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The Fat Smash Diet – Healthy Lifestyle

If you have been following my blog, you already know that I am very impressed with The Fat Smash Diet, and love following all the phases at least once every year (usually mid-January), with very rewarding results.
Of course, before making this decision, you should check with your Primary Care Physician if your medications and pre-existing conditions will allow you to make these lifestyle changes.

Some people think it is too harsh (no coffee or alcohol for 9 days…wow…), but it is perfect for my taste and my lifestyle.

Ukrainian Christmas Borscht with Vushka – Recipe

Ukrainian Christmas Eve is a very solemn family time, and just as important of a holiday, as Christmas Day.

The day of Ukrainian Christmas Eve is a fasting day, thus no meat is consumed at all, and all the meals are small, and very simple.

My Favorite Soups – 18 Delicious Recipes

Cold weather always seems to kick up our craving for a bowl of hot soup.

Since I already posted several soup recipes in the past, today I will provide pictures of these soups, and links to the respective recipes.

So, get your ingredients together, and stir up a pot of delicious soup for yourself to enjoy on a cold day.

Botvinka – Red Beet Leaf and Herb Soup

Once my garden produces an abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables, the time is right to cook Botvinka. Soups are very popular in Eastern Europe, and are the first course of a lunch of dinner meal, just like tossed salads in the US.

The name for this soup derives from the description of the tops (botvinka – leaves and stalks) of very young red beet plants, which are the major ingredient in this soup. This dish is full of goodness of fresh, young, green leafy vegetables, and because they are so tender, they require very short cooking time.

Hearty Lentil Soup – Recipe

Lentils are very rich in numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Hearty Lentil soup is a perfect comfort food anytime, but it sure hits the spot on cold days.