22 Sep 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 feeling:
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. 



14 Sep 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. 




9 Sep 2014

Weekend with friends

It was one of our goals to go out with Lara as often as possible. We want her to socialize and see the world. Who cares that all she can see at the moment are outlines ;)
We paid a visit to Wojtek, Magda and their baby girl Matylda last weekend. The weather was perfect so we spent every minute outside eating some absolutely delicious food. Starting with sweets and pastries with insanely well prepared grilled food following later.
Ginger has a lot of fun when visiting as she has a whole forrest to run around in. She was so exhausted later on that she picked the best place to rest (obviously).

Kamil




 












Monika is taking some dancing classes from out friend Gosia. She's a pro!

our baby wraps seem to be liked by everyone! Love it!


7 Sep 2014

Sunday


It's been a lovely Sunday. The weather was gorgeous so we spent it mostly outside. We went to Targ Sniadaniowy (breakfast food market) in the morning because sundays like this call for a special breakfast. There were macarons, good coffee, onigiri, panini, brownies and raspberry cake. It was a very good morning. Lara enjoyed every bit of it, too and did not cry at all, bless that little nugget. 
























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