Wednesday, December 14, 2005

South Beach Christmas Giveaway Winner #1

Shirley Y. from Pennsylvania is winner #1 in The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook giveaway contest exclusively from the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Here's what Shirley had to say about why she supports the low-carb lifestyle:

"I support low carb lifestyle because it is easy to follow, healthy and approved by my cardiologist. Any age can safely follow this way of eating."

Short, sweet, and to the point! YOU GO SHIRLEY!!! Enjoy your new book and thank you for coming to the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog.

Wanna see another incredible recipe from The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook? Try this one!

Tempeh Dagwood Sandwich

Prep Time: 15 minutes (includes marinating) Cook Time: 10 minutes

Stacked up high and filled with smooth avocado, juicy tomato, and creamy cheese, this power-protein sandwich is a South Beach vegetarian favorite. Vegans can use nondairy mayo and soy cheese. If you have extra time, marinate the tempeh for up to an hour.

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
½ (8-ounce) package soy tempeh
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
2 slices multigrain bread, lightly toasted
1 ounce shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (3 tablespoons)
¼ avocado, peeled and sliced
2 slices tomato

Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic in a shallow bowl. Add tempeh and marinate for 10 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Spray a medium nonstick skillet with fat-free cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add tempeh, reserving marinade, and cook until well browned, 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat, add 2 tablespoons of the marinade to the pan, and flip tempeh once or twice until marinade is absorbed.

Spread mayonnaise on 1 bread slice. Place tempeh on top and cover with cheese, avocado, and tomato. Top with remaining bread, gently press down, slice in half, and serve.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition at a Glance
Per serving: 450 calories, 19 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 16 g dietary fiber, 860 mg sodium

My only suggestion for those of you who are livin' la vida low-carb is to replace the 2 slices of multigrain bread with 2 slices of ZERO carb or no more than 3g carb per slice bread to lower the carb content of this dish. It has 22g net carbs which may be too many for you if you are in the early phases of the low-carb lifestyle. Other than that, WOW, what a recipe!

Once again, congratulations to Shirley Y. from Pennsylvania for being winner #1 in the South Beach Christmas giveaway contest. Click here to learn more about how YOU can enter to win a FREE copy of the new book by Dr. Arthur Agatston called The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook. I've got 9 more of them to give away over the next week or so. GOOD LUCK and keep those entries coming to

Another winner will be announced on Thursday and it might be YOU! :)


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