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Featured Recipes

Baked Burrata Recipe

Burrata comes in a ball: a large ball of mozzarella containing a heart of melting cream.
It seems that originally burrata was born from a desire not to waste a ball of mozzarella from the day before, a cheese maker would have stuffed it with cream and leftover mozzarella before closing it all like a chaplain, on top.
As it is not very interesting, like a ball of mozzarella, in fact, you will need to accompany it with an excellent olive oil for example, with a few candied tomatoes (homemade), a little raw ham, pesto (homemade) …
All on a nice slice of fresh or toasted bread, or a pizza dough and it will be happiness in your mouth!
It’s a simple recipe, easy to make and rather quick (let’s say, once the pizza dough is made, or if you buy a ready-made one ;-)), super tasty, which comes in many ways: barter the pizza dough against a puff pastry, add all the ingredients you like in the turnover, such as ham, summer vegetables, or even greenery!

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Burrata Salad

Burrata is an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. Very creamy, yet it is not that high in calories. If the Emmental has 248 calories per 100 grams, the burrata displays 285 calories per 100 g, just a little more. Its problem, however, is that, like mozzarella, we tend to consume more. If a classic piece of cheese weighs 30 to 40 grams, a burrata alone weighs 250 grams (or 200 grams for a mozzarella).
If you pay attention to your weight, it is not necessary to banish the burrata at all costs, but simply to watch over the quantities consumed. In this recipe, a burrata can serve 3 to 4 people, which reduces the average portion consumed to 50 g (which is already generous) and have fun limiting the damage :).

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Potato, apple and Munster cheese gratin

This recipe is based on organic Munster cheese with raw milk.
It’s a dish on the model of a tartiflette, the Munster lends itself well to it: it has character and delicious background when cooked.
We use the “basic” ingredients of a tartiflette: potato, onion, and of course cheese … And then add apples!
Apples add a little sweetness, to counterbalance the strength of the cheese (the potato being fairly neutral, it cannot play this role alone), a little freshness (which does not hurt in this kind of dish) and a very light “sweet-salty” that will satisfy fans of the genre, without putting off the refractory.
Apples bring a little freshness and a sweet and savory note to your dish. If you like the combination of these two flavors you can incorporate all of the sliced ​​apples.

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Featured Superfood

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a microscopic alga, that is blue-green colored, and that grows in freshwater, exclusively in areas with warm and sunny weather.
Originally, it was used as food for the Aztecs (Amerindian people), although it is now cultivated in other countries where the climate allows it: such as Mexico, China, or Burkina Faso for example. In 2013 alone, 5,000 dried tonnes were produced!

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Chia seeds: a superfood with many benefits

Chia seeds are small seeds from Mexico that strangely resemble poppy seeds, with the difference that they are blacker and colors may vary (black to white). They have been cultivated for millennia, in particular by the Aztecs for whom they formed one of the bases of their diet. Chia is said to allow them to be “more enduring” and “intellectually superior” to enemies.
Very fashionable in recent years, chia seeds are considered a superfood thanks to their nutritional richness and their many benefits. Another peculiarity of these small seeds: they have the ability to absorb liquids and swell.

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Ginseng Root Benefits

Ginseng is one of the best-known plants in traditional Chinese medicine: and for good reason, the Chinese associated it as a remedy for all ailments. This is evidenced by the etymology of its scientific name: Panax comes from the Greek word “Pan” which means “everything” and from “akos” meaning “to cure/remedy”. A meaning that further underlines the immense diversity of its benefits.
Ginseng is called “Man Root” because it has a shape that is similar to the human body. The word “Ginseng” comes from the Chinese term “renshen”, which also means “man root”.

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Maca root origin, usage and benefits

Maca is a popular plant in Latin America known for its super benefits.
This is a tuber resembling a large radish, native to the Andes region in Peru. It is known for growing in extreme conditions: indeed, it can thrive at high altitude, over 3500 meters, undergoing extreme temperatures during the day and freezing at night.
It is also called ” Peruvian ginseng ” or even ” Peruvian Viagra ” for its supposed aphrodisiac benefits.
Maca roots are known for thousands of years by the Inca civilization and then by the Peruvians.
The fact that it resists exceptional weather conditions makes it a plant of choice to be grown in the Andes. Besides this, it also has a particularly interesting nutritional composition.

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Health benefits of garlic

Garlic is an exceptional condiment whose origins date back to Ancient Egypt. Southern cuisines even give it a real vegetable status. However, it continues to enjoy a bad reputation, especially because of the bad breath it gives us. But then, what are the benefits of garlic?
Garlic is a bulb of the same botanical family as onion, shallot, chives, or lily and tulip! Quoted for the first time in an Egyptian papyrus dating back over 3500 years, garlic has been a commodity used for millennia for its medicinal benefits.

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Cocoa, aka the superfood of all superfoods

We love it because it does good to our palate. But what we know less is that it also does good for our body and our mood…
Did you know? Cocoa is closely observed by scientists who to date have counted up to 800 molecules present in its composition … The one that the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs called “the food of the gods” has not finished surprising us …
MAYAN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
Before chocolate, there is cocoa. The Mayans, the first occupants of Central America (long before the Europeans landed), made a ritual drink to worship the gods they called “chacau haa”. The therapeutic virtues of cocoa butter were then known both as a balm to heal chapped skin and burns, to protect against the heat of the sun or treat the liver and lungs, and as a preventive remedy against snake bites. Later, in South America, cocoa was traditionally used to reduce inflammation in chest pains, and in the 18th century English doctors still prescribed it to treat tuberculosis.. But with the progress of science, it quickly went from food-healer to food-pleasure, while retaining its health benefits.

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