New Recipes

I have been experimenting…

1. Savory oats. Basically, make porridge as usual then crack a free-range egg into it, stir for a minute and season with salt and pepper. This time, I also added a tablespoon of home-made basil pesto. Finished with pumpkin seeds and avocado. The verdict? GOOD!
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2.Coconut baklava balls. It’s almost Persian New Year (March 21st) and so, the perfect time to attempt to healthify my favorite Iranian sweets. These turned out pretty amazing (if I can say so myself). Next, I’ll try healthifying (like how I made up a word?) the original baklava, as well.
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1 1/2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut plus a little more for coating
1 cup almond powder
4 tbsp melted coconut oil
4 tbsp honey or maple syrup
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp rose water (optional)
1/2 tsp cardamom or more depending on taste
a pinch of sea salt

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender for 1-2 min or until the mixture starts to come together like a dough.

Use your hands to form small balls (wet them to prevent sticking).

Roll the balls in the extra coconut until well coated then transfer to a plate.

Refrigerate for at least 30 min before nomnom.

20 comments

      1. Miss you, too! You’re so many rays of sunshine! Saale no solh! (Wishing you a New Year filled with Peace!) (I tried to “piece” that together from trying to look up words. Hope it came out okay!)

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      2. Round and round and round she goes; Where she stops? Nobody knows…. My ex might have to come and kill me, if I told you. Not even my Mom can stay over. There’s not enough room to swing a cat (just kidding) (but true) (but not). Luv ya, though. Peace! I’d go to England, Switzerland, Jamaica, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa… Where would you go, excluding Mystery-ville?

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      3. Heheh I am from NZ so I won’t go there until the very end…! So far I’m thinking South Korea because it’s 1 hour away.. then Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh and India…then to Europe where my auntie lives in Switzerland then Italy and last, Galicia, Spain where a lovely family has requested me as a nanny!

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      4. Sounds fun. The asian areas look really beautiful, especially VietNam. If you say I love you Mak-Mak, it means “big time; lots; so much” in Thai, if I’m remembering what someone told me correctly. You can have a nice silk jacket custom-made for you by Harry the tailor in Thailand. Thai lullabye is beautiful. Rent a rowboat in Retiro Park Madrid. Visit Toledo. Real paella and sangria, ole.

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