Food Manuela's Journal

Easy Vanilla Flan Recipe. The best dessert for your 4th of July celebration.

“No dessert is as satisfyingly delicious, than a Flan or Crème Brûlée. The smooth texture of these two paired with the right amount of sweetness and that touch of vanilla brings back childhood memories of fun times. Although completely different yet similar, Crème Brûlée share the exact same ingredients with flan, just in different proportions […]

Food Manuela's Journal

Rice “Chicha” Recipe. A delicious summer drink with Asian origins.

The word “Chicha” usually refers to a fermented beverage made by the natives of Central and South America which in most cases incorporates a mix of spit (yeah, you read that right), fruit and/or grains, drank originally during ceremonial activities. Even though the Rice Chicha, bears the same name, thankfully is much more appetizing, and […]

Manuela's Journal

My hair is turning white and I’m loving every minute of it!

Manuela Valenti. Image copyright ©2019 By Valenti Organics. It’s been a slow, steady process and one I’ve avoided like the plague I don’t know why. It started out with one silver hair popping out of nowhere in my mid 30’s. Starring at myself in the mirror horrified at the discovery, I plugged out the little […]


Crystal infused skin care; the newest reinvented snake oil.

It is hard to believe in 2019 with so many scientific discoveries, new vaccines and advances in technology, space exploration and so many new medical procedures that have saved millions of lives, the flat earth society, anti-vaccination campaigns and crystal infused everything are increasing in popularity! Are we back in medieval times and no one […]

Beauty Food

Celiac (Coeliac) Disease & Skin Care Products.

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of foods containing gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), an immune response is triggered that attacks the small intestine. These attacks […]

Food Manuela's Journal

Pasta Fresca All’Uovo Autentica Ricetta Italiana – Homemade Pasta Authentic Italian Recipe and its History.

Image Copyright ©2019 By Valenti Organics. All Rights Reserved. “To learn all there is about a food, one needs to know its history to appreciate it, understand it and respect it.” Manuela Valenti One food that can be traced back into antiquity, Italian antiquity that is, is Pasta. That simple yet incredibly versatile symbol of […]

Food Living Manuela's Journal

Spritz. The Preferred Summer Drink in Trieste, Italy since the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

Image Copyright ©2019 By Valenti Organics. All Rights Reserved. The origin of the “Spritz” a common drink in Trieste and the rest of the Triveneto (region comprised of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige and the Veneto in Northern Italy), dates back from the time of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The soldiers of the Austrian Empire posted […]

Health Manuela's Journal

Allergies and Food Allergies: Myths, Facts and Mass Hysteria.

Image Copyright ©2019 Irina Kogan. Last year at a swimming meet I was officiating for USA Swimming, I encountered two parents blocking my entry on my way to the pool bathroom and locker-room. The reasoning behind? A kid with “severe” latex allergies couldn’t be exposed to my rubber shoes in the bathroom or he would […]


Breastfeeding in public. How a beautiful and natural experience can turn into an unpleasant one.

Some new wave moms have successfully managed to make something natural, pure and beautiful into a battle between good and evil. One that seems impossible to win for the benefit of everyone. There is no doubt, breastfeeding is the best thing you can do for your newborn baby. It’s healthy for both moms and babies, […]

Food Manuela's Journal

Strawberry Crepes – My Family’s Recipe

Image Copyright ©Baiba Opule. Forget those heavy thick American pancakes and succumb to the deliciously soft, mouth melting, heart warming French Crêpes. The word Crêpe is French for pancake and is derived from the Latin crispus meaning “curled”. Crêpes originated in Brittany (fr. Breton), in the northwest region of France, which lies between the English […]

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