Diet

Ayurvedic Recipes – Chickpea Soup

Soups are perfect for cleansing the body of all toxins. They help with digestion and are nourishing and soothing too. Here is a fantastic Ayurvedic soup recipe with chickpeas that will soothe your appetite nicely.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of soaked chickpeas, boiled until tender
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • pinch of saffron
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 3 tablespoons leeks, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 2 carrots, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup beet greens, sliced
  • one zucchini, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon CCF mix (cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds), toasted and partially ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • A pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • A sprinking of cress
  • A sprinkling of sunflower sprouts

Instructions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients (including the liquids, but except for the coconut milk and cilantro) in a large stainless-steel sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 50 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut milk with seasoning (Himalayan salt and fresh ground black pepper), stir well, and continue to simmer for five minutes (add extra water or stock if necessary).
  3. Turn off the heat and add the cilantro. Serve hot with a sprinkling of sunflower sprouts and cress in each bowl.

Nutritional Info:

Chickpea soup nutri info

If you like this recipe, try our Mediterranean Chickpea Salad.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Thai Curry Bowl Ayurvedic Recipe

Thai cooking is fantastic, for all those who love exotic food. We have a unique recipe for today that comes in the form of Ayurvedic treatment. This dish is perfect for that.

Sauces, coconut, spices and ginger.

Take a look at the rest of the ingredients and instructions below:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soaked split mung bean dhal
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh-grated turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons fresh-grated ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon Chef Johnny’s Vata (may substitute Pitta or Kapha) seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon CCF mix (cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds), partially ground
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 medium purple sweet potato, cut up in chunks
  • 2 to 3 bok choy, sliced in half

Bitter Melons

  • 7 bitter melon slices
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • CCF mix
  • 3 teaspoons grated ginger root
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of salt

Saffron Rice

  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 1 cup basmati rice, washed
  • 2 tablespoons red lentils, washed
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 pinch of salt

Almond and Coconut Cream

  • 12 blanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut manna
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom powder
  • 1 cup water

Yellow Curry Sauce

  • two tablespoons olive oil or ghee
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon grated galangal root
  • 2 tablespoons leeks, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemongrass, crushed and chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon toasted CCF mix (cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds), partially ground
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoons tomato puree
  • meat from a young coconut, sliced into four pieces
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Mango Chutney

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves, chopped fine

Pumpkin Seed Masala

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon Chef Johnny’s vata (substitute pitta or kapha) seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, grated

Garnish

  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Ginger/Mustard dressing (see above)
  • Some green lettuce

Instructions for Saffron Rice

  1. In a saucepan, add rice, red lentils, filtered water, saffron, and salt.
  2. Simmer for about 25 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Turn off the heat and cover with a lid.

Instructions for Split Mung Bean Dhal, Potatoes, and Bok Choy

  1. Mix split mung bean dhal with filtered water in a large saucepan. Heat and simmer for about 40 minutes, adding extra water if it gets too thick. Add fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, vata seasoning, CCF mix, lemon juice, and season with black pepper and salt. Add chopped cilantro at the end. When cooked to a thick porridge-like consistency, put on one side with a lid on.
  2. In a separate pot, steam the purple potatoes for about 20 minutes, adding the bok choy for the last five minutes. Steam until both are tender.

Instructions for Bitter Melons

  1. Slice the bitter melon and remove seeds. Lightly fry in coconut oil with CCF mix, ginger, lemon, and sesame seeds. Cook until slightly crispy and golden in color, then add black pepper, salt, and a sprinkling of cilantro. Alternatively, slice the bitter melon and serve it raw.

Instructions for Almond and Coconut Cream

  1. Mix and then blend all ingredients into a cream.

Instructions for Yellow Curry Sauce

  1. In a medium size stainless steel frying pan, heat a little olive oil or ghee and add freshly grated ginger and freshly grated turmeric, grated galangal, chopped leek, and lemongrass.
  2. Stir for two to three minutes, then add toasted CCF mix and lime juice. Keep stirring. Add 1.5 cups almond and coconut cream.
  3. Stir well and then add mustard, coconut aminos, molasses, and tomato puree. Add coconut meat in large pieces, then the cilantro. Let it simmer gently for two minutes and then turn off the heat.

Instructions for Mango Chutney

  1. Peel and remove stone from the mangoes. Chop into small pieces. Add lime juice, fresh ginger, raisins, cinnamon, and cardamom. Add mint and a little honey. Stir or mash well. Put on one side.

Instructions for Pumpkin Seed Masala

1. Mix all ingredients together so that it is a smooth consistently.

Instructions for the Thai Curry Bowl

  1. Serve the purple potatoes in slices or halves, bok choy, and spoon over the coconut curry sauce with fresh coconut. Then add a serving of wild rice, mango chutney, mung bean dhal, bitter melon, and pumpkin seed masala.
  2. Drizzle dressing over rice and bitter melon. Garnish with black sesame seeds and chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutritional Info

Thai curry bowl ayurvedic recipe

If you like this recipe, don’t forget to try our Delicious Roasted Shrimp & Veggies too.

Delicious Roasted Shrimp & Veggies

Wild Rice Bowl Ayurvedic Recipe

Lets take a look at this amazing Ayurvedic recipe that balances all six tastes.

Yes, you read it right. This rice bowl consists of mashed roasted beets, beet green salad, baked broccoli, avocado and walnut pate.

Check out the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 3 small broccoli, stalks peeled
  • A sprinkling of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1/3 cup wild rice
  • 2 3/4 cups filtered water
  • 1 purple beet, baked whole
  • 1 golden beet, baked whole
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut amino acids
  • beet greens or green lettuce, shredded
  • sunflower sprouts for decoration
  • slices of avocado

Walnut Pate

  • 1/3 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 sundried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted CCF (cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds), partially ground
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or ghee
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • one tablespoon fine chopped cilantro
  • pinch fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons CCF mix
  • 1 teaspoon coconut amino acids
  • pinch of salt

Instructions for the Walnut Pate

Place the walnuts in a blender, then add olive oil, sundried tomatoes, CCF mix, sage leaves, some black pepper, and a pinch of salt. Blend to a rough paste.

Instructions for the Dressing

Mix all the dressing ingredients well with a whisk and leave on one side in a bowl.

Instructions for the Wild Rice Bowl

  1. Bake the broccoli for 40 minutes, then add a sprinkling of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt/fresh ground black pepper.
  2. Add both types of rice to a saucepan and cover with 2.75 cups filtered water. Bring to a boil, add salt, then simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed. Turn off the heat, put a lid on the pan, and keep warm.
  3. Peel and mash the cooked beets and add black pepper, coconut aminos, dried basil, lemon juice, and seasoning (Himalayan salt and fresh ground black pepper).
  4. Place portions of the rice, beets, broccoli, avocado, walnut pate, and greens in a wide bowl. Drizzle the dressing over it, then garnish with some sunflower sprouts and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Wild rice bowl ayurvedic recipe nutri info

If you like this recipe, make sure to try our Parmesan Roasted Broccoli too.

Parmesan-roasted broccoli

DASH Diet Recipes for Weight Loss

 9 Best Low-Sodium Recipes

Everybody with high blood pressure problems should take a look at this list of 9 best low-sodium recipes. Whether you want an idea for breakfast or dinner, you will surely find something here that will awaken your appetite. Some recipes are easy to prepare, and all guarantee you healthy and tasty meals with lots of vegetables and low calories.

So, whether you are vegetarian or have problems with blood pressure, or just want to lose weight this is the right article for you!

1. Lemon-Garlic Shrimp over Orzo with Zucchini

This is recipes for light and veggie-packed shrimp and pasta dish. Egg-free, soy-free, heart-healthy, diabetic appropriate, low sodium.

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2. Recipe: Weight Loss Soup

This soup offers lots of nutritional benefits. Great freezer-friendly option, made from colorful and nutrient-dense veggies, zucchini, carrots, and green beans.

3. Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Cheese Scramble

Easy way to add some fresh vegetables to your day. You will need fresh mushrooms, fresh spinach, eggs, feta cheese.

4. Roasted Tofu & Peanut Noodle Salad

This is a recipe for low-calorie, bone healthy, heart-healthy and dairy-free vegetarian noodle salad.

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5. Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce

A spaghetti seasoning mix with only around 21 mg of sodium. You can make with (2 smarts points) or without (1 smart point) ground beef.

6. Easiest Baked Fish | Clean Eating

Just 20 minutes for the easiest baked fish. The main ingredients are frozen fish fillets and some leafy parsley.

7. Sesame Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry With Cauliflower Rice

Chicken dish with hearty veggies – bell peppers, asparagus, and mushrooms. Quick and easy dinner serve over cauliflower rice.

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8. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Made this healthy, vegetarian quinoa chili in a slower cooker. It’s with chunky sweet potatoes and hearty sweet potatoes.

9. Paleo Taco Salad

This recipe is Vegan. It’s low-sodium, gluten-free, reduced-sugar, nut-free, dairy-free diets.

 

Don’t forget to Pin them to your Vegetarian Recipes related Board to save your favorite recipe.

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10 MEDITERRANEAN DIET RECIPES – Healthy Delicious Food for Weight Loss

HEARD ABOUT MEDITERRANEAN DIET but no idea what it is? Firstly, the Mediterranean diet is based on traditional eating habits from the 1960s of people from countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Secondly, it is characterized by a high intake of plant-based foods and olive oil, a moderate intake of fish and poultry, and low intakes of dairy products, red and processed meats, and sweets. And above all, it has been linked to great health benefits.  Indeed, many people find the Mediterranean diet to be an effective strategy to help manage weight and improve health.

Excited to start?  Of course, you don’t have to go further. Just take a look below easy recipes you can start with. And don’t forget to pin them into your Pinterest Board.

1. Chicken Gyros and Tzatziki Sauce

You will definitely fall in love with this Gyro besides that it cooked for only 20 minutes, it is also tasty with feta cheese, creamy sauces, tender chicken in pita bread.

Check details at Creme De La Crumb

Chicken gyros and tzutziki sauce and avocado egg salad

2. Avocado Egg Salad

Truly an easy and delicious combo of egg, tomato, sweet corn on a grill, and avocado with lime juice. You can surely have this on breakfast, lunch, dinner, and can be served on crackers or toasts for healthy snacks.

Check details at Give recipe


3. Grilled Chicken + Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

Grilled chicken prepared Mediterranean style, this recipe will surely appeal to you. Sided with Greek dill yogurt sauce and you ‘ll have one healthy meal.

Check details at The Mediterranean Dish

Grilled chicken and dill greek yourt and caprese style portobellos

4. Caprese-Style Portobellos

This will definitely put you to a whole new level with fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil baked over large portobello mushrooms. Truly a healthy and tasty main course or as a side dish.

Check details at Proud Italian Cook


5. Instant Pot Mediterranean Chicken

Slow cooker, pressure cooker or instant pot, this one-pot wonder is certainly very tasty and healthy despite only 302 calories.

Check details at Lady Behind the Curtain

Instant pot mediterranean chicken and mediterranean egg

6. Mediterranean Eggs

These flavorful Mediterranean Eggs, with a combination of feta cheese, tomatoes, garlic, and onions are so perfect for breakfast but it can be equally good for lunch and dinner.

Check details at The Live-in Kitchen


7. Mediterranean Zucchini Sticks

It’s another way for the zucchini is to cut them to half, scoop some on the middle, top with tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, pepper, and some herbs, and bake. Indeed so easy, so healthy and so tasty.

Check details at ifoodreal

Mediterranean zuchini sticks and cucumber rollups

8. Cucumber Roll-ups

A combination of roasted garlic hummus, ground pepper, roasted red pepper, with crumbled feta rolled in thinly sliced cucumber. Indeed very simple, easy to prepare, and yet very healthy.

Check details at BB&R


9. Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Spices and Fresh Dill

This anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefitted and nutrition-packed Cauliflower is a gem for any diet. The taste could be boring but once it is roasted, the magic begins. If you prefer dairy-free or vegan, just swap the cream with cashew milk or coconut milk or some plant-based creamer.

Check details at theMediterraneandish

Roasted caulflower soup with spice and fresh dill and tuna salad with dijon mustard v

10. Tuna Salad with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

It’s a mayo-free tuna salad and prepared the Mediterranean way, with lots of crunchy veggies, fresh herbs and loads of Mediterranean flavors. Furthermore, you can prepare it in 15 minutes.

Check details at theMediterraneandish


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5 Ayurvedic Recipes You Can Make At Home

 

5 Ayurvedic Recipes You Can Make At Home

On our journey to clean our bodies of harmful toxins and junk food, we often stumble upon finding the true recipes that will aid us.

There are tons upon tons of healthy recipes out there, but nothing ever really compares with Ayurvedic way of eating.

For this reason, we have prepared 5 amazing Ayurvedic recipes for you.

And the best thing about them is you can even make them at home.

1. Tofu Cauliflower Korma

The easiest vegan Indian recipe with tofu and warm spices.

Source: Yummybeat

2. Mango-Cashew-Ginger Energy Balls

Get a kick with this high energy recipe. It’s vegan and gluten-free and you can eat them for breakfast to receive the fuel for the day.

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3. Turmeric Sweet Potato Healing Bowl

A healthy and sweet bowl of potatoes is packed with flavor and will make you satisfied fully!

Source: Cancookwilltravel

4. Mint Rice

A simple rice dish with mint and cilantro as the prime ingredients. Add a little Indian spice and you’ll get a perfectly balanced meal.

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Source: Fearlessflesh

5. Coconut Bark with Rosewater, Pistachios and Raspberries

Have a blast with this ultra-delicious, highly nutritious and healthy coconat bark recipe with pistachios and raspberries.

Source: Casadekarma

5 DIY At Home Ayurvedic Recipes

We all want to live a clean and healthy life, and for this reason we need to choose the adequate food we consume.

There are many recipes out there that can help you in weight loss or body detox, but nothing compares with Ayurvedic recipes.

Now, you can even make these detox and cleansing Ayurvedic recipes at home.

Check out these 5 DIY at home Ayurvedic recipes and decide for yourself:

1. Khichadi Detox Bowl

The simplest healing recipe you can find. An Indian detox meal that is ultra restorative and cleansing.

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2. Cauliflower Chickpea Patties

Fantastic and healthy patties that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Source: Doradaily

3. Green Kitchari Bowl

Healthy and cleansing Ayurvedic recipe that will take not more than an hour to prepare and cook.

Source: Feedmephoebe

4. Brussels Sprouts Detox Soup

Keep your body healthy with this creamy and comforting Brussels sprouts soup that is perfect for detox and cleansing.

Source: Theawesomegreen

5. Almond Milk, Saffron and Cardamom Sleep Tonic

Clean, healthy and high in nutrients Ayurvedic recipe that is soothing and refreshing.

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7 Scrumptious Pizza Recipes For Keto Lovers

A little something for our pizza lovers out there who are also on a Keto diet. We have prepared some super-delicious recipes that you’ll absolutely adore!

Not only are they tasty, but are also really easy to make.

Check out the 7 scrumptious pizza recipes below:

1. Keto Pizza Pockets

A very easy Keto pizza recipe made simply of almond flour and mozzarela dough.

Source: Ditchthecarbs

2. Spicy Chicken and Pickled Jalapeno Pizza

Simple, yet delicious recipe that is a mix of spicy chicken and pickled jalapeno, making a wonderful Mexican-style pizza.

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3. Low-Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

Low-carb, super delicious pizza without any flour whatsoever!

Source: Kaynskitchen

4. Low-Carb Zucchini Pizza Boats

A delicious low-carb alternative for a pizza with fresh garlic, marinara and mozzarela. Mmm sounds good, doesn’t it?

Source: Gimmedelicious

5. Keto Fathead Pizza – BBQ Pulled Pork

For all BBQ sauce lovers, this Keto pizza recipe is the ideal one for you.

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6. Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Another delicious variation for a Keto pizza by using cauliflower instead of regular flour.

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7. Low-Carb Pizza Rolls

A unique way of making Keto pizza. Instead of the regular shape and size pizza, why not roll it into little pieces for extended pleasures.

Source: Thesugarfreediva

20 WEIGHT WATCHERS DESSERT RECIPES WITH SMARTPOINTS

BEST DESSERTS FOR DIETERS. Here are the 20 most delicious and healthy Weight Watchers dessert recipes and moreover we include the Smartpoints. Certainly, you will enjoy the dessert without the guilt. Check them below and don’t forget to Pin them to your Pinterest Board.

1.  1 Point Mug Cake

1 point mug cake and caramel cookies

2. Caramel Cookies (Weight Watchers)

Smartpoints – 1


3. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Smartpoints: 3

Chocolate chip cookies and no bake graham crackercake

4. No-Bake Graham Cracker Cheese Cake

Smartpoints – 3


5. Do Nothing Tornado Cake

Do nothing tornado cake and better than sex cake

6. Better than Sex Cake

Smartpoints – 4


7. Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Smartpoints – 7

Frozen grasshopper pie and butter finger cake

8. Butterfinger Cake

Smartpoints – 6


9. Peanutbutter Balls

Smartpoints – 2Peanut buttere balls and 2 point weight watchers brownie cupcakes

10. Weight Watchers Brownie Cupcakes

Smartpoints – 2


11. Weight Watchers Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Smartpoints – 7

Pineapple angel food cake and lemon dessert12. Lemon Dessert (Weight Watchers)

Smartpoints – 1


13. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Smartpoints – 3

Pumpkin pie cupcake and weight watchers lemon bars

14. Weight Watchers Lemon Bars

Smartpoints – 3


15. Ultimate Blueberry Muffins

Smartpoints – 6

Ultimate blueberry muffin and hot fudge pudding cake

16. Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Smartpoints – 6


17. Weight Watchers Berry Crisp

Smartpoints – 3

Weight watchers berry crisp and the best banana bread

18. The best Banana Bread

Smartpoints – 6


19. Weight Watchers Orange Fluff

Smartpoints – 3

Weight watchers orange fluff and lemon low point weight watchers dessert

20. Lemon Low Point Weight Watchers Dessert

Smartpoints – 2


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6 EASY KETO SIDE DISHES – KETOGENIC DIET

The Keto Diet dates back to the 1920s and was created by endocrinologist Dr. Geyelin to treat epilepsy. The Ketogenic Diet is popular because it allows for relatively quick weight loss, where fat deposits melt. What is so important about this diet is that it does not starve – meat and healthy fats keep us full for a long time.

If you have ever considered trying this diet, check out these 6 easy recipes.

1. Creamy Feta Stuffed Peppers

This is a delicious vegetarian appetizer and it’s gluten-free. A recipe that only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Enjoy these little feta-stuffed peppers.

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2. Zucchini Noodles Recipe with Healthy Alfredo Sauce

Zucchini noodles, keto zoodle spaghetti, or zoodles…This is the meal you’ll want to make over and over again, and this recipe will make it super easy for you.

3. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

This recipe is great because everyone loves bacon! Asparagus has many beneficial properties for health and it is very simple and easy to make the bacon-wrapped in them.

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4. Keto Chicken Salad Lettuce Tacos

Keto Chicken Salad Lettuce Tacos – easy, delicious and perfect for family, lunch with friends.

5. Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower | Keto, Paleo

The best vegan, keto, low-carb, whole30, and Paleo side dish recipe for cauliflower mash.

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6. Garlic Broccoli Keto Side Dish Recipe

Garlic Broccoli Keto Side Dish Recipe – in just 13 minutes to the best broccoli you will ever eat.

 

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