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I recently read the book Limitless by Jim Kwik, which is changing my life as I write this. It is a book about how to “upgrade your brain, learn anything faster, and unlock your exceptional life.” This is a book that I will read several times, and listen to (as I also bought the audio version) for the rest of my life. He shares his many secrets of how he uses his brain at a greater capacity then most. One of the things he shared were his top ten brain foods, that gets your neurons moving and in the right directions. Turmeric is one of those, and so I created this delicious Tea that I drink every afternoon, it is sooooo delicious! I drink this with my daily Brain Food Snack, which varies from day to day. Below are some Brain Food Snack examples and Turmeric & Ginger Tea Recipe.
Brain Food Snacks:
Chopped Cauliflower and/or Broccoli and Fresh Sliced Avocado, lightly salted
Dehydrated Apricots and Walnuts (which I keep in the Freezer)
Fresh Blueberries & Dehydrated Bananas, and Walnuts (Bananas & Walnuts I keep in the Freezer)
Turmeric & Ginger Tea Recipe:
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric (I use Curcumin, it’s Turmeric Powder Extract)
½ Teaspoon of Powdered Ginger
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Grated Fresh Ginger (one slice)
Pour about a Tablespoon of Honey into the ingredients, and mix into a paste
Fill the cup with hot water
Squeeze of lemon wedge
Mix and Enjoy!
Check out Kwik Brain Podcast (Limitless Community) on Face Book, and Go to Amazon.com and Search for Limitless by Jim Kwik, or go to www.jimkwik.com and see his many programs he offers. Don’t forget to mention Sanibel Charm! See you on the exceptional side of life!
Today I left my beloved Sanibel Island and had a wonderful tasty and well serviced lunch at Siam Hut, a Thai Restaurant in Cape Coral Florida. It's set in a shopping center on Del Prado Blvd., a little hidden, but it's a gem! The food is always good, and it's the price is reasonable! Today I had the Chicken Massaman (one of my favorite of all time dishes) and it came with soup and salad, Bonus! I love Thai food sooooo much that since I was there and enjoyed my lunch so much, I ordered Tom Kai Gai with a side of white rice to go, for dinner!! Wow, that was equally as delicious and it's listed on Yelp as one of the favorite items there, and I concur!!
If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend it for lunch, you won't be disappointed! Bon Appetit!!!
Let’s face it, produce is expensive, even the non-organic kind. Feeding your family on a budget is hard enough, and vegetables won’t last forever. However, most people discard them way before their time. Let’s look at celery for example. People usually toss them when the tips start to turn brown. Is it bad, should you throw it away? NO! It doesn’t look appetizing though so here’s what you do. Simply cut the brown ends off, and it’s like new! Seriously, like fresh! I do this all the time, same with Cauliflower; the tops get those little black spots all over…just cut them off and wa-la, perfectly white crunchy cauliflower. Some veggies get mushy or loose their crunch and can’t be saved for raw consumption, so what to do then…soup, or add them to a casserole. I have made so many awesomerefrigerator soupsand casseroleswith my turning veggies…some of my best recipes ever (ask my family).
So after I cut my examples here, I was a little hungry…so here are a couple things you can do with your newly fresh veggies that are also a healthy snack for the family! (note: baby cut carrots are one of my must have daily snacks, and I eat them with just about anything. Shown here, peanut butter, also mustard, salsa, humus, dressings, cottage cheese, etc…anything!)
I discovered this recipe years ago when I worked at an Italian Restaurant and Karaoke Bar (weird combination, right?) Sunday was their busy day, Football and Pizza all day, Karaoke and Cocktails all night. I worked ALL day Sunday, a triple actually (that’s like 3 shifts in restaurant lingo)…but I was in school full time and could only work the weekends. There was this wonderful Caribbean woman working in the kitchen at the time who offered to make us a special breakfast pizza to get us through our long day. Someone would need run to the grocery store and get her some key ingredients, and so I volunteered. I am so grateful that I did because this pizza is incredibly delicious, decedent even; yet super easy to make with simple ingredients!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 premade pizza crust (I prefer Boboli…unless you can make your own pizza crust!)
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 package mozzarella cheese
1 Cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven at 350*
First, melt the butter and the cinnamon together and spread over the crust
Next, slice the bananas and place them on the pizza
Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the crust
Cover the entire pizza with shredded mozzarella cheese
Bake at 350* for 8-10 minutes (until cheese melts to a golden brown)
This recipe is one of my daughter and my favorites. It's so delicious and so simple. All you need is:
Salmon, red onion, lemon, butter, garlic, dill, sea salt & pepper.
Lay the Salmon on a piece of aluminum foil, layer sliced red onion, lemon and pats of butter, then sprinkle with minced garlic, dill, sea salt and fresh ground pepper. (If you like a little kick, sprinkle some cajun seasoning and or chili powder on as well)
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400'
Mayo, cajun seasoning, minced garlic, dill, sea salt and pepper
With Jasmine Rice and Grilled Broccoli-(Broccoli, olive oil drizzle, sea salt and pepper, bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 400')
Quite frankly, I'm a wine gal! I like it all, red wine, white wine, rose wine, dessert wine, and sparkling wine! However, when I'm on vacation, at the beach, and or island hopping, I love a good foo foo drink made with fresh juices, rums, vodkas, and liquors!
Here are a couple recipe's of my favorites!
Madres-3 oz vodka, ice, then pour 1/2 cranberry 1/2 orange juice
Planters Punch-3 oz dark rum, ice, 3/4 oz fresh lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup, drizzle grenadine, dash bitters, and splash soda water
Rum Runner-2 oz light rum, 2 oz dark rum, 1 oz banana liquor, 1 oz blackberry brandy, sour mix, drizzle grenadine(either serve frozen or on the rocks) and top it off with a 151 rum float
Tired of the traditional Mimosa? Then try adding cranberry with a squeeze of lime instead! It's delicious and it's smooth, easier to drink, especially more than one;) Next brunch your at, take the leap, try the Cranberry Champagne Cocktail! You won't be disappointed!