Tuesday, January 29, 2008

RM1 for a bowl of koay teow soup

PENANG: Penang hawker food has always been famous for its taste, but the corners of the island are slowly becoming famous for something else.

With rising prices of petrol and other everyday goods, Fatty Loh’s Chicken Rice has managed to keep the price of their koay teow soup down to RM1. More..The Star

Friday, January 11, 2008

Food Tips

Bet you didn't know about these useful food tips:

'TIP #1"
Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last." -Francois Minot
TIP #2
If it has a mother or came from a mother, it's protein.
TIP #3
Do not thaw meat, poultry and fish products on the counter or in the sink without cold water, as bacteria multiply rapidly at room temperature.
TIP #4
The average American eats over 80 pounds of chicken each year. Cluck, cluck ...
TIP #5
The average U.S. household spent about $975 per person on eating food outside the home in 2004.
TIP #6
Make your home a safe haven
Fill your home with healthy, low-fat, quick and easy food options. A bowl of fresh fruit on the counter, for example, can make it easy to have a healthy snack. Be MINDFUL with your eating. Remember ... EVERY bite counts!
TIP #7
Make a plan
If you don't plan out what you're going to eat, the world will have a plan for you. Map out the first day of your week to get a strong start. You can then build on your success and feel good about your choices the rest of the week. If you don't have a plan or goal, you'll hit it every time.
TIP #8
Figure Out 'What's Eating You'All too often overeating is triggered by stress, boredom, loneliness, anger, depression and other emotions. Learning to deal with emotions without food is a significant skill that will greatly serve long-term weight control. One of the ways to figure out what's eating you, is to journal. Making the mindful connection with food will help you lose weight, but more importantly, keep it off!
Source: JourneyLite

Rotisserie Chicken Avocado and Tomato Salad

Rotisserie Chicken Avocado and Tomato Salad
Serving Size: 6
2 cups chicken, pulled from cooked rotisserie chicken
½ cup Avocado, diced medium
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced medium
1 small red onion, sliced into thin rings
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons canola oil
Salt and fresh black pepper to taste
2 cups Bibb lettuce, torn
Gently toss ingredients together and serve on a bed of fresh Bibb lettuce.Nutritional
Information per Serving:
Calories 178
Fat 12 grams (62.4% calories from fat)
Protein 11 grams
Carbohydrate 6 grams
Dietary Fiber 1 gram
Cholesterol 52 mg
Sodium 46 mg
Exchanges: 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.
Source: JourneyLite