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Fatty Talk “Recipes for Restrictive Diets” by Fievel

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Fievel 5 years ago on 10/27/16
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My wife and I have been on this insane "Slow Carb" diet for several months now (she longer than me) and while it works great (I've lost 17 lbs since July, she's lost 29 since January), it's boring as fuck. We've been eating the same eggs, spinach and beans for breakfast every day. Our rotation for dinner also generally includes the same 7-8 meals with little variation. We're in the market for some innovation, but the diet makes that difficult.

I'm soliciting recipes that we can use. The parameters: No sugar, no fruit, no vegetables with high sugar content (carrots, corn, butternut squash), no high starch items (potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes), no grains (rice, wheat, oats, rye) which also cancels out any kind of flour. I also don't eat seafood and my wife doesn't eat mushrooms.

Right now, I have a tried and true turkey chili recipe, several stir fry variations and I've been testing a dirty rice recipe using riced cauliflower instead of rice. Other than that, we've been eating pan-fried steak, chicken or pork chops with roasted veggies and the overly-frequent salad. Now that it's getting cold, I'll probably start doing stuffed peppers, too.

All help and advice would be appreciated, and if you want any of the recipes I mentioned, I'd be happy to share, though I warn you that they're things I've developed myself, so there's absolutely no precision in amounts.
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Madam GMILF 5 years ago on 10/27/16
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Off topic, but when did you get married? It's like OB has grown up or something...

Anyway, are you limited on spices or the use of vinegars? What about onions?
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Fievel 5 years ago on 10/28/16
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I got married last July, 2015.

No limit on spices, vinegars or onions. I did forget to mention that I can't have dairy either, but Parmesan is okay since it doesn't actually have any lactose.

I should probably also note that this isn't a strict medical diet or anything. This is purely "I am fat and need to lose weight so I'm trying anything."

Tofu is also okay, and if any of you have good tofu recipes, I would be excited to hear them since most of my experience with it is limited to the few times I used it at school.
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Mr. Francis York Morgan 5 years ago on 10/30/16
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http://tiphero.com/cauliflower-fried-rice-1/?ref=fv
PS: Warning: Some guts can't take it. Mine could, but it gave the rest of my family the runs. We're largely anglo-saxon/gaelic.
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Fievel 5 years ago on 10/31/16
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We're trying to incorporate more riced cauliflower. I'm trying to vary how I prep it each time to see what works better for each recipe: hitting it in the food processor or hand grating. So far the food processor releases a bit too much liquid for most stir fry, but it's great for anything that needs to stew or already has liquid.
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NekoStar 5 years ago on 11/02/16
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Here's my favorite salad ever if you are looking for some new ideas (I get so board of salads sometimes too). It would need some modifications to fit you exact requirements (I.e omitting carrots and the honey from the dressing) but I think it would work!

http://pinchofyum.com/...thai-salad-sesame-garlic-dressing

Also Here's some tips for making a nice crispy tofu! It's super versatile, it can even act as croutons. Sometimes I just eat it like chicken nuggets by dipping it in hot sauce.

http://...thekitchn.com/...g-lessons-from-the-kitchn-74358

Finally, I love roasted Brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar, but maybe the sugar content of that would be too high? A lot of recipies add sugar but I think the reduced balsamic itself is sweet enough.




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Fievel 5 years ago on 11/03/16
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That thai salad looks perfect! If anything, I will make a big batch of the dressing and we can use that to switch up our salads every once in a while.

My wife and I love brussels sprouts too! I haven't even considered that they should be coming in season. I'll have to start adding them to some stir fry's and roasts.
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NekoStar 5 years ago on 11/03/16
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Ooh ooh! I make a really delicious chickpea salad with the beans, quartered grape tomatoes, diced cucumber (seeds removed), shallots and garlic. For the dressing I do squeezed lemon, olive oil, herbs de Provencec, salt, pepper and just a drop of honey to mellow out the lemon. Cider vinegar is good too in a pinch when I don't have lemons around. It's yummy by itself or I'll put a scoop over greens for a quick salad. It's also delicious with feta but I know you mentioned cheese being out.

(Sorry I'm mostly pecetarian so you're getting all the vegetarian stuff!)
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Kimchi Maker 5 years ago on 11/07/16
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I actually did this diet a few years back. I dropped 30 lbs in 5 months. Lean meats with some broccoli/cauliflower are your friend when wanting to mix things up. Lots of chicken salad (Some balsamic vinaigrette and onions help make a nice sauce when cooking with chicken.) I've actually thought about doing it again since I've gained a ton of weight again.

The things I learned later about the diet is that you're just removing/reducing the carbs. If you exercise regularly, you will need carbs for energy (no sugary drinks, but more like having a bottle of Gatorade to help with your sugar intake). You don't need to do tons of veggies either.

Bacon is a wierd one to mix it up with btw. I did bacon for 2 weeks once and still lost 5 lbs (bacon wrapped steak, eggs and bacon, and bacon asparagus sticks among other dishes [These are the healthiest ones though]).

My fav to make the most was a kind of beansprout stir fry. Basically replace the noodles in most pad thai recipes with bean sprouts. It doesn't taste like a noodle, but somehow it just turns into a veggie dish that tastes good.
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Madam GMILF 5 years ago on 11/13/16
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I found a recipe for "unstuffed cabbage rolls" that I have experimented with a bit; originally it calls for lean ground beef but I made it tonight with turkey and tastes pretty damned good. I think it meets your criteria.

1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground turkey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (I use substantially more garlic)
1 small cabbage, chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) low sodium diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water (I actually use 1/4 cup wine and 1/4 cup water, or skip it altogether)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

(To the meat as it was cooking, I added paprika, oregano, basil, and allspice - you can add any spices you like to flavor it)

Directions:
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the turkey and onion and cook, stirring, until turkey is cooked and onion is tender.
Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.

Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.
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Creepy Stalker 5 years ago on 11/13/16
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You're creeping me out, here.

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