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pellegjr 395:16
I need to drop a few ell bees, so Iíve made the recent decision to adjust my diet and exercise routine. Iíve been working to collect some decent healthy recipes (Cooking Light has been very helpful), but I wanted to see if anyone had any good stand byís to recommend.

I made this version of a panzanella salad tonight, pretty tasty:

1 lb Roma tomatoes, 1/2 inch slices
4 cups cubed stale bread (I like baguette)
1 large eggplant or 4 mini eggplants, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1/2 cup pasta sauce
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella, roughly torn

-Place the eggplant slices in a colander in a sink, liberally season with salt, place paper towels on top and weight with evenly spread canned goods across the top for ~ 20 minutes. This will draw excess moisture from the eggplant. Once dry, brush with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes per side.
-In a 9 x 13 baking dish, evenly spread the pasta sauce.
-Evenly layer the eggplant slices on the sauce base.
-Evenly layer the tomato slices over the eggplant.
-Evenly spread the bread cubes over the tomato
-Top with torn mozzarella
-Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or until browned on top
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JoeMcPhee 8411:508
Grill 4-5 cobs of corn, remove the kernels and mix in one diced red pepper and a can of drained black beans. Stir in a tbsp of olive oil, juice of two limes, a tsp of ancho chile powder, salt and pepper and a bunch of cilantro. Serve a simply grilled chicken breast or fillet of white fish on top of it.
8/23/2012 7:08:35 PM

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pellegjr 395:16
Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Grill 4-5 cobs of corn, remove the kernels and mix in one diced red pepper and a can of drained black beans. Stir in a tbsp of olive oil, juice of two limes, a tsp of ancho chile powder, salt and pepper and a bunch of cilantro. Serve a simply grilled chicken breast or fillet of white fish on top of it.

That sounds delicious, going to make this one tonight with some grilled swordfish.
8/24/2012 10:58:44 AM

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Tibeerious 1
marinate a portabello mushroom in garlic olive oil and balsamic vinegar, grill as you would a cheeseburger, then put on a toasted whole wheat bun with lots of other veggies
8/24/2012 3:44:19 PM

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CLevar 376:10
Spinach. Lots of spinach.
8/24/2012 5:33:30 PM

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CLevar 376:10
But in all seriousness:

Made this last night, turned out very nice:

~6 cups diced summer squash (I used a variety of what I had on hand)
~1 1/2 cup diced onions
1/4 EVOO
Bunch of red wine vinegar
1 Green pepper diced

Saute all together until everything is soft and some liquid has been reduced.

Puree with immersion blender

Add:
~1lb (or more) of cooked white beans
Salt and pepper to taste
~1/2 tsp (or more to taste) cummin
~1/2 tsp (or more to taste) red pepper flakes
1/2 bunch diced green onions
~1 tsp celary salt

Simmer for 15 min or so. Add more water if too thick, simmer longer if too thin. Great hot or cold.

Consumed with some good flaxseed/birdseed sourdough,ítwas pretty nice.
8/24/2012 5:44:17 PM

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pellegjr 395:16
Originally posted by CLevar
But in all seriousness:

Made this last night, turned out very nice:

~6 cups diced summer squash (I used a variety of what I had on hand)
~1 1/2 cup diced onions
1/4 EVOO
Bunch of red wine vinegar
1 Green pepper diced

Saute all together until everything is soft and some liquid has been reduced.

Puree with immersion blender

Add:
~1lb (or more) of cooked white beans
Salt and pepper to taste
~1/2 tsp (or more to taste) cummin
~1/2 tsp (or more to taste) red pepper flakes
1/2 bunch diced green onions
~1 tsp celary salt

Simmer for 15 min or so. Add more water if too thick, simmer longer if too thin. Great hot or cold.

Consumed with some good flaxseed/birdseed sourdough,ítwas pretty nice.


This sounds awesome as well, adding to the list. Joe, your corn recipe turned out great, thanks.
8/24/2012 5:49:33 PM

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JoeMcPhee 8411:508
Originally posted by CLevar
But in all seriousness:

Made this last night, turned out very nice:

~6 cups diced summer squash (I used a variety of what I had on hand)
~1 1/2 cup diced onions
1/4 EVOO
Bunch of red wine vinegar
1 Green pepper diced

Saute all together until everything is soft and some liquid has been reduced.

Puree with immersion blender

Add:
~1lb (or more) of cooked white beans
Salt and pepper to taste
~1/2 tsp (or more to taste) cummin
~1/2 tsp (or more to taste) red pepper flakes
1/2 bunch diced green onions
~1 tsp celary salt

Simmer for 15 min or so. Add more water if too thick, simmer longer if too thin. Great hot or cold.

Consumed with some good flaxseed/birdseed sourdough,ítwas pretty nice.

That looks pretty solid - loads of summer squash out there now.
8/24/2012 6:26:25 PM

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blklab2007 1950:17
I do a bean thing as well.

Take a sauce pot with chopped onion, plenty of fresh cilantro, pepper of your choice (I like yellow), one jalapeno, salt and pepper to taste, and a shot of oil or butter.

Saute for a minute to soften things up and add a can of black beans or mixed chili beans right from the can no washing. I have also added corn, tomato, and chili powder use what you have or like. Simmer for 15 minutes or so to mix the flavor and thicken up and put over rice.

Serve with a small piece of meat or chicken. Make a burrito with the beans rice and whatever. Taco filling with lettuce tomato and cheese, or use to dip nacho chips.
8/24/2012 6:38:43 PM

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StefanSD 2116:45
Cold Avocado soup, made this today, great on a hot summers day. Feel free to punch up with a serrano pepper(depending on who you are serving it to).

2 large haas avocados, peeled and pitted
1 can Swansons low sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsb fresh chopped cilantro
1 juice of one lime
3/4 tsp cumin, whole seeds roasted--then ground
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp cayenne

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Cover and chill for two hours.

Garnish

wedges of mandarin oranges

2 tbsp green peptias
1 tsp light olive oil
1/8 tsp chipotle powder
dash of salt

Roast the green pepitas, salt and chipotle powder in olive oil over low heat until the pepitas begin to turn light brown. Drain on paper towel.

Garish surface of avocado soup with roast pepita mix and mandarin orange slices.

four servings

Accompany with warmed flat bread.
8/25/2012 4:44:30 PM

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Aurelius 4115:122
Some techniques, one recipe (Iím only fat because I drink beer, not because I eat poorly).

1) Get you a spray bottle and fill it with olive oil. Use this instead of PAM, and use it to spritz salads, roasted veggies, skillets, bread, etc. Olive oil kills your appetite, itís good for you and this lets you use it sparingly.
2) Cut out all drinkable calories except for beer, OJ and skim. Apple juice, you might as well just drink Kool Aid.
3) Everything is better roasted or broiled anyway, so cut out the fried crap. Chop your own veggies and donít eat them out of a can. A little EVOO and kosher salt on name_your_veggie_of_choice under the broiler is usually great.
4) Donít worry about the $@$@# sodium content of anything, unless you have heart disease. You piss out salt, and your body is pretty good about figuring out how much electrolyte you need to have.
5) Donít starve yourself. The more that you do, the more youíre going to crave Moonpies. Just cut out the stupid stuff.
6) Chicken breast, london broil and pork loin are low fat when trimmed. Eat up.

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

5-6 medium potatoes (red, yukon gold or white are best, russets will do in a pinch) sliced thin (~ 1/4").
2 medium onions, also sliced thin.
2 stalks celery, minced
1 tbsp mustard seed, whole
1 tbsp dried rosemary, whole. (1/2 tbsp, ground. 2 tbsp fresh/whole)
1 tsp oregano flakes
1 tsp dill (if you like)
1 healthy tbsp minced garlic, or to taste



Mix it all up, spread it out in a roasting pan like youíd be making Au Gratin. Spritz with EVOO. Kosher salt to taste, a couple of healthy snuff-sized pinches. Cracked black pepper, to taste.

Set your oven rack to the top slot. Turn on the broiler, give it a few minutes. Put your pan in and let it go for about 7 minutes. Pull it after 7 minutes and flip everything and give it 7 minutes more. This is a broil, so youíve got to watch it. If youíve cut the potatoes thick, it will take a good bit longer.
8/25/2012 6:29:06 PM

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