White Fennel Soup

I had some veggies in the fridge that I wanted to use, so I thought a soup would be great with breakfast sandwiches. I really like the combination between soup and sandwich, as I think I mentioned a few times on my blog. This time I’ve made a fennel soup and it turned out delicious. Even my husband liked it and he is not that keen on the taste of fennel. To decorate the soup I’ve used edible flowers. Be prepared to see them on my blog, now that I have them.

The soup is made with only 3 veggies, a little bit of olive oil and spices. It’s easy to make, it takes only 15 minutes to serve.

01 white vegan fennel soup

Ingredients for 2 servings:
– 1 fresh fennel
– 1 medium potato
– 1 small shallot or half of a medium size shallot
– 2 tps of extra-virgin olive oil
– sea salt
– white pepper
– edible flowers to decorate

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Basic Fresh Pasta Recipe

I’ve been meaning to make Fresh Pasta for a while, but I thought it takes a lot of time and kept postponing it. I was wrong, making pasta is actually quite easy if you have a pasta machine and takes minutes. I made a basic pasta dough with only 2 ingredients just to see how it goes. I will make more recipes with herbs, spinach, beetroot and sweet too.

01-Fresh-Pasta

Ingredients for 8 servings of spaghetti:
– 600g white plain flour
– 6 eggs

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Matcha Biscuits

My husband surprised me when he told me he bought matcha tea for me. He knew I wanted to try it as I’ve read so much about its health benefits. So when I received the tea, the first thing I wanted to do was to bake something. I tried a small batch of biscuits to see how it goes and I’m delighted with the results. This was my first attempt of making Matcha Biscuits and they were fab.

Matcha Biscuits
If you want a decent amount of biscuits, double the ingredients.

Ingredients for 10 biscuits:
– 60g white plain flour
– 30g sugar
– 60g butter at room temperature
– 30g semolina
– 1/2 tsp of matcha powder

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Apple bake tray with nuts

I bought 4 bags of apples a few days ago to make a dessert. I wasn’t sure how I’m going to prepare them. As it happens to me sometimes, I’ve started cooking and developing the recipe as I was going along. This is how I’ve made apple bake tray with nuts. The recipe is healthy, low in added sugar as the apples were sweet and low in fat.

01 Apple bake tray with nuts

Ingredients for 12 slices:
– 10 small apples
– 80g sugar
– 75g white plain flour
– 75g wholemeal flour
– 2 eggs
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 60g smooth peanut butter (unsalted)
– baking powder
– 12 pieces of walnuts
– 10-15g butter

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Boozy Panna Cotta with Dark Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day approaching I’ve made this heart shaped Boozy Panna Cotta with dark chocolate a couple of weeks ago. As I was away with work, I didn’t manage to post it until today. Sorry it’s last minute, but if you want to make an easy but fancy dessert and you don’t have any ideas, this will help you out.

For this recipe I’ve used Rum, real Rum. I’m not keen on essence as the Rum ones might be tricky, so I stick to the real thing.

01 Boozy panna cotta

Ingredients for 2 servings:
– 100ml double cream
– 75ml milk
– 25ml Rum
– 25g dark chocolate
– 20g sugar
– 2.5g agar

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Banoffee pie with dark salted toffee

The idea of Banoffee pie with dark salted toffee came after making the toffee. I can’t emphasize enough how easy to make is a dessert when there is a jar of delicious toffee in the fridge.

01  Banoffee pie with dark salted toffee

I made the base of the dessert with oats as I find it much better than biscuits because they don’t have any flavour and this makes them versatile. Also, by using oats I can cut down on fat and sugar. I’m not saying this is the healthiest dessert, but I feel the taste is better with less calories. By using gluten free oats, the dessert is suitable for celiacs.

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