28 June 2014

HOMEMADE GRANOLA - Easy and healthy!

Hi everyone! :) 

Sorry for not posting last week but I got soooo much work to do concering my summer exam session at uni. I'm sure that some of you know exactly what such session really means (hard working, hard thinking, not enough sleep and time). Fortunately, it has just come to an end and at last I've got enough time to talk to you! :)

Today's post is a food one - I really want to present you my recipe for making a homemade GRANOLA! Granola is just a mixture of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, honey and melted butter. It's much cheaper (and healthier!) to make granola at home than get it in a supermarket (crunchy muesli in the store is often high in sugar and contains unhealthy oils and fats). 

In addition, it only depends on you which combination you pick out; you can mix your favourite ingredients and enjoy the taste! :) 

 Before baking.

  After baking.

Please do not feel repelled by this pretty long ingredient list below beacuse most of these things you certainly have in your kitchen. :)

INGREDIENTS (for 10 servings)

30 tablespoons rolled oats 
4 tablespoons almond flakes
4 tablespoons coconut chips
3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1/2 cups chopped walnuts 
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1 cup dried cranberry
4 teaspoons cinnamon 
4 tablespoons liquid honey 
2 tablespooons melted butter 


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees F.
2. Combine all dry ingredients (rolled oats, seeds, nuts, flakes, chips, cinnamon) in a large bowl. 
3. Add melted butter and liquid honey. Stir.
4. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet (covered in a parchment paper).
5. Bake until golden and brown (for about 15-20 minutes). Stir the granola with a spoon every 3 or 4 minutes so it will bake evenly.
6. Remove from the oven and place in a large bowl. Add dried cranberry, mix and let cool before storing.

 Granola constitues a perfect grab-and-go snack and an ideal breakfast meal when served with a natural yohgurt or fresh fruits!

You can keep it in a jar up to three weeks but whether you fall in love with it, I assure you it will disappear much sooner than expected. :D

Bon appetit!!

14 June 2014

The easiest healthy banana crumpets I've ever made!

As the title suggests, this time I really want to show you my recipe for making banana crumpets. It's both easy and fast. To be honest, during the previous week I made them more than three times because they did so good as an easy, tasty and warm breakfast meal. However, it purely and simply depends on you whether you prepare them for breakfast, dinner, lunch or in the form of a sweet and healthy snack in the midst of the day. 

Preparation does not take you much time so it constitutes a pefect option when you're in a hurry and you're not going to leave home with your stomach being empty. These crumpets are incredibly delicious, stodgy and what is most important, healthy (we do not add any flour).

They can make a good substitute for your daily breakfast routine.

These are with a peach and cranberries but another time I added some fresh strawberries and apricots. Exquisite!

INGREDIENTS (for three crumpets)

1 medium or big ripe banana

2 eggs size M
1-2 tablespoon (s) natural yoghurt
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)

Canola oil
Favourite fruits - I chose 1 peach and dried cranberries


1. Peel and cut banana. Put it in a medium bowl, add 2 eggs and mix. Optionally you can add 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon. 
2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and place there prepared mixture.
3. Fry until browned.
4. Place on a plate and topped with natural yoghurt and fresh or dried fruits.
5. Enjoy! :)

Don't forget to try out this recipe! :)

See you text time! 

7 June 2014

Grab-and-go, breakfast or dinner vegetable salad

Sometimes there's no point in making up salads which consist of a wide variety of difficult-to-access ingredients. 

My dad is the best at preparing this delicious vegetable salad which recipe I want to share with you today. I'm definitely not in the same class as my dad but I do my best. :D So far, I've only known this salad from being served on the side and a few days ago I made it for that purpose as well; however I've considered it a perfect breakfast food or grab-and-go snack. What you need are just some common vegetables, fruits and spices which, for sure, everone has in their kitchen. :)


- 1 small cabbage lettuce
- 1/2 parsley (or chives)
- 1 apple
- 2 or 3 medium carrots 
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- olive oil 
- 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
- salt, pepper and sugar (to taste)


1. Remove tough leaves, wash and chop cabbage lettuce. Place it in a big bowl and add a pinch of salt. Put it aside for 25 minutes and let the cabbage soften.
2. Shave one apple and carrots and add them to the salad. Pour two tablespoons lemon juice and stir.
3. Spice with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Pour olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon vinegar over the salad and mix.
4. When the salad is well seasoned, add chopped parsley and mix all ingredients once again.

Bon appetit! :)