The Metabolic Balance Team wishes you a wonderful and peaceful Christmas! Enjoy the feast of love and have much joy within your families.
Can the Metabolic Balance guidelines also be taken in consideration at Christmas? Can you stick to principles like “only one type of protein per meal” even within an entire menu? Of course. How about the following 3-course menu, for example:
For the appetizer, we avoid protein and recommend a delicious avocado and apple salad. In the main course we feast duck breast with red cabbage and, as dessert ,roasted apple with sesame and vanilla pulp tastes simply wonderful. With this in mind, we wish you a delicious and happy Christmas!
From all of us at Metabolic Balance,
we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Today we have a very classic dish for Christmas: duck breast with cabbage! Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think!
1 serving of duck breast
1⁄2 Tbsp. of rapeseed oil
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Wash duck breast, drain and score the skin in a crosshatch pattern, making sure it is not deep enough to cut into the meat. Season the duck breast with salt and pepper. Heat a pan without fat and place the duck breast with the skin side down in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Then keep warm in the oven for about 20 minutes at 200°F (100°C). Clean the red cabbage and cut into fine strips. Cook the cabbage in rapeseed oil and season with cinnamon, salt, pepper, juniper berries, bay leaf, and balsamic vinegar. Serve the duck over the cabbage and enjoy!
We wish everyone a beautiful 4th Advent!
Now all the candles are burning and soon it will be Christmas Eve. Admittedly, this pandemic means that Christmas and all holidays will be vert different this year. Nevertheless, we hope that you have a relaxing and happy last Advent Sunday! No matter what you do today – we wish you wonderful hours with your loved ones whether in person or virtual!
Today marks the second week of Advent with two candles shining brightly on the Advent wreath.
We are in the middle of the Christmas season and here’s an important question for those following their Metabolic Balance plan … How are you doing? Are you being tempted by Christmas treats and drinks around you? Can you resist? Or is it hard for you to stick to your plan? We at Metabolic Balance recommend that you should not be too strict with yourself in the run-up to Christmas. Stick to the Metabolic Balance rules, stay as close to the plan as possible, but also enjoy the Christmas season with one or two cheats. It is important to do this in moderation and to deviate from the plan a little bit only once a week.
“What did you get?” – is probably THE most common question during the Christmas holidays. We ask a different question though: “What did you eat?”
In all honesty, all the team members at Metabolic Balance have very much enjoyed our Christmas meals during the holidays. We naturally followed most of the Metabolic Balance rules, but the kitchen scales stayed in the cupboard and we didn’t really stick to rule 5 and instead mixed our proteins. If you did the same then don’t worry – all is good! We’ll get back to our plans after New Year. Who’s joining us?
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Its fragrance is without doubt a wonderful addition during the Holiday Season. Let us give you a few facts on this fabulous spice!
Green cardamom belongs to the ginger family and it originates from South India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The plant is a reed-like shrub that can grow up to three metes (9′) high and it forms greenish-yellow seed pods on its branches. The pods have three compartments, with each one containing four to eight seeds that simply smell delicious. In the Middle Ages cardamom was known as a genuine treasure and today it is still one of the most expensive spices in the world after saffron and vanilla. The cardamom seeds are a popular coffee spice in Arabia and they also give curry and Asian dishes a special touch. You can either lightly squish the cardamom capsules and let them naturally enhance your dish or you can crush the pods to release the seeds, which can be ground into a powder using a mortar and pestle. Which ever way you add them though, you can be sure of a delicious dish.