Tomato + tuna + yogurt = you won’t believe

Tomato + tuna + yogurt = you won't believe

It’s yummy time!

For today your experienced cook Ivy (not really) has prepared something difficult (not really). So, let’s get going! 😉

I wanted to make stuffed mushrooms for a while now, but then I found an amazing recipe online for tomato with tuna stuffing and I was immediately going “Ooooo”. I like to try things I never made. The original recipe had corn and some spices which I didn’t have, so I modified the original to my own version.

Tuna - Summer Edition

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

6 tomatoes
2 cans of chopped tuna
2 firm yogurts
1 can of chopped olives

Directions:

Wash tomatoes and get the inside out from the middle. Put a bit of salt inside and upside down while you prepare the stuffing.

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Mix yogurt with tuna and olives, make it how you like it… Add more olives, or tuna, or less yogurt if you want too. Stuff the tomatoes and left in the refrigerator for a few hours. Serve cold.

I made home-made version of bruschetti with it. It was really easy, so there goes a recipe for that.

Bruschetti With Bacon

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Ingredients:

Bread (Old bread the best)
Bacon
Oregano
Garlic in powder
Ketchup

Directions:

I cut three slices of bread and put them in a pan on a thin layer of oil. Fry the slices on both sides just for a minute or two. Put away and put oregano and garlic on with ketchup so the spices stay on the slice. (I put them additionally in a toast maker before putting the spices on) Put the bacon on top and you’ve made yourself a tasty crunchy snack.

I hope you like this, it really makes quick and tasty summer dinner or breakfast. Or lunch, it has no boundaries. 😀 This is an entry to Fiesta Friday #22 over at Andie’s. Go and check out the other entries!

I was taught that yogurt and tuna and tomato do not go together. They do. I wonder how many things I am still listening to (obeying) without even questioning them? It makes me wonder…

 

In between…

In between...

I didn’t have any clever title for this one. But I am not apologising. Nope. Hashtag Unapologetic.

I am kind of “Fuck it” today (and yesterday, and day before, and day before…) But today it’s really on. I have this annoying health/emotional thingies that irritate me mucho. in times like this inspiration is something important. Except it is not. Just fuck it. It is how it is. Motivation is on the other hand, mucho important. I don’t know whatssup with “mucho”, but I like it mucho. So, just put your fist or middle finger up to the world and say, Fuck you, you can’t crush Me! Suck it world.

Gotta go. Eat some pudding. Chocolate makes the world better.

Oh, right. In the photo, that’s the full moon in between city lights. 😉

First Contact

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I have always had a thing for animals, specially cats and dogs… When I see scared or neglected cat or dog I want to come to them, pet them, talk to them, feed them… 🙂

I wanted to be veterinarian when I was a kid… What put me off was the idea of watching sick animals all the time and not being able to save them all… I get that way, in a Superhero mode. And it is not possible. So I focus on ones I can do something about. This little scared kitty is taken in by my bf family but they can’t have her in the house because it is semi-wild. She is so scared… So we are trying to socialize her whenever I’m there. 🙂 You can see one of the attempts to make her stop being afraid of us.

This is a part of Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

I will try not to be judgemental, I will try not to be judgemental, I will… What?

 

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Most of you get why I would dislike hate this parade of money called THE wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just by reading my posts and SPECIALLY by reading my last few posts. The Daily Post wants from me today to “take something I dislike and say why it’s the best thing ever”.

So, why I dislike it? It is not important, it is not relevant, it is not tasteful. It is everything I dislike about today’s society – spending money from fake popularity on socially completely not important things by people who are “celebrities” by making crappy music and being a reality show star.

Bleeeeh. (vomit face)

The only thing I dislike more than this is the media who shoves them into my face.

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(another vomit face)

So, lets pretend for a second that this fake wedding of a marriage that is probably going to last less than my deodorant and on which they will spend an amount of money large enough to place all of my family and relatives secure with decent lives is awesome.

I had no idea, so I turned to Jimmy Fallon. Hit it Jimmy.

p.s. I had to read something about it and they have scheduled two weddings, one in Versailles and one in Florence. My head is officially hurting now. I go rest.

What do I hope for?

What do I hope for?
From: https://medium.com/@burek/61eb5cbbc5f1 Current situation visualised on the map of Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. The danger of further floods is still present, and will be for another few days.

The term expectation doesn’t exist in my mind right now.

I can’t EXPECT. It does not work that way. I have no money right now and no possibility to work, but I can HOPE that that will change soon.

East of my country and half of neighbour countries are under water – literally, and I can HOPE that this crisis will end as soon as possible and evacuated 15 000+ people can go back. I HOPE that they have something to go back to.

My heart is big when I see how much are people helping, Really, every single person does what ever they can to help people affected, animals, cattle… With food, water, clothes…

What do I expect? I can’t expect. When I expect something – from me or from life, I get deeply frustrated. Because life doesn’t OWE me that. It is not something I have a right to. I don’t get to be spared from life.

I hope. And go slow. Slow and secure.

Update – Floods in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia

Update - Floods in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia
Source Dnevnik.hr

The dam build up to protect couldn’t take the pressure of river Sava anymore. More than 15 000 people are evacuated from yesterday. The damage is over 1 billion euros, the cattle had to be left behind, the crops and fields are ruined, the houses are nothing but dust. This is going to take a lot to recover from.

The danger is not over yet.

Humanitarian help is sent from everywhere, but mostly from Croatia. In every city we have places where people come to bring food, clothes, blankets, water, medicine, hygiene products, baby food…everything. People are waiting in lines for the buses they take them to affected areas, so they can help evacuate children and old people, help build the dams, just to help… Enormous compassion is at every corner and I hope that it makes some difference for the people who have lost everything.

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Source: Tuzlanski.ba

I am not in the affected area, thank you for your concerns. I would not be home, let alone on internet if I was evacuated.

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The damage is tragic, but what gets to me the most are the people who are evacuated from their now under water homes and the animals who had to be left behind to die.

Source: Index.hr
Source: Index.hr

There are lines open for people who want to help animals as well and volunteers go to flooded areas to save animals.

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Source: Index.hr

The campaign for election in European Parliament have been canceled and the money goes to the people affected and to help the rescue teams. The leading humanitarian organisation here, Caritas is giving money also. Ordinary people are giving all they can give. There are many places in the country where the everything necessary is collected.

For the people abroad there is a number of the bank account on which they can help, but I have seen few numbers so I don’t want to give disinformation.

If you want to help, there is a way. I will try to find the number that is 100% true so you can donate.

I have found it for Croatia:

IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 call on number 08
calling 060 90 11 (6,25 kn)
on-line donations on pages from Croatian Red Cross,http://www.hck.hr. When donating from out of country use SWIFT: PBZGHR2X

I have found it for BiH and Serbia:

BiH – IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 call on number 05 SWIFT:PBZGHR2X  or IBAN CODE: BA391610000000850119 SWIFT CODE : RZBABA2S

Serbia – IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 call on number 07 SWIFT:PBZGHR2X or EUR 01-504619-100193230-000000-0000, RSD 840-3546721-89

 

You don’t understand Croatian, but you do understand videos. I couldn’t share just the video so click on the page and then video.

http://dnevnik.hr

Double the pudding – double the pleasure

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I made this dessert up. I mean, I am sure that something like this already exist, but I didn’t look for anything, I had in my mind what was I gonna do and how. 🙂 And by the title, you can’t even tell that I am not in fact a marketing pro…

The only thing I adapted was the cookie crumbles on top, it was originally supposed to be chocolate decoration – sliced to make wavy shapes. I know… Awesome.

But in absence of milk or cooking chocolate I’ve remembered that I like to eat pudding with biscuits/cookies. And… voila! The idea was made in making. And – the dessert is gluten free!

The instructions are pretty simple, but I will do the recipe shortcut. Just because I can. And because I’m Fansy – song inserted. For Angie’s Fiesta Friday number 16!

Double pleasure - Chocolate & Vanilla Pudding

  • Servings: 5 (I had leftovers)
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Chocolate pudding – gluten free

Vanilla pudding – gluten free

1 Liter of milk (500 mL for each pudding)

Sugar – 2-3 spoons for every pudding mixture

Cookies – crumbled

Strawberries

 

Preparation:

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Read the behind of the pudding mix bag. I usually put half a liter of milk aside and from that I take 6 spoons of milk into a bowl. The rest I put on a stove on light flame. In the bowl I add sugar (2-3 spoons) and content of the bag – he pudding powder. I stir the mixture by hand until the rest of the milk boils. I remove it from the stove before milk goes over and then put it back now adding the thick mixture from the bowl while stirring. I let it cook for a minute or two, mixing with spoon and then pour it in the prepared cups. It is very important that the inside of a cup, or glass, or a bowl, wherever you put the pudding in is wet, because otherwise the pudding will stick to the inside of it and it will be impossible to get out like I did in this recipe.

I made the pudding from vanilla first and pour it to the half of glasses. Then left them to cool in the fridge and half an hour later I repeated the thing with chocolate pudding. When that was done, I pour it to the top and left to cool down. After another half an hour I placed the pudding on plates with a help of a toothpick (go with a toothpick around the inner side to detach the pudding completely from the glass). I put the cookie crumbles on top and strawberries on that. Yumm!

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Pinky pink cloudy day

 

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It is May. I have to write this to remember it, because I am sitting at a laptop covered with my blanket while outside it is raining and wind is blowing so strong I hear the rumble and creaking of the windows and in the pipes…

And it is freaking cold!

But… The flowers I got as a present don’t mind any of that. They are blooming and defying the coldness. The fact that they are inside helps.

I hope you like a bit of pink in your life today.
I am feeling crafty and in a search for a project away from the computer. 🙂

This is a part of One Word Photo Challenge.

I don’t want no advice!

I don't want no advice!

I am stubborn. I admit it.

When growing up and even now I find myself in conversations where older people or a close friend is trying to give a suggestion of what should I do, how should I feel or an advice for future me. Those are usually in good will, just sharing what they think it is (would be) right for me.

But, all I can hear is: I THINK YOU SHOULD DO THIS AND THIS AND THIS… YOU HAVE TO…

I really can’t help it! Although I am open for advices that I actually feel close to, I have an instant reflex of shutting down my walls and getting defensive about it. Then they tell me: “Why can’t you take a suggestion?” which makes me frown even more.

Don’t think I don’t listen to other people. Oh, I DO. I think others are always smarter than me, that others know what I should do and that others indeed, know how I should feel. I don’t do this consciously. That is why my instant reaction comes in. My body is trying to protect me by shutting down most of it.

So, the most powerful advices I have got were from the people I trust enough to open up too. And my stubbornness comes from the fact I need to see in my skin if something is or isn’t. You would have thought I’m an atheist. 😀

And here comes the best advice I remember often.

Both, situations and people are powerless without your reaction.

I don’t recall where I have read it or who said it, but it is so true.

Now, I think the best advice to give is love. Not love as for someone else, but love for yourself and universal love. Because when you’re in your situation and your skin, only you know what is best. And if you approach yourself with judgement you can make damage and further dislocate yourself from the solution. But if you do it with love, your inner you will tell you what feels right. 🙂