Buckwheat Tuna Pancakes

Buckwheat Tuna Pancakes (4)

Is it getting some kind of platitude to say in every other post I’m having a kick on something? Right.  But what could be done if it’s true, and my kitchen adventures are determined by all kind of these kicks a lot?

I was having that love for buckwheat flour a few months ago. I was using it in a number of recipes such as cookies, muffins, and definitely pancakes.  It’s not a new product to me, but I don’t use it on a regular basis. Last time I was vigorously using this flour in 2010…so the next time could be anticipated in 2019-2020:)

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Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie

Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie
Everyone seems to be obsessed with smoothies nowadays. Fruit, veggie and – OMG – even green smoothies are everywhere! It’s kind of a must to have at least once in a while a glass of delish and healthy drink and provide the evidence on the social media. I do believe a large piece of cake/chocolate eaten after or along with the smoothie is not usually mentioned. I’m just kidding though.

But a smoothie is a really great alternative to a meal. Plus, for me it’s a great way to utilize some fruits which have gotten overripe or veggies which have started to wilt.  Continue Reading →

Lavender Marshmallows

Lavender MarshmallowsIt’s interesting how your love for a particular cuisine, dish or ingredient could develop throughout your life. You might have hated something being a child but have felt in love with that later on. I’ve known a few people would gobble up some food in their childhood but abhor it having grown up.

There is another story. You might not have thought about something in the past, but all of a sudden you bumped into that gave it a try and started to love or if you’re lucky enough, to be obsessed. Exactly this happened to me a few years ago.

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Chicken, Grapes and Feta Salad

Chicken, Grapes and Feta Salad
Perhaps it’s hard to believe but most of our meals (and by “meals” I’m talking about dinners and sometimes lunches) are salads. Yes, salads, delicious, refreshing, satisfying and sometimes outstanding. We often cook some veggies, especially when it’s cold outside as well, but they are pretty much the same idea. If you back to this blog in a year, you’ll probably find 100 salad recipes or even 102. Don’t wait that long though – I’m happy to see you every day.

Why salads?

It’s just the perfect option for both of us.

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Banana Oat Bread

Banana Oat Bread (2)

I’ve always told that being a food blogger means not only posting the recipes – it’s about an inspiration. We are all inspired by the different sources of information, but in my book, it’s quintessential to be inspired by the other food bloggers – our colleagues. Having had my food Instagram account for almost a year, that  happened to me a few times. But that’s a story for another post.

That time my source of the inspiration was David, and his amazing spicedblog.

I had been raising a sceptical eye at banana bread for a long time (I guess it might have happened long time before I was born). Being already quite a mature guy, I had made a few attempts try a slice of banana bread, but they hadn’t been successful. The reason was simple – the texture. Obviously, banana bread should be moist enough, but those I tried had often been more than moist – soggy and sticky. Sure, I wasn’t that enthusiastic to bake it on my own since I knew it could end up being discarded. I gave up on this recipe the long time ago, and I didn’t anticipate I would ever try one.

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Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza
What could be better than a hot, crispy and gooey homemade pizza on a lovely Saturday/Sunday day? I’ve said that about a bowl of pasta though. And polenta as well. Anyways, the weekends have been created for having something super cozy and comfort. Something, you should spend a bit more your time than usual. So, pizza is quite a good choice, isn’t it?

We have had pizza already twice in this month, and hopefully we’ll continue! It could be such a good tradition, right?

Even though Toronto has a lot of good places where you can order a delicious pizza, I’ll repeat – there is still nothing better than a homemade one. I’m able to say that only for the last couple of years, though.

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