Ricotta Cheese Cake

Cheese cake remains a favorite dessert, and no one needs an explanation why!  Quite simply, the dish remains absolutely delicious, easily varied by the addition of chocolate or fruit or for that matter some kinds of liqueurs.  But it must be said–cheese cake is heavy.  The cream cheese at its heart tastes and feels like a whole meal.  But a lesser known dessert solves that problem–ricotta cheese cake! Historically, this sweet cake goes back at least as far as ancient Greece!  One written recipe (from England) goes back as far as the 14th century, while the modern dish can be dated to 1872 (this refers to American cheese cake, with its cookie crumb base). Now, Italians have always used ricotta […]

Major Sources of Starch

The brutal truth is, most of us enjoy lifestyles that don’t burn away nearly enough of the starches in our diet. Three hundred years ago we all used to work twelve hours a day on farms in poor weather. Calories melted away. But these days we sit in front of computer screens or stand up to give presentation, or maybe walk around at business meetings. Not the same at all. So we should try and watch out for the starchiest of foods to avoid or at least reduce our consumption. Here is another trick–make a habit of consuming starch at the same time as protein.  This slows digestion and thus the starch enters your system more slowly. Here however are […]