Homemade Sparkly Lemonade for Summer…

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

soda stream, diy lemonade, sparkling summer drinks, summer drinks, mocktails, kitchen decor

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Who else is always hot in the Summer and constantly looking for a refreshment. This can be a little inflatable pool in your garden with ice cold water or the air condition in your car but also a delicious refreshing drink.

How To

I personally enjoy a carbonated drink over any other so we have been using the Soda Stream for a few years now to always have fresh and sparkly water at home.

In both of my pregnancies I had to stay as sugar free as possible because of the gestational diabetes so I have looked for other ways to get some flavor into my drinks cause soft drinks were not allowed. I have found out that Soda Stream offers lots of sugar free syrups so I got a bunch and tried them. To be honest I was very surprised cause what I got tasted pretty good. Started with Berry and Cherry I also got Orange (tastes like Fanta) and Lemon (tastes like Sprite). They also offer a Coke syrup but I am team Diet Coke for life so there is no way I am going to try this.

The handling of the Soda Stream is very easy. You take your bottle and fill it with tap water and then put it into the Soda Stream. There is a button on top and you can press it as often as you like. It gets more and more carbonated with each push. We do around 4 to 6 but we like it sparkly. 

I am not drinking much alcohol in the Summer. It is just too hot and I don´t need to add anything that makes me sweat. Also with being pregnant and breastfeeding there was no room for alcohol as well so I tried to pimp my sparkly lemonade with little cocktail umbrellas, slices of citrus fruits, colorful straws and fancy glasses. Gotta tell you it is a total mood booster to hold a fancy drink in my hand. 

It also helps to prevent plastic garbage cause you won´t by nearly as much beverages as you have before. Definitely  a plus to help keeping the environment cleaner.

Are you a fan of sparkly drinks ? Have you ever heard of Soda Stream?

 

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Delicious Bunny Bait as an Easter Treat…

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With Easter right around the corner I just can´t wait for all the delicious treats that come along our way and also for our big Easter brunch. I still have some other recipes I wanted to share with you but I couldn´t wait for the Bunny Bait cause it is so easy, funny and yummy plus it is amazing to gift to your family and friends. 

Colorwise there are endless possibilities but to make it Easter appropriate I went with green, yellow and orange. It looks so beautiful and springy I just love it. 

For our Bunny Bait I have used:

– mini pretzels

– macadamia nuts

– oat pillows 

– sprinkle mix Easter themed 

– crunch balls 

– M&M´s 

– white choclate

Quantities aren´t really that important here. I have used one cup of all the main ingredients and the sprinkles and M&M´s just to cover the crunch.

You can add and take away as many as you want. I have also made a Reel that you can watch on my Instagram account if you are interested. 

First I mix all the dry ingredients, then I put in the chocolate and stir, stir, stir. After that I spread the whole batter on a sheet pan and evenly distribute the sprinkles, crunch balls, M&M´s and everything else you want to use to decorate. Now you have to wait until the chocolate hardends. It can take up some hours. 

Then I break it into little pieces to put into Weck jars to keep it fresh or if you want to gift it you can put it into little paper or plastic bags. Also if you want to gift it for Easter you can definitely put on some bunny shaped tags. 

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Cheesecake on a Stick – Colorful Spring and Easter Dessert…

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Some recipes are made for eternity and will be made uncountable times in your life and a cheesecake is one of it in my opinion. It is easy, classic, usually a crowd pleaser and can be super versatile by adding what you like as topping or filling as well.

So for our Easter brunch I make a carrot cake every year and decided I want to add a fancy version of my chesesecake as well.

Lots of color is one thing I especially like when Spring rolls around, the other thing is and over the top topping on my cake. I can not eat much of it cause of my Gestational Diabetes but I already made a little list on what I am going to eat first after this baby will be born.

The recipe itself is pretty easy. It is a cheesebake without the crust so you only have to make the batter and put it into the oven for about 50 minutes at 170° degrees.

So here are the ingredients you will need:

– 250 gr of soft butter

– 250 gr of white sugar

– 4 egg yolks

– 4 egg whites

– zest of 1 lemon

– 125 gr semolina

– 2 teaspoons of baking soda

– 1 package of vanilla pudding

– 750 gr of lowfat quark

– pinch of salt

– mix butter, sugar and salt together until creamy

– add the eggy yolks and mix until smooth

– now add the lemon zest, semolina, baking soda, vanilla pudding and quark until your batter is super smooth

– beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until they are fluffy and firm and then carefully fold it into your quark batter 

– put your batter into your cake tin and then bake 

After letting it sit to cool in the cake tin (which is absolutely necessary cause the dough won´t get hard unitl it has cooled of) I cut it into about 12 to 15 pieces, depends on the thickness of the cake and put them on a sheet of baking paper. Then I cut the straws and put them into the middle of the cheesecake. I love to match the decor with the straws but that is just a personal preference of mine.

For the deocr of my cheesecake on a stick I got different colored candy melts from Wilton. They are the easiest to melt and have super fun colors. I also added some crispy chocolate eggs, sprinkles and chocolate chips to the mix.

As for decorating the cheesecake I am drizzling the chocolate all over the piece of cake. I tried to dip it into but it gets to heavy and is to much to eat if it is covererd fully in chocolate but that is your decicison. Just make sure the chocolate is super liquid so you get a nice finish when it hardens on your piece of cake. After that I immediately put my toppings on the hot chocolate so it sticks to it when it gets cold.

These are three examples I made on the weekend but you can really use any chocolate color or topping you would like. Fresh fruit may also look really cute but it won´t last as long.

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Why Meal Prepping not only saves Time but Money…

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We all have been there. You are going to the grocery store super hungry and buy each and every piece you could eat right away in your car, pay a lot at check-out and still have nothing proper to cook a meal at home. 

This is the reason I started meal planning for the whole week ahead cause I have always got groceries after work and it was the same every damn time. I love to use Pinterest, Instagram or my cookbooks as inspo.We don´t cook new meals every week but change up some things from time to time. 

So why should meal planning save you time and money

– you will only buy what you have on your list

– you know exactly what you have home and what you are you going to cook so there will be less ordering out

– you save time cause you are not wandering around the store and search for meal ideas

– you also save time by only hitting the grocery store once a week

– recipes are mostly free if you are using Pinterest and Instagram as your source

– you can cook the most versatile menus every week

I first cook all the fresh produce and for example meats and then process all the other products later in the week. I have found an amazing meal planner on amazon which makes the whole procedure very clear. On the left side is a column to write down your planned meals and on the right side is place to make a list off all the ingredients your will need. It can be separated as well so your weekly meal plan can stay on the fridge as it is magnetic.

Try it out and tell me what you think. In my opinion there is always room to improve.

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