9 ways to flatten your belly

feel flat with these nine easy tips: Season Food Differently Avoid salt, overprocessed foods, and salt-based seasonings. Instead eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are packed with water. Add zest to your dinner recipes with fresh herbs and salt-free seasoning blends. Trim Down Carbs Decrease the carbs in your diet by having eggs for breakfast, making your sandwich open-faced with only one slice of bread, and packing protein-rich snacks such as turkey slices, low-fat string cheese, seeds, and nuts. Switch Your Starch Complex carbohydrate-rich foods may be the cause of your bloat. Most starches, including potatoes, corn, pasta, and wheat, produce … Continue reading 9 ways to flatten your belly

family style with four sisters

our second day in virginia, we had lunch at four sisters, a vietnamese restaurant. another recommendation and another home run. this restaurant has all the expected vietnamese dishes as well as a few others we enjoyed. summer roll with shrimp lotus root salad with shrimp and pork mixed with lime juice, chopped mint, basil and peanuts caramelized chicken with ginger in clay pot served with steamed jasmine rice crispy salted and spiced scallops served over a bed of fresh watercress, tomatoes and onions, and served with lime dip the portions are large and flavorful. the staff is friendly and the … Continue reading family style with four sisters

great food at the sweetwater tavern

family took a trip to virginia and our first meal was at sweetwater tavern. the restaurant was recommended so i didn’t bother reading up on it. i had high expectations since the recommender was a trustworthy source. to begin the meal, the pleasant introduction to the restaurant was the basket of buttery bread balls. they were soft, warm, chewy and absolutely delicious! i only wish i had an endless supply of them to get anywhere unfortunately the bread is made by the chef so it can only be found at this restaurant. yum! let’s see, what did we try? monterey salad with … Continue reading great food at the sweetwater tavern

tachibana: oishii!

cuz’s kitman chose one of their favorite japanese restaurants, tachibana, for dinner our next night in their hood. what can i say other than it wasn’t just a dinner — it was a feast! i ordered the chirashi meal as i often like to. back home, meals at japanese restaurants come with a choice of soup or salad but the soup is only miso soup and the salad is just the house salad. at tachibana, the chirashi meal not only came with a soup and salad, it also came with appetizer and dessert! the choices were also limitless so, i … Continue reading tachibana: oishii!

bittersweet deliciousness

after a laid back morning, cuz & i headed out to old town for some grub and errands. so we decended upon bittersweet café with a hungry appetite and they delivered! we made an easy and quick decision to share a soup and sandwich. the day’s soup choices included a carrot and ginger soup that was our tasty pick -and- the big george with grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, pepper jack, honey mustard, lettuce and tomato on a kaiser roll sounded, looked and tasted awesome. YUM! but the best part of our lunch bcuz it gave my cuz and me the … Continue reading bittersweet deliciousness