Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
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Like eggplants and tomatoes, peppers are a member of the nightshade family. The stores are full of peppers in early summer. It seems like sometimes there are almost too many choices.
The most common pepper in markets today is the sweet pepper or bell pepper. In the U.K. they are generally referred to as peppers while in Spain one would buy pimientos. There are a number of varieties and all are in the Capsicum family, making them a cousin to chili peppers such as jalapenos and habaneros. Red bell peppers are simply green peppers that have been allowed to ripen on the vine longer and are, consequently, sweeter, with less of the herbaceous and slightly bitter flavor than their green bell pepper cousin. Yellow, orange and purple varieties are widely available now as well, each with subtly different flavors. Peppers
For this recipe you can use almost any vegetable that strikes your fancy, as long as you choose those that are softer and will roast in about 20 to 25 minutes. Zucchini or yellow squash would work well, as will mushrooms. If you are going to include firmer choices like carrots or parsnips, blanch them for a few minutes along with the green beans to precook them prior to roasting.
Q: I saw a show on TV recently about people getting very sick after eating bagged lettuce/salads. They got E-Coli, somehow. I was wondering if you could explain the best method for cleaning lettuce and other fruits and vegetables so that this doesn't happen?
A: This has been an increasing problem. There is evidence that this bacteria contaminates the lettuce through use of manure fertilizers. In some cases there have been E. Coli on greens and vegetables that have not been fertilized this way. Cleaning Vegetables
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My wife purchased this book and we have been using the recipes for three weeks now. Great tasting, restaurant quality food with weight loss as a bonus. What could be better? We're hooked.
- Bruce R. Frank