Testing homemade marshmallow recipes

Not just ‘recipes’, because there are thousands of them on the internet (khmm pinterest).
Once a recipe came to my feed which said that ‘marshmallow in a healthier way’, and i just started to search new and new recipes with the key words ‘vegan’ and ‘corn syrup free’.
We cannot eat store bought marshmallows, because even if i found a gluten free version (usually i do), it containes sugar , a lot of sugar, and made by corn starch which also not a friend of our bloodsugar (and actually nobody’s blood sugar). Ha!

Long story short, i hooked on 2 recipes which are so easy but i warn you, the textures are a bit fluffier and softer than the one you can buy in the stores. Also they are not roast-able because they containes more ‘luiquid’ than hard part. They would just melt away (i tried roast, both).
But tastes totally amazing and the same as the store bought. Maybe i would say, putting them to a hot cocoa, these are better because totally is like you would put clouds into your drink. Yumm!

So lets start it!

Recipe #1

The original recipe is from here.

I only have changed the honey and used a Fig syrup, which is not 0 calorie, but its GI is low. So however i have to count with its CH-s, i could only eat 2 or 3 cubes at one time which is actually nothing. If you – or me- would find a syrup, which is made by a natural sweetener with 0 calorie, than you and me could eat as much as we can :-).
This marshmallow’s flavour was so intensive, i really hardly could stop to eat by the countertop.
My other advice is that whisk it quite well, that won’t be any liquid at the bottom because it could make a gelatine ‘line’ under the fluffyness, like it happened to me. But still tasted so good just maybe somebody wouldn’t love the look! :D


Recipe #2

The original recipe is from here.
This recipe worked so well and was that easy and fast, as the previous. It was a bit harder, that hard, that very carefully i could cut circles. After rolling them (very carefully) in eritrit powder-bamboofiber flour mix, it was totally like a store bought marshmallow, but as i said, it is still fluffier and softer. I think next time i would add more powder sugar or a little bamboofiber flour, to make it more ‘harder’.

This is totally zero in every way because the sweetener is 0 calorie (except xillit), it won’t lift the bloog sugar and a healthy way to have that sweeeeeet flavour.



And last but not least how it looks when melting. If you want make quick and healthy marshmallows, try one of them. Or both of them :-)



We rent: refreshing the kitchen on a budget

So we rent a beautiful home now, however so typical that what is beautiful outside can be bad inside. This building has a lot of architect problems which are shouldn’t exist in a 12 years old building…

We can hear/read in lot of articals that kitchen is oh-so -important part of a home. It is double true for a woman, like me, who really has to spend a lot of time in the kitchen (hello food allergies and healthy lifestyle). Because we rent, and however we planned to live there for 4 yrs (now we are waiting in every minute when can we move from here, after 1 yr :-P ) we didn’t want to spend too much money or buy just as much thing as possible what we can bring with ourselves.

It looked like this when we moved in:
P5261958_blog I like this grey but it was too much.Though there is that big glass door  it was quite dark. We are a big fan of anti-upper cabinets (we didn’t have upper cabinets in our previous kitchen either) so we are a fan of shelves, because we don’t have 5000 sets of this and that, only what we use regurarly. For family and friend gatherings there are extra pieces in boxes in the pantry (now in the pantry cabinet). After we took of the cabinets we realized that it was question of the time when would it falling on our heads because the hanging-system was so old (remember, it is just a 12 years old building…).
The other nightmare was the countertop and the sink. The counter was just simple ugly with that grey color and ‘interesting’ pattern, it seemed to me always if i didn’t clean it enough. The sink was that old, kidney shaped  plastic one, which was sooooo black and don’t know what color it had too, i scracthed, washed, did everything… but it was so tiny as well!.

And what did we change? Put simple wood shelves, kind of the cheapest. Bought the simple laminated white countertop from IKEA, -also one of the cheapest. We bought that farm sink too from IKEA, well it is not cheap but we can bring with ourselves later! Simple led lights under the shelves, and fancy wood boxes what we upgraded with some leather pulls. Oh, leather pulls…  I prefer drawers so much, so where there weren’t drawer we just took of the doors and put those wood boxes to the shelves and the original drawers got leather pulls too.
I won’t use leather pulls in the kitchen again, i always wanted to try it, but now i say it is not too good in kitchen!

So lets see the result:


So much better for a shorter time, right? :-)