Japanese Appetizer II

Below are the dishes I’ll teach in the cooking class this evening.

Japanese BBQ Pork

Nutrition value for 1/10 portion of recipe:

Calorie 173, Fat 6.1 g, Carbohydrate 9 g, Fibre 0 g, Sugar 9 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 471 mg, Protein 19 g.

Spinach with Sesame Dressing

Nutrition value for 1/2 portion of recipe:

Calorie 60, Fat 2.4 g, Carbohydrate 7 g, Fibre 3 g, Sugar 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 420 mg, Protein 5 g.

Sushi Pizza

Nutrition value for 1 pizza (1/6 portion) of recipe:

Calorie 291, Fat 11.1 g, Carbohydrate 41 g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 5 g, Cholesterol 34 mg, Sodium 529 mg, Protein 7 g.

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Hello Kitty Nigiri

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Olive Oil Polyphenols Benefit Heart

Daily doses of polyphenol-rich olive oil may boost levels of an antibody that counters oxidized LDL cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of artery hardening and heart disease, suggest new data from a pan-European study.

According to results from the EurOlive Study, a daily dose of olive oil polyphenols increased levels of oxidized LDL autoantibodies (OLAB), which reduced levels of oxidized LDL, an accepted risk factor for artery hardening (atherosclerosis).

The EurOlive study involves researchers from universities in five European countries.


A Thai Appetizer Recipe from My Clippings


12 ounces (375 grams) steak or roast beef, slivered


1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons sugar


3/4 cup torn coriander leaves
1 cup torn mint leaves
1 cup thinly sliced red onions
1 cup peeled and thinly sliced cucumber
2 cups bean sprouts, optional
1 teaspoon finely chopped green chilli or to taste
1 head leaf lettuce, separated


  1. Combine lime juice, rind, fish sauce and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Place steak in a separate bowl and add coriander, mint, onions, cucumber and chilli. Pour dressing over and toss together. Pile salad onto a lettuce-lined platter.

To serve:

Wrap salad in lettuce leaves and eat out of hand or just let people help themselves.

Source: The Globe and Mail