Advertisement

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Off-the-Couch Cooking: 3 fat-melting, to-die-for, recession-proof dishes that you can whip up fast!

“The more time a nation devotes to food preparation at home, the lower its rate of obesity. In fact, the amount of time spent cooking predicts obesity rates more reliably than female participation in the labor force or income.” ~ Michael Pollan, Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch, The New York Times Magazine, August 7, 2009.
If cooking, as many anthropologists and social scientists believe, is the key to our humanity, separating us from the ‘beasts,’ what is the decline in cooking doing to our culture, to our lives?
Well, it ain’t good! Harvard economists found that the decline of home cooking can explain a good portion of the increase in obesity in America.
What to do? Kick Tush in the Kitchen
Here follows three healthy, low-fat, low-cal recipes that you can cook up with consciousness as you metaphorically pat yourself on the back for keeping the humanity going. (Metaphorically, because I don’t want you to burn anything while cooking!)
Organic Beef Betty Casserole
Ingredients
1/2 lb. ground beef (Organic beef)
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1 med. Sweet onion, Vidalia chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
5 tomatoes, diced
3 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. Oregano
1/2 tsp. Basil (fresh – I have some growing in my living room!)
3/4 lb. zucchini, sliced thin
Parmesan cheese
Instructions:
In pan, sauté ground beef in oil until lightly browned. Drain excess fat. Add onion, green and red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil. Cook until thick. Arrange zucchini slices on bottom and sides of shallow 1-quart baking dish. Cover with meat sauce, sprinkle with cheese. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
***
Cabbage Surprise Casserole (The surprise is that it tastes oh so good!)
Ingredients:
1 sm. head green cabbage
1 pint of fresh mushrooms
1 medium Sweet Onion
3/4 lb. ground beef (Organic Beef)
1 can tomato soup (Amy’s Organics)
1 cup of vegetable stock (Organic!)
1/2 c. rice, uncooked
Instructions:
Cut cabbage into chunks, this way and that way. Go hog-wild on the creativity. You can consider it the crust – so don’t dice it; again chunky style. Place in greased 9 x 13 inch pan (I use olive oil spray). Brown meat and onion; drain. Stir in rice and mushrooms. Pour over cabbage. Mix soup and water. Pour over rest of mixture. Bake covered 1-1/2 hours at 350 degrees.
***
Popeye and The Virgin Casserole
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1/4 c. chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, fresh.
1 lb. fresh sliced mushrooms
3 cups of spinach, sauted
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions:
Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil. Add salt n’ pepper to taste. Spray bottom of square baking dish with vegetable spray or olive oil. Line bottom of dish with onion mixture. Layer with 1/2 of cheese. Cover with mushrooms. Cover with rest of cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Serve hot. Serves 4 to 6
Alternatively, sauté all vegetables in pan. Mix 1/2 the parmesan with vegetables. Put on dish; sprinkle the other half of the parmesan on the plate. Serve with whole wheat pasta.
Eat Healthy: Be Political
Food Inc.
What Lies Is the Food Industry Feeding You?
F is for Fat: How fat is your state?
Kick it forward!
Janice
——————————————————
Follow Janice on Twitter and/or Facebook!
Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!
Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
ART heart.jpg about Janice

Previous Posts

9 Steps : How to Move from Fear to Love
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  ...

posted 12:21:14pm Jul. 07, 2015 | read full post »

The 3 Deadliest Weight Loss Words
It’s not that we are negative. Really, we’re ...

posted 12:57:26pm Jul. 02, 2015 | read full post »

Take a Bach Break. Lose Weight... Sometimes it's just that simple!
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlT8yeEYbMs#t=62[/youtube] Here, 4 simple ways to give your genius a boost, which ultimately keeps your mind and/or body busy and out of the kitchen.  It's a win/win/win.  Your genius gets a boost, ...

posted 7:48:13am Jun. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Morning Chew: The Epictetus Cure
Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after ...

posted 8:58:25am Jun. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Weighty Confession: Pass the Yankee Doodle
Dear Our Lady of Weight ...

posted 5:10:58pm Jun. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.