Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Brunchday - Gluten Free Soft Salty Cake

Here I am with this super simple, absolutely delicious vegetarian salty cake. It was part of our Sunday Brunchday and I was surprised by how much I liked it. I am not one to love savoury salty things in the morning and I notoriously present Mr. Mystery and/or my Brunchday guests with dessert and sweet things galore. 
This morning, I got up bright and early and bakes this simple soft vegetable cake. Throw in a lemon green tea and some fruit and this makes for a super healthy start to your day.
Here's the recipe!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: around 25 minutes (or until it gets a golden top crust)

3 medium sized eggs
300 g / 2 1/2 cup zucchini (sliced)
1 small red onion
120 g / 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
30 g / 1 oz rice flour
50 g / 1/3 cup whole almond meal flour
40 ml / a little over 1 oz extravirgin olive oil
90 ml / 3 oz soy milk/lactose-free milk
60 g / 2 oz almonds
50 g / 1/3 cup pecorino romano (if you can't get any, parmesan should be fine as well)
3 tsp baking powder
5 g butter (to grease the cake pan)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1. Wash the zucchini and slice it finely; then slice the red onion.

2. Mix the flours and the baking powder.

3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the salt and black pepper. Add in the milk, oil, the flours and continue to whisk until you have a grain-free batter.

4. Add the zucchini and red onion and stir the mix with a wooden spoon, folding the batter gently.

5. Butter the cake pan, put the batter in it and smooth the surface. Decorate the surface with the almonds and put the cake in the oven.

6. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the surface is golden, at 200° C / 392° F

7. Take the cake out and wait for it to cool before serving.

Enjoy and do let me know if you liked it!

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Fav Five is back - and so am I

1. Go-To Face Hero. This little guy has totally got my attention. 45 Australian $ which translate into about 35 € isn't really that much for 30 ml of product they say will last you for quite some time.
I quote:
"A terrifically powerful, fantastically lightweight face oil that deeply hydrates, soothes, revitalizes and completely protects the face against bad guys trying to make it unhappy. It's your daily skin booster and new best friend.

Featuring 10 potent, purposefully selected plant and nut oils, Face Hero boasts a bucket load of essential fatty acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory properties and write-home-about-it nourishment. It leaves zero residue and penetrates deeply and quickly to hydrate, revive, brighten and insure your face against fine lines, dark spots, dryness and ageing inflammation.
Face Hero is your all-in-one daily skin guardian, and quite frankly, just the hero we've been waiting for." 

2. This embroidered fall coat from Zara. I've been steadily but surely falling into the embroidered trend and since I'm considering investing some of my career girl money into a new coat this fall, this number from Zara seems to fit the bill. 129.90€

3. The key to my(bag's) heart. I've fallen head over designer heels with this Italian brand with such a quirky name: Pomikaki. They are made in Italy, cruelty free and very chicly faux, really creative and moderately priced. Mind you, you're still paying in the hundreds of euros, but it's for a product you'll love to wear, envied for wearing and thanked by animals. A win-win situation indeed.

4. The perfect fall slippers. While now I'm writhing in pain because of this scorching Italian heat (well, it's actually raining right now, but I was writhing about an hour ago), I am already dreaming about the crisp October air when I'll be back in my lace-ups and cachemire whatnots. I saw an ad on Bloglovin' for these awesome little innovative slippers and my millennial heart couldn't bear it. They are not at the top of my August birthday wishlist.

5. The Dove that could. I'm the worst of judges when it comes to mainstream, drugstore products, opting out of them entirely due to a decade long obsession with reading the ingredients list. But my mom isn't. So after an afternoon baking in the Italian sun, me with my SPF 50, her with none, she pulled out the new Dove DermaSpa uplifted+ body lotion and I'm in love. I've not dared look at the ingredients but I can vouch for the fact that it does indeed smooth, hydrate and overall firm the skin, all for under 5€ and with an awesome smell.

Hope you enjoy my Fav Five!

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister