Entries by Elena and Alfredo

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, […]







Caprese




This salad is called Caprese in Italy, because it was first prepared on Capri island. It is prepared with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. All this creates refined, light, sweetish taste and aroma. It can be eaten as both appetizer and main dish, especially for those wanting to lose weight







Walnut




Circassian walnut appeared 100 m years ago. The homeland of walnut is Balkans. It was brought to Greece and started to grow there, then in Italy. This is a big branchy tree. The bearing of this tree is nuts which kernels look similar to brains. Ripe nuts are edible products and a highly active medicine. […]







Stuffed Apples




Apples with nuts and honey are a perfect dietary, light and nutritious dish, which is good for kids, sportsmen, pregnant women and an excellent dessert for a romantic dinner. This dish contains a lot of iron and vitamins. Soft apple pulp saturated with honey and lightly fried nuts create a unique aroma and taste. Let […]







Green Tea




The motherland of tea is China. Both the plant and its decoction were called there “Cha”, which meant “young leaf”. Green tea is made out of the same plant as black tea, but the raw materials are handled in different ways. The tea infusion should be transparent, yellow-green. All teas made by different producers differ […]







Borsch




Borsch, or borscht, is a soup from Eastern Europe, which name comes from the strong red color given by the beetroot – the main ingredient. Borsch can be vegetarian or with meat. You can use beef, pork or chicken – just to your taste. But it should always contain carrots, potato and beetroot, which gives […]







Beet




Beet is just a fount of vitamins and minerals, it is perfect for various diets. The pectins contained in beet are able to neutralize toxic substances, which are generated in the gastrointestinal tract and link salts of heavy metals. Beet has more iodine than many other vegetables.