Here we balance the mildly grassy flavor and slightly astringent mouthfeel of green tea with honey and lemon. Oversteeped green tea can be bitter, so don’t brew it any longer than 3 minutes. And be sure to steep in simmering water: water that looks like it’s steaming, with little bubbles, but not boiling.
1/4 cup loose green jasmine tea, or 12 green jasmine tea bags
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more whole sprigs for garnish
4 cups simmering water
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
4 cups cold water
Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and mint leaves in simmering (not boiling) water for 2 to 3 minutes.
Strain the tea (or remove tea bags and mint leaves) and pour into a large pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and honey until the honey is dissolved. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with mint sprigs, if desired.
100g chicken – cut into chunks •black pepper •orange – cut in 1/4s •2-3 cloves minced garlic •1 T fresh ginger root (about 1/2″-1″ long piece, peeled & minced) •1/2 t basil •juice of half lemon
1. Preheat pan over MED heat. 2. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. 3. Add chicken to pan and stir fry until brown on all sides, about 5-10 mins. 4. Add garlic and cook for 1 min. 5. Squeeze juice of orange quarters over chicken. 6. Peel & separate orange into sections. Add orange sections, ginger, lemon juice, and basil. Stir well. 7. Cover and simmer for about 20-30 mins
“Spicy onions just like the ones served in Indian restaurants as a side dish! Delicious!”
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons sugar free ketchup or used some home cooked liquidised tomatoes
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon stevia powder
1 pinch himalayan salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon chopped fresh fenugreek leaves
1 teaspoon chili powder
I n a medium bowl, stir onion and ketchup/tomatoe mixture until onion is thinly and evenly coated. Mix in the lemon juice. Season with stevia, cilantro, fenugreek and chili powder, and mix thoroughly. Cover, and chill for 24 hours. This allows the lemon juice to neutralize the onion flavor slightly.
This recipe is safe for Phase 2 of the HCG Diet and counts as 1 veggie serving.
This is a ‘customer favorite’ because it’s so crisp and fresh. A lot of dieters like this recipe because it amps up the flavor of the otherwise boring cucumber and reminds them of pickles and summer-time. We hope you like it!Ingredients
1 large cucumber (about 2 cups when chopped)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dill seasoning, fresh or dried
1-2 packets powdered stevia* (or to taste)
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
¼ tsp sea salt (or to taste)
Start this recipe by washing the cucumber. This is an important step, especially if you do not by organic produce. Wash off as much pesticides and chemicals as possible. If the cucumber still has a waxy coating, you may want to peel the cucumber before making this recipe.
Slice the cucumber lengthwise into quartered sections. Chop the long cucumber pieces into ¼-inch chunks (see the photo for example). Set aside.
Add the rest of the ingredients: apple cider vinegar dill seasoning, stevia, sea salt or himalayan salt pepper in a small bowl.
Stir together until the powered stevia is completely dissolved into the vinegar.
Place the cucumber into the mixture, gently stir.
Add more salt and pepper, if desired.
Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is also great to make ahead and refrigerate for later because as this recipe chills, the vinegar acts as a pickling agent. Just make the day before, cover, and place in the fridge and the next day you will have a cold, pickle-like cucumber dish that will delight your taste buds.