Turkey Meatball Curry and Daal

Lisa challenged me to make ground turkey taste good. I may be biased, because I like it already, but I think I delivered with this one.

And sure, my presentation needs work, but you should have smelled the house while I was cooking. It was amazing. I still smell it this morning! (Although that’s what happens when you cook with Indian spices).

In today’s meal, I made ground turkey meatballs in a curry sauce. Red lentils (turned green by the curry) on the side with roasted mustard greens round out the plate. It’s a bit spicy, but it’s the kind of heat that passes when you’re done eating. It really turned out well.

Mystery Meal 1: Feijoada, Greens, and Eggs

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.

The Slow-Carb Diet Food List

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.

What to Eat: Feijoada (Brazilian Black Beans)

You asked for different ways to cook beans, and I’m working on it! This is number two in my bean recipe series of I don’t know how many yet. Add this easy one to your 4HB artillery, and you’ll be able to eat off it for several days.

I have to start this one off by saying I didn’t get this from a Brazilian. A woman I know in Paraguay (who is a ridiculous cook) made this a lot while I was there. So if you’re Brazilian and this recipe offends you, please let me know how to change it to be more authentic!

Southwest Chicken & Beans

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).