Post-Halloween Recipes

Here we have a few of the treats we had with all that lovely pumpkin post-Halloween…

And because we always have quinoa in our weekly menu…

omelette de quinoa con calabaza

quinoa pumpkin frittata

A half cake half flan, flancake aka ‘The impossible’ made with pumpkin, cocoa and vanilla custard. I simply *tweaked this recipe adding 1 cup of grated/finely chopped pumpkin to the cake mixture.

This is very much fun to make with the children as you have to make dough for the cake and then the flan separately. Next, you pour the cake mixture into the baking tin and the custard mixture on top. When cooked the children will then see that the cake mixture will be then on top of the flan!

You can then flip over a serving dish and they can go back to where you had started…

Pumpkin Custard cake

Pumpkin flan cake

pumpkin custard cake

pumpkin impossible

*I have baked this cake other times using Gluten Free flour, jaggery caramel instead of cajeta, omitted the nuts, and even changing the philadelphia cheese for greek yogurt and let me tell you it is still totally delicious!

*You can also change the pumpkin for carrot or beetroot!

We tried a polenta pizza from this recipe and it also went down well.

pizza de polenta

pumpkin polenta pizza

All you do is add pumpkin to the veggie sauce or scatter it grated on top or just below / above the cheese. Mmmm!

And what about you? How did you use your pumpkin leftovers?

Happy cooking, happy baking!

Nancy x

Day 8: Drinking well – Relaxing drinks and energy boosters


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We all know how important hydration is to our bodies. After all our bodies are 70% made up of water. It goes without saying that bullet number 1 for this post will have to be: Keep hydrated. Drink lots of … Continue reading

Day 7: Eating well – How to make the best out of your meals


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We have learnt to nourish our mind so with a clear mind let’s nourish our bodies. We are all different and we obviously have different routines  let alone the difference in metabolism. I am not here to tell you about diets … Continue reading

Orange and seeds popcorn


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This is an easy healthy snack. Quick and appealing to children and adults alike. You can play with the ingredients depending on your preferences. Palomitas de maiz con Miel, Semillas y Naranja. 100g popping corn=maiz palomero  50g sunflower or pumpkin seeds=semillas de … Continue reading

Week CHESS- Carrot and Carob Chess Cake


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I was about to use one my filed recipes when I remembered we were in the middle of Chess week. My recipe didn’t have anything to do with chess. Luckily,  I could improvise with Papa’s Birthday cake, yes! because it … Continue reading

Week PUZZLES – Vegetables fun


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Still putting pieces together! Nearly the end of the week and after putting puzzle pieces together we are bringing you a not so fresh idea (you’ve probably done this before) yet enjoyable, practical and delicious. And for those ones whose … Continue reading