Food Diary

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Hello Friends,

We had a few unexpected events happening here in addition to our packing and a big move. But for now I only got pictures for you. Since I still have my kitchen appliances available to use I photographed some of my recent meals (all gluten free, nut free and Paleo friendly).

IMG_20140317_134606Green smoothie and Tulips from my Hubby;)

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I have been on eggs kick so omelettes and quiche are a must during a week

IMG_20140313_152928Love love love this one: Sweet potato & green pepper quiche

IMG_20140312_233116Rich in protein Tempeh stir fry with hemp seeds

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Tofu scramble + tempeh bacon on a Portobello bun

IMG_20140317_134753Lentil chilli with kale

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IMG_20140312_233017And of course desserts…

I seriously need to re-think my sugar consumption,,,I think it’s a little bit beyond my control- any advice how to survive a day without something sweet???

Hope you have a great weekend ahead. Take lots of rest and have fun. I am happy it finally stopped to snow here so that’s a big + already;)))

Take care guys,

xoxo

 

Izabela

 

Recent eats and big news

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Hi Friends,

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am just relaxing on my couch right now after consuming a huge pizza this afternoon. We have been insanely busy lately and I didn’t do much cooking. Our dinners were quick and on the go pretty much. The news is: finally we bought The House!!!

That’s a big deal for us, as you may know we were looking for a house since December. It is a nerve wracking experience. It’s nice to checking out any new houses on the market etc. but when you actually decide to put the offer on the house – this is “where the party starts”. After few weeks of  negotiations we finally got it. This week we put our house on the market. Obliviously the whole situation it’s stressful- we were worrying  if we can actually sell in on time. The deal it’s not done but we are almost there. It requires some extra paper work. Hopefully I can finally start to live my life. This week we had lots of viewing and everything was focusing on keeping the house clean and making sure we take off with the dog when people are coming over. So now I think we will slowly move onto the “packing up” stage. I can not even imagine that but it’s good. I will miss my house terribly but I believe it is a good moment for this change to happen and both Tom and I need it.

I will keep you posted. I am pretty sure I will get into a decorating mode soon;)))

And here are some recent eats.

tempehLoveIt doesn’t look like it but it’s a tempeh quiche & broccoli detox salad. Oh man, what can I say. If you ever are coming over to my house-request this quiche. I am confident I found finally a right proportions. It’s gluten free and Paleo friendly as usually.

IMG_20140308_085555IMG_20140308_085705I was craving a burger for a while, So here it: plantain bread, organic store bought mushroom burger with a spicy red pepper & basil sauce (inspired by purelytwins). Great combo – easy and no mess after ;))

chocoI made my own chocolate bar sprinkled with almonds and hemp seed a few days ago.

That’s all I’ve got for you today. If you have any tips how to survive the move and packing please let me know. I need to prepared for it…

Take care for now and have an awesome week.

Btw we still have winter here:

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Izabela

 

One-skillet meals in less than 20 min

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Hi Friends,

So how was your week???

As promised I am back and I wanted to share with you my newest cooking secret( lol not really a secret).

You have so many options with the food you can combine that I will leave it up to you and your taste. Here are some of my recent choices:

(Paleo Friendly, gluten free, grain free)

IMG_6437IMG_6438BBQ chicken with veggies in tomato sauce and crackers

IMG_6440Lemon chicken, veggies, poached eggs

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Spaghetti squash “pizza”

I know it may all look the same to you but it’s not, just the method is the same. So let’s just get straight to business.

Less than 20 min method;)))

Decide what do you wanna eat:you know which veggies you like, do you want to add some grains or starches and what kind of protein you would like to have with it.

I like my veggies soft so most likely I will steam them first for a few minutes but you can go ahead and saute them on the pan right away  for a few minutes, then add you protein and the last part: insert into the oven then BROIL for 7-10 min.

That’s the whole secret. Everything is coming out crispy and tasty. So I use this style of cooking pretty often nowadays. I am having lots of craving for poached eggs, veggies and warm food and it’s so simple this way.

Of course you see my spaghetti squash dish was also done 20 min but I made it ready on Sunday night to eat it during the week-please  keep this is mind that you need to be sometimes prepared especially on the busy day.

So try it and let me know if you have any questions,

Love

Izabela

Btw, what are you up to this weekend? Anything exciting???

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Hello Everybody,

It’s been ages….I know;( but since it’s Valentine’s Day I hope you forgive me.

After all I was just lying to myself that If I won’t get distracted with blogging I get more stuff done….well it didn’t really happen so I am back to blogging. My apology.

Month of January was pretty eventful for us and probably for the next few posts I will be catching up with that. Just to give you a quick overview:

I went for a very entertaining girls get away for my friend’s Bachelorette Party. We had so much fun during this weekend It was a celebration for me too since It was my Bday weekend. I treated myself with some extra stuff;)))

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Then there was my friend’s wedding….It was the most beautiful weeding that I have even been too. I just simple loved it. Magda is a great organizer and she planned to the last detail. Besides they are our very close friends and I was touched by their happiness and that it finally happened. We all were waiting for this weeding for 1,5 years ( since they got engaged).

Magda&Artur115_nHer dream was to have a real Winter Wonderland Wedding and indeed her dream came true.

Other than that

Delicious Food, hot yoga, busy life, looking for a house, and winter winter winter, a real Winter here….

I have never experienced such a harsh Winter time, It’s really annoying and It’s easy to get moody, loose motivation, get depressed And I am not stop cold-literally.

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That squash soup was fantastic

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Thank God for warm comfort food. (I have an extra posts for u ready about recent meals).

In short that will be January. I promise to be back and be more regular now.

For now, enjoy your Valentine’s Weekend -any plans????Do tell

Love

 

Izabela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And so this began

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Happy New Year one more time my friends,

I hope you had a fantastic start of the new 2014; it will be a short and sweet version how was MY NEW Year’s Eve ( in pictures)

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Happy Hubby-love this smile

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starting with an almost clean diet too;) desserts are not included here

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New spiralizer in action..

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Lime chicken soup for very cold winter days here,

Hope you have a great week so far,

till next time,

Izabela