Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Activated Caramalized Buckweat Granola or Buckinis

Got myself a dehydrator!!
So I can finally make those crunchy buckinis or sprouted buckweat granola to top of my smoothie I have been seeing all around my favorite foodblogs...
Woep woep!!


Have googled a recipe and this is what I made,
and they were delicious!
And all gone by now!





1 cup raw buckwheat groats
3-4 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup  (I avoid agave, click here and here and here to see why)
2 tsp cinnamon 
2 tsp Maca Powder *
1 Tbsp Mesquite Powder *
A pinch of Himalayan or sea salt

* If you don't have these superfoods on hand, just up the cinnamon, tasting as you go. You could get creative with other spices like nutmeg & cardamon? Haven't tried that myself but it sounds good!


And this if how you make them


First, activate your buckwheat - this is simply the process any seed must go through in order to sprout - rain saturates dormant seeds, releasing their protective coating allowing them to grow. 'Activating' mimics this natural process, releasing enzyme inhibitors so the seeds' nutrients are more available to our bodies. Soak 1 cup of buckwheat overnight. In the morning, drain and rinse super super well because buckwheat releases alot of thick goopy slime that you will want to wash off. Soak again for another 8 hours or so (from morning to evening).
  1. Once activated, drain and rinse well. Place the buckwheat in a bowl and stir in the honey, salt, cinnamon, mesquite and maca powder. Mixity mix. 
  2. Lay flat on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 40 degrees overnight*
  3. Wake up in the morning and enjoy crunchy flavoursome buckinis! It's a yummy cereal on it's own, served with almond milk, berries and banana. Or, you can sprinkle it on your smoothies, over yoghurt, porridge or add to baking for crunchy texture. 

*If you don't have a dehydrator, set your oven to the lowest temperature and leave the door open a jar. They should take about 8 hours to dehydrate.


Recipe from here


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Antwerp - Native

Need to brunch on a sunday in Antwerp?

Give this a try!

Red beet spread,
Almond and butternut hummus,
quinoa based quiche filled with veggies,

This felt like stepping into Donna Hay's kitchen filled with delicious honest and pure dishes!












To Hang
Muntstraat 8
Antwerp

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tune - Young Fathers with Get Up

Now listen to this!!!
Add it on your playlits!
loving it!


Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Charlotte and Louis

I can only say; extremely cool beachhouse by Charlotte Perriand!

Build by Louis Vuitton for during Art Basel, guys you can pack tis up! I'll take it to go!



I can


















Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Tunes!!

I am pretty sure this is going to be the my follow-up song to Rude boy, and do I dare to day it...
Get Lucky!

' Tell me how it's looking babe'


and another one...
a dedication to great tunes from the dj playing at a night filled with Watermelon Flush's  at La Bodega Negra in London,
and because Q-tip's voice is just awesome!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Your 2014

a tip for all of you in 2014 thanks to a friend of mine



Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy healthy 2014 - green recipe


Try to beat that!!!
Yeah you;  aspirine, dafalgan, spidifen,...

Instead of turning to pills to help me survive the day after new year,
I just blended up all of my veggie friends
and loaded up on all kinds of vitamins and minerals!!

My new favorite raw green soup!
And so easy you can make it in any state! 
Sober , still a bit drunk, completely hung over,..

Julie from Julie's Lifestyle go me totally dependent on her green garden blend!


Blend baby blend!





 So for 2 generous bowls

You'll need;


1 ½ cup purified water
1 orange, peeled and chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
2 cups leafy greens, packed*1
½ cup fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, basil…), packed
1 ½ tablespoon light miso
½ tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon garlic, crushed
½ green onion
6 drops of liquid stevia
pinch of cayenne
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
½ avocado, peeled and seeded*2

*1 I like a combination of red and green leaf lettuce, rocket and kale, but you can easily combine your own favourites like spinach, collard greens, chard, mustard greens, romaine lettuce…

*2 If you prefer a creamier texture, you can add an entire avocado.



what to do

Combine the water, orange, apple, miso, lemon juice, garlic, onion, stevia, cayenne, salt and black pepper, and blend until smooth.
Add the leafy greens and fresh herbs. Use the plunger to push the pieces down and blend until smooth.
Taste test. If you feel like the soup just needs that little extra, try to add another pinch of salt. If the soup is too bitter, you can add more stevia. If the soup is too sweet, add more greens. Don’t adjust too much; the creamy avocado will bring all the flavours together.
Add the avocado and blend briefly until smooth. If you blend the soup for too long, you will create air bubbles and those will affect the soup’s creamy texture.
Serve immediately with a sprinkle of fresh herbs on top, preferably those you used in the soup


Want more great green recipes?
Check out Julie's site filled with raw deliciousness!!






Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Cookies !!


Merry Christmas!!!



Wonder what these cookies are?
Super easy vegan gingerbread cookies from food 52



Makes 25 to 30 small cookies


What you'll need:

2 2/3cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for rolling) 
1 1/2teaspoon baking soda 
1/2teaspoon baking powder 
1teaspoon cinnamon 
1teaspoon ground ginger 
1/2teaspoon ground cloves 
1/2teaspoon salt 
1/2cup molasses  - or subsitute for maple syrup ( honey, not vegan)
1/2cup melted coconut oil 
1/2cup demerara sugar, coconut sugar, or evaporated cane juice 
1/4cup almond milk, soy milk, or rice milk 
1teaspoon vanilla extract 


How to make them:

Preheat oven to 350° F. 
Sift dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl. 
Whisk together the oil, molasses, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. 
Mix wet ingredients into dry, using a whisk, an electric hand mixer, or your hands, until uniform. Flatten the dough into a disk and refrigerate, wrapped in saran, for 30 minutes (or overnight). 
Dust a clean surface with flour. Roll the dough out till it's a scant 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. 
Bake cookies for 8 minutes, or until the edges are just browning. Let cool before serving. 

From a great cooking website



Monday, December 23, 2013

To Watch - Mr. Porter's The Way I cook

Ather  watching the ' The way I get dressed series' Mr.Porter also has ' The way I cook' video's

easy recipes I need to try!






Find more on..

Saturday, December 21, 2013

To Travel - The Mill in San Fransisco

one of our reader is heading to San Francisco over the holidays.

Jealous me?
Never?

Knowing that she will go and munch on some toast made out of fantastic bread make by Josey Baker Rye or whole wheat Bread, topped with pumpkin butter- honey - maldon salt  or peanut butter - honey - maldon salt - or cream cheese or - cinnamon sugar and butter -, and that while relaxing during the early morning with a cup of Four Barrell Coffee latte knowing that you are in one of the best city's ever...

Jealous me?
Never! 
Can't you tell!


For the ones who's morning ritual is a cup of coffee and toast.
This is the place!!
Four Barrell Coffee teamed up with Josey Baker Bread and opened up this place!

aaaah the smell of toast in the morning..
the simple pleasures!

Oh and look for #hipstertoast on instagram!!
Seriously... hipstertoast....


























To Go:
736 Divisadero St, San Francisco