Foods that cure and liver damage :

Use of 20-40 grams of alcohol per day harms the liver .

Age is a key factor to liver damage , as the lower age to be consumers of alcohol are much more severe injuries .

Genetic predisposition is a key factor to the onset of disease .

It advised the consumption of meat products .

Advisable to use red beets , red cabbage and broccoli .

Advised not drunk too much coffee during the day , not consumed beers and gas liquids .
Dieting like a demon and exercising like hell but still can't shift the excess bulk? 
Here's why.

1. You don’t eat cake or other treats
Paradoxically, having a list of forbidden foods can lead to binge eating, say experts.
Solution: Allow all foods but eat just small amounts of treats.

2. You're stressed
Stress encourages excess cortisol production, which communicates to the body’s cells that there’s a scarcity of food. The body responds by laying down fat, slowing down metabolism and prompting you to eat more.
Solution: Practise yoga or meditation and take regular “sanity” breaks.

3. Your stomach’s stretched
Make a fist. That’s the size your empty stomach should be. Now consider how much food gets crammed into it every mealtime. Dr Libby Weaver, author of Accidentally Overweight? (Allen & Unwin),says once your stomach’s used to being a certain size, it’s primed to be that way every day. So when you eat less, your gut signals that you’re still hungry.
Solution: Reduce food portions. It’ll take about four days for your stomach to shrink back.

4. You’re drinking too much coffee
Caffeine stimulates the production of adrenalin which can elevate blood sugars. If you’re sitting around, those unused blood sugars can end up stored as body fat.
Solution: Switch to green tea, says Weaver.

5. You’re eating five small meals a day like the diet book told you to
Although the theory is that it stokes up your metabolism, there’s evidence this doesn’t work. When put to the test by researchers at Australia’s Newcastle University, the plan didn’t pan out at all for weight loss.
Solution: Eat only when you’re hungry. Chowing down when you don’t feel like it is an insidious diet wrecker.

6. You eat the same old, same old

We require at least 30 different types of food each week to get all the nutrients we need, according to Associate Professor Amanda Sainsbury-Salis, weight loss researcher at Sydney’s Garvan Institute. If your diet is deficient in just one nutrient, your body will push you to eat until you meet that need, she adds.
Solution: Find a new recipe book and ensure you get a good mix of proteins, vegetables, fruit, wholegrains and legumes.


7. You stick to your diet no matter what
If you go on a diet and lose, say, five kilos, it’s likely you’ll suddenly find yourself ravenously hungry. That’s because the hypothalamus in the brain is reacting to food shortage. It responds by turning you into a fat-storage machine, making you too lethargic to exercise and slowing down your metabolism. The harder you stick to your diet, the harder it is to lose weight.
Solution: People who lose weight in increments (seven-week bursts of diet and exercise interspersed with breaks of up to six weeks during which they eat larger but nutritious meals) lose as many kilos after four months as those who follow their regimen continuously, Sainsbury-Salis says. Lowering your weight bit by bit allows the body to adjust so you lose the kilos and keep them off permanently.

8. Junk foods have affected your brain
Fatty, high-energy, low-nutrient foods change the brain in ways similar to those seen in drug addicts. If you think you need a chocolate fix to feel normal, that’s why, says Sainsbury-Salis.
Solution: Eat nutritionally – you’ll soon stop craving the bad stuff.

9. You’ve just moved in with your partner
This is a danger point for women. They start eating meals that don’t allow for varying content such as pizzas or curries and have the same size portions as their pie-eating partner.
Solution: Put different dishes on the table so people can naturally select the macronutrient and kilojoule content they need. Make sure there are always plenty of salads and vegetables to choose from. Women may also find it helps to eat from a smaller-sized plate, and science backs this.

10. You don’t fidget enough
Researchers have found that extreme fidgeters can burn around 380 calories more per day than couch potatoes – that’s the equivalent of a six-kilometre jog, Turner says.
Solution: Get up from your desk, pace around, jiggle, and walk over to talk to people in the office instead of emailing.

11. You need more fat
Eat carbohydrates and it takes around 20 minutes for the stomach to signal we’ve eaten – by which time we might have consumed too much. Eat fat and protein and the satiety centre of the brain starts receiving signals within five minutes so you’ll feel full quickly, says Weaver.
Solution: Put oily dressings on that salad and eat plenty of lean meats, fish, eggs or tofu.

12. It’s in your genes
Blame your parents: scientists have found that people with certain variations of the “fat mass and obesity-associated gene” have a larger appetite and are significantly heavier than those without.
Solution: Exercise and eat wholesome foods as both lessen the influence of those genes.

13. You’re doing one-speed workouts
Studies from both the University of Guelph in Canada and the University of NSW are among many that have found that injecting bursts of speed into your run or cycle will burn more fat than doing the same distance at one moderate pace.
Solution: Add some intervals to your running route. For example, sprint between lampposts or traffic lights.

14. You’re taking prescription drugs

Some prescription drugs cause weight gain due to their effect on mood, appetite and metabolism. These include many of the new generation of antidepressants, corticosteroids and even some blood pressure medications, according to Professor Garry Egger, co-author of the book Planet Obesity (Allen & Unwin) and a consultant on obesity for the World Health Organisation.
Solution: Check with your doctor if you’re concerned, or simply ask about alternatives to the medication.

15.You’re not lifting weights
Do this to boost fat burning and build muscle, exercise physiologist Joanne Turner says. Every kilo of extra muscle you develop will burn an extra kilo’s worth of fat per year.
Solution: Get a set of dumbbells or resistance bands, pick a weight that has you struggling after eight repetitions and squat, lunge, press-up and pull-up.

16. You’re reading too many magazines
They’re full of celebrities and models with no hips or bottom and promote diets that tell you you need to look like that too, Egger says. Many women become psychologically distressed when they put pressure on themselves to achieve that shape and give up trying when they can’t.
Solution: Go to an art gallery and look at some medieval portraits. That’s the shape healthy women should be – pear-shaped or hourglass shaped.


17. You’re not eating enough calcium
Calcium has been found to spur weight loss, according to Melanie McGrice, chairperson of the Dietitian Association of Australia Obesity Interest Group. Eating sufficient amounts appears to stifle the desire to eat more while not eating enough seems to spur food intake.
Solution: Include three serves of low-fat dairy products or fortified food such as soy milk in your daily diet.

18. You’re making moral judgements
Food isn’t good or bad, junk or rubbish, and people shouldn’t feel bad about food it’s normal to eat occasionally, according to Dr Rick Kausman, author of If Not Dieting, Then What? (Allen & Unwin) and an AMA spokesperson on weight management and eating behaviour. If you label food, you’re often labelling yourself – you’re not a bad person if you eat chocolate any more than you’re good if you eat an apple, Kausman says.
Solution: Classify food as “everyday” or “sometimes” food. It’s fine to have cake or chocolate sometimes, just not every day.

19.You wear high heels
Research shows that 60 to 90 minutes of moderate physical activity a day (such as walking) will maintain weight loss. Wearing high heels may deter you from getting up and walking around.
Solution: Go like Carla Bruni – invest in ballet flats or just pack a pair of trainers to make walking easier.

20. You eat on the run
If you leave decisions about what to eat until the last minute, you risk going with whatever’s available.
Solution: Before leaving home in the morning, prepare a range of healthy foods that you enjoy and take them with you.

Almond strawberry roulade


-3 eggs
-1/4 cup caster sugar
-2 1/2 tablespoons plain flour, sifted
-250g strawberries, hulled, chopped
-1/4 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
-250g mascarpone cheese
-2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
-Pure icing sugar, to serve


Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 25cm x 30cm Swiss roll pan. Line with baking paper. Dust lightly with flour.

Using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar together for 5 minutes or until thick and creamy. Using a large metal spoon, fold flour into egg mixture until just combined. Spread mixture over prepared pan. Smooth surface. Bake for 5 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Turn sponge onto a sheet of baking paper. Carefully peel away baking paper lining. Allow to cool. Mash strawberries roughly with a fork. Add icing sugar and stir to combine. Fold strawberry mixture into mascarpone. Spread mixture over sponge, leaving a 1cm border. Using baking paper as a guide, roll up sponge from short end to enclose filling.

Place sponge, seam side down, on a plate. Top with almonds. Dust with icing sugar. Serve.

Mandarin cake


155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
4 eggs, separated
3 mandarins, rind finely grated
125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil
60ml (1/4 cup) fresh mandarin juice
115g (3/4 cup) plain flour
85g (3/4 cup) almond meal
Icing sugar, to dust


Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line the base and side of a 22cm (base measurement) springform cake pan.

Reserve 2 tablespoons of sugar. Use an electric beater to beat egg yolks, mandarin rind and remaining sugar in a bowl until doubled and a ribbon trail forms when the beater is lifted.

Combine olive oil and mandarin juice in a jug. Combine the flour and almond meal in a small bowl. In alternating batches, add the olive oil mixture, in a slow, steady stream, and the flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture, beating constantly on a low speed until just combined.

Use clean electric beaters to beat egg whites and reserved sugar in a large clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Use a large metal spoon to fold half the egg whites into the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the remaining egg whites until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar.
Kentucky Butter Cake


-3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
-2 cups white sugar
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1 cup buttermilk
-1 cup butter
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-4 eggs
-3/4 cup white sugar
-1/3 cup butter
-3 tablespoons water
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Prick holes in the still warm cake. Slowly pour sauce over cake. 
Let cake cool before removing from pan.

To Make Butter Sauce: In a saucepan combine the remaining 3/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and the water. Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, but do not boil.
pancakes with nutell


-Half a jar of nutella
-2 cups flour
-4 tablespoons sugar
-2 teaspoon baking soda
-2 tablespoons butter
-1 egg
-1 cup milk


Initially get jar with nutella and throw in a bowl in a round shape , similar to discs. Once you have given such a form , enter the pan in the freezer and let freeze nutella little while to prepare pancakes .

In a glass bowl mix flour , milk , soda , sugar and egg.Once you have good troubled one - another , nxeheni pan and melt in a little butter , so do not climb donuts .

Take a mass of dough beaten , prepared and then acting quickly take over one of the layers of nutella , who were placed in the refrigerator .

Once you put a layer of nutella , take over again beaten pulp .

Let the baked good , until it got color and so do also to prepare other donuts . In the end , as desired , you can accompany pancakes with strawberries .
Easy 5-Ingredient Key Lime Pie Bars


-1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
-1 container (16 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
-2 cans (14 oz each) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
-3/4 cup lime juice, and 2 tablespoons grated lime peel from 5 to 6 large limes
-2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original yogurt Key lime pie


1-Heat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into 1/2-inch slices; place slices on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely, then break cookies into gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag, and finely crush cookies with rolling pin.

2-Pour finely crushed cookies into large bowl; stir in 1 cup of the thawed whipped topping. Press mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.

3-In large bowl, mix condensed milk and lime juice; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until thick and smooth.
4-Fold remaining whipped topping and yogurt into milk mixture. Spoon onto cookie crust. Top with grated lime peel. Cover and refrigerate about 8 hours or until completely set. Cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies


1roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/3cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup finely chopped pecans
24caramels, unwrapped (from 14-oz bag)
2tablespoons half-and-half
1/3cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1teaspoon coarse sea salt


1-Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; roll in pecans, pressing into dough. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
2-Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Using handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
3-Meanwhile, in microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and half-and-half uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel into indentation of each cookie. Cool 15 minutes.
4-Drizzle with melted chocolate; sprinkle with salt. Let stand about 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.

Energy consumption per 1 kg weight per hour in ordinary activities

              Activity                                          Calories per kg of weight per hour

1- Rest in bed                                                                        0.93
2-Sitting comfortably                                                              1.43
3-Toilet (clothing , washing)                                                   2.76
4-Relax in the leg in position                                                   1.50
5-Activities at home (home,laboratory , office)                        1.63
6-Activities in sitting position                                                  1.50
7-To write quickly on the keyboard                                          2.00
8-Heavy household work                                                         3.43
9-Light household activities ( to wash dishes or windows)          2.20
10-Light work ( cleaning, small repairs )                                    2.06
11-Tedious work(painting with ink,working on the computer)     3.043
12-To drive                                                                            1.90
13-To walk slowly by bike                                                        3.15
14-To walk (4 km/h)                                                                2.86
15-To walk (8.5 km/h)                                                             4.28
16-Marching (8.5 km/h)                                                            9.28
17-To run (8.5/h)                                                                     8.14
18-Swim, ski doing                                                                   7.14
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origin , manufacturer , product , features , price control signs ect.

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Country            Country Code
France                      53
Germany                   40
Italy                          80
Spain                        84
Switzerland               76
Australia                    93
Denmark                    57
America, Canada        01-09
Albania                      53
Green Bean Salad 1455


-125g runner beans
-125g French beans
-125g sugarsnap peas
-Roughly chopped mint and parsley

For the Vinaigrette :
-2 red onions, peeled
-150ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for roasting
-2 thyme sprigs
-1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
-50ml sherry vinegar
-Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


First make the vinaigrette. Preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas 9.

Place the onions in a roasting tray with a little olive oil, the thyme, garlic and a little salt and roast for 25-30 minutes until the onions are completely cooked and have a nice roasted flavour.

Remove the onions from the tray and chop into rough dice (you want the dressing to have a rustic texture).

Mix the onions with the 150ml extra virgin olive oil and the sherry vinegar and season with a little salt and pepper to taste.

To make the salad, blanch the beans by plunging them in boiling salted water for 1½ minutes until their rawness has been removed but they are still crunchy. Refresh immediately in cold water, then remove and put onto kitchen paper to absorb the moisture. Cut each bean into bite-sized pieces.

Put the chopped beans into a large bowl, stir in the red onion dressing and toss with the parsley and mint. Serve immediately in chilled salad bowls.

Eating healthy foods rich in protein and vitamins are excellent to increase your libido and studies have shown that having sex serves health .

Who are aphrodisiacs discover better and better food that will help your sex life ?

Dark Chocolate
Fruits and vegetables high in anti - oxidants should be part of your daily diet because they can bring many health benefits . Fortunately , dark chocolate is packed with anti - oxidants so it's a delicious way to get them . Anti - oxidants are known to reduce the signs of aging , reduce the risk of cervical cancer in women and increase sexual pleasure . Regarded as the most effective aphrodisiac .

Brazil Nuts
Brazil nuts in a hand made wooden spoon
These tasty nuts contain selenium , a nutrient that is known that can reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men . Additionally, selenium stimulates the production of healthy sperm , making it one of the best foods that improve your sex life .


This vegetable fiber increases a woman's sexual desire . It does this because it contains androsterone , a hormone that emit men and women "lay in the mood " . Eating celery constantly hold fresh humor and will increase the number of times that a woman wants to have sex .

Vitamin C is one of the best aphrodisiacs , increases libido and fertility . Kiwi , a savory and exotic fruit is packed with vitamin C , so it is an indispensable item in your purchase baskets , along with other fruits that contain vitamin C as oranges , lemons , etc .

Leafy green vegetables such as spinach have more folic acid , which can help increase fertility and libido enhancement . This is why spinach is considered one of the best aphrodisiacs .

The high in a compound called allicin , garlic can help stimulate circulation and blood flow to the sexual organs in both sexes . However , try to eat sparingly because intensive smell of garlic in your mouth can extinguish Native humor .

It is no secret that strawberries are an aphrodisiac . They help to increase sexual stimulation in both sexes . When covered with dark chocolate , a food becomes more delightful and delicious for you and your partner.

Doughnuts of the Undead


-1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
-2 cups powdered sugar
-4 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 cup strawberry jam


1-Heat oven to 350°F. Bake biscuits as directed on can.
2-Meanwhile, place powdered sugar in brown paper lunch bag or large resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3-When doughnuts are hot from the oven, brush with butter. Place in paper bag, and shake until completely coated in powdered sugar. Transfer to cooling rack.
4-Place strawberry jam in decorating bag fitted with tip. Insert tip inside of each biscuit; squeeze small amount of jam into center
Brown Sugar-Bacon-Biscuit Bake


-1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
-1/2 cup salted butter, melted
-1/2 cup real maple syrup
-1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-10 slices cooked bacon, broken into small pieces
-1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits


Heat oven to 400°F.

In medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, butter, syrup, flour and cinnamon with whisk until well combined. Add bacon; stir gently without breaking apart bacon pieces.

In ungreased 2-quart round or oval ceramic or glass baking dish, evenly spread brown sugar-bacon mixture in bottom. Separate dough into 8 biscuits; arrange over mixture.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown, no longer raw in center and brown sugar- bacon mixture is bubbly.

Carefully remove baking dish from oven. Place heatproof serving platter upside down over dish; turn platter and dish over. Remove baking dish. Drizzle any remaining sauce from dish over biscuit bake. Serve warm.


-2 pounds fish fillets, such as tilapia
-or haddock
-4¼ cups cornflakes cereal
-⅓ cup whole wheat flour
-½ teaspoon salt
-¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
-2 large eggs
-¼ cup nonfat milk
-Non-stick cooking spray

Tartar Sauce:
-½ medium lemon
-½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
-½ cup plain nonfat yogurt
-3 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
-¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut fillets into 8 roughly even-size pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, crush cornflakes.
  • In a second medium bowl, mix flour, salt, and black pepper.
  • In a third medium bowl, add eggs and milk. Beat with a fork.
  • Dip each fish piece into flour, then egg mixture, then cornflakes. Each piece should be fully coated with flakes.
  • Coat baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place fish pieces on sheet, evenly spaced. Spray pieces lightly with cooking spray.
  • Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 15–20 minutes. While fish cooks, prepare tartar sauce.
  • Rinse lemon. In a small bowl, squeeze juice. Discard seeds.
  • In a second small bowl, add mayonnaise and yogurt. Whisk with a fork until smooth. Add relish, black pepper, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Stir until combined.
  • When fish is cooked, serve immediately. Add a dollop of tartar sauce on top or serve on the side.

Savannah Banana Pudding Image 1


-1-1/4 cups graham crumbs, divided
-2 Tbsp. non-hydrogenated margarine, melted
-1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
-2 pkg. (4-serving size each) Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
-3 cups cold milk
-5 bananas, sliced
-1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping


Mix graham crumbs and margarine until blended. Reserve 1/4 cup; press remaining onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish.
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add dry pudding mixes; beat 2 min. Gradually beat in milk.
Cover crust with layers of bananas, pudding mixture and Cool Whip. Sprinkle with reserved graham crumbs. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Chicken and Cashews Recipes


-3/4 cup (3-inch) julienne-cut peeled jicama
-1/2 cup sliced peeled ripe mango
-1/4 cup presliced red onion
-1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
-1/2 teaspoon sugar
-1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-Dash of black pepper
-1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
-1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
-1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
-1 cup presliced red bell pepper
-1 cup presliced red onion
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
-1 cup mixed salad greens


1. To prepare salad, combine first 8 ingredients.

2. To prepare tacos, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with chili powder, cumin, and chipotle pepper. Add chicken mixture to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from pan.

Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan. Add bell pepper and 1 cup onion; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return chicken mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes or until chicken is done. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

4. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Arrange 2 tablespoons mixed greens, about 1/3 cup chicken mixture, and about 2 tablespoons salad in each tortilla; fold over.

Chicken and Cashews Recipes


-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-1 teaspoon curry powder
-2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 16 (3-inch) strips

-1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt (such as Fage)
-2 tablespoons tahini
-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 garlic clove, minced

Remaining ingredients:
-Cooking spray
-4 (6-inch) pitas
-1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
-8 (1/4-inch-thick) tomato slices


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes.

3. To prepare sauce, combine yogurt and next 4 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove), stirring with a whisk.

4. Thread 2 chicken strips onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Place kebabs on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.

5. Place pitas on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted. Place 1 pita on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/4 cup lettuce and 2 tomato slices. Top each serving with 4 chicken pieces; drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce.

Food is the number one natural medicine . Vegetables , fruits , certain carbohydrates and proteins provide specific health benefits , without some of the unpleasant side effects of the medicines that we give the doctor .

Just applying some simple changes , like adding pomegranate seeds to your morning meal , or adding a little garlic to your pasta sauce , you can immediately increase your immune system and the body's capacity to heal.Special meals can also save you trips to the doctor.

1. Red Cabbage
How simple are the salads ?The next time you ask for a plate light , fresh and everything that goes with it , be sure to add red cabbage salad with green .This is because red cabbage is full of antioxidants and has anti - inflammatory properties . Their color deep purple associated with high concentration of polyphenols and anthocyanins , which are plant compounds that promote heart health , cognitive function and brain health , but also help about cholesterol .

2. Red grapes
You may have heard that red wine and red grapes contain resveratrol , which is considered as one element that does wonders against aging. But there is more . It is noted that resveratrol influences to have healthy heart and helps reduce oxidative stress in vascular inflammation and preventing platelet aggregation .

3. Pumpkin
Not only is it perfect to be consumed , but some types carry away the flu and cold . Winter squash contains vitamin A, which is necessary for the proper functioning of vision , production of red blood cells , and to strengthen the immune system . Deficiencies in vitamin A are associated with the body's weakened immune system and more infectious diseases . The best way to enjoy winter squash is to cook with healthy fats , such as coconut oil or olive oil .

4. Brussels sprouts
Suffering from pain associated with an injury that may have suffered recently ? Brussels sprouts eat , to get vitamin K. Vitamin K is a fat solvable vitamin essential , necessary to get yourself in case of an injury to bone health and the prevention of calcification in arteries . Brussels Cabbage is delicious when baked in the oven , when the boil or when we can add to the salad .

5. Pomegranate seeds
Not only are they delicious and beautiful , but the seeds of the pomegranate are also an excellent source of antioxidants . Pomegranate seeds contain 2-3 times more antioxidants than green tea and red wine , which means that help keep cells clean .

6. Spring onions
You have scratchy throat or nose occupied ? Add some onion soup , the salad , the ginger tea or potato pancakes . Onions help the body remove toxins . They are antiviral and antibacterial .

7. Garlic
Garlic is another plant, having antiviral and antibacterial properties . In Chinese medicine it is used to remove toxins and to kill parasites and to reduce swelling in the body . Among other things has antibacterial , antifungal , antioxidant and antiviral .

8. Cucumber
In Chinese medicine , cucumber are known for extraordinary healing abilities . They remove toxins , purify the blood , strengthen the heart , intestines and do good for the lungs etc . They are good to eat if you have swelling in hands or feet , or if you have bladder infection .

9. Sunflower seeds
Like pomegranate seeds , sunflower seeds have multiple properties and can be added to your meal , oatmeal , salads or cookies etc . They have a lot of calcium and magnesium and are often described in Chinese medicine that have the ability to get rid of rashes . Sunflower seeds help lower blood pressure and may ease headaches and if you have dizziness . Eastern medicine is recommended eaten sunflower seeds , if a person is concerned by certain intestinal symptoms , such as dysentery or intestinal parasites
basic vanilla cake


-1½ c. sifted cake flour
-1½ tsp. baking powder
-¼ tsp. salt
-½ c. unsalted butter
-1 c. sugar
-2 large eggs
-½ tsp. vanilla extract
-½ c. whole milk


1-Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8-inch cake pan with butter and dust with all-purpose flour. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
2-Beat in the butter one heaping 1/4 teaspoonful at a time, using an electric mixer set on low speed, until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Beat in the sugar a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture resembles fine damp sand. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and milk, and beat on medium-high, just until blended. Do not overbeat.
3-Pour into the prepared pan and bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean — 30 to 35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
4-Un-mold and cool completely.

Moist cake is perfectly balanced with creamy frosting in this five-layer dream.
Recipe: Sponge Cake with Chocolate Frosting

-1¾ c. cake flour-2 tsp. baking powder
-1¼ c. milk
-1 c. unsalted butter
-4 large eggs
-2 c. granulated sugar
-½ tsp. salt
-5 tsp. vanilla extract
-6 oz. unsweetened chocolate
-6¾ c. confectioners' sugar
-1 tbsp. decorative sprinkles


1-Make the cake:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. Fit parchment paper into the bottom of the pan, butter the parchment and pan sides and dust with flour. Set aside. Sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside.
2-Heat 1 cup of milk just to a boil. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and keep hot. Beat eggs in a large bowl using a mixer set on high speed until they become foamy. Add the granulated sugar, salt, and 2 teaspoons vanilla and beat until batter doubles in volume and becomes very thick and pale -- about 5 minutes.

3-Reduce mixer speed to low and add the hot milk and butter. Add the flour mixture, in 1/4 cupfuls, scraping sides occasionally. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean -- 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Release the cake and cool completely.

4-Make the frosting:
Melt the remaining 1 cup butter and chocolate over a double boiler. Transfer to a large bowl, add the confectioners' sugar and beat using a mixer set on medium speed. Add the remaining 3 teaspoons vanilla and 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk and continue to beat until fluffy.

5-Assemble the cake:
Cut the cake into two 9-inch by 6 1/2-inch halves. Split each half into 3 layers using a long serrated knife. Place one layer on a cake plate. Spread 1/2 cup frosting over the layer. Repeat with remaining layers. Frost cake top and sides and decorate with sprinkles.

By countyliving

The Carousel Summer Garden – Easy Gin Cocktail RecipesIngredients

-50ml Boxer Gin
-3cm cucumber (diced)
-15ml Belvoir elderflower cordial
-5ml fresh lime juice
-Angostura Bitters (dash)
-150ml Fever Tree tonic water
-Garnish, 3-4 basil leaves (no stems)


Muddle the diced cucumber, the lime juice, the bitters and the elderflower cordial in a glass.
Add the basil leaves and press them gently to release the flavour - slapping the leaves between your two palms will also do the trick.
Add a scoop of ice to the glass, followed by the gin, and shake vigorously for 7-8 seconds.
Strain into a chilled highball glass filled to the brim with ice and top up with the tonic water.
Give the mixture a good stir and garnish with a couple of basil leaves and a slice of cucumber.

Orange Blossom Gin & Tonic - Cocktails & Drinks Recipes Ingredients

-50ml gin (we like Bombay Sapphire for this recipe)
-100ml lemon tonic water (try Fever-Tree)
-10ml orange blossom honey
To Garnish :

-Long orange peel twist


Drizzle the honey into the bottom of a tall glass and add the gin.

Stir to mix fully, then add plenty of cubed ice.

Top with the lemon tonic water and stir to combine.
Finish by spritzing the orange peel over the top and sides of the glass. Then, feed the peel into the glass around the ice creating a spiral effect.

Ginger Mojito Pitcher - Easy Mojito Recipes & Cocktail IdeasIngredients

-30 mint leaves
-1 shot stem ginger syrup
-1 750ml bottle of light rum
-1L ginger ale
-Juice and pulp of 8 limes


1-Bruise the mint leaves and put in to a large jug.
2-Mix in the syrup and the lime before adding the rum and ginger ale and serve.


-2 tsp vegetable oil
-1 onion, diced
-1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
-1 tbsp vegan Thai red curry paste
-1 tsp salt
-660g /1 lb 7 oz sweet potatoes, diced
-400ml / 14 fl oz canned reduced-fat coconut milk
-1 litre / 1¾ pints vegan stock
-Juice of 1 lime
-30g / 1 oz finely chopped fresh coriander, to garnish


1-In a large, heavy-based saucepan, heat the oil over a medium–high heat. Add the onion and ginger and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until soft.
2-Add the curry paste and salt and cook, stirring, for a further minute or so. Add the sweet potatoes, coconut milk and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
3-Purée the soup, either in batches in a blender or food processor or using a hand-held blender. Return the soup to the heat and bring back up to a simmer. Just before serving, stir in the lime juice.
4-Serve hot, garnished with coriander.


-Vegan margarine, for greasing
-300g / 10 1/2 oz plain flour
-50g / 1 3/4 oz cocoa powder
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-300g / 10 1/2 oz granulated sugar
-375 ml/13 fl oz soya milk
-125 ml/4 fl oz rapeseed oil
-7 tbsp seedless raspberry jam
-1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing :
-40ml / 1 1/2 fl oz soya milk
-85g / 3 oz vegan dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
-60g / 2 1/4 oz icing sugar
-1 tbsp maple syrup
-Fresh raspberries, to decorate


Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 23cm/9 inch cake tin and line with baking paper.
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir in the salt and sugar. Pour the soya milk into a medium saucepan and add the oil, raspberry jam and vanilla extract. Place over a medium heat and whisk to combine. Stir into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Transfer to the prepared cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
To make the icing, heat the soya milk in a small saucepan until boiling, then stir in the chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the icing sugar and maple syrup. Set aside to cool before icing the cake. Top with a few fresh raspberries.

red velvet cakeIngredients

-½ c. unsalted butter
-1½ c. sugar
-4 large egg yolks
-3 tbsp. red food coloring
-1½ tsp. vanilla extract
-¼ c. cocoa
-1 tsp. salt
-1 c. Buttermilk
-2¼ c. sifted cake flour
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. white vinegar


Make the batter: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a small brush, lightly coat two 9-inch cake pans with butter or vegetable-oil cooking spray. Dust the pans with flour, tap out any excess, and set aside. In a large bowl, using a mixer set on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar until light. Add the yolks and continue to beat for 1 more minute. In a small bowl, stir the food coloring, the vanilla, and the cocoa together. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the cocoa paste to the batter. In a glass measure, mix the salt with the buttermilk and add it to the batter by thirds, alternating with the flour. In another small bowl, mix the baking soda with the vinegar and blend into the batter.
Bake the cake: 
Divide the batter equally between the pans and spread evenly. Bake on the middle rack of the oven until a tester inserted in the center of each layer comes out clean -- about 30 minutes. Cool in the cake pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a knife, loosen cake layers from the sides of the pans and invert the layers onto wire rack to cool completely.
Ice the cake: 
Use a serrated knife to split each layer into 2 even layers. Line the edges of a cake plate with 3-inch-wide strips of waxed or parchment paper and place a cake layer, trimmed side down, on top. Evenly spread 1 cup of icing over the layer and repeat with 2 other layers. Top with the final layer and cover the top and sides with remaining icing.


-200g tempeh, seitan or firm tofu
-2 tbsp vegetable oil
-250g bok choi leaves, halved lengthways
-Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
-2 spring onions, sliced
-For the maple and orange glaze
-1 tsp toasted sesame oil
-2cm fresh ginger, finely grated
-1 clove of garlic, crushed
-½ red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
-3 tbsp tamari
-2½ tbsp maple syrup
-Zest and juice of ½ an orange
-1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
-For the miso noodle broth
-135g soba noodles
-1 tablespoon tamari
-1 star anise
-3½ tbsp brown rice miso


Drain the tempeh, dry and press out the excess liquid with kitchen paper. Warm the sesame oil in a small pan and add the ginger and garlic. Fry for a minute, then add the rest of the glaze ingredients. Slowly bring to a boil, then gently simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tempeh and cover. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan, and when hot add the tempeh, keeping the marinade. Fry for around 2 minutes, adding the marinade gradually until the glaze becomes sticky – this should take around 10 minutes. Set aside, cover and keep warm.

Cook your noodles according to the instructions on the pack. Drain, reserving about 500ml of the water, then keep the noodles warm in a bowl, stirring in a little oil.

Pour the noodle water back into the pan, put back on the heat and add the tamari and star anise. Put the miso into a small bowl and mix in a couple of tbsp of the warm water. Add this paste to the pan and keep covered, simmering the broth on a low heat. The flavour should be strong – add more tamari and miso if needed.

Heat ½ tbsp oil in your frying pan and add the bok choi. Cook for 2 minutes on a high heat, then add 3 tbsp of the miso broth and continue cooking for 1 more minute. Bring the broth to a slow boil. Divide your noodles between warm bowls, top with bok choi and ladle over some of the broth. Then stack on a pile of tempeh, topped with some sliced spring onions and a scattering of fresh coriander.


-1 tbsp sunflower oil
-1 medium onion, chopped
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-2 stalks celery, chopped
-2 carrots, chopped
-2 bay leaves
-4 tsp paprika
-3 cups tomato juice
-1/2 cup tomato paste
-2 - 2 1/2 tsp dried thyme
-1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
-1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
-3 cups vegetable bouillon
-1 (15-oz) can coconut milk
-½ cup long-grain rice
-1 (15-oz) can red kidney beans
-sea salt and black pepper for the croutons
-3 cups day-old bread cubes
-2 tbsp olive oil


1-Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then add the onion and cook over medium-high heat for 5–7 minutes until the onion is soft. Add the garlic, celery, carrots, peppers, bay leaves, and 2 teaspoons of paprika, and cook for another 5 minutes.

2-Stir in the tomato juice, tomato paste and thyme leaves, then cook for 5 minutes. Add the bouillon, coconut milk, and rice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.

3-Add the kidney beans and cook for another 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper before serving garnished with croutons.

4-To make the croutons, toss the cubes of stale bread with the olive oil, 2 teaspoons of paprika, and thyme. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake at 375°F for 4–5 minutes until golden brown.

Paloma - Easy Cocktails & DrinksIngredients

-50ml Don Julio Blanco tequila

-75ml pink grapefruit juice
-10ml fresh lime juice
-1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
-Lime or pink-grapefruit wedge, to garnish


Add the tequila, juices and sugar to a shaker or jug with ice cubes and shake, or stir, together. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with lime or grapefruit.

Blueberry, Banana, and Peanut Butter SmoothieDirections

-1 tablespoon flax seed meal or wheat germ
-1 banana
-1/2 cup frozen blueberries
-1 tablespoon peanut butter
-1 teaspoon honey
-1/2 cup plain yogurt
-1 cup milk


Put ground flax seed meal or wheat germ into blender to grind and further breakdown. This will also eliminate any bitterness from the flax seed.
Place the banana, blueberries, peanut butter, honey, yogurt, and milk into the blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses to serve.

You might have tried end number things like shampoos, parlour treatments, even medicines to treat your dandruff problem, but got no positive result. Well, it is time to stop dandruff naturally, with the help of some food and fruits. Here are few foods to say good bye to dandruff.


Apart from making some delicious dishes and salads, chickpeas (chola) help to fight dandruff as well. How? They are loaded with two essential nutrients– vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and zinc, which are essential to combat dandruff. If you are not a chickpea lover then instead apply its paste on your scalp. Simply make the paste of chickpea flour, curd and water and apply it on your scalp. Rinse it off after sometime.

There are multiple benefits of eating ginger, and getting rid of white flakes is one of them. Some people may have dandruff due to improper digestion. And, this oldest spice in the world solves your dandruff problem by improving your digestion. Moreover, it also keeps dandruff away due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.


An excellent herbal remedy for dandruff, garlic has high concentration of allicin. Allicin is a natural antifungal compound that aid in getting rid of dandruff. It can be used either in your diet or can be applied on scalp as a treatment for dandruff. Just crush raw garlic and let it sit for a few minutes, before using it in your dish. Else, apply its juice onto your scalp. For those with sensitive skin, it is advisable to dilute garlic or its juice before applying it directly on your scalp.
Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are one of the best natural cure for dandruff. Include it in your diet to see its effects. These seeds are rich in many essential nutrients that help in lending you a healthy scalp. They help in controlling sebum production as they are a great source of zinc and vitamin B6. Sunflower seeds can improve your digestion and boost your metabolism, and thus control dandruff caused by indigestion.
Wheat germ

This is yet another excellent food to tackle dandruff problem. Add it in milkshakes, breads, muesli or cereals; just make it a point to include wheat germ in your diet. It is not only a storehouse of zinc and vitamin B6, but also of various other B vitamins.

Not only do apples keep the doctors away, but also dandruff! Many naturopaths have concluded that apples can help in keeping dandruff at bay. Simply munch it, add it in desserts or make a fruit salad, just try to include apple in your diet plan. And, if not so then massage your scalp with apple juice before the final rinse.

Bananas have vitamin B6, A, C, E and minerals such as zinc, potassium and iron. And not only this, they are also loaded with amino acids and antioxidants, all of which are helpful to treat dandruff. Eat it or mix it with avocado and yoghurt and apply it on your scalp for 20 minutes before rinsing off with water.
NOTE : Avoid eating fried foods, fatty food items and chocolates. So, next time you are in the market don’t forget to pick these items to get rid of dandruff. And then, get ready to flaunt your locks confidently wherever you go!