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The rainy season has come to
an end and we are into our
dry, breezy and hot days, on
the cusp of the Carnival season.
aders are fighting it
out at the gym and
to get those wash-
board abs ready for
I have come to
realise dieting is no
longer simply calorie counting, some go
on strenuous low carb or no carb diets,
some only eat carbs twice per week,
some practice conscious combining oth-
ers just juice it and call it a day.
While these diets may work for the
short term, giving yourself the oppor-
tunity to showoff a "killer" body in the
miniscule costume, it is a fact that once
you resume normal eating habits, you
will regain that lost weight.
I m not against periodic dieting, in
fact that, coupled with
constant exercise can be
one way to prevent keep-
ing the weight on. How-
ever, I have also realised
that once we become
watchdogs over every
meal, and are vigilant
about developing healthy
and clean eating habits, shedding those
few pounds before carnival may not
become such an annual insurmountable,
and painful task.
Enjoying delicious salads with your
meals is a healthy habit to adopt, they
add lots of fibre and vitamins to your
diet and can be quite sustaining as well.
2 cups grated red cabbage
1 cup grated green cabbage
1 carrot grated
1 red onion, grated
1 bell pepper, julienned
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 cup vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
Place all the vegetables into a salad bowl.
Bring the vinegar to a boil, add sugar and cook for
one minute until sugar dissolves.
Stir in garlic and sesame oil.
Cool and pour onto salad and toss.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
SWEET AND SOUR
1 300 gram package of penne pasta,
boiled and drained according to
1 lb small or medium shrimp,
cleaned and deveined
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup Greek black olives
1 red bell pepper, seeded and
2 large tomatoes, cut into 1-inch
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-
1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs -
chives, parsley, basil, chadon beni
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and black pepper to taste
Marinate shrimp with garlic, salt
and pepper for about 15 minutes.
Steam shrimp for about eight
minutes until curled and pink.
Remove from steamer and cool,
Combine all the ingredients for the
dressing and blend well.
Place pasta and shrimp into a large
salad bowl; add olives, pepper,
tomatoes, onion and cucumber.
Pour on dressing and toss well.
Gently fold in feta.
Add fresh herbs and serve.
If not serving right away, do not add
herbs, cover and refrigerate.
Add herbs before serving.
Serves 6 to 8
1 green paw paw, about 4 lbs.
1 carrot grated
1/3 cup each chadon beni, mint and basil
1 hot pepper, seeded and julienned
1 tomato, seeded and cut into strips
Salt to taste
1/3 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
Peel and grate paw paw coarsely, place in a colander to
drain off any excess juices.
Combine with carrot, tomato, hot pepper, salt and fresh
Pour on dressing and toss gently. Sprinkle with peanuts
Refrigerate until ready for use.
For the dressing
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
Combine all ingredients and stir.
Serves 4 to 6
GREEN PAW PAW SALAD
As Back To The Future cel-
ebrates its 30th anniversary
this year, there s a legal tussle
over the futuristic car that pro-
vided the guts for the flying
time machine used by Michael
J Fox in the classic 1985 film.
Maverick automaker John
DeLorean s eponymous creation
co-starred in the 1985 movie as
it transported Marty McFly back
to the 1950s to engineer his par-
ents meeting---and, in a 1989
sequel, to a 2015 world.
Now, DeLorean s widow, Sally,
claims in a federal lawsuit that
Texas-based DeLorean Motor
Company has been illegally using
the DeLorean name to sell hats,
pens, notebooks, key chains and
other items, and has illegally
licensed the name and images
to other companies including
Nike, Mattel, Urban Outfitters
and Apple. The company has
never been formally affiliated
with the one DeLorean started.
The Texas company "has
improperly and illegally appro-
priated for its own use Mr
DeLorean s legacy, including the
DeLorean Identity, together with
intellectual property," the lawsuit
alleges. The suit claims the com-
pany has plans to manufacture
an electric version of the car,
which it says would be illegal
because the car s design belongs
to John DeLorean s estate.
30 years later, Back To The Future car in legal battle
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