Pacifica Senior Living Blog

Bon Appetit Pork Medallions

Jul 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Elegant enough for a dinner party, easy enough for every night of the week.

Pork is an excellent choice for a dinner meal. It is hearty, filling, and delicious, and also had a number of vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and strong. Pork is a good source of zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and iron. 

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Brain Healthy Foods: how your diet can impact your mind

Jul 11, 2022 9:00:47 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Healthcare and General News, Dining


Have you ever heard the term “brain foods?” Certain foods can help promote brain health, boost memory, and are great for overall brain function. Ensuring your brain has all the nutrients and energy it needs to function at optimal levels will help boost your mind health and keep your brain strong.

There are a number of ‘brain foods’ known for helping to keep your mind running smoothly, boost memory, and prevent strokes. These foods are naturally packed with nutrients that promote strong mental health, healthy brain cells, and increased cognitive function in a number of ways. Choosing a diet that focuses on brain health is especially important in older adults who are more prone to develop memory conditions or overall deterioration. There are many simple ways to choose foods that make up a good mind diet and help your overall wellbeing.

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Bon Appetit Saffron Seafood Risotto

Jun 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish, originally from the Lombardy area of Italy. It is made of short grain rice  that is cooked slowly with broth or stock in a way that creates a creamy, silky and decadent dish.

Risotto is a great example of an elevated simple dish. It uses simple ingredients (rice, butter and stock), a careful technique and lots of love to create something truly delicious. You can top your risotto with just about anything, from parmesan cheese, to fresh green peas, bacon, or -as in this case - delicious seafood. 

 This recipe takes risotto to the next level with fresh shrimp, scallops, calms and a pop of saffron. It is a luxurious dish that’s sure to impress. It's perfect for a romantic date, a special meal, or a dinner party with friends.

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Bon Appetit Duchess Potatoes

Jun 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Duchess Potatoes are a classic French dish made with piped mashed potatoes resembling a meringue. These tasty mounds of soft, buttery spuds with crisp golden crusts are extra delish with butter or gravy. They are the perfect side dish alongside anything from a delicious seared steak or roast beef to chicken, fish or veggies. Make them for dinner, or prepare ahead of time if you are having guests.

This recipe from Chef Roger Reinisch at Tampa Gardens Senior Living is the perfect addition to your next meal.

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