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Breakfast is the most important meal – skipping breakfasts surely makes way for obesity and is not very good for your health in general. In fact, you should – ideally – take the largest share of daily calories in the morning. A strong, tasty breakfast full of proteins, calories and healthy fats will make you slimmer, healthier and feeling better and more energetic during the day. Egg in the Basket, ‘Toad […]

It’s luscious, it’s light, it’s tasty, it’s cool – it’s Piña Colada, the famous Puerto Rican cocktail made from pineapple juice, coconut cream and white rum and enjoyed all over the world. Piña Colada (Spanish for strained pineapple) was officially invented on August 15 1954 by a bartender named Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Monchito was hired to create a unique […]

Invented by the Arabs sometime in the early Middle Ages, halva (also spelled chalva, halawa, alva, xalwo) has crossed many borders and transcended many cultures, from Yemen to Russia, from India to Greece, from Iran to Italy. The word ‘halva’ comes from the Arabic word ‘hulw’ meaning simply ‘sweet’. During its long and continuing history halva has been made in so many different ways that it is truly impossible to speak about the […]

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Everybody likes pizza. Wherever you go, in all countries and cities of the world some type of the world-famous flat bread and tomato dish is served in both posh restaurants and sold on the streets in fast food stands and kiosks. There are possibly thousands of versions of pizza, depending on the ingredients preferred in certain parts of the world, but the basis is always the same – it is […]

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It’s sweet, it’s cool, it’s refreshing, it has a genuine, sunny taste of the Mediterranean and it is served all over the Southern Italy. from the Gulf of Naples to the beaches of Amalfi, from Sorrento to Capri and, in the recent years, in the US, Canada and other parts of the world. Where limoncello actually came from and who made it first is lost in the mists of past, […]

Rakia (also Rakija or Rachiu) is an alcoholic drink produced from fermented fruits and consumed throughout the Balkans, from Turkey to Croatia. The origins and history of the drink are unknown, but, in all probability, rakia was introduced in late Middle Ages by the Ottoman Turks. Nevertheless, rakia is regarded as a national drink in all countries – Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia. Similar drinks, however, can be found […]

Once upon a time, people started eating insects out of necessity in various parts of the world. Nowadays, insects are eaten by people not out of necessity, but for their exotic taste and nutritive value. While entomophagy (consumption of insects) is still rare or even tabooed in the Western countries, it is pretty common in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. This article features the most popular meals based on […]

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One of those trademark inventions of America that seem to have been around forever, jell-o shot, jelly shot or jello shot (also known as vodka jelly or simply jelly shot in the UK and Australia) is a shooter made as standard gelatin dessert – however, the water used for gelatin is replaced by liquor such as rum, vodka or tequila. The first jello shot was made in 1862 by American […]

In case you are living in warmer parts of the world, it is likely that peaches are flooding your local stores. In addition to being cheap, sweet, luscious and juicy, peaches are very good for your health and can be used for healthy, nutritive and delicious meals. Check out list of best peach meals ideas: Peachy peanut butter pita pockets A simple, yet really delicious snack, or even lunch – […]

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The blue color could best be described as being truly diet friendly, as any food of this color is promptly avoided by most people. Of course, very few foods in nature are blue – only a few kinds of potatoes and a berries – including blueberries, of course. There are no blue vegetables; no blue meat, blue eggs or blue fruit, but, just imagine any bluish food on your plate? […]

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