We are on a break!

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When we decided to take a break from the blog, I immediately heard Ross’ famous “We were on a break!” line inside my head. The only difference is that we’re not Ross & Rachel and that we are totally okay with that (Friends-lovers will love me right now).

Now, let me tell you why we are taking this break.

Life changes. People change. Goals change. That’s life and that’s completely normal. We’ve been discussing about a lot of things concerning the blog and last Sunday, Lili, Nat and I got together and talked a little bit more about these things. We came to the conclusion that right now we’re having other priorities and taking different paths, and this project doesn’t suit us at the moment. That’s the only reason. We do not hate each other and will not make it on “The Real Housewives of Irvine”.

It doesn’t mean that we’ll end the blog and will never post again. We are just letting time tell us what decision we’d like to make.

Although our blog is small, we’d like to thank everyone who supported us. Every comment, Facebook like/share and post like meant the world to us; these things really made us happy. Even ghost readers, thank you so much for your visit! It was such a good feeling when we saw people from all over the world accessing our blog. We’d also like to thank our guest writes, Flora and Renatah, for the amazing contributions.

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Beautiful weather while we were deciding the blog’s future

Thank you, everybody! Hope to see you soon.

-Gabriela, Liliana and Nathalie

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Side dish: Potato Quarters

A few months ago I watched a documentary called Food Matters. It talks about how our bodies have the potential to cure themselves from many diseases, all we have to do is eat truly good food. But what kind of food is really good for us? The media says a lot of confusing things, and today I see a lot of people who think they’re healthy, but their definition of healthy is based on a series of wrong information.

After I watched this I searched for good books about this subject. I ended up buying a book called Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. I have just one word to describe this book: amazing. It has so essential information and it’s based on real scientific studies (you can see all the sources). The author explains what fats are, carbohydrates, proteins, milk and milk products, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, salt… as I said, lots of useful information. So after I read this, I began changing the way we eat and I can already see the results. We barely get sick anymore and a lot of few other things have improved as well.

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Since I use this book all the time when I’m cooking (yes, it has great recipes as well), I wanted to share a recipe that I make all the time. It’s basically a side dish and it goes with almost all kind of main dishes.These potatoes quarters are delicious and healthy at the same time, and also pretty easy to prepare.

“Potatoes provide vitamin C and B complex as well as potassium, calcium and iron. Most of the nutrients are just under the skin, so don’t peel them. This vegetable also contains chlorogenic acid, a chemical that prevents cell mutations leading cancer. Potatoes are also known as the most digestible carbohydrate food.”
(Source: Nourishing Traditions)

You’ll need:

  • 4 large potatoes, cut into ¼ inch cubes (this time I peeled them, but it’s better not to);
  • ¼ cup melted butter (good news: good quality butter is very healthy!);
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil;
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt;
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

1. Put the potato cubes in a large baking pan.

2. Add the butter, olive oil, sea salt and pepper and mix everything.

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3. Bake at 450 degrees until bottoms are crisp, then turn occasionally until desired crispness is obtained.

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Nice & crispy

It’s that easy! This yummy recipe servers 4 people.

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The main dish was risotto

Enjoy!

Gabriela