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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Citrus 'Slaw

I am hoping you all will love this as much as I do.  I am also hoping this delight will become as popular as you have made the Asian Slaw recipe.  Great flavors and colors really make this a keeper for P2 and beyond. 

Thank you to Minced for inspiring this Phase 2 version of her recipe.  To see her Phase 4 quality recipe, see here.  Healthy, refreshing and brightly colorful to satisfy all your taste buds and senses.

Citrus 'Slaw
(1-2 servings)
1/2 small red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1 orange, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, and then thinly sliced
2 green onions, ends trimmed, thinly cut
1 1/2 TB fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/8 tsp Valencia Orange stevia (plain, liquid or powdered is good too)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper

Combine the red cabbage, orange slices, and green onions in a large bowl.  Toss to combine.
Whisk together the lemon juice, Valencia Orange stevia, and ground cumin in a small bowl.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Drizzle the dressing over the slaw.  Toss to combine.  Adjust the seasoning as needed.  The slaw can be served immediately, but improves in flavor if refrigerated for 30-60 minutes prior to eating.

Phase 3 and 4:  Use lemons and/or limes. Add 1 TB of grapeseed or olive oil to the lemon juice mixture.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fish Tacos

I read something yesterday and I thought of all of you, I started thinking and this is what I came up with.

Losing weight for our health and heart is great... But you are beautiful today, right where you are you are beautiful. Don't ever think less of yourself, don't ever judge your jean size. Your health is worth it, you are worth it... But you are beautiful right now, right where you are. 

I hope that is encouraging to someone today.  Now onto the food!  We have a special guest post today, thank you Rachel for your wonderful Fish Tacos recipe.  I know many will try this and love it as much as you do!  We appreciate your contribution and generosity to share with us!

Fish Tacos
(Serves 1)
3.5 oz tilapia or any protocol white fish
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
squeeze of lemon
green onion
any bibb lettuce (Romaine, Green Leaf....)

Season fish with chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and pepper. Pan fry over medium heat a a little water until cooked through. Divide pieces of cooked fish to two or more lettuce leaves.  Sprinkle with green onion, cilantro and squeeze of lemon.  Enjoy!

Note: This would be excellent with the Asian Slaw recipe.  In order to not mix veggies, wrap with a raw or half cooked cabbage leaf, place some Asian Slaw inside the cabbage leaf and top with cooked fish.  Shrimp or lobster would be good too!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mixing Veggies

Good Evening Everyone! 

I wanted to address some discrediting about Phases To Forever.  There have been some postings relating to the recipes on the website not being 100% Dr. Simeons protocol by mixing veggies.  None of the recipe mix veggies with one exception of the Cucumber Salad that gives specific directions not to eat the cukes and onions at the same time/meal.  I am very careful and consider all ingredients while making the P2 meals.  Mixing veggies in P2 is not on the food list I provide and I follow the food list posted here that is copied right out of Pounds and Inches.  There is no rule bending going on at this website, part of the reason I started Phases To Forever was because in my own searching, there was no accurate recipes in one spot that followed the real Dr. S rules. 

As always- enjoy what you eat in Phase 2 by eating good flavored, tasty prepared food while following the very precise and strict foods allowed.  If there is any questions regarding this, I am always here to answer and help.

~Natasha @

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Southwestern Lettuce Wraps

Something spicy to warm you up during this week of cold and winter mayhem!  Where are you right now?  Somewhere warm and sunny?  Somewhere that is supposed to be warm and sunny but is cold and blistering?  Holed up in your house with 2 feet of snow against your front door?  Mother nature sure is grumpy this week, there was no shadow today so spring I will see you soon!  Happy Groundhog's Day.
I have a photo but cannot find it...I will post it when I find the right SD card! 

Southwestern Lettuce Wraps

1 pound chicken breast, boneless and skinless and cut in small pieces
2 tsp garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (less or none for mild heat)
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1/8 tsp chipolte powder
1/4 C water or protocol chicken broth
1/4 C fresh cilantro, chopped
squeez of fresh lemon
12 or more romaine or bibb lettuce leaves

Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat.  Add 2 teaspoons water or broth to the hot pan and add the chicken.  Cook the chicken for about 3 - 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, cumin and chipolte powder and cook for an additional 3 - 4 minutes.  Stir in the water or broth and cook for a minute or until heated through.  Stir in cilantro and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Measure out your 3 ounce serving and serve in lettuce leaves.
Note:  This would be excellent with any meat.  Thin sliced sirloin, shrimp, fish tacos...  If your too busy, pop the stuff in the slow cooker and it will be done when you get home!  Or use the ingredients as a marinade and grill for great flavor.  Top your wraps with some thin sliced granny smith for a nice sour crunch.

Phase 3/4:  Replace the cooking water/ broth with oil or butter.  Replace the 1/4 C water/ broth with tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes.  Replace the onion powder with thin sliced onion and add bell peppers.  Top with cheese, cultured sour cream and homemade salsa.