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    Low/No Fat recipies

    You don't know how the previous recipies for stroganoff and cake made me sigh. However, it looks like I'm going to be on a low fat diet for a while. Does anyone have suggestions for low fat dishes that they like?

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    Re: Low/No Fat recipies

    Well, the sponge cake recipe was no fat, just forget the whipped cream, but slice strawberries over it instead. We never iced it: it didn't need it.

    As for the stroganoff, use just a small amount of olive oil (it's good for you), use flank steak (almost 0 fat in it) sliced very very thin (otherwise it will be leather), and instead of sour cream pour everything into a serving bowl and then mix in non/low fat yogurt (cannot cook it: turns to lumps).

    No-fat isn't bad if you just stick to vegetables and fruit, but most of the baked stuff tastes like cardboard!
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    Re: Low/No Fat recipies

    Well it is a good thing I like my veggies ... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Low/No Fat recipies

    I am on a pretty low-fat diet (except for the holiday season <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15> ). Sometimes the low-fat dishes can be kinda of unfilling, so fruits and veggies are always a great addition. Also, try cooking more with chicken instead of beef. I use a lot of marinades for chicken...it just helps me feel like I'm not eating the same things all the time.

    I find that eating something like low-fat granola with yogurt and some fruit in the morning will keep me from getting hungry before lunch. I also eat tuna a lot around mid-day. Tuna in water has barely any fat and it goes great with some crackers.

    Also...a great low-fat dessert is angel food cake with a low-fat or fat free cool whip and some fruit. There also a weight watcher's dessert that is good. You take low-fat graham crackers and put low-fat/fat free cool whip in between two and then put them in the freezer. They are VERY good and also very cheap to make.

    There are TONS of low-fat recipe websites out there...you just have to sift through them.

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    Re: Low/No Fat recipies

    I followed a 10% fat diet for a while. After trying to learn techniques such as caramelizing onions with only water, I decided that being extreme about it was a mistake. I don't know how low you have to go, but I'd recommend reducing the animal fats and still using olive oil for cooking up filling and satisfying stuff like ratatouille (which is pretty easy with onions, squashes, and canned tomatoes).

    Also, you have to resist the temptation to eat a lot of fruit and snack cakes, or your next cholesterol test will show a spike in triglycerides.

    (I eat a very high fat diet, but I try to always eat only the very best quality fats: almonds, macadamias, guacamole, bittersweet chocolate. Maybe I should write my own diet book. Needless to say my picture won't be on the front. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: Low/No Fat recipies

    Thanks for your suggestions, yeah tuna sounds good .... in fact right now! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Low/No Fat recipies

    And CAN you carmelize onions with water?
    That's probably one of those subjects like the aerodymics of bumblebees. <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

    It's not the cholesterol that's a problem (well maybe it is - but nobody has mentioned it yet) it's the gallbladder. Let's just say right now I'm carrying my own personal trainer that is teaching me to <font face="Snap ITC"><big>fear</big></font face=snap> anything fatty (even *good* fat).
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    Re: Low/No Fat recipies

    You can caramelize onions with water, but it involves frying them dry twice and then adding just a bit of water the third time to draw out the color. Major PITA. This was in the early 90s, and Sunset magazine ran a special issue on low fat cooking techniques. I think I bought it on the recommendation of Narsai David, a local restaurateur-turned-radio-commentator. Anyway, maybe your personal trainer can learn to be your personal cook, too. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    I've seen some horrendous-sounding stuff on the web about doing a "liver flush" for the gallbladder. Medical opinion is divided: useless or potentially fatal. The zealots are undeterred. Common sense says: bleah. Hopefully, this shall pass quickly, or at least before the next holiday season's temptations.

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