Mystery Meal 1: Feijoada, Greens, and Eggs

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Food is often connected to memories or emotions, and this meal is no different. In 2007 I went to Parana, Brazil with some friends on the trip that changed my life forever.

I got the chance to spend two weeks with about 30 orphans. I learned their stories, developed friendships (some that I still have today), and watched my love for church missions develop. It probably was what started the changes in my life that will hopefully find my wife and I owning a foster home in some other country.

A meal like this is sort of comfort food, in a way. This was our typical meal while in Brazil. Meat was expensive, so we only had that on Sundays. The only thing this is missing from what I ate on that trip is a bunch of rice and bread. Making this brought back very fond memories.

Rosemary & Spinach Chicken

Rosemary & Spinach Chicken

You can only cook chicken so many ways!

After a while I started to get tired of just a chicken breast with some beans and broccoli, so I’ve been thinking of different ways to prepare America’s favorite meat.

This recipe is so simple, and I think it’s flavor comes from its simplicity. Fresh herbs, a little white whine vinegar, and leafy greens make this both an attractive and tasty dish.

The Slow-Carb Diet Food List

Slow carb diet food list is full of delicious veggies!

Is this allowed on 4HB?

That’s one of the most famous questions you’ll hear if you do any digging for info about the 4 Hour Body and slow carb diets.

It might even be one of the biggest questions you have.

Because food is somewhat a passion of mine, I understand that people don’t want to just stick to the few that everyone talks about. I can’t say that this article will be exhaustive, but I will definitely be updating it as I find more. Read on to find the as-extensive-as-I-have-seen-so-far food list for the slow-carb diet.

Southwest Chicken & Beans

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I found this southwest chicken recipe in the subscription I have to e-mealz. I modified it a hair to keep it 4HB friendly (ie., you won’t add cheese to it).

Slow-carb Recipes: Curry Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe for a spicy cauliflower comes to us from Matt at Keep It Surreal. I saw it in the recipe thread of the 4HB talk forums. I was intrigued, but I had NO idea how good it was going to be. It was so delicious I had to feature it here. I’ve modified Matt’s recipe only slightly. You can see his original at the thread.

This is probably also really really tasty with broccoli. The next time I make it, I’ll probably do both at once. I love how the seasonings almost make it taste like bread crumbs.