Thursday, 24 March 2016

Healthy and Sweet Candied Orange Peels


  • 4-5 oranges (peels only)
  • 1 cup of sweetener (Maple syrup, xylitol, honey etc.)
  • 1 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp. of alcohol (vodka etc.)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice only)

1. Thoroughly scrub the oranges' skin. Put the oranges in a bowl with water and vinegar and then in water with baking soda to get rid of the pesticides. 

See how to do it step by step. Try to use it for all your not organic fruit and vegetables before you eat them.

2. Peel the oranges (try do to it nicely so you have long peels) and cut them in long stripes or other shapes of you choice.

3. Place the peels into a boiling water for 2-3 min. to blanch them a little and then pour out the water from the saucepan. 

4. In the saucepan pour 1 1/4 cup of water, alcohol and sweetener of your choice and mix until everything is melted together. 

5. Add orange peels and stir them in the mixture. 

6. Cook the peels for around 1-1.5 hour until the syrup dissolves. Make sure to stir it every few minutes so each peel is coved with the syrup. 

7. When the syrup almost dissolved add lemon juice and stor 

8. Take out the orange peels and place them on the plate or a parchment paper. Make sure they don't touch each other as they would stick together.

When they cool down you can cut them into small cubes and use as a decoration for cakes. You can also melt some dark chocolate and pour it in a bowl with the orange peels and stir until every one of them is covered or you can dip each one seperately.  


Sunday, 6 March 2016

Rafaello Millet Cake


  • 1 cup of millet grain
  • 4 cups of liquid (I used 2 cups of coconut milk and 2 cup of water)
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • Sweetener to taste
  • 1 cup of nuts (I used mix of cashews, walnuts and brazil nuts)
  • 1 cup of dates
  • Pinch of salt (or more to taste)

1. Rinse the millet under the water and pour it into a saucepan with 3 cups of liquid of your choice (the creamier the liquid the creamier the filling)

2. Cook until the millet absorbs the liquid and then add another cup of liquid, 3/4 cup of shredded coconut and sweetener to taste (if you use honey add it when the millet cools down so it will not lose its health benefits).

3. In the meantime, using a food processor or a blender blend nuts, dates and salt together. Add more salt to make the crust salty if needed.

4. When the millet it cooked pour it into a blender and blend until you will get a smooth consistency. Add more sweetener if needed.

5. Pour the filling onto the crust and sprinkle the rest of the shredded coconut on top.

6. When it cools down place it into a fridge to make it more solid or eat it as it is.