Tropigurl Profile - (19170028)

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Home Town: Kailua, Hawaii, USA
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Member Since: Jul. 2011
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I've been on the very low calorie HCG Diet for over 2 weeks and have been finding new ways to cook food without adding fat, sugar or dairy - and, with it still being delicious. And even more important, I've lost 11 pounds so far! After the first 2 days, I got real tired of bland, dry chicken breast and am constantly learning how to add flavor without sugar, oil or other fats. The diet allows only lean meats (100 grams of chicken breast or lean beef or veal) for lunch and dinner, accompanied with 2 cups of one type of vegetable, fruit (oranges are my fav) and a grissini bread stick. I discovered I could add a good balsamic vinegar, fresh minced garlic (I use a jar of organic minced garlic), chili powder, pepper and basil and even taco sauce that doesn't have any sugar. I have never been able to eat all the food and am fully satisfied both with taste and volume. Sometimes I mix lean hamburger & the vegetable, such as onion or diced tomatoes and seasonings. Great way to lose weight
My favorite things to cook
Easy stuff like quesadillas made with flour tortillas, enchilada sauce in a jar (from Safeway), cheese and chicken (before my diet), were raved about at our parties.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first Thanksgiving turkey last year. Turned out wonderful!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list : )
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Easy Macaroni Tuna Casserole
My husband said to give this 6 stars! I've made this twice now and it was really, really tasty both times. Now, I'm always sure to have a box of macaroni and cheese and a can of mushroom soup in the cupboard for this easy, yet wonderfully tasty casserole. I've made tuna casserole from scratch and it wasn't this good. I followed the recipe exactly, and greased the casserole dish with butter. The two of us did have seconds but there were enough leftovers for a 2nd meal.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2015
Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze
I'm not much of a cook, so when my husband came home with Filet Mignon I had to look online to find the best way to cook it. I'm so happy I found this recipe! I made it last night and my husband RAVED about it, saying it was perfect - (he doesn't throw around compliments), and that it tasted JUST like the Filet Mignon he gets at Morton's Steakhouse! I have to agree, it was perfectly medium rare and with a wonderful flavor (looked just like the photo too - and was very easy). Thanks very much for submitting it!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2011

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