29 Oct 2014

What's for dinner - Spaghetti with zucchini, basil pumpkin pesto and tomato salsa


As a breastfeeding mom I need to eat healthy. Cooking only for myself has always been a pain in the neck but when I have somebody to feed it's enough for me to feel motivated. I've always loved cooking for Kamil, mainly because he loves everything I cook, literally, he's such a sweetheart, even when something is really terrible he'll go all 'mmm' and 'aaaah'. I love him. Lara hasn't really tasted my cooking yet but she's a happy little monkey and being on mama's milk only diet has served her well. I must say our eating habits are generally way better now. We try to care about what we eat so that first of all we're all healthy and also because we want Lara to have good eating habits from the start. 

I found this recipe on my new favourite blog the other day, the girl is crazy, she cooks such amazing food that I want to try it all out. And here is what we cooked last night only with a few small changes. It's no longer gluten free but still very, very tasty and healthy. 


Ingredients:

Spaghetti pasta
2 medium zucchinis
2 ripe tomatoes

For the pesto:
big bunch of fresh basil
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup good quality olive oil
 3tbsp grated parmesan
s&p

For tomato salsa:
2 ripe tomatoes, peeled
2tbsp good quality olive oil
salt

Instructions:

Cook pasta al dente. Julianne zucchinis until you reach the seeds inside. Fry zucchinis on a tbsp of olive oil for max 1 minute, set aside. In a blender place roughly chopped basil, roasted pumpkin seeds, minced garlic and parmesan. Blend well and add olive oil, salt and pepper. If it's too thick add more olive oil or a drop of water. Chop tomatos and mix with olive oil and salt. 

Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl and serve with pumpkin seeds, pieces of parmesan and drizzle with olive oil. 





27 Oct 2014

Vegan pumpkin pancakes


Believe it or not these babies were a total improvisation when I opened the fridge this morning and there was almost nothing inside, except for pumpkin which I had baked yesterday and a carton of rice milk. Fortunately google can help you with everything so with a cup of coffee I sat down searching for breakfast ideas including pumpkin. Last time I made pancakes I promised I'd never do them again (burnt pan, stink etc., etc.) but since we literally had nothing else to eat we decided to give it another try. They were vegan because not a single egg was to be found anywhere near the kitchen and to my surprise you really don't need eggs in your pancakes. Honey which we used instead of maple syrup isn't very vegan but you can skip it.  So here is what you need for super delicious vegan pumpkin american style breakfast pancakes. 

1 cup flour
1tbsp potato flour
1 cup rice or soy milk
1tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1tsp apple cider vinegar
1,5tsp sugar
3tbsp pumpkin puree
cinnamon (optional)
1tbsp coconut or regular oil

Sieve all the ingredients until smooth and fry until golden on both sides. I didn't use any oil for frying but feel free to do so. 

Serve with maple syrup or honey and jam.

Enjoy!




20 Oct 2014

Lately


We've been having so much fun enjoying probably the last days of warm weather. We've been going out a lot, eating some really good food (we're trying out food from all the new food trucks around the city), meeting with friends and working. We need to wrap up all the photo shoots for our website and hopefully we'll have all the shots by the time winter comes and freezes our butts off. 
But inbetween photoshoots and all the other things we're busy being madly in love with our precious girl. Lara is such an adorable little person, she smiles almost all the time and her good mood and joy are always a good start to the day. 

Here are a few rather random photos we took while visiting my parents a few weeks ago and some more we took while out and about here in Krakow. 




















6 Oct 2014

Life lately


Life lately...has been good, really good. What can I say, I love being a mother and my little family of four is more than I could ever have asked for. Our little girl is simply the coolest kid on earth and she even motivated us to move our asses and do stuff, I mean really do them this time. We are about to launch a new website and will post it here so you'll have a chance to see what we've been working on. In the meantime here is a few snapshots so that it's not only about me bragging. 



yet another lovely trip with roxy and michal, walking your dog it way more fun when it's in places like this


someone left his pants just lying there in the forest


in case i forgot to mention...baby wraps are the best


and hot tea from a flask is the best




working hard on those muscles


but boy it's so exhausting


she loves to read inbetween naps


these two are going to be best friends, i'm sure





little morning get together with my dearest friend Gosia




 and testing new wraps with my bestie lara


i've been working hard on my autumn wardrobe


and going to kamil's birthday dinner last week



Hope your life lately was also pretty damn good. 
Have a great week!




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