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South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up from October 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Chile Rellenos BakeThis delicious Chile Rellenos Bake was
Kalyn’s favorite phase one recipe for October 2008.


Each time the month ends I start thinking I haven’t found many recipes for the end-of-month round-up, and then when I look at my del.icio.us page (where I save the bookmarks) I find a lot of great recipe links. That’s good news for anyone who’s trying to avoid empty carbs whatever the reason; apparently plenty of food bloggers are cooking delicious low-glycemic foods. I’m also including a few recipes that can be easily adapted to make them phase one, with those changes noted.
Before I get to the recipes for October, one quick announcement. My e-mail from Comcast was down for nearly 18 hours earlier this week. I assumed those e-mails would be coming later but that hasn’t happened. I also think e-mail I wrote during that time might not have been sent. If you sent me an e-mail about something and haven’t heard back, your message was probably never received; please write to me again.

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Fresh Tomato Chutney from Lisa’s Kitchen
Fa-ri-na-ta from Cream Puffs in Venice

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Chickpea Soup with Fennel, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Baby Chard from Lucullian Delights
Roasted Red Pepper and Red Lentil Soup from Albion Cooks
Tomato Soup with Red Onion and Cilantro Stems from Orangette
Roasted Tomato Soup from Closet Cooking
South Beach Tom Yum Soup from Table for Two
Egg Drop Soup with Tomato and Coriander from A Wee Bit of Cooking

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Marinated Seafood Salad from The Culinary Chase
Two Chickpea Salads from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Best Ocean Trout (or salmon) Salad from Winos and Foodies

Phase One Vegetables
Sauteed Peppers with Garlic and Thyme from Kits Chow
Roasted Balsamic Onions from Dianne’s Dishes
Spicy Cauliflower with Braised Tomato from Champaign Taste (skip the butter for South Beach)
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic-Soy Browned Butter from Steamy Kitchen (replace half or all the butter with olive oil for South Beach)
Cooking Dried Beans in the Crockpot from A Year of Crockpotting
Golden Roasted Cauliflower from Brownie Points
Warm Green Bean Salad from Kalofagas
That Broccoli Casserole from City Mama
White Asparagus from Souvlaki for the Soul
Sauteed Swiss Chard from Closet Cooking

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees
Grilled Chicken with Sage, Rosemary, and Garlic Dried Herb Rub from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Salmon Tagine with Chermoula from The Perfect Pantry (for phase one use Lydia’s suggestion to replace whole lemon with lemon zest and capers)
Baked Zucchini Mousakka from Almost Turkish Recipes (can leave out meat to make this vegetarian)

Fresh Sardines with Cherry Tomato and Chili Pepper from Lucullian Delights
Mohla: Azorean Spiced Beef Stew from Hedonia
10-Minute Salsa Chicken from Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Atlantic Salmon Atop with a Herb Salad from The Backyard Pizzeria
Turkey and Zucchini Skillet from Dani Spies
Free Tibet Chicken from What Geeks Eat (serve without rice for phase one)
Fillet of Sole with Tomato and Olive Sauce from Kalofagas
Lemon Herbed Chicken from Dani Spies
Black-Eyed Beans with Chorizo and Chimichurri from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once (lower-fat sausage would be best for South Beach)

Phase One Vegetarian Entrees
Chile Rellenos Bake from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Swiss Chard and Cannellini Beans from Closet Cooking
Pan-Roasted Eggplant Ratatouille from Christine Cooks
Ratatouille from Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Eggplant Pizza from Organically Cooked
Herbal Anasazi Beans from Rambling Spoon
Stuffed Eggplant from The Italian Dish
Ratatouille Bake with Feta Cheese from CookSister! (skip the breadcrumbs for phase one)

Phase One Breakfasts
Red Kale and Cheese Omelet for Two from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Peanut Butter Crepes from Pasta Queen

Did I Miss Your Phase One Recipe?

Phase one menus for the South Beach Diet focus on lean meats, seafood, eggs, dried beans, soy products, low-fat dairy products, nuts and seeds, and most vegetables. Phase one doesn’t permit fruit, alcohol, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, sugar, or any foods high in saturated fat. Obviously I can’t find every phase one recipe, so if you’re a food blogger who posted a recipe you think would be approved for phase one and I missed it, please feel free to e-mail me the link at kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net. I’ll take a look, and if the recipe is phase-one friendly, I’ll add it to next months roundup. (Please don’t leave recipe links in the comments. They will not be published.)
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    6 Comments on “South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up from October 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)”

  1. I want a Rand too!! Love the seasonal banner. Changing banners always involves so much cursing and weeping and rending of clothes in my house that I try not to do it too often 😉

    Thanks so much for including my bake in your round-up – it really was such a happy inspiration. If you were still after the crunch on top, without the breadcrumbs, you coudl always replace the breadcrumbs with crushed almonds or nuts of your choice 🙂

  2. Maria, what was so odd is that my internet connection was fine, and I was getting some of my e-mail, but not most of it. No idea what was wrong, but I’m happy it’s now fixed!

  3. thanks for the inclusion in the round up : as for that internet server being down, it’s like that half the time where i live…

  4. Sarah, you’re so welcome.

    CC, you’re right, everyone needs a Rand. He’s so amazing (not to mention generous!) Aren’t the chestnuts just so fun!

  5. Chestnuts! You crack me up. So pretty.
    I need a Rand.

  6. Thanks so much for including me in your roundup, Kalyn! Lots of great recipes there. That Chile Rellenos Bake looks delicious . . .