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Hey South Beach, show me the pork!

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Hey South Beach, show me the pork!

Why is there not a single pork dinner in Phase 1 of the South Beach book?  I could've sworn I saw tenderloin on the list of sanctioned foods.

So far, we've had fish, seafood, prime cuts of beef, chicken and turkey. Delicious, yes, but not living on an ocean means that fish & seafood are pricey. And, prime cuts of meat are, well, prime. Pork on the other hand, is tasty and inexpensive.

So, on day 7, I made a bold move. I replaced, Marinated London Broil dinner with Coriander Pork Skewers and Red Onion Salsa. I'm half expecting to get a call from the SB police, but I think the recipe fits Phase 1 parameters nicely. Not to mention, the flavours are a bit different than most of  the stuff we've been eating.  It tastes like falafel. Yum!

I just had to make a couple of small changes. The instructions say to grill the meat but it's been cold outside. Instead of barbecuing, I just threw everything in a cast iron pan on the stove.

Also, you'll notice that the Test Kitchen suggests serving the pork with cracked wheat salad - an obvious no-no for Phase 1ers.  I substituted lettuce. It worked out fine. It'll be even better next week when we get to reintroduce the whole grains.

Last but not least, don't forget to sprinkle some parsely on it!

Have you found any foods that suit the diet, but aren't in the book? I'm always looking for SB-friendly recipes.

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Hey South Beach, show me the pork!

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