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…

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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…

Aromatic apple fritters to make your family happy…

3-4 dessert apples, peeled and sliced into 3-4 mm thick rings 2 tbsp lemon juice 150 g caster sugar 2 eggs 150 ml milk 75 ml olive oil 250 g plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Grapeseed oil-for deep frying Icing sugar-for dusting Place peeled and sliced apples in a…

Gorgeous goat cheese and balsamic beetroot salad

Goat cheese Rocket leaves Balsamic vinegar Baked beetroot Olive oil If you have fresh goat cheese there is nothing better than to make a salad! So, first bake the beetroot. I make it in the oven, wrapping beetroot in foil at 200 C (20-30 min).  Slice cooled beetroot and marinate for 2 hours in balsamic…

Spitzbuben from Germany

115g butter, diced 115g caster sugar 1 large egg, beaten Few drops of pure vanilla extract 300g plain flour Pinch of salt Raspberry jam Icing sugar to decorate Beat the butter in a bowl until smoth, them beat in the sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanila, then sift the flour and salt….

What about strawberry jam?

Our family is fond of toasts with jam, crepes with jam, pancakes with jam, and simply drinking tea with jam. That’s why we always have some strawberry jam in the fridge. Just 20-25 minutes and you will enjoy it also) 2 kg strawberries 6 tbsp lemon juice 1.5 kg of sugar Halve the berries, put…

Apple/cardamom mini cakes

2  apples 125 g butter 150g brown sugar 1 tsp cognac 2 eggs 1 low fat yoghurt 1 pack of vanila sugar 1tsp cardamom 150g flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 50 g ground almonds         Peel apples and cut them into small pieces. Melt the butter with sugar(medium heat). Add the apples…

Say “Yes” to fruit mousse

If you want to stay fresh after dessert you have to choose mango-orange mousse. 2 large mangoes grated zest and juice of 1 orange 2 tsp powdered gelatine 60 g powdered sugar pinch of salt 1 egg white 150 ml double cream Halve mangoes,peel away the skin, remove the stone. Set aside 1 quarter.Put the…

Simple but always favourite. Blueberry cake.

180 g unsalted softened butter 180 g plain flour 180 g powdered sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 40 ml plain yogurt (greek yogurt) 1/2 tbsp grated lemon cest (optional) 120 g fresh or frozen blueberries   Preheat the oven to 170 C. Using a hand-held or freestanding mixer, whisk together…

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     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…