My Cooking Blog

These are one of the biggest boxes I’ve had sit in my kitchen, which I’m usually comfortable with, I mean I used to bake 24 cupcakes for every other Sabbath while I was at university but this time it was different. I had to do 150 cupcakes and for some reason it seemed like a small number until we started working. I had to recruit the fair Jan and the sleepy David to help out lol. All together it was a fun evening but the one thing that kept us up until 3am was the fact that the margarine we used seemed to take a rather “hard” texture which we had to fight every so often. We did banana and coconut, lemon and poppy seed, vanilla and then some chocolate cupcakes and it was fun although very tiring. It was interesting because I’m still warming up to this kitchen and I don’t have access to a lot of equipment I used to at home but its teaching me to live simple. I do have a freezer but find myself barely using it, I don’t have a microwave and didn’t even notice until someone pointed it out. It just goes to show that you don’t how simple you can live until you try. I also don’t have access to my usual ingredients so I’m still warming up to the Danish market here, its difficult because I can’t tell what half of the things are in the shop and until they get home and get eaten I can’t decide which good lol So far I’ve decided the margarine and the butter I bought recently are not the best so the hunt still continues! Just thought I’d add that David ended the night with “Its not selfish guys, its temperance” to which we thought was quite humurous.

These are one of the biggest boxes I’ve had sit in my kitchen, which I’m usually comfortable with, I mean I used to bake 24 cupcakes for every other Sabbath while I was at university but this time it was different. I had to do 150 cupcakes and for some reason it seemed like a small number until we started working. I had to recruit the fair Jan and the sleepy David to help out lol. All together it was a fun evening but the one thing that kept us up until 3am was the fact that the margarine we used seemed to take a rather “hard” texture which we had to fight every so often. We did banana and coconut, lemon and poppy seed, vanilla and then some chocolate cupcakes and it was fun although very tiring. It was interesting because I’m still warming up to this kitchen and I don’t have access to a lot of equipment I used to at home but its teaching me to live simple. I do have a freezer but find myself barely using it, I don’t have a microwave and didn’t even notice until someone pointed it out. It just goes to show that you don’t how simple you can live until you try. I also don’t have access to my usual ingredients so I’m still warming up to the Danish market here, its difficult because I can’t tell what half of the things are in the shop and until they get home and get eaten I can’t decide which good lol So far I’ve decided the margarine and the butter I bought recently are not the best so the hunt still continues! Just thought I’d add that David ended the night with “Its not selfish guys, its temperance” to which we thought was quite humurous.

I’ve noticed an interesting change in my diet since i’ve come to Denmark, I had made the conscious decision to explore new food realms and try not to cook the things I normally do back home in England. However I didn’t see how much fruit and nuts and seeds would become a big part of my diet, along with some health reformers (No I don’t eat people for breakfast :p) who have been educating me on a lot of things which I will be sharing with you all from time to time. The biggest decision  I had to make with this bowl filled with fruit and cereal buried at the bottom was whether to go with milk or yoghut, I went with milk and it turned out great, really packed with flavour and a good way to liven up your cereal. The other thing I realized as I munched on fruit and what I still consider to be one of the most noisiest foods on planet earth I realized  I haven’t had any cream in a long, long, quite a long time. The one reason  I always told myself I could never go Vegan was because I loooved cream, thinking about it now I only ever had cream in my coffee (which I don’t drink anymore). and my pastas (which I had every other day of the week, but strangely not any more). I came to the realization that cheesee is whats holding me backk, and I have a strong suspicion a lot of people are on that boat lol But eventually when it all comes down to commitment I think it’ll be fairly easy to go Vegan even without all the so called “meat substitutes” and such of which I am not a fan of. Fear not! I’m not turning to the vegan side yet, although I have some members attempting to recruit me lol I think with everything requires a lot of study of which I am still doing. 

I’ve noticed an interesting change in my diet since i’ve come to Denmark, I had made the conscious decision to explore new food realms and try not to cook the things I normally do back home in England. However I didn’t see how much fruit and nuts and seeds would become a big part of my diet, along with some health reformers (No I don’t eat people for breakfast :p) who have been educating me on a lot of things which I will be sharing with you all from time to time. The biggest decision  I had to make with this bowl filled with fruit and cereal buried at the bottom was whether to go with milk or yoghut, I went with milk and it turned out great, really packed with flavour and a good way to liven up your cereal. The other thing I realized as I munched on fruit and what I still consider to be one of the most noisiest foods on planet earth I realized  I haven’t had any cream in a long, long, quite a long time. The one reason  I always told myself I could never go Vegan was because I loooved cream, thinking about it now I only ever had cream in my coffee (which I don’t drink anymore). and my pastas (which I had every other day of the week, but strangely not any more). I came to the realization that cheesee is whats holding me backk, and I have a strong suspicion a lot of people are on that boat lol But eventually when it all comes down to commitment I think it’ll be fairly easy to go Vegan even without all the so called “meat substitutes” and such of which I am not a fan of. Fear not! I’m not turning to the vegan side yet, although I have some members attempting to recruit me lol I think with everything requires a lot of study of which I am still doing. 

All through my first and second year of university I always met people who made their pasta with some kind of tomato sauce or another, which I found weird because most of my pasta dishes were either a cream based sauce or a pesto sauce. One of the reasons for this is because I loooooveee cream!!! So it just made sense to have creamy pasta dishes every other day, although in hindsight now it probably wasn’t very healthy lol. The other main reason was that I had tried making tomato sauces for other occassions other than pasta and I could never get the right texture or flavour. Everything always didn’t turn out the way I wanted for pasta combos, so I came up with a simple one I thought i’d share with you all in case anyone else is going through the same thing. I’m calling this a “half roasted sauce” because it has roasted red peppers in it, it also has tomatoes in it but they aren’t roasted. Now all you need for this is;
- 5 small tomatoes or tomatos, (i’m not sure which is right)
- 3 Red Bell Peppers (Or you could use 2 of the really long ones)
-  2  Red Onions, 2 Cloves of Garlic, 1 stock cube, paprika, salt and black pepper to taste.
Simply roast the red peppers in the oven (I’d never done this before but all you do is chuck them in the overn at 200 degrees celsius with some oil) until they are charred, should take maybe 20 or 30 minutes and turn them over!!! Then throw the tomatoes into a pot and cook with some oil and salt until they start to break down a bit, now add your onions, garlic and add all your seasoning (to taste), pouring in a bit of water..ermmm I think half a glass or a glass should do and voila!! You have tomato sauce!!!! You could have it in that form but I prefer to blend mine smooth and it works great with spaghetti. Hope ya’ll have fun having a go at that! :)

All through my first and second year of university I always met people who made their pasta with some kind of tomato sauce or another, which I found weird because most of my pasta dishes were either a cream based sauce or a pesto sauce. One of the reasons for this is because I loooooveee cream!!! So it just made sense to have creamy pasta dishes every other day, although in hindsight now it probably wasn’t very healthy lol. The other main reason was that I had tried making tomato sauces for other occassions other than pasta and I could never get the right texture or flavour. Everything always didn’t turn out the way I wanted for pasta combos, so I came up with a simple one I thought i’d share with you all in case anyone else is going through the same thing. I’m calling this a “half roasted sauce” because it has roasted red peppers in it, it also has tomatoes in it but they aren’t roasted. Now all you need for this is;

- 5 small tomatoes or tomatos, (i’m not sure which is right)

- 3 Red Bell Peppers (Or you could use 2 of the really long ones)

-  2  Red Onions, 2 Cloves of Garlic, 1 stock cube, paprika, salt and black pepper to taste.

Simply roast the red peppers in the oven (I’d never done this before but all you do is chuck them in the overn at 200 degrees celsius with some oil) until they are charred, should take maybe 20 or 30 minutes and turn them over!!! Then throw the tomatoes into a pot and cook with some oil and salt until they start to break down a bit, now add your onions, garlic and add all your seasoning (to taste), pouring in a bit of water..ermmm I think half a glass or a glass should do and voila!! You have tomato sauce!!!! You could have it in that form but I prefer to blend mine smooth and it works great with spaghetti. Hope ya’ll have fun having a go at that! :)

Roasted Potato Salad! Take two; this time I managed not to have the onions too “crispy” as I did in my last salad post. The onions seem to burn much faster than the potatoes so I needed to work out my timing right. This time I used spinach!!!! Raw spinach actually, it never occured to me that i’m a fan of raw spinach until someone asked me if I cooked my spinach. I’ve always just had it chopped up on the side or in many a sandwiches and it tastes superb! My housemate very nearly freaked out at the thought of me eating “raw” cabbage with my sandwiches in my first year of uni, if I re call correctly lol. I’m not sure what the nutritional consequences are in terms of getting the right nutrients in but I should probably find out shouldn’t I. Making this dish again just gave me peace of mind in all of its simplicity, I mean you just throw things in the oven and toss them around, life could not get easier. It probably could lol but for this quality of food it is pretty simple, topped off with some chia seeds!!  I was gonna put some cashew nuts but I forgot and could not be bothered to bring them out, not because I was lazy but more because I was hungry :p.

Roasted Potato Salad! Take two; this time I managed not to have the onions too “crispy” as I did in my last salad post. The onions seem to burn much faster than the potatoes so I needed to work out my timing right. This time I used spinach!!!! Raw spinach actually, it never occured to me that i’m a fan of raw spinach until someone asked me if I cooked my spinach. I’ve always just had it chopped up on the side or in many a sandwiches and it tastes superb! My housemate very nearly freaked out at the thought of me eating “raw” cabbage with my sandwiches in my first year of uni, if I re call correctly lol. I’m not sure what the nutritional consequences are in terms of getting the right nutrients in but I should probably find out shouldn’t I. Making this dish again just gave me peace of mind in all of its simplicity, I mean you just throw things in the oven and toss them around, life could not get easier. It probably could lol but for this quality of food it is pretty simple, topped off with some chia seeds!!  I was gonna put some cashew nuts but I forgot and could not be bothered to bring them out, not because I was lazy but more because I was hungry :p.

I spoke to a friend who mentioned that I didn’t actually specify the particular recipe for my last post.  The idea with these posts is that there are a million recipes out there for various dishes, often i’ll post a link to a particular recipe but most of the time I’ll just mention the basic ingredeints and people can go with whatever recipe they want, however I can imagine this would be quite difficult if you don’t cook at all. Whats that dark piece of bread you say! Why its rugbrød! I actually didn’t pay much attention to what it was until I spoke to a classmate of mine about it. I looovee bread, i’m hoping to try as many as I possibly can, however as far as i’m concerned rugbrød is more of a sandwich bread also its very heavy I’m not sure if that’s how it always is or if the Danes just love it that way. So far my favourite bread has to be Femskornbrød!!!  Which I spoke about in my last post I believe, packed with different kinds of seeds its the perfect bread for this carrot and lentil soup. Second only to ciabatta, but femskornbrød is also a good sandwich bread. I don’t know if you’ll be able to get femskornbrød anyway outside of Denmark but you can always make your own, just throw some of your favourite seeds into your bread dough and you’ll be good to go!
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2089/spiced-carrot-and-lentil-soup

I spoke to a friend who mentioned that I didn’t actually specify the particular recipe for my last post.  The idea with these posts is that there are a million recipes out there for various dishes, often i’ll post a link to a particular recipe but most of the time I’ll just mention the basic ingredeints and people can go with whatever recipe they want, however I can imagine this would be quite difficult if you don’t cook at all. Whats that dark piece of bread you say! Why its rugbrød! I actually didn’t pay much attention to what it was until I spoke to a classmate of mine about it. I looovee bread, i’m hoping to try as many as I possibly can, however as far as i’m concerned rugbrød is more of a sandwich bread also its very heavy I’m not sure if that’s how it always is or if the Danes just love it that way. So far my favourite bread has to be Femskornbrød!!!  Which I spoke about in my last post I believe, packed with different kinds of seeds its the perfect bread for this carrot and lentil soup. Second only to ciabatta, but femskornbrød is also a good sandwich bread. I don’t know if you’ll be able to get femskornbrød anyway outside of Denmark but you can always make your own, just throw some of your favourite seeds into your bread dough and you’ll be good to go!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2089/spiced-carrot-and-lentil-soup

Femskbrød. I asked a friend and apparently this means a bread that has been made with 5 kinds of corn. If I could speak more Danish I would probably be able to tell you what kind of corns or if this bread is actually made of something else for myself. However i’m not that far ahead in my language course and seeing as it ends soon, I very much doubt we are going to be studying all the kinds of bread that the Danes do eat lol. So I did go to look it up! Thank God for the wonderful powers of google translate this bread is packed with a lot of good stuff, not necessarily corn butæ oats, rye kernels, flax seed and some other yummy stuff. I was talking to someone and the topic of falafels came up to which she dropped a comment “you make your own falafels”, at that point I said yes, because I remember making them with a friend of mine. However! I started to wonder if it was as difficult as I assumed her facial expression and voice tone made it seem. So I set out to make a falafel burger today and it is beyond easy!!! Believe me!!! What do you need? Chickpeas, Oil, Flour, seasonings and I like to put onions in mine. Some recipes will tell you to get a food processor or something but you can really mash up the chickpeas with a fork or potato masher. Season to taste and fry for about 3 minutes on each side and voila! You have a vegetarian (also vegan) burger to have with your side of fries or pomfritter as the Danish call it lol. 

Femskbrød. I asked a friend and apparently this means a bread that has been made with 5 kinds of corn. If I could speak more Danish I would probably be able to tell you what kind of corns or if this bread is actually made of something else for myself. However i’m not that far ahead in my language course and seeing as it ends soon, I very much doubt we are going to be studying all the kinds of bread that the Danes do eat lol. So I did go to look it up! Thank God for the wonderful powers of google translate this bread is packed with a lot of good stuff, not necessarily corn butæ oats, rye kernels, flax seed and some other yummy stuff. I was talking to someone and the topic of falafels came up to which she dropped a comment “you make your own falafels”, at that point I said yes, because I remember making them with a friend of mine. However! I started to wonder if it was as difficult as I assumed her facial expression and voice tone made it seem. So I set out to make a falafel burger today and it is beyond easy!!! Believe me!!! What do you need? Chickpeas, Oil, Flour, seasonings and I like to put onions in mine. Some recipes will tell you to get a food processor or something but you can really mash up the chickpeas with a fork or potato masher. Season to taste and fry for about 3 minutes on each side and voila! You have a vegetarian (also vegan) burger to have with your side of fries or pomfritter as the Danish call it lol. 

After finally sourcing all the ingredients needed I was able to bake and decorate in Denmark!!!! God knows if not for my Danish speaking friends i’d be far off from baking so soon lol My last attempt got me buying plain sugar which I thought was icing sugar. Its not my fault there was a powder residue in the tray which held this sugar. Turns out it was flour, and in all fairness I should have asked the guy at the till. This particular banana and coconut cupcake was decorated by my friend Ju Ju and it was indeed her first attempt, the second and third ones she did happened to not meet the same level of exellence but with a bit of practice we can all make something beautiful!

After finally sourcing all the ingredients needed I was able to bake and decorate in Denmark!!!! God knows if not for my Danish speaking friends i’d be far off from baking so soon lol My last attempt got me buying plain sugar which I thought was icing sugar. Its not my fault there was a powder residue in the tray which held this sugar. Turns out it was flour, and in all fairness I should have asked the guy at the till. This particular banana and coconut cupcake was decorated by my friend Ju Ju and it was indeed her first attempt, the second and third ones she did happened to not meet the same level of exellence but with a bit of practice we can all make something beautiful!

He called it “Chickpea Ketchup Curry”, if you have never heard of “River Cottage” then you need to go find out!!!! They ran a series I had the opportunity to watch while I was home from university where Hugh had gone vegetarian for a couple months and I learnt so much!!! On getting to Denmark I have not seen a can of Heinz baked beans, now I don’t buy Heinz because I’m rich or a food snob but because I think its quality baked beans!! I can’t stand people that say “oh this is cheaper but it taste the same” Noooooo!!!!!! Please stop this saying, it is very inaccurate. Now food is all about preference, so you can argue that a cheaper brand tastes “better” than a more expensive brand, or the other way round. That’s perfectly fine depending on how you feel about food, but they DO NOT taste “exactly” the same, i’m sorry but they just don’t!! I know this because people have tried to convince me and I have put many products to the test. Moving on!!!! This meal is great!! You can probably find the recipe on their website but this is my replacement for baked beans for now, ketchup, onions, garlic, chickpeas, curry, a bit of paprika and some water is all you need to make things flow. It only takes about 10 minutes to all come together and I am currently mentally strapping my self to this chair to prevent myself from having so much more. The simplicity of this meal just blew me away!!! Also if you don’t like baked beans I will keep you in my prayers (^_^)

He called it “Chickpea Ketchup Curry”, if you have never heard of “River Cottage” then you need to go find out!!!! They ran a series I had the opportunity to watch while I was home from university where Hugh had gone vegetarian for a couple months and I learnt so much!!! On getting to Denmark I have not seen a can of Heinz baked beans, now I don’t buy Heinz because I’m rich or a food snob but because I think its quality baked beans!! I can’t stand people that say “oh this is cheaper but it taste the same” Noooooo!!!!!! Please stop this saying, it is very inaccurate. Now food is all about preference, so you can argue that a cheaper brand tastes “better” than a more expensive brand, or the other way round. That’s perfectly fine depending on how you feel about food, but they DO NOT taste “exactly” the same, i’m sorry but they just don’t!! I know this because people have tried to convince me and I have put many products to the test. Moving on!!!! This meal is great!! You can probably find the recipe on their website but this is my replacement for baked beans for now, ketchup, onions, garlic, chickpeas, curry, a bit of paprika and some water is all you need to make things flow. It only takes about 10 minutes to all come together and I am currently mentally strapping my self to this chair to prevent myself from having so much more. The simplicity of this meal just blew me away!!! Also if you don’t like baked beans I will keep you in my prayers (^_^)

Behind this camera (camera phone to be exact) Is often a very hungry eager young man who needs to learn patience to better captivate the beauty of food. Skin on chips are one of the best kind of chips that exist!!! Only second to sweet potato fries baked with just a little black pepper and salt and they are all good to be awesome!! Here you have weird cut chips, I only realized when I opened the bag of potatoes that they were not so large and so I wasn’t too keen on slicing them into “traditional” chip shape…I don’t know if they call that a shape but you know what I mean lol. I try to experiment with my chips but i’m still settling into Copenhagen so I haven’t got a proper spice rack yet. I have a few but nothing new, so I just baked them with black pepper and salt but believe me it taste amazing!!!!! This beast of a sandwich that you see right next to it is something new I came up with. With just a little bit of rocket, green pesto, cheese (I’m not exactly sure what kind of cheese it is to be honest, I don’t speak that well Danish and when I tried to translate it the best I got was “Golden Age Cheese” however I still don’t know what that is) It has the consistency of mozzarella, very similar to it when melted but yet not completely. Also mushrooms sauteed with garlic salt and black pepper. It is quite the party in your mouth if I do say so myself :p Just be careful not to overload it with pesto, I only put pesto on one side of the bread, otherwise the whole sandwich will taste like pesto lol. Keep Eating (^_^)

Behind this camera (camera phone to be exact) Is often a very hungry eager young man who needs to learn patience to better captivate the beauty of food. Skin on chips are one of the best kind of chips that exist!!! Only second to sweet potato fries baked with just a little black pepper and salt and they are all good to be awesome!! Here you have weird cut chips, I only realized when I opened the bag of potatoes that they were not so large and so I wasn’t too keen on slicing them into “traditional” chip shape…I don’t know if they call that a shape but you know what I mean lol. I try to experiment with my chips but i’m still settling into Copenhagen so I haven’t got a proper spice rack yet. I have a few but nothing new, so I just baked them with black pepper and salt but believe me it taste amazing!!!!! This beast of a sandwich that you see right next to it is something new I came up with. With just a little bit of rocket, green pesto, cheese (I’m not exactly sure what kind of cheese it is to be honest, I don’t speak that well Danish and when I tried to translate it the best I got was “Golden Age Cheese” however I still don’t know what that is) It has the consistency of mozzarella, very similar to it when melted but yet not completely. Also mushrooms sauteed with garlic salt and black pepper. It is quite the party in your mouth if I do say so myself :p Just be careful not to overload it with pesto, I only put pesto on one side of the bread, otherwise the whole sandwich will taste like pesto lol. Keep Eating (^_^)

Yes, those onions are a bit far on the crispy side, BUT I still wanted to put this picture up to specifically talk about this meal. Now I’m willing to be ALL of us have had bad experiences with “salad”, mine made me avoid it completely for a long time until I found Spinach & Rocket both of which I constantly devour with most meals I have. Although I only really like one salad, and that is the kind Mother makes because its so rich in all goodness of which I will not mention for security reasons lol. Then I found out there is a whole world out there of great salads that are not horrible and so i’m no longer put off by the word and i’m hoping as you all grow up you shouldn’t be too. This particular beauty has roasted potatoes, roasted red onions (over crunchy), chia seeds and some rocket, I’ll post the original recipe below but I just used what I had at home to fix it up and it is really delicious!! ALSO it is filling!!!! Depending on what size portion you decide to make of course, try to calculate all the stuff you’re adding in so you don’t end up with too much. I also ignored the dressing and a ranch dressing that Mother buys which is ohhh soo beautiful!!!!! I’m hoping to continually post up different meals in my time in here Copenhagen as i’m hoping to semi-change my diet. In that it’ll be leaning more towards vegan and involving a whole lot of new stuff that I don’t usually do. Eat Healthy (^_^)

http://naturallyella.com/2012/11/28/roasted-sweet-potato-spinach-and-grain-salad/

Yes, those onions are a bit far on the crispy side, BUT I still wanted to put this picture up to specifically talk about this meal. Now I’m willing to be ALL of us have had bad experiences with “salad”, mine made me avoid it completely for a long time until I found Spinach & Rocket both of which I constantly devour with most meals I have. Although I only really like one salad, and that is the kind Mother makes because its so rich in all goodness of which I will not mention for security reasons lol. Then I found out there is a whole world out there of great salads that are not horrible and so i’m no longer put off by the word and i’m hoping as you all grow up you shouldn’t be too. This particular beauty has roasted potatoes, roasted red onions (over crunchy), chia seeds and some rocket, I’ll post the original recipe below but I just used what I had at home to fix it up and it is really delicious!! ALSO it is filling!!!! Depending on what size portion you decide to make of course, try to calculate all the stuff you’re adding in so you don’t end up with too much. I also ignored the dressing and a ranch dressing that Mother buys which is ohhh soo beautiful!!!!! I’m hoping to continually post up different meals in my time in here Copenhagen as i’m hoping to semi-change my diet. In that it’ll be leaning more towards vegan and involving a whole lot of new stuff that I don’t usually do. Eat Healthy (^_^)

http://naturallyella.com/2012/11/28/roasted-sweet-potato-spinach-and-grain-salad/

Lets iron out the first thing I’ve noticed brings about controversy, in my opinion spotted bananas are THE BEST!!! I will not be convinced of any other argument, I have friends who only eat green bananas, and some who only eat yellow bananas but I can’t seem to understand any of that. To each their own I suppose, bananas are a beautiful fruit all in all. Now to the rest of you who i’m guessing don’t really care much about the colour of the bananas I eat, or any of my friends do lol. The other half of the rather small looking watermelon happened to be consumed by myself for dinner, hence its absence in the picture lol. I decided to do a fruit fast for 5 days, starting today, Monday.From what I hear its supposed to be cleansing and good for your body but personally whenever I do fast I always have in mind what a friend from church told me. The way she put it was “its good to deny the flesh of what it wants” keeping in mind what we have been socialized or even conditioned to think is necessary isn’t always the case when it comes to our body. The original diet was a plant based one and a lot of people fail to realize that so many things we eat are unnecessary, so when I fast I think about the necessities in my diet, what should be added and what should be cut out. The results are always amazing spiritually, physically and mentally speaking!! As some of you may or may not know I am currently doing a year abroad in Denmark as part of my university studies so hopefully I shall be gracing you all with some wonderful pictures and stories of pastry lol.  Until then eat fruits peoples (^_^)

Lets iron out the first thing I’ve noticed brings about controversy, in my opinion spotted bananas are THE BEST!!! I will not be convinced of any other argument, I have friends who only eat green bananas, and some who only eat yellow bananas but I can’t seem to understand any of that. To each their own I suppose, bananas are a beautiful fruit all in all. Now to the rest of you who i’m guessing don’t really care much about the colour of the bananas I eat, or any of my friends do lol. The other half of the rather small looking watermelon happened to be consumed by myself for dinner, hence its absence in the picture lol. I decided to do a fruit fast for 5 days, starting today, Monday.From what I hear its supposed to be cleansing and good for your body but personally whenever I do fast I always have in mind what a friend from church told me. The way she put it was “its good to deny the flesh of what it wants” keeping in mind what we have been socialized or even conditioned to think is necessary isn’t always the case when it comes to our body. The original diet was a plant based one and a lot of people fail to realize that so many things we eat are unnecessary, so when I fast I think about the necessities in my diet, what should be added and what should be cut out. The results are always amazing spiritually, physically and mentally speaking!! As some of you may or may not know I am currently doing a year abroad in Denmark as part of my university studies so hopefully I shall be gracing you all with some wonderful pictures and stories of pastry lol.  Until then eat fruits peoples (^_^)

Oreo Cupcake & Oreo Buttercream.

Oreo Cupcake & Oreo Buttercream.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream.

Lemon & Poppy Seed with Lemon Curd Filling & Vanilla Buttercream.

Lemon & Poppy Seed with Lemon Curd Filling & Vanilla Buttercream.

One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in many many years!!! My word it was just sooo beautiful I saw it on a show called “River Cottage Veg” and the idea of broad bean bruschetta just intrigued me! Keeping in mind I’ve never tasted broad beans in my life lol Only ever tasted Goats cheese once but it was love at first taste for me lol. I went ahead to make my own bread this morning too!!! Just your basic white loaf for the bruschetta, although I think I’ll try using Ciabatta next time though. Boil your broad beans in hot water for a bout a minute or two, then lightly fry in olive oil (or rapeseed oil), butter and garlic. I added pink himalayan salt and black pepper into the mix, then blend to a rough paste and apply to bread!!!! Crumble soft goats cheese on top (on the episode they used a smoked goats cheese but I just used regular) and some freshly chopped mint. You do need to be carefully with the goats cheese as it could get overpowering very quick so don’t get all cheddar on it lol. It it really really tasty and quite filling as much as I want seconds my body won’t allow me to go that far so I’ll leave it there for today but keep baking and cooking out there!!! I’ll let you know when I try it with Ciabatta!

One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in many many years!!! My word it was just sooo beautiful I saw it on a show called “River Cottage Veg” and the idea of broad bean bruschetta just intrigued me! Keeping in mind I’ve never tasted broad beans in my life lol Only ever tasted Goats cheese once but it was love at first taste for me lol. I went ahead to make my own bread this morning too!!! Just your basic white loaf for the bruschetta, although I think I’ll try using Ciabatta next time though. Boil your broad beans in hot water for a bout a minute or two, then lightly fry in olive oil (or rapeseed oil), butter and garlic. I added pink himalayan salt and black pepper into the mix, then blend to a rough paste and apply to bread!!!! Crumble soft goats cheese on top (on the episode they used a smoked goats cheese but I just used regular) and some freshly chopped mint. You do need to be carefully with the goats cheese as it could get overpowering very quick so don’t get all cheddar on it lol. It it really really tasty and quite filling as much as I want seconds my body won’t allow me to go that far so I’ll leave it there for today but keep baking and cooking out there!!! I’ll let you know when I try it with Ciabatta!