“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.” - Marcel Boulestin

Sunday, January 12, 2014

HCG Smoothies

As of January 4, 2014 I am living the HCG Diet Life.  It is a weight loss plan that hopefully will finally lead me to my weight loss goals.  I am not posting much about it until I know that it works and I can do it.  I will share my new recipes that go along with my life style change on my food blog. starting with this recipe for HCG Phase 2 Smoothies.

Phase 2 Smoothie
  • Diet approved fruit of choice
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water
  • Layer ice, water, and fruit in blender.
  • Blend.
  • Serve.

Tortellini Soup

I have been meaning to write this blog for a while.  I made this recipe back in December before I started my new healthy lifestyle this year, but I wanted to share it with you all anyway.  This may be one of my new favorite soups, but it isn't low carb friendly, so I won't be eating it for a good long while, but as soon as I am able to eat pasta again, this will be at the top of my list!  It's "souper"  easy to make and would make a great week night dinner.

Tortellini Soup

  • Half of a yellow onion
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Box of Chicken Broth
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 1/2 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Can/Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 Bag of Frozen Tortellini
  • Shredded Mozzarella for garnish 

Brown ground beef with onions. Once cooked drain and return to the pot.

Add the rest of the ingredients (except the mozzarella cheese and tortellini) and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, add tortellini boil until the pasta floats.

Spoon into bowls, top with mozzarella, serve with buttery garlic bread and ENJOY!