Sunday, 28 September 2014

Snacks. Healthy Beetroot Crisps


I am quite the snacker. I sometimes just have a whole load of snacks for dinner. I know – it’s not great, but I just love picking at things! 

I attempt making good snacking choices, like nuts and seeds, veggies or fruit. Recently I got into bread with virgin olive oil, which is not great. What I’m also not too proud of is my never-ending love of peanut butter… Sometimes I watch TV with a new jar of peanut butter and suddenly I realise that it’s already only half-full... Oops! I do only buy 100% peanut butter to avoid the additives and naughty oils. The brands I like in the UK are NutShot (my absolute favourite), Biona and Peanut Butter and Co. 

However, my main snacking problem is that when I’m in the mood for a snack, there are usually not many options around! And I usually need it ‘n o w’. Which leaves me with shop-bought treats, which are not always the best – I like to know what exactly goes into my food and how is it cooked. 

But recently I discovered a snack that is easy to make and I actually really enjoy making it. Beetroot crisps! 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Salty water and cheese in Whitstable

Last weekend Hugo and I went to Whitstable to participate in a sailing race. It was so beautiful - I was willing to keep my heavily-salt-treated eyes open as much as I could.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Home is Where The Heart is

I went home a week and a bit ago.  For those who don’t know, my home is Lithuania. And it is definitely where my heart is.



Monday, 25 August 2014

7 Reasons Sugar is a Bad Boy and 7 Ways to Beat it. Refined-Carb-Free Pizza



How many teaspoons of sugar do you think there are in one (just one) can of Coke?

Any guesses?

Hmm?

...

Frikin’ 10!!!!

80% of foods sold in the US contain added sugar. Knowing that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine, does this not make you wonder why?.. My relationship with sugar has definitely gone a little too far.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Eat What You Want


I am sorry I have not been present for a while. There were a few eyebrows raised regarding why have I been quiet for so long - I have explained myself and told them that I don’t want to push it when there is no inspiration. It is sad - I began feeling differently towards the blog after I have started working. I think the tiredness has won in the battle with me in many instances, but I am back nonetheless!

That does not mean that I have not been cooking or thinking about food. Not at all! There have been many new things I have tried, many new ingredients I have discovered and, sadly, many failures in my kitchen, which my boyfriend Hugo has been very English about and politely smiled a lot.

I have wanted to write about this topic for a while, but the frost today in the morning has pushed me over the edge and I have performed a handshake with myself over sitting down and actually putting pen to paper (i.e. fingertips to keyboard).

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Gorgeously moist Banana Bread



I love trying out new things in the kitchen, I get a little too excited about how are they going to come out, how some of the flavours match together, how some of the colours and smells are just made to be bonded. I try to cook something new almost every day, there are just so many things that I want to try! It just seems to me that it would be like reading the same books or watching the same films over and over again if I were to cook the same meals repeatedly.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Chicken breasts with fennel and tangerines



Last weekend was a real foodie weekend. My boyfriend’s mum happily agreed for me to cook dinner on Saturday, which I took up very seriously, spending about 2 hours researching the Internet for recipes… and ending up creating something of my own at the end (inspired by something from my mum's blog)