Roasted turkey - how to make it juicy and tasty

Turkey is a very lean meat. It contains a low level of fat so that after baking can be dry. Moreover turkey breasts are very large which may result in their center as tasteless. To prevent this, we can:

  • insert meat into the brine day before (tablespoon of salt per liter of water)
  • bake 70 minutes at 200°C for each kg (that is, as we have one breast 2,5kg we have to bake it less than 3 hours. If you have two breasts as I did not increase the time up to 6 hours just bake it the same time (breasts are arranged next to each other)
  • Pull the skin on the turkey breast and attach it to the meat using toothpicks. The skin will prevent the drying out of meat.
  • Rub the turkey before roasting with spices eg. Hot peppers and pepper or garlic and lemon or any kind of marinade.


  • turkey breast with skin 2x2,5kg
  • 2 lemons
  • head of garlic
  • pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of salt
  • 4 liters of water


Put the turkey in to the brine day before roasting. The next day, drain the water, dry the meat and rub it with crushed garlic, lemon zest and pepper. Attach toothpicks to the skin and meat so that it does not dried out during baking. Remember, the skin shrinks during baking so you should be done this very carefully. Put in the preheated oven (200°C) for 3 hours. If the meat is too much scorch cover them with aluminum foil.

After baking, let stand the meat for about half an hour. If you start to cut immediately after baking, the meat will be throb to pieces - not what we want.
Additionally, you can prepare the sauce with the juices that leaked from the meat by adding corn flour.
I served turkey with cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, carrots and fine beans.


High-protein breakfast

A recipe for people who want to build their muscle mass - baked tomatoes with eggs and cheese. It is a good idea for high-protein breakfast. Also interesting use of boiled eggs.


- 2 eggs
- 2 tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons grated cheese
- salt, pepper


Boil the eggs. Cut tomatoes into thick slices (about 4), and put some salt and pepper. On top place the sliced egg and sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted (about 10 minutes).


Vegan cabbage burger

Delicious vegan burgers with cabbage without eggs or other ingredients of animal origin. It is important for a good season the main ingredient - cabbage, as a whole can come out a little flavourless. That's why I used a lot of spices: garlic, turmeric, chlli, basil and salt and pepper. In addition, baked potato wedges.


- half a small cabbage
- large onion
- 5 garlic cloves
- teaspoon of turmeric
- teaspoon of dried basil
- half a teaspoon of chilli
- salt and pepper
- tablespoon of rapeseed oil
- 5 heaped tablespoons flour

In addition:

- potatoes for chips
- salt and pepper
- buns for burgers
- a few leaves of lettuce
- mustard


Finely chop the cabbage and cook in a small amount of salted water. Cook until soft. Then strain and allow to cool. During this time pan fry the finely chopped onion and garlic. Add chillies and the rest of the spices. Stir in cabbage and flour. Fry the chops on greased pan. Chops come out very delicate. Leave them on each side while frying for about 5 minutes. When they are nicely golden brown will be easier to turn it over.
Potatoes cut into wedges and season with salt and pepper and dredge in rapeseed oil. Put on a baking tray and bake for about half an hour at 200 ° C
Cut burger bun in half and put in the oven. Then smear it on each side with mustard. Put cabbage chop and lettuce inside. Serve with potatoe wedges. Bon Appetit!


Sugar-free muffins for diabetics.

It is known that diabetes in their diet must be very careful with sugar. Especially when it comes to baking or other sweets. I baked banana muffins without sugar, but remember that not only sugar contains carbohydrates. These are also in bananas and a little bit in almonds. Therefore, caution anyway :-)

Ingredients for muffins (12 pieces)

- 170g butter
- 3 eggs
- 2 bananas
- 160g ground almonds
- teaspoon of baking powder
- vanilla essence


- 100g butter
- 2 tablespoons of sweetener
- bananas for garnishing
- lemon juice


Mash the butter until smooth and fluffy. It will take about 10-15 minutes. Adding the one egg at the time of mixing. Mash the bananas with a fork and add a mixture of eggs and butter together with ground almonds, baking powder and vanilla essence. Put into molds and bake about 25 minutes at 180 ° C.

I decorated cupcakes with mixed butter and sweetener. I put on the top bananas sprinkled with lemon juice. This will prevent them from darkening.


Juicy, low-calorie chicken breast in orange sauce

Chicken breast is a good idea for people who are on a diet or want to limit intake of cholesterol. The meat contains very little fat which may make the meattough and not very juicy. Therefore, I recommend the earlier marinating and cooking for the shortest time.


(6 servings)

- 6 chicken breasts
- 3 oranges
- 1 tbsp honey
- Onion (medium size)
- clove of garlic
- Cream 50ml
- turmeric
- Cayenne pepper
- salt


Oranges scalded with boiling water to get rid of the bitter taste. Then wipe them zest and squeeze the juice. The juice mixed with honey, turmeric, chilli pepper, salt and grated onion and garlic. Thus prepared pour marinade chicken breasts and leave for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Followed by chicken with sauce we pour into the pan and cook covered for about 15 minutes to be cooked chicken and the sauce has reduced slightly. At the end add some cream.


Healthy and tasty apple oat biscuits

Oatmeal cookies are a good idea for afternoon tea or lunch, which we take to work. It will certainly be a lot healthier than buying a bag of crisps or a candy bar. Making them does not require large capacities of culinary and it takes about half an hour. Oatmeal cookies contain a lot of fiber, which regulates intestinal function. But remember that after eating these biscuits drink a glass of water. Otherwise fiber in the gastrointestinal tract will not swell and won't fulfill it function.


- 1.5 cup of porridge oats
- 1.5 cup wholemeal flour 
- ¾ cup honey
- 150g butter
- tbsp cinnamon
- 3 apples
- large egg


1. preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Stir flour into a bowl and mix in porridge oats, cinamon, honey, butter and egg.
3. Grate the apples and mix everything together.
4. Apply balls on the plaque lined with baking paper and crush it so that the resulting shaped biscuits.
5. Bake for about 15 minutes at 180°C.