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Pressure-cooked Barbacoa Beef

pressure-cooked barbacoa beef

An easy-to-make Barbacoa Beef Phase 3 Recipe with a squeeze of lime nails it. For tough cuts of meat, the pressure cooker makes it easy enough for anyone to prepare this recipe as it seals the flavors of spices and tenderizes the meat faster. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ½ pounds of chuck or round bottom roast (trimmed of excess fat)
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 1 medium onion (see notes)
  • 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of lime juice
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2-4 chipotle of peppers
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • ½ tsp of ground cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • sea salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend altogether the beef broth, tomato paste, onion, vinegar, cloves, lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, cumin, and oregano until the mixture becomes smooth.
  2. Cut the chuck or round bottom into 3 to 4 pieces and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on all sides.
  3. Heat half of the olive oil in a pressure cooker. In two batches, sear the meat for about 7 to 8 minutes. Add all the beef in the pressure cooker with the blended mixture of sauce and bay leaves. Cover the pressure cooker and let it cook for about 60 up to 70 minutes depending upon the thickness of the meat.
  4. Allow the pressure to release naturally or turn to the ‘vent’ setting to do this quickly. Allow it to vent thoroughly before removing the lid.
  5. Discard the bay leaves.
  6. Shred the beef using two forks then add it in the juice. Cover and let the beef immerse in the juice for about 10 minutes or so.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Buckwheat Porridge with Rhubarb – Phase 3

If you’re up for a light but satisfying and fulfilling meal this summer, then this Buckwheat Porridge with Rhubarb is suitably right for you! The sweet and delectable rhubarb, roasted until it reaches a smooth and luscious texture, is then served together with buckwheat porridge and finally topped with blueberries to achieve that healthy and satisfying meal to kick-start your day!

Buckwheat Porridge with Rhubarb Phase 3

Serving Size: 2 

Ingredients: 

  • 200g (7 oz) rhubarb, chopped into bite size pieces

BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE

TO SERVE:

  • 1 cup of blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
  • pinch of stevia/xylitol, to taste.

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 celsius (350 Fahrenheit) and place the rhubarb on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
2. Add the rhubarb and drizzle with stevia/xylitol over the top and toss to combine. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender and the rhubarb has released some of its ruby juices.
3. While the rhubarb is roasting (or even better, the night before) soak your buckwheat. Soak them in warm water with a splash of apple cider vinegar until they are soft enough that you can squish them with your fingers.
4. Drain and pop in a blender with cinnamon, stevia, and almond milk. Pulse until you get to a consistency you like.
5. If you’d like to serve your porridge warm you can either microwave it or place it in a small saucepan and heat gently until warm.
6.To serve divide between 2 bowls and topped with rhubarb, some of the rhubarb juice, blueberry, and stevia.

NOTE: You can add pinch of lemon juice to achieve blend consistency.

Roasted Barbeque Beef – Phase 3

A great way to celebrate the 4th of July besides firework-watching is conversations over a great meal with loved ones and friends. Hence, we offer you this Roasted Barbeque Beef recipe to grace the dinner table on this momentous event.

Servings: 8; Serving size: 3

Roasted Barbeque Beef - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs beef roast (chuck, arm, pot, etc)
  • Homemade BBQ Sauce (recipe here)

Instructions:

  1. Place the beef roast with 1-2 cups water in a crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. About 1 hour before serving, prepare the sauce.
  4. Heat the BBQ sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Boil for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove the beef from the crockpot and drain off the excess liquid and grease.
  7. Using two forks, pull the beef apart into long strings.
  8. Place the beef back into the crockpot with 2/3 of the sauce.
  9. Cook on high for 30-45 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  10. Serve with additional BBQ sauce, if desired.

 

Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Barbecue Sauce – Phase 3

Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Barbecue Sauce – Phase 3

Looking for a dish that suits St. Patrick’s Day celebration? We got you covered! Why don’t you have this on your table to enjoy? Roasted pork looks tempting!

SMOKED PAPRIKA PORK ROAST WITH BARBECUE SAUCEIngredients:

2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons stevia/xylitol
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
1 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) boneless pork loin roast
Kitchen string
Gluten-free Barbecue Sauce (click for recipe)
Directions:

1. Stir together first 5 ingredients and 2 tsp. thyme. Trim pork roast. Rub paprika mixture over pork. Tie roast with kitchen string at 1 1/2-inch intervals, and place in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Chill, uncovered, 24 hours.

2. Light one side of grill, heating to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat; leave other side unlit. Place pork over lit side, and grill, covered with lid, 8 minutes on each side or until browned.

3. Transfer pork to unlit side, and grill, covered with lid, 35 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 145°.

4. Let stand 10 minutes. Brush with Gluten-free Barbecue Sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp. thyme. Serve with remaining sauce.

Strawberry Acai Bar – Maintenance

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“What are Superberries? The acai berries, goji berries, cranberries and raspberries in this bar are “super” because they are full of powerhouse antioxidants and dietary fiber, and it doesn’t hurt that they taste great! Acai berries also contain healthy unsaturated fatty acids that have a ratio similar to olive oil. We use only organic freeze dried acai berries because freeze drying captures all the rich nutrients that this great fruit has to offer!” Susan Jeffries, Betty Lou’s Inc. Food Scientist

Organic Cacao Acai Bar – Maintenance

snack bar

A delicious gluten-free snack bar with Acai and Cacao Nibs. What are Cacao Nibs? Quite simply, they are cracked cacao beans in all their unsweetened glory. No sugar, no additives. Cacao Nibs add crunch and dark chocolate flavor, not to mention rich antioxidants. Health nuts and chocolate lovers unite

Snack Bar – Maintenance

snack bar
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic Certified
  • Vegan
  • Contains whole fruits: Raspberries, Dates, Acai, Goji Berries and Cranberries
  • Protein source: Organic Rice Protein & Cashews

Food List: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Finished with Phase 1 and 2?

Then let’s continue to the most active part of your Fast Metabolism Diet, PHASE 3. Below is a list of allowed foods during this period, which is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Phase 3

VEGETABLES AND SALAD GREENS (FRESH, CANNED, OR FROZEN)

  • Arrowroot Artichokes Arugula Asparagus Avocados Bean sprouts
  • Beans: green, yellow (wax), French (string) Beets: greens, roots
  • Bok choy Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage, all types Carrots Cauliflower florets Celery
  • Chicory (curly endive) Collard greens Cucumbers
  • Eggplant Endive Fennel Green chiles
  • Green onions Hearts of palm Jicama
  • Kale Kohlrabi Leeks
  • Lettuce (any except iceberg) Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms Okra
  • Olives, any type Onions
  • Peppers: bell, pepperoncini Radishes
  • Rhubarb Seaweed Spinach Spirulina

SPROUTS

  • Sweet potatoes/yams
  • Tomatoes, fresh and canned: round, plum, cherry Watercress
  • Zucchini and winter or yellow summer squash

FRUITS (FRESH OR FROZEN)

  • Blackberries Blueberries Cherries
  • Coconut, coconut milk, cream, water Cranberries
  • Grapefruit Lemons Limes Peaches Plums
  • Prickly pears Raspberries Rhubarb

ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Beef: filet, steaks, lean ground buffalo meat
  • Calamari
  • Chicken: boneless, skinless dark or white meat, ground clams
  • Corned beef Crab, lump meat
  • Deli meats, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken, roast beef eggs, whole
  • Game: Pheasant Halibut, Fillet Herring
  • Lamb Liver
  • Lobster meat Oysters
  • Pork: chops, loin roast Rabbit
  • Salmon, fresh, frozen, or nitrate-free smoked Sardines, packed in olive oil
  • Sausage, nitrate-free: chicken, turkey Scallops
  • Sea bass fillet
  • Shrimp Skate Trout
  • Tuna, packed in water or oil Turkey
  • Turkey bacon, nitrate-free

VEGETABLE PROTEIN

  • Almond milk, unsweetened, almond cheese, almond flour Cashew milk
  • Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • Dried (or  canned)  beans: adzuki, black, butter, Great Northern, cannellini, kidney, pinto, white, lima, navy
  • Hemp milk, unsweetened Lentils

GRAINS

  • Barley, black or white
  • Oats: steel-cut, old-fashioned Quinoa
  • Sprouted-grain: bread, bagels, tortillas Wild rice

BROTHS, HERBS, SPICES, CONDIMENTS, AND SUPPLEMENTS

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broths: beef, chicken, vegetable* Carob chips
  • Dried herbs: all types / Fresh herbs: all types Garlic, fresh
  • Ginger, fresh Horseradish, prepared
  • Ketchup, no sugar added, no corn syrup Mustard, prepared, dry
  • Natural seasonings: Bragg Liquid Aminos, coconut amino acids, tamari, non-caffeinated herbal teas.
  • Pickles, no sugar added Salsa
  • Seasonings: black and white peppers, cinnamon, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, curry powder, onion salt, raw cacao powder, turmeric, sea salt, Simply Organic seasoning
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol (birch or hardwood only ) Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce, no sugar added

Vanilla or peppermint extract Vinegar: any type (except rice)

HEALTHY FAT and OILS

  • Avocados Hummus
  • Mayonnaise, safflower
  • Nuts, raw: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts Nut/seed butter and pastes, raw
  • Coconut, grapeseed, olive, sesame, toasted sesame (Asian) Seeds, raw: flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, Sunflower Tahini

*Note: All broths, if possible, should be free of additives and preservatives.

Again and again, I just want to remind you that choosing organic foods is always better in order for you to experience the best possible results of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Please don’t forget!

Source: Haylie Pomroy

Food List: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2

To further help in implementing your Fast Metabolism Diet, here is the complete list of foods allowed on Phase 2!

Phase 2

VEGETABLES AND SALAD GREENS (FRESH, CANNED, OR FROZEN)

  • Arrowroot Arugula Asparagus
  • Beans: green, yellow (wax), French (string) Broccoli florets
  • Cabbage and all types of celery
  • Collard greens Cucumbers, any type Endive
  • Fennel
  • Green chiles, jalapeños Green onions
  • Jicama Kale Leeks
  • Lettuce (any except iceberg), mixed greens
  • Mushrooms Mustard greens
  • Onions, Red and Yellow peppers: Bell, Pepperoncini Rhubarb
  • Shallots Spinach Spirulina Swiss chard Watercress

FRUITS (FRESH OR FROZEN)

  • Lemons Limes

ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Beef, all lean cuts: filet, tenderloin, strip, sirloin, shell steak, London broil, round steak, rump roast, stew meat, lean ground
  • Buffalo meat
  • Chicken: boneless, skinless white meat Cod/scrod fillet
  • Corned beef
  • Deli meats, nitrate-free: roast beef, chicken, turkey Dory fish fillet
  • Eggs, whites only Flounder Fillet
  • Game: venison, ostrich, elk Halibut fillet
  • Jerky, nitrate-free: beef, buffalo, turkey, elk, ostrich Lamb, lean cuts
  • Oysters, packed in water Pork: loin roast, tenderloin Salmon: nitrate-free smoked Sardines, packed in water Sole fillet
  • Tuna, packed in water
  • Turkey: breast steaks, lean ground Turkey bacon, nitrate-free

VEGETABLE PROTEIN AND STARCHES

None in this phase.

BROTHS, HERBS, SPICES, AND CONDIMENTS

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broths: beef, chicken, vegetable* Dried herbs: all types
  • Fresh herbs: all types of Garlic, fresh, powdered Ginger, fresh Horseradish, prepared Mustard: prepared, dry
  • Noncaffeinated herbal teas or Pero
  • Natural seasonings: Bragg Liquid Aminos, coconut amino acids, tamari Pickles, no sugar added
  • Seasonings: black and white peppers, cay enne, chili powder, chili paste, chipotle, cinnamon, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, curry powder, raw cacao powder, nutmeg, onion salt, sea salt, Simply Organic seasoning
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Xy litol (birch or hardwood only ) Tabasco
  • Vanilla or peppermint extract Vinegar: any ty pe (except rice)

GRAINS

 None in this phase.

HEALTHY FATS

None in this phase.

BTW, don’t forget to choose organic foods whenever possible in order to gain the full benefits in Phase 2 of your Fast Metabolism Diet.

Food List: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1

Phase 1

Still having a hard time remembering the allowed food for the Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet? There’s no need to worry! We got you! 

Here is the full list from various food groups that are approved for this phase:

VEGETABLES AND SALAD GREENS (FRESH, CANNED, OR FROZEN)

  • Arrowroot Arugula Bamboo shoots
  • Beans: green, yellow (wax), French Beets
  • Broccoli florets Cabbage, all types Carrots
  • Celery, including tops Cucumbers
  • Eggplant Green chiles Green onions Jicama
  • Kale Leeks
  • Lettuce (any except iceberg) Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions, red and yellow Parsnips
  • Peas: snap, snow
  • Peppers: bell, pepperoncini Pumpkin
  • Rutabaga Spinach Spirulina Sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes/yams Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini and winter or yellow summer squash

FRUITS (FRESH OR FROZEN)

  • Apples, Apricots, Asian, pears
  • Berries: blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, raspberries
  • Cantaloupe, Cherries, Figs, Grapefruit, Guava
  • Honeydew, melon, Kiwis
  • Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, Loganberries, Mangos, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches Pears, Pineapples
  • Pomegranates, Strawberries, Tangerines, Watermelon

ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Beef: fillet, lean ground Buffalo meat, ground
  • Chicken: skinless, boneless white meat Corned beef
  • Deli meats, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken, roast beef Eggs, whites only
  • Game: partridge, pheasant Guineafowl
  • Haddock fillet Halibut: fillet, steak Pollock fillet
  • Pork: tenderloin
  • Sardines, packed in water
  • Sausages, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken Sole fillet
  • Tuna, solid white, packed in water Turkey: breast meat, lean ground Turkey bacon, nitrate-free

VEGETABLE PROTEIN

  • Black-eyed peas Chana dal/lentils

Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans

  • Dried or canned beans: adzuki, black, butter, great northern, kidney, lima, navy, pinto, white
  • Fava beans, fresh or canned

BROTHS, HERBS, SPICES, AND CONDIMENTS

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broths: beef, chicken, vegetable* Dried herbs: all types
  • Fresh herbs: all types Garlic, fresh
  • Ginger, fresh Horseradish, prepared
  • Ketchup, no sugar added, no corn syrup Noncaffeinated herbal teas or Pero Mustard: prepared, dry
  • Natural seasonings: Bragg Liquid Aminos, coconut amino acids, tamari Pickles, no sugar added
  • Salsa
  • Seasonings: black and white peppers, chili powder, cinnamon, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, curry powder, nutmeg, onion salt, raw cacao powder, sea salt, Simply Organic seasoning
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol (birch or hardwood only ) Tomato paste
  • Vanilla or peppermint extract Vinegar: any type

GRAINS AND STARCHES

  • Amaranth Arrowroot Barley
  • Brown rice: rice, cereal, crackers, flour, pasta, tortillas Brown rice cheese or milk
  • Buckwheat Kamut: bagels Millet
  • Nut flours Oats: steel-cut Quinoa
  • Rice milk, plain
  • Spelt: pasta, pretzels, tortillas
  • Sprouted-grain: bagels, bread, tortillas Tapioca
  • Teff Triticale
  • Wild rice

HEALTHY FATS

*None for this phase

By the way, don’t forget to choose organic foods whenever possible to fully experience the benefits of Phase 1.

 

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