Gluten-free banana bread (low in sugar)

So this one day I found 3 overripe bananas in the office. I was just on a gluten-free quest and had bought gluten free-flour, so I felt like a winner when I discovered this recipe that hardly has sugar in it.

The dough based on the original recipe turned out way too moist, so I started adding things myself until the mixture was somewhat firm and looked like it could bake enough (I have a bad reputation with under cooked, flat and dull cakes. Except for this delicious marble cake that always comes out perfectly). I didn’t have much hope when I put the gluren-free banana bread in the oven, but it came out and I fell in love. The taste was delicious, it looked voluminous and my friend was absolutely stoked about it.

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Chocolate chip cookies from heaven

Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips AND melted chocolate inside? SAY NO MORE!
I tried this Nigella Lawson recipe and it’s de-li-cious. And the people I shared them with all agreed.
It takes a bit more work, but you won’t regret it. The cookies peal off easily from the baking sheet, they melt in your mouth and mmmmmm.

Time needed: 20 min + 15 min baking
Dishes: 1 pot, 1 bowl, 1 whisker, 1 oven tray

Ingredients chocolate chip cookies

  • 125 gr dark chocolate
  • 150 gr white flour
  • 30 gr cacao
  • 125 gr melted butter
  • 75 gr light brown/caster sugar
  • 50 gr white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 gr chocolate chips (in my case: chocolate bar smashed into pieces with a hammer)

How to make 15 chocolate chip cookies

  • Preheat the oven on 170°C
  • Melt the 125 gr chocolate au bain marie in a big bowl.
  • Add the butter and mix it into the chocolate on the fire
  • Add the sugar, mix well and get off the fire
  • Put the flour, cacao and salt in a big pot
  • Add the chocolate / butter / sugar mixture
  • Add the egg and mix everything well
  • Put the chocolate chips in and mix again
  • Take a spoon and make big heaps on the baking sheet on the oven tray
  • Bake for 15 – 20 min depending on your oven
  • They get harder once you get them out and they cool down

Mmmmmmm delicious

Vegetarian greek lasagna

I love diets! Really. Because I only remember the diets that I like and I can work with. Dieting is really for people who take themselves too seriously. The only rule and diet in my kitchen is that there are no rules except for following my common sense. My common sense often times lets me down, but hey, we keep perfecting over time.

I believe, rock solid, in balanced eating. And balancing, I take that quite literally. After a day when I had 3 pieces of cake (otherwise it was thrown away, really!) and an ice cream (otherwise it would have melted, really!) it’s time for a detox, which usually means: vegetarian recipes and food.

With this vegetarian lasagna (delicious and especially easy), you immediately bring a piece of Greece on the table.

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