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Creamy Kale And Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

As requested from my Instagram and Facebook followers, here is the recipe of the bell pepper and kale pasta. Enjoy!



YOU NEED:

Sauce:
3 red or Orange bell peppers
1 cup cream
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic
¼ cup tahini or almond butter for thickening

200g young kale (shredded)
3 red bell peppers
250g penne or other tubular pasta

INSTRUCTIONS

ROAST THE PEPPERS: Place the bell peppers on a foil lined baking sheet. Turn on the broiler and roast the peppers on the top level, close to the heating element. When black spots appear, turn the peppers and continue to roast until all sides have been blackened. Let cool and pull off blackened skins and remove ribs, seeds, and stem.

MAKE THE SAUCE: Add the 3 roasted bell peppers to a blender with the rest of the sauce ingredients and blend until smooth.

PASTA: Boil the pasta. While it’s cooking, heat half the oil in a saucepan, add the kale, then gently fry until tender, adding a drop of water if needed.

MIX: In the kale saucepan, mix the sauce and the pasta and cook for about 3 minutes.

SERVE: Adjust the salt to your taste, and serve immediately with any toppings you might like, such as: wallnut, parsley, parmesan, goat cheese, truffle oil, that sort of thing...

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3 DIY Beauty Gifts: Body Scrub And Butter

Hello DIY projects lovers! If you are planing to make your own gifts this Holiday this post is just for you. Homemade products are a lot more valuable than purchased things, especially when you used good quality ingredients. Enjoy :-)















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Gingerbread Fun


Hello buddies! I am working on adding more of the holiday spirit to our house. Here are some photos from today while we got sometime to play and make a gingerbread house (pepparkaka hus). Its not looking good as it should be but thats all I could do while Julia is around me grabbing and crying over things she can't reach. 

The days after we were back from Italy were so busy I didn't have time to update the blog until yesterday evening. As usual, time fly by so fast taking care of Julia and keeping up with her activities  besides the other daily house tasks. The short winter days are not helping as well but anyway I tired my best to make time for collecting recipes, grocery shopping and bake to join the Christmas Market this last weekend. I thought it would be a great idea to socialize, get to know new people and get out of the Mom routine. Being productive also makes me feel great :-) 

Those who follow me on social media accounts must have seen what I have been up to becuase I was posting LIVE photos and videos of the baking process and market experience. On my Facebook page you can see photos from the Christmas Market and how its organized in this part of Sweden. 





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Christmas Chocolate Delights

Easy Chocolate Fudge





Makes (24 - 36) pieces 

You will need 

2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 
2 tablespoons butter 
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract 
8 mini candy canes, crushed 

Method 

Combine the milk, the chocolate and the butter in a medium size glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir to combine and heat another 15 seconds if needed.  (If you aren't a fan of the microwave, you can easily melt the chocolate, milk and butter in a double boiler on the stove top.) 

Add the extract and stir until smooth. Scoop onto a parchment lined tray. Spread with a spatula to approximately 1-inch thickness. Top with crushed candy canes. Chill until ready to serve. Slice into 1-inch squares and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy! 

COOK’S NOTE: Measure peppermint extract very carefully. Do not measure the extract over the mixing bowl! If you add even a few drops too much, the flavor will change from "mint" to "toothpaste."



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Crinkle Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This recipe is becoming my Holiday tradition since Ive been making it each christmas. The family and my colleagues at work liked it so I continued making it and I even sold some during the participation in the christmas cafe / market this year. For you guys that has been asking me for recipe on my social media accounts... here you go! 





Ingredients

4 eggs
½ cup olive oil
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cups sugar ( use 2 if you like it sweet)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
½ cup confectioner's sugar

Instructions

In a bowl,mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder,
Add one egg at a time and start mixing the dough.
Then, add vanilla extract, olive oil and lemon zest. Give it one final mix and the dough is ready.
Cover the dough and keep it the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
Pre-heat the oven to 350F / 180 c.
Keep the cookie sheet ready with parchment paper.
Pour the confectioner’s sugar in a bowl.
Take the dough out of the refrigerator.
Using an ice-cream scooper or a spoon, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and drop in the confectioner’s sugar.
Roll it in the sugar and keep it on the parchment paper.
Bake it for 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cookie.



ترجمة قوقل معدلة قليلا*

المكونات

4 بيضات
 119 مل  زيت زيتون 
رشة عصير الليمون  
237 مل مسحوق الكاكاو 
237 مل سكر آو ضاعف الكمية إذا كنت ترغب حلاوة اكتر
473 مل طحين لجميع الأغراض
2 ملعقة شاي بيكنغ باودر
1 ملعقة صغيرة من خلاصة الفانيلا
قليل من الملح
119   مل سكر حلواني بودرل

تعليمات

في وعاء، اخلطي الدقيق ومسحوق الكاكاو، والبيكنع باودر معا
اضفي بيضة واحدة في كل حين مع الخلط 
ثم، تضاف خلاصة الفانيلا وزيت الزيتون ورشة الليمون.. اخلطي جيدا حتى يصبح المزيج متماسك والعجين جاهز.
قومي بتغطية العجين والاحتفاظ به في الثلاجة لبضع ساعات
سخني الفرن إلى 
180 c

 جهزي ورقة الكعك على صينية الفرن
صبي السكر الحلواني في وعاء
 تأخذ العجين من الثلاجة تم
باستخدام مغرفة الآيس كريم أو ملعقة، اغرفي العجين إلى كرات 1 واغطسيها في السكر حلواني
 حتى تغطى كليا بالسكر تم ضعيها على ورقة الكعك المجهزة مسبقا

تخبز لمدة 10 إلى 12 دقيقة 

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