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DIY string art

Two years ago I saw an amazing sign and wanted to have the same. Yeah I know – two years 😦 Well it took me this long but I finally did it. 


I used some old window – needed just the frame so I broke the glass 😝😜 you can can cut some plywood and nail it to the frame.

I cut the word ‘dream’ Out of paper and place it on the plywood. Than nails – I think I used 500 or so. 


Now the most creative part – coil the nails with  colorful strings. 

Looks absolutely amazing if you ask me πŸ˜‰

Simple bread with sourdough starter – always perfectly baked

This bread is my favourite – Why? Well 2 reasons: 

  1. It’s simple – really simple πŸ˜‰
  2. Always perfect – I dare to say every next loaf is better then the previous one πŸ‘ŒπŸ»


Here is the recipe. First ingredients:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 50g wheat flour
  • 250g oat flour
  • 200g rye flour
  • Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds

Stir all the ingredients – if necessary add more water. 

Grease the loaf pan and dust it with oatmeal. Put the dough in it and let it rest for couple of hours – it should rise.

Ready to bake πŸ™‚

  • 20 minutes 200 degrees Celsius
  • 60 minutes 180 degrees Celsius 

Bon apetit!

Best chocolate and peanut butter cookies ever! :)

I have to eat healthy now so yes I still crave  something sweet but I am looking for healthier alternatives for the food I ate. 

Here is one – Cookies! But this version is simple and healthy. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can cheakpeas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 chopped dark chocolate
  • 4 tbsp xylitol 
  • 2 tsp black seasame
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 

Blend cheakpeas and peanut butter. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir it well. 

Prepare a baking tray. On a baking paper put the portions of the dough and flaten them. 


Bake about 15 minutes – 180  degrees Celcius. 


I cannot stop eating them! πŸ™‚

Sourdough starter simpler than you think :)

I had to change my diet 😦 Well It’s not sad news – I will be eating healthier but new diet means pretty much I need to avoid almost all already prepared food and cook everything for myself. I cannot eat anything that contains sugar, yeast, vinegar or wheat flour. 

So I decided I will bake my own bread but with sourdough starter – NO YEAST
How to make a sourdough starter? Easy peasy, check the instructions below πŸ™‚

  1. Day One

Scald a big glass jar – 1l / 0,5l capacity. Mix well just two ingredients and put them into the jar:

  • 125 ml cup rye flour
  • 125 ml warm filtered water

Cover it with linen tea towel, put in a warm place. I usually do that in the morning, in the evening I stir the dough again. 


      2. Day Two

In the morning I add to the jar the same amount of the flour and water as yesterday and mix it Well. Set aside. Stir again in the evening or earlier it the dough is running away from the jar. πŸ˜‰


      3. Day Three

Feed the dough same way as on the day two. After three hours it’s ready for baking! πŸ™‚ Notice: only when there are air bubbles in!

Orange pie – super healthy and anti-cancer?!

It is not an ordinary, simple pie. It is super healthy and suppose to help preventing or fighting cancer. 

In this recipe you use whole oranges with peel which gives bitter taste to the pie. But we use the peel for a reason – the flavonoids in orange peel have the potential to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which is linked to cancer and obesity.

More on that topic at the link.

Ingredients:

  • 3 small oranges (organic as we do not peel them)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (can be coconut oil also)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 80g xylitol
  • 200g almond flour
  • 50g banana flour
  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda 

Step 1 

Cook the oranges till they’re soft – it took around 1,5 hour in my case. 

Step 2

Blend the oranges and mix them with all the ingredients. 

Step 3

Grease the baking tray with olive oil or coconut oil. Bake for about 35 minutes, 180 degrees C. 

Step 4 

Decorate with almond flakes, fruits, etc.

Coconut and banana pudding – dairy-freeΒ 

To be honest when I read the recipe and it said you can make great pudding using millet, I was sceptical…. untill I tried it! 

It is soooo tasty πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™‚ 


Just cook the millet, blend it with bananas and voile! 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of millet 
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 bananas
  • vanilla bean
  • 2 tbsp xylitol 

Rinse millet 3 times with hot water. Cook until soft with cup of coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water.

Add bananas, vanilla bean and rest of the coconut milk to the cooked millet and blend it. It takes a while till It’s really smooth.

​​Sprinkle with chia seeds and bon apetit!


Source of the recipe.

Coconut and chia seed pudding. It’s just too easy not to do it ;)

I usually prepare this pudding in the evening so It’s ready for breakfast. 10 minutes and It’s ready. πŸ™‚

You will need:

  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 100 ml soya milk
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp agawa


Whisk all the ingredients, put them into jars or glasses and let rest in the fridge for couple of hours.
Serve with favourite fruits – I chose mango. 


Source – JadΕ‚onomia blog