Home made Bread

Very few moments can compare to the personal satisfaction one feels, when the smell of fresh, warm home-made bread feels the air. As you cut it and its warm comforting smell fills the air, your mind surely goes back to times when things were much simpler.

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Basic nurition principles (3) – Fats

What is the role of fats in nutrition? Surely, a much discussed issue that can be confusing. Saturated, poly-unsaturated, Ω3, Ω6, trans, lots of kinds of fats, many scientific names , a lot of information, opinions, but one thing is certain. Fats are very fatening! They are however inevitable in our diet and sometimes even necessary. That’s why we have to understand their properties, in order to make the right choices in our daily life.

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Basic nutrition principles (2) – Proteins

Proteins are the main structural substance in muscles, and the second in abundance ingredient in our body, after water. We use, or even abuse our muscles every day, as we go about our daily tasks. It is therefore very important to give our body the chance to replenish and repair our muscles, or even to build new ones of necessary. This can only be done through our food.

Let’s see how we can help.

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Basic nutrition principles (1)

In earlier articles of this unit, we go a small taste of the importance of a well balanced and wholesome diet, for the physical and general human health. We categorized some popular diets, and discussed how they can help us (or not) in our effort to maintain the right body weight. As we said, we must build rules upon which we will base our nutrition plan. Not for a small period of time, and not to lose a few kilos, but to feel and be healthy, always! To achieve this, we have to understand some basic nutrition principles, and the way our body uses u the food we eat for its daily function.
Let’s begin!

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Fourtalia (Traditional omelette from the Aegean island of Andros)

If you’ve ever been to the beautiful Aegean island of Andros for sure you’ve tried the traditional omelette, the fourtalia, which in a way resembles the Spanish tortilla. Locals are very proud of it, and as usual there is a lot of local competition between the villages about the best recipe. Although it is traditionally accompanied by the unique local pork sausages, and the potatoes are sautéed in pork fat, we are presenting here a lighter version, so that you can enjoy it more often.

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Home made Lemonade

Well, summer is always around the corner, at least in Greece. One of the best things you can do with those beautiful lemons we get, is refreshing and healthy lemonade, a soft drink for all times, avoiding the over-sugared canned ones.
Our favorite taste in a quick & easy recipe.

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