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 🙂
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)
On my boyfriends parents farm they grow a lot of avocadotrees and I’m lucky that always get a bag full of avocado when we go home, maybe not this time since our suitcases are pretty full, but if we have a kilo or two under the limit we can bring a few. It’s so easy to cook with avocado because it fits with most food and there is a lot of variety of dishes. I love avocado on it’s own but I prefer to eat it in a good salad or on a toast instead of butter, or as a snack as guacamole with chips. I also use it for facemasks, just a spoon that I mix with oliveoil or lemon and let it dry on the skin and the face feels amazingly soft after. Sometimes I make a healthy dessert with avocado, I just mix a spoon of chiaseeds, a spoon of cacao, almondmilk and avocado and let it be in a glass in the fridge a few hours and it gets like a chocolate pudding but a healthy one so you can eat as much as you want 🙂
The best thing about this superfruit is that it’s one of the most healthiest to eat as it has healthy fats, lots of potassium (more then bananas), fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.
When I am home visiting family and friends in Sweden we go out so many times for a “fika” which means that you have a coffee and cake and stay talking sometimes for Hours! Its a big thing in Sweden and I guess it has a lot of things to do with the weather, there is not much else to do. I just really like to sit and relax over fika and talk about everything with friends.
If I have the chance to have a freshly squeezed juice from natural ingredients I would skip the coffee. With my mum and sister we went to this café a few times that has a beautiful terrace in the middle of the city centre and all pastries are home made and they make the best fresh juices I tried. My favourite juice in this place was simply made of oranges, apple and ginger, but lots of ginger that really burns when you drink it. Its supergood and especially when you eat something really sweet on the side. Next year I will really try to wake up early and make a fresh juice before work.