Welcome to Everyday Healthy Recipes. My name is Monika Dabrowski and I have set up this blog to share my recipes with people who, like me, are passionate about cooking and healthy eating.
My childhood culinary memories revolve around meat and potatoes. I grew up in Poland where food choices at the time were limited. Bananas and oranges were a rarity available mainly at Christmas. My memories, however, are good ones thanks to my mum’s resourcefulness and cooking talent. The food may not always have been very healthy but always tasted great. Given the fantastic variety of foods available today, both in Poland and England, where I now live, creating tasty as well as nutritious meals has never been easier. We can eat better, cook better and live better.
For me healthy eating is a way of life – everyday.
Some years ago I lived in Canada, where I developed a passion for breakfast muffins. Whether sweet or savoury, they can be the highlight of your breakfast or a healthy snack between meals. When it comes to ingredients the possibilities are endless and so muffin recipes will feature prominently in my posts.
I use a lot of fresh vegetables and herbs as well as quinoa and other wholegrain ingredients. I use little fat and sugar even in desserts. I try not to use obscure and expensive ingredients so you’ll be able to find all you need in most supermarkets (perhaps making an occasional trip to a vegetarian or international food shop, which offer a wider selection of lentils and beans). I don’t use stock cubes as I believe that vegetables, herbs and meat provide enough flavour to do the job. My recipes are quick and simple, perfect for busy adults and fussy children, including my own.
I measure my ingredients with either a teaspoon, tablespoon or coffee mug and rarely use kitchen scales. It saves time and makes things simpler.