New French Cuisine in America

The Food

The Restaurant – Eleven Madison Park, New York City – No.5 of the 2013 World’s Best 50 Restaurants and No.1 Amongst the Best Restaurants in North America

Anytime Workout

The Inner-ballerina Pose to Strengthen the Lower Body

  1. Start with your legs considerably wider than hip distance apart. Use your bum muscles to turn your legs out so that your toes turn out. This is your start position.
  2. Keep your back straight and chest out. Bend at your ankles, knee and hips so you lower yourself toward the ground.
  3. Engage your lower half to stand up.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Coffee May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Returning, Study Finds

Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found. Patients who took the pill, along with two or more cups of coffee daily, reported less than half the rate of cancer recurrence, compared with their Tamoxifen-taking counterparts who drank one cup or less.

The team followed over 600 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden for an average of five years. Approximately 300 took Tamoxifen. The drug, a common hormone therapy after breast cancer surgery, reduces the risk of new tumours by blocking oestrogen receptors. How coffee interacts with the treatment, however, isn’t immediately known.

“One theory we are working with is that coffee ‘activates’ Tamoxifen and makes it more efficient”, says Maria Simonsson, doctoral student in Oncology at Lund University.

The Lund University researchers have previously linked coffee consumption to a decreased risk of developing certain types of breast cancer. Caffeine has also been shown to hamper the growth of cancer cells. The latest observational study involving coffee’s role in cancer prevention and treatment underlines the need for more research, according to the team.

“We would like to know more about how lifestyle can interact with breast cancer treatment”, says Helena Jernström, Associate Professor of Experimental Oncology at Lund University.

Source: Lund University

Easy-to-make Healthy Chicken Dish


4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 1 lb
1 can Italian diced tomato, not drained
1/2 cup black olives, chopped
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups hot cooked rotini


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken. Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until done (internal temperature 170ºF). Remove and set aside.
  2. Add tomatoes, olives and lemon zest to skillet. Cook 4 minutes or until hot, stirring often.
  3. Return chicken to skillet. Cook 1 minute or until hot. Top with cheese. Serve over hot cooked rotini.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Cooking Right

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