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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Avocado

Posted by on 14th August 2017

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Fondly known as “supercado” or “alligator pear” the avocado is loaded with nutritional perks and is beloved among guacamole aficionados.

Avocados are one of the most inexpensive anti-aging tools for your skin! Don’t let its rough outer covering fool you — the inner smoothness and creaminess are what we need for youthful skin. With all the antioxidants, amino acids and essential oils inside an avocado to help repair damaged hair, moisturise dry skin, treat sunburns and maybe even minimize wrinkles, an avocado tree could be the next fountain (tree) of youth!

Their thick skin protects them; it’s natural packaging! You can’t eat the skin, but it shields the green goodness inside, making avocados perfect for travel. It’s a  climacteric fruit, meaning it matures on the tree but ripens off the tree.

You might be inclined to call an avocado a vegetable, thanks to its green hue and savoury taste, but the avocado is technically a fruit and even more specifically, a single-seeded berry.

Avocados are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and cholesterol free, so there’s no need for special labels.

Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados are very high in potassium, which should support healthy blood pressure levels.

Avocados tend to be high in fibre about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Fibre can have various important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health.

Avocados are one of the only fruits that contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (the good-for-you fat) that helps boost good (HDL) cholesterol and lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Avocados are high in antioxidants, including Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These nutrients are very important for eye health and lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Not only are avocados healthy, they’re also incredibly delicious and go with all sorts of foods. You can add them to salads and various sorts of recipes, or you can simply scoop them out with a spoon and eat them plain. They have a creamy, rich, fatty texture and blend well with various other ingredients. A notable mention is guacamole, which is arguably the most famous use of avocados. It includes avocado along with ingredients like salt, garlic and lime.

Not ripe? Put the avocado in a brown paper bag for 2-4 days, or you can speed up this process by adding a banana or apple to the bag.

The creamy texture and healthy fats make for a surprisingly-easy baking substitution. And no, you won’t be making green muffins. In the right ratios, you can ditch some butter and replace with avocado for healthier chocolate chip cookies, banana bread and brownies.

Enjoy Eric’s satisfying Texmex Salad for lunch at The Wicket, topped with our favourite avocado.

ERIC’S TEXMEX SALAD

Ingredients

sweet corn
beans, various
avocado, sliced
chicken, roasted or poached
mixed greens
red pepper, sliced
lime juice

Method

Add each ingredient into a bowl separately and then slice avocado over the top. Drizzle with lime juice to add an extra kick and enjoy!

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Goji berries

Posted by on 7th August 2017

So what’s the big deal about these dried, scrunched up little red berries?

Used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years, wolf berries as they are also known, are an excellent source of antioxidants because of their oxygen radical absorbance cpacity (ORAC) value. An ORAC value indicates a food’s antioxidant power on a relative scale. Antioxidants protect cells against breaking down when they are exposed to elements such as smoke and radiation. What’s more, foods with healthy levels of antioxidants are often high in fibre and low in unhealthy fats.

Similar to the benefits you get from eating other berries, goji berries are loaded with beta-carotene (a pigment found in plants and fruits) which helps promote healthy skin.

Goji berries have also been known to help boost the immune system and protect the eyes — talk about a super fruit. And like other berries, goji berries are also an excellent source of vitamin C and can reduce tough cold symptoms.

In addition, goji berries provide 11 essential amino acids — more than other common berries.

This tart berry with a sweet aftertaste, is low in calories and high in protein and a range of vitamins and minerals including iron, copper, selenium and vitamin A.

Regular consumption of goji berries may improve energy levels, exercise performance and overall feelings of wellbeing.

Eat goji berries raw or soak them in hot water before munching or drinking. Add goji berries to trail mixes, smoothies or as a garnish on cereals, salads, yogurts or açaí bowls like we do (pictured above) for you to enjoy between 7am and 3pm weekdays at Juiced @ The Wicket.

Come and see us for your goji berry fix!

August in Cricket Square

Posted by on 2nd August 2017

The Wicket and The Market are open in Cricket Square

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Friday 18 August

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and the third-most popular drink after water and tea. Enjoy chilled craft beers as the sun sets while munching on a selection of brick oven pizzas prepared by Chef Thomas. Tickets are $25. Start your weekend the right way and join our summer SWIRL event at The Wicket. Book here.

TGIF in Cricket Square

The Wicket couldn’t possibly leave you hanging in August during happy hour. Stop by on Friday for your favourite 5 @ 5 specials, from craft beers to specialty wines. Why not email us to book for a group! Also enjoy rosé wine specials all day long, all summer long at The Wicket and Restaurant. Don’t forget to order your favourite bottle from Brasserie Purveyors.

FREE juice at Juiced @ The Wicket

Buy 10 juices or smoothies from our delicious menu and get one FREE. Collect your Juiced @ card from Sharon at The Wicket and reward yourself with a healthy and delicious treat from our extensive menu that incorporates the freshest seasonal produce on island. In a hurry? Call 927 6419 and order ahead. And don’t forget Happy Hour is every Friday, 5pm.

Brasserie Bee Series

Discover the unique ‘from pasture to plate’ journey of our wild and raw Brasserie Honey with our new Brasserie Bee Series. Follow our experienced beekeeper Efrain Alarcon as he takes you on a journey throughout Cayman to collect, manage and care for the bees, while harvesting our delicious raw golden Brasserie honey. Don’t miss an episode!

RECIPE: Coconut mojito

Have you tasted our local take on the traditional mojito using Brasserie Purveyors’ spirits? It’s a winner! Click here to watch us create this refreshing coconut concoction and learn how to make it at home to beat the summer heat. View our extensive menu to order your craft beers, specialty wines and spirits. Call 945 1815 or email us to order.

More parking in Cricket Square

Construction activity at Cricket Square progresses well with exciting steps towards completing the new Fitness Centre, Caboose, SIX and more paved car parking to the rear of the generator next to Willow House. Thank you to those who have had to change parking locations. Please call Susan on 929-6392 if you need a lift in the Cricket Square Shuttle.

ENERGY’s unlimited class pass

Stay summer strong at ENERGY with an unlimited class pass this month. From 31 July – 26 August and for just $275, go to as many classes as you like including reformer, fitness and lunch classes with ENERGY’s ‘August Total Access Pass’. Finish off the summer with a blast! Contact Colleen for more details. Look and feel good this summer.

Hannah’s Heroes at The Wicket

The fifth annual Hannah’s Heroes – The Big Shaveis on 22 September 2017. Join us at The Wicket to be a part of a wonderful cause that so many will benefit from. Whether you decide to get the ultimate hair make-over, donate or volunteer, you’ll be helping change the lives of children battling cancer. For more information, contact the team at Hannah’s Heroes.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Oats

Posted by on 17th July 2017

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A steaming bowl of freshly cooked oats or our tasty overnight oats (picture above) from The Market are the perfect breakfast choices to start your day the right way. Whether you top with nuts and seeds, stir in fresh berries, add a dollop of natural yogurt, drizzle over honey or sprinkle with grated coconut – this gluten-free whole grain, while beautifully simple, is endlessly versatile and interesting.

Oats are high in the soluble fibre beta-glucan that reduces high cholesterol, promotes healthy gut bacteria, makes you feel fuller for longer and boosts defenses of the immune system agains bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by poor insulin function known as insulin resistance where insulin can’t reach the cells efficiently due to a diet high in processed foods and refined sugar. Oats are one of the few whole grains that has repeatedly been linked to lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes. Oats contain magnesium, a super star nutrient, that balances your blood sugar to help you take care of your insulin levels naturally. Their high fibre content ensures they are digested slowly, which releases insulin gradually into the bloodstream, leading to fewer blood sugar spikes. Magnesium is also key to enzyme function and energy production, and helps prevent heart attacks and strokes by relaxing blood vessels, aiding the heart muscle and regulating blood pressure. Experimental and clinical data also suggests a link between magnesium deficiency and depression.

Oats are also the go-to fitness food. A bowl of their slow-releasing, wholegrain goodness an hour before exercise ensures blood sugar levels remain steady through a workout, while providing enough energy to keep you going.

One half cup of nutritious oats has over 25 per cent of our daily recommended biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin responsible for a healthy metabolism and digestion, but it also contributes to great hair, skin, and nails. Colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats) has long been used to help treat dry and itchy skin. It may help relieve symptoms of various skin conditions, including eczema.

So next time you pick up a 500 gram packet of oats, remember that there are more than 26,000 rolled oats in there full of goodness and overwhelming health benefits.

Create our overnight oats recipe at home or find this delicious treat in the Grab & Go fridge at The Market or Juiced @ The Wicket.

OVERNIGHT OATS

Ingredients

oats
almond milk
raisins
green apple
strawberries
blackberries
honey
mint
almonds
coconut oil, melted
honey

Method

Mix oats, milk, raisins, apple, berries, honey and mint together in a bowl. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight. Meanwhile combine almonds, more oats, honey and coconut oil. Spread mixture out evenly on a tray lined with baking paper and bake on low heat in the oven until golden brown. Serve the overnight oats in a bowl and top with the homemade granola.

July in Cricket Square

Posted by on 6th July 2017

Summer love at Cricket Square from dragon fruit flowers to rosé specials

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 20 July

It’s well known that the Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand and that the All Blacks won the last Rugby World Cup, however did you know that the vineyards are the first in the world to see the sunrise? Find out why “no one in the world produces sauvignon blanc quite like Marlborough”. Tickets are $30. Email Corey to reserve your spot.

Enjoy rosé specials all summer long

Rosé season has arrived and to celebrate we are offering rosé wine specials all day long, all summer long, at The Brasserie Restaurant and The Wicket Bar. So what are you waiting for? Sit down and relax with a refreshing glass of rosé and watch the tennis or catch up with friends. Don’t forget to order your favourite bottle of rosé from Brasserie Purveyors.

Purveyors Liquor Tent Sale: 21 July

This is your chance to stock up on discounted craft beers and specialty wines and spirits for summer right here in Cricket Square. From 5pm – 7pm on Friday 21 July come and peruse the beverages on offer at The Wicket while making the most of our rosé summer specials. Save up to 50 per cent on all your favorite brands. Cash and credit card accepted.

RECIPE: Vodka Martini

Shake things up with our popular Vodka Martini at The Brasserie using Brasserie Purveyors’ Prairie Organic Vodka. Watch our mixologist Lexi create this cocktail and create your own martini using her recipe.  View our extensive menu here to order your craft beers, specialty wines and spirits. Call 945 1815 or email us to place your order. It’s that easy!

Juiced @ The Wicket weekly deals

Enjoy our $5 Juiced @ The Wicket special each week using the seasonal ingredients of Cayman in our nourishing, nutritious, energising and refreshing concoctions that will make you and your wallet feel good. Our specials don’t often feature on the regular Juiced @ menu, so make the most of this sweet opportunity. Call 927 6419 to order ahead.

Don’t miss the Wimbledon action

Enjoy front row seats to Wimbledon right here in Cricket Square! Don’t miss a moment of the action at The Wicket as you sip on a fresh juice or glass of rosé or watch from The Market patio with your Brasserie salad and maybe even a glass of bubbles from the Grab and Go fridge. All the joy and excitement of Wimbledon without the queues.

Recycling at Cricket Square

Want to know what happens to your recyclables at Cricket Square? The recycled glass is used as filler material in the decorative pavers under the porte-cochère at Century Yard and Willow House, as well as the new Brickyard Carpark. So that glass goes full circle on-island (after imported in its original form). We recycle glass, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic.

Add ENERGY to your summer

Stay summer strong and choose from four different options to get that “beach-ready body” at ENERGY. Whether you prefer group fitness classes, group reformer classes, a lunch express class to fit in with your work schedule or the Pilates Start Up Package, there is something for everyone this summer at ENERGYSpeak to Colleen to get started.

The Market and The Wicket are open

Even though The Brasserie’s annual August closing is fast approaching, don’t forget that The Market and Juiced @ The Wicket will stay open for the entire month. For the best TGIF on island, head to The Wicket for our 5 @ 5 Happy Hour every Friday. Contact The Market to order ahead on 945 1814. The Brasserie reopens on Friday 1 September.