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    Debby, 1864 House

    A tip for broiled meats: Marinate them in olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and cumin. Add green pepper pieces during the broiling for extra flavor.  

    Flavoring of the food (and slow eating) is the key for feeling satisfied with the meal which helps to cut down the desire for mindless munching on junk food.

    Strong flavors like horse radish sauce and chopped arugula added on the dish when served would also help.

    I think we in the West got this "pleasure" thing wrong when it comes to food. Especially, the spice lacking, carb loaded, frozen, canned and bland diet of "Western kitchen" is the cause of our gorging ourselves on unhealthy food (while still feeling hungry and unsatisfied). Flavors gratify where large amounts of food fail.

    Mediterranean diet, Indian food and Asian food too have ingredients we in the West lack: Rich flavors and freshness. They don't overeat because they don't need to.

    I think we have come a long way in the United States in the last 30 years, moving from "yuck, how can you eat that olive oil" to hummus becoming gourmet food instead of dangerously and suspiciously sounding "foreign terroristic." He he...

    We still have a long way to go, however.  

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:54:18 AM PST

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