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Receta de Ensalada de Endivias y Pera

Receta de Ensalada de Endivias y Pera


Tacos en Cono
Una receta que todos conocemos puede ser un pasaboca elegante y delicioso. También lo podemos preparar con variedad de tortillas que hay en el mercado hoy en día. Maíz, harina de trigo integral, harina con tomate seco, entre otros.
Al traer invitados a casa, siempre es rico preparar algo que haga sentir el ambiente cálido de hogar, y que mejor que un plato hecho en casa. NO tiene que ser perfecto, pero siempre será hecho con cariño por aquellos que nos quieren tener cerca.
En este caso hagas lo que hagas se va a ver una sensación. La tortilla cortada en cuartos y enrollada para hacer una forma de cono siempre sale bien. La sostienes con un palillo de madera y la puedes dorar con anterioridad en el horno o en un hornito tostadora y rellenar con cualquiera de tus comidas favoritas, desde carnes como en esta receta, hasta vegetales asados, e inclusive ceviches.
Mucha suerte y espero que nos manden fotos de sus ensayos. 
A cada persona que mande una foto o le enviaremos una nota!
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No sabemos que lo sabemos todo…

Cada vez buscamos mas razones para bajar de peso y salimos de nuestro camino para encontrar la panacea. En realidad la forma mas sencilla de mantener el balance entre peso y vida esta en casa. Allí tenemos todo lo que necesitamos para obtener una vida feliz y un cuerpo que nos acompañe. Para las tres partes de nuestro persona, alma, mente y cuerpo la solución física la tenemos cada uno ya.
Pensemos en la forma en que se han alimentado los humanos en los siglos de los siglos….  Sin libros de recetas, ni gimnasios. Utilizaban lo que tenían a la mano, lo que la tierra les daba y copiaban lo que sus padres habían hecho. Hoy en día si hacemos esto, cada vez viviremos menos, ya que los hijos de nuestros hijos están llamados a una variedad de enfermedades basadas en la obesidad, y que están bajando su expectativa de vida en unos 10 años menos que la nuestra. Entonces que sera lo que tenemos en casa que nos pueda salvar de toda la innumerable cantidad de dietas, productos y mercados que nos ofrecen bajar de peso rápidamente y sin cocinar. Que nos podría guiar en un mundo lleno de información?
Lo que todos tenemos en casa es la cocina! En esta podemos preparar lo que nos guste, en poco tiempo, y sin tanto problema, si le quitamos un poco de misterio a la culinaria. Todos los humanos lo han hecho de una forma u otra, ahora nosotros podemos hacerlo también. Lo que todos tenemos en nuestro cuerpo es la mente y el tiempo para usarla. Con un poco de sentido común e ingredientes que se produzcan cerca de nuestra tierra, podremos preparar cantidades de alimentos, sanos, sin preservativos ni aditivos tóxicos y que nos alimenten lo suficiente para vivir, pero no demasiado para enfermar.
En el balance esta el secreto de la vida, esto no significa que tenemos que ser perfectamente balanceados siempre. De vez en cuando hay que salirse de la raya para poder mantener la sanidad mental! Pero todos, absolutamente todos, sabemos cuando estamos comiendo mas de la cuenta, o si comemos productos que nos hacen daño. Nada es perfecto, nada es malo. Mucha agua y te mueres, mucha sal y también te pasara. Miremos lo que hacemos en cuanto a la comida se trata y solos podremos tomar las riendas de nuestros cuerpos.
La cantidad de comida depende de cada uno de nosotros. Que tamaño es nuestro cuerpo, que cantidad de actividad física tenemos, y que clase de comida ponemos en nuestra boca. Somos lo que comemos, es así. Nacemos pequeñitos y la comida hace desarrollar cada célula corporal y esto en vez nos desarrolla todo nuestro cuerpo. Somos un paquete completo de partes que se mueven gracias a nuestra alimentación. Demosle a nuestro cuerpo físico un poco de todo y este funcionara perfecto.
No existen flacos ni gordos. Hay gordos flacos y flacos gordos. Entonces que hay? Existimos personas con mas grasa que otras y esto es lo que tenemos que medir. Si tenemos un cuerpo mas grande, no podremos usar talla cero. Debemos vivir con la realidad de amar nuestro cuerpo ya que al pasar los años nos daremos cuenta que…  “muy bueno que era”! 
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Passion for Coffee more than 70,000 copies worldwide

Passion for Coffee…

An amazing book to learn to cook with coffee
Like chocolate, or vanilla, or smoking or salting, coffee can be an amazing way to lighten up this summer.

Check out the salads, vegetables, meats, seafood as well as a wide variety of sweets from bars and cookies, to breads and fancy desserts.

Learn how to prepare your best frapps, infused waters, coffees and much more.
Lick your fingers with the most delicious berry coffee sauces and try exciting new ways to eat away this amazing antioxidant that is our light in the mornings each day.

with all my love….


 buy in ITUNES and AMAZON

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The Mediterranean Diet and Obesity Challenge

From Pachi to YOU !!!!  In my humble opinion…….Just arriving from Milan this week, while working on a book with a scientist and writing recipes for his students, I came to a startling conclusion. Studies may show many versions of dietary habits and the various populations of the world, but none has been able to come up with a theory that will reduce obesity in the US.
The one single diet that is being talked about the most in Universities nowadays, the Mediterranean diet, will never be able to get the american population back into track. European way of life, is what is most different in the characterization of these humans. And this, can not be copied in the societal structure of the US.
For one, the fact that Europeans sit and enjoy the food they eat and the wine they drink, is one of the major differences in both societies. The level of hormonal stress in each eating atmosphere is completely different and begins one of the cellular intoxications of one and allows for the emotional detox of the other.
Weekends, especially sundays are days for families to walk around town, sit and watch others, take the train to towns where friends or family will meet them for a glass of wine or a day on the lawn with fresh bread, cheese and sun to release all the emotions held up by the week of work. Sharing with others, talking about politics, religion and even family issues is done in parks, along rivers, and other community oriented places. This too, allows for the human nature of people to connect, release and restart the week with a new charged brain, that is not only less tired but also less stressed; unconsciously. Children too, feel the emotions released in communal exchanges, good and bad, loud and silent, allowing them to learn how to manage their future emotional distresses.
The work load might be just as stressing in both continents, but the way to get to and from work is a bit different, the scenery, the home structure, begging with breakfast at home, the food they take or send to schools and offices, and the even the kitchens are constructed differently. They are made to be used, to be refilled several times a week and to be producing smaller amounts of foods for a family of 3 or 4. It is completely visible and felt if you attend an appliance fair in Europe and one in the US. The european refrigerator, for example, is much smaller, it is designed for a different consumer, much to the joy of those watching them as for those using them. They are sleek, practical, quiet, and take up 20 to 30 percent less space than american appliances do. 
Beyond the food being served, eating is a joyful event. There is no staring at people eating the bread or sipping the wine. If people order dessert, the size of the dish is definitely for one, therefore there is no need to bring six spoons to one order. And no one leaves the table feeling stuffed and saying it. There is no such thing as guilt at the mediterranean table. There is joy, conversation, sometimes heavy conversation, but always communication. No ipads on children, iphones on adults, only people enjoying the moment with all their electronics in their bags where they belong.
And by the way, kitchen design is far ahead in new products that we would tend to believe so. I just found high quality flash freezers, steam ovens, vacuum packers and food defrosters and coolers, all the size of a medium to small sized microwave oven, placed in walls that take almost no space, all available to the european men and women that cook at home. And by the way eat out a lot too!

Patricia McCausland – Gallo, CCP –  Foods and Nutrition – 

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My daughter´s wedding food by Cuquita Arias in Panamá

Hello again from Pachi the Colombian Cook 

This time I write about the wonderful woman who was able to read my mind and create with me the most spectacular sit down dinner for my daughter´s wedding.

We met twice for conversation and details of what I wanted and came up with the following menus. One for the sit down dinner and another for the late night partiers. 
The latter a completely Latin pulled beef and guandú rice with plantains.Soon I will post those pictures too, since I haven´t got them yet. 

Thanks to Chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo  and the Bristol Hotel for a perfect job that showed all the love placed into each and every plate. 

Last but not least an amazing wedding and sweet concoction set, decorated with real orchids over a matte frosting. Simple and beautiful.


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As you are well aware, the world is desperately struggling to loose weight and keep it off. 

Dr. Clyde and I are creating an invaluable nutrition resource so our readers can raise their metabolic rate and loose weight for life.
Our plan is the much-needed solution for all busy people battling with weight loss. With clear guidance on putting meals together to drive metabolism and on cooking techniques to get the most out of every minute in the kitchen, readers are expected to see just how simple the science and the culinary arts can be. Detailed yet straightforward explanations on the role of protein, fats and carbs, as well as recipes, tables and charts will be lifesaving tools forever.

Follow us! The project is divided in two parts, the science by DR CLYDE and the hands-on cooking guide by PACHI
Dr. Clyde Wilson, PhD                                               Patricia McCausland, CCP

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Patricia McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher, and food writer born in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla, Colombia. She has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University, attended a School for Retort Operations, and completed courses of instruction prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.