The Results Are In For The 1 week Flatten Stomach aka Power Trifecta drink challenge

I was up early while it was still dark at 5ish AM. I did the scale measurements first this time. SPRING SCALE = 159 LBS. DIGITAL SCALE = 164.6 LBS. FAT = 23.5 VISCERAL FAT = 11 MUSCLE = 31.0 BMI = 25.9 CALORIE/RESTING METABOLISM = 1532 RESULT: I gained two tenths of a poundContinue reading “The Results Are In For The 1 week Flatten Stomach aka Power Trifecta drink challenge”

TODAY IS DAY 7 – FINAL DAY – OF POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

2 September 2021 BACK TO THE ORIGINAL DRINK TO FLATTEN STOMACH With one day left I’m scrambling to flatten this stomach. In my mind I’m scrambling, not through my actions. The acid was too acidic, so I reduced the dose and tolerated it better. I added a few more items in small amounts to boostContinue reading “TODAY IS DAY 7 – FINAL DAY – OF POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE”

DAY SIX POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

1 September 2021 SHARON’S MELLOW CHARGED DRINK 12 oz. warm water 1 t. lemon juice 2 t. apple cider vinegar 1 t. ginger juice 1 t. liquid aminos 1/2 t. Matcha Green Tea Powder 1/4 t. dark brown sugar Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. I omitted the baking soda –Continue reading “DAY SIX POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE”

DAY FIVE POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

Tuesday 31 August 2021 SHARON’S MELLOW CHARGED DRINK 12 oz. warm water 1 t. fresh lemon juice 1 t. ginger juice 1 t. apple cider vinegar 1/4 t. baking soda 1 t. liquid aminos 1/2 t. Matcha green tea powder 1/4 t. dark brown sugar Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.Continue reading “DAY FIVE POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE”

DAY FOUR POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

Monday 30 August 2021 SHARON’S MELLOW SUPERFECTA DRINK 1-1/3 c. warm water 1 t. fresh lemon juice 1 t. apple cider vinegar 1 t. ginger juice Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. The burning became too much to handle. It didn’t ease up, so I eased it down. Sixteen ounces ofContinue reading “DAY FOUR POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE”

DAY THREE POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

Saturday 29 August 2021 DAY THREE POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE SHARON’S SUPERCHARGED SUPERFECTA DRINK 16 oz. warm water 2 T. fresh lemon juice 1 T. apple cider vinegar 1 T. ginger juice Drank it first thing in the morning. Followed by black coffee sipped for an hour or so, then I ate breakfast. Whatever is leftoverContinue reading “DAY THREE POWER TRIFECTA CHALLENGE”

DAY TWO OF TRIFECTA POWER DRINK CHALLENGE

Saturday 28 August 2021 DAY TWO TRIFECTA POWER DRINK CHALLENGE SHARON’S SUPERCHARGED SUPERFECTA DRINK 16 oz. warm water 2 T. fresh lemon juice 1 T. apple cider vinegar 1 T. ginger juice Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. As long as I was burning up my esophagus with this acidicContinue reading “DAY TWO OF TRIFECTA POWER DRINK CHALLENGE”

Blueberry Tarragon Sauce – no added sugar

BLUEBERRY TARRAGON SAUCE – no added sugar Smoky, fruity, savory, tart, naturally sweet. Goes well with vegan meats as a condiment, or spooned over cake or ice-cream. Spread as a jam on your favorite toasted breads! Add a dab of brown sugar if you like! Tarragon and blueberries who would think? Interesting match! The absenceContinue reading “Blueberry Tarragon Sauce – no added sugar”

ABOUT THAT ICE-CREAM for breakfast diet

Even though I categorize this as the AFC ICE-CREAM DIET and although the ice-cream I ate and continue to eat now and then is animal-free, it is not a diet – at least not for me. I was excited about it primarily because I pretty much deny myself sweets and this was a way notContinue reading “ABOUT THAT ICE-CREAM for breakfast diet”

Taking Stock and Stocking up

Whether restaurants and bars reopen sooner or later for inside service, we all will have time to rethink our habits and begin wondering why we put up with poor, sometimes abusive service, poor quality food – poorly prepared many times. Remember that bun that was stale, because someone in the kitchen did as they doContinue reading “Taking Stock and Stocking up”

SUSHI GINGER GRILLED CHEESE

SUSHI GINGER GRILLED CHEESE Out of the box grilled cheese sandwich. Rye bread, guacamole salsa, creamy Caesar dressing, smoked Gouda plant-cheese, sweet onion and pickled sushi ginger, all grilled in a light sesame seed oil! Wow, I was in grilled cheese heaven after coming off from a 16 hour fast! Makes 1 sandwich

Healthiest Foods

F-FC Clipboard: I eat all these foods. Not every day, but throughout the week I hit all the bases. Although it hasn’t made me lose weight, because I eat a lot of other foods too – remember I’m a chef who develops animal-free recipes for everyone – those on a diet and those not –Continue reading “Healthiest Foods”

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING Looks like a lot of ingredients, but mostly seasoning and flavorings go into making this fat-free dressing as special as it is! Deep, dark, bold, complex! Like a full-bodied fine wine, it possesses elements that give it an aged flavor! Use over salad or dessert! Makes about 2-1/2 cups

Fresh Corn Veggie Pot

FRESH CORN VEGGIE POT Fresh corn mixed with red cabbage, mushroom, celery, onion and pepper saute, along with peas, fresh ginger sticks and garlic. San Marzano tomatoes turn this summer veg fest into a savory delight! Just what Steve asked for – healthy and delicious! Makes 17 cups

Euro-Asian Spaghetti Bowl

EURO-ASIAN SPAGHETTI BOWL Sauteed green peppers, onions and matchstick carrots with green olive, artichokes, zucchini and roasted pepper. Steeped in a blueberry-pomegranate, apple cider, espresso coconut water broth with soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Add some smoked paprika and dried seaweed strips. Serve over spaghetti, top with Dijon mustard and pan-fried fresh breadcrumbs and youContinue reading “Euro-Asian Spaghetti Bowl”

Escarole Mandarin Orange Salad

ESCAROLE MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD Transforming bottled dressings, by adding low fat or no fat ingredients to extend the yield, while lowering the fat content, into a beautiful new creation without losing its familiarity! Then we drizzle it over an equally beautiful salad ingredient combination! Make as much dressing and as many salads as you want

Heart Attacks, Strokes, Body Fat CHILI PEPPERS

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke Elise Solé December 17, 2019, 3:25 PM EST Chili peppers have significant cardiovascular benefits. (Photo: Getty Images) Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. Scientists in Italy say the spice slashes the mortality rate from heart attack and cerebrovascularContinue reading “Heart Attacks, Strokes, Body Fat CHILI PEPPERS”

Fresh Corn And Veggie Pot

FRESH CORN AND VEGGIE POT No added fat is fat-free to me. Okay, so soy beans have some fat, but it’s negligible. Considering there’s no fat in this dish, it surprised me how filling it was. Tasty too! Makes 19  cups

Orange Saffron Ginger Beer Dressing

ORANGE SAFFRON GINGER BEER DRESSING Orange, and  carrot juices, banana and ginger beer blended with saffron threads, coriander and garlic creating a sweet, savory, tart fat-free salad dressing! Makes 4 cups

Did 3 Day Renew Life Cleanse Work?

TOTAL BODY RESET? Sounds good. Steve while shopping saw this claim plus it was on sale, so decided to get me some. Give it a try, he said. Tell me what you think. I just got off the 3 Day Cleanse. Nothing happened. At least with a placebo you think something is working when itContinue reading “Did 3 Day Renew Life Cleanse Work?”

Beer Nut And Walnut Ice-Cream

BEER NUT AND WALNUT ICE-CREAM Of course this is a high fat ice-cream, but compared to others it’s more nutrient and fiber dense. The grainy texture is more reminiscent of grainy crystals than peanuts. A higher powered food processor would produce a creamier texture. If you want to gain weight this is the more sensibleContinue reading “Beer Nut And Walnut Ice-Cream”

Antipasto Marinara

ANTIPASTO MARINARA  Artichokes, black and green olives, sun-dried tomatoes, lots of fresh garlic and ginger simmered with nothing better than San Marzano tomatoes! Fat-free, except for a negligible amount found naturally in the olives. Makes 7 cups

Winter Tomatoes Got You Down?

Why worry about the high price of winter tomatoes and unripened, flavorless choices, when grapes are on sale. That’s right, substitute grapes for tomatoes in any salad. It’s a nice switch from the traditional tomatoes that we seem to add to every salad we make, just because it’s a salad. Even Lilly Belle says yes!Continue reading “Winter Tomatoes Got You Down?”

Fried Veggie Rice

FRIED VEGGIE RICE Hey, the Chinese don’t tell me how to cook in my own home. They fry the rice; I fry the veggies and season the water the rice gets cooked in. It reduces calories and minimizes a big mess in the frying pan. I don’t care if it’s not the way the AsiansContinue reading “Fried Veggie Rice”

Strawberry Walnut Dressing

STRAWBERRY WALNUT DRESSING  Fresh strawberries, dried apricots, walnuts, onion, fresh ginger and chia seeds. Crush, then smooth it all up in a blender to create a thick, yet light, fruity dressing for green or fruit salads! No added oil or sugar! Makes approx. 1-3/4 cups per 1/4 cup = Cal. 57, Fat 3.11g

AFC Spaghetti Mushroom Alfredo – for Steve

AFC SPAGHETTI MUSHROOM ALFREDO for Steve If someone wants to occasionally indulge in a higher calorie and fat dish, plus they want large or extra-large portions, I’d say take this one, for a sky-high experience! That was Steve’s Request. Lots of happy sounds were heard while he savored this meal. The Animal-Free Chef at yourContinue reading “AFC Spaghetti Mushroom Alfredo – for Steve”

Boost Brain Power With Carrot Juice

Boosts immunity Juicing carrots gives us its concentrated form with all its essential nutrients. Having a glass a day is said to work wonders in boosting immunity. Apart from helping the body against free radical damage, it also protects it against harmful bacteria, viruses and inflammation. Carrot juice also contains various vitamins and minerals such as B6,Continue reading “Boost Brain Power With Carrot Juice”

Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl

MUSHROOM MISO NOODLE BOWL Three kinds of mushroom sauteed with green cabbage, red pepper, garlic, scallion and ginger. Combined with spinach in a broth flavored with white wine miso, rosemary and smoked paprika! Ladled over thin linguini. Garnish with radish, scallion and drizzles of extra virgin olive oil and sesame oil. A culinary pleasure! MakesContinue reading “Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl”

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 6

  7/11/2018 WEDNESDAY Day 6 Weigh-In = not today Total Calories = 1500 Total Fat grams = 27.22 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .16 or 16%

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 5

7/10/2018 TUESDAY Day 5 Weigh-In = 158 lbs. Total Calories = 1496 Total Fat grams = 24.6 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .15 or 15%

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 2

  7/7/2018 SATURDAY Day 2 Weigh-In 159.5 lbs Total Calories = 827 Total Fat grams = 7.0 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 8%

Fresh Fruit And Veggie Yogurt Salad

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGGIE YOGURT SALAD Fresh corn with pineapple? Fresh apple with English cucumber? Kalamata olive and fresh basil? All marinated in dairy free yogurt with smoked paprika, coriander and brown sugar? Toss in some Himalayan salt? Super natural juice rush? That’s what I ate for breakfast for a week. I couldn’t stop myself.Continue reading “Fresh Fruit And Veggie Yogurt Salad”

Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Program

WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS) FAT-FREE CABBAGE SOUP  This is my new favorite soup. I love everything about it. It’s simple, easy, doesn’t cost much and it makes a ton. This will be Steve’s and my lunch for the week. Today, for lunch he had 5 cups. This soup is definitely a keeper! I’m going toContinue reading “Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Program”

Root Beer Dressing Sauce

Do you like root beer? Even if you don’t, you’ll love this fat-free animal-free ROOT BEER DRESSING SAUCE! Over salad, fruit or veggie chicken. Make it a trifecta dinner tonight!

Red And Greasy (that means tomato sauce)

  RED AND GREASY Steve says he wants red and greasy – a favorite of his and mine. Lately we’ve been so low-fat or no-fat that we decided to treat ourselves with more-than-usual-fat. Lighten up. You’re not going to lose all that fat in a day anyway! Have some fun with food! Serve over pastaContinue reading “Red And Greasy (that means tomato sauce)”

Spicy Chocolate Cashew Shake plus new breakfast and lunch regime

SPICY CHOCOLATE CASHEW SHAKE Rarely do I put ice into a smoothie. I don’t like the freeze on my throat and my blender doesn’t do ice well. So a shake it is. And a good one at that. I always did like milk shakes, till McDonald’s changed the landscape with their impossible to draw throughContinue reading “Spicy Chocolate Cashew Shake plus new breakfast and lunch regime”

Broccoli Red Fried Rice And Quinoa

BROCCOLI RED FRIED RICE AND QUINOA Ever  taste juicy fried grains? This is it! What a chew! Reduced fat too! Less than one teaspoon fat per one cup serving! Steve’s on a fried rice kick, so thought I’d rearrange the foundation of fried rice by using quinoa plus red rice which functions as the meat. Success!Continue reading “Broccoli Red Fried Rice And Quinoa”