Valentine's Day


I posted this heart shaped dessert on an average day.
Why? - Due to marketing. To much marketing on 14 Feb.
What you mean? - You do not notice, all the roses, chocolates and restaurant reservations?
It's natural. - It is? Think twice. Natural is to have this all along. Not just now.

Natural is to love everyday:
- yourself;
- your partner;
- your family;
- your friends;
- your pets.
Natural is to love life. Because life means love.

Buy roses; buy chocolates; go to restaurant, as often as you can. Make it special each and every day.

To honor everyday love I've made this delicious, easy, wholesome, heartshaped dessert.

INGREDIENTS:
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1 TBSP melted coconut oil
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix all the ingredients, except frozen berries, in a bowl.
Press the mixture in a heart shaped.
Add the frozen berries and water in your food processor and pulse.
Pour the red watery over the mixture.
Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

* Consume at room temperature.


Am postat acest desert in forma de inima intr-o zi obisnuita.
De ce? - Din cauza marketing-ului. Prea mult marketing in data de 14 Feb.
Ce vrei sa spui? - Nu ai observat, toti trandafirii, toate ciocolatile, toate rezervarile la restaurante?
E firesc. - Este? Gandeste-te mai bine. Firesc este sa ai toate acestea mereu. Nu doar acum.

Firesc e sa iubesti in fiecare zi:
- propria persoana;
- partenerul/partenera;
- familia;
- prietenii;
- animalele de companie;
Firesc este sa iubesti viata. Pentru ca viata inseamna iubire.

Cumpara trandafiri; cumpara ciocolati; mergi la restaurant, cat de des poti. Fa din fiecare moment o ocazie speciala.

In cinstea iubirii zilnice am realizat acest delicios, simplu si nutritiv desert in forma de inima.

INGREDIENTE:
- 1 cana cocos tocat (miezul de la nuca de cocos)
- 1 lingura miere
- 1 lingura ulei de cocos topit
- 1 cana fructe de padure congelate
- 1/2 cana apa

INSTRUCTIUNI:
Amestecati intr-un castron nuca de cocos (maruntita in prealabil in tocator), mierea si uleiul de cocos (incalzit anterior >> lichefiat).
Presati amestecul in forma de inima.
Adaugati fructele de padure congelate si apa in robotul de bucatarie si mixati.
Turnati lichidul rosu deasupra amestecului de cocos.
Asezati in frigider timp de 1 ora.

* Se consuma la temperatura camerei.



Coconut love aka "Bounty". Iubire de cocos, cunoscut sub numele "Bounty"


Well, as a former enthusiastic lover of coconut - one of the greatest gifts on earth - I had to make the also known chocolate bar "Bounty". But of course in my own particular way. That it means: no sugar, no additives, nor artificial flavours. Nothing processed. Oh, and I changed the common form :)

Anything else? Should I say something about the amazing, mouth watering taste? I think words are not enough to describe such a simple, healthy and wholesome dessert. Or should I say how fast is prepared? I suppose you already know I don't like complicated things. So, enough talking around.

Serves: 4 cups
Prep time: 2-5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1 TBSP melted coconut oil
- 1 TBSP raw cacao
- 1 TBSP carob





INSTRUCTIONS:

Put together in a bowl the shredded coconut and honey and mix. 
Press the mixture into pancake forms or your desired forms.
Warm coconut oil just until it is liquefied.
Pour it in another bowl where you add the raw cacao and carob and mix. 
Finally, spread the chocolate over coconut.
Place the coconut chocolate cups in the fridge for 1 hour.


Ei bine, ca o impatimita entusiasta a nucii de cocos - una dintre cele mai mari daruri pe pamant - a trebuit sa realizez bine-cunoscuta bara de ciocolata "Bounty". Dar, desigur, in felul meu special. Asta insemnand: fara adaos de zahar, fara aditivi, nici arome artificiale. Nimic procesat. Ah, si am schimbat putin forma sa comuna :)

Altceva? Ar trebui sa spun ceva despre gustul uimitor ce-ti lasa gura apa? Cred ca cuvintele nu sunt de ajuns pentru a descrie un astfel de desert simplu si sanatos. Sau ar trebui sa spun cat de usor se prepara? Presupun ca stiti deja ca nu-mi plac lucrurile complicate. Deci, destul cu vorbaria.

Servire: 4 cupe
Timp preparare: 2-5 minute

INGREDIENTE:
- 1 cana cocos tocat (miezul din nuca de cocos)
- 1 lingura miere
- 1 lingura ulei de cocos topit
- 1 lingura cacao cruda
- 1 lingura carob/pudra de roscove

INSTRUCTIUNI:
Puneti impreuna intr-un castron nuca de cocos (maruntita in prealabil in tocator) si miere si amestecati.
Presati amestecul in forme pancake sau in formele dorite.
Incalziti uleiul de cocos doar pana cand este lichefiat.
Se toarna intr-un alt castron unde se adauga cacaoa cruda si pudra de roscove si se amesteca.
In cele din urmă, turnati ciocolata peste nuca de cocos.
Asezati cupele de ciocolata si nuca de cocos in frigider timp de 1 ora.



The easiest, most delicious and most healthy chocolate. Cea mai usoara, sanatoasa si delicioasa reteta de ciocolata


I have promised a few days ago on my facebook page a recipe. The most easy, delicious, healthy chocolate recipe :) So because I stirred up a little the curiosity and of course the senses, I had to put all the ingredients back together, take pictures and share with you guys. Hope you'll give it a try. Trust me, it's so worth it.


Serves: 4 cups
Prep time: 2-5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 cup raw cacao (or 1/2 cup cacao and 1/2 carob)
- 1/2 cup or 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 TBSP honey (or maple syrup)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Usually the coconut oil is solid. So it has to be cooked a few seconds until it melts.
Then you add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix gently until well combined.
Pour the liquid chocolate in your desired shapes. I used muffin cups (first time) *
Place the chocolate cups on a plate and lay them in the fridge for 1 hour.

* Second time I used cute chocolate shapes (see the picture bellow)
*The benefits of cacao and coconut oil you can find here


Am promis acum cateva zile, pe pagina mea de facebook, o reteta. Cea mai usoara, sanatoasa si delicioasa reteta de ciocolata :) Deci, pentru ca am starnit putin curiozitatea si, desigur, simturile, a trebuit sa pun toate ingredientele la un loc, sa fac poze si sa impartasesc cu voi. Sper ca-i veti oferi o sansa. Credeti-ma, merita!

Servire: 4 cupe
Timp preparare: 2-5 minute

INGREDIENTE:

- 1 cana cacao cruda (sau 1/2 cana cacao si 1/2 carob - pudra de roscove)
- 1/2 cana sau 1/3 cana ulei de cocos topit
- 1 lingura miere (sau sirop de artar)

* Despre beneficiile cacaoai crude si a uleiului de cocos gasiti aici

INSTRUCTIUNI:

De obicei uleiul de cocos este solid. Astfel e necesara gatirea pentru cateva secunde pana cand se topeste.
Apoi adauga toate ingredientele intr-un bol si amesteca usor pana sunt bine combinate.
Se toarna compozitia rezultata (ciocolata lichida) in formele dorite. Eu am folosit cupe de briosa din carton (prima data) *
Aseaza cupele de ciocolata pe o farfurie si pune-le in frigider pentru o ora.

* A doua oara am folosit forme de ciocolata micute si dragute :)



Coconut Snowballs. "Bulgari de zapada" din cocos


So this is my very first post since 2015. And I had to start it in my own particular way: sunday morning, taking pictures, writing in bed - that's the stuff :) Moreover, get to make nourishing desserts and share with you guys, it's what makes me happy. I hope you enjoy my Snowballs be alike Raffaello. They come packed with goodies, all nourishing, and they lack of sugar, dairy, artificial flavorings.


On the other hand, are you enthusiastic about the New Year? Are you willing to challenge yourself? Are you willing to let go of the past and make a step outside of your confort zone? Are you grateful for the ups and downs that 2014 give you? I hope you are. Because I know I am. I am grateful for all the experiences I've been thru: disappointments, ups and downs, big changes, big challenges, things I never tried before and never thought I would. I've pushed my limits, I learned a lot of things and I grow. Thank you, 2014!
As for 2015? Like I said in previous post, let's make healthy choices, day by day, rather than resolutions. Let's be better TODAY.

And let's celebrate this new start with this delicios "Snowballs" :)


Serves: 10 balls
Prep time: 2-5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

- 6 TBSP coconut flour
- 4 TBSP melted coconut oil
- 1.5 TBSP honey
- 50 grams coconut cream bio (by Rapunzel)
- 2 TBSP chia seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix gently until well combined.
Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for 10 minutes or until it firms up.
Shape small balls and roll them in coconut flour (or coconut flakes).
Place the "snowballs" on a plate and lay them in the fridge until they firm up.

* The coconut cream is served at room temperature or a little bit warmed up

* Recipe adapted from C. Tales of a kitchen


Acesta, deci, este primul meu articol din 2015. Si a trebuit sa-l incep in felul meu propriu: duminica dimineata, fotografiere, scris in pat - ce lucruri :)  Mai mult decat atat, sa reusesc sa realizez deserturi sanatoase si sa le impartasesc cu voi, e ceea ce ma face fericita. Sper sa va placa "Bulgari de zapada"; sunt similari lui Raffaello :) Ei vin la pachet cu bunatati, toate hranitoare, si duc lipsa de zahar, lactate, arome artificiale.

Pe de alta parte, esti entuziasmat de Noul An? Esti dispus sa te supui provocarilor? Esti dispus sa renunti la trecut si sa faci un pas inafara zonei tale de confort? Esti recunoscator pentru suisurile si coborasurile pe care 2014 ti le-a oferit? Sper ca esti. Pentru ca stiu ca eu sunt. Sunt recunoscatoare pentru toate experientele prin care am trecut: dezamagiri, suisuri si coborasuri, mari schimbari, mari provocari, lucruri care nu le-am incercat niciodata inainte si care nu as fi crezut ca le voi incerca vreodata. Mi-am impins limitele. Am invatat o multime de lucruri si am crescut. Multumesc, 2014!
Cat despre 2015? Precum am spus in articolul anterior, haideti sa facem alegeri sanatoase, zi de zi, mai degraba decat rezolutii. Hai sa fim mai buni ASTAZI.

Si hai sa serbam acest moment, acest nou inceput cu deliciosii "Bulgari de zapada" :)

Servire: 10 bile
Timp preparare: 2-5 minute

INGREDIENTE:

- 6 linguri faina de cocos
- 4 linguri ulei de cocos topit
- 1.5 lingura miere
- 50 grame crema de cocos bio (firma Rapunzel)
- 2 linguri seminte de chia

INSTRUCTIUNI:

Adaugati toate ingredientele intr-un bol si amestecati usor pana sunt bine combinate.
Acoperiti bolul si puneti-l in frigider pentru 10 min sau pana cand se intareste compozitia.
Formati bile mici si rulati-le prin faina de cocos (sau prin fulgi de cocos)
Asezati "Bulgari de zapada" pe o farfurie si puneti-i la frigider pana cand se intaresc.

* Crema de nuca de cocos este servita la temperatura camerei sau un pic incalzita

* Reteta adaptat de la C. Tales of a kitchen


Happy New Year! La multi ani!


What would you say if along the New Year instead of resolutions you make choices? Wise, healthy and balanced choices? I wish you an 2015 as such: full of energy, motivation, wisdom and love. A year in which you learn to clean up bad habits and assimilate new skills. A year in which you have the courage to choose what's best for you.

Happy New Year!

With affection, Alina.