2 Healthy Exotic Food Recipes for you to Enjoy!

Healthy Exotic Food to satisfy the most demanding palate!

 

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Spiced Pan-Roasted Chicken with Olives, Figs, Mint

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up into 8 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) avocado oil (like this) or Schmaltz (page 235)
  • 1 cup (160 g) sliced shallots (about 2–3 medium)
  • 6 dried figs (like these), roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (135 g) kalamata olives
  • 1 cup (240 ml) white wine
  • 3 sprigs thyme

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C) and place a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken all over with the salt and pepper. Add the oil to the skillet and swirl to coat. Once shimmering, add the chicken, skin side down and allow it to sear for 5–10 minutes, or until the skin is brown. Flip and cook for 2–3 minutes on the other side. Remove to a platter.

 

2. o the hot pan, add the shallots and figs and sauté for 2–3 minutes, or until the shallots are golden brown. Add the olives, wine and thyme sprigs and boil for a minute or so, scraping up any browned bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan.

 

3. Return the chicken to the pan, skin side up and place in the oven. Roast the chicken for 30 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

 

Healthy Exotic Food Recipe to cook Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

 

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Ingredients

Serves 4
Produce
  • 1 bunch Baby bok choy
  • 1 Handful Cilantro, fresh
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, fresh
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 1 Sweet potato (about 1 lb.), small
Canned Goods
  • 1 13 oz can Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 4 cups Vegetable or chicken broth
Condiments
  • 1/2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 Sriracha

Pasta & Grains
  • 3 1/2 oz Rice vermicelli noodles
Baking & Spices
  • 1/2 tbsp Brown sugar

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp Neutral cooking oil

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • Prepare the vegetables for the soup and garnishes first, so they’re ready to go when needed. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger using a small-holed cheese grater. Peel and dice the sweet potato into one-inch cubes. Wash the bok choy well, then chop into one-inch strips, separating the fibrous stalks from the delicate green ends. Thinly slice the red onion and roughly chop the cilantro.

 

  • Add the cooking oil to a large soup pot along with the minced garlic, grated ginger, and Thai red curry paste. Sauté the garlic, ginger, and curry paste over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.

 

  • Add the diced sweet potato and chopped bok choy stalks to the pot (save the leafy green ends for later) along with the chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

 

  • While the soup is simmering, bring a small pot of water to a boil for the vermicelli. Once boiling, add the vermicelli and boil for 2-3 minutes, or just until tender. Drain the rice noodles in a colander and set aside.

 

  • Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and brown sugar to the soup. Stir, taste, and adjust the fish sauce or brown sugar if needed. Finally, add the bok choy greens and let them wilt in the hot soup.

 

  • To serve, divide the rice vermicelli among four bowls. Ladle the soup and vegetables over the noodles, then top with red onion, cilantro, a wedge or two of lime, and a drizzle of sriracha.

 

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5 Ways to Stop Worrying and to Truly Live Your Life

WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE!

 

#1 — Don’t allow the fear of failure to stop you from taking risks

 

While we will all do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure in the short term, we need to flip our thinking so that we look more to the long term. We must ask ourselves questions like, “Why am I so worried? What’s the worst that can happen if I just take a risk? What’s the potential outcome 2, 3, 5, or even 10 years from now?

 

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#2 — Remember that you’ve got this — you’ve pulled through before, and you’ll pull through again

 

Other ways to achieve it: all you have to do is realize that you’ve pulled through in the past and you’ll pull through again. Jot down how you were able to figure out a once-desperate situation. Recall the times when things seemed dark and bleak, but somehow, one way or another, you figured it out. You did it before and you’ll do it again.

 

ways to be happy

 

#3 — Immediately disrupt any and all detrimental behavior and negative beliefs that are holding you back

 

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I talk about beliefs because worry is born from a state of negative beliefs. There are different ways to come to the “chronic worrying path”. We worry because we believe we’re not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to see something through. We worry because we don’t think we have what it takes. That leads to negative thinking, and a set of resultant behaviors that help to close the loop of negativity.

 

#4 — Your self-worth doesn’t rely on others’ opinions of you — ignore the naysayers

 

Make a conscious decision right now to do it. Decide, right here in this very moment, that your life means more than others’ opinions of you. And tell yourself you’re not going to worry about it anymore. It’s just not that important. It’s not worth your mental health. Just keep doing you and moving forward. All of the rest will eventually fall into place over time.

 

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#5 — Anything in life that’s worthwhile, will never, ever come easy

 

Worrying does a huge number on us. It takes away on every level.

Physically, emotionally, spiritually and or financially. But, in order to move away from worry, not only do we need a major shift in our focus, but we need a strategic plan for the future. We need to set goals, create a plan, take action, persist, and never give up. Find your way back!

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Healthy Salmon Recipe – P 335

Salmon Healthy

SALMON RECIPE

Salmon fillets are gently poached and served with a sauce of tarragon, parsley and Dijon mustard. Ready in a mere 20 minutes it’s a great, healthy, mid-week meal. Serve with crisp potatoes.

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INGREDIENTS:

  1. Skinless fillets 2

  2. Tarragon 2 tbsp, chopped

  3. Flat-leaf parsley 2 tbsp, chopped

  4. 4.Dijon mustard 2 tsps

  5. White wine vinegar 2 tbsp

  6. Olive oil 2 tbsp

  7. Watercress or new potatoes to serve.

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring a shallow pan of water to a simmer. Drop in the fillets, put a lid on the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes.

  2. Put all the other ingredients in a small food processor and whizz until smooth (if it’s too thick, add a splash of water).

  3. Lift the fillets up and drain.

  4. Serve the cooked fish with potatoes, watercress and the sauce.

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Brunch Heaven Food Avocado Eggs and Smoked Salmon

This recipe is not only delicious but healthy. It comes from what I call “Brunch Heaven”. It contains protein and it’s rich in vitamin B12…. aa

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Ingredients

1 avocado

2 eggs

1 1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp honey

1 1/2 tbsp chopped dill

1/2 cucumber

50g (1 3/4 oz) smoked salmon

HOW TO PREPARE IT:
In oven: Cut the avocado/s in halves, remove the seed and a bit of the flesh to make a bigger hole for the egg to sit in. Put the halves in a dish, and crack an egg into each half. Now bake it for 15 to 18 minutes depending on your oven temperatures settings.
In the meantime you can do the following: mix together the rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey and 1 tbsp of the dill. Peel the cucumber then cut it into thin strips. Add to the dressing and mix well.
Put the baked avocado half on each plate  and sprinkle with the remaining dill. Season to your liking and serve with the cucumber salad.

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You can serve the smoked salmon on the side or on top of each avocado half.

Enjoy!

Oatmeal Great Benefits for a Stronger Healthier Body

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Oatmeal is one of my favorite choices of food to eat in the morning. Oatmeal contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that make me feel so much better through out the day. It also contains carbohydrates, proteins and soluble fiber which helps me not to feel bloated. Soluble fiber also reduces the levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol by blocking its absorption into the bloodstream.

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Other benefits: its main ingredient is manganese, which it has been proven scientifically to reduce the inflammation of the joints, improves bone health and it has been linked to lower incidents of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

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If you want to enjoy your oatmeal in the morning you can add some banana, apple, no sugar, water and maybe a bit of low-fat milk, lots of cinnamon one day and the next I add vanilla, one day blue berries next day strawberries. I personally do not like to add pecans but some people can’t eat oatmeal without adding pecans. It’s your choice.

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I prefer steel-cut oatmeal. Others prefer the rolled or irish oats. Whatever the kind if you like them, enjoy them!

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Quick Breakfast Ideas for Everyone

Have in mind that the kind of breakfast you should eat depends on the activity you are going to do that day. If you are going to exercise or not, the intensity of your physical activity, etc.

It is important to eat breakfast, but when you get up early in the morning to go out for a bike ride you don’t want to stuff yourself or you will feel bloated while riding your bike, and that is a very uncomfortable feeling.

If you have to hurry every morning before you go out to work you don’t want to spend hours cooking and eating breakfast. You don’t want eat a lot either, just the proper amount of food with the best quality of ingredients to keep you strong and sharp the first hours of your day.

So here there are some examples:

BAKED EGG IN AVOCADO

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1 avocado, pitted
2 eggs
salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425F. Crack the first egg in a bowl, then pour gently into the hole of one of the avocado halves. Do the same for the 2nd egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how cooked you like your eggs.

MIXED BERRY AND YOGURT SMOOTHIE

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AVO-TAHINI TOAST

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BREAKFAST FOR A CYCLIST COMMUTER

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Have you ever had a chance to try healthy food delivery? Where the meals are already cooked and delivered to your door? Where you just need to choose and order your weekly meal sets? Activeats provides such service and I’ve had a pleasure to try it out, because as far as I am concerned, if you…

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Yummy Avocado Roasted Chickpea Taco Salad Recipe for a Healthy Summer

Summer is here with sunny weather, flowers, veggies, warm water in the pool. Time to collect our vegetables and enjoy them. I hope you like this recipe too!

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INGREDIENTS:

For the Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

For the Salad:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 6 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 large avocado, pit removed and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the drained chickpeas in a clean dishtowel. Remove chickpea skins and let the chickpeas dry for a few minutes.
  2. Place the chickpeas in medium bowl. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, lime juice, and olive oil. Stir until chickpeas are well coated.
  3. Spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. The chickpeas are done when they are dry and crispy on the outside. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. While the chickpeas are roasting, make the cilantro lime vinaigrette. In a blender or food processor, combine the shallot, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Turn the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush each side of the corn tortillas with olive oil. Cut the tortillas into 1/4-1/2″ strips. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place tortilla strips on the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt, to taste. Set aside.
  6. To assemble the salad, place lettuce in a large salad bowl. Top the lettuce with red cabbage, tomatoes, corn, avocado slices, cilantro, spiced chickpeas, and baked tortilla strips. Drizzle the salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette and serve immediately.

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Dr Castro’s Exotic Chicken Salad Recipe with Yogurt

Dr Castro’s Exotic Chicken Salad Recipe with Yogurt

This recipe is not of my invention, I just made it my own by adding more and different ingredients to give it that special flavor that my family (especially my daughter Alexandrea) loves. You have to get Greek yogurt,  Dijon mustard with honey, sweet cranberries and toasted pecans,  since these are the “secret” ingredients that make this chicken salad very unique.

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Ingredients

Serves 8 (only 5 if I am in the eating group 😀😅😊😂🤩)
Apple
Celery stalks
2/3 cup Cranberries, dried
1 tsp Onion powder
2 tsp Parsley, fresh
4 tbsp Red onion
1 lemon or lime
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp Dijon mustard with honey
1/2 cup Mayonnaise (do not use light)
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Toasted pecans
1/2 cup Greek yogurt  (light sour cream)
3 well done large  cooked chicken breast
In a large bowl, mix chicken, cranberries, almonds, celery, and onion. In a separate small dish, prepare dressing by mixing yogurt, curry powder, soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt and pepper together. Combine dressing with the salad ingredients and mix well. Serve on your favorite bread, or on top of fresh greens!

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