Rice Bowl With Teriyaki Marinated Cod

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For the past few month, I went completely nuts over Asian food. I have it for lunch, dinner, on weekends, on the go, at my desk. I even bought a giant bucket of Kikkoman soy sauce and a few bottles of Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce and marinade. The marinade is awesome because I can throw some proteins into a sealed container overnight and the next day I get a great meal.

Since there are not many recipes for cod with teriyaki I will try to explain in step-by-step.

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San Francisco Event: Demystifying nutrition: Separating Facts from Fiction

Hey there readers! If you happen to be in San Francisco this Friday, April 20th at 6 pm, you are welcome to attend one of my events that SupergirlsSF club and I are organizing.

On Friday we are going to discuss:

  • Am I eating what is right for me?
  • How do I optimize my diet to be more productive?
  • Should I follow the hype and become vegan, paleo, keto or lactose-free?
  • Should I take supplements, and if yes, which ones to choose?
  • Should I start taking vitamins my friend or partner has been raving about for months?

I will also be making healthy mocktails because what a party without a cocktail?

Click here to register for the event.

See you there!

It All Started With Oatmeal

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What should I eat if I want to start running?

It is the second most popular question I get after recipe requests.

For me, it all started with oatmeal. Once upon a time in London, I woke up at 6 am and had a nice portion of homemade oatmeal with berries. I took a nice run outside an hour after and that felt great.

I kept experimenting with all sorts of foods until I realized that it is natural foods that kept me going.

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Since I became the official ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon this year, I feel obligated to educate you guys about one of the most critical aspects of running. I got inspired by Coach Nate who has an awesome training program for those who have no clue how to start.

Now, let’s talk about what you should not eat if you want to run a half marathon. The list is short.

I stopped eating processed sugar (like at all) and substituted it with apples, oranges, and bananas. Honey is also OK but in moderation.

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All bubbly drinks are a no more in my life for over three years. I now drink kombucha, and if you don’t know what it is, you should really check it out!

Ideally a month before the race you should stop consuming alcohol (even beer), so you don’t dehydrate your body. Running after a can of beer can seriously take you away from this awesome kind of sports. Also, do not try to start training if you had three cans of beer or 2 cocktails. In this case, postpone your workout by 7-10 hours. Let your liver workout first.

Exclude deli meats, canned tuna or any kind of fish that have been in a can.

Milk, cheese, yogurt (non-dairy is ok) are also not great for your performance.

If you have any questions about eating and how to start preparing for the marathon let me know in comments below!

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Recipes from Bread Making Class: Scones With Cinnamon And Cranberries and Homemade Bread With Cloves And Pecans

It happend! My first class just happen last night! We had a lot of fun mixing the ingredients, listening to jazz music (as promised) and most importantly learned new things! Today I would like to share the recipes that I came up with specifically for this class.

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Mindful Eating Event In San Francisco

The fist Portion of holidays might be over, the I bet you still feel a little bloated and uncomfortable after binge-eating all weekend.

Wit the help of Pacificpause and myself we are going to learn how to eat mindfully. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we are going to talk about healthy food but we will try to figure out how not to overeat yourself next time.

We are going to gather on December 6th in San Francisco at 6:30 pm.

There will be food and soft beverages.

For more information click here

Bread Making Class In San Francisco

Holiday season is slowly flowing into the shops, supermarkets and our hearts.

Winter is probaby the most exciting time of the year. We gather together. We share smiles and thoughts. We eat. Eating is one of those things we do the best on Holidays, that’s why I decided to level up your skill.

I will be throwing a holiday bakeout on December 13 in San Francisco, so do not hesitate to stop by and learn the essentials of bread making and “hugge”.

For tickets and more information click this link.

See you soon!

 

You Can Now Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s For Real

Almost every single woman I know (including me) watched “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie. It was and still is the most iconic film for many ladies who are dreaming about fancy life and a prince on a white horse.

If you are the one that hasn’t seen the move heres the short storyline: the main character played by Audry Hepbern dresses up nicely and every morning comes up to Tiffany store in New York City, overlooking their window full of jewelery while eating a doughnut with coffee.

Well, guys, behold! There is an actual cafe opening at the Fifth Avenue storefront of Tiffany in NYC.

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The place, called The Blue Box Cafe that will open this Friday will offer meals at pretty reasonable prices. According to Eater, breakfast and lunch will cost around $29 and $39 and include two courses each. Customers can also order tea service for $49.

For special occasions, Tiffany’s cafe will offer a Blue Box Cake that will look exactly like a signature little blue box and will be priced at $36.

 

 

 

You Shouldn’t Eat More Than 2 OZ Of Black Licorice, FDA Says

Halloween celebrations might be over, but those bags filled with candy are still on your countertop, and they won’t go away unless you eat it. We all enjoy indulging in sweet stuff while watching scary movies, but apparently, movies are not the most terrifying part.

Recently, FDA released a warning, reminding those with bags of candy to avoid excessive amounts of black licorice. The problem with this candy is that you may experience the range of unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms like abnormal heart rhythms, swelling, high blood pressure, lethargy or even congestive heart failure.

The thing is that black licorice contains glycyrrhizin that can cause potassium levels in our body to significantly drop. The safe portion for people over the age of 40 is about 2 oz or 56 grams per day.

If you are experiencing one of the symptoms listed above, stop eating black licorice and call your doctor immediately.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

There Is A Reason Why You feel Crappy If You Don’t Drink Caffeine

Many of you probably noticed that if you did not take your usual dose of coffee in the morning, the mood seems to go down, and the day is not set right from the start.  According to Food And Wine, the scientists from the University of Emory found that the matter is not in your mood at all.

The fact is that caffeine allows us to feel more energetic, focused and less depressed, says Professor of Neuropharmacology Michael Kuhar. If you forgot or did not have time to drink the usual cup of coffee at breakfast, then you will most likely feel drowsy, lethargic and irritable. Some can even experience a headache, low blood pressure, and even nausea.

The good news is that caffeine is not as addictive as drugs and alcohol, and unlike the above substances, it withdraws from our body within 24 hours. That’s why you can experience unpleasant symptoms within 24 hours after the last cup of coffee.

If you for some reason decided to give up caffeine, then to stay away from the coffee shops, since even the slightest smell of fried beans can cause cravings.