Christmas Haul

It is quite obvious the Christmas season is on the go and that the moment of giving the presents gets closer and closer. On account of that, we are all starting searching for some wonderful ideas and looking for beautiful gifts for our friends and families. A few weeks ago there was such a crazy weekend of insanely active shopping – it was the BLACK FRIDAY – CYBER MONDAY weekend. Of course, as the majority of us, I went shopping too. I did that with one of my best friends and we had a blast! As we’ve spent the whole day on running from one store to another we did some good shopping! After that day I was almost done with my Christmas shopping, for real, there are hardly any presents letf to be bought this year! As some members of my stunning fam keeps reading my blog I cannot share most of the gifts I bought, but of course I can share some – I decided to upload the pictures of BATH AND BODY WORKS, THE BODY SHOP and MONIN products I bought. I thought it would  be interesting for you and I hope you’ll find my photographs pleasant to eye.
Did my best to share the CHRISTMAS MOOD, which is more then present in my heart at the moment.

Culinary Book Fair of 2016

Since 2013 there is a ‘culinary book’ fair organized in Warsaw each summer. Despite the name, not only the books are exposed and sold there, but also you can meet some well known culinary bloggers, writters and food stylists. My mom, who is also a great friend of mine, and I found out about the fair during last vacation and as it made us curious, we went there to see how it looks like and if it’s interesting or whether not. We liked it so much, we wanted to come over this year too.
We went to three meetings today. There were talks about the idea of a healthy breakfast, about morning inspirations and also about nutrition facts about seeds and grains. They were all really interesting and pretty much fun to be there.  I think the ‘Culinary Fair’ is a great opportunity to talk to some amazing people out there.
I would also like to tell you about a wonderful gesture of a man at the counter of the Warsztat Woni (meaning: a workshop of scent) stand.
We were about to leave the fair, but the stall attracted us, becuse it was full of beautiful flowers and grassy plants. We came closer and asked the man something about the plants. He anwsered our question kindly and gave us some beautiful meadow flowers in a bouquet for each of us. We were so impressed and our hearts were literally melted. We bought the seasonal magazine of the owner of Warsztat Woni (Marta Gessler) which is called Qchnia Artystyczna (Artistic Kitchen in an unconventional way of spelling in Polish).
After that, we left happy, amused and in a very good mood.

I’d like to let you make a little peek to the event. So here, please feel welcome to see a few pictures of the great products we got today!

here are the links to the books’ authors’ blogs and company pages. also there are linked online book stores where you can buy a copy of each book 🙂

Warsztat Woni, Qchnia Artystyczna – Marta Gessler
‘Dzień Dobry z Małgorzatą Mintą’ (Good Morning with Małgorzata Minta) – Minta Eats – Małgorzata Minta
‘Ziarno’ (a Grain) – Kulinarne Bezdroża – Dominika Wójciak
‘Raw’ – recipes for a modern vegetarian lifestyle – Solla Eiriksdottir

 

Morning Inspiration: summer edition

Italian Style French Toast

Remember last week’s panettone brunch post? Today little hint of what you can do with the leftovers (if there are any haha). Delicious french toasts made of panettone slices instead of the bread slices is definitely something you will fall in love with!
All you have to do is to take the panettone pieces, spread them with slightly beaten egg and coat them with sugar. Then, fry on a normal size pan, add some seasonfruit and voila!

Morning Inspiration: summer edition

Chia Seed Parfait

Chia is known as one of the superfoods, because it contains so many valuable macros. A standard 2 tbsp (24 g) serving of chia seeds contains:

  • calories: 117,
  • protein: 4g,
  • fat: 7.4g,
  • fiber: 8.3g.

It contains all eight essential amino acids and a host of trace minerals and micronutrients. To put it in easy comparative terms, each 2 tbsp serving of chia offers:

  •     Five times the omega-3 content of a 1/4-cup serving of walnuts;
  •     Twice the iron and magnesium of a cup of spinach;
  •     As much calcium as a half-cup of milk;
  •     As much potassium as a third of a banana;
  •     More than twice the fiber of a cup of oatmeal.

Bodybuilding.com says.

To make chia tasty and soften it a little, soak it in coconut milk in the evening and leave it overnight. It will be thick like yogurt and it will taste really good.  To make my breakfast parfait I made mango pure and inserted it into a veck jar, then covered it with my coconut chia mixture and to finish it up, I put some strawberries and kiwi pieces on top.
It made me full for so many hours and it was so good!
It can be all prepared the night before as a to-go snack or as a breakfast in a hurry.

Morning Inspiration: summer edition

Summer Blueberry Smoothie

Great for a hot, sunny morning. Really, I mean r e a l l y easy and r e a l l y delicious breakfast idea.
To make this beautiful and tasty smoothie, you’ll have to take some pre-frozen blueberries (they’ll taste much better if you freeze them by your own than if you buy them frozen at the grocery store) and blend them with oat milk. It will be quite nutritious and very very good!

Morning Inspiration: spring edition

Peanut Butter Sandwiches

As you may already know, we make a lot of foods at home. So, I’d like to tell you about homemade peanut butter spread on the homemade rye bread slices. All sprinkled with dried crunberries and sunflower seeds.
To make homemade peanut butter you’ll need 500g slightly roasted (not fried – very very important) or raw peanuts, 1 tsp of sugar and 1/4 tsp of salt. All you have to do is to place all the ingredients in a blender and wait for the creamy heaven. Depending on what you’d like your butter to be, you can mix it until very very creamy or you can add somy crushed peanuts to make it crunchy.

Morning Inspiration: spring edition

Carrot and Zucchini Muffins and Puff Pastry Rolls

If it’s raining outside or if the weather’s a little chilly, it’s a great idea to bake ourselves some breakfast pastries. Here, I present carrot walnut muffins, which are made from zwidokiemnasol.pl ‘s recipe, zucchii muffins also form this blog and puff pastry rolls, which are basically puff pastry, I used premade by Blikle bakery, stuffed with chocolate, fruit marmolade and, as a salty version, with cabbage filling.