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Month: January 2021

Chicken and Apple Pita Salad

Did you know chicken salad has been around since 1863? It’s been a mainstay recipe for 150 years. It’s a great and cost effect way to use leftover chicken, and is one of those wonderful staples. With summer right around the corner, moist chicken with crisp, fresh fruit and vegetables is a healthy and decadent treat. Served with fresh fruit on the side and Parmesan cheese shavings, this light and creamy recipe is sure to please. Replacing regular high in fat mayonnaise with a low-fat olive oil version turns this recipe around to a light, heart friendly meal. If…

Slovak Recipes – 6 Easy Steps to Making Pirohy

Pirohy are a traditional Eastern Slovak dish made from boiled dumplings of unleavened dough and which resemble large crescent-shaped ravioli. Known also as pierogi, perogi, perogy, pirohi, piroghi, pirogi, pirogen, pierogy and even pyrohy, according to which region or country you are visiting, the term Pirohy comes from the old Slavic word “pir”, meaning “festivity”. Depending on which country you eat them in, the pirohy can have any number of different fillings, including different meats, jams, spinach and salty bryndza cheese.  However, this particular recipe is for potato and onion pirohy, which is a speciality of East Slovakia. Step…

Summer Recipes: 3 Healthy Grilled Salads That You Need to Try Now

Salads serve as the perfect appetizer for any main course. So if you’re planning a meat-heavy barbecue, you can depend on a fresh salad to stir your appetite just right. They’re light yet filling and they’re the perfect snack for a hot summer day. Try something new and enjoy a healthy grilled salad out in your backyard instead of the usual tossed kind! Here are 3 healthy grilled salads you need to try the next time you light up your grill: 1. Corn-mato Delight What you need: 6 ears yellow corn 2 plum tomatoes, diced 1 green bell pepper,…

Pasta Salad Recipe – Are You Tired of Rice and Potatoes?

Every cook seeks to add some variety to the side dish menu. So often potatoes and rice are the traditional sides appearing on the dinner plate. Why not serve up some delicious tasty pasta salad? This recipe is very easy, and you can alter it to incorporate ingredients you have on hand. This dish is best served warm, but don’t toss the leftovers. They are also good cold, or you can do a quick warm in the microwave. Don’t warm too long, though, because you don’t want to “cook” the mayonnaise. You can mix up different pastas, using some…

Homemade Beauty Oils For Skin With Broken Capillaries

There are so many people who have skin problems and they try product after product and spend an unknown amount of money on these products. There are a lot of different products out there on the market and you could spend more time along with more money looking for a good facial product or you could try something that you can make at home in your own kitchen. Have you ever thought about making your own facial products? Maybe you have but you don’t know where to start. If this is the case then maybe you will find this…

These One-Pot Camping Recipes That Will Make You Go Outdoors More

You deserve a satisfying and filling meal after a long day outdoors. But just the thought of preparing your food and cooking it (then cleaning up after!) over a campfire makes you just want to eat something ready-to-eat. Good thing there are quick recipes that can be prepared and cooked with no hassle, like one-pot meals. One-pot meals are perfect for camping – they don’t take forever to cook but they’re extremely filling! Try these one-pot camping recipes the next time you’re on an outdoor adventure: Campfire Taco in a Skillet What you need: 1/2 kg. ground beef 1…

Sauteed Eggs with Pork (Mu Xu Rou)

Mu Xu Pork is a kind of dish served by rolling it into very thin pancakes (Mu Xu pancakes) after frying eggs, pork and other Chinese vegetables. This is a very tasty Northern dish in China and favored by most families. It tastes the best when served with pancakes along with the special sweet seafood sauce (known as Hoysing (Cantonese) sauce in America, though it really should be called Hai Xian sauce you meant to say it in Chinese); it is also favored by many people as a side dish when eating with rice or congee. It is full…

Five Healthy Foods to Improve Nutrition After Weight Loss Surgery

Patients who lose weight with bariatric surgery generally set their sights on living a healthier life using weight loss surgery as a tool for weight loss and healthy weight management. Many patients are concerned they may suffer nutritional deficiencies as a result of the malabsorptive surgery such as gastric bypass because the surgery restricts the absorption of nutrients from food. Patients are prescribed dietary supplements to ensure their nutritional needs are met. However, a mindful patient will also include healthy nutritional foods in every meal to increase their odds for nutrient absorption. Here are five powerful natural foods, that…

Wrap It Up With Herbs and Spices: 4 Weight Loss Wrap Recipes You Will Love

It’s important to prioritize your health when you’re aiming to trim some pounds. That’s why it’s important to eat nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. It’s easy to get discouraged if you’re not enjoying your weight loss food, so variety is important. Why not try these herbs and spices wrap recipes? You’ll surely love flavorful low-calorie snacks! Tuscan-Style Herbed Tuna Wraps What you need: 2 whole grain tortillas 1/2 cup light tuna, drained 1/2 cup diced tomatoes 1/2 cup baby spinach Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 tbsps. chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp. olive oil Salt and pepper…

Healthy Cooking: 3 Low Calorie Grill Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Appetite

Nutrition buffs and weight watchers love grilled food because it’s a healthier alternative to frying and regular cooking. For one, the high temperature from the grill helps seal in the moisture in the meat so there’s no need for added oil or butter. The meat’s excess fat also drips off while on the grill which is ideal for those trying to lose weight. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, it has been proven that fresh produce retain more vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients when cooked on the grill. Apart from these health benefits, you also get to enjoy…