Entries by Elena and Alfredo

Patty




Everybody loves homemade patties. They are rich and nourishing. It is best to use fresh meat cuts, necks for example. Necks are soft and tender. It is advisable to mix ground pork and beef together, as they work well with each other. It is healthier this way as you get more vitamins, minerals and protein. […]







Artichoke




Artichoke is a perennial plant, which grows in the Mediterranean (here grow about 10 varieties of artichoke) and on Canary Islands. Two principal edible varieties of artichokes are called Cardon, or the Spanish artichoke, and sowing, or the thorny artichoke. This plant blooms in summer and looks similar to thistle, it grows up to 0,5 […]







Stuffed Eggs




Eggs stuffed with cheese and sprats are a good-looking and very delicious appetizer. It will rescue you, when guests have suddenly come and you need to prepare something tasty quickly and serve nicely. Eggs contain a lot of proteins and carotene, fish is rich in phosphorus, and cheese is rich in calcium. It’s good to […]







Champignons in Soar Cream




These champignons are perfect to prepare for a romantic dinner, especially for those who like mushrooms, their tender and unique aroma. It’s better to use young champignons for this dish and not too fatty sour cream. During the preparation the dish acquires a subtle nut smack. Ingredients for Champignons 1 kg champignons 1 onion 200 […]







Cottage Cheese with Fruits




You can make a variety of desserts with cottage cheese, fruits, nuts and honey. Light and nutritious, they may be the perfect choice for those who are watching their diet or who exercise. And children just love these dishes. You should add more of them to your diet as cottage cheese is rich in calcium […]







Health Benefits of Grapefruit




Grapefruit is an evergreen tree. It is believed that grapefruit is a hybrid of sweet tangerine and pomelo as the tree does not occur naturally. Like other citruses, grapefruit is not hardy and hybridize easily. The cultivation began late in the nineteenth century. The fruit is large weighing from 150 g to 1 lb, having […]







Fruit Salad




This is a light salad, which would be a perfect dessert for a romantic dinner. This is also a good dish for dieting, because it contains vitamins А, С, Рp, В1 and others, microelements and is low-calorie. All fruits complement each other perfectly and each of them gives its own taste and aroma. The banana […]







Health Benefits of Red Wine




Grape wine is produced by fermentation of grape juice. There are white, rose and red sorts of wine. Red wines, according to doctors, are the healthiest. Scientists claim that the health benefits of red wine are linked to its high content of tannins and resveratrol, antioxidants that bind active oxygen forms and slow down oxidation […]







Baked Chicken




Chicken meat has a lot of useful properties. It contains much iron, is dietary and light. When you are waiting for the guests to come or just want to gladden yours with a tasty, nice and nutritious dish, bake a whole chicken. A chicken prepared this way has a crackling, and its meat is juicy […]







Health Benefits of Lemon




Lemon is an evergreen shrub bearing yellow oval fruits having juicy flesh rich in vitamins. Lemon is widely used in culinary. It is a good snack for tea and cognac, a dressing for salads and sauce for fish and meat. Lemon’s always been a traditional remedy against common cold. Lemon is very sour fruit but […]







Baked Pike Recipe




For a long time, people have recognized fish for its high nutritional qualities and amazing taste. Biological value of fish proteins is higher than that of meat proteins. In other words, fish proteins are easier to digest. Yet the caloric value of fish is somewhat lower than that of meat. That’s why those who care […]







Meat with Mushrooms




Meat with mushrooms under the white sauce is very good. This dish is rich in proteins, and proteins, as it is known, are the life. Proteins are essential for everybody, especially for a growing organism and for muscle gain. This dish also goes very well with romantic dinner







Coffee




The first coffee beans came from Ethiopia, and more precisely from highlands of Caffa region in the southwestern part of modern Ethiopia (coffee sounds like “qahwa” in Arabic). The earliest coffee beverage was made by soaking whole coffee beans in water. Afterwards, coffee beans were roasted over an open fire







Stuffed Pepper




Stuffed peppers are a perfect dish, which could be eaten for both lunch and dinner. It’s very nutritious and healthy. It can be prepared for children, but it would also be suitable for a romantic dinner. Everything important for our organism is very well combined in it: vegetables, meat and rice. Here you can use […]







Dates




Dates are the fruits of the date palm, which have been known for thousands of years. Dates are one of the most ancient sorts of fruits, which people know. Today they are still an important diet element in many countries due to its delicate sweet taste and unique nutritious characteristics. They are healthy for people, […]