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A Delicious Desert For Warm Days....

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A delicious dessert for warm days is made of thick Greek yogurt, fresh cream, a sauce, and all sorts of berries. My friend Sonia Peronaci, founder and owner of the famous Italian food blog site www.giallozafferano.it presented this recipe during August into translatable Italian and I would like to share it with all my English speaking friends around the world. Here goes...

The Greek Spinach Pie

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T he spinach pie in Greece is one of the most common street food you can find. It can be found in every street corner and is considered as a snack for breakfast or lunch up to about 3 pm. After that all the shops making it run out and that's it for the day until 6 a.m. the next day when they start again selling fresh ones. These shops are cafeterias selling other pies as well such as meat pies, cheese pies, sausage pies, little pizzas etc. Today we shall talk about the spinach pie. The spinach pie is divided into two types: with feta cheese or just spinach for those who fast or don't eat cheese for some reason. Today I decided to go ahead and make the simple spinach pie because I am avoiding salty cheeses due to my high blood pressure. Of course using feta, or a mixture of other cheeses is better, tastier, and of course, richer in calories. To make a spinach pie you will need: 2 kg of frozen spinach (leaves or finely cut).  After thawing they have to be very wel

Quit Salt And Eat A Nice Side Dish Of Millet With Cilantro...

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Quit Salt And Eat A Nice Side Dish Of Millet With Cilantro. Cilantro  is the Hispanic word for fresh coriander used in many Eastern dishes especially in India. Mexico uses lots as well. Today we are going to make  Millet  with Cilantro. Millet has many health benefits. Some of them are Millet in Greek language is Κέχρι. The following passage has been copied, as is, from the link  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/12-health-benefits-of-millet.html Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavor, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available. It is one of the few grains that is  alkalizing to the body . Millet has always been a favorite grain of mine since I discovered it in my hippy days in the 70’s! Read about millet’s 12 health benefits, some interesting trivia and history, 10 tips how to use it, and 3 delicious millet recipes. 12 Health Benefits: 1. Millet is alkaline and it digests easily. 2. The Hunzas –

Friday 13th Omega 3 Fish Eating Day!

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Friday 13th Omega 3 Fish Eating Day! T oday is Friday and good Christians must not eat meat. So since we are good Christians we ate fish. We had poached fresh salmon and roasted fresh sardines.  We usually eat salmon and/or sardines once every 15 days because we know that these particular fish have high Omega 3 content. On the other hand, though, we try not to exceed eating such fish because of their alleged heavy metal content. We are therefore limiting our intake to twice per month. I would recommend eating fish in general more than any other protein (meat or chicken) but as mentioned above, only twice per month fish rich in Omega 3. I would on the other hand advise not to offer fish in general to your guests. Unfortunately the majority of people like meat and chicken. Here is how we had them. Serves 4. Ingredients:  600 gr fresh filet skin on one side of salmon  all bones taken out (you know the vertical line of big bones running on the side from up to down). 300 gr who