the onion and seasoned chicken breasts. Pour tomatoes...

Cream of Chicken Soup

4 oz. cooked chicken Celery (allowed amount) 3 garlic cloves 1-2 cups broth 1 tbsp. dehydrated onion, minced ½ tsp. parsley ½ tsp. basil Freshly ground white pepper to taste Salt (optional) Preheat saucepan over medium-high heat. In food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until they reach desired consistency. Pour into saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and heat 20 to 30 minutes.

Beef & Kale Stir-Fry

(4 Protein Servings) 1 lb. flank steak, sliced ½ onion, grated 3 garlic cloves, chopped ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 7 cups kale, stemmed and quartered ¼ tsp. Stevia 2 tbsp. oyster sauce 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1-8 oz. canned water chestnuts, sliced Toss beef with ¼ tsp. salt. Brown beef; add onion, garlic and red pepper. Cook 30 seconds; reserve. Reduce heat, add kale, Stevia, and ¼ salt; wilt. Add 1-cup water; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup...

Overnight Tossed Salad

1 sm. head iceberg lettuce, torn ½ cup green pepper, finely chopped ½ cup celery, finely chopped ¼ cup red onion rings, thinly sliced ½ lb. fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 2 tsp. lemon juice Layer first 5 ingredients, in order given, in 3-quart glass salad bowl, tossing mushrooms with lemon juice before layering. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Before serving, sprinkle with chicken, turkey, or fish. Toss and serve with fresh ground pepper.

Lemon Zest Crab Cakes

4 oz. crab 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp. onion powder ½ tsp. lemon zest ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. dry mustard 2 lemon wedges 1 tbsp. parsley 1 tsp. lemon zest Mix everything together and make 2 small patties. Place in a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes. Place on serving dish.

Spicy Red Sauce with Shrimp and Scallops

(4 Protein Servings) 6 garlic cloves, crushed 3 cups whole tomatoes with liquid, peeled and chopped 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 8 oz. small shrimp, peeled and deveined 8 oz. bay scallops 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped Sauté garlic over medium heat in non-stick skillet. When the garlic starts to sizzle, pour in the tomatoes. Season with salt and red pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stir occasionally....

Tangy Tomato Soup

1 cup chicken bouillon base 1 lg. tomato 1 garlic clove, minced ½ tsp. onion salt ½ pkg. Stevia ½ tsp. basil Salt and pepper to taste Sauté garlic in 1 tbsp. bouillon base and set aside. Puree tomatoes in blender. Then, cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low. Add remaining bouillon and spices. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Shrimp Ceviche

(4 Protein Servings) 16 oz. shrimp, fresh or frozen, raw or cooked, peeled and deveined, tail on or off 2 lg. lemons, freshly squeezed 2-3 lg. limes, freshly squeezed 1 tbsp. garlic, minced 1 mild to medium pepper, finely chopped, ribs and seeds removed 1 red onion, finely chopped 1-3 tbsp. Tabasco or hot sauce, to taste 4 lg. tomatoes, chopped 2 cucumbers, peeled & diced into ½ inch pieces ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped...

Indian Cauliflower with Oranges

1 sm. head cauliflower (35 oz.), cut into 1-inch florets 2 onions, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tsp. ground turmeric 2 tsps. ground cumin 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. red chili powder 3 oranges, peeled and divided into sections 1 tsp. Stevia (if desired) ½ cup water, or more if necessary 1 serrano or birds eye chili, finely chopped (optional) Place the cauliflower and onions in a large bowl, sprinkle with turmeric, toss to coat. Heat the water in...

Citrus Fish

4 oz. white fish 1 tbsp. onion, minced 2 tbsp. lemon juice Lemon and orange zest to taste Lemon and orange slices Parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Stevia to taste Mix lemon juice with zest and a little Stevia. Baste fish with mixture and top with salt, pepper and lemon and orange slices. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on the barbeque or in oven at 350°. Cook fish for 5 to 10 minutes or until fish is...

Green Onion Soup

2 cups vegetable broth 1 tsp. parsley 4 drops or 1 packet Stevia ½ tsp. paprika ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. dill ½ tsp. thyme 1/8 tsp. cayenne or red pepper flakes 1/8 tsp. celery seed Briefly steam the green onions until tender in a saucepan over medium heat. Chop steamed green onions. In a saucepan, sauté the green onions in a small amount of vegetable broth for a couple of minutes. Add the parsley, Stevia, paprika, salt, dill, thyme,...

Spicy Cajun Scallops

4 oz. scallops or shrimp 1 lemon ½ tsp. dry mustard 1 tsp. pepper flakes 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper ½ cup water Mix together lemon juice, dry mustard, cayenne, garlic, salt, pepper and scallops or shrimp. Fill a non-stick frying pan with water and place scallops or shrimp in pan. Simmer by covering with lid for 10 minutes.  

No Flour Apple Cobbler

1 apple, sliced 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1 pkg. Stevia Topping: 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 pkg. Stevia Toss the above ingredients and arrange in oven safe dish.

Berry Smoothie

1 cup strawberries, partially defrosted or 1 orange 1 pkg. Stevia 5 drops Orange Stevia 5 drops Vanilla Cream Stevia Blend until smooth. Makes 1 serving of fruit.

Basil Chicken

½ cup onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 ½ cup tomatoes, chopped 4 oz. boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cubed ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped ½ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce Warm large skillet to medium-high heat. Sauté the onions and garlic. Stir-in the tomatoes, chicken, basil, salt and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat to medium, and cover skillet for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and tomatoes are soft.

Chicken Broth Base

6 - 4 oz. pieces of chicken 9 cups water 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion salt 1 tsp. celery salt 1 tsp. poultry seasoning 1 tsp. pepper 1 tbsp. sea salt Combine ingredients in soup pot and cook until chicken is done, about 35 minutes. Take chicken out and save for recipes. Freeze some in ice cube trays for sautéing vegetables.

Apple Cider Wraps

4 oz. chicken 2 med. green cabbage leaves 2 med. red (Napa) cabbage leaves 1 garlic clove 3 tbsp. cider ¼ tsp. onion powder ¼ tbsp. sea salt ¼ tbsp. pepper 1 tbsp. fresh ginger Mix together finely grated ginger, garlic, onion powder, cider, salt, pepper and chicken pieces. Cook until chicken is cooked thoroughly and then add the Napa cabbage and cook until cabbage is slightly cooked. Take the 2 green cabbage leaves and split the chicken mixture and...

Asparagus Salad

(5 Vegetable Servings) 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar ¾ tsp. celery seeds ¾ tsp. dry mustard ¼ tsp. salt Pinch white pepper 21 oz. fresh asparagus 1 bunch green onions, cut into ½-inch pieces Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Trim off upper 2/3 of asparagus, and remove tough ends of lower stalks; wash asparagus thoroughly. Cut stalks into ¼-inch slices. Cut remaining tips; place in a large salad bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Pour dressing over...

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple

2 (1-1.5 lbs.) pork tenderloin 1 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped ¼ tsp. ground black pepper 2 apples, cored and sliced 2 onions, sliced 1 cup chicken stock Heat oven to 425°. Trim each tenderloin of the silver skin. Pat pork dry with paper towels. Then, using your hands, sprinkle 1 ½ tsps. of salt, and rub until both tenderloins are evenly coated. Spray a heavy-bottomed, oven-safe skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium...

Curry Chicken and Spinach

4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 cups spinach 2 tsp. onion powder 1 garlic clove, minced ½ cup chicken broth ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 1 lime 1 tbsp. curry powder Mix chicken, all seasonings and ½ the lime and cook chicken through. Add spinach for 1 minute and serve in a bowl and squeeze the other ½ of the lime over mixture.

Baked Apple

1 apple 1 pkg. Stevia 1 tbsp. cinnamon 1 tbsp. water 1 tsp. cinnamon Cut apple core almost through. Mix Stevia and cinnamon with 1 tbsp. water. Place apple on a sheet of foil and mold foil to cup the apple. Pour Stevia and cinnamon mixture in the apple core and tighten foil securely around apple. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Serve in a shallow dish and sprinkle cinnamon over the apple.

Apples and Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad

1 head green leaf lettuce, rinsed, dried and roughly chopped ¼ cup onion, finely chopped 1 apple, peeled and chopped into small cubes ½ cup parsley, chopped 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tsp. soy sauce Combine vinegar and soy sauce in a small bowl and set aside. Add remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add sauce to salad and toss. Let salad sit for 5 minutes to marinate.

Marinated London Broil Steak & Salsa

4 oz. London broil 1/6 cup balsamic vinegar 1/6 cup distilled white vinegar 2 tbsp. dried oregano 3 tbsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 2 cups tomatoes, diced   Marinate London broil with all seasonings for 1 hour. Season diced tomatoes and place ½ in the middle of the plate. Broil or grill steak to your temperature. Place on top of salsa.

Balsamic Mustard-Crusted Steak

4 oz. filet or London broil 1 tsp. mustard powder 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp. salt ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced Mix all seasonings in a mixing bowl. Line a broiler pan with foil and place steak on top. Coat evenly with mustard mixture and let stand 10 minutes. Broil steak to desired temperature. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Filet Mignon with Braised Cabbage

4 oz. filet mignon 1 cup cabbage, shredded Cider vinegar Lemon pepper 1-2 pkg. or 6-8 drops Stevia Rosemary leaves Cook filet mignon in a stovetop grill pan. Drizzle a little vinegar and lemon pepper on top and sprinkle a few rosemary leaves before grilling. Make sure to not overcook. Slice very thin. Put cabbage in a small saucepan with enough water to allow to ‘braise’, adding vinegar, lemon pepper and a packet or two of Stevia to sweeten. Turn...

Blackened Chicken

½ tsp. paprika 1/8 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper ¼ tsp. ground cumin ¼ tsp. dried thyme 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper 1/8 tsp. onion powder 8 oz. boneless chicken breast halves Preheat oven to 350°. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes until it is hot. Mix together the paprika, salt, cayenne, cumin, thyme, white pepper and onion powder. Coat the chicken evenly with the spice mixture. Place the chicken in the hot pan...


4 oz. ground beef (less than 7% fat) 1 cup tomatoes, chopped ½ cup water 2 tbsp. onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced Pinch garlic powder Pinch onion powder ¼ tsp. chili powder Pinch oregano Cayenne pepper to taste Salt and pepper to taste (optional) Brown ground beef in small frying pan; add onions and garlic. Stir in tomatoes and water. Add spices and simmer slowly until liquid is reduced. The longer it cooks the more tender and...

Perfection Salad

2 tbsp. unflavored gelatin ½ cup cold water 2 cups boiling water ¼ cup cider vinegar ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup unsalted tomato juice Stevia to substitute for ½ cup sugar 1 cup cabbage, shredded 1 cup celery, diced 3 tbsp. pimento, chopped 3 tbsp. green pepper, chopped Dissolve unflavored gelatin in cold water. Add the boiling water, vinegar, lemon juice, tomato juice and Stevia. Cool until mixture begins to thicken. Fold-in the chopped vegetables. Pour into ½ cup...
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