ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Food that lifts your spirit not your buns - Delicious Guilt Free Food

Updated on July 6, 2009

I am a great lover of food and with more and more people on diets that revolve around eating like a sparrow or eating the same dull thing at every meal a lot of people have forgotten about how to sit down and really enjoy what your eating :).

There are so many foods out there that are so delicious and you've really got to appreciate the flavour and the beauty of it all and it definitely doesn't have add to your bun size:).

for me a Food that lifts my spirit is something fresh, simple or homemade. 

Delicious
Delicious

Fresh Berries

One of my favourite foods to lift the spirit is Fresh Berries of all kinds Blueberries, Strawberries, Mulberries and especially Raspberries for me.

My Grandma lives up in the country and whenever she comes down to visit she will stop by a local Raspberry farm and pick up fresh and frozen Raspberry goods. Whenever she comes down my cupboards will be filled with all sorts of jams and conserves and my freezer full of freshly frozen raspberries.

Raspberries are a great guilt free snack at anytime of the day chocked full of antioxidants not to mention that the taste of fresh raspberries is amazing :) 

I usually eat my raspberries with a dollop of light ice cream or organic yoghurt, it can be very addictive it also great as a drink with some soda water or in a smoothie. So if it’s been sometime since you've had berries go out and get yourself some and enjoy

Fresh Raw Salmon

My next favourite spirit lifting food is fresh raw salmon or sashimi and some of you may find this odd especially those of you who are anti-seafood but believe me there is nothing better than a fresh fillet of salmon. For those who cant stand the fishy smell really fresh fish should not smell fishy at all.

The best way to eat raw salmon is to have it slightly chilled and use a dipping sauce with soy sauce and wasabi or soy sauce and vinegar.

There are many great recipes for raw salmon out there that involve using lemon juices or vinegars to partially cook the raw salmon and still be able to eat it without having to cook it :). 

Home Grown Vegetables

A spirit lifter are home grown vegetables not just because of the incredible taste of organically grown produce but also the pleasure of tasting the fruits of your labor.

Its also great to watch the lifecycle of your vegetable plants as you care for them and let me tell you I was as happy as a school kid when my very first sweet corns started to pop out.

 The best way to eat fresh sweet corn is to cook it as soon as you have pulled it from the plant, the longer you wait to eat it the more the sugars will turn into starches. So remember to get your pot or grill ready to ensure the best tasting corn:)

The great thing about sweet corn is its so simple, I used to go to local fair's in the winter and they would sell hot char grilled corn on a stick covered in butter, with salt and pepper.

Extremely Tasty
Extremely Tasty

some of my Favourites

Some of my favourite dishes to really pick me up and make me feel rejuvenated are classic Japanese Dishes.

The first one is called Asari Butter which simply means Clams in Butter, Its a delicious soup made using small clams (pippies) , butter, garlic and leaks or spring onions and its very refreshing in the winter months:) give it a try next time your at a Japanese restaurant or wip it up at home its probably the Japanese alternative to clam chowder.

The next dish that’s so simply as well as healthy is Octopus in a Vinegar Sauce, First you chop up an adult octopus into small pieces and soak it in rice vinegar and add a few thinly sliced cucumbers and Bam your in heaven:P well pretty close for me

Octopus:) looks a little scary but very gooood
Octopus:) looks a little scary but very gooood

Hope you enjoyed the foods that lift my spirit and avoid the enlarging of the buns:) When I look back at the list of foods its quite a strange mix of foods. Sometimes a heavenly peach just hits the spot

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • expectus profile imageAUTHOR

      expectus 

      9 years ago from Land Downunder

      Thanks sophieqd , I'm thinking of putting up the recipe for the butter clams soon too:)

    • sophieqd profile image

      sophieqd 

      9 years ago

      Food that lifts your spirit not your buns

      I enjoyed reading your hub. It was very informative. I will come back to read more of your other hubs.

    • expectus profile imageAUTHOR

      expectus 

      9 years ago from Land Downunder

      was fun writing it:) I am loving your fishy profile picture its great

    • RKHenry profile image

      RKHenry 

      9 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

      I enjoyed reading about your personal favorites. Thank you for writing this awesome hub! Yum!!

    • expectus profile imageAUTHOR

      expectus 

      9 years ago from Land Downunder

      My pleasure Tom:) thanks for reading, its horrible as it gets late i start googling recipes and end up going to bed very hungry:P

    • Tom Cornett profile image

      Tom Cornett 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Yummy Hub.....thanks! :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)