Foods for Lower Blood Pressure

For years I have written on the dietary salt myth*. In a nutshell, it seems taken as conventional wisdom and irrefutable scientific fact that reductions in dietary sodium lead to significant reductions in blood pressure and improvement in cardiovascular mortality and morbidity from things like heart attacks and strokes. Yet despite almost 50 years of…

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Blue for Brunch: Crabmeat Stuffed Prosciutto Cups with Blueberry Wine Poached Quail Egg and Bernaise Sauce

Crabmeat Stuffed Prosciutto Cups with Blueberry Wine Poached Quail Egg and Bernaise Sauce

As the Florida Blueberry Festival approaches, we will be featuring a number of sweet and savory blueberry recipes. Several of these will be featured, in one form or another, on the live web simulcast of Just What the Doctor Ordered-Live from the Florida Blueberry Festival on May 4th and 5th.

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Wellington Hash

  Ever wonder what to do on the weekend with some leftovers? Well here’s an upscale version of a breakfast classic, steak and eggs. Smoked prime rib is added to potatoes, onions, garlic and some exoctic mushroom duxelle to Doc’ up the average hash into a worthy Wellington hash. But it doesn’t stop there, add…

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Day Four: Brie Omelet with Fresh Pasta Alfredo

For Day Four, it’s back to a continental classic! An under appreciated treat of French cuisine is a well prepared classic tri-fold omelet with a little melted brie in the center. Add fresh pasta with a drizzle of Alfredo sauce and….     Basic Pasta 2 cups flour (about 9 ounces) 2 eggs 2 Tbs…

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Egg On Your Face

I have received a tremendous amount of inquiry this week regarding a recently released report that splashed dire and perhaps somewhat eggs-aggerated warnings throughout the media. This Canadian study was published in the journal, Atherosclerosis. In this observational trial, over 1250 men and women with average age of 61.5 years attended a university vascular prevention…

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Eggs-tra Special

Here’s a tasty treat that’s great for any brunch. I know my friend, Chef Christo, will appreciate this as he is as passionate about deliciously prepared eggs as I am. Eggs were poached inside some from scratch herb pasta and topped with crispy parma prosciutto and  chopped tomato that was on the vine only minutes…

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Here Kitty,Kitty…

Taurine is an organic acid found in dark meat poultry, beef, lamb, eggs, dairy and some seafood such as white fish like cod, mussels and clams. It is not found in any substantial amount in plant products. It is a requirement for some carnivores like felines because, unlike humans, they cannot synthesize it. Feline deficiencies…

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Black Coffee in Bed-with Steak and Eggs

I know when I get up in the morning, particularly after a long night, I need my morning coffee. Cocoa may be the Food of The Gods, but this little magic bean is what keeps them, and me, going. Back in the day I had done some research with caffeine basically demonstrating a very negligible…

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Even More Eggcellent!

Believed to be as a result of improvement in the diet fed to the birds, eggs now appear to have gotten healthier. It has been almost a decade (2002) since eggs were randomly examined for nutritional content. Since then, a recent examination reveals that cholesterol levels have dropped by 14% (from 212 to 185 mg)…

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Pain Perdu

Pain Perdu    [tweetmeme source=”WCWD” only_single=false] Here’s another reason I love the French: take some egg, bread, milk and a little sugar and Shazaam, something delicious. I am, of course, referring to a little Pain Perdu. Not just any pain perdu, though; a totally doc’d up version. We stuff le pain with a whipped homemade strawberry…

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