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Palestinian Lentils with Rice

This dish is one of my family's favorite Middle Eastern recipes. It is a traditional Arabic dish, typical for the lands of Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. In fact, I am a huge fan of the Arab kitchen, since it is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world! This dish, a combination of lentils, rice and some amazing seasonings, is very flavorful, and really nutritious. You can actually adapt it to your local region just by changing the seasoning (for instance, in Bulgaria, I use mostly savory and mint). The recipe is also very healthy since it is a perfect blend of carbs and protein, and is filled with fiber. The most important thing is to keep the proportion of water to lentils (1:1) and water to rice (2:1)....

The Most Delicious Potato Salad

When it comes to carbs, we kind of feel a little scared. It is true that we should control the amount of carbohydrate foods that we consume, since at the end every carb turns into sugar, which impacts the body’s blood sugar level. That is why it is very important to choose the right types of carbohydrates. Potatoes are among the healthiest high-carb vegetables when cooked properly (I am not talking about frying, as you can guess). If you haven’t tried cooking a salad from potatoes, you have the chance to try the most delicious potato salad… The recipe below is SUPER EASY, SUPER TASTY and SUPER HEALTHY! Ingredients /4 servings/: Potatoes 0,5 kg 2 onions 4 tbsp. olive oil 1 handful of fresh dill leaves ...

SuperEasy Fancy Chicken

Fancy doesn’t always mean hard. If you want to try a more interesting version of your daily portion of the protein-rich chicken, here’s a super easy, yet fancy looking recipe for you!   Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) 2 roasted red pepper strips 100-150 gr. mozzarella light Italian dressing for basting 10 spinach leaves (optional) salt and pepper to taste parmesan cheese Method: Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease a casserole dish. Cut each chicken breast so it resembles a butterfly (slice it in the middle on one side just until you almost reach the other side, but don’t cut it all the way through). Sprinkle the inner sides of the chicken breasts with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Fold in the chicken breasts spinach...

Easy Cheesy Salad

Salads sound boring and tasteless? Check out this really tasty version of my favorite salad that you can prepare in minutes!   Ingredients: One handful of greens (lettuce, iceberg, etc.)* 50 gr. of cheese (could use tofu) 1 handful of walnuts (or other nuts) 1 tomato, sliced + 1 cucumber, sliced 1 tbsp. olive oil + 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar *You can buy some green mixes from the grocery store – not only they contain greater variety of greens, but they’re already cut and washed, so you can use straight away from the package. Method: Mix your greens with the tomato, cucumber, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with the nuts and cheese. Serve and enjoy! Nutrition: Leafy greens are filled with antioxidant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and...