Freitag, 28. Oktober 2016

Midsommar Cake



Hello lovely readers,

It's been a very long time since I have last posted something on here - I think up to a year to be exact - but all of a sudden I thought that I would like to try to keep the blog more active again.
These days I realize how much more I actually enjoy reading good blogs instead of feeling spammed by ads and selfies on Instagram and Snapchat. As much as I love these platforms, sometimes it is very overwhelming to read see everyone's daily life and I feel like the new "story" option makes it even harder to filter good content. Hence, I have rediscovered many blods and am happy to see that most bloggers keep on posting instead of only using social media to distribute their pictures.

Do you think there will be a backwards trend? Or will the blogosphere completely vanish eventually?


Freitag, 4. September 2015

Soulfood: Apple-Chocolate-Date Blondies



This Friday I needed a pick-me-up and ended up throwing all good things in a bowl. 
Instead of following a recipe, this was my first real freestyle cake and it didn't turn out too bad!
With some peanut butter and sliced strawberries on top and salted-caramel ice cream as a side, it was a pure success.

For one squared pan:

2 free range eggs
1 1/2 cup whole meal self-rising flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tbs honey
3 tbs cottage cheese
2 tbs cinnoman
6 pitted dates chopped 
2 tbs chia seeds
1 grated apple
3 tbs dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 200°C. Start by mixing the eggs and brown sugar for approximately 5 minutes. Then add flour, honey, cottage cheese, and cinnamon. Then add the dates and grated apples. Last but not least, stirr in the chocolate chips and bake for 30-35 minutes. 

Enjoy!

Donnerstag, 3. September 2015

Energizing Lunch Bowl




Today's lunch meal was totally made up of leftovers. My friend came over and we just threw everything on the table that we had left in our fridges. The outcome was this beautiful, energizing and healthy lunch bowl made up of roasted oriental spiced chickpeas, hummus, guacamole, sweet potato and rosemary potato fries, quinoa, kale chips, carrots, feta cheese, and tomatoes. 

Before you get started with the preparations for two bowls, heat up the oven to 200°C.

Oriental spiced chickpeas:

Drain 1 can of  chickpeas and let them dry well. Then mix with one tbs of olive oil, tumeric, cumin, paprika spice, salt, and pepper. Put them on a baking sheet and bake them until crispy for about 20-30 minutes.

Guacamole

Mash one avocado and mix with 1 tbs lemon juice, chili flakes, salt and pepper. If you have, it tastes lovely to add some fresh herbs such as coriander leaves or pasley.

Sweet potato potato fries

Cut half of a sweet potato in thumb sized wedges and mix them with cinnamon, cumin, tumeric, salt and pepper in a bowl. Bake at 200°C for 50 minutes. 


Rosemary fries 

Cut two potatoes in thumb sized wedges and mix them with rosemary, salt and pepper and bake at 200°C for 50 minutes as well (I put them on the same tray as the sweet potato wedges!). 

Kale chips

Wash two hands full of kale leaves and dry them well. Then mix with approximately 1 tbs of olive oil, salt and pepper and bake at 200°C for 20-30 minutes until they are dry and crispy. If available, it is also nice to add some fresh parmesan cheese.


Once all dishes are ready, arrange them in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients (of course, you can change this the way you want to and according to whatever you feel like eating). For desert, we had some homemade apple-date-chocolate bread with fresh strawbeeries and ice cream - the recipe will be uploaded tomorrow.

Enjoy!