September 05, 2014
I’m totally lost with all the things I need to buy for our baby. I think that buying a car or apartment is easier. I’m very grateful for bloggers who share their experiences, otherwise I’d end up with a whole store’s assortment in my bedroom. Three months to go, so much to organise. And they say that this is the easy part ;)
I have this strange feeling that I’ll miss my life. I know that a totally different feelings will take over, but working from cafes, delicious coffee with a good book, walks with Tomasz, mornings in bed - I’ll miss you all so much. And of course our lazy and slow breakfasts. I hope that our girl will be a big fan and she will help a bit. For sure she knows how to kick, so she should be good with working on a dough.
I’m trying to make everything that I like so much as often as possible. I still have three months to enjoy silence and to concentrate on myself, Tomasz and work. I also take time to experiment with food. And this is how this no flour muffins were created. They don’t taste as regular muffins (as there’s no flour in them), but they’re yummy. Mix of fruits, oats and millet makes the flavour very delicate, if you want it to be more vivid add blueberries or raspberries. My most favourite part is that it’s well moist. It goes perfectly with a glass of milk!
You will need (for 12):
- 1 big or 2 small apples, pealed and grated, so it has a sauce consistency
- 3 bananas, smashed
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 4 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 cup cooked millet
- 2 cups oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- chopped almonds to put on top
Start with cooking millet (place 1/2 cup of millet and 1 cup of water in a pot, bring to boil and boil for about 10 minutes on a medium high heat, so water evaporates. Put it on a side and leave it under a cover for about 10 minutes and then let it cool down). When millet is ready add all the other ingredients except for almonds and mix well. Place papers in a muffin baking tray (for 12 muffins) and divide dough between them. Sprinkle chopped almonds on top. Bake in 180*C for about 25 minutes.
August 02, 2014
This weekend we’ll be spending on a countryside with our friends. I promise to post some pictures with the next entry as they have the most amazing country house I’ve ever seen. I am already in love with it and I want to stay there forever. I used to think of myself as a city girl, but now I have doubts. If you have any good tips on how to take over a house of your friends without making them stop liking you, please share it with me ;)
For now we’re relaxing, and as my friends are foodies as well, we’re making some delicious food together. I definitely need to start a new series on my blog called “breakfast with friends”. I’d love you to meet some of them. Friends influence our life and I know that I’d be a totally different person without them. I am also happy that our baby girl will have an awesome group of aunties and uncles.
I’d also like to thank you for some great tips for our “cats free zone” situation. I hope it will help with these hungry-for-an-extra-space animals.
You will need for 2:
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups water
- salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp green pesto
- shredded cheese like parmesan or cheddar
- 2 eggs
- hollandaise sauce
- cayenne pepper
Start with an oatmeal. In a pot place oats and water, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes on a medium heat. I am sure you know how to make your porridge :) When it’s thick and cooked, it means it’s done. Mix in a tablespoon of pesto into it.
Making a poached egg is not the simplest thing in the world, but it’s not as difficult as we think. It helps to add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water and then, just before adding the egg, you need to stir the water (you can always replace it with a soft boiled or fried one). The recipe for a homemade hollandaise sauce you can find over here.
Divide porridge between two bowls. Sprinkle some cheese over it, place avocado, ham, poached egg and pour your homemade hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle cayenne pepper over it and eat with a pleasure :)
August 01, 2014
We made a cat free zone in our apartment – our bedroom. There were few reasons. First one being Ryszard – almost 5 kg of a cat – trying to sleep on my face each night. Second, Lola attacking our feet in a bloody game or them both chasing each other and running across our bodies at 3 am. Ryszard is one of these smart cats which should be a character in a cartoon. He knows how to open our bedroom door! Luckily, we are smart humans who know how to use a key. At least we thought that this is smart. What we experience right now on every night basis is slightly different than before - two cats screaming behind the locked bedroom door, scratching it and jumping on a handle about 100 times per hour. I admire their spirit but there are moments when I love them slightly less after a severe night. Today I’ve learned that it will pass… after about 2 years – apparently that’s how long it takes to train a cat. In few months we will have a bigger screamer around, so Ryszard and Lola won’t have a chance. But for now, ear plugs are our liberation.
After a hard night you need a rewarding, not too complicated breakfast. Bircher muesli prepared the night before will work well over here. In the morning we simply need to add fruits, nuts, yogurt and honey.
You will need:
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
- 1 apple, grated
- 2 tbsp yogurt
- mix of roasted nuts
- mix of fruits
- bit of honey
Place oats in a bowl, add grated apple, lemon and apple juice, cover with a foil and place in a fridge for a night.
In the morning divide oats between two bowls, add roasted nuts, spoon of yogurt, fruits and pour a bit of honey.
May 01, 2014
We are back in Berlin! I missed my cats, my kitchen, my table, my amazing mattress and Berlin itself. I’ve been gone for quite some time and I am sorry for not posting during the past month. The only explanation is that I’ve been lost in Japan. Have you ever been there? This is one unique country with amazing people. I didn’t really have a plan for this travel. I knew that I’ll spend some time in Tokyo and that was it. I bought a JR pass and went on a train station with my backpack, leaving Mr T. behind. And you know what, it was amazing. Everyone I’ve met on my way was super helpful, I got great tips and slowly I built a good plan. I am very impressed with Japanese culture and the way they love and appreciate food. I had some crazy delicious meal, some surprising ones as well. I guess in this country you can’t be sure what you’re getting on a stick. It may look like a candy, but will be a fat snack (not kidding)
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?
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 01, 2013
It made my day. I had eaten baked oatmeal before, but never as good as this one. I mixed oats with roasted strawberries and bananas, it had an influence on a taste. Hazelnut milk and coconut milk helped as well. But I think that a chai tea made the trick. I found an original recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog and I must tell you that it is a family recipe. But with this quantity I am glad that my family contains only 2 people. Thanks to it I did not have to share it :D If I’ll ever make it for more people, I’ll double or triple the ingredients. It was that good.
November 05, 2011
I like to eat a bowl of porridge in the morning and it’s quite inconvenient since I have a blog with breakfast. I’m trying to diversify my morning meals, but from time to time I go back to this favorite flavors. Therefore, I propose today a truly healthy and quite unusual flavors for breakfast.