Health Makeover: Week Two with Marilu Hennner (cont.)

Henner: What we do is take a piece of salmon, and add two tablespoons ...

Blaine_Moderator: While you're dragging that out, I have a question ...

Henner: Salt certainly, things like that.

Moderator: I have to watch out for my sodium intake. What are spices I have to look out for?

Henner: There are so many spices that don't have salt.

Fay_Moderator: No.

Henner: If you're eating the food your body intended to eat, everything starts adjusting.

Fay_Moderator: Right.

Henner: It's all about getting back to your natural appetite.

Blaine_Moderator: What have you got on the table here?

Henner: I have miso paste, a piece of salmon, and what you do is put it in a glass dish...

Fay_Moderator: We have a spoon!

Henner: So what we're going to use it 3 tablespoons of ...

Blaine_Moderator: Now what are you putting in there again?

Henner: I'm putting in miso paste, which is made from soybeans.

Fay_Moderator: Right.

Henner: And you can get this in health food stores.

Blaine_Moderator: And, one can get this where?

Henner: This is for winter and autumn, and this is for spring and summer.

Fay_Moderator: Now, there's two types .... I'm always confused? Oh! I see. Because they're so macrobiotic, those Japanese, they really are.

Henner: They eat according to nature and the seasons.

Blaine_Moderator: Mm hmm.

Fay_Moderator: Right. Well, unfortunately our supermarkets reflect that we can get anything anytime we want.

Henner: We're going to put 3 tablespoons of vinegar, and put 2 tablespoons of minced ginger, and make a paste out of this.

Fay_Moderator: Okay.

Blaine_Moderator: Okay this looks good.

Henner: And put it on the salmon and let it marinate...

Blaine_Moderator: Marilu, do you do all your cooking at home?

Henner: My husband is the chef.

Fay_Moderator: Oh really?!

Blaine_Moderator: Wow!

Henner: Once I met him, I went "okay". He's brilliant.

Blaine_Moderator: All right guys, remember that! Learn to cook and you'll be all right!

Fay_Moderator: (laughs!)

Henner: That crucial fifth date... I went on this date and he created such a meal...

Blaine_Moderator: (laughs!)

Fay_Moderator: That was it! He's a chef!

Henner: In the end, you're going to take a spatula and scrape that paste off.

Fay_Moderator: Okay. Oooh! Okay. Do not cook it with all this stuff on top of it.

Henner: And then you broil it. And it's unbelievable.

Blaine_Moderator: Okay, and then you broil it.

Henner: And you serve it with steamed green beans. What you want to do is break them up, because a lot of times people cut everything and ruin a lot of the natural vitamins in the beans.

Fay_Moderator: Right. Okay ... now would you steam these, Marilu?

Henner: Steaming is the best thing, because it'll keep all the vitamins in your food. If you're going to boil something, then you plunge it in quickly. And it keeps you from losing the vitamin A and C.

Blaine_Moderator: Nice crispy vegetables, still, right?

Henner: I also have steamed soybeans.

Blaine_Moderator: Okay.

Fay_Moderator: Ash!

Blaine_Moderator: While you're pulling that out, can I present another question .../

suez9_WebMD: I am trying to eat the fish in the program but I don't like tuna steak, I can't find some of the fish in our markets and some of the recipes are too big for just one person. Any suggestions?

Henner: Pick up the recipes you like, and maybe you can have it over 3 meals, or have it over 2 meals. So what you can do is make it, but then use it for a different day. If you don't like fish, you can substitute like crazy on this program. This program is for you. Use it to make it convenient for yourself. These were suggestions of the kinds of meals you should have, but you don't have to eat it as exactly as I describe it. There are some things that people will make for a few days and it'll be their meals for a few days.

Blaine_Moderator: I do. And, I know some of the initial comments from people -- when you talk about fresh fish and vegetables -- when you compare the cost of soy beans to a bag of chips ...

Henner: What you're getting in terms of your nutritional value is amazing.

Blaine_Moderator: Right.

Fay_Moderator: Mm hmm.

Henner: I just did something for Healthy Dining, and it's all about taking restaurants and making healthy foods. And the statistic is that every restaurant meal, on the average, is between 1000 - 2000 calories, and between 50 to 100 grams of fat.

Fay_Moderator: Wow!

Blaine_Moderator: Wow!

Henner: And we're eating in restaurants 45 times a week.