Chocolate-cherry brownie

Have you ever tried cooking restaurant-like dishes at home? Usually it’s really difficult to get the necessary ingredients or to reach the proper consistency; and even then, something is clearly missing. This pie, however, is made of simple enough ingredients, but the taste is so exquisite that you wouldn’t be able to stop yourself from taking your best cups and plates out and arranging a ‘restaurant table’ at home! Its slightly wet and intensely chocolate base is perfectly complemented with the sourness of aromatic cherries and bits of melted chocolate… mmm! Can you already sense its smell?

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Vanilla-peach pie

Have you ever tried baked peaches? What about peaches with vanilla? This weekend is a perfect occasion just for that! Such an incredibly juicy and aromatic pie is an ideal choice for these hot midsummer days that is both delectable, moist and dietetic (as far as the pies go, of course :), and may be eaten with tea/coffee, lemonade or even alone. And even if you’re not really a peach lover (as am I), I’m sure you’ll like this refreshing pie! Just give it a try!

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Strawberry cheesecake

With the season of strawberry gradually coming to the end, I offer you one more summer-ly light, tender, and amazingly delicious strawberry cake. Although ‘cheesecake’ may sound a bit rustic, believe me, it’s nothing close to it, and you’ll never ever forget this dietetic cheese-yogurt mixture with fresh strawberries resting on a crunchy aromatic biscuit-almond base! What’s more, in these hot summer days, it doesn’t require any long baking; and when eaten directly from the fridge it’s so refreshing that it tastes almost like a strawberry ice-cream! So, what are you waiting for?

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Strawberry-vanilla cake

The season of strawberry has finally come! And if you think that you’ve already sated your strawberry appetite, try this vanilla pie and you’ll understand that it’s not the end yet? Since I tried it last year, I couldn’t wait to finally cook it once more this summer, and I’m sure it’ll become your favourite pie too! Especially, when complemented with incredibly tender vanilla cream! So, what are you waiting for?

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Rhubarb-mint cake

Rhubarb is unjustly considered to be a rural, primitive and sort of outdated fruit, and this cake will definitely give you a fresh look at it. Just imagine: baked rhubarb with orange notes on a pillow of white chocolate-mint cream in a shortcrust pastry wrapping… Believe me, the taste is really exquisite, refreshing and summer-like! So, have a look in your yard – maybe it’s a bunch of rhubarb over there?

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Almond-blackcurrant cake

Real summer has finally come, and it’s time for fresh, light, and low-calory desserts! This sweet-sour mousse cake is like first flowers of lilac: perfectly refreshing, tender and thirst-quenching. Delicious, slightly tart blackcurrant mousse on a base of fragrant soft sponge cake and covered with luscious white chocolate cream will definitely make you lose control and your mouth water! But don’t worry – as I already said, this cake is completely dietetic, so just let yourself sink into this orgy and eat it all!

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Salad with asparagus and cheese

Asparagus is quickly gaining popularity these days, so it was a sin not to try these delicious, tender and perfectly nutritious sprouts. Combined with lettuce, soft goat cheese, and almonds under mint-honey seasoning, it’s greatly energizing and mood-lifting. Its taste is like a fresh summer morning: light, refreshing and truly invigorating! So, with summer coming in a week, you’re bound to try it!

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Spinach cream soup

Do you love spinach as much as I do? Besides being truly delicious, it’s also incredibly nutritious and full of vitamins, which we all need so much in spring. And this creamy soup is an ideal way to begin falling in love with it or to selfishly enjoy it. Complemented with lots of cheese, caramelized onion and spicy garlic and seasoned with heavy cream and a poached egg, the soup is so delicate and perfectly balanced that it will make your mouth water even if you’re sure that you hate spinach. So, I believe it’s time to try something new!

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Chocolate-nuts cake

This incredible cake can be truly called a fitness cake with no fats added, and still its taste is really exquisite like rich-texture fragrant brownie. The cream, although contains a bit more calories, is moderately sweet and perfectly complements the cake. It is even more balanced by a bit of crispy fresh fruit. So, if you have a bit of free time and a desire for some delicious light and moderately sweet cake, you’ve found it!

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British fish pie

What do you think of a bit of British classic? Fish pie is as traditional a part of British cuisine, as varenyky – of Ukrainian one; and even if you’re not British – I’m sure that you’ll like it! Just add some magic ingredients: your favourite fish fillet, tender canned peas and corn, delicious golden onions and creamy sauce, cover it all with soft pillow of mashed potato and you’ll get a filling, mouth-watering and truly unforgettable dish for cold rainy days! Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

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