Christmas Eve is one of the most important Christian feasts. We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ - the Son of God who came down from Heaven to save His people from their sinfulness, giving a personal example and precepts that people can live better and rise spiritually with. In the holy and mysterious night of Christmas each of us must overcome his pride, anger, harshness, envy and arrogance and humble.
Home, hearth, Yule log and family unity are the symbols of the sacred feast. Tradition dictates that on Christmas Eve the house to be censed to banish bad energy from it and the whole family to gather at a rich feast, which shall be composed of an odd number of completely vegetarian (vegan) foods: bread, beans, rolls, stuffed peppers, stew, pumpkin, corn, nuts, baked pumpkin, dried fruit, fruit and more.
The Vita Rama team offers you to prepare delicious and healthy dishes for the Christmas Eve table making use of some of our products:
Brown basmati rice and brown short-grain rice
Brown basmati rice is highly nutritious and easily digestible. It is one of the most useful types of rice. It is famous for its unique flavor due to the special soil and special climatic conditions it is grown in, namely clean spring water and mountain air. Being easily digestible, it has a highly beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It is an important nutrient source of water soluble, fat-soluble and insoluble antioxidants. It is also high in sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium. Brown basmati rice has absolutely all the nutritional properties as the traditional brown rice does, but features many more pleasant aroma and flavour, and it cooks faster.
Brown short grain rice is famous for its superb taste and rich nutrients. It is a key element of natural nutrition. The grains of that rice are short and encased with husks to retain all the nutrients. It is high in minerals, antioxidants, fiber, lignans and phytonutrients being essential for health. White rice contains only a third of the food components the brown rice does.
You may use brown basmati rice and brown short-grain rice to cook stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbage or dish in combination with vegetables. They will add their unique zest to your cooked dishes!
When we talk about healthy food, we can not but mention the quinoa. This ancient cereal is characteristic for South America, but has recently gained a huge popularity in Europe, due to its exceptional nutritional qualities. The Latin Americans refer to is as the "Queen of all grains" and even consider it a sacred food.
Quinoa is one of the few foods to contain all the health related essential nutrients and mineral nutrients. In addition, it has great taste and is easily cooked. Quinoa is a perfect substitute for rice and bulgura. You can stuff peppers and cabbage with quinoa or add it to a salad. It is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to serve a delicious and healthy meal at the feast dinner.
Dried paradise apples
The dried paradise apples deserved their name. The ancient Greeks referred to them as "the food of the gods". They are known for their excellent nutritional qualities and unique taste! They are excellent source of natural sugars and fibers. They're high in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants to facilitate good physical health. The dried paradise apples charge the body with energy and are easily digestible. You can add them to the festive dried fruits.
The coconut sugar is a natural product being extracted from the flowers of the coconut palm. It is known for its incredible taste and rich caramel flavor. It is a great substitute for the can-sugar, as it is not refined, and is high in vitamins and minerals. It can be used in the preparation of the festive pumpkin pie, dried fruits and wheat - it will add zest to them!
The team of the Vita Rama health center wishes you a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year holidays!