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For The Love Of A Macaron…

For The Love Of A Macaron…

If you are a self-confessed, die-hard macaron lover, you will understand the moment. THE moment when you bite into that utterly perfect macaron, and you feel the scrumptious taste touch your palate for the first time. For some, the feeling is indescribable. In a meager attempt to help everyone understand the sensation, few parallels can […]

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An Apple a day…

An Apple a day…

STUFF YOU DO:
Preheat oven to 415 degrees.

Butter a baking pan and place the puffed pastry in it. To get more pastry height/thickness, layer two rectangles on top of each other.

Add brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and salt to

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Chicken

Chicken

Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Olives

STUFF YOU NEED:
4 (6-ouce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts halved
1 cup multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes
3 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing 20 olives, halved
½ cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

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Coffee

Coffee

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffee plant. The genius coffee is native to tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Comoros, Mauritius and Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world.

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Let them eat Cake

Let them eat Cake

WHAT YOU DO:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and flour a pan and set aside.

Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla and salt. With the mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined.

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Watermelon

Watermelon

The History

Watermelon is a vine like flowering plant originally from Southern Africa. It is a large, sprawling annual plant with coarse, hairy pinnately-lobed leaves and white to yellow flowers. It is grown for its edible fruit, also known as a watermelon, which is a special kind of berry botanically called a pepo.

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Coffee Addiction: How Much Is Too Much?

Coffee Addiction: How Much Is Too Much?

What is it about coffee that keeps us coming back for more? Is it truly the caffeine or is it something else…the aroma, the taste, the sense of gathering a cup of coffee brings.

This one has some truth to it, depending on what you mean by “addictive.” Caffeine is a stimulant to the central

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Mango

Mango

The History

The majority of the species of mango are found in nature as wild mangoes. The mango is native South Asia, from
where it has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics. It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines and the national tree of Bangladesh.

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Avocado

Avocado

The History

Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pearshaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.

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Lotus Root

Lotus Root

The History

The roots of lotus are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on top of the water surface or are held well above it. The flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the leaves. Lotus rootlets are often pickled with rice vinegar, sugar, chili and/or garlic. It has a crunchy texture

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Introducing the‘New Atkins Lifestyle to the Middle East

Introducing the‘New Atkins Lifestyle to the Middle East

There is currently a very hot trend in the food industry for low carb, low sugar eating and its popularity has been rocketed by celebrity followers including Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox and Adriana Lima.

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Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

The History

Butternut Squash also known as butternut pumpkin in Australia and New Zealand and ‘batana’ in Sri Lanka is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When

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Cauliflower

Cauliflower

The History

Cauliflower is a highly modified plant with a long history. The oldest record of cauliflower dates back to the 6th century B.C. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head (the white curd) is eaten. The

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Okra

Okra

The History

Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as ladies’ fingers, bhendi, bhindi, bamia, ochro or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. The geographical origin of okra

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A Pea Story

A Pea Story

The History

A pea is a most commonly green, occasionally golden yellow, or infrequently purple podshaped vegetable, widely grown as a cool season vegetable crop. In early times, peas were grown mostly for their dry seeds. From plants

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The Enigmatic Eggplant

The Enigmatic Eggplant

The History

The eggplant is indigenous to Southern and Eastern Asia, with China and India producing the largest amounts according to a 2012 statistic from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The Arabs first introduced it

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Capsicum Conundrums

Capsicum Conundrums

The History

Capsicum is native to the Americas and is also thought to be one of the first cultivated crops to self-pollinate. According to records, it was first internationally used by Diego Alvarez Chanca, a doctor on Columbus’ ship, who

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