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elspeth61

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Posted: 06 Feb 2008, 17:36
Looking for suggestions to dress up some of these bland dishes found on the FFP.

Any tips on the use of herbs and spices to dress up meals without adding salt?

Looking for suggestions outside of onion and garlic.

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xpectin

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Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 11:03
Have you heard of tastefully simple? They have TONS of absolutely delicious seasonings and spices (they also have some fabulous dressings, foods, etc). I use them on my vegetables for a whole bunch of new tastes added to the same old vegetables. I'm not a consultant so I can't help you, but you can always browse their website and see if anything tickles your fancy. good luck!
weebeeme

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Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 12:30
As good as Tastefully Simple are...unfortunately, their spices are not all Fat Flush friendly and will cause a stall or weight gain so be careful if you are considering using them.
Need2Bslim

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Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 14:07
I love lemon-pepper on just about anything. the biggest thing I've noticed about all spices is that you get what you pay for. A lot of store brands are "ok" but to really get the best flavor I go for the name brands. I tried store brand lemon pepper vs a High dollar brand...it was like comparing a tricycle to a roll royce! I always think that spices are way too expensive, but if you store them properly, they will keep for a really long time
weebeeme

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Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 18:37
I used to love Lemon Pepper shake until I started Fat Flush. Pepper is one of those spices that are not Fat Flush approved.
Go to your book and reread the protocol for Phase 1 and phase 2 and make sure your pantry is stocked with the approved spices Smile
sararay

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Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 19:36
Have you tried dry lemon peel with some lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Lemon goes well with parsley and basil too. Fresh dill. Rosemary and sage go well with a lot of dishes that have garlic.

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skitz600

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Posted: 08 Feb 2008, 12:51
It depends on what you are trying to spruce up. Let us know about specific meals and we might be more helpful. Very Happy
elspeth61

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Posted: 08 Feb 2008, 17:14
Veggies have been really boring.

Last night was the first thing I have cooked that my husband didn't eat in the three years we have been married. I made the Egg Plant Delight (which was surprisingly good) and a medley of vegetables: yellow squash, green and yellow peppers, and mushrooms. I cooked it in low sodium beef broth and seasoned it with onion powder and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb.

He commented that it was tasty in the past when I have made this but then I added seasoned salt and cooked it in butter or olive oil too. Wink
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Posted: 08 Feb 2008, 18:45
Rosemary goes great on a bunch of veggies... LOVE it on the butternut squash with some olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette!! The recipe is on here, and I think it's like CANDY!! Very Happy

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weebeeme

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Posted: 08 Feb 2008, 18:45
I've never been a 'veggie' person really... I have found that sauteeing peppers and onions with broccoli and cauliflower are good.. I add dill and garlic and like the taste. Is your hubby doing the plan too? If not, his taste buds will find what we are now finding good to be bland.
Tonight I'm making Chicken with Dill form the cookbook with a side of broccoli (I love it can ya tell?) sprinkled with lemon juice.
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weebeeme

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Posted: 08 Feb 2008, 18:54
Bullytrouble has a great idea to try the Rosemary. You could substitute Apple Cider Vinegar for the balsamic vinergarette and use a tiny bit of olive oil all legal on phase 2 of fat flush
Angelnurse10

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Posted: 10 Feb 2008, 09:29
I use a lot of cayenne pepper, and I squeeze fresh lemon juice on everything. Since I am on phase 3, I can have the cardio salt, which I use on occassion.
csoar

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Posted: 10 Feb 2008, 10:06
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce! (who can't burn a pepper?!) Laughing Rolling Eyes

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susieq1941

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Posted: 10 Feb 2008, 18:24
I buy FRESH ginger and garlic; cut them up into tiny pieces and fry my fresh veggies along with them (in pam or olive oil). Delicious too on chicken.......

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elspeth61

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Posted: 26 Feb 2008, 16:23
[quote=weebeeme]Is your hubby doing the plan too? If not, his taste buds will find what we are now finding good to be bland.

No...he isn't doing the plan but it is rubbing off to a degree because of how I am cooking and the measuring.Laughing
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