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Yummy Mini Pitta Sandwiches

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Mini-Pitta-SandwichesPitta breads can be split open and then stuffed with some colourful, mouthwatering fillings. However, make sure that you use the mini pittas which contain 4 1/2 Sins each rather than the large pittas, which on average contain 12 1/2 Sins. To make each pitta sandwich, with a sharp knife, split the mini pitta bread down one side to make a pocket. Carefully fill the pitta with one of the suggested fillings below. Store in a sealed transportable container until required.

Sin-Free Bites: Recipes and Fresh Ideas

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light-biteIf you're feeling peckish, try one of our creative Sin-free bites, which you will find in the following article. They are all quick and easy to make, and many are Sin-free on both the Original and Green Eating Plans. You can enjoy them as light, healthy meals when you rush in from work and don't have much time to cook.

Fruit and Vegetable Juices Are Perfect for any Age

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Juices2_cFruit and vegetable juices can help in fighting many diseases and illnesses. Also they make us more healthy, active, beautiful. Here are only some advantages of juices: they give us extra energy, vitamins and minerals, they can be aphrodisiacs and cure sexual dysfunction, they can heal frazzled nerves, hangovers and different toxications.

How to Serve Soups at a Dinner Party

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Soups_cWhen you're giving a dinner party you try everything to be ideal. And, of course, you have to know the rules of serving any dish and do everything according to these rules. Serving soups and stews is a very important part of a dinner party. So, we'd like to help you a little - here are some recipes of interesting and delicious soups, some advice of presentation dishes and major problems with cooking and serving soups.

What Juices can Heal External and Inner Wounds

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Juices_cWounds can be external cuts and abrasions or inner disruptions caused by operations, tears, and other injuries. Juices high in vitamins C, E, the B complex group of vitamins - B2, B5, folic acid, niacin and parabenzoic acid - beta-carotene, and the mineral zinc can all help in consolidating the process of healing. Green leafy vegetables, carrots, apricots, melons and citrus fruits are all good sources of these nutrients, and juices made with them can help.

Learn to Decorate Your Chinese Dishes

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food_decoration_cThe Chinese pay much attention to the presentation of their cuisine. This is why cutting techniques are so important since the size and shape of individual ingredients should harmonise with each other. We also like to decorate dishes with various kinds of garnish ranging from the simple spring onion brush to the elaborate tomato rose. Here are some instructions for making some simple, attractive garnishes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why should You Give Fish to Your Children

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fish-and-seafood-cIf you want to feed your baby properly give it different products, including meat, vegetables and fruit, cereals, dairy and, of course, fish and other seafood. But pay attention to the freshness and nutritional value of the seafood products that you give your baby or child. Fish consists such vitamin as vitamin D. There are not so many products that consist it, so fish is very health-giving.

The Glycemic Index of the Most Often In-Use Products. Learn to Eat Healthy

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GI_cThe glycemic index (glycaemic index, or GI) is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream have a high GI; carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI.

What Cereals should You Give to Your Baby

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cerealsThere are a lot of cereals that are used as a food in different countries. They're nutritious and helth-giving. But some cereals are rather indigestible for the children, especially babies and toddlers. So be careful when you're starting to give paps to your baby. Here are those cereals that are good for babies: baby rice, brown rice, couscous, lentils and oats.

Preparing Different Fruits for Juicing

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Preparing-for-Juicing_cJuicing is a bit like a voyage of discovery, and it's the kind of activity that you can easily adapt to your own likes and dislikes. Here are descriptions of a range of fresh juices, including how to prepare the fruit, their vitamin and mineral content, and an approximate calorie count per 100g of each fruit and vegetable (equivalent to around 3-4 fl oz / 80-115 ml of juice).

Buying Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Home-Made Juices

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Buying-Fresh-Fruits-and-Vegetables_cProduce bought for juicing should be as fresh and as high a quality as your budget will stretch to, ensuring a better-tasting and more nutritionally complete juice. Watch out for mature and ripe produce, which will contain more vitamins and minerals. For example, although the mature outer leaves of a cabbage or lettuce may look unappealing, they contain the most nutrients and are therefore very valuable in juicing terms - just think, you won't actually have to chew on a leaf!

Drinking Raw Juices. Some Golden Rules

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Raw-Juices2_cBoth fruit and vegetable juices are strong alkalizers once they have been digested, which is a plus point for most of us, because the average diet of too much protein and too many refined, processed foods creates over-acidity. Like any other living thing, the body has a subtle pH balance between acid and alkaline, tipping the scales in favour of alkaline. Drinking a glass of juice a day can help restore this essential balance.

How to Cook Spinach Properly

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spinach_cA lot of people and especially children dislike spinach. But it is very nutritious and can be eaten as a vegetable accompaniment or added to dishes for colour. Once picked, spinach wilts quickly, so when buying choose leaves that are dark green. The spinach season is from March to October.

Soups and Stocks Are Good Meals for Diets

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soupA soup can be a thin broth or a hearty meal. Home-made lentil and vegetable soup is low in fat, cheap and easy to make. Served with bread, it makes a good filling meal on a winter's day. If you're on diet eat soups and stocks - they give you nutritious and no fat.

Cooking Potatoes. Nutritious and Delicious Dishes

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potatoesPotatoes, 'the treasure of the Incas', are very familiar to us now, but were not accepted as a staple food in Europe until well into the 18th century. Once established the humble potato quickly became a major food source for millions of people in many countries. It is rather cheap, nutritious, very delicious, you can prepare lots of dishes with this vegetable. That's why people around the whole world like it.

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