Beets are one of those foods that I almost never ate as a child. I don’t know why, but for some reason my mother never cooked them, except once in a while in borscht. I really like beets now as an adult, and find myself cooking them quite often, which is why I created this easy beet and citrus salad recipe. Nutrition Content Beets are good to eat because they are low in calories and contain vitamins and minerals including folate, vitamin C and potassium. They also contain phytonutrients called betalains which have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You have to be a little careful to not overcook beets because as they cook, they lose some of the … Read More
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I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
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Pierogies With Love by Renata Elghriany Several years ago my friend Renata Elghriany showed me how to make pierogies. Renata grew up on a small farm in a village of about 1800 people in southern Poland about 2 hours south of Krakow if traveling by car. She is an expert in Polish cuisine and frequently shares her wonderful recipes with friends and family, and now with you, the readers of secondactkitchen.com. One snowy Saturday Renata came to my house and we made pierogies. Actually, she mostly made the pierogies and I mostly took the pictures and worked on writing up the recipes. When we were done we enjoyed them thoroughly and now we hope you … Read More