venerdì 17 gennaio 2014

Tiramisu ;))

Ingredient for 6 people
250 mascarpone cheese
3 eggs
Tbl spoon of sugar
One cup of espresso
One shot of Marsala or sweet wine
Cocoa powder for topping
Savoiardi biscotti

Separate the eggs from the white, fam the white with a little sugar until they become claudy. Get the yellow in to zabaionw then add the mascarpone, at ithe  end add the white.the cream is ready.
Prepare the espresso with the liquore, deep the biscotti for 1 second, get a container, first leydr of cream, then biscuits, then cream then biscuits again... Cocoa in the end. Let the cake rest in the fridge for 2 hours. 
Buon appetito.

giovedì 16 gennaio 2014

Elthy Energy Fundrising (for healthy lunches for children)

  I need your help to make a change in people life,
to show that elthy food is the key to an healthy life,
to help children provviding an healthy lunch at school,
provviding the right education about what they eat and how they are effecting there life
you are what you eat

I m going to race the NYC Triathlon supperted by a good training and a good diet, please help me to support education so that other children in the future would do the same.
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Thank you

martedì 7 gennaio 2014

Peperoncino (red chili pepper) is good for us

Red chilies contain large amounts of vitamin C and small amounts of carotene (provitamin A). Yellow and especially green chilies (which are essentially unripe fruit) contain a considerably lower amount of both substances. In addition, peppers are a good source of most B vitamins, and vitamin B6 in particular. They are very high in potassium,magnesium, and iron. Their very high vitamin C content can also substantially increase the uptake of non-heme iron from other ingredients in a meal, such as beans and grains.

My Minestrone (Toscano)

1 kg of baby patatoes
1/2 kg of baby carrots
Bunch if kale, 2 tomatoes, 3/4 withe onions, cannellini beans (if you are lazy from the can is ok) pice if celery, 
Salt, pepper, peperoncino, shallots (a few) 
Clean and chop everything, since are baby patatoes I don't peal them (I m lazy) 
Put everything in a pot with a small cup of extravirgin olive oil...cover, after a minut add water to cover the veggy. 
I normally boil everything for at list 2 hour on low flame. 
Is even nicer if you prepared the day before serving, or for the day after you add old Tuscan bread, fresh shallots and you soute as "Ribollita" style.
Buon appetito

domenica 5 gennaio 2014

Good Morning Healthy Energy

My cleansy morning practice start with a good breakfast: expresso, glass of milk bread butter and jam... WRONG!!!
All the above are actually setting you body to failiar (but they teast good) 

My good morning breakfast is a nice blend of fruits and veggy, undercover vitamins, fibers, minerals ... Happiness and joy
Kale, oranges, lemons, kiwis, carrots, apple, celery, arucola, cucumbers...

Buongiorno NYC 

sabato 4 gennaio 2014

The healthy benefit of Rosemary Herb

Medicinal Uses: Rosemary stimulates the central nervous system and circulation making it beneficial for low blood pressure and sluggishness. Rosemary oil and rosemary essential oil are used to alleviate the pain of sprains, arthritis, sciatica and neuralgia. Rosemary has also been used traditionally to ease asthma. “The essential oils in rosemary leaf can block histamine, the chemical culprit of both asthma and allergies. ”(White, Linda. MD)

Rosemary for memory, concentration and focus.Rosemary has a long herbal tradition as a herb that improves concentration and memory, Greek students would braid Rosemary into their hair to help them with their exams. Modern science attributes much of rosemary's action on the central nervous system to it's potent antioxidant, rosmarinic acid. The uplifting aroma of a fresh sprig of rosemary in the summer air will confirm both the science and history with your own senses.

Rosemary for beautiful skin and hair: Rosemary is one of best hair tonics available, whether you are worried about hair loss, or just want healthy, happy hair, rosemary extracts used in shampoos and herbal hair rinses will work wonders. A few drops of the essential oil can be applied directly to the scalp or hair brush to restore dry, flyaway hair and make it shine. Rosemary essential oil stimulates hair follicles and circulation in the scalp, which may help prevent premature baldness. Use rosemary on a continuing basis for a healthy scalp that encourages healthy hairgrowth and slows hair loss. Hoffmann, David Rosemary extract (rosmarinic acid) is a natural way to stabilize and extend the shelf life of hand made cosmetics, creams, lotions, and other herbal compounds. Use rosemary in skin care to tone and soften skin.

How to Use Rosemary Oil The Commission E approved the internal use of rosemary leaf for dyspeptic complaints and external use as supportive therapy for rheumatic diseases and circulatory problems.Commission E MonographsRosemary infused oil and rosemary essential oil are both used in massage oilformulations to relieve the pain of arthritis and of sore aching muscles. Rosemary used as a massage oil also helps to tone the circulatory system. Antioxidant compounds in rosemary prevent uterine spasms andmenstrual cramps. Rosemary essential oil helps alleviate water retention and increases circulation when used in massage blends.

Cooking with Rosemary. Unlike milder herbs, rosemary can withstand longer cooking times, and lends itself well to roasted meats, chicken and hearty stews. A few teaspoons of chopped rosemary lends a tangy taste to biscuits as well. Rosemary vinegarsare an excellent and healthy way to dress cold vegetables and salads.

Rosemary is such an extremely useful herb, with so many culinary, medicinal and aromatherapy attributes that it deserves a treasured place in your home. Even the twigs, stripped of their leaves find use as kindling and as a aromatic addition to barbecue fires.

venerdì 3 gennaio 2014

In Search for the Black Rooster (Il Gallo Nero)

The Black Rooster emblem is 700 years old and it is far more than a symbol. It is a proud designation and represents the strict government regulations, overseeing everything from the yield to production that uphold the reputation of Chianti Classico. Branded in 1384 as the emblem for the League of Chianti, today the label is placed on the neck of a bottle of wine from the Chianti Classico zone.
But why a Black Rooster? Well, that is where the legend comes in… Red wine had been produced in this area since around 1000 A.D. and Florence and Siena long feuded over rights to this region. Finally, around 1200, they agreed to end the feud with a competition.
Chianti Classico logoHorsemen were to depart from rival the cities at the crow of a rooster. Wherever they met would determine the boundary lines and settle the dispute once and for all. While the Senesi chose a well-fed white rooster, the cunning Florentines chose a starving black rooster. On the day of the event the white rooster dutifully crowed at sunrise, but the poor hungry black rooster had begun to crow long before, thus giving the Florentine rider a considerable advantage. The Senese horseman didn’t get very far and borders were established with the region now belonging to Florence.