The Truth About Nutrition…

The truth about nutrition is simple….if it comes packaged and altered…it is probably not how nature intended it!

vegetarian Indonesian Sate

It kills me when tv advertising suggests Fruit Loops are healthy with their 2% fibre or granola bars are 20% of your daily fibre needs.  Come on – are you trying to tell me that I can eat 5 of these things to meet my daily fibre requirements….I don’t think so.  Plus, I am missing out on pretty much all of my vitamin, mineral and amino acid needs….

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Stop the insanity!

Then, I saw this anti-ad on Coke – it is BRILLIANT!!!  YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT!

Obesity and malnutrition are endemic in our land of plenty diets and it is unfathomable!  It pains me every time I see ads on tv that suggest the food that the company is spending millions promoting is better for us that the natural foods you find in nature!  Sure, we may have to prepare it a little – but the question I have for you is: Aren’t you worth it???

One of the messages that I hear in so many places…nutrition, business etc….is to live by the 80/20 rule.  For nutrition that means eat well 80% of the time, but allow for treats and crazy schedules for up to 20% of the time!

Personally, I don’t drink Coke – it hurts my stomach and makes me burp through my nose. As a kid, it was a treat – you know, once in a blue moon.  When, as a society, did we start drinking it every day?  We can’t lay all the blame on Coke, although that YouTube clip was hilarious and made it so easy….but the time is now…take control of what you eat for a better and healthier you!

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Related Links:

New Year’s Resolutions – Bah! – 10 Commandments of a healthy diet

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Indonesian Sate adapted from Vegetarian for Dummies

One of my favourite Asian food flavours – sate!  I have made the original version of this recipe a zillion times, but for something quick and easy, I prefer my adapted version.

Indonesian Sate stir fry

Sate Sauce:

  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 – 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • * I like to spice it up with 2 – 3 thai chillis

vegetarian Indonesian Sate

  • Assorted chopped veggies
  • drained and rinsed can of chick peas
  • garnish: peanut pieces, fresh coriander
  • prepared rice

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, peanut butter, oil, honey, soy sauce, cayenne pepper and ground ginger.  Mix well and add boiling water.  Mix until smooth.

Indonesian sate sauce

Super easy.  Chop up assorted veggies and saute for a few minutes.  I usually start with onions and garlic, progressively adding veggies starting with the ones that will take the longest to cook (carrots, cauliflower), add in peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and green beans.  Add canned chick peas and sate sauce.  Saute until desired tenderness (or crunchiness).  Garnish with peanut pieces and/or fresh coriander.  Serve over rice.

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I paired my sate with a bottle of medium dry riesling from Huff Estates in Prince Edward County.  The crisp acidity of the riesling made for a perfect compliment with the spice of the sate!  I picked this bottle up when writing about Wine Tasting in Prince Edward County.

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