It wasn’t too long ago that I first realized that chickpeas were the same as garbanzos. Don’t laugh!
Ok, go ahead and laugh … I did when I smacked myself on my head with a big DUH.
I grew up calling them garbanzo beans. And my Mom was (still is) a BEAN FIEND. This woman likes any and all beans, in any shape, style, form, recipe, whatever … if it has beans, she will eat it.
Now tell me how this woman has stayed close to 100 pounds all her life? Why couldn’t I have inherited THOSE genes? I digress.
Fortunately, my cravings never go […]
Cranberries … they are usually only associated with holidays. Sad really, because they are slightly divine. Especially raw and not adulterated with all sorts of unknown sugars and processing that you find in a can of cranberry sauce. ::giggle::
Here are some fun cranberry facts:
- The cranberry is one of only a handful of major fruits native to North America.
- Native Americans used cranberries to make a survival cake known as pemmican. They also used the fruit in poultices and dyes.
- American recipes containing cranberries date from the early 18th Century.
- During World War II, American troops required about one million pounds of dehydrated cranberries […]
Ah, the joys of sweet potatoes!
Let me share some facts with you:
Sweet potatoes are high in Beta Carotene and vitamins E and C. They are a good source of fiber when eaten with the skin on. They are an excellent source of copper, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin B-6.
Sweet potatoes are a superfood and they taste great! They go with almost anything; poultry, pork, beef, lamb or seafood. They can also be substituted in virtually any recipe that calls for apples, squash or white potatoes.
Sweet Potatoes made the Clean 15, which means your potential exposure to toxins is […]
There are so many out there that have sworn off all grains … I am not part of that movement. ::giggle::
I think there is a place for some grains, and this world has some healthy cultures for the most part, and they survive on some grains like rice and oats … so this is for those peeps that are not strictly grainless.
However, just like with anything else … there is good and there is not so much. Whole foods are usually always good. So that is why when I recommend oats to a client, I recommend only steel cut oats.
Roasted veggies … yum.
What is it about roasted veggies that make them so delectable? Everyone probably already has their favorite way to roast veggies, so why bring another recipe into the mix?
Well, we have a niche here with the hCG Protocol. Most people consider the diet to be boring, and I am here to tell you that this just isn’t true. There is so much you can do to kick food up several notches so that P2 can be exciting and delicious. Far from boring.
Roasting your veggies is a great way to bring out the sweet that is trapped inside […]
I have self control around desserts. It’s a blessing, I know. It helps that I don’t bake much, baking has never been my thing. However there are some things that are sweet that I do tend to devour, and anything with baked apples is one of those things. ::giggle::
When you are on P2, sometimes you need something that feels decadent … this is one of those things. Let’s add that it’s gluten-free as well, so there is another plus. And this isn’t one of those really good for gluten free things, it’s really good!
During the cold winter months, who doesn’t […]
Ok, before you say anything, when you look at the picture, please forgive the fact that I forgot to add the apples before I took the picture. Let’s just say when I realized it, it was too late, so I just ate the apple on the side.
But on the serious side, this salad is super easy, and it’s good warm or cold. And it’s one of those things you can make ahead of time. What I do is make a bunch of my Asian dressing, and marinate chicken and beef in 3.5-4 ounce serving sizes with 1 tbsp of my […]
Eating on Phase 2 of the hCG Protocol doesn’t have to be boring.
If you are already familiar with The First Step, you will know that with the added nuances, you can get pretty creative.
For example, the adding of salmon as a protein choice opens up windows of opportunity to have a meal that doesn’t feel like you are following P2! Just look at how appetizing this meal looks, and to think you are still well under 300 calories for a complete meal!
The possibilities are endless with this recipe. The choices of veggies are entirely up […]