“Kopytka” – Quark Cheese Dumplings

Today, I’m coming with another specialty of Polish cuisine. I’m not sure how to properly describe it in English keeping the word count down to a title-acceptable amount. I guess the best match would be something between dumplings and gnocchi (which are also a type of dumplings actually, aren’t they?). “Kopytka”, in Polish, translate to hooves. That’s because traditionally, you’d shape the dough into a roll, flatten it slightly, and cut diagonally into parallelograms (getting mathematical here, sorry!). These shapes resemble the shape of horse hooves (if you look at horse feet from the side – not that you’d ever have a reason to look at horse hooves from the side, but just saying). Mine don’t look like hooves, for just one simple reason – I’m too lazy to roll and cut the dough. Instead, I just shaped the dough into balls.

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Valentine Heart Stained Glass Sugar Cookies

The beginning of February marks the beginning of Valentine season. Pink, heart-shaped decorations are now present wherever you look. Whether you plan to celebrate the holiday or not, you can treat yourself – or your loved ones – with some scrumptious goodies! Preferably some that appeal not just to your stomach, but also your eyes. 🙂

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Healthy Yoghurt Parfait (Three Tasty Layers)

Three layers. Five ingredients. Tons of flavour and vitamins! Yes, we all love desserts full of chocolate, caramel, sugar and heavy cream… But who said that desserts have to be unhealthy to taste great? The recipe I’m coming with today is sweet and delicious… but it won’t ruin your diet (are New Year’s resolutions still a thing? or has everyone given up?) – no, you can eat this every day, even on a healthy eating plan!

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Banana Bread

It looks like I’ve inadvertently made this week banana-themed on this blog. I posted two banana-related posts earlier this week: banana fun facts and my banana & peanut butter porridge recipe. The comments they got quickly took a very specific direction: banana bread. I didn’t plan to make it this weekend, or any time soon at all. But the more I heard about it, the more I craved it. So here it is – my banana bread recipe!

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Banana Peanut Butter Porridge

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may know that porridge is one of my favourite breakfasts.  It’s tasty – but healthy, full of flavour – but quick to make. I usually make my breakfast porridge at work, in a quick, cooking-free version with yoghurt. However, when I’m at home – usually on weekends – I like to cook proper porridge, with milk, on the hob. So, without further ado, here’s my recipe for banana and peanut butter porridge!

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If, just like me, you’re an unconditional fan of peanut butter – you’re going to love these cookies. Flourless – therefore, gluten-free – they’re mainly based on peanut butter – and that’s where they get their taste from. And although it might be surprising, I’d actually place them on the healthier side of cookie recipes – there’s no flour or regular butter – they’re replaced by peanut butter, which – despite being high in calories – happens to count as healthy food. The only unhealthy part of the recipe is sugar – yes, there’s probably a lot of it, but I still believe overall these cookies aren’t that bad, compared to some other recipes!

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Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate. One food almost everyone loves. Just like everyone loves rich in flavour and delicate in texture chocolate mousse. Would you imagine that you can eat chocolate mousse every day… and actually provide your body with vitamins and nutrients? Chocolate mousse doesn’t have to be full of fat, sugar and – in result – empty calories. There’s a way to make it healthy – though still delicious! Here’s a recipe for quick and healthy chocolate mousse.

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