As the whole country will be “celebrating” the Independence Day holiday this upcoming long-weekend, here is a documentary you might enjoy being enlightened by: Cereal Killers. (It will be available for free viewing at Dr. Mercola’s website for just for another day – afterward, you’ll have to purchase the video for $14.99).
You might want to think carefully about what you shove in your pie hole at any holiday BBQ in Hoboken. While “handy” burgers and hot dogs sure may hit the spot – and you may think you’re perfectly lean and so on – but ask yourself, “what’s going on inside my body that I cannot see?”
Below is a preview, and it echos what we’ve been telling you about low-carb living for years:
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The film follows Donal – a lean, fit, seemingly healthy 41 year old man – on a quest to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by avoiding the heart disease and diabetes that has afflicted his family.
Donal’s father Kevin, an Irish gaelic football star from the 1960s, won the first of 2 All Ireland Championships with the Down Senior Football Team in 1960 before the biggest crowd (94,000) ever seen at an Irish sporting event.
When Kevin suffered a heart attack later in life, family and friends were shocked. How does a lean, fit and seemingly healthy man – who has sailed through cardiac stress tests – suddenly fall victim to heart disease?
Can a controversial diet consisting of 70% fat provide the answers?
Crepe Guru – at 315 Washington Street opened up just a week or two ago, and they’re already “knocking ‘em out of the park.”
Great owners, a fabulous product, and a unique niche filled in Hoboken. What a winning combination.
When thinking of “crepes,” most people typically refer to the dessert kind… sweet. But Crepe Guru does those, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner! Egg sandwiches, chicken, steak, vegetarian, and even salads if you want to go way low-carb.
For the purpose of this review – let’s get the one product I tried out of the way first. The “Dyno-mite” Chicken Crepe. (See Crepe Guru menu here).
The “Dynomite” Chicken Crepe – is grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, honey mustard and cholula sauces, plus diced tomatoes and lettuce. For those who still might have trouble picturing what a crepe really “is,” think of it as a “super deluxe” Hot Pocket, or even better – a “gyro” that doesn’t squirt all over and end up on your back.
Your crepe is prepared on one of six electric crepe pans in the center of the store. (The back kitchen area is for “prep.”) The “dough” used for the crepe “sandwiches” differs slightly from the softer dessert kind – as it’s “stronger.” Consider it a light, crispy superior to the god-awful carbohydrate-dense “wraps” that have probably killed more people than all gun and knife violence in the world.
And if you’re lucky enough to have co-owner Peter Alvarez be the one that makes it for you – be in for a symphony of crepe-making magic. Quite amazing he does it with such finesse and attention to detail.
Overall, the taste was fantastic, crepe was piping hot and fresh, and hit the spot perfectly. Not overly stuffed, nor was I left feeling hungry. Can’t wait to try the breakfast crepes!
PS – you can also see artwork from Ocean Clark on display in the store, which is also available for purchase. Give Crepe Guru a call if you’re hungry for a tasty, well-prepared meal! (201)795-4878. Oh, and they’re open early (at 7am) and late on weekends (till 3am).
“Sliders” can take many shapes and forms. Such as White Castles, to ultra-mini “squished meatballs” on even tinier buns – and everything in-between. Then you have Slider Street (138 Park Ave.) who specializes in gourmet sliders of all kinds.
But how are they? Read on to find out…!
After months of agonizing construction, a bad winter, Slider Street opened about two weeks ago to much fanfare, and almost 10,000 sliders sold already!
They offer a top-to-bottom menu of various sliders. From egg sandwiches in the morning, to hamburger, steak, chicken – even veggie sliders of all kinds. Each slider is given a “Street name” (which was too clever for me to pick up on at first!) And they deliver every minute they’re open – including that hungover breakfast for those too embarrassed do the “walk of shame.” Rounding out the MENU are various potato sides (tater tots, french fries, sweet potato, etc) and a few dessert options.
For this purpose – we “sampled” just a few items – and can report back very positive results!
We sacrificed our low-carb lifestyle temporarily to taste these hand-held gourmet delicacies (when you can run a marathon in your sleep – you’re allowed those privileges), and can assure you – they have this genre down pat.
For those not in the mood for carby buns – can also get their sliders in a salad version too! We’ll sample that for the next update one day soon.
Call Slider Street at 201-683-9444 to place your order to pick up or have delivered. Can’t imagine they’d have one unhappy customer – ever!
Kudos to Slider Street for starting out of the gate with tasty creations and rock-solid execution!
After you’ve “cracked the code” when it comes to proper nutrition – you become much more in tune with the rest of the world (and what’s wrong with it). One such plainly obvious sign is you can tell the general health of certain people – just by looking at their trash (especially on recycling days). “You are what you eat,” remember?
Take this painful display below. In this “doctor’s visit waiting to happen,” you have half a dozen pizza boxes, a Costco-sized box of Special K cereal, a jumbo carton of chocolate-covered chewy granola bars, and a case of “light” beer. I bet there was some “skim milk” tucked away in there too. Now while I can’t guarantee the people in this household are morbidly obese, there’s a good chance they are. And even if they have the special genes to avoid obvious girth – they almost always will have some other kind of health condition (diabetes, restless leg syndrome, blood pressure issues, skin problems, etc.)
Maybe one day they’ll get it – and hopefully before it’s too late.
And this one wasn’t as bad – as their refuse wasn’t piled to the sky with glucose. However, I’m wondering – we have tons of authentic pizza places here in Hoboken (that have a better chance of using fresh, natural ingredients). But this family decided to order Pizza Hut? That’s not even supporting local businesses for Christs sake! Double whammy!
Figured I’d get this addition to the Hoboken Food Truck Directory in before the summer ends! Amanda Bananas is a mobile food truck which is a regular over at Pier 13, but can also be spotted at other spots like the Hoboken Family Farmers Market or other waterfront events (like the Jets Bash at Pier A last week).
What is Amanda Bananas? Well, we tried it recently for the first time. I had one bite because I had to at least taste. It’s frozen bananas. That’s all. No added anything (unless you add toppings). My girlfriend liked it a lot, saying it was “more refreshing” than “FroYo.”
It’s all fine and dandy, I guess. Amanda Bananas touts the “healthy” nature of a banana, as having about 110 calories each, low cholesterol and fat, high in fiber and rich in other vitamins and minerals. Sounds healthy to the current dieting paradigms that dominate main stream publications, right?
However, each $5 cup appears to have at least two bananas, maybe more. And considering one banana has 51 grams of carbohydrates – each cup of Amanda Bananas (with toppings like pineapple and chocolate syrup like she ordered), probably clocked in at more than 150 grams of carbohydrates.
If you plan on living a low-carb life – we recommend staying away, as you’ll destroy any chance at nutritional ketosis or body fat loss. Remember, “low fat” no longer means anything if you jack your blood sugar up sky high. Maybe that’s why they didn’t mention how many carbs on their web-page?
But we will add – if you’re hell-bent on having something cold and sweet – this beats 99% of the artificially flavored treats out there. So if you’re going to be bad, and “cheat,” might as well be natural about it.