HCG diet recipes do not have to be bland. Here is a great achiote paste recipe to spice up any old otherwise low-flavor whitefish or chicken breast.
What is Achiote?
The fount of all knowledge, Wikipedia, offers a full botanical and culinary description of Achiote. This seemed like a good topic for today, since the Dr. Oz himself just paid a visit to the Phoenix area and offered up his advice on achiote as one of the four healthy foods on the southwestern table here in Arizona. (The other three were citrus, chipotle, and nopales.)
As summarized in the Wikipedia entry: Achiote paste, favored in Yucatán and Oaxacan cuisine, is made from the slightly bitter, earthy flavored, red annatto seeds, mixed with other spices and ground into a paste. Achiote is a distinctly colored and flavored mainstay of the Mexican kitchen.
For the hurried among us this paste is made by numerous manufacturers and available at most grocery stores. It is even available for purchase through Amazon!
For the more adventurous, and those who are curious to see what achiote paste consists of, here is a typical recipe for making it from scratch in the comfort of your own kitchen.
From The Spice House:
Depending on which phase of the hCG protocol you are cooking for, rub the mixture onto chicken, pork or fish and let it marinate for 4–6 hours then cook as usual.