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Thursday, December 8, 2011

I am losing my mind.....

I have been taking a break from my blog. I feel fatigue and exhausted.  I really have no energy to do anything after work. Since most patients have met their deductible, my surgery center is getting a lot of patients. I am basically working non-stop. From 6am to whenever. I don't even know.
My busy job is really ruining my diet.  I have been eating a lot of junk food and unnecessary free lunches.
I bet I have gained a lot of weight and I don't even want to go on a scale right now. I promise myself and everyone I have to be responsible for my own fault.  I will  be going on a stricter diet next week. I just can't wait.  : (

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mung Bean Pancakes

Like I have promised everyone here, I am going to post some plant sterols and stanols recipes here.
Both Plant Sterols and Stanols have proved to improved the HDL and lower the LDL in our system.  We can get the best result by eating about 2grams of Plant Sterols or Plant Stanols per day. 
Mung Bean is known to contain high quality Plant Sterols and Plant Stanols.  
And here is my recipe:

Mung Bean Pancakes (serve 2)

  • 1/2 cup of skinned mung beans (soaked overnight) and grind in grinder.
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 – 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • A few  cilantro 
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Puree the beans along with about 1/4 cup of water in a food processor until smooth and thick, adding water as necessary for a thick battery consistency. Stir in or pulse in remaining ingredients. The batter should now be like a very thick pancake batter.
Add Egg White ONLY!
Add very little Olive Oil Only!
Heat a 10″ or larger skillet or griddle over medium heat and drizzle a bit of oil over. (Just like making pancakes. Make sure you have a non-stick pan. Ladle out a portion, swirl to a nice round and cook until well-browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes.  
Repeat the heating process, you will not need to put more oil if your pan is a good non-stock pan.