If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know how I love food – especially making it. I think it will come as no surprise when I say that kitchen is my favourite room in the house and kitchen gadgets and equipment are among my favourite things to buy (it takes a lot of willpower to refrain from splurging money on every new kitchen item I see). I’ve recently had a long session of scrolling the Internet in search for the most bizarre kitchen gadgets I might be missing in my house, and I came across a great deal of novelty items. Some of them useful, practical and inexpensive, others – just eyecatching and perhaps slightly overpriced. They all caught my attention though, so I thought I’d share them with you – maybe there’s something you didn’t know about until this day that you’ll decide you desperately need in your kitchen?
I’m a great fan of curry dishes of all kinds, for two reasons. First of all, their spiciness is so perfectly warming – ideal for someone like me, who believes that every weather below 30°C is basically ice age (no, I don’t live in Sahara Desert, I live in a climate where 30°C is a rather rare occurrence). Secondly, vegetable curry stews are extremely practical – there’s not much preparation needed, some of the ingredients come in cans… you just throw everything in the pot, let it cook for a quarter or two – and that’s it, dinner for 2 days done and dusted.
After the Christmas cookie and cake galore I felt the need to return to refreshing, clean, healthy eating. I believe some of you may be trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions including healthy diet, so this healthy lunchbox idea may come useful!
If, just like me, you’re an unconditional fan of peanut butter – you’re going to love these cookies. Flourless – therefore, gluten-free – they’re mainly based on peanut butter – and that’s where they get their taste from. And although it might be surprising, I’d actually place them on the healthier side of cookie recipes – there’s no flour or regular butter – they’re replaced by peanut butter, which – despite being high in calories – happens to count as healthy food. The only unhealthy part of the recipe is sugar – yes, there’s probably a lot of it, but I still believe overall these cookies aren’t that bad, compared to some other recipes!
Hmm… when was the last time I posted a savoury recipe? It’s been a while! December was filled with an abundance of chocolate and icing, so I believe it’s time for something different. Here they are – delicious, healthy patties with green peas, chickpeas and millet groats. Soft, fresh and delicate… And super simple to make!
Tea. One of the most popular beverages in the world. Some might even call it boring for that very reason. But is it really? Yesterday, I posted a recipe for mulled tea, perfect to warm up this cold winter season. Today, let’s have a look at some interesting facts and legends about tea, that you might have never heard about!
Christmas may be over, but winter certainly is not! In fact, it looks like it’s only just begun in my country – the temperature dropped from around 10°C at Christmas to -5°C last night. So although Christmas is now far in the past, the season for mulling whatever’s in our eyesight is still going strong. So I got that idea – what if I tried to mull some tea? I quickly jumped into action, and here’s the result!