Category Archives: Box o’ food
Recipes and munchies
I’ve been into blending drinks with ice lately, it’s like a popsicle but EVEN BETTER!
And now with the new king being crowned in Holland, even more of a reason to sip one.
(As if you need an excuse though.)
It’s packed with vitamins too!
(There you go another excuse just in case.)
Today I mixed up a batch of Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, nom nom.
And it’s so EASY!
Ingredients (per glass)
- Strawberries 4
- Rhum 30 ml (brown rhum is the most scrumptious kind but I worked with what I had!)
- Powdered sugar 2 tbsp
- Lime 1
- Ice cubes: LOTS!!
Into the cauldron they go
I’ll start, for me it’s…
Processed into this:
Hmmm… a sandwich with peanut butter and some sugar on it…
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This recipe made it’s way into my vision field today, and will make it into my belly tomorrow!
Seems easy enough to make and it sounds incredible!
Let’s see what i’ll be needing..
- Two cups of whole milk (or whatever milk your prefer, but i’ll be going for the full on treat!)
- Semisweet chocolate to taste
- Unsweetened cocoa powder to taste
- 1 peppermint stick, crushed
Warm up the milk in a saucepan, and when it’s nice and hot add the cocoa, chocolate and crushed peppermint!
Apparently it’s nothing new this recipe, you can get yourself these readymade sticks too:
Well in any case, it’ll be me, crisp weather, an episode of New Girl and this cocoa tomorrow!
I just read an interesting article on Sott.net about the medicinal qualities of this fruit.
They grow deep within the Amazonian Rainforest and are told to possess magical powers.
But research has shown that these (and I quote):
- Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
- The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
- What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!
- Last but not least, they’re tasty!
Sounds too good to be true, i’m so curious now.
Even if it doesn’t cure cancer, fruit is always healthy and I wish I knew where to find me one to taste!
I only hope no one will be raiding the rainforest for these.
Please comment down below if you’ve tried these!
Now we don’t carve pumpkins here in Belgium (sadly enough) but we do eat them!
A hearty pumpkin soup for me just embodies winter, however I can’t stand it being bland!
When ordering pumpkin soup in a restaurant, I sometimes get this.. limpy soup. Yuk!
Slap in the face!
Pumpkins are sort of sweet, and I love having opposites in food.
Adding some salt and spice to them just balances everything out so nicely.
We all get shaped by our environment right, so here’s the soup that shaped me:
Granny lifeofbun’s recipe for pun’kin soup!
- 1 pumpkin in cubes
- 1 red pepper
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 tsp curry powder
- Salt & pepper
- 800 ml stock (chicken/vegetable for the vegeterians)
- 1 cup crème fraîche (to pull up the taste of the pumpkin, make it more fresh)
- optional: some coconut milk… that just makes it even better
Kay now get your oil into a pot, and chuck in the pepper, garlic, onion and curry powder.
Let that glaze up, not bake!
That’s the one things she tells me every single time:
“Do not bake your onion! No seriously!”
Then after about 2 minutes add your pumpkin, and let that simmer for another 2 minutes.
Then add the stock, and let it boil very softly for 15 mins.
Blend your soup and add coconut milk, salt and pepper to taste.
Add some crème to every plate,
I sure hope you try it.
Send some cosmic lovin’ this way if you like it!
Oh on a sidenote: