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Bon Bon Birthday Cake {Giveaway}

This Birthday Cake was designed by Tiyana, a beautiful eleven year old girl who celebrated her birthday early this month.  I was so surprised to see the detailed work she did on paper, that I was worried whether I could be able to translate that into fondant creations.  Fortunately she loved it! Happy Birthday Tiyana!! ---------------------------------------- (Only 3 Days Left!!) If you would like to participate in my Giveaway please visit the post: Student Ideal Organic Energy Bars!

Makeup Kit Birthday Cakes (Giveaway)

The idea came from Debbie Browns' Book "50 Easy Party Cakes", which I find a very good source for birthday cake ideas.  The design was slightly different than mine.
I used Gumpaste for all the makeup accessories and the eye shadows were made with sugar and edible powder.

This is a second version of the same cake idea. If you would like to participate in my Giveaway please visit the post: Student Ideal Organic Energy Bars!

Chicken with Veggies and Sesame Seeds (Giveaway)

Another guilt free recipe... This chicken dish is very easy to make and is super delicious! I just used the vegetables I had in the fridge and a tiny imagination. You can use the veggies of your choice. I am sure it will be equally tasty! ---------------------------------- Chicken with Veggies and Sesame Seeds Serves 4
Ingredients 2 tbls Greek olive oil 10 medium mushrooms 2 spring onions 1 large carrot 1 small zucchini 1 yellow pepper 150gr sweet corn 400gr skinless and boneless chicken 1 tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp sweet paprika Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp of dark soy sauce 2 tbsp of sesame seeds
1) Cut all vegetables into thin strips; using 1 tbls of olive oil sauté vegetables in the order those are given to the ingredients. Do not overcook. 2) Cut the chicken into strips and season with the spices; cook it by using one tbsp of olive oil. 3) Combine chicken with vegetables; Add soya sauce and sesame seeds. 4) Serve hot. 
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“Love Bites” for my Valentine, a Giveaway and an Award

These small heart bites were created for my Valentine...!!! Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!! --------------------------------------- “Love Bites” for my Valentine Makes 48 small hearts
Ingredients ½ cup vegetable oil ¾ cup caster sugar 1 medium egg ¼ cup full fat yogurt (Greek type) ¼ cup evaporated milk ¾ cup all purpose flour 1 vanilla sachet ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda ¼ tsp baking powder A pinch of salt
Preparation Method 1) With a hand whisk combine oil and sugar; add the egg, yogurt and evaporated milk. 2) Sift flour, vanilla, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. 3) Combine the wet mixture with the rest of the ingredients. 4) Fill the silicone heart pan and bake at 170ºC (338ºF) for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160ºC (320ºF) and continue baking for another 5 minutes. 5) Allow cakes to cool completely before any decoration.
------------------------------------------------ On the 9th of February 2012 I was awarded the "Liebster Blog Award" from Sudha from Wit, Wok and Wisdom.  A…

Student Ideal Organic Energy Bars (and a Giveaway)!

This post is dedicated to the students of BMCC: Borough of Manhattan Community College.

I remember when I was a student, especially during the mid terms when I was pilled up with exams, I was craving for sugar and the easiest snack I could find back then, was a chocolate or ready made cookies.Nowadays I crave for a sweet bite regularly, most of the times because I feel tired or stressed, but I try to control it with healthier choices.An article that was written by my dietitian, Ioannis Kerimis, “Stress and Emotional Eating”, made me realize that most of the times the reason I end up eating sweets is mostly because of what I feel.
I tried to create a snack that can give the receiver a sweet taste, without the guilt that usually accompanies similar snacks, and at the same time to offer energy and nutrition, something that it is essential for students.  In this way we can satisfy our need for a sweet bite and control our weight too. Another article that gave me useful information about my …