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30 light recipes to start the diet – Italian Cuisine


Tomorrow I start the diet. Indeed, the day after tomorrow.

Before the sacrifice we postpone for a while, but the costume test gets closer and closer and the disposal of the chiletti put on during the winter seem an insurmountable obstacle. But what if we tried? Cooking light recipes for a short time can give a boost to our metabolism and let us get used to the good habit of not exceeding calories!

Changing the menu in fact, is the first step to start a new routine made of new, tasty and light dishes. If mixed salads are an easy way to fix the meal without weighing it down, in the long run they could get bored. That's why it's important to experiment with new light recipes that can stimulate eyes and palate and why not, a good dose of imagination in the kitchen! Go ahead then to appetizers, first courses, second courses and desserts often offered in very practical single dose dosages that will allow you to start the diet even solo without making too many calculations. You can indulge yourself with rice salad, with broad beans, endive and quartirolo, tuna tartare with sesame and wasabi, fennel sorbet with pink grapefruit, mixed salad with apple and sole, egg whites omelette with asparagus, pineapple smoothie and apple skewer, chicken and barley gnocchi with vegetables, beetroot, rice and artichokes, cabbage, salmon and pumpkin, milk cream with pears and chocolate, spicy turkey, mango and cauliflower, chicken broth with vegetables and parmesan, salad with barley and grapefruit, lentils, yogurt and first salt, vegetable miso with ginseng and vegetables, orange sorbet and puffed cereals, rabbit with endive and vegetables, mini pancakes with ricotta and artichoke, pineapple smoothie with apple and spelled, rice cream with smoothie and fruit, hake and vegetables, couscous, asparagus and salt, yogurt with dandelion, rice and pineapple, rice salad with vegetables and ricotta, small gazpacho and octopus skewer, roast beef and salad rolls, vegetable mix and fruit with egg do, vegetable smoothie and beef skewer, carrot and ginger cream with chicken and chickpeas, turkey and olive pesto.

Egg whites omelette with asparagus.
Egg whites omelette with asparagus.

Here are 30 light recipes to start the diet

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Rice salad, with broad beans, endive and quartirolo

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Tuna tartare with sesame and wasabi

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Fennel sorbet with pink grapefruit

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Egg whites omelette with asparagus

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Chicken and barley gnocchi with vegetables

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Beetroot, rice and artichokes

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Cabbage, salmon and pumpkin

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Milk cream with pears and chocolate

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Spicy turkey, mango and cauliflower

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Chicken broth with vegetables and parmesan

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Salad with barley and grapefruit

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Lentils, yogurt and first salt

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Vegetable miso with ginseng and vegetables

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Orange sorbet and puffed cereals

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Rabbit with endive and vegetables

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Mini pancakes with ricotta and artichoke

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Pineapple smoothie with apple and spelled

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Rice cream with smoothie and fruit

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Hake and vegetables

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Couscous, asparagus and first salt

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Dandelion, rice and pineapple yogurt

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Rice salad with vegetables and ricotta

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Small gazpacho and octopus skewer

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Roast beef rolls and salad

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Vegetable and fruit mix with boiled egg

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Vegetable smoothie and beef skewer

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Carrot and ginger cream with chicken

let's start with vinegar and baking soda! – Italian Cuisine


Using chemical detergents can often cause allergies or irritations: cleaning can be done more ecofrendly, with two natural products such as vinegar and bicarbonate

Thanks to the light of the sun that illuminates all the interiors of the house, dust and various stains on the surfaces jump for all to see. It's time for great spring cleaning and if you don't know which detergents to use to make everything shine, rely on grandma's advice: vinegar and baking soda they will solve every problem, without making you spend a lot and winking at the environment

Vinegar, from pots to clothes

It is appropriate to say that with vinegar you can clean everything. If you have tiles and porcelain stoneware in your home, nothing better than vinegar will remove impurities and give new light to the floor. Dilute a glass in the bucket with water and you're done. Vinegar is also perfect for cleaning glass: dilute it in water, pour it into a spray and clean all glass surfaces, from windows to tables, without having to rinse. Do you have shower siphons clogged with limestone? Nothing better than vinegar for dissolve all deposits: dismantle the piece, leave it immersed in a bowl with pure vinegar all night long and rinse it off the next day and replace it. This treatment is also useful for descaling dishwashers and washing machines: just set a complete washing cycle by pouring a liter of vinegar into the basket or directly into the dishwasher.

Baking soda, a perfect antifungal and anti-mold

Sodium bicarbonate can be used diluted or dry. To brighten up the color of carpets or sofas, for example, you can spread a small amount of bicarbonate on the surface to be treated, let it work for about two hours, and then vacuum it up. The bicarbonate treatment is used to keep mites away, so it is essential for those who are allergic. Secco is also perfect for absorbing mold from walls: leave a full bowl near the wall to be treated and slowly you will see the moisture disappear. Once exhausted, after about two months, replace it, and throw the old one in the toilet drain, it will help to remove the limestone. Diluted instead in water it is ideal to remove the scale deposits on the enamelled surfaces of faucets and shower traps. Rub the surfaces to be treated with a sponge and baking soda and then rinse. If you then have an oven full of stains, put in a lot of baking soda, sprinkle hot water over it, let it work for one night and then the next day wipe it with a sponge: marks and grease stains will have disappeared!

The new training courses start to become food bloggers – Italian Cuisine


Salt and pepper, presents the new ones professional training courses to become food blogger.

Our magazine directed by Laura Maragliano proposes a path of two modules, respectively dedicated to beginners and experts: the theoretical lessons will alternate with practical exercises and workshops aimed at infusing all the necessary skills to carry out independently the activity of food blogger.

"We are excited to be able to put our contents and our experience at the service of those who want to turn their passion for food into a professional activity", said the director of Salt and pepper and of the Mondadori Group's Kitchen System magazines, Laura Maragliano. "With this course we want to transmit to an even wider audience the know-how of Salt and pepper in digital, a fundamental part of the development path undertaken by the brand ".

The course of Salt and pepper to become food blogger will be held on the following dates:

  • Basic level course: Saturday 4 and 11 May, from 9 to 18
  • Advanced level course: Saturday 18 and May 25, from 9 to 18

The basic course, entitled "How to design a Blog in the Food sector, with Salt and pepper", will involve the participants in a multimedia communication project, teaching them the job of "writing for the web" and the figure of the blogger. From marketing elements to advertising communication techniques, from videomaking to the graphic setting of the blog, up to the foundations of editorial legislation, the students will acquire the basics to build their own food blog and master the most useful features.

The advanced course, entitled "A successful food blog with Salt and pepper", is aimed at creating and enriching an editorial plan with quality content, through the creation of one storyboard of product and the promotion of the portal on social networks, deepening also the analysis of the data and their interpretation (SEO and SEM). Furthermore, the techniques of food photography and effective selection of images suitable for recipes.

The meetings are organized in collaboration with Yous Srl, a training body accredited by the Lombardy Region that offers guidance services for active job search, continuous support and meeting between supply and demand. At the end of the two modules, Yous will release to each participant the certificate of multimedia designer (specific course for food bloggers / social media food sector).

How to register and costs are available at the site www.scuoladicucina.it within the "calendar" channel.

For additional information you can send an email to info.scuoladicucina@mondadori.it.