Friday, October 19, 2007

Lemon Ginger Asparagus

  • asparagus (allowed amount)
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 T fresh minced ginger root
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • lemon zest
  • black pepper

    1. Preheat pan over MED heat.
    2. Snap off woody ends of asparagus spears & discard.
    3. Snap spears into 2-3 pieces.
    4. Add garlic & ginger to the pan & cook for 2-3 mins.
    5. Add asparagus & water. Bring to a boil for 5 mins.
    6. Remove asparagus and top with lemon rind & pepper.
    7. Serve.

  • Steamed Cabbage

  • cabbage (allowed amount)
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1/2 t spicy mustard
  • salt/pepper (to taste)

    1. Place cabbage in steamer. Cover and steam 5-10 mins, until slightly tender.
    2. In small bowl, combine spicy mustard and lemon juice.
    3. Place cabbage in bowl. Add lemon/mustard mix and toss.
    4. Sprinkle with salt/pepper.
    5. Serve immediately.

    TIP: If you have no steamer available, simply place & cover a strainer/colander over a pot of boiling water.

  • Lemon Pepper Fish

  • 100g whitefish
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t cumin powder
  • 1/8 t turmeric

    1. Place fish in small bowl. Add garlic, black pepper, salt, cumin, and turmeric. Ensure to coat both sides.
    2. Cover & marinate at least 1 hour in refrigerator.
    3. Preheat oven to 400.
    4. Place the fish in a non-stick baking dish, & cover with the marinade.
    5. Bake 10-20 minutes depending on thickness, until fish easily flakes.
    6. Squeeze with lemon juice.
    7. Serve.

  • Monday, October 15, 2007


    Hi Everyone!

    I just wanted to leave a quick note and let everyone know that my postings of recipes might slow down a bit (as you've probably already noticed). I had to take some 'personal time' last week and now I've moved on from phase 2 to phase 3 with a loss of 36 pounds and 27.5 inches! And that's with almost never eating the same meal twice. Variety really is my spice of life. :)

    If you like, you can read all about my progress, see my final stats, before/after pictures at My Journey with HCG.

    Do know that I am not deserting all you shrinking phase 2ers! I still have a few hundred recipes to post here, and I will continue to do so on a regular basis. It will mostly only be 2-3 times a week, however, instead of every day while I'm on phase 3. I'm also working on my phase 3 recipe blog at the same time. I'll be returning to my next round of phase 2 around Thanksgiving.

    Thanks again, everyone, for the comments, all of your support, and I really hope you continue to enjoy these recipes.