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Raspberry-Chocolate Roll Cake

As a newbie to blogging, I was mesmerized, okay I still am, as how the numbers of viewers went up so quickly! It will be 2 months that I started talking about food, sharing recipes, pictures of my attempts...So when I saw my number was at 5000 I was completely, utterly blown away. So that was when I decided that whenever I reach 10 000 then I will make a giveaway! Because for someone who just started blogging seeing that I am not the only one who reads my site is an enormously huge deal. It makes me happy and gives me such a positive feedback that yes! i should keep doing it because it is not only me who I'm doing it for anymore :) So here I am, in my proud moment, announcing that I will be holding a giveaway soon! Why not now? Because I am going to Nepal in 3 days and I would like to give something very special away and I thought what more special could it be than something from Nepal? Right? :) But I am just so excited about it that I wanted to share that a giveaway is coming soo…

Hungarian Lecsó (Vegetable stew)

Well, before you expect a traditional Hungarian recipe then I have to admit this is anything but a traditional dish. It was inspired by the original Lecsó (pronounced like LEH-CHOW) but it is now a very summery vegetable dish that is not only so light on the stomach, fulfilling but tastes so fresh and very good. And I'm not only saying it because it is my and my family's creation. We don't let the vegetables go completely mushy so they lose all the vitamins, no, in this dish the vegetables remain a slight crisp to them. That is what makes it so good. And the fresh herbs that are inevitable in my kitchen. As I already insinuated to it, it is one of my family's go-to recipes. If we get home after a long day and there is nothing to eat but the fridge is full of yellow paprika (or pepper), tomatoes, onions then the result is always Lecsó. It comes together pretty quickly and is very healthy. Well, these are the 2 words that characterize my cooking. It must be healthy and sh…

Raspberry-Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

I am having the time of my life these days. I am so happy I could float on my pink clouds that surround me right now :) It sounds silly but it is also true.  This is the rare occasion when the truth is sweet and refreshing. Just as the smoothie I am shortly sharing with you. But first, I would like to ramble on and on what a good mood I am having! I believe that when we have such a spectacular period in life, we should cherish each and every second of it! Let alone, how much I want to share it with everyone! :) What more can this prove that I woke up at 6am today just for the sake of being awake. Because I wanted to enjoy the day as early as possible! I made spelt whole wheat blueberry pancakes...Then basil grilled cheese sandwich...:) And I am eager to start doing yoga! After that do my little errands and enjoy being home. I will not be home much after Friday so I want to spend as much time with my family and my doggies and cat as I can. Ah, life can be marvelous at times... So why am I…

Homemade Nutella

I was an exchange student (ah how many times I've said this sentence...) 5 years ago in the US. I'm not gonna talk about how it was (AMAZING) but then and there I gained sisters! Now I have one living in the States and one living in Germany. And next week we are gonna be reunited! I can't wait, I am so excited! So this week I am going to Germany and was thinking what I should bring. Because basically Germany has everything that Hungary has, if not more. So what to give what to give? I was thinking really hard when a completely random thing came to my mind. I should make some nutella. She loves nutella. Frankly, who doesn't, right? I love it, too although it's been years since I ate any. I can't really explain why because I always think that if I eat just one spoon, I will gain a 100 pounds immediately. But with this thought, I shouldn't be eating any brownies, cookies...etc.  BUT today I tried my homemade Nutella. OH MY GOD. I wouldn't have thought that …

Raspberry Tiramisu

I am not exaggarating if I say that anyone can make this dessert. Seriously, anyone. I made it in a state when I was so exhausted and having a throbbing head that I just had to sit down while I was preparing the mascarpone cream. So if I could do it, everyone can. Besides it sounds kinda fancy, too. Not the same old tiramisu (which is delicious) but it has a twist with the raspberries. Let alone, in this hot who wants something overly sweet that will leave us sick to our stomach. This is the ideal summer treat! Fruity and creamy... How could it get any better? That's right, it can't!! :)


Raspberry Tiramisu for 4 people
250 gramm Mascarpone Cheese 3-4 tablespoons Cane Sugar 3 Eggs 2 small containers of Raspberry 100 gramm Ladyfingers 4 tablespoons Raspberry syrup
Divide the eggs into yolks and egg whites. Beat the yolks with the sugar for 5-6 minutes. Add the mascarpone cheese and mix it until creamy. Add a few tablespoons of hot water to the raspberry syrup and dip the ladyfingers in it…

How to make Almond Butter?

Yay!! I am finally getting back on track. I made up my mind to eat only healthy stuffs so I eat only healthy stuffs! I even worked out today, not as long as I usually do but considering my tiredness I still call it a success. And now I am making all kinds of super foods I have long prepared myself to. Like almond butter, hummus, whole wheat bread, extra nutritious smoothies...etc. I've made peanut butter many times before and I absolutely loved it. Although it really tastes different than the store-bought Skippy and Peter Pan peanut butters. And I love those, too. I am a true peanut butter junkie. I could eat it all the time but in Hungary there isn't much of a selection I could choose from. And it's not that great for my skin, either...So if I don't want to be left without some kind of nut butter, I've gotta make it for myself. Today I saw almonds in the store and the first thing that came to my mind was yaaaay I am SO making some almond butter today! :) It is so h…

Asian inspired sesame noodles with vegetables

I am home again. I was literally everywhere last week, went back and forth in Hungary. Since I love traveling, whether it means traveling locally or abroad, I loved every second of it! But being on a vacation or on the go also means that my lifestyle is changing also. So no working out, very very minimal amount of vegetables and even a smaller amount of fruits. Sleeping time turned up side down - so eating and drinking during the night. Pretty much the worst one can do to their body! And well...being back I noticed all the consequences...A few pounds sticked to my middle and thighs and face is totally puffed up. Not to mention my lack of energy, therefore lack of motivation to workout, too! So what to do what to do... I am trying really hard to get back to my usual schedule and being a little extra strict to myself :) So what to eat when it's not only me I am cooking for? I would have been happy (okay, semi happy) with just a salad but my family would have been not quite as satisfi…