Cooking Tips at ildiva.com - How to make the perfect Fruit Salad

How to make the perfect Fruit Salad – Cooking Tips

Everyone knows how to make fruit salad… but there is more to it than just chopping up some fruit. There are a few secrets…

Cooking Tips:

  1. Use at least 3 types of fruit but for us 4 is the magic number
  2. Choose different colours and textures
  3. Use equal portions
  4. Chop into small, equal sizes (the perfect mouthful contains more than one kind of fruit)
  5. Drizzle some freshly squeezed lemon juice on it
  6. Add some honey and mix it thoroughly
  7. Cover, and let it chill in the fridge for at least for about an hour

Serve with:

  • on its own
  • ice-cream
  • fresh cream

Cooking Tips at ildiva.com - How to make the perfect Fruit Salad

Cooking Tips at ildiva.com - How to make the perfect oatmeal bowl

How to make the perfect Oatmeal Bowl – Cooking Tips

A bowl of warm, sweet, oats is a great way to start a busy day. It has its secrets though…

Cooking Tips:

  1. Soak overnight in cold milk
  2. Add a pinch of salt
  3. Add some cinnamon and/or some vanilla
  4. Next morning: slowly bring to the boil, reduce heat, cover, and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. (If the oats appear dry, add more milk as required)
  5. Sweeten with honey

Cooking Tips at ildiva.com - How to make the perfect oatmeal bowl

Garnish with:

  • seasonal fresh fruit: raw or roasted
  • dried fruit
  • nuts: almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, pecans
  • nut butter: peanut, cashew, almond
  • fruit compote

Leftover oatmeal can be stored in the fridge for 3 days and can be reheated in the microwave (it might need an extra splash of milk).