SKINNY Thai Beef Salad

This is for 1 serving!

Beef salad3.5 oz. Lean Steak (I used Sirloin)
1 tsp. grated Ginger (Garden Gourmet)
1 tsp. grated Lemongrass (Garden Gourmet)
1 whole garlic, finely minced
1/4 tsp. ground Black pepper
1/2 tsp. Onion powder
2 – 3 tsp. Braggs Liquid Aminos
1 Lemon, divided
Pepper flakes, to taste
4 oz. English cucumbers, sliced thinly
1 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
Lite Salt, to taste

Slice your steak thinly against the grain.  Add the ginger, lemongrass, garlic, black pepper, onion powder, Braggs, 1/2 lemon juiced, and pepper flakes.  Stir this to combine well.  Set aside to marinade about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, place your cucumbers and chopped cilantro into another bowl; toss with LITE salt to taste and the other half of lemon.  Set this in the fridge until meat is ready.

In a shallow skillet; on HIGH heat, add your meat in single layers.  Cook until golden on both sides, stirring occasionally, OR until cooked to your steak preference.  Place over the prepared cucumbers, toss and enjoy!

Low Calorie, Low Fat Laab

Remember, use a food scale!

LaabThis is 1 serving!

100 grams ground chicken
2 tsp. grated ginger (Gourmet Garden)
2 tsp grated lemongrass (Gourmet Garden)
Braggs Liquid Aminos, to taste
1 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
1/2 Lemon, juiced
Dash of Cayenne or pepper flakes
Romaine Lettuce

Fry it all together until somewhat dry and golden and serve on Romaine lettuce, YUMMY!


Faux Shrimp Fried Rice

In my effort to get healthy and also shed some pounds, I’ve started a VERY LOW CALORIE DIET.  Everything requires measuring, for accuracy, if I am going to be true to myself.  I’ve cut out ALL forms of sugars and BAD carbs from my diet; and thankfully I already drink lots of water; so that’s in my favor!

What I have here is a recipe that will help me with my craving for rice; because you know; I am an island girl through and through and I have to have rice with EVERYTHING or just about every meal I prepare.  I’ve searched the world wide web and have made lots of comparisons on various diets and their recipes; here is my take on a healthier version of Shrimp Fried Rice.

Please, as always, consult your physician BEFORE starting any kind of diet; especially if you’re on medication.  I am in no way responsible for anyone but myself and the recipes that I am sharing are in no way claiming to help you lose weight or make you healthier;  ultimately it is you that is responsible for yourself and your choices!

Faux Shrimp Fried Rice

100 grams Shrimp, thawed and peeled (weigh raw after peeling)
200 grams Cabbage, chopped finely
2 whole garlic, minced finely
1 – 2 tsp. Braggs Liquid Amino  (pictured below; this will take the place of soy sauce)
Lite Salt, to taste, optional
Onion powder, (make sure there is no added sugar in the ingredients)
Black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. Water

In a shallow fry pan, on medium high heat, add your cabbage and garlic.  Stir fry this for a few minutes, adding 1 tbsp. water, to keep it from sticking to the pan.  Stir continuously.  You want to achieve a slight caramelizaton (browning) in the cabbage.

Once this is achieved add the shrimp, and the rest of the seasonings.  Continue to cook, turning the shrimp until both sides are pink and cooked through but not over done. Add another Tbsp. of water, IF NEEDED, to keep the cabbage from sticking to the pan.  By this time the cabbage should really be cooked down somewhat and turned a beautiful color.  Taste and adjust accordingly, but remember; don’t overdo it.

VOILA!  Faux Shrimp Fried Rice……very low in calories and fat.


Tuna Cabbage Stir Fry

It’s been all about canned meats in my house lately!  As long as there is a pot of fresh rice ready, take a can of something and turn it into something filling.  It’s quick, easy, but most of all, SATISFYING!  Here’s a perfect example of a canned meat turned into a satisfying meal.  Give my recipe a try, won’t you…..

canned tuna stir fry2 small cans, OIL packed Tuna, your favorite brand
1/2 small Onion, thinly sliced
2 – 3 Tbsp. Soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. Onion powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
1/4 tsp. Salt, adjust to taste
1/4 tsp. Accent seasoning
1/2 small head Cabbage, cut into chunks

On medium high heat, in a large deep frying pan, drain the oil of the tuna into it.  Add your sliced onions and stir fry until translucent.  Add the tuna and all the seasonings; stir to completely mix thoroughly, breaking up larger pieces if needed.Cook this for about 3 minutes.

Cut your cabbage into chunks; separate your leaves.  Add this to the tuna mixture and stir to combine well.  Reduce heat to medium and cover.  Allow the cabbage to wilt and become tender, roughly about 2 – 3 minutes, stirring often.  Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly!

Serve with steamed rice, sprinkle more soy sauce onto rice, if needed.

My favorite brand of tuna; which I can only get when I'm back on Saipan.

My favorite brand of tuna; which I can only get when I’m back on Saipan.