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Winter Berry Clafoutis


This simply looks delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of berries (fresh or frozen, thawed, frozen pre-)
  • 1 tbsp honey,
  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • 3/8 cup brown sugar
  • 7/8 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 100ml low-fat cream
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Warm the honey and pour on berries – set aside.
  3. Mix the flour, almonds, cinnamon and sugar. Separately, whisk whisk eggs, milk and cream. Add liquid ingredients to dry. Stir until smooth.
  4. Baking dish greased with butter, sprinkle with sugar. Put berries, pour batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The finished dessert, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes and serve.

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Raw Honey


Many people tell me about the benefits of honey, but with all the choices out there, which one is really good for you?

When we think of raw, we usually associate the term to substances that are uncooked – avoiding any sort of heat. With this, raw honey is the purest form of honey – unprocessed; hence, all the natural nutritional values remain. While honey is more digestible than other sweeteners, it also contains enzymes that help human digestive system, works to harmonize the liver, neutralize toxins, balance blood sugar, and calm nerves. While raw honey works as a laxative, fever reducer, and a sedative, honey in general has been used to treat an array of diseases from asthmatic bronchitis to nerve damage!

So, after briefly discussing the benefits of raw honey, one might want to know where to actually get this stuff. I suggest you to either buy them online or if you love street fairs, look around there!

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“In the Mood” Foods


Honey
In Medieval times, mead–a fermented drink made from honey–was used as an aid to seduction. In many parts of Europe, newly married couples were supplied with enough mead for a month in order to sweeten the marriage. From this practice comes the modern tradition of the honeymoon.
Chocolate
The Aztecs called chocolate the “food of the gods”, perhaps because it contains chemicals thought to affect neurotransmitters in the brain. Chocolate also contains a caffeine-related compound called theobromine, which acts as a mild stimulant. Whether it was their minds or their hearts racing after nibbling on the rich treat, we’re confident that everyone left the ancient dessert buffet happy.
Almonds
Dating back to the days of Samson and Delilah, when it’s reputed that Samson pursued the long-haired beauty with branches from an almond tree, the nuts have been a symbol of fertility. Plus, the aroma of almonds was thought to induce passion in a woman.
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Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss


Consuming a honey and cinnamon mixture — 1 tbsp. cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp. honey — in a cup of warm water on an empty stomach aids weight loss, when combined with eating healthy and regular exercise.

Prevents Fat Accumulation

Honey and cinnamon help improve digestion. Digestion is the breaking down of food that is either eliminated through waste or stored as nutrients. To prevent your digestive system from slowing down and storing unwanted fat, the honey and cinnamon mixture keeps the digestive process regular by storing less fat. According to HealthMad.com, consuming a mixture of honey and cinnamon every day prevents fat from accumulating, even if you’ve consumed a high calorie diet. Additionally, cinnamon causes a thermogenic burn and according to WomenFitness.net, this sweet herb has great effects on blood sugar by resisting insulin; this is why cinnamon has been known to help fight against obesity.

Vitamin Rich

Although honey contains sugar, it’s different from refined sugar — it contains vitamins and minerals. According to AskDrSears.com, honey contains a small amount of proteins, minerals and vitamins, while cinnamon contains calcium, hints of B-vitamins, fiber and iron. In order for your body to properly digest sugar, it must use nutrient stores from the body to dissolve the sugar. On the other hand, your body is able to use the nutrients found in honey and cinnamon to dissolve fats and cholesterol.

Energy Booster

Honey is naturally very sweet and cinnamon is considered to be a sweet spice; therefore, a small amount of cinnamon or honey will pack a punch to any food or beverage. Additionally, honey is a simple carbohydrate and is metabolically easier on the body in terms of digestion. The simple sugars in honey, also known as fructose, contain 17 grams of carbs in just one tablespoon, according to The National Honey Board. Carbohydrates are used to fuel the body with energy, therefore giving you that extra boost during long workout sessions. Although some individuals fear consuming carbohydrates, they are necessary for the body to function properly. According to Women’s Health Magazine, cinnamon has an energizing scent that helps with alertness, which is another reason why its role in the honey-cinnamon mixture is essential.{Livestrong}