A Savory Chili Recipe that is Friendly for Fat-Burning Machines

 

 

SLOW COOKER TEXICAN CHILI

1.5 pounds top sirloin steak – cut into ½ cubes

2 cans (1 large, 28-ounce can and 1 small 14.5-ounce can) stewed tomatoes

2 cans (8 ounces each) of unsweetened tomato sauce

1 cup sliced carrot

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 tablespoon garlic

1 tablespoon ancho chili pepper

¼ cup minced fresh parsley

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon black pepper

 

Brown the beef in a skillet. Then transfer it to a 5-quart slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low heat for 9 to 10 hours, stirring occasionally.

Can top with a small amount of…Read More »

Coconut Curry Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Mushrooms

 

I like making a big quantity of healthy food. This allows for easy leftovers during the week or I can freeze food portions for a later time. This weekend I made a big pan of coconut curry chicken thighs with peppers and mushrooms.

Ingredients

8 chicken thighs

1 each red, yellow and orange bell peppers deseeded, deveined and sliced lengthways

16 ounces sliced mushrooms

1 can (13.5 ounces) of full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon of coconut oil made for medium-high heat (or butter)

1 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons curry powder

½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons minced garlic

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375…Read More »

Try a Fat-Burning Machine® Breakfast  

 

Can’t decide if the Fat-Burning Machine plan is right for you? How about just getting started? Try Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast options for three days and let me know what you think.

To begin, I suggest eating one of the three breakfast options listed in the chart. The main course is shown in the first column and each option for the main course is in the same row. For example, Option 1 is 2 whole eggs with 1/4 cup of fresh veggies. You have the choice in Option 1 to add 1/2 avocado and a slice of whole wheat toast if you’d…Read More »

No-Noodle Spicy Zucchini Lasagna

 

You don’t need pasta to make lasagna taste great. Enjoy the flavor of spicy (or mild Italian sausage) in this no-noodle lasagna recipe filled with cheese and vegetables. The bake will produce a rich vegetable broth that can be spooned over each serving.

Ingredients

3 – 4 large zucchini

1 tablespoon salt

1 pound hot Italian sausage

1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1  green or red bell pepper, diced

1 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

24 oz. jar of organic tomato sauce

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 egg

1 (15 ounce) container of whole fat ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons chopped parsley (fresh is best)

1 (16 ounce) package…Read More »

10 Super Bowl Items that are Fat-Burning Machine Friendly

 

You don’t have to suffer from tasteless snacks on Super Bowl Sunday if you are a Fat-Burning Machine. There are plenty of savory choices that are low in sugar and refined carbohydrates.

Here are 10 ideas:

 

  • Baked Country Pork Ribs (You can use spare ribs or baby back ribs as well, just cook them at 250 degrees for 3 to 4 hours, depending on the thickness of the ribs.)
  • Gale’s Pork and Poultry Rub
  • Blistered Shishito Peppers
  • Bacon-Wrapped Drumsticks
  • Hummus Shooters – Fill shot glasses half-full with the hummus of your choice. Stand slivered vegetables (celery, carrots,…Read More »
  • 8 Drink Options, Other than Plain Water

     

    When people are making a change to healthier, Fat-Burning Machine habits, the first thing to go is sugary drinks of any kind. People ask, “I get tired of drinking plain water – what are my drink options?” Great question. Below are eight tasty options.

     

  • A slice of lemon and/or lime in water gives it a different flavor.
  • Putting lemons or limes in water overnight adds a richer flavor than just a slice of lemon in the water you plan to drink immediately.
  • Meyers Lemons aren’t quite as bitter as regular lemons, they are a good choice when they are in…Read More »
  • Correction: More than 20 Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast Options

     

    I received a great question about a post I made last week titled “12 Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast Options.” Liz asked:

    Q.  Hey Gale! I can see 12 breakfast options if I stay within each row choice. My question is, can I mix and match the “Added Fat” and “Added Carbohydrate” options across rows? In other words, can I choose main course Option 1 (two whole eggs with toppings listed) and stir-fry those in real butter with a side of quinoa? Or can I have Option 3 with a slice of whole wheat toast (rather than fruit or granola?)

    If that is…Read More »

    12 Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast Options

     

    Breakfast on the Fat-Burning Machine program includes many options. In the left column of the graphic is three options to begin building the base of your breakfast meal. The second column gives topping ideas. The third and fourth columns are options for added fats and carbohydrates. On some days you may choose to have only the main course and toppings. On other days you may add a fat option, without added carbohydrates. On other days you may want added carbohydrate and no added fats. On mornings when you are extra hungry, you may decide to have the main course, toppings,…Read More »

    Chicken Pesto Chimichurri Over Sautéed Spinach

    This is one of the great recipes from the book, Become a Fat-Burning Machine. I often get “yummy!” comments about the recipe.

    Ingredients

    2 chicken breasts

    4 cups spinach

    ½ onion

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1-2 tablespoons Chimichurri Sauce

    2 tablespoons tamari

    ¼ cup pine nuts

    2 tablespoons chevre

    ¼ cup milk

     

    Preparation

    Salt and pepper chicken breasts and grill 6 minutes each side.

    Slice onion and sauté in olive oil in a saucepan.  Add spinach and pour tamari over greens.  Cook on medium heat just until spinach wilts.

    In a separate saucepan, place chevre and milk on low heat and whisk until incorporated.

    Toast pine nuts in oven at 300 degrees for…Read More »