I have been quite busy visiting different family members, catching up with everybody and babysitting my nephew, niece and my own kids and it has been and still is SO MUCH FUN!!! I so wish I could live here, close to all of them. Life seems so easy when lived in a tribe. I miss my tribe and I notice it the most when I’m close to them. It took a day and it already felt like I had never left, like I had been part all the time. The cousins play with each other and don’t need any adult entertainer which takes off a lot of weight off my shoulders. Watching 4 kids is surprisingly easier then just watching my own two because I basically just have to prepare food and drink every once in a while and maybe kiss a boo-boo when they fall. I have a ton of adult interaction because there is always my mom, one of my sisters, a cousin or a friend around. I so miss being around adults for extended periods of time. This sounds so weird but a stay-at-home mom doesn’t usually get to interact much with adults and it can get quite depressing to say the least. Here I get the best of all worlds. Lots of kids, stay home with my kids and be there for them but also adults around me to chat and help out 24/7 and the possibility to disappear to the bathroom or the store for a couple of minutes alone if needed and desired. How awesome is that?! Whenever I am in these kinds of situations I always have to think about the quote “it takes a village to raise a child” because it is so TRUE. Raising a child with the help of a village or tribe makes a hell of a difference in the mood and patience of a mother. I feel I can be a much better mother because I can share so many things with others. Just seeing my cousin’s son having a temper tantrum today made me realize how normal this behaviour for a 2-year-old is and how little it should really affect me in my case with my children or us parents in general. We mothers or fathers tend to take temper tantrums so personal when all they are is a developmental stage of every toddler and should be approached with love and understanding. How is a mother supposed to be loving and patient when there is no time to rest, to talk, to cry, to laugh, to share, to disappear for a bit and have someone else take over for a little while? I am so much calmer when in company and with a tribe. Anyway, I digress….what does that all have to do with food and cooking and recipes and a healthy food blog? What I wanted to say in the first place before I got lost in thought was that I apologize for such an unspectacular and boring (?) recipe this Tuesday. I’ve had no time to think of a nice recipe, no time to try around, no desire to stand in the kitchen when I could be spending the time with my loved ones I haven’t seen in two years and no inspiration whatsoever. You should know me well enough though that I would never just skip a day. Here is your Tuesday recipe: a 10-minute preparation breakfast, snack or dessert perfect for offering those last-minute announced guests. A little something that is healthy and can be beautifully presented. The redcurrants can be replaced by pretty much any other kind of berry and the hazelnuts by any kind of other nut. All the other ingredients tend to be in my kitchen always and it’d be smart to always have them handy in yours, too, in order to prepare a healthy midnight snack when the late sweet tooth hits you like a hammer.
Greek Yogurt And Honey-Glazed Pear
- 1 pear
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 200 g Greek yogurt
- Wash and slice pear.
- Heat a pan over medium heat and once hot add honey.
- Once honey is liquid add pears and glaze in honey until desired softness. I glazed mine for about 2 minutes and I felt they were too hard, I wish I had glazed them maybe 5 minutes.
- On a plate, place a piece of pear, add about 50g Greek Yogurt and then spoon some honey over all of it.
- Decorate with redcurrant and shaved hazelnuts
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