Monday, 31 March 2014

The moka pot.

I think it's safe to say that I'm a coffee addict lover. Just like my parents do, I drink it every single day. There's always a thermos bottle filled with filter coffee on the kitchen counter, but when it comes to taste there's one method of brewing that beats all others. My all time favourite coffee is a 'latte' made with coffee brewed with my moka pot. I even prefer its taste to all the lattes I have ever had in various coffee shops!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: "classic" goats' cheese omelette.

I'm very much into eating goats' cheese lately. It started out after I'd seen a certain episode of Corner Gas in which Lacey names her goats' cheese omelette 'classic goats' cheese omelette' in order to make her friends eat it. So I tried making one of my own and absolutely loved it!
I make mine as follows: 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: mushroom and garlic quinoa.

Here's another easy peasy recipe!  This one is even easier than the first one. It's definitely no haute cuisine, but it's nice if you want an easy lunch.
It's a quinoa dish and I promise it tastes better than it looks!

For one person you'll need:
about 4 tablespoons of quinoa,
some water (that's not very precise, I know, but I didn't measure it; I'd guess it was about 400 ml),
1 clove of garlic,
5 medium sized mushrooms,
A piece of vegetable stock cube to taste.

Put the quinoa and water in a pot and put it on the stove top on high heat. Then peel and the garlic, mash it with a garlic press and add that in too. Next, cut the mushrooms and add those along with the bit of vegetable stock cube.

All you need to do then is let it boil and stir every now and then. After about 25 minutes most of the water was gone and I poured it on a plate. Easy as that!


Friday, 7 March 2014

Breakfast habits.

Do you know the saying "Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince, and eat dinner like a pauper"? I'm usually not hungry in the morning at all, but I try to make myself have breakfast every morning. It's easier to have something that doesn't take much effort, so I eat cold oats! And here's how I eat mine:

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A caffè mocha inspired beverage.

On Saturday, someone made me a beverage to try. It consisted of hot chocolate, instant coffee and water. It was very nice and later that day I made my own version at home.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

The food hourglass.

A little while ago I told you that I was fascinated by the book the food hourglass. I wanted to tell you what I think of it after finishing the book.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Home-made almond milk.

Since I've read the food hourglass, I've been avoiding milk a bit. Milk is said to be bad for people because it contains growth factors. This is normal since it's drank by baby cows that still need to grow! For grown up humans however, growth factors are not good. 
I haven't given up milk altogether, but I've been trying a few alternatives to substitute it with. I tried unsweetened soy milk, which tastes awful, sweetened soy milk which is okay, but I liked almond milk best. It tastes nutty - who knew! - and soft and yummy!
Since the store bought almond milk I got contained a few additives too, I wondered whether I could make my own. Turns out I can! Here's how I did it:

Friday, 7 February 2014

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting.

I barely ever bake, but last Thursday a friend of mine and I met at her place to bake cookies and do a green clay face mask. Obviously we also ate some of the cookies and in the evening we watched Thor (and had a cookie break halfway through the film).
Here's the recipe for the cookies: 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Chia seeds.

The first time I heard about chia seeds was a few months ago. My sister mentioned something about chia seeds being healthy. Not much later I came across a sachet of them in a store, so I decided to get them. Only after that I tried to find out more about them.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: spinach lasagne.

I am most definitely no chef but I have learnt to cook for myself in the past three years or so. This is a recipe of a dish I had at a friend's house 2 years ago. I found the recipe again, but it didn't work out quite well. After a few more goes at the dish, I've managed to adjust it ever so slightly to fit my and my families taste.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Currently Reading: The food hourglass.

On Wednesday I went into town and I had some spare time before my bus home would come. So I went into the bookshop without the intention of buying anything. But I wouldn't be writing this if I hadn't bought a book right. I got myself a copy of the popular book 'The food hourglass'.

Monday, 13 January 2014

m&m's intense.

On the same shopping trip last Friday, my sister and I went to a supermarket too. Apart from ingredients for dinner, we also wanted a snack. That's how I came across m&m's intense.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Drinking aloe vera juice.

We all know we ought to eat enough fruit and vegetables (and other foods too!) in order to get our daily needed amount of nutrients. To give myself a little nutritional extra I tried drinking aloe vera juice.