Newbie - Day 14-Phase one
This is my first time to the message board. I am so glad to find you all. I haven't weighed myself today so I don't know how much I have lost so far, except to say that on day 10 I had lost EIGHT POUNDS!!!!
My start weight was 286 and I am thinking that I should go one more week on Phase one. I am a little aprehensive to start II, as I have been pretty successful at Phase I. Anybody have any thoughts on that?????
I also want to see if you all think this recipie would be good for Phase II. I need an alternate idea for the noodles. I love this Vietnamiese soup at restaurants, so I hope this is something that I can include on this new eating lifestyle.
Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup onion(s), chopped
1/2 pound lean beef sirloin, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cup beef broth, reduced-sodium
1 average cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp peppercorn(s), black, (about 5 peppercorns)
1/2 tsp table salt
8 oz packaged rice noodles, dried, flat
2 medium scallion(s), chopped
1 cup bean sprouts, fresh
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, fresh
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 2 minutes, until soft. Add beef and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until browned on all sides. Add broth, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes. (Note: Star anise pods are added to traditional beef pho to help flavor the broth. Add and remove 1 to 2 star anise pods with the cinnamon stick and black peppercorns, if desired.)
Meanwhile, cook rice noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes, until just tender. Drain and transfer to individual shallow bowls.
Remove cinnamon stick and peppercorns from beef mixture. Using a slotted spoon, spoon beef and onion over noodles. Top beef with scallions, sprouts and cilantro. Ladle remaining broth over dishes and serve. Yields about 3/4 cup of beef and broth mixture and 3/4 cup of noodles per serving.[/SIZE]