Today I offer you to prepare something very unusual and sophisticated: raw broccoli salad with raisins and almonds. Really, although it’s not widely practiced in Ukraine, but you can safely eat raw broccoli, as well as raw cabbage and raw Brussel sprouts; it’s delicious, refreshing, and much richer in vitamins than its cooked versions; and what’s more, it doesn’t have that peculiar smell that cooked broccoli has, tasting more like our usual cabbage. Yet, combined with sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, and sour apple, this broccoli salad is sooo juicy, aromatic, truly delectable, and even festive that you’ll have troubles restraining yourself from downing the whole bowl at once! It’s love at the first spoon, believe me! So, while there still is broccoli at the markets, don’t miss this opportunity!
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Chicken is the most dietetic and healthy type of meat with incredibly high protein content. Yet, quite often chicken, especially its breast, is dry and tasteless. Often, but not in this recipe: chicken salted and baked this way is sooo juicy and aromatic that it really tastes like store-bought ham. It’s a perfect idea for various sandwiches and salads, for festive boards, or just by itself for lunch. Spicy, fragrant, and evenly salted, it’s an easy way to make children and meat-haters fall in love with it. Give it a try!
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Autumn is the time for different types of cabbage, and broccoli is like the queen among them, being extremely nutritious, healthy, and full of vitamins. However, broccoli has a strong aroma that not everyone loves, and here comes this soup. Being pleasantly creamy, thick, and served with garlic croutons, this American-style soup is a very simple and tasty way to enjoy this vegetable – or to fall in love with it. So, catch the moment!
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Autumn is gradually but inexorably claiming its rights, and more often than not we are dreaming about something hot, homey, and heart-warming. In one of these moods, this spicy autumn cake will meet your every heart’s desire! Juicy pears, fragrant fried almonds, spicy cinnamon, and heartwarming rum with make your heart melt with the feeling of tender sun rays on your face. Soft and moist, this cake is so rich in texture that it tastes really exquisite, and its deep mouthwatering aroma will make you forget all the troubles! Cook, enjoy, and may the inspiration never leave you!
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As you may have noticed, I generally dislike soups, which are usually too bland for me; that’s why I prefer cream soups with distinct, bold, and appealing tastes. This soup, – although it’s not a cream soup, – is definitely delectable; with garlic, cream, and parsley adding slight but undeniably appetizing accents to otherwise mild (too mild) cauliflower and carrot. Moreover, it’s a true weekday soup, when there is not much free time and still less desire to cook something exquisite. Fragrant, homey, and easy-to-cook – that’s all you need to know about this soup. So, if you’re in search of cooking inspiration and, meanwhile, want something simple and hearty – try this one!
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Each of us has probably tried some diet, but can you imagine something ‘fitness’ and dietetic being truly delicious, juicy, and aromatic? When you hear the word ‘dietetic’, do you also imagine something bland and quite tasteless? Don’t worry, this dish will definitely turn your opinion of fitness dishes upside down! Just imagine: juicy marrow noodles with minced meat, covered with
tomato-garlic sauce, and seasoned with basil and cheese, mmm… That’s unbelievably tasty! Don’t miss this dish while marrows are still in the markets!
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Desserts are coming back! These are the last days of plum season, so today I offer you to catch this last train and prepare an exquisite, healthy, easy-to-cook, and astonishingly looking dessert: baked plums with yogurt and nuts. It was designed to surprise: hot spicy plums, cold Greek yogurt, and crunchy nutty topping create a mesmerizing symphony of tastes and textures, with cinnamon warming your autumn heart and low calories count making you happier and happier when you realize that you can enjoy it as much as you’d like! Moreover, you can cook all the parts of the dessert beforehand and only warm the plums before serving. So, treat yourself, amaze your guests, and cook, cook, cook!
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Salmon is considered to be an exquisite and upper-class delicious fish, and it’s important to cook it well. This baked dish is just ideal: creamy potatoes, soft baked onions and nourishing fresh fish accented with dill and lemon – an ideal rustic dinner when all you want is hearty mouth-watering home food, but not meat. Properly served it can as well make for a celebratory dinner. You must try it!
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Have you ever tried to bake rice? This baked rice is just wonderful for cool autumn months; it combines the freshness and juiciness of baked vegetables with the earthy, warm aroma of spices to make something perfectly hearty and heartening. Besides, it’s a real fitness recipe – very low on calories and light for digestion. And as a bonus, it’s extremely easy to cook – just put everything in the oven and relax. It even doesn’t require any salad – the abundance of baked vegetables does its a bit. So, give it a try!
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Summer-autumn season is rich not only in fruit but also vegetables. Hence, today I offer you to try this really incredible vegetable tart (or quiche) that includes all the summer vegetables: courgettes, aubergine, bell pepper and onion. It combines soft baked vegetables balanced by creamy cheese-egg mixture and wraps them in a crunchy cottage cheese basis, mmm…! And seasoned with fragrant basil the pie becomes exquisite indeed! Upgrade your dinner!
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