Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Sunday 12 June 2016

Organic and Paleo foods market in London

I found this interesting  type of market the other day while I've been in central London. There are a few places where one can find "paleo"-styled and other similar modern day notions about healthy foods, but I haven't seen yet one so specialised. Some of the more interesting things were the grasshoppers, crickets and mealworms, there were also some meals made of them, but the prices were on par with the most expensive meats. Also I've seen things like spelt croissants and lasagnas. However the place was lacking on the vegetable and fruits front, also there were not much variety of the more "primitive" grains and legumes.

Grasshoppers, crickets and mealworms, good idea but expensive
More types of insect foods
"Healthy" organic canned fish
"Healthy" drinks
Some of the legumes
Paleo-bars, pretty sweet and tasty, but way too sweet for my understanding of "paleo"
The usual variety of "healthy" breads

Spelt croissants 

Spelt lasagnas 

Saturday 28 May 2016

Ceviche - My simplified version

I this video I am showing how I make my simplified version of ceviche.

Ceviche  is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of Latin America.

The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with chili peppers. Additional seasonings, such as chopped onions, salt, and cilantro, may also be added.

I am putting and mixing together chopped fish, onions, parsley, chili and black pepper. After that I am pouring on lemon juice and mixing it for a couple of minutes until the juice soaks and then I am adding chopped avocado and extra virgin olive oil and again mixing it lightly. And last if you want to try it but you are not used to raw food you can add salt, which will greatly improve the taste and by the way is the main difference between the taste of raw and cooked meat.

See more in Wikipedia and my raw minced pork dish

Sunday 15 May 2016

Paleo diet - minced pork

I've been asked to show some dishes from my version of the paleo diet. I'll have another video explaining all components of that diet, the meaning of them, why I am doing it, how I'm doing it, but for now I'll show just couple of dishes that I'll eat today. First and main meal is going to be minced pork, which I bought from the local shop, fresh pork with fat, minced. Next component is going to be fresh chopped onion and pepper, and parsley fresh and chopped also. Also we'll add an egg and couple of spices, black pepper and paprika. First we mix the egg and the mince. The mince is about 200 gr and the egg is about 70-80 gr. We mix until it's consistent. We'll eat this row, but the taste is not really different of runny eggs. It's quite common food. Also the minced pork is quite common to be eaten row. There are many national dishes in Europe and Asia that include row mince. Add a handful of fresh chopped onion, parsley, chopped onion and a bit of chopped pepper. One of the issues of this dish for people who are not accustomed to the paleo diet, and are used to eat salt daily, is that it is tasteless. To overcome this we can add some spices like black pepper or paprika. We need to spent about couple of weeks eating only raw food without salt and sugar so our sense of taste could sharpen and we'll perceive the normal raw meat as quite salty and tasty. Mix all ingredients well. We'll have about 300 gr of main meal at the end.