hCG Diet Mongolian Beef and Spring Onion Recipe

Mongolian Beef and Spring Onions

Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅔ cup dark brown sugar
  • 500gms lean beef flank steak, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal
  • Arrowroot to thicken
  • 2 bunches green onions, cut in 2-inch lengths

Ingredients

  • Step 1 Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir the garlic and ginger until they release their fragrance, about 30 seconds. Pour in the soy sauce, water, and brown sugar. Raise the heat to medium-high, and stir 4 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce boils and slightly thickens. Remove sauce from the heat, and set aside.
  • Step 2
  • Place the sliced beef into a bowl, and stir the cornstarch into the beef, coating it thoroughly. Allow the beef and cornstarch to sit until most of the juices from the meat have been absorbed by the cornstarch, about 10 minutes.
  • Step 3
  • Heat the further oil in a deep-sided skillet or wok to (190 degrees C).
  • Step 4
  • Drop beef into the hot coconut oil, a few at a time. Stir briefly, and fry until the edges become crisp and start to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the beef from the oil with a large slotted spoon, and allow to drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • Step 5
  • Pour off excess oil from skillet or wok, and return the pan to medium heat. Return the beef slices to the pan, stir briefly, and pour in the reserved sauce with a bit of arrowroot to thicken. Stir once or twice to combine, and add the green onions. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook until the onions have softened and turned bright green, about 2 minutes.

hCG Poppy Seed Spinach and Chicken Salad

INGREDIENTS

198.45 g chicken breast (100g per) boneless, skinless
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/8 tsp black pepper
4 Tbsp Poppy seeds added to your favourite hCG lemon based salad dressing
150 cl baby spinach
187 1/2 ml Clementine segments, chopped fine

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Dip the chicken breasts in lemon juice and let sit in the juice for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with onion powder, salt, parsley and pepper.
  3. Grill the seasoned chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side or until fully cooked. Dice into bite-sized pieces. I like mine small for this one.
  4. In a large bowl, toss spinach, clementines and dressing together.
  5. Divide the salad between two bowls and top with grilled chicken pieces.

RECIPE NOTES

Marinate the chicken in 2 tablespoons of the lemon poppy seed dressing overnight rather than seasoning it with the lemon juice and herbs.

Apple slices are a good substitute for clementine segments

hCG Diet Iced Vanilla Coffee

INGREDIENTS

3 ice cubes

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 cup cold coffee

1 tsp sweetener

1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder OR 2 tsp vanilla extract

1 scoop powdered stevia

METHOD

Put all ingredients in blender and blend.