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Karl’s Lobster and Tofu Gingery Miso Soup

Wife Jan is now on the Noom program and I am trying to adapt my cooking to her needs. I have discovered that all of the recipes in the Noom app come directly from Prevention. While Noom has only been around since 2013, Prevention magazine—which was started in the 1950’s—was a major resource for Jan when she was doing research on holistic health in the 1980. Jan went through the Noom app’s recipes and wrote down the names of several that she wanted me to try making.

Karl’s Lobster and Tofu Gingery Miso Soup

Karl’s Lobster and Tofu Gingery Miso Soup

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Karl’s Fish Tacos with Fruit Salsa

One of wife Jan’s Noom recipes was Marinated Red Snapper with Fruit Salsa and, of course, I took exception to their take on the recipe. I personally think that bananas do not belong in any salsa or that—in a recipe which is supposed to limit sugar as much as possible—it needs all that brown sugar. However, it did give me an idea for new take on my fish tacos.

Karl’s Fish Tacos with Fruit Salsa

Karl’s Fish Tacos with Fruit Salsa

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Karl’s Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage

Wife Jan asked for another Noom recipe for dinner, Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup—which I determined was identical to one from Prevention. As has been the case over the last week, I have found I had disagreements with Noom’s ideas about recipes—not enough vegetables or spices. I adapted the recipe to my tastes.

Karl’s Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage

Karl’s Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage

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Karl’s Spicy Asian Steamed Cod Skewers with Vegetables

This meal came about when my wife asked for steamed fish for dinner. The Noom recipe she suggested was called “steamed fish and veggies.” In previous years, I have done this as a whole Chinese steamed fish—something that I would need to make a special trip to the Asian market to assemble. To make it easier, she suggested that I do fish skewers, and I took the idea and ran with it.

Karl’s Spicy Asian Steamed Cod Skewers with Vegetables

Karl’s Spicy Asian Steamed Cod Skewers with Vegetables

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Karl’s Lemon Orzo Florentine with Pan Seared Garlic Shrimp

My wife Jan has started on the Noom program, and I am adapting recipes to fit the new restrictions. While there is nothing really restricted on this diet, some foods are better than others—you are meant to fill up on “green foods” with some limited “yellow foods” to keep you happy and satisfied. Finally, there are “red foods”—foods like white flour and sugar that are to be severely limited in this diet. She requested orzo shrimp for dinner and I adapted the recipe to be more Noom friendly. The real goal of Noom is to reduce the amount of “red foods”—like butter and to include more “green foods” like vegetables.

Karl’s Lemon Orzo Florentine with Pan Seared Garlic Shrimp

Karl’s Lemon Orzo Florentine with Pan Seared Garlic Shrimp

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Karl’s Noom Friendly Crab Cakes with Middle Eastern Salsa

My wife Jan requested crab cakes for dinner. She has started on the Noom program, and I am adapting some of my recipes to fit the new restrictions. While there is nothing really restricted on this diet, some foods are better than others—you are meant to fill up on “green foods” with some limited “yellow foods” to keep you happy and satisfied. Finally, there are “red foods”—foods like white flour and sugar that are to be severely limited in this diet. Looking for Noom recipes for crab cakes I got some ideas, but I was not satisfied with any that I found. I decided to adapt my own recipe to be more Noom friendly.

Karl’s Noom Friendly Crab Cakes with Middle Eastern Salsa

Karl’s Noom Friendly Crab Cakes with Middle Eastern Salsa

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Karl’s Moroccan Chicken Soup

Wife Jan has started on the Noom program, which is very into soups. While there is nothing really restricted on this diet, the trick here is to fill you up with water rather than fattening meats and starches. Today, she suggested that I make their Moroccan chicken soup.

Karl’s Moroccan Chicken Soup

Karl’s Moroccan Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Mango Shrimp Salad Lettuce Wraps

Wife Jan has started Noom trying to lose her Covid pounds—I strangely have actually lost weight during this time. The diet came with some recipes that she wished to try. The first one was for a shrimp salad. I took one look at it and knew that I could not make it the way they wrote it—with half a pound of shrimp per person.

Karl’s Mango Shrimp Salad Lettuce Wraps

Karl’s Mango Shrimp Salad Lettuce Wraps

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Karl’s Meatloaf Provincial

Daughter Eilene’s friends are coming over and this means feeding a crowd—they still stay in the space they have created in the garage away from the “old folks.” Her friends have express a desire to not have the Asian food that they could get at home, so I decided on meatloaf. Good sides for this are parsley potatoes and green beans.

Karl’s Meatloaf Provincial

Karl’s Meatloaf Provincial

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Karl’s Bratwurst Apple Bierocks 

Daughter Eilene invited her friends over for the first time in a long while—it is finally warm enough that they can meet in the garage space they have set up without endangering my wife and me. I had made Volga German bierocks a few days ago and Eilene asked me to make some bierocks for her friends. Not to do the same dish twice in a row, I decided to mix things up.

Karl’s Bratwurst Apple Bierocks 

Karl’s Bratwurst Apple Bierocks

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