No time to make a super fancy breakfast? Think again! You can take a simple shortcut and make a batch of amazing, delicious, gluten and sugar free pancakes that won’t feel like they’re so healthy at all. All you need is a protein pancake mix, some coconut butter, water, mascarpone, milk, casein powder and a looot of fresh fruits. Simple as that! And if you have a lovely chef to help you with breakfast preparations, i.e. to make the pancakes, the cooking is so much easier, faster and more fun. <3
I’m one of those people who love to make everything from scratch. It’s just so satisfying, and most importantly, I know exactly what the ingredients are, I know that they are healthy and I know that they are so delicious. Since we’ve been on a quest to find a perfect burger, I decided to try and make one at home in the hopes of it being the best one so far.
If you are one of those people who don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the morning, I have a solution for you. Make your breakfast a day in advance! This recipe will take just a minute to make and will provide you with all the necessary nutrients in the morning – lots of protein, vitamins and antioxidants.
Summer. Seafood. A glass of good wine. Sunset over the sea. Sounds like a fairytale but you can easily make it happen right in you kitchen. You might not be at the beach, sunbathing or watching the sunset, but the flavors will all be there! Best of all? It’s so quick and easy to make that you can even make it happen during the week. And of course, since you’ll be using wine in the dish itself, the dilemma of which wine – red, white or rose – to serve with dinner will solve itself – simply use the type of wine you used in the dish, just maybe use one of a better quality. If you’re worried that the wine will go bad because you only drink it on special occasions, maybe opt for one in a box – they can last up to a month.
Yaaay, spring is here! And with it sunny days, thoughts of summer (and that scary thought of wearing swim suits again!), the return of our determination to live a healthier life and, for some, gardening. And this dessert incorporates all of the above!
You guys may have heard of “potica” – a walnut roll, typical for Slovenia (if not, check out my post with a recipe). It’s especially popular around Easter and I think there is not one household that wouldn’t make at least one at this time of the year. My favorite part about potica is the filling. But not when it’s baked – before, when mom is still making it and I steal it from the bowl. My favorite part about the baked potica are the rum soaked raisins – not everyone adds them but to me, there is no walnut roll without them.
Ever get these really huge cravings for sweets? Oh, who am I kidding, we all do! But if you’re on a strict diet that prevents you from having refined sugar and/or flour, your dessert options are quite limited. If you still want to treat yourself from time to time, this ice cream might just be the solution for you. Yes, bananas are full of natural sugars, but these are different than refined sugars. “How the body metabolizes the sugar in fruit and milk differs from how it metabolizes the refined sugar added to processed foods. The body breaks down refined sugar rapidly, causing insulin and blood sugar levels to skyrocket. Because refined sugar is digested quickly, you don’t feel full after you’re done eating, no matter how many calories you consumed. The fiber in fruit slows down metabolism, as fruit in the gut expands to make you feel full.”* You shouldn’t overeat the natural sugars either, but if you do need something sweet they are by far a better option.
Easter is just around the corner so I wanted to prepare these cute little cupcakes a few weeks early in order for you to have enough time to fall in love with them and create them for your family on Easter weekend. Cool, right?
Inspiration for the muffins is from The Comfort of Cooking – I just added some calorie free sweetener and replaced some flour with oats to reduce the amount of gluten in the muffins. With the frostings and decoration I just followed my inspiration and what I know about them and they turned out great. Everything but the eggs and the sprinkles is completely sugar free so by omitting those you have yourself a perfectly healthy and guilt free treat 😉
Can’t imagine a meal or at least breakfast without some bread? Well, you’re not the only one! It’s no secret that bread (and all carbs for that matter) are addictive. I won’t get into the science part behind it, since there are countless articles about it available online, so let’s just leave it at that. But if you’re one of those people who just can’t resist a good slice of bread with your eggs or soup, if you just can’t stop yourself from grabing that delicious slice of freshly baked bread delivered to your table while you wait for the dish you ordered in a restaurant, no matter how determined you were that you were not going to do it this time and if you could say that you are a bread (or carb) addict yourself, here’s a recipe that will help you reduce the amount of carbs you take in, without having to go all cold turkey about it.
And I’m back! Back in the kitchen and back on the blog. Finally! I’ve spent the last 6 months studying for the bar exam and I am happy to say that I’ve successfully passed it last week! Yaaay! So after a few days of celebrations and rest, I was finally ready to get back in the kitchen and create, create, create! Result? These cute little cheesecakes that are also sugar free and can even make for a perfect breakfast if you add some protein to them.