“Abs are made in the kitchen”

I have been reading the book I obtained yesterday, “Total Body Plan”. I have picked up a strong quote that I am going to stick with for the duration of my personal “body plan”… “abs are made in the kitchen”.
The quote is good and helps a lot, but I have one major obstacle, the resources of my kitchen suck. I don’t have a clue how to prepare a meal that avoids heavy carbohydrates and encourages the consumption of protein.
I guess over the next few weeks I will learn how to make things work for me, and with the help of friends and professional resources I will learn everything I need to know for having a healthy lifestyle.