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Pasta – Useful and Tasty

Despite the wide spread belief, pasta is not harmful for your figure, if it is properly prepared, of course. 100 gr. of pasta contain only between 100 and 250 calories, and for one portion 85 gr. is enough. Pasta is well digested, satisfies hunger, contains balanced amount of proteins, fats and carbons. So, even if you keep a diet, it is not the reason to refuse from your favorite dishes. Only be careful with sauces – they should contain more vegetables, fish and seafood. Here are some light recipes of delicious pasta for you.

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Spicy Temptation – Indian Cuisine

One of the best ways to learn more about cultural life of some foreign country is to explore its cuisine as food plays an important role in the establishment and preservation of traditions and rituals. Tell me what you eat and I tell you where you live – thus a famous proverb can be paraphrased. India, for instance, is a mysterious world of entangled traditions and believes. To make the acquaintance with this country as simple and pleasant as can be, one should start with its cuisine.

The food preferences of the Indians are different in the North and South regions. In the north of the country people traditionally eat wheat, in the south – rice. The southern Indians use coconut chips and coconut butter, while the northern people add onion and melted butter ghee. On then north it’s also popular to drink hot sweet tea with milk and add a breathtaking mix of spices in juices, so the Europeans find it practically impossible to drink.

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Ideas of Snacks for Unexpected Guests

I am sure we all have faced the situations when we had to feed our friends who have come to visit us all of a sudden. These unexpected visitors usually choose the very moment when only a mouse hangs lonely in your fridge and you have only a vague idea of what you can prepare using your pretty lame cooking skills. I advise you to use one or several of the following recipes in order to save your reputation of a good host. These snacks are easy to make but they are nevertheless tasty.

The first and the simplest dish you can offer to your guests is fruit salad. It cam be made very fast, you need only to cut the fruit you have at your disposal. Besides, you may put in this salad any food you have without following any recipe. The combination of apples and oranges tastes good, but you may also add bananas, kiwis and anything you can find somewhere in the corners of your kitchen. Mix it with some yoghurt and serve it on a beautiful plate. If you have more time to prepare for the visit, you may make your salad look more exotic by putting it in a haft of a pineapple instead of a plate.

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