Dinner for Two

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What better is there than to come home and cook a lovely dinner together with the partner? Especially during these cold and dark winter days, there is nothing I appreciate more than spending some quality time together. Quality time can simply be sitting together on the couch, or cooking together. I go out for lunch almost everyday and sometimes for dinners, too. Add breakfast meetings to it, and I surely have at least one meal a day outside. This makes me appreciate home-cooked meals even more. When cooking for myself, I honestly don’t put a whole lot of effort into it. It’s quite boring and rather sad when sitting alone at the table – even though that has happened often enough, too. Yesterday, I got surprised by coming home to three giltheads (german: Dorade / a kind of fish). We added some fresh garlic, lemon slices, salt and pepper on the inside, covered it with olive oil and more lemon juice, and placed it in the oven for about 30min at 180°C. It is one of the easiest recipes – yet so yummy. We also added some potatoes and fresh vegetables as side dishes. What a lovely dinner!

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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Happy Sunday! What more to love than waking up to already prepared and ready-to-eat breakfast? I am the biggest breakfast lover ever, brunch too. Especially when it needs to go fast during the week and you need to jump to work. I actually took this (1 portion only) to the office, as I love eating breakfast at around 9 or 10am – not right after waking up at 7am. Although this is not the healthiest overnight recipe ever I would guess (but hail to the love for peanut butter), it is absolutely tasty and super easy in the making. The portions are actually so filling that I usually took a break and continued eating later – unless your super hungry.

What you need for two portions

1 ripe banana
¼ cup peanut butter (try getting one with less sugar, unless you want it sweet)
1 cup of gluten-free oats (or normal, if you don’t need it)
1 cup lactose-free milk / or almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ tablespoon cinnamon
½ tablespoon vanilla sugar / or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 tablespoon agave syrup 
2 glasses or cups that can be covered 

For my toppings I chose

blueberries
rasberries
and some chocolate chips,
though you can also add some slices bananas or anything else that makes you happy

What to do

1) place the banana, peanut butter, oats and milk into a mixer and mix well
2) add the vanilla, cinnamon, and chia seeds – now mix again
3) lastly, add the agave syrup, mix it again – and add more if you need it sweeter
4) fill the porride into two glasses – possibly ones that you can cover-up and are air-tight if you want to keep it in the fridge for longer
5) place the nights into the frigde and let the magic happen over night (or at least 3-4 hours)!

Now you can

1) take it with you to the office/school
2) surprise someone the next morning with home-made overnights
3) or indulge into it by yourself. 

Lastly, it doesn’t have to be a breakfast – of course – you can also eat it as an afternoon snack or after sports; though I cannot promise that you might not add on some more calories to your diet :)

With that, I wish you a lovely Sunday evening and a delicious breakfast in the morning! xo

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