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Pyramid cake with stars

Pyramid cake with stars

Cream

In a bowl, mix the unsweetened liquid cream with the sugar and put it on the fire until it boils. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate pieces and mix until the chocolate melts. After it has cooled a bit, add the rum essence, mix, then put the cream in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

countertop

Mix flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl. Separately, in another bowl, mix the foam eggs with a pinch of salt, then add the sugar, oil and milk, mixing after each one. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients, stirring with a spatula or mixer on stage 1. At the end, pour the hot coffee and mix.

Pour the composition into the large stove tray lined with baking paper and spread the composition with a spatula over the entire surface of the tray.

Put the pan in the preheated oven at 170 degrees for 25 minutes

Remove from the oven and let the countertop cool completely.

Assembly

We divide the countertop sheet into 5 pieces as follows: 12 cm, 10 cm, 7 cm, 5.5 cm and 2.5 cm (from the two edges of the countertop we cut about 0.5 cm)

Leave the cut strips so glued and grease with chocolate cream (leaving about 2 full tablespoons for garnish)

We then take each strip in turn and overlap them from bottom to top from the widest to the narrowest, to get the shape of the pyramid.


In a bowl, mix the whipped cream with the powdered sugar and the whipped cream hardener until you get a consistent foam.

Add the chocolate cream and mix with a whisk.

We put whipped cream in a pos and decorate on both sides of the pyramid.


Put the plate in the fridge until we prepare the stars.


For the stars, melt the chocolate on a steam bath, put it in a bag and make a small hole in one end and draw stars on a baking sheet.


Put the star paper in the fridge for a few minutes until it hardens.


We decorate the cake with chocolate stars and among them we put small white / blue stars.


Keep the cake in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving.



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Food pyramid: bread, cereals, rice, pasta

Read about the other components of Food Pyramid :
Vegetables, fruits and vegetables
Milk, dairy products and lean meat
Food fats and sweets

Why are these exhortations so important?

Wheat is turned into flour through the grinding process. Depending on the degree of extraction, you will also find the proportion in which the qualities of the wheat grain are found in the flour. If in the case of wholemeal flour, the degree of extraction is 100%, valuable nutrients are lost in the preparation of normal flour: most of the thiamine and iron, most of the nicotinic acid and phosphorus, as well as proteins with biological value. high. The lower the degree of extraction, the whiter the resulting flour, but with a low nutrient content.

Along with fiber, foods in this group provide a considerable amount of minerals and vitamins. Folic acid is one of the components of whole grains, having a special importance both in the prenatal period and in the adult person (decreases the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and some forms of cancer).

The bread
Be careful, though! Not every type of dark bread automatically means that the bread is made from wholemeal flour (as it is mistakenly believed). When you want to buy a quality bread, you must take into account a few elements related to the composition (the list of ingredients must be as short as possible: flour & # 8211 at least partially whole - water, yeast and salt, preferably), appearance (a wheat flour bread must have a crispy crust and the inside full of air bubbles, which means that it has been left for a long time to rise. The core must not be sticky or flabby. In the case of bread with a important flour from other cereals & # 8211 rye, barley, oats, rice -, the core must be denser) and the way it is stored (a good bread, without preservatives, dries when it ages, does not mold) .

Assortments of bread

Rye bread
In the case of processing rye grains, it is more difficult to eliminate bran and germs, so rye bread generally contains more nutrients than regular wheat flour bread. There are also studies that show that rye flour is much better tolerated by people with diabetes.

Multigrain bread
It is denser and has a more pronounced aroma, due to the combination of cereals (wheat, rye, barley, corn, rice) and sometimes seeds (sunflower, pumpkin). It is rich not only in vitamins and minerals, but also in fiber, which helps digestion, being suitable with a light spring salad.

Potato bread
A slice of potato bread contains a significant amount of potassium and vitamin C and goes perfectly with a Transylvanian soup. Caution: this should contain fresh potatoes, not potato flakes, which lose much of their nutrients after rehydration.

Cereals
Whole grains have an important content of essential nutrients (antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein), which provide many health benefits. In addition, the complex carbohydrates in whole grains slow down the release of energy in the body, being a caloric source for the whole day.

Eating at least three servings of whole grains a day helps reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, coronary heart disease and certain cancers, while ensuring better control of body weight. Women who consume more whole grains have a body weight closer to optimal, given that cereals replace foods with high caloric density and decrease energy intake.

Rice (information taken from the Gastronomic Dictionary)
It is an indispensable food for almost half of the world's population, there are currently over 7,000 varieties of rice. These are generally classified according to the size of the grain & # 8211 long, medium or short & # 8211 and by color & # 8211 white or brown. In most cases, short grain rice is good for puddings (because the grains are thick, almost round, and when they stick together), the one with the right grain is good for risotto, and the long grain rice for salads, garnishes ( the grains must not stick together).

Basmati rice
It is the best long grain rice. & quotBasmati & quot means & quotparfumat & quot has a special aroma after it is boiled, and the grain remains loose.
Use: with curry, in salads.
Boiling time: 45-50 minutes

Brown rice
It is peeled only from the hard, outer shell. It contains more vitamin B and more fiber than white rice. Usage: can be replaced with white rice, but boils harder than it.
Boiling time: 30-35 minutes.

Long grain American rice
One of the most commonly used types of rice. When cooked, the grains remain separate. Use: as a side dish, in salads, pilaf.
Cooking method: see the article: & quotHow to cook long grain rice & quot.

Thai fragrant rice
It is not, in fact, more fragrant than other long-grain rice, but it has a strong consistency and is slightly sticky. Use: for South Asian dishes
Boiling time: 10-12 minutes

Camaragua Rice (France)
Unpeeled rice, red in color, with a round grain, with a sticky, creamy consistency and with a nutty taste.
Use: for salads, game or fish.
Boiling time: 30 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand 15-20 minutes.

Rice for risotto
The most well-known Italian rice varieties are carnaoli and arborio, it maintains its shape well during cooking and absorbs a lot of liquid.
Use: for risotto and rice puddings.
Boiling time: see risotto recipe.

Japanese rice
Sushi is a medium-sized grain rice, rich in starch, which makes it sticky during cooking.
Use: in Japanese dishes.
Boiling time: 10-12 minutes after being soaked for 30 minutes beforehand.

Wild rice
They are, in fact, the seeds of a wild herbaceous plant from North America. The beans crack during cooking, but are very nutritious and have a very pleasant nutty taste. Use: together with other types of rice, as a filling, as well as in salads.
Boiling time: 45-50 minutes

Rice for pudding
It is a variety with a short, round grain, used for puddings, very tasty. It can absorb a lot of liquid and give a creamy consistency when cooked. Use: rice desserts, pilaf.
Boiling time: about 30 minutes.

Rice oil
& bdquoCompete & ldquo with olive oil for the title of the healthiest oil and it seems to have a high chance of winning. It has the highest concentration of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. It is a source of vitamin E, antioxidants and other micronutrients useful in the fight against free radicals and the effects of aging.

It can help keep cholesterol at an optimal level, it can help prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, improving the immune system. It is yellow, has a sweet taste and a nutty aroma. Because it has a very high burning point, it can be used without any frying.

Easter
Contrary to popular belief, pasta should not be avoided in the diet. It's true, not all pasta is recommended to be consumed during this period, but there are several categories that will ensure the necessary fiber intake for your body. For example, if you are not sure what type of wheat contains white pasta (hard or soft wheat), it is best to focus on whole wheat pasta, which has a higher fiber content than white pasta.

It is also not advisable to eat pasta several times a day, and no more than three, four times a week. Another important detail is the way the pasta is cooked: regardless of the pasta assortment you choose, it is advisable to boil them & quotal dente & quot, so to speak, as hard as possible.

by Catalina Ioancea
Source: Healthy Eating Guide made by the Romanian Nutrition Society
Photo: Shutterstock.


Fruit cake, yogurt and biscuits & # 8211 a light dessert, prepared quickly!

I'm far from an expert in sweets. I mean making sweets, because I've been eating the black belt for several years. Come to think of it, I haven't tried many dessert recipes in my life. To give you an idea, so far I've done this: apple pie, cake and recently I tested my missing skills with two cakes. Recently, that is, at the beginning of the year when I made a chocolate cake, according to a recipe from my aunt. The second cake I was referring to is one with fruit, yogurt and biscuits, according to a recipe from my mother.

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I really like sweets and I don't know what I would do without them. Without exaggerating, I think I could quit smoking again rather than give up sugar. But in that case, I would have to start smoking again and then quit again, and that's even more complicated.

Fruit cake, yogurt and biscuits

I love light desserts and if possible with as few calories as possible. Mhm, exactly, I don't even want the impossible. I still remember when I ate the good cake with fruit, yogurt and biscuits prepared by my mother - so fine, perfectly sweet and light. It's 21:00 when I write this and I salivate a little because I remember it was love at the first teaspoon tasted. I also have a picture of the magic cake from that time, you can find it in this article.

The first time I took my heart in my teeth and tried to make this cake, it turned out very well. Admittedly, the recipe does not require much experience, star dust or special skill. The ingredients are few and I think it takes longer to cut the fruit than to make the cake itself. It should take you about 20 minutes to get it ready to put in the fridge. Well, the first time it took me about two hours to do it, with my mother on WhatsApp. Well, beginner. It lasted longer, but it was worth it because it turned out very well. I've done it since then and the second and third time and I already feel like I'm doing better and faster.

Now let's do a little challange. I leave you the recipe and you tell me how long it took you to prepare it. Let's see if anyone breaks my two-hour record.

Cake recipe and preparation method

For the fruit cake with yogurt and biscuits you need the following ingredients (for a saucepan with a diameter of 20-22 cm).

  • Approximate 200-250 grams of biscuits
  • fruits (kiwi, orange, pineapple or whatever you like best)
  • 200 grams unsweetened cream for whipped cream
  • 300 grams yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 1 sachet gelatine

Cut the fruit into slices or cubes. Each biscuit is cut in half (to decrease the height of the cake). The gelatin is soaked and used as written on the sachet. The cream is mixed with the two tablespoons of vanilla sugar until firm. Add the yogurt. Heat the already hydrated gelatin in a bain-marie until completely diluted. Pour the gelatin over the cream and yogurt, mixing vigorously to incorporate evenly.

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Wallpaper a stainless steel pot with a diameter of 20-22 cm with transparent foil. Place the biscuits on the edge. Place the decorated fruits on the bottom of the pot. Then spread a layer of cream, add fruit and then biscuits, then another layer of cream and so on, until the composition is exhausted. The cake will stay in the fridge for 4-5 hours or until the next day. The cake is then turned over on a nice platter from Ambition Romania and the foil is removed.

Image source: dajarmagazin.ro


5 easy cakes to make on New Year's Eve 2019! Astonish your guests with them

For Christmas, the main dessert was the cake, but it's time to move on to something more spectacular. On New Year's Eve, any self-respecting host puts a dessert on the table to surprise their guests. And the easiest way to do this is with a cake that will catch your eye, but will also pamper your taste buds.

As almost everyone has cooked a cake at least once, we offer you 5 spectacular recipes with which you are ready to invite your guests. You don't have to be an expert in the kitchen to succeed. Our cakes are easy to prepare, look spectacular and are the tastiest you could have on the table as the years go by. Here are the 5 recipes to make an impression at the New Year's table.


Secret experiments of communist Romania. The Pyramid of Pitesti

In Pitesti, hidden from prying eyes, a bizarre building rises on the outskirts of the city. It's old, rusty, barely standing. You can see her running from the car on the city ring road. But in order to reach it, you have to go through the treatment plant, to spin among the pools with dirty, rippling water, to face the heavy smell. Go east, to the bank of Argeş.

And all of a sudden, you'll see her. It's a metal and glass pyramid. A faithful copy of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. On a scale of 1 to 10. It was built in the 80s of last century. And he has an incredible story. A story about the human mind that causes the Unknown, about scientific miracles and phenomena at the limit of knowledge.

Once upon a time, this pyramid was an advanced research laboratory. Today, its doors are locked. Dust and forgetfulness spread in thicker layers. Looking at her, you feel like a Stalker in Tarkowski's Zone, gathering fragments of alien technology from the trash. Who had a roadside picnic? An amazing woman named Marioara Godeanu.

Marioara Godeanu's "hidden agenda"

When it comes to the Pyramid of Prundu, some still speak in whispers, implying that this National Fundamental Research Laboratory was built by the Army or the secret services. In fact, the truth is different. Much more interesting. Imagine that we went back in time, to the 80s. The last ten years of the Ceausescu regime. It was the age of the peace struggle that never left stone upon stone. The years of the world energy crisis, when "independent" Romania was on the verge of death to find new sources of energy, adapting, innovating.

Sometimes innovations were ridiculous. Like the buses with those gas tanks on the roof, you said they were rocket carriers. Like Păunescu's poems about peasants feeding the light bulb on the mill wheel.

But, most of the time, Romanian researchers really squeezed their brains, laying the foundation stones of respectable industries, such as atomic energy. In this era of effervescence, Dr. Marioara Godeanu, head of a research team at the Central Institute of Biology, receives approval to start a cutting-edge experiment in Pitesti. It was about the construction of a biological treatment plant for wastewater, which used as a "filter" the Egyptian water lily, a plant that could fix sediments.

The resulting biomass was to fertilize the soils around Albota. Raised by powerful pumps, the water reached the tanks placed at the top of the building, from where, through a labyrinth of canals with greenery, it flowed, slowly, purifying itself. So far, nothing spectacular. Nothing eccentric, out of communist orthodoxy. Really ?

I overlooked a small detail. The shape of the treatment plant was to be pyramidal. Why ? We dare to believe that Dr. Marioara Godeanu had "a hidden agenda". He was passionate about pyramids.

Time is afraid of pyramids

The pyramid - what an amazing shape! How much stability does it give to a construction & # 8230 The Great Pyramid of Cheops, which serious historians date to around 2700 BC. (And the & # 8230 visionaries, according to astronomical calculations, say it is 12,000 years old!), it has withstood the test of time, retaining its greatness even today.

Placed on a square plane, with a side of 240 m, it has a height of 146 m, encompassing 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing 2-3 tons. Raised by the initiatory confraternities of builders, who worked on it all their lives! For two hundred years, the pyramid has been heating up the spirits and provoking controversy. It happened in the time of Napoleon (who slept one night alone in the pyramid, and then forbade the soldiers to ask him what it was like & # 8230), it happens today.

In vain does the gentleman in the hat, the Egyptian official we see on Discovery, try to tell us that the pyramid was a simple tomb. Tomb lined up after the stars, with the "golden" numbers of mathematicians in proportion? It's a simple coincidence, old-fashioned Egyptologists shouted.

But the strange phenomena that are recorded in the pyramids, at a base third and a peak two, in the mortuary? They are not statistically reproducible in laboratory conditions, the respectable scientists replied. Dr. Marioara Godeanu was aware of this dispute. She knew that in the 1970s, a Czech had patented a cardboard pyramid that sharpened the razor blades placed under it.

He knew that by placing miniature pyramids under the bed, the sleep of one who rests there became deeper and calmer. He had seen that the food kept perfectly under a glass pyramid, and a diseased plant healed faster. Everything suggested that there was a "pyramid effect", a change in the spatio-temporal continuum under the influence of the shape of this object. Ultimately, Einstein had shown that the "canvas of the universe" could be "wrinkled" by very large objects. And then, Dr. Marioara Godeanu decided to build a pyramid-laboratory. Even under the "mask" of a sewage treatment plant.

Dowsing and sausage measurements

We certainly don't know what happened next. Some speak of closed files, comprising thousands of pages, the fruit of the experiences in the Pyramid. Eyewitnesses, with whom we were able to talk, assured us that the station was working very well, the plants growing almost miraculously.

Even new directions of research had opened up - towards the pharmaceutical industry. The influence of the crystallization phenomenon from supersaturated solutions was studied, in terms of the number of germs and their size, noticing significant differences depending on the area of ​​the pyramid in which the crystallizer is placed.

A number of dowsing measurements suggested that the interior space was in some way structured. It has been seen that the polymerization rate of some epoxy resins increases. And, over all these strictly objective experiments, hundreds of subjective impressions: feelings of well-being, of peace for those inside. Even today it is about sick guards who, sleeping in the pyramid, have recovered or, even more amazingly, about sterile women who have become mothers! Leaving aside the rumors, let's mention the experiment with beehives placed on hives, in which honey production increased significantly.

There was a real "fashion" of the pyramids, handmade from cardboard or only with copper sides - people noticed how the taste of the water kept in the pyramid, the fruits, the meat changed, actually re-learning what their ancestors, the Dacians, knew and apply for a long time - sausages are best kept in the pyramidal bridge, smoke and dry!

Hypotheses, hypotheses & # 8230

How can all this be explained? What gate in the Unknown opens the pyramid? Marioara Godeanu's team, but also other researchers (and enthusiasts & # 8230) from all over the world have formulated various explanatory hypotheses:

1. There is a universal, cosmic field, a vibration, a "music of the spheres", which the pyramid accentuates, functioning as a "waveguide", as a transmitting and receiving antenna. Perhaps also because the ratio that characterizes the pyramid, the ratio between the side of the base square and the height is 1,618, the golden number, the proportion that is found, as a mark of God, in all the living world.

2. The vibration of the pyramid interacts with the components of matter. For example, flower essences are greatly amplified, crystals grow, water loses the taste of chlorine. The microfields of living organisms (highlighted by the Cyrillic type photograph) are modified by the vibration of the pyramid.

Why did the research stop?

After the Revolution, the Prundu Pyramid was no longer used. The reasons are not hard to guess - Bucharest research institutes have run out of funding. Gradually, researchers were forced to look for other areas of activity. Romanian research, like entire industries, has ended up in the trash. Money was barely found to pay for maintenance. Surprisingly, the scrap metal makers did not rush to make the pyramid. Today, it resists structurally and mysteriously meets the dawn, waiting for better times. Times when private companies are interested in an investment in knowledge.


Secret experiments of communist Romania. The Pyramid of Pitesti

In Pitesti, hidden from prying eyes, a bizarre building rises on the outskirts of the city. It's old, rusty, barely standing. You can see her running from the car on the city ring road. But in order to reach it, you have to go through the treatment plant, to spin among the pools with dirty, dripping water, to face the heavy smell. Go east, to the bank of Argeş.

And all of a sudden, you'll see her. It's a metal and glass pyramid. A faithful copy of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. On a scale of 1 to 10. It was built in the 80s of last century. And he has an incredible story. A story about the human mind that causes the Unknown, about scientific miracles and phenomena at the limit of knowledge.

Once upon a time, this pyramid was an advanced research laboratory. Today, its doors are locked. Dust and forgetfulness spread in thicker layers. Looking at her, you feel like a Stalker in Tarkowski's Zone, gathering fragments of alien technology from the trash. Who had a roadside picnic? An amazing woman named Marioara Godeanu.

Marioara Godeanu's "hidden agenda"

When it comes to the Pyramid of Prundu, some still speak in whispers, implying that this National Fundamental Research Laboratory was built by the Army or the secret services. In fact, the truth is different. Much more interesting. Imagine that we went back in time, to the 80s. The last ten years of the Ceausescu regime. It was the age of the peace struggle that never left stone upon stone. The years of the world energy crisis, when "independent" Romania was on the verge of death to find new sources of energy, adapting, innovating.

Sometimes innovations were ridiculous. Like the buses with those gas tanks on the roof, you said they were rocket carriers. Like Păunescu's poems about peasants feeding the light bulb on the mill wheel.

But, most of the time, Romanian researchers really squeezed their brains, laying the foundation stones of respectable industries, such as atomic energy. In this era of effervescence, Dr. Marioara Godeanu, head of a research team at the Central Institute of Biology, receives approval to start a cutting-edge experiment in Pitesti. It was about the construction of a biological treatment plant for wastewater, which used as a "filter" the Egyptian water lily, a plant that could fix sediments.

The resulting biomass was to fertilize the soils around Albota. Raised by powerful pumps, the water reached the tanks placed at the top of the building, from where, through a labyrinth of canals with greenery, it flowed, slowly, purifying itself. So far, nothing spectacular. Nothing eccentric, out of communist orthodoxy. Really ?

I overlooked a small detail. The shape of the treatment plant was to be pyramidal. Why ? We dare to believe that Dr. Marioara Godeanu had "a hidden agenda". He was passionate about pyramids.

Time is afraid of pyramids

The pyramid - what an amazing shape! How much stability does it give to a construction & # 8230 The Great Pyramid of Cheops, which serious historians date to around 2700 BC. (And the & # 8230 visionaries, according to astronomical calculations, say it is 12,000 years old!), it has withstood the test of time, retaining its greatness even today.

Placed on a square plane, with a side of 240 m, it has a height of 146 m, encompassing 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing 2-3 tons. Raised by the initiatory confraternities of builders, who worked on it all their lives! For two hundred years, the pyramid has been heating up the spirits and provoking controversy. It happened in the time of Napoleon (who slept one night alone in the pyramid, and then forbade the soldiers to ask him what it was like & # 8230), it happens today.

In vain does the gentleman in the hat, the Egyptian official we see on Discovery, try to tell us that the pyramid was a simple tomb. Tomb lined up after the stars, with the "golden" numbers of mathematicians in proportion? It's a simple coincidence, old-fashioned Egyptologists shouted.

But the strange phenomena that are recorded in the pyramids, at a base third and a peak two, in the mortuary? They are not statistically reproducible in laboratory conditions, the respectable scientists replied. Dr. Marioara Godeanu was aware of this dispute. She knew that in the 1970s, a Czech had patented a cardboard pyramid that sharpened the razor blades placed under it.

He knew that by placing miniature pyramids under the bed, the sleep of one who rests there became deeper and calmer. He had seen that the food kept perfectly under a glass pyramid, and a diseased plant healed faster. Everything suggested that there was a "pyramid effect", a change in the spatio-temporal continuum under the influence of the shape of this object. Ultimately, Einstein had shown that the "canvas of the universe" could be "wrinkled" by very large objects. And then, Dr. Marioara Godeanu decided to build a pyramid-laboratory. Even under the "mask" of a sewage treatment plant.

Dowsing and sausage measurements

We certainly don't know what happened next. Some talk about closed files, comprising thousands of pages, the fruit of the experiences in the Pyramid. Eyewitnesses, with whom we were able to talk, assured us that the station was working very well, the plants growing almost miraculously.

Even new directions of research had opened up - towards the pharmaceutical industry. S-a studiat influenţarea fenomenului de cristalizare din soluţii suprasaturate, în sensul numărului de germeni şi a mărimii acestora, remarcîndu-se diferenţe semnificative în funcţie de zona din piramidă în care este plasat cristalizorul.

O serie de măsurători radiestezice au sugerat că spaţiul interior era într-un anumit fel structurat. S-a văzut cum creşte viteza de polimerizare a unor răşini epoxidice. Şi, peste toate aceste experimente strict obiective, sute de impresii subiective: senzaţii de bine, de linişte pentru cei dinăuntru. Şi astăzi mai umblă vorba despre paznici bolnavi care, dormind în piramidă, s-au înzdrăvenit sau, şi mai uluitor, despre femei sterile devenite mame ! Lăsînd zvonurile de-o parte, să mai amintim experimentul cu piramide aşezate pe stupi, la care producţia de miere a crescut semnificativ.

Apăruse o adevărată „modă” a piramidelor, confecţionate artizanal din carton sau numai cu laturile din cupru – oamenii observau cum se schimbă gustul apei păstrată în piramidă, al fructelor, al cărnii, reînvăţînd, de fapt, ceea ce strămoşii lor, dacii, ştiau şi aplicau de mult – cîrnaţii se păstrează cel mai bine în podul piramidal, daţi la fum şi uscaţi !

Ipoteze, ipoteze…

Cum pot fi explicate toate aceste lucruri? Ce poartă în Necunoscut deschide piramida? Colectivul Marioarei Godeanu, dar şi alţi cercetători (şi entuziaşti…) din lumea întreagă au formulat diverse ipoteze explicative:

1. Există un cîmp universal, cosmic, o vibraţie, o „muzică a sferelor”, pe care piramida o accentuează, funcţionînd ca un „ghid de undă”, ca o antenă de emisie recepţie. Poate şi pentru că raportul care caracterizează piramida, raportul dintre latura pătratului de bază şi înălţime este 1,618, numărul de aur, proporţia care se găseşte, ca o marcă a lui Dumnezeu, în toată lumea vie.

2. Vibraţia piramidei interacţionează cu componentele materiei. De exemplu, esenţele de flori sînt foarte amplificate, cristalele cresc, apa pierde gustul de clor. Microcîmpurile organismelor vii (puse în evidenţă prin fotografia de tip kirilian) sînt modificate de vibraţia piramidei.

De ce s-au oprit cercetările?

După Revoluţie, Piramida din Prundu n-a mai fost folosită. Motivele nu sînt greu de ghicit – institutele bucureştene de cercetări au rămas fără finanţare. Treptat, cercetătorii au fost obligaţi să caute alte zone de activitate. Cercetarea românească, la fel ca întregi ramuri industriale, a ajuns la gunoi. Abia s-au găsit bani pentru plata personalului de întreţinere. E de mirare că n-au dat buzna căutătorii de fier vechi, să facă piramida zob. Astăzi, ea rezistă structural şi întîmpină, misterioasă, zorile, aşteptînd timpuri mai bune. Timpuri în care firme private să fie interesate de o investiţie în cunoaştere.


Piramida alimentara: painea, cerealele, orezul, pastele

Citeste si despre celelalte componenete ale Piramidei Alimentare :
Legumele, zarzavaturile si fructele
Laptele, produsele lactate si carnea slaba
Grasimile alimentare si dulciurile

De ce sunt atat de importante aceste indemnuri?

Graul este transformat in faina prin procesul de macinare. In functie de gradul de extractie afli si proportia in care calitatile bobului de grau se regasesc in faina. Daca in cazul fainii integrale, gradul de extractie este de 100%, in pregatirea fainii normale se pierd nutrienti valorosi: cea mai mare parte a tiaminei si a fierului, cea mai mare parte a acidului nicotinic si a fosforului, precum si proteine cu valoare biologica inalta. Cu cat gradul de extractie este mai mic, cu atat faina rezultata este mai alba, dar cu un continut scazut in nutrienti.

Alaturi de fibre, alimentele din aceasta grupa furnizeaza o cantitate considerabila de minerale si vitamine. Acidul folic este unul dintre componentele cerealelor integrale, avand o importanta deosebita atat in perioada prenatala, cat si la persoana adulta (scade riscul de aparitie a bolii coronariene, a accidentului vascular cerebral si a unor forme de cancer).

Painea
Atentie, insa! Nu orice tip de paine inchisa la culoare inseamna, in mod automat, ca painea respectiva este facuta din faina integrala (asa cum, in mod gresit, se crede). Atunci cand vrei sa cumperi o paine de calitate, trebuie sa tii cont de cateva elemente legate de compozitie (lista de ingrediente trebuie sa fie cat mai scurta: faina – macar partial integrala -, apa, drojdie si sare, de preferinta), de aspect (o paine din faina de grau trebuie sa aiba coaja crocanta si interiorul plin de bule de aer, ceea ce inseamna ca a fost lasata destul de mult timp la crescut miezul nu trebuie sa fie cleios ori flasc. In cazul painii cu un aport important de faina din alte cereale – secara, orz, ovaz, orez -, miezul trebuie sa fie mai dens) si de felul in care se pastreaza (o paine buna, fara conservanti, se usuca atunci cand se invecheste, nu mucegaieste).

Sortimente de paine

Painea de secara
In cazul prelucrarii grauntelor de secara este mai dificil sa fie eliminate taratele si germenele de aceea, painea de secara contine, in general, mai multi nutrienti decat o paine obisnuita din faina de grau. De asemenea, exista studii care arata ca faina de secara este mult mai bine tolerata de persoanele bolnave de diabet.

Painea multicereale
Este mai densa si are o aroma mai pronuntata, datorata combinatiei de cereale (grau, secara, orz, porumb, orez) si uneori seminte (floarea-soarelui, dovleac). Este bogata nu doar in vitamine si minerale, ci si in fibre, care ajuta la digestie, fiind potrivita langa o salata usoara de primavara.

Painea cu cartofi
O felie de paine cu cartofi contine o cantitate importanta de potasiu si vitamina C si merge perfect cu o ciorba ardeleneasca. Atentie: aceasta trebuie sa contina cartofi proaspeti, nu fulgi de cartofi, care isi pierd o mare parte din nutrienti dupa rehidratare.

Cerealele
Cerealele integrale au un continut important de substante nutritive esentiale (antioxidanti, vitamine, minerale, fibre si proteine), care confera numeroase beneficii pentru sanatate. In plus, carbohidratii complecsi din cerealele integrale incetinesc eliberarea de energie in organism, fiind o sursa calorica pentru intreaga zi.

Consumul a cel putin trei portii de cereale integrale pe zi contribuie la reducerea riscului de diabet zaharat, obezitate, boli coronariene si anumite tipuri de cancer, asigurand si un mai bun control al greutatii corporale. Femeile care consuma mai multe cereale integrale au o greutate corporala mai apropiata de cea optima, avand in vedere ca cerealele inlocuiesc alimentele cu densitate calorica mare si scad aportul energetic.

Orezul (informatii preluate din Dictionarul gastronomic)
Este un aliment indispensabil pentru aproape jumatate din populatia globului, existand in prezent peste 7000 de soiuri de orez. Acestea sunt clasificate, in general, in functie de dimensiunea bobulului – lung, mediu sau scurt – si dupa culoare – alb sau brun. In majoritatea cazurilor, orezul cu bobul scurt este bun pentru budinci (pentru ca boabele sunt groase, aproape rotunde, iar la fierbere se lipesc intre ele), cel cu bobul potrivit este bun pentru rissoto, iar orezul cu bobul lung pentru salate, garnituri (boabele nu trebuie sa se lipeasca).

Orez basmati
Este cel mai bun orez cu bobul lung. "Basmati" inseamna "parfumat" are o aroma deosebita dupa ce este fiert, iar bobul ramane afanat.
Utilizare: alaturi de curry, in salate.
Timp de fierbere: 45-50 minute

Orez brun
Este decorticat doar de coaja tare, exterioara. Contine mai multa vitamina B si mai multa fibra decat orezul alb. Utilizare: poate fi inlocuit cu orezul alb, dar fierbe mai greu decat acesta.
Timp de fierbere: 30-35 minute.

Orez american cu bobul lung
Unul din tipurile de orez foarte des folosite. Cand este fiert, boabele raman separate. Utilizare: ca garnitura, in salate, pilaf.
Metoda de gatit: vezi articolul: "Cum sa gatim orezul cu bobul lung".

Orez parfumat Thai
Nu este, de fapt, mai parfumat decat alte feluri de orez cu bobul lung, insa are o consistenta tare si este usor lipicios. Utilizare: la preparatele sud-asiatice
Timp de fierbere: 10-12 minute

Orez de Camarague (Franta)
Orez nedecorticat, de culoare rosie, cu bobul rotund, cu o consistenta lipicioasa, cremoasa si cu gust de nuca.
Utilizare: la salate, cu carne de vanat sau cu peste.
Timp de fierbere: 30 de minute, apoi trebuie luat de pe foc si lasat sa stea 15-20 minute.

Orez pentru rizoto
Orez italian cele mai cunoscute varietati sunt carnaoli si arborio isi mentine bine forma in timpul fierberii si absoarbe mult lichid.
Utilizare: la risotto si budinci cu orez.
Timp de fierbere: vezi reteta de risotto.

Orez japonez
Sushi este un orez cu bobul de marime medie, bogat in amidon, ceea ce il face lipicios in timpul fierberii.
Utilizare: la preparate japoneze.
Timp de fierbere: 10-12 minute dupa ce, in prealabil, a fost lasat 30 minute la inmuiat.

Orez salbatic
Sunt, de fapt, semintele unei plante erbacee salbatice din America de Nord. Boabele crapa in timpul fierberii, dar sunt foarte hranitoare si au un gust de nuca, foarte placut. Utilizare: impreuna cu alte tipuri de orez, ca umplutura, precum si in salate.
Timp de fierbere: 45-50 minute

Orez pentru budinca
Este o varietate cu bobul scurt, rotund, folosit pentru budinci, foarte gustos. Poate absorbi mult lichid si da o consistenta cremoasa atunci cand este fiert. Utilizare: deserturi cu orez, pilaf.
Timp de fierbere: aproximativ 30 minute.

Uleiul de orez
&bdquoConcureaza&ldquo cu uleiul de masline pentru titlul de cel mai sanatos ulei si se pare ca are mari sanse de castig. Are cea mai mare concentratie de vitamine, antioxidanti si substante nutritive. Este o sursa de vitamina E, antioxidansi si alti micronutrienti utili in lupta impotriva radicalilor liberi si a efectelor imbatranirii.

Poate ajuta la mentinerea colesterolului la bivel optim, poate contribui la evitarea aparitiei bolilor cardio-vasculare, imbunatatind sistemul imunitar. Este de culoare galbena, are un gust dulce si o aroma de nuca. Pentru ca are un punct de ardere foarte ridicat, poate fi folosit fara nici o retinere la prajit.

Pastele
Contrar ideii vehiculate in randul persoanelor care obisnuiesc sa urmeze diete drastice, pastele nu ar trebui sa fie evitate din alimentie. E drept, nu toate pastele sunt recomandate a fi consumate in aceasta perioada, insa exista cateva categorii care iti vor asigura aportul de fibre necesar organismului. Spre exemplu, daca nu esti sigura ce tip de grau contin pastele albe (grau tare sau moale), cel mai bine e sa te orientezi spre pastele din grau integral, care au un continut mai bogat in fibre decat pastele albe.

De asemenea, nu este indicat sa mananci paste de mai multe ori pe zi, si nu mai mult de trei, patru ori pe saptamana. Un alt detaliu important este felul in care pastele sunt gatite: indiferent de sortimentul de paste pe care-l alegi, este indicat sa le fierbi "al dente", astfel spus, cat de tare se poate.

de Catalina Ioancea
Sursa: Ghidul alimentatiei sanatoase realizat de Societatea de Nutritie din Romania
Foto: Shutterstock.


Top 9 rețete dim Sum pentru a face acasă

În mod tradițional, sumele dim este destinată să fie plăcută cu un grup, permițându-vă să încercați un număr mare de articole. Dar nu există niciun motiv pentru care nu puteți face acasă mâncărurile dvs. preferate. Multe elemente sumă diminuată pot fi încorporate într-o masă principală - de exemplu, găluștele pot înlocui orezul sau fidea. Aici sunt rețetele mele preferate dim sum.

Rulouri de primăvară au originile lor în festivalul de primăvară și au fost inițial umplute cu legume din recolta de primăvară. Umplerea pentru aceste rulouri de primăvară include carne de porc la grătar și ciuperci uscate chinezești (ciuperci uscate shiitake), împreună cu morcovul mărunțit, ardeiul roșu și mugurii de fasole mung. Serviți roșiile de primăvară simplu, sau cu un sos de sos de soia simplu și sos de oțet de tocător de orez.
Rulouri de primăvară de legume

Veți găsi aceste produse la orice restaurant dim sum - ciorchine cu aburi pline cu carne de porc la grătar.

Această rețetă vine de la Evelyn Chau , care constată că usturoiul absoarbe aroma carnea de vită condimentată. Acesta include coaja uscată de citrice, disponibilă pe piețele din China / Asia.

Bilele de perle sunt chifteluțe de carne de porc care sunt rulate în orez lipicios și apoi aburite. Numele provine de la culoarea lor strălucitoare, perle după gătit, datorită stratului de orez lipicios. Orezul orez, denumit și orez lipicios , este vândut pe piețele chineze / asiatice.

Cel mai simplu tip de găluște chinezească de făcut, ghivecele de pâine sunt prăjite pe o parte și apoi aburit. Potrivit legendei, ghivecele au fost inventate când un bucătar a ars accidental un lot de găluște și a decis să le servească oricum. În mod ideal, ghivecele ar trebui să fie crocante pe fund și moi și neted pe partea de sus.
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Această rețetă provine de la bucătarul-șef / bucătar-bucătar Stephen Wong.
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Se taie blatul pe 3 niveluri. Se insiropeaza fiecare blat cu sirop din zahar ars. Se aseaza blatul de jos pe platou si se unge cu gem de caise.

Se amesteca mascarpone cu branza de vaci, zahar si piureul de piersici. Se dizolva gelatina si se inglobeaza in fir subtire. Refrigerate. Cand incepe sa se intareasca, se inglobeaza in crema 200 ml. frisca batuta si bucatelele de piersici.

Se aseaza pe blatul inferior 1/2 din crema. Se acopera cu blatul al doilea, uns cu gem de capsuni. Se aseaza deasupra restul de crema si se suprapune blatul superior.

Se da la rece minim 4 ore. Se bate restul de frisca impreuna cu zahar pudra. Se acopera tortul. Se presara deasupra fulgi de cocos si cacao.

Se presara samburii de rodie si se aseaza deasupra tortului stele decorative de zahar sau martipan.

Reteta Tort Stele pe zapada a fost propusa de Sava Laura pe forum culinar.