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Lamb with green pepper (honey with green pepper)

Lamb with green pepper (honey with green pepper)

is a delicious recipe that I ate in Spain and I love it! I hope you like it too ...

  • 1 kg of lamb
  • 1 kg of green pepper
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Servings: 4

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Lamb with green pepper (honey with green pepper):

wash the meat and pepper, dry and cut: diced meat and julian pepper. Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic and cook until golden then remove. Add the meat and stir often until it changes color. then add the peppers. cook together for about 5 minutes then extinguish everything with wine, season with salt and pepper and keep on low heat until the wine decreases. It is delicious!

great appetite!

Juicy meatballs in tomato sauce and green pepper

Today we will prepare some Very juicy meatballs with a green and red pepper sauce. Incredible! We will make these meatballs with love and pamper them as they deserve. We will cook them in a large pot at boil for 40 minutes. So some will come out creamy juicy meatballs inside, with all the aroma of a well-concentrated sauce.

Something very curious happens to me with meatballs and is that every time I prepare them I come out differently. I take the opportunity to use an ingredient that I have to spend in the fridge, or replace it with another, or add something here something there. but the fact is, I never make the same meatballs twice.

But one way or another, we worship at home Meatballs. Sounds like a fine dish to me. It's not complicated, they are practically made by themselves, they are healthy, Caser, they can freeze, can be accompanied by countless things and are extraordinary delicious What more could you want?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cake with cream and coconut / Cake with cream and coconut

Let's wait for Santa Claus properly, hoping that if we were good he will leave us something in the boots :))

Let's wait for Papa Nicolas as he should, hoping that if I've been good they'll leave us something in our boots :))

This year we prepared a fine and creamy cake, which meets all the conditions to satisfy the tastes of those who are fans of coconut.

I have prepared this year a soft and creamy cake that meets all the conditions to satisfy the tastes of those who are fans of coconut.

6 egg whites, 150 g sugar, 200 g coconut, 6 tablespoons milk, 6 tablespoons flour, 1 sachet vanilla sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 pinch salt.

6 egg whites, 150 g sugar, 200 g coconut, 6 tablespoons milk, 6 tablespoons flour, 1 sachet of vanilla sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 pinch of salt.

Countertop preparation method:

Beat the egg whites with 150 g of sugar, add one by one, mixing coconut, milk, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla sugar.

Stir from top to bottom to prevent egg whites.

Pour the composition into a tray lined with baking paper, level to have the same thickness on the entire surface and put in the oven.

Beat the egg whites with 150 g of sugar, add the additional mixed line, coconut, milk, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla.

Mix from top to bottom to keep the whites firm.

Pour the mixture into a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake.

Bake at 170 degrees C, approx. 20 minutes.

6 yolks, 100 g sugar, 150 ml milk, 2 tablespoons food starch, 4 tablespoons flour, 1 sachet of vanilla sugar, 200 g butter.

6 egg yolks, 100 g sugar, 150 ml milk, 2 tablespoons starch, 4 tablespoons flour, 1 sachet of vanilla sugar, 200 g butter.

How to prepare cream:

The yolks are mixed with sugar, milk, starch, flour and vanilla sugar.

Mix the yolks with sugar, milk, starch, flour and vanilla.

Boil in a bain marie, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Set aside and when it has cooled, add the butter and mix well.

Cook in a double boiler, stirring constantly, until thickened.

It is saved and when it is cold, add the butter and mix to incorporate well.

Pour the enzyme cream from the cake

Cover evenly over the entire surface

Cover the entire surface evenly

and sprinkle with coconut on top.

and enzyme sprinkle with coconut.

Refrigerate for 1 hour, then cut as desired and serve.

Where does the Niçoise salad come from, which is the original recipe

Nice salad is a classic dish of Provencal and Occitan cuisine and perhaps the most famous tuna salad. Not once did I prepare it and I was not surprised to find out recently that, in fact, the Nissards do not completely agree with the dish known today all over the world as Salade Niçoise.

On the list of ingredients of this salad, when it is prepared at home, there are beans and artichokes, not to mention green beans and potatoes, which are included in the best known version of this classic recipe.

It seems that the one who committed the sacrilege & # 8211 from the point of view of the Nissard "purists" to add potatoes and green beans to the Niçoise salad was Auguste Escoffier, the most famous chef and author of cookbooks, himself born near Nice.

Well, if Auguste Escoffier himself made some concessions, interpreting this preparation in his own way, why wouldn't we do it too? Because we kept talking about low-calorie and light meals, the major deviation I allowed myself from Escoffier's version was to replace potatoes with buckwheat, a high-quality carbohydrate.

Basically, buckwheat is not a cereal, but a herbaceous plant, and is clearly superior to both potatoes and wheat or other cereals by the content of nutrients that protect the body from external factors. Buckwheat is rich in vitamins E, B1 and B2, but also in protein, carbohydrates, fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium and iron.

Well, buckwheat is one of the ingredients chosen carefully, to give taste, consistency and flavor, and one of the salad varieties. RIO Sea Salads, and the challenge I received also provided the rule for choosing one ingredient from each assortment. I chose, as I said, buckwheat, hot peppers, tomatoes and black olives and I & # 8230 got to work!

I cooked the pasta 15 minutes before the guests arrived and I served them a dish that immediately disappeared from the table!

We present you the top 5 recipes of the most delicious and easy to prepare salads. They are perfect for both family dinners and celebrations. We urge you to give up traditional salads and surprise your guests with an original and very tasty appetizer, which amazes with its taste, aroma and color.

Recipe No.1 & # 8211 Tangerine salad


-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1. Prepare the dressing: mix 60 ml of oil with the wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Add sugar, mustard, salt and ground black pepper. Stir.

2. Chop the green onions and lettuce leaves. Peel a squash, grate it and slice the avocado.

3. Grate the cheese. Chop the walnuts.

4. Mix all the prepared ingredients. Add the croutons and 20 ml of olive oil. Stir.

5. Match the salad with the prepared dressing. Serve the salad immediately so that the croutons do not soften.

Recipe No.2 & # 8211 Salad with eggs and bell peppers



1. Boil the eggs. Allow to cool and clean. Cut them into cubes. Arrange them in a bowl.

2. Peel and chop the green onion, bell pepper and tomatoes. Add them to the egg bowl.

3. In another bowl, mix the cream with the wine, vinegar and mustard. Match the paprika and spices to taste.

4. Match the salad with the dressing and mix.

Note: If desired, you can replace the cream with homemade mayonnaise.

Recipe No.3 & # 8211 "Ambrosia" Fruit Salad



1. Beat the cream with the sugar until you get a thick and homogeneous cream. Use a mixer at medium speed.

2. Add the cream and stir again.

3. Chop the pineapple, tangerines and zephyr. Add them to the whipped cream.

4. Add the coconut flakes and mix. Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate the dessert for 2 hours.

Note: If desired, the salad can be decorated with cherries in syrup. Store the salad in a bowl with a lid in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days.

Recipe No. 4 & # 8211 Italian pasta salad


-5 tablespoons olive oil

-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar


1. Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain and wash with cold water.

2. Mix the pasta with the diced salami, grated cheese and olives.

3. In another bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar with the olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and ground black pepper.

4. Add half the amount of sauce to the pasta bowl. Stir. Refrigerate the salad.

5. Before serving the salad, add the remaining sauce and stir.

Note: It is best to use smaller pasta and pepperoni salami.

Recipe No. 5 & # 8211 Bean salad


-350 g of preserved beans

-150 g of meat (smoked meat, leg, ham or salami)

-5 tablespoons olive oil


1. Peel and chop the vegetables. Chop the meat.

2. Mix the chopped onion with the salt, sugar and vinegar. Leave the resulting mixture at room temperature for 1 hour.

3. In a bowl, mix the meat with the peppers, tomatoes and beans. Add the marinated onion.

Rotofei and healthy

Peppers, sweet and hot, have been grown in Central and South America since 2000 years ago. Columbus was the one who brought the plant to Europe, after his first trip to the "New World" in 1493. Polish traders exploited the potential of the pepper, initially considered a spice, which they sold in India and Southeast Asian countries. Today, sweet peppers are appreciated all over the world, but especially in European and Oriental cuisine.

Peppers are available in various colors and sizes, as well as tastes. They are sweet or hot, red, green, yellow or brown. Among the most popular types of peppers in the world are: bell peppers, Capia peppers, banana peppers, Pimiento peppers (similar to bell peppers, only they are sharp at the tip), habaneros peppers (brown, colored), Serrnao peppers they have the shape of hot peppers, but are larger).

Peppers are not only very tasty, but also healthy. A medium-sized sweet pepper contains 19 calories and is a rich source of vitamin A and E and folic acid. A bell pepper contains 190% of your body's daily requirement of vitamin C! Red peppers are rich in carotene, a substance from which the body synthesizes vitamin A.

Here is the nutritional content of pepper:

Water: green pepper: 93.5 (%), red pepper: 90.02 (%)

Protein: green pepper: 1.1 (g, red pepper:) 1.3 (g)

Iron: green pepper: 0.6 (mg), red pepper: 0.8 (mg)

Energy: green peppers: 17 (cal.), Red peppers: 39 (cal.)

Fats: green peppers: 0.2 (g), red peppers: 0.4 (g)

Phosphorus: green pepper: 25 (mg), red pepper: -

In the market, look for hard peppers, with a thin and shiny skin, which have no spots. If you like red peppers, you have to buy them from the market the way you want them, because the green ones don't turn red after they are picked.

Bell peppers can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Red peppers last less, 3 or 4 days. For a longer period, choose green peppers, which can be stored in the freezer. To do this, cut them into thin slices and wrap them, preferably, in paper bags.

Peppers are very easy to cook and go very well with rice, other vegetables and spices. They are ideal for pizza and omelettes. They can be used both as a basic ingredient of food, but also to give flavor, as a spice. Baked peppers are highly prized in all countries. Thus prepared, they can be easily peeled and are easier to digest. The pepper puree, made from baked peppers, in the robot, mixed with mayonnaise, is an ideal garnish for chicken. Puree made from red peppers, with oil, instead of mayonnaise, matches fish.

In France, pepper is the basis of a sauce called piperada, with tomatoes in Spain, peppers are served with duck, in China season the sweet sauces with soy, tomatoes and brown sugar. In Romania are famous peppers stuffed with minced meat and rice, served with sour cream in Greece are filled with rice and lamb in the Middle East, with rice, lamb, raisins, nuts and mint.

International recipes

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Coconut soup with coriander

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Cobb salad

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Classic green salad

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La potee

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Traditional recipe: Bouillabaisse

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Pistachio soup

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Celery remoulade

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Ajiaco soup

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Egg soup

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Green heat

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Supa Callaloo

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Coriander carrot soup

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Traditional recipes: Caesar salad

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Broccoli and Stilton soup

Broccoli is a vegetable that many children cannot afford and usually refuses to eat, although it deserves all consideration. But in the form of a thick, green soup, flavored with some Stilton mold cheese, it could gain a little more respect. It is a traditional British soup, & # 8230

Bird's nest soup

In China, bird's nest soup is highly prized for its rich nutritional content and positive health effects. This rare soup is made from the nests of a certain species of sea swallow. It is one of the most expensive delicacies of Chinese cuisine. The nests are made by birds with saliva and are & # 8230

Traditional recipes: Borş

It is difficult to find a more popular dish in Eastern European cuisine than borscht. There are an infinite number of variants, but they contain beets, which gives them the specific shade of red-purple. As beets are a very easy vegetable to grow, which keep well in cellars, borscht can be eaten all year round.

Beans and prosciutto

In Italy, fava beans are considered a true harbinger of spring. It is prized for its rich texture and nutty aroma. It goes perfectly with a Parma prosciutto. This bean has been grown for centuries. First of all, the grains must be removed from their thick green pods. How it is prepared depends on the period & # 8230

Black bean soup

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While tabbouleh is found in almost all restaurants where falafel is consumed, its close relative, fattoush, is almost unknown. Interestingly, the two salads are easy to confuse: if you replace the bulgur wheat (roasted, dried, then large ground wheat) in the tabbouleh with a few pieces of fried stick, you'll get fattoush & # 8230.


Fassolada is one of the tastiest peasant dishes. It is made only from beans, vegetables, herbs and olive oil. To prepare fassolada, white beans, usually cannellini, are used. It is left overnight in water to soften, then boiled in a pot with onions, & # 8230

Supa Faki

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Zatar is prepared in Turkey, the Middle East and northern Africa and consists of fried sesame seeds, sumac ground with thyme (in fact, zatar means "thyme") and salt. All this is crushed together in a mortar. It can be used to flavor meat or vegetables, and is often mixed with & # 8230

Supa Avgolemono

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About Beet Salad

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Padron peppers

Appearing in Padron, a small town in Galicia, in northwestern Spain, these little green peppers are highly prized by many Hispanics living in North America. Pimientos de Padron is consumed as a tapa, along with a glass of cold beer or a newer white wine. Fry the peppers in a saucepan


The least elaborate of the dishes served in Spanish taverns is manchego cheese, which is simply cut into triangles and served. Manchego is a hard and creamy sheep's cheese, originating from La Mancha, an arid area in central Spain. It is prized according to antiquity, like Parmesan, the most & # 8230


These slices of skinless red pepper are prepared very simply: fry in olive oil, with garlic, parsley and possibly finely chopped red hot peppers. Later it is left to marinate in jars, in oil and wine vinegar. Pimientos can often be seen on the shelves of Spanish taverns, where their presence ensures & # 8230

Garlic prawns

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Rice supplies

Italian rice dumplings are a very consistent appetizer. The main ingredient is rice for risotto, regardless of type: arborio, vialone nano or carnaroli. It is boiled and seasoned with parmesan, then small balls are shaped from it, which are filled with a mixture of diced ham, provolone cheese or mozzarella and & # 8230

Pancakes with green onions

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Shrimp in a jar

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Drunk shrimp

In Eastern Chinese cuisine, the so-called drunken dishes are those cooked in alcohol, ie in shao-xing or rice wine. In the usual recipe, large shrimp are marinated in wine and then steamed. Separately prepare a soup in which hot, sour and sweet spices are put, among which & # 8230

Brave potatoes

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In traditia ortodoxa rusa, in timpul postului Pastelui, credinciosii nu au voie sa manance carne, insa pot consuma unt, lapte si oua. Acestea sunt tocmai ingredientele de baza ale unor clatite aurii, simbol al soarelui. Din mainile unui maestru bucatar priceput, aceste clatite, denumite blini, ies atat de fragede incat se topesc in gura….

Bucătăria Araba

Deseori vorbim despre bucătăria arabă fară să ţinem cont că aceasta închide în ea mul­tiple tradiţii şi culturi. Şi în cazul bucătăriei arabe, istoria, societatea şi modul de viaţă se reflectă în gastronomie. Când vorbim despre bucătăria arabă, ne gândim la desen şi la beduini, la climă toridă şi la ţinuturi neospita­liere, unde condiţiile…

Sunca de Parma

Cea mai cunoscuta sunca cruda italieneasca (numita si prosciutto crudo) provine din zonele rurale din preajma orasului Parma. Ca si serrano din Spania, prosciutto di Parma este o sunca uscata sarata, maturata mai multe luni de zile. Se serveste cruda, taiata in felii subtiri cat foaia de hartie, ca aperitiv. Dupa ce a fost…

Şuncă Serrano

Sunca serrano ocupa un loc de cinste intre nenumaratele feluri de carne conservata care se prepara in Europa, alaturi de sunca de Parma si cea de Bayonne. Pentru serrano se foloseste pulpa din spate, de la diferite specii de porc din rasa Marele Alb. Carnea se sareaza, pentru a elimina umezeala, apoi este agatata…

Bucataria Marocana

Deşi nu se bucură încă de aprecierea me­ritată, din pricina necunoaşterii ei de către europeni, bucătăria marocană este totuşi printre cele mai bogate şi variate din Africa şi una dintre cele mai imaginative din lume. Acest lucru este datorat, în primul rând, abundenţei de materii prime şi, în al doilea rând, puternicului melanj social…

Placinta Jamaicana

Aceasta placinta coapta pe amandoua partite, cu margini ondulate si umplutura savuroasa, este originara din Jamaica, asa cum spune si numele, dar se prepara in multe alte insule din zona Caraibilor, de unde s-a raspandit pe tot continentul nord-american, devenind foarte populara. Asemanatoare ca aspect cu pateurile din Anglia sau cu empanada din America…


Cele mai multe dintre maslinele cultivate in bazinul Mediteranei sunt folosite pentru fabricarea uleiului, dar unele ajung si in aceasta pasta puternic condimentata. Tapenade isi are originea in regiunea Provence. Numele vine de la tapeno, capere in dialectul provensal. De altfel, aproape intotdeauna tapenade contine si capere, dar nu ele sunt ingredientul de baza….

Baba ghanoush

Baba ghanoush este o specialitate a bucatariei levantine, dar apare sub diferite forme in tot spatiul mediteraneean, in Rusia, in nordul Africii si chiar in sudul Asiei. Este un sos usor condimentat, care se serveste impreuna cu o paine nedospita, de exemplu lipia. In mod obisnuit, pentru preparare se folosesc vinete, care se cresteaza…


Gravlax ilustreaza modul scandinav de preparare a somonului. Fileurile de peste sunt conservate intr-un amestec de sare, piper alb, zahar si marar si se taie in felii pentru a fi servite cu un sos dulce-acrisor din mustar, zahar si marar. Desi se crede adesea ca se face din somon afumat, el este conservat, de…

Pate au foie de canard

Pateurile din ficat sunt foarte populare in intreaga lume. Cea mai eleganta variants a acestora fiind pate de foie gras, insa si pateul facut din ficat obisnuit de rata (nu de rata indopata) are un gust bogat si, in orice caz, rafinat. In Franta, pateul din ficat de rata ambalat, din comert, este in…

Foie gras

Termenul foie gras (ficat gras) se refera la ficatul de gasca sau rata indopata. Daca pasarea este indopata, ficatul acesteia isi mareste volumul de cateva ori fata de dimensiunile normale. Ficatul astfel obtinut se vinde sub diferite forme: intreg, crud si conservat, semipreparat sau preparat sub forma de pateu, la bucata, ambalat in vid…


Bruschetta provine din Italia, iar la inceputul anilor ’90, cand Occidentul a inceput sa fie tot mai interesat de bucataria mediteraneeana, s-a raspandit peste tot. Bruschetta consta dintr-o felie lunga de paine prajita, frecata cu usturoi si stropita cu ulei de masline extravirgin, peste care se pot pune o multime de alte ingrediente. Unele…

Bocadillo con tomate

Bocadillo este un fel de sandvici spaniol, care se poate manca pe strada, ca gustare, dar poate aparea si in meniurile tavernelor spaniole. Painea folosita pentru bocadillo este o franzela alba cu coaja crocanta, asemanatoare baghete frantuzesti. Pentru a fi umpluta, aceasta se taie in doua. Bocadillo este foarte cunoscut in toata Spania si…


Crostini este termenul italian pentru crutoane si denumeste niste felii de paine prajita. pe care se pun diferite ingrediente. Se servesc ca antreuri sau ca gustari la petreceri. Pentru a prepara crostini se poate folosi un numar infinit de combinafii de ingrediente, in functie de preferinte. De regula, se ung cu diferite feluri de…


Pentru escabeche, pestele trebuie mai intai prajit, iar dupa aceea marinat. Aceasta tehnica ce provine, probabil, de la mauri a patruns si in bucataria frantuzeasca, si apare mentionata chiar si in carti de bucate englezesti (caveach) din secolul XVII. In esenta, este o modalitate de conservare a pestelui, precum sararea, afumarea si uscarea. Pestele…


Empanadas este varianta spaniola si sud-americana a unui produs de patiserie cu umplutura care apare in multe alte culturi: de exemplu, India are samosa, in Asia se prepara pachetele de primavara, ba s-ar putea spune ca pana si obisnuitul sandvici este tot o varianta a acestor gustari. Empanadas (insemnand literal “invelite in paine” sunt…


Nu poti sa te opresti dupa o singura gougere. Cunoscute si ca fulgi de branza, gougeres sunt produse de patiserie care se servesc ca aperitive, dar pot constitui foarte bine si primul fel de mancare. De asemeneea, sunt servite drept gustare la un pahar de vin. Gougeres se prepara dintr-un aluat asemanator cu cel…

Escargots au beurre d’ail

Melcii reprezinta pentru multi simbolul bucatariei traditionale frantuzesti si sunt, probabil, primul fel de mancare pe care doreste sa-l incerce orice calator strain venit in Franta in cautare de aventuri culinare. Totusi, pentru a aprecia gustul melcilor e necesara deprinderea. Maestrii bucatari mai inventivi au incercat sa foloseasca melcii pentru a crea retete noi,…

Dim Sum: Shiu mai

Shiu mai se prepara dintr-un aluat simplu, din faina si apa, mai delicat decat cel folosit pentru coltunasii lipiciosi. Diferenta este ca acesti coltunasi se fierb in aburi, nu se prajesc, iar in partea superioara raman deschisi, astfel incat se vede umplutura. De aceea sunt si mai usor de preparat decat, de exemplu, xiao…

Dim Sum: Xiao Long Bao

Acesti coltunasi, sppecifici zonei Shanghai, arata mai degraba ca niste pungute, aluatul fiind strans in partea superioara. Se fierb in aburi intr-un vas de bambus, pana ce invelisul lor devine aproape transparent. Denumirea lor chinezeasca s-ar traduce prin „chifle-cosulet“, aluzie la forma lor si la faptul ca se fierb in aburi in cosul de…


Guotie, numite si jiaozi. un fel de coltunasi care se servesc in meniurile dim sum, este termenul mandarin folosit pentru a denumi un fel de mancare absolut delicios. Numele s-ar traduce prin coltunasi lipiti. Atunci cand se prepara coltunasii, secretul consta in faptul ca acestia nu trebuie sa se lipeasca de vas. De fapt,…

Dieta vegană, cel mai sănătos stil de viaţă

Dacă în urmă cu doar câţiva ani dietele vegane erau considerate extreme, în prezent tot mai mulţi oameni adoptă acest mod strict de alimentaţie pentru a slăbi şi a avea o viaţă mai sănătoasă. Dietele vegane au din ce în ce mai mulţi adepţi, care consideră că o alimentaţie bazată pe plante, dar…

Dim Sum: Chung Fun

Pentru a prepara chung fun se foloseste aluatul obisnuit de taitei, facut din faina de orez. Acesta se fierbe pana devine moale si alunecos, apoi se infasoara in el diferite umpluturi. Dupa aceea, gustarile obtinute se fierb in aburi sau se prajesc in ulei. De cele mai multe ori se servesc cu sos de…

Somon afumat

Exista doua metode de afumare a somonului, in functie de temperatura fumului in care este lasat. Daca doriti sa obtineti un lox traditional, atunci pestele trebuie pus in fum caldut, dupa ce focul de lemne s-a stins aproape de tot. Aceasta metoda, cunoscuta sub denumirea de afumare la rece, era folosita in Anglia si…

Despre legume

Sparanghelul Sparanghelul proaspăt trebuie să fie tare la atingere şi să aibă mugurii din vârf lipiţi de tijă. In vederea preparării lui prin fierbere, este necesar să se îndepărteze, cu ajutorul cuţitului, partea lemnoasă de la bază. Sparanghelul se fierbe 15-20 de minute într-o oală înaltă, cu diametrul mic, întotdeauna în picioare şi cu…

Lox (somon afumat)

Pe vremuri, pentru ca ca oamenii sa poata consuma peste si iarna, acesta trebuia conservat folosindu-se unul dintrre procedeele clasice de pastrare a carnii, respectiv se putea ingropa in pamant, usca sau sara, dar se putea si afuma. Fumul modifica proteinele din carne dand senzatia ca ar fi fiarta sau prajita pe de alta…


Valoarea nutriţională a morcovului este neîntrecută. Impiedică formarea depozitelor de reziduuri pe pereţii arteriali, prevenind astfel atacurile cardiovasculare la bolnavii de ateroscleroză. Conţine fibre, betacaroten din belşug, potasiu (foarte bun pentru inimă) şi vitamina C. Are acid folic, vitamina K şi calciu. Şi doar 50 de calorii la 100 g. Pe scurt, conţine cam…


Una dintre mancarurile de lux pretuite in intreaga lume este caviarul, care pentru multi constituie o experienta culinara unica in viata. Cum sturionul a devenit o specie marina pe cale de disparitie, pretul caviarului – care, de altfel, a fost mereu foarte ridicat – a crescut si mai mult in ultimii ani din cauza…

Este o reteta de drob de miel pentru Paşte din: maruntaie de miel, carne de porc, ceapa verde, marar, oua, sare si condimente.


  • 500 gr maruntaie de miel ( rinichi , ficat)
  • 150 gr carne de porc
  • 10 cepe verzi
  • marar proaspat
  • patrunjel putin
  • 4 eggs
  • sare si condimente Más

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