Beer, What Is It Good For? Beer Belly vs. 6-Pack.

Ok, I confess, I loved beer.

Previously, I could not have imagined a life without beer. Seriously, that is how much I loved the amber ale.

My First San Miguel Beer Was at 5 Years-of-Age

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Primed Daikon Rice and Squash Rice

Here are two easy and beautiful recipes to substitute for your rice.

Rice is not one of the ingredients that is part of my Primed Lifestyle. I am seeking to eat more quality proteins, fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds and healthy oils.

Rice was quiet easy for me to stop eating as back in France the only rice that we are eating is more as a cold salad during summer. Rice in France is not like here Philippines, where it is important during a meal, which is why it is so difficult for a Filipino to cut down and totally stop eating.

That is why I came out with these two recipes using daikon radish and squash. Daikon is a very good vegetable used in Japanese and Korean cuisine, is only more or less P 60 per kg, is easy to peel and with this recipe, easy to prepare. The squash is very good as well.

A vos fourneaux (Get cooking)!

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The Best Primed Recipe of Braised Lamb Shoulder with Daikon and Squash Rice

The Lamb shoulder is really one of the best cuts for me, especially the way I prepare it with great spices and cooked slowly.

Lamb shoulder is ideal for slow cooking and has just enough fat that during the cooking it will give great flavors to the lamb.  Add some spices and lemon and serve with Primed daikon and squash rice or our delicious Ratatouille.

This fantastic recipe is one that you cook for sharing between friends or family. It is also one of the very nice recipes that you can enjoy at the Brasserie CiÇou in Greenhills. Please see a review on Brasserie CiÇou here.
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Beautiful Soup: Fish and Seafood Dish ! “Primed Bouillabaisse “

La Bouillabaisse” is a traditional French dish from the city of Marseille. It is a star recipe that people travel to from all over the world to enjoy.

This special dish is traditionally from the fishermen of the port of Marseille who used to make a boiled broth made of little rock fish that restaurants and other people didn’t want to buy because they were small and not well known.

So, the fishermen decided to cook these little rock fish adding some vegetables including garlic and fennel, the main ingredient of the recipe (good thing we can find fennel here in the Philippines!).

La bouillabaisse is a family dish. Warm and hearty; it’s a primed dish.

First, we will make the soup/broth. The broth is made by cooking the fish and vegetables – very tasty and very rich in flavors.

We don’t have the traditional French rock fish from the Mediterranean Sea (rascasse, loup Murène and girelle) for bouillabaisse here in Manila, but we have other fish which are very tasty as well (lapu lapu, red mullet, tursilyo, maya maya etc.).

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Primed Pica-Pica, Apéritif or Apérot by Chef CiÇou

Pica pica is one of the Tagalog names I like most. Not simply because of the food by itself, but the ambiance that will be. Pica pica is like the aperot in France, and normally these moments are always fun and relaxed. You eat and drink with your family or friends while waiting for your lunch or dinner to be ready.

I love pâtés, pork rillette and pâtés de campagne. All of these are easy to make and are available to buy at Brasserie CiÇou.

These items are so easy and tasty to eat, especially with a crispy warm bread. I decided not to eat bread though, so if like me, you decided to be primed and remove the bread from your diet you can still enjoy some pâtés or rillettes but use other items that are more nutritious than bread. Eggplant goes very well with the chicken liver pâtés for example.

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What Do You Want To Do When You Are 90 Years Old?

“Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen R. Covey

Our birth certificates do not have an expiration date so we actually have a saying in to how well and how long we live. Of course outside forces may affect this but what we do today will have an impact on our tomorrow.

What is the key to longevity? There is not one perfect answer but many things that you can do to give yourself a better quality and quantity of life. See what is the Primed Lifestyle.

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From the facebook page of Overfed and Undernourished.

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Kale and Pineapple Smoothie At Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay

I like kale but a lot of people do not. My daughter Lauren is not a fan of kale and never wants to have it again!

The fact that it is very, very good for you will not make up for the fact that some people just don’t like the taste as they find it too rich, bitter and powerful on the taste buds.

What if you can make a delicious and nutritious smoothie that incorporates this nutritious food into your diet?

At Nurture Wellness Village I enjoyed one of the most delightful smoothies I have ever tried. It was so good that I actually had 2.

The owner, Cathy, tells of a delightful story where a 9 year old girl, sipping on a Kale and Pineapple Smoothie, exclaimed to her Mum, “I love Kale juice!”

I will be taking my daughter and son there hoping they too might have the same response.

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To make the smoothie simply blend ice, de-stemmed kale leaves and pineapple.

The great thing about getting your kale smoothie or buying your kale from Nurture Wellness Village is that it is organic and great quality. Kale is also excellent inside an Omelette with Berries.

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If you are in Tagaytay enjoying the cooler weather there drop in and experience Nurture’s Spa or Wellness treatments, lunch or dinner, or even a delicious Kale and Pineapple Smoothie in their beautiful and relaxing garden setting.

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Enjoy More Time for Life!

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