Category Archives: The Persnickety Pescatarian

Being a pescatarian is the new being the Kool Kid on the block. It is catching on (no pun intended) like you were fishing for compliments in your favorite LBD! Give this a try if you have been a vegetarian who loves fish and shell fish!

Cutting Edge

We Pescatarians are growing in number. It is a true cutting edge healthy eating breakthrough. To eschew red meat and the flesh of other mammals is a good thing and at some level we all know this. Sustainable fish and shell fish and vegetables and fruits are so good for our bodies.

Fad diets and off the wall eating plans will never survive and we all know it. How many times have you tried it yourself or seen someone else fail or the whole silly idea go away-Spinach and grapefruit, raw vegan, Keto, liquid only, etc. all may last a while, but good health and sustainability are the only true lasting tests of good nutrition.

Do it for yourself, the planet, and the assurance of a longer more physically fit life.

Coffee, Anyone?

Coffee is so confusing these days one does not know what to order. Even more important, it is often debatable what coffee is value for money, overpriced, over processed, non-sustainable, and on and on. Here is a simple guide to what you are getting for your $$$ and options for you to make your own informed selection.

 

  1. Drip: Used in most coffee machines. Use about 2 tablespoons for 10 ounces of water. Many different brands to select from and personal preference is the guideline.
  2. Cold brew: This is new and a matter of personal taste. You soak ground coffee for up to 24 hours in cold water. Use about 10-12 ounces of beans to 6 cups of water. This is very mild and I think it tastes watery!
  3. Single Origin:Many people swear by this as it is traceable sometimes even to a single farm but mostly to a country so one can balance the “fair trade”option
  4. Instant:This speaks for itself and has had a bad reputation, but there are brands of instant coffee that I think are very good and there has been huge improvement in instants. I like the dark black Folger’s.
  5. French Press: In a cylinder, pour water over coffee (your grind preference) and let it set again to your strength preference. Pour out gradually after you depress the handle.

there are other exotic ways to buy/make/enjoy coffee, but if you notice, I have used the word preference many times in this article. Coffee is purely a matter of personal taste. ENJOY!

Winter Recipes

Tune in over the next couple of weeks for some fabulous vegetarian and pescaterian recipes. It is cold here and we need to “gather” and eat some warm, yummy, healthy things. Also get the inside info on canned winter warmers. Soups, chili, and all sorts of canned/heat it up items are not so bad for you as you might think.

I have a lot to share and I hope YOU do to. Go to the comment section to add thoughts, recipes, etc!!

Yum Yum-FishTaco!

We ate lunch out the other day and I had what was called the Baja Fish Taco at Casa Del Sol. Wow-it was fabulous. As far as I could tell and from what the menu described, it was deep fried, but very lite, panko  mahi, sweet pineapple/cabbage cole slaw, bits of  red onion, and a lovely thousand island dressing. This was the perfect lunch dish and soooo easy. I am going to do it again and again and serve it next time I have people over for sure.

Pescatarian News Alert

I love news alerts. Generally Speaking they are updates on current thinking in a variety of topics. As you would expect, the term “Pescatarian” is so new in common usage that my spell check is not even consistent on the actual spelling. Is yours??

As we know, people who wear this label eat no red meat, chicken, turkey or any other meat products or by-products but have added or re-introduced, as in my case, fish and shell fish. We are very careful about health as always and look for “wild caught” and sustainable and other vocabulary in labeling. If you are a vegetarian for health reasons only, I suggest you look in to this new format. It broadens so many possibilities.

More to come soon regarding recipes, content of ingredients, and ideas. Stay tuned.

Try Salmon/Japanese

Oh, what to order at a Japanese restaurant??  Recently we ate at a fabulous Japanese restaurant called OKINAWA and I found tons of good things to have. Tempura vegetables were yummy. Hibachi veggies with fried brown rice-yes! And the best of all, teriaki salmon. Remember, we are pescatarians so salmon is a great source of Omega 3.

Pescatarian Life!

Yes, Pescatarian Life is easier than veggie or vegan. The addition is fish and shellfish. Just look at some of the fabulous stuff WE can eat!!

                                                          FRUITS

Apples, bananas, blue berries, cantaloupe, all varieties of oranges, pears, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, all melons, peaches, grapefruit, persimmons, kiwi, lemons, raisins, pineapple, and many others I have forgotten!

                                                          Vegetables

Artichoke, broccoli, Kale, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, cauliflower, carrots, celery, spinach, avocados, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes ,lima beans, cucumber, zucchini, mushrooms, and many others have forgotten

                                                               Dairy

Milk-all types: soy, almond, Fairlife, Lactose free, etc., Cheeses and the variety is delicious and virtually endless, any and all types of ice creams and sorbets, cottage cheese with any and all of the additives (I like pineapple), my mainstay, yogurt and I use any and all types including soy yogurt, cream cheese, particularly on a bagel, and many others I have forgotten!

                                                              Fish and Shellfish

I could go on and on here, but I will mention my favorites: salmon prepared any and all ways including salad, patties, croquettes, and so on. Same for tuna. All fish is good. All shellfish is good too, but calamari is the highest in cholesterol remember.

So, in conclusion, remember with so much stuff out there to eat, who wants a candy bar??  Another mainstay for me is oatmeal by the way. I also eat quite a lot of Frosted Min-iWheats. If you read the label, it has most of your daily requirements when you add a half of a banana, a few blueberries, and some Fairlife milk. PS-Don’t forget to add a bit of protein powder to your smoothie!!

                                                           Eat Well-Eat Healthy!

 

Vegetarians Versus Pescatarians

Vegetarians could and should eat a wide variety of food choices for good health and balanced vitamin and mineral intake. I have been a vegetarian for some 32 years and I have recently made a big conversion. Having spent a lot of time looking into and writing about (PINK Magazine) healthy lifestyle choices I have concluded that for me personally the selection of adding fish and shellfish to my diet can be not only healthy, but healthier!

Tune in to this portion of the SKATING UPHILL blog for more info about this new eating option and you will find health tips, recipes, and much more. I look forward to sharing this healthy lifestyle option with you.