Saturday, May 2, 2015

6 superzdravih recepata - Dresing za salatu

Zdravi dresing za salatu ?

Preljevi i umaci za salate često sadrže neželjene masnoće i dodane šećere, stoga uvijek birajte niskokalorične varijante ili sami napravite zdravu varijantu dresinga. Kreativnosti i ideja u kuhinji često ponestane pa vam donosimo 6 super zdravih recepata !

Kremasti preljev

  • 1½ žlicu vinskog octa
  • 2 žlice običnog jogurta
  • Crna sol (jer daje odličan okus koji mijenja okus jaja)
  • Papar
Sve sastojke pomiješajte, a možete i ukrasiti sa isjeckanim svježim biljem kao što je peršin.

Preljev s bosiljkom

  • 250 ml maslinovog ulja
  • 1/3 šalice jabučnog octa
  • 2 žlice svježeg, isjeckanog bosiljka
  • 3 češnja češnjaka, sitno isjeckana
  • 2 žlice meda
Sve sastojke dobro promiješajte i začinite svaku salatu. Ovaj dresing uistinu paše uz svakakve salate – od zelene i matovilca do salate od leće.

Dresing koji liječi

  • 2 češnja češnjaka
  • 2 komadića đumbira (veličine oraha)
  • Limunov sok
  • ½ šalice maslinovog ulja
Sitno nasjeckajte češnjak, a đumbir naribajte. Pomiješajte ih i dodajte ostatak sastojaka te uživajte u savršenom dresingu koji k tome otapa i masno tkivo, pomaže u mršavljenju i poboljšava cirkulaciju.

Proteinski dresing

  • 1/4 šalice svježeg narančinog soka
  • 1/4 šalice limunovog soka
  • 1 žlica maslinovog ulja
  • 2 žlice konopljinih sjemenki
  • 1 čajna žličica češnjaka u prahu
  • Sol
  • Papar
Lako i brzo! Promiješajte sve sastojke u blenderu i polijte po salati.

Jednostavni spirulina preljev

  • 2 žlice ekstra djevičanskog maslinovog ulja
  • 1 žlica Spiruline u prahu
  • Sok i korica ½ limuna
  • Češnjak u prahu
  • Mljevena crvena paprika
Pomiješajte sve sastojke zajedno i prelijte preko svoje omiljene salate.

Chia dresing

Dresing pripremite tako da pomiješate jogurt, senf, limunov sok, kokosovo ulje, sol i papar. Gotovu salatu pospite Chia sjemenkama i tako prelivenu možete ju ostaviti 10-ak minuta u hladnjaku kako bi se Chia malo natopila svim „mokrim“ sastojcima. Možete čak sve sastojke pomiješati, ostaviti u hladnjaku pa tek onda politi po salati. Kako tko želi.

Friday, May 1, 2015

How to Make: Handmade Paper

If you have an afternoon free, why not make your own paper? It’s a wonderful way to personalise your post, and is endlessly customisable. You can decorate your paper with stamps, pressed flowers, confetti or gold sparkles, or make paper laced with seeds, so the recipient of your letter can plant it in the garden.
Wherever your creativity leads you, this is a perfect project to get your snail mail looking like no-one else’s. You’ll never buy paper from the store again!

You will need:

2 x picture frames Choose frames that are the size you want your paper to be – just make sure that the frames are the same size and can sit together.
Flyscreen mesh You can buy this at any hardware store.
Tacks or staples
Waterproof duct tape
A blender If you plan on making a lot of paper, buy a used blender. Making paper won’t break your good blender, but it can get messy … paper plus water equals gluey goo!
Microfibre cloths or tea towels, sponges and newspaper
Scrap paper You can literally use any paper, depending on what effect you want.
A tray This can be an old cat litter tray (preferably one that Whiskers isn’t using). You can even use the sink or a plastic out-tray as long as your frame can fit and be submerged in it.
* newspaper
* cards
* catalogues
* paper bags
* egg cartons
* tissue paper
* magazines
* non-waxy cardboard
* old book pages
* stamps
* seeds
* flower petals
* confetti
* gold or silver sparkles
* anything else pretty!
If you’d like to stitch your paper like the example shown, you’ll need a sewing machine.

How to:

Making a frame for paper making
1. Remove the glass and backing from one frame and cut a piece of mesh a little larger than the entire frame. This will ensure you have enough mesh to stretch and fasten over the opening. Stretch the mesh over the frame and fasten it with staples or tacks. Ensure it is stretched tight across the opening.
Cover the edges of the mesh with duct tape, taking care not to let the tape overlap the opening.
2. Stretch the mesh over the frame and fasten it with staples or tacks. Ensure it is stretched tight across the opening. Cover the edges of the mesh with duct tape, taking care not to let the tape overlap the opening.
3. Tear up the scrap paper and place in the blender with enough water to cover completely. You can add extras at this point. For a flecked look, try kitchen spices, herbs, grass or flower petals. Don’t add extras that you want to remain whole, like pressed flowers or leaf skeletons. These will be added later.
4. Blend the paper and water mixture. You can blend for a short time for chunkier paper, or for a longer time for a finer paper.
Handmade paper insructions part 2
5. Fill the tray with enough water to submerge the frame fully. Pour the blended paper pulp into the tray and mix to disperse it evenly in the water. Make sure that the meshless side of the frame is on top. Lower the frame into the water with a side-to-side motion, as if you are panning for gold, until the mesh is covered with paper. Gently shake the frame from side to side in the water to even the
surface out. The meshless side of the frame will keep the pulp in place.
6. Lift the frame from the water, making sure the pulp side is facing up. Let the excess water drain through the frame before removing the meshless side of the frame.
7. Place the frame, pulp side up, on microfibre towels or tea towels (anything absorbent will do, really) to drain for half an hour. At this point, you can add any reserved ‘whole’ extras. Try gently pushing on some pressed flowers or leaf skeletons – whatever takes your fancy.
8. Place the frame, pulp side down, on some newspaper. Dab a sponge on the back of the mesh to soak up any excess water. Allow to dry on the newspaper for an hour or so. Carefully lift the frame and slowly
peel off the pulp, which should now resemble a wet sheet of paper. Be very gentle, as it can tear at this stage. Once the sheet of paper is free, leave it to dry on newspaper overnight.
Tip: If the paper is buckled, place it under some heavy books once it is dry.
How to make handmade paper DIY instructions
Voilà! You have your very own handmade paper, which will make your letters to others just that little bit more special!
Papermaking - Snail Mail
Re-published with permission by Hardie Grant Books, edited for web formatting.