31 Oct 2011

Food Fiesta in Sabah

Is always been a treasure, and pleasure of been in Sabah for the food fiesta competition that has been growing up to 250 participant this year ; and see new and upcoming F&B people participating in the second larger yearly competition in Malaysia .
A success, not only by the organizer, but a success by all participants of the tree days : long work for the Judges, but a absolutely ,no to miss event by all food lover .
All tree days where filled up by , colorful dressed waiter and waitress in  tribal costume , food , fruit carving , cocktail competititon , and much more fun , to take this competition a new world standard... 
Here some picture , of the first day , and for sure a  why, you  should been  there .....first think we start was the coffee pull competition and .....

Pump up the Volume ,,,,,, Shake it baby .. we start the show ...

Baby Shake it and shake it all... for the coffee Tarik competition

And i guess she has it all........... to shake it ...     

the fiesta is open

Tribal dance ...  air  pipe, full warrior dress , ready for prepare our drinks , and  all is allowed ,what a superb  show  ...

and if you are not sure about how serious they are  ..... talk with this Kadazan guy ,,,, he was preparing my coffee
Chefs , Nikolay  And Mansor was outside,  at the hot cooking,  and they have a very long day ,, at mean few days .. of good food prepare by a storm of chefs ..
Seafood terrine

Smiling chef...

Art of Work ,  world standard fruit carving , prepare in a hour, all  live show ..
Chef Jorken Kern at the briefing of table seating ,,, with waiters in the own costume ... this year the team is colors of Borneo ,

this is Charley,, our own Orang  Utang

Costume of a warrior , Kadazan .... preparing a table setting

Head of costume of kadazan people ..  what i written is Sabah the land below the wind

Colorful central piece made from produce of  nature, from the virgin forest of Sabah

A wedding table . this chair is the  wife chair ,,, with the bamboo basket for carry the products
this chair is for the man ,,with his own hat ,ready to go for work or hunt i guess

Kadazan Girl in Full costume , our waiter

the menu , in bamboo leave , on carnivorous plant at  the table seating

but , actually ,do we miss some one ?me and how we arrive here ?

Do we arrive by the sea ?

Is those guys , that take us to the shore  ?

and who to deliver this box and,  How is Tarzan ???

are those kids appendices pirate or fisher man ? are the own took the box here ?
Ooo this what i found in the box .... the real tarzan and here what was  his first meal

and coffee......

Well apart all the fun and joke is been a tree fantastic day made more interesting by the people , the chef and the produce of a land , that has a lot more to given to the all world , Sabah , the gaden of the world ....... More picture and write up to come ,, soon

22 Oct 2011

The heart diet

Here's How we shold know a bit more about heart problem .. and how to go about,,

tropical Fruits
1. Lower the amount of saturated fat in your diet. Instead, include servings of fruit, vegetables and whole grains in your daily meals.

2. Eat less cholesterol. High diet cholesterol leads to raised blood levels with all its dangerous consequences. Egg white and food from plant sources don't have cholesterol.

3. Choose foods rich in fiber and starch to make up 50% of your calorie requirements. Breads, cereals, pasta, grains, fruits and vegetables come under this category.

4. Choose heart healthy foods from different categories.

5. Check food labels for 'low fat', 'low saturated fat', 'fat-free' and 'low calorie' labels.

6. Limit sodium intake, especially as common table salt.

7. Proteins should make up around 15% of your calorie needs.

8. Feature vegetables, pasta and grains at dinner rather than meat.

9. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation - no more two beers or glasses of wine daily.

10. Don't eat more than you must to maintain your ideal body weight.

11. Choose the number and size of portions to help you reach and stay at your ideal body weight.

12. A low fat breakfast and five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is healthy.

13. Eat out the heart healthy way by choosing restaurants that have low fat, low cholesterol menu items.

14. Select broiled, baked, steamed or poached poultry, fish or meat rather than fried.

15. Order low fat deserts like fruit juice, low fat yoghurt or fruit ice.


Common symptoms of heart desease

Chest Pain or Chest Discomfort

Few symptoms are more alarming than chest pain. In the minds of many people, chest pain equals heart pain. And while many other conditions can cause chest pain, cardiac disease is so common - and so dangerous - that the symptom of chest pain should never be dismissed out of hand as being insignificant.

"Chest pain" is an imprecise term. It is often used to describe any pain, pressure, squeezing, choking, numbness or any other discomfort in the chest, neck, or upper abdomen, and is often associated with pain in the jaw, head, or arms. It can last from less than a second to days or weeks, can occur frequently or rarely, and can occur sporadically or predictably. This description of chest pain is obviously very vague, and as you might expect, many medical conditions aside from heart disease can produce symptoms like this.

You need to gather the following information:

• whether you smoke or not

• your total and HDL cholesterol levels

• your blood pressure

• whether you have evidence of diabetes or metabolic syndrome

• whether you are overweight for your age and height

• your family history

With this information, you can place yourself into one of three categories: low, intermediate, or high.

With this information, to be in the low risk category, all of the following must be present:

• nonsmoker

• total cholesterol < 200 mg/dL, HDL cholesterol > 40 mg/dL

• systolic BP < 120, diastolic BP < 80

• no evidence of diabetes

• not overweight

• no family history of premature vascular disease

You are in the high risk category if you have any of the following:

• known coronary artery disease or other vascular disease

• type 2 diabetes

• over age 65 with multiple (more than one) risk factors

And you are in the intermediate risk group if you don't fit into either the low or high risk groups.

Low risk patientscan be managed without any further intervention, except for routine coaching on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. About 35% of U.S. adults fall into this category.

High risk patientsshould immediately be placed on appropriate treatments proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and death, such as statin drugs, beta blockers, aspirin, and/or ACE inhibitors. About 25% of U.S. adults are in this category. Click here for more on what to do if you are in the high risk category.

Intermediate risk patients, in addition to taking steps to modify the risk factors keeping them out of the low risk category, should have non-invasive tests to measure whether or not they already have evidence of coronary artery disease, such as stress/thallium testing or electron beam tomography (EECP). Roughly 40% of U.S. adults are in the intermediate risk category.

Heart-Healthy Suggestions .... diet

The plan involves a low-fat, high-fiber diet that puts food into three categories: foods to choose most often, foods to eat in moderation, and foods to choose least often.

Don't count calories. Instead, keep track of fat and sugar, which cause problems for the heart.

Choose a diet high in fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains not high in animal proteins.

Try to replace white foods such as sugar, white rice and white flour with whole grains like brown rice and whole-wheat flour.

Try to use hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils less often. They preserve food but could add to your cholesterol levels.

Take three grams a day of fish oil. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, it can reduce sudden cardiac death by 50–80 percent. It can also reduce incidences of breast cancer and prostate cancer. Conversely, women (but not men) may try flax seed oil.

Everybody should know his or her cholesterol level. The goal should be to get the total cholesterol number under 150, and the LDL (or the "bad" cholesterol) under 95.

Smoking contributes to a much greater risk of heart disease. If you smoke and take birth control pills, you quadruple your risk.

21 Oct 2011

Healthy eating , Intake of salt

Healthy Eating

Research has shown that following a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already elevated blood pressure.

For an overall eating plan, consider the DASH eating plan. "DASH" stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension," a clinical study that tested the effects of nutrients in food on blood pressure. Study results indicated that elevated blood pressures were reduced by an eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy foods and is low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol. The DASH eating plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts and has reduced amounts of fats, red meats, sweets, and sugared beverages.

A second clinical study, called "DASH-Sodium," looked at the effect of a reduced dietary sodium intake on blood pressure as people followed either the DASH eating plan or a typical American diet. Results showed that reducing dietary sodium lowered blood pressure for both the DASH eating plan and the typical American diet. The biggest blood pressure-lowering benefits were for those eating the DASH eating plan at the lowest sodium level (1,500 milligrams per day).

The DASH-Sodium study shows the importance of lowering sodium intake whatever your diet. But for a true winning combination, follow the DASH eating plan and lower your intake of salt and sodium

Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet

A key to healthy eating is choosing foods lower in salt and sodium. Most Americans consume more salt than they need. The current recommendation is to consume less than 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams[mg] ) of sodium a day. That equals 6 grams (about 1 teaspoon) of table salt a day. The 6 grams include ALL salt and sodium consumed, including that used in cooking and at the table. For someone with high blood pressure, the doctor may advise eating less salt and sodium, as recent research has shown that people consuming diets of 1,500 mg of sodium had even better blood pressure lowering benefits. These lower-sodium diets also can keep blood pressure from rising and help blood pressure medicines work better
Rucola salad with Walnuts and parmesan ...

Tips for Reducing Sodium in Your Diet

Buy fresh, plain frozen, or canned "with no salt added" vegetables. Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned or processed types. Use herbs, spices, and salt-free seasoning blends in cooking and at the table. Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt. Cut back on instant or flavored rice, pasta, and cereal mixes, which usually have added salt. Choose "convenience" foods that are lower in sodium. Cut back on frozen dinners, pizza, packaged mixes, canned soups or broths, and salad dressings — these often have a lot of sodium. Rinse canned foods, such as tuna, to remove some sodium. When available, buy low- or reduced-sodium, or no-salt-added versions of foods. Choose ready-to-eat breakfast cereals that are lower in sodium.

u can heave more info on that on this Link :


20 Oct 2011

5 habit for healthy skin

u wonder why this is important ............ hummmmmmmmmm . chef is the most ,sexy, pretty job in the word so..... keep on ...do the right thing .....

Skin care: Top 5 habits for healthy skin

Provided by:

Debhra te time she decide to be Hindu ,,,,,

Your busy lifestyle leaves little time for pampering skin care. The result: Your skin isn't the baby-soft body glove with which you were born. With age, your skin gradually becomes thinner and finely wrinkled. Oil-producing (sebaceous) glands grow less active leaving your skin drier. The number of blood vessels in your skin decreases, your skin becomes more fragile, and you lose your youthful color and glow.

Good skin care — such as avoiding the sun, washing your skin gently and applying moisturizer regularly — can help delay the natural aging process and prevent many skin problems. These simple skin-care habits will help you protect your skin to keep it healthy and glowing for years to come.

1. Protect yourself from the sun

The best way to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Ultraviolet light — the invisible but intense rays of the sun — damages your skin, causing deep wrinkles, dry, rough skin, liver spots, and more serious disorders, such as noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) skin tumors.

For the most complete sun protection, use all three of these methods:

• Avoid the sun during high-intensity hours. The sun's rays are most damaging from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reduce the time you spend outdoors during these hours.

• Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also, keep in mind that certain clothing styles and fabrics offer better protection from the sun than do others. For example, long-sleeved shirts offer better protection than short-sleeved shirts do. And tightly woven fabrics such as denim are better than loosely woven fabrics such as knits.

• Use sunscreen. Apply sunscreen liberally 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every two hours, after heavy sweating or after being in water.

2. Don't smoke

Smoking can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles. Skin changes from smoking can be seen in young adults who have been smoking for as few as 10 years.

Smoking causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin. This decreases blood flow, depleting the skin of oxygen and nutrients, such as vitamin A, that are important to skin health. All of these factors increase damage to the elastic fibers (elastin) and collagen which give your skin strength and elasticity.

In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — may contribute to wrinkles. It's also possible that repeated exposure to the heat from burning cigarettes may damage your facial skin over time.

3. Wash your skin gently

Cleaning is an essential part of caring for your skin. The key is to treat your skin gently.

• Use warm water and limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time to about 15 minutes or less, and use warm, rather than hot, water.

• Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps — those most capable of stripping oil from your skin — can leave your skin dry. Instead, choose mild soaps with oils and fats added to them during the soap manufacturing process.

• Avoid irritating additives. If your skin is sensitive, avoid products containing perfumes or dyes. These can irritate your skin and may trigger an allergic response.

• Remove eye makeup carefully. Use a soft sponge, cotton cloth or cotton balls when removing eye makeup to avoid damaging the delicate tissue around your eyes. If you wear heavy, waterproof makeup, you may need to use an oil-based product such as petroleum jelly.

• Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on the skin. Immediately moisturize your skin with an oil or cream.

4. Moisturize regularly

Moisturizers help maintain your skin's natural moisture levels. They work by providing a seal over your skin — to keep water from escaping — or by slowly releasing water into your skin.

The moisturizer that's best for you and the frequency with which you need to moisturize depends on many factors, including your skin type, your age and whether you have specific conditions such as acne. A good way to test if you need a moisturizer is to wait 20 minutes after bathing. If your skin feels tight, you should apply a moisturizer.

Select a moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 to help protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays. If you have sensitive skin, look for products free of heavy dyes, perfumes or other additives. If your skin is very dry, you may want to apply an oil, such as baby oil, while your skin is still moist. Oil has more staying power than moisturizers do and prevents the evaporation of water from the surface of your skin. If your skin is oily, you may want to skip moisturizing.

5. Shave carefully

Shaving is a common and inexpensive way to remove unwanted hair. But shaving can cause skin irritations, especially if your skin is thin, dry or very sensitive. For a smooth shave:

• Press a warm wash cloth on your skin before shaving to soften the hair. Or shave after a warm bath or shower.

• Don't shave dry skin, which can cause razor burn. Apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving to protect and lubricate your skin.

• Use a clean, sharp razor. If using an electric razor, don't use the closest setting, which can irritate the skin.

• Shave in the direction of hair growth, not against it.

• Rinse your skin afterwards with warm water.

If irritation does occur, apply a lotion that doesn't contain ethyl or isopropyl alcohol. Though alcohol and alcohol-based products may feel cooling, they don't really soothe irritated skin because the alcohol evaporates rapidly from the skin.

Bad food for u brain

What food is not good for our brain?


Above the link of what is good for u brain food .............

and so what is  bad : 

- Shellfish may contain oceanic toxins and pollutants, and it is best to keep clear of them.

- Meat can take quite some time to digest. Pork and beef take the longest time to digest, and turkey inherently contains a chemical which makes you feel sleepy. If you are to stay alert after a meal, with your concentration at peak level, it is best not to eat them. Take chicken instead but ,mat can also contain synthetic chemicals. Wild meat and game are free from synthetic chemicals, and can be very good.

- Processed sugar and products made from it are harmful for a person’s memory. The immune system is weakened, as the ability to resist and fight infection is greatly reduced. When you take processed sugar, insulin in the blood is churned up, the pancreas goes wild, and a sugar rush occurs. This results in "high highs" followed by a "crash" which leads to depression. Your ability to focus and your memory will suffer. Sugar in natural form is either labeled molasses or muscovado, and it can be found naturally in fruits.

- Coffee and Tea. If you drink coffee to keep awake for an examination, you may have to think twice. Drinking several cups of coffee and tea a day will have a diuretic effect where essential minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium are flushed out of one’s system. Caffeine, the stimulant that keeps you awake, is known to raise blood pressure, and can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. Consistently high blood pressure can do great harm to the brain, heart and kidneys.

- Soft Drinks. These drinks contain a lot of processed sugar, and a regular high intake can lead to hypoglycemia or Attention Deficit Disorder. The latter is an affliction that has struck numerous children who are inherently bright, but unable to maintain concentration in the classroom. Water and fresh fruit or vegetable drinks are desirable alternatives to soft drinks.

- Alcohol. Unless taken in moderation, it ravages the brain cells and impedes the immune system. When the immune system is not allowed to function properly, a person’s ability to recall information can be adversely affected.
But do not forget , to take a good glass of red wine a day ,,, ....

You Brain Food

Well i Wonder why i post this but i found  interesting topic ... act ....i have few for u guys ... maybe u can see the food prep in different way

Do you know your brain food ?

Has anyone ever told you that fish is "brain food?" What does this really mean?

It appears there may be some association between the foods we eat and the power of our brain. Just like the rest of our bodies, the brain reacts negatively to a constant intake of high-fat and junk foods and prefers to be nourished by a well-balanced diet.

Studies have documented the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fatty fish, in lessening the damage wrought by dementia. One study showed that eating at least one fish meal per week may significantly lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Fish is not the only food that has been linked to improved brain power. There are also benefits to eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fiber. Other touted brain foods are the brightest colored fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, strawberries, prunes, raspberries and blackberries, because antioxidants found in them have been linked to improved memory. In addition, foods containing B vitamins or magnesium are crucial to ensuring normal brain and nerve function. Both of these nutrients are often found in whole grains and in enriched and whole grain products such as bread, rice, pasta and fortified cereals.

Finally, remember that just like the rest of your body, your brain needs energy, which it prefers to get from glucose. This may be one reason why some people who follow a low-carbohydrate diet report feeling sluggish. Just like every other aspect of nutrition, balance and moderation are the keys. Consider using the MyPyramid guidelines to help you eat your way to a healthier brain!

Food for the Brain

Health , Exercise, Fitness and Alternative Medicine Resources

The foods you eat have a direct effect on your brain. Some foods improve your ability to concentrate. Others aid memory and facilitate the ability to solve problems. Still other generate hormones that stabilize mood and enhance concentration.

These Are the Best Brain Nutrients and the Foods That Contain Them . . .

CHOLINE: Choline is related to the B vitamins. It is converted in the brain into acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter linked to memory and cognitive function. You should make every effort to get adequate choline as you get older because the level of the enzyme needed to produce it, N– acetyltransferase, declines as we age. People with Alzheimer’s disease have been found to have significantly reduced levels of acetylcholine. Adequate dietary amounts are essential for normal brain function and may play a role in preserving brain function in people with Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. Dietary Recommendations: One or more servings daily of high-choline foods – egg yolks, dairy, soy, beef, liver, wheat germ, oatmeal, brown rice, peanuts and rice.

VITAMIN B12: Vitamin B12 is used to produce a component of nerve cells. Deficiency can cause impaired transmission of nerve signals as well as declines in memory and other cognitive functions. B12 inhibits activity of monoamine oxidase (MAO), an enzyme that breaks down brain chemicals. Alzheimer’s patients given supplemental B12 have improved memory and communications skills. Dietary Recommendations: Two to three servings weekly of B12-rich liver, red meat, eggs or dairy. Everyone should take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement for insurance. People who follow a strict vegan diet (no animal foods) should also supplement B12 daily.

AMINO ACIDS: The brain is almost completely regulated by amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Supplemental amounts may offer additional protection: Tyrosine (involved in alertness), Phenylalanine (linked to memory) and Methionine (involved in motivation and focus). Dietary Recommendations: 45 grams (g) to 75 g of dietary protein daily – about three servings. Protein from animal foods, such as beef, chicken, fish and dairy, are complete and contain all of the necessary amino acids. Vegetable proteins (with the exception of soy) do not typically contain all of the essential amino acids. Vegetarians should eat a variety of high-protein foods daily, such as combining nuts with legumes, to achieve the proper levels.

FOLIC ACID: The B vitamin, folic acid, appears to affect brain function. One study found that older adults with dementia or other mental disorders were three times more likely than normal adults to have low levels of folic acid. Deficiencies of folic acid have been linked with declines in memory and abstract thinking ability. Dietary Recommendations: Along with a multivitamin, eat two servings daily of foods high in folic acid – asparagus, leafy green vegetables, lentils, wheat, fortified cereals, meat and broccoli. As little as 200 mcg. of folic acid has been shown to improve mood and relieve depression and fatigue in healthy older people.

VITAMIN C: The brain and adrenal glands are the body’s main repositories of vitamin C. Because the adrenal glands produce stress-related hormones, it is suspected that vitamin C may play a role in modulating physical and emotional stress. Stress elevates levels of the hormone cortisol, which can eventually damage cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in memory. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can minimize physical stress to brain tissue caused by such factors as smoking, alcohol consumption and air pollution. Vitamin C also assists in the production of neurotransmitters and in the processing of glucose, the brain’s primary fuel. One study found that people with low blood levels of vitamin C scored lower on memory tests than those with normal levels. Dietary Recommendation: Two daily servings of vitamin C- rich foods – which include citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, strawberries and potatoes.

COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES: The brain depends almost entirely on glucose – derived from the breakdown of carbohydrates – for energy. Glucose provides the energy that the brain needs for concentration and other cognitive functions, and it has been shown to enhance memory and improve performance on standardized tests. Recommended: Avoid sugar, Get glucose from complex carbohydrates, such as whole grain, legumes, fruits and vegetables. About half of your daily caloric intake should come from these foods. Caution: A diet high in simple sugars (from pastries, soft drinks, candy, etc.) triggers hormonal changes that cause drops in blood glucose – this increases fatigue and impairs memory and concentration. Stroke patients with excessive blood sugar suffer more nerve and brain damage than those with lower levels.

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