Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ice Ice Baby!

Wow It’s really cold outside! After 5min of running my face and hands were frozen…Maybe I’m just being a pussy or getting soft :D. I remember when I even ran when it was snowing outside and I almost couldn’t see where I was going. I ran 5 miles! Before I left for my run I made a Sweet Applesauce Bread and put it in the oven. When I got back from my run it was ready.

Sweet Applesauce Bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredienst:

  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 350g (12oz) unsweetened applesauce (Delhaize)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Some chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (150°c). Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together, into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, applesauce with milk. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl cream together oil and maple syrup. wisk in the egg whites
  • Stir in the vanilla, followed by the applesauce mixture, until just combined.
  • Stir in flour mixture until just combined and fold in chocolate chips.
  • Grease a 9 inch loaf pan (or mini loaf pans) and add batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the bread.
  • Allow bread to cool in pan for about 20 minutes before removing and allowing bread to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Enjoy!

For lunch I used the ingredients from yesterday’s Honey Chicken Salad, but instead of chicken I used canned tuna.

Tomato Tuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

Gingerbread Man a.k.a Gingy!

Morning y’all! Guess who I found being all delicious in the kitchen this morning. Gingy!

I didn’t eat him though. I just can’t do it! My brother on the other hand didn’t have any problems with it 🙂

Instead of my Friday chocolate oats I made myself some Cinnamon Pancakes.

Cinnamon Pancakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredienst:

  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour,
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tbsp Stevia
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Mix flour, baking soda, and Stevia in bowl.
  • Mix milk, eggs, and vanilla in another bowl. Beat into dry mix roughly, so as to add more air to mix.
  • Stir in cinnamon last.
  • I used coconut oil for cooking

top with maple and fruit

Enjoy!

I’m going for a run before lunch. I have been neglecting my running lately…Can’t wait!

 

 

 

 

One last fall recipe!

I know I told you guys yesterday that I was going to make some cookies because of my empty sweets section. BUT I changed my mind…Instead I decided to make a crustless pumpkin pie! Fall is ending and I needed one last taste of fall 😉

Look at this baby!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kitchen smelled soooo good! Btw this entire pie contains less calories than 1 piece of any other pie 😉 Pretty damn proud of this masterpiece!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp kardemom
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup spelt flour
  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Stevia
  • 1 can pumpkin puree (15oz or 400g)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp ground flax (you can grind flax seeds in your food processor)
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400F), and grease a round pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine  the first 6 ingredients, and stir very well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all liquid ingredients with the flax, and whisk.
  • Pour wet into dry, stir to combine, then pour into the pan and bake 35 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before transferring uncovered to the fridge to “set” for at least 6 hours before trying to slice.

Enjoy!

For breakfast I had Blueberry Overnight Oats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier this week, for the first time ever, I bought almond butter at the Bio Planet store instead of making it myself. Must admit it tasted delish and saved me so much time 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch today was Honey Chicken Salad. First I paoched and chredded a chicken filet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 chredded chicken filet
  • 1 Tbsp of dark raisins
  • 1 small can of corn
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey (more to taste)
  • ¼ cup lemon dressing
  • ½ tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • green onions for topping

Directions:

  • While chicken is cooking, Slice a few green onions for topping. Whisk together the olive oil, honey, dressing, vinegar, and water. Keep green onions, and dressing in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.
  • Remove chicken from heat and check for doneness (white color throughout). Drain water and allow to cool for several minutes. When cool enough to handle, shred chicken with two forks or your hands. Season shredded chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Top with green onions.

Enjoy!

Chicken a L’orange

Yes! Job interview next week. Looks like the long trip this morning paid off! Not getting my hopes up too much(fingers crossed!).

Today’s Workout! Cardio + lower body. I started with a 35min interval on the stationary bike and after that I did this workout:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For dinner I made Chicken a L’orange! Normally this recipe is made with duck but i’m not a duck person…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite size pieces)
  • juice of 2 ripe oranges
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chili pepper sauce (or something else that is a little spicy)
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Directions:

  • In a medium size sauce pot, add the orange juice, zest, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and chili pepper sauce. Set over medium heat and let simmer to reduce and thicken.
  • In a saute pan, heat 3 T of coconut oil(or olive oil), over medium high heat. Add the chopped chicken thighs and cook until they have a light brown crust.
  • Add the chicken to the sauce pot and stir to coat with the orange sauce.
  • Serve topped with sliced green onions.
  • If you like it a bit sweeter add some Stevia.

I served it with 2 cups of quinoa. You can also use whole wheat rice.

Enjoy!!

Btw, I noticed that the sweets section on my recipe page is rather empty. Tomorrow it’s time for some cookies!

“light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.”

I started reading Nabokov’s Lolita this morning on my way to Zaventem. After 40 pages I have already fallen in love with this book. I found myself being seduced by Humbert’s words and worldview…and then I remember he’s talking about a young girl :/. I wanted to read this book because when I was little my parents used to call me Lolita (pretty disturbing if you ask me!). I’m curious to see where this all is going.

Breakfast today was Pumpkin/Almond butter Overnight Oats:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 of a 6 ounce container of greek yogurt (I don’t like it when there is to much yogurt, you can put in the entire container in if you like).
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1Tbsp Stevia

I heated this up for about 1min in the microwave. the heat makes it smoother and less chilly.

Topping: I stirred together 1Tbsp of canned pumpkin puree, 1 tsp of almond butter and 1 tsp of Stevia.

10min before I had to leave for the train station I remembered I had to pack my lunch as I was going to be on the go. 10min to improvise, whole wheat wrap with some sloppy joe filling from yesterday’s dinner. Done! The Sloppy Joe filling tasted even better then yesterday.

Have a nice day people and talk to y’all later!

 

Can’t go wrong with Sloppy Joes

Tomorrow I have another appointment with an interim lady at 10 am. This time in Zaventem! Which means getting up at 6h30 and eating breaky. I always take my time with breakfast, I need at least 30min to wake up. To get to the interim office I need to take a 30min train followed by a 40min bus ride…luckily I like using public transportation. This means time to start reading the new book I purchased, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

Time for a workout! A 20min interval on the stationary bike followed by a little circuit I did 5 times to finnish with a 20min interval on the teadmill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweaty stuff!

For dinner I made Sloppy Joes. Yum! I think i’m a little obsessed with them 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Bio Planet equals paradise!

I slept like a baby last night! I usually wake up at 7h30 but this morning I woke up at 9 am! Not cool…I like to get out of bed early…

Breakfast was a winner!

Almond Butter Baked Oatmeal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredienst:

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a small ovenproof bowl (I used coconut oil)
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oats, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together almond butter and egg white until smooth; whisk in milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
  • Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir with a rubber spatula until combined (be sure to fully mix the sticky cookie butter-milk mixture into the dry mixture). Spoon mixture into prepared bowl.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until oatmeal is puffed and set.
  • Serve with some fruit.

I just love to have the feeling that I’m having dessert instead of breakfast 🙂

After breakfast I headed out for some grocery shopping at Bio Planet. Bio Planet (or Organic Planet) is my little paradise! They always have tastings :). Today they displayed all sorts of cookies(woehoew!) and coffee. I could spend hours there discovering al sorts of yummy stuff. For lunch I bought whole wheat wraps and a tomato/basil spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used this creme to make a wrap for lunch. As expected it tasted great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U can use whatever you like for filling of course. I used some grated carrots, letuce and cherry tomatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!