Monthly Archives: August 2012

Homemade chocolate with delicacies

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I love and crave chocolate every afternoon. I love and eat nuts and seeds everyday. It can get pretty expensive after a while especially when two of us have the same cravings. Lets find a solution.

Homemade chocolate with delicacies

You will need:

1-2 pure chocolate bars from a bulk store

1tbsp of coconut oil

1 tbsp Maple syrup

any nuts or seeds you like.

Melt chocolate bars in coconut oil in the owen, when it gets soft add maple syrup and mix it until you get your melted chocolate. Pour on the baking paper and sprinkle with your delicacies:figs, raisins, sunflower seeds, almonds. Refrigerate for about one hour. Enjoy with your coffee.

Love

Izabela

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Healthy Tofu Stir Fry (or how to introduce tofu to your man)

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I have for you today a very easy, quick and healthy vegan dinner. It will take you around 20 min. It might seems weird but I like tofu as is, of course not everyone is like that (For example my husband;) who eat lots of hmm....I call it “ shitty take outs”; he call it “ethnic food”. Both true but at the end of the day it’s pretty unhealthy to eat this way EVERY DAY. So since I moved forward with my healthy diet (basically it was my personal choice to finally heal my body) it became really challenging to make 2 separate dinners every night for both of us. Finally I started to introduce him to tofu which he finds: boring. Well, maybe..but healthy if you choose the organic one and a great source of protein if you work out. I believe it’s a matter how you put into the perspective…
Stir fry is something what he likes so lets try it;)

Health Tofu Stir Fry

Ingredients:
1 package of organic firm tofu, drained, cut into cubes
½ bag frozen stir fry vegetables of your choice
I added 1/3 cup of 2 kinds of pepper and soya beans, mushrooms, onion
2 -3 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy source or “ BRAGG” Liquid Soy Seasoning (since I avoid gluten)
spices: black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, nutritional yeasts, you can add sesame seeds on top as well
½ bag of Rice noodles or regular

Cook the noodles and frozen vegetable, drain and put it on the side.
Lightly coat the tofu with soy sauce and 1 tsp of nutritional yeast, toss it gently and let it marinate for a little bit.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over on high. Add tofu until in begins to brown. Remove tofu and add veggies, stir gently for a few minutes. Now add tofu and noodles, lower the heat, sprinkle with yeast and sesame seeds and a spoon of Liquid Soy Seasoning. Serve warm.
Very simple way to satisfy both of us. Hope you will enjoy it as well.

xoxo

Izabela

Cake for breakfast?

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If you are fan of oats for breakfast like me and you wake up knowing that they are waiting in the fridge– this recipe is for you. Some nights I am coming home late and by the time I shower and get ready for bed it’s really late. Which results in me not preparing my oats for the next morning. On days like these this is a great and easy way to make an oat cake which you have complete freedom with decorating. I am now experimenting with a few variations but here’s the one I had this morning.

Oat Breakfast Cake
¼ cup of regular oats
½ ripe banana
¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp carob powder

2 egg whites

2 tbsp crushed hazelnuts
½ tsp vanilla extract
sweetener for taste. I used 4 drops of stevia but ½ tbsp of honey would work too
2 tbsp peanut butter
decorated with blueberries and a spoon of peanut butter

Mash banana and add oats, peanut butter, nuts, carob powder, baking powder, egg whites, sweetener and vanilla extract. Use a Teflon pan and fry it on a low heat on both sides (watch it all the time it’s burns easily). Flip it using a spatula and a fork. Ready in a few minutes. Add your toppings and enjoy.

It’s the long weekend over here. I am still going to work but I hope I will find something exciting to do and enjoy the last long weekend of this summer. And what are you up to this weekend?

Till next time

Izabela