MADE FOR ADDICTED FOOD LOVERS

     You always have to invest your perfect mood and great love into cooking.  Then you feel ALIVE  – getting a real pleasure, feeling the taste of your meal and enjoying the view of chewing faces next to you. Actually, our health, happiness, appearance, mood and even the level of satisfaction depends on what…

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Guacamole

There is the way to to make vegetable sticks or crackers more delicious. And it’s guacamole! 2 avocados 1/4 lemon 1 lime 1 small tomato(no skin) finely diced 1/4 red onion, finely diced Sea salt, 1/4 jalapeño to taste Mash the avocado together with the juice from lemon and lime(as for me it’s better more…

Healthy style zucchini fritters

10-15 fritters 1 medium zucchini 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives 2 tbsp rice flour 1 egg a pinch of ground ginger powder and curry powder salt/pepper to taste Grapeseed oil Mix the fresh grated zucchini(drain zucchini, to avoid the excess of water) with the flour, chopped chives and eggs in a large bowl. Whisk until…

Roasted pumpkin and feta salad

Cheese feta and green salad leaves combine perfectly with the sweet and spiced roasted pumpkin. Heavenly. 1/2 butternut squash/pumpkin 1 clove of garlic(chopped) 2 tbsp olive oil spices(to your taste): cardamom, chili powder, ground ginger, dry coriander, turmeric, sea salt 50 g feta cheese crumbled 80-100 g mixed green salad(preferably baby rocket and beetroot leaf)…

Peanut cookies with caramel

125 g butter(softened) 110 g caster sugar 1 tbsp golden syrup 95 g crunchy peanut butter 225g plain flour 125 ml caramel (or dulce leche) Icing sugar   Beat the butter, sugar, golden syrup and peanut butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted flour. Cover the dough…

Black and white chocolate bars

The combination of cocoa and cheesecake make their magic! Favourite! (for 20-25 bars) The base: 250g unsalted softened (not melted) butter 250-300 g caster sugar(by taste, I don’t like when it’s too sweet) 350 g plain flour 60 g unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 tsp salt The topping: 80 g white…

Gluten-free spinach pancakes

Best vegetarian gluten-free option! 1/2 handful spinach 3 tbsp rice flour 1/3 tsp baking powder 1 egg 1 tbsp still water 1 clove garlic Any yoghurt to serve Just mix all the ingredients: spinach, flour, baking powder, egg, water, and chopped garlic into a homogenious mass. Heat up the oil on the pan and fry…

Fresh nectar

I totally believe the best tool for hydration and detoxification is a glass of water with lemon or lime. So, to activate your drinking water and make it work magic to flush the toxins out of your body  just add some lemon or lime juice. 1/2 lemon or lime 2 cups of water (500-600ml) Squeeze…

Apple-oatmeal cookies. Autumn issue.

  135 g unsalted butter, softened 135g soft light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 190 g plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 your favourite big autumn harvest apple 60g rolled oats   Preheat the oven to 170 ºC. Line two baking trays with baking…

Fresh and healthy raspberry coulis

This easy delicious fruit sauce is out of value if you want to add a fresh flavour  to any  dessert. It is perfect pair for a rich chocolate cake, vanilla ice-cream or a lemon cheesecake. To make 300 ml: 350g fresh raspberries 3 tbsp caster sugar 2 tsp fresh orange(or lemon) juice Put the raspberries, sugar,…

My favourite green juice

Frankly speaking, this green juice will be a beauty ritual for your skin and your health in general. Actually, it is the best detox option (nutritionists say ‘best detox for the liver’) which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improves athletic performance and really helps you loose weight. 1 Cucumber 2 green apples 1/2…

No summer without gazpacho!

Do you know how homemade gazpacho tastes and sounds? It may be marvellous – you may choose the best seasonal vegetables and bring a touch of summer… And you won’t spend much time for it) For 4-6 serves 1 kg tomatoes(plus extra to serve) 1 small cucumber, peeled (plus extra to serve) 1 small red…

Apricot jam – bottle up summer

1,35 kg apricots 2 tbsp lemon juice 1,35 sugar Summertime rolls around and you can benefit from it! I love bottling up this sunny season and enjoying it on toast during winter… SO, let’s take orange-gold color smooth apricots. Halve and stone them. Put the apricots, lemon juice and 300 ml water into a large…

Eat salad and charge yourself

Just healthy and energizing, good for lunch! 50 g couscous 100-150 g cooked lentis 50 g baby rocket 1 fresh red pepper (cut or chopped) 2-3 tbsp fresh peas 1 carrot cut into strips 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds roasted in a dry frying pan Serve with 1tbsp of lemon juice+extra virgin olive oil

Best banana-lime sernik ever

I have been in love with sernik eating since childhood. It is a sort of cheese cake but in a Polish style. People have something similar in Russia as well. Thanks to Zofia Cudny recipe http://www.makecookingeasier.pl/na-slodko/najlepszy-sernik-upieklam-kremowy-bananowo-limonkowy/ I can say that real life fairytales are just that…real and enjoyable)) I changed the original recipe a lil…

Venetian ring biscuits

Hey there, Just try these delicious biscuits which are typical for the island of Burano, next to Venice. 3 eggs yolks 100 g sugar 120 g softed butter Pinch of salt Finely grated cest of one lemon Vanila extract(or vanila seeds) -choose by taste 250 g all-purpose flour Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl…

My version of French toasts (a bit contry-style)

8-10 slices 2-3 day old white bread 750 ml full-fat milk 3 tbsp caster sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 eggs beaten Arrange the slices of bread in a bowl. Mix milk, sugar, cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Pour the mixture over the bread. Leave for 15 minutes. Heat the oil in…

Healthy style quinoa-broccoli fritters

250-300 g broccoli 4 tbsp wholegrain wheat flour 3 eggs 250 g cooked quinoa 3 tbsp chopped fresh chives Zest of 1/2 lemon Greek yogurt (to serve) Cook the broccoli in boiling water until tender, drain. Mix the flour and eggs, add broccoli, quinoa, chives, and lemon cest. Season with salt and black pepper. Form…

White chocolate mini-tarts

The Pastry: 250g plain flour 125 g butter 3 tbsp caster sugar 1 large egg The filling: 200g white chocolate 450 g mascarpone cheese 150 ml double cream For the topping: 200g strawberries 200g raspberries icing sugar Place the flour, chilled butter, sugar into a food processor and pulse until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the…

Clams in their perfection

900-1000 g small clams-I prefer almejas (make sure they are all closed) ½ cup (about 120 ml) of dry white wine 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon of bread crumbs or flour 1 fresh green pepper, cut into thin halfrings or stripes 1 small onion, diced Fresh chopped parsley ½ lemon Bay leaf In…

Instead of bread – courgette and ham mini-cakes

If you or your guests like the diversity of life and a variety of bread it’s definitely for you… 150 g flour 1 tbsp baking powder 3 eggs 50 ml sunflower oil 100 ml milk 80 g cheese Comté 1 courgette (not big) 150 g ricotta 2 tsp finely chopped parsley 200g ham salt/pepper by…