Motivational Letters and Recipes

8 02, 2019

Oven Blackened Pulled Pork

2019-02-08T08:24:39-04:00February 8th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3lb bone in pork shoulder 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp ground white pepper ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder Pre-heat the oven to 300F (150C). Combine all dry ingredients together. Pat the pork shoulder dry with a paper towel and rub with the seasoning blend, evenly coating the pork. Place the pork into a large roasting pan and pop in the oven uncovered for 5 hours (you could also cook the pork in a slow cooker if desired, 8 – 10 hours on low heat). Let the [...]

1 02, 2019

Health and Balance

2019-02-01T08:43:56-04:00February 1st, 2019|Motivational Letters|

What is health? I’m not sure if any of us spend a lot of time trying to define what it means to us. We may focus on our weight, but losing weight may not make us happier, or more joyful, or more flexible, or stronger. Is health something we find in the future, when we lose 20, 40 or 100 pounds? Or is it today and tomorrow, when we are working on just feeling better, both physically and emotionally? I’m sure each of us knows that if we have a day of good eating and we make good food choices, [...]

1 02, 2019

Morning Mug Spinach and Cheddar Frittata

2019-02-01T08:08:03-04:00February 1st, 2019|Recipes|

A hot breakfast can be just five minutes away with this frittata. Change up the add-ins to suit your mood or use whatever veggies are in the fridge. Top with salsa or guacamole if desired! Ingredients: 2 eggs Pinch each salt and pepper ½ cup baby spinach, chopped 2 tbsp shredded Cheddar cheese 1 tbsp chopped green onions Instructions: 1. Grease large mug with non-stick cooking spray; whisk together eggs, salt and pepper. Stir in spinach, cheese and green onions. 2. Microwave on High for 30 seconds; stir mixture. Repeat twice until eggs are set and uniformly cooked. Let stand [...]

25 01, 2019

Tipping the balance in your favor

2019-01-25T08:13:02-04:00January 25th, 2019|Motivational Letters|

Imagine for a second that your mind and body are sitting on one side of a teeter-totter. On your side is your desire to make healthy choices; you ‘want' to eat well, do regular exercise and become more thin and fit. On the other side however sits the unhealthy environment that we must overcome. Tilting away from you is the food environment which includes an abundance of foods, snacking, convenience stores, vending machines, processed foods, less cooking, eating out more, large portions, fast food choices, value meals, food courts and all you can eat buffets. Tilting away from your exercise [...]

25 01, 2019

Chicken Neapolitan

2019-01-25T08:07:32-04:00January 25th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound mushrooms, quartered 1 cup chopped onions 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups diced tomatoes with juices 1 cup pitted black olives, drained 1 cup fresh basil leaves Method: • Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper. • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken thighs to the pan and sear for 8 to 9 minutes, until they are golden brown. • Add the mushrooms, onions and garlic to the pan. • Cook for another 8 [...]

18 01, 2019

Product Price Increase

2019-01-18T08:28:03-04:00January 18th, 2019|News|

AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR OUR SUPPLIERS INCREASED THEIR PRICES ON SOME OF THE PROTEIN PRODUCTS THAT WE SELL, NAMELY THE COOKIES, WAFERS, BREADS AND PASTA PRODUCTS. WE WILL THEREFORE HAVE TO INCREASE OUR PRICES FROM $19 TO $21 INCLUDING TAX ON THESE PRODUCTS AS OF FEBRUARY 4, 2019. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DR. BISHOP AND TEAM

18 01, 2019

Roasted Pesto Salmon with Grape Tomatoes

2019-01-18T08:26:16-04:00January 18th, 2019|Recipes|

This delicious light meal would pair well with sautéed cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles and a salad.   Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets, 150g each 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste 2 cups grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove, minced 4 tbsp basil pesto   Method: Rub salmon with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl toss tomatoes with the other tablespoon of oil, the garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Place the salmon on a baking tray and top each piece with 1 tablespoon of basil pesto. Place the [...]

18 01, 2019

Confused about Food Guides?

2019-01-18T08:12:48-04:00January 18th, 2019|Motivational Letters|

A nutritionist I know refers to herself as a dietary agnostic.  I like her terminology, because each of us needs to find out what works for ourselves.  Also, we need to find out which way of eating makes us feels better from an energy point of view, helps us get weight down and keep it off, how to prevent or reverse Type 2 diabetes, and lessen the risk of Alzheimer’s, or any other chronic disease you can think of.  This is a never ending quest!   ‘New’ food guidelines are soon to be released, which unfortunately are driven by very [...]

11 01, 2019

Get Right Back on Track!

2019-01-11T07:52:54-04:00January 11th, 2019|Motivational Letters|

These important words express the main rule of achieving success in weight control. Remember, no one is perfect. We must pre-plan our shopping, meals and exercise, but we will obviously not always carry out these plans perfectly. All is not lost when this occurs. Always focus your attention on the positive aspects of your behaviour. Don't use negative aspects for self-reproach; use them as a learning experience to inspire you to pursue productive and imaginative steps to achieve the goal of a lifestyle that leads to long-term weight control. GET RIGHT BACK ON TRACK means that every choice counts. A [...]

11 01, 2019

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

2019-01-11T08:03:08-04:00January 11th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 675g mixed wild mushrooms, tough stems removed, chopped 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 C vegetable broth 2 C water ¼ C mascarpone cheese 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp each salt and pepper Pinch of nutmeg Method: • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms and rosemary, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are tender and starting to brown, and almost no liquid remains, about 10 minutes. • Add garlic, cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in broth and water; bring to the boil. • Reduce [...]

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