18 November 2016

Recipes I have been trying recently

1) Energy bar
Do you know these muesli and energy bars that are sold in stores? Well, now you can make them by yourself, so let me show you, how :)
At first you should think what it should consist of. The main ingredient is honey. How much honey you need depends on how many bars you would like to make. Second ingredient is totally your choice - you can take any seeds, nuts, raisins, (dried) berries, even chocolate, if you want.
I chose sesame seeds and nuts, because that´s what the recipe said and as I did these bars for the first time, I decided to do as it´s said in recipe.
How did I prepare them?
I took a few tablespoons of honey and melted it. If you already have liquid honey, then it´s perfect! Then I added previously chopped nuts & sesame seeds, mixed them all together and put on a baking tray, which was covered with baking paper.
2) Pan dish
This is something I have been eating often recently, because it is just so tasty! I have done it in a different ways, using different vegetables. On this picture you can see carrots, paprika and eggplant, I also added some champignons. Sometimes I add potatoes or garlic.
Just chop ingredients into slices or small pieces, however you like. I usually fry paprika and carrots first, because they need a bit more time to soften. Then add mushrooms and about 5 minutes later eggplant, which gets cooked quite quickly. Season it with flavours you like and let it stay in hotness under the pan cover for some time...or get to eating right away and enjoy!
3) Overnight porridge
I do it by taking muesli I have prepared, add some soy milk and let it stay in a fridge for the night. In the morning I add frozen berries, bananas, coconut flakes, grapes - whatever I have and want to add :) I don´t know, the one I make really reminds me the taste of a cookie cake I have made as well, which was strange, but tasty surprise for me :D
Have you tried out something new recently?

12 November 2016

Book for my penpal

 Hello, dear reader!

Some time ago I saw little notebooks at a store and that gave me an idea of using them for writing letters. Here is one of the letter-book I created, I have done more of them by now :)
Hope you enjoy these pictures and feel a little inspired maybe?
Best wishes,
Liisu

7 November 2016

3 November 2016

What I eat for breakfast?

One of my favourite things to eat for breakfast is oatmeal porridge. I cannot believe I am saying it, but yes, that is the truth! You may wonder what is so weird about that, but for many years I did not eat any kind of porridge, I just did not like them at all! 
I ate porridges as a child, but then I do not know, what happened :D Anyway, some time ago I decided to give them another try and I actually found a way to eat it as I like porridge.
How do I eat it now?
I don´t know about you, but most people I know make oatmeal with milk and sugar. I decided to try a little differently and actually a version that´s cheaper and I would say that healthier:
Water + oatmeal + fruits + coconut flakes
I mostly eat porridge with sweet bananas and that´s a super good combination! With some coconut flakes it´s even better :)
Another reason I like making porridge is that it is so easy to make! Also, does not require much time. So, as a university student, it is a perfect choice for me :)
 
But sometimes a change would be nice..so, once in a while I make banana pancakes, which are also so easy to make.
What I need is just bananas, eggs and different flake & seeds, sometimes I also add nuts. I mix all ingredients with a blender. How many bananas and eggs to use, depends on how much pancakes you want to make and how thick you want the mixture to be. I like it quite thick as then it is more comfortable to fry.
I make quite small pancakes, so I can make pancake towers and put all kind of things between them :)
*slices of bananas
*fresh strawberry jam
*coconut flakes
Sometimes, especially in summer I eat bunch of fruits for breakfast. It is a perfect way to start a day and it is totally up to you, how many fruits and what kind of fruits you prefer.
This summer I ate many melons, bananas, nectarines, apples, pears, grapes and plums, now my favourites are oranges, apples and I hope to eat some tasty tangerines soon.
Have you got a favourite breakfast? 
Liisu