oregano bread


Hi everyone! 🙂 I hope you all had a great start of the week!

This time I tried I different bread, an oregano bread that turns out to be really simple to make and so delicious and healthy! It gave me a great breakfast along with a delicious slice of watermelon and a tasty almond milk with coffee

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Here is the recipe,

Ingredients:

– 40g of spelt flour

– 60g of cassava starch

– 3 tps of yeast

– 4 eggs

– oregano

– 4 tbsp of olive oil

– 8 tbsp of water

– sunflower seeds and chia seeds (as much as you like)

Preparation:

1. Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC

2. Mix all dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients and mix it well. Pour into a baking form, sprinkle with the seeds and take it to the oven for about 40 minutes, et voilá! 😉

[inspired on: http://saudavelcomoumpero.blogspot.pt/2014/05/pao-de-oregaos-e-pao-de-ervas-de.html

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PB muffins gone healthy


Hey everyone! Hope you are all having an amazing weekend and HAPPY EASTER to you all my friends!

As for me I am back at home and having a full packed kitchen couldn’t resist on baking something! This time I decided to do a kind of Peanut butter muffins. My mom (and very well she does!) she is taking on a much healthier life style and she is using and trying a lot of new healthy ingredients. Therefore I used mainly her ingredients and my favorite of all – my Jiff PB jar! J So with this I came up with a recipe for very healthy Peanut Butter muffins! Here I share the recipe (I am sorry I did not use the scale and since I measured all by eye I will try to describe as close as I remember doing it, but again, the measures by not be exactly the ones I wrote but while doing it add or remove as you feel like!)

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Ingredients:

– 100 g spelt flour

– 3 tbsp carob flour (if you want you can use cocoa powder instead)

– 2 eggs

– 1 cup of rice milk

– 2 tbsp honey

– 1 tsp Cinnamon

– 1 pinch of vanilla

– ½ apple

– 2 tbsp oatmeal

– 1 tsp of Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter per muffin (as a PB lover I did quite full spoons)

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Preparation

1. Preheat the oven at 190ºC.

2. Mix flours, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl

3. Beat the two eggs and add the milk to them

4. Combine the egg mixture and honey into the flours. Add also the sliced apple and oats.


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5. In a muffin tray spoon 1 tbsp of the batter, then one 1 tsp of PB and then another tbsp of the batter. Repeat it until the muffin tray is full. Take it to the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

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Lisboa – tips from a native


Hey everyone!! 🙂 I hope you are all having an amazing start of the week and that it goes on just like that because sooner than you notice it will be Friday again!

As for me I am back to my place in England not for long though as I have so excitement plans coming that I can’t wait to share with you here soon! 🙂 As for now and since last week I was in the place I will always call home with the biggest smile and pride in my face, Portugal, it more than time for me to share with you some tips, stops and must sees of the country! I live close to Lisbon so this post will be dedicated to Lisbon and surroundings. Hope you enjoy it and get the pleasure of traveling there soon! 🙂

Lisboa Must Goes

– Torre de Belém

– Terreiro de Paço

– Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

– Castelo de São Jorge

– Elevador de Santa Justa

– Padrão dos Descobrimentos

These are some of the places I recommend. A nice tour is doing a walk by Tejo River (starting in Belem) and walking until Terreiro do Paço where then you can visit down town Lisbon and see monuments such as Teatro D. Maria II, Elevador de Santa Justa, Castelo de São Jorge, etc). Starting your walk in Belem you CAN NOT miss the famous and delicious Pasteis de Belem! Quite famous and served warm is to die for! (now being honest here this is the place that comes in all guide books and I do recommend because they are good but honestly they’re secret is that they are warm, try them cold and it won’t be the same, this is my opinion. I like better Pastel de Nata (known also as Pastel de Belem as it comes from there) from for example the bakeries in Baixa-Chiado (where Terreiro do Paço is).

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So starting in Belem and after trying a tipical Pastel de Belém continue your route by the Tejo river and see Torre de Belem and Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Before arriving at Terreiro do Paço have lunch by the river in some nice restaurants in there and try our delicious fish (cod would be what I recommend! I personally love it!). Continue until Terreiro do Paço and you will see a lot to find and visit. It is personally my favorite part of the town and it breaths history everywhere! People usually are very friendly and nice! As for the sun, it loves Lisbon as it is always there making its beauty shine!

Bacalhau com natas

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Bacalhau à Lagareiro (Cooked and seasoned Cod with potatoes) 

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In down town baixa also try take a ride in Eléctricos, old trams that take people up and down the hills (almost like the ones in San Francisco!) and then stay around the center where you can walk to pretty gardens such as Jardim da Estrela which is just by Basilica da Estrela that you can visit.


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castelo_sao_jorgeCastelo de São Jorge (try and go up there in the night falls as you get a beautiful view of the city! 😉Teatro D Maria II 01Teatro D. Maria II

Once the nights falls try a casa de fado (with traditional Portuguese music) just so you can have a feeling of the culture and drink some of our wine (you won’t regret it! 😉 and then try some more traditional food (one thing to know – we do like to cook haha if there is something you will get to do a lot is eat! Such a variety of main dishes and delicious pastries you won’t even imagine! 😉

Clube_de_Fado_24104Try a Casa de Fado (such as Casa de Alfama) where you also get the chance to eat traditional Portuguese Food

In the surroundings and if you do have the time don’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful Sintra, Ericeira (my home town! needed to say it! hehe But it is beautiful! 🙂 and Cascais.

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Words to know:

Obrigada – thank you

De nada – you’re welcome

Bom dia – Good morning

Quanto custa? – How much is it?

Por favor – please

Onde é…? – Where is…?

So here is a bit of my home! 🙂 I hope this post gives you some insight and please feel free to post below any questions or comments or something else you would like to know as it will my pleasure getting back to you! 🙂

Have a great traveled week,

Carolina