Today I “baked” a cheesecake from a new receipe I found online with nutella! It was super easy to make actually, it took me about 15 minutes to first crush all the digestive crackers to crumbles and mix with butter, then just mix the nutella with philadelphia cheese and glace sugar, put everything in the fridge for 2 hours and sprinkle coconut on top and then it was ready. I honestly think it was way to sweet for my taste as I am more a dark chocolate fan and I like sweet desserts but with something sour that “tones the sweet down”. I think next time I will do a lemon pie 🙂
I was just looking back at some photos from our past times in Tenerife and came across this dish that I tried for the first time there: Arroz a La Cubana. His mum cooked it with “handmade” fries (nothing frozen, just natural potatoes), fried banana, fried egg (from the farm) and cooked rice. It was really delicious and I actually liked the combinations of rice and fries even for some people it may sound a bit strange.. and fried banana is always very yummy 🙂
A healthy icecream option I make sometimes is homemade banana icecream. It’s delicious and has only one ingredient; bananas! It’s so easy and you only need three things to make it: 1: riped bananas (due to they have more flavour), 2: a plastic box for the freezer, 3: a handmixer or a blender. I always cut the bananas in small pieces and put in the freezer and when they are more or less frozen I use a handmixer because it goes faster (and less dishes) and I just mix until it has a creamy consistent and then it’s ready to eat 🙂 I think it taste lovely on it’s own, but it’s possible to add cacao, coconut or whatever flavour you want to add. Tonight’s dessert 🙂
The other day I read that popcorn is one of the few new members of superfood. I never thought that popcorn were unhealthy (only the sugar ones) but on the other side I didn’t expected it to be so beneficial for our health. I really love popcorn and the other day when we went to the cinema it felt wrong not to buy popcorn, because it fits so good together with a movie. The only thing is that you need to pop the popcorn yourself in a pan and without any oil and with as little salt as possible for the popcorn to benefit your health. Apparently popcorn are loaded with antioxidants, it lowers the blood pressure, contains B-vitamins and lowers bad cholesterol. Popcorn is a whole grain (unprocessed) and in recent studies it has even showed to prevent cancer and heart diseases. So I think it’s the perfect snack we can enjoy without feeling guilty eating too much 🙂
These cheddarpopcorn are definitely the most tasty popcorn I have tried (but they don’t sell them here in Spain)
The winter is almost over luckily and soon the springweather will start 🙂 My skin gets so dry in the winter even though I use a lot of oils and creams but I have been a bit lazy to exfoliate and do peelings so now it’s time to start with drybrushing instead to get a nice soft skin for the summer. Last year I bought a new drybrush (the same one I had used before from a shop called Sabon and it has natural bristles so it works really good. The best time to drybrush the body is in the morning (if you have time of course) but it only takes 5 minutes and it energizes the whole body and makes the skin much more glowing. The most important when drybrushing is to always brush against the heart so that the lymphsystem get rid of all the toxins and also to not brush too hard so the skin gets damaged (+ I never use it in my face). I started with drybrushing after reading Miranda Kerrs morning routine and I have to say it really makes your skin more glowing as it does exfoliate the whole body more than any peeling I have tried. For best results I also use almondoil or coconutoil after to get extra soft.
So the other day I bought a lamp for our bedroom that is a pink crystal made of himalayan salt. I had read that this kind of lamp cleanse the air, reduce allergies, improves your sleep + your mood and also if you Google it there is a lot more health benefits. Pretty cool for just a lamp:) I also love it because it gives the room a beautiful glow, like a golden orange colour 🙂