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Super helpful kitchen tricks!

Hello! Long time no see! Do you ever go to the kitchen with a will to make something delicious and see that you don’t have one ingredient? These moments really get on every girl’s nerves, so I searched for some kitchen tricks and found LIFE SAVING pictures. I’m going to share them with you.

When I first saw these photos I was happy and then I felt confused. I only knew that you can use bananas instead of eggs and plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Now I feel like a kitchen guru! Yes, don’t laugh at me. 😀 Let’s start with egg substitutions:

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Fruits, vegetables and herbs. We all know how healthy they all are. But do we know when are they in season?

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This picture actually changed my life. Just look at these substitutions and you’ll soon find out.

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Now you know how to make a perfect ice cream sandwich.

Making the perfect ice cream sandwich:

I needed this conversion chart. Now I don’t have to google everything!

This is it! Now get off your couch and go to the kitchen to cook something! Happy cooking,

Odeta 🙂

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Making my 1st gingerbread house!

Hi! First of all – guys, do you know that Christmas is just 4 days away? I can’t believe it even if I made cookies and my first gingerbread house ever this weekend! It was such a fun and “christmassy” process and I’m going to share it with you.

You may think why I made my first gingerbread house just right now. The answer is I have no idea. Maybe because I just didn’t think about it earlier? Anyway, I’m really happy that I made it this year, this Christmas.

This post is all about just making my first gingerbread house, not about how I made it. If you’re searching for a recipe – just google it. I have a lot of recipe books at home, so that’s where I found a recipe. I also looked for some instructions on the internet and youtube. I really hope you’ll find it – sorry if I didn’t help this time.

Here you can see four walls ready to cook! 🙂

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I didn’t forget about the roof and door (I didn’t use the door) either! Also there is a little gingerbread man, but just one. Later I made another one too, but I didn’t take a picture of it.

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Don’t search for “building a house” pictures, because that was not really easy for me! The roof kept on falling. I’m super happy that it turned out great after all.

This is my first gingerbread house below! I’m really happy about it. I’m sure making a gingerbread house every Christmas is going to be our family tradition.

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Now it’s time to say what I’ve learned:

  • When you build your house, don’t decorate it immediately. Leave it to set.
  • Don’t try to make everything perfect.
  • Try to be as patient as possible.
  • Buy a lot of candy! You can run out of it.
  • Just enjoy the process! 🙂

This is it! If you are still not sure about this gingerbread house – don’t be! Believe me, it was super fun. Gingerbread house is not just a decoration on a Christmas table, but also a delicious and beautiful treat! See you,

Odeta 🙂

Fast, healthy & delicious recipes!

Hello! To be honest, I love food. Who doesn’t? I also love to cook too, especially when the recipes are super easy or when I change something, maybe even create my own recipes. Today I’m going to tell you my top 4 fast, healthy & delicious recipes for fall or any other season. They are really quick, so you’ll make them even in a rush! 🙂

1. Coconut cookies! 

I found them in a book, cooked them and they tasted really good.

For about 15 cookies you’ll need:

  • 1 egg
  • about 70 grams brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon starch
  • 1 tablespoon semolina
  • 100 grams flaked coconut

Directions:

1. Set your oven to 180 ºC. Lay a parchment paper (bakery paper) on a baking sheet.

2. Mix an egg with brown sugar very well.

3. Mix flaked coconut with semolina and starch. Then put this mix into a mix with an egg and brown sugar. Stir.

4. Form balls and put them on your baking sheet. Cook for about 10-15 minutes and be careful not to burn them! 🙂

I took some pictures while making them:

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Also you can add some raisins or other dried fruits:

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2. Delicious truffles

Oh, these truffles have quite a long story. One day I saw a video on Youtube about how to make easy and healthy energy bars. I cooked them and I actually really loved it! Then I thought – why not to make truffles from them? Oh, and they turned out super good. 🙂 All ingredients are optional – you can add or change something – just like I often do.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • some cocoa or cinnamon
  • some flaked coconut

Directions:

First combine dried cranberries, almonds, dates and cocoa or cinnamon in your food processor for about 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, scrape the edges. After that, process for 1 or 2 minutes till the ball is formed. With your hands or a tablespoon, form little balls and roll them in  coconut. You’re done!

3. Banana pancakes

How I love these banana pancakes! I make them actually every Saturday or Sunday, because they are really fast and really delicious. Try them, just make sure to add some oil or butter to your pan, because these pancakes sometimes like to stick to pan. 🙂

For one person (maybe two, if they’re not super hungry) you’ll need:

  • one banana
  • two eggs
  • some cinnamon
  • some baking powder

Directions:

Mix banana and eggs well. Then add cinnamon and baking powder. Mix and fry! You can also add dried berries, fruits. 🙂

4. Vegetable omelette/frittata

I don’t like eggs a lot. I just like omelette and frittata! I think everyone tried to make an omelette, because it’s just so easy and delicious. This recipe is super easy. I call it an omelette or frittata. 🙂

You’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 pepper

Directions:

Mix eggs with milk and start to cook. Cut your pepper and tomato in pieces and put them on your frittata/omelette. Then just slowly put it on your plate and eat eat eat! 🙂

This is it for this post! I really hope you like it and try some of these recipes. Bye,

Odeta

Easy and healthy summer snacks :)

Summer is here at last! That means we all have more time, so let’s just run into the kitchen and make these delicious, easy and most importantly, healthy snacks.

Easiest cookies in the world

INGREDIENTS: 2 bananas and 1 cup dry oats. You can also add               raisins, cranberries or chocolate chips.

HOW TO MAKE IT: Mush everything in a bowl with your hands. Bake at 350F for 15-20 min or until slightly golden.

Amazing, isn’t it? Also, these cookies taste so good!

Yogurt parfait with blueberries & granola

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup granola (your favorite kind) and 1 teaspoon agave nectar.

HOW TO MAKE IT: Place the frozen blueberries in a microwave-safe Lemon-Cream-Granola-Parfait-TKBlog-12bowl and heat on the defrost mode (about power 3) until the blueberries are soft and have released some juice, about 3 minutes.
In a small glass or bowl, scoop some of the blueberries and juices into the bottom. Layer with the Greek yogurt, granola, agave nectar, and more blueberries. Serve 🙂

This parfait is just awesome. Try it, you won’t regret it.

Raspberry – buttermilk ice pops

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup fresh raspberries, 3/4 cup  sour cream, 1/4 cup neoporter_blog_rasppop-featuredbuttermilk, 3 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon (about 1/3 large lemon) fresh lemon juice.

HOW TO MAKE IT: In a large bowl, smash raspberries with the back of a fork. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine.
Pour mixture into ice-pop molds and freeze for 30 minutes. Insert a wooden stick into each pop; then freeze for at least 2 more hours. 🙂

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INGREDIENTS: About 40 strawberries, 2 bananas, about 100 grams vanilla ice cream.

HOW TO MAKE IT: Put strawberries, bananas and vanilla ice cream in the blender and blend. 🙂

Note: Pictures are not mine. I took some pictures with my phone, but they were not the best quality, so I didn’t put them here. Sorry. 🙂

I hope you’ll try at least one of these recipes. Bye! 🙂

Odeta