Stuffed Bell Pepper to go

As I promised here comes another easy recipe which is simply  perfect to take with you to school or work. I like it cold even better than hot and you can always vary a little so that it never gets boring. πŸ’πŸΌ

Excited?πŸ€—

There you go:πŸ˜‰

Ingredients:

-2 red bell peppers

-Quark or Fage Greek yoghurt (or feta cheese or cottage cheese)

-Spices (cayenne, paprika, basil, curry, pepper, …)
Instructions:

1. Cut the bottom of the bell peppers. This way you can see where the seeds are and easily cut your peppers in 4 pieces without having to cope with the seeds.πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

2. Put quark (or whatever you choose) on them with a spoon and add the spices of your choice.😊

3. Put them on a plate and heat them up in the microwave (it depends on how crunchy you like your peppers. I usually put them inside for 2-3 minutes).🍽

4. Let them cool down completely (the quark gets firm then) and store them in a box in your fridge until you want to take them out to go to school or workβ˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸΌ
Easy, huh? However, even though it is not much effort it tastes glorious.😍😍😍
 Enjoy!❀️
Katie πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

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Thai Take-away pan

Today’s recipe is for all of you who want to have an easy, healthy and, of course, delicious lunch at school, work or on the way.😜 Additionally this meal will take your mind and your taste buds on a journey to Thailand, so that every day without a proper lunch break (my definition of a proper lunch break means that I have enough time to get a warm meal at our school’s cafeteria or at home) becomes as pleasant as possible.πŸ€—

Every Monday evening I need to be creative to find something to take with me that will satisfy me on Tuesday, where I attend a certain course at my school that starts early. Thus, I cannot take huge meals with me but I know that a sandwich is not enough either.πŸ€”πŸ˜–

The great compromise: the Thai Take-away pan.🍱😏

It is super easy and cannot e compared to my overnight-oats or yoghurts. I love them, but I thought it is time for a little change😊

Hence, I am going to start a little series on “cold lunch ideas” to take to school or work.

Subscribe to make sure that you won’t miss the next posts πŸ˜‰
But now it is time for the recipe:😍😍😍

Ingredients:

     1 zucchini 

     1 red bell pepper

     2 carrots

250g champignons 

         Thai Fish sauce

          Lemon grass

          Black pepper

           Chili salt

            Cayenne pepper


Instructions:

1. Slice and dice the veggies in tiny pieces and slices.

2. Put a tiny bit of water or oil in a pan (you can use water only because of the fish sauce).

3. Put in the zucchini first, it needs much longer than everything else. Then add the Thai fish sauce for the exotic taste and the champignons (if you do not have fresh ones, you can also use canned ones), the carrots and the bell pepper.

4. By the time everything has the desired consistency, you may add in the spices. It totally depends on your personal preferences how much you add.☺️ I like it spicy🌢🌢🌢

5. Use some fresh parsley as a topping.

6. Enjoy it hot or take it with you to work/school/… My tip: add so feta or cottage cheese if you love dairy products as much as I do and want to add in some extra proteinπŸ˜‹
And remember: no day at school or work can last forever πŸ˜‡πŸ˜…and you should always have at least one warm meal a day (it’s simply better for your digestive system and your stomach).πŸ‘πŸΌ
You will hear from me soonπŸ˜‰ even though many things are going on right nowπŸ˜…


Have an excellent dayπŸ’•
Yours,

KatieπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“
PS: I have never been to Thailand but I love Thai food! One day I would like to go and to a cooking course there… It is definitely on my bucket list (not only because of the onolicious food but also due to its incredible scenery😍😍😍).

Healthy Carrot Muffins

2017– a new year with plenty new recipes for you all!πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™€

First of all I want to explain my absence (this is no apology thoughπŸ™ˆπŸ™ƒπŸ™):
My first priority is my one and only life which I prefer living offline. Traveling, my friend, sports and music distracted me and I am thankful for all these great and awesome moments in 2016. I gained not only experiences but also personalityπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ.
I hope 2017 will be another year full of great moments! So far I am very pleasedπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Ί

One of my 17 New Year’s resolutions is: inventing and modifying more recipes –coz it’s fun!πŸ™ŒπŸ»
But do you know what?πŸ’πŸΌ
It’s even more fun to do it with friends.πŸ‘­ Thus, I met my friend last weekend to bake something. It took us a while but in the end we went for carrot muffins. Those of you who don’t know me (which is definitely the majority) should be informed about the impact carrots have. Containing plenty of beta carotene carrots help to keep your tan. However, I am the living proof that this can also result in orange if you overdo it.πŸ™…πŸΌ
I do not want to scare you away with this story, because generally speaking carrots benefit your body more than they could possibly damage. Simply do not eat them daily and in crazy amounts!πŸ˜…πŸ™„πŸ˜‰

Are you afraid or do you want to get started?πŸ™†πŸΌ

If 2017 is supposed to be a healthier year than 2016 simply serve these muffins when you have a tea party (or any other occasion).

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My friend and I could not resist and tried them before the chocolate topping was firmπŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Ingredients: (for about 12 excellent muffins)

200g carrots
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
80g grounded hazelnuts
80g oil
100g powdered sweetener
125g flour (tip: use 95g blended oats and 30g whole wheat flour to get an even healthier result or you can use 80g grates Weetabix and 45g whole wheat flour which makes the muffins more taste like nuts)

For the decoration:
50g dark (or milk) chocolate
12 hazelnuts
coconut fat (optional)

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Let them cool down completely before adding the topping🌰🌰🌰

Instructions:

1. Whisk together eggs and sugar.
2. Grate your carrots and put them in a bowl.
3. Add in and whisk together flour, oil, cinnamon and hazelnuts.
4. Scoop the fairly liquid dough (if it is to liquid add in some more flour) into the forms.
5. Bake your muffins for about 25 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit).
6. Let your muffins cool completely down before melting the chocolate and using a teaspoon to apply the chocolate on the muffins. Add a big drop in the middle.
7. Put the hazelnut on top of it (on the drop).
8. Let it cool down once again (I know it takes some patience but it will be worth it in the end).
9. Enjoy!

Love,
Katie πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

PS: they taste better if you (bake) and share them with someone you loveπŸ˜‰πŸ’•

Gingerbread

It’s the second weekend in December and you want to do something to increase your Christmas spirit?πŸŽ„β„οΈ
Run into your kitchen and turn it into Santa’s Gingerbread factory in a few minutes. Soon you can inhale the smell of Christmas and taste a little bit of heavenπŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸͺ

 

What are you waiting for? Let’s try one of my favorite recipes around Christmas!

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Ingredients:

Part 1:

125 g honey
180 g sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
8 g vanilla sugar
150 g butter
4 spoons of Milk

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Heat up these ingredients slowly in a pot, pour the mass into bowl and mix it.

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Part 2✌🏼️:

3 tbsp bitter almond aroma
2 tbsp grounded cinnamon
1 dash anise
1 dash cloves
1 spoon unsweetened cacao powder
8 g baking powder
400 g flour (I prefer rye or spelt)
100 g cornstarch

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ mix those ingredients, sift them, and stir in 2/3 spoon by spoon into the mass (from step 1). Knead under the rest on your working surface. Add some more flour if the dough is still too sticky.
Spread out the dough (it should be a 1/2 cm thick layer ❗️❕❗️not too thin, better thicker❗️❕❗️) and cut small rectangles gingerbread-men or whatever you want.

You might want to decorate them with almonds or raisins.

Now bake them for approximately 10-15 minutes at 350-400 F (175-200 C). This depends on your oven and which texture you like best.πŸͺ

Store them in an air-tight tin for up to two weeks. You can store an apple with the biscuits to make sure, the gingerbread keeps it’s texture.🍎

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I like to eat them warm, so if you do them yourself you should really try them immediately. Oh, and don’t forget to try the doughπŸ˜‰

Have a nice advent-weekendπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Love,
KatieπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

Simple vanilla crescrents

Can you imagine a December without Christmas biscuits? πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ
No? – Me neither.
So here we go for one of my favorite recipe I like to do in advent. It’s also a lovely idea to give them away as a little present… 🎁 But therefore you have to be very strong because they really are that good!πŸ˜‰

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And there are many ingredients to add in to get a different flavour!

Ingredients:

230g flour of your choice
80g sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
200g butter
100g grounded hazelnuts (or peanuts)

And:
32g vanilla sugar
50g powder sugar to turn them (later)

 

First you have to cut the butter into pieces and knead a dough with the sugar, and the flour. Your dough should rest in the cooler for one hour.
Make a role and cut it into similar pieces to form little beans.
Put them on a baking sheet and bake them for approximately 20 minutes at 350 F (175 C).
Mix the vanilla sugar with the powder sugar and turn the hot vanilla crescents in the sugar-mix. Let them cool completely before restoring them in an air-tight tin for up to two weeks.

 

But I promise you that they will be eaten before you can decide where to store them!

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Have a great and delicious adventπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„
KatieπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

Strawberry Lighthouse Dessert

Today is the official birthday of the strawberry queen so be prepared for a very-berry recipe which is not only delicious but also an eye-catcher!

But first: Thank you to all of you who thought of me today and thank you for the great presents I got! You all made my sweet seventeen (yes, I am not 16 anymore but still sweet) even sweeter.

And so does this recipe:

 

 

Ingredients:

750g strawberries

350g plain yoghurt

1 lemon

10 spoons stevia (or sweetener of your choice)

6g vanilla sugar (or vanilla)

2 packages of gelatin

 

Instructions:

  1. Wash the strawberries and blend them. Add 4 spoons of sweeter and the gelatin (see instructions on the parcel).
  2. In another bowl mix together yoghurt, water, 6 spoons sweetener and the juice of the lemon.
  3. Now you need appropriate jars (jam jars are okay, but I prefer the ones we own. The brand is “Weck” (it’s a German brand) and there are several sizes available) to build your lighthouse. First you carefully fill in a layer of the white mixture in each jar. You might want to use a ladle or a funnel for that.
  4. Place them in your fridge and wait until it is solid (it usually takes about 30-50 minutes).
  5. Now you add a red layer on top and place them in the fridge again.
  6. Continue these steps until the jars are full and the lighthouse is built.
  7. You can also use some extra strawberries and mint leaves (or chocolate leaves/as a topping.

I know this recipe is more elaborate compared to other recipes on my blog. But if you are looking for something special, try this and you will be in heaven.

 

Love, Katie – the birthday girl –

 

Apple-Cinnamon Cookies

Most people think of christmas when they smell or taste cinnamon. I personally love cinnamon so deeply that I eat it in every season almost daily.

So these cookies can be enjoyed in summer, autumn, winter and spring because they are just awesome!

I wanted to give a bag of cookies to my grandparents who went on vacation to Italy. Since my flight is just the day before they return we won’t see each other for a long time, so I really needed to give them a little treat. They really enjoyed it and si did the rest of my family including me of course, because the box I gave them couldn’t be too big, so that they could put it in their hand luggage. That’s why there were lots of cookies left for us.

One more important thing about them, before you can start: They are sugar free and low fat, so if you can’t resist the tempting smell in the kitchen do not feel guilty. Of course: Moderation is key, but honestly: if they are still warm, they are way better than the cold version.IMG_0001

 

Ingredients:

for about 28 big cookies

400g finely diced apples

300g whole wheat flour

1 cup stevia (or sweetener of your choice)

3 medium sized eggs

5-6 tsp butter

6g baking powder

cinnamon

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Instructions:

  1. Cut the apples in pieces which are almost as tiny as chocolate chips. Put them in a pan and add a little bit water and one spoon of cinnamon. Heat them up until they have softened and let them cool down.
  2. Prepare the dough whisk together flour and baking powder. In another bowl you wish together butter, eggs and stevia. Add the flour and stir until it is incorporated.
  3. Gently fold in the cooled apples.
  4. Let the dough cool in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes.
  5. To prepare the coating you need a little separate bowl where you whisk together some ore stevia and cinnamon.
  6. Now you make 28 little balls and roll them around in the coating until they are completely covered. Then you place them on a prepared baking trail and press them so that you get cookies which are not taller than 1 cm.
  7. Bake them at 350 F (190 C) for about 15 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Love, Kathi

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Light and Refreshing Kohlrabi-Apple Salad

You want something refreshing on your table? This amazing salad will be a bless at every BBQ! And it is super easy and quick!
Here comes the recipe for 4 servings:

Ingredients:

2 Apples

500g kohlrabi 

1 lemon

Raspberry dressing (opt.)

Sweetener

150g light plain yoghurt

Buttermilk

Cayenne pepper

Instructions:πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ˜Š

1. Grate the apples and kohlrabi to get thin slices/pieces.

2. Prepare the dressing and mix together the yoghurt and the raspberry dressing. Add buttermilk until it is as liquid as you desire.☺️

3. Add the juice of one lemon and cayenne pepper and sweetener to taste.😜

4. Put it in your fridge for at least 20 minutes and enjoy.πŸ˜‰

Enjoy summer and thank you for 11 subscriptions!!!❀️❀️❀️😍😍😍❀️❀️❀️

I hope you enjoy trying my recipes!πŸ™†πŸΌπŸ’•
Love, Katie πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

Healthy Granola Γ‘ la Katie

Today I want to share one of my favorite recipes with you: my secret granola recipe!

I had not done this for a while but last Saturday I ran my first 10k after a 1 week break from doing any sports because of an ankle injury and needed some good fuel for it. It worked and I topped my best time ( I only did it 4 times before). Besides 1-2 kg of strawberries and lots of quark I enjoyed tons of granola. It tastes so good (especially when it is still warm) so that it only lasted two days… Well, convince yourselfπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

I know most people don’t think of healthy if they think of granola because usually granola contains tons of sugar. But my recipe is sugar-free and fat-free , so no need to feel guilty. I eat eat all the the time, for braekfast, as a snack,… whenever I crave for a snack I satisfy myyself with granola if some is avaiable.

Additionally it does not take long to make it, so if you go to the store next time don’t buy granola but these few ingredients instead and try to make it yourself:

Ingredients:

2 cups of oats

3/4 cup of flour of your choice (I like to use rye flour, but every kind will do)

1 spoon cinnamon

3/4 – 1 cup of almonds (I prefer whole ones)

3/4 cup of pumpkin seeds

1 1/4 cup of (sugarfree) juice or sweetened tea


 

Optional:

-dried fruits (cranberries, raisins,…)

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You have everything together? Let’s go!πŸ’•

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Instructions:

1. Mix all the ingredients together except for the juice/tea and the fruits

2. Stir in the cooled juice/tea ; depending on how much the oats and the flour soak up you might need to add either more juice/tea or flour (if you want more sweetness replace half of the juice with ahorn syrup or add more sweetener in your tea)

3. Spread out the granola on a baking trail (the better spread out the better result you’ll get). Bake it at 350 degrees fahrenheit (175 degrees celsius) for 15 minutes, turn it and bake it until it’s as crunchy as you want it to be.😏

4. Put it in a big bowl and let it cool (don’t miss trying it hot though because it tastes soooo good when it is still warm).πŸ€—

5. If you want to add any dried fruits you can do it now.πŸ‘πŸΌ

6. Let them cool down completely before you store them in an air-permeable container for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long).

7. Most important: Enjoy!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰πŸ’•

 

In my opinion almonds are essential for the perfect granola! however, you might also want to tr walnuts or pecannuts insteadπŸ˜‰

Add the cinnamonπŸ’•

Stir it😜

Yummy

Add some grounded hazelnuts to create the perfect energy sourceπŸ€—πŸ™†πŸΌπŸ˜‹

Tipps how to enjoy your granola:πŸ˜‹

β€’ I love having quark or Greek yoghurt with seasonal fruits and granola. The protein from the quark and the oats (yes, oats are not only a carbohydrates and fiber source but also contain a lot of protein) keep me full for a long time.πŸ˜‡πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

 

β€’ I like it plain, as a snack because it is that good and prevents chocolate cravings (even though I could never live completely without chocolate)πŸ™†πŸΌπŸ™ˆπŸ«

 

β€’ Have you already tried my selfmade and helthy ice cream ? You can add it to every kind of cream or yoghurt, too.πŸ˜‰

 

Treat yourself and take care,

KatieπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

Carrot Fries Γ‘ la Katie

You are craving for salty food? French Fries perhaps? But you want to eat healthy right?
πŸ‘‰πŸΌThen this is the perfect recipe for you!
I make it all the time with sweet potatoes but also with… carrots!
Surprised?😳
Then try it out and build your own opinion! If you like sweet potatoe fries I am sure that you will looove these guilt free carrot friesπŸ˜‰.
They are not only fat free but also full of minerals and vitamins. Scroll down to get to know all the great benefits of carrotsπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ˜»

But first: the recipe😊

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Ingredients:

1 kg of carrots
Black pepper
Cayenne pepper
Salt
Paprika
Fresh curry

If you want a dip besides (it can substitute the mayo or ketchup):

200g Quark
2 -3 garden radish
Fresh dill/chives (or other herbs)
Mineral water

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Instructions:

1. Prepare your griddle with a baking sheet.
2. Wash the carrots.
3. Cut the carrots into fries (don’t peel them, the minerals and vitamins are mostly in their skinπŸ˜‰)
4. Put them on the baking sheet and add some black pepper and the fresh curry
5. Bake them for 15-20 minutes at a high degree (it depends on your oven) and replace the curry with new curry
6. Snack on the delicious and crunchy curry or hash it and add it into a bowl.
7. Prepare the dip if you want it: stir one spoon of mineral water in the quark before you add the washed and cut herbs.
8. After another ~10-15 minutes pour your fries into the bowl and add some salt and cayenne (careful with this!). Add paprika and stir it to spread the spices.
9. Serve and enjoy!

 

Good to know:πŸ˜‰fdb4cd4a546a9734f6c2efb554891763
Carrots won’t cure preexisting vision problems, but they can protect against sight issues caused by vitamin A deficiency.

Carrots also contain small amounts of other vital nutrients such as vitamin C (5 milligrams per 1 cup serving) and calcium (96 milligrams per 1 cup serving).

Carrots contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant associated with lower diabetes risk.

Carrots contain high amounts of soluble fiber, largely from pectin, which could be the reason they’ve been shown to lower cholesterol.
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Love, Katie πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“