happy girls are the prettiest

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
~ Audrey Hepburn

— photographs were taken with an analog Olimpus camera —

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!

April Celebrations

As may has begun I’d like to sum up april and all the events which took place around this month. April, as I consider it, is a month of sun, flowers and a very festive mood.
There were quite a few family meetings with lots of roses and delicious foods up there. I would like to thank you for all the wonderful moments of the month that has just passed.
Also I would like to mention a  h u g e thank you to my dear friends who organized a  birthday party for me, which was just so amazing. I was stunned and I’m sure I will never forget this day. F.r.i.e.n.d.s themed cake and gorgeus presents were absolutely fantastic. Thank you all so much one more time and I’d just like to say that I think I have the best friends I could possibly imagine or wish for.

 

April Celebrations

status: festive, exited, delighted
Let me introduce you to what is happening now in our place. April, for our family, is a very special month, because of a bunch of different anniversaries, birthdays, namedays etc. I thought I it would be a good idea to share with you some pictures from our family party, which was such a lovely meeting.
As a word of invitation, cakies :), flowers and so on.. enjoy!

Easter Sugar Shortbread Cookies

First of all, I’d like to wish you happy E a s t e r ! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, full of joy and laughter.
Here, down below, I’m sharing with you sugar shortbread cookies, which I made yesterday. They are basically shortbread cookies made from our family tradicion recipe and they are coated with delicious icing.

Cookie recipe:

Ingredients

  •     200 g butter
  •     100-150 g confectioners sugar
  •     2 egg yolks
  •     1 tsp vanilla extract
  •     300 g light spelt flour (index 700)

Method

Mix butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract, mix till combined. Stir flour in gradually. Remember to sift flour before to avoid lumps.
Devide dough to two parts, wrap with plastic wrap and leave in refrigerator for at least one hour.
After cooling the batter down, roll it to 3-4mm high or even thinner. Cut out the cookies ans place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Don’t forget to leave a few centemeters between cookies.

Bake in preheated oven in 200 Celsius / 392 Fahrenheit degrees for 10-12 minutes. When cookies are golden brown, take them out of the oven and leave the to cool to the room temperature, they’ll become crispier.

When cookies have set and they are no more warm you can start glazing. I made my icing by combining confectioners sugar and egg whites. Proportion depends on a type of icing  you’d like to get. To make thick icing I used 1 egg white per 1 cup of sugar.

So, that’s actually it! Easter updates: very very soon! Have a great day everyone!

Morning Inspiration: spring edition

Morning Inspiration

As spring gets closer and closer, I’d like to share with you some bright ideas for warm, sunny mornings.

Well, starting from today, here’s my first morning snack to inspire you: chocolate muffin and straberry smoothie. This breakfast was so delicious and it made me full for such a long time. Muffin, homemade, made of whole grain flour, with nuts and cranberries, was full of fiber and good carbs, which are basically very good fuel to give you energy. Also cacao , which created chocolate flavour made me feel like I have eaten a dessert! Smoothie, made of natural yogurt and strawberries which we’ve frozen last summer, satisfied my need of fruit in the morning and also satiated me with protein. This breakfast was so good, I’m telling you!

One of the things I love about the time of morning is its wonderful light, which makes every single thing look positive and pretty.