Why would anyone go vegetarian?

When I was 16, I once considered changing my diet to vegetarian. It sounded like a great and healthy idea. I started off by telling my dad, who was the cook in our household,to stop giving me meat for dinner. Being a household that relied heavily on meat as the biggest part of our meals, I felt hungry all the time. The lettuce and tomato for lunch also didn’t cut it, I constantly felt hungry and underfed… so naturally, I gave up.

A few times over the years I’ve considered trying a vegetarian lifestyle again but I was always reminded of how starved I felt when I tried it in High school. About 2 years ago my friend told me that her family will no longer eat meat. Later I started doing Yoga and saw a lot of yogis eating vegan or vegetarian meals but still… I was afraid to try it because of my teenage experience.

It was only when I moved to Busan that I met a vegatarian, who doesn’t shout his beliefs at me, who told me about how he became all vegan.  His journey took over 10 years. He first started cutting out certain meats, then fish, dairy and eggs until he ate only vegan foods. This sounded like a better way towards eating vegetarian.

Cutting out a whole food group at once has never sat well with me, but doing it slowly, over time can work, especially that it now gives me time to experiment with healthy dishes to see what works best for me, instead of deciding to eat only lettuce and tomato …

Salad in a class Detox smoothie

The first time I tried this smoothie the idea of it made me think of  how Micheal in GTA 5 shivered after drinking his green juice. In the end my first green detox smoothie wasn’t even half as bad as I had thought.

The recipe I will share with you today is one that I’ve come to love and enjoy drinking before heading out to gym. The combination of cucumber and parsley, leaves a fresh taste in your mouth while the pineapple gives it a sweet and sour element. You can add some ice if you like but to me the frozen pineapple makes it cold enough especially during winter months

It is also an easy way to get your greens in without having to chew it

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Ingredients

1 Slice of pineapple (frozen and cut into pieces)

1/2 Cucumber (small)

1/2 cup fresh Spinach

Bunch of parsley(small)

Juice of 1 lemon

1 Cup of water

Note: You can add 2 packets of stevia if you want something sweeter

Throw it all in a blender and blend…. et voila!!!!! Garnish with some parsley, pineapple or mint

What is your favorite Detox Smoothie?

Cheat Meal – Giant Peanut Butter Cup

It’s Weekend!!!!! That means ….I’m baking. For my weekend cheat meal I made a Giant Peanut Butter Cup that I saw online.

Its pretty easy to make and you can eat it within 3 hours.

It might not be a Reese’s peanut butter cup but its a close imitation. If I made it again I would probably add more sugar and a little less butter because for me it was too buttery.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups milk chocolate chips, divided

2 cups creamy peanut butter

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

½ cup butter, softened

First you place half of the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and melt the chocolate in 30 seconds intervals stirring the chocolate during each interval. Then pour it into a pie dish making sure to cover the whole dish including the sides. Put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour. I popped it in the ice box and it took less than an hour.
For the filling mix the butter, peanut butter and icing sugar together until thoroughly mixed then scoop it into the chocolate shell. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips the same way you in the microwave then scoop it over the peanut butter filling and smooth it. Refrigerate for an hour. Cut into pieces and serve

My chocolate was too thick so when I cut the pie it broke into 2. Admittedly one pie is too big for me and my husband so we cut it into 4 pieces and froze it.

Paleo Chicken Fingers

Once upon a time I went paleo for a while and discovered a few great recipe’s One of my absolute favourites are Paleo Chicken Fingers. Its a basic coated chicken finger with some honey, olive oil, spices and almond flour. Its really easy to make. You simply pop it in the oven and within 30 minutes its ready to munch

These chicken fingers are garlicky sweet with a pinch of pepper and super filling. They also tend to melt in your mouth, having the coating makes them nice and tender. My husband absolutely loves it. You can make them on their own as a snack or add some sweet potato chips or other vegetables.

You need some olive oil and honey to dip the chicken in, then mix almond flour and garlic pepper together. First you dip the chicken fingers in the honey oil mixture and then pop it in the flour mixture until coated thoroughly. Place it on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. The oil in the mixture will crisp the almonds.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 chicken breasts cut into strips.
  • 1 Cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt, garlic pepper, paprika

Mix the almond flour,salt, garlic pepper and  paprika in a bowl. Mix the Honey and Olive oil in a separate bowl.

Dip the chicken strips in the honey mixture. When covered dip it in the dry mixture. Cover well. Lay the covered chicken pieces in a baking dish and bake until golden brown or until well done. ( 30 minutes at 150 degrees)

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Bombay Brau- Haeundae Review

A few weeks ago we went to Busan City in South Korea for Chuseok ( Korean Thanksgiving). We always love going to Busan over the holidays because its close to where my brother lives and we usually get to visit the ocean.

We usually go to Haeundae because we once read that it was a great place to visit. There are always a lot of great western and foreign restaurants. One of these restaurants is Bombay Brau. It’s an Indian restaurant that sells THE BEST curry. If you’ve ever had the shop bought curry here in Korea you’ll know that its not all that. But this place has the best curry for sure!!

We’ve been there twice and will definitely visit them again. Their prices are reasonable at around 14,000 Korean won ($14). We usually take the Butter chicken with garlic naan but my brother has eaten lamb curry there and it’s just as good. They also have a variety of their own custom beer that you should definitely try.

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Source: bombaybrau.com

Bombay Brau is a franchise and they have restaurants all over Korea

Prices ( roughly)

Curries 14,000 won

Naan 2,500 Won

Contact Details

  • Haeundae 해운대, Haeundae Branch
    해운대점
  • 2f, 1321 Beonji, Woo-Dong, Haeundae-Gu, Busan T.051-747-3855 부산 해운대구 우동 1321번지 2층 Opening Time:11AM till 10PM. 영업시간:오전11시~오후10시