First Ice-cream of the year

I am on an unexpected long lunch break at work! I normally have one hour of break, but today they decided for one and half hour, so I had all the time to eat my lunch and relax a bit before going back to the shop. So now I am sitting here in a small park eating my first good ice-cream of 2018!

I just found out I have Grom, my favorite ice-cream shop in front of where I work in these days, so I had to eat one. I went for yoghurt and salted caramel, which is by far my favorite flavor! What’s your favorite?

Chia Seeds – Pudding recipe

Scrolling my instagram feed I always run across wonderful pictures of smoothies, yoghurt bowls and puddings, and they all have a common thing: chia seeds.
I have always wondered why everyone uses these little black seeds since the first time I have seen them, and now I found the answer I decided to try a little recipe.
Chia seeds have a lot of nutrients, like the high amount of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins (C, B1, B2, B3), and you can really use them everywhere!

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They don’t really have a taste. If you leave them to soak in a little milk for some hours, they will just add a little something similar to a very delicate mint flavour, but these little seeds are actually capable of creating a pudding from some milk all by themselves! If you want to make a delicious vegan, gluten free and healthy creamy pudding, this is the recipe you’ve been searching for.

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What you will need (for 1 portion):

150gr of soy milk
some drops of vanilla extract
1tbs stevia or 2tbs sugar
3 spoons of chia seeds
2tbs maple syrup
fresh fruit

Add the vanilla extract and the stevia/sugar to your milk, then put the chia seeds in and mix it all together. Cover and leave it in the fridge for half an hour. Take it out and mix it again, then leave it in the fridge for at least two hours. You can also leave it for all the night if you eat it for breakfast and keep it for 2 days if you want to make more portions in one time!

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Decorate it with some fresh fruit of your choice and the maple syrup. I went for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, they blend perfectly with the flavour of the pudding… and the color was just right for taking some pictures on my pink fur carpet!
If you try this recipe, let me know if you like it and if you have any suggestion by leaving here a comment!

A sweet break in Milano

I had a long break at work today, over two hours, and it’s an awesome sunny day! I’m still out enjoying every ray of it before going back to work, and before the clouds will take away the light. It was the perfect day for walking through the center of Milano eating a fresh focaccia with olives.

I felt the need to sit down and have something warm and sweet to drink, also I was still a little bit hungry so I went to Arnold Coffee, which is a lot like Starbuck’s! There weren’t many people, so I could sit there and relax a bit.

I had a hot Vanilla Latte and this little amazing donut 💜 couldn’t resist to it haha sometimes you just need a vanilla latte and a glazed donut to sweeten up your life!

Happy Valentine’s Day! (And Waffle Recipe)

Since we just went on a little journey together, we decided to celebrate this day at home. Normally we go to some restaurant, mostly japanese/sushi bar, but we decided together that I would make fresh waffles in the morning for the both of us, and then have something for dinner made by me or Davide. I woke up first to prepare all the ingredients for the waffles. I never made them before, so I thought it would have been much more complicated, but it’s the same as making pancakes! They are Gluten Free and Lactose Free, as my boyfriend is intolerant to both.

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They’re quite easy to make! All you need for making four waffles is:

  • 1 egg
  • a spoon of sugar
  • half glass of soy milk
  • a glass of gluten free flour mix
  • two spoons of melted vegetal butter
  • a teaspoon of baking powder

Mix the egg with vegetal butter and sugar, then add the flour, the baking powder and the milk. Mix together until all the lumps are gone, then put it in the fridge for 1 hour. Spray the preheated waffle iron with cooking spray then put a large spoon of mixture on the iron, close and let cook for at least 5/6 minutes.
I decorated them with strawberries, chocolate topping, vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream! Delicious 💜

In the afternoon I had to go visit a friend of mine which is going to get married soon, and I will be the one doing her makeup, so we made the first make-up test. I’m quite satisfied with it, she chose some wonderful colors as burgundy and gold, but it took us almost four hours to decide everything, so when I came back home it was almost 9 pm! I was already thinking about what I should prepare for dinner when Davide opened me the door and he has already set up the perfect St. Valentine’s table for us!

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He bought me this “Love” marshmallow to eat after the dinner and also this fantastic Forever Rose I wanted since years! Feels a lot like “Beauty and The Beast” hahah! He just gave me a ring, I didnt’ expect also this wonderful gift.
The dinner consisted in tortellini with cream cheese and a shrimp cocktail both prepared by Davide. The tortellini were soooo good I could eat another portion! Girls, get you a man who treats you like a princess, and then treat him like your prince. Show you loved ones you care about them, cook what they like, tell them you love them! It can change a day.

They look so delicious…and taste just like that. Hahaha!
We spent the night after dinner watching the new tv series Altered Carbon curled up on the sofa with our cat Anya.
What’s better than watching an awesome movie or series with the ones you love?
How did you spend your Valentine’s Day? Hope it was as great as mine!