Bacon – the most important ingredient??

Hey y’all

The rain is poring down in Aarhus at the moment – it feels like fall. And all I really want to do, is to crawl into bed, with a cup of tea and a good movie or book (and my boyfriend). How ever no time for that, so even tho’ Gossip Girl is running in the background, re-decorating my bedroom is what’s going down 🙂

Yesterday we made burgers, mini-burgers!
With homemade mayo and bacon w. brown sugar, paprika and chili.
So yummi! it’s insane 🙂

So you take a piece of bacon – not the pre-sliced kind, but the kind you slice yourself!
And 3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of chili flakes and 1 tablespoon of paprika, and pour it over the bacon, that you’ve sliced yourself 🙂

In the oven it goes, at 200 degrees, for 20-25 min 🙂
It’s insanely good! and usable in burger, or as a side for a BBQ-night 🙂 bacon

The art of bruschetta

Hey lovelies

So the art of bruschetta, bruschetta can be many things. You can use tomatoes – the classic way, mushrooms w. cream. The options are endless!

One of my faves are the classic, with an onion, two tomatoes, a bit of garlic, salt pepper, and a bit of olive-oil. Toss it on a bread, and in the oven for 10 min.
If you have the time, and the courage then brown some butter, and the bread on a pan first, let it soak the butter, and brown a bit. Then add the tomatoes and in the oven for 6-7 min.

My ultimate go-to bruschetta, is super versatile, and can be used as pasta-sauce too.

  • Mushrooms (fresh mushrooms, and a whole lot of it ;))
  • Red-onions
  • Garlic
  • Cream
  • Port-wine
  • (maybe some parmesan cheese)

In a big pan you let the garlic and onion become glasslike, then you add the chopped-up mushrooms. Let the mushrooms brown, if they are too crowded they will shred water…
Then you add the cream, bring it to a small boil, and pour in three tablespoons of port-wine. Let everything simmer for 15-20 min. or until you have the texture you’d like.
It should be very creamy. Add salt and pepper – remember to taste!!! put it on bread, shred a bit of parmesan cheese over it, and in the oven it goes, for 10 min. or till the cheese is melted. 41b391ff2cbb5f65725114eede043ee7 b9f76f4020e320e96c0e051d02f519e8

Poaching eggs

Hey boys and girls!
sorry for the silence, I’ve been lacking motivation for cooking, and been out traveling. But These past few days, my motivation for standing in the kitchen has returned!

For a long time, I’ve been avoiding to poach eggs, simply because i thought it would be difficult, did a bit of research, and found a method, that seemed too good to be true – it works like a charm! it’s amazing! And who doesn’t love poached eggs? they are creamy and gorgeous!

What do you do?
take a pot, water in it, and bring it to a simmer – It shouldn’t boil, but just before!
Then you take a cup, put a piece of cling film over it, just making the cling film go down the cup, put in some olive-oil (otherwise the egg will stick to the cling film!). Crack in the egg in the cup/cling film, and sample the sides of the cling film, put a cooking elastic around the sides, so the egg doesn’t leak.
Finally, put the egg in the pot with simmering water, for about 3 min. – depending on how running you would like the egg to be, I like mine running, so I leave it in for just 3 min.

Serve your egg with some avocado and rye bread, or smoked salmon, rye bread and some spring onions 🙂

Sticky drumsticks w. fried rice

Hey guys As promised the other day, here is my recipe for sticky drumsticks and fried rice. It’s super easy  and tastes good – and can easily be used as lunch the next day! IMG_0422 Drumsticks: Lower thighs of chicken – as many as you like  🙂 Ketchup (6-7 table spoons) Brown sugar (3 table spoons) Soy-sauce (a table spoon) Oyster-sauce (1-2 table spoons) Garlic (one or two cloves crushed) if you like a pinch of fresh ginger. So you mix every-thing together, and cover/soak the chicken in the mixture, and place the chicken in a ovenproof tray. If there is anything left of the mixture, pour it over the chicken in the tray. Heat up the oven, on 200c, and when hot put in the chicken for 20-25 min. depending on the size of the chicken. This will keep the drumstick moist, and it won’t go dry 🙂 For the fried-rice, I used this recipe http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/05/chicken-fried-rice/ I just left out the chicken, since I was making drumsticks 🙂

Pancakes – on the healthy side!

Hey guys! So as you all know, I’ve started to cut down on carbs, and basically that doesn’t really match with pancakes – or does it? It’s not completely carbs free, but it is a healthy alternative to the normal pancake, and it is a bit heavier, so you can’t eat 10 of them !FullSizeRender This batch makes about 20 of them (they can be used the day after too, just put them on a toaster for 30 sec’s ;))
you need:
2 eggs
5 dl milk
0.5 dl oats
3 dl wholemeal flour
1 dl flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons of olive oil.

You mix the dry ingredients; then add the olive oil, milk and eggs, and mix it all together, so you have a cohesive mass. And then just go about it as usual; a hot pan, and a spoonful or two of the mixture. Don’t forget to grease the pan 🙂

Serve with sirup, peanut butter or what you like 🙂 

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Banana muffins on the go – a healthy choice!

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Hey guys!

So since I’m trying to live more healthy, with the LCHF and Kayla Itsines BBG program, I have tried to find good eats that is a bit more healthy than normal 🙂 One of them is these banana muffins 🙂

Just a shoutout to the LCHF, I’m a huge fan! you can eat whatever you want – in moderation, and the only thing is, that you have to cut back on carbs, such as bread, rice, pasta and sugar – it doesn’t mean that you can’t have them, you just have to limit your intake! 🙂
But the benefits are huge! I’m feeling way less bloated, so the lower part of my belly is flatter than usual 😉 YAY ;)) and my skin is clearing up, not that I had bad break-outs, but it is already looking more fresh. I’ve only been 100% committed the last three days, but the last 1.5 week, I’ve more or less been living by the LCHF principles 🙂

back to business; Banana muffins 🙂

They are easy to take with you, on the go or breakfast etc. 🙂

you need:
2-4 bananas (mashed) – depending on how intense you like the taste of bananas
2 tablespoons of yogurt
2 egg whites
oats – I don’t have the exact measurements, but until the mixture is kinda runny, but not completely 😉
baking-powder 2 teaspoons
I’ve made two types; one with cinnamon used about 2 tablespoons, and one with chocolate-powder – you can easily use raw-cocoa or “real” chocolate 🙂

The you mix all of it together, and then put in small muffin-tins, and in the oven for about 20-25 min, on 200 degrees 🙂
I prefer the one w. cinnamon, but my boyfriend prefers the chocolate-ones! 😉

Chicken alfredo LCHF style! :)

Hey y’all 🙂 So yesterday was my first real day eating by the LCHF (low carb, high fat). LCHF basically means that you cut down on carbs, and try to avoid sugar. However you can eat loads of fish, eggs, meat, greens. So I started my morning with eating an omelet, with bacon, tomatoes etc. and for drinks? a coffee w. cream. I usually drink my coffee pitch-black, but I read on a “guide-line” about the LCHF that adding cream to your coffee, would a good idea! so I tried that 🙂 The guideline is here, sorry that it’s in Danish! https://www.dietdoctor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/LCHF-for-begyndere2.pdf To the chicken alfredo 🙂 You need: Chicken breats – I used 2 1/2, but I’ve made enough for two times lunch. Butter – enough to brown the chicken Broccoli – as much as you want, cut it into smaller pieces. Cream – 1/2 L Parmesan cheese – a couple of handfuls 😉 2 egg yolks Garlic, onions – 2 onions and 1 clove garlic Mushrooms – 2 1/2 handfulls, cut it nicely 🙂 (I used a bit of port-wine too :)) First cut onions and the garlic, into small pieces, and put it on a large saucepan, with a bit of oil, and let it simmer – be careful that it doesn’t brown too much! Add butter, and let it melt and when it starts to bubble, add the chicken breast, nicely cut into moderate pieces. As I wanted to do this for lunch the next days too, I cut it into bite-sized pieces. Then you let the chicken brown, while doing that you can easily cut the mushrooms, because when the chicken has some not a whole lot, but some color, you add the mushrooms, remember that they contains a lot of water. Then you add the broccoli, and let it cook for about 5 min. Then you add the cream, and bring it to a boil, at this point a put in a tablespoon or two of port-wine. When the cream has reduced a bit, then you add two whipped egg yolks and some parmesan cheese. You are almost there 😉 let it simmer for about 5-7 min, or till it’s reduced to your liking!

If you aren’t following the LCHF, you can use pasta instead of broccoli, or you can mix it. And if you don’t know what to do with the egg-whites, that comes when separating the yolks, then come by here tomorrow, where I’ll be posting my https://gourmandeblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/banana-muffins-on-the-go-a-healthy-choice/