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Steak au Poivre with Herbed Frites

Ingredients 1/2 cup whole peppercorns 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 4 (6 to 8-ounce) New York sirloin steaks, trimmed of excess fat 4 teaspoons salt 4 teaspoons olive oil 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1 tablespoon green peppercorns 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon 1 cup reduced veal stock or demi-glace 1/2 cup heavy cream Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. [...]

Provencal Vegetable Soup: Soupe au Pistou

Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 medium leeks, dark green parts trimmed and discarded, light green and white parts thoroughly washed and cut into 1/2-inch dice 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch dice 8 cups chicken stock Salt 1 teaspoon whole black and white peppercorns [...]

Salad Nicoise with Seared Tuna

Ingredients Vinaigrette: 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salad: 1 pound small red new potatoes, scrubbed and halved 8 large eggs 1/2 [...]

Healthy Juice Guide “Picnic Fruit Juice” Week 9

Picnic Fruit Juice for the Heart Go and have a picnic date with the one you love. A picnic date is a good alternative to the fancy restaurant date and is much better than the normal walk in the park date. It also requires a more personal touch and quite a bit of an effort [...]

Cherry Enzyme Peel

This all natural peel revitalizes and protects skin during bright summer days. The flavenoids found in lush, rich cherries act as antioxidants in the skin, scavenging and destroying altered oxygen compounds that can cause tissue damage. Cherry Peel rejuvenates and exfoliates the skin, leaving it glowning with healty and beauty.

Healthy Juice Guide “Pear Juice” Week 8

Pear juices are great to stay healthy. Hmmm, who has not tasted a cold glass of pear juice or mango juice in their lives or any other juices drinks that taste delicious… I think most likely everyone has taste delicious and tasty juices drinks to cool themselves during those sunny days!  Healthy juices and juices [...]

Healthy Juice Guide “Orange Juice” Week 7

Orange Juice with Vitamin C Orange juice is perhaps the most known type of juice that individuals drink with their breakfast or at any time of the day. We usually consume this beverage because we are told it is healthy but rarely look more deeply into it. What is it that makes this type of [...]

Cellulite Pictures, Causes, Myths, and Treatments Part 4

13. Radiofrequency Radiofrequency devices deliver heat — sometimes combined with tissue massage — to damage the underlying fat and connective tissue. This is designed to spur skin tightening and to smooth out the bulges. Small studies have shown benefits. 14.Laser Devices Laser devices target the underlying connective tissue to build collagen and thicken the skin. [...]

Cellulite Pictures, Causes, Myths, and Treatments Part 3

9. Topical: Retinol Cream One study found that applying a 0.3% retinol cream to the area for six months improved the appearance of cellulite. The theory is that retinol stimulates skin tissues to create thicker skin that better covers the lumps and bumps of cellulite. Other studies have not shown differences in average skin thickness [...]

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