Friday, 23 April 2010

It's autumn now and temperature is fluctuating every now and then, leaning towards cold. It's the season when waking up in the morning is a like being kill-joy. There's too much fun under the doona. Aside from the food and wearing my winter gear, I don't really like cold. So if you are like me bracing for the brrrr months, here are some tips for us.

Get munching.
We all know that good carbs, such as pulses and wholegrains can help keep your energy levels stable. But, more exotic foods like pumpkin, squash and artichokes are also energy powerhouses. Eat them like potatoes, mashed, roasted or steamed.

Have a drink, of juice that is.
Juicing is the fastest way to get energy-boosting nutrients into the bloodstream. So if you’re feeling tired and in need of a sugar fix, get to a juice bar and have a large, fresh fruit or veggie juice. The instant vitamin hit will make you feel better quickly.

Lighten up.
If stress is getting you down, not to mention sapping your energy then do something light to balance it out. Listen to music, watch a film or TV, have dinner with friends, anything to have fun. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.

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But always, it boils down to what is natural and what suits yourself. Always listen to what your body is telling you. If supplementing is required, consult your GP.
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Choosing for products for teeth is a feat in itself. There are just so many brands to choose from, so many styles and variants of toothbrushes and toothpaste and many other stuff that wouldn't have been necessary ages ago. I mean, it should be simple but no, a whole industry has existed just for oral health.

Anyway, it was in telly tonight - they tested the toothpaste brand that really works. According to experts (dentists) one main ingredient in toothpaste that should do in itself is flouride. But these days there are just so many extras - whitening, for sensitive teeth (I've fallen for this), for healthy gums, etc.

Experts advise to brush teeth an hour after eating. Why? I don't know. But let's not forget that these experts are those people whose income is dependent on repairing damaged teeth (prevention is always expensive so there are not so many customers).

I'm taking care of my teeth as much as I can (I read multivitamins review to know if they aid in maintaining healthy peggies). But teeth are like our any other parts of the body. They sustain wear and tear so we can only do so much in taking care of them.

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It’s one of my colleagues’ birthday today and it is customary to have cake for morning tea. It was yummy but very rich. I wasn’t able to finish it in one setting. I kept on munching on it until about afternoon tea time. Sweet food has the same effect on me as oily food. They give me headache and eventually make me sick.

I don’t have a sweet tooth but I can't pass on a very yummy mud cake either (Cheesecake shop). The cake shop is just a few minutes walk from the office that it has been our favourite. Good thing the treat doesn't come almost every week lest we would all be reading 7-dfbx review in search for stuff that will counteract the sugar that we will be taking.

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Food trip friday


These are our lunch last Good Friday. We went to watch the Sail Festival in Redcliffe. There is a good seafood resto there but Mcj thought, it might be full and we don't have reservation so we ended up eating at the cafe which actually turned up nice.

He had crumbed fish and chips with salad and I had calamari with chips and salad. The servings were very generous and it was sumptous.

It was a lovely day for us. Good food, good view and fresh air. But one thing, I didn't meditate much - I must have been mulling over a Samsung item. Me bad.
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The manager in the Development team in our company is leaving and it’s his last day today. We had lunch at the Regatta Street CafĂ©. It’s a few minutes drive from the office. As I am not familiar with the establishments here, I checked the net to know its location. And I found more than just the address but also a review in one of the sites. I was forewarned that the food they are serving is frozen and reheated at the back area of the restaurant. The rating is high on value for money.
The menu was pretty limited but I can say, the resto was pretty packed. I supposed because it is almost weekend, everyone is having a beer or two.

I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad in a Wrap. It was good and tasty – indeed it was frozen. The servings were generous. I was not able to eat it all.

Though, the meat ingredients were just heated up from frozen stuff as what I have read in the resto review. I reckon, if you frequently visit there... you might be compelled to read hydroxycut review. You might need it in the future.
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Friday, 2 April 2010



Ceasar's Palace from Grill'd. I had this for Lunch on Wednesday. The chicken was nice - soft - but needs more salt. I suppose it was to complement the bacon. My first entry in Food Trip Friday.
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Ingredients (serves 20)
4 corn cobs, husks and silks removed
1 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped
375ml (1 1/2 cups) vegetable stock
125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 small (about 165g each) red capsicums
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar

Method
Use a small sharp knife to cut down the length of the cob, close to the core, to remove the kernels.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the corn and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until corn is bright yellow.

Increase heat to high. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until corn is tender. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.

Add the cream. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Place the soup in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C. Place the capsicums on a baking tray. Cook in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven. Use a sharp knife to cut capsicums in half and deseed. Peel and discard the skin.

Finely chop the capsicum and place in a small bowl. Add the oil and vinegar, and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour the warm soup among shot glasses. Top with the capsicum mixture and serve immediately.

I plan to make this soup but it seems it'll have to settle in the backseat as our day is very busy. Same with the task of getting insurance quotes.
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