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15 Health Benefits of Almonds According to Science and 5 Delicious Almond Recipes

This is a really interesting article written by our friend Jess (his blog JenReviews). Almonds have an amazing profile of antioxidant and nutritional benefits, making them a great candidate for fighting disease. They can improve brain function, hinder the onset of cancer, and much, much more. 1. Almonds can benefit your intestinal health Regular consumption of almonds can benefit the production of helpful bacteria in … Continua a leggere 15 Health Benefits of Almonds According to Science and 5 Delicious Almond Recipes

Quinoa Potato Sandwiches in a Tomato Sauce (vegan)

These delicious quinoa potato sandwiches with a rich tomato sauce are gluten-free. It’s a vegan recipe, beautiful to see, delicious to eat. This sandwich is superb and healthy, the perfect dish for any occasion. You can serve this special Sandwich on a Tomato Sauce bed (see the picture), and you can also put some Tomato Sauce inside the Sandwich (with Spinach). Ingredients 4 servings For the Potato … Continua a leggere Quinoa Potato Sandwiches in a Tomato Sauce (vegan)

Healthy Yummy Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Chips. Zucchini is one of best vegetable for your healthy snacks. With the perfect combination of seasonings, this recipe turns a mild-flavored vegetable into a tasty, crunchy healthy-food. Skip the supermarket bags of “false chips”, and replace it with these fantastic oven baked Zucchini Chips. Continua a leggere Healthy Yummy Zucchini Chips

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The italian rustic “sbriciolata” with apples

The “sbriciolata” with apples, is a really delicious cake. Easy to realize, healthy, the perfect sweet to prepare and eat, day by day, for breakfast or for a coffee break. A lot of crumbs for making a rustic pastry, for a very healthy cake. The name “crumbled” comes from the way you prepare it, breaking the base up in crumbs, you make the base more brittle and good … Continua a leggere The italian rustic “sbriciolata” with apples

San Biagio Temple of Montepulciano

The San Biagio church is also called San Biagio Temple for its monumentality, it is a catholic church located in Montepulciano, province of Siena. The San Biagio Temple It was designed and built by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, who took design inspiration from the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Carceri, in Prato town. The construction lasted for many decades, began in 1518 the entire complex was ended in … Continua a leggere San Biagio Temple of Montepulciano

33 amazing health benefits of Spinach (and one big risk)

Spinach is popularly listed as a “superfood,” and is commonly cited as the healthiest, easiest-to-eat food for human beings, and can be eaten in a dizzying amount of different ways. However, spinach does contain a lesser-known health risk, that certain people need to be aware of, and we’ll break this down below. This article lays out the full story about the health benefits of spinach. … Continua a leggere 33 amazing health benefits of Spinach (and one big risk)

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8 health benefits of drinking wine

Can drinking wine really make a difference? Note: The health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two four-ounce glasses a day. The Benefits of wine? So many. Here below 8 great reasons. 1) Promotes Longevity The Evidence: Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. Source: a Finnish study of … Continua a leggere 8 health benefits of drinking wine

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The complete periodic table of world’s wines

The most complete and interesting periodic table of world wines. The Wine Table You can learn a lot about Wines & Grapes, watching this interesting and complete periodic table. Back to school with a visual wine’s infographic, full of details. 105 of the world’s favorite wines/grapes organized by type, body and acidity Ask & Buy this Wine Table Would you like to buy this wonderful and colored Wine … Continua a leggere The complete periodic table of world’s wines

barchette di melanzane con cereali e legumi - eggplant boats with cereals and legumes

Eggplant boats with cereals and legumes

A tasty and healthy recipe for anyone who loves vegetarian and vegan dishes. Eggplant, cereals and legumes nothing more nourishing. If you are looking for an alternative vegan dish, this is the perfect recipe for you! Tasty eggplant stuffed with various types of cereals on a bed of tomato puree, nothing more healthy and delicious. It can be a perfect second dish a good alternative to … Continua a leggere Eggplant boats with cereals and legumes

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Eating pasta is good for your health

A new study claims that eating past is really good for your health. So, no more excuses, please don’t cut pasta from your diet! Put pasta in your diet If you’ve been cutting pasta out of your diet because of its fattening reputation, you may no longer have to. A recent study about “Association of pasta consumption with body mass”, conducted by Italian scientists (published on Nutrition & … Continua a leggere Eating pasta is good for your health

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Lady kisses from Italy (Baci di Dama)

Lady kisses, a delicious different way to give a warm, sweet kiss to someone you love. Superlative biscuits, “Baci di Dama” letterally means “lady kisses” in Italian. They are itty-bitty hazelnut cookies filled with dark chocolate. The story of “Lady kisses” biscuits “Baci di Dama” recipe appeared in the pastry shops of Tortona towards the end of the 1800s. Their origin story is unclear, but they are … Continua a leggere Lady kisses from Italy (Baci di Dama)

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Uffizi Gallery: the hidden symbolism of Renaissance

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important museum in the world. Visiting it you can feel the real Renaissance touch. The Uffizi Gallery boasts exceptional collections of paintings and ancient sculptures. Among the paintings dating back to the 14th century and Renaissance period, plenty of masterpieces such as by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da … Continua a leggere Uffizi Gallery: the hidden symbolism of Renaissance

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Cauliflower pizzas, vegetarian healthy bites

A fantastic idea, low carb, low fat, vegetarian (also vegan) pizzas. What’s more? An incredible new recipe for making delicious pizza. I’m sure of it, you’ve never think about cauliflower as ingredient for pizza-crust. Doesn’t matter whether it’s roasted, grilled or baked, this new pizza-crust recipe will transform your diet. Ingredients for Cauliflower pizzas Cauliflower is perfect for making a mild flavor crust, and it’s a … Continua a leggere Cauliflower pizzas, vegetarian healthy bites

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The secret of “Italian Focaccia”

Would you like to know the secret of Italian rustic focaccia? Read this article and we will reveal you the special ingredient. You will learn, step by step, how to get the best and softest rustic focaccia. The best rustic focaccia has a thick, soft soul ; ) Beautiful to see and to taste, but not so simple to prepare. The sourdough products are more complicated than … Continua a leggere The secret of “Italian Focaccia”

Chestnuts, the autumn’s healthy food

Few people really know that wild chestnuts are useful. Useful properties that will heal and brighten. Eating chestnuts we will be healthier, but also more beautiful. Now is the time to buy chestnuts. Here are a few recipes for their application. 1. From the horse chestnuts can be obtained a white powder, it will improve the condition of the gums will whiten a shade. First, the … Continua a leggere Chestnuts, the autumn’s healthy food

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“La Certosa” of Florence, Carthusian monastery

Carthusian monastery “Certosa di Firenze”, built in the fourteenth century, is located on the summit of Mount Acuto, also called “Holy Mount”, near Galluzzo, a town today part of Florence’s metropolitan area. The monastery was built by Niccolò Acciaioli (1310-1365), a political and economic important person during the  fourteenth century, his family was one of the richest banking families of Tuscany. Versione in italiano > The Certosa of … Continua a leggere “La Certosa” of Florence, Carthusian monastery

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Quali vini bevono gli americani?

Wine Spectator riporta l’interessante indagine che il Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute svolge annualmente. L’indagine sulle preferenze dei consumatori di vino in America. Il campione d’indagine rientra nelle età comprese tra 21 e 68anni. I risultati sono stati per lo più in linea con le aspettative, a parte qualche novità che riguarda gli ultimi anni. Come ad esempio la crescita di consumo per il vino Pinot Noir … Continua a leggere Quali vini bevono gli americani?

Discovering 25 superb Italian wines, tasting

I want to be honest, it’s true, many foreigners don’t love Italian wine at first sip, maybe because it is strong, is full bodied and sometimes it has an high level of tannins (red wines). But after few days, these persons can’t imagine a life without drinking so special wines. Versione in italiano > It’s not easy to choose the right wine, particularly if you are … Continua a leggere Discovering 25 superb Italian wines, tasting

Florentine lasagna with chicken, spinach and mozzarella cheese

Florentine Lasagna with chicken, spinach and pecorino

This is a modern recipe of Florentine’s Lasagne, a different way to prepare a delicious traditional dish with the addition of super extra ingredients: chicken, spinach, mozzarella, pecorino and crispy bacon. Lasagna is a dish made with several sheets of pasta, Italian “lasagne” (wide flat-shaped pasta) alternated in the traditional recipe with layers of bechamel cream and meat sauce called ragù. Versione in italiano > During the Twentieth … Continua a leggere Florentine Lasagna with chicken, spinach and pecorino

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Espresso Cheesecake bites

Espresso Cheesecake Bites are a new special breathtaking recipe. We can’t believe how easy they are to make, and be eaten! It’s a No Bake recipe, so you will need just 15 mins to prepare these lovely bites. You don’t need to cook, just mix and combine. Really easy isn’t it? Many readers ask for quick and easy recipes, this is perfect for them! Versione … Continua a leggere Espresso Cheesecake bites

Castello della Verrucola, Fivizzano in Lunigiana

Verrucola Fortress of Fivizzano

The Verrucola Castle (Fortress) is a massive medieval building, located near Fivizzano town in the province of Massa and Carrara, in the eastern Lunigiana. The fortress is a real feudal fortification system, in addition to the defensive walls it includes a courtyard, a chapel and several watchtowers. The oldest documents confirm the fortress origin to the early twelfth century, but it probably had origin centuries before as … Continua a leggere Verrucola Fortress of Fivizzano

Where “Mulino Bianco” is located, the Barilla famous brand

It’s really exists, the famous “Mulino Bianco” (white mill) is located in Tuscany, near Chiusdino village, in the province of Siena. It’s a beautiful and fully functional mill, often used as a tv set for commercials. All Italians know this Barilla’s brand very well. It’s a traditional brand of biscuits and snacks, launched by Barilla in 1977. Who has never eaten Macine, Galletti or Tegolini? Mulino … Continua a leggere Where “Mulino Bianco” is located, the Barilla famous brand

Chocolate and beetroot cake

The Chocolate and beetroot cake is a traditional delicacy with an unusual recipe. Beetroots for dessert? This cake is wonderful and healthy. Seeing is believing. Versione in italiano > An unexpected chocolate cake with ancient flavor just like our ancestors cooked hundreds of years ago. A rediscovered recipe I want to offer you, to brighten the day and make it shine with joy and goodness. Vintage … Continua a leggere Chocolate and beetroot cake

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Watermelon fruit pizza, perfect for hot days

Eating watermelon like a pizza, yes is possible! A refreshing new watermelon recipe, perfect for hot summer days. This nice fruit pizza recipe swaps classic cookie crust with a healthier watermelon “crust.” Just need to use creativity and everything is possible. Versione in italiano > Using watermelon like pizza “crust” Take a quite big watermelon and slice it in big round slices (about 1 inch thick), start … Continua a leggere Watermelon fruit pizza, perfect for hot days