[what I ate.] 29. October – 4. November 2018

29. October

Coffee and doughnuts. Shared the doughnuts with Kadi.

Instant noodles.

Blood sausages and salad with edible flowers.

A marron glacé I bought in Catalonia. The texture was interesting.

30. October

Baked potatoes with Chinese cabbage, mushrooms and blue cheese.

Roasted corn and some chestnuts I took to work to share. The corn is epic delicious, but the chestnuts were a bit of a disappointment. I expected the chestnuts to be crunchy, because the package said they were peeled and toasted, but instead they were soaked in something and soft. Oh well.

I forgot to take a pic of dinner. I had a tuna cutlet with some salad.

Sister came for a visit and brought some ice cream.

31. October

Some freshly squeezed juice, coffee and a kama-black currant smoothie bowl with yoghurt, granola and fruit.

Chicken-cauliflower lasagna (I had some leftover scraps) and salad.

Rice cereal with milk and a quark pastry.

1. November

Kama-black currant smoothie bowl with yoghurt, granola and fruit.

Eggplant curry and brown rice.

Spinach pancakes and some salad with edible flowers and marinated pumpkin.

2. November

Coffee, some rye bread with butter.

Tuna pie with coleslaw salad.

Half a spinach pancake, a slice of tuna pie, some marinated pumpkin and vegetable soup with leafy greens.

A lemon mantecado. It’s a type of very crumbly shortbread that is usually made using pig fat. Delicious and the texture was super funny, reminding me of powdered sugar when it crumbled.

3. November

A peach kefir dessert.

Coffee, baked apple smoothie (shared with hubby) and tuna sandwiches. The smoothie was tasty. I don’t dislike cinnamon the way I used to anymore and find myself actually enjoying the taste on occasion.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Apple Cramel Yakkoi Sable (from Aomori prefecture) and a Sweet Potato Galette (from Osaka). The chewy sable was really yummy and so was the sweet potato cookie. It was adorable how the sweet potato cookie looked like an actual slice of Japanese sweet potato.

Dadu Moonlight Black ice cream 😀 This was cool looking and yummy! The ice cream was cherry flavoured.

Lamb stomach and other innards soup with sour cream and parsley. Good stuff! And some rye bread with butter.

White bread with beef liver paté.

Slow cooked beef, mashed potatoes and carrots with beef gravy and some marinated cucumber.

Banana bread with dried cranberries.

Delicious raspberry cake.

4. November

Coffee, rice porridge and some banana bread.

Raspberry cake.

Sandwiches with beef sausage and marinated cucumber.

Coffee, slow cooked beef, baked potatoes and marinated cucumber.

Shared with hubby some ice coffee chocolate sandwich cookies (from Saitama prefecture). They were really tasty.

Duck flavoured Cup Noodles. A nostalgic taste for me.

Some melissa tea and pumpkin pancakes.

[what I ate.] 15-21. October 2018

15. October

Strawberry quark.

A banana and some coffee.

Sausage sandwich.

Rice with tuna, potatoes, cabbage, sour cream and soy sauce.

Nougat chocolate bar.

16. October

Vegetable soup with sour cream.

Coffee, some chocolate truffles and mini scones.

Mashed potatoes with pearl barley and grilled chicken legs.

17. October

Coffee, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and some salad.

A banana bread muffin.

Chicken soup with sour cream.

Rich cream cheese flavoured Umaibo.

18. October

Semolina porridge with strawberry jam and butter; a croissant with smoked salmon.

Rye bread with mashed avocado and poached eggs + some salad.

A cheese pastry.

Had dinner with Kadi in Washoku Story: started with some karaage.

Seafood ramen. It was okay, I wasn’t big into the salmon, so I traded that for some salmon croquettes with Kadi 😀

Matcha ice cream with a matcha cookie and some azuki bean paste.

19. October

A wonky poppy seed pastry 😀

Rice noodle salad with green beans, cabbage and carrots.

I think I forgot to photograph my dinner…

20. October

Coffee, chocolate brownie quark.

Konnyaku noodles with seafood, broccoli, cauliflower and mayonnaise.

Cola gummies.

21. October

Coffee, cocoa cereal with milk.

It was my husband’s birthday so I bought a cake: passion fruit-pistachio cheesecake. It was lush and so delicious.

We also had dinner at NOK NOK. We started with some marinated prawn patties with plum sauce.

A glass noodle salad with prawns, squid and mussles.

I had stir-fried crispy duck with pork. It was very delicious. Oh yes, all dishes came with a side of rice.

Shared dessert no.1- sticky rice with mango and sesame seeds. This was absolutely delicious!

Shared dessert no.2- coconut ice cream with longan, jackfruit, palm seed heart and peanuts.

[what I ate.] 1-7. October 2018

1. October

nākd. lemon drizzle raw nut and fruit bar. It was okay.

A banana.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Fried seaweed with sudachi from Hiroshima prefecture.

2. October

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Rice noodle soup @ Kohvik Must Puudel. Didn’t like the soup very much.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

3. October

Coffee, beef borscht with sour cream.

Vegetable lasagna.

Beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

Coffee and some chocolates my co-worker brought from Russia.

Buckwheat with beef liver, salad and sour cream.

4. October

Spinach smoothie, café latte and porridge with strawberry jam.

Pumpkin risotto with cold smoked salmon, pumpkin seeds and tomatoes.

Turkish delight.

Coffee, salmon pastry.

Buckwheat with beef liver and sour cream; pita bread sandwich with cold smoked salmon.

Coffee, a sweet pastry roll.

5. October

Buckwheat with beef liver.

Orange juice, baked potatoes with bacon and mushrooms.

Omelette with tuna, veggies and mayo.

Beer and beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

6. October

Coffee, strawberry-passion fruit quark.

French fries and berry pastry from McDonalds.

Fried potatoes, boiled wieners and some salad.

Ice cream.

7. October

Coffee, fried eggs with potatoes and salad.

Coffee and banana bread.

Movie night, watched “Thor” (2011). We had cookies, coffee, mini doughnuts, gummy candy and plums.

Before the movie we assembled some mini building block figures: Thor, Batman and Loki 😀

Infinity War… 8. May 2018

 Oat-rice porridge with slices of chocolate orange, chia seeds and roasted sunflower seeds.

 Homemade lemonade @ Gotsu

 Hubby had some bulgogi and ssambap.

 I had kimchi stew with pork and some rice.

Also had popcorn at the movies…

 Banana bread.

We went to see “Avengers: Infinity War” in the evening with hubby and Miss K. Wheesh, that movie was a ride… I was quietly muttering “oh no no no no” to myself a lot when watching the story unfold. It was just heart-breaking how many of my favourite characters died D: I mean, some of them will most likely return, but still…

It was confusing. The movie was quite upsetting to watch, but it was also very very good… and funny! Despite the horribly heavy subject matter. I also didn’t expect to sympathize with the main villain :/ I mean I felt for him, just did not agree with his methods etc. It was weird and unexpected.

I was quite peeved however that my hope of my OTP having some screen time together again never happened… that hope disappeared very quickly, because they killed one of them off in the first 5 minutes of the film 8D

Anyway, I am so looking forward to the next one!

[Recipe.] Banana Bread with Raspberries

This banana bread is awesomely moist and the raspberries add a pinch of tartness to the overall sweet taste 🙂 Technically, I’ve made a version of this banana bread with and without the raspberries and one time I made it with pumpkin puree and nuts instead. So if you wish, you can leave out the raspberries or substitute them with whatever suits your fancy 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 235 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Half a tsp cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml of olive oil
  • 3 big ripe bananas
  • 200 g of raspberries

Directions:

Shift the flour into a bowl through a sieve, add baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Whisk the eggs and the sugar into a thick foam with a mixer. It will take about 10 minutes in a medium setting to get the proper result. Add the oil and stir it in.

Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the egg mixture. Then, add in the flour bit by bit while mixing gently. Finally, tenderly stir in the raspberries without breaking them too much.

Set the oven to 175°C and bake for 1 hour. Keep an eye on the bread during the last 15 minutes and if you think it’s starting to brown too much, you can cover it with aluminium foil to stop it from happening. Poke the cake with a toothpick and when it comes out clean it’s ready 🙂

Let it cool before serving. Enjoy!