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Making bread it’s not an easy thing. I know it from my own experience, unfortunately. I learned it the hard way. Last winter I tried to make sourdough bread, got one delicious loaf but then never got to bake again as my started died… This autumn I’m going to try again, properly with attention to detail. I’m going to start from scratch and learn from my mistakes. But in the meantime – here is something that will make you smile for sure. Delicious, easy bread, made of simple ingredients – oat bread! So genious!
This recipe was going around the internet last year or maybe even 2015. I’m a bit late trying it out, but I’m often like this. I just like to take my time with everything.
So the situation made me give it a go. Dublin is covered in snow and all shops have closed – apparently no bread left in the whole country. I like to take use my initiative and take on the challenge. And I’m so happy I tried it!
So good and easy. I was lucky to have all the ingredients at home. No porridge for breakfast tomorrow though… 😂
What you need:
400g of porridge oats
500g tube of natural yoghurt
1 ts of sea salt
1 ts of baking soda
Sunflower seeds, linseed, pumpkin seeds
What you do:
Mix all the ingredients, pour to the baking form and bake at 180 degrees for 45minutes. Yes, that’s it! Hallelujah! Enjoy! 😊
Delicious courgette & cauliflower flan which we had for our Sunday dinner. It’s always a big hit – my little ones love it! Takes some time to make but most of it (~40mins) it’s the baking time in the oven. Which is great! My […]
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Here are some delicious courgettes patties we served for last nights dinner. Sometimes you need something quick, feeling but different and most importantly – easy. This recipe is perfect for lazy evenings or last minute dinner. You spent too much time in the playground and running late for supper – make these! Or you just run out of ideas and have minimum ingredients – go for the patties! Vegan and so so tasty. You might think they have eggs, because eggs traditionally have the power to hold other ingredients together like a glue… but nope, no eggs required for those patties. What I really love about them is the lemony, zesty flavour – it just gives this extra kick. Personally I love to add capers too – there are optional if you happen to not to have them in your pantry. But just pick them up in the shop if you see them again – they will come handy.
Easy and quick to make and with a lot of potential- meaning you can add different ingredients depending on what you have or like.
Courgette Patties Recipe
2 courgettes grated
Half of glass of flour ( you can experiment with different types here)
Zest of half lemon
3 tbs of tomato paste
2 tbs of oil of olive
2 ts of capers ( optional)
Fresh herbs ( I used parsley)
Salt and pepper
What you do:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and ensure everything is sticking together. If not you might want to add more oil. Fry a spoon of the mixture in a pan until golden on both sides. Can be served with cucumber salad or couscous. Also delicious on its own 🙂 Vegan! Enjoy
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I always compose my meals based on their colours combination. That’s right! I don’t really analyse the nutritious value of it or its calories ( naaah!). Once you know your basics, which is pretty much: all vegetables and fruits are good for you – you are good to go to combine them yourself. My recommendation – the more colours the better!
Same as with my outfits or interiors I like to think about colour pallets and colour set when picking my ingredients. Sometimes I like to go for more calm combo while other times I like my bold set of complementary colours. If you ever done any painting classes ( like me) the knowledge of how the colours interact together will help here. But that’s more advanced level I guess. For example here I knew I had lovely bright orange butternut squash with a delicate, slightly sweet flavour. I added white feta, creamy quinoa and fabulous ruby pomegranate. I could just look at it and look for ever, it is such a beautiful combination. And bonus – it’s super tasty. Hidden bonus – it’s also super good for you!
Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad
Here you go -delicious and wholesome vegetarian salad or a meal on it’s own! Full of flavours, textures and colours – exactly as I like!
What you need:
– 1 butternut squash
– 150g of quinoa ( I used multicoloured)
– 150g of feta
– one cup of pomegranate seeds
– olive oil, salt&pepper
What you need to do:
Peel and dice the butternut squash, cover with a bit of olive oil, season and bake for 20m at 180 degrees. In the meantime – prepare your quinoa – I cook it as per package instructions for 15 minutes. You can use multicoloured for special effect. Any quinoa will look and taste good though. Once the squash is done, put it in the mixing bowl, add diced feta, pomegranate and cooked quinoa. Mix well but gentle, so the feta doesn’t get to squashed. Sprinkle with pepper and sunflower seeds of you like. Enjoy! 🙂