What's cooking in the kitchen? On September 6, Dr. Mehmet Oz invited actress Kirstie Alley to his show to discuss her holistic health tips for slimming down and getting healthy. She admitted that she has become infamous for her years of yo-yo dieting but has learned the solution: Emphasizing natural, unprocessed foods in her diet and using a trick that she calls "mono-eating."
Dr. Oz told Kirstie that her "mono-eating" trick actually has been shown to work. When dieters in studies ate the same foods regularly at each meal, they ate less. Variety may be the spice of life - but it's also fattening! Kirstie grinned with pride as Dr. Oz informed her that she's discovered the holistic secret to losing weight and keeping it off: Utilizing the power of the mind with the power of a healthy plate.
To complete her new healthy lifestyle, Kirstie has been exercising. On the show, she even showed Dr. Oz some moves that she learned from her "Dancing with the Stars" gig (see the photo).
Kirstie has also come up with some recipes that incorporate her favorite foods, such as the Beer-Basted Organic Chicken recipe below.
Beer-Basted Organic Chicken and Potatoes Ingredients
- 1 whole organic chicken
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 lb baby potatoes
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 can of beer
- A pinch of sea salt
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
Marinate the chicken in butter, garlic, salt and pepper. Separately, toss the potatoes in olive oil and sea salt.
Place the potatoes on the bottom of a baking dish with the chicken on top. Pour half the can of beer over the chicken and place it in the oven.
Pour the rest of the beer over the chicken as it cooks. Depending on its size, the chicken will take 1-1 1/2 hours. It should be brown and crispy when it's done.