"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2010, 10:53 PM   #31
Cupcake
 
Kathleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Posts: 2,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North View Post
What's with all of this laying in the hot sun eating Greek foods stuff? I'd much rather be enjoying the pristine waters of anywhere with pristine waters, swimming, scuba, water skiing, etc. Then when the paytime is over, it's time for the great, healthy, and delicious food, the back rubs, sitting cozy by the fire with that someone special (DW), and enjoying some hot cocoa, with a bit of cinamon and cayenne pepper. I odn't know if Greece has blueberries or not. We'll just have to import the little wonder berries from Michigan's Upper Peninsula and have blueberry rich deserts to complete our meals.

And the fish has to be cooked either over, or beside a smokey fire, and served as perfectly cooked fillets with a bit of sea salt. I'm thinking fresh tuna or salmon would be great.

Now who's bringing the music, and it better not be that Margaritaville song.

Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
If they don't have blueberries, which I confess that I do love, they definitely have awesome fresh figs. MollyAnn and I will splash in the water between times for sunscreen re-application. As for music? We can watch you ski and hum WIPEOUT!"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Greece has pristine waters and it's sunny and warm there. In addition to the fish cooked over open fires, there's souvlaki, shish kebab, dolmades, spanakopita and ouzo!
Andy, you are totally welcome to join us in the BlueZone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North View Post
I'm up for all of that except the ouzo and lying around on the beach. I never could handle just lying in the sun. I've got to be doing something.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
Yes, yes, but remember: We are doing this for science.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Sleeping and dreaming about all those other things I listed. That's doing something.
Andy, you and yours are definitely invited to join us in the BlueZone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedra View Post
It's rather hot in Greece at the moment. This is current for Athens:

Athens, Greece Forecast : Weather Underground

Phaedra, that is why we will have Alexandros, the cabana boy, and a cabana. Alexandros can re-ice the drinks while we bask in our healthy lifestyle. Remember, it is for science.

~Kathleen
__________________

__________________
A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.
Kathleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 12:34 AM   #32
Assistant Cook
 
TexasBirdGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedra View Post
It's rather hot in Greece at the moment. This is current for Athens:

Athens, Greece Forecast : Weather Underground
Funny, the temp here in DFW Texas is almost the same a Greece!
Oh, gosh though, Greece is beautiful! The Mediterranean is the most beautiful water to swim in. Their food is wonderful as well, so much olive oil yumminess!!
__________________

__________________
TexasBirdGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 04:57 AM   #33
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 10
Hi..!!
Anti-aging foods include both exotic foods and everyday foods. Nutrition for aging is tricky, need to make sure you get the right kinds of nutrients without eating foods that will lead to problems in the long term (problems like diabetes).
__________________
Robert White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 08:07 AM   #34
Cook
 
Phaedra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Over the Rainbow
Posts: 56
The best, and basically only, "diet" - and by diet I mean the food that we eat, not any specific "diet" for any weight loss or medical reason, is simple.

A balanced diet contains the appropriate amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats and sugars, without the addition of things of no nutritional value, and without eating more calories than are expended/necessary for health and weight, is all that is necessary to keep healthy.

Trying to turn back the clock by eating so-called "anti-aging" or other such promoted food, just won't work if you've been eating incorrectly for most of your life.

All the "this fruit/vegetable/drink/whatever" that is the current "in" thing, purported to be anti-aging etc have no more benefit than other fruit/vegetable/drink/whatever that is in a normal balanced diet.

Just makes money for the producers and promoters of such products.

Let's face it. We are born. We live. And we die. And no amount of special anti-aging foodstuff is going to make us live longer than out allotted span. Nor will they halt the aging process of life.

Of course I am not including special needs of diabetics and other medical sufferers who need specific diets. Such diets are to keep them alive, not keep them from aging.
__________________
~~~Do as I say, not as I do~~~
Phaedra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 01:10 PM   #35
Flour Child
 
mollyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedra View Post
Trying to turn back the clock by eating so-called "anti-aging" or other such promoted food...
All the "this fruit/vegetable/drink/whatever" that is the current "in" thing, purported to be anti-aging etc have no more benefit than other fruit/vegetable/drink/whatever that is in a normal balanced diet.

Just makes money for the producers and promoters of such products....
Thankfully, no one in this entire thread has mentioned any "moneymaking anti-aging promoted food products". Everything mentioned so far has been natural whole foods oriented suggestions.

"Isn't that right, Alexandros? Be a love and rub olive oil right here...yes, right there...no don't stop waving the palm frawn over us...I know you Greeks can multi-task (don't ask me how I know that ).

GoodWeedoftheNorth...I promise not to play any music from Margaritaville . How about a real live barefoot strolling beach musician...Robert, did you bring your violin?

TexasBirdGirl, you're a pilot, did you fly in some of those Michigan blueberries for us? When we've had our fill of this heavenly Greek Isle could you fly us all to our next Blue Zone. I caught Kathleen shmoozing with our travelguide to get some ideas for us on our next BlueZone excursion...kathleen?...kathleeeeeeen...now, I know you're focused, in the name of science of course, on being hand fed some of those "dark chocolates with a bit of sea salt"...but pleeeze pay attention...and can't you share?...move over...

And BuckyTom invited us all over to his cabana tomorrow night for the best of beach dining on "whole fish stuffed with almonds and brasil nuts and bitter greens, steamed in wine (the Greek wine called "Fruit of the Gods") and herbs, drizzled with a spicy chocolate mole...and frozen blueberry Greek Yogurt for dessert.".
..and garnished with justplainbill's Aronia Berries

Gator's will be serving us his special Pomegranate cocktails. And elaine, mimiz, and cooklikejulia have a special fresh local Greek Icarian dish planned for us all. And Claire, thank you for that laugh...laughter is another anti-aging wonder.

I can smell the aroma of the open-fire fish cooking on the beach and Andy's shish-kabobs too...while dipping my toes in these crystal clear azure waters....awww, the life of octogenarians-to-be
[color=white].[/color=white]
__________________


. My kitchen is for dancing. Bring me sunshine in a cup~emily dickinson. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
mollyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 08:39 PM   #36
Cupcake
 
Kathleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Posts: 2,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedra View Post
Trying to turn back the clock by eating so-called "anti-aging" or other such promoted food, just won't work if you've been eating incorrectly for most of your life.

Let's face it. We are born. We live. And we die. And no amount of special anti-aging foodstuff is going to make us live longer than out allotted span. Nor will they halt the aging process of life.
Phaedra, you are being logical and such. MollyAnne and I are embarking on pulp-science. Now pack your bag and join us in the Blue Zone while Alexandros massages away the years.

~Kathleen
__________________
A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.
Kathleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 09:08 PM   #37
Head Chef
 
Mimizkitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,607
Okay i'm in the Blue Zone with Kathleen and Mollyanne, and i've written a poem:

Alexandros, Alexandros where for art thou,
my poor aging body needs you right now,

So bring the blueberries, cranberries, and green tea,
but more important put your big greek anti aging hands all over me...

Pretty good huh!!!
See you girls in the cabana... I'll bring the wine and stuffed grape leaves...

SMOOTCHES......
__________________
A woman is like a tea bag, you never no how strong she is until you put her in hot water...
Mimizkitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 09:12 PM   #38
Cupcake
 
Kathleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Posts: 2,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimizkitchen View Post
Okay i'm in the Blue Zone with Kathleen and Mollyanne, and i've written a poem:

Alexandros, Alexandros where for art thou,
my poor aging body needs you right now,

So bring the blueberries, cranberries, and green tea,
but more important put your big greek anti aging hands all over me...

Pretty good huh!!!
See you girls in the cabana... I'll bring the wine and stuffed grape leaves...

SMOOTCHES......
*clinks glasses with MollyAnne and says to Mimi* You're doing it right! You can hang with us.
__________________
A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.
Kathleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 04:51 AM   #39
Flour Child
 
mollyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,406
hahahaha, mimiz...love the poem...whisper that in alexandros' ear and your sure to get at least your blueberries, cranberries, and green tea.

I brought this bikini from home(below)...well I couldn't leave my beloved goldfish at home to fend for themselves could I? But I had no idea the Greek men here are so intrigued with aquarium fish...and they're so sweet to offer to take care of them for me...but I think I need to get a new bikini...

...so lets all do shopping and lunch in the charming little mountain village of Cristos Raches!!(below) One reason the Icarians live to be over 100 is because most live in remote mountain villages and walk everywhere...so we HAVE to do this! Then we can soak in the Hot Springs of Therma! Wait, that's clear on the other end of the island...and we're walking...oh well, it's a small island...we can do it!

I'm in search of Black Wine grown in local vineyards here. Maybe we'll have some for lunch in Cristos Raches. I thought black grapes were called raisins .

Cheers!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	fish-bowl-bikini.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	46.0 KB
ID:	8479   Click image for larger version

Name:	Icaria - ChristosRaches.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	72.0 KB
ID:	8480  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Cheers.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	48.6 KB
ID:	8482  
Attached Images
 
__________________


. My kitchen is for dancing. Bring me sunshine in a cup~emily dickinson. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
mollyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 10:04 AM   #40
Half Baked
 
4meandthem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 2,018
I always wandered why some goldfish have big bulging eyes
__________________

__________________
Just be yourself! Everyone else is taken.

My Flickr stuff!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/e_maxwell_photography/
4meandthem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.