Any meal and lunch daily rarely pass without delicious salads, pleasing to the eye and taste. This is the most popular cold dishes, giving unlimited possibilities to combine products and create new flavor combinations. But, unfortunately, not all salads are equally useful. Classic Olivier salad in mayonnaise, for example, a real calorie bomb. But light salads of vegetables or fruits, flavored olive oil or balsamic tart is quite another thing.
Why salad “light”?
First, let’s understand why some salads are called “light” and the other “heavy”? Criteria two: the caloric value and ease of digestion. Light salads are usually prepared on the basis of plant foods: all kinds of vegetables, fruits (fresh or canned), carrots, herbs and spices. Vegetables contain little calories, are easily digested and do not create heaviness in the stomach. As a dressing they normally use olive or sunflower oil, vinegar, lemon juice or a special sauce made with low fat yogurt. For heavy-duty typical use of a large number of cheese, meat, sausages, smoked meat, mayonnaise or salad atypical products (e.g., cooked noodles). Most of these products on individually digested normally, but in the same plate in the form of salad just “fall” into the stomach a heavy stone. Continue reading
Australian cuisine combined culinary tastes of East and West, ancient aboriginal traditions and recipes of immigrants from all over the world. Its capabilities extend from meat cakes and vegetarian sandwiches to kangaroo fillet with young shoots of sokolovici and fried onions, the newspaper “To the table of Muscovites”.
The flowering of Australian cuisine began quite recently – in the 90s of the last century. All largest cities of green continent has experienced the emergence of many new restaurants, designed in the spirit of “modern Australian cuisine”. The success of the local culinary arts was driven by two factors: first, the variety and uniqueness of dishes, secondly, cheapness.
Immigrants from all over the world have brought to Australia their culinary preferences, the cuisine not only United East and West, and brought their ancient traditions. The success turned out to be enormous. Andre Cointreau, the President of the Parisian “Le Cordon Bleu”, possibly the most prestigious culinary Institute, which has branches in London, new York, Tokyo and Sydney, believes that if a few decades years ago, France was the undoubted centre of world gastronomy, but now the centre – Australia.
“Australia is a place where developing a kitchen twenty-first century,” says Cointreau, believing that of culinary art of Australia will be a “classic cooking of tomorrow.” Continue reading
Salad with tuna and tomatoes
Spring salad with tuna and fresh vegetables can beautify any holiday table, and great nutritional properties of the tuna make it a treat rather hearty and healthy dish.
For this recipe you can prepare several types of salad with various taste, if, instead of canned tuna to use any fillet of hot-smoked fish, such as catfish or mackerel.
We will need:
1 Bank of canned tuna (one fillet of hot-smoked fish),
Thick 3 ripe tomatoes (very impressive look of the tomatoes),
1 bunch leafy vegetables (Romaine, frills, iceberg, ruccola, Basil),
1 can pitted black olives,
4 hard-boiled eggs,
a bit of lemon zest (to taste),
olive oil mixed 1:1 with lemon juice. Continue reading