April 12, 2012


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Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes Phase 2

100 grams snow or king crab meat
1 serving Melba toast crumbs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion, finely minced
1 clove garlic, crushed and minced
cayenne pepper to taste
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl combine ingredients and form into cakes. Press crab cakes into muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 10-20 minutes until slightly brown on top. The crab mixture can also be sauteed until warm or chilled and served over a green salad with lemon garnish and topped with melba toast crumbs.

Makes 1 serving
1 protein, 1 melba toast
20 grams protein
1 gram fat
125 calories

Chicken Tacos

Chicken tacos phase 2

100 grams chicken breast, finely chopped or ground
1/4 cup chicken broth or water
1 tablespoon onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed and minced
1/8 teaspoon oregano
Cayenne pepper to taste
pinch of cumin
fresh cilantro, chopped
2-4 large lettuce leaves

In a small frying pan cook chicken in broth. Add onions, garlic, and spices. Deglaze pan with lemon juice or a little water. Serve chicken taco in butter lettuce or romaine leaves or top with salsa.

Makes 1 serving
1 protein, 1 vegetables
25 grams protein
2 grams fat
155 calories

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Phase 2

100 grams chicken, cubed
1/4 cup chicken broth or water
1/4 teaspoon curry powder or to taste
pinch of turmeric
dash of garlic powder
dash of onion powder
1 tablespoon onion, minced
salt and pepper to taste
stevia to taste
cayenne to taste

Dissolve spices in chicken broth in a small saucepan. Add chopped onion, garlic and chicken. Add stevia to taste for a more sweet curry. Saute chicken in liquid until fully cooked and liquid is reduced by half. Additional water may be added to achieve desired consistency. serve hot or cold

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup (phase 2)

2 cups beef broth (or substitute one cup water for one cup broth)
1 Melba toast crumbled or Melba Croutons (optional)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Bragg's liquid aminos (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 onion in thin stips
1 clove garlic, crushed and minced
stevia to taste
salt and black pepper to taste

Brown the onions in a little water and lemon juice. Add beef broth and spices and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Top with Melba Croutons.

Makes 1-2 servings
1 vegetable, 1 melba toast
1 gram protein
1 gram fat
50 calories

Phase 2 Chili

100 grams lean ground beef (less than 7% fat)
1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
pinch of garlic powder
pinch of onion powder
pinch of oregano
cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the beef in a 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 flavorful it will be. Add a little water as needed to prevent burning. Serve with chopped green onion or tomato garnish and salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 1 serving
(1 protein, 1 vegetable)
23 grams protein
8 grams fat
195 calories