What I Eat in a Day #6

Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. 

breakfast

I had one multi grain roll cut in half. I got it from Lidl. The sunflower and poppy seeds of the bread is a great combo, with the avo mash.

I mashed 1/2 an avocado, I spread it on the bread and sprinkled salt and pepper over it. On the side I had a sunny side up egg. This is how American call it, right? I fried it in a non-stick pan, so i literally added the tiniest amount of olive oil. And of course, my American coffee with a splash of milk.

Lunch, 12:00 p.m.

lunchI had a Greek dish, called “giouvetsi”. It is orzo pasta and pork cooked with tomato, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. I would say that it has got the texture of risotto!

I also had a tablespoon of sheep’s yogurt, on the side. I like its sourness!

 

Snack, 18:00 p.m.

snack

Snack for today was a small nana!!

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner, 20:30 p.m.

dinnerLastly, for dinner today I had a Greek soup called “augolemono”. Augolemono is a lemon – broth soup with meatballs. The meatballs contain spices and rice. We form them and throw them in the broth to cook. Once the rice is cooked, we make an egg-lemon mixture and pour it over the soup to thicken it up.

Date: 7/2/2017

I hope you try some of the recipes!

Hugs, Mariana xx

 

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Grocery Haul | Food Diary

I got these groceries a few days ago… khm khm… correction…a lot of days ago but I still think is a good idea to share! Anyways, this is what I get on a regular basis, so let’s pretend that I bought everything yesterday! :p

Pantry Stables: 

  • 16466573_10212296402515314_524727349_o Porridge oats with wheat bran, cause I need that extra fiber! (1kg)
  • Risotto rice (1kg)
  • “Carolina”, medium grain rice (1kg)
  • Spaghetti (400g)
  • Vermicelli pasta (500g)

 

16492347_10212296400955275_333870120_o12 eggs, they are free range only because I like them soft boiled…

 

 

Dairy:

  • 16492533_10212296399995251_921250780_o Cottage Cheese (400g), for snacking
  • Semi – skimmed milk (2L), YES, we like milk in this household.
  • Margarine (250g) … it is a Greek Company that’s why you do not know it!!
  • Goat’s Yogurt (400g), I like that one better because it is kinda sour!

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Medjool dates…which are very expesive, by the way!

I got like 200g and I paid like 3 euro! Crazy!

 

Fresh Produce:

16523663_10212296399835247_1070504778_oThis is probably how my produce looks every week during winter… not much fruit to play with!

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 3 peppers
  • 4 avocados
  • 3 onions
  • A package of baby spinach
  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 1 kg of bananas, they are local bananas that’s why they are small.

Bathroom Stables:

  • 16466138_10212296403075328_986591656_oToothpaste
  • Shampoo, head and shoulders cause my hair is falling apart
  • Body shower gel, it is by “Le petit Marsalles” and is the pistachio & chestnut kind! I do not know how they are doing, but this smells like heaven… wow
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Boost Mousse

That’s about it! The total cost was 44 euro! Not bad, at all!

Hugs, Mariana xx

Whole Roast Bream with Lemon | Recipe Box

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Here in Cyprus fresh fish can be found everywhere. I purchased these two breams from the market and I asked the guys there to clean it for me! I am gonna be honest here… cleaning fish is not something I have ever done, nor I ever intend to do! :p

This recipe is my favouriteee because it makes for the best lemony fish.

Ingredients:

2 sea breams

1 lemon, peeled and cut into slices

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp soumac

1 tsp oregano

salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. Prepare, aluminium foil and parchment paper “beds” for the fish and place the fish on it. *** Wear gloves when touching the fish

2. Season the fish with salt and pepper. ** Do not forget to season the cavity of the fish, as well.

3. In the belly cavity, lay half of the lemon slices, season with 1/4 tsp soumac and  1/4 tsp oregano. Sprinkle the other 1/4 tsp soumac and 1/4 tsp oregano  on top of the fish.

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4. Before wrapping the fish, drizzle with a 1 tablespoon olive oil.16652031_10212344815565610_1613378618_n

5. Repeat the process with the second fish.

6. Wrap the fish by pinching the edges of the foil.

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7. Bake at 185 °for about 40 and then open the foil and let the fish brown for about 10 min.

You can serve the fish with rice or baked potatoes.

Serves 3-4

Enjoyy!

Hugs, Mariana xx

Indian Garam Masala Chicken | Recipe Box

16522275_10212296390875023_812837452_oI am not saying that is an original Indian chicken recipe, but this is what I make, when I crave something Indian! I find it very easy and very quick, and it always comes out delicious.

Side note! I add red bell peppers in my “curry”, as well, but, this time, I did not have any on hand… so I did not add any! Buuut I will include it in the recipe below!

Ingredients:

450g (1lb) chicken thighs, bone – in

3 Tbsp ghee (butter) or olive oil  #Mediterranean :p

 1 bell pepper, cut into strips

1 Tbsp garam masala

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp granulated garlic or 4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp chili flakes

3/4 cup light coconut milk

salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. In a pan over high heat, bring 2 Tbsp of oil to temperature and seal the chicken on both sides, until it develops golden brown colour.

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2. Remove the chicken from the pan. Add the other tablespoon of oil and cook the pepper for a couple of minutes.

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3. Now you have to work quickly because you do not want to burn your spices. Sooo, stir in all the spices, the garlic and add 1 cup of water.

4. Place the chicken into the spice broth, lower the temperature to medium  (4-5) and let the chicken cook for 15 minutes. Check every 3 minutes and turn the chicken on the other side to make sure it cooks evenly. Add more water if needed.

5. At this point the water should be evaporated. Pour in the coconut milk and let it cook for about 5 minutes or until it is thick enough.

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6. Serve over rice or any other grain you like. I served it with millet this time, and I must say that it was very tasty.

Serves 3 people

Enjoyy!

Hugs, Mariana

Healthy Granola | Recipe Box

16443880_10212275296707682_629194894_o Granola is usually filled with added sugar and fat which make it nothing but healthy!

New Years Resolution and ish.. so I am on a healthy kick these days, so I decided to transform this sugary goodness to its healthy version.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats

1/2 of a spotty banana (spotty bananas are very sweet, so you do not need any extra sweetness)

1/2 tsp pure cocoa powder

1 tsp flax seed or chia seeds

Optional: You can also add nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnut etc or cinnamon

To serve:

1/2 banana, chopped or 1/2 cup of berries or any other fruit you like

Instructions: 

  1. Place all the granola ingredients in the food processor and blend until the granola starts to form.        16443898_10212275298387724_873104722_o
  2. Transfer the granola in a bowl and top with the other half of the banana.

Serves 1 person

Enjoyy!!

Hugs, Mariana xx