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DOUGDC
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11/10/12 10:34 P

Here's another -- featuring the slow cooker this time, but no extra steps like browning stuff.
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=770577

Will have to try when I get my kitchen back from the contractors.



DOUGDC
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11/8/12 9:48 A

Here's a simple one from the Spark recipe center: mac and cheese with a few less calories per serving and simple to make (like boiling pasta and melting cheese). recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=892784

Have not tried it, but will soon.
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BREWMASTERBILL
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11/6/12 9:16 A

That does look pretty decent.

I also could not help reading "the browning of the hamburger" in an old English voice.



DOUGDC
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11/6/12 9:06 A

This recipe appeared today on Chef Meg's site. I've not tried it. For a guy looking for something simple, the browning of the hamburger and managing the pre-cooked noodles strikes me as something of a mess. So, second tier for manly recipes that are easy. But the result looks good.
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=770594

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DOUGDC
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11/5/12 6:09 P

@ ROCK_CLIMBER2 -

I do have a crockpot. It's pretty big. But I'm a fan of crockpot cooking. Chef Meg has a bunch of good crock pot recipes here on the Spark site. I did a search under slow cooker and got this list as a link... recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=s
low+cooker&a=


Right now I can't find my favorites. They're in paper files in a functioning kitchen about 800 miles north of here.
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DOUGDC
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11/5/12 6:00 P

@ KYLAR_STERN --

Thanks for asking. The kitchen remodel continues. Some cabinets scheduled for tomorrow; counter tops 10 days later. Electrical work and plumbing mostly complete. Guests planned for Thanksgiving. It's gonna be tight. Wife arrives in a few days. She doesn't like camping so much. But food quality will improve.
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As for "go to" crockpot recipes, I have been really pleased with some published by Chef Meg here on Spark. You'll see the link in a comment above.


Edited by: DOUGDC at: 11/5/2012 (18:08)


DAVIDR1450
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11/5/12 10:45 A

I usually cook chicken breasts over the weekend to make the meals quick & easy. I try to chop peppers and salad stuff to have it ready also. A couple of things:

Saute onions, peppers, and garlic until almost ready. Cut up some chicken and add. Server with thos Steamed Veggies and black beans.

Black bean omlet - 1 egg, 1/3 cup egg whites. Add peppers & onions, black beans, cheese, and salsa or hot sauce.

Playing around with cooking the black beans now. A little sausage, beef, etc goes a long way. Smehow onions and peppers always make their way in there. Also, the black beans add a "sauce".




KYLAR_STERN
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11/4/12 4:58 P

I've just started using a crockpot myself and found how awesomely convinient it is. Right now I don't have much beyond "Add pound and a half of chicken and sauce jar of choice." I've used salsa, marinara, and a cheap steak roast one with cream of mushroom soup and beef stock. Then I shred the meat and add 1/2 cup of greek yogurt to make it creamy.

What are some of your go to slow cooker recipes so i can possibly expand my use of it? Best way to use it is to start it at noon on Sunday, watch football all day, and then have a healthy dinner ready whenever you are in the evening.

And doug, How'd it go with the remodel?

Edited by: KYLAR_STERN at: 11/4/2012 (16:59)


ROCK_CLIMBER2
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11/4/12 4:47 P

Sounds like you have a decent plan in the works. Do you have a crock pot. You can cook almost anything in a crock pot.



DOUGDC
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10/25/12 9:37 A

Great ideas, guys. Thanks. I've got to try those steamer vegetables. Seems there are public grills outside -- if I get some charcoal there's a great steak in the future. emoticon



KYLAR_STERN
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10/25/12 8:13 A

Bill had some great ideas. The steam in the bag veggies are great. Minute brown rice is really good too, only 4 mins in the microwave and you have a serving. A grill or even a George foreman grill would be nice. Some chicken on there with spices and a little olive oil and with the veggies, rice or potatoes for your carb, and that is a well rounded meal.

Nothing wrong with going with the convinience of a roasted chicken, its the sides at the grocery deli that'll rack up the calorie count.



BREWMASTERBILL
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10/25/12 7:22 A

Hrm, a few ideas. First, those bagged vegetables (without all the butter and junk) are pretty tasty. They steam right in the bag. Also, baked potatoes in the microwave are awesome (don't forget to poke the holes). So grab a roast chicken with some potatoes and vegetables and you're in good shape.

Do you have a grill? If so, that opens a lot of possibilities. I like to grill chicken, fish and of course, steak. Between a grill and a microwave, I could live easy as a bachelor and eat right.



DOUGDC
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10/25/12 12:08 A

Bachelor eating for two weeks during a kitchen remodel. Got the refer and microwave on a covered porch. No sink, no counters, but got a table. Feel like I'm camping out. What's good for a guy to cook alone? And not gain 10 pounds a week. Those roasted chickens in the grocery stores are great!



KYLAR_STERN
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10/19/12 8:58 P

This is what I've thrown together quick. Added the recipes and pictures of the stuff I've made in the last two weeks. Planning on something a little more complex tomorrow and Sunday, not sure if they qualify even if they do involve half pound chicken breast serving size.

recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.asp?cook
book=628846




BREWMASTERBILL
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10/15/12 8:23 A

Sure, but I think I already added some time ago.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/Calorie_Finder
.asp?FoodID=58681803




DOUGDC
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10/12/12 12:37 P

Made this recipe for chicken breasts from Chef Meg when a buddy visited last night -- this was high class bachelor eating emoticon , and we had a great time discussing sailing and politics. Store bought ingredients work fine, and pounding the chicken breasts with the wine bottle destined for dinner solved the problem of no tenderizing mallet. Enjoy.

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=782243




KYLAR_STERN
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10/12/12 11:25 A

And Bill, mind if I make a sparkrecipe of meat slop? Just so that it's easy to throw into the tracker here.



KYLAR_STERN
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10/12/12 10:47 A

I'll have some links up for some stuff I'll be making over the weekend. I've made the recipes, just want to add pics because its really hard to tell how good something will be just off the ingredients list and directions. Simple, easy things that are high protein basically. And no garbage portion sizes. pet-peeve of Sparkrecipes



JADOMB
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10/12/12 10:37 A

My wife made a shepard's pie the other day and I think that fits the bill. I'll try to find her recipe.



BREWMASTERBILL
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10/12/12 10:36 A

I have not tried that combination. Give it a shot and report back to us.



NHOYLE1
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10/12/12 10:33 A

Bill, have you tried it with Chipotle's in adobo sauce? I love that stuff, but I don't know how it would go with the cabbage.



BREWMASTERBILL
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10/12/12 6:21 A

Indeed. This is mostly like that except the texture is a little different because of the cabbage. Its extremely healthy, filling and meaty. You can detect some cabbage, so if you don't like cabbage, you might not like this. I also spice it up big time with some cayenne and habanero. This weekend's batch is going to also contain our homegrown jalapenos. Dammit, now I'm hungry. Haha.



KYLAR_STERN
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10/11/12 9:48 P

@ Bill- That thing looks awesome. Makes me miss hunting trips. We would make chili for the week that was about 90% meat by mass and it pretty much looked like that with the occasional bean if you had good eyesight.



BREWMASTERBILL
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10/11/12 8:52 P



JADOMB
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10/11/12 8:18 P

My recipes are too simple and most out of the blue with whatever is needing cooked up in the fridge. My smoothies can even get spooky. LOL I also tend to just grab a can or sardines and crackers and call it a meal. But if you get one going, I'll check it out and when I actually put something together, I'll try to write it down for you.



KYLAR_STERN
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10/10/12 2:02 P

@ PAUL_MFC, I haven't really bought into the whole paleo thing. But those recipes looks awesome. Just by virtue of me trying to eat clean and avoid processsed anyway it looks a lot like how I'm eating now. Just add a glass of skim milk and a fruit or 1/2 cup brown rice and those are the kind of meals I want more of. Thanks for the sites! Will be checking those out frequently for sure.



DOUGDC
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10/10/12 11:27 A

Hey Paul -- you got me to look up what a paleo diet is. I can see some attraction. But your idea of using collections others are managing seems a good one. I think there's a way to create a shared recipe book here on Spark. Maybe we contribute to such a collection from the many recipes that float across the Spark boards.



PAUL_MFC
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10/9/12 5:30 P

Instead of posting the recipes here on Sparkpeople, would it be helpful sharing good resources that others already maintain? Here are three of my favorites:

http://everydaypaleo.com/category/food/
http://paleomg.com
http://www.health-bent.com/paleo-recipe-
index



ERICWS
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10/9/12 3:49 P

Yeah- me too. Or a staple of mine: make a big green salad or take some pasta with vegetables and dump some tuna in it.

Edited by: ERICWS at: 10/9/2012 (15:49)


NHOYLE1
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10/9/12 12:37 P

I don't really have any great recipe options that wouldn't be in line with what is offered on here. Most of the healthier things with good protein that i make are really really easy. I think that you would end up with 10 variations on chicken breast from me.



KYLAR_STERN
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10/9/12 8:11 A

So I'm wondering if there's any interest in this, putting together a recipe collection here on Sparkrecipe with meals for us? I really like finding some of these recipes, but the portion sizes are pathetically small, and they seem to try and save calories by cutting out the protein.

We'd be looking for recipes that are easy and quick to make with a limited number of ingredients that are filling and high in protein. Any one want to help me out? I already have a bunch that I have done recipe makeovers for to get their carb/fat/protein ratios more in line. Wondering if we could make a public recipe book for us, I could start it off by adding like 10 awesome, lose weight friendly recipes that are high enough in protein to actually be considered a meal.



 
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