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Trying German Sweets & Treats | Candy Haul

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My sweet sister lives in Germany and some time ago she pampered me with a huge package of the famous German sweets, chocolates, wafers and others delicious treats. I'm a huge sweet-tooth and can't live without glucose overload in my blood, so today's haul I want to dedicate to everyone, who has a great liking for sweets like me.

Yummy & Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

healthy snacks for pregnant What food to eat during pregnancy liz breygel

Eating healthy and tasty during pregnancy can be hard at times, but healthy and well balanced diet is crucial for well-being. If you have a crazy food cravings you can always tame them with a help of few simple and very delicious healthy snacks that have all the necessary nutrients and will keep you and your little baby healthy and happy. All of the snacks I`m going to show you today meet the need for all the essential pregnancy nutrients, they are easy and fast to make and contain about 180 - 250 calories. 

We should never forget that pregnancy isn't always mean 'eating for two' and it is very important to keep counting your calories, because calorie needs increase moderately at this time. For example during the first trimester there is no need at extra calories at all. In the second trimester of pregnancy extra 330 - 350 calories are needed and an additional 430 - 450 calories and required in the third trimester. 

healthy snacks for pregnant What food to eat during pregnancy liz breygel

• Avocado Bruschetta 

Ripe avocado fruit is rich in monounsaturated fats and has a unique nutrition profile. Avocado contains lots of fiber and full of important for health vitamins ( vitamin B, K, E and vitamin C) and minerals (potassium, copper). Avocado combined with crispy bruschetta and other vegetables makes a perfect little snack.

• Hard Boiled Egg with Toast 

A hard boiled egg is the best source of healthy fat and cholesterol. One large hard-boiled egg contains 5 grams of total fat, 1.7 grams of saturated fat and 212 milligrams of cholesterol plus hard-boiled eggs are naturally high in protein which is very important for health of future mommy.

• Granola with Yogurt

Granola combined with your favorite yogurt is a perfect choices for breakfasts or healthy fast snacks. These foods are a healthy addition in the diet of pregnant women, but don`t forget that you need to consume them moderately (granola is high on calories) and select the best and healthiest options.

• Soybean Hummus 

Hummus is one of the most famous and healthy dip option. It provides you with protein and a number of essential vitamin and minerals. Some people may say that hummus can be high in fat, but most of the fats are unsaturated and healthy for your body. 

• Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 

Most women don`t get enough fiber in their everyday diet to begin, pregnancy increases your daily requirement of fiber to 30 grams. Make sure to consume enough of the fiber by adding in your diet plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, they are tasty, healthy and also keep you hydrated. Try to eat colorful fruits and veggies, each color group provides different vitamins and nutrients.

• Peanut Butter and Whole Wheat Waffles

Peanut butter is rich with protein and potassium, it helps to lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. A whole meat waffle and 2 spoons of peanut butter  makes for a great breakfast or mid morning meal choice and provides you with a healthy fat.

Overall, your diet plan and snack choices need a little bit more attention when you are pregnant, especially because certain foods can present a possible negative influence and risks on your health and a health of your baby. To make sure you are on the right track start your healthy diet even before pregnancy, your body will store all the necessary nutrients support the early growth and development of your baby. To find out more about the latest latest maternity news, health tips and pregnancy care join Check Pregnancy - an online platform for all moms-to-be. Check Pregnancy will provide you with the latest advises, tips and pregnancy care facts that new parents need to know. Find an answer on your important question, like What Does Yellow Discharge Mean today on Check Pregnancy.

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Liz
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Sims 3 Autumn Salad Step by Step Recipe

the sims in real life vegeterian vegan warm salad
the sims in real life vegeterian vegan warm salad
the sims in real life vegeterian vegan warm salad
the sims in real life vegeterian vegan warm salad
the sims in real life vegeterian vegan warm salad

I have always been a huge fan of The Sims franchise and even though everyone is obsessed with the latest Sims 4, I`m still playing the old school Sims. One of the most exciting part of the games is cooking, I always wanted to try out the Sims food myself, so today I`m going to show you how to prepare famous Autumn Salad!

Warm vegetable salads are my favorite meals, they always taste amazing and the flavor of the spices and vegetables opens in a different, unique way. The Sims 3 Autumn Salad is a great choice if you prefer a healthy lunch break, because it feels like a full meal. It took me about 45 minutes to prepare a huge bowl of an Autumn Salad, but you can make a little single portion almost in no time!

The tradition Sims 3 Autumn Salad recipe features all raw ingredients and a red opinion, but to tell the truth I don`t imagine eating raw eggplant, so I`ve decided to slightly upgraded the salad for my own taste. For my Autumn Salad I`ve used a regular onion, because there was no red onion in my supermarket. If you are not a fan of the specific ingredients I used to prepare this salad please feel free to substitute them with any other vegetables you like. Let`s start!

Ingredients you will need for the Autumn Salad:

Yellow Bell Pepper (red or green)
Salad Leaves (Lettuce or your favorite)
Red or Regular Onion
1 Eggplant
1 Zucchini
Cherry Tomatoes or Regular Tomatoes

Dressing:

Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Oregano
1 Tablespoon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Vinegar or Lime Juice

Yield: 
2 servings

How to prepare the Sims 3 Autumn Salad:

-  Start by washing all of the vegetables and leaves for our Autumn Salad,  rinse the vegetables thoroughly in cold water, making sure to wash away any dirt from the surface of the skin. Let them dry a little on a clean paper tissue.

- Now you can start to slice the vegetables (eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, onion and tomato). Use a sharp chef's knife to cut them into rings, but be careful while working with the knife. Sprinkle the eggplant rings with salt and let it sit for few minutes - salt will remove bitterness of the eggplant Remove any excess salt by wrapping the eggplant in a kitchen towel or rinse it under the water.

- To make the onion rings tastier I like to marinate them before putting it in the Autumn Salad:

• Slice peeled onion into a thin slices, separate into rings and place in a bowl. 

• Mix sugar, vinegar (lime, lemon juice), warm water and spices. Cover the onion rings with the mixture and let for 30 minutes.

- Heat the cooking pan and add a few drops of vegetable oil, I prefer to use a soybean oil, but a clean sunflower oil is great as well. Fry the zucchini and eggplant on both sides, let them cool down on a clean paper tissue, it will absorb extra oil.

- Place salad leaves in a separate bowl, remove marinated onion rings from the marinate and put it with all of vegetables together. Mix the Autunm Salad with the dressing and let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes. Bon Appetit!

I feel like my cooking skill have increase, just by sharing with you this recipe :) Please let me know in the comment section if you tried out my recipe of the Autumn Salad and if you find cooking posts interesting and useful for you, I`m so excited to hear your opinion! In the future I plan to recreate more Sims 3 food recipes in real life, so stay tuned 

Are you a Sims 3 fan?
Lots of love,
Liz
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Peach Tiramisu Family Size Portion | Step by Step Recipe

Peach Tiramisu Family Size Portion Recipe step by step instruction with pictures how to diy tiramisu summer
Peach Tiramisu Family Size Portion Recipe step by step instruction with pictures how to diy tiramisu summer
Peach Tiramisu Family Size Portion Recipe step by step instruction with pictures how to diy tiramisu summer
Peach Tiramisu Family Size Portion Recipe step by step instruction with pictures how to diy tiramisu summer
Peach Tiramisu Family Size Portion Recipe step by step instruction with pictures how to diy tiramisu summer

Tiramisu is a popular coffee - flavored Italian dessert, from Italian  meaning `lift me up`, exactly what we all need when the weather outside is terribly hot and stuffy. It takes about one hour to make a huge Family Size Portion of this dessert, but you can make a little one in no time!

I took a traditional Tiramisu recipe and slightly upgraded it for my own taste, for example in the original recipe ladyfinger is soaked in a mix of  Amaretto and cooled espresso and I`ve decided to skip alcohol for my Tiramisu. I did not specify how much mascarpone and other ingredients you`ll need to take - take the quantity that will satisfy your family. By the way you can substitute mascarpone with a sour cream, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese (vegan substitutions are non-dairy cream cheese, tofu and cashew puree). And if you are not a big fan of peach use any other fruit (banana, pineapple) or your favorite berries (raspberry or strawberry). Let`s start!

Ingredients

• Savoiardi Biscuits (Ladyfinger)
• Mascarpone
• 2 Peaches 
• Powdered Sugar
• 2 Eggs 
• Cooled Espresso
• Cocoa Powder or Chocolate Shavings - for decoration 

- To start you`ll need to separate egg yolks from the egg whites and whip them also separately. Add a pinch of salt to the whites, this will make them grow faster and easier. Yolks whip with a powdered sugar, until thick and pale in color. 

- Now it is time to mix yolks and whites together with mascarpone.

- In a separate bowl start to soak savoiardi biscuits (ladyfingers) and you can already start to arrange soaked ladyfingers close to each other in rows, until the bottom of the pan will be completely covered with ladyfingers. 

- Slice peaches and put them on a top of ladyfingeres, cover them with a generous coat of mascarpone. Smooth the coat with rubber spatula or a wide spoon. Create another layer and another layer, slowly building your future Tiramisu. 

- After everything is done put the dessert in the freezer for few hours, or the whole night. Before eating decorate it with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings and everything is done! 

I`ve never done cooking posts on my blog before, but to be honest always wanted to write one for you. Please let me know in comments if you liked it and if you find cooking posts interesting and useful for you, I`m excited to hear your opinion. See you all very soon, hugs and kisses ♥

Bon Appetit!
Lots of love,
Liz
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