Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Easy peasy recipe: the best porridge I've ever had.

One day I was hungry and decided to make some porridge. I added some extras to make it more interesting and less carb-heavy. Now it's my new favourite breakfast! Here's the recipe!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A recipe: fool-proof American-style brownies.

Do you like brownies? You know, chocolatey goodness, crispy on the outside and fudgy on the inside? Well if you do, keep reading! Here's a recipe that even I managed to get right from the fist time. When my family tried these, they told me how good they were and asked for the recipe, so they are definitely delicious.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: Courgette chips.

So I saw a recipe for courgette chips floating about somewhere on the internet. It involved herbs and parmesean. As I had a courgette that needed to be eaten in the fridge, I did an improvised variation.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: Raw Italian sweet pepper.

Does anyone like raw peppers? I never thought I'd voluntarily eat that, but when I tried raw Italian sweet pepper, I was pleasantly surprised! Then I tried adding some extras to it, and I've been making this for lunch a few times lately.

It's so simple, I'm not even sure it's worthy of the name 'recipe'.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: coco(a)-nut granola.

Last week I stumbled upon an amazing recipe of grain free granola. A few days later I managed to make a batch and absolutely loved it. It tasted great and kept me full throughout a busy morning.
As I was working with the ingredients I had, mine is slightly different than the original recipe, but it is definitely my new favourite breakfast!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Home-made iced tea.

Frizzy drinks aren't exactly healthy, but I like to have something other than water at least once a day. To have a better option I've been making my own iced tea lately. It's a great refreshment after going for a jog, and less-sugar laden than soft drinks are. Here's how I make mine.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: pesto.

I've been wanting to try and make pesto instead of buying a jar for a while. So when M. mentioned making pesto of his own whilst we were jogging, I figured I should definitely give it a try. Since I already had fresh basil from making spinach lasagne, I just got the other ingredients and gave it a go.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: avocado mash up.

I've been having avocado a few times lately. Then my sister gave me a tip to make it a bit more substantial. Whilst it isn't the most attractive looking, it makes for a good lunch!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: Italian sweet pepper and goats' cheese.

I'm still loving goats' cheese, so here's another recipe using it! I first tried this recipe with two friends of mine. We were cooking together and had this as a starter.
It was so delicious I've had it several more times since! 

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.

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, 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.