Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Akasha in Culver City

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Albacore Tataki with coriander, seared avocado, radish, togarashi, citrus soy

Nice N Easy at Four Seasons Hotel

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From Greece to the City of Angels An Evening of Culinary Exploration

Chef Christos menu for the evening…..

Tuna Tartare, Chives, Avocado, Olive Oil, Lime Zest, Quinoa Tabouli, Micro greens, Togurt Drops

Fava Bean Spread, Tomato, Picled Onion, Grilled Ocopus, Micro Leaves, Botarga

Greek Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, Baby Zucchini and Kalamata Olives

Lamb Loin with Red Wine Gravy Sauce, Eggplant Caviar, Red Pepper Coulis (forgot to take a picture, I was too busy eating it…..oops!)

Greek Yogurt Mousse with Honey Jelly and Berries

 

 

 

 

Thrive Culinary Algae Oil

A taste of home at the Thrive House!!! Greek inspired dinner by Chef Marisa Churchill using Thrive Culinary Algae Oil.  One of the best home cooked meals I’ve ever had.  Light, healthy and tasty!

STARTERS

Spiced Baked Feta with homemade pita break baked with Thrive Algae Oil

Hummus Dip with homemade pita bread baked with Thrive Algae Oil

Warm Olives with preserved lemon & fried parsley fried with  fried with Thrive Algae Oil

MAINS

Mixed Green Salad with Greek Goddess Dressing and warm lentils infused and sauteed with Thrive Algae Oil

Baked Sea Bass Plaki with caramelized with onions and cauliflower rice baked, sauteed, caramelized with Trive Algae Oil

DESSERT

Walnut Cake with Citrus Frosting with orange segments and honey thyme syrup baked with Thrive Algae Oil

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bonbons with “magic shell” made with Thrive Algae Oil

Chef Ariane Resnick

Ariane Resnick is an organic special diet private chef for celebs, nutritionist and holistically healed chef.

http://arianecooks.com/

I remember watching her on Food Network’s show Chopped!

I was lucky enough to be invited to a friends house to taste the deliciousness of Ariane’s vegan menu!

Vegan Crab Cakes made with Hearts of Palm, Crab, Quinoa based, gluten free, NO flour.

Blanched Asparagus, Strip of Heirloom Tomato, wrapped with Wild Smoked Salmon with Balsamic Glaze and Dill

Flourless Nutmeg Chocolate Chip Cookies paired with Avocado based Chocolate Ice Cream

Sandwich with Flaxseed Bread, Almond Hummus, Olive Tapenade with Figs, Fennel and Apples (So tasty and good!)

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciakara

DON STALEY/ FIT MIND FIT BODY

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Don Staley’s book, Fit Find Fit Body is a must read!!!

I am very thankful for this book. Especially during the few months i was laid up with a broken ankle.  It really got me through that time. I think i would have gone stir crazy otherwise.

The great thing about this book is that it gives you step by step exercises to help you make changes in your life, It really makes you think about some of your habits and how to make positive changes.  You can apply these steps to every area of your life.

This is a book you can read over and over again ad get something different from it each time.

Thank you Don Staley!!!

Fit Mind Fit Body

Fit Mind Fit Body

www.donstaley.com

Dish with Trish at Farmshop The Brentwood Country Mart

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Ladies lunching…Lisa, Bonnie & Trish!

http://farmshopca.com/

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Albacore Tuna Salad

line-caught albacore tuna, aïoli & black olive tapenade with a carrot, cabbage & raisin slaw

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Red Rice Salad: 
schaner family farm orange, hass avocado, redwood hill goats milk feta & tarragon

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Poached Chicken Salad
little gems lettuce, shaved flora bella farm radishes, flying disc ranch dates, herbed local walnuts
& creamy pepper dressing
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Dishin’ with Chef Christos from Nice ‘N Easy

Spent the afternoon in the kitchen with Chef Chrstos from Nice ‘n Easy restaurant in Greece! He showed me how to make Aegean Inspired Calamari with Lentils & Farm To Table Green Salad.
http://www.niceneasy.gr/
RECIPES:

Aegean Inspired Calamari with Lentils

Ingredients:
Calamari, cut into rings (1 kg)
Lentils, boiled (300 g)
1 onion, chopped (medium size)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100 ml)
White Wine (100 ml)
Balsamic Vinegar (50 ml)
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Sauté calamari in a hot frying pan, using 50 ml extra virgin olive oil for 2-3 minutes and drizzle with wine. Wait approx. 2 minutes until the fluids are absorbed and then remove the calamari from the pan. In a separate frying pan sauté the chopped onion with lentils, using 50 ml extra virgin olive oil, until onions are soft. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper. Serve the calamari on the lentils.

Farm To Table Green Salad

Ingredients:
Variety of Salad Greens (lettuce, iceberg, radicchio, endive, kale or greens of your choice, 500 g)
Cherry tomatoes (150 g)
Feta Cheese (200 g)
Pistachios (100 ml)
Pita bread (2 pieces, chopped)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100 ml)
Balsamic Vinegar (100 ml)

Directions:
Discard all bruised and discolored leaves. Rinse and dry all greens thoroughly to give it a crisp and fresh taste. Mix salad greens evenly then add all the ingredients and mix well. The secret to a perfectly tossed salad is simple: use your washed hands.

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JUICE IT THEN BUICED IT!!!

Adding juicing and a liquid multivitamin like BUICED to your everyday lifestyle is the closest thing to the fountain of youth! For more info on BUICED, go to http://www.buiced.com and to start juicing, check out http://www.everydayjuicer.com.

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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Throwback Thursday…stock photo of me modeling back in the day..eating the way i should have been then, but do now!

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Greek Yogurt & Veggie Mix

Greek Yogurt & Veggie Mix

Tried something different! Greek Yogurt mixed with corn, oatmeal, capers, habanero chili peppers and string beans…so delicious! I like jalapenos better. Mixing that in next time!

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