Monthly Archives: March 2014

Your heart your care

Seven years ago, I refused to allow my doctor to perform by-pass surgery on me as a last solution. His nurse tried for approximately a month to get me on the operation table, and finally other doctor kept me on Plavix and Lipitor for a year. Was told I needed to change my chef’s habit of eating and cut back on snacking, so I created a diet and I want to share with you some of it. Today I am free of any medication and after my nuclear test, doctor wrote across the test sheet “Perfect”.

Here is one of the items:

“Daily Smoothie” (Very similar to Gazpacho Soup with some twist) is quick & easy.
The way I do is; once a week I am loading my refrigerating drawer with ready prep ingredients for that Smoothie everything what can be is washed, clean and storage in the Ziploc bags, then as I need I will make smoothie small amount at the time, no more than for one day consumption. Cold and thick smoothie kept in cooler is not always tasty, loosing value, changing consistency, got tendency to get sour quickly. Every ingredients listed has specific affect on your health and immune system, I can explain each one but that will take a little brochure size book, not enough space here.

Cucumbers; should be peeled, seeded, roughly chopped.
Fresh carrot; should be peeled, roughly chopped.
Baby Spinach; just washed, drained
Bell Peppers; should be seeded, roughly chopped.
Red Onions; should be peeled, roughly chopped. (Yes onion & garlic is necessary in moderation)
Garlic; the best just crushed fresh each time you do smoothie, garlic loses nutritional value as oxidized
Celery; just washed, drained
Ginger; must be added every time fresh
Roma Tomato should be peeled or grape tomato whole
V8 Juice
Olive oil
Greek or low fat sour cream
Fresh Blueberry; just washed, drained
Cilantro – optional; alternative maybe basil, just washed, drained, freshly cut, – oxidation destroys the value of fresh greens.
Dice Avocado; Optional but is good – rich in carotenoid antioxidants, should be add diced after blending
Seasoning; is your choice, with exception, no salt – lemon juice will replace salt. No sugar – honey or agave syrup will do the work and prevent sugar damage to your body. You can use in addition; cinnamon, pepper; Middle East people would like curry powder and sesame oil.
In food processor or blender combine all ingredients. Process until finely pureed. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and add fresh squeezed lemon juice, hot sauce or tabasco and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for short period of time, so all ingredients will unite. With prepared ingredients should take no more than 15 minutes to make.

Have Seafood Martini with me; (Shrimp Scallop Ceviche and Glass of Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc)

Ceviche is the summertime food because it’s light, fresh, refreshing, and served cold, making it perfect for a hot day I like to use Shrimp and Bay Scallops. The only difference when using shrimp and scallops is that it is recommended to par-boil prior to marinating them in the lime juice. It will help speed up the process and the texture. More importantly this procedure will kill any possible bacteria that may be on the shrimp. This is not an issue with raw sushi grade fish. Ceviche can easily be made year round. The ceviche is raw fish of your choice marinated in fresh lime or lemon juice, then seasoned with additional spices or vegetables like chopped onion, jalapeño, and tomatoes and herbs like cilantro, I enhances my ceviche with fried spinach tortillas strips or other crunchy ingredients. It is the best with glass of fruit driving citrusy accent wine, just like; Verdejo-Sauvignon Blanc
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