Thai Grilled Dishes II

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

Grilled Pork Ribs

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe and 1½ Tbsp dipping sauce:

Calorie 264, Fat 17.9 g, Carbohydrate 13 g, Fibre 0 g, Sugar 10 g, Cholesterol 58 mg, Sodium 590 mg, Protein 12 g.

Grilled Salmon Fillet

Nutrition value for 1/3 portion of recipe and 1½ Tbsp sauce:

Calorie 348, Fat 20.4 g, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fibre 0 g, 5 g, Cholesterol 77 mg, Sodium 604 mg, Protein 33 g.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Nutrition value for 2 skewers and 2 Tbsp sauce:

Calorie 227, Fat 11.3 g, Carbohydrate 13 g, Fibre 2 g, Sugar 9 g, Cholesterol 48 mg, Sodium 454 mg, Protein 19 g.

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Extremely Rare Calico-colored Lobster Saved from Dinner Plate

An extremely rare lobster was saved Monday by an alert employee at a Massachusetts restaurant.

The lobster is destined for the Biomes Marine Biology Center in Rhode Island, with a stopover at Boston’s New England Aquarium.

The Lobster Institute website reports that 1-in-30 million lobsters are calico colored.


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Vegan Pizza

Pizza with Vegetables and Korean Hot Sauce

Toppings: Kimchi, Carrot, Beansprout and Korean Chili Sauce

Pizza with Vegetables and Curry Sauce

Toppings: Baby Corn, Red Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Pickled Cucumber and Curry Sauce

Top Contributing Factors to High Blood Pressure – Know Your Risk

May is American Stroke Month and a key time to help educate individuals on their risk of the number fourth cause of death in America. Did you know that managing your blood pressure is the most important thing you can do to help reduce your chances of suffering from a stroke?

Many individuals don’t consider themselves to be candidates for high blood pressure, or know what to look for in terms of risk factors, which is why the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has identified the seven top factors, listed below, that contribute to high blood pressure.

  • Family History – You share your dad’s hair color and your mom’s height but did you know that’s not all you share in regards to your genetics? If your parents or a close blood relative have suffered from high blood pressure in the past, it puts you at risk as well. Do your research and get to know your family tree and your loved ones medical history.
  • Advanced Age – As we get older, we shouldn’t be too concerned with the wrinkles we’re showing. We all develop a risk for high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Blood vessels lose flexibility during the aging process which contributes to increasing pressure in your cardiovascular system.
  • Gender Related Risk Patterns – Who would have known? Men tend to have a higher percentage of high blood pressure than women until age 45. Between ages 45 to 50 and 55 to 64, the percentages between men and women with high blood pressure are similar. After age 64, women have a much higher percentage of high blood pressure than men.
  • Lack of Physical Activity – It’s time to stop making excuses and get out and get moving. An inactive lifestyle increases your chances of having high blood pressure. Give yourself the gift of improved health and lower your blood pressure naturally with regular exercise.
  • Poor Diet – Let’s face it, we all need good nutrition to care for our bodies. A diet that’s high in calories, fats and sugars and low in essential nutrients contributes to poor health. In addition, a diet that’s high in salt is also a contributing factor to having high blood pressure. Salt keeps excess fluid in the body that can add to the burden on the heart. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends that you keep your sodium intake to less than 1500 mg per day.
  • Weight – Don’t have a fear of the scale – embrace it. Knowing your ideal weight for your height could help save your life and lower your risk for high blood pressure. Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight which causes excess strain on the heart, raises blood cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol levels. Just by losing as little as 10 to 20 pounds if you are overweight, can help you take control and lower your high blood pressure.
  • Drinking too much alcohol – Yes, you’ve had a stressful day, but is that extra glass of wine worth it? Heavy and regular use of alcohol can increase your blood pressure dramatically. It can also cause heart failure, lead to stroke and produce irregular heartbeats. If you drink, limit your alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks a day for men and one drink per day for women.


Stir-fried Noodle with Pork Singapore-style


200 g fresh egg noodle
100 g pork, cut in strips
30 g yellow chive
50 g beansprout
2 tsp shrimp paste
2 tsp minced garlic
1/8 tsp sesame oil


1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp chicken broth mix
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Heat wok with 1 tbsp oil, sauté garlic and shrimp paste until fragrant. Add pork, stir-fry until done. Remove.
  2. Add sauce ingredients to wok. Bring to a boil. Add noodle and stir-fry until most of the sauce is absorbed. Mix in chive and beansprout. Toss for 1 to 2 minutes until the beansprout is cooked.
  3. Return pork to wok. Toss to combine. Sprinkle sesame oil over noodle. Remove and serve hot.

Source: Hong Kong magazine

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