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Holiday Christmas trees

Holiday Christmas trees

An original recipe for me. At the urging of my dear Laura Nechita, I bought some toys with which to prepare something good for the holidays knocking at the door. Unusual for me is the red beet for a sweet. I remember that Laura used beets in a cake on her counter. I can't say that I intended to do something like this in advance, it was a momentary inspiration. And to make everything perfect I also used Green Sugar, a natural sweet with zero calories and glycemic index.

4 eggs

  • 2 baked beets (about 200 g both)
  • 3 tablespoons Green Sugar
  • 1 small pinch of salt
  • 200 gr of flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Grated peel of 1 orange
  • 70 gr melted butter
  • For decoration:
  • 50 gr white chocolate
  • Candy

Servings: 12

Preparation time: less than 60 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Holiday Christmas trees:

Whole eggs are mixed with a pinch of salt. Add the sugar substitute and continue mixing until the eggs become frothy and resemble a cream. Add the melted and cooled butter, the red beets given on the grater with large holes, mix the ingredients gently. The flour is mixed with the baking powder. To the wet ingredients add the grated orange peel and flour. Mix lightly with a pear, until the ingredients are incorporated.

The resulting dough is distributed in silicone shapes, I used the shape of fir trees and mini cakes (new toys), the shapes are filled only on three-quarters, considering that the dough will grow during baking. Bake in the oven at 165 degrees for 17-20 minutes. Remove the sweets on a wire rack and allow to cool. Decorate with melted white chocolate on a steam bath and small red candies. Enjoy your dishes with your loved ones !!

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The fir trees came out easily "tugui"… after they cooled well, with a well-sharpened knife I adjusted the shapes of the fir trees a little, that is, I cut the "tugui" formed during baking and then I decorated the fir trees

Ingredients for the Moldovan holiday cake recipe

  • Flour- 450 g
  • Milk- 125 ml
  • Apa- 125 ml
  • Salt a teaspoon
  • Yeast granules - 7g
  • Sugar - a teaspoon
  • Oil - 70 ml
  • For greased - 2 yolks
  • The desire: susan.

How do we prepare the recipe for the Moldovan holiday cake?

The leavened dough

Pour the milk and water into a saucepan. Put the pot on the fire until the composition heats up.

Pour the warm milk over the yeast, add the sugar, mix well and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, sift the flour, add salt and yeast, then pour the water + milk and knead very well, about 20 minutes.

Then pour the oil in 2-3 times. Knead for about 20-30 minutes.

Aunt said that the bread and cake dough loves the warmth of the hands and should be pampered by kneading.

If it is kneaded for a longer time, it comes out fluffier and softer.

After kneading, put the crust in a bowl greased with oil, grease the dough, cover the bowl with a towel and heat it until it grows nicely, about 40-60 minutes.

After it has leavened, pour the dough on the work table also greased with oil. Divide the dough.

I divided it into 5 bigger balls, 2 smaller ones and a small one for decoration. We weave the coil as desired and decorate it.

Moldovan holiday cake

I braided the coil in 5, then I made a thinner, but larger diameter coil (braided in 2) and put it on top.

We prepare the decoration elements. We can make leaves cut from dough or roses from dough circles.

Put the roll in the tray lined with baking paper.

Grease the cake with egg yolk, cover the tray and leave it warm for about 20 minutes.

Put the tray in the preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for about an hour (each oven is different, but it also matters the size of the roll, how it is woven).

Have fun and happy holidays!

The recipe and photos belong to Radmila Girbu and participate with this recipe in the Great Winter Contest 2019: cook and win

The Holy Three Hierarchs, traditions

Tradition says that for the Holy Three Hierarchs, the weather changes and if it flows from the eaves then spring will be frosty.

If this does not happen, then it is certain that the summer will be a warm one, says the popular tradition.

On this day, widows who have financial problems, health, must pray and ask for help from St. Gregory.

For centuries, St. Gregory has been their proven advocate, and mothers pray on this day for their unmarried daughters, according to popular tradition.

At the same time, the popular tradition says that whoever works today has the risk of going blind.

Three Christmas Trees (Three Christmas Trees)

The most beautiful miniature fir trees & icircn, perfect for a heartfelt gift. Cherish your loved ones, be closer to them and light up their holidays with this wonderful arrangement.

Note: the set contains 3 Picea Glauca Conica conifers and 3 decorative pots. The color of the pot may differ depending on stock availability or customer preference.

Picea Glauca Conica is a superb specimen, suitable for any terrace and, of course, widely used for decorative purposes in specific Christmas arrangements. With an extraordinarily interesting appearance, the dwarf conical spruce is compact, with short, needle-like leaves, raw green during spring. It is a spruce very resistant to frost, but sensitive to drought.

Light needed: prefers sunny places.

Water needed: it needs moisture, so & acirct in the soil, c & acirct and & icircn atmosphere.

injury: the red spider.

Note: The plant pot is also taken into account when calculating the height of the product.

The Perfect Taste & # 8211 holiday recipes from around the world

On a typical early autumn evening, I relaxed with a culinary show and listened to the story of an Italian woman from New York, a cookbook writer, who returned to her native Sicily and cooked delicious dishes for her whole family, enjoying to tears of the happy applause of his brothers and cousins ​​and of the pride of his parents, with eyes wet with love. At that moment I knew what I wanted to do, it was like a call, like a decision of the soul. I knew I wanted to share with the world my passion for traditional cuisine, the cuisine with love, the authentic cuisine of the countries we travel through., but we rarely stop to really feel them, to taste them and to appreciate their habits and aromas.

The Perfect Taste

I thought I would do some research for a few weeks, until I found exactly those recipes that would reflect the taste of a country, of a people. But that was not the case. The recipes in this book came to me on their own, like a miracle, without any effort. They found me, they guided me how to prepare them, what to change, what ingredients to use, how to put them on the plate, how to tell them the story.

For this book, we have chosen traditional recipes from 35 countries, recipes that grandmothers and mothers from 5 continents put on holiday tables or prepare for their loved ones at special moments in their lives. Some of them I didn't even find in English, others have their own wikipedia page, and some are so famous that the world's great restaurants have had them on their menus for over 20 years.

You will see that I am a little obsessed with meringue (I have three recipes for meringue sweets and various flavors), you will find interesting stories about the history of these recipes, you will travel with me around the world, through taste, aroma and color.

The perfect taste of a preparation is not given by the manner in which you prepare it, not by far. It doesn't matter too much how you put it on the plate (you'll see that I'm not exactly a professional in plating), it doesn't matter the portion size or the details of the recipe. The perfect taste is given by the passion, by the love that your hands transmit to the food, by the joy in the soul, by the family, by the songs that you murmur when you cook.

Recipes for the holidays

The Perfect Taste it is a book written with the soul, it is a book of recipes cooked to music, weekends in a row, it is a book weeping with tears of happiness when everyone in the house enjoyed the dishes I cooked, it is a book tested, worked, photographed, loved, full of emotions and memories as if from another life, when I visited every country in this world.

My book will put the flavor of the whole world on your table. It will color your days and nights, it will make you blush with pleasure, it will make you happy.

You will go with me to France and Italy, the Dominican Republic, Morocco, Brazil, Australia, Texas, Lebanon, Colombia, Spain, England, Finland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Greece, Japan, Jamaica, Georgia, Austria, Belgium and many other countries. You will discover their taste and traditions and I guarantee that you will fall in love with them.

What do you find in my book?

Breakfast and brunch recipes, delicious recipes for lunch, for quick dinners, for romantic dinners or for festive meals. Dishes that the locals of the world put on the Christmas table. Flavored stews, home-baked bread, cookies, vegetarian recipes, recipes served at the world's great restaurants, pasta, fruit cake and fairytale sweets.

I dedicate this book to you, who loves to travel, who loves the flavors, colors and traditions of the world and who cooks with love.

The Perfect Taste & # 8211 ebook with holiday recipes from around the world

What are you allowed to do on Sundays and holidays?

See here what you are allowed to do exactly on Sundays and holidays, so as not to upset God and bring evil into your home:
I have heard many ask what is allowed to do on Sunday: Are you allowed to wash? To tread, to cook, to learn, to shop, to work, etc. Nowhere in Scripture do you clearly write what you are allowed to do and what you are not, just write like this:

"Six days shall work be done, and on the seventh day shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the Lord: you shall do no work, it is the rest of the Lord in all your dwellings." (Leviticus 23, 3)

In general, we humans remember God only when we have problems, when no one can help us anymore. This has always been the case for thousands of years since I fell into sin, and God knows that. When all goes well we forget about the Church, about prayer, about confessing sins, about forgiveness, we say we don't have time, we postpone tomorrow, and so on. We commit sins and justify ourselves, trampling on our conscience even if it rebukes us when we commit a small sin. Thus, through our indifference, we commit greater and greater sins, turn away from God, and end up in trouble.

In order for this not to happen, God very wisely decided to set a special day of the week to strengthen this relationship between Him and us. Sunday is the day when man rests, thinks of God and his future. This day reminds us that we have a purpose for which we live here on earth, that we have a Creator who loves us and is always willing to help us if we ask for His help.

Man earns his bread by the sweat of his brow by working, but he does so only because he has sinned. Before falling into sin, Adam and Eve had access to all the goodness of the world without working, receiving everything as a gift from God. As a punishment for disobedience, man must, until the second coming of Christ, work to live, in order to be aware of the mistake they have made.

Sunday is a day of rest, to remind us all that a time will come when everything will end and we will no longer have to work.

One day out of seven reminds us that we will rest forever. Not with worms in the earth, but in the kingdom of God with millions and millions of people. Not in boredom and monotony, but in light and in a continuous novelty.

Here is what the psalmist David says beautifully:

"Return, my soul, to your rest, for the Lord has done you good." (Ps. 114, 7)

At the second coming of Christ to earth, those who have listened to the voice of God will return to His rest, where everything is a gift, and where we no longer have to work to get what we want.

Sunday is not like a day off from work, when you do what you want, but a holy day when Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, rose from the dead, that with Him we may be resurrected (me and my family and friends). , and my colleagues, and my countrymen, and all the people on earth, and the living and the sleeping).

Sunday is the day when we all gather in churches, not as in the theater, or as in the mall, but as in the holiest place on earth, to thank God for everything and ask Him to save us all, being very aware that without His help we could do nothing Participation in the Holy Mass on Sundays and holidays punctuates our faith in eternal life, the firm belief that at some point everything will end and a new life will begin. We go to church on Sunday to return to where we left off: from the paradise of joy, where man stood face to face with God.

If God commanded Sunday to be a day of rest, then what can and cannot we do, what is sin and what is not?

Things are simple: don't do on Sunday what you could have done during the week. Make your schedule so that you have it free on Sunday, without the stress of daily worries. On Sundays and holidays, to go to church, to do good deeds, to read from the holy books, to pray more, to be more zealous for sin.

Your conscience will rebuke you for understanding what is a sin and what is good to do on Sundays and holidays.

If you can wash, iron, clean on Saturday, why leave them for Sunday? Why not listen to God, just because I'm lazy.

My childhood experience has shown me that God sometimes punishes very severely those who work on holidays. My aunt made tomato juice on Sunday and all the hot pot fell on her, with severe burns all over her body and being hospitalized. Dad whitewashed an apartment on a holiday once and something got in his eyes and his eye got infected. He went to the hospital, bandaged him and stayed at home for a few days. He was also telling me how he had done his job on Sunday and hit his hammer with his hammer. I have experienced many events on my own, and I prefer not to experiment. Sunday is a day of rest and I don't want to do anything: I don't write on the site, I don't do work, I don't study, but I go to church, I meet my family and friends, I rest, I walk, etc.

Why does God punish the dishonesty of Sundays and holidays? For he that forgetteth Sunday forgetteth God, and he that forgetteth him liveth for ever and ever.

Low calorie sweet holiday recipes

Obviously, we can not omit the sweets from the list of holiday recipes. But it is necessary to intervene a little and adapt them so that there are no caloric bombs. Usually, they are the ones that thicken our waist and shatter our weight control efforts. To prevent this from happening, choose to prepare sweet, slightly more dietary recipes.

„Includes wholemeal flour in the composition of sweets! You can use a mixture of wholemeal flour and white flour to prepare certain recipes for cookies, cookies or fruit tarts. They can be just as tasty and healthier! Also pay attention to the amount of butter in the composition! It is preferable not to exceed 20 g per serving. Pay close attention to sweets that contain margarine! It is better to replace it with oil ", underlines Dr. Mihaela Posea.

The doctor also suggests choosing sweets that do not contain more than 20 g of sugar per serving. He also recommends using a variety of unrefined sugar instead of white. Ultimately, he advises us to opt for sweets with fruit-based fillings, cottage cheese or puddings instead of those with creamy fillings based on butter and sugar. To convince us to follow the directions outlined, he also proposes a simple and delicious dessert recipe.

Homemade fruit salad with whipped cream

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 2 clementines
  • 4 tablespoons homemade cream (optional)

Caloric content: 240 kcal per serving

Nutritionist's advice:It is an easier alternative to traditional holiday sweets. It is a refreshing dessert and at the same time with a festive air. The cream can be replaced with a spoonful of ice cream.

SMART recipes

In order to maintain the magic of the Holidays and the charm of the traditions, without gaining weight, take into account the suggestions of Dr. Mihaela Posea, specialist in diabetes, nutrition, metabolic diseases, from the Smart Nutrition Clinic. Here are the ones:

  • For dishes containing minced meat, use a mixture in which the lean meat is 90%!
  • For the steak, choose meat that does not contain visible fat and does not add oil or other type of fat for its preparation!
  • For beef salad, use a sauce made from creamy yogurt, mustard and your favorite spices instead of mayonnaise!
  • If you choose to serve more consistent dishes (sausages, drumsticks, caltabosh), avoid combining them with heavy garnishes, such as french fries or various salads with mayonnaise! Pickled salads or those made from fresh vegetables are much lower calorie options!
  • For sweetening mulled wine, you can opt for a non-caloric sweetener!

Recipe 1: sauerkraut in cabbage leaves with pork meat

Ingredients needed for 25 pieces:

  • 500 g of pork leg, with no visible fat, which will be chopped
  • 70 g of rice
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 500 ml of tomato juice
  • pickled cabbage leaves
  • salt and spices (pepper, bay leaves, thyme)

Method of preparation:

  1. Put the oil, finely chopped onion, salt, pepper and thyme in a non-stick pan and leave it on the fire, stirring constantly, until the onion becomes glassy.
  2. Then add the rice and 100 ml of water and leave it on the fire until the rice absorbs the water.
  3. Allow the composition to cool, then mix with the minced meat. The resulting composition will be used for filling the stuffed cabbage.
  4. After filling the sarmales, they are placed in a clay pot, heat-resistant. Over them will be added tomato juice that you can season with black peppercorns and bay leaves.
  5. Leave in the oven (180 degrees) for 1.30 h

Nutritionist's advice:A portion of sarmale (3 pieces) served with 150 g polenta and 2 tablespoons of 15% cream contains 400 kcal and can be served at lunch.

Recipe 2: beef salad

Ingredients required for 1.5 kg:

  • 500 g of potatoes
  • 150 g carrots (2 large pieces)
  • 150 g of pickled cucumbers
  • 150 g of pickled donuts
  • 500 g of lean beef with no visible fat
  • light mayonnaise prepared from 150 g creamy yogurt with 2% fat, a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

Method of preparation:

  1. Boil the beef in a bowl of water. When ready, cut the meat into small cubes.
  2. Boil the potatoes and carrots in their skins, then leave to cool, peel and cut into small cubes.
  3. Cucumbers and donuts are also cut into cubes of comparable size to those of potatoes and carrots.
  4. Mix all the ingredients with light mayonnaise and place on a plate.

Caloric content: 100 g of salad = 100 kcal

Recipe 3: pork and beef sausages

Necessary ingredients:

  • Meat (raw): pork (lean meat) - 500 g = 1000 kcal mixed with beef (lean meat) - 500 g = 1000 kcal without additional fat, bacon
  • Garlic: 50 g (1 large head) = 70 kcal
  • Various spices, according to taste: salt, pepper, paprika, mustard, etc.
  • Pig intestines

Caloric content:100 g of sausages (grill) = 200 kcal

Nutritionist's advice:The dish can be served at lunch as a main course, with a garnish of vegetables (not potatoes) in the oven or grill and salad (of vegetables or pickles), without bread, potatoes or rice.

Recipe 4: turkey meatball

Necessary ingredients:

  • Turkey breast, without skin - 1000 g = 1100 kcal
  • Turkey wings - 500 g = 750 kcal
  • Carrots - 200 g = 80 kcal
  • Onions - 100 g = 40 kcal
  • Garlic - 50 g = 70 kcal
  • Various spices, according to taste: salt, pepper, etc.
  • Gelatin - 1 sachet x 10 g = 30 kcal (optional)

Caloric content: 100 g of meatballs = 90-100 kcal

Nutritionist's advice:The dish can be served at breakfast with bread, egg / cheese and vegetables.

Recipe 5: pork chop

Necessary ingredients:

  • Pork organs: pork liver - 500 g = 600 kcal pork heart - 500 g = 750 kcal pork kidney- 500 g = 600 kcal pork lung - 500g = 450 kcal lean pork muscle - 500 g = 1000 kcal
  • Long grain rice - 200 g = 700 kcal
  • Various spices, according to taste: salt, pepper, thyme, etc.
  • Pig intestines

Caloric content: 100 g of caltaboș = 150-160 kcal

Nutritionist's advice:It can be served at breakfast with or without bread, mustard or horseradish sauce with beets, as desired, and, of course, many vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc.

Healthy cake recipes: make every day a holiday!

Although we are on the threshold of the holidays, this synthesis of Sano Vita cake recipes is not only for those who are thinking of a festive menu, but for all housewives who want to enjoy their family with healthy sweets. We said and we support it: to have your loved ones with you means a holiday in itself, that's why any meal together can get a festive air, if you carry the holiday in your soul.

How do you choose and adapt a cake for a certain occasion? What are the criteria? Below are some suggestions that will help you. They are also accompanied by examples of recipes, so we invite you to read on.

Simple recipes for the Christmas table. Santa's black women

And because there is nothing missing from the list of simple recipes for the Christmas meal, here's how to quickly prepare a delicious dessert with chocolate and fruit, perfect to cheer up your loved ones.

Santa's black women

  • 3 medium eggs
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 100 g of flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 sachet of baking powder

For Santa's hats:

  • 350 g of liquid cream
  • 15 pieces of whole strawberries
  • 80 g of butter
  • 300 g of household chocolate
  • 2 ampoules of vanilla essence

Heat the oven over medium heat and line a large tray with baking paper and oil. Meanwhile, mix the chocolate and butter with the sugar on a bain marie until completely melted. Then set aside to cool.

Separately, mix the yolks with the salt, vanilla essence, cocoa powder and other flavors. Add the melted chocolate, mix well, then add the flour and baking powder. The egg whites are also beaten and incorporated into the composition, very slowly, so as not to break the air bubbles.

After the composition is ready, add it to the pan and bake for about 20 minutes. Test whether it is ready with a toothpick. Meanwhile, beat the liquid cream with a little sugar and vanilla essence.

After the blackberry has cooled well, cut it into cubes and put a little cream, a strawberry and the top of the cream hat on each one.

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