Month: June 2016

Diamonds In The Rough

Diamonds In The Rough

At my age, Every day is a Diamond. Some days are multifaceted, some days are Diamonds in the Rough, that need a little work done on them, but their Diamonds, none the less. Retirement life is like that. It is not all days on the […]

Chilled Potato and Leek Soup

Chilled Potato and Leek Soup

Chilled Potato and Leek Soup is the next soup on our list of soups to enjoy even when it is to Hot to be outdoors more that a few minutes at at time. This is a classic soup that can be eaten hot or cold. […]

Anti Aging Food Sources

Anti Aging Food Sources

Anti Aging Food Sources
It’s time to get started

Anti Aging Food Sources are something that we become aware of after we start to reach those golden years. By the way, let me tell you from experience there is not all that much actual Gold in the golden years but that’s off subject isn’t it. Sorry.

As we age, our bodies go through various processes inwardly. We have cells that are supposed to go through a certain stage and then die off. Sometimes though, these cells don’t die. They can become damaged and are then breeding grounds for diseases – including cancer – and multiply rapidly.

One way to combat that damage is by ingesting foods that are rich in antioxidants. But   foods that have plenty of antioxidants aren’t just good for fighting back against diseases. They fight aging, too – and can keep you feeling physically young. And the younger you are when you realize this and start eating whole foods and stop junk foods and soda’s the better it is going to be when you do become a senior citizen as some like to call us.

Anti Aging Food Sources
Slowing the ageing process starts with the food

You might not have realized yet how potent food is in the fight to help you keep your youthfulness. But foods like fruits contain powerful doses of vitamin C, which is known to fight against both disease and aging.

Anti Aging Food Sources
This is a great lite lunch idea

You might not be able to prevent growing older, but you can prevent the side effects of aging – like poor skin tone and weakened health. Starting today, you can use anti aging food to keep your body healthy and young inwardly and outwardly.

Have plenty of fruits like cranberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries as part of your every day diet. Some vegetables are good anti aging protectors, too. Have a few servings of carrots, sweet potatoes and romaine lettuce for the benefits these foods offer against aging.

Anti Aging Food Sources
It is not hard to grow these at home

 

Leafy green vegetables contain a multitude of benefits against aging. They contain calcium and potassium, are rich in beta carotene and lutein, which helps battle aging in the eyes.

For strong bones, look for foods rich in the vitamin K. Some examples of these foods are kale, turnip greens and spinach. Vitamin K helps the body’s heart health as well as bone health.

You’ll see lots of advertisements that go hand in hand with aging, telling people to consume lots of calcium for healthy bones – and while it’s true that you do need calcium for healthy bones, you can’t overlook the benefits of protein in an anti aging diet.

Anti Aging Food Sources
Avoid farm raised fish

For your Anti Aging Food Sources protein You’ll want healthy meats. Avoid to much red meats and when you do eat it make sure it is from open range cattle. Instead of a diet of mostly red meat,  opt instead for lean meats like free range poultry. Wild Caught Fish should be a staple in your meals because of the Omega 3 properties it contains.

Eating plenty of filling foods like whole grains to help battle aging – because they have a lot of fiber, which can protect against certain cancers. Whole grain oatmeal helps keep the heart healthy and is good to fight against health problems that can clog the arteries. I personally don’t eat wheat but it is a personal choice. I will write an article later about why I gave up wheat.

Anti Aging Food Sources
I allow myself one square about three times a week

Some foods are known as anti-inflammatory foods and help keep you healthy as they fight against inflammation, which is linked to aging. Besides fruits and vegetables, these foods are olive oils, GMO free soy based foods, green tea and dark chocolate.  Perhaps of all the Anti Aging Food Sources listed here, dark chocolate is my favorite. It’s my go to treat when I want a something sweet after dinner. I do limit it to about a one ounce square piece and I only have it once in a while.

Finding the Anti Aging Food Sources is the easy part, making them a part of our daily life might take a little adjustment for some of us..It took me a while, but then I read the following quote by Leonardo da Vinci and thought Now is the time; “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”–

 

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Discover A BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread

Discover A BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread

Just for fun a little change lets make a BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread. I am always doing things like this because I do not want to get set in a pattern of eating the same thing every time. When it comes down to it, […]

Orange Fennel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Orange Fennel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

What, you say, Fennel and blood oranges in Mexico? Well yes, you can grow or purchase both items here in the Puerto Vallarta area. Although I have not found any starter plants for blood oranges, I will. (Orange Fennel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette might take […]

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup is one of those go to light soups that taste so good when the summer heat makes turning on a stove something that you want to avoid at all costs.

 

 

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Pictures From My Smart Phone

Pictures From My Smart Phone

Pictures From My Smart Phone continue to be a challenge to me. I can upload them to my computer and I can send them to my printer but as of right now I have not figured out how to post them in an article such […]

Sweet Spicy Chicken Wings

Sweet Spicy Chicken Wings

If Sweet Spicy Chicken Wings didn’t get their start here in Mexico they sure should have. Chipotle peppers are really dried smoked jalapeno peppers. It is a process that I might write about one day but today it is all about the wings. Why, because […]

Torta Ahogada Mexico’s Drowned Sandwich

Torta Ahogada Mexico’s Drowned Sandwich

torta Ahogada
Torta Ahogda Mexico’s Drowned sandwich

A new friend from England asked me to re-post the recipe for Torta Ahogada Mexico’s Drowned sandwich. There are many different recipes for the sauce, which is as important as the sandwich. Some recipes use only arbol chiles while others also use chipotle peppers which add a smoky flavor to the sauce. Some recipes use shredded pork shoulder while others use chopped or finely diced pork. The pork filling is marinated in garlic and citrus, cooked slowly until crisp on the outside and well done in the middle. You don’t trim off all the fat because the meat soaks up the spicy salsa, so that the richness and fat of the meat balances the acidity of the spicy salsa.

 
Torta Ahogada’s started in Guadalajara but quickly became famous throughout the state of Jalsico, Mexico. I have tried them in Guadalajara and in Puerto Vallarta and I must say, so far to date, the ones I have had in Puerto Vallarta are the best. I say “so far” because we visit Guadalajara 3 times a year and stay two to three days on each visit. That requires that I keep trying to find the perfect TortaAhogada. That is a task I take very seriously.
And so Joe Royle of England, here is a recipe for Torta Ahogada Mexico’s drowned sandwich. I hope it is the one you remember from our old blog.
 
Torta Ahogada Mexico's Drowned Sandwich
Author:
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Sandwich
Ingredients
  • 3⁄4 oz. dried chiles de arbol (about 20), stemmed and seeded
  • 3⁄4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 crusty bolillo or Italian roll
  • 1 1⁄2 cups leftover roasted pork shoulder, chopped or shredded
  • 1 Chipotle pepper (optional)
  • Pickled onion and sliced radishes served on the side.
Instructions
  1. Combine chiles, vinegar, pumpkin and sesame seeds, oregano, sea salt, cumin, allspice, cloves, (chipotle pepper in including) and garlic in a blender, and puree until very smooth.
  2. Pour through a medium strainer into a bowl, discard solids, and stir in 3⁄4 cup water.
  3. Split roll and toast lightly on the inside. Fill bottom half with pork.
  4. Add the top bun; pour chile de arbol sauce over sandwich, and let sit, so that the sauce soaks in.
  5. Serve the pickled onion and radish on the side allowing your guests to garnish as they wish...
 

I have posted the onion recipe in another article on this blog which you can find Here  In Mexico Pickled onions are presented at the table for almost every lunch type meal served here. They are as important as offering at least two different salsas. There is a way to set a table that usually always includes the onions, a dish with jalapino and sliced hot carrots and a few salsa choices that I will share in an article at a later date..  Enjoy a Torta Ahogada Mexico’s Drowned Sandwich and be sure to top it with some pickled onions.

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Mexico’s Pickled Onions

Mexico’s Pickled Onions

Mexico’s Pickled Onions or Escabeche De Cebolla as they are known as here in Mexico are a “must have” to serve with your lunch time meals. They are used to top many of the dishes such as tostados and volvanos.  A batch of Mexican Pickled […]