Thinking about going on the Atkins diet? Perhaps you might have second thoughts after reading this post. In a nutshell, the Atkins diet is a variation of the low carbohydrate high protein diet where you can eat everything but carbohydrates which is restricted to very low levels.
Green smoothies are a great way to sneak in vegetables and fruits to unsuspecting picky eaters but doing so in a delicious way. One of my favourite breakfast staples of all times as it is quick, tasty, and nutritious. It is also a powerful drink for the skin as it contains ample levels of vitamin A, C, E, iron, fiber, and other antioxidants. My recipe is also a very flexible one where you can substitute a lot of foods for the ones that you personally prefer.
Each glass only has 186 calories and 9 grams of fiber (26% of your daily fiber needs for a male and 36% of your daily fiber needs for a female)
During my visit to Kyoto, I made it my mission to experience an authentic kaiseki. Kaiseki is the Japanese version of haute cuisine, traditionally only prepared for the Japanese royalty/aristocracy. It is definitely a fine dining/splurge option, as it can cost anywhere from $50-thousands of CAD/person.
Arashiyama, a district located West of Kyoto is an absolutely gorgeous landmark! The clear lake, blue sky, and mesmerizing bamboo forests with ancient Japanese architecture make this place an absolute visit if you ever come to Japan.
Our dinner appointment was set at 6:30 pm, and when we arrived at the entrance we were greeted by a young male who escorted us inside where another hostess greeted us. As Japanese customary, it is necessary to take off your shoes at high-end Japanese restaurants. Afterward, we were shown to a spacious private dining room with a beautifully lacquered table overlooking a gorgeous garden. As expected, the seating was tatami style. From this instant, I felt transported to another era.
After being seated, we were presented with a first-grade sencha tea. It had a clean sweet taste and was well-timed before the first course. We chose the mid-priced menu option at $486 CAD/person.