Rice And Spinach Casserole

I wasn’t planning on writing about this, but it just turned out so yummy I have to share! ^^

I was looking for a recipe for something with spinach and of course I turned to Pinterest. I found thisrice and spinach casserole.

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Let me tell you it is sooo simple and delicious.
I did some adjustments of course. I never follow the recipes to the dot and I never weigh things, I just eye ball it. Is that good? Probably not. Hhh x) But it works for me.
What I did was…

Ingredients:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Cheese (I used cheddar)
  • Rice (brown in my case)
  • Salami
  • Carrot
  • Egg
  • Bread crumbs
  • Milk
  • Greek yoghurt (I don’t know if that actually does anything for the recipe, but I put it in anyways lol)

How to:

  1. On a pan fry a bit of garlic, onion and spinach (I guess you could steam it too or put it in fresh, just chopped)
  2. Cook rice
  3. Mix everything in a big bowl: rice, spinach, carrot,cheese, egg, salami, milk, yoghurt
  4. Put it in an oiled baking dish and sprinkle with some bread crumbs
  5. Bake it in a preheated oven and toward the end put a bit more cheese on top for about 3-5 minutes so it melts nicely.
  6. Voila! That’s it!

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Hat’s how I did it. You do your own thing.
If I had them, I would love to put mushrooms in. Next time. To make it healthier, cut out the cheese or maybe put in riccota.

Sorry for the pics. These are actually the only two I took to send to my friends on WhatsApp. That’s why they’re bad.

What are your favourite spinach recipes?
Are you gonna try this one? 😉

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Bon apetit everyone and be well! =)

Fat Bell Peppers

I made this yesterday and unfortunately I didn’t take good pics. I just ate it all. hhh
These are just some pictures that I quickly took to show off to a friend through WhatsApp.

I found this one on Pinterest and like the rest of my recipes, it’s quick and easy.

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Ingredients:

  • bell peppers
  • rice
  • mushrooms
  • broccoli
  • bacon
  • cheese
  • eggs

How to:

  1. Cook the rice and broccoli (separately of course).
  2. Fry the mushrooms and bacon on a frying pan and mix it with rice.
  3. Hollow out the insides of the bell peppers and put them in the oven at 200 C for about 10-15 min.
  4. After you take it out, fill it with the rice, bacon, mushrooms, broccoli and on top crack an egg and top it off with cheese. Put it back in the oven for about another 15 min. Check it and see if you need to leave it in more (all depends how you want your egg to be).

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Basically, I just put in whatever I found in my fridge. Be creative and put something else inside! I did a very similar thing already, but with a potato! Yum! 😀

Bon apetit everyone!
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Sleepless in Seattle

Hi everyone! How are you?

It’s pretty early where I am right now and I can’t sleep so I thought I’d do something new! I will show you a little bit of my travels and thing you can do in the cities I’ve visited in only 24 hours! =D

First city, lovely Seattle!

I was pretty lucky with the weather as it wasn’t raining when I was there. There wasn’t any sun, but it wasn’t raining either. So that’s good. 🙂

I didn’t get an impression Seattle was that big of a city and that’s what I love about it. Everything I’ve done was walking distance. At least for my touristic needs.

1. Pike Place Market

We started off the day by visiting the Pike Place Market. Great place for fresh food shopping, but also local DIY-ers. You can find beautiful fresh flowers, fruits, veggies and seafood. You have gotta try the seafood when you’re there! Go down to the peer and try any of the local restaurants for some fresh seafood. Yum!

And oh, any coffee lovers out there? In case you didn’t know, the first Starbucks is there! However, the line is always long. I would recommend getting your coffee a little bit up. There is a Starbucks that still uses the old logo. Then just go down to the first one and take your picture. Your friends will never know! 😉

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2. Gum Wall

You will come to a little fish stand and in front of it will be a golden pig. Why? I don’t know. But it’s cool. The whole city is actually full with street art and there is always something quirky to see and discover.
Next to the pig are stairs that lead to the Gum Wall. It is how it sounds. It started off in the 90s and you can leave your mark today. Just stick a chewing gum on the wall. I must say, it smells nice, but is is also kind of disgusting at the same time! After all, those are all chewing gums stuck on a wall. Do not touch! hhh

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Cool thing to see!

3. Guided Tours

If you are a bit of a geek like me, you will enjoy some tours. They are around 20-30 dollars. Not too much. I took the Underground tour and the Duck tour.

The Underground Tour takes you (you guessed it) underground! Yaay! It is very interesting as the city has a story to tell. If you follow me on instagram then you must have seen this pic.

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Those are skylight around the city. There is a whole secret undergound world of Seattle I bet you didn’t even know you were walking on! Check it out!

4. Space Needle

Next on the list to cross off – the Space Needle! A must see. It was a half an hour walk from the Pioneer Square where The Underground Tour was. Take a walk! You’ll see nice architecture and street art on the way!

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However, we didn’t have the time to go up as we took the Duck tour that is across the road. It was awesome! Our guide, Captain Bjorn was the funniest person ever putting on different music while he was driving us around, wearing silly hats, animating us all the time while talking about the city at the same time. If you have kids, they will love this! You also go into Lake Union as it is an amphibious vehicle.
Any Heath Ledger fans out there? Did you know the movie 10 Things I Hate About You was filmed in Seattle? I love that movie! ❤ You can see where the paintball scene was filmed from the lake.

And that was pretty much my day. On the way back we stopped at the shopping area and went back to the hotel to rest our tired legs.

OOTD wise, I like keeping it simple on my travels. No heels, rarely any skirt or dresses.
I wore this really comfy, warm, over sized red H&M sweater, Primark dark blue skinny jeans, black pashmina, black New Yorker leather jacket and black H&M fringe bag.

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I hope this wasn’t too long and that you found it helpful and interesting. I tried to keep it simple and to the point.
There are many more things I want to do next time I’m there like the EMP museum.

Have you been to Seattle? What did you do?
If you are a local reading this, what else would you recommend to a tourist?

And oh, please riddle me this! How come it is illegal to smoke cigarettes outside, but you can smoke weed? *confused* :S

Leave a comment! =)

How To Tuna Burgers

Time for one more recipe! Like the only ones I know, quick and easy and no measuring the ingredients! 😉

I you are sick of eating canned tuna the same way all the time (all I know is tuna salad), this is great!

Ingredients

  • Canned tuna
  • Eggs
  • Bread crumbs
  • Onions and garlic
  • Carrots
  • Cheese
  • Lemon
  • Sesame seeds

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How to

1. Mix it all together

Simple as that. Put it all in a big bowl and get your hands dirty! Just mix it all together. You can put whatever you like. I put what I had in my fridge, but you can put whatever veggies you have. I like to put more of a lemon juice and lemon zest because I like the taste. Recommend it! Also, put enough bread crumbs so it has a nice texture and it doesn’t fall apart when you make them into little burgers.

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2. Fry it

Make them into little burgers and fry them on the pan.

3. Eat them! 🙂

Easy, huh? 😀

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Hope you will make some!

If you know any other recipe with canned tuna, please share! I have so much of it in the fridge! 😄

HOW TO ”Fried” Rice My Way

Got home today from a flight hun-gry! Had to cook something so of course I turned to my go to quick meal – ”fried” rice!

I put it under quotes because it’s not really fried rice. It is my version of it, but still very yummy! 🙂

Ingredients

  • Rice
  • Veggies
  • Onions
  • Soy Sauce
  • Bacon (or some other meat)
  • Cheese

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How To

1. Cook the veggies.

Usually, I use fresh ones, but didn’t have any so I had to resort to frozen ones. Use anything you like – carrots, peas, corn, mushrooms, paprika… Whatever you like!

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2. Cook the rice.

I don’t have a rice cooker so I do it old school way. Put the rice on oil for a short time and then put water in, add some salt and cover it until the water is gone. I use 1:1.5-2 ratio (rice:water) which means for one cup of ice, I put one and a half to two cups of water.

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3. Fry onions and bacon (this step is optional).

I always fry onions (or garlic). I just feel it gives the meal extra nice taste and smell, but if you don’t like it, you don’t have to use it.

This time I used bacon, but other times I also put in hot dogs or chicken. Basically, you can use what you like. It is also optional. You don’t have to use it if you want a vegetarian version of a meal.

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4. Mix everything in a pan.

Mix veggies and rice and put it in a pan where you fried onions and bacon.

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5. Add soy sauce.

Simple a that. Add soy to everything. You don’t need a lot.

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6. Add eggs.

Make a whole in the middle of the pan and add an egg or two (you’ll see how much you’ll need). Start stirring slowly mixing the egg into everything so the egg connects it all.

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7. Add cheese.

Nice cheese which will melt all over! Yum! 🙂

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8. Enjoy!

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Maybe it doesn’t look so good, but believe me it is tasty! Whenever I make it, it goes so fast! =)

As you can see, this recipe doesn’t require any measurements and you can add or remove any ingredients as you like.

I am not much of a cook, nor do I claim to know how to. I am just sharing this recipe in hopes some hungry, inexperienced student or beginner will try it and like it.

If you do, please let me know and post some pictures of your version!

Bon Appetit Guys! =))