Culinista Kitchen®,  Health

How Do You Like Your Eggs? Featuring Pearl Street Caviar


by The Culinistas

When deciding on what foods to eat for brain health, caviar should rank high on the list. Caviar is rich in choline, required for the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps form & document memories. Plus it’s packed with omega-3 fats to prevent brain inflammation and boost your mood, vitamins B6 and B12 for nervous system regulation, and magnesium, which has been known to prevent oxidative damage to brain cells. In fact, some research suggests caviar can aid in curing depression. Enter Pearl Street Caviar, purveyor of high quality, sustainably sourced fish eggs. PSC founder Craig sat down with us to talk about his stress relief tactics and favorite small round nutritious foods that aren’t caviar, check it out below.

What ritual do you have that helps you get or stay focused in under five minutes?

I lie down (often on the office floor) and let my mind wander. This release lets me come back to the issue at hand with a fresh perspective. 

What helps you calm an anxious mind?

Mentally working through the worst-case scenario. Knowing that I’ll probably survive sets me free. 

What is your ideal focused environment?

A quiet room with a full belly. 

Three people whose brains you envy?

Barack Obama, my mom, Alex Honnold 

What is your first memory?

The sound of cicadas is deeply ingrained in my subconscious. The sound sets off an internal alarm for waning summer and the impending school year. 

Culinary staples in your kitchen?

Cayenne pepper, powdered English mustard, butter, and a good sauté pan.

What’s on tap for 2020?

We’ll keep at it. 

Feed Your Brain Menu Picks

Edamame Dip with Radishes (with soy bean, basil, rice wine vinegar, lime, radish) 

I love a refreshing dip; it gets the juices flowing. 

Spinach & Beet Salad (with spinach, beet, dried apricot, queso fresco, pepita) 

Spinach and beets are a wonderful one-two punch salad base.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pickled Cherries (with pork, carrot, cherry, watercress, red onion, red wine vinegar)

My go-to with pork tenderloin is apple sauce; this sounds like a wonderful upgrade.

Cod & Clam Cioppino (with cod, clam, yellow squash, basil, leek, lemon)

My soul is warmed just reading this.

Banana Health Bread (with banana, flax seed, sunflower seed, rolled oat, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar)

Banana bread is a great way to absorb needed calories, and this is another upgrade.

Chia Seed Pudding (with chia seed, almond milk, dried apricot, dried cherry, agave nectar)

Small round nutritious foods are right up my alley.

Thank you to Craig for providing the beautiful photo.