Who does not like freshly cooked meals? But let’s be honest most of us are not in the mood for cooking every day. Include myself, who really adores good food and actually loves to cook and bake. Although I cook during the week only quick meals it’s still quite hard to cook every day. So it’s absolutely usual that we have only toasts and sandwiches for supper at times. And as long as we also have some fresh and raw vegetables as a mother I am quite okay with that. But as I have mentioned I really love to cook. So whenever I have time like on weekends, holidays or days off I enjoy being in the kitchen. It is so relaxing to work with your hand and different ingredients. Especially working with dough is almost like a meditation for me. But one advice before you make these beetroot gnocchi: you shouldn’t be too hungry because it takes some time. However, it is absolutely worth it.
The first time I heard about that salt and sweet combo in desserts or sweets was in the 90’s sitcom “Friends” when Ross offers Phoebe a salt water taffy. Her reaction was “What the mother of crab is up with this stuff??? Oh god, is it a gum, food? What is the deal??? Oh, that’s nice… May I try the pink one?” And I was just thinking “Salt water what??? Taffy? Salty candies??? Ehhh!”. But on the other side, I was fascinated and it made me that curious that this scene stuck in my head over years. I mean I am talking about a sitcom from the 90’s and I still remember that scene! But unfortunately I never had the possibilty to try of that salt water taffy here in Germany.
From no-breakfast to breakfast-addicted – this is how you can call my story. And such breakfast like this one has contributed to make me think on breakfast first once I wake up. But let’s be honest, chocolate and salted caramel sound more like a dessert than the first meal of the day, right? And who can say “no” to chocolate, salted caramel or dessert? Yeah, I guess nobody. Dessert for breakfast sounds to good be true? Believe me, these overnight oats variation is one of my favorite with very good reason. It’s creamy, not to sweet, chocolaty and topped with the best sweet treat ever: salted caramel sauce. So it will not only fills your stomach (and keeps you full until lunch), but also your soul (you know, chocolate is always for the youl, too :-))
First of all: I wish you all a happy new year! I hope you enjoyed your holidays with your lovely ones and now you are recovering from good food, drinks and new year’s celebration. It is really loveliest time of the year for me, because during the christmas time and beetween christmas and new year’s eve i can take a more relaxed view on things in my life. But when it is all over, it always feels like a hangover, a mental hangover. I am a little bit tired, think with some melancholy about the last year and what to expect in next year. Actually, i am not one for making new year’s resolutions, because i think you don’t need a new year to change something if you really want to and most of the new year’s resolutions will be break latest after one month anyway 😀