RESTAURANT REVIEW/HAI CENATO RESTAURANT&BAR-LONDON

Hai Cenato Restaurant&Bar in London
Hai Cenato Restaurant&Bar in London.

Hi everyone!

We visited london about a cuple of month ago and we had a dinner in Hai Cenato restaurant&bar. Hai Cenato is a Newyork-Italian cooking restaurant and bar located in Victoria’s Nova coplex, London/ UK. Hai Cenato London takes 2 minutes from Victoria Station. Hai cenato translating as ” Have you had dinner?” in Italian. It was pretty good restaurant , the restaurant has a fun space and there are some black- and- white vintage shots on the wall. it has the floor-to-ceiling glas windows, counter seating. Also, it has an open kitchen ultra contemporary setting and nice ambiance. But it was a noisy place. They inspired by New York-Italian cusine, the menu includes pasta&risotto, sea food plates, grills, and sourdough pizzas.


View inside Hai Cenato Restaurant&Bar.

We ordered some sourdough pizzas, salad and drinks. The pizzas were topped mozzerella, tomato, hommede fennel sausage and prosciutto. I really loved the pizza, it was the mix of textures and sourdough-sausage combination was excellent tasty. Also sea foods were delicious, but on the other hand, considering the price was not the best in london, because it was a little expencive. However, service was average.


Pizza-Hai Cenato Restaurant.

There was a good variety of food and booze to choose. Also, I was glad to try a new place in London, we can go there again because the restaurant has outside terrace for the summer days.


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-Location Adress, Hai Cenato Restaurant&Bar: 2 Sir Simon Milton Square London SW1E 5DJ –

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HOME-MADE PLUM JAM

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Plum Jam Photo by mommy cook for me.


Hello Everyone!

If you try making simple home-made Plum jam, you’ll never buy store-bought again! It is rich in fruit and perfect taste.

Plums also contain several vitamins and minerals they have bone protective effects, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin K, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium. Additionally, they are rich in antioxidants, which are helpful for protecting your cells, reducing inflammation and that helpful in regulating the digestive system. Because they also have a laxative effects.

Plums are particularly high in polyphenol antioxidants, which have positive effects on your bone health and may help reduce the risk of heart disease. You can consume fresh plums or prunes, plus you can prepare natural jam with plums for your family.

Enjoy it!

– INGREDIENTS-

1kg fresh plums

4 cup granulated sugar

2 cups cold water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Extra Chopped plum about 1/2 Cup ( 5-6 big size plums, halved and stones removed and chopped plums.)

–  DIRECTIONS-

1- Wash Plums and remove stalks.

2- Place the plums and the water in a large, deep pot.

3- Bring to boil and simmer until the plums have softened and then remove from the heat. Let it cool.

4- Strain the cooled plums with a colander,and smash it with a spoon or your hands, squeeze the plum pulp and skins gently into the your bowl with the juice and then remove its stone.

5- Place Strained plum juice in the pot again and add the sugar, stir every few minutes until the plum juice begins to thicken about 2 hour -on  low heat. Add the extra chopped plum, the lemon juice and make a test your jam. Drop a spoonful of jam on a plate and put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes, if it soft-set  you should remove the pot from the heat.

6- Allow the jam warm and place it sterile jars and let it cool to room temperature.


Plum Jam Photo by mommy cook for me
Plum Jam Photo by mommy cook for me.

Enjoy it! 🙂

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HOMEMADE BAKLAVA WITH WALNUT

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Hello everyone!

Today I want to share easy home made Turkish Baklava from baklava’s homeland Turkey, there are many variations of making, some baklava sweeter but some perfumed with cinnamon, rose etc, Baklava filling is different from city to city in Turkey.For instance, walnut filling, pistachio filling etc, and even baklava slices  make different shape such as, diamond shape, triangle shape, rectangle,square shape. Also different countries make baklava, Greek, Lebanon, Iran, Hungary, Bosnia etc, and every country has a different savour.

This Baklava recipe is really take short time and excellent traditional taste. It makes everyone think you are a master chef but it is so easy and delicious dessert. Also if you like traditional Turkish taste you should try it, this recipe is worthy it.

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-AUBERGINE (EGGPLANT) SALAD WITH CREAM CHEESE-

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Hi Everyone!

In summer days, there are easy and simple ways to make some vegetables great taste without going to much effort. My homemade Aubergine salad (Eggplant salad) with cream cheese is perfect example of how to turn a boring vegetable into flavoured food. Also you can eat it like a dip or you can eat it like a side dish with meat or fish, chicken. if you want to add your favourite fresh herbs , you should chose any fresh herbs because any fresh herb goes well! For instance, dill, oregano, basil, coriander, fresh green onion, all possibilities work great and  give the salad a try share the recipe with your family and your friends. Enjoy it!

 

-INGREDIENTS-

150gr cream cheese.

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Salt and black pepper to taste

3 medium aubergines (eggplants), grilled and the skin removed, chopped in small size or you can use a food processor for chopping.( Also, you can use Canned aubergine(eggplant), if you use canned aubergine you must strain it.)

1 tbsp olive oil.

1 tsp lemon juice.

A tbsp chopped fresh dill and a tbsp fresh chopped mint.

-DIRECTION-

1-Put the cream cheese in a large bowl and add the crushed garlic, the olive oil and whip them until combine well.

2-Add the chopped aubergine(eggplant) into the cheese and compound them  well, then sprinkle sea salt, grounded black pepper and red pepper to taste.

3- Transfer the salad to a serve bowl.

4- Sprinkle chopped dill and mint onto the salad then serve it.

Enjoy it!

 

 

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Transferred to a serve bowl.

-THE MEALS IN THE FOOD DIARY FOR THREE DAYS/ DIET EXAMPLE-

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Hi everyone!

I was joined Stonebridge Collage Nutrition courses before and I found the topic was very helpful and informative and I want to share the information with you. Especially these days I am always checking out healthy eating stuff for people who are controlling their meal and therefore, there are so many diet advices, but some of them do not work because we don’t adjust it our daily meal. In this reason, I prepare a food diary-low carb for three days and I am explaining about that, how we can prepare a health meal.

Using the information/data from a food diary for either yourself or a friend, evaluate the meals in the food diary for three days. Compile or adjust the meals to incorporate the basic principles of fat and sugar reduction and increased fibre. The first category where fat can be lowered totally eliminated is from meat and meat products.

The following basic rules will assist in compiling a diet: – Select lean cuts of meat and trim off the fat. A portion size is between 2-3 ozs or 60-70 gms. (Keep in mind that the elimination of meat in the diet will contribute to a quicker weight loss.

1- Select chicken or turkey meat, but remove the skin. A portion size is between 3-4ozs or 75-100grms.

2- Select fish of a portion size between 4-5ozs or 100-150gms, tinned fish such as tuna and sardines should preferably be packed in brine and not oil. Fish like herring or mackerel although fatty, are not too high in calories.

3- Grill meat or fish or microwave, steam or poach fish in water or skimmed milk. Don’t fry in fat as this increases the fat content of the meat or fish.

4- Select low fat mince, a portion size of between 2-3ozs or 50 70gms. ( fry the meat in its own fat or pour a little water on mince, bring slowly to boil, simmer gently and pour off the fatty water. Tasty meat sauce recipes for pasta and rice can be made in this way. Dishes containing mince can be bulked out by including grated carrots.)

5- Eliminate pies, pasties, sausages, pates and salamis. These products are very high in fat and should not be eaten if on a weight lowering diet. Fat can be reduced by not using butter or margarine. A low-fat can be utilized but limit it to 15gms which is about 2 teaspoons full. This amount can be divided between bread and a potato if used frugally . Make an open sandwich with cucumber, lettuce, tomato and bean sprouts, For closed sandwiches avoid using a spread olive oilon the one slice. This increases the taste and reduces the calories. When on a weight reduction diet use skimmed milk but do not overdo half a pint 300ml.) per day.

6- Don’t use cooking oils and fats in preparation of food. Eliminate biscuits, cakes, pastries from the diet, instead finish off a meal with fresh fruit. Fat Can Be Reduced or Eliminated From The Diet by The Following: – No cream allowed. Substitute with low-yogurts

7- Use cottage cheese or half-fat cheese. These are delicious over vegetables, mixed with rice salads and on whole-wheat bread. – Cut out all snack like crisps, nuts and other cocktail biscuits. Try to gradually cut down on the amount of sugar used. If sugar is gradually reduced then it is easier to tolerate unsweetened drinks and sweet food. Include the following principles: – Don’t add sugar to anything, be it tea, coffee, breakfast cereal. – Eliminate biscuits, cakes, sweets, chocolates, substitute with fresh fruit. ( The sugar in fresh fruit is wrapped up in the fibre, for instance, in an apple or orange.

8- Don’t drink frizzy canned drinks, Substitute with sparkling mineral water and lemon, unsweetened fruit drinks or low-calorie or no-calorie drinks.

9- If you need to sweeten food, use artificial sweeteners designed for reducing diets. – The daily intake of fibre be closely 18gms per day. Vegetarians will probably consume twice this amount. It is advisable to start the day with a fibre meal of musli or whole meal cereal with no added sugar. Whole meal bread supplies the bulk in the diet and from 2-4 slices per day is recommended. There is nothing wrong with other breads and that includes white bread, it is only that these breads contain less fibre.

10- The main meal include a helping of any of these: Potatoes of 8ozs or 225gms, either baked or boiled, brown rice or any other natural rice ( basmati rice), bulgur(cracked wheat) or couscous. Both rice and pasta serving are 3ozs or 75gms of dry weight.

11- It is necessary that peas, beans, lentils be eaten, preferably once a day, and include a portion of fibre-rich leafy vegetables such as the spinach and kales, cauliflowers, broccoli and celery. Salads and raw vegetables are excellent fibre-fillers and don’t contain calories as long as oil salad dressing are avoided. Same of the basic concepts that are essential to a permanent weight reduction and control or maintenance program have been covered. Weight-reduction diets should be about moderation-not starving to lose weight.

In conclusion, I used the basic principles which this course supported based on : Reducing fat in the diet, Reducing in the sugar and Increasing fibre in the diet.

– THREE DAYS DIET FOR EXAMPLE-

-1. DAY-

– BREAKFAST=Semi-skimmed milk(200ml)/ Fruit juice (150ml)/Tea and milk no sugar/ water/ Toast(Whole-wheal bread)1 slice /olive oil( 6-8 piece)/ cottage cheese(50grm)/ watercrasses-1/2 bunch.

-LUNCH=Egg and tomato, belly pepper-red, wrap-1portion/ Mixed salad/ water.

-DINNER=Grilled lean lamb cop-1portion (75-100grm.)/vegetable-1portion (baked)/ 1 slice bread ( whole wheal)/Water/ Glass wine(125ml)

-SNACK= Almond (handful)/1 apple. TREAT= Yogurt with fruit (low-fat) 1 portion/ 1 cup coffee with milk no sugar.

-2. DAY-

-BREAKFAST= Cottage Cheese(50g)/Toast 1slice./ Cereals with low fat-milk no sugar./ Herb tea-no sugar.

-LUNCH=Grilled Herring Fish-1portion (100grm.)/ Side dish salad with 1 teaspoon salad sauce (use for salad, lettuce, carrot, radish) 1portion/ 1slice bread ./Water.

-DINNER= Vegetable soap/ Grilled kofte- use lean mince- 1 portion (50-70grm) / Green salad/ 1slice bread./Water.

-SNACK= Grilled chestnut (4-5 pieces)for in the winter/ or fresh grapes 1 portion for in the Summer. TREAT= 1 Orange/ 1 Cup Ginger tea with lemon.

-3. DAY-

-BREAKFAST=Scrambled egg/ toast( whole 1 slice/Olive-50g/ Tea no sugar/Glass fruit juice/ water.

-LUNCH= Grilled chicken without skin- 1 portion (75-100grm.) /Quinoa salad with Red Bell pepper-1portion / 1 slice whole grain bread./Water.

-DINNER=Baby Spinach salad with 1 teaspoon salad dressing-1 portion/Grilled Mackerel fish-1portion (100grm.), 100ml. red vine./ Water.

 

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-WHAT IS DIET-

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Hi everyone!

Some people try to do kind of diet time to time, and it feels like they are doing everything right, but still they are not seeing a good result. Before beginning diet, we should ask that question, What is Diet? If we learn the question’s answer, we make progress about losing weight. Here are some informations from my Nutrition lesson summary. Enjoy it!

-WHAT IS DIET?

Diet can refer to the food and drink a person consumes daily and the mental and physical circumtances connected to eat. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. There is a difference between men and women with regards to where fat accumulates in the body.

We need a balanced diet which is important our body, because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. If we have poor nutrition, our body are more prone to disease, infection, fatigue and poor performance. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and develop mental problems and poor academic performance.

In addition rising level of obesity and diabetes in the world are prime examples of the effects of poor diet and a lack of exercise. Diet is often referred to as some dietary regimen for losing weight. A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good healthy. A good diet must include several food groups because one single group cannot provide everything a human needs for good health. In fact you should not feel that you are on a diet at all.

-THE ROLE GLYCOGEN PLAYS IN WEIGHT LOSS THAT IS TOO RAPID-

The liver then converts the glycogen into glucose for use as blood glucose, in the early stages of a crash diet, the glycogen is taken from reserves of fat. The same process that breaks down fat also breaks down glycogen stored in the muscles and liver of the body. Each molecule of glycogen is linked to four times its weight in water so weight loss is no longer just fat, it is muscle tissue and water.

-DAILY FOR ABOUT 1500 CALORIES ; For example, When you eat carbohydrate, only a certain amount can be used or circulated in the bloodstream at any one time. What can’t be used immediately needs to be stored. The carbohydrate is broken down and converted to a substance called glycogen, ready to be stored in liver or the muscle cells to be used at a later date. A healthy adult store glycogen in the liver and in the muscle cells. If your glycogen levels drop, you can lose weight.

-WHY CRASH DIETS, SKIMPY MEALS AND SKIPPING MEALS DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO PERMANENT WEIGHT CONTROL. –

Crash dieting, skimpy meals and skipping meals may work in the short term but not in the long term run. The reason that these people have mostly lost is fluid and muscle tissue, not fat, unfortunately, the fluid is not just excess water, it contains much of the ‘instant energy’ that the body requires. The body does not understand the concept of dieting. This why; even though they are eating very little, people on crash diets find that their bodies do not easily shed the excess weight. Even more concerning is the fact that the lowering of the metabolism can continue beyond the dieting period. This result in the familiar yo-yo effect, where a dieter loses some weight, only to rebound to a higher weight then when they started.

-DOES CRASH DIETING INCREASE THE SODIUM LEVELS IN BODY?

If you crash dieting, Low carbohydrate levels also lead to depletion of your body’s sodium level, so the body sheds water to balance out the sodium loss. Sodium deficiency is particularly dangerous. These electrolytes are used by your body to ensure nerve and muscle function.

 

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