olive ... yes or no ?

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    Apr 16, 2010 8:51 AM GMT
    need help, i cook my chicken and beef in olive oil but i still think i am carrying fat because of it is there a better way to cook ? or the benefits out weigh the fat stomach (well not 6 pack tummy icon_smile.gif ) help please .
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    Apr 16, 2010 9:15 AM GMT

    Grill it.
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    Apr 16, 2010 1:20 PM GMT
    I love steamed chicken because it's so moist and bouncy to eat. To flavour it I add a bit of sesame oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, shallots (spring onions), cracked pepper and light soy sauce. Great for fish too. But I don't know about the benefits of steam vs pan besides it tastes cleaner and maybe it retains more vitamins.

    Have you tried dehydrating your beef to make jerky? A lot of people don't like it but you get a lot protein from eating a small portion. If you slice it thin enough you can pour boiling water on beef to cook it.
    But like Hillie says, grill it. The best way to go without changing your eating habits too much. You need good oil in your diet anyhow.
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    Apr 16, 2010 1:29 PM GMT
    First of all, you are far from fat, so just knock that crap of STAT!

    Second, grilling is a great idea, but also try seasoning the raw meat in those Montreal spices that you can find in the grocery store before you grill it. These are my personal favorites:
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    Apr 16, 2010 1:45 PM GMT
    I can't grill most of the year because I am buried in snow. So I make sweet, sweet love under the heat of the broiler. You don't have to add any fat, and with a broiling pan excess fat drips away.
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    Apr 16, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI can't grill most of the year because I am buried in snow.


    Solution: GEORGE FORMAN GRILL
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  • DanBasil

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    Apr 16, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    You can also broil your meats, this is great when outdoor grilling is not an option, and I think tastes delicious and still allows browning of meats. You could also stew more often, but I dislike these tastes. Baking can help, especially for chicken. icon_biggrin.gif Though the grill just adds such flavour DELICIOUS!
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    Apr 16, 2010 2:37 PM GMT
    Hillie said
    Grill it.

    win.

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    Apr 16, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 said
    MunchingZombie saidI can't grill most of the year because I am buried in snow.


    Solution: GEORGE FORMAN GRILL
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    Agree!! Grill on the GF grill all year round. Chicken & beef (steak) come out grt on itll!! Usually let marinate or season prior to cooking. No oils necessary & any fat drips away.
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    Apr 16, 2010 3:03 PM GMT
    A friend of mine has her masters in Hospitality Management and her Bachelors in Culinary arts....One of the things that she told me was never to heat olive oil beyond the boiling temperature (which is unavoidable when pan-frying) because it causes it to become highly carcinogenic.

    Because of its low flash-point, its generally not good for frying, including stir frying. However, if you are looking for the flavor of olive oil, you might consider brushing some on and baking it.
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    Apr 16, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    grill it
  • EricLA

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    Apr 16, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    I'm not a great cook, and my dinners mainly consist of alternating two things for the most part -- chicken breast (which I bake in an oven for about 50-60 mins at 400 degrees), or pasta with ground turkey in pasta sauce (I fry the ground turkey in about a table spoon of olive oil).

    I've never really deprived myself diet-wise. I still treat myself to some candy here and there and 2-3 pints of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream a week. That said, I try not to snack too much during the day. I try to snack on almonds most of the time. And I eat a salad or a vegetable with dinner or lunch.

    As you can see, even by frying my ground turkey, I manage to be pretty lean. Of course, everyone's body reacts differently. You have to play around with what works for you. How often are you frying food? Are you eating lean cuts of beef? Is it possible you're eating portions too large?