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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Smoothie


I made the best breakfast ever on this beautiful Christmas morning. Fresh Smoothie!! I used up all the fruit there was in the house. Smoothies are delicious, healthy and also a good source of important nutrients. They are easy to make and very versatile, you can experiment with your favourite fruits to change the taste and texture. You can add yogurt, honey or seeds. They are great for morning sickness and also a brilliant hangover cure!

 

Ingredients:
2 bananas (peeled and chopped)
1 or 2 apples (cored and sliced)
1 small pineapple (peeled and sliced)
1 piece ginger (peeled and sliced)
3 passion fruits (cut in half)
Freshly squeezed juice of:
10 oranges
1 lime
½ lemon
 

Method:
Scoop the pulp of the passion fruits into a blender and add the rest of the ingredients, including the juice of oranges, lime and lemon. Purée until smooth and drink immediately! You can top it up with some ice cubes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Crimbo


I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!!
Veselé Vánoce a šťastný Nový rok vám všem!!
God Jul och Gott Nytt år till er alla!!
Otis is also wishing you a Merry Christmas!
 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rum Balls

This is the time of the year I usually bake traditional Czech Christmas Cookies. This year I’ve decided to throw in a new addition.  I’ve chosen to make a very simple type of no-bake cookies. Rum balls! I absolutely loved them when I was a kid. My grandparents made the best ones ever!!! They are so simple and delicious. Enjoy and don’t forget that the cookies need to rest for a few days before Christmas so if you are thinking of making some this year you should do it soon!

Ingredients:
100g unsalted butter, melted
30g icing sugar
2-3 tbsp dark rum
1 tsp rum essence
1 bar dark chocolate, melted
1 cup grated coconut
2 cups ground/crushed digestive biscuits (what I use instead – cookies that broke while decorating)


*Feel free to add crushed nuts, almonds or any leftover cookies and chocolate you might have used for decorating.
Method:
In a large bowl mix together ground biscuits/cookies, sugar, melted chocolate and butter, rum & essence. Work the dough with your hands until all is well incorporated. Wrap in plastic and leave in the refrigerator for about an hour to harden. When cooled, take a piece of the dough; roll in your hands to form balls. Roll the balls in grated coconut. Leave for a few days so flavours can blend before eating.