September 2017 archive

Fried Razor Clams

Fried Razor Clams

This recipe is a simple western Washington delicacy with razor clams as the star ingredient and is a good treat for those who are already at the final stage of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. All other natural seasonings and the manner of slow cooking make up for the innocence of the clam meat.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 large razor clams, cleaned and dried

Preparation:

  1. On a large skillet, heat the olive oil with medium heat.
  2. Mix black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  3. Place beaten eggs on a bowl and then dip clam meats onto it to evenly coat.
  4. Fry coated clams on the preheated oil until it becomes golden brown without overcooking.  

Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin

Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin

Pumpkin is one of the most widely grown vegetables in the world and is popular among vegans and non-vegans alike for its antioxidant properties and vitamins commonly attributed to improved eyesight. This recipe combines the goodness of pumpkin with other ingredients found in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program and is served for the satisfaction of the family’s meal and those who want to lose weight.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup(s) Xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 pounds pumpkin peeled, seeded, and cut into 2 1/2- to 3-inch pieces (each about 1/4 inch thick)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix together xylitol, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Put the pumpkin slices in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish and sprinkle it evenly with mixture. Cover the baking dish.
  2. Bake pumpkin for 40 minutes. After that, uncover it and stir carefully then cover and bake for about 15 minutes more or until pumpkin becomes tender.
  3. Serve and Enjoy!

 

Grilled Salmon with Fresh Dills and Limes

Grilled Salmon with dills and limes

This is a simple and delicious Japanese inspired salmon recipe and perfect for those who are at the Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. For more creativity and presentation, throw in your favorite fresh herbs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 salmon fillet, skin on (about 1 1/2 pounds/680 g)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL grated ginger
  • 1 green onion, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Xylitol
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL sea salt
  • Fresh Dill leaves
  • Lime wedges

Preparation:

  1. Preheat grill with medium-low heat.
  2. Except for the salmon fillet, combine all other ingredients in a small bowl for marination.
  3. Lather mixture on the flesh of the fillets and set aside for 5 or more minutes.  
  4. Using a grill grate, cook the salmon for about 12 to 14 minutes skin-side down or until one side is cooked thoroughly at 145 degrees Fahrenheit.   
  5. Once cooked, remove from heat and then serve with lime wedges and fresh dill leaves.

Asparagus with Sole Fillet

Asparagus with Sole Fillet

This recipe perfectly fits your summer time outdoor meals while soaking in the water at the beach or at your backyard pool. Aside from combined goodness of Asparagus and Sole, the instructions for this recipe is very easy to follow.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Asparagus
  • 1 lb Sole Fillets (4 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea Salt(to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cut asparagus into 3-inch pieces. Boil in a saucepan for 5 minutes and drain water.
  2. Season skin of sole fillets with salt and lemon on each side.
  3. Place asparagus spears at one end of each fillet and roll them up with asparagus spears inside. Use toothpicks to keep it intact.
  4. Put fillets in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over fillets.
  6. Bake dish at 400 degrees Fahrenheit in an oven for about 15 minutes while basting fish every 5 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Blueberry Pear Smoothie

Blue Berry Pear

This Phase 1 smoothie is packed with superfood ingredients that are both delicious and an awesome way to start the day! It would also be a delicious afternoon snack. Cheers to good health, and being the best version of you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups rice milk, chilled
  • 2 ripe pears, core, and skin removed
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ice

Instructions:

  1. Pour chilled rice milk initially into a blender.
  2. Wash with water pears and remove core and skin.
  3. Add pears, blueberries, and ice cubes into the blender.
  4. Blend on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes until mixture becomes creamy and has a uniform texture.
  5. Pour into 2 large glasses. Serve and enjoy!

Chili Roasted Chicken Thigh

Chili Roasted Chicken Thighs

It is given that however you choose to cook your chicken meals, it would always turn out delicious. However, in this Phase 3 chicken recipe, it is much better to use boneless chicken thighs so that the cooking time will not take that long and will only use up 20 minutes of your time. Boneless chicken thighs will also result in a juicier and more flavorful meal which is perfect for dinners or special occasions. Any leftovers can also be put to the refrigerator for the next day.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • lime wedges for serving

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put chicken on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil on all sides. Rub with chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook chicken thighs until cooked thoroughly or for about 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.