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Oh my… This was my breakfast a couple of days ago.. I LOVE smoothies!

When I make smoothies I allways use frozen berries, banana, honey, milk and fiber yogurt.

The smoothie gets a nice thick consistency, but not to thick that I cant drink it through a straw. The crackers are from The Philippines and they are called Skyflakes 😉

I want a smoothie now…

I love to make this every other week. It is super healthy and fills me up quickly. I got the recipe from Ingers kokebok, and she is known for her healthy high fiber bread that every sporty person in Norway is hooked on!

I changed her recipe to get more taste, and I seem to change it everytime I make it, but it never goes wrong 😉 I love to eat them warm with butter and brown cheese! ❤

Here is some pictures!

Recipe (in Norwegian)

200 g hvetemel
200 g sammalt hvete, fin el. grov
200 g havregryn
50 g hvetekli
5 dl lunkent vann
2 ss olivenolje
1 ts salt
50 g gjær

Hvis du liker sesamfrø i rundstykkene, kan du bytte ut litt av melet med sesamfrø.

Good night peeps ❤

I just stumbled over a cookingbook at modcloth.com thta was called “whoopie pie”. I have never heard of it so I started googleing.. They are a baked good made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, sometimes pumpkin cake, with a sweet, creamy frosting sandwiched between them. I thought “YUM!” right away! They look like hamburgers, but in a dessert version! Here are some pictures of those good looking delights.

I found a recipe that I will try this weekend. I just have to give the pies to other people so I dont eat them all 😛

RECIPE

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Whoopie Pie Filling (see recipe below)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets.
2) In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, and egg. In another bowl, combine cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3) In a small bowl, stir the vanilla extract into the milk. Add the dry ingredients to the shortening mixture, alternating with the milk mixture; beating until smooth.
4) Drop batter by the 1/4 cup (to make 18 cakes) onto prepared baking sheets. With the back of a spoon spread batter into 4-inch circles, leaving approximately 2 inches between each cake. Bake 15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
5) Make Whoopie Pie Filling. When the cakes are completely cool, spread the flat side (bottom) of one chocolate cake with a generous amount of filling. Top with another cake, pressing down gently to distribute the filling evenly. Repeat with all cookies to make 9 pies. Wrap whoopie pies individually in plastic wrap, or place them in a single layer on a platter (do not stack them, as they tend to stick).

To freeze, wrap each whoopie pie in plastic wrap. Loosely pack them in a plastic freezer container and cover. To serve, defrost the wrapped whoopie pies in the refrigerator.

Makes 9 large whoopie pies.

Whoopie Pie Filling:
1 cup solid vegetable shortening*
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups Marshmallow Fluff**
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

*Butter may be substituted for all or part of the vegetable shortening, although traditional Whoopie Pies are made with vegetable shortening only
** Marshmallow Creme may be substituted.

Today was a great day! Went to the beach with a friend, came home, smoked my waterpipe with watermelon taste and made american pancakes from White King!

Pictures:

Walking on clouds…

Finger on the sun…

me..

Ragga!

my dear pipe…

watermelon smoke…

These pancakes are the best I have ever tasted!

My evening food today is Norwegian strawberries with vanilla kesam (think it’s called sour cream in english).Got the adorable panda fingerfood picks from my fiance. He bought them in Hong Kong.

I can honestly say, with my hand on my heart, that this is much better then candy! 😀 It tastes great, looks delicioso and you feel great after you have eaten it! No bad feelings people, just be happy and enjoy! 😉

Have a nice evening! I’m full!

An simple fruit salad with strawberries, banana, watermelon, milk, honey and cinnamon… A healthy, cold and yummy snack after a work out 🙂

Now I am going to start a new category in my blog: Maria’s food 🙂

I’ve been very lazy when it comes to making dinner from scratch, and now I really want to be a good cook in the kitchen. I’ve been baking alot and I feel very comfortable when I bake, it’s my comfort-zone. But I have always hated making dinner because of the specific timeing, the varm oil flying all over the room, burning myself, buying lots of ingredients(that I never use again) and I am mostly a dessert yunkie 😉

I’ll be posting both dinners and desserts. And I will keep my focus on healthy alternative dinners and desserts.

This is what is for dinner today:

Chicken sticks with sesame seeds, ovenbaked vegetables, thai rice and garlic sauce..