torek, 30. september 2014

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie / Cokoladno avokadni smoothie


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EAT ME NOW
Too late.

- Avocados

Can you see me? I am hiding behind snotty handkerchiefs. A cold, sore eyes and a bad mood, I was attacked by all these at the same time. Ehh!

I was peeking in the fridge the other day (umm, well, I do that every day) and I found all the ingredients you need for this smoothie. I used to drink smoothies every day for breakfast, but then I got bored of liquid food and just stopped making smoothies.

I would love to write a longer post, but I can barely see due to my sore eyes :(. Be healthy!

With love, Neja
Me vidite? Za kupom posmrkanih robčkov sem. Prehlad, vnete oči in slaba volja, vse to me je hkrati napadlo. Ehh!

Zadnjič sem malo kukala v hladilnik (khm, v njega kukam vsak dan) in v njemu odkrila vse sestavine, ki jih potrebuješ za tale smoothie. Včasih sem vsak dan za zajtrk ruknla en smoothie, potem pa sem se naveličala te tekoče hrane in prenehala z mletjem sadja.

Bi še kaj napisala, vendar komaj gledam skozi vnete oči :(. Bodite zdravi!

Z ljubeznijo, Neja


Recipe from: Texanerin baking

The Recipe

Ingredients

85 grams cold avocado flesh (~ ½ avocado)
2 tablespoons  cocoa powder
1 medium cold banana
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt)
2 tablespoons milk

The process

Blend everything together in a food processor (or blender) until it's very creamy. Add more milk until it's the desired thickness.
Sestavine

85g hladnega avokadovega mesa (~ ½ avokada)
2 žlici kakava v prahu
1 srednje velika banana (hladna)
60g grškega jogurta (ali navadnega jogurta)
2 žlici mleka

Postopek 

Vse sestavine zmeljite v blenderju. Dodajte več mleka, če je to potrebno. 

torek, 09. september 2014

Veggie sandwich with hummus / Zelenjavni sendvic s humusom + Nagradna igra

“Love is like yesterday, today, and tomorrow rolled up into one big Maybe Sandwich. 
I’ll take two, to go.” 

― Jarod Kintz,  Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.
It’s not exactly a gourmet experience, it’s not something new, it’s not special ... it's just a sandwich. Sandwich filled with vegetables, vitamins and good ingredients. And humus is in it too, so it’s more filing. You don’t have to give up eating sandwiches, you just need to refresh them and fill it with the best ingredients.

I prepared and ate hummus for the first time in my life. I always feel weird when I make dishes, which I never even ate before, because I can’t compare the taste. I always thought that one of the components of hummus is cabbage. The word itself sounds to me as if the cabbage is 100% in it. I have such strange associations quite often. I remember how my 1.st grade class teacher’s voice reminded me of pears. And I have a lot of these type of silly associations. Well, humus does not contain cabbage. Now I know.

I was in a sandwich mood on Saturday. It was a day for sandwich, for steps through the city streets, for observing the trees that want Autumn, for large black dog and a friendly stranger.

With love, Neja
Ni ravno gurmansko doživetje, ni nekaj novega, ni poseben… je le sendvič. Sendvič, poln zelenjave, vitaminov in dobrih sestavin. Pa še humus je zraven, za večjo sitost. Sendvičem se ni potrebno odreči, le osvežiti jih moramo in napolniti z boljšimi sestavinami.

Humus sem pripravila in jedla prvič v življenju. Vedno se počutim čudno, kadar se lotim jedi, ki je niti jedla nisem nikoli, ker ne morem primerjati okusa. Vedno sem mislila, da je zelje ena od sestavin humusa. Sama beseda mi zveni tako, kot da je zraven 100% tudi zelje. Velikokrat imam take čudne asociacije. Spomnim se, kako me je glas moje razredničarke iz 1. razreda asociiral na hruške. Pa še veliko imam takšnih trapastih asociacij. No, humus ne vsebuje zelja. Sedaj vem.

V soboto sem bila sendvičersko razpoložena. Bil je dan za sendvič, za korake po mestnih ulicah, za opazovanje dreves, ki si želijo jeseni, za velikega črnega psa in prijaznega neznanca.

Z ljubeznijo, Neja

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Recipe from: Fit sugar

The Recipe

Ingredients 

Sandwich
whole-grain bread
hummus
thin slices of cucumber
thin slices of tomato
slices of avocado
alfalfa sprouts
grated carrots

Hummus
10 ounce of chickpeas, drained (reserve the liquid-a few spoons)
2 tbsp. tahini
1-2 cloves of garlic
⅛ cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
lemon juice of half a lemon

The process

1.To make the hummus, in the bowl of a food processor, add chickpeas, a few spoons of the reserved liquid, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice. Blend until desired consistency.

2.Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Sestavine 

Sendvič
polnozrnat kruh
humus
tanke rezine kumare
tanke rezine paradižnika
rezine avokada
kalčki
naribano korenje

Humus 
300g kuhane čičerike / iz pločevinke (prihranite nekaj žlic tekočine v kateri se je kuhala čičerika / iz pločevinke)
2 žlici tahinija (sezamova pasta)
1-2 stroka česna
3-4 žlice olivnega olja
sol in poper po okusu
limonin sok polovice limone

Postopek 

1. V posodo multipraktika stresemo čičeriko, dodamo tahin, olupljen česen, olivno olje, nekja žlic vode, ki ste si jo pustili, sol, poper, limonin sok. Zmeljemo do želene konsistence (namaz).

2. Shranjujte v neprodušni posodi v hladilniku do dva tedna.

torek, 02. september 2014

Carrot truffles / Korenckove kroglice

Hello September! Last year I was looking forward to Fall. This year… I haven’t decided yet =). Eh blah. My head will need some time to get accustomed to this fact. No, no, wait, I've already decided. I remembered that it’s okay to drink hot chocolate in the Fall. Fall, come, come, let me embrace you!

Before I write anything else, I have to express my gratitude. After my sponsors shared my last recipe- Homemade coconut milk on their Facebook page, I gained 500 new likes on my Facebook page (which is huge for me). I can honestly tell you I felt a little bit overwhelmed. Why? Because I'm super shy and would almost prefer to see that my blog is read by only 50 people. I know, I knooow, .. '’Oh yeah? So why do you even write this blog? "... Because I don’t want to allow my shyness to hold me back, THAT’S WHY =). From my heart, thank you.

I few weeks ago my poor old oven exploded. It’s true. I was baking potatoes and when I closed the oven, not even a minute later, glass on the oven door burst. I almost peed myself because it sounded as if something exploded, like a bomb. I still have no oven, so I’m not baking these days. I had this paper liners with owls at home and because I have no oven, I decided to use them for carrot truffles. They don’t contain flour, sugar and butter. These are so tasty! I once again proved to my boyfriend that carrot fits in desserts (like with that carrot cake). Seriously, we both immediately devour these.

With love, Neja
Pozdravljen september! Lani sem se jeseni prav veselila, letos se glede tega še nisem odločila =). Eh bleh. Moja glava bo potrebovala nekaj časa, da se bo navadila. Ne, ne, sem se že odločila. Spomnila sem se, da bo sedaj vroča čokolada spet aktualna. Jesen, pridi, da te objamem!

Preden napišem karkoli drugega, se moram zahvaliti. Potem, ko je Trgovina popolna dekoracija (ki so moji sponzorji) na svoji Facebook strani delila mojo zadnjo objavo o domačem kokosovem mleku, sem v malo več kot enem dnevu dobila 500 novih všečkov na Fb-ju (kar je zame veliko). Iskreno povem, da me je ob temu kar malo stiskalo pri srcu. Zakaj? Ker sem super sramežljiva in bi zaradi tega raje videla, da bi moj blog bralo samo 50 ljudi. Vem, veeem, .. ''Ja zakaj pa potem sploh pišeš blog?''… ker nočem, da bi me to oviralo, ZATO =). Iz srca, hvala vsem.

Zadnjič je mojo ubogo staro pečico razgnalo. Res. Pekla sem krompir in ko sem pečico zaprla, je čez manj kot minuto steklo na vratih pečice počilo in ga vrglo naokrog. Skoraj sem se polu***, ker je zvenelo tako, kot da bi nekaj eksplodiralo. Še vedno sem brez pečice, torej zadnje čase ne pečem.  Doma sem imela te papirčke za mini tortice s sovicami in ker nimam pečice, sem jih raje napolnila s korenčkovimi kroglicami. Ne vsebujejo moke, sladkorja in masla. Hudičevo so dobre! Svojemu fantu sem ponovno dokazala, da korenje paše v sladice (tako, kot pri korenčkovi torti). Resno, oba sva jih takoj zmazala.

Z ljubeznijo, Neja
Recipe adapted from: Once upon a cutting board

The Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups large-flake rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
12 medjool dates, pits removed, chopped into pieces
1 cup grated carrot (about 2 large carrots)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Optional: 250g chocolate (dark/vegan if you want these to be healthy) / unsweetened shredded coconut

The process

Add oats, almonds, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to the large bowl of a food processor.  Process until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.  Remove from food processor and set aside in a bowl.

Add dates to the food processor and mix until smooth.  Add 1 tablespoon or more of water to help them blend.  Add the carrots, vanilla, and oat mixture back to the food processor and pulse everything until combined and sticking together.  Taste mixture and add more spices or carrots if desired.

Remove mixture from food processor and roll into balls.  Keep covered in refrigerator and let refrigerate for at least a couple hours before eating for better texture.

Options:
You can melt chocolate and roll these in chocolate, then put them on a plate after lining it with baking paper. Place them in the refrigerator for one hour. Another option is to roll the balls in shredded coconut if you like.
Sestavine

135g ovsenih kosmičev
72g mandljev
1/4 čajne žličke soli
1/2 žličke cimeta
1/4 žličke muškatnega oreščka
1/4 čajne žličke mletega ingverja
12 datljev
90 naribanega korenja
1/2 žličke čistega ekstrakta vanilije

Neobvezno: 250g čokolade (temne / veganske, če želite, da bodo kroglice zdrave) / kokosova moka

Postopek 

V multipraktiku zmeljite ovsene kosmiče, mandlje, sol, cimet, muškatni orešček in ingver. Dobro zmleto mešanico  vsujte v drugo posodo.

V multipraktiku zmeljite narezane datlje. Dodajte žlico (ali več) vode, da se bodo lažje zmleli. Dodajte naribano korenje, vanilijin ekstrakt in že prej zmleto mešanico z ovsenimi kosmiči, vse skupaj dobro zmeljite, da dobite lepljivo zmes. Poskusite in dodajte še več začimb ali korenja, če je to potrebno.

Z rokami oblikujte kroglice in jih za nekaj ur postavite v hladilnik (za boljšo teksturo), če se boste odločili, da jih boste pustili take.

Neobvezno: 
Če ste se odločili, da jih boste oblili s čokolado: nad vrelo vodo v drugi posodi stopite čokolado, v stopljeni čokoladi povaljajte kroglice in jih položite na krožnik, na katerega ste položili peki papir. Za eno uro jih postavite v hladilnik, da se čokolada strdi. Druga opcija: kroglice povaljajte v kokosovi moki.