Peanut Butter Quinoa Bites

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bites
– 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
– 1/2 cup oats
– 1/2 peanut butter
– 3 tablespoons honey
– small handful chic chips
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Form into balls on baking tray. Bake for about 10 minutes.


You can also add other nuts or dried fruit. Some of these have dried cranberries.

Quote Monday #7

I remind my husband of this quote every now & then. You know those days when nothing appears to be going right & the world seems to be against you? Losing your temper at the drop of a hat & moping around hating everyone? Those are the days I need someone to tell me to stop, take a deep breath, relax and then give me a hug, even if I have been saying horrible things.

Growing Leeks

Last week I experimented in the kitchen & bought lots of things I wouldn’t normally buy; prawns, lemongrass, coriander, sesame oil, fish sauce, leek, red chillis.
A few of the items still had their roots attached & it got me thinking. I had seen that you could put spring onions in a glass of water & they would regrow. There should be no reason why anything else with it’s root intact would be any different.
Here is a leek after being in water for 1 week. It was sliced cleanly off but has grown quite a bit in a week.
I have also put some coriander in some water but I can’t tell if it is making any progress.
I also have some garlic cloves that seem to have sprouted in the cupboard, I might pop them into done soil & see what happens.

Quote Monday #6

I think a lot of wise quotes have come from Buddha & this is one of them. I liken this quote to getting angry at bad traffic. There is nothing that can be done about it & it will probably leave you in a bad mood for the rest of the day. So it’s best to just let it go & move on.

Harley the Pom meets a Friend

We have been trying to introduce Harley to different dogs & people so that when he is older he will be able to interact with them properly.
This is a video of Harley playing with his cousin, Boston. Boston is a one year old cavoodle. 



What happens at the end gave us quite a surprise as we didn’t know when dogs develop that part.

Quote Monday #5


“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

– Oscar Wilde

I totally agree with this & I think you need to love yourself before you are able to fully love someone else. Self love is one of the best feelings. It’s confident, it’s sexy, it’s contagious. Although it can come of as being conceited, no one is going to toot your horn for you, you will have to do that yourself.

Tim Tam Slam

I introduce the Tim Tam Slam. A different way to get a chocolate fix.





Ingredients:

  • Milo (or other powdered chocolate milk flavouring)
  • Boiled Water
  • Milk (I like mine milky)
  • Tim Tam (any flavour)
  • Mug


Make your hot chocolate


Bite both ends off the Tim Tam


Use the Tim Tam as a straw,voilà!

Quote Monday #4

I (like many people, I’m sure) wish magic was real. My favourite place to find magic is in a book. Admittedly the majority of those are children’s books, think The BFG, The Magic Faraway Tree, Harry Potter etc. None the less, everyone needs a bit of magic in their life. I think magic can inspire people to be better & do great things.

Chia & Oat Pudding

I had never tried chia seeds before and decided to take the plunge when I saw them on the shelf next to the quinoa in the health food isle at the supermarket. Chia seeds have gained so much popularity recently & I must say I hadn’t ever head of them until recently too. Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids & can absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid!

Now that I have discovered the wonder that is Chia, I’ve had to look up some recipes. I tried a few but they did not turn out to be as amazing as I had hoped. Lucky for me, I am not afraid to make it up as I go & this is the end result.
This recipe is best made a few hours prior to consumption, to give the chia seeds time to absorb the liquid. If you are taking it to work, like I do, just make it in the morning before you leave then put it in the fridge when you get to work.

Start with a heatproof bowl or container (with a lid if you plan on transporting it).

 

Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.

Add 2 tablespoons of oats.

 

Add 1 tablespoon of protein powder. In this case, I have banana. The main role of the protein powder is provide flavour. Chai seeds & oats on their own can be pretty flavourless.

 

Add 1/2 cup milk.

 

Then refrigerate for a few hours.

When you are ready to eat it, microwave on high for 1 minute. You might need to add a bit of extra milk after it comes out of the microwave.

Give it a good stir & enjoy!!

 

RECIPE
1     tablespoon chia seeds
2     tablespoons oats
1     tablespoon protein powder (any)
1/2   cup milk (any)

 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a heatproof bowl/container.
  2. Refrigerate for a few hours.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Stir & enjoy.

Quote Monday #3

 
Again, this one is on my desk at work. The ‘must remember’ & hippopotamus were on the top of a pink note pad. Back in 2011, one of my friends was doing a project & needed people to pose with a note about being beautiful. This was my contribution.
I think everyone needs to know they are beautiful & I like to see that constant reminder to myself.