Helpful Cooking Tips I

One of my greatest joys comes from cooking for family and friends. We cherish the time spent gathered around our family table.

Please enjoy our tips for success and recipes to get you started.

First, may I confess, I love collecting cook books but rarely follow a recipe to the exact letter. I’m the ultimate “al a carte, improvise to the max, chef.” I’m told I’m a pretty good cook so I won’t apologize for not giving you exact measurements. Experimenting is half the fun with cooking. Nor do I have the time to calculate nutritional specifics per recipe.

Cooking for the SHAPE program is really easy because you are limited to your food choices. I like to set aside two to three hours during my weekend to cook ahead for the coming week. Having my refrigerator stocked with SHAPE meals makes it easy to stick with the program. I always cook in large quantities so we have plenty to choose from during the week.

Though there are millions of recipe choices on the internet, our patients like to know what we are eating personally wholesale mlb jerseys and continually ask us for recipes. We keep it simple. Using different spices can add a twist to any protein dish.

I admit my “favorite recipes” are not anything exceptional or stand out as unique but you asked, so here goes:

Our Cooking Tips:

We grill chicken breasts ¾ done. Refrigerate and reheat.

Grill or fry burgers ¾ done. Refrigerate and reheat.

Bake a turkey breast. We enjoy lettuce turkey wraps with horseradish mustard.

Grill a nice tenderloin. Sliced very thin, we also eat in lettuce wraps with horseradish. I also enjoy tenderloin on a romaine/spring leaf salad. Add a few thinly sliced leeks and maybe a few sliced strawberries. Dress with a couple tablespoons of balsamic vinegar*.

* I like to blend a touch of soft tofu with balsamic vinegar to make a nice creamy dressing.

Cook a stockpot of chili or chicken soup.

Prepare a crock pot meal to fall back on during the week.

All fish meals are prepared right before we eat them with the exception of shrimp. I like to pan fry the shrimp ahead and add it to salads.

Boil a dozen eggs for a quick grab-n-go.

I clean steigt and prep all veggies when I get home from the grocery store so it’s easy to grab a wholesale MLB jerseys snack or something to steam, stir-fry or grill. Love, love, love my bamboo steamer. If you don’t own one, please do yourself a favor and purchase one. Sit it on top of a pan with about 2-3 inches of water in the bottom and steam away.

Please check out www.feedyourvitality.com for some wonderful meal and beverage ideas. FYV is a wonderful local St.Louis and surrounding area personal chef who makes doing SHAPE a real tasty delight. Their Articles recipes are exceptional and definitely worth Orange trying.

I like to keep “cranwater” in a pitcher in our fridge: 4 oz pure cranberry juice to 28 oz water = Frisch favorite cranwater. Dr. wholesale MLB jerseys Todd likes to squeeze fresh lemon in his cheap NFL jerseys glass also. Refreshing for sure.

I especially enjoy Celestial Seasoning’s Bengal nyomában Spice tea. I make a large “sun tea” pitcher: 6 tea bags to 1.5 gallons boiling water. Steep until cooled then refrigerate. The longer it steeps, the stronger the cinnamon flavor. I enjoy this as a nice evening beverage with a thinly sliced apple.

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