sábado, 25 de setembro de 2010

{caramel latte}

i used a recipe amanda shared on her blog, to make my own homemade caramel  sauce and it's perfect for caramel lattes or caramel frapuccinos. you can use it in any fancy or simple way... on pancakes, as an apple dip, icecream topping, you name it.
for the caramel latte you can use 1 shot of hot expresso (i actually used decaf), 1 cup warm or hot milk, 2 Tblsps of the caramel and cream to top. yum.

terça-feira, 14 de setembro de 2010

{a kinda middle eastern meal}

yesterday i felt like having middle eastern for dinner, so, this is what i came up with to satisfy my cravings:

i thought i had canned chick-peas for a real hummus, but necessity is the mother of invention and i had to adapt according to what i had. but you can find a recipe for the real thing here (where i adapted mine from) or here.

'altered' hummus
1 cup canned lima beans
drained juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried coriander
1 1/2 tbs. tahini paste
2 garlic cloves
2 tbs. olive oil 
blend all ingredients really well. cover and refrigerate for at least 40 minutes before serving. add a bit of paprika and olive oil for garnish. 

labneh  [yogurt cheese]
about 150 g. greek yogurt
a pinch of salt
olive oil+parsley for garnish


a simple lettuce, onion, red pepper and bulguhr salad.


and, of course, some lovely, warm pita bread. the recipe was a mix beetween this one and this one.


and a nice cup or two of fragrant mint tea with orange peel and cinnamon.

segunda-feira, 13 de setembro de 2010


* greek yogurt * raspberries * dried mint * brown sugar *