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DOWN FROM THE SKY

DOWN from the SKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM HIGH IN THE SKY
THEY ALL LOOK FOR SPOTS
ON WHICH THEY CAN LIE
AND REST WITH THE CROWD

SOME FLYING DOWN FAST
CREATE QUITE A SPLASH
OTHERS TAKE A BATH
RIGHT THEN AT LAST

AND READY TO LAND
OH MY WHAT I’VE DONE
WILL SHE MIND MY RIDE
OR SEND ME BACK HOME

A LITTLE GRAY BIRD
JUST READY TO SQUAWK
HE LANDS, OOPS ON TOP
OF MAMA? OH NO!

BUST JUST AS MOM WOULD
ATTENTION IS QUITE GOOD
A FRIEND, NOT ALIKE
OF COLOR OR KIND

THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER
QUITE NOT LIKE THE OTHER
BUT JUST AS IF IT WERE
THEY YAK MORE AND MORE

HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS
TWO SPECIES OF WINGS
IN GREAT HARMONY
AS ALL WE SHOULD BE

My STORY at 52, 2013

creative culinary by PACHI

my story at 52, Dr Clyde 2013

Prologue: Patricia

Here I sit in California, after many weekly flights from Panama to attend Clyde’s Healthy Weight Loss course at Stanford, and with a full conviction of finally finding the person who can explain the real theory behind food. No bad food, no ideal food, just a mix of what the Earth has given us to create amazing tasting dishes that will allow us to look good, feel great, and realize all our dreams in this life now.

I grew up in a bakery home, worked there since I was fourteen in a family that was horrified of fat cooks. Many years before the “freshmen fifteen” term existed I gained twice that much during my first year at college. For the first time I was made to go on a diet. After four years of wearing sweat pants and college t-shirts I finally came back home like I had left. I lost almost all the weight by graduation and have kept it off for most of my life, of course going up and down after three children. Cooking allowed me to go back to what I thought of as a normal weight for me. As a mother, a pastry chef and a baker I needed a lot of energy, and as an individual I also needed to be able go out and dress up when I wanted to.

I have been baking and cooking all my life, and teaching mothers and business women how to cook light and delicious food. My students, most of them between the ages of 30 and 70, all mixed into random groups had the time of their lives cooking and learning about food, and spoke about feeling like they had been to therapy while in class. When I turned 40 I started writing since I was the one who needed therapy then. Now more than a decade later and five published cookbooks I thought I was done with writing and teaching. I would retire. This filled my work “bucket list” until Clyde’s weight loss engineering appeared on my radar. Far from home, at my daughter’s alma matter (Stanford), and probably through being her mother I received this email with Clyde’s class listed. I took the risk of flying from home every week for eight weeks, while planning my daughter’s wedding just a few months away to have the pleasure of being immersed in Clyde’s work; real scientific data to match my cooking.

And here it is, all for you and all the other people in the world who believe there is always a solution

Pachi´s Blog en Creative Culinary

WHY WELLNESS?

creative culinary by PACHI

why do we need wellness in the 21st Century

As the world evolved from a post world war II´s lack of food, the necessity to feed an expanding number of families, at some places called the baby boomers, and in other poor countries, simply generations of men and women wishing their offspring would survive, the world of food began its primary change.

The industrialization of food, the creation of GMO´s, the expansion of transportation, and more world wide, led to an overproduction of food and eventually an enormous help to many countries dying of starvation. In US, it was the beginning of a wealthier, happier, or at least happiness searching society that in time, eventually included blacks, jews and women into the higher education schools allowing them too a place in the new economic growth of the second half of the 19th Century. Baby steps led to what the world was like pre electronic communications and technology. A new way of preparing foods, refrigeration, freezing of otherwise only canned goods were created. TY dinners, dried and-or precooked products like instant potatoes and minute rice tried to allot extra time for the women to leave the household and engage into the workforce.

A gigantic change, a complete Worldwide cultural revolution, that hit both developed and underdeveloped communities came when communication went satellite and the home computer was created. Thereafter the world had leaps of innovations by the day, like an explosion of creativeness hit the more developed minds, in garages or mega factories, all leading to a global distribution that turned the world flat and fat. From under-provisions of food to over production, over indulgence and over growth of purchase power the US particularly, and some countries have followed, or are following, became the most obese country and also the sickest one in the world.

Government and private spending on health went from xxx to xxxxx in just decades. The average weight of a human being from the 1980´s increased more than 10 pounds per each ten years. The lack of the need for physical mobility (cars, remote controls, video games and 24-7 television) has become a major part in the chain of problems after the new forms of technical and technological advances hit all levels of society. A problem to such an extent that food markets and malls offer electric wheeled chairs to people who need them, mostly obese Americans. The work force has endured two mayor changes, higher medical costs and higher number of unworked days due to health issues.

The human race has advanced in many ways, yet the children of the late baby boomers are expected to live 10 years less than many of their parents. The drug companies keep creating more medication for us than ever before, and still the rate of individual sicknesses, and lately unhappiness, have increased. We have tried everything that the brightest minds of this world (which now interconnect daily, like never before) have developed to try to eradicate these issues, and possibly we are at the first steps of change.

An interdisciplinary movement led by Harvard and the CIA, has brought together scientists, medical and nutrition professionals, industry´s whole sale and retail and even chefs, from all places, for the 3rd time this year, 2014. Their purpose, which is coming along well, is to evaluate the way to walk a path, they have discovered involves all of us, together as a society.

My standing in this whole interdisciplinary and global problem is hat ….PEOPLE MUST TAKE CHARGE of THEIR own FOOD CHOICES.

Humans are educated enough and have free resources now a days, almost everywhere in the globe, to be able to learn and take a stand in each ones own health and lifestyle. This might include taking a longer look at our family structure and community.

Some people need to cook, others need to make better choices, others need to educate, but we all , each one of us need to EXECUTE IN OUT OWN BEHALF.

PEOPLE MUST FEEL ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR HEALTH

Teaching or learning how to lead a healthier lifestyle through food, movement, social behavior and mental care is the challenge we all have. Each of us can share our knowledge; that one we master. We must also be open to receive the teaching of that we do not fully comprehend or practice. I personally hope, that through the cooking and science background I have, I can share my grain of salt into this flavorless soup that we are leaving for our children. Our generation has had it amazingly well compared to others behind and I feel I owe it to life to give away my experience as a chef, author, teacher and mother. On the other hand, I am reaching out and receiving much advice into the other aspects of my life that I myself must do: movement, community and mental health.

So to all whom wonder why I came out of a 2 year retirement I was just beginning, at the ocean, the blue skies and nature, I say, this gives me life and feeds my soul. Maybe something I was in need of and didn´t know.

Pachi´s Blog en Creative Culinary

What is WELLNES by Pachi

creative culinary by PACHI

what is wellness

Wellness is beyond fitness. It is a balance of the body and mind that I believe is our goal in life. A walk through each ones path through which we touch and are touched by those close to us and nowadays by almost everyone in this global earth. It is what I feel is needed to obtain that happiness that we all deserve by being children of a greater God or power, whichever each person wants to call IT. It is being able to tend to our personal and social responsibilities as well a troubles and turns along the way. It is being able to catch what it thrown at us and send it somewhere it must go. Fo all of this we need wellness, and in my case I have a part that I fell am an expert at, and that is at Food, cooking, eating and enjoying our sustenance in this life on earth.

The CORE of WELLNESS is the POWER OF HUMBLE ENERGY. Energy to move, create, laugh, live and GO. GO to do what comes into your mind. Go to do and reach your most innermost desires. GO to show others it is possible. GO to do what ever you like to do with the best intention and IMMENSE self esteem. For me it is to GO and COOK, to go and TEACH, to go and SHARE, to go and WRITE the knowledge that has been transmitted to me through out life; making me each day older, one day smarter. Smarter in LIVING i.e. WELLNESS.

Wellness needs some basic nurturing, family and community to belong to, love, to receive and to give and very importantly freedom. Freedom to live a safe life, to have the opportunity to learn, to express yourself and to listen, to be a child, to be a teen, to be an adult and to be elder. To allow each other to be at the place and time they are, without judgement. To accept what comes along, and to cry, feel, mourn, be distressed yet knowing there is a space for all this to happen and to let it go.

So I can help you with one little thing; to cook and learn to enjoy all your food. THERE IS NO BAD AND NO GOOD FOOD. Food has been placed in our surroundings… lets learn how to use it. Whatever it is, for whomever of us it goes to. All Food will take us from creation to the day we leave this world. It will make us grow and allow us to live with energy, strength and movement To realize our full potential.

Eat a carb as soon as you fnish exersising

Eating a carb as soon as you finish exersising   will increase your metabolic rate.

NEVER EVER EVER EAT SWEETS, BREAD AND SWEETENED JUICES ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

unless you have just finished heavy exersising

Sweets on an empty stomach, as well as carbs at the beginning of a meal will raise your blood sugar and lower your metabolic rate. Doing the opposite will help you increase your metabolic rate and eventually loose weight.

Not eating anything after excersize will lower your metabolic rate. So eat some of what you like best right after your work out. Have a slice or your favorite bread, or two if your worked out really hard. Enjoy and Boost your metabolic rate.

Do not work out on an empty stomach….

This will also reduce your metabolic rate, have something light…half a yogurt!NEVER EVER EVER EAT SWEETS, BREAD AND SWEETENED JUICES ON AN EMPTY STOMACH unless you have just finished heavy exersising.

Sweets on an empty stomach, as well as carbs at the beginning of a meal will raise your blood sugar and lower your metabolic rate. Doing the opposite will help you increase your metabolic rate and eventually loose weight.

Eating your carbs as soon as you fnish exersising will increase your metabolic rate.

Not eating anything after excersize will lower your metabolic rate. So eat some of what you like best right after your work out. Have a slice or your favorite bread, or two if your worked out really hard. Enjoy and Boost your metabolic rate.

Do not work out on an empty stomach….

This will also reduce your metabolic rate, have something light…half a yogurt!

Comer carbohidratos tan pronto como se termine el ejercicio físico aumentará su  metabolismo.

NUNCA NUNCA NUNCA COMER DULCES , PAN Y JUGOS endulzados con el estómago vacío
a menos que usted acabe de terminar de hacer ejercicio o entrenamiento pesado.

Dulces en un estómago vacío , así como carbohidratos al comienzo de una comida elevarán su nivel de azúcar en la sangre y disminuirán su tasa metabólica. Hacer lo contrario le ayudará a elevar su tasa metabólica y a continuar quemando calorías durante el resto del día.

Comer carbohidratos tan pronto como se termine el ejercicio físico aumentará su tasa metabólica.

No comer nada después de el ejercicio físico bajará su tasa metabólica. Así que coma algo de lo que más le guste justo después de su ejercicio físico. Come una rodaja de tu pan favorito, o dos si ejercistaste muy fuerte. Disfruta y aumenta su tasa metabólica para bajar de peso y estar mas saludable.

No hacer ejercicio con el estómago vacío … .

Esto también reducirá su tasa metabólica , tener algo de luz … la mitad de un yogur !

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DOES FOOD ORDER MATTER?

THE ORDER IN
WHICH YOU PUT YOUR FIRST FOOD IN YOUR MOUTH MATTERS

If you have them in your meal…..Always eat first your Cruciferous veggies!

1.1 Cruciferous vegetables
2.2. Raw greens and salad
3.3. Protein and whole foods
4.4. Carbs
5.5. Processed Foods
6.6. Refined Carbs and sweets




EL ORDEN EN QUE USTED PONE USTED los ALIMENTOS EN SU BOCAIMPORTA

Si los tiene en su mesa o plato de comida … ..SIEMPRE COMIENCE con

1. Los vegetales crucíferos
2. Vegetales crudos y ensalada
3. Las proteínas y alimentos integrales
4. Carbohidratos complejos: papa, yuca, platano verde, arroz integral
5. Alimentos Procesados: pan, pasta, arroz blanco
6. Los carbohidratos y dulces refinados: galletas, postres, helados

Receta de Ensalada de Endivias y Pera

Receta de Ensalada de Endivias y Pera

Receta de Fríjoles en 18 minutos

FríjolesColombianos en 30 min

1 lb fríjoles rojos REMOJADOS y sin el agua donde los remojó, 1 cebolla cortada en 2, 2 tomates enteros y una zanahoria cortada en 2. Coloque todo en la olla, cocine 16 min. Retire zanahoria, cebolla, tomates y licua con 2 ramas de cilantro, 1/2 taza caldo de frijoles y 1/2 taza frijoles cocidas.

Vierta lo licuado de vuelta a la olla y mezcle. Sirva!!!!!

1 lb fríjoles rojos

1 lb frijoles

1 cebolla cortada en 2

2 tomates enteros y una zanahoria cortada en 2

2 ramas cilantro

1 cucharadita sal

 

 1.   Coloque los fríjoles remojados en la olla, vierta agua que las cubra y un poco mas que  sea dos cm de alto. Agregue la zanahoria a los fríjoles. Coloque una parilla sobre los fríjoles y coloque allí la cebolla y los tomates. Cocine en el setting de beans/chili.


2.     Retire zanahoria, cebolla, tomates y licue con 2 ramas de cilantro, 1/2 taza de líquido que soltaron los fríjoles y 1/2 taza fríjoles cocidos.


Vierta lo licuado de vuelta a laolla y mezcle. Sirva!!!!!


Receta de Ensalada de Repollo Rojo

Receta de Ensalada de Repollo Rojo

6 porciones


1 repollo rojo, pequeño
2 limones o limas, su jugo
1 cucharada de aceite de ajonjolí oscuro
pimienta

opcional zanahoria rallada y – o hinojo rallado, manzana y’o espinaca, fresas, etc. etc

1. Rallar el repollo sin el corazón.
2. Coloque el jugo de los limones, aceite de ajonjolí oscuro y pimienta en un tazón.
3. Vierta el repollo tajado y mezcle bien.

REFRIGERADA DURA HASTA 4 DIAS PERFECTA.

COMPRALO YA

Receta de Salsa para Pasta, tomates frescos del Verano y Carne

Receta de Salsa para Pasta, tomates frescos

6 porciones

  

3 bandejas de tomates pera, 12xbandeja
1 cebolla, tajada
1 pimentón rojo u otro color, tajado, sin las semillas
4 dientes de ajo
2 cucharada de orégano fresco
1 cucharada de pimienta fresca, o 1/3 cucharadita de pimienta molida


opcional albahaca antes de servir!
1.  Corte el tallo de los tomates.
2.     Coloque el tomates, cebolla, zanahoria, pimentón, ajo y pimienta en la olla. Vierta 1/4 de taza de agua.
3.     Encienda la olla a presión y cocine durante 15 minutos. Bote la presión de la olla, abra y retire el líquido que botaron los tomates. Vuelva a cocinar los tomates 10 minutos mas en la olla a presión.
4.     Licue todos los ingredientes de la olla a presión y agregue 1 cucharadita de sal o al gusto. Sirva.
5.    El líquido que soltó el tomateen la primera cocción se guarda para agregárselo a carne molida. (ver siguientereceta)

 Receta carne molida
2 libras de carne molida parasalsa boloñesa o para tacos

2 lb carne
1 cucharada worcestershire sauce
1 cucharada mostaza Dijon
¼ cucharadita pimienta roja (opcional salsa boloñesa)
1 cucharadita de polvo chili (opcional carne para tacos y wraps)
1 cucharadita sal y  ¼ cucharadita de pimienta
1.    Mezcle la carne con la salsa y la mostaza, agregue el chili o la pimienta roja.

2.      Encienda la olla a presión y cocine durante 8 minutos. Bote la presión de la olla, abra y vierta el líquido que botaron los tomates. Mezcle con un tenedor  y deje enfriar.
3.     Utilice sola, con la pasta, tacos o wraps.


 

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Patricia McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher, and food writer born in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla, Colombia. She has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University, attended a School for Retort Operations, and completed courses of instruction prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.