MADE FOR FOOD ADDICTS

     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…

Creamy squash soup

1 butternut squash 2 garlic cloves 1 leek 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg pinch of chilly powder 200 ml chicken stock 200 ml roasted almond milk Heat the oil in a saucepan, sauté the leek and garlic until lightly golden. Add nutmeg and chilly powder. Add the peeled and chopped squash and…

Salmon-quinoa salad

(2 portions) 1 avocado100-120 g smoked salmon3 tb sp quinoa1/2 red onion1 large tomato1 cucumber 1 tb sp cider vinegar1 t sp sugar 4 tb sp extra virgin olive oil2 tb sp lemon juice In a salad bowl, mix the vinegar with the sugar, then add cucumber and onion (separately). Set aside for 15 minutes,…

Healthy salad with chicken and celery

(2 portions) 1 or 2 chicken breast (depending on size) 2 celery sticks 1 yellow pepper 1/2 of an iceberg lettuce head 1 avocado for the vinaigrette: 1 tea spoon of wholegrain mustard 1 tb spoon of lemon juice 100 ml extra virgin olive juice salt, pepper(optional) Preheat the oven (200o C). Bake the chicken…

Banana-chocolate smoothie

1 banana 1 t sp cacao powder 250 ml coconut milk 1 tb sp maple syrup Just blend all the ingredients, whizz until smooth. Enjoy!

Homemade granola

70 g rolled oats 40 g ground almonds 40 g sunflower seeds 40 g pumpkin seeds 20 g shredded coconut 1/2 t sp cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 40 ml maple syrup 30 ml coconut oil Preheat your oven to 180° C. Place the oat, almond meal, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, coconut, cinnamon in a…

Simple chocolate cake

• 180 g soften unsalted butter • 130g plain flour • 180g soft light brown sugar • 3 large eggs • 60g cocoa powder • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 20 ml milk Oven-170 C. Preheat. Using a mixer whisk butter and sugar together until pale. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after…

Quick breakfast muffins with berries

175g of self-raising flour 130 g of caster sugar 2 medium eggs 2 tbsp of vegetable oil 150ml of natural yogurt 100g of berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries chopped into slices/pieces) grated lemon cest(optional) Preheat the oven to 200 C. Line a muffin tin with paper-cases. Place all the ingredients(except the berries) in a bowl and…

Spinach & kale falafel

70 g kale leaves(chopped) 1 cup spinach 400 g cooked chickpeas 1 finely chopped onion 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 garlic clove 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon baking powder sea salt, black pepper extra vigrin olive oil for brushing Preheat the oven to 220 C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper….

Sweet potato fritters

I believe sweet potato is still underestimated. Vegetable fritters can be very hearty and satisfying. Just try) 300g roasted sweet potato 1 chopped red capsicum 2 table spoons feta 1 egg lightly beaten 1/4 cup wholemeal flour 1 table spoon chopped fresh parsley 1/2 table spoon finely chopped fresh mint salt, pepper (low fat plain…

Amaretti-cacao baked peaches

6 large peaches(ripe) 180 g amaretti 1 egg yolk 1 tb sp unsweetened cocoa powder 30 g butter 2 tb sp icing sugar for dusting Cut every peach in two(skin on).Remove their stones and hollow them out just a little using a small spoon. Save the scooped-out flesh. Preheat the oven to 170 °C Combine…

Homemade crepes

Every home has its own recipe of pancakes, blinis or crepes. Here it is our family crepe style) The thinner the crepe, the more you enjoy it! For the whole family: 750 ml milk 150 ml sparkling water 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 tsp of salt 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar 3 tbsp of sunflower oil…

Fit spaghetti with tuna, tomato and parsley

Ask ten people what the healthiest diet in the world is and you get ten different minds. But if you’d like to stay fit and eat spaghetti it’s definately the recipe for such a purpose. (When you cook for 2 persons just double size the ingredients) Rye or whole grain spaghetti 30-50 g Canned tuna…

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…

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!

Can you imagine how homemade gazpacho tastes? 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 red pepper, deseeded and…

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