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6/15/12 8:24 P

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two suggestons from me

Fresh asparagus baked - lay out a cookie sheet and spread out your trimmed asparagus, drizzled with olive oil ( or use a mister to keep the amount low) sprinkle with seasoned salt. bake in 400 degree oven for about 45 mins until the tips are crispy. Turn them about 1/2 way through.

Zucchini - I cut up 2 large in 1" chuncks; add 1/2 onion cut the same size; 1 colored bell pepper, also cut to 1"; Saute all in dutch oven with 1T olive oil on low heat, cover and return t stir often. Let cook about 20 minutes when the zuchinni and onions are translucent. For extra flavor drizzle in 2T aged basalmic vinegar.

"Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV


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6/12/12 4:13 P

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Hi, Does coconut oil make the food taste like coconut? I'm not a big fan and I just wondered if I should just stick to olive oil. Peace, Melissa

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6/10/12 8:16 P

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You already roast your veggies, I do cauliflower with coconut oil and crushed garlic at 400 degrees.
I also do a lemon vegetable / turkey soup.

Lorraine

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6/10/12 9:20 A

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No problem. I think that Dr. Hyman is such a talented and compassionate doctor, but he suffers from a lack of communication skills. He has SO MUCH INFORMATION that he's just dying to share with people, that he slips into information overload!

Don't get me wrong, it's refreshing to hear a doctor have TOO MUCH to say, rather than just rushing you out his door with a bill and a prescription in your hand. (grin)

When I was following some of his dieting ideas before the release of this book, he issued a tiny little book titled The UltraSimple Diet. Most of the book is just day-by-day checklists, with grocery lists and preparation lists. He used to have these lists online as well -- I don't know if he still does or not. But it is a much simpler way to absorb some of this information.

But we'll keep plugging away, because it's still working, right? Another pound lost.

Hugs, Claudia

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6/9/12 2:33 P

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I will try that also. I use coconut oil and olive oil exclusively like Dr. Mark says, but I have done that for a few years. The coconut oil will actually help you drop belly fat.
Thanks for your recipe. Also, thanks again for relieving my frustration by mentioning the videos on his site. I didn't even notice I was sooo frustrated. Thank you again,
Blessings,
Lorraine

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6/8/12 11:04 P

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Thanks, Lorraine, I'll have to try that. I adore mushrooms, but I've never really tried cooking with coconut oil. I've bought non-hydrogenated shortening that was mainly coconut to make biscuits before (back when I was eating biscuits), but that's about all.

I've been enjoying a weird kind of "cooked salad" for lunch recently. Instead of filling the bottom of a large bowl with romaine lettuce then topping with all the crunchy raw veggies and some protein as I usually do, I have substituted a substantial pile of steamed frozen "stir fry" type veggies for the lettuce, then topped as usual. Somehow, having the cooked vegetables seems more filling than a cold salad, plus it gives me a lot more variety.

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6/8/12 10:55 P

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Hello there;
I add some coconut oil and about 20 quartered small white mushrooms saute at med heat until starting to brown then I add 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic, stir quickly then add 1 tsp. worchestire sause, 1/2 to 1 tsp. Franks Hot Sauce, salt to taste, and sqeeze on 2 TBSP. fresh lemon juice let lemon cook down while stirring. Yum. This get me thru the tough times.
Enjoy,.
Blessings,
Lorraine

Edited by: GRAMMIEGIRL1 at: 6/8/2012 (22:57)
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6/5/12 1:25 P

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Hey, everybody. So, how are we doing? Here in east Tennessee the weather really is heating up. Although my tiny deck-side garden hasn't produced much except a couple of peppers, and a bunch of healthy looking vines and flowers, the fruit and veggie stands are full of really nice stuff. I've been making do most days with "flash frozen" veggies, or ones imported from California or South America or Mexico, and it tastes so good to have really fresh food again.

Does anyone have any new ideas you especially like for fixing all this healthy food we're eating? Usually I just spray a big pan with Pam pan spray, add a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with a LOT of salt-free Mrs. Dash seasonings, and stir fry them, either with or without the protein. Sometimes I cut the veg into big chunks, toss with the oil and seasonings, and roast in a 450 degree oven (stirring a couple of times) until they're browned and a little caramelized. But something diferent would taste great.

Any thoughts? -- Claudia



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