Popular Dietary Approaches

Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and if you are wondering why you feel so Cod Damn good this morning, it's probably because your healthy Seafood diet has decreased your risk of depression.

Wow, could we be on to something here... could we actually not have to take a pill or not endure the funky aromas of a "sweat lodge" and still increase our level of zestful happiness? The popular Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was created to lower blood pressure, but new research says it can also reduce the risk of depression later in life. "A study, to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in April, shows that the popular diet -- rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products and very few foods that are high in saturated fats and sugar -- does more than what has been shown in multiple studies: Lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol (LDL) and body weight." Good news, this diet doesn't have you nibbling on wheat grass like a grazing sheep but it does include lots of fresh vegetables and lean protein such as the lovely fresh Seafood that is already in your diet.

There is a bit of a downside as it does limit your intake of sweets but who among us can actually say they felt energized after downing a box of butter toffee Fiddle Faddle? For those not in the know, Fiddle Faddle is a candy coated Popcorn that makes Cracker Jacks seem like a box of raw oats... it packs about a month's worth of sugar and fat in two handfuls... I'm going to miss them... sigh. But let's look on the bright side, with our new found armor against depression we can take on the world with the unbridled joy of a toddler at Chuck E. Cheese's but of course we cannot eat the food there and risk impending lethargic symptoms of the clinically depressed Eeyore the donkey. Which is kind of strange because I'm pretty sure Eeyore is on a plant based diet, perhaps a little fresh fish in his diet might cheer him up.

Anyway, enough of that let's get on to today's featured recipes that only require a lovely salad to create a perfect meal. I sincerely hope you enjoy my creations of Pan Seared Sea Bream (Durato) with a Basil Lemon Caper Sauce & Monkfish and Orecchiette Pasta with Olives and Mushrooms and a Lemon Crumb Garnish. Thank you as always for allowing fishmongers to make the world a little happier place.

FOODIE ALERT! MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS ABOUND!

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Saturday, March 3rd 2018 A COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND POP-UP Event AT METROPOLITAN SEAFOOD & GOURMET AND FAMED WRITER AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR LEAH KOENIG

THIS IS A "COCKTAIL PARTY" FORMAT

WITH PUB TABLES AND GORGEOUS APPETIZERS YOU'LL WANT TO ADD TO YOUR CULINARY REPERTOIRE

Cookbook Author Leah Koenig's writings and recipes have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Epicurious, Food52, Departures, Tablet, and The Forward, among other publications.

Both Leah Koenig and Mark Drabich of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet will be Demoing some gorgeous dishes from Lea