Healthy Eating For Healthy Mental with Chef Patrick


I chose this dish for the omega-3 fish oil that is in the salmon that is good for mental health and docosahexaenoic acid which are well known for their heart health and skin benefits. However, fish oil also has an incredible impact on the brain, especially when it comes to mild memory loss and depression. When we consume whole grain and beans and green vegetable such as a black kale is good to improve mental health and memory.
Heirloom tomato and avocado multigrain toast
1 slice multigrain bread
1 heirloom tomato
1 avocado
Candid Walnut
Fresh basil
Salt and pepper
Brush the multigrain bread with a little bit of olive oil sprinkle salt and pepper. Put it in your oven or toaster to toast just a little bit, once plated then put your crushed avocado on the toast, dice the heirloom tomato and put it on top of avocado, not too much salt and pepper, then and candied walnut along with two fresh basil leaves and enjoy.
Jerk salmon
8 ounce portion salmon (skin on)
Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste
1 ounce walkerswood jerk seasoning
1 ounce olive oil
Marinate your salmon with salt and pepper and olive oil. Then rub the jerk seasoning all over the salmon put inside a refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour, remove from refrigerator and put on your grill at medium 3 minutes on both sides until cook medium. if you don’t have a grill do it in the skillet on your stove and cook medium on both sides.
Black eyed peas and kale
1 lb. black eyed peas (dry)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 bunch celery
1 tsp oregano
1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Freshly cracked pepper
1 bay leaf
6 cups vegetable broth
12 oz. black kale
The night before, place the black eyed peas in a large bowl or container and fill with cool water (there should be at least three times as much water as peas). Allow the peas to soak overnight in the refrigerator.
When you’re ready to begin cooking, add the olive oil to a large pot. Dice the onion, mince the garlic, and slice the celery. Add the onion, garlic, and celery to the pot and sauté over medium heat until the onions are transparent. Drain the soaked peas in a colander and rinse them with cool water. Add the rinsed peas to the pot with the vegetables. Also add the oregano, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, some freshly cracked pepper (about 20 cranks of a pepper mill), bay leaf, and vegetable broth. Stir to combine. Add a lid to the pot, turn the heat up to high, and bring the pot to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low, and allow it to simmer for 1 hour. After one hour of simmering, the black eyed peas should be tender. Add the greens to the pot and stir them in until wilted. Smash some of the peas against the side of the pot as you stir to help thicken the liquid. Turn the heat up to medium to bring the pot back up to a simmer, and allow the peas and greens to simmer for 30 minutes more, without a lid. After simmering for 30 minutes, the greens should be tender and the peas should have broken down further and thickened the liquid even more. Taste the peas and add salt to your liking (I added about 3/4 tsp, but the amount needed will depend on the salt content of your vegetable broth).

About Chef Patrick
Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson is notorious for his flavorful fusion of Caribbean spices and American Southern cooking with a unique flair. The Jamaican born culinary talent kick started his professional career as a high school intern at Club Caribbean hotel where he was offered a job immediately after graduating and soon after he worked in kitchens all over the island, predominantly at resorts. Since then, he has relocated to the United States and has been affiliated with upscale hotspots BB King’s in New York City, Highline Ballroom Blue Note, as well as Sony Hall, and has cooked for some very famous names including former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.


Chef Patrick faced many struggles related to food scarcity as a youth, and this time in his life led to a great appreciation for spices in general and inspired him to make a line of cooking flavorings and other accessories. As a brand ambassador for Walkerswood Caribbean Foods, the chef has had the opportunity to travel and network. Not only can he throw down in the kitchen, Chef Patrick also specializes in ice sculpture carving, culinary writing, and in the spotlight as host of TEMPO network’s Cook-Up with Chef Patrick. His expanding empire includes a world-renowned motivational tour to schools, colleges, and career institutes to speak to the youth and students of all ages, plus plans for a culinary school to launch in Jamaica in February 2019.

Healthy Eating For Healthy Mental with Chef India Fiasco


Salmon with Spinach and Brown Rice
Under 15 Minute Meal
Makes: 4-6 Servings
Eating healthy plays a major role in mental health. A healthy diet not only creates a longer lifespan but also helps how you mentally function on a day-to-day basis. Eating healthy can be a big challenge to many, but it is a vital aspect of our overall mental and physical health. For example, a single three-ounce serving of wild salmon has more omega-3 fatty acids than just about any other type of seafood. Furthermore, omega-3 fatty acids can help stabilize your mood and even make you more agreeable. Research has proven that Omega 3s also help reduce the risk of heart disease. In the near future we have to take accountability of what we are feeding our mind, body and soul and use that to teach others on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Ingredients

1 Wild Caught Salmon, cut into filets

2 Tsp of Organic Olive Oil

1 Minced Garlic Clove

¼ Tsp Salt

¼ Tsp Pepper

1 Tsp Parsley

2 Tsp Lemon Juice

1 Pack of Fresh Spinach

1 Box of Brown Rice

Lemon & Lime Wedges

Directions 

1. Preheat Oven (350).

2. Rub salmon filets with 2 tsp oil; sprinkle with seasonings listed. Place salmon on a baking tray that has non-stick oil drizzled on pan. Once placed on pain, pour the 2 tsp of lemon juice. Place the salmon in the oven and let bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the fish begins to flake easily with a fork.
3. In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for about 15-30 seconds. Stir in spinach until wilted. Add salt and pepper and squeeze the lemon wedges over the mixture.
4. In a saucepan, bring water to boil. Add rice and cook.
About Chef India
20 year old, India Williams,  never could have imagined going to the doctor one day and shorty after coming back in for her test results, she was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. She got it from a vaccine given to her  from a previous doctor, who injected her wrong. She was paralyzed for 4 months and now 3 years later she has to be tested for multiple sclerosis. However, India has not let this get her down!
While , she was being aided with gaining her strength back, India taught herself how to cook and built a amazing clientele while in college. She also realized how much money her parents were giving the school for meal plans and knew cooking at home would be a more cost friendly alternative. Creating meal plans, created a huge clientele while paying her way through college to be a pilot.
 
Now, adding “Chef India Fiasco” , to her name, this amazing self-taught, 20 year old culinary chef working her way to the top as a college student, one dish at a time. 

Study Shows Moderate Alcohol Consumption Leads To Healthier Heart

Written by Aysha Chaudhry 

A new study in the International Journal of Cardiology finds that people who consumed alcohol 3-5 times a week had a healthier heart than those who didn’t drink alcohol at all.

According to the study, alcohol has a direct effect on “good” cholesterol, and it doesn’t matter what type. Wine, beer, and liquor all had the same positive effect. A few drinks every week, spaced out in consumption, will helps ward off heart attacks. This is because wine, beer, and liquor, in their pure forms and when not mixed with sugary substances or mixers, contain extremely low levels of “bad” cholesterol, and can increase levels of “good” cholesterol.

Of course, everything should be taken in moderation. There are many downsides to heavy alcohol consumption, and those downsides can outweigh the positive cholesterol benefits. However, fully abstaining from alcohol may not give you the heart-healthy benefits a couple drinks a week can provide.

McDonald’s Gave These Customers $25G For a Fake Poster Promoting Diversity

The best way to fix a problem is to find a solution for it, which is exactly what these two friends did at McDonalds. After noticing a lack of Asian representation in marketing materials, Jehv Maravilla, 21, and his friend Christian Toledo, 25 created a fake  poster to put on the wall of a Pearland, Texas McDonalds restaurant, which recently went viral.

These college students prank not only gained the attention of the fast food franchise corporate office, but it landed them $25,000 checks as well. “We were eating McDonald’s one day and we looked around and saw there were posters around that didn’t have any Asians,” Maravilla told KHOU 11. “They had other races, but no Asians so we felt like it was our duty to put ourselves up there.”

The poster, which stayed up for 51 days, landed the two friends a trip to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where they found out McDonalds wants more Asian-American representation in their marketing, and is going to feature them. They will both be awarded with the $25,000 checks for their participation in the promotion.

Whenever you feel the urge to complain about a problem within your community and life in general, remember that there is usually a solution that exists right on the other side of fear.

 

 

How to Eat Healthy Without Giving Up Sugar?

Written by Benjamin Roussey

After salt and fat, sugar is the big no-no in today’s diet charts. You are encouraged to bid adieu to of all types of sweeteners—table sugar, honey, maple syrup, refined flours, condiments,  fizzy drinks, desserts, even select fruits. 

The diet gurus are right. The excessive intake of sugars can cause obesity that increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart ailments, and certain cancers. 

The average American consumes as many as 20 teaspoons of added sugar every day! Though White Goodman at the end of Dodgeball was blowing that number out of the water. It is amazing how entertaining that movie was compared to ridiculous movies like Jurassic World, Thor III, The Force Awakens, and Neighbors II but this is another topic. 

Consequences of sugar-free living 

Giving up sugar altogether is far less effective than avoiding processed foods that contain excess added sugars. There is no scientific basis to abstain from sugar completely. In the worst-cases cenario, it can lead to fear of foods and other such health issues. 

The dieting mindset 

Having a list of what you can and cannot eat leads to creating a diet mindset. The people who have concerns about food—relating to weight or effect of food on body—are more likely to diet. 

The body’s resistance to diet

Research has proved that in the long term, dieting causes weight gain. The brain interprets diets as periods of famine and accumulates fat for future use. 

Dieting leads to stress because of which the body releases cortisol, a stress hormone that leads to fat accumulation in areas such as abdomen. 

Apprehensions about food can cause tension, fear, and depression, the primary symptoms of orthorexia—a condition similar to an eating disorder where the person obsesses over the merits of eating and not eating each item. An estimated 7% to 58% of the population may have this condition. 

Choose good food 

Fruits are fiber rich and dairy products have natural lactose which are both great for the body. Risks of cancer and osteoporosis increase in absence of fiber rich foods. The best alternative is to eat healthy. Plants, whole grains, and fruits are good for the body. Choose them over “sugar-free” foods. 

10 Distinctive Health Benefits of Walnuts

Written by Benjamin Roussey

Walnuts are an ideal inclusion in the daily diet of anyone who wants to maintain salient heart health, prevent diabetes, and improve constipation.

Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Walnuts will promote the production of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) in your body, which is excellent for your heart. A daily intake of about 25 grams of walnuts will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Though this may not be a big deal to you if you are the guard to the street hoodlum lawyer in the show Breaking Bad! Your health apparently is not a concern to you.

Boosts Immunity

Walnuts will boost your immune system against both viral and bacterial infections. This unique food even has anti-cancer properties to help you stay free from that dreaded illness.

Enhances IQ

Walnuts are powerful nourishment for your mind. As they contain high amounts of omega-3 unsaturated fats, they will nourish healthy cerebrum cells and enable the elimination of degenerated cells in the brain.

Builds Healthy Bones

Omega-3 works quietly to build mineralization and increases your bone strength. Additionally, omega-3 combines with manganese to improve the long-term resilience of your bones.

Counteracts Gallstones

Studies have demonstrated that walnuts play a vital role in counteracting gallstones, particularly in females.

Fights Insomnia

Melatonin, which supports healthy sleep, is found in walnuts. Eating a modest bunch of walnuts before heading off to bed will help in having sound sleep and fight off insomnia.

Lessens Unhealthy Cholesterol

Walnuts contain phenols, vitamin E, Gallic corrosive, and other agents that work to reduce harmful LDL cholesterol levels in your body. And if you are that large guy stuck on the island in Lost, you know your cholesterol is too high!

Keeps you Energized

Walnuts are an amazing source of proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals, such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. They also contain healthy fats and fibers to keep your vitality levels up.

Reduces Constipation

Walnuts are a rich source of fiber. They are useful in easing the blockages in the stomach because of their diuretic impact, and address chronic constipation.

Promotes Weight Loss

Walnuts are a key source of polyunsaturated fats, and include the alpha-linoleic corrosive compound. It helps to improve metabolism leading to weight loss and maintain a healthy gut system.

If You Want to Eat Organic On a Budget, Here Are 4 Best Things to Buy

Written By Aysha Chaudhry

By now, we all know eating organic is a big step in improving our health and supporting sustainable farming.

While it is great in theory, the reality is that buying organic products can be pricey and out of our budget. Check out the list below of the foods where buying organic makes the most positive impact on your health.

1. Beef – Animals raised for their meat are usually injected with many different hormones and steroids while they are raised. However, beef may be the scariest one. There is the highest correlation between hormones given to cows and cancer rates in humans, higher than any other livestock. So to be hormone and steroid-free, opt for organic beef.

2. Berries (and other fruits eaten with the skin on) – Just think about it. Produce is constantly sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals while it’s being grown, and we buy them and eat them as is. Yes, a lot of us wash our fruit but is that enough? Consider strawberries, with their ridged skin. It’s difficult to really wash away all those pesticides.

3. Coffee – Fun fact: Coffee is the number one most pesticide-sprayed crop that we consume. And do we really know what happens before they grind up those chemical-ridden coffee beans and sell them to us?

4. Leafy Greens – Large, leafy plants like kale and lettuce are not only hard to wash, but they are another group of produce that we eat as is. There is no protective skin to peel off and throw away, those pesticides are planted right onto these vegetables.

3 Food Hacks You Should Steal from Restaurant Workers

Written by Salina Jivani

Ever notice how restaurant food just tastes more delicious? There’s a reason for that, and lucky for us, the professionals have shared some of their most steal-worthy secrets that will leave your meal guests clamoring for the recipes. Try these easy-peasy food hacks and leave your guests amazed by your kitchen prowess.

Get scrumptious stir-fry

Ever wonder why your Chinese fried rice doesn’t quite taste as yum as that hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant up the street? The answer’s in chicken stock. Instead of cooking your rice in water, cook it in chicken stock and hear your taste buds sing!

Make mouthwatering chicken

Ain’t nothin’ like chicken. But what is the secret behind making it irresistible? Simple: season the outside and the inside. And then make sure you don’t overcook the meat. You can check this by making sure the liquid runs clear when you carve off a piece.

Create delicious stock…with scraps

Once you’re through chopping vegetables, don’t throw away the ends or unused parts, like the ends of onions or tops of carrots, etc. Also keep the bones and spare meat from your non-vegetarian dishes. Then simply throw it all—meat and veggies—together into a pot a proportionate amount of water and create your own, fresh homemade stock!

You don’t have to be a pro to benefit from these tips. So breathe easy and let the cooking begin!

3 Foods That Make Your Child Sharper

Written by Salina Jivani

Homework, soccer, tutoring lessons, piano practice. What don’t parents do to ensure their kids a bright, promising future? While extracurricular activities can help build a child’s confidence and intelligence, most parents miss out on another key component that can effectively help foster a healthy, sharp mind in their children…a healthy diet.

 

Here are three foods that are proven to cultivate sharper minds and more intelligent kids.

Almonds
Almonds are great for kids because they contain fatty acids and are also extremely rich in protein, which is great for brain cell repair. Also, almonds are proven to improve your child’s cognitive functions, which equals improved memory.

Fish
There’s nothing fishy about fish being great for the mind. Salmon and mackerel have tons of Omega 3 fatty acids—which are prime material for a child’s brain because they keep memory sharp, prevent mental skills from declining and have a great dose of Vitamin D (especially handy in winter months when you’re child’s more likely indoors than out).

 

Eggs
If you’re looking for an all-around wholesome food, you can never go wrong with good ol’ eggs. Egg yolks in particular contain amazing nutrients that promote healthy communication between cells and improve memory function. The best part about eggs is that they can be cooked in many different ways, catering to even the pickiest of eaters.

 

Diet lays the groundwork for your child’s success…so don’t neglect it!

 

 

How To Instantly Become a Wine Connoisseur

Written by Ariel Wallace

Have you ever watched a movie and became marveled how the actors interact with wine.The color, smell, ambience of wine in a glass. Ever wanted to explore wine a little more, here’s a few short cuts to becoming a overnight Wine Connoisseur.

Develop A Wine Palate: Learn from the best and acquire a favorite wine of your own. Red or White find a wine that best suites your choice of taste. Getting past your wine flavors is the first part. Consider joining a wine tasting group.

Trying an Unfamiliar Wine: Branching away from your comfort zone of wine and going with an Oblique taste. Leaning toward savory instead of a sweet wine. Building a list of different wines is a sure way to pronouncing an A-Z Winery list.

Writers and Wineries: Wineries and Writers go hand in hand. You can find alot of articles from Wine Experts stating they’re opinion on blogs and wine reviews. Try reading a book that sets the mold for your understanding. A great book for starters is “The World Atlas Of Wine”. Which is an informative read to share over a glass of Wine.

Wine Expert: You’ve finally made it to the finish line. You can look at the wine list and pick out a wine in confidence. Pairing wine and food is something that is now natural for you. Congratulations you are now a wine Connoisseur!