I’ll Swim Across the Riviera for a Delicious Lunch at Arterra!

Burger with sharp cheddar, crips bacon, onion strands and fries

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The World Health Organization said Monday that eating processed meat such as sausages and ham causes cancer, while unprocessed red meat may also be carcinogenic.

The WHO’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” based on evidence from hundreds of studies, and linked it specifically to colon, or colorectal, cancer.

The report outlined that simply eating 50 grams of processed meat each day — the equivalent of two slices of ham — can increase the risk of such cancer by 18%. However, the authors say the risks are relatively small to begin with.

The organization defines processed meat as any type of meat that is salted, cured or smoked to enhance its flavor or preserve it. Processed meat generally contains pork or beef, but may also contain poultry.

The WHO now classifies processed meat in the same category as smoking and asbestos, based on its certainty of a link with cancer, but stressed that did not mean they were equally dangerous.

Unprocessed red meat such as steak and lamb shanks is classified as “probably carcinogenic.”(money.cnn.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Arterra – San Diego,Ca 

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Burger and the Crunchy French Toast! I didn’t try anything else on the breakfast, or lunch menu but my team said all of their meals were pretty good.

Before I get into this adventure I need to address the WHO for making this extremely harsh statement about red meat.

Now I think we all know that red meat is not the best option on the food menu when it relates to the body. Too much of it can raise cholesterol, give you high blood pressure and now confirmed from the WHO can  also cause cancer.

I learned awhile back that Sodium Nitrate which is found in just about every frozen or refrigerated item is one of the ingredients that causes cancer.

There are also other things that scientists say that cause cancer; that is if you get too much burnt layers on your toast, bagels or even barbecuing your meat can cause cancer.

Asbestos, mold in your house, drinking too much wine, beer or alcohol and many other things can cause cancer.

Moderation is key in everything, and the key to good health is making sure you have a diet that includes colorful cancer fighting veggies, (the more colorful the better), fiber to prevent diabetes to control your insulin flow and also proteins of course with exercise.

I am not the best in my eating plan but I try to follow this model above. I also make sure to eat things I want as well, like a burger, pizza, spaghetti, etc.

Life just ain’t worth living to me without it. So do your best to be healthy but enjoy life as well!

Ok.. Enough with that.

Let’s talk about Arterra

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The Taste of Perfection and Romance Evermore at the Extravagant Venue of Nick’s Next Door!

Pancetta and Italian Herb Risotto Croquettes Heirloom Tomato and Fennel Compote Almond Basil Pesto, Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass  Sautéed Summer Squash and Linguica,  Italian Pearled Farro Sweet Summer Tomato Romesco Sauce, Roasted Bone Marrow, Pommes Frites, Pesto Roasted Cauliflower, Braised Pork Belly Red Wine Demi Glace,

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Bone marrow is a food that has been prized throughout history– from hunter-gatherer tribes to haute cuisine chefs. It’s not hard to understand why, once you’ve tasted it. It’s delicate, meaty and fatty. It’s also rich in fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamins K1 and K2, although this will depend on what the animal has eaten.

Roasted marrow bones make a simple appetizer. Beef bones are the best because of their size. Select wide bones that are cut about three inches long. They should be from the femur or the humerus, called the “shank bones”. These are sometimes available in the frozen meats section of a grocery store, otherwise a butcher can procure them. If you have access to a farmer’s market that sells meats, vendors will typically have bones cut for you if you request it.(wholehealthsource.blogspot.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Nick’s Next Door – Los Gatos, Ca

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Rib-Eye, Sea Bass, Pancetta and Italian Herb Risotto Croquettes

So today is my birthday and my wife wanted to take me out somewhere nice so she planned a wonderful dinner at an elegant restaurant.

She wanted to surprise me with some place new and romantic so her hunt landed us at a mystical venue of heavenly flavors and flamboyant dishes at Nick’s Next Door.

Let’s talk about it…

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