Salmon with mustard crust

I love salmon. In fact I love all kinds of fish. I could eat it daily. This is one of my favorites salmon recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon (I had 200 grams which was for two meals)
  • Mustard (I use special Czech one called “Kremzska”, probably the closest one to it would be dijon)
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Salt

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At first wash and dry the salmon and put salt on it. Then cut the garlic into smaller pieces and mix it with parsley and mustard. Using your hands to rub the mixture into the salmon. Then put it in the oven to 200°C for 10-15 minutes till it is fully baked.

As a side dish I love potatoes baked with cottage cheese. Simply wash the potatoes, cut them to halves, put some salt on it, cottage cheese and parsley. Wrap the stuffed potatoes to kitchen foil and put them to oven for around 30 minutes.meals 013

And the result is here:

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Enjoy!

Healthy and awesome carrot cake

Because I am currently dealing with my blood sugar riding on a roller coaster (from 3 to 25), I have to be careful about what I eat. I always liked carrot cakes but I had to find a version without sugar and without flour if possible.

As I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, I put together two recipes and added my own improvements. The result is here!

So, how to do it? You will need:

For the cake

  • 2-3 large carrots (approx 250 g)
  • 4 tbl spoons of oat flakes
  • 2 tbl spoons of agave syrup (or any other you like)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tea spoon of baking powder
  • 1 tea spoon of cinnamon
  • dried dates and other fruits and nuts as you like

For the cream

  • 100 g of cashew nuts (put them to water 24 hours in advance)
  • 3 table spoons of lemon sauce
  • 3 table spoons of agave syrup
  • 1 table spoon of coconut oil

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First, you need to chop the carrots finely and grind the oat flakes to a flour. Then separate yolks and  the egg white. Whip the egg whites and mix the yolks with cinnamon.

meals 006As a next step mix the chopped carrots with the oat flakes flour, baking powder and cinnamon egg yolks. Add the dried fruits and syrup and in the end gently insert the whipped egg whites. Do not stir too much so the whipped egg whites don’t lose the volume. And that’s it! Put the dough to a baking form and bake on 180°C for 40 mins.

meals 010.JPGIt’s yummy like this but to make it even better, I put a sour cream on top. For the cream you just need mix the cashew nuts together with the lemon sauce, agave syrup and coconut oil.

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Enjoy!

Easy peasy pasta recipe

Today I made my beloved pasta with chicken, spinach, dried tomatoes and cottage cheese. Super easy, super fast, super delicious.

What you gonna need (amount on the picture is for one big portion or two pretty small ones):

  • Chicken meat (I used thigh fillet)
  • Fresh spinach
  • Dried tomatoes (I like those in sunflower or olive oil)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Pasta (I love wholegrain or corn pasta)
  • Salt, pepper
  • Oil (this time I used the one from the dried tomatoes, it adds to the meal special taste)

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1st step: Boil some water with salt and put the pasta into it. Set the timer so you know when it’s ready (a.k.a. “al dente”) to decant it.

2nd step: In the meanwhile you will manage to finish the rest of the meal. So, heat the oil and when it’s ready, put the meat in, add salt and pepper and cook it well.

3rd step: When the meat is done, add dried tomatoes and spinach. Watch out the water that comes from the spinach, you might want to reduce the amount of it.

4th step: When the spinach reduces its volume about ten times (just few minutes, really), you can add the cottage cheese.  Then just wait until the cheese melts and that’s it! In the end it will look something like this:

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 Enjoy!

My beloved breakfast recipe

Abs are made in the kitchen and muscles are build in the bedroom some people say. For me breakfast is the most important meal from the whole day as no matter what dinner I had the previous evening, I am always very hungry in the morning. To be honest I don’t understand people who don’t breakfast. How can they?

I try to switch regularly what I eat for breakfast but this yogurt with oat flakes, chia seeds and tons of other stuff is my favorite. It is easy, has thousands of variations and cooks itself over night. Ideal, isn’t it? So what you gonna need is:

  • Empty jar with cover
  • 2-3 tbl spoons of milk
  • White yogurt
  • 2-3 tbl spoons of oat flakes (or oat, rye, spelt…)
  • 1/2 tbl spoon of seeds chia and hemp seeds (or sesame, linseed…)
  • Dried fruits & nuts – I used goji berries, pine nuts, dried cranberries, cut cashew nuts and hazelnuts
  • Fresh fruits – I didn’t use this time but especially in summer I use it a lots
  • Optional: Sweetener – mostly I don’t add any but if I do, I like dates syrup

So! At first, take the empty jar and put the milk in it. Add flakes and chia seeds, cover the jar and shake well.

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Milk, oat flakes, chia seeds

When mixed properly, add the dried fruits, nuts and the rest of the seeds you want to use. Cover the jar and shake again.

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Goji berries, pine nuts, dried cranberries, cut cashew nuts and hazelnuts

The last ingredients are yogurt and sweetener if you want. So put them to the jar and guess what…cover it and shake again 😉

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White yogurt, dates syrup

And that’s it! Almost. Now you need to put it to the fridge and leave it there till the morning. It’s supposed to look like this:

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Then go to bed to make your muscles (means while sleeping ;)) and when you wake up in the morning, your breakfast is already prepared. Enjoy!