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Recipes I've Shared:

HCG Bison Stew

My favorite go to meal for active phase of HCG protocol. It's simple, filling, satisfying, and delicious. The calories are just a tad high for this phase, so it's best to make the other meal of the day be light (like haddock and greens). You're already satisfied, right?

Simplest Cranberry Relish

This is a fresh, raw food and absolutely the best relish. It's a James Beard recipe that came with my first Cuisinart, and I've made it for many years. My kids love it and ask for it every year. All you need is a food processor. Borrow one if you need to -- it's worth it! (loaded with vitamin C and healthy enzymes)

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

This recipe is from Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table. She says it makes 2 very generous portions as the entree. I've divvied it up into 6 portions as side dish. Your choice how to serve it!

Very Good (1 rating)
november granola

Needed a granola without sweeteners. Experimental.


I don't consider this a healthy diet food. It's a favorite recipe asked for at my workplace, and I wanted to calculate the nutrition info today, so here it is! It can be made up the night before and just baked in the morning.

Crockpot Chicken Stew without starch or gluten

Full of flavor and good nutrition, without gluten, starchy carbs, or added salt.

Gluten Free Rich Chocolate Cake

I adapted this from a recipe on the bag of buckwheat flour. I substituted almond butter for the peanut butter in the recipe (nutrition calculations are for almond butter). Instead of brown sugar, I used rapidura (evaporated cane juice), and I added 2 tablespoons of buttermilk powder (found in the baking section of supermarket). The latter wasn't in the ingredient database, so it's not included in nutrition calculations and is an optional ingredient. [Not a great photo - circles are dark chocolate chips]

Aduki Beans with Squash and Kombu

A macrobiotic classic from 'The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics' by Jessica Porter (Great book, great cook!) that's a favorite at my house. I learned it from the author herself in a cooking class series. The kombu (kelp) is not only loaded with minerals, it helps you digest the beans -- what a bonus! Soaking the beans for 24-36 hours before cooking also helps break down the sugars that can cause gassiness for westerners.

Pumpkin Mousse

From Mollie Katzen -- she serves it as a dessert with gingersnap crumbs, but I lighten the amount of maple syrup and have it as a smoothy.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Alabama Pumpkin Spoon Bread

A good Southern side dish like Mom used to make. I've made a vegan version using almond milk instead of buttermilk. Blander, but you can spice it up.

Avocado, pear, and scallions with dandelion greens

From Core Balance Diet by Marcelle Pick. Nice flavors. I added the dandelion greens -- the flavors are outstanding with the bitterness of the greens, the sweet pears, and the smooth mild avocado. Double YUM!

Frizzled Leeks (Mollie Katzen's)

These are so good! They taste as delicious as onion rings, but they're much healthier. Enjoy!

No-Dairy, No Sugar, No Gluten Gotta Have Pudding

This was an experiment while I'm on a food allergy testing diet. Tastes very good and satisfied the urge!

No-bake Real Food Chocolate Yum 'Cake'

If you're looking for something without a lot of chemicals, real nutritional value, easy, and yummy, try this! aka Piper and Martha's Birthday Cake

Quick Delicious Lamb

Started an elaborate recipe, but it tasted so amazing 6 minutes into it that I quit right there. Delicious!

Core Balance okayed Sweet & Salty Turkey Patties

Can be easily divided or multiplied to serve one or several. Rich and very satisfying. SunGold cherry tomatoes are very sweet and delicious, and are complemented elegantly by the kalamata olives.

Very Good (1 rating)
eggplant tahini soup

If you love eggplant like I do, you may love this soup like I do! Creamy, delicious, and very satisfying.

Kale Crunch

You won't believe it till you try it. Even the kids like it, and it's so easy! Instead of sesame oil and sesame seeds, try baking it dry then sprinkling with parmesan cheese. Also very good!

Core Balance Creamy Cilantro Chicken

From The Core Balance Diet, adapted. The SP recipe program didn't allow me to add 3/4 cup heavy cream (!) as the recipe calls for, so I substituted chicken broth (which was how I made it). It is delicious and luxurious!

The Core Balance Fiber-Full Shake

From Marcelle Pick's Core Balance Diet. This is good for a snack every other day to take away hunger pangs and help cleanse your colon. It's like metamucil without the chemicals and with added nutrients. Try adding some cinnamon, too, for variety and the health benefits of cinnamon.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Zucchini Cakes

Getting ready for zucchini season! I adapted this from a recipe in Marcelle Pick's Core Balance Diet. I added the parmesan for extra protein and flavor. These are good for a veggie-carb hit at breakfast -- and taste great. You could also make them into little tiny cakes for an appetizer.

Maple Flax Pecan Granola

Yum! Load it with fresh berries and plain lowfat yogurt. Very nutritious. Can also be a handy healthy snack dry, just a spoon or two.

Apricot Custard

The flavor!! At the peak of apricot season, I had a lot of fresh apricots to use up fast. I'd stewed some yesterday to use as a substitute for applesauce in a muffin recipe. This is how I used up the rest. It is fabulous! I'm sure you could substitute stewed dried apricots, but I'd add a few more depending on how they plump up.

eggplant tahini soup

If you love eggplant like I do, you might love this soup like I do! It's creamy, delicious and very satisfying.

Anais's Favorite Scramble

My daughter insists that her eggs are always cooked this way -- the way I fixed them for her when the only vegetables she'd eat were the ones I sneaked in... like the garlic here.

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