The appearance of a dish is just as important as its flavour and fragrance. A contrasting mixture of beautiful colours, interestingly arranged ingredients and an aroma wafting over the plate further stimulate the appetite. Every housewife and mum knows that the arrangement of ingredients on the plate can tempt a fussy little eater to eat the first bite and then maybe he won't notice that he has eaten everything. It is for this reason that we arrange bits of fruit like they're flowers, pretend vegetables are train wagons and draw smiling faces with ketchup on sandwiches.

And we adults also more willingly reach for a beautifully served dish than for a formless and drab meal. Of course, we don't have enough time every day to prepare a masterwork on the plate, but tomato with basil leaves, scrambled eggs with chives or cottage cheese and radishes always look more inviting than without these additions.

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dish which tastes great and looks equally beautiful. A yellow omelette with juicy green spinach and fiery beetroots is irresistible. I like such combinations. And you?

3 eggs
A fistful of spinach
100ml of milk
1 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper


Sometimes everybody has an off day. Adults can find a way out of this situation, but when young people get back home chopfallen, it's Mum who has to help. On not too difficult days yummy dishes usually cheer my son up. In this situation I prepare creps, pancakes or doughnuts. With every pancake his face grows happier and happier, and the world turns out not to be as gloomy as he thought. Finally, after a calm talk he can again face reality.

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for pancakes which lift the mood. Served with thick chocolate sauce and juicy pomegranate, they are excellent even if you are in high spirits. Things could always be a little better.

220ml of vegetable milk
200g of flour
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 teaspoon of orange essence
1 teaspoon of orange peel
chocolate icing, maple syrup or vanilla cream cheese


When I was a child, one of my favourite dinners was potatoes or buckwheat with fried egg, dill and cold kefir. I still love buckwheat groats. Now I willingly reach for vegetable milk. I choose goat yoghurt and cottage cheese instead of dairy products.

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dish which stole my taste buds and heart. The combination of ingredients seems surprising, but the dish looks unusual and tastes extraordinary. In any case try it for yourselves. If you don't like goat cheese, use whatever you like best instead.

The recipe comes from

Ingredients (for 2 people)
1 glass of raw buckwheat groats
a pinch of salt
half a medium courgette
1 small pomegranate
a couple of blueberries
4 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
150g of goat cottage cheese or thick yoghurt
3 tablespoons of linseed oil


There are some products which you can't stop eating. For example, crisps, nuts, small cookies and popcorn at the cinema. It doesn't matter how many you put in the bowl, you have to eat everything. Is it the same for you? On the other hand there are situations when we have to nibble something. It is necessary while reading an exciting book, watching an interesting movie and when meeting your friends.

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for two snacks which are a great alternative to their unhealthy, salty counterparts. They are yummy and easy to prepare. If you would like to make something else, I recommend homemade crisps with kale or finger rolls with French pastry and basil pesto and sesame seeds. In the recipe below I didn't include the amount of ingredients you should use. Use as much as you need to make as many snacks as you think you can eat.

Courgette chips
vegetable milk
sesame seeds
salt and pepper


Since we became parents, all our holidays have been family oriented with plenty of attractions for the children. We left our daughter with her grandparents only once, and we played hooky. It was so special that despite it being a few years ago, we still remember our trip to Denmark.

One of the most enjoyable memories is of a short boat ride along the coast of Zeladia at the base of the Møns Klint white cliffs. They are an amazing and very picturesque attraction in the usually flat Denmark. The Møns Klintare cliffs are 130m above sea level and are the highest cliffs by the Baltic Sea. The whole area of around 7 km of cliffs was changed into a landscape park with paths, overlooks and stairs with 1000 steps which lead to the beach at the base of the white cretaceous rock.

We remember the trip to Møn Island for another reason. We found there a restaurant where every dish is prepared with herrings. Herrings with onion, tomatoes, in oil, pickled, fried, smoked, in salads – everything yummy and fragrant. We went away disappointed that we couldn't eat more, because we didn't try even half of the prepared dishes.

My daughter loves meals with herrings. Her favourite dish is traditional herrings with onion in oil. Today I prepared an early supper which was a combination of her wish and my need to experiment. Slightly seasoned herring sandwich with crunchy vegetables in a fresh roll will be a tasty treat for every fan of herrings.

Ingredients (for 2 people)
2 fresh ciabattas
200g of herring pieces
half a white onion
peel from half a lemon
half a chili pepper
2 tablespoons of minced parsley

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