We don't like tomatoes and I don't eat beef or pork. I cook for one, two, and whole parties up to 200. If it's not husband approved, it's not going on here and he's even pickier than me. I hope you enjoy my tips and recipes.
1/4 lb ground turkey
1/2 c corn meal
1/4 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp minced onion
Small amount of Bell pepper
4 Tbsp buffalo sauce
Mix it all together. Sprinkle more buffalo sauce on top, if desired. Bake in sprayed loaf pan at 350 until done. Serve with ranch and vegetables. Makes 2 servings.
1lb frozen bag of broccoli
3c chicken broth
1/4 onion, sautéed
Pinch of garlic powder
Salt and Pepper
Throw it all into a pan and slow boil for 10-15 minutes. Throw it all into a blender and blend for a few minutes until smooth.
I was telling my friend how tired I am of feeling not so great to pretty awful, especially when traveling and can’t control my food like I do at home. She is a nutritionist and she suggested that I should do an elimination diet. Here’s how it works. I spent a few weeks writing out my diet and recording how I feel afterwards. The foods I would normally avoid, I didn’t. If I felt bad as soon as I get up or after a meal, I wrote it down (stomach cramps, gassy, indigestion, bloated, etc.). I must admit that I got creative with my descriptions. She was my friend for a long time first so telling her that I had diarrhea… couldn’t do it.
After spending about 3 weeks documenting everything, I sent her my notes. From the notes, she has told me to avoid a long list of foods for 3 weeks and let my body “reset”.
My list includes:
When I told family what I was doing, they would ask me what I was allowed to eat. Potatoes, rice, poultry, seafood, fruits, veggies nuts, and beans.
She didn’t see any relation to peanuts!! Yay for peanut butter. And she gave me permission to bake with eggs (because it changes its chemical makeup when baked).
Now I am spending 3 more weeks documenting everything with these new rules in place. I will be sending her those notes once I’m done for her to evaluate again.
I must admit, I’m feeling so much better. Eating out is hard, but I’m figuring it out.
1 1/2 small sweet onions
2 1/4 c chicken broth
1/4 c water
Chop the onions as thin or as thick as you like. In a skillet on medium high heat, add the chopped onion and 1/4 c of chicken broth. Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent. Then add the rest of the broth and water, lower the temperature to medium and cook it until it comes to a simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Makes 2 servings.
"Good, Cheap and Healthy: 130 family meals we all love and are easy on a budget" by Vesela Tabakova
1 c brown rice
2 c chicken broth
Cook rice in chicken broth according to instructions.
2 chicken breast - chopped
1 c peas
1 c chopped onion
2 or 3 eggs
3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
In a large skillet on medium high heat, cook chicken. When the chicken is white (not brown) add peas and onions. Then add the eggs, stirring often until the egg is mostly cooked. Add the cooked rice and soy sauce and heat through.
We like ours a little spicy, so I added 6 spicy mustard packs to the stir fry. If you like it sweet, it’s a great time to use up those leftover duck sauce packets.