Tuesday, June 15, 2010

have to try this one- pizza quiche, start with pepperoni on bottom

DEEP DISH PIZZA QUICHE 4 oz softened cream cheese4 eggs1/3 cup heavy cream1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)1 tbs chives1/2 tsp Italian or pizza seasoning2 cups shredded cheese (I use mozzarella/cheddar mix)1/2 tsp wet garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder1/2 cup lowest carb tomato or pizza sauce1 cup mozzarella cheeseToppings to taste (I use pepperoni, sausage, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, whatever!)Preheat oven to 375.Beat together cream cheese and eggs till smooth (I use a blender).Add cream, parmesean cheese and spices.Spray 13x9 glass baking dish with PAM.Put 2 cups of shredded cheese in dish and pour egg mixture over. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.Remove from oven.Spread with sauce and then add your toppings.Cover with mozzarella cheese.Bake till browning and bubbly (or however you like your 'za!)Let stand for 5 minutes or so.ENJOY! I like to have mine with a salad. This freezes well also. I think it's just as easy to make two, then bag and freeze individual portions to throw into my lunchbox. I microwave them for about 3-5 minutes.Donald
from: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=44087

Low carb cheesecake

You want a good and easy cheesecake recipe that rivals the best cheesecake you've ever had in your life? Well, here it is!It's based on a regular recipe that I got from a friend years ago, and I've made it LC.You can mix this up in a blender (though it has to be a powerful one) or a food processor or even just a bowl with a mixer (as I do).2 eggs2 tsp vanilla1 1/2 cups sour cream1/2 cup Splenda (or any flavored SF syrup you like)Blend until combined, maybe 15 or 20 seconds. Then slowly add:16 ounces cream cheese (2 packages, softened)2 Tbsp melted butterThat's it! If you like, you can make a crust out of 1 1/2 cups almond meal (ground almonds), 1/4 cup splenda, and 1/4 cup melted butter.Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. It won't look quite done, but it does firm up as it cools and has been in the fridge. To help keep the top from cracking, I place a pie tin filled with water on the shelf below to keep the heat moist.I input this into Fitday, and the totals are (using Splenda and having a crust):4,049 calories370 grams fat81 grams carbs (minus the 24 grams of fiber equals 57 ECC)92 grams proteinIf you get 12 servings out of it (which are still good-sized servings, since it's pretty rich), the counts per serving are:324 calories30 grams fat4 ECC7 grams proteinAnd if you use a liquid SF sweetener like DaVinci's or Atkins syrups (which have no carbs), the ECC for the whole recipe drops to 39, and one serving drops to 3. Remember, a cup of granular Splenda has 24 carbs in it because of the maltodextrin filler they use so it measures the same as sugar.Even DH didn't know it was LC. He loved it! Also, sometimes I'll keep out a cup of the batter and add some unsweetened cocoa to taste (1 Tbsp has 2 carbs with 2 grams fiber, so 0 ECC), and then dollop it in and swirl it around.Other people have added pumpkin and other flavorings. It also freezes well. Same texture and flavor after defrosting.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 26 of hcg diet

Today I'm down .4 while on TOM. I can be happy with this.
Last night had a grilled hamburger cooked on George Foreman with salad and a bit of cottage cheese.
It's time to re-order hhcg for some family members. I'm finding that a lot of websites are charging outrageously for 2 oz and a "recipe book". You can get hhcg from http://www.woodsmassage.com for $20, 2 oz. Same exact bottle others are selling for $140!
I'm ordering our next batch from http://www.healingpowerwithin.net . They've gotten a lot of good reviews from the many people on the hcgdiet yahoogroup.

Yesterday I cleaned the kids' rooms and did tons of laundry. Got tired but not overly.
My feet are no longer swollen and it looks like my hiney is shrinking! I wish my belly would go with that, but I can be happy. I feel so much better.

I keep reading how people are having boring hcg meals while on the hcg diet.
Our meals aren't boring. We're using spices, the George Foreman grill and lean meats.
Now the salad.. I did mix up a vinigrette that added some kick to it.

Trevor worked at lakehouse yesterday and gained 3 lbs. Might have been the bug spray or the fact that the day before he lost 4 while playing paintball. He didn't stray from the diet. Neither of us have eaten our fruit. Kids ate all the apples- they think they're candy. I really need an apple tree.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

HCG diet, my jean shorts fit!

Today is Day 25-I've lost almost 23 lbs and lots of inches. I see a waist, my upper body is shrinking. Today I fit into the jean shorts that didn't fit anywhere before we started this. I couldn't even get them over my hips. Yay!

I held weight at the same for the last two days. Today I lost 1/2 lb- ya. Not sure what to expect on TOM.
Today I think I'll have egg scrambler with a piece of turkey bacon. Bacon is off protocol so hope it doesn't cost me.
Everyone is at lake house so lunch is on me.
I also need to make some Marinara for this week- so good! great with chicken and meatballs. Kids love it too.

Trevor lost 4 lbs yesterday we think due to paintball playing, nothing this morning. He's lost almost 30 now and looks great!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Where Teresa got hers from to start with and more recipes


Lots of great recipes


Free preview e-book of recipes- my style


More recipes with link to buy book:

Lots of recipes

http://hcgcoach.com/recipes.shtml -not sure I would try these but maybe later.

Dr' Simeons "Pounds and Inches"

http://hcgdietassistant.com/uploads/Pounds__Inches.pdf -read from page 30 on to understand the workings and benefit

Recipes compiled from others on HCG diet

Recipe for Diet:

Chicken Bouillon Base

6 100 gms pieces of chicken breast
8 cups water
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion salt
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine ingredients in pot and cook until chicken is done. Remove chicken and refrigerate or freeze to use at a later time (6servings). U can also freeze for future cooking. Put 2 cups in a medium size container to make soup or a few tablespoons to saute veggies.








Meat in Tomato Sauce
100 g of lean hamburger, chicken, shrimp, fish (or whatever meat you would like to eat)
1 large or 2 small tomatoes
1/4 tsp. of garlic salt
1/4 tsp. onion salt
1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning (make sure it has 0 carbs)

Side Dishes/Vegetables

Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing--Great for salads with plain lettuce!
2/3 c water
1/3 c Apple Cider Vinegar
Stevia powder of liquid drops to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the water and Apple Cider Vinegar together, stir or shake, and then add stevia drops or powder to taste into the mixture. Finally, pour over your lettuce.
You can either add the pepper into the salad dressing mixture or you can just sprinkle it over your salad.
Tip: If you want a stronger, more vinegary taste, switch the ratios (2/3 c vinegar and 1/3 c water).
That will give you more taste AND a great health benefit since Apple Cider Vinegar is great for your overall health and weight loss!

Warm Cinnamon Apple
1 apple
cinnamon to taste
stevia to taste