02 July 2016

Beetroots with Carob Crisps and Skordalia (garlic potato spread)







My love for cooking is compassed with my interest of nutrition facts and health benefits of the ingredients that i use.
Not only the taste, not only the presentation but also the "good" the food it is.
A nice dish, not only makes you happy cause it fills your stomach but also cause it gives your body what it needs to be healthy! And when I say body i mean also our brain..Cause everything starts from there..Isnt it?
I want to write our recipes in a way that even when someone never cooked before can make the recipe succesful as it is! I believe that everyone can cook ! We just need to taste and test, to burn some, to forget an ingredient, to put more salt, to make it more spicy...and then we will be a great cook! Cause what makes you a great cook is to know what YOU like and what you prefer the most.
This is what makes cooing such an amazing thing ...And this is why cooking is in a big evolution...Cause people, cook and try, cook and taste, cook and try, cook and change...
And everyone can create a great recipe of his/her own taste!
A recipe found in different countrys with the same name but different, a recipe found in different countries with the same ingredients but different names.
Difference is what makes cooking so great! Cause dont forget! Everyone can Cook!

Dont forget that every vegetable and fruit, herbs , nuts, roots and bulbs have a special nutrition fact that our body needs to servive. Meat and diary products also, but these if we have the time and the time to get the knowlegde needed can be also replaced, as the doctors say...
I believe that we need to eat everything just the right amount and the right time.
Some people have some special needs, or allergies and I a always glad to find solutions for thei way to find the best recipe attached to their needs.
MY THEORY :
Food can be the start of a therapy! System and emotion.
When you are graving for something it means you need a special nutrition fact that is found in high quantities in the food you are asing for. When you hate to eat something it means the opposite.
Just make an experiment! Search the nutrition facts of the most loved food you are having this week!
But be careful! If you are graving for sugar this means that you are not eating propertly and your body has low glycose levels.
Always ask your doctor!


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Beetroots !




Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red beet root that most people think of as a "beet" today wasn't cultivated until the era of ancient Rome.
 Beets contain a variety of unique health-boosting nutrients that you may not be getting elsewhere. Plus, they're delicious!
High in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
Rich in Valuable Nutrients and Fiber, Lower Your Blood Pressure ,Boost Your Stamina,  Fight Inflammation, Anti-Cancer Properties,  Detoxification Support !
Dont Forget you can eat the greens too! (as these are among the healthiest part of the plant.
Besides containing important nutrients like protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, beet greens also supply significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron)

Garlic !


“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be the food.”
Those are famous words from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often called the father of Western medicine.
He actually used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Well… modern science has recently confirmed many of these beneficial health effects.
Cardiovascular Benefits, Anti-Inflammatory Benefits Across Body Systems, Antibacterial and Antiviral Benefits, Cancer Prevention, Iron Metabolism..
Aaa...there are so many thing to tell about garlic...but i have to write you the recipe now..if you are interested to now why garlic is so important for your health visit this site , there are many detailes and scientific researches about...
 http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=60


Carob !
Carob is an evergreen flowering shrub, belonging to the pea family. Native to the Mediterranean region especially in the eastern and southern area of Spain, carob is cultivated for its edible seeds. It is found in its natural form in Southern Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Israel. Consumed since ancient times, it is also known as Saint John’s Bread or locust bean. The dried carob fruit is traditionally consumed on Jewish holidays and the juice is taken by Muslims, during the Islamic month of Ramadan. It is used as a substitute in making various products such as baked goods, bars, snacks, cereal, dairy products, cocoa-containing products and beverages. Read on further to know the different health and nutrition benefits of eating carob and also find its nutritional value.




 Nutrition and Health Benefits of Eating Carob
Carob tannins contain Gallic acid that works as an analgesic, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic.
Carob improves digestion and lowers cholesterol level in the blood.
It is used for treating diarrhea in children and adults alike.
Since it does not contain caffeine, carob benefits people with high blood pressure.
Regular use of carob helps in preventing lung cancer.
The vitamin E content in carob helps in treating cough, flu, anemia and osteoclasis.
The Gallic acid in carob helps in preventing and treating polio in children.
Carob fights against osteoporosis, due to its richness in phosphorus and calcium.
Carob pod husks are chewed by singers to clear the voice and throat.



This garlic paste " skordalia" we call it in Greece, is one of our favorite dishes...




You are going to hear this from us many times but this is what we do , we are trying to teach you how to coo our loved Greek recipes.
We are always prefer to eat it with food which is high in iron and cholesterol and icreases blood presure. (garlic is well known that it mustnt eaten from people who have low blood pressure)
Meat, fish, beetroots and other food that helps you increase blood pressure, so it maes a good balance. Not so many people know that. But this is how food goes...you dont have to know many...you just have to trust your taste and your body.
You can make this garlic spread with a lot of garlic or juuuust a bit! If you have problem with low pressure , you can add just some olive oil which is pured with garlic, or combine your dinner with onions which increase blood pressure.
You can always have a big bottle of fresh water with mind and lemon to help your guests to clean their breaths if they are worried about.
Having a mint tea after the dinner helps to vanish the smell!
Be careful with the salt you are going to put, and if you dont have olive oil just put an oil that is really neutral in the taste.
If you dont follow a gluten free diet you can add some bread crisps, and if you want to make a

protein combination you can add some walnuts.






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