🍊So I’m sure we are all aware of the well worn adage “you are what you eat “. And as of late I was realizing that my diet was far from healthy. I was consuming way too many processed foods and loading up on sugar since I was always feeling lethargic. I have never been a fan of greens or fruits and I always thought I could make up for my diet deficiencies by loading up on supplements. But despite popping pills regularly I could see my skin, hair and nails steadily detoriating. My skin was looking lack luster, my hair was falling out and my nails were getting brittle to the point I had to cut them all the way back to the quick to avoid them snagging on clothing and breaking. 😭
🍎Now again im not one for making drastic changes so I knew I had to ease into the realm of healthier eating gradually. Amongst other things one change I made was incorporating fresh, raw fruits into my diet. Now since I don’t like eating fruit ( yes I’m an alien 👽my mom’s told me that like a million times now 😖). I decided juicing was a viable alternative . However finding fresh, raw unpasteurized juice without added sugars or preservatives turned out to be quiet a challenge. I mean despite grocery stores being filled with juices of all kinds even the organic variety. They were all full of sugar, preservatives and were pasteurized. Which is basically cooking the juice at high 🌡temperatures to ensure it doesn’t rot. Of course this equals to all the vitamins and minerals in the juice being dead 💀. So basically you are just consuming a non carbonated sugary beverage.
🍓After much research I came upon Organic Press🍍. They are a Dubai based company that produces fresh juices, smoothies and dairy free 🥜 nut based milks. Since they use a hydraulic press all their juices are raw and unpasteurized and contain no added sugars. I tried their raspberry smoothie, almond cacao milk , almond milk, pineapple and mint juice and coconut water. All the products were delivered chilled in clear plastic bottles (500 ml) with the ingredients and calorie counts clearly labeled.
🍍So far I have enjoyed everything I have ordered. My favorite is the Almond/Cacao smoothie which tastes just like a chocolate milkshake without the zillion calories 🍫.🍓The juices and smoothies taste fresh, aren’t sugary sweet and best of all the bottles are clear so I can see through to the very last drop what’s going into my mouth. I don’t know about you. But ever since I saw people posting pics of nasty ☠️bacteria at the bottom of their cardboard container juices/milks I have started avoiding cardboard beverages altogether. If i can’t see 🔬what’s in it it’s not going into my body simple.
🍊The company offers several juice detox combos as well as giving you the option to customize your own package. Delivery is free on orders above 200aed. So go ahead and try them out you will love it 💕. Shopaholic’s promise 😘.
🍒If you have tried Organic Press let me know what’s your favorite juice/ smoothie flavor?
🔷Today we are going Greek! 🇬🇷 Well with the food atleast😋 I have been wanting to try Greek cuisine ever since I first watched “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” which 💕I LOVE💕 and have watched a gazillion times already 😍. I recently watched the sequel as well and throughly enjoyed it though to be honest it doesn’t come close to the fabulousness of the original 💖.
🔷 A couple of days ago I was at the Mall of the Emirates, and my family and I were trying to decide where to eat when I caught sight of the familiar blue and white decor as well as a sign “Eat Greek“! I dragged my family over excitedly and luckily since it was still early afternoon we were seated immediately.
🔷I was immediately taken by the decor of the restaurant which is classic Mediterranean, with weathered limestone and wood floors, stone washed walls and cheery blue and white checkered napkins on the tables. 🔷There is a huge open kitchen towards the back of the restaurant where you can see the chefs preparing the delicious, Greek specialities 😋
🔷Our waiter was very friendly and helped us make our selections. I was looking forward to try out the Moussaka🔹(I remembered it from the movie😇).
🔷 Moussaka is basically Greek lasagne, it’s a layer of mince meat, topped by thinly sliced eggplant, mashed potatoes and finished off by a thick layer of bechamel and cheese and baked to tasty perfection !😋Yum!
🔷We also ordered Butter Fish with bechamel sauce and roasted veggies. The fish was incredibly tender and moist and the sauce was delish!💕
🔷 A Greek meal is so not complete without lamb! I usually hate Lamb because I have never liked the taste but our waiter encouraged us to try it. So we ordered the Lamb pita which is basically Grilled lamb skewer mixed with tzatziki, tomato, onions & chips, wrapped in pita bread
🔷 First of all the presentation had me oohing and aahing💖! Second the taste was awesome, the pita bread was freshly baked the tzatziki was creamy and delicious and the special touch was the hand cut discs of fried potatoe chips that were absolutely delicious! 💕
🔷Check out the cute presentation! Greek coffee tastes a lot like Turkish coffee except that it is finished off by a serving of juicy figs in warm honey 😋. Yumm!
🔷Of course there was no way I was leaving without trying dessert! Once again our waiter helped us out by suggesting,we order the dessert sampler so we could get a bit of everything 💖. 🔷Our platter included starting from the left Sokolatopita (dark chocolate pie)
🔹Loukoumades – Grandma’s doughnuts with honey & nutella,(melt in your mouth good!),
🔹 Galaktoboureko – milk custard pie, vanilla scented ( so creamy and topped with crackling pastry😋),
🔹Orange Pie – with vanilla ice cream ( sweet and citrusy) and finally the tiramisu💖💖!
🔷Below is the Sokolatopita – baked to order Valhrona dark chocolate pie with orange ice cream in the tiniest little ramekin because it was so rich ! 💟
🔷We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at “Eat Greek”!💕 The decor was warm and welcoming and felt authentically Greek 🇬🇷. The service was our unobtrusive yet friendly and attentive and the food was delicious! If you are in the area I highly recommend a visit to “Eat Greek”!
🔷For more details and locations and delivery you can visit their website at http://www.eatgreekkouzina.com/
🔷Hope you guys enjoyed this culinary trip to Greece with me 💕! Now I’m off to watch “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” again😉.
🔷Until next time loves xoxo!💋
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