Some Healthy Food Fun:    The Wanderlust Food Diaries (of a chronic daydreamer)

Don't Rock the Boat

On the menu  Lobster and Avocado Cocktail, with a side of Tropical Style Pineapple, Mango, and Meyer Lemon Salad
Video How to Make Lobster Cocktail
Music  "Don't Rock The Boat" by The Hughes Corporation




“Our love is like a ship on the ocean, we've been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotuion....
Don't Rock the Boat Baby, Don't Tilt Boat Over....”

--The Hughes Corporation (from the song “Don't Rock The Boat”)

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A spontaneous "Wanderlust" thought came to my head yesterday.....

If I "dropped anchor" on a secluded beach on my private yacht with a lovely lady, what would I prepare for a beach lunch?

I take my Wanderlust thoughts seriously, because unlike most Wanderlusters, I don't waste time on thoughts that I don't expect become reality.

And thus, since I fully expect to be in that exact situation in the near future, I thought seriously about my menu, always taking my healthy delicious eating seriously.

What came to me was a tasty Lobster and Avocado Cocktail, as well as a lively Tropical Pineapple, Mango, and Meyer Lemon Salad.

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Lobster and Avocado Cocktail, and a Tropical Pineapple, Mango, and Meyer Lemon Salad

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Tropical Lobster and Avocado Salad

1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Soliga or other quality honey
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (I working on my own
homemade sauces because I'm not happy with ingredients of most Worcestershire sauces)
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
Organic grapefruit (or tangerine) wedges
Pink Himalayan Salt freshly ground organic black pepper
1 ripe organic avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
1/2 small organic red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh organic cilantro leaves
2 (8-ounce) lobster tails, parboiled and flesh coarsely chopped

See video for instructions:


As a quick note, I go back and forth on shrimp, lobster, and crab being part of a "healthy" diet, they being so called "scavengers", I'm comfortable with them as occasional delicacies at this point, I would never try to force myself to stop eating them because I so love the taste. I think we should be more concerned with the artificial and toxic ingredients that we use and cook with everyday, especially the oils and sweeteners.

Furthermore I have an aresenal of foods I consume everyday, such as Chlorella, which removes heavy metals and toxins from the body, as well as other "heavy hitters" such as Reishi Mushrooms, Papaya Enzymes, and others which I depend on to keep the body free of toxins, so I don't think to hard about eating the "scavengers" occasionally, because I am sure my body is processing everything properly. So, when it's time to enjoy, I enjoy without thinking twice, no guilt, no second guessing. Just  some "Food for Thought"

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Pineapple, Mango, and Meyer Lemon Salad:

The classic pairing of pineapple and coconut goes even more tropical with juicy mango. Meyer lemons, which have a sweet-tart flavor, are so delicate they can go in skin-on.

Ingredients:

1 pineapple, skin removed, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 Meyer lemon, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced, seeds removed, plus 1 tablespoon fresh juice
1/2 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions: Combine fruit and lemon juice in a bowl. Top with coconut flakes.
recipe inspired from Whole Living, March 2012

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(Below) Photo Credit thanks to TheMoorings.com

My mother and I, the epitome of old school vs. new school religion vs. spirituality, always go at in a loving way about philosophical matters, and she has told me all my life, "You know Doug your problem is you dream 'too big' ".

Normally, I would give her one of my intentionally complex philosophical lines such as "Our external reality is always created based upon the level and capacity of the internal thoughts that are the source of that very same reality". However my latest response was as simple as can be, I was just in the mood to respond from a whole different angle, playing the "God Card" as I call it, albeit my loving mother still didn't get it, when I said "I not sure if God would need to expend any energy on people who 'dream small' "

~stay healthy~

(Below) Photo Credit thanks to TheMoorings.com

(Below) Photo Credit thanks to TheMoorings.com

(Below) Photo Credit thanks to TheMoorings.com

(Below) Photo Credit thanks to TheMoorings.com

(Below) Photo Credit thanks to TheMoorings.com

"Sail Forth. Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all." --Walt Whitman

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