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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Super Easy Eggroll Stuffing

one bag white cabbage
one bag red cabbage
one bag shredded carrots
one large can mushrooms
two cans shredded  bamboo shoots
red and green peepers

Spray a large pan with pam.  Mix the vegetables together with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Bake for one hour at 350.

This is great plain but can also be mixed with a grain and or a protein.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Abstinent "Peach Cobbler"

In 3 minutes you can make a fantastic dish.

Spray a pan with Pam:
Place in Layers:
2 bags frozen peaches
1 bag of frozen strawberries
1 bag of frozen cherries or blueberries
Put cinnamon between the layers and bake until it is well done (about an hour at 350).

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mustard Dill Salmon

Preheat the oven to 425.  Mix together mustard, dill and garlic.
Slice salmon fillet very thin. Spray a pan with Pam, spread the thin slices of salmon on the pan. Spread the sauce  on the fish and let it sit for 15 minutes.  Bake the salmon for 10 to 15 minutes depending on how thin you slice the salmon.

Layered Eggplant and Meat

Cook thin slices of eggplant, (see eggplant bread) or bake it.  Weigh out 8 ounces of eggplant slices and cooked tomatoes. Layer it together with cooked chopped meat and bake. Serve it over your whole grain.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Crustless Fruit Tart

Spray a baking pan with Pam.  Layer it with thin slices of peeled apples, pears, strawberries and cherries.  Between the layers sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 325 for 2 1/2 hours or until it is very well done and almost seems carmelized-it will taste better when it is crispy in places. 

My family loved this- even the ones not on program.  It comes out amazingly sweet.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Black Bean Soup

8 ounces of baked soup vegatables (see below)
3 ounces of black beans
2 ounces cooked ground turkey
4 ounces barley

spices to taste- salt, pepper, cumin, celery salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, lots of paprika

Place everything into a crock pot and cook all day on high. Yum!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lo Mein

In a frying pan saute together:

four ounces of brown rice spaghetti

8 ounces of Chinese vegetables (see http://tiforoafood.blogspot.com/2010/12/baked-chinese-veggies.html )

4 ounces of protein, meat, chicken or tofu

Soy Sauce


Garlic Powder

3 Tbsp water.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fantastic Tea Essence

Place an entire box of herb tea and 4-6 Cinnamon sticks into a large glass jar. Let it sit overnight. Serve diluted with hot or cold water and lemon or lime juice. It tastes so much better then tea that brews for a short time and the Cinnamon stick adds a lot of natural sweetness.

Pear Apple Sorbet

Cut up several apples and pears (with the peel on if you want).  Optional- add frozen cherries and/or strawberries.  Cook together with some cinnamon for a long time over a slow flame till it is reduced in size.  Proccess with an immersion blender, weigh into portion cups and freeze.

Take out of the freezer about a half an hour before you want to eat it or you will not be able to get your spoon into it.

Tofu stir fry

8 oz. Extra firm Tofu (cubed)

.5 oil

1 onion chopped

1 green squash (julian)

1 yellow squash (julian)

1 carrot (julian)

1 Box mushrooms (sliced)

sprinkle of ginger,soy sauce, a drop of crushed pepper (check on the soy sauce or tamara sauce if allowed)

Sauteed tofu in oil untill slightly browned. Remove from pan.

add wedges to pan continue to stir fry for a few minutes keeping wedges crisp (weigh allowed amount) combine allowed amount of tofu to wedges and stir for 2 more minutes add spices. enjoy


1 Lbs. Cauliflower

1 Small purple onion

1 Large pickle diced

1 oz. Mayonaise

1 Large Carrots scredded

salt & pepper to taste


Boil water , then add frozen cauliflower, cover pot and close flame after 1 minute (so cauliflower stays firm)

Allow cauliflower to cool in water/ drain well add all other ingredients. enjoy!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Roasted Chickpeas

Spray a pan with pam and put a single layer of cooked chickpeas. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, paprika, chili powder, and any other spice you are in the mood for. Bake at 425 for 25 minutes or 350 for 35 minutes. Some people like them really crispy and some people like them just a bit done. Either way they are spicy and delicious.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Grilled salmon

1.Place salmon in a pan

2. Spray with Pam and sprinkle with salt and pepper

3. Broil for 10 minutes

4. drizzle with Tamari sauce (wheat free, sugar free soy sauce) and broil for another 2-3 minutes.

Garlic za'tar chicken and sweet potatoes:

1. Clean chickens and place in a pan surrounded by cubed sweet potatoes and garlic cloves still in their skin.

2. drizzle with balsamic vinegar

3. spray sweet potatoes with Pam

4. sprinkle chicken and potatoes with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and za'tar

Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 1/2 hours (on convection bake, if your oven has that feature). Half way through cooking, toss potatoes in the chicken juice.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Italian Eggplant "Bread"

I got this recipe on a vacation in Italy 30 years ago, it is an interesting way to cook eggplant and it comes out with a texture like bread.

Slice eggplant very thin.  Heat a pan till it is evenly hot through. Sprinkle with coarse salt.  It has to be coarse because it does not get absorbed by the eggplant, it just keeps it from sticking to the pan.  "Fry" the slices in the salted pan, turn frequently to keep from burning.  When done the eggplant will be dried out and white with brown fry marks.

The original recipe calls for pouring oil over it and marinating it, if you want you can pour your oil portion on it, but I don't think that it is worth it.  I do make an attractive plate of this for my family and pour olive oil and parsley on it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

OA "Latkes"

Mix together your oatmeal (one or two ounces) with your eggs and salt, pepper, onion powder, garlice powder and parsley.  Let sit for ten minutes.

Preheat frying pan, spray with Pam and fry into pancakes.

Abstinent Cheesecake - this replaces a breakfast meal



1 oz. of oats (1 1/2 oz. if that is your measurement)



1 egg

2 oz. cottage cheese

2 oz raisins or 6 oz cortlandt apple diced

or 1 oz raisins and 3 oz cortlandt apple diced

cinnamon - to taste (important)

(you can vary the fruit - drained pineapple is also good, as well as fresh cherries)

I use the smallest square aluminum foil baking dishes available (I think 4 X 4)

1) Toast oats/cinnamon in oven for about five minutes.

2) Spread half this mixture on botton of pan.

3) Mix the filling and spread over oats.

4) Top with remainder of oats.

Bake at 350 for about 35-45 minutes. Check for doneness.

I usually make six of these at the same time and freeze. First I measure out 6 oz. of oatmeal and toast, and then spread the 1/2 for botton crust in each of the six pans.

Then I do filling for each one separately in a bowl, using the same bowl consecutively and put that in each pan. Finally, I top each one with 1/2 oz of oats.

It is a little time consuming, but I do it occasionally for Shavuous or when I want to have a quick breakfast ready to pull from the freezer. Especially good for traveling.

Baked Chinese Veggies

Spray a pan with Pam:

chop and mix:
    Green and Red Pepper
    Mushrooms (fresh or canned)
    Bamboo Shoots (fresh or canned)
   any other Chinese vegetables that you like
   chopped fresh ginger and garlic

Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder.

Bake in the oven for one hour at 350 degrees, stirring to prevent sticking. You can bake it at a lower temperature for longer if you are not going to to be home.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Home made pastrami

Mix together 1 Tabelspoon Garlic Powder, Corriander, Paprika, Salt, Pepper

Rub the spices into a piece of brisket or top of rib.

Spray a piece of aluminum foil with pam and wrap the meat.

Let it sit like this overnight.  Then roast it with the foil on until it is almost done and uncover it for the last 20 minutes or so.  If you like things crispy you can broil it for a short time at the end of cooking it.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bean Soup/Stew

I have always made my soup with a grain, but I wanted to have soup for lunch and I don't get a grain at lunch.  I decided to take my all purpose soup vegetables(see below) and add my 6 ounces of beans and cook it without a grain.  Surprise- it was delicious, it did not need the grain.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

All purpose soup mix

Saute together:
Red and White Onion
Red and Green Peppers
Shredded Carrots
Chunked Butternut Squash
Crushed Tomato
any other vegetables that you like

Weigh it into 8 ounce portions and stock your freezer.

To make a soup you can add your whole grain, barley or brown rice and spices, Hawaj, Chili, Salt, Pepper, Garlic, or whatever you want.  I usually add an equal quanity of water.  I often put it in a crock pot before leaving for work.   If you add your protein you can add extra water.  You can also add beans for your protein for a wonderful thick soup .

This is a very useful thing to have around.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Grilled Veggies"

If you want to get the most from your eight ounces of cooked vegetables, don't boil them, it causes them to absorb water, bake them, it dries them out. (Hat tip to my sponsor)

Spray a pan and place mixed sliced veggies in. I like to use mushrooms, eggplant, onion, and peppers. Bake at 350 for a long time. Season with salt pepper, garlic salt, paprika. Yum!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Microwave Eggs

Lately, instead of taking cooked eggs to work, I take them raw and microwave them at the office. 
Spray a microwave container with pam, sprinkle with spices crack eggs into the container and take with you.  I have a cooler bag with ice that I keep it in.   At work I cook it in the microwave for 1 minute and 10 seconds. It is a lot better then eating cold eggs.

Note: egg yolks can pop while cooking, cover or prepop it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tomato Cauliflower Soup

I came home tonight after working 11 hours straight, and I had no time to cook. I pulled out of the freezer:

4 ounces cooked tomatoes

4 ounces cooked barley

4 ounces cooked cauliflower

put them in a pot with a lot of water and spices (curry, garlic, onion powder, salt pepper, and chili) 5 minutes later it was a yummy soup!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Squash Tomato Soup

Cook onions, carrots and squash in a pan till soft. Weigh out 4 ounces and put it in a small crock pot with 4 ounces of cooked tomatoes and 4 ounces of cooked barley. Add a cup of water. Cook on low all day. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, curry or chili powder to taste.

You can also add your 4 ounces of meat and one more cup of water.

Mushroom Barley Soup

Bake in a roasting pan:
Lots of mushrooms and onions for about an hour at 350.

Measure out 8 ounces and put it in a small crock pot with 4 ounces of cooked barley and a cup of water before you leave for work and you will come home to a pot of yummy soup. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

If you want a bigger pot of soup, you can put in your 4 ounces of cooked meat and another cup of water. It is very satisfying, but you don't get your separate protein.

OA Muffins

Mix together:

3 ounces blueberries

3 ounces bananas

2 eggs (or 6 egg whites)

2 ounces oatmeal

1 teaspoon cinamon

Spray Muffin Pans and bake at 350 for about an hour.

Note: If you are in a hurry, spread it our on a baking sheet and make a big pancake.

Turkish Eggplant

Spray Baking Pan andBake at 350 for about an hour:

4 red peppers

1 large red onion

2 medium eggplants

1 large box mushrooms

Procces together with an imersion blender, and it becomes an amazing spread.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder.