Entries by Elena and Alfredo

Nutrition and Diet for Pregnant Women




First of all, pregnant women should eat a balanced diet, because the mother’s diet influences a lot the development of the baby. This is why you should include proteins, fats and carbohydrates in a particular proportion to your diet. The most important are surely proteins, which play a role of the “construction materials” for the […]







Kiwi




Kiwifruit is a high climber plant with beautiful white and pink flowers resembling the rose. Its fruits have a very thin peel and a flesh with rows of small black seeds inside. Kiwifruit appeared about hundred years ago. It was named after a little bird kiwi, which, though it has a long beak, absolutely cannot […]







Persimmon Health Benefits




Persimmons originated in China. Then, the fruit extended to other parts of East Asia and was later cultivated in Japan. It was only at the end of XIX century that persimmons had become known worldwide. The persimmon contains almost twice as much dietary fiber and useful trace elements as the apple does. Also, the fruit […]







Grilled Gilthead Seabream




This dainty fish has a variety of names worldwide. Italians call it orata. In USA, it is known as gilthead seabream. It is dorada in Spanish and dorade royale in French. The gilthead seabream is common along the Eastern Atlantic coats and in the Mediterranean Sea. This fish was well-known as early







Pomegranate




Pomegranate is considered to be native to Persia. Pomegranate is one of the most ancient fruits known to people. It was always popular in the Near and the Middle East. The word “pomegranate” derives from “pomum” (“apple”) and “granatus” (“seeded”). This has influenced the common name for pomegranate in many languages. Under the thick skin […]







Carrot Salad




Carrot salad is very healthy, because carrots are rich in carotene and contains antioxidants, which protect us from premature aging. Apples contain a lot of iron, garlic is a nature antibiotic. This is why this salad should be added to the diet of children with poor health to improve the immunity. By the way, it […]







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 […]