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30 Quick and Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Easy Salads for Your Summer Detox The minute the long winter finally gives way to summer, we all crave a bountiful, colourful light and super-healthy salad. It is an almost cathartic feeling to prepare an easy lunch or dinner using all the fresh goodies in season. Here are some beautiful ideas to sort your detox cure for the rest of the month – and continue into the rest of the summer season! Finally, it is time for all that heaviness accumulated during the long winter – no, not the one in GOT, but the more realistic and largely spent in...

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How To Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Indulgent Edible Black and White Arrangements The first strawberry crop of the year always turns into a hefty portion of indulgent chocolate-dipped strawberries with fresh cream or ice cream. Or both! Then we go back to being good and enjoying the healthy stuff nature offers us with so little intervention required on our part. Because I don’t have a massive garden, I got an allotment. About a third of my plot was covered with strawberries when I got it years ago, and I never removed them. I hardly paid much attention to this part of the lot, apart from removing...

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How to Make a Summer Upside-Down Rhubarb Pie

Sour-Sweet Rhubarb Pie A sour-sweet upside-down rhubarb pie is perfect in spring and summer when this unassuming and largely ignored plant explodes to life in forgotten corners of almost any garden. Rhubarb is a reddish stacks and green gigantic leaves vegetable the ancient civilisations used in medicine for its numerous health benefits. Although it has a sour taste and might require sugar to make it acceptable for consumption, rhubarb is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (with polyphenols level even higher than kale) and all the goodies our body needs and nature provides free of hassle. Because it is a relentless...

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How to Cook Perfect Pasta Like a Professional Chef

20 Recipes to Perfect Your Pasta Cooking Skills Pasta is one of the most versatile meals to cook and the easiest to perfect. In most cases, it requires a handful of ingredients and minimal time to make, while the result is always delicious! The Italians brought pasta to the world millennia ago, yet they keep to the traditional way of cooking it, and this makes pasta a worldwide favourite food! We all love it, ask for it whenever we visit amazing Italy and strive to perfect it while trying endless variations in our kitchen. Here are a few tried and...

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30 Kid-Friendly Recipes Fun To Make and Eat

Celebrate International Children’s Day With Fun and Healthy Foods Each summer, the first day of June was a massive deal for me throughout my childhood years. The International Children’s Day was and still is celebrated in Romania with a big bang, live shows, all sorts of activities, gifts and lots of love for the little ones. I know the world celebrates on different occasions, but to be honest, every day is children’s day. We don’t need a special moment to remember to appreciate the best we have, do we? And certainly, nobody needs reminding to spoil the little people in...

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25 Easy Pasta Recipes Ready In Under Half an Hour

Easy Pasta Paradise Pasta is one of the most versatile, easy to make and absolutely delicious meals humankind should thank the Italians for inventing and spreading worldwide! Every nation must have heard of and made pasta at some point or in some form, even if adapted to specific regional or cultural circumstances. Traditionally, pasta is associated with Italy, although there are mentions of similar foods in the Far East or the Greek mythology going back many thousands of years. It does not matter if you are looking to impress someone on a special occasion or just have limited time to...

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Healthy Vegan, Gluten-free Chilli Sin Carne

Mexican Food Adapted to Various Dietary Needs Chilli sin carne is an adapted, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free version of the world-famous Mexican dish chilli con carne (simple disambiguation for non-Spanish speakers: sin=without, con=with, carne=meat.) In Spanish, el chile means hot pepper, which would be the prominent flavour of this dish (in slang, it has a more offensive meaning, but we’ll keep with the cooking side!) Please do not mistake it for the South American country Chile, though! The word has variations for American English (chili, pl. chilies/chilis) and British English (chilli, pl. chillies/chillis. Source: Merriam-Webster, accessed 30/04/2021). Since I live in the...

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Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins | Easy and Healthy Recipe

Life’s Sweet Delights And A Cuppa’ Coffee Almond flour blueberry muffins are healthy, delectable and easy to make. What is better next to a steamy coffee cup than a fluffy muffin packed with tasty flavours? With origins in American cuisine, muffins have quickly become internationally adopted treats, typically served at breakfast or coffee/tea break. The use of blanched almond flour in preparation makes these muffins gluten-free. Choosing specific substitutes can easily make this recipe keto/paleo/vegan friendly. Likewise, the mixing and matching of the ingredients will result in various choices to satisfy all preferences. My favourite combinations are either blueberry-lemon-almond flakes,...

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Why Do Christians Celebrate Easter On Different Occasions?

Why is Orthodox Easter celebrated at a different date than Catholic Easter? Well, it is almost impossible to grasp the intricacies of a two-thousand-year-old religion, especially when there is so much controversy around it. There is an ocean of written information for those interested in more profound diggings, but I will attempt a simplified explanation. Christianity is not the first monotheistic religion. Allegedly, Zoroastrianism seems to be about 12.000 years old and had lasted a few thousand years (even until today in some areas). In contrast, Akhenaten’s attempt to impose a monotheistic religion by instating Ra as the sun god...

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How to Make Upside Down Caramelised Orange Cake With Ricotta

An Italian Inspired Delight for Your Morning Coffee Orange and ricotta cake in endless variations is a famous desert around Italy, especially in the south where orange trees grow everywhere, not only in orchards, and cheesemaking has become a true art over the millennia. I often look for inspiration in the incredible Italian cuisine when cooking or baking, and each time I congratulate myself for the result is always exceptional. I tried two versions for this cake: for one, I sprinkled sugar on the bottom of the baking mould and placed the orange slices over it to caramelise them during...

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