One of the things that every car owner knows, he has responsibility for maintaining the vehicle including the vehicle, ensuring periodic examinations, refuel with the proper fuel and more.

The same is the responsibility we have toward our body, because when you think about it, our body is a company car for us. Just as replacing refining motor fuel has a certain type, so the body needs the right fuel has to function optimally, you can imagine refuel your car to another type of fuel that suits him?

But often we do it. Fueling the body of fuel is not suitable for us. Ignore the responsibility that we have on our bodies, and usually, people start to keep the consumption of healthy food and nutrition related care only when there is a problem that brings them to the realization that they really have to deal with it, and you can not ignore this anymore.

What is a healthy diet

Any person who built a house in his life, knows that one of the most important things to make sure it is the correct construction of the foundations, and the best materials that, otherwise the future, we may find problems in different parts of the building.

The same is true when we talk about healthy food - it is important to give our bodies all the healthy food it needs in order to be built right the ground up, so built a powerful body and vitality over time. This can also help to reduce belly problems such as hemorrhoids or constipation.

There is no reason to wait and disease problems arise and force us to do it.

Common mistakes people make, which lowers their motivation to maintain a healthy diet

There are several common mistakes that people make about switching to healthy food, and it is important to appoint them as soon as we know what the most common mistakes we can select and skip over "obstacles" are much more easily.

So what are the common mistakes?

Quickly deciding about nutritional changes

For example, people who never move the body, and one morning decided to get into shape here and now, full o


Even vegans sometimes miss. No matter what reason they parted habits that accompanied them for the benefit of all life on purely vegetable diet? If for health reasons, either because of a desire to reduce damage to the environment or concern for the welfare of the animals. Yet sometimes can get old memory of a beloved taste of home stew, a dish or dessert perfect winning, culinary memory up on the tongue tastes like it just yesterday. Even though he has been off-limits altogether? Can stay the same longing texture, feel, experience. When you understand that should actually accurately reproduce the taste, but mainly to trace the feeling - learn how to create it anew. And the abundance of nature gave us, it's really not a problem.

How to restore the old flavors using recipes vegan? Replacing the materials, playing with the elements, producing a new experience, taste and less rewarding than continuing to preserve our memory. Here are some simple ideas and vegan recipes available:

Vegan pizza? You should know traditional Italian pizza without cheese baked the first time ever and still can eat it in Italy, where it is called "Mariner pizza" dough with tomato sauce and garlic. You can of course add vegetables or some herbal additives and want to get very rich pizza. Even pumpkin or sweet potato cream wrap the dough in love. If you still want to, you can use one of the hard cheese substitutes on the market and can also be satisfied with a good smear of mayonnaise soy-based, post-baking reminds gets creamy cheese. Tofu can also scratch and figure above shows a very healthy shredded cheese.

Vegan burger? Ultimately this is a flat patty on a bun. There are many ways to prepare such meatball and vegetable entirely ready products that can be bought natural networks. The combination works is usually brown rice and lentils, all sorts of ways and there is a hamburger recipe based on artichokes and mushrooms or rice-lentil burger plus beets, also gives him a deep red color reminiscent of meat.

Shawarma vegan? Speed ​​networks and dramatization vegan falafel shawarma can be found without animal products. Usually it may seitan strips (wheat protein), a pop-up with the typical spices. The same idea could be to try to recover with sliced ​​mushrooms, preferably meaty portobello mushrooms or other, there will be bites and no less successful.

Vegan ice cream? Yes, even ice cream can be prepared from the plant only. Some of the leading ice cream shops can be found in an excellent vegan ice cream and soft soy and sorbet, when he made well is soft and creamy and general secretary of the glaciers less successful. Even at home you can easily prepare frozen fruit ice cream? The best peel and slice ripe bananas and freeze. Remove, grind in a food processor or with a natural flavor additives such as dark chocolate, dates and nuts, tahini and date honey, peanut butter or handful of berries. The same trick can try with mango and mint or coconut annuity.


Christmas Treats

By Merrillee Whren

Christmas is my favorite time of year. It's a time for giving and sharing. I'm going to share a couple of my favorite Christmas treats with you. The first recipe came from my grandmother who cooked over a wood stove, thus the phrase, "take from the fire." My mother passed this recipe down to me, and I have passed it down to my daughters.



2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups white corn syrup

2 cups cream

3 squares bitter chocolate

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

1 cup butter (not margarine)

2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions: Put sugar, syrup, butter and one cup cream in a kettle and bring to a boil. When it is boiling briskly, add the other cup of cream a little at a time so mixture keeps boiling. Boil until a thread of the mixture is brittle in cold water. Take from the fire and add chocolate pieces and nuts. Beat until chocolate is all melted. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a shallow, buttered pan to cool. After cooling, remove from pan and cut into one-inch squares.

This second recipe came from my husband's side of the family. He makes this special nut roll every year. The recipe came from his father's Slavic family.




1 pound light brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 large can evaporated milk

1 stick butter

1 teaspoon maple flavor

4 cups finely chopped walnuts

1/2 cup coconut

1 tablespoon cinnamon

Mix sugar, flour, milk and butter and cook until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Fold in remainder of ingredients. Let mixture cool slightly before spreading on the rolled-out dough.

Make hot roll mix or use dairy case bread dough. Roll out dough on floured board in shape of a rectangle approximately 14 by 10 inches. (Dough will be about 1/4 inch thick.) Spread filling over dough and roll up like a jellyroll. Pinch ends to hold filling. Place on a cookie sheet (two per sheet) with greased aluminum foil strips between loaves to keep them from running into each other. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter as soon as removed from the oven.