Homemade Crunchy Honey Granola

Hey, I have some news:

1. I am a little ashamed of my inconstancy – I changed my blog’s design again and I can’t be sure whether this time it would be for good :) But it looks very cute now!

2. I will be running a translated version on my recipes for my Russian-speaking crowd and hopefully for new audience. Exciting! The Russian Edition blog can be found at TastyTravelingRu. I will continue to cherish an idea of having enough time to combine the two under one name and create a multiblog one day :)

3. Today I want to share one of my favourite recipes – it’s Honey Granola and I’m sure you’ll love the simplicity and the taste of this recipe too.

Crunchy Honey Granola

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Pear Tarte Tatin or Upside Down Pie

Days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder. It’s middle of October and middle of autumn for that matter, summer is long gone and it’s time for new recipes! Maybe that is why I woke up yesterday surprised with the cold air outside of my cozy blanket and right away I knew I wanted to make a warm fruity and comfort pie to balance out this unstoppable season change… well, and also to complement our dinner with a French dessert! So I decided to make a Pear Tarte Tatin that I tasted once in a French restaurant in Geneva :)

Pear Tarte TatinPear Tarte Tatin

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Oh My Pie! Classic Peach Pie

It is time to bake a pie in our new home and what would be better than a sweet, juicy peach pie with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla and flaky pie crust? Driving from the south of the country we stopped on the road to buy some fresh fruits for home and my eyes fell on juicy ripe peaches and I though “Peach Pie!”

My summer this year has been unusual – 2 months spent in a rather cold climate of Canada with temperature dropping at nights in July (!) down to 13 degrees and further 1 month in beautiful but nevertheless cold mountains in Uludag, Turkey. When I say cold, I mean a very comfortable day temperature around 18-20 degrees and occasional rain, which urban citizens of Turkish cities are dying for during extremely hot and dry days here in summer but… you know, it is supposed to be HOT in summer :) Anyway, I’m trying to keep summer alive for couple more weeks and doing everything I can! Homemade melon ice-tea, berry galettes, ice-cream, fresh detoxing water with cucumbers, lemons, cinnamon and mint, etc. And what says summer more if not the ultimate classic peach pie? So I decided to give it a try and the result was yummy-yummy-yummy!

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Good start of the day: Zucchini Fritata

Zucchini Fritata for Breakfast

Zuchinna Fritata

Until not very long time ago I belonged to that group of people, who only ate breakfast in hotels on a trip, or at work when I was working in a coffee shop and had an option of starting my day with freshly made granola and home-made yogurt. But most of the time I didn’t care to make myself breakfast in the morning at home, moreover I felt like if I eat in the morning (or until 2-3 pm for that matter), I would feel more hungry throughout the day. Oh, how wrong was I! After I started my 7-min workouts that turned into 15-20 min of daily exercises, I have completely changed my eating habits. Now I understand that eating a healthy breakfast gives you energy for the whole day, gives you strength for exercises and eliminates late-night food cravings after a light dinner.

So, here is an option for breakfast that can be cooked and eaten fresh or prepared in the evening the day before – Fritata with Zucchini.

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Easy & Tasty: Sugar-free Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins Sugar-free

Hi there, I’m back with my banana-nut obsession this summer. These gorgeous sugar-free banana muffins will go very well with your cup of coffee in the morning! And as usual the recipe is easy to make and low in sugar :)

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Very Berry Summer Galette: Raspberries & Blueberries

Berry Galette

Do you want to bake something fresh, easy, with berries and something that doesn’t taste too sweet? First time I saw pictures of different galettes on the cooking websites, I thought, wow, it looks so easy to make but surely there must be a trick. How do berries stick together? How do you fold the dough? What fruits can I bake it with?

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Banana Bread with Glazed Pecans

Banana Bread with Glazed Pecans

It’s Monday and new week calls for healthier recipes for those who can’t live without sweets and pasty like me, but wants to stay in shape. Ok, I will not tell you that this is the best banana bread you’ve ever tasted because everybody has a different taste, but I can promise you it is really good! Combination of almonds, oats, pecans and bananas in right proportion gives you a better, healthier option for breakfast. Glazed pecans here are used for decoration and for sweeter taste but feel free to drop it as well as dark chocolate chips. I was baking it for the whole family and somebody is simply refusing to eat low-sugar foods so I had to compromise :)

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