looking for the perfect shoes…..filled bell peppers

It’s difficult when you have a nice dress, but not find perfect shoes yet. I don’t want high heels because my future husband is shorter, so otherwise it will be the giant and the dwarf 😉
Ok maybe on the end I have…difficult to find the most beautiful vegan shoes. But I must say I saw other nice shoes for in the future when I have no wedding..aah my friend will become crazy when he hears I find some nice shoes but not for the wedding..Yes I like to buy new shoes also, yes I am a lady too, I don’t have 100 pairs, but maybe 7…for me enough but when I see nice ones there is still space!
Anyway I must take care and spoil my friend so I made filled bell peppers.It looks great as a side dish and great with some salad.

Filled bell peppers for (6 persons)
1/4 zucchini cut in tiny pieces
3 bell peppers (yellow and red are the sweetest) cut in half
1 slice of fennel and cut in tiny squares/or triangles what you like
1 spring onion, cut in thin slices
2 1/2 cup of bulghur (cooked before you stuff into the bell pepper, simmer 20 minutes in water)
2 tablespoons of pumpkinseeds to put on top
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste (maybe some dried cayenne pepper)

for the crunchy top
2 tabelspoons of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 pressed garlic
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
5 tablespoons of water
a sharp knife
an oven
a cutting board
a cooking pan for cooking the bulghur
a spoon for measuring
a bowl and wooden spoon
a colander
a little bowl for the crunchy top and a whisker

Let’s begin….(nice shoes, nice shoes, nice shoes :))
First put on the bulghur, bring the water to a boil and put in the bulghur, simmer for +/- 20 minutes….
In the meanwhile, cut the bell peppers in 2 equal pieces, so you have cups to fill.Get rid of the seeds, maybe you can dry them and make bell pepper plants in your garden

Cut the fennel, zucchini and put in the colander, when you have 10 minutes remaining of the bulghur-cookin-time, you put the colander on top of the cooking pan and close with the lid.

In the meanwhile you can make the crunchy top. Get the little bowl, put in all the ingredients and whisk very well, till it’s like a sauce. Set aside and use when the peppers are filled.

Probably the bulghur will be ready now (the zucchini and fennel must be soft), drain the bulghur so there is no water anymore in the pan, get the bowl and mix all the ingredients, (the fennel, zucchini, spring onion, pepper/salt, bulghur)
Get the bell pepper cups and fill each one of them with this mixture (put the cups already on the baking plate, or baking pan), on top you put 1 or 2 tablespoons of the sauce and sprinkle some pumpkinseeds on top!

Now you filled each cup, they are ready to warm up in the oven, they must be in the oven like 20-30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.
Take them out when the timer rings! They are ready for use. Imagine you can fill this also with potatoes or other vegetables, be creative and use your taste

Enjoy…..the shoes are mine 😉

the garden is making progress….and sweeter ‘corn’ bread

Finally the garden is in bloom, the peas, the capers, the rocket, the lettuce ! crazy everything is growing. I think it’s great to have the opportunity to use ingredients from the garden sthraigt on bread or make spread of it. A nice spread asks for a nice bread.
And we bought 25 kilograms of corn flour, but OMG it’s hard to make bread with corn flour, next time we have to read more about it. The problem is corn flour doesn’t raise so much. So after a lot of disasters and very miserables bread. I have now the perfect combination. So Allard here is your perfect bread and sweeter as normal, just follow the recipe and never throw in more dried yeast, the bread will raise to much….but you know already 🙂 And now bake evry day a bread like this so the flour will be empty at last

Ingredients for a sweeter ‘corn’ bread…
250 gram of spelt flour
100 gram of all purpose flour
150 gram of corn flour
1 tablespoon of dried yeast
a dash of salt
2 cups of luke warm water
a hand full of pumkinseeds for on top
+/-4 tablespoons of flaxseeds for in the bread
2 tablespoons of oil

A food processor with dough hook
a tablespoon
a cake-pan

Lets make the bread………..
I would say mix all the flours together, time to poor in the dried yeast, salt and flaxseeds. Mix very well so everything is equal!
While mixing, poor in the water and oil very slowly, now you see it’s getting like dough. It must be a little sticky, not wet (you cannot make a ball of the dough) and not too dry (it will fall apart)
Get the cake pan and with a brush you oil the cake pan, so the bread will get out easy after baking!
Put in the dough so the whole bottom is covered and sprinkle on top the pumpkin seeds, set aside on a warm place and let the dough raise for 1 hour or more.The dough must be doubled when it’s ready for baking.
Bake the bread for 20-30 minutes on 200 degrees Celsius.
Open the door of the oven and knock on the bread, when it sounds hollow it’s ready. Cool down before getting it out of the cake pan……..

Taste your delicious bread enjoy your breakfast or lunch with home made bread

Wedding……flamy green peas spread

Looking around on the internet for vintage wedding dresses, and also cheap ones. But OMG it’s so hard to find a right one. I don’t want a new one, there are so expensive and just for 1 time wearing it, I rather go on holiday from that money ;). So no luck looking at traditional weddingdresses, but lucky to found a real nice summer dress with petticoat, so it is still a little weddingdress!
Now only the flowers in my hair and some shoes and I am ready for the party.
But oh no I still have to make the perfect green peas spread for the picnic, ok I did and I put it on this post. It is really flamy!

Recipe for flamy green peas spread

210 grams of green peas
a yellow hot pepper/or red one
1/3 cup of fresh coriander leaves
1 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil cold pressed
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
1/4 red onion or a shallot
pepper and salt to taste
(a piece of ginger if you like cube 1 by 1 centimeters)
capers on top/optional

a magi mix (food processor)

How to make………..
I would say get rid of the seeds from the pepper and the green top, thaw the green peas if they come out of the freezer. Wash the coriander leaves and prepare the food procesoor to make a spread.
Now put all the ingredients in the processor and mix till it’s smooth like a spread.
I would say enjoy this spread!
Make some nice variations with green peas, really delicious

really too busy now

OK I must admit I can’t write a lot nowadays and also the coming weeks…I am too busy. The better days are coming, the festivals, the nice picnics and so on.
So I write this down to tell I will have a little break, but I can say with all the posts you can make a nice week/month full of nice dinners and snacks or bread all without animal products!.

Also the garden started growing finally, the summer is late this year. So the garden ask also a lot of me, really great to work in the garden again see the beans growing, the sunflowers and especially the strawberries who are now turning red, and are really tasteful!
Started to make clothes again ( I am still a beginner) but I really discovered I really like this for now, so maybe in a couple of years I make also posts for how to make clothes!
Enjoy and feel the love this summer and when I have a moment, I’ll write a post but for now a short break will make me more relaxed. Peace and chill out