When Love Becomes An Instinct

Melvyn is living with Alzheimer’s, but recently he gave his wife the surprise of her life.

This is what happens when love becomes an instinct.

 

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Homemade Veggie Burgers

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Since my family don’t eat any kind of meat, I’m always on the hunt for new recipes to prepare.  This version is easy and supersalutare that my girls wants at least once a week.

My girls  love these burgers with avocado.

Servings x 4 :

  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and diced)
  • 1 pinch of cumin powder
  • Half tsp of salt
  • 1 generous pinch of black pepper (fresh ground)
  • 420 gr of canned black beans drained and rinsed (personally I prefer to soak beans overnight in plenty of water in  a large bowl and rinse well)
  • 75 gr cooked brown rice
  • 1 Tbs of fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbs of flour
  • 4 round sandwiches

Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-low. Brown onion, garlic and cumin until soft and fragrant. Add salt, pepper, beans, rice and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

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Add the cilantro and pass the mixture through a potato masher to give some compactness: hamburgers must have a certain consistency.

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Let the mixture cool until you can handle. Form 4 patties mashed, toss them in the flour. At this point you can put the hamburger in fridge.

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Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute the hamburger 1 minute per side. Serve in round sandwiches or as you prefer. We accompanied with homemade cornbread.

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Swordfish with fresh green beans salad

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In hot days I like to prepare something fresh for lunch with my family. Today I’m going to prepare grille swordfish accompanied with some green beans and cherry tomatoes salad. It’s simple, fresh and quickly to do.

Servings x 4:

  • 500 gr Swordfish
  • 500 gr Green beans
  • 250 gr Cherry tomatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
  • Himalayan salt
  • Apple cider vinegar (for dressing)
  • Some greens for beginning (in this case I used cucumber and yellow pepper)

Eat Fruit On An Empty Stomach

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Fruit has the highest water content of any of the food groups, and supplies you with vital vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. Because fruit breaks down the fastest in your system it supplies you with energy that can be used for immediate fuel. Fruit increases your vitality. When you eat fruit follow this very simple rule: eat fruit on an empty stomach.

If you think you’re doing the heathy choice when you go for the fruit salad for dessert, you’re just going to make digestive trouble for yourself. Fruit breaks down the quickest of all foods. If it has to sit on top of foods that take longer to digest it will ferment and acidify the whole meal.

Morning Treat

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There are some days that you need some extra energy. I love to combine raw oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, strawberries  and maple syrup for some sweet.

 

Matcha Tea Asparagus Quinoa

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This is the way I cook risotto. I love this recipe for risotto because matcha tea gives a beautiful green color and make a good couple with asparagus . It’s great to accompanied with a glass of white wine. Today I wanted to try it with quinoa! And yes, I love this way too!

Ingredients x 4:

  • 250 gr Quinoa
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 garlic
  • olive oil
  • Himalayan salt
  • 250 gr asparagus
  • 1 Tbs matcha tea

Solar Roadways? Yes!

I think it’s great! You have to see it!

I hope that it’s not so far away the possibility to realize the solar roadways! We have to protect our planet!

Clean Green Juice

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I usually start every meal with some raw veggies (green salad, raw carrots, cucumbers or peppers), but actually there are some times that is not possible to do this, for a simple reason that you have to go out for dinner. Also if you are in company (the good one) there is that moment when you think “and now? What the hell I have to do? Should I order my raw greens at first like I do at home? Or just do like others do?” Ok , I live in Italy and when you are in restaurant and order some salad at first you can feel the eyes on you… And this is what makes my feel uncomfortable. I decided to do some think to brake this feeling! Before I go out for dinner I like to take my greens at home, like clean green juice or green smoothie! this decision make me feel good when I’m out and I can enjoy the company!

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 apple (for some sweet 😉 )

 

Start Your Day With Green Smoothie!

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Coconut water~Romain Lettuce~Spinach~

Apple~Pear~Banana~Lemon Juice

Blend and enjoy your day!

Zucchini Carbonara

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This is my version of “Pasta alla Carbonara”.

All you need for 4 servings is:

  • 500 gr Linguine Pasta
  • 4 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 4 egg yolks

Extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, salt

For a sauce: cook 2 zucchini in a part and blend it.  Fry onion with bacon  and when it’s ready add blended zucchini. Your sauce is ready!

Cut the rest of zucchini into very thin strips. Boil water and cook Linguine. When it’s ready mix Linguine with sauce you prepared before and add zucchini strips (zucchini strips remain raw but with the hot Linguine will soften). Be sure to leave aside some sauce, you will need it for servings.  I like to lay the Linguine in the pot-shaped nest and bring down the yolk right in the middle.

It’s really simple to do and taste good!