hcg Phase 2 3 4 Tenderised Steak in Paw Paw Marinade

Instructions

  1. Slice the paw paw in half or in quarters if necessary, and remove the seeds and then mash it up using a fork or potato masher.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together with the paw paw or papaya in the bowl.
  3. Place the steak into the marinade, ensuring that the mixture soaks into the meat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for no more than two hours as longer will cause the meat to tenderise too much and start to disintegrate.
  5. Remove from the marinade and braai over hot coals for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steak
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hCG phase 2 3 4 Beef Scallions and Red Bell Pepper Sauté

I’m a lover of stir fried veg and meat, and this is one I constantly use and refer back to  – I often use other herbs or spices to come up with a different flavour.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 gms fillet Steak or Ostrich Fillet or any cut of beef or ostrich you like
  • 1/4 cup chopped Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped Sweet Red Peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sauté beef that has been cut into strips in oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat for 1- 2 minutes.
  2. Add scallions and red bell pepper. Sauté until beef is browned and peppers are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Place meat mixture on a plate. Immediately sprinkle with cheese and allow to melt.
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hCG Phase 2 3 4 Cumin-roasted cauliflower with prawns

Now, this is one versatile and amazing recipe.  It is bursting with flavour, and best of all you can substitute the prawns with chicken or beef 🙂

I love it, and think you will too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 11/2 large heads cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil, melted
  •  himalayan salt and black pepper
    FOR THE PRAWNS:
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red or green chilli, finely chopped
  • 400g whole prawns, heads removed
    FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup hCG homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat free yoghurt
  •  juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp stevia
  • 5g fresh coriander, chopped
  • baby radishes, to garnish

Method

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Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Place the florets on a roasting tray, sprinkle with spices, drizzle with coconut oil and season to taste. Roast until crispy and golden brown, about 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

For the prawns: heat the coconut oil, garlic and chilli in a pan, toss in the prawns and sauté until pink and cooked through – season well.

For the dressing: Whisk together all the ingredients, then season.

To serve: Place the roasted cauliflower on a platter, top with the prawn mixture and serve warm, drizzled with dressing, and serve with baby radishes on the side.

 

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hCG phase 2 3 4 Low-Carb Cauliflower Hash Browns

Delicious cauliflower pancakes that you can enjoy by themselves or with homemade mayonnaise or a hearty salad, or serve as a side dish, just like hash browns.

Ingredients

450 g cauliflowers

3 eggs

½ yellow onion, grated

1 teaspoon salt

2 pinches pepper

110 g coconut oil for frying

Instructions

Remove the cauliflower leaves and shred an appropriate amount of cauliflower coarsely. Save the rest of the cauliflower for another time.

Mix the shredded cauliflower with the other ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 5–10 minutes.

Melt a generous amount of coconut oil on medium heat in a big sauce pan. The cooking process will go quicker if you plan to have room for 3–4 pancakes (about 3–4 inches) at a time. Use the oven on low heat to keep the first batches of pancakes warm while you make the others.

Place mounds of the grated cauliflower mix in the frying pan and flatten them carefully until they measure about 3–4 inches in diameter.

Fry for 4–5 minutes on each side, adjust the heat so that they don’t burn. Be patient, if you flip the pancakes too soon they may fall apart.

Serving suggestions: Enjoy them as they are with homemade mayonnaise or spicy butter and leafy greens. Or have as a side dish, a great option to hash browns.

hCG Phase 2 3 4 Pesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and Olives

A dish we can highly recommend, we have this one on a regular basis as it tastes amazing and is easy and quick to prepare.

An amazing chicken dish that is loved by people of all ages. All the way from Italy, so do enjoy this fab dish!

INGREDIENTS

  • 700 g chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 100 g red pesto or green pesto
  • 400 ml fat free cream
  • 120 ml pitted olives
  • 225 g feta cheese, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • Coconut oil, for frying

COOKING METHOD

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    1. Cut the chicken thighs or filLets into pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in coconut until golden brown.
    1. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
    1. Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto mix.
  1. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish has turned a nice color.

Serve with baby spinach or other leafy greens and your favourite low carb dressing.

hCG phase 2 3 4 Pan seared Halibut with Ginger Mango Salsa and Cilantro Sauce

Ginger Mango Salsa

1 mango, peeled and diced

½ small red onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ red bell pepper, finely chopped

Juice from ½ a lime

1/2 a bunch of cilantro, diced

In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the above ingredients and set aside.

Cilantro Sauce

½ cup homemade fat free mayo

½ cup cilantro

1 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoons lime juice

Hot sauce to taste – I use Peri Peri but you can use whatever suits you

In a food processor or blender add all of the above ingredients and blend together until smooth.

The Fish 

1 kg halibut (Or however much you want to make!  One kg serves 10 adults.)

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1. Season both sides of the fish filets with salt and pepper.

2. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over medium to medium high heat.

3. Once the oil in the pan is nice and hot, place the fish filets in the hot coconut oil in and cook for 3-4 minutes per side

4. Serve the fish topped with the Mango Ginger Salsa and drizzled with the Cilantro Sauce.

As always, Enjoy!!

hCG Phase 2 3 4 Moroccan Meatballs

Morocco has long been on my list of must-visit countries. Twisty alleys, markets crowded with vendors, scampering trained monkeys… I need to see it all.  The country sits in the northwestern corner of Africa, and the influence of Arab and Moorish invaders can be tasted in traditional Moroccan cuisine. Lucky us! Spices like aromatic cinnamon, cumin, and paprika are prevalent, along with herbs like mint and parsley. These meatballs are seasoned with essential Moroccan spices, then simmered in tomatoes that cloak them in a sauce that tastes like mystery and adventure.

INGREDIENTS:

MEATBALLS:

1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 kgs fat free minced beef

SAUCE:

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 medium onions, diced (about 2 cups)

2 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 teaspoons)

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 medium tomatoes, diced (about 2 cups)

1 1/2 cups water

2/3 cup low sodium tomato paste

1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)

garnish: 1/4 cup roasted pistachios, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

1

In a large mixing bowl, combine the parsley, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper with a fork. With your hands, crumble the lamb into the bowl and knead until all of the ingredients are incorporated.

2

Moisten your hands with water and shake to remove excess. Measure a level tablespoon of lamb and roll into a ball between your palms. Line up the meatballs on a baking sheet until it’s time to put them in the sauce.

3

Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet or pot. Add the onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste and stir-fry 1 minute. Add the water, chopped tomatoes, and parsley to the pan and stir to combine.

4

Bring the sauce to a boil, then gently place the meatballs in the skillet, cover, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 40 minutes covered, then remove the lid and cook an additional 20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Sprinkle each serving with a few teaspoons of chopped pistachios. Bonus points if you serve them on top of Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Rice.

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hCG Sirloin Steak and Tomato Kabobs

Ingredients:

  • 100gms of extra lean sirloin steak
  • 2 tbsp of oregano
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 fresh cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 large tomato

Preparation Steps

  1. Cut the steak into 1-inch size cubes
  2. Using a garlic press, press the cloves of garlic or you can also finely chop the garlic.
  3. Place the cubed steak and the vinaigrette dressing in a bowl. Cover and let marinate for one hour or for a more intense flavor you can marinate it overnight.
  4. Cube the tomato into pieces
  5. Place the sirloin steak chunks and the tomato on the kabob skewers. Alternative steak with tomato.
  6. You can either grill the kabobs or you can bake them in the oven until fully done.
  7. Serve the kabobs immediately or refrigerate them and use them for future meals.