Dinner Suggestion

Grilled Okinawa Red Pork Set Dinner

Menu

  • Miso Soup
  • Assorted Sashimi
  • Snow Crab
  • Shrimp Tempura
  • Simmered Mixed Vegetables
  • Grilled Red Pork from Okinawa, Japan with Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Rice

Christmas Oshi Sushi

Mini Cake with Tuna and Ikura

Christmas Tree

Ingredients

  • Sushi rice
  • Tuna Tartar
  • Pickled Daikon
  • Avocado
  • Pink Pepper

See my related post:

Waking Late Might Affect Women’s Dementia Risk

An older woman’s sleep/wake cycle and levels of physical activity may affect her risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

It found that the risk of dementia or “mild cognitive impairment” (a state that sometimes precedes dementia) was higher in older women with weaker circadian rhythms who are either less physically active or more active later in the day, compared to those who have a stronger circadian rhythm and are more active earlier in the day.

Women with weaker circadian rhythms who had lower levels of physical activity or who were most active later in the day were 80 percent more likely to develop dementia or MCI than those with stronger circadian rhythms who were active earlier in the day, the team found.

The study was published online in Annals of Neurology.

Read more ….

Circadian Rhythms Fact Sheet ….

Circadian Rhythm and Human Health ….

Quick Comforting Dinner of Mussels

Ingredients

2 lb bag mussels
1 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup medium salsa
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 to 3 tbsp finely chopped coriander

Method

  1. Wash and remove beards from mussels. Heat oil in a very large saucepan set over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in salsa and wine and bring mixture to a boil. Add mussels. Cover and increase heat to medium-high. Cook mussels, stirring once or twice, until they have opened, from 6 to 8 minutes. Discard any mussels that have not opened. Sprinkle with coriander and serve.

Variations

You may want to add 3 to 4 cups sliced bok choy or baby spinach to mussels after they have opened. Then stir just until wilted and hot. Serve immediately.

Source: Chatelaine