Legumes – beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils – the cornerstone of any healthy diet. They have unique properties, such as anti-cancer (for more information about the benefits of beans, I talk here).
In this article, I want to share some interesting facts about which McGreevey, the head of the American Pulse Association, spoke about.
Beans, peas and lentils are one of the most affordable sources of protein: more than 20 grams per 100 grams of product. The same amount is in chicken, a little more in beef. Now look at how much these products cost at the nearest supermarket or market, and compare the price of one gram of protein from legumes and meat. Continue reading
Beetroot for us – so familiar, so “own”. In fact, several millennia before us, its healing properties and taste (especially beet tops!) Were the first to be appreciated by the Persians and the ancient Romans. Beet “sailed” to the Principality of Kiev from Byzantium in about the X-XI centuries, and then spread to the north, in the lands of Vladimir, Suzdal, Novgorod. For four centuries, by the XIV century, it gained popularity among our ancestors: numerous records speak about this, for example, in shop books and receipts and consumables of monasteries. What did you do with beets? It was baked in an oven and served for tea. They ate, sliced in circles with ginger, before dinner, and the tops were added to soups. And, of course, cooked borscht, references to which date back to the 16th century. And already in the 20th century, beets became space food: in 1975, during the Apollo Soyuz test project, Soviet cosmonauts treated American astronauts in orbit with beetroot soup made of tubes.
For me, beets are truly “cosmic” food due to its amazing beneficial properties!
I love beets since childhood, especially as part of the borscht that my grandmother cooked, and vinaigrette – the only Soviet salad that I could eat, since everyone else was generously seasoned with my hateful mayonnaise. Both recipes (borsch and vinaigrette) are in the Live up! recipes. Continue reading
I have a friend and colleague, tea expert Denis Bolvinov, who, together with his team, is conducting an interesting project – Heavenly Tea (skytea.ru). This is an online store of organic Chinese tea, and also a whole site with a huge amount of useful information about this popular drink. Denis has been engaged in tea and tea ceremony since 2004 and periodically conducts courses on the tea ceremony. I asked Denis to tell my readers what you need to know about tea before drinking it.
Tea Making Rules
Use soft, sweet water, free of minerals and odorless. Bring it to a boil, but do not boil it.
There are two ways to make tea. The first way: brewing.
Choose a teapot that matches the number of participants in the tea party. Continue reading