My third chicken marinade is Asian style! This marinade has Sirracha (hot), soya sauce (salt), a dash of fish sauce (ferment), rice wine vinegar (sour), sesame oil (flavour) and sweet chili sauce (sweet)!
Does chicken with rice, which I made using Asian spices.
I diced the chicken and pan fried it until fully cooked in some olive oil.
Let me break it down. You have a negative opinion of something. Someone else thinks the opposite! They think that working out with pink leg warmers and a thong is hot! You think it takes away from the discipline of working out.
LOL> funny example, I know.
It’s hard to hear when someone disagrees with you. They may think it’s judgmental and don’t like you passing judgment on something you thought was kind of fun or not that serious.
Do you have a pink leg warmers and thong issue with someone?
In the end does it really matter?
I think listening and sharing ideas is important. Maybe you’re assuming that the person in the thong or the person appreciating it doesn’t have appreciation for the discipline needed to work out.
Maybe they’re assuming you’re a hard head and can’t have fun.
But in a calmer time, maybe success looks like both parties listening and trying to understand what’s important to each of them.
In conclusion, understanding takes action two ways. It’s listening to what the other person thinks, it’s not assuming. Because when you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME (wink, wink!)
It’s filling, gluten free, vegetarian and tastes fresh! It’s vegetable pho and it’s important that you find one that you like.
Since good authentic pho isn’t easy to make, (often broth takes hours to make and the consistency of noodles can be finicky) I think it is important for you to find a good vegetable broth from a restaurant that you love!
I am so happy to say that I have found one. Other restaurants had broth with too much weird stuff in it, there was salad and cucumbers in my noodle soup, totally unacceptable!
But not this one.
And, did I mention that this restaurant is close to my house?
The broth was clear, delicious and fresh. Vegetables perfectly cooked. Very fresh. And a great selection. I got carrots, onion, broccoli, cabbage, Red peppers, celery … And the noodles were awesome.
Vegetables are nutrient dense foods, this soup filled me up. it was totally satisfying. And the best part? This huge bowl of soup has 300 to 400 cal in total!
What is your favorite dish to order in a Vietnamese restaurant?
After a two of decadent vacations in NYC and Montreal, fiancé and I both felt we needed to give our digestive systems a break.
So we had our fill of black-and-white cookies, donuts, ice cream, poutine, Burgers and fries after midnight, donairs, chips, milkshakes, the odd salad here and there, bottles of wine in the park and desserts galore.
But after it was all said and done, summer officially wrapped up, the leaves started turning yellow, we both decided on a three day juice cleanse each.
Perfect way to start the fall season!
I decided to try the three day juice cleanse at Freshii, because I’m Canadian, and there was a convenient location on the way to work.
Here are some things that I had going for me before the juice cleanse that I recommend:
1. I had a partner to do it with. This helps with morale, motivation and understanding for both of you! It’s a great advantage.
2. I did some research about different juice cleanses in my area.
3. I researched what others had gone through on their cleanses.
So I called the Freshii located on the way to work the day before I wanted to pick up my juices. So exciting!
This cleanse is comprised of four juices, which you drink about 2 to 3 hours apart, water in between and then finally a metaboost salad.
I drank my juice is in the order that I was supposed to. She had each juice numbered. I didn’t like any of the juices so I drink them quickly, rinsed out the glass with filtered water, drink that quickly and just kept peeing the whole day!
After my third juice my head started throbbing, I was getting irritated, hungry, a little slow, and experienced a foggy brain.
I drank as much water as I could, went shopping with a supportive girlfriend, and ate my first metaboost salad while she ordered a delicious beef udon soup from the food court!
She felt bad, but I told her not to! I knew what I was getting into, and I agreed to do this!
I really enjoyed the salad. It had field greens, kale, edamame, mango, goat cheese, almonds, carrots and a balsamic vinegrette.
I went to sleep fully hydrated but kind of hungry, wondering what I had gotten myself into.
I didn’t wake up feeling hungry. That was odd I thought. I sipped some water and waited a little longer to drink my first juice.
I was peeing more today. A lot. Like every two hours for sure. Maybe every hour and a half.
I continue to supplement my juices with a cool filtered water immediately after.
And then the miracle happens. My eyes become clear. I feel happy. There is extra energy in my step. The words come easy. No more brain fog. No more headaches.
The juices are tasting better now. Not like day one, where they were gross.
I eat the salad that evening with vigor. I love it.
I was very impressed with the way my waist looked and felt this morning!
I’m dreaming about what I’m going to eat tomorrow. I’m imagining vegetables in a clear broth with rice noodles.
For the third night in a row, I’ve had very vivid dreams, complex storylines, a lot of color, vibrancy, and I wake up feeling refreshed. My dreams are interesting movies that I even remember after I wake up!
At night I dream about cheating. I dream about eating real food. But instead, I drink water.
Final conclusions and realizations:
Again? Yes, I would do this again. My body felt lighter, clean, better than before.
Vivid dreams? First, two days after, explained that one of the symptoms of a juice cleanse is a detoxification of the penial gland, deep inside the brain. This results in vivid clear dreams.
Weight loss? I lost five pounds, and so did my fiancée, on a different juice cleanse. But I don’t expect to keep that weight loss. What I loved though: I kept two pounds off a week later.
Cost? Was it worth it? This juice cleanse cost $80 for three days. Totally worth it. Convenient. Simple. Worked for me.
If you’re vegetarian or just want a break, just omit the meat and add chopped fresh peppers, portobello mushrooms, or … What else would go well in a steaming hot bowl of delicious and healthy chili? Leave a comment and let me know!
Note please, this recipe has beans in it so if you are a purist than stay away from this recipe. Don’t look!
1-1.5 lbs ground beef
1 large chopped onion
1 pack chili seasoning mix
1 can passata or diced tomatoes
1 jar tomato sauce
2 cups of water
1 can white kidney beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 cup fresh mushrooms, quartered
1 can corn
Brown beef and onions together. Medium high heat.
Add can and jar of tomato sauce, drained beans, seasoning pack, mushrooms, corn and water.
Simmer for one hour, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes. Low heat. Covered.
And voila! This chilli can last the week in the fridge but it probably won’t last that long because it is so delicious. It will get better with time because the flavours will begin to combine and the chili will thicken. Great toppings for this is plain Greek yogurt, sour cream, cheese, chopped green onion or hot sauce.
Calories? This chili has about 250 calories per cup, loads of fibre from the beans and corn, about 22 grams of protein, about 9 grams of fat and about 23 grams of carbohydrate.
I topped mine with Greek yogurt but try sour cream or cheese if you wish!
The chili will thicken as it stands so it would also be delicious over rice or pasta.
After a week of eating out, shovelling in the delicious savoury cooked delights that my city has to offer…
I decided I need a break.
When I’m serious about it, losing a few pounds and getting back to normal, I make either a mung bean lentil soup or a cabbage-based soup.
I decided to make a cabbage soup with a crown of broccoli, a chopped red onion, two strips of kombu, celery, carrots and some vegetable bouillon.
I bought the seaweed in dried squares, added it into the soup like an herb bouquet, and then threw it out after it had been in the soup for a few hours.
Are used to to make my batch but I realize now that you only need one because it swells up and expands. The reason for the seaweed is that it adds great benefits to the broth.
The recipe is easy. I started with only a teaspoon of olive oil, chopped small red onion, 10 black peppercorns, about 10 fennel seeds and they cooked that for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then I added the chopped celery and carrot.
Then came the cabbage, broccoli and the water, of which I added enough to fill the pot, probably 8 to 10 cups.
Then I added the combo seaweed and one vegetable flavouring pack, in the form of a gel.
I simmered the soup for 20 to 25 minutes and then added fresh herbs. I used thyme, sage, Italian parsley and some rosemary.
Drink as much soup as you can, exercise, sleep well, drink lots of water, go for massage and feel better!