Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding

Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding | NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Are you a morning person? I’m definitely not. Getting out of bed isn’t such a big deal for me but being really focused on my work after that is another story. No matter what techniques I use, you won’t get anything good out of me in the morning. And later on in the afternoon, the magic happens. In just a few hours, I’ll cross almost everything from my to-do list and be super productive. That’s funny how it works!

Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding | NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Today I have a recipe that should help you get out of bed in no time, morning person or not. These little vanilla raspberry chia puddings you see here make a very delicious breakfast you’ll be anxious to eat when you wake up.  It feels like eating dessert for breakfast… But that’s not the best part – at least for me! Since you did all the work the night before, you’ll just have to open the fridge, grab your pudding and enjoy. Healthy, delicious breakfast with zero prep? I say yes!

Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding | NotEnoughCinnamon.com

[Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Creamy Dip

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Creamy Dip | NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Today is Monday. In other words, the end of the weekend, and I feel grumpy. I’m just not ready for the week to start yet. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love what I do, especially with the new exciting projects I’m working on (more on that very soon!). I just need a day to transition into ‘week-mode’. Or something delicious to eat could help, too. Like peanut butter and chocolate chips. Together.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Creamy Dip | NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Let’s bring some happiness back in our lives with this Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Creamy Dip (Me? Dramatic? Not at all). I feel like the title of this recipe says it all. There’s peanut, there’s chocolate and it’s creamy. So by essence, it’s delicious. Am i right? My little secret ingredient to make this dish extra creamy is…cream cheese! #nomnomnom And because we can’t really eat the whole pack (bikini season approaching in the Northern Hemisphere anyone?), I mixed it up with thick Greek yogurt. This recipe was designed to be a fruit dip – it’s fabulous with bananas – but obviously there’s a lot more you can do with it. Like eating it by the spoonful. Err I meant spreading it on a toast. Or on pancakes. How would you use this dip?

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Creamy Dip | NotEnoughCinnamon.com

[Read more...]

Galette des Rois {translates as delicious French dessert}

Galette des Rois - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

I really debated whether or not I should post this recipe on the blog. This Galette des Rois didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted it. It should have been thicker and prettier. It should have looked like this. I asked my followers on Facebook and they encouraged me to share it anyway. I know this recipe works well because I made it several time. I guess the most important thing is how this Galette des Rois tastes after all, right? And I would say, it was pretty tasty!

Galette des Rois - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

The Galette des Rois is a traditional French dessert served on Three Kings’ Day, composed of puff pastry and filled with frangipane, a cream made from almonds, butter, eggs and sugar. Kids particularly love this Galette des Rois tradition because it’s sort of a game for them. A  fève - which is basically a lucky charm – is hidden in each galette. The youngest kid of the family goes under the table (or close his eyes) and shares at random the slices among the guests. The person who finds the fève in his/her slice is crowned King or Queen. The King must then choose his Queen (or the Queen chooses her King!). Most of the time, parents make sure the fève ends up in the kid’s slice. My mum even used to hide several fèves in the galette so that both my brother and I had one :)

This Epiphany tradition is also popular amongst grown-ups but mostly because the Galette des Rois is delicious! Not to mention French people usually love to gather around the table and share a good meal with friends and family. A lunch lasting two to three hours or even a whole afternoon is not an unusual thing!

By the way, do you guys all know I’m French? We moved to Australia about a year and a half ago and we never looked back! In a couple of weeks, I’ll be flying to Paris for three weeks and it will be the first time I’m back in France. First thing I’ll do is eat some foie gras. And I’m not even kidding!

Galette des Rois - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

[Read more...]

Cherry Pistachio Puff Pastry Twist

Cherry Pistachio Puff Pastry Twist

This recipe is like a magic trick. As soon as the twists are out of the oven, they instantly disappear…in your guests stomaches. And yours too. Mmm…I love food magic. It’s funny to see how something so quick and easy to make can be so good. Honestly, it requires A LOT of self-control not to eat the whole batch all by yourself. Half of the twists got eaten during the photo shoot. They’re that good.

Cherry Pistachio Puff Pastry Twist

I created this recipe with the Christmas feast in mind. When comes the time for dessert, I don’t know about you but I’m usually so full that I don’t even enjoy it. These twists are the perfect alternative to the heavy traditional Christmas dessert. They are very light and you can eat just one or two (or more!)

This recipe is very versatile. If you’re not a big cherry preserve fan, just swap it for your favorite fruit. Same thing for the nuts. I personally love this combination but there’s really no rule! Enjoy :)

Cherry Pistachio Puff Pastry Twist

[Read more...]

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan, Cranberry and Bacon Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan, Cranberry and Bacon Topping

All you want for Christmas is this topping. Close your eyes and think about it. Crunchy pecans, sweet cranberries, beloved cinnamon and…crispy bacon. Dreamy, right? If I lost you at bacon, please bear with me. Trust me when I say it pairs so well with the other ingredients. I’m not quite sure why I incorporated bacon in the first place but I just couldn’t help myself, I just knew it would work! Sure, you can leave it out if you insist, but I believe it’s what makes this dish so balanced and so good.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan, Cranberry and Bacon Topping

It’s this time of the year again when I have to convince my brain that it is indeed Christmas in a few days and that I should start making plans for the big day. I wasn’t born in Australia and for me, Christmas means cold weather, maybe even snow. Not sunny and warm days. You understand my confusion… I still need to take our Christmas tree out of the closet! I must confess though that I started listening to Christmas songs in late October. Couldn’t help it, they’re so merry and joyful!
What about you? When do you start planning the holidays? Weeks in advance or a few days before?

 Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan, Cranberry and Bacon Topping

[Read more...]

Paleo Banana Bread {that everyone will love}

Paleo Banana Bread I NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Let me just start by saying that this banana bread lasted less than 2 days in this house. I could blame it on my friend Meriam, who is staying with us in Sydney for a few weeks. Or I could blame it on my boyfriend Solal, given that he has a huge appetite. But the truth is, Solal only got a slice and Meriam didn’t even get a chance to taste it at all. Yeah, you got it… I ate it all – minus one slice. What can I say? I love bananas and banana bread is one of my many weaknesses. Breakfast? Dessert? Snack? Bring on the BB! But not *any* banana bread. *This* particular banana bread. This moist, delicious and easy paleo banana bread. For those of you not familiar with the paleo diet, it means there’s no grains, no added sugar and no dairy. This bread is entirely sweetened with bananas and dates. Pretty neat, right? If dates are not your thing, don’t worry, you won’t even know they’re here. The good thing about this treat being paleo? You can eat several slices and you’ll be still be ok health-wise. Not sure about the whole loaf though…

Paleo Banana Bread I NotEnoughCinnamon.com

As much as I love this banana bread I must warn you about something. Don’t expect the texture of your regular banana bread. The taste is amazing but the texture is a bit different than what you might be used to. Good but different.
Somebody sent me this recipe recently and I don’t know where it initially came from. If someone recognizes it, let me know so I can give proper credit to the recipe developer!
What are you waiting for? Go grab your food processor and let’s get started! This banana bread is definitely not just for the cavemen and cavewomen out there!

Paleo Banana Bread I NotEnoughCinnamon.com

[Read more...]

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce

 Slow-cooker pumpkin Applesauce

It’s been on my wish list for months and it finally made it to my kitchen: I’m the proud owner of a slow-cooker! Ok, it’s not exactly fresh news as I’ve had it for about a month now, but I never mentioned how great it is. I totally get the slow-cooker craze now that I own one! It is so convenient to just throw the ingredients in the pot in the morning and come home at night to a delicious smell and a hot meal ready to be devoured!
The other day I had a few apples sitting on my counter and I was craving something sweet. With cinnamon. Because, hey you know there’s never enough cinnamon in my life! I knew I was going to use my slow cooker but I wanted to twist the classic applesauce. I settled for pumpkin and added pumpkin pie spice to the mix. Talked about a salivating combo, and our apartment just smelled amazing!

[Read more...]

Stuffed Baked Apples

Stuffed Baked Apples

Did you know yesterday was the first day of Fall? Well, at least in some part of the world! We just celebrated Spring Down Under! Honestly, it’s been feeling like Spring for a month or so, with lots of sunny and warm days, but it doesn’t prevent me from using my oven just yet. Summer will probably be a different story with an average temperature of 100F and an apartment with no A/C! In the meantime, I feel like cooking both Spring and Fall recipes, as Fall cooking and baking is all over the Internet right now!

Since we moved to Australia, cooking with the seasons has been something I’ve really struggled with. Most of my readers are Americans and Europeans, and when you mostly crave warm comfort food, all I can think of is cool off with an iced tea and a frozen treat. The thing is, I always want to try some recipes I discover on various blogs and that’s how we end up eating soup in the middle of summer (true story!). Needless to say, Solal wasn’t too happy about that! I really like this time of year, from the end of ‘your’ summer until the middle of ‘your’ fall because I don’t feel too disconnected. I can post popsicles recipes and not eating them wrapped up in a blanket and I don’t need to be in underwear to bake. These Stuffed Baked Apples are the perfect way to celebrate Fall – and just enjoy a delicious dessert!

[Read more...]

Coconut Berry Popsicles

Coconut Berry Popsicles

Strawberries are in seeeaaaasssooon and it’s driving me crazy! Every time I go to the grocery store I grab two or three pints (sometimes more) because you know how it is. The strawberry season begins; you think it’s going to last for weeks; one day you go to the store and poof they disappeared overnight (or they became totally overpriced). And your heart is broken (yes, that’s how much I love strawberries). So yeah, you get it, I want to make the most of it while it lasts.

[Read more...]

Kiwi and Orange Popsicles

Kiwi and Orange Popsicles

Popsicles. I know. It’s the end of August, most kiddos are back to school and you’re already into Fall mode. But wait, summer isn’t over just yet! Technically it only ends on the 21st of September so I say, make the most of it until it’s gone for real! And that includes eating frozen treats. Like popsicles.

Here in Sydney it’s still Winter but the weather is already starting to get warmer, which is obviously to my liking. It was 77F/25C this weekend so we had our first picnic of the season in Centennial Park, Sydney’s biggest park that is just 5 minutes away from where we live.  Enjoying a delicious lunch in the sun, with the birds singing around you, in such a beautiful park is absolutely priceless. Back home, we had some kiwi and orange popsicles for dessert and it was the perfect conclusion to a nice picnic.
Now tell me, strawberries are cheap and absolutely delicious at the moment down under so I would love to share a berry popsicles recipe with you guys next week. It is really too late or should I just go for it?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...