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Food

Planning to make a delicious and easy chicken dish for dinner? Here is a mouth watering recipe of Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed

Preparation

Season chicken breasts with lemon pepper, salt, dill weed, and garlic powder. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place breasts in skillet, and increase heat to medium-high. Turn chicken frequently, until brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, until breasts are cooked through.

Remove chicken to a warm serving platter, and cover with foil. Return skillet to stove, and increase heat to high. Whisk in whipping cream, whisking continuously until reduced to sauce consistency, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in capers. Pour sauce over chicken, and serve hot.

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Food Lifestyle

Soups are an ever favorite dish. Lets give a try to the delicious Cream of Green Garlic and Potato Soup.

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into equal-sized chunks
  • 3 cups chopped green garlic, white and light green parts only
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces minced prosciutto
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 quart chicken broth, or more as needed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives for garnish (optional)

Preparation

Place potatoes in bowl of water. Set aside. Soak green garlic in a bowl of water to remove dirt or sand. Drain and set aside. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir minced prosciutto until it begins to sizzle, about 2 minutes. Add green garlic and continue to cook, stirring frequently. Do not let the garlic brown. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; cook and stir for 1 to 2 more minutes. Mix chicken broth into green garlic mixture and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes.

Remove potatoes from the bowl of water and add them to the garlic and broth mixture. Cook until potatoes are tender and easily smashed against the side of the pot, about another 30 minutes. Add broth as needed. Transfer potato chunks and some green garlic chunks to a blender with about 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Puree until smooth, adding more cooking liquid as needed. Stir blended potato mixture back into the pot; stir in heavy cream. Cook over medium-high heat until cream is warmed through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh chopped chives.

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Architecture

Europe is a sod for architecture allure. Lets have a glimpse at the European architectural styles.

Conciergerie

The Conciergerie is situated in Paris, Frnce. Conciergerie was formerly a prison but presently used mostly for law courts. The present monument forms only a part of the former palace of the Capetian dynasty. At the end of the 18th century, many prisoners detained by the Revolutionary Tribunal were held in the Conciergerie, including Marie-Antoinette. The buildings which form this prison still retain the hideous character of feudal times. only a relatively small part of the building is open to public access, this monument attains a great tourist attraction.

Aqueduct of Segovia


The Aqueduct of Segovia or aqueduct bridge is a Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain. It was built during the second half of the 1st century A.D. under the rule of the Roman Empire. This is a water-conveyance structure. The first section of the aqueduct contains 36 semi-circular arches, when rebuilt in the 15th century. Organized in two levels, the line of arches is decorated simply. The aqueduct is built of unmortared, brick-like granite blocks. The aqueduct is the city’s most important architectural landmark.

Pantheon

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy. Even 2000 years after its construction, Pantheon is a remarkable monument to see. The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns under a pediment. It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. In Greek, the word Pantheon means “honor all Gods” hence it is considered to be a temple to all gods.

Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle is an island castle located on Lake Geneva. This castle is the result of several centuries of constant building, adaptations, renovations and restorations, and one among the most visited castles in Switzerland and Europe. During the 16th century Wars of Religion, it was used by the dukes of Savoy to house prisoners. The history of the castle was influenced by three major periods: The Savoy period, the Bernese period and the Vaudois period. Visiting the Chillon Castle is like going back in time!

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Food Health

Diet and health are important in our modern lifestyle. Taking diet does not mean that you have to ignore your healthy food. Try these nutritious foods that helps in diet plan.

Avocados

A typical serving of avocado (100 g) is moderate to rich in several B vitamins and vitamin K, with good content of vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium (right table, USDA nutrient data). Avocados also contain phytosterols and carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin. People who eat avocados tend to have lower BMI, body weight and waist circumference than people who skip this green superfood, per a study in Nutrition Journal. Though Avocados are higher in calories than other fruits and vegetables, their satisfying fat and fiber combo may help you slim down.

Eggs

Eggs are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They are rich in high-quality protein, healthy fats and many essential vitamins and minerals. Eating a high-protein breakfast promotes weight loss, because protein increases satiety while regulating hunger and appetite hormones, helping fend off your hunger until lunchtime.

Beans

Beans are high in protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron.[25] Beans also have significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber, with one cup[clarification needed] of cooked beans providing between nine and 13 grams of fiber. Fiber contained food helps you feel fuller longer, thus controlling hunger and helps in dieting.

Yogurt

Yogurt is protein-packed and full of probiotics, which are good for health and may helps in weight-loss. Yogurt (plain yogurt from whole milk) is 81% water, 9% protein, 5% fat, and 4% carbohydrates, including 4% sugars (table). A 100-gram amount provides 406 kilojoules (97 kcal) of dietary energy.

Leafy Greens

Leaf vegetables are typically low in calories and fat, and high in protein per calorie, dietary fiber, vitamin C, pro-vitamin A carotenoids, folate, manganese and vitamin K. If leaves are cooked for food, they may be referred to as boiled greens. Leaf vegetables may be stir-fried, stewed, steamed, or consumed raw. Leaf vegetables contain many typical plant nutrients, but since they are photosynthetic tissues, their vitamin K levels are particularly notable. Phylloquinone, the most common form of the vitamin, is directly involved in photosynthesis. This causes leaf vegetables to be the primary food class that interacts significantly with the anticoagulant warfarin.

Nuts

Nuts are the source of energy and nutrients for the new plant. They contain a relatively large quantity of calories, essential unsaturated and monounsaturated fats including linoleic acid and linolenic acid, vitamins, and essential amino acids. People who eat nuts may have lower risk for some diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Consumption of nuts helps in decreasing hunger and hence helps in dieting.

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Lifestyle Travel

Malta, the extremely beautiful Southern European island country, is an archipelago made of three major islands. Officially known as the Republic of Malta, It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia,[12] and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. Malta is the world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely-populated country. Valletta, the capital of Malta is the smallest national capital in the European Union.

“Malta is a sod of a place” – David Niven (Actor and Novelist)

Malta is known for its historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. Numerous bays along the indented coastline of the islands provide good harbours. The landscape consists of low hills with terraced fields. Malta is a popular tourist destination, with 1.2 million tourists per year. In recent years, Malta has advertised itself as a medical tourism destination,[27] and a number of health tourism providers are developing the industry.

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Food

Here is an easy and quick recipe made with simple ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

Preparation:

Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste. In a large pan, brown the chops over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushrooms, and saute for one minute. Pour cream of mushroom soup over chops. Cover skillet, and reduce temperature to medium-low. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes, or until chops are cooked through.

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