All posts filed under: Mood booster

Green seduction: avocado & cucumber salad

Yes! I am most happy about this simple summery salad. Ready to eat just under 5 minutes, it’s an ultimate green-dream lunch for a rushed Londoner. Creamy avocado with a bits of crunchy cucumber work amazingly well under fresh lime&chilli dressing. Green magic! Green seduction: avocado & cucumber salad Preparation + cooking time: 5 minutes / A stunning light treat for 2 / Veg-friendly We would need: 1/2 cucumber, chopped 2 small avocados, stoned and sliced 2 scallions, finely sliced 2 tbsp of mayonnaise 1/2 lime juice Sriracha sauce, to taste sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste a handful of arugula, to garnish DIRECTIONS: Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Make the dressing by whisking mayo, lime juice and sriracha sauce together. Taste and adjust levels of seasoning. Drizzle salad with dressing, garnish with arugula and serve immediately. Bon app! With love, Marie Inspired by Smitten Kitchen   Žalioji vilionė: avokado ir agurkų salotos Ypatingai džiaugiuosi dėl šių paprastų vasariškų salotų atradimo. Greitai pagaminamos, šios žalios salotėlės yra puiki skanių pietų alternatyva skubantiems. Kreminis …

Summer on a plate: Arugula & Peach salad

March 5th. Snow gently covered rooftops and avenues of Paris. As beautiful the city in white is, the heart is longing for warm, fresh and sun-filled days. Following the feeling, I quickly tossed together this gorgeous salad that just epitomizes summer to me – peppery arugula with sweet juicy peaches along with creamy fresh mozzarella and crunchy almond flakes. It is beautifully refreshing lunch plate that brings summer days just closer. Summer on a plate: Arugula & Peach salad Preparation + cooking: 15 min / Serves 2 We would need: A knob of butter 2 nice & firm peaches, pitted and halved into wedges 1 tbsp. of runny-honey 2 handfuls of arugula salad 1/2 mozzarella or burrata cheese ball, roughly torn salt & pepper to taste 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. of aged balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. of almond flakes, toasted DIRECTIONS: Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When it is hot but not smoking, add the peaches cut side down and sauté them for 2 to …

Apple, ginger & celery juice

This zingy bright green drink is full of fresh ingredients to make you feel refreshed and energised. Perfect for start of the day. Preparation time: under 5 minutes / a vitamin shot for 2 We would need: 4 apples, cut in half, each half cut into wedges 2 celery sticks, trimmed 2 cm – piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced DIRECTIONS: Put apples, celery and ginger in the juicer and juice following the instructions of your machine. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. With love, Marie   Šviežiai spaustos obuolių, imbiero ir salierų sultys Maloniai aitraus skonio šviežiai spaustos obuolių sultys padės Jums jaustis energingiems ir žvaliems visą dieną. Skani puikios dienos pradžia. Paruošimo laikas: iki 5 minučių / Vitaminų šaltinis dviems Mums reikės: 4 obuolių, supjaustytų skiltelėmis 2 salierų stiebų 2 cm imbiero gumbo gabaliuko, nulupto ir supjaustyto GAMINAME: Sudėkite obuolius, salierą bei imbiero gabaliukus į  elektrinę sulčiaspaudę ir išspauskite sultis. Supilkite į stiklines ir iš karto patiekite. Į sveikatą! Su meile, Marie

Tangy carrot & red cabbage salad

If it is a Gray and rainy day outside, just as one I had today, you will find this incredible easy-to-make salad very much enjoyable. It’s a perfect healthy snack as well as a great side-dish for any burger or sandwich. Colourful, crunchy and fresh with lovely lime juice tang, a definite mood booster. Serves 2 / Preparation time: 10 min / Veg-friendly We would need: 1 carrot, cut into thin sticks or grated 1/8 red cabbage, finely chopped 1/2 small red onion, finely sliced handful of mint leaves handful of coriander leaves handful of toasted peanuts, roughly crushed For the dressing: juice of 1 lime 1 tbsp of groundnut oil some chilli flakes to your taste 1 tbsp of soft brown sugar   DIRECTIONS: Tip the carrot, cabbage and onion into a bowl. Toss in mint&coriander leaves along with a crushed peanuts. In a separate bowl or a jar, combine the dressing ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the salad just before serving. Bon app! With love, Marie Gaivios morkų ir raudonųjų kopūstų salotos …

Pretty in Pink: Raspberry & Banana pudding

“You eat with your eyes first”, I bet most of you have heard this expression at least couple of times before. Good news there are plenty of ways to make all your senses happy. Whizz your gorgeous pink breakfast for a good morning start. Silky with a nutty spin, accompanied by bits of dark chocolate and a hint of mint. Delicious!  I must say – it’s super easy to make,  and my family loves it. Preparation time: under 5 min / A petit treat for 2/ Veg-friendly We would need: 1 medium banana, sliced Handful of raspberries 3 tsp. of nut granola 1 tsp. of honey 1/2 cup of almond milk (can substitute by  regular milk, soy or rice milk) Topping: Add berries, fruit, nuts&seeds, whatever you like. On the picture: banana slices, raspberries, goya seeds, bits of dark chocolate, almond flakes and mint leaves. DIRECTIONS: In a blender combine banana, raspberries, granola, honey and almond milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into small glass cups, garnish with your favourite toppings and enjoy! With love, Marie   …