Whole wheat waffles with banana, dairy free

The Summer vacation came upon us just as quickly and surprisingly as it ended. I unintentionally took a break from the blog during this time and have now recently been working on some posts to get back on track with the blog again.
During the last couple of months, I have been so lucky to have been nominated for several awards too and my conscience is pretty horrible on that end. But, I am working on posts to say my thanks and respond to them all and hope to be posting them soon. All work in progress!

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Gyoza

IMG_6355Recently I made an attempt at making the Japanese dumplings called Gyoza. I have to admit I did not have all the appropriate ingredients for the dish to make it fully Japanese, but they turned out delicious nonetheless.

Before you consider getting started, you need to find and buy gyoza wrappers. I found these in the freezer section in an Asian grocery store. The wrappers are extremely thin, but fairly easy to work with.

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The easiest chocolate mousse

I never strive to make overcomplicated and overly fancy meals. Quite frankly, I just don’t have time for it. I work full time and have my two little monkeys that deserve their attention for the few hours I see them every day. As such, most of our meals are quick and easy and so are the desserts I make. This one is probably among the easiest I have ever made. And with all the wonderful berries coming into season now, it is simply delicious.

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Dairy free cinnamon buns

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Baking buns has always been a favorite in my kitchen. I find it easy and relaxing to make and such great fun to do with the kids. I always have cinnamon buns in the freezer, which is perfect if you get unexpected visitors. You can take them out and defrost in the oven very quickly and they will taste as if they were freshly baked. Mind they won’t keep very long after being reheated, but they are always best luke warm anyway and most times there won’t be anything left either. Continue reading

Banana oats cookies

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Banana oats cookies_IMG_5494Baking with kids can be both fun and frustrating at the same time, but I have learnt to keep it as simple as possible when involving my two little monkeys. They are currently aged almost 2 and 4 and a bit years old. That proves a little bit of a challenge to allow them to attend at an equal level. The oldest is very good at helping, whereas the youngest believes he is very good at helping. 🙂 Recently, I found this recipe on Pamplemousse’s blog! It is easy, few ingredients and such a simple and good treat for the kids! If you go easy on the chocolate, they are more food than treats too. Continue reading

Tropical smoothie

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Smoothie is a great snack to tie the kids over before dinner when they have had a long day in kindergarten and school, or as a healthy dessert after dinner. I find it a great dessert if they have not eaten too much of their dinner and I think they need a little bit more nutrition than what they have had during their meal. However, it is not always the easiest to think of new ingredients to test out new recipes, especially not when the kids are the judges. They tend to ask for what they know and like. But, during one of the last shops, Ralph discovered a frozen smoothie mix in the freezer section at the supermarket. This mix contains pineapple, mango and banana, so all that was needed to add was some liquid. Continue reading

Dairy free breakfast crescent rolls

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It’s not always easy to find good recipes for dairy free variations for good baked goods. This time I found and modified a recipe that originally had yogurt in it. I didn’t have soy yogurt without flavor at hand, so I swapped with soy cream instead. And the result was very delicious. It creates a whole different wholesomeness to the flavor of the buns. You can of course make these with a basic bread bun dough as well, but there is a bit more flavor to these. Continue reading