Sour Spinach Roots with Green Lentil and Chickpea

Sour Spinach Roots with Green Lentil and Chickpea

If you can clearly recall the cartoon “Popeye the Sailor” and the comic adventures aimed to please his shrill sweetheart Olive, probably your parents took advantage of it to make you eat spinach during your childhood. As it is like hell to convince kids to engage in a beneficial action without their free will, there remains only one way: deceiving. Read the rest of this entry »

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Red Pepper Stuffed with Bulgur and Mung Beans

Red Pepper Stuffed with Bulgur and Mung Beans

As the autumn made its presence felt by all of us, the harlequin summer spirit is leaving its sacred place to “autumn blues” which reduces our vitality. Medical specialists call it as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD – the most self-explanatory abbreviation I have come across up to now-) and it is mainly caused by a problem in certain brain chemicals and hormones associated with descending exposure to daylight. If your mood is low for most of the day, you sleep more than usual and crave carbohydrates and sweets that means you are probably having winter blues (or let say mildly SAD in medical terms). After devouring a large box full of chocolate covered delights in a few days (in general I am not really fond of it) and start falling asleep every night before ten o’clock (normally I sleep barely 6 hours a night) I should admit being on the verge of SAD especially. Read the rest of this entry »

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