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The most popular Asian dishes of the moment

Asian dishes have come to conquer our hearts and take over our menus for their ingredients, the color of its dishes, the different aromas, the presentation of each of its foods, and how to leave out the famous bamboo chopsticks.

And although Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Thai food have their own distinctive seasoning, it is recognized for being the healthiest because they have in common the abundance of different vegetables, legumes, seafood, and little use of meats.

We also know that probably sushi, yakimeshi, chop suey, sweet pork or chicken, spring rolls, among other dishes, are the ones that you have become the most familiar with or eat regularly. But today there are other dishes that are really popular in Asia and that in Mexico are having a lot of popularity.

We assure you that you will not finish reading this list of the most popular Asian dishes of the moment when your mouth will already be watering!

Pad Thai

We present to you the most famous dish in Thailand! Made with rice noodles, soybean oil, tofu, pork, peanuts, dried shrimp, salt marinated radish, eggs, soybean sprouts, chives, garlic, fish sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice. All that is cooked in a wok and that’s it.

So if you want to eat something very typical of Thailand, you already know what the suggestion is.

Ramen

Ramen is thought to be a Japanese dish, but it really is a Chinese fusion creation and basically what makes Japanese ramen different from Chinese is the broth. It is composed of wheat noodles prepared with aromatic broth and the rest of the components vary according to the taste of the diner, whether it is meat, fish, or vegetables and its flavor can be spicy, sweet, or a drier taste, even bittersweet. It is generally served in a bowl that is deliciously appetizing.

Roti Canai

famous Asian dishes

From Malaysia to the world we present the roti canai, a circular bread of Indian origin that is accompanied by lentil curry and is served in every corner of Malaysia. It is prepared very quickly, it is eaten by hand and it is very cheap.

Bibimbap

The bibimbap is the color and flavor made into a dish. Its origin is Korean and currently, celebrities have made it part of their diet because of how nutritious, complete and delicious it is. The dish consists of white rice, meat, egg, abundant vegetables, seafood, and red chili paste that are harmoniously mixed in a bowl and ends up being a beautiful presentation full of colors and explosions of different flavors.

Baozi

The name probably doesn’t sound like much to you, but you probably saw Po in Kung Fu Panda eat them. Baozis come from Chinese cuisine and are a type of bread rolls, usually steamed, filled with meat or vegetables.

Taiyaki

These curious stuffed fish are the dessert of the moment in Japan. And although they are shaped like fish, they do not have fish! It is only given that shape by the plate where the mixture is put. Its characteristic flavor is that of the sweet bean called Azuki and it can be filled with custard, chocolate, cajeta, cheese, among other ingredients.

Currently, this gastronomic icon of Japanese culture is within our reach.

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Uzbekistan foods starters, soups, main dishes, and desserts

We will tell you about Uzbekistan foods their starters, soups, main dishes, and desserts. In short, everything you need to not get lost among so many strange names and know exactly what to ask for.

1. Samsas

  • The Samsas can describe as the Uzbekistani dumplings.
  • It is a puff pastry with different fillings. The most common are stuffed with vegetables (pumpkin, onion, and/or potatoes) or meat (lamb, chicken, and beef). To us, we liked most the vegetable
  • You can also find samsas in their sweet version, filled with fruit jams, and covered with powdered sugar and sesame seeds.
  • The Samsas traditional meal of Uzbekistan are cooked in the same oven bread (flat Tandy), and very fat tail lamb. But the rush of the modern world reaches every corner! Now it is normal for them to be cooked in electric or gas ovens.
  • Ah! And of course, don’t be shy about eating these dumplings with your hands

2. Manti (dumpling)

  • Are we in China or Uzbekistan? Indeed, this dish was born in Chinese cuisine, but it came to Uzbekistan to stay.
  • The manti are cooked to steam and are often stuffed potato and pumpkin meat, or meat and onion (lots of onions).
  • It can be accompanied by sour cream or yogurt.
  • Like samsas, which we will tell later, manti can be eaten with your hand.
  • In our post on typical Chinese food, you can read more about dumplings

3. Kurt (or karat)

staple of Uzbekistan foods

  • The Kurt is a staple of Uzbekistan foods. You can find them as an aperitif, but also in a bowl of soup, salad or to kill your hunger during a walk. Uzbeks even mix it with water for a healthy drink. Ok for it!
  • It is a salty ball of fermented milk, curdled and filtered milk.
  • You can also see versions with basil, paprika, mint, etc.
  • It is a widely used product due to its various uses since it is not a perishable food.
  • If you buy kurtas during your trip, it is advisable to store them in canvas or paper bags.

Soups from Uzbekistan

1. Shurpa

  • The ingredients of the soups are usually the same: aromatic herbs (coriander, dill, and parsley), vegetables (carrot, red pepper, onion, tomato), and meats (lamb or beef).
  • Everything is cooked with salt and spices (black pepper and cumin).
  • What makes its flavor change is the way it is prepared :

Kovurma sherpa:

Before cooking the meat, it is fried together with the carrot and onion.

Kaynatma sherpa:

The healthier version. The ingredients are only cooked. And potato is added.

  • Among the “1000” versions of shurpa, the most common are:

Shurpa chaban:

Soup with potato, meat, onion, and tomato.

Mohara shurpa:

Contains some typical chickpeas from central Asia. Their peculiarity is that they are large and do not soften during cooking.

Shurpa mash:

Lamb soup with green chickpea.

Kiya shurpa:

The meat it carries is shaped like meatballs.

Kofta shurpa:

Soup with meat sausages and peas.

Asy shurpa:

Soup for those who are more fish than meat.

Sholom shurpa:

Lamb soup with turnip.

Karma shurpa:

Soup with turnip, potato, carrot, and other vegetables.

2. Katikati

  • Other very popular soups in Uzbekistan foods are those that use sour milk. And they are usually given the generic name of Katikati.
  • The 3 most popular Katikati dishes are:

Matava soup:

Contains meat and vegetables. When served, sour milk, pepper, and vegetables are added.

Mashkhurda soup:

With green chickpea, rice, potato. It is also seasoned with sour milk, vegetables, and onion.

Chop soup:

Cold soup with cucumbers, radishes, vegetables, and sour milk.

 3. Lagman

  • This dish is made up of noodles, vegetables, and meat, seasoned with different hot spices or sauces (soy or vinegar). And all this served in a delicious broth.
  • On the one hand, the noodles are cooked and on the other hand, a kind of sauce is made with vegetables (carrot, pepper, onion, tomatoes, aubergines, green radishes, white cabbage, and potato).
  • In Uzbekistan foods, the preparation of noodles is an art and we can find 2 kinds of these noodles:

The short noodles, which are more common in Samarkand, Bukhara, and Fergana valley.

The elongated noodles, from the capital (Tashkent).

Uzbek bread (lepyoshka)

typical Uzbekistan foods

  • No, bread is not a soup. But we put it here because the soups are usually always accompanied by the typical Uzbek bread.
  • Bread in Uzbekistan foods is a must (as in Spain!)
  • According to ancient beliefs, you have to cut bread by hand. Because if you cut it with a knife, you could be offended.
  • The flat part is never placed facing upwards.
  • The traditional bread is the so-called lepyoshka. And there are many kinds since in each region they use a type of yeast and their own way of baking.
  • The oven where Uzbek bread is cooked is called a tender (clay oven). When the tender is red hot, the baker sticks the cake on the wall.
  • Only men usually work in traditional bakeries.
  • Also, there are many traditions attached to bread:

The oaths are made on behalf of the bread.

Before leaving home, she bites into a piece of bread and stores it until she returns home and finishes eating it.

The weddings are started breaking the bread.

  • If you want to buy or give an original souvenir, in any city you can buy the tool that is used to decorate the bread (cherish).

Main dishes of Uzbekistan

1. Plov

  • The plov is the king of meals in Uzbekistan.
  • Very popular both in festivities and in everyday meals.
  • The plov ( плов ) also eaten and is named in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.
  • In other countries you will find it under other names: In Iran (پلو polo or polow ), in countries like Bosnia, Serbia, Romania and Turkey ( pilav or pilaf ), in Armenia ( pulav ) and in Greece ( Πιλάφι, pilaf ).
  • It is said that the best plov is made in Samarkand.
  • With plov, it happens as with bread. In each region, you can find it prepared differently and with very different flavors.
  • In Uzbek food, plov is prepared in large quantities. In a deep iron pot called a Kazan.
  • Cooks are usually men.
  • The main ingredients are meat (lamb or beef), carrot (yellow or red), onion, rice, and spices (cumin and coriander).
  • A real plov is cooked with the fat from the lamb’s tail ( kudryuka ).
  • The culinary techniques of frying, cooking and steaming are combined. Hence, getting to cook a good plov dish is considered an art in Uzbek gastronomy.
  • It is also considered a plate to regain strength. In fact, the great Tamerlane served his troops, to give them the necessary strength and energy.
  • Our experience testing plov has not been memorable. It is delicious although we prefer paella!

2. Shashlik (kebab)

  • In Uzbekistan foods, the kebab is all about meat skewers.
  • I don’t know about you, but when we listen to kebab, the typical Turkish kebab that you find in any neighborhood of Madrid comes to mind.
  • And we were quite surprised to see it as grilled kabobs.
  • Prepared with lamb, beef, and chicken. And it is usually served with raw onion rings, as a garnish.
  • Tashkent has a special reputation.

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How to cook gluten free pasta in the microwave

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Before you begin, read the cook time instructions on the pasta package and then subtract two minutes. This is your cooking start time. In my experience, gluten-free pasta rarely sticks to the cooking time on the package, so it’s best to start checking a couple of minutes beforehand to make sure you don’t miss the window and the pasta goes down to jelly or mush.

A pasta made from corn and rice flour, specific for people suffering from celiac disease or wheat allergy. It doesn’t take much to make a delicious first course at home, without giving up the flavor of the classic Sunday dish.

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I enriched the fusilli with a simple tomato sauce, a light béchamel with water, without milk, cooked ham, and cheeses.

The result is super greedy: a crunchy crust and a stringy and delicious filling!

Difficulty

  • Very easy
  • Cost
  • Very cheap

Preparation time

  • 15 minutes

Cooking time

  • 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g pasta
  • 350 ml Tomato puree
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 250 ml water sauce (or classic)
  • to taste Salt
  • 100 g Cooked ham
  • 70 g Grana or Parmesan (grated)
  • 100 g Scamorza (provola)

Preparation

  • To prepare the baked pasta without gluten, start with the preparation of the tomato sauce:
  • Fry the garlic clove in a drizzle of olive oil in a saucepan. Then pour the tomato puree, add salt and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, bring a pot full of salted water to a boil and boil the gluten-free pasta for the time indicated on the package. In the end, turn off the heat and drain.
  • Pour the fusilli into a bowl and toss with the tomato puree, the water bechamel, the chopped ham, the grated cheese, and the diced provolone (keep a little for the surface).
  • Pour the pasta into an ovenproof dish, level it, and season with the rest of the cheeses.
  • Transfer the dish to the oven and cook the baked pasta without gluten at 190 ° for about 25 minutes.
  • In the end, take the gluten-free baked pasta out of the oven and serve it hot and stringy.

Discovering the different foods of the world

One of the best things about traveling is discovering new sensations. The vast majority of them come through the eyes when we see spectacular landscapes and dreamy corners that leave us with our mouths open. But many others come for our palate. Indeed, discovering the different foods of the world is a wonderful way to discover the world itself. In each gastronomy, in each recipe, in each flavor, many of the hallmarks of peoples and countries are inscribed. Also, in a way, a good part of its history.

Different foreign foods

Globalization has allowed many foreign foods to cross the borders of the countries where they were conceived and reach us. Some of the most paradigmatic examples are such exotic cuisines as Japanese cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Mexican cuisine, Greek cuisine, or Moroccan cuisine. Who has not ever had a good bite of a tuna maki, some noodles, some tacos, a mistake, or a couscous? Today we are going to focus on five countries that are not so exotic, but with a fantastic cuisine full of great recipes.

Typical German food

foods of the world Germany

In the foods of the world, the traditional food in Germany is strongly influenced by the European countries that surround it. And that is why we can find very varied dishes depending on the German region in question and the countries with which it has had more direct contact. But, in general terms, the classic dishes of German food are the more than 1,500 different types of sausages they have, the delicious baked bread called bezels or the rich knödels, potato buns that will make your mouth water.

Typical Irish food

The typical food of Ireland continues to be, in spite of our proximity, somewhat unknown. Its most characteristic ingredient is the potato, with which they make some of their most popular recipes. Like, for example, the recipe for colcannon, made with potatoes and garlic. On the other hand, another of its most famous dishes is Irish stew, the unofficial national dish of the country. And the boxty, a variety of potato cake that also contains butter, yeast, and wheat flour. Gastronomy with a lot of history.

Typical food Canada

The typical Canadian meals are marked, among other things, for animals that are part of them. Thus, we can find numerous recipes with bison meat, pork meat, or freshwater fish meat such as boreal shrimp. One of its most popular dishes is the tourtière, a kind of cake made with beef or pork and which is usually consumed a lot during the Christmas season. Among its desserts, the Nanaimo bars, made with butter, custard, and melted chocolate, deserve special attention.

Typical United States food

foods of the world USA

The food of the United States we have much more identified. The cultural expansion of the country has brought many of its traditional dishes around the world. Like hamburgers made in a thousand different ways, the famous macaroni, and cheese, buffalo wings, or jambalaya. The latter is a typical recipe from the New Orleans area and is made with rice, chicken, sausages, oranges, and spices. It is much less popular than the previous ones, at least outside of the United States, but it is one of the best foreign foods out there.

Typical England food

And we finished different foods of the world with England. Its gastronomy has always been marked by those countries that it colonized in the past and from which it took both ingredients and recipes. What’s more, the most traditional dishes have origins of great antiquity, such as the Sunday roast, the beans with tomato, or the exquisite welsh rarebit. The latter consists of a toast with melted cheese and spices. Simple cuisine, but with spectacular flavors. To contradict those who believe that traditional English food is not worth it.

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Stress Makes You Fat: How?

When we are stressed, the levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite and participates in the metabolism of fats and sugars, are altered.

When summer arrives, many wonder if they will be able to fit into the previous summer’s clothes. Faced with uncertainty, the most immediate solution is to start a restrictive diet based on “no bread, no alcohol, no sweets, no fats, no nothing”. But remember that stress also makes you fat.

As soon as we make this decision, the mind immediately begins to foresee all the sacrifices and suffering we will have to face to fight the hunger and cravings that inevitably accompany a weight loss diet.

The worst thing is that sometimes you can’t lose weight even like that. Among the reasons that can cause this failure, there is certainly stress: in short, in addition to eating less, it would be good to relax more.

Not surprisingly, the stress and anguish generated by the very decision to follow a diet can cause us to accumulate fat and increase appetite because the action of a series of hormones enters. In short, the best solution to lose weight is to calm down, perform exercises that promote the mind-body connection (such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, etc.), play sports (such as walking briskly every day), and consume small and varied portions.

Stress makes you fat

Ghrelin is a hormone that stimulates appetite and participates in the metabolism of fats and sugars. In addition, it reaches the blood of the brain and regulates the functions associated with the management of nervousness.

When we are stressed, ghrelin levels are altered, which in turn affects behavior, mood, and metabolism. In other words, stress raises levels of this hormone, which consequently increases appetite.

Recent studies state that this hormone also plays a decisive role in stress, anxiety, and depression. It seems that ghrelin can protect us from the psychological burden produced by constant stress, but this causes overweight.

Think that when we decide to eat less, the appetite hormone could come into play even soon after we finish eating, which is even more frustrating and makes us even more stressed rather than satiated. Furthermore, ghrelin can also stimulate the production of cortisol, another hormone that comes into play when we are stressed.

The ying and yang of cortisol

Cortisol performs multiple tasks within the body. For example, it performs various functions for metabolism, such as maintaining normal blood glucose levels. In addition, it is also classified as a ” stress hormone “.

Under normal situations, cortisol is highest in the early morning and after lunch. Although this hormone helps to generate glucose from fat, it does not produce the same effects when it rises erratically. When cortisol levels rise more often than they should, the opposite effect can occur: it increases the production of fat, which usually accumulates in the belly area.

When I’m stressed, I don’t know if I’m hungrier

Leptin is the hormone that induces satiety after eating. Not feeling full after eating can be a consequence of leptin not reaching normal levels. Many overweight and obese people actually develop so-called leptin resistance, making them feel less full; therefore, they overeat.

Recent studies indicate that leptin is also affected by stress, so the feeling of satiety when eating is reduced.

Stress Makes You Fat: Live to Eat or Eat to Live?

Many other factors explain why stress makes you fat: poor sleep, irregular meal times, low fiber intake (abundant in vegetables and legumes), but also taking antidepressants and anxiolytics.

In short, sometimes food does not satisfy the real metabolic needs, but rather tries to fill the gaps and empty spaces that generate a stressful lifestyle. Maybe to get into summer clothes you just need to take life more calmly and love yourself more. Only in this way can food become a secondary factor.

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Popular delicious Nopal Tortillas Recipe and preparation guide

The nopal in Mexican cuisine is very popular since it is usually used in different recipes thanks to its great nutritional contribution and its great flavor. Nowadays, the nopal is not only used on its own but it can also be combined with others to emphasize its flavor, such as in corn tortillas.

Well, learn how to prepare this popular tortilla at home, the flavor does not compete with those you buy in the supermarket and it will also be cheaper, so read on and discover one of the best recipes to make nopal tortillas.

Nopal Tortillas Recipe ingredients

  • 4 large nopales
  • 1 branch of fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups of water (360 milliliters)
  • 500 grams of cornflour

Step 1:

Start the recipe for nopal tortillas by chopping the nopales into strips or cubes to make it easier to blend them all together.

Step 2:

When you have the nopales ready, add a fresh coriander branch, 1.5 cups of water and a little salt to a container. You should blend for about 3 minutes so that the texture is as fine as possible.

Step 3:

In a large bowl with the ready cornmeal, pour the nopal and the liquefied coriander. Mix slowly to form a smooth, moist, and manageable dough without sticking to your hands.

Step 4:

With the dough ready, it is the ideal time to make the tortillas. Well, in this step, you will need a tortilla press, but if you don’t have one, you can make them with a rolling pin. You will also need two plastic sheets to handle the dough. Take a portion of the dough, roll it lightly and place it in the center of the press. Cover it with the plastic, close the press, press a little, turn it over and press again.

Step 5:

Heat a comal, remove the plastic from the tortilla and gently place it on the comal. You must let the tortilla cook. You will notice that it begins to dry from the edges. At that moment, turn it over and let it continue cooking. It will be ready when it is inflated. You should leave it for about 2 minutes on each side.

Step 6:

Continue until you finish with your dough and they will be ready to taste. With the amounts mentioned, it makes about 2 dozen medium-size tortillas. They will be delicious!

And if you also want to learn how to cook some Mexican gorditas, in this article we provide you with all the steps.

Nopal tortillas and their benefits

It has never been so easy to prepare nopal tortillas, an ingredient with many properties and benefits. Among the main ones is its high fiber content, it helps the digestive system to function better, and it also contains vitamins such as calcium and iron. Also, we want to point out that it is an excellent option in weight-loss diets since the calories in the nopal tortilla are very few.

Go ahead and prepare these tortillas at home alone. If you want to make the most of them, you can bake them and eat them like toast, don’t forget that once they have cooled, you can keep them refrigerated for at least 5 days. We point out that the nopal omelet is well known to people who follow the keto diet, a low-carbohydrate diet.

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Delicious and tasty Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe

The word “taco” means “in the middle” or “in the middle” because of the way it is presented, did you know? However, you can prepare your own homemade tacos with these whole flour tortillas and burritos, quick pizzas, or use them to spread pasta, patés, hummus, and much more.

Stay reading in until the end and you will discover that, in addition to being tasty and easy, these whole wheat tortillas have great nutritional benefits. Find out how to make whole wheat tortillas and prepare healthier dishes.

Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe

Ingredients to make whole flour tortillas:

  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour (150 grams)
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of neutral oil

Step 1:

To start assembling these simple whole wheat tortillas that are also vegan, mix all the ingredients in a bowl or container.

Step 2:

Join the ingredients with the help of your hands and knead for a few minutes until you get a malleable bun. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes to make it easier for you to roll out the dough.

Step 3:

Divide the bun into 7 or 8 smaller ones. The number of buns you make will determine the final size of the whole grain tortillas.

Step 4:

Roll out the buns to form whole wheat tortillas as thin as you see in the image.

Step 5:

Cook the whole wheat tortillas in an oil-free nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat until it begins to stick. At that point, flip and cook for 1 minute or until golden brown as well.

Step 6:

As they are ready, arrange them on a covered plate to stay moist and pliable to fill without breaking. You can now use your whole wheat tortillas to make tacos or burritos and accompany hummus, guacamole, or whatever you want.

Whole wheat tortillas: benefits and recommendations

Thanks to making them homemade, you will save money and improve the nutritional quality by reducing their calories and, above all, improving the amount and type of fat they provide. Industrial tortillas provide 3 times more saturated fat than those in this whole wheat tortilla recipe. This is important since the high consumption of this type of fat is related to cardiovascular diseases.

In many countries, you can get a “light” version of the classic tortillas. To be called that way, it must be reduced by 25% in a nutrient. In this case, the reduction is 1 gram in total fat. Still, the total fats in whole wheat tortillas are lower, as well as their saturated fats.

Last but not least, you can make this recipe without salt, thus obtaining even healthier whole tortillas.

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Fruit or yogurt dinner: is it healthy?

The habit of having a fruit or yogurt dinner is quite common, especially as adults. Some wonder if it is a viable alternative to a regular dinner or if they should opt for a larger meal

The most recent studies in the field of chronobiology suggest that consuming a light dinner promotes weight loss in individuals genetically predisposed to gain weight.

For those with sedentary habits that do not require significant energy expenditure, having a fruit or yogurt dinner can be beneficial. It is a light meal from a caloric point of view that offers the right amount of antioxidants. The best choice is to combine both foods.

Macronutrients and antioxidants

Yogurt is a food that contains fats, proteins, and probiotics. The latter is essential for keeping the gut microbiota healthy. The intestinal flora is essential for proper digestion has anti-inflammatory properties and contributes to the prevention of complex diseases. Furthermore, it is closely related to mood.

On the other hand, fruit is high in carbohydrates, albeit mostly in the form of simple sugars, fiber, and antioxidants. Fiber is essential for healthy gastrointestinal health and, as reported in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, has a preventative effect against colon cancer.

Antioxidants have an anti-inflammatory effect and fight against the formation of free radicals, preventing aging. Taking these nutrients every day is therefore essential for staying healthy.

Consuming a dinner based on fruit and yogurt is therefore ideal. Even better if you add a teaspoon of seeds, so as to increase the antioxidants and the amount of mono and polyunsaturated fats.

Just make sure you choose fruit that is not too high in carbohydrates, such as bananas or dates. The best fruits in this sense are the apple or pear. If you have water retention problems, pineapple is ideal thanks to its diuretic properties.

The option of fasting

If you want to keep yourself light in the evening, another option is to skip dinner straight away. Fasting offers several benefits to the body including lowering glucose and insulin, both of which are associated with serious illness.

This is what emerges from research published in the journal  Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, where we read that intermittent fasting is associated with an improvement in body composition and lipid profile.

Doing at least 2 or 3 fasts a week can be good for any individual. You can skip breakfast or dinner, or go on a complete fast for a full day twice a week.

Other interesting options as an alternative to a dinner based on fruit or yogurt

If your appetite tends to increase in the evening, a fruit or yogurt dinner may not be enough. In this case, the best option is to add a more protein variant, with a small number of fats that prolong the time of digestion.

A good idea is to include greens or vegetables to give volume to the dish, always low in calories. A dinner of grilled meat, eggs, or fish accompanied by vegetables or salad is one of the best options.

Protein substitutes for meat have recently come into vogue, equally valid for dinners. Tofu or seitan lend themselves to countless preparations and go well with many vegetables. We must remember, however, that it is better to avoid ingesting too many carbohydrates if you have not exercised during the day.

Conclusions on a fruit or yogurt dinner

Yogurt and fruit are valid foods for our dinners. By combining them, our meals will be even more nutritious. In the case of people who are sedentary or who intend to lose weight, this is one of the most valid options for evening meals.

Do not discard the option of fasting, another ideal solution for improving body composition, controlling weight, and improving overall health.

If you can’t tolerate skipping a meal or eating too little, it is advisable to combine a protein food with a ration of vegetables.

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Recipe for sea bream with wheat risotto sauce

Let yourself be surprised by this delicious recipe for sea bream with risotto sauce, ideal for any type of dinner, with friends, family, informal dinner, etc., surely your guests will love it.

We tell you how to do it. Bon appetit!

Ingredients for the recipe for sea bream with wheat risotto sauce

  • Gold 1 unit
  • Wheat 100g
  • Vegetables, carrot, onion, leek, zucchini, celery.
  • Cooked beetroot, 1 unit
  • 1/2 liter cream
  • Egg 1 unit
  • Bread mold
  • Oil
  • Salt pepper
  • Germinated
  • 1 tablespoon of butter for rice

Preparation of sea bream with wheat risotto sauce

Fish preparation

We clean the fish, remove the loins and remove the bones. We portion and remove the skin. Take the portion of bream and wet it on the side that had the skin in a beaten egg and we pass it through the sliced ​​bread cut into small squares and press so that the pieces of bread stick, it should be well breaded. In a frying pan with a little oil, mark the bream on the side that is breaded over low heat for 3 to 4 min until the bread is browned, then turn it over and leave for another 3 min and reserve.

For the sauce

We wash the vegetables well and cut the celery and the white of the leek into julienne strips. In a casserole with a little oil and butter, sauté them (the celery and the leek) and add the head and spine of the bream, cover with water and cook for 40 min. Strain, add the cream and let it reduce until the desired texture is achieved, and season with salt and pepper.

For the wheat rice

Wash and dice the rest of the vegetables, except for the beet, which has to be added, finely chopped. In a saucepan with oil, brown the vegetables that we have just chopped, carrot, onion, and zucchini. Add the wheat and add twice as much water as wheat and cook for 15 min. When the grain is tender we add the chopped beet, we butter (add the butter) and we bind the wheat.

Pair the bream with risotto sauce

As a liquid companion for this exquisite recipe, we recommend a cool white wine. Any denomination of origin made with Chardonnay grape will do very well. The Chardonnay grape is probably one of the most common and well-known white (or green) grape varieties, originally a wine-growing region of Burgundy, in eastern France.

As a curiosity, we will tell you that the word Chardonnay is the adaptation that was used in France for the Hebrew term Sha’har-Adonay, whose translation would be “Puerta de Dios” referring to Jerusalem since it is said that this type of grape was brought to France from Palestine for the famous crusaders. So tasting this exquisite bream with risotto sauce with a glass of white wine “Puerta de Dios” can take you straight to heaven, even if only for a few seconds.

How to make yeast-free pizza

The recipe step by step to prepare the pizza without yeast is easy and will surprise you! You will not get a high and soft pizza inside like the classic homemade pizza but, a delicious yeast-free pizza that is lighter and more digestible than the traditional one, low and thin, with a crispy rim, golden on the edges, and with a well-cooked bottom. : really yummy!

The keys to choosing the perfect wedding menu

Choosing the wedding menu is one of the most difficult moments for the bride and groom. There are many people to please and a lot of money will be invested in making everything perfect in one of the meals that you will remember the most throughout your life.

Do we get the original? Do we shoot the traditional way? Will we get bored? Nothing seems to be clear when choosing the banquet site and trying the different menus. That’s why we put at your disposal a series of valuable tips to hit the mark with food on your wedding day.

Catering In your kitchen has a lot of experience when it comes to serving wedding banquets and, with its hundreds of services as a flag, it gives us the keys to find what they call ‘the supreme menu’.

What should not be missing on your wedding day?

If you don’t want to get your fingers caught, bet on the classic model: first, second, and dessert. Between dishes, make sure there is sirloin. Although he is a regular at weddings, he has reason to be king: most people like him and if the quality of the meat is excellent, diners will be delighted. Another safe bet, a ham cutter. An aperitif based on acorn-fed ham and a good wine never disappoints.

What you should never serve

A cake to cut with a sword. Totally old-fashioned (and very bulky too).

The most popular appetizers

Do you want to give the classic menu a spin? Serve glasses of salmorejo with ham shavings, a more modern way of presenting a regular on wedding menus. And to follow, croquettes (a delicate besamel and a light batter are the keys to success).

If you’re looking for something lighter, go for a bowl of salmon tartare with avocado mousse and hazelnut vinaigrette. For the sophisticated ones, foie mousse with caramelized apple and black biscuit crumble, a delight!

More ideas to choose from according to your tastes:

  • Red Tuna Tataki with Mild Black Garlic Ali-Oli Sauce
  • Duck taco confit with foie and shallots
  • Yakitori chicken skewer
  • King prawns in panko bread with ‘sweet chili sauce
  • A teaspoon of Carabinero carpaccio with salmon roe and caviar
  • Quinoa salad with avocado, vegetables, and citrus sauce

Attention! The mini also triumphs:

  • A mini teaspoon of Galician octopus with paprika mashed potatoes
  • A mini bowl of rice with rabbit, free-range chicken, and vegetables

Champagne: when?

In your kitchen, he recommends serving it during a cocktail at a specific position for it and accompanying it with delicious oysters.

Meat or fish?

It is good to propose both options, although keep in mind that meat is usually the great favorite.

The menu for an evening wedding

It is well known that dinners should be lighter than meals so you could go for lighter dishes like a lobster salad on mango and avocado tartare.

The times

You should not pass or fall short with time. To make the banquet relaxed but entertaining, make the aperitif last about an hour and the meal about an hour and a half. An endless meal can turn into a dark stain on your special day. In addition, this way you will have all the time to have a few drinks and dance.

How to choose the dessert

We recommend that, so that you finish the menu with a good taste in your mouth, you choose a dessert that you both love. If you are passionate about chocolate, a ‘brownie’ may be the best option. If not, the tiramisu is always a hit and the Idiazábal cheesecake is a favorite of most people.

Hawaiian Chicken Wings in Red Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 – 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • Fat for frying

Oriental-Style Frying Batter

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Few drops of egg yolk color food coloring

Red Sauce

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 20 ounces tomato juice
  • 5 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 pound sugar
  • 3 1/2 ounces white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Few drops of red food coloring
  • Few fennel seeds

How to cook Hawaiian Chicken Wings in Red Sauce:

  • Prepare red sauce; keep warm.
  • Shape chicken wings into drumsticks.
  • Beat together Oriental-style batter eggs, flour, cold water, salt, and egg yolk color food coloring until smooth.
  • Dip chicken wing drumsticks into batter until completely coated.
  • Deep-fry into hot 375°F (190°C) fat, for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Serve, along with the hot red sauce.

 Red Sauce

  • Bring together hot water, tomato juice, pineapple juice, sugar, and vinegar to a boil.
  • Dilute cornstarch into cold water before adding to boiling mixture, beating well.
  • Stir in a few drops of red food coloring and a few fennel seeds.
  • Leave to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until thickened.

Tip(s):

  • To shape chicken wings into drumsticks, cut off the wing tips then halve wings at joint.
  • Separate the ‘drumstick’ or first-joint pieces, the thick ones, from the second-joint pieces.
  • Beginning at the narrower end of each ‘drumstick’, cut the tendons using a sharp knife.
  • Holding the exposed end of the bone with a kitchen towel, scrape the skin and meat down the bone as far as possible toward the thicker end to make a plump drumstick shape.
  • Cut through the cartilage at one end of each second-joint piece; separating the bones, scrape the skin and meat down the larger bone to make a plump drumstick shape then pull out and discard the smaller bone.

Note(s):

The Hawaiian Chicken Wings in Red Sauce recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook. This is a catering or party recipe. Serve red sauce on-the-side.

This recipe for Hawaiian Chicken Wings in Red Sauce serves/makes: 4 – 6 servings.

Food doesn’t take for pregnancy time

During pregnancy, we must make some changes and adjustments in our routine and lifestyle because now our body has different needs that we must take care of and take into account so that everything goes correctly. One of these changes is in the diet, as certain foods are more likely to contain harmful microorganisms that cross the placental barrier and affect the baby that is not recommended at this stage. We share 18 foods that are prohibited during pregnancy and can harm your baby.

Prohibited foods during pregnancy

Pregnant women should avoid the following foods for their baby’s better health:

Raw milk

Raw milk is the milk of cows, sheep, and goats (or any other animal) that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, raw milk can carry dangerous bacteria, such as Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, Campylobacter, and others that cause foodborne illness.

These bacteria can be found in raw milk, as well as in derived products. Remember that boiling raw milk is not enough. The only way to ensure that it is safe is to buy pasteurized milk.

Unpasteurized dairy

Like raw milk, unpasteurized dairy could contain listeria, so we must ensure that all dairy products specify on their labeling that they have been pasteurized or made with pasteurized milk.

Pregnant women are at serious risk for listeriosis caused by the bacteria Listeria, a bacteria commonly found in protein-rich foods served raw or without reheating, leading to miscarriage, premature delivery, infection, or death of the newborn.

Unpasteurized dairy products include those derived from milk such as yogurts, creams, ice cream or frozen yogurt and soft cheeses.

Unpasteurized soft cheeses

Like unpasteurized dairy products, we must be careful with certain types of cheeses due to the risk of listeriosis they present. They are particularly soft or Mexican-style cheeses, such as brie, feta, camembert, white cheese, fresh cheese, cheese panela.

It is important that they bear the seal they are made with pasteurized milk and not buy them in markets where we doubt the refrigeration they have had and the packaging.

Roquefort cheese

The Roquefort cheese or blue cheese, which belongs to the group of soft cheeses with stretch marks, is best avoided during pregnancy because they are at increased risk of being contaminated with the bacteria.

The cheeses that are safe to consume in pregnancy are hard cheeses, such as cheddar, extra-hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, and semi-soft cheeses, such as mozzarella. Pasteurized sliced ​​cheese, spreadable cheese like cream cheese, and cottage cheese are also considered safe to consume.

Raw or smoked fish

Raw fish and/or foods made from raw or smoked fish and shellfish are more likely to contain parasites or bacteria than foods made from cooked fish.

Therefore, the consumption of raw and/or smoked fish and shellfish or that is not well cooked should be avoided to avoid the risk of listeria, a worm-shaped parasite that lives in the digestive tract of fish, cephalopods, and mammals.

Some examples of this are sushi (with raw fish that is not frozen at -20 degrees properly), smoked salmon, fish carpaccio, fish tartare or fish ceviche.

Raw seafood

According to the FDA, pregnant women should avoid eating raw or undercooked shellfish such as prawns, prawns, oysters, clams, mussels, and oysters because of the risk of anisakis.

It is also not recommended to eat the heads of prawns because they contain high cadmium content, a metal capable of causing kidney dysfunction.

Bluefin tuna and other large fish

Although fish consumption during pregnancy is good due to proteins and nutrients such as Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, there are certain types of fish that we should avoid during this stage because they contain very high levels of mercury. Large high-mercury fish to avoid bluefin tuna, shark, swordfish, King Mackerel, and pike.

To continue consuming fish and obtain all the benefits it can provide during pregnancy. We can choose safe and low-mercury options such as salmon, shrimp, cod, sardines, anchovies, trout, tilapia, and canned tuna.

Raw or undercooked meats

It is extremely important to make sure it is done correctly, especially during pregnancy. Not being well cooked runs the risk of toxoplasmosis, a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. It is found in the raw meat of many animals and the droppings of an infected cat.

Some of the damages it can cause are premature labor, low birth weight, fever, jaundice, abnormalities in the retina, delayed mental development, seizures, abnormal head size, and calcifications in the brain.

You should avoid eating raw meats that are not well done, including raw beef, raw chicken meat, raw pork, or meat from any other animal that is not well cooked or is directly consumed raw, such as in carpaccios.

Uncured or unfrozen ham

Ham had been associated with the risk of toxoplasmosis. Still, recent studies conclude that pregnant women can eat ham, although with certain specifications: as long as the ham has aged for more than 18 months (24 in the case of Iberian ham).

Sausages

The sausages are also other food groups with which we must be careful during pregnancy, as they may be contaminated with listeria during processing. This section includes, for example, chorizo, salchichón, salami, mortadella, fuet, etc. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the only safe way to consume them is by checking that they are reheated and very hot.

Raw or undercooked eggs

Eggs should be avoided raw due to the possible risk of salmonellosis, caused by the salmonella bacteria, and mainly contained in raw poultry, as well as raw or undercooked meats and eggs.

It is important to mention that it is about the raw egg by itself, but also foods that take it in its preparation and are not cooked later should be avoided. So this section includes homemade mayonnaise, hollandaise sauce, or any sauce or dessert prepared with raw egg such as mousses, tiramisu (it can be made without eggs), meringues.

Unwashed vegetables

This includes washing them well to avoid possible contamination by toxoplasmosis since this could be present in the soil where they are grown. Avoid their contact with raw meats and clean kitchen utensils well after use.

Raw sprouts

Although they are very beneficial to health, during pregnancy, we must take certain precautions and preferably avoid raw sprouts and sprouts since they are prone to be contaminated with bacteria such as E. Colli and Salmonella due to the conditions in which they develop.

Alcohol

And of course, it cannot be considered a food, but alcohol is prohibited in pregnancy. As there is no minimum safe amount, it is best to avoid it completely. The mother drinks get to the baby, and alcohol use in pregnancy is the most common non-genetic cause of mental retardation. The important reason not to drink a drop of alcohol during pregnancy.

History of Cookies – Best Ever Cookie Collection

Who doesn’t know the fantastic cookies? Everyone appreciates them but few know who is the creator of this explosion of taste.

Ruth Wakefield, born in 1905, this woman, teacher, and dietician bought together with her husband  Toll House Inn, a beautiful house that she used as a sort of B&B and was the place where she began to prepare many recipes for her guests.

Simple cookies recipe for beginners

Today I will cook for you some cookies recipe, simple as never before, which are made in just 10 minutes (excluding cooking). The cookies I am about to offer you are fine to prepare at the last moment (maybe we have no idea what sweet to prepare for after dinner and guests are about to arrive) but they are also ideal for those who are beginners in the kitchen and have a great desire learn. In short, let’s see how to prepare these simple and quick cookies.

The History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

We chose for the national holiday of the United States of America to present to you the history and original recipe of chocolate chip cookies. They were invented in the 1930s by Ruth Graves Wakefield who ran a relay (whose name was Tollhouse) where we came to taste its lobsters and chocolate chip cookies. These cookies began to spread and a local newspaper published their recipe. The Nestle brand negotiated the rights to this recipe for $ 1 and as much chocolate as it would need all its life from the creator of these cookies.

Christmas Creative And Easy DIY Food Decoration Ideas

  1. The quick starter with the shape of Christmas

Let’s talk about  Christmas DIY Food decoration. The principle is this: prepare the usual dishes, but festively decorated. So for your appetizers, a piadina cut into wedges will be fine, put on a salatino a stick and covered with guacamole or cheese to spread mixed with olives or parsley and decorated with small pieces of tomato.

Thanksgiving Desserts That Go Beyond Pumpkin Pie

The pumpkin pie or pumpkin pie is sweet for the American tradition that is prepared on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day (or Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday of November). But we already find ourselves at the table on the most monstrous night of the year, Halloween.

How to make chicken chow mein like the takeaway

Hello friends, this week I want to surprise you with another delicious and very simple recipe of Asian cuisine, this time, we are going to prepare one of the best-known noodle dishes in Chinese gastronomy, Chow Mien, pronounced as “Chao Mian ” and whose literal meaning is fried noodles or stir-fry noodles, the word “ Chow ”means to fry or fry and the word“ Mien ”means noodles or noodles.

Fat Burning Juices You Must Have for Quick Weight Loss

If your goal is to lose weight and, in addition to diet and exercise, you want an edge, try these fat-burning drinks. Taking advantage of the properties of different plants, these simple fat-burning drinks are easy to prepare, delicious, and, above all, very effective.

Quick & Easy Family Dinner Ideas

Are you looking for ideas for a quick dinner? Delicious but simple recipes that don’t require you to spend the whole day in the kitchen? This is the very beginning of today, what we thought about when we created this menu, imagining a delicious dinner with friends, with your sweetheart, and with the family.

Not sure what to cook tonight? Here are many quick recipes for dinner, quick and easy last-minute ideas to please your family or to organize a romantic dinner.

The most original proposals to consult and prepare for dinner.

Sudden guests? Are you invited to a friend’s or family’s house and looking for easy-to-prepare ideas? Here then is our collection of delicious recipes for the evening.

QUICK RECIPES FOR DINNER

Meatloaf In Crust

Meatloaf in a crust is a tasty second course: ideal to prepare for Sunday lunch or a nice family dinner.

Time: 50 min 

Ingredients

  • 120 g of bread stale
  • 200 g of milk
  • 800 g of minced beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • 100 g of Prague ham 100 g of Prague ham
  • 150 g of caciotta or fontina cheese
  • 1 roll of rectangular puff pastry

Crumbled potatoes and sausage

The crumbled potato and sausage is a delicious and really tasty idea to bring to the table! A variant of the classic gateau, stuffed in this.

 Time: 60 min Difficulty

Ingredients

  • 1 kg of boiled potatoes
  • 100 g of flour 00
  • 100 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 350 g of sausage
  • 200 g of mozzarella
  • onion 1/2 onion
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper to taste
  • oil to taste extra virgin olive oil
  • bread crumbs to taste

Chickpea meatballs

There are some dishes that, despite the variations that distinguish local cultures and customs, are so simple and tasty.

Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 450 g of chickpeas canned (or 300 g of chickpeas dried)
  • 50 ml of water
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 60 g of breadcrumbs + to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley to taste

Gnocchi Alla Romana

Roman-style gnocchi is a delicious first course, typical of the popular cuisine of Lazio, prepared with a mixture of milk, butter, and wheat semolina.

Time: 50 min 

Ingredients

  • 1 liter of whole milk
  • 250 g of semolina 250 g of semolina
  • 100 g of butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 30 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 20 g of grated pecorino
  • nutmeg to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sage to taste

Roast in a pot

The roast veal in a pot is an alternative to the classic veal cooked in the oven: the meat will remain soft and delicate, perfect on its own.

Time: 60 min 

Ingredients

  •  800 g veal (preferably sirloin)
  • 1 onion
  • 200 ml of water (optional)
  • 200 ml of white wine
  • carrot
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • origin to taste
  • salt to taste
  •  pepper to taste
  • oil to taste extra virgin olive oil

Vitello Tonnato

Vitello tonnato, or Vitel Tonne, is a traditional Piedmontese dish, served both as an appetizer and as a main course.

Time: 60 min 

Ingredients

  • 1 kg of veal
  • broth 1 liter of vegetable broth
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 350 g of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • tuna 150 g of canned tuna in oil
  • 5-6 anchovy fillets
  • 25 g of capers
  • the juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is a tasty main course typical of home cooking: each region and each family brings its own variations, precisely for.

Time: 50 min

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 1 kg)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1/2 glass of red wine
  • to puree 400 g of tomato puree
  • salt to taste
  • to taste extra virgin olive oil

How Cake Decorating Supplies Are Making the Lives of Bakers Easier?

There were times when baking a cake meant creating a delicious round-shaped wonder, with a flavourful icing and a few decoration details here and there. Cakes now, however, become a canvas for decoration, with a new fashion and style of cake decorations being introduced every now and then.

Starting a Food Catering Business: 5 Things to Consider First

If you’re someone who enjoys preparing all kinds of foods and you’ve been thinking lately that it might be a good idea to actually make some money while doing what you love, have you ever thought about starting a food catering company? Aside from the fact that you can do it from the convenience of your own home and set up your own business hours when it comes to actually get the business off of the ground, it doesn’t require a ton of steps. In fact, with the right information, you could actually start your business in just a matter of days.