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Lima beans with spinach

Lima beans with spinach

5-6 servings Ingredients lima beans: 500 gr. olive oil: 1 cup tomatoes: 5 ripe onion: finely chopped spinach: tender, cleaned and washed garlic: 2 cloves, finely chopped parsley: 3-4 tbsp. celery: 1 stalk, finely chopped salt pepper freshly ground sugar: a bit Directions Soak the lima beans in water on the previous day. On the next day, drain and boil…

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Bean soup (Fasolada)

Bean soup (Fasolada)

5-6 servings Ingredients dried white beans: 500 gr. carrots: 3, sliced thickly onions: 2, finely chopped tinned tomatoes: 400 gr. olive oil: ½ cup celery: 3 stalks salt freshly ground pepper chilli pepper: 1 (optional) Instructions Soak beans in water overnight. The next day, wash and boil them over low heat until tender (about 1 hour). Drain beans and rinse…

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Lentil soup (Fakes)

Lentil soup (Fakes)

5-6 servings Ingredients small lentils: 500 gr onions: 2 finely chopped garlic: 3 cloves, cut in half tinned tomatoes: 400 gr bay leaves: 2-3 leaves olive oil: ½ cup carrots: 2, cut in cubes (optional) salt a bit pepper freshly ground vinegar to serve Instructions Clean the lentils and wash them well in colander. Boil them in plenty of water…

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Fresh Beans – (Fasolakia)

Fresh Beans – (Fasolakia)

2 servings Ingredients ½ cup olive oil 1 onion chopped 1/2 kilo green beans 1 medium potato sliced (1/4 inch thickness-cut in half) 3 medium tomatoes grated or 350gr chopped tomatoes ¼ cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt fresh pepper Instructions In a medium pot, heat olive oil at medium to low heat. Sauté onion until soft.…

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Diabetes and Pregnancy

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Nondiabetic women. Even for nondiabetic women maintaining glycemic control during pregrancy may be challenging. Due to hormonal changes, pregnancy increases insulin resistance and therefore the secretion of insulin. Especially obese women, who have developed insulin resistance before gestation, are in high risk of diabetes. As a result 7 percent of nondibetic women may develop gestational diabetes and require treatment during…

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