Archive | October, 2011

Pumpkin seed Loaf

28 Oct

Ingredients

250 gram of spelt flour

100 grams of course wheat flour

150 grams of Rye flour

4 dl of warm water

50 grams of dry yeast

2 tbsp of olive/walnut oil

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

This is about as Halloweeny I am going to be getting this year in terms of cooking except for the fact that I will be getting dressed up and have a few drinks! I have recently been starting to bake my own bread, one of the reasons being that the bread in Spain is not great and also its very hard to find bread that doesn’t contain lots of wheat. It is incredibly satisfying eating your own creation and the baking process is secretly therapeutic…..

Method

Start by mixing the dry yeast in the warm water in a big bowl until fully dissolved, then add the flour, pumpkin seeds (leave some for the topping) and the oil and start mixing all together. need the dough for at least 7 minutes until it all comes together and if necessary use extra flour if the dough is too sticky.

Leave in a warm place, cover with a kitchen towel and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

Get a bread form ready and move the dough, make sure its even in the form. Sprinkle your pumpkin seeds on top, and leave to rest covered with a kitchen towel somewhere warm for about 45 min. While the bread in rising put the oven on 200 C so its nice and warm for the bread.

Let the bread bake in the middle of the oven for 40-5 minutes, and Voila you have a home-baked bread!

Love from me xx

 

 

Agree?

16 Oct

 

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Hubbys Amazing Roasted Tomato Soup

16 Oct

Ingredients

5 big juicy tomatoes

2 garlic cloves

1 onion

olive oil

basil leaves

soy cream

pinch of salt & pepper

Method

Chop your tomatoes, onion and garlic, cover in olive oil, pinch of salt & pepper = roast in the oven for 45-60 min (180C-200C).

Take out of the oven and put all in a mixer with some fresh basil & add a splash of soy creme (cooking soy found in all health shops)

Whizz, salt & pepper to taste, Enjoy!

super healthy super tasty!

x



Read and Learn

11 Oct

THE DALAI LAMA WAS ASKED WHAT SURPRISED HIM MOST ABOUT HUMANITY.

HE REPLIED, ‘MAN. BECAUSE HE SACRIFICES HIS HEALTH IN ORDER TO MAKE MONEY, THEN SPENDS ALL HIS MONEY TO RECUPERATE HIS HEALTH, THEN IS SO ANXIOUS ABOUT THE FUTURE THAT HE DOES NOT ENJOY THE PRESENT. THE RESULT IS HE DOES NOT LIVE IN THE PRESENT OR THE FUTURE; HE LIVES AS IF HE IS NEVER GOING TO DIE, AND THEN DIES HAVING NEVER REALLY LIVED.’

Weekend in Pictures

10 Oct

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass

Its about learning to dance in the rain


I want to put a ding

in

The

Universe

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and love today”

Yummy Vegetable soup

7 Oct

Ingredients (makes 2 portions)

1 small piece pumpkin

1 carrot

1 potato

1  small onion

1/2 zucchini

1 bay leaf

pinch of salt & pepper

beef stock & or Vegetable stock cube

Chop all the vegetables into small pieces, I like mine little and square.

Put all the veggies, and bay leaf in a pot, fill with about 6-7 dl of water and bring to a boil. Put your beef stock or vegetable stock cube in the boiling water with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Boil for a few more minutes  until the vegetables are soft and its pretty much ready to serve.

Sprinkle some mustard cress on top if you have, or any other fresh herb that you have in the house and enjoy!

xx

 

 

 

 

The Best Salmon Sashimi Ever!

5 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

Salmon

1 cup of soy sauce

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp sesame oil

1 grated garlic clove

small piece of grated ginger

squeeze of wasabi

small bunch of spring onions

rocket or watercress

 

Method

Slice your super fresh salmon into thin slices, and arrange on a plate. Mix together soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, wasabi, grated ginger and garlic and set aside.  Chop your spring onions into small pieces then set aside. Pour your soy mix on top of the salmon sashimi, sprinkle the chopped onions and arrange your watercress or Rocket on top!

YummY!

Enjoy xx

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