February 16, 2014
When you miss one city for far too long, you feel like a tourist when you’re back. I’ve been discovering Berlin quite a lot lately. One reason is that we had a friend over but also I want to make a small Berlin guide with my most favourite spots. I did not cook much, instead I kept eating out (more Eat Berlin posts on a way). But yesterday at night I got this amazing recipe from a friend and it turned out I had most of ingredients home. I modified it just a little bit and what came out is simply awesome(the original recipe at He needs food). Healthy, easy to make, vegan and yummy. You can give it to your kids, pack if for work, or eat it piece after piece for a whole day like me and Tomasz did.
I do not own a food professor, so I shredded all ingredients in a blender. A bit time consuming, but possible. If you have a food processor at home it will go much faster.
You will need:
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1 cup almonds
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup dried apple
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup dried apricots
- ½ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Spread quinoa flakes, almonds and coconut flakes on a baking tray covered with a paper and bake in 200*C for about 6 minutes (watch it, so it won’t burn). When it cools down you have to place it in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients except the juice. When everything is shredded add the juice and let the engine run a bit longer. If you don’t haver a food processor blend each ingredient in a blender and then mix in a juice using a spoon.
Take a medium baking dish (about 20cm2), cover it with a baking paper and place quinoa mix on it. Flatten it equally. You can spread over some cranberries or seeds so it will look nicer. Cover it with a paper or a foil and refrigerate overnight.
It tastes amazing with a natural yogurt.
December 06, 2013
Each time I change the city I live in, there is a period of craziness, when I don’t cook much. I simply eat around and want to try as many local treats as possible. This is what’s been happening for the past month and a half. It was difficult to concentrate on making delicious breakfast, when just 200 meters away from my apartment is a local market with a bar full of amazing tapas, seafood, organic vegetables and fruits. I used to get up in the morning, buy a cup of coffee in my favourite spot, I was supposed to go back home and work and in the end… I came back several hours later. Ups. But a girl needs vacations from time to time. This year was very busy with work, so I can rest a bit, right?
This was also a period of going back to recipes I love, but never wrote about over here (yes, it happened). I made apple crisp, that is something in between a breakfast and an apple pie (so it has to be delicious). You may think that it’s too sweet, but when you add a big tablespoon of greek yogurt, it will be just perfect. This is an amazing recipes that I’ve found some time ago one of my most favourite blogs - Smitten Kitchen. This amount is ok for four people, or for two very hungry ones.
You will need for fruits (for 4):
- 3 apples
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp flour
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
For an oat topping:
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds
Heat an oven to 200*C (400*F)
Cut apples in small cubes (I did not peel it), place it in a medium bowl, add sugar, flour, spices and mix it well, so cubes are equally covered. Place it into a baking dish.
Melt butter and add sugar, mix it, then oats, mix it, flour, mix, salt and almonds and mix again. Place it on a top of fruits. Cover the dish with a baking silver and bake for 40 minutes (after about 20 minutes take off the silver).
Serve with thick natural yoghurt and a bit of cinnamon on top.
November 13, 2013
Time passes by, I keep forgetting about it, but it doesn’t make it stop. In 2006 I married Mr T - it was a good year that has totally changed my life. In 2007 I left Poland. Since then we were living in 7 different countries and visited many more. For the past few weeks we’re living in a small 6th floor apartment with no lift in Barcelona. This is also a place where Ryszard met his new life partner Lola (but not a love of his life as I’ll always be the one). We enjoy a beautiful warm weather and the city. But during the weekend we rent a car and made a three day road trip. It helped me remember how much I love my life. Of course I miss my wooden table, kitchen, cups and blender in Berlin. I also miss my race bike and what I’d love to call “my city” - I am not sure if I am allowed to call it so after only 1,5 years in Berlin. But I also love changes, living in different countries, new experiences, people that we meet on our path and the way that all of this helped me to enjoy a good cup of coffee. I love to be on the road, to see sunset, to wake up early to welcome sun rise and to do it with Mr T.
We came back home and discovered that Lola doesn’t like her food, as her two bowls were full and Ryszard’s totally empty. The next day we got up, had a nice breakfast on our terrace, enjoyed a morning coffee and came back to our reality. And for now I love each bit of it.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup chickpea
- 1/2 cup thick yogurt (like greek one)
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (or a big pinch)
- salt and pepper for taste
- few fresh basil leaves, chopped
- poached egg
This recipe is super easy. The only thing that will take time is preparing a poached egg. You can check over here how to make it easier.
Place chickpea in a bowl or a glass, cover with a mix of yogurt, lemon zest, cayenne pepper and basil, then put a poached egg on top and season with salt and pepper for taste. Remember to go dip with a spoon, so you will get each ingredient on a spoon :)
November 04, 2013
Homemade granola is special, not only healthier and tastier from the one you buy in a store, but also you can create something special out of just few ingredients.
October 14, 2013
My dear friends, I am very very very excited to write, that start from tomorrow, for the next 3 months I’ll be writing from Barcelona. I still have a few very delicious “Eat Berlin” places covered in my little black notebook. I’ll post them coming days. But expect “Eat Barcelona” soon :) We are packed, organized and ready to fly with little Ryszard to our new temporary home. Thank you all for tips, I have a long list of places to visit and can’t wait to discover Barcelona, eat tapas, drink Cava and enjoy the weather.
September 29, 2013
Mr T. gets up really early during the weekdays and the first thing he has is a bowl of granola with yogurt and fruits. Everything I make for breakfast is usually a second breakfast for him. As a loving wife (yes, I am one) and a big fan of chocolate I made a nice chocolate granola for him. I usually make this one and add some extras. But chocolate granola is something you want to have in your kitchen for a cold morning. Chocolate makes us happy, so why not to start being happy in the morning? I found this recipe on a beautiful Yummy mummy kitchen blog.
September 15, 2013
I liked bircher muesli that Tomasz had in Gipfeltreffen so much, that the very next morning I made a similar thing at home. The trick is, that you need to prepare muesli the night before, so it will soak a juice or milk. It is delicious and does not require cooking. In a morning you just add extras, like a seasonal fruits, nuts or honey.
July 29, 2013
I made a cool thing today. Thing that should go in pair with a little boy or a girl. I made cocoa puffs! Don’t worry, adults can eat it as well (I made a small portion and everything is gone by the time I’m writing) but it must be so much fun to roll little balls with your children. If you’re looking for a nice addition to a very cold milk that you’re having for breakfast during a very hot days, this is something for you. It’s like little brownies swimming in your milk in a morning. How cool is this! Thank you Heather’s french press blog for posting this recipe!
July 23, 2013
I love to eat by myself. It’s my time, I can think, read, catch up with news. But eating with friends is much better. For the last few weeks I had a nice collection of friends over and some of them are still here. They could not choose a better time - it’s sunny, hot and beautiful in Berlin. Most of them are discovering Berlin for whole days while I’m improving my German skills on an intensive course. But we have some time for each other in the morning. We make breakfast and talk about everything. That’s why I think that today breakfast makes you talk. It is so light, tasty and refreshing that you almost feel more energy after each bite. And when you put three girls behind one table you can not stop them from chatting ;)
July 15, 2013
Souffles have tendency to collapse. This is a facts and it happens even to the best chefs. But there are days when it does not collapse. I had it today, well…almost. It shrinked just a little bit. Still, it’s definitely worth mentioning. One day it won’t collapse at all. I’ll bravely train.