October 3rd, 2016
Let’s get cooking!
Food hasn’t been my favourite topic lately (because it troubles me any time I eat) but today I had a particularly good day and made the best of it.
I came up with a few dishes and a dessert, so allow me to show you!
Peanut butter and cream cake.
I made these last night, and had one for breakfast.
I brought one over to my friends PJ & Sophie and they liked it as well, which of course made me happy! It’s very spongy and tasty, and you can definitely just make a big one but I didn’t have the tin, so 4 small ones were just as great.
I started by mixing by hand sugar and an egg, adding all the liquid things one after the other (peanut butter, cream and honey – the last one is just an extra for flavour, add as much or as little as you like).
Then I went on and added flour, baking powder and cinnamon, mixing it until forming a paste.
I made up this recipe from scratch, so it was lucky that it turned out this good!
I placed the mixture on my moulds and popped them in the oven for 25 minutes, on 175*C.
And then they were ready. I sprinkled some icing sugar on top, and ate one right away!
Veggie balls with polenta.
Remember when a little while ago I made pasta balls? Someone suggested to use potatoes to make them round and easier to cook without breaking apart. That was a brilliant idea.
I gathered some mixed vegetables, potatoes and sliced polenta.
I started by cutting into very tiny pieces all the veggies and boiled them for 15 minutes so they could soften.
Then I moved everything into a pan and cooked it some more.
This way, it was very easy to smash it.
I also cooked the polenta with some salt and olive oil.
While waiting for that to be ready, I took the veggie mash and using my hand (let it rest so it gets a little colder first) I formed two balls, which I then coated in egg and bread crumbs.
Look how perfect this look! I was so pleased. haha
I cooked them in a pan with oil for just a few minutes, and served them with some mayo on the side.
This was honestly the best meal I’ve eaten in a while!
Creamy gnocchi with avocado and courgettes.
In the evening is when the pain and nausea comes. For the first day in almost two weeks, today, I have not taken any medicines, and I was surprised to see that I had somewhat of an appetite anyway, and I’m doing pretty good so far with my digestion.
I didn’t want to push it tho, so I have only cooked myself a small dish of gnocchi, for safety.
I first cut into pieces an avocado, added some salt and olive oil, and very few shallot bits.
Then I cooked the gnocchi, added the cream, cooked the courgettes and added everything together into a bowl.
This was super easy and fast to make, plus all the ingredients go so well together!
That’s about it. I can officially say that today, food wise, was a successful day. I love cooking and baking, so having to put it aside for more than a month now has been hard, but at least today I got to enjoy both making it and eating it. I’ve missed it!
By the way, I should get my allergy/intolerance test results tomorrow; I’m really curious to see if my stomach pain is caused by any specific foods. As usual, I will let you know.
Hope you enjoyed the recipes! 🙂