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On 5/26/2020 at 1:48 PM, Sophie7713 said:

I have never thought of combining egg with sweet potato, GT! Your wraps so festive and delicious looking. Are you a sweet potato gal, too? It is a staple in our pantry. Adore smelling them bake in the oven. Covet the caramelize and naturally sweet pieces next to the skin. Looks like I need to bake one for dinner tonight! Haha. Pretty plates, too.

I am a sweet potato person ! I love the almost flowery smell the skin has once cooked , anyone else notice that or is it just me ?

I prefer them over other potatoes in every way except fries 😒

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Damn, I'm craving fish!

You know all of these yummy stuff you only get near the sea?! But so much is still closed because 'rona. Here's an example picture of what I mean: this is Matjesbrot. A picture I took during one of our vacations at the north sea.

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Some restaurants also put thin apple slices under the fish. Yes, you've read that right.

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1 hour ago, summerset said:

Soy skyr with mango and granola. Strawberries, flourless bread, Peanut Butter, vegan chocolate spread.

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That looks delish !! How much of that can you eat ???? How is vacation ?

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Ate all of it within an hour or so. I eat more and have more appetite depending on physical activity. When these foods are chewed well, the volume is also actually not that big. Strawberries are mostly Water in the end. The bread slices are rather thin and small.

Vacation is ok so far. Could be a little bit warmer and a tad more sunny. I have an appointment for bike shopping this afternoon (gotta make appointments because of Corona). Going there by bike. Straight way will be about 40 km in sum, depending on the weather I might choose a different/longer route on the way back though.

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18 hours ago, Sophie7713 said:

Would you share your recipe for the banana walnut chia pudding!?

Mix together the following, then leave overnight:

  • 1/2 of an overly ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of fat free Fairlife milk or milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds.
  • 1 tablespoon of walnuts (add when you're ready to eat)

Depending on the sweetness of your banana you might not need any sweetener. When I do though, I usually use 1 packet of stevia.

When I make it I usually start off with mashing 1/2 a banana in a bowl and then adding the ground cinnamon to the banana vs adding the cinnamon to the liquid because it gets clumpy. Hope this makes sense!

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15 hours ago, ms.sss said:

omg omg omg.

you need to tell me EXACTLY how you made these please!! I am LOVING the metallic looking ones!!!!

I have become obsessed with chocolate covered strawberries! They are super easy to make!

I used Wilton candy melts for dipping the berries but for the gold ones I used butterscotch chocolate chips and for the dark ones I used semi sweet chocolate chips. I stick a toothpick in the berry, hold up the stems and dip. I then set them aside on wax paper to dry.

For the metallic ones I use this: https://bakell.com/collections/edible-tinker-dusts When the berries are dry, that's when I use a dry paint brush and "paint" on the tinker dust. The flowers and happy birthday were made with melted chocolate as well!

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52 minutes ago, MarvelGirl25 said:

I have become obsessed with chocolate covered strawberries! They are super easy to make!

I used Wilton candy melts for dipping the berries but for the gold ones I used butterscotch chocolate chips and for the dark ones I used semi sweet chocolate chips. I stick a toothpick in the berry, hold up the stems and dip. I then set them aside on wax paper to dry.

For the metallic ones I use this: https://bakell.com/collections/edible-tinker-dusts When the berries are dry, that's when I use a dry paint brush and "paint" on the tinker dust. The flowers and happy birthday were made with melted chocolate as well!

Thanks! I am sooooo making these as soon as I get my hands on the materials! So excited!

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8 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

I am a sweet potato person ! I love the almost flowery smell the skin has once cooked , anyone else notice that or is it just me ?

I prefer them over other potatoes in every way except fries 😒

Yes, that flowery scent is wonderful! GT, something you may really enjoy is white and sweet potatoes combined in our rendition of potato pave casserole. Just slice very thinly both potato types and place aside in cool Water. Build them like scalloped potatoes, but use liquid sparingly - as the pave is more structural and compact. I use 1% milk (or heavy cream), fresh thyme, parsley, a little salt + ground pepper, dab of butter and, sprinkled cheese of your choice. We use gruyere - the cheese acts as the mortar. No need for flour. Dash smoked paprika or chili flakes if you desire a kick! Place in glass baking dish at 350 for 30 minutes or more depending on the volume. The beauty of this dish is the taste and presentation. We build it up 2 " and serve as little side squares attractive from all sides, especially the varied colors and green herbs. They freeze well and are great with a salad or meat. http://old.lostrecipesfound.com/recipe/rosemary-potato-pave/

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Thank you, Marvel Girl! Inspiration plus! We just love bananas and they are a household staple, as is Chia + walnuts. Hubby just whipped this up over his lunch break utilizing roughly his chia pear chocolate pudding prep BUT much less arduous with cooking and other complex steps. Probably cannot wait until tomorrow BUT as a treat tonight!!!... after doing business taxes at my desk all day long. Here was his quick concoction for your banana Walnut Chia Pudding:

One ripe banana, 2 tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. vanilla, 1cup of almond milk (he's lactose intolerant), 6 tbsp. Chia seeds and ¼ cup walnuts. Add all ingredients in bullet blender until smooth. Whisk in Chia seeds. Mix. Chill and WA LA! Can't wait. Thanks, again. Hugs!

Also, sooo excited to see ms.sss take on your glittery chocolate dipped strawberries! It is my birthday Friday after all. Haha. :]

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2 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Thanks! I am sooooo making these as soon as I get my hands on the materials! So excited!

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Love the Legally Blonde movies!!!! Along with Bridget Jones Diaries! A hoot. I think we'll rent one tonight... along with our banana walnut chia pudding treat. Fun! Hugs.

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15 minutes ago, Sophie7713 said:

Love the Legally Blonde movies!!!! Along with Bridget Jones Diaries! A hoot. I think we'll rent one tonight... along with our banana walnut chia pudding treat. Fun! Hugs.

Ah, but this Cher Horowitz from Clueless! A timeless masterpiece.

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So it was running cycling against the wind all the way to the bike shop with the occasional strong side wind that pressed me to the other side of the cycling lane. Luckily I started early enough to make my appointment at the bike shop.

However, as sh*itty as that ride was (I almost needed 1.5 the time the navigation app calculated even though I rode with a rather high heart rate), the ride back was awesome since the wind calmed down and it was still sunny.

Have some eye candy and meet the E-Sledge in galaxy black and French Fries from a local pub:

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ETA: portion sizes are insane in the boonies, lol. Plenty of leftovers to test the oven mode of our new microwave tomorrow.

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Made the @Sophie7713 wedge salad tonite !(took the picture before I realized I forgot to sprinkle blue cheese chunks on top (so the salad in my tummy had about a glorious 1 oz of the stuff added later, lol)

Also made some “leftover chinese takeout”-fried rice for the fam (none for me!) Day old white rice + leftover crispy chicken + leftover beef & Chinese broccoli + frozen corn niblets + scrambled eggs + crispy fried garlic.

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