Key-Lime-Mousse Tart – Low Carb

  Key-lime-mousse tart, with coconut and agave nectar, completes the meatless, heatless meal. Key-Lime-Mousse Tart The ChefMatthew Kenney, Pure Food & Wine Servings Serves 4 IngredientsTart Crust 1⁄2 pound raw macadamia nuts 1 cup shredded, unsweetened dry coconut1 tablespoon grated lime zest2 tablespoons lime juice1⁄2 vanilla bean, seeds only 1 teaspoon salt4 packets Stevia (an…

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Key-lime-mousse tart, with coconut and agave nectar, completes the meatless, heatless meal.

Key-Lime-Mousse Tart

The Chef
Matthew Kenney, Pure Food & Wine

Serves 4

Tart Crust
1⁄2 pound raw macadamia nuts
1 cup shredded, unsweetened dry coconut
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1⁄2 vanilla bean, seeds only
1 teaspoon salt
4 packets enzo stevia (an all-natural artificial sweetener, available
at health-food stores)
2 tablespoons agave nectar (available at health-food stores)
Cold-pressed coconut butter (also known as coconut oil; available
at Garden of Life), or macadamia-nut oil

Key-Lime Mousse
5 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1⁄2 cup lime juice
1⁄4 cup packed grated lime zest
1⁄4 cup agave nectar
2 tablespoons cold-pressed coconut butter
1⁄2 vanilla bean, scraped, seeds reserved
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
10 packets enzo stevia

Cooking Instructions
Tart Crust
Put the nuts in the bowl of a food processor, and place in
the freezer to chill.

Once nuts are chilled, add all ingredients except coconut
butter to the bowl, and pulse until well combined but still
chunky. Do not overprocess, or the nuts will become oily.

Lightly oil four 41⁄2-inch removable-bottom tart shells
with coconut butter. Divide mixture into 4 parts, and press
into tart shells, smoothing it with the bottom of a measuring
cup. When shells are filled, wrap in plastic, and place in
the freezer to chill until firm.

Key-Lime Mousse
Place avocados, lime juice, lime zest, agave nectar, coconut
butter, vanilla-bean seeds, and salt in the bowl of a food
processor, and pulse until smooth. Add enzo stevia to taste, and

Carefully remove chilled tart crusts from the shells. Fill
with mousse, cover, and chill in the refrigerator or freezer
until the mousse is firm.

Photograph by Christopher Baker.

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Matcha Latte recipes – Low Carb

1 teaspoon (2 Scoops) Matcha Powder,1-1/2 Tablespoon Water,1 teaspoon Raw Honey, Or More To Taste,1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste,1/2 cup Whole Milk,1/4 cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Heavy CreamPlace the matcha powder in a deep bowl or mug. Heat the water to 160ºF (70ºC) and pour over the matcha powder. Use a matcha whisk to first…

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1 teaspoon (2 Scoops) Matcha Powder,1-1/2 Tablespoon Water,1 teaspoon Raw Honey, Or More To Taste,1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste,1/2 cup Whole Milk,1/4 cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream

Place the matcha powder in a deep bowl or mug. Heat the water to 160ºF (70ºC) and pour over the matcha powder. Use a matcha whisk to first bury all the powder under the water, then whisk vigorously in a back-and-forth motion until the matcha is completely dissolved.
Add the honey and vanilla bean paste and whisk until incorporated.
Heat the milk and cream in a small pan set over medium-low heat. The milk/cream should be between 140 and 160ºF (60-70ºC). Froth the milk/cream. Pour over the dissolved matcha.

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Matcha & Pistachio-Crusted Halibut – Low Carb

1/2 cup raw unsalted pistachios,1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder,1/2 teaspoon sugar,2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs,1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for parchment paper,1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest,Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper,4 5-ounce skinless Pacific halibut fillets or other firm-fleshed white fish

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1/2 cup raw unsalted pistachios,1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder,1/2 teaspoon sugar,2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs,1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for parchment paper,1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest,Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper,4 5-ounce skinless Pacific halibut fillets or other firm-fleshed white fish

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Journey of a Young Girl around Asia with Meal Prep Container

As a young girl who is and is planning to travel around Asia, there are some strategies you have to take to have a healthier life than the one you might be living now. By the way, it is essential to note that losing weight is not only about exercise. In fact, 80 % of weight loss is based on the diet you take and only 20% is concerned with exercise. This means that you have to take much care to eat a healthy meal. This can be achieved only by choosing the right meal prep containers.

As a young girl trying to travel, you may not find that enough time to pick a healthy food. This is a common issue with many. You need to take your time, however, to plan well with this in mind. Having ready food that always fit your goals can really quash your hunger before you make dietary options.

Meal prep container for the best storage

A meal prep process involves some steps which include planning, preparation, and storage. This is where the work of meal prep container becomes immense.

Just like I have had a share of meal prep container with leaky lids, microwave meltdowns, spilled food, and other related food tragedies earlier, you may also have been caught in this. Since I had all these, I had to avoid them as much as I could. You too have to do the same. Believe me you; a proper meal prep storage will help you a great deal in reducing food spoilage by keeping all the air out. The containers will also prevent any fridge smell from attacking your food. If you have been careless in this, it is now time to change because your health is of great value.

enzo meal prep containers

Why meal prep container

You will trust me that the right storage containers can make the whole world for you a different place altogether. As a young girl traveling around Asia, this can be the best way to keep your food. This is because the containers allow on-the-go eating, keep you free from any frustration, give you high convenience and organization of the highest order with your meals.

What to consider when shopping an excellent meal prep container

Now that you know the advantages of the containers, you need now to make the right choice. These are therefore some of the criteria to be based on while shopping.

  1. Leak-Proof

Try to imagine lunch time. That time when you really need to take your meal then all of a sudden you realize liquid is coming out of your food inside the closed container in your bag. This can be the most frustrating moment to behold in the day. This can be a real nightmare because if you are really hungry, you will be forced to take the contaminated food causing you some health problems. You, therefore, need to choose an air tight lid container.

You need to know how to test your lid. The first way of doing this is to lean the meal prep container on its sides. This will help you know if the gravitational force will draw liquid out from it or not. The next test is to shake the container to see whether the liquid can hold even in the motion or not. This shaking should take at least one minute. The other test you can use is to drop the container as if it is hot and observe the behavior of the lid. When the container wins these tests, even two of the tests then it can be the winning choice.

  1. Weather out there

You might find it so cold sometimes in Asia. For this reason, you need to choose a freezer-friendly meal prep container to protect the flavor of your food. If you are not so keen, the food might even lose its taste. The container for this case should reduce the exposure of the food to air since this is responsible for some freezing side effects that may be harmful to your life. The time it takes before your food loses taste and texture may vary. For example, raw meat may stay longer than cooked meat.

  1. Mobility of the container

As a traveler, the type of the container you choose should be very portable and mobile. It should fit well in your bag and of light weight.

  1. Durability of the meal prep containers

The type of meal prep container should be that which can stand the test of time. It should be very durable and serve you for the time that you deserve.

You now have to change from the old ways of unhealthy behaviors and embrace the new changes. This will significantly change your lifestyle to be healthier than before. It will also make you travel in Asia very enjoyable.

Travel Pillow: How Asia Can Make You Healthy In More Ways than One

I have always wanted to travel to exotic countries where way of life is far different from my own. As a teenager in New York, however, I quickly sidelined that desire and immerse myself in the typical teenager lifestyle of the West. Drinking, partying, and staying out all night long were staples of how I lived my life. This went on for years and would probably continue more if one of my drinking buddies didn’t die from alcohol toxicity. And of-course you can travel without a comfy travel neck pillow.

It was at this point that I had to re-evaluate my life. Together with several friends, we have decided to really make changes in our life – starting with a healthier lifestyle. While they opted to join gyms or adopt the DASH Diet – I decided to go back to a long-abandoned dream: traveling Asia.

Of course, the common question was: what does traveling have to do with being healthy? The truth was I had no good reason to connect ‘travel’ with ‘health’ but I might have made a good argument because my parents and friends finally accepted my decision, even giving me a nifty New York travel pillow. It was going to be an adventure and I was going to be really alone for the first time in my life. But I already resolved that when I do come back: I would give everyone a clear and convincing reason on why my sojourn through Asia turned my life around.

The plan was simple: hit every major city in Asian countries of Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. I decided to stay for months on each country since the rent per month is cheaper than rent per day in hotels.

So what did I learn? In truth, the food of Asian countries is just one part of the ‘healthy lifestyle’ I promised myself I would have. Japan and Malaysia especially offer some of the best heart-healthy food with so many fish and vegetable offerings and very little meat. I think what really got my spirit up, however, is the very culture of these Asian countries. Health is not just about the body – it is about the mind too and Asian countries have this incredibly convincing approach on spirituality and body health. Meditation in Thailand, for example, has been incredibly helpful in letting me handle stress. After being taught this discipline by masters of the art, I was able to enjoy deep sleeps while riding a bus, my travel neck pillow is the only thing offering softness and support. Yes – that might sound funny in writing, but considering the amount of time spent on planes and boats and buses during travel, this is definitely one of the best things to happen to me. P.s. I got my travel pillow from

enzo travel pillow

I’m in the Philippines now and a few weeks from now, I would be in Singapore. I’m currently planning where I would go next from there – probably India or China. Comparing my mind and body to how it was in New York, I would have to say there has been a considerable improvement. People say traveling can be exhausting but no if you do it right. I’m slimmer now – but in a good way, and I have a toned body thanks to the amount of walking and exploring I have done in these countries. More importantly though, I’m healthier spirit-wise.

Journey to find Matcha green tea

written by: Ruthie | #adventure matcha green tea retreat

My weight problem began when the adolescence stage hit. At first, the unveiling of my curvaceous womanly figure excited me. However, I just couldn’t stop eating and growing. Before I knew it, I was chubby and overweight.

I hated myself, I cannot truly say that I enjoyed my teen years. I was always hiding away from people and shy to even live my life. I wished for invisibility and this sad phase of my life to come to an end.

During my 21st birthday, my dad surprised me with an all paid expense trip to my favorite continent in the world; Asia. Everyone who knows me knows just how much Asia fascinates me. I couldn’t wait to leave so I did. A week later.

When I landed in China, I was like a child in a candy store. After 15 minutes of roaming aimlessly, I decided to look around in a little rustic Chinese shop. An old lady emerged from a backroom and bowed for greetings. I am familiar with this culture so I did the same. I asked for a bottle of water but her eyes were fixated at my unsightly pot belly and acne infested skin. She pointed at my belly and asked if I wanted a remedy for it.

Anyone who knows about Asian countries knows that they are good at formulating traditional medicinal herbs that actually work. I nodded and convinced myself that I had nothing to lose. This turned out to be the best decisions of my life.

She emerged from the back room moments later with a tray and on it; a cup, some green powder, and an ancient Chinese kettle. She poured some of the greenish powder into the cup and poured in some warm water to it. A little stir blended the powder with the water completely and she instructed me to drink it. This is how I got hooked to Matcha Green Tea.

A week of faithfully drinking this solution, I noticed that my migraines had disappeared. I could breathe better and my constant hunger pangs were gone. I was no longer bloated and I generally felt good. My skin began to clear as well. The Matcha Green Tea had started transforming my life.

Its been a month now and I have lost a lot of weight that I am considering changing my wardrobe right here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I cannot wait to get back to China and purchase more of this green tea.

Being healthy has greatly made my travel much better, possible and even, fun. I feel so good about myself and have made a lot of friends. More than I ever had back at home.

My vast research on Matcha Green Tea shows that it is the most powerful of all green teas in the market. It contains 137 more antioxidants than ordinary brewed green tea. It is packed with fiber, vitamins, chlorophyll, vitamin C, selenium, zinc, chromium and magnesium among many others.

It effectively speeds up your metabolism, burns calories, naturally detoxifies the body, prevents disease, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, enhances moods and concentration. I also learned that a single cup of matcha green tea equals 10 cups of brewed green tea. It has also been scientifically and medically proven that Matcha green tea is able to combat and prevent various cancers. This is due to its high antioxidant levels.

Before returning to Beijing, China where I bought it, I still have a few more fun stops to make; Hanoi, Vietnam, Seminyak, Indonesia, Bangkok, Thailand, and Japan. I already have been to Taiwan, Singapore, Ubud, Bali, and Kathmandu Nepal.
I can’t wait to get back home and surprise my family with my new transformation. It feels like I have been reborn.

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Live Healthier And Find More Comfort By Forgetting Your Past Unhealthy Choices

written by: rhianna

Emily is a 15 years old young girl who held from the province of Kandal in Cambodia. Kandal remains one of the provinces of Cambodia located in the southeast of the nation. It borders with Kampong Cham to the north, Takeo and Prey Veng to the west and south; it shares an international border with Vietnam. Its largest and capital town remains Ta Khmao, which is twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh. History records that Kandal continues to be one of the wealthier provinces in Cambodia. While Kandal continues to maintain its heritage of substantial financial income, people residing in this region lacks good health in ignorance.

Emily’s parents lack a good sense of providing a balanced diet for their kids. When talking about matcha, travel neck pillow, meal prep and healthy diet, Emily’s parents can tell a little or nothing. It has totally made her health deteriorate in oblivion. Nevertheless, the young lad believes that there must be something better outside her clan. Emily has two uncles and three grown-up sisters who reside in other parts of Asia. While preparing for her junior school certificate exam, Emily had the opportunity to visit Uncle John, who lives in Japan. She was offered matcha drink as a welcome gift to Japan.

Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially processed and grown green tea. Even while back at Kandal, Cambodia, Emily never heard of anything of such, but forged ahead to give it a try. In just about twenty minutes of drinking the matcha mixture, she begins to experience a warm feeling inside of her. Fear did not make her voice out for safety. Uncle John later asked how she was feeling after taking the matcha drink. In an outburst of her conscience, Emily shouted ”I feel good”. With two weeks of drinking matcha, she realized that her weight has reduced to normal. In fact, she now looks sexier, beautiful and fit when compared to Kandal.

Uncle John will have to take Emily to her elder sisters who live in China for three days visit. Emily made her first journey to Japan through a local road transport and could not discover anything like travel neck pillow. Just about 5 minutes on the plane, her uncle offered a travel neck pillow for more comfort. She refused and asked for the reason her uncle offered a travel neck pillow. With clear explanation from Uncle John, Emily accepted the travel neck pillow and enjoyed every bit of the journey.

travelling cambodia

On arriving in China where her elder sisters reside, Emily begins to see the beauty of moving from one environment to another, primarily to discover new things. Jenna, her first elder sister, took Emily to the kitchen and dished out some Chinese burger. The whole ingredients used for food preparation in China proves to be different when compared to Kandal, Cambodia. She returned home to Kandal after extra two weeks. Emily life from the day she returned to Kandal never remained the same again. She now understands the beauty of matcha, travel neck pillow, meal prep and healthy diet.