Wednesday, August 10, 2016

APPLE LOAF

  

      Thick batter, rich flavour, moist cake. This recipe is good for tea time, morning parties, and anything and everything. something phenomenal.


INGREDIENTS:

- 2 ½  apples
- 7 tbsp butter
½  cup sugar and 2 tsp - separated- 
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
½  tsp salt 
- 2 ½ tsp baking powder 
- 1 tsp cinnamon 
⅔ cup milk 
½ cup shredded coconut 

½ cup condensed milk for later 

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 180C

- grease your loaf tin and line it with parchment paper in this specific way to make it easier to get the loaf out of the tin after it's done.



1. Peel, core, and slice the apples into wedges.

2. in a sauce pan, add the apples, and one teaspoon of the sugar, turn on the stove and keep mixing until the apples soften, then add the other teaspoon of sugar and stir again until it's too soft, then mash it with a potato masher leaving some chunks. 



3. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy and well-combined, then add the eggs, apple mash, and the vanilla and beat to incorporate.


4. Stir together all the dry ingredients, then add them to the mixture, add coconut and milk and stir them one more time.


5. transfer batter to the loaf tin, and bake for 55 minutes.



6. let the cake cool for 20 minute , then pour over the condensed milk.


Saturday, August 06, 2016

ITALIAN PANCAKE




      This is the easiest pancake recipe ever !


INGREDIENTS:
- 1 Cup flour
- 1 Cup milk
- 1 Egg
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- vanilla 


1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, milk, and egg until there is no lumps, then add the remaining ingredients and mix properly 

2. In a hot pan, add some vegetable oil, then starts pouring your batter in a ¼ cup measuring cup, or any scoop actually that is not huge.

3. Cook your pancakes for 54 seconds to a minute on each side depending on the size , or until it gets golden and brown.

- This batter makes up to 24 pancakes depending on the size- 






Saturday, July 09, 2016

THE BEST CARAMEL POPCORN RECIPE EVER


 

    Who doesn't love popcorn?, it's so great when watching movies, it's considered healthy; as it fills the tummy fast and doesn't contain a lot of calories - but not today's recipe- , and it's delicious !.
   If you're like me, and you can't decide between salt or caramel because you love both, then you should give this recipe a try.

INGREDIENTS 




preheat your oven to 180C/350F

1. Cook your kernels the way you do, then when they're done, leave them to cool a bit on a baking sheet lined with parchment.


2. In a sauce pan add in : the butter, the sugar, and the syrups mixture, stir them gently then turn on the stove and let the butter melt, leave it until simmer, then remove it off the stove.


3. Add the vanilla for some sort of flavour, then add the baking soda, you will notice that the mixture starts to change colour and bubble a bit. 


4. Pour the sugary syrup over the popcorn, stir them to distribute it evenly, then in the oven it goes for twenty minutes, and under the grill for ten minutes to get toasty, you want a nice caramelly colour in the end.

 - rotate the sheet in the middle of the time, to be cooked evenly- 
- time may vary so be careful not to get so dark it might burn-









Friday, June 10, 2016

OM ALI



  Om Ali is an Arabian dessert - means Ali's mother in Arabic-, I really don't know reason of calling it like this, but anyways it tastes amazing, in fact it's my alltime  favourite dessert, and it doesn't really need that much ingredients.


Om Ali is basically a pastry soaked in milk mixture and nuts and cooked in the oven, -usually served warm- the pastry is usually puff pastry or toast bread.


INGREDIENTS:
- 4 puff pastry squares 
- 1 cup milk 
½ cup cream 
¼ cup nuts, I only used walnuts, you can add dried fruits, almonds, cashews,raisins, whatever you like
- 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar - basically cinnamon mixed with sugar-


*This quantity is enough for 2-4 people*

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 180C


1. First of all bake the puff pastry for 15 minutes until it's puffed and golden,then leave it to cool completely.


2. In a bowl, mix together all the other ingredients.


3. In an oven safe dish, break the pastry into little chunks, pour the milk mixture over and leave them ten minutes to soak up, top it ou with the walnuts. 


4. Finally bake them for 20 minutes, leave it a bit to cool, and then you have the best dessert ever.







Monday, June 06, 2016

A WHOLE MONTH OF HAPPINESS

  رمضان كريم..
عَسى أنْ يكونَ شهراً مليئاُ بالخير و الأجر و البركة, و عسى أن يعيننا الله على الصيام و القيام و يعيننا على الصبر و احتساب الأجر.

  Well basically, Ramadan is a month of happiness and goodness for us Muslims, as it's a month of fasting, spiritual reflection, and increased devotion.

  We know that this is the first day of fasting when a crescent of new month appears, and the fasting duration is from the dawn (before the sun rise) until the sun set, and during that, we do all kinds of Worship,( praying, reading Quran,..) we also refrain from doing, saying, or committing bad things.

The aim of fasting is to tame ourselves, to learn patience, and to feel the poor people.

 Plus, the reward of the good things we do is doubled, tripled, no, even more.

So my lovely readers, I might not be here for the rest of the month, and I might be, hope you have the best Ramadan ever, do good stuff and later until then. 💙

Friday, June 03, 2016

WATERMELON SALAD



Yes I'm serious, watermelon in a salad, it's not a fruit saladز this is one of the things that you can't judge until you try.


INGREDIENTS:
- Watermelon portion
- White cheese 
- Red onion
- Olives 
DRESSING 
- Lemon juice 
- Olive oil 
- Salt
- Sumac 




1. Chop up the watermelon into cubes

 
2. Add the cheese..

3. Add the onion - If you want to reduce the onion's strong flavour you can soak in lemon juice for a while-

4. Add the olives..

5. Mix the dressing ingredients and drizzle it over the lovely salad.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

WHAT TO EAT IN A DAY SUPER HEALTHY EDITION PT 3


THE CONCLUSION:

I'm not a nutritionist yet, but I guess the easiest/the best way to start a new healthy lifestyle is following these tips SERIOUSLY.


1. Stop eating after 6pm : especially if you sleep early, it's important to have an empty tummy -at least two hours before you sleep, as the metabolism and the digestion stop or slow when you sleep, and the food you eat right before you sleep won't be digested well !

2. Move your body: the good food is not really enough to be in your dream body shape, you need at least to do any kind of sports twice a week; to burn calories, improve your health, and to be flexible.

3. Eat wisely: don't prevent yourself from eating the food you love. instead, eat small portions, especially sweets and foods high in calories, and full of added sugar.

4. Eat only when you feel hungry: If you can stay still for several hours without eating, it's fine, you don't need you fill your tummy every ten minutes.

5. Have healthier alternatives :grilled instead of fried, homemade instead of fast food, whole grains instead of white, healthy rather than tasty, and wholesome food rather than sweet things, and the list goes on and on and on.

6. Complex carbs : they are found in
  • Low fat yogurt
  • Skimmed milk
  • Lentils
  • Kidney beans
  • Chick peas
  •  peas
  • Soy beans
  • Soy milk
  • Buckwheat
  • Brown rice
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Sorghum
  • Quinoa
  • Sweet potato
carbs anyway provide energy, but the special thing about the complex ones is they take longer time to be digested which means you feel full for longer time and you won't be craving food a lot,

7. Stop fizzy drinks: they are nothing but sugar, sugar, and more added sugar. they also make you feel lazy and idle. still want to drink them ?

8. Know what you put in your tummy: your body doesn't need to be filled with junk at all, so please thinks twice before you eat a nutty chocolate bar filled with caramel !

9. Water water water : nothing really better than water to be in the best health, water prevents dehydration, activates cells, and flushes toxins. - good job H2O

10. Proteins : Found in:

  • meat
  • eggs
  • beans 

 to build up muscles, to feel full as long as possible, and to prevent you from Muscle strain while doing sports.

11.  smoothies and juices : full of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants to make you all good.

And this is the end of the health series,  I really hope you find your way to health and start a new lifestyle full of wellness and happiness, best withes, and see you next week.