Healthy recipes

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    Mar 25, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    Anyone got any good healthy meals that they fix? I mean ones that taste good.

    I cook almost every night for myself and whoever happens to stop by around dinner time, and I'm tired of the same old stuff.
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    Mar 25, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    The World's Healthiest Foods:
    Recipes http://whfoods.org/recipestoc.php#recipes
    (for some reason unbeknownst to me, you come in at the middle of the page...you can scroll up or down)

    Food List: http://whfoods.org/foodstoc.php
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    Mar 26, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    Have you tried any of those, Cas? Are any of them good?
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    Mar 26, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    I've always been the cook in my relationships, and I've dated somewhat picky guys, to the pickiest guys, and I've got to say when it comes to making a recipe either healthier or more unhealthy, it all comes down to ingredients.

    In the past I've taken a standard lasagna recipe and substituted organic and low or nonfat dairy products, and left out all the meats and replaced them with a layer of 'italianized hummus' of my own creation(w/ basil, thyme, cooked shelled lentils, and tahini), and/or layers of fresh vegetables and herbs. Sure the sauce may have had a few calories, but if you make your sauces at home; which is as easy as boiling pasta, than you can make them as healthy and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber as you want ;)

    But what it really comes down to is knowing what the bad ingredients are in a recipe, and knowing what good ingredients could easily substituted. It may take some more money or time, but it's well worth it when you're eating a bowl of macaroni and cheese and you're guilty for not feeling guilty about eating your comfort food, on a cheat day.
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    Mar 26, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    thanks kid...I'll try your lasagne. I'm always the cook, too. I make a mean pork loin, which is one of the leaner cuts of meat.

    one can of peaches, in light syrup, and a few bunches of rosemary, some garlic, salt and pepper.

    slice open the loin and stuff it full of the fruit, rosemary and garlic. Tie it closed and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    pour the syrup in the bottom of the pan with a little olive oil and roast at 350 for 20-30 minutes per pound.

    The syrup and the pork juices make an AWESOME sauce...that of course you should never eat...and you definately should never take a thick piece of bread and ip it in there and rub it all over your face before shoving it down your throat...though you may be tempted to do just that.
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    Mar 26, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    ...for some reason unbeknownst to me, you come in at the middle of the page...you can scroll up or down


    The reason for that is because of the #recipes at the end of the link, which takes you wherever the (invisible) "recipes" tag is, which in this case is in the middle of the page.
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    Apr 06, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    I think I've just created my new signature dish for bringing to summer potlucks: cucumber-lemon flash pickles.

    After watching the video on making an edible martini, I figured that it would work just as well with fresh squeezed lemon juice. So, I peeled a couple seedless cucumbers, cut them into slices, packed them into a food-vac vacuum canister, covered them with lemon juice, and applied vacuum. Just like in the video, air bubbled out of the cucumber slices, and when the vacuum was released, the cucumber slices were infused with the liquid. The result: eerily translucent slices of fresh crunchy cucumber with an intense lemony zing.
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    Apr 06, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    Tommy name your poison and I will get back to you within the week with a cleaner version of it for you.

    Shall add some recipes soon and yes will send promissed board member the UK version of the recipe book soon!!!! havent had chance to do it yet! doh