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The Best Bruschetta

One of my all time favorite foods is bruschetta, an antipasta from Italy originated in the 15th century. My moms recipe is french bread baked with olive oil and garlic, topped with mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. There are many variations of this delicious snack,  I like all of them. If you want to get really fancy and impress your eaters, add some prosciutto. The bruschetta below was different than your normal Italian appetizer because my mom used bagels instead of french bread. I was nervous with how it would turn out because I love my soft yet crunchy french bread. Surprisingly, the thinly sliced bagels were delicious! The next time you are asked to bring an appetizer for a party, I promise you bruschetta will be a hit!

If you’ve never made it and need an exact recipe to cook from, check this one out!

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Foods to Kick Your Cold!

Unfortunately the common cold got me this year, along with many others, here are some healthy foods to help kick it!

-Garlic – Garlic does not just keep vampires and witches away, it fights viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. It also enhances the immune system and has anti-tumor features. No wonder Ancient Egyptians considered it holy and used it as currency!

-Oranges – Loaded with Vitamin C, oranges can help boost your immune system and decrease the duration of your cold!

-Yogurt  – Believe it or not yogurt is an important food to eat while sick and after being sick. Yogurt with live cultures contain probiotics which can increase your white blood cell count, boosting your immune system.

-Chicken Noodle Soup –  Studies have shown that chicken noodle soup helps thin mucus secretions and the carbs help maintain energy levels. If you’re going with a can, make sure to check the sodium, high levels of salt can dehydrate your body!

Even if you haven’t caught the cold or flu, stay loaded with Vitamins to keep your immune system strong!

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