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Equivalent measures

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It is not easy to to remember all equivalent measures. You can use the information below when you need to understand and easily cook at home your favorite recipes.

Liquid Measurements
1 cup = 8 oz. liquid
2 cups = 1 pint liquid
4 cups = 1 quart liquid
2 tablespoons = 1 oz. liquid
4 tablespoons = ¼ cup liquid
16 tablespoons = 1 cup liquid
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons Liquid

Dry Measurements
1 lb. grated Cheddar, Mozzarella or any other hard cheese = 4 cups
1 lb. dry rice=2 cups uncooked
1 lb. sugar, confectioners = 3 ½ cups sifted
1 lb. potatoes = 3 cups mushed = 3 medium sized potatoes
1 lb. beans = 2 ½ cups
6-oz. pkg. chocolate chips = 1 cup
1 medium sized onion = ½ cup chopped onion

Herbs
1 tablespoon fresh = 1 tablespoon

Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit
1 medium-sized lemon = 3-4 tablespoons juice
1 medium-sized orange = 5-6 tablespoons juice
1 medium-sized grapefruit = 1 cup juice

Low calorie strawberry yogurt dessert

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It takes only 5-7 minutes to prepare this easy, tasty and low-calorie dessert.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of plain yoghurt
  • 6 medium fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 tbsp honney or sugar

Preparation time: 5 – 7 minutes
Servings: 2

How to prepare?
Rinse, drain and cut the strawberries. In a serving bowl, combine strawberries, yoghurt and honney/ sugar. Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

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Cold Yoghurt & Cucumber Soup (Tarator)

Cold Yoghurt & Cucumber Soup (Tarator)

This cold soup recipe is very popular in Balkan Peninsula, especially in Greece and Bulgaria. The Yogurt & Cucumber combination is a fresh choice in a sunny summer days. You can eat it instead of salad or as a main course. It is perfect for your diet thanks to its low-calorie content.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, rinsed, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups of plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of walnut, grounded
  • 1tbsp. sea salt
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1tbsp. chopped fresh or dried dill
  • (Optional 1 clove of garlic)

How to prepare?
Rinse, peel and grate the cucumber. Place it in a large bowl and pour the yoghurt.

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Mix well and slowly add the water. Then add the salt, olive oil and walnuts. Finally, sprinkle with dill.

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Tomato & Chickpea Mediterranean salad

Tomato & Chickpea Mediterranean salad

Ingredients

  • One 15 ounce can of chickpea
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

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For the dressing

  • ¼ tbsp. pepper
  • ¼ tbsp. cumin
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How to prepare?
Cut tomatoes into cubes. In a serving bowl, combine them with the drained and rinsed chickpea. In a small mixing bowl prepare a dressing by adding olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and cumin. Mix well and pour the mixture over the vegetable. Toss thoroughly. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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Home-made cheese burger recipe

Home-made cheese burger recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. (0,5kilogram) ground beef or pork
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 6 sliced Cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium sized tomato, sliced
  • 6 hamburger rolls or 12 sliced bread
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 tbsp. pepper
  • 1tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup of your favorite ketchup or barbeque sauce
  • 1 cup of your favorite mustard
  • Lettuce

How to prepare?

In a saucepan sauté onion in butter until tender.

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In a mixing bowl combine ground meat with pepper, onion and salt. Shape into a 6 round flat loafs. Place the meat patties in a saucepan and cook them 3-5 minutes each side until brown. Remove from heat.

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Meanwhile, toast the bread or hamburger rolls and butter.

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To decorate your cheese hamburgers

Cover the bottom piece of bread with mustard.

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Layer lettuce leaf, followed by meat, cheese, tomato and ketchup.

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End with another bit of bread and press.

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Marinated BBQ chicken fillets

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Preparation time: 5-7 minutes
Marinating time: 30-60 minutes
Grilling time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2,2lbs. or 1 kilogram chicken fillets
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive or any vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. organic honey
  • 1 tbsp. crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Pepper

 

How to prepare?
Place the chicken fillets in a shallow bowl in a single layer. In a small bowl mix olive oil, vinegar, honey, garlic and pepper. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Marinade for 30-60 minutes or more. Grill until tender, about 3 minutes per side.

To serve, decorate with the chopped fresh parsley.