Sep 27, 2014

Wednesday is the new Saturday

It’s so good to have a freelance job, you can have weekend in the middle of a week. And that is exactly what we did. We have friends who have a lovely house near Cracow so every time there is a chance we ruthlessly invite ourselves for dinner, or just to hang out or to hang out and then have dinner or…lets face it, it’s the coolest when we visit and stay for almost two days. It was a blast, we had sushi, played board games (while both babies slept, aren’t they angels?), listened to music and played with our girls. Me and Magda had our babies only four months apart so basically we had our girls at the same time. It is wonderful to see them both hang out in one crib, they’ll surely have a great reminder when they are our age and good friends. 

waiting to be served

that’s how you’re treated at our friends’ house, coffee IN bed 

Kamil does not look creepy at all in this picture and he does not look as if he was strangling Matylda either

Everything turned out ok and there were no victims

chilling out while grown ups prepare breakfast

…and one hell of a breakfast it was

now time for a stroll

…along old train tracks

…with all four of our babies

i love carrying Lara in the wrap

mommies and their babies

gathering some wood for the fireplace, there is nothing you can’t do while carrying your baby in a wrap

some seriously tired doggies, they were close to being friends for a short while

and last but not least…

Sep 22, 2014

What's for dinner - Vegan chickpea pancake with lentils

Chickpea flour pancakes with veggie lentil filling 

Now that we’ve just about quit eating meat we’ve been trying to find healthy substitutes and recipes that will be a good source of proteins, fiber, etc. This and the fact that I’m breastfeeding was very motivating. I found this recipe the other day and it was just ideal. I bought chickpea flour online and it’s been sitting there waiting to be used. Surprisingly, it’s easy to cook and really delicious. I recommend this recipe to those who want to make their vegan diet a bit more interesting and tasty.

What you need: 

For the pancakes:
1 cup chickpea flour
1 cup sparkling mineral water
0.5tsp salt
0.5tsp turmeric
2 tbsp olive oil

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for 30mins

For the filling:
1 cup of red lentils (cooke according to the package instructions)
0.5 small onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 ripe tomatoes
small zucchini (or bell pepper)
spices (I used sweet paprika, curry and cayenne pepper but the original recipe includes cumin)

Chop and fry the onion and garlic, add chopped tomatoes, zucchini and all the spices, cook until soft, add lentils and mix together. 

Recipe from here 

Sep 14, 2014

Weekend in pictures

This was one gloomy and ugly yet lovely weekend. We went pumpkin hunting again. We try to do it every year before fall. This is the post from last year and the year before. It’s nice to have different family traditions and now that we have Lara we’ll definitely carry on with this one and hopefully many more. Our little girl needs lots of good childhood memories in the future and it’s never too early to start collecting them, right? 

This year we only purchased edible pumpkins. Did you know that almost all of them are?

So, lots of recipes with pumpkin are coming this fall.

I think I’m a little in love with pumpkins, aren’t they all pretty?

 We spent the rest of saturday at my in-laws’, the weather was dreadful but we somehow managed to have a bbq and we insistently sat on the terrace until dusk, although it rained a little.

Sunday morning was even prettier and Lara decided to wake us up at 7. We took a long, refreshing walk through the fields and it felt like on the set of Twilight. 

Lara didn’t care much for Twilight or that mom and dad were playing hide and seek on a field of corn.

The rest of the day was pleasant though. Unfortunately, my hair stayed just s dreadful as the weather before and is in desperate need of a cut.

Luckily, candy coloured nails are always a good distraction.

We took another walk and breastfed on the way. 

And the sweetest part of this weekend was seeing Lara with her cousin Nina together. It got me teary-eyed when Nina helped me take care of Lara, she handed the diapers, helped choose new set of clothes, stroke her hands and cheeks and kept an eye on the dummy. I love this little girl and I can’t wait to see them both play and make some trouble.