Banana “Ice Cream”

posted in: Food, Summer | 2

… with sweet and salty roasted almonds.

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I made a post earlier about risking my cabinet space and buying a new cook book. See that post HERE.  Well that book turned out be an excellent purchase! I’ve tried and made so many recipes out of it. And the best part – I’ve been going back for more and redoing those recipes! Usually when I get a cookbook in a heat of a moment, I have patience to try a couple of recipes here and there and after that, the book starts to collect dust. But these recipes are surprisingly simple and easy to follow through. Still, I haven’t gone trough the whole book but so far I’ve got a couple of regular ones out of it! Now I want to share one brilliant and very summer appropriate dessert what is to die for! So delicious!

Here’s what you need

( you get 4 portions out of this one or 2 big ones x) )

– 4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced into thin rounds.

– 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted almonds

– 2 teaspoons (plus 2 tablespoons good quality maple syrup for later)

– a pinch of coarse sea salt

– 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

–  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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Freeze the banana slices in a single layer on a tray or a plate. (I usually freeze them a day before or I keep frozen slices ready in the freezer)

Meanwhile, combine chopped almonds with 2 teaspoons of the maple syrup and the pinch of salt. Set a side.

Combine frozen banana slices, almond milk, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and the vanilla in a blender and pulse until the mixture texture is soft. ( I definitely recommend that you pulse your blender carefully, not too much – other wise it will be come a smoothie ) and don’t worry if the mixture is not totally smooth at first. It will melt and “give in” to that ice cream shape pretty quickly when it melts. 

Spoon the ice cream into cups and top it with the salty almond mixture!

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Have a Wonderful weekend! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend

posted in: Life, Style, Summer, Wardrobe | 7

How’s your weekend been so far? 🙂 We have been on the go non stop and I’m starting to feel like we should slow down a bit. But when I’m looking at my calendar it does not agree with me at all. Luckily this Sunday we have no commitments but some paperwork here and there keeps bugging me. Oh well..

These pictures are from Friday night. I was getting ready for dinner with friends and I felt a need to document it since I haven’t had a chance to dress up that much this summer 😀 I’m not kidding! This is not that much either but at least a little something 😉 I got this outfit for our L.A trip and I haven’t worn this dress or necklace ever since!

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Dress – H&M , Necklace – Aldo , iPhone Case/Wallet MK

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throwback L.A moment wearing this outfit

 I hope you’ve had a nice and relaxing summer weekend!

Sunday Toodles!

 

 

 

 

Birthday Girl

posted in: Outdoors, Summer, Westie Life | 2

Happy Birthday to our Puppy who turns 6 years today! I can’t believe it’s been six years already! She’s never lost the puppy title since she’s still very much like one. Full of beans and lots of energy!

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She’s definitely a mommy’s girl but daddy is very important too! When he’s home, we just might go for long hikes and car rides exploring new places and parks. x) 

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She keeps us busy and moving. Lots of fresh air and time in outdoors rain or shine, no matter what!  She’s been such a joy in our lives.

Happy Birthday!

 

 

White & Bright

posted in: Bedroom, Decor, Summer | 6

I’ve being really hands on upstairs this week. Cleaning, organizing and rearranging furniture 😉 I even picked and ordered pictures for those hallway frames!! I started with changing summer curtains in the master bedroom! I wasn’t even planning to, but just felt like it when I found these curtains in my drawer. I had totally forgot that I even have these, even though I have the same ones in our guest room. I’m glad I tried these out, since our bedroom feels very light and bright now! I really like it! My favourite scene in the room is when the wind is blowing in and the curtains flow nicely with it! After changing the curtains I couldn’t stop there x) Little did I know, soon I was going through the whole upstairs decorating etc. I think those days are the best when you get so many things done while you least expect it!

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In overall, I think these are very summer appropriate 😉 Do you agree? Funny how so little change can make a big difference!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

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