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…

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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…

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!

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…

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

10 slices white bread or brioche 750 ml full-fat milk 3 tbsp caster sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon Vanilla extract 1 egg 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 10 minutes. Heat the coconut…

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…