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Marisa Sung's Mediterranean Tilapia With Brown Rice

This dish is a simple skillet meal

Season 4 Tilapia fillets with 1/4 tsp. Greek seasoning
Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil
Add fish; cooks for 5 mins.
Remove from skillet
Add 2/3 cup of chopped red onions, 1/3 cup of low fat Italian dressing, 1/4 cup of sliced kalamata olives and 2 tsp. minced garlic to the skillet
Cook for 3 mins.
Garnish with sliced tomatoes
Serve over brown rice

A Fish Called Tilapia

Marisa Sung

Marisa Sung's Chilled Melon-Cucumber Summer Soup

1/2 European cucumber, coarsely chopped
1 Hass avocado, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 lb honeydew chunks
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons presliced green onions
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 teaspoons Greek yogurt
1 tsp. of raw Indian White Honey
Peel cucumber and chop (1 cup); chop avocado, jalapeño (remove seeds), and garlic
Squeeze lime for juice (1 tablespoon)
Reserve 1/4 cup each honeydew, cucumber, and avocado. Blend remaining ingredients (except yogurt) in a blender (or food processor) until smooth. Chill soup 20-30 minutes or until cold
Divide soup into 4 bowls. Chop reserved ingredients finely and sprinkle over soup; top each with 2 teaspoons yogurt. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 150kcal; FAT 8g; SAT FAT 1g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 170mg; CARB 18g; FIBER 5g; SUGARS 5g; PROTEIN 3g; VIT A 6%; VIT C 60%; CALC 2%; IRON 6%

Ice Ice Baby

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Marisa Sung's Diabetic Desserts

Years ago people with diabetes were told not to eat foods with sugar. The belief was that sugar, as an ingredient in food was responsible for making the blood glucose (sugar) rise too rapidly after eating, causing blood sugars to be too high.

New research shows that you can eat desserts and other foods made with sugar (although I do not recommend it.) I try hard to keep the Calories, Sugar and Carbohydrate down to the very minimum. Substituting a small portion of Marisa Sung's Desserts for Diabetics for another carbohydrate food is the key to keeping your blood sugar in target range.

To find the right portion size for your dessert, look for the number of servings in my recipe. You will find that number at the bottom of my recipes going forward. For example, if the yield=8 servings; you eat one serving. I enter the Calories, Sugar and Carbohydrates per serving size.

-Choose desserts with 30g or less of Total Carbohydrate per serving
-Choose desserts with 2 or less exchanges from the starch, fruit and milk groups per serving
-Remember, it is the Total Amount of CARBOHYDRATE that affects your blood glucose the most!
-Consult with your Doctor as each person has a different level of Diabetes with different allocations

Substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar in any recipe to reduce the amount of total carbohydrate if desired.

Check your blood sugar. Whenever you try out a new recipe or food, check your blood sugar 1-2 hours later.

Fed Up

Marisa Sung

Chinese Proverb Of The Day

The day your horse dies and your money's lost, your relatives change to strangers.

People Are Strange

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Marisa Sung's Recipe For Bouillabaisse

This recipe is from the French Culinary Institute. Bouillabaisse is Seafood Stew and it is quite delicious!

For Bread:
•12 to 16 (1/2-inch-thick) baguette slices
•3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
•1 garlic clove, halved

For the Seafood Stew:
•1 (1- to 1 1/4 -lb) live lobster
•2 large tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
•1 large onion, chopped
•4 garlic cloves, chopped
•1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
•1/3 cup finely chopped fennel fronds (sometimes called anise)
•1 1/2 California bay leaf
•1/4 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
•1 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
•1/2 teaspoon black pepper
•9 cups white fish stock (or store-bought)
•3 pounds white fish fillets (such as monkfish, turbot, red snapper, striped bass, porgy, grouper, and/or cod), cut into 2-inch pieces
•1/2 pound cockles or small hard-shelled clams, scrubbed
•1/2 pound cultivated mussels, scrubbed and any beards removed
•1/2 pound large shrimp in shells


Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 250°F.

Arrange bread slices in 1 layer in a shallow baking pan and brush both sides with oil. Bake until crisp, about 30 minutes. Rub 1 side of each toast with a cut side of garlic.

Seafood Stew:

Plunge lobster headfirst into a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling water, then cook, covered, 2 minutes from time lobster enters water.
Transfer lobster with tongs to a colander and let stand until cool enough to handle.
Discard hot water in pot.
Put lobster in a shallow baking pan.
Twist off claws with knuckles from body, then crack claws with a mallet or rolling pin and separate claws from knuckles.
Halve body and tail lengthwise through shell with kitchen shears, then cut crosswise through shell into 2-inch pieces. Reserve lobster juices that accumulate in baking pan.

Cook tomatoes, onion, and garlic in oil in cleaned 6- to 8-quart pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
Stir tomatoes with fennel fronds, bay leaf, saffron, sea salt, and pepper.
Add stock and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add thicker pieces of fish to soup and simmer, covered, 2 minutes.
Stir in mussels, shrimp, lobster, including juices, and remaining fish and simmer, covered, until they are just cooked through and mussels open wide, about 5 minutes.
Stir 3 tablespoons broth from soup into rouille until blended.
Arrange 2 croutons in each of 6 to 8 deep soup bowls.
Carefully transfer fish and shellfish from soup to croutons with a slotted spoon
Ladle some broth with vegetables over seafood.
Top each serving with 1 teaspoon rouille and serve remainder on the side.

Yellow Submarine

Marisa Sung

Marisa Sung's Rules Of Etiquette For The Modern World Number 25

Please do not send me more than one invite to your Facebook, LinkedIn, and other similar type social networking sites. I would prefer not to get any invites at all but Facebook and LinkedIn in particular, have a personality that mirrors Mark Suckerberg (Mr. Crude and Rude himself!) Remember his classy business card "I'm CEO Bitch" Enough is enough!! I can never understand that guy because he is either sweating or turning bright red on air or both! I am completely creeped out by the fact that I am being sent invites from people who I have left in the past for a reason. I do not want to re-establish relationships with these individuals. As it is I don't even have time for my own group of close knit friends and immediate family members! Most disturbing is the voyeuristic nature of those sites! If I am checking out airfare to Malaysia, I do not want Facebook to send me creepy emails like "We hear you are thinking about going on a vacation to Malaysia!" Between that and receiving between 25-neverending number of invite emails from the same individual(s)for Facebook and LinkedIn, I am completely fed up! I do not want Facebook to send me "A Drive By and Hi" What the hell is that?? How about a go away and die. I want to put a federal restraining order on both Suckerberg and LinkedIn!!! Am I the only one who finds this behavior horrific?? Please let me know and let's do something about this already. What are you waiting for?? Have a great day and I really hope this helps! :)

Another thing, It is none of your business who I know or who that person knows, etc. You will NEVER KNOW WHO I KNOW AND WHO THAT PERSON KNOWS AND SO ON AND SO ON . . . .

What you waiting for

Marisa Sung

Marisa Sung's Cowboy Caviar

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

2 cups fresh corn kernels
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
6 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 (15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained)
Himalayan salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Gluten free low fat organic tortilla chips

Preheat the broiler
Toss in 2 tbsp. of olive oil
Place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet
Broil 8 inches away from heat for about 5 mins. or until golden brown and tender
Set aside
Toss together the red onions, red bell peppers, cilantro, lime juice, 2 cups black beans, corn and remaining olive oil in a large bowl
Season to taste with salt and pepper
Serve with warm tortilla chips

Yield: 6 cups


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Marisa Sung's Delicious Diabetic Dessert

Iced Cappuccino

1 cup fat-free/no sugar added vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
1 cup cold strong brewed coffee (like Starbucks Dark Roast)
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 packet of sugar substitute or 1 tsp. of raw honey or Agave

Place all ingredients in a food processor/blender, process till smooth
Place container in freezer
Freeze 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until top and sides of mixture are partially frozen
Scrape sides of container, process till smooth and frothy.
Garnish as desired and serve immediately

For Iced Mocha Cappuccino: Increase the amount of unsweetened cocoa powder to 1 tbsp. Proceed as above.
Do yourself a favor and invest in a personal blender to bring to the office. The starbucks line is not diabetic friendly and it is loaded with fat and calories!! :(

Calories 100, Total Fat <1g, Protein 6g, Carbohydrate 18g, Cholesterol <1mg, Sodium 72mg, Dietary Fiber 1g


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Marisa Sung's Delicious Diabetic Dessert

Key Lime Cheesecake with Strawberries and Fresh Mint

12 whole low-fat graham crackers, crushed
2 tbsp. smart butter spread
2 pkg. reduced fat cream cheese
1 container of nonfat plain greek yogurt
2/3 cup raw Indian White Honey
1/4 cup of lime juice
1/3 cup of raw honey
2 tsp. lime peel
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups fresh strawberried , quartered
2 tbsp. finely chopped mint leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside
Place graham cracker pieces and smart butter in food processor/blender; pulse until course in texture
Gently press crumb mixture on bottom and up 1/2 inch side of pan
Bake 8-10 mins. or until lightly browned and cool completely on wire rack
Beat cream cheese, yogurt, honey, lime juice, lime peel and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until smooth
Pour into cooled pie crust
Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 2 hours or refrigerate overnight
Combine strawberries, remaining honey and mint in medium bowl 30 mins. before serving; set aside
Just before serving, spoon strawberry mixture over cheesecake

Calories 165, Total Fat 5g, Protein 10g, Carbohydrate 14g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 300mg, Dietary Fiber 2g

Key Lime Pie By Kenny Chesney

Marisa Sung

Chinese Proverb Of The Day

When your horse is on brink of a precipice it is too late to pull the reins.

Too Far Away

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