Oh hi! I’m coming with a post that’s not a recipe, for once? Cannot be! A while ago (well, it’s almost been 2 years!) I wrote about my makeup favourites. I think it’s about time to update that list. 🙂 I decided to go for my top 5 products (listed in a random order).
Month: Nov 2018
This cake is everything. Heavenly, rich, chocolatey Nutella cake on the inside (also perfect to eat alone), sweet and soft coffee cream on the outside, with chocolate decorations. Could you possibly ask for more? It does take a bit of time to make, but it’s also fairly simple. It just can’t not work!
Hey. Hi. Hello. Welcome to my blog, again. Deja vu? How many times can one take a break from blogging, then make a loud comeback and take another step back? Way too many, that for sure. I’m a horrible blogger.
Who doesn’t love a good Chinese takeaway, right? But wouldn’t it be better to make it at home? 😀 Do follow the instructions though and marinate the meat a day ahead – it will turn out soft and insanely aromatic when you cook it the following day 🙂
Extremely sweet although with no sugar and hardly any sweeteners. Extremely tasty, and just as easy to make! Why spend money on store-bought cereal&nuts bars with poor ingredient lists when you can make a whole tin of them at home with close to no effort? Prep time is 10 minutes, including weighing the ingredients and chopping those that need to be chopped. 😉
A while ago, I went through a phase of fascination with healthy snacks – both home-made and store-bought. One of the ready-made snacks that I discovered were date balls covered with crushed nuts. Literally, just dates and nuts – the ingredient list had 4 items (dates and 3 types of nuts 🙂 ). So I thought, why not try and make them at home? I then discovered that date balls were actually a thing and a trend (yep, I know I’m not the first one to make them). I’ve seen loads of recipes and – by trial and error – combined them into one that works best for me.
These crunchy oven baked dumplings are a great idea for a weekend dinner – or, a party snack! You can make them with a variety of different fillings and serve with a selection of dips. Absolutely delicious!
It’s often said that you either love porridge or hate it. I certainly belong to the first group and porridge has been my go-to breakfast at work for years – ever since I started working, actually. 😉 Although I love the cooked version of porridge which I can make at home, on most days I eat breakfast at work. And that’s where, after many tries, I managed to find the method which yields the best results. What you add to the porridge is a matter of preference, the possibilities are countless. 🙂 Today’s version is one of my favourites – cherry, chocolate and coconut. And yes, this does take some (5 minutes?) preparation – it’s not store-bought, sugary oatmeal which you just dissolve in boiling water. I always prepare the food that I take to the office at home, the evening before – in terms of my breakfast porridge, that involves measuring, weighing, chopping or defrosting the ingredients – whichever is needed that day.
I have to admit I’ve ever been a fan of avocados and guacamole is one of the very few plant based dishes I don’t really like. However, knowing how healthy avocados are and seeing great offers on them in stores literally every 2 weeks I was determined to find a use for them. So far, this is probably my favourite one. Super healthy, super quick, super simple (2 ingredients!) and it manages to fix my chocolate-sweets craving even though it has no sugar and no chocolate (just raw cocoa).
So the other day I bought a huge bag of red lentils and… it turned out that through using small amounts of them in salads I will never be able to finish the bag I needed to find something else that I’d be able to use them for and I did! And now I have a feeling I’ll be buying more of those 1 kilo bags because this pate is just perfect! The texture is really soft, so you can easily spread it on a slice of bread, but it also holds together really nicely and you can eat it alone. I will definitely be experimenting with extra ingredients and spices, but this basic version is delicious as it is (the fact that I ate half of the tin in one day should speak for itself… oops). Also, yet another time curry spices prove to be just the best, for everything! The pate gets its beautiful bright yellow colour and warming taste from the curry, so if you choose to experiment with spices, I’d recommend keeping curry on the list. 🙂