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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day calls for a romantic dinner. There are some foods with reputation for beeing aphrodiziacs. Most of the reputation comes from legends rather than science. Oysters are on top of this list. It is said that Casanova ate 60 at a time. They contain a small amount of testosterone but probably not enough to explain the myth. Nontheless, the myth is attractive and if you like oysters enjoy them raw or cooked. Come Valentine,s Day, I serve them with caviar on top. If you preferred them cooked, here is an easy recipe that will bring you compliments and, who knows, maybe more. WATCH VIDEO.

New Year Resolution

Happy New Year! The Holday season is over. You had fun but gained a pound or more. Now you have to get ready for Valentine's day and get back your beach body for summer break. Overall, you want to be healthy and to look great. Watch this VIDEO and see how you can accomplish this easy and fast!

The Mediterranean Diet and SILA Foods

Numerous epidemiologic studies have documented the health benefits of the Medierranean Diet. A well designed, controlled clinical study published last week in The New Engand Journal of Medicine adds even more evidence that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest diet in the Western world. All SILA recipes are based on the Mediterranean Diet which includes a lot of vegetables and legumes. SILA products provide the "Mediterranean Diet in a jar." In fact the SILA Antioxidant has been referred to as "ratatouille in a jar".

Introducing SILA Foods

I am proud to introduce SILA Foods. These products are delicious and also good for you. They are a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. SILA Foods are made in California with all natural ingredients and no preservatives. My son, Dobri Kiprov Jr is in charge of SILA Foods. You can cotact him at Watch my introductory VIDEO or better yet, go directly to to get the details and try SILA Foods.

Healthily Prepared Fish May Help to Lower Heart Failure Risk

 Previous research has found that fatty acids (omega-3) in fish may lower risk of cardiovascular disease by decreasing inflammation, resisting oxidative stress and improving blood pressure, cardiac and blood vessel function. A large-scale analysis of data collected on 84,493 postmenopausal women enrolled in the US Women's Health Initiative Observational Study shows that the type of fish and the cooking method may affect heart failure risk.

Good Fats, Olive Oil and the Mediterranean Diet

Olive oil is the key component of the Mediterranean Diet which has been shown to have beneficial effects on many diseases. It can be included in a healthy eating plan as one of the oils that contains the least amount of saturated or bad fat, no cholesterol and is rich on antiinflammtory substaces and antioxidants. Watch video about the Mediterranean Diet (by the way, it is not a diet)

Olive oil may protect against strokes

A diet high in olive oil may help protect older people against strokes, which are the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. The findings are in a study published in the journal Neurology.

Protein-Rich Breakfast Prompts Healthy Brain Signals

A University of Missouri researcher has found that eating a healthy breakfast, especially one high in protein, increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day. In addition, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) the researchers found that eating a protein-rich breakfast reduces the brain signals controlling food motivation and reward-driven eating behavior. Incorporating a healthy breakfast containing protein-rich foods can be a simple strategy for people to stay satisfied longer, and therefore, be less prone to snacking. Watch the video  and read on.

Tangerines Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

You can still find tangerines at the market. We know that they are an excellent source of vitamin C. A new study has found that a substance in tangerines can help you loose weight.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wanted to share with all a recipe for Valentine's day. A popular magazine asked me to discuss aphrodiziac foods but the article is not coming until June. I thought that you and your loved one should not have to wait that long to have good time. So here it is: an easy and delicious recipe for one of the most celebrated love foods. VIDEO And do not forget to add some bubbly to the mix. It does not have to be expensive either. It is all about the tingling sesation from the bubbles.


This beautiful fruit is the National fruit of New Zealand. It grows in California in the winter months so it is readily avaiable here fresh right now. It is sweet and delicious on its own or in a fruit salad. Kiwifruit has more vitamin C than orange! It has remarkable antioxidant activity and protects the cardiovascular system by diminishing the formation of dangerous blood clots. And with all this vitamin C, it will do wonders for your skin.

Winter vegetable - cabbage

Cabbage is not only a great source of vitamin K and C but it also has many other health benefits. Recent research shows that cabbage is an especially good source of sinigrin.

Vegetable of the Month - Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are in season right now.  When properly prepared, they’re delicious and pack a long list of health benefits.

Little Gems

Just in time for your 4th of July party! Little gems are in season now and you do not have to go to high end restaurants to enjoy them. They are available... Read more >>



Spring Garlic

Chefs all over the world cherish the short few weeks when spring garlic is in season. Spring garlic, also known as green garlic is a baby garlic.

Spring Peas

Spring is here and so are fresh peas. They are gorgeous to look at when you open the shell. They are very tasty raw as a snack or in salads. Peas contain many vitamins from the B complex (B1, B2, B3(niacin), and B6).


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