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Pumpkin soup can increase your sexual performance (FONDO DEL SOL)

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pump1_cPumpkin's healing properties have been known for a long time. It is traditionally used for treating, for example, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol level, sexual inadequacy and cancer. This is a wonderful soup for the autumn: rich, golden and warming, and named after the 'heart of the sun' in its native South America.

Recipes of Juices to Fight Overweight

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overweight_cNowadays a lot of people suffer from obesity. Overweight people have more body fat than is optimally healthy. It causes many problems with health such as heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, cancer etc. Even children often suffer from obesity. That's why we have to pay great attention to what we and our kids eat. And also there are some extraordinary methods of healing overweight. One of them is drinking a lot of juices that are made of certain fruit and vegetables (peaches, nectarines, apricots, broccoli, alfalfa etc.).

Different Chinese Preparation and Cooking Techniques

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Chinese-Cooking-Techniques_cChinese chefs have their own preparation techniques: marinading, thickening, velveting etc., and cooking techniques: blanching, poaching, stir-frying, deep-frying, shallow-frying, slow-simmering, steeping, braising, red-braising, steaming, roasting, barbecuing, twice-cooking, re-heating foods and etc. To cook Chinese dishes you also need to know these techniques and picularities.

Chinese Cutting Techniques

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cuttingThe preparation of food for cooking is probably more important and more time-consuming in Chinese cookery than in any other cuisine. Although many dishes are cooked rapidly, this presupposes that every ingredient has been properly prepared beforehand and has been chopped into smallish, well shaped pieces to ensure even and quick cooking. This means that food can be cooked for a minimum of time so that it retains its natural texture and taste. The other reason for careful cutting is to enhance the visual appeal of a dish.

How can Juices Heal Digestive Problems

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digestive-problems_cIndigestion, constipation, and bad breath are among the most common and frequent ailments to beset us. It's hardly surprising when you consider how busily the digestive system works all day long, supplied with almost constant food and drink. The meals that we eat are often too late, too much, too quick, too spicy, too fatty, and low in fibre; our chosen drinks are often fizzy, or caffeine-based; none of which helps our digestive systems to function at their best.

Emergency Supplies for Economic Collapse. How to Store Food for Survival

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Watersuplies_cAre you worried about America's future? Who isn't?  When economic collapse strikes, who will you rely on? The government, your church, your neighbors, who? Yourself, that's who. Nobody else is in charge, but you. Your family is relying on you to see that they are well-prepared and in the event of a disaster, it's your duty to help them. Knowing how to store food for long term survival is an essential skill that few have. In early America food storage was necessary and practiced by all.

Equipment for Cooking Chinese Food

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EquipmentTraditional Chinese cooking equipment is not essential for cooking Chinese food but there are a few items which will make it very much easier. Most items can be bought very cheaply, especially if you seek out authentic implements from a Chinese grocer rather than the more expensive versions sold in many department stores.

What Is Mince and What Dishes to Cook of It

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beef_mince_cEconomical and highly nutritious, mince is wonderfully versatile and can be used as the main ingredient in a wide range of dishes, from pates and pasta sauces to hamburgers, kebabs, meatballs and meat loaves. Mince is a cheap form of protein and a little can be padded out with vegetables, pasta or rice to make a more substantial meal.

Chinese Food Ingredients

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chinese_ingredients_cChinese cooking would not be 'Chinese' without the use of a number of specialist ingredients which give Chinese foods their distinctive flavours. All the ingredients used in the recipes in this book can be obtained in this country, if not from your local supermarket then certainly from a Chinese grocer. There are now many Chinese grocers throughout the US. It is well worth the effort to find your nearest Chinese grocer and to build up a stock of the most frequently used ingredients. Many, particularly soy sauce, vary enormously in quality, but most Chinese grocers stock good authentic brands at reasonable prices.

Types of Pasta and Dishes with It

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pasta_cThere are dozens of different types of pasta and some are more suited to a particular dish than others, but pasta of a similar shape may be substituted in any of the recipes. Here are cooking time and advices for use of different types of Italian pasta: Lasagne, Pappardelle, Tagliatelle, Fettucine, Spaghetti, Spaghettini, Vermicelli, Macaroni, Bucatini, Rigatoni, Penne, Cannelloni, Conchiglie, Fiochetti, Farfalle, Fusilli, Tortiglioni, Lumache, Rotini, Anelli, Pastina, Egg Noodles, Rice Noodles, Transparent (Cellophane) Noodles.

Chinese Cooking Techniques and Schools

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chinese-cookery_cNowadays Chinese food is very popular in different countries, especially in US. But not all of us know much about Chinese cooking and Chinese culture in general. For example, do you know that Chinese greeting 'Chi fan le mei you?' is translated as 'Have you eaten yet?' For Chinese people food is more than a passion, it is an obsession, and good eating is believed to be essential to good living.

Steaming Shrimps in an Electric Food Steamer

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Steaming Shrimps in an Electric Food SteamerSteaming seafood, especially shrimps, in an electric food steamer is almost fool proof, for having perfectly cooked fish and seafood.

With an electric food steamer you just put your seafood in, fill it with water, set the timer and then you're free to do something else. We have cooked hundreds of pounds of shrimps in one of these. Once you get on to cooking with a food steamer, you will be cooking your entire meal in it.

Juices Help to Heel Aches and Pains

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pain_cConditions like rheumatism and arthritis can be crippling, but more often than not produce regular nagging pain. It's the same story with gall stones, headaches and migraine. Juices can't claim to cure any of these ailments, but they may help to alleviate the symptoms. Also juices rich in vitamin C and E may help speed recovery.

How can Juices Cure Flu, Coughs and Bronchitis

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Flu_cEvery year, most of us will go down with a minor respiratory illness - it's almost guaranteed. It could be a cold, cough, sore throat, flu or bronchitis. Whichever bug we pick up, it's bound to make us feel miserable and lethargic for a couple of days at least. Inflamed throat, sore and chapped nose, high temperature, fatigue, and loss of appetite are all inevitable results of a virulent bug - perhaps caught in a crowded train or at the office. Juices can soothe the throat, calm a tickly cough, and provide a nutritious energy boost. Juices can also help to ease a sore throat in the case of more persistent and semipermanent conditions such as asthma, hay fever and allergic rhinitis.

Dairy Products Are Good for Children and not So Health-Giving for Adults

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dairy_cBabies and children are to eat dairy products every day. Such food make children healthy, their bones and teeth strong and beautiful, because dairy consist a lot of calcium. But grown-ups can't assimilate those calcium in dairy products as good as children do. That's why adults shouldn't eat so much dairy. They are good for us only when we are young.

Basic Rules for Choosing Good Wine

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choosing-wine_cAt first glance, many of the hundreds of wine labels which confront the shopper in the wine section of a supermarket or off-licence could have been deliberately designed to confuse or mystify. It is not surprising that the familiar names seem the most reassuring, because if you venture into the unknown and opt for something you've never tried, or perhaps even heard of before, how do you know what you are getting? How do you know that you will actually like the contents of your $5-20 bottle when you get it home and open it?

What Vegetables should You Give to Babies and Children

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vegetables_cWe know that children need vegetables to be healthy and grow, but what vegetables should we give our babies and children? Here is a list of them and some information about their qualities. Not only vegetarians eat lots of vegetables, every person should. Give your children broccoli, pumpkin, carrots, cauliflower, courgettes, garlic, cabbage, lettuce, onions, leeks, parsnips, peas, potatoes, peppers, spinach, sweetcorn, tomatoes and many other vegetables.

Choosing Good Wine. What Factors Influence on Taste of Specific Wine

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wine_cThe structure of the soil varies considerably around the world; not just the topsoil - whether your garden is dominated by loam, lime or clay -but the deep sub-structure of the earth as well. The vine is capable of surviving without much water, so naturally sends its roots many metres into the ground, drawing elements out at all levels, which will directly affect the taste of the grape and its wine. But it's not the only factor that influences the taste of wine.

What Spices and Herbs Are Good for Children

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Spices-and-HerbsUsually we try to avoid giving spices and herbs to babies and children. But some of herbs & spices can be good for children, cure their diseases and illnesses, aid digestion and so on. The only rule is: do not give herbs & spices to babies younger than 8 months. And also try to give children only natural spices. Some herbs and spices (like garlic, basil, rosemary, dill, mint) you can plant and raise yourself. Also give children such  herbs & spices: ginger, lemon zest, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, vanilla, pepper and so on.

Secrets of Wine-Making. How to Make a Really Good Wine

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wine-making2_cAlthough the juice pressed from freshly picked grapes will make itself into wine of its own accord, a wine-maker will always intervene and control the process to a certain extent, making sure that the wine is as good as it can be. It's not a question of interfering where things are better left alone: although wine makes itself quite readily, it also has the ability to make itself rotten as well.

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