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Detox Soup with oriental spice

We are soup lover so I m always looking for new recipe.

A while ago I discover this wonderful blog called  http://blog.giallozafferano.it/msp/  that has a lot of Weight Watchers recipe and I fall in love so today I wanna share one of her recipe that I tried today, Monday after the big Easter Dinner.

We had so much food that today we need to detox our body.

This soup is very easy to make and the vegetable in it are very purifying and full of vitamins and fiber also it has just 3 Weight Watchers point.

You just need few ingredients like carrots, onion, potato, leek and few spice like paprika, cumin, cinnamon and very important Turmeric  that will help you will help detoxify the stomach and intestines and facilitate the elimination of fat.

So let’s do it,let’s flush away some bad fat

 

Ingredients for 4 people

2-3 potato

2-3 carrots

1 leek

1 onion

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cinnamon

a sprinkle of love

Suggestion:if you have kids used just half teaspoon for every spicy like I did for the first time but next time I will use all teaspoon because they loved it.

 

Method:

Clean your vegetable,peel your carrots and potatoes, cut off the green part of your leek and take off just the white part and cut everything in small pieces.

Put everything in a big pot and add the spices.

Pour the water in covering the vegetable.

Turn the heat on high and let it cook until it starts to boil and then lower down and let it cook for almost an hour until the vegetable are cooked.

Now with your immersion blender mix everything until is nice and creamy.

Add some salt and voila’ dinner is ready

Buon Appetito

 

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Carrots and Apple Healthy Sponge Cake

 

This cake is very delicious, light and healthy, the combination of apples and cinnamon will make your house smell divine.

My kids love it and sometimes I make it for breakfast, also it does stay for a few day on the counter,  you will just need to cover it with a kitchen towel.

Also I highly suggest to make it with your children,it can be a great activity at the end of the day kids love to stay around mommy.

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams flour for cake
  • 100 grams whole wheat flour
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 175 grams apple chopped up
  • 175 grams carrots shredded
  • 75  grams nuts I used almond chopped
  • 2    eggs
  • 2   tablespoon honey
  • 2   teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • a sprinkle of love (don’t ever forget that)

 

Method:

  • In a bowl whisk   eggs and sugar, honey, oil and then add the apples, carrots and nuts.
  • In a separate bowl sift flours, baking soda,  salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the flours mixture to the first bowl and mix for a bit.
  • In a cake pan spread some butter, put the parchment paper around and pour the mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 350
  • Buon Appetito

healthy sponge cake

 

 

Shortbread cookies

These cookies are amazing, they will literally melt in your mouths. Let’s  say I tried out so many recipe and this one is amazing and of course I found it true one of my dear friend from A pinch of Italy blog, one of my favorite.

These cookies are a great gift for Christmas, Easter or any other occasion.You can put them in a nice box and they last long, also if you have kids I suggest to make it with them they would love it, trust me.Image

Ingredients:

  • 500 gr salted butter, softened
  • 200 gr golden caster sugar, plus more to sprinkle
  • 500 gr plain flour, plus more to dust
  • 250 gr cornflour or rice flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/fan 160ºC/340ºF/gas mark 31/2.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar, then sift in the flour and cornflour gradually, mixing briefly between each addition, until it binds together. Flour your hands and gently knead until just smooth (do not over-work).
  3. To make the dough easier to roll – and if you have time – wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. On a floured board, roll out the dough to 5–6mm thick, then cut into your chosen shapes. If the shortbread is to be frozen, lay the biscuits between sheets of baking parchment in a freezer container. They need to be defrosted for 1 hour before baking.
  5. Place the shortbread on 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment and cook for 15–20 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar, then cool for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack.

Makes about 60 biscuits

Variations

Add any of these to the butter and sugar before adding the flour:

  • vanilla: seeds of 1 vanilla pod and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • orange-cardamom: zest of 1 orange, finely grated, and ½ tsp freshly ground cardamom seeds, sifted
  • lemon-lavender: zest of 1 unwaxed lemon, finely grated, and 4 tsp fresh lavender flowers
  • cinnamon: 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • coffee: 1 tbsp instant or filter coffee dissolved in 1 tsp boiling water
  • salt and pepper: 24 turns of a pepper mill, or to taste; also sprinkle more pepper on top with the caster sugar.

Buon Appetito