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!
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.
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.


      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. PS I am planning a world trip after Japan so… you have to tell me where you live because I’m coming to stay with you whether you like it or not!!


      3. 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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      4. 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!


      5. 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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