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THE DHARMA WEEKLY WELLNESS CORNER
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The LABBD Top 5
Week of 10/12/14

Each week will feature our top 5 restaurant picks.

1. Pearl's Country Kitchen -Opelousas* * * * *

2. Bayou Cafe - Baton Rouge * * * *

3. Glenda's Creole Kitchen - Breaux Bridge * * *

4. Phat Boyz Pizza - Baton Rouge  * * *

5. Veronica's Cafe - Carencro * * *
WEEKLY RESTAURANT CRITIQUE
Week Of: October 12th
  Pearl's Country Kitchen
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I recently made the trip to the comfortable little town of Opelousas, LA after hearing about this cozy little diner called Pearl's Country Kitchen. Boy what a treat it was!!! From the moment I walked through the door my senses were greeted with the most wonderful smells of down home country soul comfort food. The menu featured various Creole soul food items, and I settled on the okra, shrimp, and sausage over rice. As I awaited my much anticipated lunch I couldn't help but notice the friendly atmosphere as each person that walked in seemed to be one of the staff and were greeted as family. Once my food arrived my mouth began to salivate from the sheer aroma that arose from my dish. From the first bite to the last I was elated as the flavors took me back to comforts of mom's kitchen and the joys of my youth. Seasoned to perfection and spiced just right my meal became more than just a simple lunch, but rather an experience that I will cherish until I visit again....NEXT WEEK!!!!!! 

                                       - "Chef  T"
                                                LABBD Food Critic
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Foods That Will Help Lower Your Cholesterol
PART I
1. Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods
Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad," cholesterol. Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes.
Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol. Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of fiber. If you add fruit, such as bananas, you'll add about 4 more grams of fiber. To mix it up a little, try steel-cut oatmeal or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran.
2. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids
Eating fatty fish can be heart healthy because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, fish oil — or omega-3 fatty acids — reduces the risk of sudden death.
3. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts
Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy.
Eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren't salted or coated with sugar.
All nuts are high in calories, so a handful will do. To avoid eating too many nuts and gaining weight, replace foods high in saturated fat with nuts. For example, instead of using cheese, meat or croutons in your salad, add a handful of walnuts or almonds.
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Who was the local farmer whose ambition to improving agricultural production lead to his inventing of he sugacane planting machine? What town was he from?
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