Peace Love & Crabs! 

Photo taken at Crab Shack – Dubai 

A very tasty bucket of finger licking queen crab and beautiful suculent lobster cooked till delicious in a tasty garlic butter sauce. What a feast!!! Looking forward till next time! 


What’s in Crab ? This ten-legged friend is high in protein and Full of goodness. It has trace elements of selenium and chromium as well as calcium, copper and excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can be very good for people suffering from arthritis and high  blood pressure. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and trace mineral. Crab is a low calorie food with only 128 calories in 100g and saturated fat – which makes it good for the heart!

What’s in Lobster? Lobster contains iodine, selenium, and B vitamins. It is great as a lean protein and can be cooked in several ways. It contains less calories, cholesterol and fat than other proteins like red meat and shrimp. 


Lobster in Garlic butter and Parsley:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

1 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red chile flakes

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Zest of 1 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 live lobster (about 1 to 1 1⁄2 lb.)

1⁄4 cup olive oil

Combine butter, parsley, chile flakes, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside. Using a cleaver, split lobster in half lengthwise through its head and tail. Scoop out and discard the yellow-green tomalley and break off claws. Transfer lobster halves, shell side down, to a baking sheet; crack claws and place them on the baking sheet. Drizzle halves and claws with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Heat a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to high; bank coals or turn off burner on one side (see “Grilling 101”). Place lobster halves, flesh side down, and claws on hottest part of grill; cook until slightly charred, 2-3 minutes. Flip lobster over and using a spoon, spread lobster with the garlic-parsley butter; continue grilling until lobster meat is tender, 3-5 minutes more.

http://www.saveur.com/grilled-lobster-with-garlic-parsley-butter-recipe

“Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time! “

So true! I loved reading this article and thought I had to share it with you all.  

Great words of wisdom from an elderly lady. We could all learn something from her:A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”

She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.”

And with a smile, she said: “Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less

Amazing Advice on Happiness at 92-years Old

Moana… 

Srilankan sea bass and Malaysian sea bream at Moana restaurant Sofitel Palm Jumeirah. 


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Oysters are full of nutrients and minerals, they are low in cholesterol and great for weight loss. They also help blood circulation and aid in wound healing. Futhermore they  improve mood and regulate stress levels – hence the well documented aphrodisiac qualities. 

Srilankan sea bream recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 teaspoons curry powder

2 13 1/2- to 14-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth

2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into matchstick-size pieces

4 5- to 6-ounce sea bass fillets

4 green onions, thinly sliced

PREPARATION

Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and curry powder. Sauté mixture until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Mix in coconut milk and stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil until liquid is reduced to thin sauce consistency, about 50 minutes. Add carrots; simmer until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Preheat broiler. Place fish on baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil fish until just opaque in center, about 8 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer fish to plates. Spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with green 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sea-bass-with-coconut-curry-sauce-101689

Doctors advice on HOW to eat fruit to prevent and cure Cancer!

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I received an email this morning and I would really like to share it with you. I’ve always been a big fan of fruits not only because they have that wonderful sweet tangy taste to them but also because I love  juicing and coming up with new recipes for my smoothies. I also appreciate all the many nutritious benefits they provide. Doctor Stephen Mak ( treats terminally ill cancer patients) has come up with the conclusion that fruits are now the new way forward to curing and preventing Cancer.

Eating Fruit…

It’s long but very informative. We all think eating fruits means just Buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat. What is the correct way of eating fruits?    IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.   If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your System, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.   FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.  Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The Slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the Intestines, but it is prevented from doing so. In the meantime the Whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit Comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil…..   So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals!  You have heard people complaining every time I eat watermelon I Burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel Like running to the toilet, etc. Actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the Putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!   Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the Eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach. There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, Health, energy, happiness and normal weight.   When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT From the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because You must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on A 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit Juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends Tell you how radiant you look!   KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a   low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the Activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon Cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total Antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from Cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds Away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene * the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/misc/fruit_debunk.htm

Holiday binge recovery !

I’m sure like myself, you’ve all been letting go over the holidays and I don’t blame you … I mean who can resist a bit of christmas pudding or those melt in your mouth chocolate Santas. It’s all ok once your in the moment but then when the holidays are over its payback. The only way you can loose those pounds is by going to the gym and taking care of your diet. I find that if you start your day with a healthy nourishing breakfast it helps a lot by keeping your blood sugar levels constant through out the day . It’s when they drop that you feel the urge to binge and start craving all those sugary starchy calorie packed foods. I’ve come up with a perfect breakfast for this winter season, it’s healthy, has a good mix of carbs,protein,fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals. The combination of dates, bananas and nuts shouts out energy all the way!

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Longevity Smoooooothie !

Knowing the benefits of goji berries I decided to incorporate this wonderful berry into my morning smoothie.

Here’s what I came up with:

I soaked half a cup of Goji berries in some water just to soften them up. I then put berries, banana and orange juice into the blender with ice. Simple and delicious !

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why do some people look so young?

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The chinese secret to longevity in humans. Goji berries are full of antioxidants  that cleanse the blood and dispose of any free radicals that maybe of harm to our cells. They are high in vitamins, A, B, C and E. Vitamin A being very good for anti-aging. Also they are good for the immunity, preventing cancer and heart disease and lowering cholesterol. Results show that eating goji berries may result in benefits such as mental well being, athletic performance, better sleep, calmness, happiness and health. You are able to find goji berries at your local grocery store, they are great on top of cereal or mixed in to a smoothie.

Top 10 superfoods by David Avocado Wolfe

David “Avocado”Wolfe is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading authorities on nutrition. In his book “Super foods” he recommends 10 of the best superfoods in the world for health and vitality.

DavidWolfeSuperfoods     Top 10 superfoods:

  • Goji Berries
  • Cacao: Raw Chocolate
  • Maca
  • Bee Products
  • Spirulina
  • AFA blue green algae
  • Marine Phytoplankton
  • Aloe Vera
  • Hemp Seed
  • Coconuts