Easy and Delicious Pina Colada Smoothie

INGREDIENTS 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks 1/3 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup coconut milk a handful of ice cubes INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Serve immediately. The frozen pineapple chunks are available at Target, Walmart and FoodMaxx. The pineapple juice (not from concentrate) is available at FoodMaxx. The coconut milk is […]

Read More

Quick ‘n Easy Morning Breakfast Sandwiches

I discovered this new mini appliance by Hamilton Beach. It’s a dual sandwich maker and costs $40 on Amazon. Here are some sandwiches you can make with it, all in an English muffin. Note: all meat must be precooked. Egg, spinach, Hollandaise sauce, Colby cheese (like Eggs Benedict) Egg, corned beef, and cheddar cheese Egg, […]

Read More

How to Pick a Ripe Watermelon

It should feel HEAVY for its size. It should have a creamy YELLOW (not white) spot on one side where it was sitting on the ground. If you thump it with you finger, as if you were flicking a crumb off your shirt, it should sound HOLLOW.

Read More

How to Survive Ramadan By Not Feeling Hungry

Many people dread Ramadan, especially in the US since we don’t get to work half days, because working when your hungry is challenging and can sometimes give you a literal headache. Every year I research foods and try to find the right combination of types of food to eat right before fasting each day (around […]

Read More

Simple Meatball Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients Sliced sourdough bread (available at Safeway) Olive oil spray Baby spinach (available at Costco) or basil sprigs Cooked and flavored frozen meatballs (available at Costco) Sliced roasted bell peppers (available at Target) Shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese Pizza or pasta sauce (available at Target)

Read More

Simple Roast Beef Panini Sandwich

Ingredients Sliced sourdough bread (available at Safeway) Olive oil spray Baby spinach (available at Costco) Sliced roast beef (available at Costco) Sliced roasted bell peppers (available at Target) Sliced cheddar cheese

Read More

Simple Chicken Pesto Panini Recipe

Ingredients Sliced ourdough bread (available at Safeway) Olive oil spray Basil pesto sauce (available at Costco) or basil leaves (available at Target) Baby spinach (optional) Diced or sliced grilled chicken (available at Target) Diced fire-roasted tomatoes (available at Target) Sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese

Read More

How to Lose Weight By Eating Foods with Low Energy Density

There’s a very simple formula for losing weight. The total number of calories you consume from eating must just be less than the total number of calories you burn living and exercise. However, the problem with this is you need to eat enough to feel full so you don’t eat too much. Therefore, there are […]

Read More

Delicious Egg Panini Sandwich

‘The other day I had an egg panini sandwich at a corner bakery (the place is actually called “Corner Bakery”). The sandwich was so good, I just had to learn how to make it. Turns out it’s not hard at all and the results are delicious. Also, it turns out that eggs are super nutritious […]

Read More

Easiest Way to Make Good Steak

Instructions Buy steak meat (ribeye, new york,etc) (e.g. from Costco) Buy a pack of aluminum disposable trays with high walls to catch grease splatter (at Costco you can buy a pack where the unit cost is $0.22) Measure the thickness of the meat, e.g. 1.25 inches thick Smear 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil on both […]

Read More