Before you wade into the Falls, you'll have to stroll across Ke'e Beach. And then you have to walk along two miles of the legendary Kalalau Trail, hanging a couple hundred feet above the brilliant blue Pacific. Yes, it's tough hiking here on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i.
Rice and mushrooms so aroma- and flavor-enriched by a simple mushroom stock that you have a heightened sense of mushroom-ness. No drugs, just your common creminis and shiitakes. Deeply delicious, emphatically aromatic. Luscious, elegant and hearty at the same time.
Free soup. A hot, aromatic, deeply delicious improvement for a cold winter day. It's all in the mushroom stock you make by simmering leftover mushroom stems in a pot of water for a light, clear stock with a super-concentrated fragrance and flavor of mushroom.
How is this big, rich, satisfying party-on-a-plate the national dish of Brazil, a country known for bikinis on Ipanema Beach? Well, it's a very Low Glycemic Load meal. No Belly Fat ingredients. Just a combination of flavors that triggers every taste bud receptor in your mouth.
Here's another Way to amuse yourself while you exercise. With a Stability Ball. It's unstable. It rolls. Unless you exert force to keep it in place. Which means you engage many large and small muscles. Very time-efficient. And it burns more calories.
As far as you can go until you're here. I'd walk four miles to see this any time. And the other four miles to get back.
That's the question at breakfast every morning ... if you're in Nepal. If you're in North America this week, it's the answer. Easily habit-forming. Great for recharging your immune system. A very good habit at this time of year.
Kauai's Nu'alolo Ridge Trail delivers a visual punch line that's more powerful than any other I've seen. Even now, on my tenth or twelfth visit, it still gets me. Doesn't take me by surprise, but it still takes me. To that place where you really can't think, you just sense.
Warm and satisfying. So many flavors. So few calories in such a big serving. Just the kind of calories you want, the ones with a low glycemic load. Just vegetables, olive oil and chickpeas. And these super-high-fiber chickpeas are a great source of protein.
Sometimes I just think about New Orleans. The food, the music. Which gets me thinking about jambalaya. That great throw-it-together rice dish. Succulent, sweet & spicy shrimp, smoky sausage and deeply flavorful rice. A colorful comfort food for a dreary winter day.