Try this: Yogurt with marzipan, poppy seeds & walnuts

Try this: Yogurt with marzipan, poppy seeds & walnuts | in Whirl of Inspiration

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Try this Yogurt with marzipan, poppy seeds & walnuts | In Whirl of Inspiration

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

:: 500 gr. greek yogurt

:: 1 tbsp marzipan paste

:: 1 tbsp of poppy seeds

:: walnuts
 

 

Procedure:

Add about 2 tablespoons of yogurt and the marzipan paste in a small saucepan. On low heat (don't the yogurt overheat or boil) dissolve the paste really well. Then add the rest of the yogurt and the poppy seeds. Last but not least, sprinkle with walnuts.

It can be eaten warm or cold, with oatmeal or not. Whatever you want. 

Bon appetite!

If you still have a sweet tooth, check this easy-peasy baked brie with strawberries and walnuts.

Credits | Author & Photography: Debbie Kortes

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!

Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

Crispy cracker with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

As said one of those days, if you expect a movie to come out for a year and more, you can't simply escort her with some simple salted crisps. Give her the special pat-pat-well-played that she deserves. So initially for that purpose,  we made some crunchy popcorn mouthfuls covered with cheese. Today you stay in the the "crispiness territory" for some crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds. The idea arose when I decided to replace my favorite Doritos with something healthier. So...

Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

(make for 1 bowl)

Ingredients:

:: 1 cup flour

:: 1 cup of frozen corn

:: Dijon Mustard (that with the mustard seeds)

:: poppy seeds

:: virgin olive oil

:: Salt, ground pepper, sweet paprika

Procedure:

1) Allow the corn to defrost and grind it in the blender. Then, mix flour with spices, add the corn porridge and knead until you have a dough ball ready for molding.

2) With a rolling pin roll a very thin sheet of dough, 2-3 mm preferably. Do not forget to sprinkle the kitchen counter and the surface of the dough with flour, so that the dough doesn't stick.

3) Mix the oil with a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and a sharp teaspoon of poppy seeds and with a silicone brush spread the mixture over the dough sheet.

4) Take the biggest baking pan you have, place a baking sheet on and carefully lift and place the dough sheet on it. Bake at 200 °C for 15 minutes (but check often, so that it won't burn on the edges). When you get a golden-brown color, it's ready. Let it cool down and break it into pieces.

5) Serve with a red hot sauce or with a corn sauce (corn porridge, salt, pepper, tabasco, olive oil and a little lemon).

Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds
Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

I hope that they will keep you a good (and crunchy) company in your next movie!

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!

Fresh Salad w/ cucumber, raw zucchini, dried tomato, sunflower seeds

Fresh Salad with cucumber, raw zucchini, sundried tomato, sunflower and poppy seeds

Studying and exams period! Healthy and regular meals, plenty of fluids and good sleep at night are requited to succeed in passing this year's race again. So, the other day while I was brainstorming what I should I make for my afternoon snack, I decided that I wanted something something refreshing and crunchy. The cucumber is always a number one choice for that, so I had to include it in the following salad, which passed the test of coolness and crunchiness successfully. And the secret was in how thinly I cut the vegetable strips. An ode to the freshness this it!

Fresh Salad with cucumber, raw zucchini, sundried tomato, sunflower and poppy seeds
Fresh Salad with cucumber, raw zucchini, sundried tomato, sunflower and poppy seeds
Fresh Salad with cucumber, raw zucchini, sundried tomato, sunflower and poppy seeds

Fresh Salad with cucumber, raw zucchini, sundried tomato, sunflower and poppy seeds

(makes for 2)

Ingredients:

:: 1 medium cucumber

:: 4-5 small raw zucchinis

:: 2-3 sundried tomatoes

:: 1 scallion

:: 1 handful of sunflower seeds

:: 1 pinch poppy seeds

:: 1 small bunch of dill

:: 1 lemon

:: virgin olive oil

:: salt, freshly ground pepper

Procedure:

With a potato peeler, peel the zucchinis and the cucumber. Then with it cut zucchini in slices and put them in a bowl with the squeezed lemon over them.

In another bowl put some hot water, add the sun-dried tomatoes and let them soak to swell. With the peeler cut the cucumber into long strips, so the pieces are extra thin (and crispy).

Finally, in a plate add the sliced cucumber and zucchini (squeeze the excess bit of lemon juice), the finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes and scallion.

End with olive oil, sunflower and poppy seeds, salt and freshly ground pepper, mix well and enjoy!

Fresh Salad with cucumber, raw zucchini, sundried tomato, sunflower and poppy seeds

A super easy and refreshing salad, exactly what you need these hot months. Bon appetit!

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!