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Friday, June 17, 2011

Radish Mash and Radish Hash!

Happy Father's Day to all the HCG dad's out there!  Dad's who are the "Meat and Potato" type while on Phase 2 can get a special treat while staying right on coarse. 
Do you like radishes?  I did not!  I had to try a few times before I got it right.  I have to really cook mine to get the radish flavor completely out.  Now I love them. 
Try this for a nice replica of potatoes now and well beyond your Phase 2 adventures.  Many report that the men not even on the diet will fall head over heals for cooked radishes.  So even if he is not on the diet and and someone else can share this one or any of the other radish dishes together.  Farmer's Markets will have these in abundance so take advantage of this fresh veggie while in season!

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Father's Day!

Radish Mash and Radish Hash
1 pound red radishes, halved
1 C chicken broth
1 C water
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp chives
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic

Cover with liquid and boil over medium heat while uncovered for 45 minutes or until all liquid is almost gone.  Mash with fork or potato masher.  Eat as Radish Mash or continue with the Radish Hash!  Sprinkle a small skillet with some more salt and place the Radish Mash into the hot skillet over medium heat.  Dry fry for a few minutes until it gets a bit charred to your liking. Be mindful that this is kind of "dry frying" and it will have a bit of stick to the pan.
Served with Faux-tisserie Chicken made with Homemade Seasoned Salt and Cinnamon Apple Chips for dessert!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Grapefruit Mint Cooler

Are summer Phases well under way with everyone?  I know some that have started a round for swim suit season, is that you?  What are you favorite summer drinks?  You can make virgin margaritas with Strawberries, Stevia and ice, a Lemon Slushy or this yummy Grapefruit Cooler.  Toss in some fresh mint for a cool refreshing drink to help you get through any "snacky" moods.  Having a sweet treat drink around is helpful to not feel so left out if others are enjoying something not currently on your food list.

Grapefruit Cooler
(1 tall glass serving)
1/2 grapefruit, juiced
3/4 cup water
2 TB freshly chopped mint
1/8 teaspoon stevia
mini pinch of celtic sea salt

Combine fresh grapefruit juice, water, stevia, salt and mix well.  Pour over a very tall glass of ice. Insert straw and sip happily!
PS-  Another variation is to peel the fruit and mix with ice and mint in a blender for a blended version!